Saturday, January 20, 2018

Groundbreaking Writer/Comedian Bob Smith Is Dead at 57

Bob Smith, who was the first openly gay comedian to appear on "The Tonight Show," has died. He was 57 and had gallantly fought ALS for the past 12 years. In addition to his insightful stand-up, Bob was the author of numerous books including "Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out" (1995 anthology), "Openly Bob" (1997),  "Way to Go, Smith" (1999) and the novels "Selfish and Perverse" (2007) and "Remembrance of Things I Forgot" (2011). In 2016, he released "Treehab: Tales From My Natural Wild Life," a collection of essays that covered a variety of subjects including his career in stand-up, his love of nature and his experience with ALS. Friends say he won his battle against the incurable disease because he never let it take his smile and sense of humor, and I second that emotion. RIP, Bob. You were as lovely as you were hilarious -- and I'm a sucker for a Great Lakes accent. xo

This set on "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" holds up beautifully, and meant even more nearly two decades ago.

From the weekend I fell for Bob.

Thousands March Around Country in Protest of Trump on Inauguration Anniversary: ‘Together We Rise’

I’m with everyone marching today, because I’d hate to see where we’d be if we weren’t #resisting:

All of THIS and just seven more years to go ...

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I wonder if Jan-Michael Gambill and Borna Coric at least met up in the Mile High Club. It's a long flight back from Melbourne, especially when you or your pupil (Jared Donaldson) lose in the first round.-- and both in straight sets.

Jan-Michael's got a boyfriend waiting for him back home. I'm hoping one of Borna's little friends was at the airport for him ...

Saturday 'Stache

I once noted French actor Stanley Weber's resemblance to the late Jon-Eric Hexum. But now it's his mustache that stays on my mind. More pics HERE.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Remains of the Day (01/19)

It's Either Euphoria or Sadness: Looking for your next book? Check out reviews of Samira Ahmed's "Love, Hate and Other Filters," Rupi Kaur's "Milk and Honey," Rachel Caine's "Killman Creek," and Jillian Medoff's "This Could Hurt"

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: Meet shirtless warrior Steve Reeves

The New York Times: Supreme Court to consider challenge to Trump's latest travel ban

New York Post: First black woman assigned to International Space Station pulled from mission

GLAAD: This year's nominees from the LGBTQ watchdog

The Gay Almanac: "Brothers and Sisters" star Luke Macfarlane is 38 today

Vox: Samantha Bee makes some good points about the Aziz Ansari controversy, yet somehow they only make me more sad that people are expecting a "connection" with a total stranger they barely know

Hot Cat of the Day: I'm a sucker for a working kitty!

Oly Shit!

I'm glad I have friends like Chad:
This skeleton Olympiad just showed up on "Top Chef" for an Olympic tie-in episode. And they showed this photo of him. I immediately Googled it of course. Wowza!
His name is John Daly and you can see what he looks like half-dressed HERE.

On the Rag, Vol. 493

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

Get Out!: Peppermint and Thorgy Thor co-hosting the Glam Awards

Song of the Day: 'Ladies of the Canyon' by Annie Lennox

How adorable is it to see Annie Lennox fan-girl on Joni Mitchell in this old photo?

Morning Wood

Page 1 Roundup (01/19)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Remains of the Day (01/18)

Poseidon's Underworld: In bed with Ted Shackelford

TVLine: It's funny that "Party of Five," a show that always struggled to stay on the air the first time around, is being "rebooted"

OMG Blog: Darren Criss's butt is on full display as Andrew Cunanan

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: This man is what you call rock solid

The Onion: My favorites are the ones who JUST WRAPPED a Woody Allen movie and are vowing to never work with him again -- even though they haven't been invited to

The New Yorker: Questions you should probably not ask other humans

Boy Culture: Arrest in case of missing gay men in Toronto: "We've apprehended someone who has done tremendous harm to the city"

Deep Dish: Not sure how you could reach the pedals to drive with your legs spread that far apart

Los Angeles Times: Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive charged with torture, sexual abuse

Metro: Heat wave causing Aussie Open controversy

The Daily News: Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says Larry Nassar "deserves life in prison" for "disgusting" abuse

Greg in Hollywood: Gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon blasts selection of Mike Pence to lead U.S. delegation

Hunk du Jour: Trunks and boxer-briefs aren't my favorite, but this'll work

JoeMyGod: Donald personally ordered Bannon to limit his testimony before House Intelligence Committee

Hot Cat of the Day: My favorite position in bed!

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