RIP: 'Breakfast Club' principal Paul Gleason dies, but is forever a part of pop culture history: "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns!" (AP)
Being Irish: 'Rescue Me,' With Denis Leary, Returns to FX for Its Third Season / My brother Terence tells me this is the best show I'm not watching. Maybe I'm not 'cause I'm still scarred by being told I was Denis' twin ... (NYT)
Hate for Breakfast: It's Memorial Day so it must be time to attack gays and lesbians at military cemeteries. (AP)
Strait Shooter: Country Star George Strait Given Honorary Doctor's Degree / That's funny, 'cause I've always wanted to play doctor with this stetson-wearing hunk. (Playfuls)
That's What Friends Are For: This article about women with HIV, shunned by their families in Vietnam, will make you cry, but most of all it will warm your heart. (NYT)
Sour Grapes: Argentine tennis star Guillermo Vilas sure was a bitch about RafaelNadal clipping his clay-court winning streak yesterday in Paris: "First of all, Nadal's performance is spanning over two years, which is not the same," the 53-year-old Vilas told Reuters. "Then, I have the feeling he added easy tournaments on his schedule just for that purpose." (Reuters)
I HEART NY: The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, gave us another reason to like him yesterday when he came out strongly in favor of same-sex marriage. Now if we could only find a presidential candidate with a set of balls like his. (Advocate)
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