Wednesday, October 28, 2009
(I love this video because it's fan made and features Edward Gorey illustrations!)
Allow me to introduce you to hot actor Ryan Gosling's new band Dead Man's Bones. The band features Gosling and co-conspirator Zach Shields along with children's choirs singing macabre love songs. Of all the celebrity bands out there, this one seems to actually be cool. More Jenny Lewis, less Dogstar.
Here's a really cool interview on Pitchfork (I know, I know) with Gosling and bandmate Zach Shields.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Every body has heard “Monster Mash” or “This Is Halloween” at more than enough Halloween parties that we might as well just peel off our faces and dance to Thriller.
Here at Pool Boy, we know that a great Halloween playlist is a right of passage and can lead to our face paint smeared all over that of a delicious boy toy.
We tried avoiding the more cliché music choices (Sorry, Misfits) to bring you some long forgotten or newly discovered tracks to make all the party goers drop dead.
Use wisely, ladies and pool boys:
You Turn Me On – Beat Happening
Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio
I Walked With a Zombie – Roky Erickson
Spider Baby – Fantomas
Somebody's Watching Me – Rockwell
The Wretched – Nine Inch Nails
Halloween – Sonic Youth
Witchcraft – Wolfmother
The Boogie Monser – Gnarls Barkley
The House that Dripped Blood – The Mountain Goats
The Halloween Dance – Reverend Horton Heat
Candyman – Christine Aguilera (Hey, she's scary enough on her own)
Burn the Witch – Queens of the Stone Age
Pet Sematary – The Ramones
Creatures of the Night – Mannheim Steamroller
Shakin' Shakin' Shakes – Los Lobos
The Mask – Danger Doom
Back from the Dead – Spinal Tap
Trick or Treat – Otis Redding
Zombie Zoo – Tom Petty
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Creatures of the Night – KISS
Dead – Pixies
Furnace Room Lullaby – Neko Case
Devil's Island – Megadeth
Big Black Coffin – Peter Bjorn & John
Bloodletting – Concrete Blonde
Nightmare on My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
top image borrowed without permission from http://www.myzombiepinup.com/
The website (warning: the English version of the German site does not have the best translation) has a whole section on the background of the "Poryes" or sexpositive feminist movement that is an interesting read. The criteria that award nominees needed to meet is pretty interesting as well:
Criteria for feminist pornfilms:
• A sex-positive attitude, no de-humanising or misogynistic portrayals
• Roles in collusion with those involved / no crossing of personal borders
• Ethical work conditions / safe sex is encouraged
• Those involved will be shown in relation to one another - eye, skin, hand, and body contact, energy exchange.
• Emotions and declarations of love are encouraged, doable, and showable.
• Diverse camera settings, light and shadow games
• Variations of sexual practices in joyful transitions, not an achievement test, broadening of the stereotypically portrayed spectrum.
• A variety of body types, ages, genders, sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds.
• Authentic sound recordings or music. No gender-stereotypical amplified dubbing of moaning.
• Portrayal of lust and pleasure, focus on female lust and its diversity.
• No schematic portrayals of the “sexual curve” – that is to say no straight zoom in on the male ejaculation, no emphasis of the male cum shot. Orgasms are not the only goal.• Women are significantly involved in the production of the film as producers, directors, or camerawomen.
Sounds good to me. There's definitely a noticeable difference in porn made by and for men vs porn made by and for women. Props for awarding movies that actually aim to titillate women. Now when will the American feminist porn market start booming?
Sunday, October 25, 2009
So PoolBoy Magazine just hosted it's first ever Ladies Porn Night this past Friday night at the Pool House.
We had a blast. We had wine, hors d'œuvres, green, and porn.
While waiting for Ophelia Bachs to arrive with the porn vidoes, we started the night off with watching a short feminist art movie by some ASU students called "Hysteria: A History", which was interesting and cool.
Then we got down to business and watched some porn. We watched:
Five Hot Stories for Her
All About Anna
Marie & Jack (Comstock Films)
Ashley & Kisha (Comstock Films)
While watching the videos we ask our ladies what they thought about specific scenes, the appearances of the male and female actors, if they'd fap to the video, if they'd go out and buy the video, and overall their impression.
The whole night was very interesting and fun. It was really cool to discuss porn with a bunch of women and see what people liked and disliked. And it was interesting to hear about people's experience levels with pornography. For one of our attendees, that was the first time she had ever seen a porn video! PoolBoy Magazine was glad to be her first.
Look for the full write up from our first Ladies Porn Night in the first issue of PoolBoy Magazine!
We're almost ready to print this first issue and we're really excited!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
According to NPR, "The online ad from Gigimo promises women "no more worry," because they can restore their virginity for just $29.95. The ad says the "artificial virginity hymen" fits in the vagina and, upon penetration, oozes a bloodlike liquid."
Ahh yeah, oozing a bloodlike liquid, that's getting me hot just thinking about it. Luckily, the device has sparked an outrage in Egypt. Unfortunately, it's because such a device would supposedly let women tramp it up and then still appear virgins to their poor unsuspecting husbands. Husbands like this young Egyptian man:
"Ahmed Rifaat, 19, says no matter how much he loved a girl, he would drop her instantly if he found out that she wasn't a virgin.
When asked if it should be the same for the male, he says, "No, it's not a big deal if the guy's not a virgin. I'm not speaking about Islam — I'm just saying it's normal. But she has to be a virgin, because she's a girl. She's a girl! That's just the way it is."She's a girl!!! A girl! That's why!!! Don't you get it?! SHE'S A GIRL! If I keep repeating that will it make sense? Probably not, huh, because it's a ridiculous double standard that still prevails in many parts of the world. On the female side of the spectrum we have responses like this:
"Sitting next to Ahmed is his cousin Aya, who laughs at Ahmed's logic but seems resigned to the prevailing view that forgiveness for premarital sex is a one-way street.
