Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Page 1 Consider (02/24)

  • General Cowards: Pretty depressing to think that Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Army chief of the staff, and Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, think so little of America's men and women in uniform that they believe they cannot A) handle treating their fellows soldiers with dignity and respect, and B) follow orders from their commander in chief. This is truly a sad day for America. (NYT)

  • Just a Regular Joe: Frank Bruni's profile of GOP savior Scott Brown is raising eyebrows, with revelations that the practically blue collar new senator's famous pickup truck was actually purchased to haul his daughter's horse and equestrian gear(!), and that he worked as a $1,000-a-day model in New York and Boston, and sported pink leather shorts on his first date with his now-wife. “I did the couture shows, and instead of paying in cash, they paid in clothes,” he said. “And one of the things I had to wear were leather shorts. And these happened to be pink.” (SundayMag)

  • 'So-Called' Reunion: Now you don't have to wonder what Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano would look like if "My So-Called Life" had run as long "Gunsmoke." (Vulture)

  • Homo Happy Hour: Join GayCities and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association this Saturday at the The Time hotel lounge for the first GayCities member meet-up in New York City. For complete details, click HERE.

  • Boys 2.0: Ben Brantley reviews Jack Cummings' revival of "The Boys in the Band," Mart Crowley's landmark 1968 play. (NYT)

  • Eggs in One Basket: Michelle Obama has invited the cast of "Glee" to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 5. If this doesn't atone the president for all of his LGBT shortcomings, then I don't know what does. (EW)

  • Gay Immigration Bill: Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has cosponsored legislation that would provide immigration rights to binational gay couples and their families. (Advocate)

  • Better Off Fed: I know Swiss banking is going through a rough period, so is that why Roger Federer is playing a suicidal man (with bad breath) in a new spot for Nationale Suisse? (Watch HERE.)

  • In the Name of Love: Jeff Sheng reports from inside the PRIDE House in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Bilerico Project)

  • Un-Marvell-Ous: Dr. Marvell Scott -- who has been my local sportscaster as long as I can remember -- has been charged raping 14-year-old runaway who prosecutors say was forced into prostitution. Scott, who apparently resigned from Channel 7 last year to pursue his medical career, says he is being framed. (NYDN)

  • Taking Hannah by Storm: Speaking of sportscasters, "Pardon the Interruption" host Tony Kornheiser was suspended for two weeks after ripping on "SportsCenter" host Hannah Storm -- despite the fact that making fun of people is what he's paid to do. (Yahoo)

  • Personal Assistants Gone Mad: Natavia Lowery was found guilty today of murdering former Ramones manager and Realtor to the Stars Linda Stein. (NYP)
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