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In Rainbows: Gay Rights March 10-11-09

Perfect weather, a sense of hope and few tears of joy all made for an amazing day for Matthew Lopez at last weekend's Equality March in DC.

Top 5 Types of Makeovers

Every Tuesday Elle Scoots will be giving us a new Top 5 of her choosing. This week: Top 5 Types of Makeovers. Not specific makeovers of people who have gone from fugly to just ugly but types of makeovers that really change something within our society. Makeovers that influence the future of people who are easily influenced.

Space Office: The Smemo

In the first installment of our new weekly comic strip, space awaits.

Steve takes a Breather

strokin_itHey there, superfans.  In case you haven't noticed, or don't get the newsletter, we're taking a couple of weeks off to cool our jets and enjoy the summer a little; yeah, we know it's almost Labor Day, but that hasn't stopped it from being a fucking sauna out there.  We'll be back in a couple of weeks, having taken care of a few small errands

Jobs We’re Gay For

soccer_cap.jpgWelcome to another installment in our "gay for" series.  We've covered the men we love (twice) and the response from the other side, as well as giving some love to select politicos who made us swoon during the height of last summer's election insanity.  In this edition, we bring you some professions, real or imagined, that fill our dreams with the wondrous flights of fancy of what our lives might be like had they taken a completely different path.  Please to enjoy the jobs we're gay for.

Tim - Soccer Historian/Sociologist

How rad would my life be if I it consisted of hanging out on the campus of some elite university, studying the developing history of soccer in the United States, teaching undergrads, and having Summers off to go watch football all over the globe? We are in the midst of an accelerated cultural revolution when it comes to the World's game and I've got my finger on the pulse. I'm so horny for this job that I've even read the only book written on the topic, Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism, I subscribe to several soccer-related twitter feeds, and I actually enjoy playing the game. This makes me probably the biggest soccer nerd you've ever met. The other weekend, I went to go see Chelsea vs AC Milan in Baltimore. Other than the game, my favorite part of the trip was seeing tons of little boys in Chelsea and AC Milan jerseys. This got me quite fired up and not for the reason you're thinking. With the slow but steady legitimization of MLS, an expanded and more thorough US Soccer development strategy, and European leagues regularly on television, today's youth is into soccer. That's what excites me. The more young people who are genuine fans of the game ensures the growth of the game and quality of play here in the United States. Those cute little buggers in those darling little jerseys were merely signifiers of this.

Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #6

alcoholism-2.jpgEditor’s Note: Welcome to Steve’s Word newest weekly series “Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed”. Please embrace our newbie contributor Paul Elicker to the site. He has his own site with hilarious writings and even funnier drawings. We asked him if we could rip off some of his material and he graciously accepted our overture. You can find this piece and much more on Paul Elicker’s blog Thrillerverse.com.

WAKE UP you just feel asleep at your desk because you’re unemployed – but you’ve aged 40 years in 3 hours! These are my tips for getting through the Time/Space rift that is unemployment!

While you’re unemployed, money will be as scarce as confidence. You can find ways to be thrifty: exercise is always free, and if you eat your roommates’ soap you don’t have to spend money on food. Still, odds are your brain is atrophying from the dire mix of boredom and despair. You need something to do, something to ease the pain…

Tip #6 Stay off the bottle!

Monday Hangover - 8.17.09

img00149.jpg• What were you most looking forward to this weekend?

It's a toss up between heading to the beach and the season three premiere of Mad Men.  So basically, that's being outside interacting with the natural world versus sitting in my living room staring at some colored pixels within a device that hangs on my wall.  Really got both ends of the spectrum there.


• Any updates to your Netflix queue?

I borrowed the DVDs of the complete Deadwood from my neighbors last year at this time and haven't cracked them yet, so the Netflix queue is gonna be on hold until I get that done.  It's the neighborly thing to do.

Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #5

robot-trainerEditor’s Note: Welcome to Steve’s Word newest weekly series “Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed”. Please embrace our newbie contributor Paul Elicker to the site. He has his own site with hilarious writings and even funnier drawings. We asked him if we could rip off some of his material and he graciously accepted our overture. You can find this piece and much more on Paul Elicker’s blog Thrillerverse.com.

You wake up screaming, then sigh, “Phew, it was only a dream!” NO! These are my tips for wading through the unemployment that is definitely real!

So say you get that call for that holy interview and even after your best efforts to dress nice you still look like a fat owl when you walk in the door, the interviewer won’t even want to look you in your big fat eyes. Thanks to our last tip you’ve hopefully stopped eating toxic amounts of Tostitos by now, but that’s only half way there.

Tip #5: Exercise!

Monday Hangover - 8.10.09

wall-e- What were you most looking forward to this weekend?

I really wanted to rent a Zipcar and haul some bullshit to the Goodwill, but unfortunately for me I was too broke to afford it so my stuff will occupy the couch for another week (or two).

- Any updates to your Netflix queue?

I still have Tron from a few months ago.  What can I say?  The Netflix online has totally taken over the disc list.  Instant Wall-E and Persepolis overrides the Dennis Hopper "classic" Flashback on DVD time after time.

- How's that major life decision going?

None of your goddamn business!  Just kidding.  I've got approximately five and a half months to complete a certain film.  Still not sure if that's gonna happen, but I'm not gonna give up with out a fight.

Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed #4

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to Steve’s Word newest weekly series “Tips for the (Fellow) Unemployed”. Please embrace our newbie contributor Paul Elicker to the site. He has his own site with hilarious writings and even funnier drawings. We asked him if we could rip off some of his material and he graciously accepted our overture. You can find this piece and much more on Paul Elicker’s blog Thrillerverse.com.

LET ME OFF LET ME OFF LET ME OFF!! These are my tips for getting through the faulty roller coaster ride of unemployment!

So you were all set in mind and body – positive, attractive – and then you got shot down because you couldn’t find any jobs to apply to. And maybe you got a rejection email without even getting an interview. And also maybe you’re broke. But that’s OK – you’ve only wasted two-thirds of a day you’ll never get back, no big deal.

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