After nearly 8 years of running The Banana Blog, and tremendous user growth over the past year (thanks, guys!) I realized I needed help! No, not mental help! But help from someone great and willing to take on some of my load (pun intended). The whole idea of The Banana Blog is to be bigger and better, provide the content you want to see, and share only the best and hottest in gay porn videos, pics, etc. whether you are here on the blog itself or browsing through one of our social media accounts.
With that being said, I want to introduce Amir “the intern”. He’s 26, and a guy with a big sense of humor, has followed the blog for years (like so many of you), but most importantly HAS A DIRTY, FLIRTY MIND! Even worse than mine :)
Amir will help out on the social media side. Sharing hot and dirty pics, gifs, links, and whatever else is put in front of his face. Except dicks, he has told me he will not share those!
Interview: “WHO THE FUCK IS AMIR!?”
If you follow us on Twitter you may have already chatted with Amir, or at least unknowingly seen many of his hot tweets. But for those that haven’t, here’s a short and funny interview that exemplifies why he’s made a perfect (and sarcastic lol) addition to the blog.
Al – TBB Editor: Introduce yourself to everyone, tell us your name. Amir the intern: sup ladies… I’m Amir.
Al – TBB Editor: You do realize our viewers and followers are largely male… Amir the intern:Yeah I know, I just think it’s funny to make blanket statements… It gets people riled up and gets the blood flowing.
Al – TBB Editor: Right… So how did you gain the prestigious title of TBB Intern? Amir the intern:We basically had a sex off and I lasted the longest… Sup gentlemen?
Al – TBB Editor: You’re right it is kind of funny… Let the record show there was no “sex-off” and Amir smells like vodka at 9AM. Amir the intern: ha! damn that’s cold, at least say expensive vodka.
Al – TBB Editor: So where is home for you? Amir the intern:I’m Texas forever like Bun B…
Al – TBB Editor: (staring) Amir the intern: Sometimes I communicate exclusively in Beyonce lyrics… I’m from Texas.
Al – TBB Editor: What makes you think you’ve got what it takes to interact effectively with such a large and dedicated fanbase? Amir the intern: Great question, I’ve actually been interacting with some followers via Twitter for a while, kind of as a trial run. We saw some success on Twitter and Al and his team decided to keep me around.
Al – TBB Editor: were you a fan of the blog before becoming an intern? Amir the intern:I have been a fan of the blog for very long time I can remember when the blog only had six pages… I can member that because I [expletive] off to every single one of them.
Al – TBB Editor: favorite porn star? Amir the intern:Easy, Austin Wilde. Also, Brian Nieh is my favorite artist and model… He’s breathtaking.
Al – TBB Editor: anything you think the viewers should know about you? Amir the intern:I can swallow a whole banana without chewing (winks)
Rapid Fire Questions!!!
Al – TBB Editor: Age? Amir: 26 Al – TBB Editor: Boxers or briefs? Amir:Boxer briefs and jocks Al – TBB Editor: Single or committed? Amir:Single Al – TBB Editor: Top or bottom? Amir: (Pass) Al – TBB Editor: Favorite part of a mans body? Amir: Taint Al – TBB Editor: Instant turn off? Amir: Too much manscaping Al – TBB Editor: Favorite place to jerk: Amir:Shower Al – TBB Editor: Kink? Amir: Bdsm, only one guy ever guessed that… Fuck I miss him. Al – TBB Editor: Cut or uncut? Amir: Equal opportunity employer Al – TBB Editor: My ideal man____.
Can keep up with me.
Al – TBB Editor: Hired! …pending the results of psych evaluation.
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Update 3/5/2015: Thanks so much to those that have gotten back with me. I’ll respond mid-next or so to everyone’s great suggestions and advice. I really want to make sure I get a chance to read through everyone’s comment so keep them coming!
Hey guys, so this is bit of a an unconventional post. I am planning to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area this summer from Florida and thought what better than to ask some of my DC/Virginia/Maryland based readers for some guidance.
…So after a week of being in DC, I’ve narrowed the search down to about 5 areas/neighborhoods (below). If you know anything about these areas, live in these areas, own rentals, sub-leasing, know of specific rental availability or good leasing agents/companies to contact, great! I’d love some insight about the goods, the bads, or any other locations to check out. Also, I’ll be in D.C. until this Monday (but back a few times before the move this summer), so a little meet and greet could also be optional at some point.
