Colorado Alex (In Exile!)

Just because I paid to see the circus…

It doesn’t mean that I want to fuck the clowns.

Alok and Jacob are two of the most publicly visible gender nonconforming femmes I know. As a performance poet, Alok has just gone solo after touring in dozens of cities in the US and abroad as one half of the poetry duo Darkmatter. Jacob was named to 2016’s OUT 100, has made a web series for NBC, and been the subject of a GLAAD-nominated episode of MTV’s True Life. Both are trans-identified, but belong somewhere in between genders, and they’ve amassed huge social media followings as gender nonbinary, femme, and fabulous human beings. They’ve become celebrities in their own right, with Jacob regularly walking down the red carpet at LGBTQ galas and Alok featuring in the Janet Mock–narrated HBO documentary The Trans List.

But if you think all that would land them a date, you’d be wrong. And nobody is more puzzled than me as to why such obvious catches are having dating problems when so many clamor for their attention.

People are plenty supportive of bizarre lifestyles… over there.  Once you have to wake up next to it every morning, you become a lot pickier.  Funny that.


In fairness, there were a lot of people shouting “Oh God!”

A swinger’s club poses as a church.

Two years ago, the TSC was a downtown swinger’s club known for allowing sex between consenting adults. When it announced plans to move to an office park in Madison, neighbors were outraged and both the Metro council and state legislature quickly passed laws directly aimed at preventing the sex club from opening there.

The owners then announced they would instead open a church, open only to members, and promised there would be no sex, where the sex-club’s so-called dungeon room would now be the church’s choir room.

“And what did the inspectors find in the choir room?” NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked.

“They found people engaging in sex,” he replied.

This is silly.  You don’t hold orgies in a church.  That’s what the Masons are for.

He probably figured they’d used up their beating quota…

Sure, now the airlines are suddenly concerned with not assaulting their passengers.


I went to a blacksmithing class on Sunday.  It was a letter opener class, and there were only three of us there, which was nice because it made the class fairly leisurely.  The instructor showed us the basics of the project, and then turned us loose in the forge while she walked around and offered comments and suggestions.  This was the second class that I’ve taken at Adams Forge, and I really enjoy it.  Hopefully I’ll be able to attend a few open forge nights in the near future.

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Random stuff

Good morning.

My friend wants goats.  Now she has another excuse.

Seriously, you titled your article “Why I don’t date hot women anymore”? I’m sure your fiance just loves that. “Honey, you’re not hot like all those nubile young girls I used to date… but your beautiful enough for me to stand.”

A buddy is going to this. I wish I could go.

I may, however, go to this tomorrow. We’ll see.

Sunday Night Musical Interlude



A good start

President Donald Trump told business leaders on Monday he believes he can cut regulations by 75 percent or “maybe more.”

At the White House with 10 senior executives, he repeated his campaign pledges to roll back corporate rules, arguing that they have “gotten out of control.” A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request to elaborate on which rules Trump will target or how the 75 percent was calculated.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” but the rules will be “just as protective of the people,” Trump told reporters at the meeting that included Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

As Ace might say, “my dick just bought a motorcycle and announced that it’s riding cross country flying a giant American flag.”


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