Saturday, January 29, 2011

New from Boy Butter Lubricants - Boy Butter Fresca and Fresca H20

Boy Butter is proud to announce our newest and coolest formula yet. Boy Butter Fresca is our mildly cooling and tingly formula with a hint of menthol. Save 10% off on any order by typing in coupon code "BUTTER" on www.shoplube.com, your official Boy Butter store.
Boy Butter Fresca puts the tingle in the mingle.
Click Here to buy Boy Butter Fresca!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Boy Butter World Tour 2011 officially announced

Starting this February 5th of 2011 Brendan and I will be embarking upon one of the greatest adventures  of our lives. A 3 month Boy Butter World Tour which will see me circumnavigate the world in 97 days traveling from NYC through the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Australia for Mardi Gras, Thailand and Vietnam for the massage after massage, Israel for some spiritual healing, Croatia for the heck of it and then Central and Western Europe and finishing it off with an Icelandic Arctic adventure before returning back to NYC in May. Check out this itinerary, its ridiculous. And I will make sure to have interesting photos and write ups of all my travels, eat your heart our Jules Verne.

Boy Butter World Tour is circumnavigating the planet 97 days

Atlantis Caribbean Gay Cruise Feb 6th - Feb 13th
Costa Rica Feb 15-23rd
Australia: Feb 24- Mar 9th
Thailand and Vietnam March 10th-March 30th
Tel Aviv: March 31st - April 6th
Croatia: April 6th - April 9th
Venice: April 10th April 11th
Budapest: April 12th-14th
Prague: April 15th - April 18th
Barcelona: April 19th - April 24th
Paris: April 25th - 27th
Amsterdam: April 28th May 1
Berlin, Germany: May 1st - May 7th
Cologne/Bonn Germany: May 8th May 11th
Iceland: May 11th May 13th
Back to NYC!

Winter Wonderland in NYC 2011

I don't know if anyone in NYC noticed that it is winter but I did. There has never fallen so much snow in my many years in this city as this winter's snowfall. 15 inches of snow fell last night to add to the almost 2.5 feet of snow that fell this winter thus far. I snapped some photos from yesterday and today, jeez there is alot of snow.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mazel Tov Natalie Portman for your Oscar Nomination, You will totally win.

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman's nomination for her role as tormented ballerina Nina Sayers in "Black Swan" is no surprise. The pregnant and recently engaged actress already won a Golden Globe for the role. Of working with director Darren Aronofsky on the role, Portman told Cover Media, "He gave me one of the greatest gifts that any director's ever given me which was – after we'd try everything that he wanted to do he'd give me ten ways to attack a scene, then he'd say, 'Now do this one for yourself.' Aronfosky has also been nominated in the best director category. If you have not seen this movie yet, it is time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Amsterdam's Jewish community marks first gay marriage

The first Jewish same-sex marriage in the Netherlands, was held in the synagogue of the Liberale Joodse Gemeente (Liberal Jewish Community) in Amsterdam on Sunday.

by Stacey Cosens, click here to view original post


The first Jewish same-sex marriage in the Netherlands, was held in the synagogue of the Liberale Joodse Gemeente (Liberal Jewish Community) in Amsterdam on Sunday.

From this week, Jewish same-sex couples can have a ceremony called a Brit Ahava, a convenant of love, to confirm their relationship in one of the community’s ten synagogues, Radio Netherlands Online reports.

The Amsterdam ceremony was not a global first, as Jewish same-sex couples have been able to get married in the US for five years. The Council of Rabbis of the Dutch Union of Progressive Jewry recently ruled that Jewish same-sex couples could henceforth have their relationship confirmed in a Jewish ritual.

