Thursday, June 30, 2011

Second Life Photo of the Day: Scott Malestorm at Home


You Tube: Loki goes to SL8B


Lokiboy visits Second Life's Eight Anniversary and produces this incredibly well done video. Lokiboy is a top 10 Second Life machinima maker and always represents the very best of this art.

Seen around the Scene: Five Blond Studs at Paradise Beach



From the left:  Hayden Graves, Tiger07 Sands, Sufboy Kanya, Ryce Skytower, and Ty


You Tube: Davey Wavey's London Adventures



You Tube phenomenon, gorgeous Davey Wavey, visits London.

One thing that I found funny is that he did not think anyone would show up to meet him. He had a crowd. Who can pass up meeting gorgeous and totally positive Davey?

http://www.youtube.com/user/wickydkewl


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Boy Next Door Party at Tadd's this Saturday - Jago Takes the Contest Prize


Jago and I went to the Boy Next Door party at Tadd's on Saturday night.  In order to enter the contest, you had to wear the outfit that you were rezzed in -- the blue striped shirt and worn blue jeans look that Linden Labs gave you.  There was many "boys next door" in the room, and DJ Jared Palianta did a great job keeping the packed crowd dancing.





Jago won the contest for hottest boy next door, and I have to admit he did look great!  After the party, Jago and I went home and I kissed Jago good night on a great victory.  Boris the rottwieler on the left, and Simon the doberman on right joined in the victory celebrations!

July 1 is Canada Day -- Celebrate it in style with Jago's Canadian Flag Shirt.


Canada Day is this Friday, July 1.  Celebrate it in style with Jago Constantine's Canadian Flag Shirt for only 50 Linden.

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Canadian-Flag-Shirt-Canada/882172?page=1

You can purchase it on Second Life Marketplace or purchase it via the shirt vendor on the back wall at Jago's Living Color store.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Barnstable/240/116/31

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You may find other flag shirts and other items online at Living Color's  Second Life Marketplace Store online.

Ziggy On The Edge: My Love Affair With Firestorm Beta Viewer Is Over



Ziggy writes about problems with the Firestorm Beta viewer.

Ziggy On The Edge: My Love Affair With Firestorm Beta Viewer Is Over...I want a Divorce!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Seen around the Scene - Darion Rexie


Seen around the scene at Tadd's.



Bock's Blog: The Stonewall Riots happened 42 years ago today. Let us remember when the fight for our rights first became effective. .

1969 Stonewall Riots, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City


Please turn to Bock's blog to remember why we celebrate today as Gay Liberation Day.

http://bocksl.blogspot.com/2011/06/remember-stonewall.html#comment-form

From Tina's Universum Blog: -RIP-The fall of "the lost gardens of Apollo": The end of a mythical pla...

You have two more days to see this great destination which closes on July 1.  This is a gorgeous video, and a very sad one as Second Life loses an amazing destination.  Why can't Linden Labs subsidize places like this?

http://tinasuniversum.blogspot.com/2011/06/rip-fall-of-lost-gardens-of-apollo-end.html

The results of our poll on circumcision are in.

Question:  Should Infant Circumcision be Made Illegal?

Total Responses:  59

Yes:  42%  (25 responses)

No:  40%   (24 responses)

Only legal if the safety of the procedure is regulated, and the child is anesthetized: 16% (10 responses)

Numbers do not equal 100% because of rounding.

Note from Eddi:  This poll needs to be taken with a great deal of caution. Anyone who has the time and wants to use a proxy site can vote as many times as they wish. Also, the sample size is far too small to be statistically accurate when projecting anything beyond the readers of this blog. 


Please see Bock McMillan's blog for more coverage of this issue:


http://bocksl.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-concede-defeat.html




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Please take this week's poll at the upper right-hand corner of this web page:


HOW MANY HOURS, IN AN AVERAGE WEEK, DO YOU SPEND IN SECOND LIFE? SECOND LIFE RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE.








From Jago Constine's Blog -- The Top 10 DJs in Second Life

The results are in. Please see Jago's blogs for details.

The Top 10 DJs in Second Life

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS JAGO'S SURVEY AND NOT MINE.

PLEASE LEAVE ALL COMMENTS ON THIS SURVEY OVER AT JAGO'S BLOG.  I WILL NOT BE RUNNING THEM HERE.


