Monday, November 30, 2009
The best part of the news, however, was the way the Caucus managed to describe the future Billary son-in-law:
Mr. Mezvinsky, 31, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker now at 3G Capital Management, is the son of two former Democratic members of Congress. His father, Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa, served from 1973 to 1977 but was later convicted of defrauding investors and sentenced to nearly seven years in prison; he was released last year. His mother, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania, served from 1993 to 1995, losing re-election after voting for President Clinton’s budget program.
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Far more compelling is my friend Ben Widdicombe's idea for a musical based on the Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren saga. This "could be the rock opera concept Ace of Base has been waiting for." If songs like "The Sign," "All That She Wants (Is Another Baby)" and "Beautiful Life" don't convey the story of Elin's 3-iron "courage" (it was, after all, courageous of her to not kill him for his adultery) then I don't know what does. (But did the hitherto classy golfer really think he could buy his wife's forgiveness -- at Zales???) "Pop!" runs through Dec. 19 at the Yale Repertory Theater, 1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234; yalerep.org. Full story HERE.
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A weekly look at what's making news in New York's free gay rags:
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While I know the gay vote must have made some kind of a difference in the 2008 presidential election, I can't help but fantasize what it would feel like if it meant more, like in the current mayoral race in Atlanta.
The L.A. Times reports: A neck-and-neck mayoral runoff pitting a black man against a white woman has spurred some intense discussions about race and politics in the South's most important city.
But in recent days, the two campaigns have also turned their attention to a demographic beyond race that may ultimately sway Tuesday's election: the gay vote.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
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Friday, November 27, 2009
Just in time for the holiday shopping season comes my pal Mike Pingel's latest book on classic '70s television, "The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy After All These Years." Hard to believe that it was 40 years ago that the world's most famous blended family hit the airwaves. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Bradys until I saw a few of the teaser questions that are answered in the book:
1. Who flushed the never-seen toilet in the Brady kids bathroom?
2. Which character was never seen in the final episode of the series?
3. Which episode did the network demand that the actor wear boxer shorts?
4. Which Oscar-winning actor almost became Mike Brady?
Currently TVLand is celebrating the shows 40th anniversary by airing the show nightly and a special Happy 40th Brady! webpage where fans can watch free episodes and watch interviews with cast members.
Mike Pingel has penned three books, "Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels" (BearManor); "The Q Guide to Charlie’s Angels" (Alyson Books) and "The Q Guide to Wonder Woman" (Alyson books). He lives in Los Angeles and when not writing books he works as an actor, publicity and webmaster.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
In honor of my mom's birthday, I give you the greatest birthday song of the 1980s, the classic "Happy Birthday" by Altered Images. Clare Grogan and the boys deserve a full post one of these days, but I've gotta go take my mom out to celebrate right now!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Martin, me, Scooter and Rob
Cee Cee and Scooter
The legendary Michael Alago and (the equally legendary) Wayne
Mark, me and Ariel
Jo shows off her, um, new Madonna T-shirt, as Nicks N. Dimes and Scooter strike a pose
Mikey and Greg (who are essentially the same person)
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