Saturday, June 30, 2018

Diagnosis: MSNBC

As Rachel Maddow et al. breathlessly report each new tidbit about the Russia scandal — which we all know half the public and all of the people in positions of power to anything will never care about — I remain as blissfully ignorant as a breaking-news editor at a major daily can ...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Remains of the Day (06/29)

Instagram: Would you make passes at Grigor Dimitrov in glasses?

Media Ink: Former editor Jill Abramson rips New York Times coverage

Happiest: Willie Nelson has a hot son?

Greg in Hollywood: Adorable Minnesota United pro soccer player Collin Martin comes out as gay

New York Post: Woman sues Chinese buffet for $1 million over "fried rice syndrome"

Instagram: Is Pietro Boselli bringing cargo shorts back?

YouTube: Watch the trailer for “West 40s,” your favorite Midtown, midlife comedy about five gay friends in their 40s living in Hell's Kitchen

Hunk du Jour: I've always been a big fan of Nick Youngquest's baskit

Towleroad: Gay D.C. attorney found dead in parked SUV died of MDMA overdose

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: This beard/Speedo combo definitely works for me

TVLine: Gay-friendly "Champions" canceled at NBC

OMG Blog: I'm not sure I needed to see this actor buck naked

The Independent: Nick Kyrgios, the anointed bad boy of tennis, faces up to the reality that the clock is ticking

The New York Times: 'Shaken’ Rosenstein felt used by White House in Comey firing

Back2Stonewall: Watch a rare treasure trove of gay rights news clips from the 1970s

Boy Culture: Behold this cute dude's tighty-whitey-clad shower serenade 

The Daily News: Trump congratulates fake Sen. Bob Menendez for beating corruption rap during prank call by Howard Stern sidekick "Stuttering" John Melendez

BosGuy: Furry Friday never disappoints!

Hot Cat of the Day: I'd have killed to be a flower girl at this wedding!

Song of the Day: 'Istanbul' by the Breeders

I'm starting to realize I didn't give the (fake) Breeders enough credit for their 2008 LP,  "Mountain Battles." But ever since I saw them perform "Night of Joy" and "Bang On" -- which meshed effortlessly with their back catalogue -- on the band’s recent stop at Bowery Ballroom, the album's been in heavy rotation over here. While it's great that the classic lineup is back together -- "All Nerve" is fantastic -- “Mountain Battles" might just be the second-best thing Kim Deal's ever done, after "Last Splash." This is one of the odder songs, which makes it all the better.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Five Dead, Others ‘Gravely Injured’ in Maryland Newspaper Shooting

So help me God if the NRA tells me I need to arm myself with more than my sharp tongue. This is the first time I've actually hoped this is the work of a disgruntled employee -- because I can't even begin to deal with the prospect that it's some loon following the right's instructions.

The Baltimore Sun reports:
At least five people were killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting Thursday afternoon at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.

A shooter is in custody, police said. Police would not name the suspect or say what type of weapon was used.

Police said a “long gun” was used in the incident. They said officers did not exchange gunfire with the suspect, who was now being interrogated. They said officers had recovered what appeared to be an “explosive device,” and had “tactically secured” the building. About 170 people were inside at the time of the shooting, police said.

Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette crime reporter who was in the building at the time of the shooting, said multiple people were shot, as others — himself included — hid under their desks. He said there was a lone male gunman.

“Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad,” Davis wrote on Twitter as he waited to be interviewed by police.

“There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

In a subsequent interview, Davis said it “was like a war zone” inside the newspaper’s offices — a situation that would be “hard to describe for a while.”
(The gunman is reportedly a white man, which explains why he wasn't killed on the spot.)

Remains of the Day (06/28)

L.A. Times: The Go-Go's on kissing and making up 

Towleroad: Man charged with murder of 10-year-old who had recently come out as gay

People: Man whose foul odor caused a plane to make an emergency landing dies a month later of tissue necrosis

New York Post: You can see this penis from space

Instagram: Behold catcher Anthony Recker's butt in basketball shorts

Baseline: Ryan Harrison tells tale of losing to his dad in a tournament

Boy Culture: Kyle Krieger's latest short is all about coming out, and it looks great -- as do its three stars ..

