Vintage missed connections

Article: Vintage missed connections

I’ve previously mentioned the enjoyment I get from Craigslist’s Missed Connections, the forever alone (meme definition here) corner of the Internet. It seems that New Yorkers’ desire to seek out the stranger who caught their eye is timeless, as evidenced by these missed connections submitted and published back in an 1872 when our existence was a mere glimmer in the eyes of our great, great grandparents (yup, I just put that image in your heads)…

Illustrated missed connections

Article: Illustrated missed connections

Since 2009, artist Sophie Blackall has been illustrating very artful and charming depictions of submissions on Missed Connections, one of my favorite time-wasting features of Craigslist. If you aren’t familiar with this subsite because you’ve been quarantined from the Internet in the past decade, it’s basically a message board for the hopeless romantic-optimists who were too shy to ask out a person when they initially saw them. Or as Sophie poetically describes: “Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I’m trying to pin a few of them down.” This is nicer than what I like to tell them, “You’ll all be FOREVER ALONE!” Kidding.

Best. Craigslist Ad. Ever.

Article: Best. Craigslist Ad. Ever.

Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a little here, but this Craigslist ad by a guy looking for a crash pad in San Fran (titled “Best. Roommate. Ever.”) is a lesson in self-promotion: he’s confident, hilarious, and enthusiastic (understatement of the year). Kinda makes you want to take what he’s on. Okay, maybe in reality he’s a little bit crazy (there’s just a hint of Charlie Sheen there), but that would probably make for an interesting and entertaining short-term living situation, at least. Below is just a taste of his ad. We’d love to see his online dating profile.

Does this turn you on?

Article: Does this turn you on?

One of my favorite artists, the man behind Reply To This Post, will be part of a group show in Brooklyn opening tonight. The show, Casual Encounters A Journey Through the Ridiculous, the Absurd and the Extreme, explores sexually charged pen drawings. Details on the show: Applying pen to paper is one of the simplest…

Reply To This Post

Article: Reply To This Post

Gay men will find sex anywhere. Just look the saunas and bathhouses across the world. Remember the celebrities, and politicians, caught in public urinals. And think of the myriad of sex sites out there on the internet. We don’t all cruise for sex. But I’m betting a huge percentage of us does. Craigslist has always…

Digging it

Article: Digging it

I have a great love of all things gay and also of interior design. So it would make great sense to assume a website that combines the two would get me excited. Lurrid Digs (NSFW) definitely gets a rise out of me, but in that squirming-I-cannot-believe-these-people-are-real kinda way. It freaks me out!

SUNfiltered music videos

Article: SUNfiltered music videos

Here’s your weekly music video round up hyped around the Internet.

1. If I may say so, this entry is starting off strong. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at this first video, “You Came Out” from UK group We Have Band. Directed by David Wilson this was created from 4,816 still images!

Care Bears on Fire Video from Orange Dot on Vimeo.

"Classy professionals" seek wingwomen for $35/hour

Article: "Classy professionals" seek wingwomen for $35/hour

photo by colorcritical Let’s say you’ve got enough disposable income — even in the middle of a recession — to call yourself a “classy professional” who drinks in “upscale bars.” And let’s say that — despite the recession — all this disposable income doesn’t seem to be working on the ladies like you’d hoped it…