Thursday, February 21, 2019

Remains of the Day (02/21)

Towleroad: Wait, was Alan Hamel managing Jussie Smollett's career?

Yahoo: Softball coach charged with assault after allegedly attacking grandmother at game: "He body slammed me"

Greg in Hollywood: Did birthday boy Christopher Atkins make you gay?

The Randy Report: Taron Egerton shows he can sing in Elton John biopic, "Rocketman"

Boy Culture: Being 54 used to look a lot different

Baseline: Why does Belinda Bencic only win when I don't want her to?

Gr8er Days: A gay man remembers Peter Tork, the offbeat Monkee, who is dead at 77

The New York Times: China uses DNA to track its people, with the help of American expertise

OMG Blog: I've never been a huge Matthew McConaughey person, but I have to give him credit for how his ass looks here

Washington Post: Get ready for 60% of the nation to hear Yanni and 40% to hear Laurel

Back2Stonewall: Mormon church won't oppose Utah's ban on gay-conversion therapy

Gay City News: Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg packs 'em in in Brooklyn

HuffPost: Not all heroes wear capes

UnPresidented: Mitch McConnell "aided and abetted" Russia's attack on our election, says Mueller biographer Garrett Graff

The Daily News: Nirvana, Pearl Jam among acts celebrated in new "Grunge" exhibit coming to New York

Matthew's Island: Naked mustachioed hunk on the ski slopes and more Roger Federer will play Madrid

Queerty: Gay detective charged with raping countless male suspects and witnesses inside interrogation rooms

They’re (Still) Heeeeeere!

Just as Russia sowed discord among Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign, Politico reports that a wide-ranging disinformation campaign aimed at Democratic 2020 candidates is already underway on social media, with signs that foreign state actors are driving at least some of the activity.

It’s never really been clear to me if all Democrats understood that Russia didn’t really try to turn liberal voters conservative -- or the other way around --, but rather turned liberals sour on the Democratic candidates, which chipped away at voter turnout just enough in three hitherto reliably blue states called Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. (The first person say say Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins the argument!) 

Despite all the indictments of bad actors doing these things, there doesn’t seem to be a lot that can be done to stop it.

All we can do is be vigilant about not falling for it again - - and remind your friends to focus on what they like about the 2020 candidates rather than dwell on the negatives of the ones they don’t.

Mad (About the) Men

I must say: These ad campaigns really KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

Song of the Day: 'I Can't Wait' by Stevie Nicks

One of the best things about Spotify is that I have complete access to virtually every album by artists I liked but couldn't afford to buy everything by as a kid. As a result, I'm making up for a lot of lost time -- which is what I tell people when they chastise me for not listening to new music. (I am listening to new music -- well, new to me!).While I had the first two Stevie Nicks solo albums back in the day, I never got the ones that came after. Do any hardcore Stevie fans want to weigh in? Figured I would go chronologically -- and am enjoying "Rock a Little" a lot on the treadmill these days. Next up: "The Other Side of the Mirror" in its entirety. 

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Morning Wood

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Remains of the Day (02/20)

The Guardian: Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks rant by frozen-food heiress Tucker Carlson

The Washington Post: Justice Department said to be preparing Mueller report in coming days

The Daily News: Jussie Smollett is now officially a suspect in his own attack

Gr8er Days: Anderson Cooper and I were born three days apart -- but his mom is old enough to be my mother's mother

Towleroad: Video shows hunky Nigerian brothers linked to Jussie Smollett "attack" buying red hat and ski masks

Back2Stonewall: Remembering Roy Cohn, "the most evilest closet case" in history

The Randy Report: HBO releases disturbing trailer for Michael Jackson "Leaving Neverland" documentary

Boy Culture: Did somebody say naked Oscar nominees?

The New York Times: The White House still isn't sure if climate change is a national security threat

The Hill: Dems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction 

Film Experience: Oscar presenters and a "Whoopi Goldberg as surprise host" conspiracy theory!

Baseline: Kvitova, Svitolina enjoy a little party time in Dubai -- notorious for its welcoming stance on women

OMG Blog: No denying that Lee Pace's naked body was a highlight of "Angels in America" on Broadway

The Ethicist: Can I cut off a relative with hateful views? (I have ... on Facebook.)

New York Post: Man dragged to death by subway after bag gets caught on train

Greg in Hollywood: Is it incestuous of me to find a guy who played a gay law student named Connor Walsh hot?

The New York Times: For years, former Queens assemblywoman fought for stronger sexual abuse laws -- her son was the reason

The WoW Report: Kind casting alert: Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in biopic 

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