Rabbi Menno ten Brink of the Amsterdam Liberale Joodse Gemeente said the ceremony is called a Brit Ahava to distinguish it from a heterosexual marriage and to give it a different meaning under Jewish Halachic law. He described the ceremony for same-sex couples as a first step in the ongoing development within the Jewish community.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Beach Day in Malibu with the Feldman's

The whole country may be covered in snow and shivering in the frigid winter of 2011 but Southern California seems to be immune to the Winter's chill by having summer like heat in a paradise like climate. Just in time for my visit to LA this week came the amazing weather, which I have been enjoying thoroughly with the top down in my Mustang convertible (they ran out of Chrysler Sebrings). The weather has been so pleasant the Feldman and Peck clans decided to picnic it up in Malibu this past Sunday. With fun-time in the sunshine and plenty of sand in our suits we lived it up ran around and had a good old time.

Check out the Beach Day Photos:
Miri and Donna excited dancing in the Mustang before we head to the beach.
The Feldman's arrive in Malibu
The beach is gorgeous and around 80 degrees, not bad.
Move over Pamela here I come.
Move over Eyal and Pamela, here comes Donna.
Nathaniel is managing Gabriel in the construction of a sand castle.
Miri playing smashball
Donna and Miri smash balling.
I wanted to play smashball too.
I got it.
I think the ball went in the water.
My dad is tired of playing smashball with me.
Nathaniel surfin' it up.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

More Bowling with my Nephews

When I visit Los Angeles I always make sure to hang out with my nephews at the local bowling alley and play a few games. Its alot of fun and a great way for us to connect. We may not be the best bowlers but we are always having fun when we hang out.



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ambiente Magazine: Buttering up with Boy Butter's EYAL FELDMAN

Click here to view original Ambiente Magazine Article

Buttering up with Boy Butter's EYAL FELDMAN by Herb Sosa
A while back I had the opportunity to meet Eyal in Miami Beach, and the more I get to know about the tall, dark & handsome man with the piercing grey-green eyes and boyish smile, the more I want to know.  He's ever -evolving, focused and driven.  He is a man of his word & conviction, passionate, hard-working and pretty easy on the eyes as well.
       Amongst his many accomplishments, he is the founder, CEO & face of 
Boy Butter Personal Lubricants.
       I sat down with Eyal for 
AMBIENTE for a quick one-on-one, he is ALWAYS on the go after all, and this is how it went...

Why personal lubricants?I was already working for a quasi-fetish clothing company for a few years before I came up with the name Boy Butter, which I thought would be a perfect name for a personal lubricant. So I found it to be not a stretch for me to branch off in that direction since I was already involved with Sexual themed industry.  

How did you go from wanting to be a teacher to developing a line of 
personal products? Explain that journey a bit more.
Well I loved school and thought that teaching would be a worthwhile 
thing to do. After college in San Diego, I moved across the country to 
NYC to begin a job and business apprenticeship with Nasty Pig Inc. (the 
quasi fetish clothing company I mentioned earlier). I learned the ins and 
out of running a business and having developed those skills it allowed me 
to actualize a business idea and thus Boy Butter was born.
What was the biggest learning experience in developing a product line?The biggest learning experience is finding exactly what the customer 
would like. I am not only the president but I am also head of the research 
department and I learned a heck of a lot in trials and from volunteers 
who helped me find the perfect slickness for my product.  The Biggest 
challenge? The biggest challenge for me is always putting up and 
working a sales booth at a public show, street festival, or any fetish 
event. Getting in front of people and selling something is always a 
challenge.
You seem to have a lot of interests beyond Boy Butter, travel, heritage, 
photography, etc  – What motivates and impassions you and why?

I am more than just Boy Butter of course just like anyone is more than the 
thing they are best known for. I am constantly evolving and improving 
upon myself and to do that requires a lot of different stimuli. Travel has 
always been a passion of mine and there is nothing more adventurous 
then finding yourself in a new part of the world and exploring.
     My heritage as a Jewish person is always a source of strength and 
pride for me and being a part of a 3800 years old culture is always mind 
blowing to think about.
     On the subject of my latest hobby, photography, which has been a 
slight obsession with me since I downloaded the Hipstamatic Camera 
app to my iPhone, I love it.   
     Swimming has always been a integral part of my life and I swim about 2 
miles a day, in fact every summer I run a marathon swim across a large 
body of water around the world raise funds for my favorite organizations.

Tell me about your recent swim across the Dead Sea.  Why did you do it?  

