Sunday, July 30, 2006

Krebs Cast #47: Trannies and Food

Krebs Cast #47

The title says it all. I discuss my weekend with mom, trannies, and food. Enjoy everyone.

Go check out:
  • Real Men Wear Pink
  • Remarkably Mark
  • Ongline Podcast
  • Cinema Avec Ma Mere

    Today was mostly spent shopping and doing errands while my mom was in town. She's been here many times and has seen everything of note in the city, which is substantial but still limited. Therefore we had a very nice day of reading, talking, cooking, and eating. We also rented some movies.

    Earlier in the day my mother was talking about how my brother's partner designed the set for the previously off-broadway - soon to be on broadway production of "Grey Gardens." Brad had seen the documentary some time ago with a group but I decided to stay in that night. My mother had never seen it and was extremely curious about it.

    We headed over to Premiere Video, one of the most comprehensive video stores my mother has ever seen which is a feat to accomplish since she is a New Yorker and is impressed by almost nothing outside of the city limits save for parts of Europe. We picked up the movie and also TransAmerica.

    TransAmerica was a cute movie, next.

    Grey Gardens was PHENOMENAL!

    Filmed in 1975, its a documentary about two women, a mother and a daughter, living in an old run down mansion in the hamptons named, Grey Gardens. These aren't just ordinary women, they are the aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Onassis and once part of New York society. But that is hardly what is extraordinary about them. They have since lost their fortune, lost some of their minds, and are left with only the house, Grey Gardens. The mother and daughter primarily live on the patio of their beach home and in a single bedroom. At one point in the movie one of the many cats living in the house with them is relieving itself behind a portrait of the mother when she was young and bejeweled as a member of the upper echelons of the Hampton set. Her reply to the act, "Well I'm glad somebody is doing what they want around here." As much as their lives appear putrid there is beauty an depth of experience to be had. I can't capture the film in words so all I can say is please rent it and watch it for yourself.

    I found a "remix" of some scenes from the movie on YouTube:

    Saturday, July 29, 2006

    Some closets are still occupied.

    On the drive home from the airport.

    Mom: What's down that street?

    Me: Oh thats where all the gay bars are! Its really close to where we live so when its not so hot Brad and I just walk to them, its great when we're drunk and we don't have to drive. Pretty much thats where we usually go out.

    Mom: Oh it looks like a nice area and its so close to Eatzi's, very nice!

    Later that evening sitting in my living room while playing with new binaural microphones for my iRiver.

    Mom: What do you use that for?

    Me: Nothing. Its nothing. Its just a digital recorder that I have for fun. Its stupid. Its nothing. (I hope she doesn't find my my condensor microphone).

    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Real Men Wear Pink

    Please go and check out a new podcast with me and JayT, Real Men Wear Pink.

    Its going to be a weekly show with our perspective on tech news, world news, celebrity gossip, and whatever else JayT and I decide to discuss. There's also a feature where you get to submit topics for us to discuss on the show but you have to listen to our first episode to find out how.

    So go check out the show, comment on the site Real Men Wear Pink, email us at, and once we get our feed submitted to iTunes we'll put a link for subscriptions.

    In the mean time this This Feed to subscribe in iTunes.

    Thanks to Andy Melton for designing our site and to Bruce in Cleveland for coming up with the name! Greatly appreciated!


    Thursday, July 27, 2006

    365 Days Later...

  • One year ago today I took a stand.

  • The boss that I walked out on one year ago once told me "Pressure makes diamonds." Yeah it does...and I cut her good.

  • Today is my blogoversary. Thanks for a great year everybody. Speaking to you and reading what y'all have to say is my favorite hobby. Thank you so much for reading, listening and participating.

    Enough sappy shit.

  • Gomo Art.


  • Peaches new album is fantastic. Check it out. Thanks for the recommendation Kalvin.


  • I don't remember it being this hot when I was a kid.

  • I think being gay is having an adverse effect on my blog popularity. I'm thinking of playing it straight so I can have more mass appeal. I'm in an extremely stable relationship and all but I think if I were perceived as straight to pre pubescent girls I think I could really make something of myself. If you were in my position you'd do the same thing right? I can always have the gay thing to fall back on if it doesn't work out.
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    Your Thoughts, Your Captions.

    bush sucks

    Monday, July 24, 2006

    Krebs Cast #46: 'Tis the season for political pleasin'

    Krebs Cast #46

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    Dan from Turning Forty and I discuss the current political issues in America, the upcoming election, the conflict between and Israel and Hezbollah, and nuclear war. Its heavy, but thats life.

