Monday, April 30, 2018

Remains of the Day (04/30)

Boy Culture: 10 of the best golden-age physique photographers

Curbed: NYC's best home goods and furniture stores

Towleroad: Adult performer Jimmy Durano in ICU following complications from brain surgery

The Daily News: Golden State Killer suspected in double murder that put innocent man away for 40 years

Slog: The family featured in the NYT article about queer families looks awfully straight

Dlisted: Open post hosted by the University of Utah's "cry closet"

Broadway: "Ink," a tale of Rupert Murdoch's rise, is coming to Broadway

AmericaBlog: Glenn Greenwald is incredibly hypocritical

Back2Stonewall: Remembering the bomb that exploded at Uncle Charlie's NYC in 1990, later found to be a terrorist attack

Baseline: Yet another reason to love Andy Roddick

The Gay Almanac: Out (and hot) gay man confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Germany, but of course he’s awful

Greg in Hollywood: Tom Daley packs his Speedo full

The Randy Report: Chief of staff John Kelly thinks he's saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump "idiot"

OMG Blog: 8 nude scenes from the 2000s

Gr8er Days: Happy birthday to Cloris Leachman, who is six years older than Mother Dexter was when she married on that classic episode of "Phyllis"

The Washington Post: Trump’s pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down

Deep Dish: Naked men shooting pool

The New York Times: Twitter users have created a hashtag to mock the prose of illegitimate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

It's Either Sadness or Euphoria: Andrew Sean Greer has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for "Less," his novel about an aging gay man's adventures

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Rafael Nadal won his 11th title in Barcelona on Sunday, letting it be known it's gonna take a miracle to beat him in Paris. The victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas was the Spaniard's 19th straight victory on clay, having won another crown in Monte Carlos the previous week. Although he was blown out in the final it was a great week for the Greek teenager, who racked up wins over four seeds -- Thiem, Carreno Busta, Schwartzman and Ramos-Vinolas -- all in straight sets.

Probably not his last splash ...

Rafa celebrated by taking a shirtless-plunge with the tournament's ball boys and girls. 

Novak Djokovic made a rare appearance in Barcelona -- his first since 2006 -- but came up very short ,losing to No. 140 Martin Klizan in the second round. The Slovakian stud ended up losing to Nadal in the quarters, but was the only one all week to extend the Spaniard to a 7-5 set.

The early exit gave Nole some time to spend with his brothers, Marko and Djorde.

Lucky loser Marco Cecchinato claimed his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over John Millman in the Hungarian Open. Cecchinato converted four out of eight break points to beat his Australian opponent in an hour and 47 minutes. The world No. 92 became the first lucky loser to win a title since Leonardo Mayer triumphed in Hamburg last July, which really wasn't that long ago.

Karolina Pliskova ended CoCo Vandeweghe's incredible week in Stuttgart with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix on Sunday. The sixth-seeded Czech held her nerve to win her first title of the season and her 10th overall in just under two hours. Pliskova, who fired 41 aces over four matches on her way to the final, added another 11 against the big-cocked American, who devastated Sloane Stephens (1 and 0!), Simona Halep and Caroline Garcia along the way. Although I know it's unpatriotic of me, I can't say I wasn't delighted with final's outcome. I was this close to giving up on Pliskova, but am ready to give her another chance now!

And Pauline Parmentier -- who I was just saying was kind of an unfortunate pick to represent France in last week's Fed Cup semifinal against the U.S. -- ended a decade-long title drought on Sunday as she battled past Polona Hercog 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the Istanbul Cup final on Sunday. Parmentier, who defeated Carolina Wozniacki in the semis, last won a title at Bad Gastein, Austria, in 2008.

This week some of the men are in Portugal, and sexy surfing champ Frederico Morais gave sexy players Joao Sousa and Kyle Edmund some lessons in Estoril, which you can watch HERE.

Mug Shot Monday

So he likes to run around naked -- talk about a victimless crime!

Song of the Day: 'Yes It Is' by the Bangles

The female Fab Four have always been obsessed with the Beatles, who how fabulous to hear three-fourths of them do a live version of this sweet b-side from "Ticket to Ride." 

Morning Wood

This is what I call a central perk of following Bammer47 on Instagram!

Page 1 Roundup (04/30)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Speedo Sunday

"EastSiders" star John Halbach looks sexy in this red number. And so does his co-star and real-life lover, Kit Williamson, HERE.

Page 1 Roundup (04/29)

The Wall Street Journal: The U.S. is drowning in lists

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Head and Shoulders

Saturday 'Stache

Another ride HERE.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Remains of the Day (04/27)

Back2Stonewall: ABBA announce first new songs recorded in 35 years, Avatar Tour set for 2019-20

Gothamist: The MTA is in desperate need of a copy editor

Dlisted: An open post hosted by a topless “Prince Hot Ginge” at his bachelor party

CBS: Subway platform painted during rush hour leads to yellow footprints

BosGuy: If you like 'em thick and furry

Baseline: 19-year-old Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas sweeps into Barcelona semis with easy win over Dominic Thiem

Boy Culture: This bad-boy handyman has a secret

The New York Times: Lawyer who was said to have dirt on Clinton admits she's a Russian informant

The Washington Post: Golden State Killer suspect arrested after sudden DNA match

NBC News: Privacy concerns raised in way genealogy site helped catch suspected serial killer

OMG Blog: "Tree Man" Danny Jones finally exposes his girthy, long thick branch

The Daily News: Bill Cosby must wear GPS tracking device while on house arrest pending his sentencing for sex assault

Towleroad: Do you deepen your "gay voice" to sound more masculine when first meeting someone?

The Hill: Judge tosses Manafort lawsuit challenging Mueller's authority

Greg in Hollywood: Behold the best of Perry King and his macho mustache

Mother Jones: “Misleading and unsupported by the facts”: House Intelligence Democrats slam GOP Russia report

The Randy Report: See the trailer for the new Whitney Houston documentary

Hunk du Jour: This masculine man couldn't wait for Speedo Sunday

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Hot Cat of the Day: And I didn't even know Pavlov had cats!

On the Rag, Vol. 507

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

HotSpots (Florida): Is he on the menu?

Lavender (Minneapolis): Ain't no party like a D'Amico party

GCN (Dublin): O queer pioneers! 

My ACES in the Hole

With new friends Sarah and David

Great couple of days at the #ACES2018 conference in Chicago, meeting so many nice people who loved and respected my brother Bill. (See you next year in Providence!) I learned that the organization once known as the American Copy Editors Society has changed its name -- partially to acknowledge vanishing copy desks and partially to recognize that editors have never worn more hats -- and is now known as ACES: The Society for Editing. Last night's spelling bee -- an idea Bill introduced five years ago -- and reception were a hoot. I got to hang with my new BFF Sarah and the winner of my brother’s scholarship. I met a female fan of my blog who started following me ages ago as a fellow Debbie Harry fan. Plus Netflix had a camera crew on hand for a documentary it’s working on about the exclamation point and a bunch of us were interviewed for it! 

With Nina, circa 1986

Trip was made even more special by crashing with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Nina, whose hospitality knows no end. (BTW: I'm still hung over for our night out in Andersonville!)

Jacqueline and me with 2018 Bill Walsh Scholarship winner Jamie Zega, who is headed to the Washington Post this summer to intern 

As a fundraiser for the scholarship, ACES is auctioning off a bunch of Bill's ties. I already got the ones I wanted -- as did Terence and the other men in the family -- but there are still a lot left as Bill was a slave to fashion!