I won't even try demurring, although - truthfully - there IS such a thing as too big?! That said, the following bit of "news" might seem predictable for me to post, but against that charge I'd like to point out...Andy posted it first!!
Despite the obvious angle exploited by the video and Andy's post...the REAL "news" here is that a Sperm Whale's dick is prehensile!
A pause to let that sink in for a minute...
...And a definition for those of you with only a cursory education:
The female anatomist doesn't even have a penis and gets all excited at the thought of its prehensility, going so far as to dub it "probably the most amazing penis in the animal world.". (Note: for those slightly confused about such things...HUMANS belong to the animal world.)
Now. Imagine having a prehensile penis.
Then imagine being HAD by a prehensile penis.
Size-schmize! THAT'S not the story here unless you've done more crystal than Swarovski!!
No...what's amazing about this creature is - unlike an elephant - his trunk IS his dick!
Addtionally, and less pruriently, the documentary from which this info is gleaned presents a number of anatomical wonders of the Sperm Whale, as detailed by this article from The Independent.
Watch the penis clip here...
And more episodes (albeit, not dealing with a Sperm Whale), here.
The schedule's FILLED! Events OUT THE WAZOO (And in. And out. This IS Pride after all?!)! Tourists and trannies and thongs, oh my! Tellingly(?) Rod and I are both out of pocket this weekend. And yet, we're VERY proud, so...not sure what that fact tells.
Back to the calendar, there's so much to do you need to study up. Browse the FYF Calendar and make a list of your priorities. There's something - quite literally? - for everyone.
Speaking of something for everyone... Old-timers? Remember the track that kicks off this post? I would be willing to swear I had it as a cassingle. And I wore that shit OUT! U2's original? Major. Clivilles + Cole's techno remix? I LIVED!! Did you?
[For the purists and lovers, here's the full version. The track posted above is from the "Gladiator" movie soundtrack and is both shorter and has better sound quality than any full version I could find on YouTube.
U2's original track here (remember when they were young!? My GOD!).]
Why are the gay beaches always those to which it is the hardest ones to get? For example, Riis, Jones, Fire Island, Herring Cove, Limanaka in Athens ...
(More randomness after the jump...)
Every year you see it. Some "nature lover" feeding the deer on the boardwalk or the beach. Good intention though needs to be combined with knowledge though. Feeding wild animals does more harm than good. Even though this young buck is a handsome eight-pointer, he's best off photographed (as above by al_gardenhose) than fed Fritos.
I tend to forget about Jones Beach. When folks say "It takes so long to get to Fire Island", but go to Jones, it's seems a bit dichotomous to me. A civilized train-minivan-ferry is preferable to the train-insane bus-forced march to Jones' Field Six. Once there, it is, though, a fantastic stretch of beach that goes on and on until the nudie section which can be either weird or amazing, depending on the day. Perhaps one of the best features is that this beach is certainly a melting pot, as this image from Señor Frisky displays.
Provincetown is calling me. A house in the East End, not far from Commercial and Bradford's intersection and right on the water, already has my friends. My work (the real money work) was too much to take a full week at the moment. But yes, this hiatus is needed in the worst of ways, so no working, no blogging - just an exercise in relaxing.
Now about this time of year, Mister Andrew Sullivan tends to write a paean about Provincetown that is also about bears and Bear Week. (Ah, yes. There it is. He could have at least credited Marc Johns (whose art we've also used). Oh, Sully.) Tons of our friends go to Bear Week, and they have a great time and more power to them. The 'bear' thing is cute, but it's not for me.
One of the most egalitarian of nude beaches in the area, Gunnison Beach in Sandy Hook always holds an eclectic mix. A curious thing happened in searching for a picture of this sign. Almost every user that goes to the nude beach to freely show their stuff, limits access to their Flickr pictures. Luckily, ClemcoGTI has no such inhibitions.
Asbury Park has surfing? Who knew? Scouted_NY knew.
Part of the fun of Fort Tilden Beach is exploring the abandoned bunkers. The concrete structures can serve as quick shelter from a sudden summer storm or a place to quickly change clothes (although some reek of urine) or, as this shot from DoubleBen shows, a place to lay your "sharkdick" tag.
Fort Tilden was sort of a "secret" city beach until recently, but it's been around forever, as this shot from 1988 shows. The njhunkguy photostream is full of similar pictures of him, in Speedos, on beaches around the world.