Every summer I swim across a large body of water to raise money for my 
favorite organizations that serve the Gay and Jewish communities in the
U.S. I started marathon swimming in 2008 and my first swim was across the 
St. Lawrence River from NY to Canada and back, 6 mile swim and raised 
close to $2000 for SAGE (Services and Advocacy for the Gay Elderly) in 
Manhattan.  In 2009 I swam from Sayville to Fire Island Pines across the 
Great Long Island Bay 3.5 miles and raised several thousand for the 
Stonewall Community Fund.  In 2010 I decided to swim across the Sea of 
Galilee 6 miles in Israel and I called the swim 
Jesus Walked I Swam, which I 
thought was really funny and we raised close to $4000 for the Jewish Home 
for the Aging in Los Angeles and SAGE in NYC. The next swim I have 
planned this summer will probably be Lake Wansee in Berlin, you will hear 
more about it by reading my blog, 
www.boybutter.blogspot.com.
You are not only the CEO, but the face of Boy Butter.  Has that helped in 
promoting the line?  Has it affected your personal life?  

Anytime a person can be the creator as well as the spokesmodel for the 
product it is a definite plus. People trust me more because I am so heavily 
invested with Boy Butter so they feel greater trust with the product itself. 
Boy Butter is a great product and it serves a real need out there for a 
better and more fun sexual experience which I feel I have  provided for 
years and will continue to do so, happily. My personal life has been 
affected positively because people recognize me and I am actually 
called Boy Butter on the street more than I am called by my own name, 
Eyal, I think cause it's easier to say in English. But i take it all in fun and I love 
that kind of attention, its a total blast.

Have you ever been in front of the camera professionally before Boy Butter? 

I flirted with modeling and performing on stage, flagging at Circuit parties 
way back in the late 90's and early 2000's when I was a wee lad, as wee a 
lad of 6'7'' and 225 lbs could be I guess. The real model in the family is my 
real life super model sister, Donna Feldman, 
www.donnafeldman.net
For those that only know Calabasas, California for the Kardashians, tell us 
what it was like growing up there, vs living in NYC.

My parents live in Hidden Hills, CA which is a gated city within Calabasas 
and I never met the Kardashians but am happy for their success and wish 
them well.  Calabasas was the perfect place to grow up, liberal, beautiful, 
affluent, kind gentle residents. The School System is amazing and my 
parents still live there happily, so I am really proud to come from there and 
be able to visit many times a year. But living in NYC is just different cause it 
is full of non-stop energy and I feel like I can do more with my career while 
living among the rat racers.
Your job & life afford you the ability & requirement of traveling the world. 
What have you gained from these travels?

I learned loads from my travels, which I have been doing on my own since I 
was 19. I've been to a lot of places and there are so many places yet to 
visit. Starting this February I shall embark upon a 3 month long world tour 
promoting Boy Butter on board of the Caribbean Atlantis Gay Cruise, then 
Costa Rica, to the that we will be on as well as Mardi Gras in Sydney 
Australia, I'll hand out samples to the lady boys and pedophiles and their 
lovers in Bangkok, Vietnam which is aptly named I hear before we head 
west to Israel, Croatia, Spain, Germany and Iceland before returning home 
to NYC. Phew, I'm exhausted just saying my itinerary.
What advice would you 
have for the young entrepreneur out there wanting 
to be the next Eyal?

If you have a good idea, I say go for it but make sure you can afford it too. 
While going after your dream, do not give up your day job I worked full 
time while pursuing Boy Butter as a hobby for several years. Sometimes it 
takes 20 years to be an overnight success, as my momma always says.
What is next for Boy Butter?  Eyal?

What is next for Boy Butter and Eyal is the debut of several new products. 
Boy Butter Fresca which is a mild cooling lubricant with a hint of menthol, 
which the tag line is: It will put the tingle in the mingle. And I can attest, it 
does. Also we have Boy Butter Clear which is our first water based gel 
lubricant. It is amazing, travel sized and powerful, it aims to please as do I.  
So keep an eye out for that on 
www.boybutter.com and the official Boy 
Butter store, 
www.shoplube.com.

