Daddyhunt Blog Posts from April 2011

RobHeartsDH
April 14, 2011
Category: The Arts

With so many distractions this days (basically everything that moves) I forgot how much fun reading can be. In an effort to dedicate an hour a night to something creatively and intellectually stimulating, I've tried to cut back on the boob tube. I love it dearly, and there are times when I need it, but when I weighed the amount of time I spent watching television versus the amount time I spent on projects I'd been meaning to get done, it was just too much. Which brings me back to the whole book reading thing.

Recently I finished The Hunger Games trilogy, which while billed as a young adult novel was a great ride filled with some fairly universal adult themes. I'm now in the middle of two books, one paper, Patti Smith's Just Kids, and one eBook, Tina Fey's Bossypants. I decided that because Tina Fey's book just came out (and I was itching to try reading a book on my iPad) I should concentrate on that one and return back to Patti when I'm done. The tones are quite different and I think it's best not to multitask with book reading. But the problem is, when I'm done, what will I read next?!

So what I really want to know is what you all out there are reading. Getting book suggestions can be a tricky business, but also the most practical in terms of finding one you'll like. I was thinking that if enough people either endorsed the same book, or were game for a suggestion by a member or moderator, we could all enjoy the pleasures of reading and discussion together. It's no fun finishing a book and having no one to discuss it with at length,...

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RobHeartsDH
April 12, 2011
Category: Entertainment
Songs in the Key of Anti-Violence

With greater visibility comes greater vulnerability. This is true of many things, but none more so than the plight of the GLBT community. While we're making great strides in gaining full equality and acceptance, the number of hate violence attacks has risen at an alarmingly high rate. Maybe more people are reporting such incidents, but there seems to be a strong correlation between our increased media and political presence and when these attacks occur. What's worse, is that this kind of violence is taking place in supposed safe havens like our very own gayborhoods.

Which is why organizations like the Anti-Violence Project, a non-profit dedicated to addressing and preventing hate violence, are needed more than ever. For 30 years, AVP has been a leader in taking care of our community through counseling, advocacy, organizing and public education. This Thursday, April 14th, the Anti-Violence Project will be hosting a Bear-aoke night at Rockbar NYC to raise awareness (and some funds) for the organization. If you're in NYC and want to drop in and lend your support via killer vocals, please do. I'll be there ready to do some harm to a few classic power ballads, so if you're there be sure to say hello!

Bear-aoke
Thursday, April 14 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Rockbar NYC
185 Christopher Street
New York, NY

For more information on AVP and the services they provide, visit them at: http://avp.org/

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RobHeartsDH
April 11, 2011
Category: Eye Candy

Even with the onslaught of superhero movies about to hit the theaters this summer (Thor, Captain America, Green Lantern), my geek boner hasn't risen much higher than a semi. With the exception of maybe Thor, it's hard to get hard for these mild mannered heroes heading our way. Which is why, when it comes to the sexiest, daddiest superhero out there, there's only one super man for me: Wolverine. Not only does he have the gruff and tough attitude, but he's pretty much older than everyone living today and still looks hot as hell (who says mutant genes are a burden?). Add to all that the hair, the bod, and the frequently ripped costumes and you've got quite the package over that adamantium skeleton. It also doesn't hurt that he's played on screen by the equally steamy Hugh Jackman. Whether in comic, toon, or Hollywood form, he's pretty much the ultimate in comic book sexiness.

But like any good geek debate, there will be an infinite number of alternate realities/opinions. So let's hear them.

Who's your ultimate comic book fantasy and why?

April 7, 2011
Category: Entertainment

Ever wished you could party at an ancient Roman discotheque? If you answered yes, have we got the ticket for you! Notorious party throwers The Saint At Large, in association with the House of Yes and Lady Circus (the sexually charged acrobatic troupe), present Caligula Maximus, a sexually charged, performance/dance party wrapped in a end-of-the-world-inhibition-free musical extravaganza. Wear comfortable shoes to dance in, wear a costume, or come naked: whatever you choose, just be ready to have one hell of a ride.

The new musical disco circus premieres at the House of Yes, now through April 17th, and includes two of NYC's biggest underground stars, Jamin Ruhren aka Acid Betty and Kayvon Zand. Set on the last night of the notorious emperor’s life, CALIGULA MAXIMUS is a high-jinks of nudity, frivolity and 70′s-inspired decadence. The debaucherous Emperor of Rome takes on a beautific Jesus Christ in an X-rated wrestling match for the hearts and hard-ons of ancient Rome.

House of Yes is located at 342 Mauer St. in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/167837

CALIGULA MAXIMUS
Place: HOUSE OF YES
342 Mauer St.
Brooklyn, New York

Performance Schedule:
Performances:
April 7 @ 9P
April 8 @ 8:30P & 11P
April 9 @ 9P
April 10 @ 8P
April 13 & 14 @ 9P
April 15 @ 8:30P...

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RobHeartsDH
April 6, 2011
Category: Gay Culture
Blowoff NYC Tickets

Blowoff is back this Friday, April 8th in NYC and we've got a pair of tickets to get you there. I went to my first Blowoff party just a few months ago, and I have to say, it was a really great night out. It's one of those casual, come as you are parties, where there's no judgement, no expectations, just people who want to mix and mingle and have a good time. It's the perfect middle ground for those that want to dance on a Friday night or just hang around at the bar with a bunch of sexy ass men. Cause let me tell you: the men folk I saw in February we're all kinds of hot, but more importantly very friendly and approachable.

Last time around, we asked what you do to blow off steam. This time, we're going to go a little dirtier. In the comments below, tell us the craziest/sexiest place you were ever "blown off". The winner will be notified this Friday morning via their Daddyhunt inbox.

For tickets and more info check out: www.blowoff.us

RobHeartsDH
April 4, 2011
Category: Eye Candy

Could it be? Could we actually see a gay president in our lifetimes? If things keep up for independent candidate David Norris from Ireland, it's quite possible we might. The word around town is he's gaining lots of support and enthusiasm from his Irish brethren. We'll know come November if Mr. Norris, who's surprised as anyone from the positive response he's getting in even in conservative areas of Ireland, will be not only our first gay president, but our first gay daddy president as well.

RobHeartsDH
April 1, 2011
Category: Relationships
regret

This will probably be met with a big ol' "duh" from most of you, but according to a new study, the most common regret among American adults involves lost love. To their credit, this new research from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the first to survey adults ages 19 to 103, whereas previous studies used only college students.

It's also not surprising that women more so than men, cited a lost romantic opportunity as their biggest regret. But when it comes to studies like these, I always wish there was a gay component so we could get a more applicable results. Not that we're women or that we're not men, but it seems emotionally we can fall somewhere in between.

Of course, if we're supposed to live without regret, then this is all moot. But if you had to, since we're going to conduct a survey of our own, what would be you biggest regret in life?