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Colby Keller Just Gave Away Everything He Owns For A New Life/Art Project

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    • babybabybaby

      He can give me that hot bod….

      Jun 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit

      @babybabybaby: I think he has to a great many people. Not s!ut shaming just saying. Maybe if he applied himself more to his work he’d have more money? I don’t know just thinking out loud.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sfbeast

      I have a feeling someone might want to offer him free room and board. Just till he gets back on his feet, you know.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      Being evicted and giving away all of your possessions that you have amassed in the last ten yrs except one. And it’s for a new life art project? Sounds like he’s depressed and going through a life crisis due to being evicted.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phillip

      @babybabybaby: Had the pleasure of attending and grabbing more than a few things. Sadly his body wasn’t up for grabs, but handshakes and hugs were up for the taking. He was such a kind and generous sweetie pie. Hope the road treats him well.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maximilian

      Why is Queerty obsessed with this effeminate ‘weird without a beard’ hobo ?!?

      Jun 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carey579

      ^ So,

      He is a HOBO both lookwise and literally :D

      Jun 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robirob

      Getting rid of all your posessions in combination of being evicted? That doesn’t sound good. What happened to all the money he made or makes with gay porn?

      Jun 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • barkomatic

      I hope this wasn’t inspired by a reading of “Into the Wild”.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      @ robirob They still make money in gay porn? That’s a surprise with all the free stuff floating around online.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam

      Kolby is one among the small stable of hot fourty-something porn models. Hope he continues his career.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      “Obfuscation captures greater intensity”? The fashionable nonsense of radical chic.

      Obfuscation doesn’t help a writer capture greater intensity at all – that’s exactly the opposite of what the word means, i.e., to render something unclear and unintelligible. What obfuscation does do, however, is allow someone so clearly devoid of inspiration and creativity to masquerade not only as an artist, but a poet too.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pinkie

      He’s adorable, but I wonder if he’s a little mentally ill.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      I would give him a home and lots of tenderness if he came to live with me here in Brazil.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • muscl954

      Colby: If you need a place to crash, please contact me. Anytime. Really. I’m not kidding. Sigh.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson

      @All the judgemental B!tches: WTF business of yours is it for Colby to do whatever he likes? For some reason, I can’t quite picture him living under a bridge, or anything like that.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      He is so sexy. He should have been well paid. It is a shame.

      Jun 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • arsondude

      He’s pulling a joaquin phoenix.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo

      Love the hairdo Dena Jones …

      Jun 6, 2014 at 2:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pickles

      Jeesh- why do y’all think he’s crazy just because he doesn’t want stuff? Does your stuff really make your life better? Unlikely. Stuff is fun because the hunt is neat. The gather is kinda cool. Hoarding things just for the sake of having it- not so sexy. Good for him. Have less, very likely, smile more.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 3:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Palto

      Take it from personal experience , the less stuff you have the less headaches you have. And I’m saying this as a person who has a pretty decent chunk of change.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 5:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frankpoor

      @robirob: This doesn’t sound like a money issue, eviction aside (gentrification can price out even those with a modest amount in the bank)… He didn’t SELL all of his stuff. He gave it all away, as a creative experiment and in the name of letting go of material possessions.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 6:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frankpoor

      @jwrappaport: I think he knows that and that was his point. What he seems to have meant was “obfuscation creates the impression of greater intensity” and it’s one of the unwritten rules he’s trying to break.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 6:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      @frankpoor: I don’t think that’s what he means. I think what he means is that the accessibility of art and the clarity of its creator’s message are two unwritten rules of aesthetics that ought to be broken. He uses the phrase about obfuscation as a premise to argue that there can indeed be great art that breaks those rules by being unintelligible.

      He’s right to imply that there’s plenty of great art that isn’t accessible and that requires more than simply passive engagement, but the bit about obfuscation, once again, is not so much wrong as it is nonsensical. Clarity isn’t a “rule” or subjective aesthetic preference, but rather a natural product of our cognitive faculties. We can’t derive any meaning from something that is unintelligible – that’s what unintelligible means. The reason art is exciting to us and the reason we react to it is because it plays with our expectations or, what we think of as “breaking the rules.” Aesthetics is about the play of forms – you can’t have aesthetics without forms to manipulate and at least a common frame of reference that the observer can understand. It’s the same reason you can’t have poetry without an intelligible language. E. E. Cummings and Lewis Carroll are great examples of this: their work is full of deliberately misused punctuation, typographical and formatting inconsistencies, and even made-up words – yet there is no question that their work, unconventional as it is, is intelligible to any English speaker as poetry.

      What he seems to be getting at is the idea that to confuse and perplex observers is somehow a virtue in the arts and some key to deeper meaning or power. This literally doesn’t make sense. It’s not an aesthetic debate, but a definitional one that seems pretty clear. To obfuscate is not to make more complex or texturally rich (say, in music). It means to deliberately make something unclear and unintelligible so that it’s harder for people to make sense of.

      Jun 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • princess ida

      From the interviews he’s given, he seems a genuinely nice guy, totally at ease with himself, and enjoying his porn career. I wish him well. As for his attractiveness, well, don’t get me started…………

      Jun 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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