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Today in “Pop” Culture: DILFs – Why Not?

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Words, words, words. William Burroughs said: “Language is a virus from Outer Space.” That would explain a lot! Everything is written on context-sensitive paper, anyway. What do we think of when we hear the term “Hot Dad?” A sexy Leatherman with a grown-up “boy?” Or an attractive father with young children? Something else? We all hear with our own ears. And it’s all translation. MILFs spawned DILFs. It was bound to happen. This slide show was pulled from internet search results for “DILF.” For the pop-culture-challenged, that would be “Dad I‘d Like to Fuck.” More where these came from! Famous and obscure. That’s the web for you. Like ’em? Check out the specialty sites – like Daddy Complex.

Words, words, words…are always written on context-sensitive paper. (Homotextual Slide Show!)

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In a paraphrase of the Bard’s famous tale, the Queen asks the Prince: “What are you reading, Hamlet?” and he replies:  “Words, words, words…” 500 years later the gay literary great William Burroughs said “Language is a virus from outer space.” Well…that would certainly explain a lot!

More Homotextuality here, here, and here.

Photos: Gay Highwaymen 2011.

London’s National Theatre opens “Angelheaded Hipsters” photos by Gay Beat Alan Ginsberg

Timothy Leary and Neal Cassady 1st meeting in Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters' 'Further' bus which Neal'd driven crosscountry SF to NY via Texas before Fall 1964 presidential election.

Beat. Beat Up. Beat Down. Beatitude. Beatnik. The mid-century, cold-war-era Beat movement exemplified movement – from degradation to grace and back again. And again. On the Road. Howl. Its literary and poetic icons were painful and exultant. The same productive tension appears in Angelheaded Hipsters, the new exhibit of photographs by Gay Beat Alan Ginsberg that just opened at London’s National Gallery. Caught by camera are Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and other artists, writers and cultural figures who defined a moment. A BBC slide show of the exhibit is available here.