Thursday, May 24, 2018

Remains of the Day (05/24)

The New York Times: So much to love about this interview with David Sedaris, whose upcoming book will cover the bonds of siblings, the trials and comforts of domesticity, the general confusion of the world, his family’s extremely weird sense of humor and his troubled sister's suicide

The Daily News: Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York

UnPresidented (podcast): Sarah Kendzior on how the media enables the Trump kleptocracy

Daily Intel: Self-proclaimed world's best deal-maker made to look like a fool by North Korea -- and now it sounds like he's itching for war

Towleroad: Gay man in ICU after being brutally beaten, burned, left in Amtrak rail yard in what family suspects is a hate crime

BosGuy: This rugby photo the sexiest thing you'll see all month

Boy Culture: In the wake of new allegations about Jeffrey Tambor and now Morgan Freeman, is there any way to acknowledge wrongdoing without completely rejecting a person's overall life and work?

JoeMyGod: Crazy Donald says maybe kneeling football players "shouldn't be in this country"

The Gay Almanac: Today in 1976, "Tales of the City" debuted in the San Francisco Chronicle

Greg in Hollywood: Watch former co-stars Hugh Grant and James Wilby talk about the gay love story "Maurice"

The Randy Report: Season 2 of "Queer Eye" set to premiere June 15 on Netflix

Deep Dish: This couldn't wait for Ass Wednesday

Dlisted: Will Arnett's new film has cut two scenes that may send the wrong message about molestation to kids

Minneapolis Star: She won him and wed him at the Mall of America nearly 20 years ago -- and he died Sunday

OMG Blog: Benedict Cumberbatch's ass stars in "Patrick Melrose"

Back2Stonewall: Democrats introduce bill to amend so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect LGBT Americans

Hot Cat of the Day: Nothing better than a nap with your best friend.

The Hypocrisy of Ronan Farrow

Read HERE.

Ronan Farrow -- who thinks trying to "discredit" his sister for running around repeating disproved allegations her mother fed her as a child is somehow beyond the pale -- wasted no time in trying to discredit the person who is in better position to know what happened than anyone. Even putting the molestation claims aside, how can Ronan so casually dismiss his brother's harrowing recollections of being physically and psychologically abused by their mother? That's what's beyond the pale here.

Says the 4-year-old with no memory of the events, and the adult who obviously cannot look at the facts impartially, despite devoting his life to a profession that requires him to be able to. #BelieveMoses #TrainInVain

Benoit Paire's Blond Ambition

I see I'm not the only gay on top of THIS!

Song of the Day: 'Loverboy' by Ryan Amador

Towleroad has the details on this sensual synth-pop celebration of gay flirtation and romance HERE.

Page 1 Roundup (05/24)

Morning Wood

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Remains of the Day (05/23)

HuffPost: In "Something New," Ben Baur makes bid to be seen as a "gay male Meg Ryan" -- but I'm more interested in his swarthy costar

CNN: Crazy Donald succeeded in making white NFL owners force black players to stop peacefully protesting

Dlisted: Your hot slut of the day is the nail salon worker who isn’t going to let a customer get away without paying today, tomorrow, the next day or the next day!

YouTube: When Jean Stapleton -- who has one sexy son -- discovered that Gain detergent has micro enzyme action

The Hill: Judge rules Crazy Donald can't block people on Twitter

Towleroad: Man loses primary bid to unseat Kim Davis, who had denied him a marriage license because he was gay

The Randy Report: Horrible (but admittedly hot) racist apologizes for rant that went viral, now says he moved to NYC for the "diversity"

Basline: ESPN World Fame 100 issue puts Caroline Wozniack on cover

Boy Culture: Matt Bomer was left naked on stage without a towel

NYT: Stacey Abrams wins Georgia Democratic primary for governor, making history

Texas Tribute: Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: Model's peek-a-boo pubes are hard to miss in that Speedo

ACLU: Police officer told high school student she was "going to hell" because she's gay

Oakland County Times: Heartened to see a modest city in the county from which I hail is so progressive

OMG Blog: Beardy Kevin Janssens shows off his naked "Revenge" body

NewNowNext: Police identify transgender victim pulled from a creek in Texas

PinkNews: Gavin Grimm wins landmark victory in transgender bathroom case

Gallup: Estimate of U.S. LGBT population rises to 4.5%

Hot Cat of the Day: His timing's off for being a ball cat, but he's awfully cute!

