Even the AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped | WIRED

Google and Facebook are releasing troves of deepfakes to teach algorithms how to detect them. But the human eye will be needed for a long time.

There is growing concern that deepfakes could be used to sway voters in the 2020 presidential election. A report published this month by researchers at NYU identified deepfakes as one of eight factors that may contribute to disinformation during next year’s race.

wired.com: Even the AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped | WIRED

Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

I must confess when I came across this video via a post on Disqus, it brought some memories flooding back that I hadn’t thought of in – literally – ages.

The clothes, the music, the friends and fun. Such good times.

People and places my thoughts haven’t gone to for…

wait a minute!  2018 minus 1984 equals 34!

Yes um….double check the math….yep it is…


3 and 4

three decades plus 4


You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis I face when I try calmly to consider facts.  Basic facts everyone else around me deals with too as we all “get older”   And they all seem fine.

But me, I’m having a hell of a time with it as I’m officially over-the-hill.  Over-the-hill and beginning my descent toward the inevitable.   Careening with ever-increasing speed toward the Grim Reaper

Many, many years and decades are behind me at this point in my life.  And fewer and fewer are, statistically, going to be in my future.

I know this because I can do math.

And it’s very noticeable when I look in the mirror.

And I’m older than 80% of all the males in the United States.

Oh, and I get alot of stuff from AARP, but anyway….

Enjoy this peek at 1984 fashion.   Nineteen Eighty-Four!  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!

The One – Kylie Minogue (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix)



One of my all time favorites from  Freemasons – and especially with Kylie Minogue !


The video images are fantastic and make for an awesome music and visual experience.   

Kylie Minogue - The One - Freemasons Mix YouTube Vid Pic

Kylie Minogue – The One (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix)

Awesome dance track and video ! 

Kylie Minogue - The One - Freemasons Mix YouTube Vid Pic
The One - Kylie Minogue Freemasons Mix YouTube


Ultimate Holiday Movie: Divine in John Waters’ Female Trouble

‘She has a lot of problems’

Female Trouble flyer from the Univ of Baltimore



Dawn Davenport lives for Christmas morning and the cha-cha heels she’s wanted forever. When Christmas comes and it doesn’t turn out as she expected, all hell breaks loose.  Dawn runs away from home and experiences a series of misfortunes that lead to a bizarre, freakish, distorted, perversion of life.

Divine as Dawn Davenport in Female Trouble
Divine as Dawn Davenport in John Waters’ Female Trouble 1974

Dawn Davenport Female Trouble GIF

rottentomatoes.com review “Female Trouble”

DIVINE in JOHN WATERS' Female Trouble

Time-Lapse Images From International Space Station

Published on May 19, 2017
Edge YouTube Channel

Time lapse taken from the International Space Station over the earth at an average altitude of 300km (190 miles). Orbiting at 27,600 km/h (17,100 mph), the ISS circles the blue planet in only 90 minutes. This giant space station is equivalent in weight of a Boeing-747.

Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour Swap Lives | Vogue

Published on Jun 16, 2016
It’s not easy being the Editor in Chief of Vogue, or, for that matter, a world renowned comedian. Or is it? Anna Wintour and Amy Schumer make the trade—find out who prevails in the ultimate career swap.

Vogue YouTube Channel AmericanVogue YouTube.com

Grayson Boyd | Spring/Summer 2018 | Funkshion Fashion Week | Miami Beach 2017

Grayson Boyd Swim S/S 2018 Collection Runway Show @ Miami Swim Fashion Week – FUNKSHION. LIVE Video Multi-Camera production by Anton Oparin FashionStock.com team


Australian swimwear brand Grayson Boyd’s video is from stop to finish a great Men’s show.  The men are moving, walking “eye candy” (a lot of eye candy, it’s mesmerizing).

Living In Oblivion

You can’t hide the pain, I can see it scrawled on your empty face

And I feel the hurt, it’s in the words you say

So I ask again, Am I so alone and full of pride?

To never speak out, This is my world, this is my world

Don’t tell me now, I won’t feel those words

I won’t feel the lies they tell

Can you hear my scream?
It’s for everyone, for everyone

I am so afraid of living in oblivion
I am so afraid of living in oblivion

Anything Box is an electronic/synthpop musical group originally from Paterson, New Jersey and now based in Orange County, CA. They are best known for their 1989 Single “Living in Oblivion.” The band is one of the primary bands which carried electronic music’s transition…..

read more at lyrics.com: Anything Box Bio

Anything Box Graphic

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 Men’s Fashion Show

King of Hearts  #DGKOH

Milan, Italy
June 17, 2017

also see Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 Men’s Fashion Show:  the day before 

@ Dolce & Gabbana Channel on YouTube and US Dolce & Gabbana