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Auditions for several asexual web series characters this Sunday …The Coffee Pit

This will be in Philadelphia Sunday 1/29. There are several asexual roles which suggests asexual storylines.

With the recent House leaving many ace feeling disappointed, this is an excellent opportunity for asexuality to become more understood in the entertainment industry. Asexual actors are encouraged to attend or contact the producer Billy Reil, whose contacts are listed at the tail of the information below.

The Coffee Pit

About
A collection of diverse individuals come together and open a new coffee shop called The Coffee pit.

Description
Clashing personalities strive to keep order at cafe. Customers make things difficult by their odd behavior and their habits of telling their friends the latest happenings in their lives.

Plot Outline

 
A Pro Wrestler from ECW opens hipster coffee house using unconventional tactics.

Auditions will be held on Sunday at The Philadelphia Acting Studio, 338 Brown St, 3rd floor.

Reil seeks non-union talent. The script calls for women between the ages of 18 and 40 and Men between the ages 25 and 40. Auditioning actors should bring a 2-3 minute monologue, a headshot, and resume with them. Actors chosen for the role will receive a credit in the series.

Contact Details

Name: Billy Reil

City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19147.

Website: www.facebook.com/thecoffeepit

Email: billyreil1999@gmail.com

Phone: 6103333259


After a six month hiatus due to lack of computer access it’s good to return to the internets. Before moving forward I’ll be writing an article that I promised back then featuring characters from The Sopranos.

The relevant footage begins in episode 5 of season 1 entitled College, where Tony Soprano is away in Maine with daughter Meadow to check out a suitable college. Back in North Jersey Tony’s wife, Carmela is alone for the night until Father Phil Intintola, played by Paul Schulze, is at the door. Carmela runs to the bathroom to fix herself up a little before answering the door on a stormy night.

Father Phil reveals he is jonesing for some of Carmela’s baked ziti, which she offers to prepare, along with offering Father Phil some wine, chianti to be exact. The priest lights a fie, setting a romantic atmosphere, and sits on the couch with Carmela. Later they are in the kitchen and Carmela receives a call from Doctor Jennifer Melfi, her husband’s psychiatrist. While Carmela was aware that Tony was seeing a psychiatrist, her husband left out the face that the doctor he had been seeing was a woman, which troubled Carmela. Father Phil, from behind, puts his hand on her should to comfort her.

Next they are eating, drinking a conversing Catholicism in the living room, and then Father Phil announces that it is time for him to leave. With the rainstorm still going on, Carmela coaxes him to stay, offering to watch Remains of the Day, a romantic drama with him. Father Phil responds “Anything with Emma Thompson in it”, to which Carmela responds “Father Phil, I didn’t know you looked”. The retort by Father Phil would then be “To take in through the eyes a beautiful woman, is that so different than a sunset, or a douglas fir, or any of God’s handiwork?”.

That last line by the priest is something that many asexuals would agree with, myself included. He clearly finds the opposite sex attractive, although not necessarily in the sexual way that his worldly counterparts would.

Next up, they are watching the movies, sitting shoulder to shoulder. Father Phil has his arm on his leg, body language that I feel is a subconscious acknowledgment to the connection going on between himself and Carmela. It’s as if he is guarding himself from the possibility it going any further. Carmela becomes emotionally overwhelmed by the film they are watching and needs to have it turned off, after which Father Phil, hand on her knee suggests that he can hear a confession from her. She agrees and takes part in that sacrament. Then, with her sins being absolved and her being clean of soul, another sacrament, Communion is taken, after which they embrace in a hug.

This leads to them both sitting on the floor, very close, dozing off while seemingly cuddling. They come to, and share a moment, in which they are looking at each other and seemingly about to kiss. Father Phil then runs off to the bathroom, sick from having too much wine. He winds up crashing on the couch, having spent the night. When he awakes he approaches Carmela in the kitchen to talk about the previous night. “Last night we didn’t do anything out of line” he said, which would indicate that possibly it was just the opposite. He was concerned that his car was parked outside in plain sight, as him spending the night alone with a woman was suspicious regardless.

With Father Phil gone, Tony arrives home and he senses “Father Jughead” had been there from the entire tray of ziti being gone. Carmela confirms this and tells Tony he spent the night, which shocks Tony. Mr. Soprano begins interrogating his wife about why the priest spent the night which is when she brings up that she has learned that his therapist is a woman, turning the tables on the situation which puts Tony on the defensive as the episode ends.

