Saturday, August 25, 2012
What is the first thing an individual notices about another person when they walk into a room?
Well, a large percentage of those polled were quick to conjecture that it was a person’s “smile”, when asked.
Others surmised it must be the individual’s height.
Wrong, on both counts, folks!
According to researchers, a stranger first notices what sex the individual is.
Which gives a lot of credence to theories that sexual orientation is based on instinct (and is not part of a conspiracy by recruiters to lure - brainwash? - the unsuspecting into the “gay” lifestyle).
Keep posted for updates!
Posted by Julian Ayrs at 11:52 AM
Friday, August 24, 2012
This fall designers are touting a handful of rich pliable colors such as burgundy, black, gold - even copper - which are just right for the rugged kind of male swagger coming down the pike this upcoming season!
The four basic themes tend to highlight a soft polished palette, one centered around icy blue hues, as well as jazzed up mustards and brick tones.
Was that just three?
Oh - and last but not least - a warm subdued one consisting of earthy browns, camels and greys which most regular guys feel at home - and at ease - in.
When tailored in luxurious versatile fabrics (wool, tweed, jersey or velvet anyone?) the male animal will be able to strut out in style with a bit of fashion bounce in his step.
Elegant structured suits and luxurious topcoats (some with faux fashion fur trims, panels, and collars) will be making a spiffy entrance when autumn comes calling for the fashion savvy dude who can pull the "look" off.
But, the mainstays will continue to dazzle as confident males add a dash of panache to their daring accessories along-the-lines of boldly-hued scarves, rakish hats, elegant eye-catching pocket squares (and virile man handbags!) you name it (here that, Harvey Levin?).
Geometric patterns and plaid prints are expected to be the stand-outs this season for the dude tooling around town - if designers like Missoni, Versace, Prada and Cavalli have anything to say in the matter - darlings!
In fact, at Cavalli - the designer's son Daniele - has been touting croc-print scarves, one-of-a-kind snake-patterned jackets, zebra-striped street stoppers, as well a handful of other lush leather ensembles to team them up with.
Cavalli's blazers and outwear will outshine a lot of the designers - from his trendy pieces (in salmon, purple, lemon lemon) - to timeless classics in navy blue, charcoal, and deep chocolate.
You'll spy the classy wardrobe staples teamed with loose pants, big sloppy sweaters, vests - even capes - as heads turn and nod in approval when the leaves fall in September.
There is a definitely going to be a sporty element to the casual attitude this year when the school bell starts to ring for the youngsters, alright.
Mix-and-match - and have fun teasing the fashionistas with your sartorial choices - eh?
No speedos for the Prince!
This past week Prince Harry was spied frolicking in the pool at Wynn's Beach Club in Vegas sporting a rakish hat and cool designer shades as he sipped on an exotic cocktail (or two) and checked out the bodacious babes hankering for his attention.
Later, select guests (of the femme fatale variety) were treated to an "eyeful" in a VIP suite upstairs, as the horny Prince got down 'n dirty in what amounted to a naughty game of truth or dare.
In a no-holds-barred round of strip pool, the ballsy (!) heir to the throne ended up starkers (an English term that equates to being in the buff) as titillated handlers - not only gazed on - but jumped in on the hot action.
When a couple of enterprising gals pulled out their cell phones to snap a shot for posterity's sake, the Prince was forced to trot out - what has now become known as - the Royal "Cup".
With no stitch of designer duds in sight to snatch up and toss on, the fiery-haired blue-blood was forced to cup his - um - Royal Jewels with his manly hands!
"He had nothing to be ashamed of, though," quipped one TMZ reporter, who was in there like a dirty shirt, you betcha (getting the scoop, dudes!).
At one point, Harry appeared to be anally penetrating a sexy naked babe from behind.
Or, was it just a friendly hug?
Meanwhile, Queen E 2 was fuming across the pond, without doubt.
On the jet homeward bound, did the Prince take time-out in the "water closet" to join the mile-high club, too?
Those stews (flight attendants) can be mighty accommodating, after all.
News at 11!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
If you've trotted into Pavilions in West Hollywood to snatch up a few groceries, you've probably spied a squat greasy-looking man in a dark suit standing gamely by the front entrance - or - flying around the grocery store acting like he's a movie star (or owns the place).
The bizarre pinted-sized security guard actually sports ultra-dark sunglasses - and appears to be suffering from delusions of grandeur - at best.
