Friday Not-So Fun: Sandblasting Wonderland
So, this is the spot where typically I write some suggestive text accompanied by a bounty of hot, sexy pics.
But not today.
Due to Google’s new policy prohibiting pornographic images, I have decided to forgo my usual fun and spend the next few weeks scrubbing Wonderland Burlesque up by removing such content.
I do so, under duress and with a great deal of uncertainty.
You see, I find Google’s new policy to be rather vague. This is a poorly considered, badly written piece of policy work which leaves this blogger with all sorts of questions.
Example: Let’s say I do remove all I consider pornographic? Does this apply to images only, or will my text be scrutinized and demeaned unsuitable? Does this rule apply to sex acts and erect penises only, or does it apply to all penises? Is side butt allowed? Is the image of two naked men embracing or kissing with only side butt showing and no penises in sight allowed? What about jock straps or erections or penises whose outlines are clearly visible, but are, in fact, concealed by some type of covering?
Well, you get the idea. It’s a slippery slope.
They also issue this policy, but say nothing about the mature classification itself. Is that going away? Do I have to make my blog family friendly? Or am I allowed to discuss and share adult oriented material that does not cross the line into pornography?
Umm… where IS that line, exactly?
And, again, this brings into question whether the text that I have shared will be allowed (some of my stuff… well, a lot of my stuff is rather, ummm… explicit).
Am I wasting my time here? I’ve already scrubbed up my past 76 posts. Gotten rid of all those nasty penises, dripping erections, etc. I have been moving in that direction anyway due to the rules over at google+ and because I just haven’t been feeling quite so hyper-sexual these days (something that happens when you find someone who truly makes you happy).
But, again… am I wasting my time? Is the hammer going to come down no matter what I do?
I have written the good people at Google, asking some of the above questions, but I doubt I will receive an answer because – WE NEVER DO.
I have written to them numerous times asking what is wrong with the whole manage my blogs thing (I really would like to unfollow some folks).
- BREAKING NEWS -
There is a possibility that Google has had a change of heart. I need to read that email, but, according to my bud whkattk, Google has received a ton of feedback and will now drop the new policies and, instead, rigorously enforce their current policy.
Their current policy? Ummm, also rather vague, if I remember. But I will give it a read.
So, ummm… as Emily Litella used to say…
Update: I just checked my email and have no such notification from google. So? Not sure.
Some men have it all going on… and Raheem?
Nothing melts my heart like some old school, quiet fire R&B.
A 2008 Grammy Nominee, Raheem DeVaughn has been around since 2005 and he simply keeps getting better.
It was easy to miss this one. ‘Outerspaceship’ was released as part of an EP featuring various artists, called ‘Home’; most of which I can live without, but this track is the exception. The music is as sensual and comforting as the title is off-putting and misleading. Give it a listen and you will see what I mean.
Turdscooter of the Week
This honor is long overdue. Mr. Giuliani (Who is, what? A former Mayor, occasional cross-dresser, and, now, marginal celebrity wannabe?) shoots off his mouth and Fox News is only too happy to lick the toe of his suede, thigh-high, fuchsia boots.
Rudy routinely makes the kind of headlines that make me sick to my stomach: sensational, narrow-minded sound bites broadcasting absolute garbage. Simply google this man and his habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time blazes forth with an obliviousness that is as calculated as it is idiotic. In terms of political stupidity, only Donald Trump rivals this man.
Last week, he questioned President Obama’s Christianity and his love of America. Is it just me, or would you agree that since a black man became President, the proverbial white gloves have come off in relation to treating that office with dignity and respect? It’s like open season.
Previously, Rudy ignited a shit storm when sharing his views about black on black crime and the racial make-up of police forces. He then accused President Obama and other black leaders of stoking the anti-police sentiment that has hit code red since the uprising in Ferguson, MO. He also intimated that teacher unions are to blame for violence in the black community.
The thing is: who the hell is Rudy Giuliani? How is he relevant?
Why should I care what comes out of his mouth?
Because news/talk shows need fodder and Rudy can be counted on to deliver something that pricks up the ears of liberals and reasonable, logical people. And – most importantly - he’s an easy guest to book.
Because the man has nothing else going on.
This is why I think he should consider, given his cross-dressing past, giving J. Edgar Hoover a run for his money, and take up drag full-time. Who knows? Maybe there would be a spot for him on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?
Although, Ru tends to not take clowns seriously…
And, oh, yeah… Rudy boy is definitely that.
So, let’s all wrap a beaten feathered boa around our necks, put on a pair of hilariously oversized shoes, and paint our faces with a smile as a means of saluting Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week, royal ass-clown, Rudy Giuliani.
‘Salt’ and ‘Transpose’
Christo Bowman, Gavin Bennett, Miles Morris and Ray Libby are members one of my favorite up and coming bands, Bad Suns. Hailing from Los Angeles, their debut, ‘Language & Perspective’ was released in 2014, with Huffington Post placing on their year-end ‘Best Of’ list.
Two of their songs, Transpose’ and ‘Salt’, have gotten plenty of play on my iPod. Both display incredible pop chops and irresistible hooks, bringing to mind the edgy, danceable new wave sounds of Duran Duran. Also of note: their 2013 single, 'Cardiac Arrest'.
Expect more from these guys.