In the following episode, Pax Soprana, Carmela visits the church to see Father Phil to discuss her disdain of Tony’s female therapist. She reveals that she was never intimidated by Tony’s gumats, which is a term used the mafia for a girlfriend, as they were no threat and she considered them nothing more that a form of masturbation for her husband. Dr. Melfi however she was intimidated by, and even though Tony wasn’t having sex with her she still felt “cheated on” in regards to the situation. Her husband actually having sex with other women didn’t compare with him confiding his deepest feelings with a woman other than her. This illustrates that the asexual part of her relationship with Tony was more important to her than the sexual side. The parallel relation she had with Father Phil was quite similar, although there’s no denying the night they shared in the previous episode had romantic undertones. Both Tony and Carmlla were having relationships with other people that contained no sex, yet it disturbed them both notwithstanding. By the end of the episode Tony and Carmela would reconcile, admitting she had been jealous but encouraging her husband to continue therapy.

In the final episode of season 1, I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano, the plot between Father Phil and Carmela continues with him walking into a restaurant when she is dining with Rosalie Aprielle, another mob wife. He sits with them and and he and Ro discuss the watch he was wearing, which she had given him. He puts his hand on hers, a romantic gesture, as Carmela looks on with uneasiness.

Later, Carmela shows up at the church with a bowl of pasta for Father Phil, only to see that he is already enjoying some with Rosalie Aprielle. This causes he to leave the church before even being noticed by them. It is clear she she has a problem with Father Phil having this “relationship” with another woman other than her.

Arriving home later on to find Father Phil there, Carmela’s attitude towards him has changed. She is very frigid with him as he tried to maneuver another “date” with her as he brought the movie One True Thing. When he confronts her about her attitude towards him she does not hold back saying “I think you like the whiff of sexuality that never goes anyplace; I think you have the M.O. Where you manipulate spiritually thirsty women and I think a lot of it is tied up with food somehow along with the sexual tension game.” This leads Father Phil to leave the house and in later episodes there is awkwardness between the two.

Taking this all in it can be said that this was never intended to be an asexual storyline. There are however points we can draw upon within it that does include asexuality. The comparison that Father Phil makes to the beauty of the female body with other phenomenons within nature is a clear indication that he is might be asexual. Also obvious is that there is a connection between the priest and Carmela that goes beyond being platonic. This is evident throughout the entire saga but even more so in Carmela’s response to Father Phil having this same connection with another woman. Her line in the last paragraph unravels questions about whether she understands asexuality as a concept or does not. However, it does illustrate that she gets Father Phil’s fondness of romance without sex.

There is actually another character that appears in later seasons of this show that I am planning to do a future article on that deals with a position that asexuals may find themselves in when in a relationship in regards to how friends respect the situation. I won’t writing that one for awhile as I figure it would be a good idea to space it out and move onto other topics for the time being.


In Jacko’s music video Leave Me Alone, there is a lot of underlying messages. They seem to focus on the “media circus” and one detail takes my interest moreso than all the others. That detail is a newspaper headline “JACKSON FROZEN FOR 50 YEARS”. Jackson “died” at age 50 and my current interpretation is that his life was his frozenness. Being released from his life caused Michael to escape from his physical frozen body and become a totally spiritual entity. It is now 2009 and this video is from 1987, and me being skilled in arithmetic leads myself to believe that was 22 years ago. Not only that, but the question has to be asked if Jackson was a spiritual being before his birth because maybe there would have to be “something” to freeze in the first place. Below is the video and the headline in question appears at the 29 second mark.


The title of this blog is a line from the movie Transformers 2 in theaters now, and I’m giddy about it. In the video below Ace Amoeba and Hypersexual Billy “Human Highlight” Reil discuss this fact and the film and touch on the character played by Megan Fox. Also, Reil coins the term “Acehole”. Enjoy!


It is with great sorrow that I comment on the life of one of the greatest performers, if not thee greatest performer, the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. I remember listening to the Thriller album with my mother during the early ages when I was a little boy, and it’s something that we bonded over and I will always associate his music with being with my mom. This album included hits like Beat It, Billie Jean, The Girl is Mine and of course the title track Thriller. The thirteen-time Grammy winner knew no other life than to entertain and at age fifty, his life ended today.

I’m physically sick and the only thing that’s holding me together as I type this is that he we will always have the music that he made for us from the Jackson Five through his adult life up until his death and probably well after this tragedy.michael_jackson-thriller-cover I recall very vividly in kindergarten at Cedar Grove Christian School bringing in for show in tell a version of the rhinestone glove that was one of his trademarks. Another memory is the first time I saw the Thriller video, and that was a major event. It wasn’t like today where we have On Demand and Youtube, technologies that allow us to watch anything anytime. In the 80’s we all got together to watch Thriller on an old-fashioned VCR with a bulky VHS tape. The short film blew me away and I watch it at least once a year during Halloween. I also remember the debut of the video for Black or White, airing on the Fox network coupled with an In Living Color episode.