See DJ InsyX Report From the Sunday Gay Pride Parade in New York -- Live and In Person!


The fact that New York, The Empire State legalized same-sex marriage on Friday night made the celebration all the sweeter. InsyX is on New York's famous Christopher Street in the West Village in the photo above.

http://djinsyx.blogspot.com/2011/06/nyc-pride-2011-parade-and-fair-pictures.html#comments

Second Life Photo of the Day: The Clock at Forgotten City



Three views of the giant clock at Forgotten City Sim at different times of the day.





Seen around the scene - Ryce Skytower and Surfboy Kanya


Seen around the scene at Paradise Beach on Monday night. 

Remember the Bloggers Golden Rule


The Bloggers Golden Rule is in effect for this blog, and has been for the past three years.

What is the Bloggers Golden Rule?


"I will blog about others as I want them to blog about me"

If you have never heard of this before, it is because I came up with it in 2008. I am sure that other people have come up with the same.

This extends to any comments that I run here, and any blogs that I link to.  Sometimes I do not catch personal attacks in the blogs of others against Second Life Residents, but when I do, they come down.

Please note that this does not extend to real life, because I have bashed right-wing anit-LGBT politicians here before like nutcase Michele Bachman, a far right winger from Minnesota who is trying to become the Republican candidate for President in the United States next year, and  who does not know the difference between John Wayne and serial murderer John Wayne Gacy.

Michele "Crazy Eyes" Bachman
If you are blogging, please remember the Golden Rule, and also remember that most people who come to your blog come to be entertained and to be informed.   Do good to others, and you are playing fair. Never use your blog as an extension of personal gripes you might have with someone -- this is not the fourm for it.

Thanks for reading, Eddi





Monday, June 27, 2011

Second Life Photo of the Day: Self Portrait: Riding the Bay City Trolley




Real Life Hunk of the Week: European Bodybuilding Champion Petr Prielozny


Gorgeous Petr Prielozny is 24 years old and from the Czech Republic where he was junior bodybuilding champion.  He has since gone on to win several more championships in Europe including European Bodybuilding Champion.  He is a personal trainer and a fitness model for major brands such as Armani.  I think breathtaking is the best way to describe him.

I have traveled to this part of Europe (Mitteleuropa) and have to say the men in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary -- the old Austrian empire -- can be strikingly beautiful in large numbers.  I one ate at a McDonalds in the center of Slovakia, Bratislava, and thought that the 18 - 22 year olds who worked there looked like they were from a Bel Ami film set.  In addition, the old cities there are gorgeous and for the most part well preserved.  If you are planning to visit Europe, make sure to throw in  Praque or Budapest on your trip, and if you are visiting Vienna, take a 45 minute detour to Bratislava, Slovakia to see the gorgeous men- well worth it.

(note:  I am not providing a line to a hard core porno site but Google Bel Ami Online if you are so inclined to see what I am talking about).



For more photographs of Petr:  https://picasaweb.google.com/eddie.thebeaver/CzechBodybuildingChampionPetrPrielozny

Petr's Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/petr.prielozny

Petr's Model Mayhem Page:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/839223

Petr's Website:  http://www.petrprielozny.com/

Petr's Personal Trainer Website: http://www.personaltrainer.com/trainer/profile/petrprielozny

Petr's You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PPakosta

For photographs of other Real Life Hunks (scroll down):
http://eddihaskell.blogspot.com/search/label/Real%20Life%20Hunk%20of%20the%20Week














Sunday, June 26, 2011

Second Life Photo of the Day: Jasper Recreant


Hot Club Dancer of the Day - Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood


Photographed at Tadd's.



This Week's Poll: Find Out How Much Our Readers Earn in an Average Month in Second Life


The Question for this week's poll:  In an average month, how much do you earn from all sources in Second Life? This includes Lindens for things you sell, tips, salaries, contest winnings, rent, and income from any source.

There were 42 total respondents

Results:

48% earn over 5,000 Linden a month.

36% earn over 10,000 Linden a month

14% earn over 50,000 Linden a month

26% do not earn anything. 

The movie San Francisco premiered 75 years ago today



If any one movie could capture the soul of a city it is 1936's classic earthquake movie San Francisco starring a very handsome Clark Gable at his prime, Spencer Tracy as a priest (what else?),  and an incomparable Jeanette McDonald.



