Friday, August 30, 2013

Prison Break

Fess up if you're the perv who bought "Men of the Mississippi State Prison: Macho White Inmates Swing Gay Behind Bars" in my Amazon store. (I need a review ASAP.)

"Men of the Mississippi State Prison: Macho White Inmates Swing Gay Behind Bars" (Brutewood Correctional Series) by Forrest Manacre

The Princess Ride

Clearly he missed the "My Other Ride Is a Stagecoach" bumper sticker.

Song of the Day: 'Fascinated' by Company B

Heard this at the barber shop yesterday --felt like I was at IBT's in Tucson all over again -- and totally forgot it was the greatest song of all time!

Morning Wood

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Who Ya Gonna Call Me?

Someone just told me I remind them of Walter Peck (Willie Atherton) from "Ghostbusters." Um, OK. I could do a lot worse, but you sure don't hear that every day!

From IMDB:

  • Rich smooth voice
  • Often plays manipulative yet well-dressed scoundrels
  • UPDATE: A keen reader writes:
    William Atherton claims to have been converted from gay to straight  He was also in "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" but was not as hot as Richard Gere and his jockstrap dance..
    Ha! My instincts said gay but then I saw a longtime wife in IMDB.


    Clip Art

    If I were in charge of the MTA.

    Cher Unveils 'Closer to the Truth' Artwork, Track Listing

    And the cover photo is about as far from the truth as you can get.

    Track listing, which doesn't seem to include the rumored cover of "Our Lips Are Sealed" or the Lady Gaga duo.

    Standard edition:

     1. "Woman's World"
     2. "Take It Like a Man" (featuring Jake Shears)
     3. "My Love" 
     4. "Dressed to Kill"
     5. "Red" 
     6. "Lovers Forever" 
     7. "I Walk Alone" 
     8. "Sirens" 
     9. "Favourite Scars" 
    10. "I Hope You Find It" 
    11. "Lie to Me" 

    Deluxe edition:
     12. "I Don't Have to Sleep to Dream" 
     13. "Pride" 
     14. "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" (Original Version) 
     15. "Woman's World" (R3hab Remix) 
     16. "Woman's World" (Jodie Harsh Radio Remix) 
     17. "Will You Wait For Me"

    She Might Just Make It After All

    Valerie Harper's terminal brain cancer is 'pretty close to remission,' say doctors 

    Wow! So this is why she's going to be on "Dancing With the Stars." Still, while her doctors say her cancer is responding to treatment now, it will almost surely come back. Still, for now she's defying the odds.So happy for her and her family -- and her fans. Read HERE.

    Near Cat-astrophe

    Two kittens shut down subway service for nearly two hours

    Who's a little train delayer? Who's a little train delayer?

    The Daily News reports:
    Subway service was suspended on the Q and B lines in Brooklyn Wednesday for nearly two hours while transit workers dealt with a furry situation: two kittens chilling on the tracks. Transit workers spotted the two little felines near Church Ave. on an outdoor stretch of the Q and B lines at 11 a.m., officials said. The workers, and later police, tried to capture the duo but were unsuccessful. The MTA suspended B train service between DeKalb and Brighton Beach, and Q train service between Dekalb and Stillwell, until 12:40 a.m. Service was restored when the kittens scurried away. The authority provided shuttle buses for displaced straphangers between Kings Highway and Stillwell Ave.  

    The Hernandez Bunch

    The Gangster in the Huddle

    Aaron Hernandez might have been one of the NFL’s all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence 

    Excellent piece in Rolling Stone about the jaw-dropping rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez. Does a lot to explain why someone who could seemingly have everything would throw it all away (angel dust). Couldn't help but notice that good looks run in the family: that's his older brother DJ above and his sexy dad (No. 15) below. Read HERE.

    I Might Just Make It After All

    Court Upholds Law Banning Therapy to Change Sexual Orientation

    Kudos to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. This world is finally starting to feel like I belong in it, too. Read HERE.

    And this ...

     The IRS and Medicare will now recognize same-sex marriages. All of them.

    The Washington Post has the story HERE. The ACLU comments on the decision HERE.

    Low Point

    Another non-chain bites the dust in Chelsea. Bring on the nail salon replacement.

    Why? YKNOT

    If the Hamburglar were gay, he would wear this number from YKNOT. See what else the LGBT friendly clothing company from Down Under has to offer HERE.

    Sign Language

    With thanks to Greg, who spotted this one in Urbardale, Iowa.

    15 Minutes in Heaven

    Loving this slideshow of "rare candids by Andy Warhol" over at The Daily News ...

    ... especially a Rockbirdy Debbie Harry (natch)

    ... a Virginal Madonna with Jellybean

    ... and a can't-stand-close-enough-to-me Sting

    Song of the Day: 'Big Brown Eyes' by the dB's

    I saw the highly influential if underselling dB's (minus Chris Stamey) open for R.E.M. at the Palace West in Phoenix back in '84. Today's song is from the '80s power pop group's classic debut album, "Stands for deciBels." which will be covered by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs on the duo's upcoming '80s album.

    Morning Wood

    Correction of the Day

    Seen HERE.

    Althea Gibson Forever

    Five-time Grand Slam champion Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to play and win the U.S. Nationals, has been honored with a postage stamp. Get yours HERE.

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    Wednesday, August 28, 2013


      Damn, Nick Jonas. Diabetes really seems to be agreeing with you.

    Play Currently Suspended

    I suppose it goes without saying that today is the one day I have tickets for this year's U.S. Open.