Monday, March 12, 2018

Ars In Memoriam 2018

Joseph Douglas Wilson Jr., in SecondLife also known as Ars Northmead,

★ April 21, 1953 (First life)
★ October 25, 2006 (SecondLife)

 March 12, 2010

"Ars Forever, Forever Ars"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

"Of A Certain Age"

You may not have noticed yet, but the laird has recently been published by Amazon. "The Book of Bock. Collected wisdoms and guidelines for life and social media presence for an avatar in postindustrial society. Part 1." Available in Kindle and hardcover for $6.24 (includes VAT).

"When an avatar if ´of a certain age' it is always best to photograph them in a harsh and brilliant lighting to obliterate and cover up any and all imperfections and blemishes that may have developed during their evolution. If nothing else helps take them to Chouchou." (BoB 2018, p 234)

To think that I would have to follow my own gentle guidelines when I was thinking about what picture to post for my eleventh rezday.

Oh my, can it really be true? I am older that dirt in SecondLife and Philip Linden must certainly have used me to rub the shit of his shoes after his first rezzing in-world.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Down With The Patriarchate!

Happy International Women's Day 2018 to you all!
Golda Meir, May 3, 1898 – December 8, 1978
teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician
You don't have to be better, just not worse. You've got that covered, now go out and get em! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oy Vey, Oy Vey! The End of the Western Judeo-Christian Civilisation and the World As We Know It Is Nigh!

The results of the poll on Socks and Sandals are in. They are truly shocking!

There were a total pf 13 respondents and only - I stress O-N-L-Y -  77% of them thought that the distasteful combination of socks with sandals was "uncool", while 23% of the respondents were uncouth enough (despite the many subtle hints in the accompanying post on what the correct, appropriate and proper vote should be) to vote for "cool".

I have started packing and will let you all know which part of the universe I will be moving to before I leave. The Babylonians be with those of you who decide to stay and watch our world crumble...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

"It Is Considered A Fashion Faux Pas"

I and the guys visited the one year anniversary celebration of Achille's "Men's Nudist Beach" (a.k.a. MNB or Men's Clothed Beach) yesterday.
Holt, I, Tomais, JJ and Wayne 
After awhile I saw something on one of my friends that shook me to the core.

Old men all over the world do it without shame. Germans and Brits do it. Hell, even David Beckham does it! And in the fashion seasons of 2010 and 2014 some designers attempted to make it trendy, but - Thank the Babylonians! - failed. We are talking about wearing socks with sandals.

Now, according to Wikipedia, this is an age old point of contention in men's fashion. "Wearing socks and sandals together is a controversial fashion combination and social phenomenon that is discussed in various countries and cultures. It is considered a fashion faux pas."

So, one of my friends was actually wearing sandals with socks, believe it or not... Surprisingly it was the most fashion forward among us sporting this weird combination, the awesome and well known SecondLife fashion icon, fashion vlogger, film director and producer (link takes you to his YouTube Channel) and not least a brilliant photographer (link to his Flickr), Mr. WayneNZ Esq.
Wayne in socks and sandals
Ladies and gentleman, I am now going to ask you for your opinion, is it the combination of socks and sandals cool or uncool? Please take the poll in the top right corner and add any additional remarks you may have in the comments.