Manhunt Daily is the culture blog connected to the gay social networking site manhunt.net. I wrote a weekly column under the pseudonym "Charley Flynn" for which I was given total editorial freedom to write about my personal take on pop culture.
WARNING: While my writing in each of the links below is totally safe for work - and, indeed, it's quite insightful and witty - some of the banner ads and links surrounding my writing are NSFW. I've therefore included two link options. One is (text-only) - which shows just my writing, and the other is (original post) - which is linked to the NSFW site where the post was originally published.
MADONNA WANTS TO START A REVOLUTION. COME ON, YOU GUYS. WHY WON’T YOU LET HER?
Thank you, Madonna, for your empathy about what it’s like to live in a world where “economic markets are collapsing”, but I simply don’t buy the image of you behind bars, suffering along with the rest of us. How much money did you make last year? 150 million dollars? (text-only) (original post)
AVRIL LAVIGNE IS STILL TREMENDOUSLY ANNOYING (AND MAYBE FUN)
Let’s face it, Avril Lavigne’s job, more than anything else, has always been to simply go out there and do exactly what she’s told and, for the past decade, she’s evidently been told to be annoying.
JANELLE MONAE IS MORE INTERESTING THAN MISS BEYONCE.
The first time I heard of Janelle Monae was 2007 when a musician friend pointed her out to me via e-mail accompanied by the simple message “Miss Beyonce had better take note.” Now that we’re six years on, I think he was pretty spot on with that observation. (text-only) (original post)
HERE’S SOMETHING TO WAKE YOU UP. NOW.
Hey You! Drink too many Bud Light Limes and eat too much char-grilled crap while standing on a roof top watching the fireworks over the last few days? Well, have we got something to drag you out of that low rent hangover... (text-only) (original post)
BOW DOWN: 10 OF THE WORLD’S HOTTEST PRINCES
He’d often find himself thinking, in the strange ethereal moments before sleep would take over, about owning a dog like the one his uncle who lived in Calais used to have, the one that was killed by a drunk driver and left to die on the side of the road as they all sailed boats and lounged in the sun that one terrible summer. (text-only) (original post)
JUSTIN BIEBER IS AWFUL, BUT HE LOOKS GREAT.
GET LUCKY WITH SOME MALE MODELS.
So – models are interesting aren’t they? Just when you think it was impossible to expect anything more from them, they surprise. Look how they sing, unexpectedly! Isn’t the line “We’ve come too far to give up who we are” inspirational and poignant? They sure HAVE come too far, and there really does seem like there’s so much at risk of giving up as well. Good work, boys! Stick to your guns! Don’t let anyone tell you who to be! Except, you know, clients who hire you. (text-only) (original post)