Post-beatdown breakdown, Rounds 2 & 3 (2-on-1)

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. Part of it is that my uploading privileges to my YouTube channel are currently suspended due to it being too obvious how much I’m enjoying myself, so the video you’re about to watch is from a backup channel. That’s why it’s not enough to subscribe to the YouTube channel; you’ll want to follow this blog by clicking the folder at the top of the page and/or follow me on Facebook.

This video shows how Tristan and Jose maximized the longevity of the beatdown by varying their attacks on my abs to include “slow-pressure” methods that are also challenging (and erotic) but in a different way. I also talk a little about how for me, getting gut punched is more akin to being muscle worshiped than to being humiliated, and about the ambiguity of gut punching — how it can be this innocuous macho display between straight guys or something much more sexual. No prize for guessing where I fall along the spectrum.

Cooking for abs (a vaguelytarian approach)

In response to some questions I’ve gotten about my diet, I’m alternating some flexing and ab punching footage with video of me cooking the staple dish I eat most often.

It’s basically a loose, fusion-y knockoff of some Indian pulao recipes, but it smells and tastes amazing. I eyeball all the quantities except the brown basmati rice and water (which is a 1-to-2 ration), so think of this as a conceptual recipe, not one you should “follow.” I also talk a little about how going “vaguelytarian” (I only eat meat a couple times a month at this point) has helped me lean out, stay lean and feel better while shrinking my carbon footprint a tad and, surprisingly, enjoying food more as a sensuous pleasure. Keep in mind I’m only describing my experience, not giving advice or preaching the virtues of vegetarianism.

Gay marriage, loneliness, publicity, and John Berger

Applying the late, great critic John Berger’s insights about publicity to the 21st century and how the new flood of gay wedding images relates to his ideas about glamour, envy, and the elusive other life promised by whatever transformation is being sold. Today, we are increasingly individual publicity agents and consumers of the dream for an industry we don’t necessarily profit from ourselves and an institution that isn’t right for many of us.

This video was prompted by reading Michael Hobbes’s Huffington Post essay “Together Alone: The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness”:

And recently re-watching Episode 4 of John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing”:

CPAC, publisher dump Milo Yiannopoulos over pedophila remarks

Quick update on my recent video on how LGBTs and other lefties play into Milo Yiannopoulos’s hands by protesting him and trying to deny him platforms. Well, now the Conservative Political Action Conference has no-platformed Milo over resurfaced comments that sound sympathetic to pedophiles. And just after I uploaded this, I saw that Simon & Schuster are canceling his book deal!

Related links:

I Helped Create the Milo Trolling Playbook. You Should Stop Playing Right Into It.
MMA M4M Companion Ep 1: Joe Rogan, Milo Yiannopoulos, Bill Maher
Reagan Battalion video featuring Milo’s pedophilia-related remarks
Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC after making comments on child abuse 
Milo Yiannopoulos loses his book deal with Simon & Schuster amid growing outcry 

Masculine in bed (masc4masc?)

My first commentary video – on Valentine’s Day, as it happens — includes the story an ex who said I was masculine in bed – but did he have to sound so surprised? I also discuss the masc4masc controversy in light of my view that the bedroom is the best place for letting our dark sides out.

The commentary is voiceover – instead of a talking head video I thought I’d have flexing, gutpunching and other footage running as I talk. Enjoy and feel free to comment!