Thursday, October 29, 2015

If it's not on the Internet, does it exist?

Were you born before 1985? Then you're a digital immigrant, i.e. the last generation that will remember the world before the Internet. And THIS is how you found information...

If it's not on the Internet, does it exist?

I Googled an old gay bar (it's now a vacant lot) that I frequented as a young Mistress, only to find absolutely no mention of the bar on the Internet.

Surely this drinking establishment wasn't a figment of my imagination? Surely I wasn't drunk ALL the time during my misspent youth?

Fortunately, I was able to confirm the bar's existence by visiting The Archives in my city. Yes, The Archives...a physical bricks and mortar edifice containing public records and other historical documents. 

Not only did I find the bar listed in an old city directory, I also found old newspaper ads on microfilm, announcing events at the bar.

So I wasn't imagining the place after all. It existed. But not on the Internet.

It's not the first time I've searched online for something that happened before 1991, only to find nothing at all on the Internet. Not one link. Not one scrap of information. In fact, there have been countless times I've searched in vain for events that apparently never happened or people or things that apparently never existed.

A reminder that not everything is on the Internet. You may have to visit a library or Archives to find what you're looking for.

Over to you now, Bitches. Have you found everything you were looking for on the Internet? Is there something you couldn't find online?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

May-December Romance

This TV commercial has been getting a lot of play here in Canada...

The ad campaign slogan, “Mets de la crème” means "Add cream."

The lyrics by the band Les Trois Accords are in French but essentially all you need to know is the title, "J'aime ta grand-mère," which translates as "I'm in love with your grandmother."

A young man falls under the spell of his girlfriend's grandmother, thanks to her gran's mouth-watering, cream-based recipes.

We here at Infomaniac would like to know...

Have you ever had a May-December romance in which one partner was much older than the other?

Were you the May (younger) or the December (older) member of the couple?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Homoerotic Moments With Our New Leader

For you Bitches smitten with Canada's new leader, Justin Trudeau, let's take a moment to enjoy a handful of some of his most homoerotic moments.

In a recent appearance on a popular Canadian talk show, our future leader, "JT" as we'll call him, passionately kissed the co-host, Dany Turcotte…

And during a recent televised political leadership debate, our future leader had a slip of the tongue.

JT called Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe "mon amour." JT meant to call the Bloc leader "my friend" — "mon ami" — but JT accidentally told Duceppe that he was his love.

Is there any sport more homoerotic than rugby? JT knows how to handle a ball…

Here we see our future leader erecting the phallic tower of a sandcastle…

Here, JT embraces what appears to be Monsieur Cuir Montréal (Mr. Leather Montréal)...

JT has his own team of Safety Gays!...

And finally, JT performs a striptease for charity…

Friday, October 23, 2015

Depraved Canadians

The nation of Canada is wholly given over to "Sodomite filth."

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church has hatched a brand new hate-based campaign. The picket-happy church is out to protest THE ENTIRE NATION OF CANADA.

Apparently, Canadians are “depraved” (but you Bitches already knew that) and they must be warned about their imminent destruction at the hands of a god that really hates gays – and Canada.

More here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015



Your gardens have it all: from parrots to potatoes.

NOTE: It is ESSENTIAL that you click on the photos to enlarge them for maximum beauty.

JON in London, England:

This is the first real year for our new garden, having had to move unexpectedly last summer (every plant we had having to be transferred in pots).

Despite the really cold and crappy weather in May, June and into July, and a constant battle with foxes (at least till we put the barbed wire up) we are delighted with the results...

Greedy bitches that we are, despite only renting this place we decided that the one bed I dug last autumn was not enough, so I dug out another patch of scrub-grass, and we set about filling it.

We also reclaimed the moss-patch behind the hideous apple tree parterre for nasturtiums and bluebells, edged the whole back wall with a row of troughs - and I built a trellis-box planter (out of part of a wardrobe someone had put out with the bins)!

The early part of the year progressed from daffodils, crocus, frillilaria, violas, anemones, bluebells, tulips and wallflowers through to aquilegia, calendula, osteospermum, alliums, foxgloves, nicotiana "Roulette mixed", lupins, asarina, liles ("Honeymoon" and "Stargazer"; we lost the Lilium regale to fungus) and stocks.

The "stars" were (clockwise from left) Allium cristophii, Nicotiana mutabilis (which flowered consistently from June to September), Alcea rosea (Hollyhock) "Nigra" (which reached 11ft 9" - almost a record-breaker!) and an appropriately-named Martagon lily, "Nicotine"

Once this country began to have some warmth (not till late July/early August; it truly was a bad mid-summer), so the rest of the plants began to take off - including canary creeper, mirabilis, dahlias, Nicotiana sylvestris, phlox, heliotrope, agastache, coreopsis, penstemons, salvias, nasturtiums, gladioli, montbretia, fuchsias and verbena.