    "You have to be more politically aware in this day and age, it's impossible to close your eyes to it."
    -John Lennon

    Sunday, July 23, 2006

    KCV#1: Hello retardo.

    In the tradition of bad summer television here is my first video cast.


    Enjoy....or not.

    Friday, July 21, 2006

    Stream of consciousness.

    The french seem to love 3/4 length cargo pants.

    Or are they cargo capris?

    Cargo pants of any variety make me think of Jake Ryan.

    Le sigh...Jake Ryan....

    Thursday, July 20, 2006


    Does anybody else think that this movie looks incredibly tacky?

    My Thoughts:

  • Its amazing how quickly history has been spun into mythology.

  • Oliver Stone must really need money.

  • Midterm elections meet World Trade Center movie.

  • Is this really necessary?

  • I don't need to be reminded, I will never forget.

  • Just plain gross.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    National Teach-In for Impeachment.

    The National Teach-In on Impeachment, sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Melville House, launches today with over 100 screenings of the documentary short "HOW TO IMPEACH A PRESIDENT" scheduled. It's not to late to join in. Events are taking place across the country in theaters, bookstores, churches, schools, and living rooms -- not only tonight, but throughout the upcoming election season and beyond. To sign up for one of the screenings, or to schedule your own, go to

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    In Yo' Face!

    I went on a CafePress shopping spree last week after seeing obnoxiously large W stickers on several SUVs one morning.




    Sunday, July 16, 2006

    Krebs Cast #45: Dos Bitches. Uncut and Raw.

    Krebs Cast #45

    No intro, no nothing. Joan says "The doctor says that when meat is overcooked it looses its vitamins." Same goes for podcasting.

    I try to call Kalvin but he doesn't pick up. Then I call Darin and we talk for ages in this uncut and raw version of the Krebs Cast. This is one of the RARE moments that you will get to hear Darin with his normal speaking voice. Sit back, pop a 'lude, and join us as we prattle on about the rapture, band camp, and lots of other queer shit.

    This is the finest podcasting has to offer. This episode is why I'm glad I don't get paid to do this. Call me, leave a mesage 206.600.KREB.

    Thursday, July 13, 2006

    Krebs Cast #44: Choking on Fumes of Greed

    Note: The feed for this episode had some issues and should be okay now. To my knowledge the problem has fixed iteself. I apologize for those of you expecting to hear my dulcet tones but may have heard the Naked Scientist Podcast or The Mandarin Podcast instead.

    Krebs Cast #44

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  • 11 new coal power plants planned for the DFW area.

  • Why is coal is bad and why coal is like a shit sammy.

  • Results For America: Global Climate Change.

  • Report: Practical Solutions To Global Warming Could Be A Major Economic Opportunity for The United States. Full text version here.

  • Kinky Friedman for Texas Governor!

  • Clean energy equals clean air, healthy, people, healthy economy, healthy America.

  • Green Mountain Energy

  • Sexism in science: my perspective on an article sent to me from Steven of V.U.B.O.Q., Male Scientist Writes of Life as Female Scientist.

  • Listerer email and shoutouts to: Deep Fabulosity and Nik In Paris Podcast.

  • Dean Terry's Blog. Dean Terry's new film, Subdivided: Isolation & Community in America.

  • The Talk Show on KERA.

  • United only in hate.

    Faiths in Jerusalem United Over Gay March

    What they are afraid of more than anything is the march will happen in Jerusalem and that NOTHING catastrophic will occur. Fire and brimstone won't fall from the sky destroying the sodomites and everyone might actually have fun! That would lend credence to the argument that there is no god and that all of the "rules" that are supposedly god's will are made up by a handful hateful men who want to control the minds of the masses.

    The solution for them? Sanction violence against and even the murder of people for the glory and honor of god. And because they are performing what they consider god's will that pesky commandment of "thou shalt not kill" doesn't apply. Same old story since the dawn of Abrahamic religion.

    In addition, they [meaning THE GAYS] also want to negatively influence babies, children and teenagers, to ruin them and bring them down the path of destruction.

    -Rabbi Shlomo Amar, one of the chief rabbi's of Jerusalem

    Babies? Children? Teenagers? Ew! That sounds like a lot of work and would really take up my cocktail hour and cut into my cruising time down by the river. Besides you know how I hate to be derivative and I think straight people have had that act covered, well...since forever!

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    I am Gomo, hear me purr.

