Thursday, July 31, 2014
Bummed to read the Chat 'N Chew is no longer with us. Although it wasn't the cleanest restaurant I've ever eaten in, it holds a lot of great memories for me, from eating dinner with a friend after getting shitcanned from my first job in New York City to discussing my memoir in its infancy with my literary agent turned friend, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for this little hole in the wall. Bring on the nail salon! Read HERE.
Was about to post Michael Hensley and Adam Rio's same-sex spin on the Human League classic, but then got distracted by this competitive jam that I had never come across before.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Exciting news about my pal David Mixner!
LGBT and civil rights activist, author, storyteller, and Towleroad contributor David Mixner will debut a new one-night only one-man show on October 27 at 7 pm at New World Stages in New York City to benefit The Point Foundation, an organization which assists LGBTQ students in achieving their academic and leadership potential.
Mixner's new show, "Oh Hell No!," will take as its starting point "personal and public details of his headline-grabbing and history-shaping life" and be accompanied musically by Chris Bolan, Megan Osterhaus, and Tim Jerome.
Event chairs for the evening include Alan Cumming, Robert Desiderio, Herb Hamsher, Judith Light, Ken Mehlman, Rob Smith, Jonathan Stoller, Jorge Valencia, and Edie Windsor. For information on tickets, including Premium Seating with special access to the post-performance VIP reception at Glass House Tavern, please contact Drew Rhodes at (212) 512-5785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Congrats, David -- sounds like a must-see show!
Love the Huffington Post's 40 THINGS YOU (PROBABLY) DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BLONDIE TO MARK THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY slideshow, even though I (big surprise) knew all but two. That Debbie was nicknamed "Moon" as a child because of her round face was new(s) to me, as was her claim to have psychic abilities. Her first "episode" apparently happened when she was 3, but given her BS story about Ted Bundy, I'm not convinced! See 'em all HERE.
Without a doubt, this is a partnership made in gay heaven!
Via news release:
We are proud to announce that aussieBum is a principal sponsor for the upcoming Bingham Cup tournament, supporting rugby in the gay community. The winners of the tournament will not only win the trophy, but also be decked out in the latest aussieBum products!
Had been on a little "Sex and the City" bender recently -- this episode being one of my all-time favorites. It got to thinking about punctuation marks: Are we gathering information by asking things that end in question marks, or are we marked by the questions we ask?
We had the ladies' lineup yesterday -- now what do you think about the men's? I like Jimmy Connors for mental toughness and Rafael Nadal for athleticism. Michael Chang for anything seems odd to me -- and Bjorn Borg's backhand seems to be missing -- but I guess this clears up the question of whether or not you have to have been a U.S. Open champ to be on the list.
Sixth-grade camp left an indelible mark on me, so I can only imagine what it was like for the staff! The in-need-of-your-support web series "Camp Abercorn" is explained like this:
Every summer hundreds of thousands of Scouts head off to summer camp at hundreds of places just like "Camp Abercorn." Each faces their own individual challenges, and writes their own stories. "Camp Abercorn" is a dramatic web series about the blunders and the victories—an authentic portrayal of life on camp staff. (Gays in Scouts will be addressed.) For 10 weeks each summer, Camp Abercorn becomes a bustling wonderland of activity for boys, guided by their fearless leaders—the camp staff.
From Carlene Carter's Facebook wall:
This was right after I made the sweeping statement that has haunted me all these years at The Bottom Line! If you don't know what I'm talking about that's fine with me! LOL!