Monthly Archives: May 2012

If You Believe It…

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Do you believe in hypnotism? I didn’t, until I worked for a hypnotist last summer. I worked with Thom Kaz in his show, Hypnaughty. It was a blast, and I saw first-hand just how hypnotized someone can become. It’s simple really. This is how I look at hypnotism:

 It’s merely a suggestion to your subconscience that you take as truth. That’s it.

That’s why some people can and some people can’t be hypnotized. You have to be willing to let your conscience gaurd down long enough, to take what he/she is saying as being real and as being the truth. When you do this, you become hypnotized. Obviously, it wouldn’t work on me because I don’t want it to, and I don’t believe it’d work on me. Therefore, I wouldn’t be hypnotized.

A List of Some of The Fun Stuff I SAW  while being Thom’s Hypnaughty Hottie!

1.) People believing their chairs were the sexiest partner they’ve ever had, and were in a contest for the Hottest Porn Video. *That’s hilarious

2.) Grown men believing they’re Tinkerbell and that if they didn’t convince the audience to clap, fairies didn’t exist, therefore, they’d die.

3.) Men and women recieving the best orgasms of their life by a handshake.

4.) People believing their asses were on fire when a mexican theme song played. **ever watched someone roll, scoot, and bounce all across a stage?

5.) Men believing I was a mop, and they could do what the wanted for 30 seconds with me. *Hilarious and a little scary

6.) People actually believing they had the worst case of jock strap itch when Thom shook their hand.

7.) People forgetting their names and their significant others names.

8.) People believing their seats were the world’s best vibrators

I could go on and on with the hilarious shit I’ve seen on stage. You’ll just have to check Thom Kaz’s Hypnaughty out for yourself!! Enjoy these pictures and videos.

actual people under hypnosis from Thom Kaz

Erin and I: Hypnaughty Hotties

2 men slow dancing together.

Meet Thom Kaz

Allison (Thom’s wife) & I last night!

 

What do you think of Hypnotism??

I Don’t Get It.

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By  Published: May 30, 2012   

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.       

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.       

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.       

“Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor’s Room at City Hall.       

“New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” he said. “I think that’s what the public wants the mayor to do.”       

A spokesman for the New York City Beverage Association, an arm of the soda industry’s national trade group, criticized the city’s proposal on Wednesday. The industry has clashed repeatedly with the city’s health department, saying it has unfairly singled out soda; industry groups have bought subway advertisements promoting their cause.       

“The New York City health department’s unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks is again pushing them over the top,” the industry spokesman, Stefan Friedman, said. “It’s time for serious health professionals to move on and seek solutions that are going to actually curb obesity. These zealous proposals just distract from the hard work that needs to be done on this front.”       

Mr. Bloomberg’s proposal requires the approval of the Board of Health, a step that is considered likely because the members are all appointed by him, and the board’s chairman is the city’s health commissioner, who joined the mayor in supporting the measure on Wednesday.       

Mr. Bloomberg has made public health one of the top priorities of his lengthy tenure, and has championed a series of aggressive regulations, including bans on smoking in restaurants and parks, a prohibition against artificial trans fat in restaurant food and a requirement for health inspection grades to be posted in restaurant windows.       

The measures have led to occasional derision of the mayor as Nanny Bloomberg, by those who view the restrictions as infringements on personal freedom. But many of the measures adopted in New York have become models for other cities, including restrictions on smoking and trans fats, as well as the use of graphic advertising to combat smoking and soda consumption, and the demand that chain restaurants post calorie contents next to prices.       

In recent years, soda has emerged as a battleground in efforts to counter obesity. Across the nation, some school districts have banned the sale of soda in schools, and some cities have banned the sale of soda in public buildings.       

In New York City, where more than half of adults are obese or overweight, Dr. Thomas Farley, the health commissioner, blames sweetened drinks for up to half of the increase in city obesity rates over the last 30 years. About a third of New Yorkers drink one or more sugary drinks a day, according to the city. Dr. Farley said the city had seen higher obesity rates in neighborhoods where soda consumption was more common.       

The ban would not apply to drinks with fewer than 25 calories per 8-ounce serving, like zero-calorie Vitamin Waters and unsweetened iced teas, as well as diet sodas.       

Restaurants, delis, movie theater and ballpark concessions would be affected, because they are regulated by the health department. Carts on sidewalks and in Central Park would also be included, but not vending machines or newsstands that serve only a smattering of fresh food items.       

At fast-food chains, where sodas are often dispersed at self-serve fountains, restaurants would be required to hand out cup sizes of 16 ounces or less, regardless of whether a customer opts for a diet drink. But free refills — and additional drink purchases — would be allowed.       

Colin Moynihan contributed reporting.

Wait, is he serious? Just some points as to why I believe this is an idiotic idea. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for a healthier nation, but I just think this is too far and stupid.

1.) Sugar is sugar, no matter if it’s processed or natural. Your body can’t tell the difference. Why not take away smoothies, fruit, and fruit juices?

2.) Obesity can be prevented by lifestyle changes. You can’t force someone to not be obese.

3.) Lower the prices of organic and health foods and maybe, just maybe, we’d see more people purchasing them. If natural, health foods weren’t so much more expensive than processed foods, we’d see a decline in purchases.

4.) Families on a budget need cheaper goods. Processed foods are cheaper. It’s a fact, the largest portion of obese individuals dwell in the lowest income bracket.