When 16-bit Sega Genesis was first released, they went around malls across the USA promoting with festival events, and I was chosen to compete in a moonwalk. While I ultimately lost as I did not have the best moonwalk, the 1000 in attendance reacted positively to me punctuating the move with Jacko’s signature “a-hee-hee-hee”.

Even in the early 2000’s myself and friend would karaoke Black or White as a performance to our date that evening. This would lead to an incredibly ace moment that I don’t care to disclose at this time.

I’m going to go out on a limb and admit something I suspected all along. This will also give the asexual community something to think about, something I wanted to bring up before, but didn’t want to open up a can of worms. Today seems like the appropriate time to do so. I believe Michael Jackson was asexual, and I say this for several reasons.

First, I recall in music class in grade school at Ancille-Assumpta Academy, a Blue Ribbon School that received this honor from George H.W. Bush, being told something about Jackson. According to my teacher, Jackson’s hormones were intentionally stunted by his father so he could keep his wonderful voice into adulthood. I don’t think I need to familiarize readers with Michael’s high-pitched voice. Even is Michael Jackson wasn’t born into Asexuality, he certainly was manipulated into it.

The other reason behind this comes out of the child molestation charges, charges which he was found not guilty of on all accounts. Believe what you want, but I feel he never sexually abused any children because he didn’t have any sexual feelings. Perhaps he was an asexual pedophile. I bring up this quote from an interview of Jackson’s, in which he speaks of his relations with young boys.

“When you say bed, they make that sexual. It’s not sexual. We’re going to sleep, I tuck them in and put a little like, er, music on and when it’s story time I read a book and we go to sleep with the fireplace on. I give them hot milk, you know. We have cookies. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.”

Now this was taken as very creepy indeed, much for the reason Jackson brought up about the relationship between a bed and sex. If the world understood Asexuality at this time, not that it is very understood or even known about today, then they would have a better understanding of Jackson’s intentions.

This brings up something that the asexual community will eventually have to as a collective unit come up with an answer to concerning ethics. Is it OK to have asexual, albeit romantic, relations with between adults and children? My gut reaction would be no because children could be taken advantage of in other ways as they’re minds aren’t fully developed and deserve a childhood. I am not, however, an authority on ethics for the masses, but personally I know it would not be moral for me to do it at least and I’m romantically attracted to adults anyway. I do believe children do need more rights than they currently have, but that’s an entirely different issue.

This is something the asexual community need to address, and it would be far better to address it sooner rather than later. The last thing we need is to be looked at as immoral in any way, and taking a stand on a potential negative stereotype is both urgent and imperative. Somebody had to bring it up before this shows up on the fringes and nobody understands Asexuality like asexuals do.

In closing, Rest In Peace to Michael Jackson. He touched our hearts are my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, animal companions and the rest of his fans. Anyone critical of the “King of Pop”. I leave you with words from one of his later tracks.

“Before You Judge Me, Try Hard to Love Me!”

I love you Michael Jackson and I will never forget the love you’ve shown the world through your music and charitable work.

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It needs to be made clear that I am not in anyway suggesting that there are people in a dark room plotting on how to implement sexual programming, but rather a paradigm of social constructs that basically polices itself. If someone is not sexually attracted to the opposite sex they do not fit in with these social constructs. In addition, it not enough to be attracted to the opposite sex, but certain typecast a model if you will, of the respective opposite sex.

The evolutionary process benefits those who have traits that will make them reproductively successful. Those who are reproductively successful will have more children who will have or carry those very genetic traits that made their parents reproductive. These children are more likely to go on and reproduce to a greater extent when compared to the offspring of a couple with genetic traits that are not as strong in those regards. With this logic in mind, the types of people that have ancestors with greater reproductive traits should be most common. The types that do not will be tougher to come by.

Asexuals, while just as vulnerable to fall for the hetero-normative sexual programming, at least have the red flag of not experiencing sexual attraction at all. Heterosexuals do not have this red flag, but they do have a many suggestions for how they are supposed to be heterosexual, which can seriously stunt individuality. Asexuality, with more clarity as to the difference from the hetero-normative way, hasn’t had a prescription on how to feel in accordance to sexual attraction. This is a stimulus package for individuality.

