Making Men: Navy Recruiting Ads

"Join the Navy and feel a man!" exhorted the famous Royal Navy recruiting slogan from the early 1980s. Or at least, the famous RN recruiting slogan according to us Air Cadets when we were trying to score banter points over the Navy Cadets at my school. Even though I thought the slogan probably … Continue reading

Love Reaction (Give Me Satisfaction)

About a decade ago, I visited my Queen is Dead pen-pal/co-author Steve Zeeland when he was living in the largely-forgotten US Navy town of Bremerton, WA. Forgotten, that is, save by the self-described 'lover of sailors'. In the early 1980s, before he discovered his true, bell-bottomed love, … Continue reading

Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy’s Lost Boys

A couple of 'now' and 'then' images selected for me by my chum Steve Zeeland from Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy's veritable treasure trove of photo archives of the male form, which includes all kinds images of fleeting, winsome, youthful masculine beauty from the last hundred years - now looked at … Continue reading