    Gomo is a term that Alden from Secret Simon introduced me to not long ago. It's a portmanteau, combining the "G" of geek and the "omo" of homo. Gomo.

    Well just how gomo do you think I can be? Let me tell you.

    One of the perks, as I see it, in working in a research institute is very often one can donate their blood for research (those of us that donate are considered the "healthy donor" controls) at the rate of $10 a tube, a maximum of 4 tubes per donation per day. The institute is a cornucopia of races and nationalities which is good for control samples because it accounts for a lot of the background noise in the general human population. Some people donate more than others and often times are turned down for donation. However, I, as a white male from the US, am a minority in my work place and am always welcome to donate blood and I like to max out my contribution.

    So what do I purchase after I've transmuted my liquid life into liquid cash?

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike for my DS (GEEK)



    Mommy Dearest: Hollywood Royalty Edition (HOMO)


    I am gomo!

    I want

  • Clean Air, Clean Energy, Bright Future

  • Rational Foreign Policy, A Safer World

  • Healthy Families, Healthy Economy, Healthy America

  • Great Kids, Great Schools, Great Communities

    I believe its possible to acheive all of this.

    These are the mottos of Results For America. I encourage you to go and check out their webpage and browse their brochures and other media so you can learn how we can all do our part to change the United States' policies on the environment, energy, security, foreign policy, health care, and education.

    Also check out the website for the umbrella organization of Results for America, Civil Society Institute, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting creative and novel approaches to improve policy on education, healthcare reform, scientific research, regenerative medicine, climate change, global security, and economic change.

    Report: Practical Solutions To Global Warming Could Be A Major Economic Opportunity For The United States by Dr. Lloyd Jeff Dumas, professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Monday, July 10, 2006

    I triple heart Nintendo!!

    Bush gets a bit of brain training

    I already love Nintendo for their fabulous and innovative games and I absolutely adore my DS Lite. But it seems that Nintendo is intent on wooing me even more with their withering and sarcastic sense of humor.


    Here's the letter they sent to that heap of biomass that sits in leather chair in oval room:

    Dear President Bush:

    Happy Birthday!
Don’t worry, turning 60 is an exciting milestone. As you know, you’ve joined millions of other baby boomers in an invigorating new decade of your life. And, like many boomers, you may be looking for ways to keep your mind sharp. That’s where we come in.

    Please accept our gift of a new Nintendo DS Lite system and a copy of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. You now join millions of people around the world who have fun challenging themselves with Brain Age. If you have never played a video game before, don’t worry. Brain Age is part of our new Touch Generations brand, which includes games that are easy for people of any age - regardless of their video game experience - to pick up and start playing immediately.

    It’s obvious you don’t have a lot of time to play games, which makes Brain Age such a great activity for you - just a few minutes a day with more than 15 daily training tests will help keep your mind sharp. Training tests include categories like math, reading and memorization. Try it for a few days and watch your score improve. Brain Age also comes with more than 100 sudoku puzzles - these could make your next long flight on Air Force One a bit more fun! (Perhaps copies of Brain Age for journalists joining you on your next flight would be a nice distraction!)

    Have fun exploring Brain Age with your Nintendo DS Lite and be sure to let us know your brain age! Have a tremendous birthday!

    Your Friends at Nintendo

    Sunday, July 09, 2006

    Krebs Cast #43: Retrospective

    Krebs Cast #43

    Krebs Cast Page

  • I'm back!

  • Retrospectives of San Francisco, Pride, and the past year in blogging.

  • Endless Love. Thanks to Rey for capturing that moment in history.

  • Voicemails

    I'm back in retarded form and its good to be back to podcasting! Thanks again to VJ for the podcast artwork.

  • Thursday, July 06, 2006

    Staying The Course On The Ship Of Fools

    Staying The Course

    This screen capture from The Huffington Post says it all. It links to this article at The Washington Post.

    Looks like this was the wrong course (told ya so!), and what was that bit about the culture of life?

    I'm going to take an optimistic stance and say that all is not completely lost and use this as a learning experience. Its not hard now to educate people that unilateralism is not good foreign policy and just because you think he's a "good guy" doesn't mean he'd make a good president. We need to get some real representation in congress in the fall and then we need to make sure that we select someone who has minimum qualifications for the presidency, preferably someone with success in previous jobs would help too. Furthermore, from now on if I hear the conservatives and republicans spinning their "We have solutions and thats why people vote for us" rhetoric I'm going to refer them to the above image.

