Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Poll Finds Most Americans Think Crazy Donald Is Racist

Maybe Americans aren't as dumb as I thought they were. (But a lot of them still voted for this loon knowing what they knew, so probably not.) Read HERE.

Remains of the Day (02/28)

OMG Blog: There's an alleged Tom Daley dick pic floating around Tumblr

Die Alone With Me: Are you single because you ate an entire bag of Chicas Corn Chips and a tub of cream cheese while watching "Difficult People"?

Into: Las Vegas trans bar was target of shooting over weekend that left two injured

NPR: Dick's Sporting Goods ends sale of assault-style rifles, citing Florida shooting

Gus Kenworthy: I've never loved Dick's more

The New York Times: Julius Lester, chronicler of black America, is dead at 78

Pink News: Adam Rippon reads some of his fan mail

The Randy Report: City Council in Mississippi denies Pride parade permit with no reason given

The Atlantic: The opinion writer hired and fired by The New York Times in a matter of hours says the internet created a "bizarro version" of herself (she still looks insane!)

Daily Intelligencer: Sexting brings down GOP frontrunner in Arizona's special congressional election

The Gay Almanac: "Take Me Out" premiered on Broadway 16 years ago

Gr8er Days: Move over, Simpsons: Archie Bunker predicted Crazy Donald's absurd gun "solution" back in 1972

The WoW Report: It's Funny of Die's new sexual-harassment game: "Guess Who? #MeToo"

Outsports: 2 gay Olympians, 2 coaches came out to Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy

Washington Blade: Dolly Parton is happy to be "the book lady"

Hot Cat of the Day: Bossy little critter, huh?

New Project Imagines a World Without AIDS

Artist/filmmaker Leo Herrera's "Fathers" asks what life would be like if HIV hadn't claimed so many of our friends, family and queer heroes. Part sci-fi, part "faux" documentary, the episodic project honors the thousands of lives claimed by the AIDS epidemic in the '80s and '90s.

“'Fathers' came from our community's reaction to the release of PrEP," Herrera told Plus. "There was so much confusion and anger.” He says it made him think, "I really wish we had some older guides to get us through this. Then the sadness of how fatherless our community is hit me." “That missing generation is an immeasurable loss in every single field," Herrera explains. "Who knows what these men could have accomplished? That's why I'm reaching out to the community to find out and help write the world of 'Fathers.' Part of us think that AIDS gave us a galvanizing cause to learn to be loud and get our rights. Part of us think that AIDS gave us such a stigma after Gay Liberation that it really held us back politically. I do know one thing, with all these men still here, people would have dressed better in the 1980s.”

Watch the enchanting trailer that features chilling age-progression images of LGBTQ heroes like Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Sylvester and others -- plus a Vito Russo for President campaign -- then allow yourself to ask: What if AIDS had never happened?

Leo tells me the first episode will be out this summer. In the meantime, I see that he says on Facebook that folks can support this project by visiting Donations are tax deductible and benefit the GLBT Historical Society.

Houston, 'They' Have a Problem

Wrestle Wednesday

He’d better hope his coach can control himself.

Song of the Day: 'World Domination' by the Belle Stars

Here's a song I haven't thought about in decades. Recorded after the band had withered down from seven to just three members -- by then elegant lead vocalist Jennie Matthias had exited the fold, so guitarist Sarah-Jane Owen stepped into the role -- the girls rode this to No. 2 on the U.S. dance charts only to break up shortly thereafter. Best remembered for their signature song, "Sign of the Times," and their cover of "Iko Iko," I was surprised to read that a cover of the former was a hit in Canada, even though it was not altered in any way. (The Belle Stars original bombed with the Canucks!) 

No. 2 dance hit in 1986

For those playing catch-up, a two-disc collection of the band's impressive catalogue was released in 2010, called "80's Romance: The Complete Belle Stars," that's definitely worth a listen.

Morning Wood

In case you were curious, he also has them in GRAY.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jensen-Lewis Closing Up Shop in Chelsea After More Than 2 Decades

Jensen-Lewis, the contemporary furniture store that has been a fixture in my neighborhood for decades, just announced that it is closing up its Chelsea showroom. I can remember going there with various friends, potential and actual boyfriends over the years, fantasizing about which pieces we'd buy if we ever had apartments big enough to accommodate their "grown-up" wares. Not even sure how to contextualize this. Chelsea has become a bit of a furniture destination in the 20 years I have lived here. But rising rents -- as I've pointed out time and time again -- have been pushing businesses out. Still, it wasn't that long ago that Jensen expanded into the space just to its north -- and now they're preparing for a consolidation sale. Seems sad now, but might be even more depressing depending on what takes up occupancy in this block-long space.  

The company's website suggests the Upper East Side location will remain open.

