Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"WHY DID YOU TATTOO YOUR FACE?" And other questions....

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After being briefly introduced to George Bauer, I knew I wanted to interview him. ("Why did you tattoo your face?" was the first question that came to mind.)

George suggested I meet him at the annual NYC Tattoo Convention. He had entered the "best color tattoo" competition. Video camera in hand, I quizzed George about himself and others around us. George did his best to explain it all to me. Listen in on our conversation....

Monday, May 22, 2006


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"Body art" was on display at the NYC Tattoo Convention held at NYC's Roseland on 5/19 through 5/21st.

There were all kinds of contests.  Everyone was showing off and everyone else was watching.

The audience and the vendors were all a part of the show. This is simply a voyeur's visit focusing on the beautiful women on stage and in the audience.

Other vlogs will follow raising some profound issues about identity and self-decoration. 

Meanwhile, stop worrying about sexism.  Just sit back and enjoy this explortion of the beauty of tattooing and the female human body. 


Sunday, May 21, 2006


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The NYC annaul Tattoo Convention was filled with sensual bodies, outrageous people and vendors selling merchandise impossible to find anywhere else.

I'll soon be vlogging sensual collections of female and male tattooed bodies. I'll also be chatting with an ex-postal worker who lives with his faces decorated with tattoos and with a rather conservative couple from Forest Hills who have inked their marital bonds.

But first, here's a short fun vlog in which a beautiful young woman shares a couple stories about real-life experiences selling truly outrageous items. Enjoy. The best is yet to come!

Saturday, May 20, 2006


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So, what happens when you go for the "hard core" drugs that are equivalent to heroin and/or opium?

Does money conquer everything?  How do Indian pharmacies skirt the laws to give you the drugs you have the money to buy?

Randy Wicker shows us how vulnerable the USA is to "illegal items" mailed from overseas.


BUY YOUR DRUGS ON THE INTERNET! (Part 1) Randy Wicker Reporting

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What happens when you decide to order "generic drugs" from India on the Internet?  What happens when you order "perscription drugs" on the Internet from an American-based pharmacy?

Randy Wicker shares his experiences, price comparisons included.  Perhaps you take a risk.  Sometimes, you pay a lot more (in the USA).

But buying "druigs" or having your perscriptions filled on the Internet has both pluses and minuses.

This is a rare and real report by someone who ordered two or three different drugs from companies in the USA and in India aftwer his perscriptions expired. 

Saturday, May 13, 2006

"Doing It !" (Christopher Street, The Series)

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This is an interview with a very ambitious 22-year-old African American writer/producer/promoter who has produced a pilot for a sitcom and is pitching it to the new gay cable networks. I am impressed that this young man has managed to reach this position in life at such a young age. I'm sure he will ultimately succeed. I've risked promoting promising young people all my life. My "batting average" is surprisingly good. Young playrights I praised in the early 1970s went on to illustrious careers in theater. I'm taking the "plunge" once again with this vlog. I love determination. I expect to see my judgment validated.

"Make-up Artists Do It better" (Christopher Street, The Series)

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I dropped in on the final shoot for a pilot of a series about young gay African Americans. I happened to have a very interesting conversation with the make-up person about the relative strengths and weaknesses of people with different skin tones.

Friday, May 12, 2006

TRANSSEXUAL CHAT (Part 2) **Adult Content"**

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"Samantha Jones listens eagerly as Randy Wicker updates her on recent media coverage about "gender identity disorder". She confides that she considers herself a lesbian. An attendant interrupted before I could confirm that she was 'technically heterosexual' and sought women as romantic partners.

The conversation gets a bit kinky during this serious chat about gender identity and sexual orientation and sexual politics." (I spoke with Samantha last night and she approved the foregoing description.)

My transsexual vlogs may not be that interesting to many but they are intensely interesting and important to a few.  They are listed and described in a message below.

"SAMANTHA'S DREAM"; Transsexual Chat Part #1

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Samantha Jones, a male planning sex reassignment surgery in Thailand, shares her worries and fears with Randy Wicker during a chance meeting and interview at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on 42nd St. in NYC.

She exudes a warm and winning personality.

Best of all, she seems excited to learn there are vlogs about others like herself. For those interested, the links to my other vlogs about transgendered people are listed in a message below.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


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I worked my vlogging connections to get into the first "Times Square Social", a networking event for the LGBT community sponsored by The New York Times (no less) at Madame Tussauds celebrity wax figures museum on 42nd St. in NYC. After spending a couple hours mingling with Gotham's Who's Who,( most of whom wore white badges announcing their fields--"ADV."; "Lawyer"; "Agent"; "Publishing"; TV Host"; "Digital"; "Online Media"; etc.), I wandered upstairs to explore the museum's exhibits. Through Ryan Wolowski, a filmmaker & fellow vlogger as well as host to a weekly TV Show "My New York", I met a trans woman named Samantha Jones whose dreams I proceeded to catch on video while standing between Jack Kennedy and Quentin Crisp. I'll vlog that interview later. Ryan had told me that RuPaul was included among the celebrities on waxed display. An attendant announced everything would be closing in a few minutes. I asked him where RuPaul was. Then, he graciously lead us through a series of dark passageways to the celebrity-filled room presided over by the world's most famous drag queen on top of a huge fountain. RuPaul was truly bigger than life. It all pushed me into a rare comedic mood. Enjoy!

Friday, May 05, 2006


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Marin Gillis,Ph.D, who teaches ethics at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy continues her presentation at the IHEU-Appignani Bioethics Conference. She outlines how religious conservatives have sponsored "disinformation campaigns" regarding "Plan B" which prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. Pharmacists don't deal well with ambiguity. Their profession is based on being precisely accurate. Legislators in some states are changing the rational landscape by legally defining pregnancy as conception. Even when facts and definitions are on your side, Dr. Gillis argues, new findings in science can change the landscape of that ethical debate in the future.


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Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now, an international human rights organization that works for the protection of the rights of women and girls, gives a graphic list of horrendous abuses faced by women around the world today. How big a stick should an Algerian man be allowed to use while beating his wife? Laws prohibiting women from driving cars in Saudi Arabia are barely twenty-years old, the result of increasing social restrictions placed on women in recent years. Genital mutilation. Rape within marriage. Girl child brides. Wife obedience laws. These horrors do not seem to concern the United States which has not even signed on in support of international laws against the abuse of children. This is an excerpt from a panel discussion at the IHEU-Appignani Bioethics Conference, U.N.Plaza, NYC, April 23,2006 focusing on women's reproductive and sexual rights.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE! (TicandTac.com Part #2)

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If you've seen Part #1, you know what a great experience you are in for.

These performers are truly amazing.  Watching them perform in Washington Square Park this past Sunday was truly a delight.

Go to their website, www.TicandToc.com , and buy their DVD.  Encourage really talented people to keep on performing! 

AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE! (TicAndTac.com Part # 1)

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I stumbled upon this amazing performance in washington Square Park this past Sunday.  It reminded me of why I so love NYC.

These polished performers deserve to be famous. I actually feel guilty about the fact that I neither gave a simple dollar nor bought their DVD.

I checked out their website www.ticandtoc.com but their videos were in a MVX format that wouldn't play on my computer. 

Enjoy the show.  Go to their website and buy their DVD.  Great performers like this need to be encouraged!!

Take my word for it.  This is a performanc e worth watching!!!  Enjoy!!