Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Creativity = More Sex

So this should come as no surprise, artists tend to have more sex (this explains a lot). Psychologists at the University of Newcastle and the Open University in England completed a study where the found that professional artists and poets have about twice the amount of partners, as non-creative people.

The study also showed that the average number of partners increases as their creative output went up. The more attention their work garnered, the more appealing the artist's allure, the famous person mentality. Their active sex lives is often tolerated even by long-term partners, because they expect less loyalty and fidelity from them.

The study proved to be both accurate in both male and female artists but doesn't come with a price. It was also concluded that artist and poets tend to have a higher rate of depression (again, this explains a lot). So while creative people tend to have more sex with more partners, we're stuck fighting years of depression. Well, at least we're having fun while we make great art.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Place Your Bets on Red

Although I'm rarely correct when it comes to predicting who will win Survivor, my money is on Rafe Judkins. Not only is the 'little gay Mormon' kicking ass in the challenges, he's not ruffling any feathers to do so. Besides he's so damn likeable, I don't know how anyone wouldn't reward him the million bucks. But then again, the nice guy usually finishes last, but there are those exceptions, most notably Ethan from Survivor: Africa. Hopefully Rafe will be joining those ranks soon enough. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


So with turkey day rapidly approaching, I just wanted to wish my readers a safe, delightful, holiday. Try and save room for dessert, I know I will. See you after the holiday.

Above: detail of Walton Ford, Compromised, 2002

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pick-Up Artist

Slutty Summer comes out on DVD today. Make sure you pick-up your copy today and check out my fifteen minutes of fame (ok its more like 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2005

The Cookie Crumbles

As always Survivor gets much more interesting once we see double-crossing, lying and backstabbing. Alliances were made to be broken and when they do, it's always good to blindside the victim. Sorry Jamie, as a strong player and one who many expected was unraveling, maybe it was a smart move voting you out. However, I do feel like Stephanie & Rafe made a huge mistake by keeping Gary. The man is slippery and smart and a threat to their chance at a million dollars. Talk about a quarterback sneak.

So hears to you Jamie, for taking it like a man and leaving the game with a good attitude and it's sure going to be interesting when you get your say to those two lucky souls who make it to the end. Funny, for a moment there, I thought that the 'Evil Axis' of six was really going to stay in tack. Silly me.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Spitfire Extinguished

I'm so mad I can't even blog straight. What the fuck? Tyra how can you even eliminate someone with too much desire and drive, isn't that what ANTM is all about. To quote you, "Lisa's the spunky girl. The girl with so much energy. The girl with so much fire. The girl that takes gorgeous photographs. But some of the judges are put off by your fire. Some of them think it's cocky. Some of them are like, 'It's great, but it's too much.'"

Instead you keep the girl who's 'kind of mediocre' - again, your words. I don't get it and I feel like the rest of the season is going to suffer without Lisa's energy and craziness. I never expected her to win, those over-the-top women I love never seem to make it to the top two, just at least make it to the top three. I'm still fuming over her elimination; I just can't write anymore.

PS- Hang in there Lisa, I know this isn't the last we've seen of you. To quote Miss Janice Dickinson from an earlier episode "This girl's a STAR!"

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Baby Luv, My Baby Love

So it appears my favorite tanorexic debutante has done it again. With the edition of her latest $3,000 fashion accessory, Baby Luv, which is your keeping track is a kinkajou. This nocturnal mammal (the perfect necklace for the party hoping heiress), whose closest relative is a raccoon has begun appearing on her shoulder at events.

Poor Tinkerbell, at first she had to deal with the arrival of the addition of the other Chihuahua Bambi, who mysteriously disappeared after stirring up another 15 minutes of fame for my favorite blonde Barbie. Now she's got to deal with a creature who's peak activity hour is 7pm till midnight. Something tells me with the California law which makes owning a kinkajou illegal and Paris' short-attention span and ever changing wardrobe, Luv's 15 minutes might be up sooner then later.

