15 Minutes of Fame

Being the boring sod/IT dweeb that I am, I check my site stats in Google Analytics daily. I was interested to see that I’m getting quite a few click-through hits from a Russian Live Journal site. I have no idea what any of the text says (it’s all in Russian) and I haven’t bothered to translate it – it’s probably best not to know. Anyway, I am grateful to them, so I include a link back to the page here.

The same picture of me and my tattooed torso (Russian Criminal style, à la Photoshop) features in a Flickr group called Tattooed Gay Men. I found this pretty funny as a) I’m not gay and b) most of the tattoos in the picture aren’t real. They actually emailed me to ask permission if they could use the picture, and I just couldn’t say no (warning: the group features many willies): Gay Tattoos.

Incidentally, “15 Minutes of fame” isn’t just a quote by Andy Warhol; it’s also a reference to a song by Sheep on Drugs (great band). The former lead singer – Duncan X – is now a tattooist. Which leads me back to the first line of this post: being the boring sod that I am…

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