Wrestle Wednesday

Looks like someone's ITCHING TO GO.

Song of the Day: 'Million Reasons' by Lady Gaga

I live in a vacuum, musically and otherwise. So when I was riding in a Lyft coming back from a funeral in Bayonne, N.J., last week I was subjected to music out of my control for the first time in awhile -- and I was nervous. Things started promising with "Lucky Star" then nostalgic enough when "Dancing on the Ceiling" came on next. The stripped-down ballad that followed was a mystery to me, but I was pleasantly surprised by its passion and simplicity. When my Shazam app revealed that it was Lady Gaga with those one hundred million reasons to walk away, it reaffirmed what I said about this after-my-time phenomenon when I found out another song I discovered I liked ("You and I") was also by her: She's not bad.

Page 1 Roundup (05/23)

Morning Wood

Maybe POOR RICO can take up with this guy now!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Remains of the Day (05/22)

Towleroad: The Herndon climb captivated Annapolis yesterday and was as wet, shirtless and greasy as ever

The Randy Report: Crazy Donald may have to put those "North Korea: Mission Accomplished!" commemorative coins and his Noble Peace Prize application in storage

Dlisted: I suddenly have a newfound respect for Scarlett Johansson

GLAAD: 2017 had the lowest percentage of queer movie characters in five years

The New York Times: A week after deadly protests at the Gaza border, the Palestinian Authority urged the International Criminal Court to open a full inquiry of Israel, which challenged the request

Boy Culture: Logan Moore's campaign for underwear is liable to make you cream in yours

BosGuy: There are a lot of shows to be seen this summer in Provincetown!

Gr8er Days: Johnny Mathis finally addresses his 1982 coming-out interview

Hunk du Jour: Behold Steve Grand lying on the ground in mesh shorts

The Daily News: Man busted after climbing on top of playground equipment and shouting where babies come from

The Advocate: Joe Biden launches national program to help LGBT youth

Back2Stonewall: NYC Pride denies demand that LGBT police not march in uniform during this year's parade

My New Plaid Pants: What are you favorite movies of 1989?

The Gay Almanac: Remembering Harvey Milk on what might have been his 88th birthday

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: The city loses yet another greasy spoon

OMG Blog: Is this naked dude old enough to be having sex?

Poseidon's Underworld: Mr. Brady brought his gay mustache to "International Airport" 

NewNowNext: Molly Shannon and ChloΓ« Grace Moretz to be celebrated at the magically queer Provincetown Film Fest

Hot Cats of the Day: These two are either really pissed or have a lot of catching up to do!

Stoli Launches Limited Edition Harvey Milk Bottle

What better way to mark Harvey Milk Day than with vodka in a new bottle honoring the civil-rights pioneer?

From a release:
Designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the Stoli Harvey Milk Limited Edition Bottle continues Stoli’s long history supporting the LGBTQ community and commemorates the 40th anniversary of Milk taking office in 1978 as the first openly gay elected official in California. The bottle’s label, which was inspired by a mural by Paraguayan artist Oz Montania, will help raise money for the Harvey Milk Foundation’s mission to promote equality around the world.  
The limited-edition bottle is a part of Stoli’s “Raising the Bar” program, the brand platform dedicated to the LGBTQ equality movement. “Raising the Bar” celebrates individuals and organizations central to advancing diversity and originality within the LGBTQ community. This reinforces Stoli’s recently launched global campaign “Loud & Clear,” created to encourage people to find what drives them and celebrate their bold and authentic selves.

