Eric Berry goes to the International Mr. Leather event
"Much like the leather community in general, IML is overwhelmingly represented by gay males. While leather fetishes are by no means exclusive to gay men, the amount of women I encountered at the event could more or less be counted on two hands, as compared to the thousands of men I saw.
But the more time that I spent at the event, the more I had to question whether or not the ratio of men to women I saw was truly representative of those within the leather community, or whether or not there was some sort of institutionalized segregation of women." EVERYTHING IS NSFW [more inside]
posted by josher71
on Jun 3, 2014 -
"My name is Buzz Bissinger. I am 58 years old, the best-selling author of 'Friday Night Lights,' father of three, husband. And I am a shopaholic."
Link to single page printer format
I began to buy, as silly an understatement as somebody drinking a quart of vodka a day and insisting that he or she is not an alcoholic. Clothing became my shot glass, another round, Net-a-Porter. But too often hits wear off, and the laws of supply and demand for an addict are pretty simple: You replenish. And replenish. And replenish. You fool yourself at certain times into thinking that's it and you have quenched the beast. But the beast is never conquered, and you don't really want to conquer the beast anyway, until there is disaster.
posted by gladly
on Mar 26, 2013 -
The Dark Side of the Sun
) was Brad Pitt's first starring role in a movie. Made in Yugoslavia in 1988, the film was apparently lost until after the Croatian War of Indepedence. When Brad Pitt became famous the film was somehow rediscovered and released, straight to video, in 1997. The story concerns a man who has a rare skin disease that could kill him if he is exposed to light. For much of the movie, Pitt appears in full leather, covering his whole body, including his face. Here's Part 1
of 12, but if you just want to see a very young Brad Pitt, start at Part 6
posted by twoleftfeet
on Feb 8, 2013 -
[vimeo 8:48] — They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Nov 25, 2010 -
"'I am going to get rid of everything, including mosquitoes, that bothers me, anywhere in the world, and then I will be a very happy, content person.' We're laughing, but it's what we all do."
SLYT: A wry two-minute teaching about avoiding pain by Buddhist nun Pema Chodron
, based on these writings
of the 8th century scholar Shantideva
. For those who don't like video, here's a transcript
(scroll down.) For those who really
like video, here's 55 minutes of Chodron with Bill Moyers
. (This too has a partial transcript
posted by escabeche
on Jan 11, 2010 -
Got some old leather articles lying around that have become dated, worn, or too small? Well, happy days are here again
for your old leather goods, because here are some ideas on how to make old leather items into new items you can use. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Nov 16, 2008 -
, possibly the first fetish magazine, produced by clothing designer turned photographer John Sutcliffe
, who clearly had a special place reserved in his heart for head-to-toe rubberwear.
posted by serazin
on May 31, 2007 -
The sport and hobby
, or hunting small game with raptors has been around since ~600 bce. What you might not have known is that there is a small industry to provide your hawk or falcon with a jaunty chapeau
, often necessary to keep the bird calm.
, and here
And then there's the crazy
. All you need... is five-hundred geepee...
posted by exlotuseater
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Bountiful American Leather Babes On The Rampage:
I was looking for umbrellas
, to shade me from the Portuguese summer sun, when, all of a sudden, I came across a cornucopia of beautiful
, classic American briefcases
. I still use the capacious, weather-worn Schlesinger case my father gave me when I was twelve. Well waaah
! Now I want a new one. The British cases
too. In fact the whole damn shop
is one big leather dream. I mean moleskines, fountain pens, books and bottles are all very nice - but real men, like real women, need truly big leather bags
to carry their whole life with them. Along with a good umbrella
, of course. One of those Malaccas with a hidden flask for whisky, perhaps.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 4, 2003 -
- If you're like me (who am I kidding; you're not) then you have trouble motivating yourself to work out, get to the gym, or ask for low fat milk in your latte. Aside from prizing sleep over mindless physical exertion, the idea of staring at a blank wall while stepping to the oldies drives me to depression. If only I could combine the burn of calories with the burn of a six foot rawhide leather whip cracking against my corpulent behind. < via Salon
posted by dirtylittlemonkey
on Oct 25, 2002 -
Giddyup Big Boy.
Is this guy hot to trot or should he just be put out to pasture? Personally, I find HBO's Real Sex to be a real waste of time. That and the sight of this stud in his little leather gear is, well, it's just downright disturbing.
posted by MAYORBOB
on Nov 26, 2001 -
Today, I was searching for some stock art photos at photodisc
. I needed an image of someone programming a computer, and in that search I found this picture
. The words associated with it were all variations of 'hacker' but I was surprised that I didn't see 'leather and flashlight fetish' in the keywords. And by the way, don't you think a hacker would know how to type correctly?
posted by mathowie
on Oct 1, 1999 -