    Wednesday, July 05, 2006

    Instant Karma's Gonna Get You

    I'm stealing this from Jimmi but this movie looks very interesting.

    The U.S. v.s. John Lennon

    I love the songs in the trailer. "Power To The People" and "Instant Karma" are ALWAYS in my iPod and I pretty much listen to those songs every day lately. And of course I absolutely worship Yoko Ono, I love her music.

    My Favorite Quotes

    "You have to be more politically aware in this day and age, it's impossible to close your eyes to it."
    -John Lennon

    "Society is run by insane people for insane objectives but I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that."
    -John Lennon

    "Lennon represented life and Mr. Nixon and Mr. Bush represent death."
    -I don't recognize the man who said this but I love it. Quite succinct!

    Monday, July 03, 2006

    Call Me Conservative

    E pluribus unum

    Thirteen letters. Thirteen colonies.

    Before it was changed in 1956 E pluribus unum was the motto of the United States. It means: Out of many, one.

    Many colonies, one nation.

    Many people, one nation.

    Makes sense. How very...what's the word?


    Our motto is now, "In God We Trust."


    Not so much.

    E pluribus unum!

    -Happy Independence Day-

    Sunday, July 02, 2006

    I Liked It

    I really liked Superman Returns. Good action scenes. The pace was excellent. Brandon Routh is an excellent homage to Christopher Reeves and is a dream boat when he's in that uniform. There's something about that fresh face, slick back hair, and that rogue curl that is so hypnotic. Also, I forgot and love how Superman gives helpful tips and tidbits of info after saving the day and that he's solar powered. All in all I was entertained greatly by this installment in the franchise and was pleased by the use of iconic Superman movie elements from the previous movies.

    My only issues with the movie was that Bosworth (Lois Lane) is no Margot Kidder, her performance could have been easily substituted by a computer rendition of Kidder from 1978 and would have been better. Someone should have looked for her on MySpace to see if she was available to just do the part. Also, Parker Posey was not utilized correctly both by the writing and the direction.

    I don't understand why many of the critiques I've read after seeing the movie insist that the original movie was some untouchable work of art and that Returns is some kind of cheap imitation. Returns is an entertaining comic book gone to the silver screen movie, just as the original was. I couldn't help but guffaw at reading criticisms that the original music was used in the new movie. John Williams' music has made many movies and Superman is no exception to that rule. "Can You Read My Mind" is a classic movie song and flying through the sky with Lois and the man of steel wouldn't be the same without it. Would you have the asteroid scene from The Empire Strikes Back redone with new music when that movie gets re-released on DVD for the umpteenth (spell check recognizes "umpteenth" as a word) time? Some of the reviewers that are writing couldn't have been more than eight years old when they saw the first movie and I think that perhaps they need to revisit the original with an adult eye and sans Superman underoos (underoos is not included in the spell check dictionary).

    Saturday, July 01, 2006

    A Classic Never Dies

    I want to podcast but my host says I only have 16 megabytes available until older episodes get archived, hardly enough for a proper podcast. That will have to wait.

    Last night Brad and I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's. Unlike many gay men it is not my favorite movie but it is one of those movies, for me, that I can watch over and over again without growing tired of it. Additionally, its a movie where every time I watch it I seem to notice something that I never saw or heard before in it. Last night I made these observations.

  • Holly's couch is not a mid-century modern leucite concoction but instead a claw foot tub with one side removed. I can't believe I never noticed that.

  • The scene, to be more precise the instant where Holly, Paul, and Mrs. Failenson meet is brilliantly acted by all three players. They all cast gazes at each other that express an instant mutual understanding, as if they'd all met before.

  • Now I could be totally off the mark on this one but I think I am correct in thinking that the woman, Irving, that OJ speaks to early on at Holly's party is a trannie. First there is the name Irving itself but there is also the following discussion that OJ has with Paul about whether or not "she's real." I believe the ambiguity of who the she is is initially vague on purpose before it becomes clear that OJ is asking Paul about Holly.

  • In line with the previous item I just noticed the overall theme of authenticity. Authenticity of self and of love. For example the Tiffany's jeweler is captivated by the Cracker Jack ring in spite of the fact that he's surrounded by some of the most spectacular jewels in the world. The Cracker Jack ring is more authentic to him because it carries more meaning; far more valuable than than a sterling silver telephone dialer, even if it is from Tiffany's.

    Some may have already noticed these things but this is my first time and it makes watching the movie over and over again worth it. Perhaps I should read the book.