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Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Face

Solve this mystery for me, dear readers, if you can.  I have seen this model, possessor of one of the lovelier faces I've encountered lately, in only one place, a UK retail site called Pull & Bear. I have found one name associated to him, Antoine Frouin, but a Google search finds several people with that name, none of them this boy.   Who is he? How old is he? Where is he from? Would he like to come live with me?  These are questions that need answering.  Help a sister out.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Goodbye Mr. Nimoy

I just learned that Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 and my reaction has been unexpectedly emotional.  Star Trek was a big part of my childhood. I miss him already.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

He Who Shall Not Be Named

I've been a big fan of this model ever since I laid eyes on him (admittedly not that long ago), but I'm not so sure what to think about these photos Nico Ernst took of him for Fucking Young magazine.  I just think the whole thing is  overly styled, overly painted and overly Photoshopped. Of course, isn't that usually the case with fashion photography? Still, even though the pictures below are are artifical as the ones above, I prefer them. Is it just that he seems more like a human being in them? Less like a china doll?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Heads Up, Dear Readers

Blogger has made an interesting announcement. In part it reads:

Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.
Note: We’ll still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.

That's pretty vague, if you ask me.  What this means is that a lot of blogs are going to disappear.  And it also means that blogs that you probably don't think are sexually explicit or graphic may disappear without warning.  I don't think that this blog has any content that could be considered adult in nature, but who knows what Blogger (or should I say Google) thinks.  I've already removed Google ads because some of my content was too hot for them to handle. I was earning about $600 per year from this blog; small change to be sure, but a lot compared to the absolutely nothing I'm getting now.

I mention this for a reason.  Even though I've been thinking a lot lately about letting this blog die a dignified death, I'll be damned if I would allow Google to kill it.  So, dear readers, if you are a regular reader,  please remember that I own the domain, and if I get nuked by Big Brother, I will surely relocate at that address. Perhaps it won't come to that. 

Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of a boy with no shirt on.

P.S.  I can also be found at Tumblr at Auntie Vera's Other Blog, and Christopher's Obsessions.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Well-Tempered Clavicle

Are you a fan of beautifully pronounced collarbones?  If so, you might enjoy these portraits of Lucas Santoni. If you enjoy Lucas, you may want to look at the large collection of photos I posted of him last September, here.  If you enjoy Bach, here's a recording of Glenn Gould playing  Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Around The Web

  • Musician and model Sean Semmens has died at the age of 21. Very sad.
  • Cool Ass Cinema reviews bad classic Laserblast.
  • Darren Criss as Hedwig? Yes please!
  • Vulture reports on the re-release of 1998 flop 54. Miraculously, we will finally get to see it the way it was meant to be seen: without sucking.
  • Dinesh D'Sousa, still a jerk
  • Michael J. Willet bumps it with a trumpet (not literally) in his new music video, and The Stars Come Out To Play has pictures.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Follies Of My Youth

I was reminded by the Hits of the 80s station playing over the sound system at work today how gaga I was over Adam Ant when I first saw him. Billy Idol had a similar effect. If I were 18 today, I wonder which pop stars would most stir my libido.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Someone New

This slim young thing is Senna van Plateringen from The Netherlands.  He has the kind of angel face I cannot resist.  He also has beautifully gappy teeth, which may be something only I love, but love it I do.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

String Theory

This is Polish model Piotr Wasilewski doing who knows what with a bunch of string.  Is this how people spend their free time in Warsaw?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Around The Web

A small collection of the things I've seen on the Internet lately.

  • Lucky Blue Smith is Out Magazine's Best Dressed Man of the Week.
  • Deep Dish celebrates Stockard Channing's 71st Birthday.
  • What happens when YouTubers make bad decisions?  Joe Sugg takes his shirt off and everything's OK.
  • Michael Musto offers up this collection of 20th Century diva moments. Cher! Babs! Judy! Ann-Margaret! More Ann-Margaret!
  • Steve Strange of the New Romantic band Visage, has died at age 55.  The video for Fade To Grey might be the single most 1980s thing ever.
  • The film version of cult musical The Last Five Years has been released, and the reviews are... meh.
  • names Louis Skotte Parker, from Denmark, as its Model of the Week,  then shows him in this getup:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Repeating Myself

I know I'm repeating myself, but I just love this little videos that Jordan Ver Hoeve puts up on YouTube to help and motivate people in their fitness goals.  Not only is he gorgeous, but he seems like the nicest boy imaginable.  Here's his latest:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The "All-Scandinavian Boy"


What can you say about a guy named Torkel Rogstad? His modeling agency refers to him as "The All-Scandinavian Boy." Seems legit. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Vera's Top Ten

It's not like I'm celebrating any milestone. Yes, I've been blogging for almost seven years. I've posted almost seventeen hundred articles. I've had almost five million page views. But nothing special has happened lately, and there's no good reason why I'm doing this just now.  I just happened to be looking at my site statistics, something I used to do obsessively, but seldom do now, and I thought it might be fun  to show you the subjects of my most viewed posts. I've done this before, in 2013, but there have been some changes afoot recently, and I decided to share. Here then, in descending order,  and based strictly on page views, are the most popular guys who have appeared on this blog.  Enjoy!

#10- From August 18, 2010-  Mr. Tom Daley.

#9- From March 11, 2010- These Two Guys

#8- From July 1, 2008, this Sweaty Guy.

#7- From August 18, 2008- Lovely Austin Butler (and some girl).

#6- From October 30, 2013- Sean O'Donnell and his blue, blue eyes.

#5- From December 8. 2011- Toby Regbo,  and with all his clothes on!

#4- From July 7, 2008-  This fellow, who turns out to be Aaron Brückner.

#3- From February 3, 2008- Former party boy, Aaron Johnson, and friends.

#2- From May 20, 2010- Former Boy Toy to a certain annoying heiress, River Viiperi.


#1- From May 20, 2014- Taking only eight months to surpass all others, our newly crowned king...

Lucky Blue Smith!