Have you ever been in front of the camera professionally before Boy Butter? 

I flirted with modeling and performing on stage, flagging at Circuit parties 
way back in the late 90's and early 2000's when I was a wee lad, as wee a 
lad of 6'7'' and 225 lbs could be I guess. The real model in the family is my 
real life super model sister, Donna Feldman, 
www.donnafeldman.net
For those that only know Calabasas, California for the Kardashians, tell us 
what it was like growing up there, vs living in NYC.

My parents live in Hidden Hills, CA which is a gated city within Calabasas 
and I never met the Kardashians but am happy for their success and wish 
them well.  Calabasas was the perfect place to grow up, liberal, beautiful, 
affluent, kind gentle residents. The School System is amazing and my 
parents still live there happily, so I am really proud to come from there and 
be able to visit many times a year. But living in NYC is just different cause it 
is full of non-stop energy and I feel like I can do more with my career while 
living among the rat racers.
Your job & life afford you the ability & requirement of traveling the world. 
What have you gained from these travels?

I learned loads from my travels, which I have been doing on my own since I 
was 19. I've been to a lot of places and there are so many places yet to 
visit. Starting this February I shall embark upon a 3 month long world tour 
promoting Boy Butter on board of the Caribbean Atlantis Gay Cruise, then 
Costa Rica, to the that we will be on as well as Mardi Gras in Sydney 
Australia, I'll hand out samples to the lady boys and pedophiles and their 
lovers in Bangkok, Vietnam which is aptly named I hear before we head 
west to Israel, Croatia, Spain, Germany and Iceland before returning home 
to NYC. Phew, I'm exhausted just saying my itinerary.
What advice would you have for the young entrepreneur out there wanting 
to be the next Eyal?

If you have a good idea, I say go for it but make sure you can afford it too. 
While going after your dream, do not give up your day job I worked full 
time while pursuing Boy Butter as a hobby for several years. Sometimes it takes 20 years to be an overnight success, as my momma always says.

What is next for Boy Butter?  Eyal?

What is next for Boy Butter and Eyal is 
the debut of several new products. Boy 
Butter Fresca which is a mild cooling 
lubricant with a hint of menthol, which 
the tag line is: It will put the tingle in the 
mingle. And I can attest, it does. Also 
we have Boy Butter Clear which is our 
first water based gel lubricant. It is 
amazing, travel sized and powerful, it 
aims to please as do I.  So keep an eye 
out for that on 
www.boybutter.com 
and the official Boy Butter store,

www.shoplube.com.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Crypt, adult store chain offers Boy Butter Bonerz Male Enhancement Free Gift with Purchase

The Crypt stores chain offers Boy Butter Bonerz Male Enhancement
 Free Gift with Boy Butter Product Purchase in all their U.S. Stores. 
Head down to your local Crypt Stores and shop till your drop.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hipstamatic Photo Collection, New York Scenes Part II

Looks as if I have come down with a major case of Hipstamania. A serious obsession with the need to take a photo of everything I can get a hold of using my new fave iPhone app, Hipstamatic.
No one is safe, take a gander at another installment of NY scenes of early 2011.

PHOTOS:
Big Apple Circus
Brendan in the subway
Subway Saints
Eyal back from gym
Brendan's Brainstrain
Ghost in the hallway
Brendan and Eyal, Bi-polorized NYC
 22nd street snowfall
snowy footprints

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hedda Lettuce's Boy Butter Promo during her Xmas show, Lettuce Rejoice

If you ever find yourself in NYC around the Holidays, try to see the annual hilarious Hedda Lettuce Holiday Show, Lettuce Rejoice which took place at the
 Metropolitan Room in Chelsea on Dec, 29th 2010.
Check out this hilarious video of the Boy Butter promo during her show : )
If you are interested in Boy Butter Lubricants, 
please visit www.boybutter.com for more info.
To purchase Boy Butter Lubricants visit the official store, 
www.shoplube.com and don't forget to use coupon code 
"BUTTER"
 for 10% off any order.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hipstamatic Photo Collection, New York Scenes of early 2011

I was born in 1977 and I remember those old photos from my youth. The sepia toned curved photos of long gone sweet memories and nostalgic family portraits or scenes. Well I just paid $1.99 for the Hipstamatic Camera app from the Apple Store last night  to allow me to snap 1969 to 70's style photos. The feature which will turn my iPhone into a Hipstamatic Camera. Take a look at some of my photos thus far.

