Archive | February, 2009

words from Phunkybrat

27 Feb

 

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“Blogging is like high school – there are the cool kids and then there’s me.”

I <3 U!

27 Feb

At 9:30AM I got the stats report for this month and I can’t believe how many people have been checking out Phunkybrat! 4000 hits! OMG seriously, I had not idea!!!! So in keeping up with the cheer and good will and the thank you celebration, I’ve posted a video on youtube that I’d like to share with all of you.

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26 Feb

Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. That’s disturbing. Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. 2) Tally your total at the bottom. 2) Put in a note with your total in the subject

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane AustenX
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien X
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee X
6 The Bible X
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles DickensX
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger X
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
 27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame X
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis X
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini X
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown X
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert X
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov X
63 The Secret History – Donna Tart
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker X
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce 76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt 81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens X
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell 83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker X
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom X
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry X
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Total: 21

Tally up how title you’ve read and post your answer down in the comments.

Gay and Fat: a fate worst than death

25 Feb

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It’s a fact, sex sells and it’s never been more profitable than in the gay community.

I got an email from a 15 year old boy. He asks, “Do you feel that being gay and fat is like the biggest crime ever in the gay world?”
Oh My!
He went on to say that gay and skinny go hand and hand. He also said that when he gets older he wants to date and go clubbing and that in order for all this to happen successfully he needs to be thin.
To answer this question honestly I’ll have to dig into the darker side of life. Yes, in most cases you’ll be accepted if you’re thin and beautiful.

The gay community has so many sub-communities in it. There’s the jock types, the twinks, the leather daddies, drag queens, fems, bosses, Circuit Bois, and then there’s the average guy which I and most guys fall into. It’s hard to limit yourself to a specific group of people…and why would you want to?

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Like life, the community has an eclectic array of personality types and body types. When a person first comes out all they’re looking for is acceptance from other gay people. The easiest way to do this is join a group like the jocks or leather daddies. If it works great! but what happens when you don’t fit in?

Gay teens have the highest suicide rate in North America. We also have the highest rate eating disorders, poor outlook on body image and the highest drug addiction. Why?

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Think about it, it’s hard coming out to family and friends – you may or may not be accepted. There’s the crap you read about – GOD HATES GAYS! Then there’s the social scene, picture it: a room filled with hot, beautiful, half-naked men! Unfortunately you’re not one of them…or so you think. So you feel.

To answer this question I need to be honest and say this:
Lose weight because you want to look good and feel great! Don’t go looking for acceptance from other people. The only approval you should be looking for is from you.

BOOKS I LOVE

24 Feb

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24 Feb

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In The Nothing

24 Feb

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This morning, I woke up late, brushed my teeth and got dressed. The streetcar was late, or I had just missed the one before and now my coffee is cold. My closed captioning office is freezing and my excel sheet is littered with inaccurate airdates. The hat on my head is too tight and my jeans are loose and droopy. I’m not cool. I’m left out. I’m really fucking bored. This is what the last week of February feels like in Canada. Nothing feels good and everyone is annoyed. The cold has frozen our ability to be kind and we’re just fed up with this fucking cold! CP24 says it’s -14 but the Weather Network (which of course I reead on my Black Berry) tells me it’s 66% humidity…it’s cold. Really cold.