Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks and Treats

Michael and I skipped Halloween this year. Did we miss anything?

No Picnic

Sure, in hindsight she looks about as bad as the lady who stabbed her boyfriend for cheating at Monopoly. But why didn't he let her have some of his potato salad?

When Anderson Met Elvira

Gay guys just love this broad.

US Airways Flight Attendant Found Murdered in Mexico City

Very sad to read that Phoenix-based flight attendant Nick Aaronson was found strangled in his hotel room in Mexico City over the weekend. His mother, Anita Aaronson, told KPHO-TV that she was told by the FBI on Sunday that an arrest had been made, with the help of hotel security footage and the GPS on Nick's stolen iPhone. The blog LGBTQ Nation noted that the US Airways employee was "active in several LGBT rights causes, including participating in the NOH8 Campaign, was a supporter of marriage equality, and advocated on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign," although no mainstream media has picked up on his sexuality. His Facebook profile says he entered into a domestic partnership earlier this month, although no word on his surviving lover at this point. My thoughts are with Nick's friends and loved ones at this awful moment.

UPDATE: Information about the man arrested for the crime HERE.

Over 7 Billion Served

The world's 7 billionth person was born today. For those keeping track at home, I was No. 3,469,118,370. Figure how where you fall HERE.

The Gods Must Be (Sex) Crazy

The 2012 Dieux du Stade calendar is now available HERE -- and the DVD HERE -- and they're both as hot you've cum to expect.

For a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot -- and a PG-13 uncensored photo, click HERE.

OUT 100 Preview

Get a sneak peek at the first 10 people on this year's OUT 100 -- including everyone from the gay intern who helped saved Rep. Gabby Giffords' life to activist (and my lunch date today) David Mixer -- HERE.

Sam Elliott: In Black (Speedos) & White (Briefs)

Came across tese sexy photos of Sam Elliott on a friend's Facebook page over the weekend. From my memory, those teen magazines always seemed to feature the least threatening heartthrobs (read: girly) -- Leif Garrett, Shawn Cassidy, Donny Osmond and then the Leo DiCaprio types later on -- so I was surprised to see such MAN grace the pages of Teen Beat. (What was the rationale anyway, that young girls would be scared of manly men?) The pics got me thinking about the 1981 film "Murder in Texas," which I had been told by a reader featured the hunk in a Speedo, yet I was only able to find scenes of him in skimpy black trunks. I revisited my bootleg DVD (purchased off iOffer.com) and what do you know, not only is Sam in a black Speedo later in the film, he's also in a pair of tighty whities in the middle.

See all the photos HERE.

Monday Ad Watch: New York Health & Racquet Club

And this is not the first time Michael's gym has used a SUPER-HOT GUY in one of its campaigns.

I Just Can't Get Enough

I watched "Just Can't Get Enough: The True Story of the Chippendales' Murders" over the weekend again. No, it wasn't because it was Oscar-worthy material, although the psychiatric breakdown of the founder of the famed men's revue was rather fascinating. I watched it again because of the lead actor -- a stud named Jonathan Aube. His early '80s hair and 'stache -- along with a timelessly hot body -- was just too much for me to resist, so I pretended I hadn't seen it already so Michael would watch it with me and I wouldn't feel like such a perv by myself. Here's a little of what I'm talking about -- a fitting specimen on the eve of Movember:

Happy Halloween!

Here's hoping you get all the tricks 'n' treats you're after tonight ...

W Goes Mad

With thanks to Fred: Leave it to the ever-whimsical W to pepper its latest issue with nine fake advertisements, each shot by the great Steven Meisel. As out-there as some of them are -- a Joel Schumacher high-fashion label(!) -- I'll bet half the readers don't even notice. See 'em all HERE.

Newly Shorn Tom Brady Cut Down to Size

Tom Brady has finally lost the idiotic Justin Bieber hairdo, but the Steelers' defense made the Patriots quarterback look like a little kid anyway, greatly assisting Pittsburgh in its 25-17 victory on Sunday. Rumor has it Ben Roethlisberger raped Brady before the game, perhaps setting in motion his throwing a season-low 198 yards.

Morning Wood

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Note to Rob Lowe

If "Youngblood" were available on Netflix streaming, I'd be watching it right now.