Hipstamatic Photo Collection

Flatiron looking North to Empire State Building on 23rd St, 
(E. Feldman NYC Jan, 6, 2011)

Beautiful Brendan, 
(Brendan McGovern in NYC Apt on Jan, 6, 2011
South-facing view of the Flatiron Building on 23rd St, 
(E. Feldman NYC Jan, 6, 2011)
Lily at my feet, 
(Lily J. Kittens, my little housecat in NYC Jan, 6, 2011)

Alumni Memories from Taglit-Birthright (Free Trips to Israel for young Jewish Adults)

Notes From the Tour Bus

By Karen Loew

NEXTBOOK
How can young people’s first experiences of Israel be at once profound and revelatory, yet predictable and banal? This conundrum was well in place before 2000, when Taglit-Birthright Israel began offering free 10-day trips to Israel to qualifying diasporists aged 18 to 26. But the Birthright machine mass-produces the phenomenon — and now showcases it in the new book, “What We Brought Back: Jewish Life After Birthright” (Toby Press).
Over 30 selections, Birthright’s alumni (numbering some 200,000, they spawned the organization Birthright Israel NEXT, which co-sponsored the book’s production) reveal the high and low points of their sojourns abroad, and examine their religio-Zionist identities before and after. Men and women, straight and gay: Most came home reinvigorated as Jews. The book isn’t just propaganda for Birthright, however.
For the half-Jews and truly disaffected, there are moving transformations. “The 10 days I spent in Israel were 10 of the best days of my life,” writes Meredith Patrick, who grew up in a mostly Catholic household with a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, but became a student of Judaism as a child. After her Israel trip, Patrick decided to undertake conversion. Ruby Marez, with a Puerto Rican Catholic mother and a Jewish father, grew up tortured in the Midwest, but her Birthright trip helped her become comfortable as a Jew, and even to have a belated bat mitzvah. The unique shapes that Jewish and Jew-ish identities take in the 21st century provide the unpredictable in this volume. (The mixed media do too — photos, poems and a cartoon — though some of those pieces come off as mere padding.)
Do other journeys generate their own stereotypes? If so, who wants to read about them? Who wants to read about this set? I wonder. For the youth trip to Israel, several enduring cliches include feelings about: encountering the Western Wall for the first time, climbing Masada at sunrise, the seductive charms of the hot guide or hot soldier, and the tour bus, oh God the unavoidable tour bus. Women accept spontaneous invitations. Men blunder around women or play sports. Joy Prendergast’s “Letters From Israel” — a series of e-mails written from Israel to family and friends — provides the ur-text, I’m afraid. Not that there aren’t fresh moments, but re-printing anyone’s e-mails only serves to remind us why published writing is supposed to be polished. Indeed, an excerpt from Lila Feinberg’s play, “Perched,” provides a far more sprightly and less embarrassing treatment of similar territory. Ruvym Gilman’s essay “The Way We’ve Become” starts off in cringe territory, but moves on to rebirth in Tzfat at a mikveh. And Eric Leven’s essay, “Home,” which details how “[t]he more comfortable I became with the idea of being gay, the more pride I felt in being Jewish,” culminates in the most affecting encounter at the Wall.
It seems that Birthright has done its job. Though it bears some responsibility for embedding certain tourist traps ever more solidly in Eretz Israel — oy, those jetlagged donkey rides in the Galil — it has also created meaningful connections to Judaism and Israel for tens of thousands of people. Beyond that, the book does not glorify the organization; it’s too bad that putting the name of “Birthright Israel NEXT” on the cover as an apparent co-publisher gives the reader pause. The other partner in the joint project is Nextbook, whose deputy editor Wayne Hoffman (formerly of the Forward) is also the editor of the book.
Hoffman has also edited two internal Birthright publications, and said that for this volume, Birthright helped solicit submissions from writers and with publicity upon publication, but did not meddle with content. The content could have been trimmer. With five or 10 fewer chapters, the stronger pieces would be more potent, and Nextbook’s claim to promote Jewish literature — which Hoffman said is why they’re involved — would emerge more intact. The invitation on the back of the book — “Welcome to the liner notes for the latest album of Jewish life in America” — proves perfectly apt. Like an album, the cover has Nextbook’s typically appealing graphics. Like liner notes, the text careers between indulgent and incisive, immature and transcendent.