So Woke They Need an Ambien or, Carson Kressley is NOT the Enemy

Keep it up, folks. A "Sophie's Choice" joke isn't about the Holocaust. It's a(n increasingly obscure) reference to having to make an impossible choice between two things you love. If my fellow "woke" citizens are seriously going to hang their hats on something like this, you had better prepare yourself for four more years of Crazy Donald -- because if *I'm* completely turned off by such nonsense, imagine how Middle America feels about it. Next you're gonna tell me that taking a "Silkwood shower" is poking fun at OSHA regulations. Stop twisting yourself into a pretzel to be outraged when there already are MORE THAN ENOUGH real reasons to be. This isn't about political correctness -- a term favored by horrible people who are upset they can't use the n-word with impunity anymore. This is about humor, context and intelligence. 

An Introduction to Soap Dropping

Next time you're out "recruiting" men into the homosexual lifestyle, don't forget to bring up that it's GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Tennis Tuesday

And it seems his love for the game isn't (ENTIRELY) SKIN DEEP.

Song of the Day: 'Theme From The Jetsons'

I have had a smartphone for 10 years and access to Skype since 2003 -- and grew up watching "The Jetsons" -- and it has never occurred to me even once to make a phone call where I see the person I'm talking to. This is just an observation -- not a criticism -- as I see dozens of people walking down the street FaceTiming (or what have you) on a daily basis. So weird to me.

Page 1 Roundup (05/22)

Morning Wood

Monday, May 21, 2018

Remains of the Day (05/21)

Towleroad: "Alone in the Game" explores the struggle to be openly gay or transgender in pro sports

Daily Intel: Pompeo unveils hyperaggressive Iran strategy that hints at regime change

Dlisted: Nick Jonas's shirt can't contain his muscles

The New York Times: Crazy Donald's "charm" and threats may not be working with China

The Onion: Satire site has finally read Michael Cohen's 2013 email regarding his client Donald Trump and would like to discuss the matter further at his convenience

The AIDS Memorial: One of the most moving remembrances I've read in some time, and I'm not really even sure why

Boy Culture: Gay actors letting it all hang out!

Back2Stonewall: On May 18, 1981, Dr. Lawrence Mass became the first person to report about the gay-related infectious disease later known as AIDS

Greg in Hollywood: Jesus Christ -- where has Aussie rules football plaeyr Eric Mackenzie been all my life?

Pitchfork: Reggis Lucas, who produced (most of) Madonna's first album as well as classics like "Never Knew Love Like This Before" by Stephanie Mills, is dead at 65

Die Alone With Me: Feast your eyes on the hot Aussie my friend Danny met on Bondi Beach

AmericaBlog: GOP campaign consultant John Weaver on John McCain and the GOP Stockholm Syndrome under Trump

Hot Cat of the Day: I feel for this guy. This is why I never got into threeways ...

Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW to Cease Publication

Sad but not at all surprised to read that Interview, which served as my bible as a New York City-obsessed gay boy growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix back in the '80s, is shutting down after nearly 50 in print.

The New York Observer reports that the magazine Andy Warhol founded in 1969 has been embroiled in its own tabloid drama over the past few weeks, ever since former editorial director Fabien Baron sued the magazine for $600,000. The Observer says Baron resigned in April after nearly 10 years at the publication. He said in court papers that he had been hired to save the magazine in 2009 -- and he did, upping the circulation to over 200,000 subscribers. But Baron now claims the company stiffed him on over $500,000 in invoices over the last three years. Interview also allegedly owes his stylist wife, Ludivine Poiblanc, $66,000. Many others are owed money by the publication -- which The Observer says has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy -- to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A wall of Interview magazine covers is seen at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

I haven't read Interview in ages -- yet somehow that issue with Molly Ringwald on the cover feels like yesterday to me -- but for years subscriptions to it were my go-to Christmas present for my friends. (I got it delivered for most of the '80s and bought 1970s back issues whenever I could afford to.) And I will always remember it as one of the best sources back in the day for stories about my favorite actors, singers and "It" boys and girls. RIP -- and I hope everyone who did work for the mag gets paid!

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