5.) Um, I just don’t see how you can ban the selling of large sugary drinks. I just don’t see how that could happen in America.

6.) This cracks me up, if you make resturants give these sugary drinks to customers in smaller containers (limiting the consumption), than isn’t the free refills option contradictory?

 6.) Hello, no one is forcing Jim or Suzy to by that insanely, larger than your head, Coke.

 Source:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.html?_r=1&emc=na

Just as I Predicted

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Before I moved to New Orleans, I predicted that the likelihood of my alcohol consumption increasing would be a very likely one. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that I was in fact, correct. I just wanted to share some of the (what I find) hilarious moments of mental clarity that allowed me to come to this conclusion. I mean, I do live just 1 block from the amazing Burboun St (best street ever) and 2 from Jackson Sq. There’s alcohol everywhere! You just gotta know when to stop!

1.) When you realize  you only have $13.00 and you ask yourself: “Food or alcohol?” Hands down, alcohol.

2.) When you let alcohol carrying pedestrians pass before non-alcohol carrying pedestrians. It’s only manners. I would hate for them to spill their drinks.

3.) When the waiter asks, “Would you also like water?” To which you respond, “No, thanks. I’m a pro.”

4.) When you ask yourself why anyone would be walking around New Orleans Sober or without a drink.

5.) When you drink, before you go out and drink. In my best defense, I am cheap/broke, and paying student loans.

6.) When you buy an original Guns N Roses tour Mug, soley for drinking your alcoholic beverages and for feeling like a CHAMP/Bad Ass at the same time.

Well, if you’re ever in New Orleans, let me know! We’ll have some legendary drinks in the Big Easy!

Hurricanes from Pat O’s!

From Margaritaville..It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere

Guns N Roses mug bought ONLY for Alcohol..Bad Ass feeling

Zombies Coming Soon

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Heed his Warning…

I’m not sure how appropriate this is, given the incident in Miami over Memorial weekend (a naked man eating another man’s face), but I think it’s hilarious. The picture, not the incident. With all the Zombie Apocalypse hype, I think it’s a tad bit appropiate. If you just so happened to miss what “Miami Incident” I’m speaking of, here’s a link: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/miami-zombie-like-face-chewing-suspect-rudy-eugene-was-a-beautiful-person-former-classmate-says

**Personally, I believe that naked man had to be on some serious drugs, and had to have serious mental issues to have done this. Those two factors could have produced this.

I’m with the Band….My Soul Sista, Miss Pamela des Barres

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The Original ‘Classy’ Groupie

This is Miss Pamela des Barres….my soul sister from another generation. If you haven’t read her book I’m with the Band, you’re def. missing out on an: eye-opening, non-stop entertaining, Rock n Roll making, page turner. Can you tell I love this book more than chocolate cake (that’s saying a lot)? She got to experience a free-spirited life for most of her young adult life. I just wish times could be that innocent again.

Miss Pamela is the ORIGINAL groupie. I mean, come on, she and her gang the GTO’s, were the very first group of women that traveled/lived/nurtured rock’s greatest legends. They were unlike any other thing I’ve seen, read, heard.  When I think of groupie, I automatically think of sleeping with the band, doing anything to be close to the band. But, that’s not what Miss Pamela was about. She was about honoring the men she felt gave the world beautiful music, and showing them her appreciation of their gifts. She was just attracted and loved to LOVE these men.

This is just a little run down of Miss Pamela’s adventures and highlights….YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! Especially if you are a huge fan of classic rock (like myself). You get an intimate glance at the real rock stars themselves.

* She experienced the Whiskey A Go-Go, and other high profile clubs at their height!

*Experienced the true HIPPIE life first hand (she didn’t like it, at all)

*Got to know Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendricks, Frank Zappa, Rod Stewart, Waylan Jennings, Paul McCartney, Jimmi Page, and  Robert Plant intimately..just to drop a few names!

If you want to read a little more, here’s a link to a great interview with Miss Pamela: http://www.starpulse.com/news/Stephanie_Nolasco/2011/01/04/spending_the_night_with_miss_pamela_gr

Frank Zappa & Miss Pamela

MIss Pamela and Keith Moon from The Who

The GTOs

Miss Pamela, currently

Her new line of clothing and jewelry, Groupie  Couture is coming out soon! Go to her website to check out more details about this line, her blog, and her personal writing classes she conducts! Which, I will one day attend!  http://pameladesbarres.com/

Forgive Me, My Dear!

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So, I’ve been MIA for a while now. I’ve been a busy little bee! I relocated to New Orleans, saw some of my favorite amazing musicians, and rekindled my relationship with the boy I was once engaged too. So, I’ve been busy! But, I’m back!!!

Concert Fun!

KISS in New Orleans

KISS IN NOLA

Bret Michaels in Mobile..met him on an accident!

We met Bret MIchaels

 Guns N Roses in Nashville

Best Concert Ever.

Slash in Biloxi-Myles Kennedy on vocals- SICK! Check them out!

Slash! I wore some bad ass leggings!

 Motley Crue & Posion in Mississippi

 Def Leppard & Heart in Gulf Shores, Al

Oh Yes! Def Leppard and Heart!

Relocating has been amazing! I now live in New Orleans, and I love this city! It’s diversity and business never lets you feel alone or bored. I am also a gay man at heart, so that’s plus. Nothing is better than walking some streets of Sequins down Burboun st! Paradise!

My kind of street!