Read more: http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/134436/#ixzz1AGLNGsou

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

German site Queer.de is running a Boy Butter Contest

Wir verlosen fünf Dosen des lang anhaltenden Gleitmittels aus den USA

Click here to see English Translation of article


Boy Butter Personal Lubricant Chrun Style ist ein auf Öl basiertes Gleitmittel und besteht aus zwei starken aber doch angenehmen Inhaltsstoffen: Kokosöl und organisches Silicon, das oft auch in Haarspülungen vorkommt. Die Inhaltsstoffe sind homogenisiert wie echte Butter und das Resultat ist ein Gleitmittel, das länger anhält als synthetische oder auf reiner siliconbasis hergestellte Gleitmittel.

Boy Butter lässt sich allein mit Wasser aus allen Stoffen herauswaschen. Das Gleitmittel ist hypoallergenisch und ist sicher für alle Spielzeuge. Boy Butter ist allerdings nicht latexfreundlich und somit nicht kondomtauglich. Gebrauch also Boybutter für dich selbst oder mit einem Partner, mit dem du ohne Risiko unsafen Sex vereinbaren kannst.

Für die User von queer.de hat der Hersteller freundlicherweise fünf 113-Gramm-Dosen Boy Butter zur Verfügung gestellt.
So kannst Du gewinnen (Teilnahmebedingungen):

Du willst eine Dose Boy Butter gewinnen? Dann fülle bis Freitag, 7. Januar 2011, 10:00 Uhr (Einsendeschluss) das unten stehende Formular aus. Die Preise werden nicht in bar ausgezahlt. Die Gewinner werden schriftlich benachrichtigt. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Top 10 Jews of Year - 2010 (Including a Catholic)

BY JEWISHJOURNAL.COM

Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.  And you don’t have to be Jewish to win: see our “Honorary Jew of the Year.”


1) Jon Stewart


For his intellect, his sense of humor, his willingness to speak truth to power, his prophetic vision—from the Daily Show to the Big Rally—what a Jew.


2) Elena Kagan


For her towering intellect linked to a firm sense of justice, the newest Supreme Court Justice.


3) Ofer Merin


For compassion in action, Dr. Merin established the most effective field hospital in Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the quake.


4) Michael Bloomberg


For tolerance welded to toughness, New York’s mayor stepped up to the plate and defended the right of Muslims to build a house of worship near Ground Zero.


5) Ahuva Tomer


For defending the sanctity of life. The Police Chief of Haifa died in the Carmel fires trying to save cadets.


6) Peter Beinart


For his willingness to be unpopular, to stand apart and to speak out, the writer and pundit championed a more expansive view of what it means to be “pro-Israel.” 


7) Mark Zuckerberg


For his innovation and philanthropy.  The Facebook co-founder gave $100 million to the Newark school system in 2010.


8) Drake


For his imagination and story-telling artistry, the world’s hottest hip-hop artist/Jewish day school graduate released Thank Me Later this year.


9) Barbara Picower


For exhibiting a billion dollar sense of justice.  The widow of billionaire Jeffrey Picower decided to give back $7.5 billion in Madoff-derived profits to the swindler-in-chief’s victims.


10) Eric Cantor


For going against the grain and standing up for what he believes.  U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district, serving since 2001, and the second-ranking member of the House Republican leadership, will become Majority Leader once the 112th Congress takes office.


And the 2010 Honorary Jew: Stephen Colbert


Just like Jon Stewart, but Catholic.

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