There is only one place really to see this flick, the classic Castro Theater on famous gay Castro Street. They play it once a year, and have an organ concert before the showing.   I used to live  two blocks from Castro and 18th street which is about as gay as you can get. To being with, check this credit out in the beginning of the clip below in the credits.  The reference to San Francisco being a "queen among seaports" has the crowd rolling in the aisle right in the beginning.



The movie is also remembered for Jennette McDonald singing "San Fransisco", one of two official famous San Francisco Songs together with Tony Bennett's classic ballad "I left my heart in San Francisco".  However, this song captures the spirit of the city best. The slightly less campy version at the second half of the video below really is sung better, and is played whenever San Francisco wins a major sport championship, like when when the Giants won the World Series last October.



The most famous single scene in the movie is the  Earthquake Scene (the best ever done).

The 1906 Earthquake was a devastating 9.0 monster that killed hundreds- the official numbers were never released. The entire downtown of the third largest city in the United State was destroyed at the time- and caused an uncontrollable fire what wiped anything else left standing. You can see the earthquake scene here


There are other great scenes in this movie which you simply must see if you have never had the pleasure too. Steve Hayes, the "Tired Old Queen at the Movies" did a superb review of this movie which you can catch below:






Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eddi Dancing at Impulse Pride - A Near Motion Animation


Although these embedded animation which are available as a feature on Google Picasa's web hosting service,  they have the potential to slow your blog down massively. Still, it is cool to embed an occasional slide show. I took these of me dancing at the Impulse Gay Pride celebration this past Sunday and liked the results.

Advance Notice: Club T-Bone Nude Barbecue Tomorrow, Sunday, June 26

Fashion and Styling: Ryce Models Rubberdevils Jock

Rubberdevils makes a wide range of jocks for 95 Linden each. They come in a wide range of colors; Ryce's favorite is this hard cup protective jock looks very realistic. You can catch the range of them at the Rubberdevils store here:

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Foxtrott/94/106/24

Photography on location at Jungleboys.



Mr Nude 2011 Election, Part of LGBT Summerfest, held tomorrow


The contest will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SL Time.

The entries for nomination appear to be closed.

For More Information, see:

Mr Nude 2011 Election

over at the Gay Archipelago blog. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: New York State becomes largest U.S. state to recognize same sex marriage.



The State Senate of New York has just legalized same -sex marriage. this is one of the biggest victories for gay rights in the history of the United States.

Please note -- I said the bill passed 36 - 26 before, I was wrong, the bill passed 33 - 29.  But a win is a win!


Over 19 million U.S. citizens live in New York, the third largest state in the United States. 

Watch the New York Senate Vote on Gay Marriage Live


Watch live streaming video from nysenate at livestream.com


Warning -- the vote should happen later tonight.  But the New York State Senate has become notorious for stalling this important vote at the last minute.  They are debating property, state tuition, and other issues now.

The number of live links is over 15,000 now and keeps on rising.

It could be well over 9:00 PM Second Life time (midnight New York time) or later for this to be voted on, or it can be quicker.  Right now the viewing is boring.

The head of the very anti-gay rights New York State Conservative party said that the bill is set to pass and that our side has the votes that are needed.





Breaking News: Gay marriage bill moves to New York Senate Floor. Voting may come tonight.



After a delay of one week. the Republicans have agreed to let same-sex marriage be voted on on the New York Senate Floor.

The vote may happen later tonight.

32 votes are needed for passage.  31 State Senators are already committed to the initiative, and three Republicans Senators are undecided.

This, over the past week, has become the most important and widely watched gay rights initiative in the history of the United States, due to the size and influence of New York State.

There will be a great Gay Pride Parade in New York City on Sunday if this one passes.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57738.html

Advance Notice: Boy Next Door Party at Tadd's on Saturday Night




Tadd's has another fun event planned for Saturday night.

Wear the outfit you rezzed in - Boy Next Door. And have a chance to win a 1000 Linden prize for hottest boy next door.

Hot DJ Jared forgot to wear his pants for his photo.

SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Castro%20Beach/130/130/24


Jago and I visit the Lost Gardens of Apollo One Last Time Before It Closes


Jago and I visited one of our favorite destinations, The Lost Gardens of Apollo yesterday. As I reported here earlier this week, the famous gardens will closing at the end of the month. Be aware that it will cost you 300 Linden to get in for three hours.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Apollo/174/120/26/?