If he puffed himself up anymore - when shoppers strolled by - I expect he'd literally float away into the great blue yonder!
Talk about bad manners.
In my estimation, there's nothing worse than an employee - male, female, whatever - who doesn't know their station in life.
I'm surprised that Pavilions hasn't called him up on the red carpet - especially in view of his tendency to gossip about their customers - just an earshot away.
He's kind of like the poor kid who has his nose pressed up against the window of the bakery shop. In spite of the fact the delectable puff pastries are just inches away, they're just out of reach, you betcha.
No wonder he puts down the shoppers behind their back.
He's green with envy, go figure!
Next, he'll be helping himself to the goodies, just wait and see.
I'd keep my eye on that one if I were the store manager.
He must be hiding from something behind those ubiquitous shades that cover half his face, don't 'ya think?
As long as the creep stays clear of me, I'll be happy.
Yesterday afternoon passengers and passers-by on the mean streets of Los Angeles got quite an eyeful when the LAPD were summoned to the scene to assist a disoriented middle-aged woman who passed out briefly on a Metro Line bus during hectic rush-hour traffic.
At one point, as a uniformed officer led the woman along the sidewalk to safety, she got a little combative!
Fortunately for the woman, the cop in question was a pretty compassionate individual, who didn't respond with a knee-jerk reaction (like most trigger-happy cops generally would have).
In fact, the conduct of both officers responding to the 911 call was exemplary!
After accessing the situation, an ambulance arrived, and the distressed woman was rushed off to a local hospital for observation and treatment.
Kudos to two of LA's finest, eh?
Some travellers are seeing "red" over the sly caper a handful of Mexican maids are pulling off at local tourist lodgings such as the Motel 6 at LAX.
The world-weary are mad as hell when they check in - and are suddenly confronted with a Spanish language issue which they find downright annoying - and they're just not going to take it anymore!
Of course, I am referring to a "Notice" that housekeepers have been plunking down on all the
fluffy pillows in Hotel rooms across the state (at LAX, in particular).
The flyer is innocent enough, at least in one respect.
Motel 6 takes advantage of the opportunity to boast that their lodgings have gone "green".
No problem with that.
Subseqeuntly, guests are politely asked to turn out the lights ( and turn off the air conditioner) before they exit their rooms.
But, what gets a tourist's goat?
For starters, Management has printed the blurb in two languages - with English on one side - and Spanish on the other. Since when did California become a bilingual state?
But, get this!
Maids are propping up the "gone green" info on the pillows with the Spanish language face-up!
"This is the United States," one annoyed out-of-towner lamented angrily to another guest over coffee the next morning.
"English is the first language, not Spanish!"
Needless to say, the flyer ended up in the trash, pronto!
No tip followed, either, from what I understand.
Doesn't it look like Ryan is grabbing "ass"?
The advertisers boast that 4 out of 5 closeted politicians use RENTBOY.COM.
Which begs the question.
What is the inside scoop on Mitt Romney's running mate?
His eyes are just a little too "blue", if 'ya ask me.
And, that name - Paul Ryan - so "Joe" Hollywood, dudes.
Just betcha, there's a scandal hiding somewhere in the shadows, waiting to unfold.
Stay posted for updates, eh?
A "beard" and very little chest hair!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Chroma Coalition is flying in World Champions from the "Body Painting" circuit to perform a live exhibit of their work in Los Angeles on August 25th!
In fact, the high-profile dazzling event is garnering so much attention that it is being labelled:
"The most EPIC lineup in body painting History!"
According to handlers, the walking canvasses are expected to break the Guinness Book World Record - after all - every ticket holder is guaranteed a body-art experience for FREE!
KCRW's - DJ Valida - hosts alongside a posse of live novelty acts.
And, the surreal paint extravaganza is for a good cause, too.
Donations benefit Save Ta-tas Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (Matthew McConaughey will love that!).
Attend. Participate. Transform yourself, eh?
860 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA
General Admission tickets
(Eventbrite & at the Stage Door)
VIP “Very Important Pledger” tickets
Available through Kickstarter.
Chroma Coalition is an independent fundraising organization.
See 'ya there!
Fans of the Jonas Brothers are ecstatic about the fact that their Pop Idols are about to regroup for their upcoming album.