Snowtober

Central Park is extra gorgeous today in the wake of yesterday's historic snowstorm. Via @isardasorensen.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nothing Comes Closer to (My) Home

Haven't had one of these in probably 20 years -- Stouffer's French Bread Pizza, aka Nature's Most Perfect Food -- but the snowstorm called for something fun around the house and this was the first thing Michael and I fervently agreed upon. (Can hardly wait to burn the roof of my mouth -- it's a requirement, right?) I hope they're as good as I remember, it's my first time using my oven since the '90s!

Bananarama

He used to be a Shia boy, until I made him my boy ...

Morning Wood

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jack Is Back!!!

If you're a cat freak like me, then you've no doubt been following the horrifying disappearance of Jack the Cat, who went missing at JFK airport two months ago after his owner boarded a flight for California and someone at American Airlines somehow let him out of his carrier. (Jack's brother, Barry, arrived on the West Coast unscathed. ) Jack miraculously turned up this week -- he dropped from a ceiling tile on Tuesday! -- but is in critical condition after spending two harrowing months in hiding with no food or water. It's being reported that the little guy is showing signs of improvement -- including "more interest in food"; apparently fatty liver syndrome sets in with starvation -- but his vet says that while he may be out of the ceiling, he's not out of the woods just yet. Here's sending my best to owner Karen Pascoe -- talk about a parent's worst nightmare -- and to her furry friend. Get well soon, Jack!

For all the latest, check out the feline's Facebook page HERE.

On the Rag, Vol. 160

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

Next covers "your worst gay nightmare," which I'm assuming doesn't include cover man Peter Picciano. More pics HERE.

Odyssey New York worships this photo by by Justin Monroe.

Caption Me

Halloween Devils & Angels

In what might be the most esoteric video of all time -- in a good way -- crack entertainment journalist Damiana visits former Bond girl Tanya Roberts to see what she has planned this year for Halloween and discovers it's been a rough few decades since "Charlie's Angels" went off the air. (Bonus points for the Bonnie Franklin reference!)

Hammer Time

More photographic proof of while I'll be seeing "J. Edgar," Clint Eastwood's new biopic about J. Edgar Hoover starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer.

Friday Ad Watch

Spotted in the subway station en route to work today. Talk about cozy ...

Bernie Suddenly Can't Be Ruthless

Not a fan of the cartoonist, but am having a hard time understanding how such a criminal genius couldn't figure out how to kill himself while metaphorically killing thousands of others.

Coco Chanel

What does it tell you when my reaction to news that Conan O'Brien will be officiating a gay wedding on his show next week is this: Conan O'Brien still has a show on TV? Congrats to the grooms, nonetheless. Show Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki how it's really done.

'Sex' Machines

Note to Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Chris Noth: You know Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King are hitting the jackpot with these tacky new "Sex and the City" slot machines at the Aqueduct Racetrack. So if you're gonna try to sue -- which, if the non-Jerry Seinfelds are any indication, you probably haven't a leg to stand on -- do it now rather than waiting 30 years like the "Happy Days" gang did. As tragic as it would be now, it's better than seeing a 70-year-old "Samantha" telling a lawyer during a deposition that she deserves her cut because she always has control over everything that goes into her slot.

These Boots Are Made for Rockin'

Here's Justin Timberlake outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Wednesday, where he appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman." I wonder if Justin got his shoes at Judy's at Fiesta Mall, TOO.

Friend of the Court

While I'm the first to acknowledge Capital Hill has some awful lighting, all those post-"Friends" flops and tumbles off the wagon sure seemed on display when Matthew Perry lobbied for drug courts before a congressional committee in the Rayburn House Office Building yesterday in Washington. Or was this one of those (Rush Limbaugh) "Michael J. Fox not taking his meds on purpose" kind of things to make a a point?

Bradley Cooper Is a Glad Man

Supposedly Bradley Cooper is filming the screen adaptation of Matthew Quick's novel "The Silver Linings Playbook." But based on the outfit, I'd swear he was playing a young Kenny Walsh, who in 1983 "daringly" ventured to Carl's Junior on Dobson Ranch in a vest fashioned from a garbage bag.

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