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so i don't usually do much reposting or cross posting from work stuff - but this is important and relevant and i wanted to post it here.

From Frameline E-News (subscribe here and see what gay film stuff i tell people about twice a month)

The sobering news of two teen suicides in the news this week remind us why LGBT education in the schools is so important. Both Eric Mohat and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover took their own lives as a reaction to constant anti-LGBT bullying and a lack of school intervention. In both cases parents complained and asked the school to intervene with no response.


Keeping LGBT youth, and youth perceived to be LGBT safe and healthy is one of the main motivators of Youth in Motion, the program from Frameline and GSA Network. Youth in Motion donates free films that come with curriculum and action plans to schools and Gay Straight Alliances all over California.


We're working hard and adding more and more California schools to the program every week. This means that more and more students will have access to information that can open minds and literally save lives at no cost to them.


If you know of educators or GSA's that would like to be a part of the program please email us, the more we reach out, the more it helps create a safer world for LGBT youth.


Wondering what we send to schools? Check out our current collection here. 
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exciting week
getting carpal / rsi cramping back in one hand
keyboard to fix the evil arrived today though
cajun mustard makes a damn good catfish marinade
i am having SO MUCH FUN with marketing
going to mardi gras hubba tonight
there is a liza minelli tribute gay gay gay short film in my future this weekend
um wow and hot damn there are some good and hilarious and awesome homo music vids in the fest this year
i think i am officially addicted to diet coke again - trying to move to coffee just because its cheaper
i will run across an entire office to see someone play accordion in a film
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Hey pals
I wrote this up for work and then thought y'all might be interested. Plus you, like me, maybe too broke to go out for the super fun (but too costly) Halloween fancy parties. So please - enjoy the fruits of my labor.

So it's that time of year!

The season of spooky is upon us and I wanted to make sure that everyone knows about some of the coolest stuff we have on site. It’s crazy easy to have a Halloween Film Fest with your friends to ring in this scary season. Jaman has some of the most iconic horror films ever made – from political allegories to gore fests, there’s something for every aesthetic. I know we've been blogging some of them, but this is your handy reference to the best stuff! So turn out the lights and enjoy!


Night of the Living Dead

A “cornerstone of American culture and world cinema...”
The 40th Anniversary of the zombie movie that started it all is currently being celebrated with a whole host of essays over on popmatters.com


"the greatest vampire film ever made" — Slant Magazine
This vampire film from 1922 has influenced pretty much every vampire movie made since. It may be silent but that doesn’t make it any less scary!

Horror Hotel / The City of the Dead

"Few films in the Brit horror canon are as surprisingly good as City Of The Dead...intelligent, scary and well made." -- British Horror Films
A contemporary of Hitchcock’s PYSCHO, this low budget classic has garnered a solid reputation as creepily great.


These are the international hits that inspired the not quite as creepy American remakes. Prove your film cred to your friends and dig into these original scares.


“It's much harder on you than mere fright: It's... creepy.”—Washington Post
Remade in the states as The Grudge with Sarah Michelle Gellar, this Japanese ghost story was originally released as straight to video and became such a huge hit via word of mouth that it became a huge horror franchise.

The Eye 2
Eye 2

“…a potent cocktail that doesn’t skimp on the scares.”—Dread Central
This powerful sequel to original Hong Kong version of The Eye, this thriller is self contained enough plot wise and super scary enough to be a total treat.

The Host

“The out and out scariest monster movie to come down the pike since 'Aliens’. Crazily funny and wildly entertaining.” -- Premier
While this Korean monster movie is only available for purchase on Jaman right now – it’s still one of those must see classics.

Well the Yanks are good at providing both good gore and super scares :) Rock out with some of the freakiest frights on Jaman this Friday.

The Devil’s Rejects
Devils rejects

"A kind of heedless zeal transforms its horrors. The movie is not merely disgusting, but has an attitude and a subversive sense of humor." -- Chicago Sun-Times
It’s a gleeful gorefest with Rob Zombie’s follow up to the cult hit House of 1000 Corpses.

Saw (1 & 2)
“…a deliciously devious plot and enough gory shocks for a dozen Halloweens.”—BBC
One of the films that solidified the sadistic success of the torture porn genre – Saw is sick, and will definitely creep out even the most hardened horror fans.

Hard Candy
Hard Candy

“To watch Hard Candy is, at moments, to be very afraid, but the scariest thing about it is the fury of Page's talent.”—Entertainment Weekly
This primal and creepy revenge flick takes aim at the most delicate region of the male “psyche.” Starring Juno’s Ellen Page.

More Halloween Fun on Jaman
Find out about new favorites and add your voice to the mix in these hot horror discussions happening over in the forums!

Japanese Horror

Top Ten Halloween Films of All Time


Horror for Halloween 2008

Sleepless in Seattle Recut as Horror Film


A Good Family Horror Film

Grindhouse Trailer Frenzy

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we just launched this new web series for work about models and rock and roll. I am charmed.

new thing

Jun. 12th, 2008 01:23 pm
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game where you can add your own subtitles to movie clips
so far - this is pretty fun

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You can watch this free at Jaman.com

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so we just launched that whole free streaming thing up over on jaman. how this is way cooler than other shit is that its free instant watching of artsy, classic, indie movies that are FEATURE LENGTH. stuff you can often only see at film festivals or overseas. so that cool doc wildlife photographers, or night of the living dead, or the udrey hepburn classic charade, or the buster keaton classic go west, or or or... there are 100+ up now and we're adding more weekly. Oh and there is good techie mumbo jumbo that means the player adjusts to your connection to give you the highest quality image. it works in all countries. it rules. i think its pretty exciting.

here's a link to the list of all of the films

holy crap

Mar. 11th, 2008 09:34 am
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it's my last day at my job.

this was a big job for me. my first for profit / corporate job. the first not professionally gay job. it's been a huge learning curve for me. it's been awesome and horrible. i have a lot of feelings about it right now. but mostly i am just kinda.... wtf? and what next. i know the new job starts next monday. but it all feels so open... we shall see.

in other news. i feel like this is the soundtrack for my spring.

Regina Spektor's On the Radio

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

new digs

Oct. 1st, 2007 01:28 pm
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new office digs today. i have a cool view of a bunch of old high rises. plus some guy working in a really drab office across the way. i couldn't get a good image of the view because it was too bright. but here is the new and improved place where i spend 40-60 hours a week.

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yesterday was fun, in part because we managed to drink cups full of happy
it was bbq on angel island. watching ping pong and volleyball and knowing that my co-workers can indeed be pretty fun and rad people especially when we're not in the office.

star wars

May. 15th, 2007 09:51 am
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