Although there has not been any release date set for the much-anticipated tracks - expected to be chart-toppers - there will be a golden opportunity for Jonas heartthrobbers to catch the new sound at a one-gig-only concert at Radio City Music Hall on October 11th (2012).
Oh, and snatches of the tunes may also be heard on the Kevin Jonas reality-show, which he and his pretty wife co-star on - aptly titled - "Married to Jonas" (E Entertainment).
In recent polls, it was determined that a large percentage of males are inclined to wash their hands after taking a whiz if another male is in the restroom - either at the urinal - or in a stall.
Does this amount to peer pressure?
Are men truly concerned about the impression they give other males about their cleanliness and overall hygiene habits when they are taking care of business in a bathroom environment?
News at 11!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The other night – actually, it was at the crack of dawn – I was strumming my guitar (alongside a couple of upbeat street kids) when it suddenly occurred to me that my life had come full circle.
And, guess what?
I’ve become my father!
My dad was a music teacher who taught in the day and played in a band – The Jolly Miller’s – at night in Hog Town (Toronto).
In fact, according to my mother, the outgoing Irish immigrant with the wavy hair (and a wealth of friends who was liked by everyone who met him) also jammed with Don Messer (a famed Canadian fiddler who once boasted his own TV variety show on CBC) in his heyday.
I expect that now that I’m playing a musical instrument after years of pursuing other creative pursuits – painting (modern abstracts), acting, and writing (I'm what they call a renaissance man) – Victor would be mighty proud!
Gosh, I’m getting a shiver in my spine just now, thinking about the man!
In honor of my “DAD”, the top of the morning to ‘ya, eh?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In spite of the fact Jay Leno’s talk show is No. 1 in the late night slot, the big-chinned comic was forced to take a pay cut recently so the producers at NBC could make ends meet.
According to insiders over at Jay’s camp, the popular gab fest at the witching hour barely breaks even financially!
Part of the problem appears to be with the show’s budget.
Apparently, when the dust settled on the whole Conan O’Brien fiasco - and Leno returned to his original time slot to carry on without blinking-an-eye (after the red-haired dude got the old heave-ho) the budget was never reconciled.
Now, to save jobs – and the Tonight Show? – Jay has quietly agreed to a pay cut.
Although the King of "late night" was raking in $25 million under his new contract, it is being whispered that the silver-haired (silver-tongued?) talk-show trooper will be taking home a paltry $20 mil from now on.
I guess he'll be auctioning off a few of those vintage autos to make ends meet, eh?
The current budget - rumored to be 2.3 million smackeroos - is expected to be whittled back to 1.7 million as well.
NBC declined to comment about the issues at press time.
But, I expect that Leno won’t be turning down those one-night gigs at Casinos around the country - now or anywhere - in the near future.
Letterman and O’Brien must be busting a gut – and toasting each – over this one.
Women's Fashion (Fall 2012)...leather in bold eye-catching colors! Peep-toe shoes! Sequined fashion flourishes!
Leather makes a big splash this fall in body-fitting silhouettes that exalt color - brilliant reds, radiant yellows, and vivid blues - for starters.
The fashion savvy gal is expected to spark up the look – just a tad – with an eye-catching piece of pricey (or glittering) jewellery (a sculpted designer neck piece, diamond-studded bracelets, or one-of-a-kind dangling earrings will do the trick).
But, the big fashion story is all about the myriad offerings running rampant in fashion circles this fall, which - when hand-picked with diligence and flair - are capable of underscoring a woman’s true signature style.
Some gals will be tossing on chic decorated jackets (cut at-the-waist) and pairing ‘em with smart sassy slacks – skinny or wide – you name it.
Meanwhile, cocktail dresses - boasting sequined fashion flourishes (or controlled clashing patterns) are also all the rage (and, in some cases, fall high on the leg).
But, longer elegant ball gowns (the kind that swish and swirl and signal a gal's arrival with a rustle of fabric when she strides into the room) featuring exquisite carefully hand-tailored folds and understated no-nonsense pleats - have not gone out of favour - either.
Accessories, such as peep-toe shoes (heels to teeter on), whimsical sashes, decorative bows, cashmere scarves - and, of course - ubiquitous handbags (roomy, compact, or in a posse of clutch-styles) will be turning heads, too.
Layered "looks" - with exaggerated hems - are on the uprise where fashionistas are concerned.
Mixing-and-matching wardrobe pieces has never been so much fun, girls!
Wear the ensembles in great health, eh?