Watch Yourself

Gosh, I hate when adults try to hit the zeitgeist of the younger folks. They never realise that their crappy shit is not trendy and that kids want to be taken seriously instead of hearing idiotic tips from idiotic 40 year olds who think they have a clue about how the youth speaks or act or how they can get reached. Adults trying to get a message along by doing “cool” propaganda must be one of the most embarrassing things on earth. The spot below was made for the German “Watch your Web” campaign. Its goal is to teach teenagers that they shouldn’t trust anyone they meet online and that the photos they upload to social networks could be used by peados to get off etc bla bla… The other way ‘round would make more sense if you ask me: Let the kids teach the grown ups about what freedom is, what self determination means and that the web is nothing to be scared of ffs. You guessed it… the only reason to watch this spot is the pretty cute guy. Just ignore that “Oh, it is 1992, right?” super hero at the end.

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Destroyer 09!

Destroyer 09 is out and on its way to the first lucky costumers. Here’s what Karl has to say about his newest baby:

I’m immensily proud to announce Destroyer 09. Why? Because of Nicola, a Swedish amateur photographer who took loads and loads of photos of beautiful boys in Naples in the 1970s. Some of them were published in the gay magazines of the time, but most of them were simply buried in Nicola’s drawers. Until now. In a 22-page double feature, we publish the best of Nicola’s photos in colour and black and white, along with an interview with Nicola himself, where he talks about the uniqueness of Naples and how it all suddenly changed to the worse in the 80s. I cannot enough emphasize the following: You do not want to miss this! D9 is the hottest issue of Destroyer since D2, which featured the 10-page interview with Cosidetto and was sold out only weeks after the release. D2 was printed in 1000 copies, D9 will be printed in 2000 copies. However, be warned that they might go very fast.

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Photo made by Gottfried Helnwein | Found by pinkneptune 

If you ever have the chance to learn a new language… use it! You might think you’ll be fine with your own language but believe me, there are wonderful, amazing things waiting for you to be discovered. Things which will never get translated into your language. French poetry, German music, Swedish films or Slovenian fagzines ;) You got your life to explore the world around you and a part of it is to discover how different things can be expressed in other languages than your own. Learning a language is something you will never regret, trust me.


Innocent Angels

Britain has an unhealthy Relationship with its Children

As far as annoying, hackneyed phrases go, ‘political correctness gone mad’ takes the number one slot. But every so often you come across a verifiable fact which prompts you to blurt it out, unwillingly, in the same way you yell when you stub your toe. Health and safety regulations affecting children’s playtime usually do the job. Ashburton Junior School, for instance, managed to provoke a barrel-load of Daily Mail bile when it ordered children not to play in the playground 15 minutes before class in case they get hurt last year. Today, local government leaders have called on parents not to wrap their children up in cotton wool, in a carefully planned press campaign designed to rid the public of the idea that local councils are responsible for the layers of health and safety regulations which affect children.

It’s insane and hugely depressing that we even have to talk about this. It goes without saying that children’s playgrounds should have ‘adventure equipment’ –tree houses and zip wires and the like – without councils having to churn out proud press releases to go with them. But we do have to talk about it, and it all stems from our strange and unhealthy relationship with childhood.

As a country, we have a very weird relationship with children. We have turned them into a depository for our better nature. All children are now considered innocence and perfection rolled into one. While we – adults and young adults (now known commonly as hoodies) – are the opposite: evil-minded and untrustworthy. Obviously, adults are all potentially dangerous. But we have started to consider them as if they are innately dangerous. For the record, children are usually not angels. They are, in fact, as cruel and manipulative as any adult. They’re just cuter. Some modern psychology even sees them as far less moral than adults, their social brains having not been formed yet. 

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Update: "Outrage" premieres on HBO this week.

From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick  comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets.


With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more.

These polemics have a kind of natural charge to them, but there are glimpses in the movie of something more complex and in a way more interesting – the way closet psychology mixes with political ambition to create a fascinating hybrid of warring desires. Philadelphia Daily News

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