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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Now Streaming On My TV

None of the English language sites that discuss and stream South Korean television shows can decide what to call  최고의 한방. Choices include: The Best HitHit The Top, The Big Blow,  several others.  Everybody agrees, however, that the 20-year-old beauty pictured above is 김민재, a name which anglicizes into Kim Min Jae. I approve.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Today In Reality TV


Michael Brambila is one of the contestants on the currently airing season of Project Runway.

Friday, August 25, 2017

What's Going On Here?


This photo I posted of model Kline Barfield has gotten almost 1500 notes on Tumblr. On an extraordinary day I'll get three comments on Blogger.
I'm going to be honest, for the past year or so it has been very difficult for me to work up much enthusiasm toward running this blog. The effort to reward ratio has been very low. Readership numbers are low. Feedback, aside from a small number of devoted readers (you know who you are), is practically non-existent.  The tiny amount of financial reward I used to get from running ads has disappeared. Mostly, Blogger used to seem like a community to me, and now it seems more like shouting into the void.  In contrast, a Tumblr page that I devote almost no effort to has thousands of followers, and immediate feedback from people hitting the "like" button.

So the question is, will I continue to post to this blog? Well, probably. It's hard for me to give up on something that has been a part of my life for almost ten years. But, also, as you can see from my recent posting history, it's pretty easy to just not post, Put it this way: If it's a choice between working on my blog and an evening of Netflix and Postmates, Netflix and Postmates will almost always win.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Lad's A Dad



Nobody blinked an eye last year when Lucky Blue Smith, who was still 18 years old, and his 26-year-old girlfriend, Stormi Brie,  announced that they were expecting their first child together. They seemed happy about it, the press covered it as joyous news, and Lucky Blue went back to living his life as usual, touring with his family band, modeling, and going to the beach.  The couple's social media feeds became so divorced from each other that people were openly speculating that they had cut ties, and certain outrage junkies, armed with no information what-so-ever, tried to publically shame the 18-year-old for abandoning the 26-year-old. Yesterday the child was born, a girl they have named Gravity Blue Smith, because of course they did.







Saturday, July 15, 2017

Thirst Traps For Beginners


If you don't know who Caleb Burton is, join the club.  He is one of those completely unremarkable-seeming boys that somehow comes out of nowhere and makes a respectable splash in social media.  In this case the 17-year-old's growing cachet seems to be rooted in the fact that he is friends with mega-successful 19-year-old "influencer" (ugh) Brent Rivera, who had eight million Vine subscribers, and now has over five million Instagram followers and nearly three million Youtube subscribers. Caleb's numbers aren't nearly as impressive, but he has about a hundred and sixty-three thousand more Instagram followers than I do, and that ain't nothing.  In Brett's Instagram videos, Caleb seems gangly, and goofy-cute, not what I'd call sexy,  but he seems to have learned an important lesson from Brett: It's good to be funny, but if you really want to rope in the subscribers you have to steam it up on occasion.  If that means being photographed in the shower (in your underwear, because don't everyone?) so be it. 

If you want to know how Brent does it, see below. Oh, guess what? Same shower.