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Now, because a hot guy has to be incorporated into every thing blogged about on The Banana Blog, here is a gallery of men to help commemorate the moment :)
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Yes, gentlemen. This is where all the magic happens. Now I’m just searching for vids this week. Expect more soon, my friends.
Btw, as I mentioned earlier. I want the blog to GROW so I need your help! Give me some topics, videos, contests, anything more to keep blogging about! I know thousands of you have followed me from the beginning so you must have some ideas!
I’ve had a 95% video blog for so long that I want to break out a little while still staying true to my “gay amateur video roots”. But what are some other ideas?? Leave them in the comments or CONTACT ME USING ANY OF THESE SOURCES.
Some basic ideas for entertaining posts:
Top ten bottoms in porn.
Top 10 asses in porn.
(weekly) Random hottie off the street (photo by me!)
Picture gallery ideas
User submission of the week
Anyway, thanks. I love and appreciate anyone that’s stayed with this blog for so long. You guys are the best.
Btw, I know a lot of you tell your friends about the blog. I’m honored when I hear that – so don’t stop! Word of mouth is the best type of advertising! See, your mouth can be used for more than one thing!
So over the past 5 or 6 years this blog has mostly focused on video clips and updates. In other words, I find the porn videos I love, and share them with you in hopes that you’ll get equal pleasure out of it. Well, I want to add on to that, and turn TBB into something more than just a video blog. I can’t count the number of interesting and hot things (to me) that I’ve found online that I have been desperate to share with you but avoided because I didn’t think you’d appreciate a simple news article about a certain porn star, or a single pic that I thought was incredibly hot for whatever reason.
Well, that’s changing now. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of porn clips, but in the middle of that, expect articles about the latest happenings in the gay porn world, weird news, sex resources, and other items. Don’t worry – it’ll all still be gay porn/adult related and plenty of videos! :)
I hope to see you all stick around and contribute just like you always have. I love running this blog – but I think it’s time for more. I’ll start this soon. So in the meantime, expect it to be business as usual.
At least you’ll be hearing a lot more from me!
++Btw, I value your opinion. Please feel free to shoot me an email with any advice, suggestions, tips, or anything else that’s on your mind. My email is [tbblog07 @ gmail.com] Thanks guys!++
AL – The Banana Blog Blogger
Above: One of my all times favorite clips shot exclusively for us.
First, I just want to say WOW! Thank you all (dozens of you!) for the birthday wishes yesterday and today. I want to also give my boyfriend Andrew a huge thanks for the thoughtful notion of posting it on the blog so you guys would know. I actually wasn’t going to mention it all and I had no idea that he posted something until I started getting this influx of random “happy birthday” messages from everyone out of the blue lol. My first thought when I started getting them… who the heck is this and how did he know it was my birthday!? lol
Truthfully, I was feeling a bit down that morning, but my bf, and each of you that took a minute out of your day to send an email, an instant message, or make a comment in the post, brought a smile to my face and made that day so much better than it otherwise may have been.
I want you to know that I have read every comment on the blog and tried to respond back to each email and KIK message. But if I somehow missed you, please know that I am absolutely thankful and appreciate being in your thoughts, even if for just a minute.
It is amazing how fast time goes by. I started this blog when I was 23 – nearly 6 years ago! I never imagined it would still be growing and going strong to this day. Believe me, it takes more work to maintain this little site than you know. But the random acts of kindness that you all showed me over the past couple days, the positive feedback through the years, and those that have literally been coming here (pun intended) from the beginning, proves that it has absolutely been worth it.
I know that a lot of people may see this as just another random gay porn blog. But I know that from speaking to many of you through the years, it has represented more than just that. And that’s something I’m tremendously proud of.
Andrew is much better at conveying sentiment and expressing himself than I am, however, I hope you all truly understand how much I appreciate you. Not only for the birthday wishes, but for making this site a success.
I’ll leave you with one last thing. Our Canadian friend Frank made me such an awesome birthday card yesterday and I just had to share it with you all! He knew (and I’m sure a lot of you do as well) that I’m a big fan of Brent Everett. So this was his birthday card to me. I swear I’ve never wanted to laugh and cum so hard at the same time! haha jk.
You can check it out by clicking the image below. It’s a .pdf but you should be able to open it with no problem :)
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