Friday, January 22, 2021

Remains of the Day (01/22)

Yet another impeachable offense: Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist, and had the men make their cases to him. 

Michael Musto: Trump's impeachment lawyer, Butch Bowers, has the same name as a psychotic and abusive character from Stephen King's "It". Fun! 

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin to be first black defense secretary 

Works for me 

A Michigan woman asked county officials to denounce the Proud Boys. One commissioner flashed a rifle instead. 

See? Trump isn't the only world leader banned ... 

More fun for Harvey 

While the Gray Lady writes about Biden's exercise bike and watch, we all have to pretend this didn't happen 

These lunatics won't be happy until they finish off the job 

Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Cruz, Hawley after Capitol riot 

I know it's not the NYT's fault that the Biden administration doesn't commit impeachable offenses every other minute, but just look at this headline. 

Madison Cawthorn's campaign ads suggested he was on his way to the Naval Academy before the car accident that left him paralyzed (he'd actually already been rejected by the Academy before his accident). And now we learn Cawthorn repeatedly lied about “training” for the Paralympics 

Hank Aaron, home run king who defied racism, dies at 86 

I don’t feel as strongly about, well,  anything as Ginia Bellafante does about some cranky septuagenarian -- whose biggest crime seems to be having a following as blindly devoted as Robin Williams did, which never seemed to warrant NYT opinion pieces

What a shame to read that the original Standard Hotel in WeHo closed today. Although my dream was always to live in the (212), I left a piece of my heart in the (213)/(310)/(323) after living there in my 20s -- and the Standard West Hollywood became my go-to home away from home whenever I visited the West Coast and pretended to be bicoastal. This one truly hurts.   

On the Rag, Vol. 642

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

The Dallas Voice: The great (gay) outdoors

Song of the Day: 'Waking Up' by Sorry Girls

Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid describe themselves as a "#DIY duo on YouTube" who keep their lives exciting "by making new things and sharing it with all of YouTube." I just found out about them via Damian and you can color me intrigued! Have a listen: 

How can something that strongly evokes "Money Changes Everything" also sound so fresh at the same time?

Page 1 Roundup (01/22)


Morning Wood


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Remains of the Day (01/21)

We're all living for the Bernie memes, but this photo caption is my favorite! 

It's a new day in America 

In his first foreign policy move, the president fired Michael Pack, the head of the US Agency for Global Media. 

 A day after trolling Florida man she put Ted Cruz in his place, too!

Sounds about right 

I wanted to know where they were able to go to the bathroom! 

Can you imagine? 

Amanda Gorman’s poetic answer to pandemic grief: ‘Do not ignore the pain’ 

Cori Bush: I don’t want to unite with those responsible for the insurrection at our nation’s Capitol. I want us to unite in holding them accountable. 

Sounds delicious!  

And you should see him with a BEARD 

Gaga > Maga

 How did you spend your first day waking up in a democracy again?

The WJM Boat

I was only a casual "Love Boat" watcher as a kid, so it was fun to recently learn how many costars of Gavin MacLeod -- aka Murray Slaughter -- from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" later boarded his MS Pacific Princess. Keep reading HERE.