The "stars" now include (clockwise from left) Salvia patens "Deep Blue", Cosmos "Sensation mixed", Ipomoea (Morning Glory) “Heavenly Blue” and the fantabulosa Coboea scandens (which is up to our gutters, from seed sown this year - as the majority of our plants are):

And it doesn't end yet - the frosts have not arrived so it's still an absolute joy out there, and we're already planning for next year!

LX in Texas, U.S.A.:

The produce section at the supermarket is the closest I get to gardening these days.

Did I win yet?...

PRINCESS in Australia:

A long cold and dry Winter hasn't helped this year but I did have a visit over several days during Winter from a pair of lovely parrots in the palm tree which added a splash of colour to the gloom...

The Flag Iris have done fairly well despite the lack of water, the pale mauve and mauve with purple ruffle have been exquisite and flowered just this week! (they must have known The Mistress would be issuing an edict.) But I'm still waiting for the drift of flag Irises planted last year to start showing off, the early arrivers  which should be in the next week or so, along with the roses that are also just coming into bud. I'll pop them up on my blog once they flower properly.

MR. DeVICE at Castle DeVice in Norfolk, England:

I haven't really taken any photos of the whole garden (and I'm not doing so now as it's in a right state!), only close-ups of various blooms and foliage.

So, I've sifted through them all, chosen my favourites, and smushed them together into a gigantic picture! I have reduced the size somewhat from its original 5.82MB, though. These have been taken from June through to August...

I've also included a smushed-photos picture of my back passage. As you can see, my seat can take two quite comfortably, and the growth around it is quite luxuriant, if a little spikey in places...

NORMA in Minnesota, U.S.A.:

You won’t believe the mileage I get with my garden...

An errant corgi included...

Mr. Peenee in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.:

Even though San Francisco is suffering through the most severe drought in recorded history, my yard seems not to notice. In fact the yellow roses had one of their absolute best years. I suppose some things enjoy deprivation, I wouldn't know.

The tall pink hollyhock looking thing is a native mallow. It was "only" six feet tall because I pruned it back. Probably be Godzilla if I didn't.

MAGO in Germany:

Plant A & plant B sadly became straw, or however it is called. They got really dry and are slowly falling apart on the window sill of my sleeping room. I have no idea why I still haven't tossed them out - maybe I become shmaltzy sentimental.

So it is a lawn ornament I send to you...


Monday, October 19, 2015

Knock Out

A knock-out win gives Canada a new leader, Justin Trudeau...

Just as Richard Nixon predicted!

You may remember our new leader's father, himself a former leader of our nation...

And our new leader's mother, shown here in her Studio 54 days....

Off you go to work now...

Note: Your garden pics post is coming soon.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Coming Soon - The Big Reveal!

Are you ready to reveal what you've got?...

The Fifth Annual Garden Photos Event is coming soon!

Friday, October 16th is the last day to submit photos of your gardens, plants and flowers.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Show Us What You've Got!

Apologies for not giving you advance notice of The Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event. I really didn't think I'd have time to prepare it.

If you took photos of your garden this year in anticipation of THE FIFTH ANNUAL INFOMANIAC GARDEN PHOTOS EVENT, you may submit them.

Submit a photo or photos of your garden. If you don’t have a garden, send a photo of your houseplants or lawn ornaments. Or for those style queens amongst you, a photo of your artfully arranged cut flowers.

Remember to include a brief blurb about your photo(s).

Please have your pics emailed to me by Friday, October 16th and I'll post them as soon as I can.

Friday, October 09, 2015

10 Years of Inexplicable DeVice!

Happy 10th blogiversary to Mr. DeVice and his blog, Inexplicable DeVice! TEN YEARS!!! Help yourself to CAKE, Bitches...

Let's reminisce, shall we?

Who can forget when he accidentally singed off his eyebrow?

Or that time he showed up at an Infomaniac Pool Party wearing a leopard-print bikini and pearl necklace?...

Or when he won and then hosted The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Caption Competition?...

Or that sex tape of Mr. DeVice, down at the docks, fellating Finnish sailors? Unfortunately, the link is broken so we can't show you.

However, we here at Infomaniac DID manage to get some footage of his test results from the medical clinic...

He's 6 foot 5 inches of fun!

We're delighted to say he's an Infomaniac Bitch and an Inexplicable WITCH.

Grab a cocktail glass and join Mr. DeVice in the Gincuzzi, won't you?...