Category Archives: Literature

Something Cloudy. Something Clear.

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Tennessee Williams. Playing at Theater Rhino / Eureka in San Francisco through the 12th of January. Directed by John Fisher. Don’t think we will be able to catch this one, but thought the poster was fairly cheerful. Photography by old pal of this site Kent Taylor.

Big Gay Boat Trip: Jack Fritscher on Going Down on the Titanic

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, Honcho magazine published in serial form a short novel by author and advocate of homomasculinity Jack Fritscher. This weekend, Palm Drive Press is publishing his Titanic: The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew, 100th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition.

Fritscher notices the details and comments on contemporary media reportage, saying: “In movie-newsreel footage shot three days later on the deck of the rescue ship Carpathia immediately after it docked in New York, a dozen of the surviving Titanic crew, mostly sailor lads in tight white pants hiding little, showing lots, can be seen in very intimate horseplay, camping around, and posing in life jackets, pretending to faint. Of the 885 male crew on Titanic, 693 (or 78%) died. Altogether, 1,352 men perished. If, according to Kinsey, one out of six ordinary men is gay, then 225 gay men died. If two out of six in the travel industry are gay, 450 gay men died, making the Titanic an overlooked but essential chapter in gay history.”

Looking forward to this read! Flip open the cover…take a deep breath and…go down. Speaking of sweet-looking sailors, click here and here. Studio Royale’s take on ship discipline here. More on the gay implications of the Titanic and That Sinking Feeling here.

Leathers in Mozambique

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From the small volume Scouts in Bondage and Other Violations of Literary Propriety. Edited by Michael Bell, a proprietor of secondhand books from the “ancient coastal town” of Lewes, England. Scouts is a collection of amusing covers, this one from 1959 is subtitled “An Adventure Story for Boys.” What? That’s what Neo-colonial crypto-homosexuality was called in the middle of the 20th century…

delicious isherwood

Another wonderful find, via the fabulous Thombeau:

BBC’s adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s Christopher and His Kind. Enjoy!

Your KC’mo, Gryphon

Cum in Your Mouth! Natural Harvest Cookbook features semen-based Recipes.

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Now you’re cooking with cum! Natural Harvest is a new cookbook that features recipes in which human semen is a main ingredient. Cream-filled delights! Nutritious and delicious!

#OccupyMordor, porque no podemos permitir que haya un anillo único para gobernarnos a todos

Occupy Mordor! “Because One Ring Should Not Be Allowed to Rule Them All.” via Juventud Sin Futura – and friend of this site Guo-Juin Hong.

Damn Vinegar! Jesus Christ is on the Internet and is following us on Twitter!

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Breaking internet meme: this site was surprised when one of its associates was notified that his newest Twitter follower was none other than Jesus Christ Himself! With a tag line of “Follow Jesus in your life and on Twitter” J.C. seems to have appeared on the internet just this morning. None of His posts are older than an hour, but this son has been busy. He goes by @JesusProphet online and has already tweeted at Lady Gaga that she looks “like the cowardly lion.” Seemed like a compliment! Other choice bits include “White people are funny, they really think I am one? Come on, get a map.” and “I think I’m starting to get splinters.” You can find Christ on Twitter @JesusProphet. And yes, we are following Him back.

UPDATE: RIP JC of the Internet. After a mere two-hour existence on-line, Jesus Christ has had His Twitter account suspended. Religious satire lives fast and dies quick on the Internet. More to the story…no doubt.

Words, words, words…are always written on context-sensitive paper. (Homotextual Slide Show!)

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In a paraphrase of the Bard’s famous tale, the Queen asks the Prince: “What are you reading, Hamlet?” and he replies:  “Words, words, words…” 500 years later the gay literary great William Burroughs said “Language is a virus from outer space.” Well…that would certainly explain a lot!

More Homotextuality here, here, and here.

Photos: Gay Highwaymen 2011.