Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday 'Stache

When I did a reverse-image search to try to find more on this slab of beef, Google suggested it might be "Edirne." While he does appear to be a big man, I don't think he's quite a city -- but Turkish sure sounds possible! A second, more wholesome candidate HERE.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Remains of the Day (02/15)

The Washington Post: Trump's abuse of power knows no end

The New York Times: Supreme Court to hear case on census citizenship question 

The Hill: Ruth Ginsburg is back at work, but will Justice Roberts continue to occasionally act like an adult?

Instagram: Borna Coric confirms he's single ...

Back2Stonewall: This day in gay history ... forgotten gay hero Don Slater, David Bowie turns down the Gay Liberation Front's Request 

Boy Culture: Join Madge biographer Matthew Rettenmund for the North American premiere of "Madonna and the Breakfast Club"

Towleroad: I adore Ronnie Kroell, but can't stress enough how bad third-party candidates are for Democracy. It's bad enough we have presidents who don't win the popular vote -- do we really want to elect a person who got 34%? (See: LaPage, Paul)

BosGuy: Your Friday just got a lot furrier

Greg in Hollywood: More celebrity VD Instagram posts, featuring Matt Bomer, Ricky Martin and a young Billie Jean King with Ilana Kloss!

The Daily News: Single guy pretends Valentine's Day date stood him up to see if he can get free dinner ... at Outback Steakhouse

The Randy Report: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate has extreme anti-LGBTQ history

Dlisted: Prince Hot Ginge looking studly in his military fatigues 

NewNowNext: Adam Rippon and Superfruit hit the ice for a new spin on an '80s classic Sexy Frank "The Tank" Dancevic is making a career switch

Page Six: Yikes -- 69-year-old Richard Gere just fathered another child

OMG Blog: Jens Atzorn of Germany goes full-frontal in "Avalanche"

Hot Cat of the Day: This reminds me of me at work

Two of Jussie Smollett's Friends Arrested in Connection With Alleged Hate Crime

Two brothers believed to be the men seen in grainy surveillance video released by Chicago police have been arrested in connection with the Jussie Smollett case -- and they are friends of his. Smollett follows the guys' joint Instagram account, and they have posted photos while using the private gym inside Smollett's luxury apartment building. A lawyer for the brothers confirmed they are friends with Smollett but said they are not the men who attacked him.

Even giving Smollett the benefit of the doubt that he was unable to recognize them if they were bundled up and masked, it still seems completely implausible that they would turn on him and then begin punching while hurling the n-and f-words while declaring that Chicago is "MAGA country." (They're Nigerian.)

I think the only question now is if Smollett will try to pull a Tonya Harding and claim he didn't know his own friends staged an attack on him. I have a feeling in these post-truth times many people will claim they still believe he's a victim, even if none of it makes any sense. 

A friend and I just coined a phrase. It was bad enough when the right didn't operate in the real world. But that this scourge has infiltrated my beloved tribe is truly terrifying. We can blame W and Trump for truthiness and alternative facts all we want. But this is what Russia -- and unbridled wokeness -- has done to us. Let's please get it together before 2020 or else the damage to this country could become irreversible ...

On the Rag, Vol. 547

A weekly look at what's making news in the gay magazines:

Online edition HERE.

HotSpots (South Florida): Meet Damian and David

Gloss (San Francisco): Your 2019 Oscars guide

Cybersocket: 'Sex: The Series'

Georgia Voice: A moment of Zen 

Dallas Voice: Getting Sykes-d up

Lavender (Minnesota): The homes go marching one by one

San Francisco Bay Times: Report from City Hall

GCN (Ireland): It's better to travel

My Romance

Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Valentine’s Day. My guy and I stopped by Howl Happening for the opening reception of my friend Scooter LaForge’s new exhibition. Then Damian and I saw Albert Brooks’s excruciating(ly funny) “Modern Romance” at the Anthology Film Archives followed by a nosh at our favorite restaurant, Veselka. 

I’m a very lucky man!

Song of the Day: 'Just a Ghost' by Fever High

New single from the upcoming "Avec You" LP, out Feb. 22

Page 1 Roundup (02/15)

The Daily News: The job-killers won: Amazon's decision to pull out of its headquarters deal is a cataclysmic failure of New York's progressives

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