Saturday, July 31, 2010

You Askin' ?

It seems that we think we are really cool when we dance.

Everyone these days think they have a unique style and ability to impress. Even me, with my understated 60's disco-swing incorporating bored look (yup work that out).

Last night we were at Xfe's pals' London farewell party. BAFTA winner S & his wife E and their two children are leaving for Paris/LA after 10 years in London.

We were at the Grand Union in Camden. At first I thought it far too loud, but after 3 gin and tonics - my favourite drink, perfect for summer, and a welcome friend - I started getting into it, and we started to dance.

Generally it's the guys who think they are cool. How I laughed though.

And there was this girl. Completely out of time. I think she was German...


When I went to the loo, trying to work out why most urinal floors are always wet, I noticed the guy next to me was tugging his bit a little too hard. And when he noticed I had noticed, he was slightly more vigorous, showing off his, what I could now clearly see, erection. Pulling back his foreskin and spurting piss, while doing so. He even took his finger and rubbed the head of his knob and wet on his finger while smiling at me.

What was that about?

Funnily enough I forgot which guy it was soon after we were back upstairs, though he was in the party group.

I never mentioned that one day in Tel Aviv the pool boy got an erection. He seemed embarrassed, but rather than sit down he stood up and stretched, which really highlighted his inconvenient moment.

About 8", tenting to his left, I think he had become excited looking at 2 girls very curvy English Jewish girls...

Poor Ben

This made me laugh this morning...

I don't watch Eastenders, but Xfe does.

The thought of Fil Mitchell's Billy Elliot-inspired son becoming someone's slag in whatever institution he's in makes me laugh.

Or it could just be the bad make-up.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Tomorrow it's 3 months since we moved in.

3 months hence...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pure Dalek

I've never been very interested in the Daleks, until now. The design of the new Paradigm Daleks is fascinating.

Here are some pics of the Supreme, taken at yesterday's Dr Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

New Paradigm Daleks are taller than previous variants, having a substantial fender reminiscent of that seen in the two 1960s Dalek films.

The skirt section consists of raised panels with bevelled edges, to which forty eight hemispheres are fixed in twelve columns.

The hemispheres are grey in colour with the exception of the Eternal Dalek, where they are black.

The central rear skirt panel is enlarged significantly to form a broad spine featuring a recessed vertical louvre assembly.

Published design drawings and commentary by concept artist Peter McKinstry indicates that this section is capable of opening to deploy alternative weapons which would traverse around the mid section to replace the standard armament.

The skirt is surmounted by a prominent, slatless shoulder section, divided by a horizontal groove and featuring integral gun boxes.

The neck is devoid of struts and consists of four flared rings detailed with small vertical slots, and is mounted towards the front of the Dalek giving the appearance of a prominent hump at the rear of the shoulder section.

The dome, to which two cylindrical lights are fitted, is missing the chamfered lower section applied to previous variants. The gun is larger than that previously seen on the programme and is shown causing the complete disintegration of another Dalek.

The eye design features five closely spaced discs of identical diameter behind an eyeball, inset with horizontal fins, on the front of which is a veined "organic" lens which glows with a yellow light. It is mounted to the dome on a ball joint.

Text from Dalek variants, Wikipedia.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Men Will Believe You


I'm loving the new look Daleks. As with my Cyberman, I now have an army of them. In fact, I have about 15 of them scattered around...

Perhaps they will secretly battle in the cellar where they are stored. I hope that someday, 30 years from now, still in their boxes, they'll make me a little fortune.


Recently we watched Precious and The Road. Not to be watched as a double bill and certainly not on a wet Bank Holiday Monday.


I have the album Everything I've Got (issued I recall, on Cherry Red Records) from which this is taken, at my parent's house.

I met Honor Blackman once. She was lovely...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bottoms Up

From Sunday 4 July - Tel Aviv

In a discussion had at the pool earlier today, I discovered that according to the Israeli gay cruising site (the gaydar equivalent, though I don't know its name) Israel registered users are broadly equal %-wise when it comes to tops and bottoms, disregarding those who categorise themselves as versatile.

But my informant suggested that in practice there are far more tops than bottoms.

We were in agreement that this was likely due to societal and stereotypical reasons. Arabs, especially, like to be men. Even as gay men. Being a bottom is associated with femininity.

So, there are far more tops than bottoms here.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Secret Holiday

Today (3rd July) was my second day in....Tel Aviv. I know, an uninspired holiday choice given it's where we've come the last 2 summers before this. But, in it's favour:

  • I fly business class here, for free.

  • I stay in an executive suite here at the Sheraton Tel Aviv, with premium member perks (xfe's, not mine) for free. That includes a free executive (airport type) lounge.

  • The guy's are totally, totally hot.

However, you'll have to content yourself with looking at last years pictures. I left in such a rush, with so little time to pack due to horrendous work commitments. I'm without camera, without notebook...

I even forgot headphones for my iPod. But I was able to buy some at the airport. The latest Sennheiser noise isolating earphones. The benefit is these come with an AohBPF (American on holiday Bullshit Perception filter). You just put them in your ears, turn on the iPod and all the spoken bullshit of the Americans* within your hearing range is cancelled out.

Today, when I mentioned I was from Scotland to some American, he asked if I realised that Scotland was once predominantly Jewish. When I expressed my surprise at this, suggesting that when you go back we were far more closely alligned with catholic Europe as a common ally in religion against the English, and that our scholarly tradition and learning was also more catholic.

He then assured me that Scotland being predominantly Jewish went way back. Way back, he assured me, to the beginning of time really.

Earphones in....

Later in the day they were filming by the pool. Some Americans from LA assumed moral supremacy because LA is film capital of the world. Without even trying to keep their conversation discreet (that is to say in everyone's earshot, even the actors) they remarked on how ordinary looking the extras were. Strange, I thought that was the idea. But in LA they all would have been totally hot. All of them.

Then they criticised the actress who was the focus of the scene. She was playing the role of a salsa instructor. They thought her too dumpy, and certainly her skirt was far too short for womeone with bigger thighs....

In LA they would have really hot actors.... EARPHONES IN.

*As I have explained before it's not the fact they are Americans per se - the comment applies to the typical American on holiday we seem to have to suffer in Europe. Kind of like the chavs from the UK I'd want to avoid in places they tend to be...


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