Above the Clouds

Future members of the Grigor Dimitrov Underachievement Hall of Fame Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem took a quick helicopter ride to access some mini tennis courts with a view in Acapulco. The guys are south of the border for the Mexican Open, underway now ...


I sure hope Dom's not too "girl" crazy to concentrate ...

Remains of the Day (02/27)

The New York Times: I've always said most actors are cast for who they are, not how they act -- and this interview with Lauren Ambrose was like catching up with Claire Fisher

Hunk du Jour: Anthony Gallo really does these Polo slip briefs justice

HuffPost: Gay GOP group leader still believes Crazy Donald is a"pro-LGBT" president(!)

The Wall Street Journal: U.N. report links North Korea to Syrian chemical weapons

The Guardian: Slovakian journalist investigating claims of tax fraud linked to ruling party shot dead

The WoW Report: Barbra Streisand reveals she had her dog cloned -- TWICE

Metrosource: Just how many "unseen" photos of Marilyn Monroe still exist?

Boy Culture: How do we feel about the "Heathers" reboot headed to television?

Vice: Streaking makes a comeback

Daily Intelligencer: GOP Senator Bob Corker decides to retire (this time for real)

Here's the Beef

By now I think we've all come to the conclusion that bobsledders are the hottest athletes at the Winter Olympics. Although the Bris are definitely up there, pound for pound, I'd say the Latvian team is the prime cut of them all. Rather than fill my homepage with 10 tons of meat, I've got a bobsled retrospective waiting for you -- including a German gif that just keeps on giving -- HERE.

Rock-a-Bye Baby

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Tennis Tuesday

Here's your tits. You can find your ass HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Showing Out (Get Fresh for the Weekend)' by Mel & Kim

The very-'80s DJ who warmed up the crowd at Bananarama on Saturday played this gem. How could I have forgotten that there was more to this sister act than "Respectable"? Hard to believe Melanie died of cancer 28 years ago last month. 

Morning Wood

You're not going to believe THIS.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Atomic Blonde


Remains of the Day (02/26)

The Orange County Register: BlazeItForward: Friends, family celebrate the life of slain student Blaze Bernstein

Towleroad: "Call Me by Your Name" gets a happy ending in this reworked clip

AmericaBlog: The Democratic memo about the Russian investigation, explained

The New Yorker: The man who could lead an impeachment charge against Crazy Donald

The Hill: Supreme Court justices turn down Crazy Donald's appeal in "Dreamers" case

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: His English may not be so hot, but his body sure is

Greg in Hollywood: Kim Cattrall's on-screen love appears to siding with Sarah Jessica Parker in feud

OMG Blog: Welterweight champion fighter Tom "The Viking" Crosby shows off the family jewels

NewNowNext: The evolution of Johnny Weir's Olympic-worthy hair game

Charlotte Observer, Barbara Ann Alston of the Crystal dies at 74

Outsports: The 2020 Summer Olympics could have 100 out LGBTQ athletes

The Film Experience: Greta Gerwig on what kind of filmmaker she's going to be (BTW: finally saw "Lady Bird" and despite the hype setting me up to be disappointed, found it to be a charming take on a story we've seen many times before)

The Gay Almanac: On this day in 1978, "Deathtrap" opened on Broadway

Daily Intelligencer: Warren Buffett -- who thinks rich people should pay higher taxes than others -- got a $29 billion tax break for his company thanks to Crazy Donald and the GOP

McSweeney's: Samantha “Sam” Baker, the lead character in the John Hughes movie “Sixteen Candles,” recently turned 50

The New York Times: Angela Merkel starts grooming successors, and one stands out 

Boy Culture: You won't believe what Mary Ann from "Gilligan's Island" looks like at 79!

The Players' Tribune: Pip Kenworthy pens letter to her Olympian son, Gus

T Magazine: A brief history of gay theater, in three acts

NBC: Rippon, Kenworthy discuss experience as openly gay Olympians

Atlanta-Journal Constitution: In gunfights, trained officers have 18% hit rate, yet we want to arm teachers?

Times of India: Chris Evert predicts 2018 will be a banner year for women's tennis

CNN: Bill Cosby's spokesman says the comedian's 44-year-old daughter, Ensa Cosby, has died in Massachusetts

Chicago Tribune: GOP candidate refuses to leave race amid allegations he used N-word, asked attorney general candidate if she was a "lesbo"

Dlisted: Amanda Woodward did not have a good weekend

The WoW Report: The #MeToo movement just took another blow with a 1998 allegation against someone from "Melrose Place" no on remembers

The Village Voice: Who will protect the poor NRA from schoolkids?

Mother Jones: Federal appeals court finds anti-gay workplace discrimination is illegal

Tennis Life: The International Tennis Federation on Monday formalized the sweeping changes it has been seeking for the 118-year-old Davis Cup competition

The Randy Report: Crazy Donald tells yet another bald-faced lie

Hot Cat of the Day: Cats just want to have fun ...