April 2024


Gross Halloween Thoughts

One of the great mysteries of flying are the number of people who take their shoes off.

Ok, that part’s not a mystery—on a long haul flight when you’re trapped in a seat for hours at a time, it can be worth taking your shoes and zoning out without the constraining factor of shoes.

The […]

Geil Berlin Jungen Männer

I haven’t talked about last weekend beyond the Berlin Hustlaball, so here is more.

Berlin is growing on me and Saturday I had a fantastic evening hanging out with the fabulous Snooker. We had sushi at Papa Nô on Oranienstraße. Papa Nô chief geographical feature is that it is a couple doors down from SO36, […]

Toilet Tourism

At the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport there’s a line out the door to see where Senator Craig sat down with his wide stance.

He Doth Protest Too Much

I have to say, not since Terri Schiavo have I had to explain Americans so much as I have had to since it was revealed that Larry Craig likes sex in toilets, specifically the one at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Oddly though, for the most part, it’s a HeteroAmerican who has been asking me […]

24 Hours

When I am on the cusp of travel, I start playing a mental game: where will I be in 24 hours; or 48 hours. Toward the end of travel, it inverts: Where was I 24 hours ago.

24 hours ago, as I write this on the train to Weimar, I was in asleep in southern […]

Hotel Mystery

I arrived at my hotel in Lisbon without any problems whatsoever—from plane to hotel could not have been much more than 15 minutes, and a few minutes later I had removed my pants and put on a pair of shorts—much more appropriate for the hottest weather I’ve encountered this year: 26°C, or about 80°F.

The […]

Public Toilets

Very cute photo of a men’s room.

Sale Saturday

Yesterday in statuephilia I used a photo showing that a huge sale was going on at the store—for yes, it is sale season in Germany!

And there are some darned good sales going on—too bad I’m broke. At least when I am out shopping I don’t really feel too bad about not being able to […]


Today is, absolutely, one of those days where at 3 in the afternoon, I was pooped.

Well, not literally—I did not sit down at 3 o’clock and use the premium quality 5 layer Happy End toilet paper I picked up from Penny Markt today.

Admittedly this purchase has been on my mind for a long […]

I was Walkin’ in Weimar

I have important news for you!

Well, maybe it’s not really important news, but it is news: I took a walk this afternoon downtown and wandered around the Weihnachtsmarkt, and the headless Santa has been removed from the sleigh! Happily, little children will no longer be traumatized by the sight.

That wasn’t the only interesting […]