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Pete Wentz’s Gay Bitch Talks Business

The August issue of OUT Magazine didn’t just interview Pete Wentz, but also his gay business partner, Stephen Westman, who runs Wentz Inc. When asked what exactly does he do for Wentz, he replies “I’m his bitch.” Sounds sexy doesn’t it?

Here’s what he has to say about his business relationship with Wentz; “Westman talks to Wentz, who according to both men is more of a collaborator than a boss, maybe a half dozen times a day — staccato voice mails, one-line e-mails, and distracted conversations where they finish each other’s sentences. “In this world, I am very fortunate to be ‘the gay guy,’ ” Westman says. “I bring such a different perspective creatively. I can be articulate yet animated, professional yet funny. I don’t think straight guys get to do that. I can say ‘Bro, I’m a homo’ and go right into it. There are advantages.”

Read the full article from OUT Magazine here.

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The Office War

It’s epic! Runaway Box decided to put on a war between the sales team and the I.T. team. For those who don’t know, the one you’re watching is part of the Man in the Box show by Runawaybox. It’s a successful rip off “The Office” (they first decided to rip off Joey but realized they should rip off a successful show instead). You can also see some of their contents on HBO (that’s how good they are, from youtube to HBO). So sit back, relax and Witness the biggest and greatest office confrontation ever!

Tips on Scent and Candles

So you want to set the mood with scented candles. May it be a fun gathering, family visit, a date or just a home alone relaxation, there are some things that you should note:

For the Candles:

  1. When selecting a candle by scent, don’t smell the wax. Smell the inside of the lid or container because that’s where the scent collects. The full body of the scent drifts up and collects in the underside of the lid.
  2. Although candle warmers work well for releasing scent in large dosages, you’ll be left with unscented wax after a few uses. So, burning a candle is a more efficient way to release scent into a room. Scent will continue to be released throughout the entire life of your candle.
  3. Plan ahead if you’re counting on having a room enveloped in a candle’s fragrance. A candle’s scent is released through it’s wax pool, and it can take 15 to 30 minutes to develop a pool sizeable enough to fill a room with fragrance.
  4. To combat soot keep your candle away from drafts, keep your wicks trimmed to 1/4 inches and use a candle topper.
  5. To increase the life or your candle, burn it in longer intervals, two, three or four hours at a time. Burning it in short, frequent intervals – ten minutes here, 30 minutes there – actually decreases a candle’s overall number of burn hours.

Now we move on to selecting a scent, sometimes the sales person is helpful and sometimes they are not. Here are some of the effects of different scents according to Dr. Hirsch, otherwise known as Dr. Smell.

– Lavender: Studies show that the smell of lavender triggers alpha waves in the posterior part of the brain associated with a relaxed state. Use this scent when you want to create a relaxing mood in the bathroom or in the family room areas.

— Jasmine: Jasmine’s scent triggers beta waves in the front of the head, which stimulates alertness. Jasmine has been proven to help focus and increases hand-eye coordination. Jasmine should be used at work stations or while studying or doing homework.

— Roses: There are over a hundred varieties of roses and not only is this flower a symbol of romance, but the scent of roses also increases olfactory-evoked nostalgia that will bring happy moments back to memory. Dr. Hirsch recommends using roses in social areas as well as when you have a visitor at your house.

— Violets: Dr. Hirsch’s studies also showed that violets enhance learning speed by 17 percent, and improve concentration when used in study rooms. Violets can be placed on studying and working areas, when reading or doing homework. The fragrance of violets on clothes is a good way to take this flower essence with you to places where you need to stay focused.

— Lilies: The scent of lily has been proven to increase wakefulness and help you stay alert. An arrangement made of lilies in the study area or living room can do the trick when you want to stay alert.

— Cinnamon: According to Dr. Hirsch, cinnamon may also bring happy moments back to memory and may lift your spirits. You can use in your kitchen area after cooking to evoke joyful memories.

The long awaited images of BlackBerry Kickstart

BlackBerry Kickstart clamshell

The Boy Genius is showing images of the upcoming BlackBerry Kickstart. It comes in a clamshell, has a Pearl-esque keyboard, and apparently utilizes both an internal and LCD screen. Read the full article.

Depends on how you look at it. To me is either a BlackBerry that looks like a phone or a phone with BlackBerry functions. Anyhow my Nokia 5310 XpressMusic looks better, you agree?

nokia 5310 xpressmusic

Pioneer Lesbian Director Bares All In Beijing

Fridae had an interview with one of the most prolific lesbian feminist filmmaker in the history of cinema, Barbara Hammer,was in town for a screening of several of her over 80 experimental shorts, videos and features. It’s there on the screen in all its flushed glory. A close up of a woman’s genitals, a finger vigorously rubs the clitoris.

“As one of the world’s most prolific lesbian filmmakers, Hammer appears keen to inspire these young Chinese women. China’s answer to Hammer, lesbian documentary maker Shi Tou, is in the audience.

“Don’t listen to your male professors,” Hammer says. “Or your female ones. Just do what you want to do… Make your films. Make your work. We need it or your histories are lost. Our histories are lost.”

Read the full interview here

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Blog to Death?

A few weeks ago, Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41,survived a heart attack in December.

According to this article by New York Times, many bloggers are suffering from sleep disorders, exhaustion and other types of non-stop strain of producing blog entries.

To make you feel better, it also says “To be sure, there is no official diagnosis of death by blogging, and the premature demise of two people obviously does not qualify as an epidemic. There is also no certainty that the stress of the work contributed to their deaths. But friends and family of the deceased, and fellow information workers, say those deaths have them thinking about the dangers of their work style.”

So I guess we don’t have to worry, yet.

Art Statements: Get the most of artists in one gallery

group show art statements

Group Show by Gallery Artists and Collection features works by

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Stephan Balkenhol
Paul Blanca
Chen Qiuchi
Robert indiana
Ung-No Lee
Helge Leiberg
Pascal Lievre
Dennis Oppenheim
Barthelemy Toguo
Yan Pei-Ming

The exhibition lasts until April 30th

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 7:00 pm or by appointments

Venue: Art Statements Gallery

Addres: 5 Mee Lun Street Central, Hong Kong

Email: ma@artstatements.com

Tel: (+852) 9014-0606

Free Admission

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