"For me, men and women are the same," she says. "The only reason he said it's normal is because he's a guy. But I would never marry a guy who wasn't a virgin. Well, maybe if we were really in love and it was just once and he was honest about it, maybe I could forgive it."
Hmm. I wouldn't go that route myself. As many accomplished ladies who have lain virgin boys know, it's usually not pretty. However, it's sad that while some women in these places believe that men and women should be equal they are still resigned to the double standards that prevail.
Yet, the story ends on an uplifting note. Some women, like Amy Mowafi, are opposed to the device because it simply provides a loop hole out of the hypocrisy of the hymen debate.
"The problem with a device like this," she says, "is it makes it too easy for the woman to play by the rules of society instead of standing up and saying, 'No, you need to understand that I am a good person. And it should not all come down to this issue of a hymen.' "
Hymens ain't nothing but a he thang.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I was expecting something hilarious and I was not let down. First off Yahoo News ran the story, copied from US News (a bastion of........), which ran the story of a study done in Texas (only in Texas folks...only in Texas), AT A UNIVERSITY mind you, which polled women about why they had sex.
And guess what the researchers said?
women aren't all that different from men.
Damn that was probably a couple grand in research grants down the drain.
They found that the number one reason women had sex? They were attracted to their partner and are seeking sexual pleasure. WHAT?!?!??! Impossible!!!!
That's right guys, want more love from your lady? Do some fucking sit ups and give good head.
They also got some hilarious answers like:
Many women said they had sex to bring them closer to God.
That's definitely my reason for sex!
I'm always like "oh god! oh god!"
Read the entire news story here for more laughs at what's going on in Texas
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Is it because with relaxed abortion restrictions contraception is more often available? Or perhaps because when you let women control their reproductive health they opt for abortions less often because really, no one wants to have an abortion. I feel like the anti-choice side likes to make it seem like people that defend abortion are all rushing to the nearest clinic to get them one a those handy dandy abortions. The reality is that everyone wants less abortions. It's just been proven that:
"legal abortion does not cause abortion," Sue Cohen, director of government affairs at Guttmacher tells us. "And illegal abortion does not make abortion go away."
Legal abortion means women are given correct information and access to contraception so that they are able to decide when and how to get pregnant, or not. So yay for less abortions and yay for reproductive rights!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Maybe I'm just not that fashionable but that dude looks like he's wearing a sleeping bag over his ball hugging space suit. Not that I'm complaining about being able to see his package...I'd just prefer him without all the clothes on.
I leave you with this:
JK, I'd rather end on hotness.
He beefs up and dresses down your favorite Disney heroes. My favs include:
Check out his Deviant Art page, or if you don't have an account (most of the images are blocked otherwise), just Google his name.
Hell, even the annoying ass Emperor looks super tasty in his underoos.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Between being a corporate slave, starting a company, launching a porn magazine, raising a badass labrador and still managing to see my friends, get my drink on and squeeze in a little time with my man friend... well sometimes things just work out where it's easier just to not go home.
Deep down, I'm still a Girl Scout at heart, so I love being prepared.
For any unplanned adventure, behold:
Your Ho on the Go kit! Each kit includes a thong, a toothbrush with toothpaste, condoms and an aromatherapy wipe. They're sealed up in a little package, perfect to stash in your car, backpack or where ever you need.
There's even a kit for your loveable Manwhore.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The ladies of PoolBoy love to ride their bikes. What better way to meet hot dudes than on your bike? I like to pull the old "Do you know anything about bikes? You do? Can you take a look at my chain?" line to get to talking to hotties on their fixies. Works every time ladies!
We've even taken hot naked photos of a biking hottie for our first issue! With his bike!
Plus biking is good for other shit like the environment and your body (blah blah blah). It's also super cool to know how to fix your own bike so when you ride up next to that hot dude on a bike and ask him to "look at your chain", you can always say:
I already know how to fix bikes, I just wanted to talk to you.
Here's some other cool bike sites we've found on the internetz:
Photos of Hot Dudes on Bikes
Hot Dudes on Bikes the blog
WOMBATS (Woman's Mountain Bike And Tea Society)
Chainbreaker by Shelley Jackson
Here’s a hand-illustrated and accesible introduction to the world of bike repair! Through working at both Plan B Bike Project and French Quarter Bicycles in New Orleans, our co-authors have gathered a wealth of experience to share with would-be mechanics. The first half of this book is a complete repair manual to get you started on choosing, fixing, and riding your bike. The second half reprints all four issues of Chainbreaker zine, whose originals were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
Velo Vogue: Where the bike lane meets the runway!
Awesome bike blog on bikes and fashion. Lots of fun pictures.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This year's tour includes the always amazing Michelle Tea, Ariel Schrag, Beth Lisick, Rhiannon Argo, Sara Seinberg, Ben McCoy, Kirya Traber, and usually a special guest or two. If you are into photography, comix, art, spoken word, laughing, cutting edge fiction, zines, badass ladies or awesomeness, I strongly urge you to check out Sister Spit if they stop anywhere near your town. They're also setting up another US tour for April 2010 so urge them to come to you!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The tag line:
An artistic approach to porn, a pornographic approach to art, a porno-artistic approach to religion.
It's about time we got some mixing of religion and porn. Let's get holy!