NBC: 3-year-olds are being asked to show up to immigration hearings -- alone

Dlisted: Scarlett Johansson is mad about the rumor that she auditioned to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend

Gay City News: The trouble with Andrew Sullivan (where do we begin?)

Instagram: Jan-Michael Gambill isn't afraid to "get dirty"

Gay Star News: Guard who escorted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed as gay porn star and former Mr. Gay U.K.

Rolling Stone: I'll say everyone a click: Yes

NPR: Let's just seat Bill Pryor on the Supreme Court this afternoon and be done with it ...

Daily Intel: Jeff Flake flakes, says he won't block Trump's Supreme Court pick (natch)

Broadway World: Conrad Ricamora rises to "Soft Power" and blasts Trump for getting away with racism

Back2Stonewall: Read the incredibly tone-deaf 1969 Daily News piece on Stonewall riots: "Homo Next Raided, Queen Bees Stinging Mad"

OMG Blog: YouTube sensation Tom Phelan looks porn star than Nickelodeon star

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Hot Cat of the Day: Agony or ecstasy?

Dylan Farrow's Train in Vain

I wholeheartedly support the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. But each case needs to be judged on its own merits. I've yet to meet a person who has taken the time to thoroughly examine the Woody Allen allegations who is still convinced of his guilt -- and it appears I'm not alone.

Song of the Day: 'Turn to You' by the Go-Go's

This one didn't light up the charts the way some of their previous releases did -- it stalled at No. 32 and would end up being the band's last Top 40 single -- but the video was awfully fun, in an "ahead of its time" way!


The Go-Go's were interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about their upcoming gigs at the Hollywood Bowl and the band's tumultuous past few years. Jane Wiedlin, who is widely believed to be behind Kathy Valentine's forced exit, had this to say about it:
Shortly after all that happened, I started wondering if we’d done the right thing. And I started thinking, I don’t think it’s any better without Kathy here. Let’s face it: Over our 40-year period there have been so many alliances and feuds between every combination of the five of us. That’s nothing new, but for some reason at that point in our lives, we just freaked out. If I could take it back, I totally would. But I can’t. So all I can do is make amends to Kathy and move on.
Read HERE.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Remains of the Day (06/27)

Page Six: Everything about this story is exhausting

Towleroad: Say goodbye to LGBTQ rights -- Justice Anthony Kennedy to resign

JoeMyGod: Ohio's House approves GOP bill that would make it legal to deny wedding venues to gay couples

Daily Intel: Illegitimate Supreme Court topples precedent to hobble public unions

Baseline: Caroline Wozniacki usually goes for a much bigger scoop than Denis

BosGuy: Speedo boys: "I'll show you mine if you show me yours"

Boy Culture: Kathy Griffin slays Carnegie Hall

Dlisted: Jackson family patriarch and all-around monster Joe Jackson is dead at 89

Instagram: Canadian skating hunk Eric Radford shows off his Pride in nude undies

Gothamist: How Gramercy Park became a private playground for NYC's elite

Curbed: Remembering New York City's "el"-evated era

Back2Stonewall: American Family Association hate group starts selling "Christian" soap

The Daily News: Driver in deadly car attack at Charlottesville rally hit with federal hate crime charges

Metrosource: "That Summer" documentary takes you back before "Grey Gardens"

OMG Blog: Hugh Grant and Pops watched his recent gay sex scene (with his ex-military father in the room) and there was Vaseline involved

NewNowNext: Colorado businessman Jared Polis on track to become first openly gay man elected governor

Outsports: Sexy Israeli pro wrestling champ comes out as gay

Hot Cat of the Day: I totally need to meet my pal Joe's little Henry!