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‘Trump Death Clock’ In Times Square Is Grim Reminder Of Preventable Virus Deaths | HuffPost

“A digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square targeting President Donald Trump’s early inaction on coronavirus reached a grave milestone on Wednesday, as it ticked over to an estimated 50,000 preventable deaths.” – Josephine Harvey huffpost.com

Trump Death Clock in Times Square NYC

huffpost.com: ‘Trump Death Clock’ In Times Square Is Grim Reminder Of Preventable Virus Deaths | HuffPost

The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers

Chronicling the internet’s worst impulses can be depressing, and every remedy only seems to make things worse.

Paris Martineau – wired.com

wired.com: The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers

10 Maps Show How Different LGBTQ Rights Are Around The World

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To understand how gay rights vary around the world, Business Insider created a set of maps.


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Same-sex marriage supporters take part in a LGBT pride parade after losing in the marriage equality referendum, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. credit: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

businessinsider.com: 10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world – Business Insider

Mr America and American Manhood | Man-Pulp Mags

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Joe Weider and his brother Ben – founders of the modern fitness and bodybuilding industry – also published Men’s Fitness and Adventure magazines in the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Kinda like “pulp novels” but in magazine form.  Topics ranged from sports and crime to the Korean War.  “You too can have muscles” to avoiding smoking and the dangers of petting.  These are covers from those publications that combined male fitness, contemporary issues and adventures into a periodical for bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and their admirers.

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There were those of us who discovered these, or similar publications in the early 70’s, during our teenage years and found them an avenue of escape, fantasy and adventure.  However (this in no way whatsoever diminishes the publications and the successful men and women who founded the modern industry) the pictures and the stories some of us found exciting in a way that was different from their other admirers and followers. And it took some years to finally realize the what’s and why’s about a homoerotic attraction (and it’s a whole other topic not even ready to tackle here).

So let’s take a look at some of the cover art and manly men displayed !

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“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

John Waters satire comedy

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”.

The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)

For more info about Serial Mom on rottentomatoes.com

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back more than 100 years to some snobby millionaires.

 

These days anyone can wear white anytime.     

mentalfloss.com: Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day? | Mental Floss

 

 

 

 

Becoming Immortal – Michael Jackson: On the Wall


“King” by Candice Breitz

“an installation consisting of 16 screens showing Jackson’s fans performing a capella the entire Thriller album”

The exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall, curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, brings together works by over forty artists, all inspired by Michael Jackson, […]

dailyartmagazine.com: Becoming Immortal – Michael Jackson: On the Wall

 

 

For more information on the exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery UK

Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Salvador Dalí, “Gala Placidia. Galatea of the Spheres,” 1952 (Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2018)

Barcelona exhibition draws on 315 artifacts to unravel the myths behind central surrealist figure

smithsonianmag.com: Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

‘McQueen’ Filmmaker Ian Bonhôte: “There were dark elements in Alexander’s life”

Filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui are the latest people to pay tribute to …

queerty.com: ‘McQueen’ filmmaker Ian Bonhôte: “There were dark elements in Alexander’s life”

The Queen Threw Some Subtle Shade at Trump

when he came to visit / LGBTQ Nation

The royal family’s disdain for the crass orange blowhard is hardly a secret …The royals – particularly Princes Harry and Charles – are friends with the Obamas. And since the Queen is notoriously fastidious about protocols of state, it was hardly an accident that she wore the “American State Visit brooch” as Trump…

read more @ lgbtqnation.com  The Queen Threw Subtle Shade at Trump

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Now Available! Mind Your Own F king Business!

Funny and tragic and sad … Corrupted, amoral Republican party along with #DumpTrump #FoxFakeNews and rightwing-nut cult drag the United States down to a new low…..

at least this humor allows some sort of catharsis

Mind Your Own F king Business comedian Cat Adell