The closest thing to a red flag heterosexuals have, other than the vision of what they are truly attracted to, would be that what they are “prescribed” to find sexy, which is not the common person but a model. Models have a look, and it is a rare look that does not suggest a successfully reproductive ancestry. Obviously, even a supermodel’s family tree had a level of reproductive success proven by the existence of said supermodel. This level of success cannot be much better than minimal or else there would be a greater number of persons with those traits.

There are many different types of genetic traits including physical and behavioral. Much of what I’m discussing here is inspired from Roin Baker’s scientific papers as well as his book Sperm Wars. I intend to get a hold of more of Baker’s work, but what I have read does an excellent job of breaking down sexual matter in asexual terms. Baker explores the reproductive strategy of just about everything in humanity and the animal kingdom. He does not explain or make reference to Asexuality, although we must have some reproductive strategy if we we’re born in the first place. I have some insight on what that strategy is, and that’s a topic for another time.

It is just as important to be attracted to reproductive traits as it is to possess them. One can be as legitimately sexually attractive as possible, but if that individual has bad taste in partners, than this may hurt reproductive success for future generations.

So what is the archetype for the heteronormative woman and male as compared to their naturally attractive counterparts? Let’s take a closer look. In the sexual world, and possibly even the asexual world to a lesser extent, physical traits are more to men than women. This is a double standard, but it’s not without reasoning. thinWomen’s role in reproductive success, while changing due to positive progress, historically has existed to carry children in the womb, deliver and raise them properly. Men have served as providers and protectors.
The female model of heteronormativity is the types of women that strut on the catwalk or win beauty pageants. Extremely thin, lacking curves and behaving “ladylike”. I realize there is a strong counter-culture to this aspect of heteronormativity, but this is not yet the status quo. Just to give an example in 1978 Queen released the song Fat Bottomed Girls. A few excerpts from the lyrics will reveal the spirit of the tune.

Left alone with big fat fanny She was such a naughty nanny Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me;

I seen every blue eyed floozy (heteronormative archetypes) on the way But their beauty and their style Went kind of smooth after a while;

Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin world go round

Later in the music industry, 1992 to be exact, Sir Mix-A-Lot would release Baby Got Back, which would go on to win both a Grammy and a number one spot on the Billiard 100. This was a more extreme attack on heteronormativity, targeting the magazine industry.

I like big butts and I can not lie You other brothers can’t deny That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist And a round thing in your face You get sprung;

I’m tired of magazines(heteronormative?) Sayin’ flat butts are the thing;
Yeah, baby … when it comes to females, Cosmo ain’t got nothin’ to do with my selection. 36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she’s 5’3″.;

Some brothers wanna play that “hard” role And tell you that the butt ain’t gold So they toss it and leave it And I pull up quick to retrieve it So Cosmo says you’re fat Well I ain’t down with that! ‘Cause your waist is small and your curves are kickin’;

To the beanpole dames in the magazines: You ain’t it, Miss Thing!;

Today, this sentiment is more frequent, to the point of influencing heteronormativity. Women with curvature are celebrated, as illustrated by J-Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian. David Jay, the King of Asexuality, from AVEN did a blog where he described a potential asexual TV character wanting the sexual attraction to butts broken down on asexual terms. The best way this can be done is by examining the function and benefits of an ample posterior.

Women with ample hips and rear can use them in carrying child, which is a very important reproductive trait to have. It is also beneficial to survival as studies indicate that it can prevent It’s not as if men look at women with curves and consciously realize this is these are reasons why. It’s their body subconsciously triggering this attraction. Also, this trait aids in prevention of type 2 diabetes and ironically controls weight issues.

I am in no way suggesting that one woman is more beautiful another, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder and therefore subjective. Darwin in his classic Origin of the Species addresses beauty, validating its existence. Darwin also poses the question if God intentionally created the concept of beauty. Darwin doesn’t answer the question, but beauty is indeed part of creation and the answer is obvious. Even an asexual can find anatomy aesthetically pleasing, or should I say ASS-tetically pleasing. How much Asexy cred did I just lose with that pun? It was worth it though.

There rise of virility drugs like Viagra, Levitra and Vasomax is further proof, as men should not need them for the results of legitimate sexual attraction. Ironically, these men may very well be with women they should naturally be attracted to, but due to the sexual programming they are not. These medicines are needed because not only are they not able to tap into their true selves, but because they fantasize about women they are only programmed to find attractive.

