Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Remains of the Day (07/17)

YouTube: Jesus, is this an ad for Swatch or DentaSmile? 

Back2Stonewall: Liberty Counsel hate group leader Mat Staver: The “Q” in LGBTQ includes pedophiles

Instagram: Soccer is better when players parade around in tiny white briefs

Towleroad: Gay Iowa official awarded $1.5 million in discrimination suit against former Gov. Terry Branstad

Dlisted: Prince Hot Ginge looks extra sexy in profile

TMZ: Pete Buttigieg still raking in major celeb donations for 2020

The AIDS Memorial: Fascinating write-up about the man who brought the Stonewall Inn back into existence as we know it now

ICYMI: One of the New Wave boys I posted yesterday wound up becoming the face of The Gap in Europe in the late '80s. Can you figure out who?

The Film Experience: Which dramas have been nominated for the most acting Emmys?

Apple Insider Podcast: Blondie's Jimmy Destri on iTunes, Spotify, Facebook and Steve Jobs 

The Guardian: Kate Pierson talks about the joy and tragedy behind her favorite B-52s songs of their back catalogue, from "Rock Lobster" to "Love Shack"

C+C: Antoni models his package in Tom Ford

The Wall Street Journal: Linda Ronstadt recalls her mom’s pain and her dad’s evening song

Greg in Hollywood: Hot 29-year-old alert!

Typewriter Rodeo: An evening with Kathy Valentine is always guaranteed fun

Socialite Life: "Big Little Lies" -- which I like better this season than the first because I don't feel like I'm in an abuse relationship with Perry -- isn't coming back for a third season

NewNowNext: She was fired for being trans -- the Supreme Court is about to hear her case

Boy Culture: Philip Fusco is sex on a beach

Wrestle Wednesday

Oh, boy. I think we have a WINNER.

Song of the Day: 'Ooh to Be Ah' by KajaGooGoo

Where to begin with this one? I adored KajaGooGoo when they first came out, even staying loyal after Limahl was booted from the band (supposedly for being gay). But when reissues of "White Feathers" and "Islands" were released a number of years ago, I realized it was the latter that held up much, much better. "Ooh to Be Ah" is barely listenable today, yet seeing the video -- for the first time (thanks, Rhino!) -- made me realize something else. All those years I spent lusting after the "Too Shy" singer when I could have been going after drummer Jez Strode, whose hot bod is on full display here! 

I think one of the reasons I never noticed him is that his face looked too much like my Dobson High P.E. buddy Joel Avery, the same Joel Avery with whom I pondered the race of that girl who sings "Holiday"! Now if we could have just put keyboardist Stuart Neale's head on Jez's body ...

Page 1 Roundup (07/17)

Morning Wood

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Remains of the Day (07/16)

David Vance: 2019 holiday gift ideas for the muscle enthusiast

Associated Press: Trump puppet decides Eric Garner officer won't face federal charges

Dlisted: Looks like Jeff Bezos isn't holding it against his girlfriend that her stupid gay Republican brother sold the couple's text messages to Trump pal David Pecker

The Daily News: Rock doc "Remember My Name” chronicles David Crosby’s hard-living life and uneasy career with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Gr8er Days: Sex bomb turned Jesus freak Willie Aames turns 59

ICYMI: I added a rather titillating photo of the Wimbledon men's doubles finalists to my weekend tennis post

The New York Times: The B-52’s were ’70s punks molded not from the syringes and leather of New York City, but from the campy detritus you might have found in the thrift stores and garage sales of their home of Athens, Ga.

Greg in Hollywood: Randy Rainbow is being profiled on CNN by hunky anchor John Berman

It's Either Sadness or Euphoria: It isn't too late to find your summer read!

The New Yorker: Martina Navratilova on Megan Rapinoe and the trajectory of gay women in sports

Back2Stonewall: When New York’s WBAI Radio broadcast a talk show in 1962 featuring eight gay men

Instagram: Sexiest guy I've seen in a while

Towleroad: Gay WWII codebreaker Alan Turing to be new face of U.K. £50 note

Baseline: Simona Halep returns to Romania a Wimbledon champion!

NewNowNext: Maryland voucher program drops Christian school for anti-LGBTQ beliefs

Newsweek: Body of Louisiana civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph found in car trunk

HuffPost: Darren Criss serves up ‘90s nostalgia with Dave Matthews Band cover

Boy Culture: Are you ready for the 225 greatest gay-porn stars?

Hot Cat of the Day: Talk about larger-than-life cuteness!

'Panic' on the Streets of Tempe!

Every time I think I'm romanticizing my teenage years, someone from my past sends me photos (or video) to remind me it really was like a New Wave "90210," as evidenced by these unearthed pics from our old after-hours hangout, Panic City, where we'd go to inhale sliders after a night of dancing at Graffiti's, Tempe's hottest nightclub in the 1980s!

Owner Tom Frank, who went on to play a role in opening more than 84 restaurants including three in the Mill Avenue area, recalls:
"Panic City opened in 1986 for only about 2 years. When I am doing a speaking engagement, from time to time, I bring up the story about how my little (post-apocalyptic) restaurant, designed for college students who were either drunk or stoned, was badly impacted by the introduction of Ecstasy (MDMA) into the culture. Apparently, hunger is not one of the side effects of the drug. It certainly hurt my late-night sales coming over from Graffiti’s."
The night Andy Warhol died my friend Chantal and I were at Graffiti's -- which would be destroyed in 1990 by the fire next door at Stan's Metro Deli -- so it's kind of always been like hallowed ground for me.

George Michael on the right here is our friend Michael, who would be handpicked to be the face of The Gap in Europe a few years later!

Suffice to say, Old Town Tempe isn't what it used to be.

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