PS- Hang in there Tink, we've been through this before.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Book Smart

If you know me, it should come as no surprise that I love Chuck Palahniuk's books. His phrasing and sharp wit are to die for. I also love how ravenous his fans are. Going to one of his book readings/signing is almost like attending a rock concert with Chuck as your charismatic lead singer.

I'm also amazed that even after he came out (beating a reporter to the punch), his straight fan base was pretty much unfazed, yet he didn't develop a cult following among more gay readers. However, maybe that's just the point -- good art should transcend gender, sexual orientation, race or creed. I for one taped into the gay content of his writing, while at the same time could see perfectly well how some disillusioned straight boy might never notice. With that I would like to thank Chuck for the hours of entertainment his writing has brought to me and cannot wait for the next literary masterpiece to surface.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Thumpa, Thumpa

Saw this quote online and couldn't help but laugh out loud. Enjoy!

Computer games don't affect kids... I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive music. -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

Hmmm, sounds suspiciously like a night at the Roxy.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Live Wire

I'm making my first studio visit for my next curatorial project. So, later this afternoon, I will be visiting Eric Rhein's studio. The thing about Eric's work that I love is how easily one is captivated by the simplistic nature of the wire he uses to create his art. These elegant creations are breathtaking in person and I think will be a brilliant edition to my show idea. Having met Eric at the Visual AIDS benefit, Postcards from the Edge, I look forward to our meeting to discuss his work.

(image detail of Eye of the Sparrow -- #3, Eric Rhien, 1997, wire & paper)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Ring, Ring, Ring Goes the Telephone

So, I may not be the most tech savvy individual, but I think its time I upgraded my cell phone. I'm not sure if it is just finally ready for the cell phone graveyard or its my own desire not to be embarrassed when I have to use my dinosaur in public that's urging me to upgrade.

However, with all the current options and choices, what's a boy to do. So I'm asking you dear readers for advice on what phone works best? has cool hip features? that's not going to cost me hundreds of dollars and be obsolete in a matter of weeks. I eagerly await some responses.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

So, I'm thrilled that the Eurythmics have a new greatest hits out, granted I purchased their last greatest hits collection, but with the allure of new songs by Anne and Dave I'm sure I'll be the owner of this latest collection, shortly. Nothing finer then a collection of their best material to get you through a rainy night.

Monday, November 07, 2005

In the Swim of Things

Some days there is just nothing to write about. Nothing exciting happened over the weekend (for me at least), celebrity news is dull, dull, dull. Nothing big happened on any of the reality shows that I watch. So, when there is nothing exciting to blog about, fall back on the old standard - Crush of the Week. This weeks victim is Aussie swim star, Ian Thorpe for no other reason then the boy has talent, an amazing body and comes from Down Under. G'day.

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Invasion Begins

So Jarhead opens tonight, which of course give me an excuse to run a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal. I'm glad to see that his fame has increased with each film he has done. He's truly risen to leading man category with smart film choices and brave performances. This holiday season we are lucky enough to have Jake in two highly anticipated films, Jarhead and Brokeback Mountain.

I would also like to mention that based on Andy Towle's review, I'll most likely see Jarhead over my other possible film choice this weekend, Chicken Little. Catching a glimpse of a nude Jake overruns my desire to watch an animated chicken save the world.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Prime Beef

So on Monday me and James went to see the movie Prime staring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, and rising star Bryan Greenberg. The best way to describe this movie is an independent film with two viable movie stars. While I was not a fan of the movie, both Uma and Bryan looked amazing. I think there is no bad way to capture Uma on film, this woman is flawless. She embodies what movie stars are truly made of.

As far as Bryan, I had seen him in the movie The Perfect Score, but had not noticed his allure until this movie. Traditionally handsome and downright charming, he's younger man wooing Uma was both realistic (you can see why she would fall for him) and the things fantasies are based on. I predict we will be seeing more of Mr. Greenberg in the near future.