The heteronormative model of man is something that is more difficult to understand. This largely due to the double standard I mentioned earlier. While there are some major changes that have been going on in culture, men have, and for the most part still have control over almost everything that humankind can actually control. One result of this, men are generally treated with more respect on the screen. For example full frontal nudity is pretty common with women in film, whereas for men is extremely rare. While women may be offended by the nudity of other women in movies, men are uncomfortable with seeing other males in the same situation.

It should probably be explained the topic of the sexual attraction women have to the male sex organs. Does size matter? Women do look at other traits like personality, height and financial success, but in general women prefer larger penises. If anyone doubts this go shopping for “personal massagers” that double as a substitute for a live penis. The standard size is 7 inches, and many are significantly larger, however the average man does not have a 7 inch penis to work with. Thickness is also important.

The porn industry obviously has no problem featuring men displaying full frontal nudity.cinderella This makes many men feel inadequate as many times these men appear to have well over 7 inches at their disposal and significant girth as well. The reality is that while there are men that are freakishly large in the nether regions(most women cannot handle this), most use the aid of a contraption known as a penis pump that can temporarily enhance the size of the male sex organ. This is possible because the penis is not a bone, contrary to what slang might suggest with the noun boner and the phrase “to bone”. During arousal blood rushes to the aforementioned body part, and a penis pump can unnaturally promote this to a greater extent.

The good news for sexual men “lacking in the packing” is that they too can use one of these pumps, and even if a woman knows it is an unnatural size, the man showed the ability to adapt, which is what natural selection is all about. If a man has this ability, than so may his offspring and the women’s biology knows this and will accept it just the same as a naturally hung male. Also, because it’s blood related, anything that will improve circulation can enhance a man’s gimmick also. My work involves walking several miles a day so I can confirm this to be true, but as an asexual, it’s not really benefiting me and it makes it difficult to walk sometimes. It slows me down and I don’t like that and am looking into creating a harness, but I digress.

So what evolutionary benefit do well hung warriors carry. Pay attention the mushroom shape of the glans, more commonly known as the head. This is actually useful in the removal of semen belonging to another man and therefore increases the odds of a male impregnating a woman with his own sperm as opposed to the seed of other men.

Another thing women look for in men are a well built butt and legs, as both are a sign of good health. A man who is successful, or has the potential to be successful is sexy because it will create a better opportunities for offspring to succeed both financially and reproductively.

This was probably too much information for many of my fellow asexuals, but I suspect some have abandoned this post by now. Obviously anyone alive has some traits that are useful in reproduction or they wouldn’t have been born. Some are just more useful than others at his time. The earth and her conditions along with humanity’s cultures are constantly changing, and so will the reproductive traits that are valuable.

I hope this was a helpful and informative series, and I also tried to make it as fun and easy to read as possible. There was never an intention to make anyone feel inadequate about their bodies and other traits, but reality is reality and I am all about being real.


I need to warn anyone reading this, because I’m about to relay my thoughts on the pop sensation Lady Gaga, the artist responsible for the high energy Just Dance and the cryptic Poker Face. I’m going to help the little guy out right now and try to help stimulate the magazine industry, because the people that work there are losing their livelihood to hack bloggers like myself and others. You can now catch Gaga gracing the cover and within the pages of the current issue of Rolling Stone(Brian Hiatt, issue1080 for posterity).

I honestly didn’t like Gaga too much in the past, as she would always be gaga4responsible for eye-roll worthy statements such as the time she mentioned having unprotected sex with her songs. Of course, I understand that quotes like that are targeted at a certain audience, but I don’t take that kind of marketing seriously. I’ve now found myself able to get over this side of Lady Gaga, as I can see past that and understand Gaga better. I see the beautiful person underneath that façade.

Apparently Gaga was proclaimed the new princess of pop by Perez Hilton, and Madonna along with Cyndi Lauper were in attendance during her“coronation”. Gaga appears to take a risky route and challenge gender constructs. I’m aware the music industry is oversaturated with that, but it’s just not suitable for the “Princess of Pop”. Or is it?

“I like boys that look like girls” she said. Again the music industry is over-saturated with this, so this leaves Gaga with quite a pool of eligible boys to choose from. Reports also indicate that the pop princess does not mind her own look being considered androgynous. She was able to laugh off a remark about having the body of a Barbie and the face of a Ken in a parody of Poker Face or instead “Butter Face”. The icing on the cake is that she’d rather look interesting than pretty. She certainly pulls off interesting with her experimental fashion taste. Some real unique threads going on there.

Well Lady Gaga, you’ve sure proved me wrong this time! Let’s hope this all pays off for you diva!