Tradition demands that a child is born as a boy or a girl. Tradition ignores the fact that one in 2,000 children is born with characteristics of both sexes in varying degrees. Germany's government and parliament have listened to these people. It is now to become Europe's first country to allow babies with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female. There are good reasons for doing this, and some consequences that have yet to be sorted out.
We managed to survive the apocalypse predicted by people unable to read Mayan or their calendar. Still it is something to celebrate, don't you agree? So let me wish all my readers a happy New Year for 2013. I have also included some good luck charms in this post, just in case you are in need of them. And remember to make 13 your lucky number.
A year ago, I was offered an exclusive view into what the guys at North Pole headquarters are up to when going on holidays: Santa Claus Undressed. This year, I have been granted an exclusive view into the family album of Santa Claus. As the North Pole community is made up of only male members, as we know from the history books (female members are the figments of imagination of some weird writers), the pictures are of the adopted sons of Santa Claus and what they are up to.
With his twenty years, Louis Tomlinson is the doyen of +One Direction (or Wand Erection as some twitterati call them). His tweets, should you read them, are more revealing than any live blog available. I am not sure that this was intended by the management. Either they forgot to tell him that they would write his tweets, or the person who does write it for him has a unique sense of humor (well, not completely unique, I share it and I am not the writer).
I for one think an actor is an actor. If he is a good actor, then watching him play is fun, if he is a bad actor, well then it is definitely no fun. Bad actors don't get better just because they are good looking or sexy. But seemingly, there are people who think that if an actor is too good looking then his acting becomes worse. Someone understand this as I don't.
It is telling that Santa Claus and his community of elves have always been a male only club in American folklore until but recently. The invention of purely fictitious female characters doesn't change the reality of the real Santa Claus, though. I have been invited to take a view of what is going on behind the scene at the residence of the most famous person of today.
+Strictly Come Dancing has been a favorite to watch with the gay community for a long time running. The addition of Harry Judd to this year's contest has peaked any previous adulation for it, though. Harry Judd? Maybe I should say the drummer of +McFly to jog your memory. If you saw +McFly in years past, you would remember him as the runt of the litter, but an excellent drummer. He has matured into a most delicious hunk showing all the right moves.
A modelling career may be the dream of many a beautiful teen boy. If you think it is easy money, then you should first read the interview with +Andrei Ries in absoluttomag (link here; in Portuguese). In it, the Brazilian actor and model was quite candid about how much work went into his career. He also stressed the deprivations of being apart from family and friends for long periods of time. If you are not prepared to work hard, to put up with being alone, and to live out of your suitcase, then look for something else to do.