Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tennis Tuesday

I think it's fair to say retirement AGREES with Tommy Haas ...

Song of the Day: 'Soldier of Love' by Donny Osmond

Was on a DeFranco Family kick over the weekend and it got me wondering what singer Tony looks like now. 

The answer: Not bad -- and he's a high-end real estate agent

Which eventually led me to this George Michael-esque comeback hit for Tony's contemporary, aka Marie's big brother. 

Page 1 Roundup (07/17)

Morning Wood

This young man is packing A LOT OF BEEF under that suit and tie ...

Monday, July 16, 2018

McCain: Trump Gave 'One of the Most Disgraceful Performances by an American President in Memory'

From HERE.

Sen. John McCain joined the chorus of outrage over Donald Trump's comments today:
"Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by ... Trump's naivetΓ©, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake. Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world." 
This is all well and good. But not a single Republican lawmaker will do anything to actually punish Trump so long as he continues to push their heartless agenda.

Meanwhile, the plot thickens: The Grey Lady reports that a Russian woman who tried to broker a pair of secret meetings between candidate Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign, was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence American politics.

She's the same woman who met with the NRA and Donald Trump Jr., which he swears was inconsequential.

Remains of the Day (07/16)

Boy Culture: Win a "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" prize pack

Dlisted: Closet Republican Elon Musk called a Thai cave rescuer a pedophile

Towleroad: Trump supporters pickets neighbor's house: "A gay Asian with AIDS who hates American lives here"

The New York Times: He preyed on men who wanted to be priests -- then he became a cardinal

The Hill: Trump, at Putin’s side, questions U.S. intelligence on 2016 election

NBCNews: Obama visits Kenya, launches youth center founded by half sister

Decider: Don't miss the wonderful documentary on Hulu about the Slits, the original all-female punk band

AmericaBlog: Randy Rainbow takes on the "very stable genius"

Baseline: Lots of fun photos from the Wimbledon Champions Ball

Back2Stonewall: Princes Charles and William both refused to meet Donald Trump

Daily Intel: White House is reportedly pursuing direct talks with Taliban

Deep Dish: He's what I call a bear essential

Gothamist: Watch as Sascha Baron Cohen gets congressman to endorse arming 4-year-olds with guns

Gr8er Days: Roger Perry, TV veteran and husband of Joyce Bulifant, dies at 85

Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys: The temperature is right for one of these Speedo-clad pool boys

JoeMyGod: CVS fires homocon for calling 911 on black woman over coupon, Log Cabin terminates state chapter

NewNowNext: Original "Boys in the Band" star Laurence Luckinbill tells Michael Musto: "The new show has something we didn't have"

OMG Blog: YouTuber DaveyWavey has one hot ass

Hot Cat of the Day: I can totally relate to this -- so many of my friendships began with our hating each other!

Mug Shot Monday

I'm almost positive I went on a date with this guy and he was NOT on bath salts!

Song of the Day: 'Angie' by the Rolling Stones

This one's for you, girl. 

Page 1 Roundup (07/16)

Morning Wood

I must say there was plenty of SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS this fortnight.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Weekend Tennis Roundup

The past few months have been a little difficult to put it mildly -- my parents' car accident, my job (in)security, some problems in my apartment building and the lasting effects of losing my brother Bill -- so it was nice to have entirely positive Breakfasts at Wimbledon for once. First, Angelique Kerber did exactly what she was supposed to do by playing her crafty style of offense/defense with a lefty twist against a scratchy Serena Williams, who amazingly reached the finals of a major in just her fourth event since giving birth. (And to be honest, what would it say about the women's game if she had been able to waltz back in and win it, anyway? Kim Clijsters did something similar in 2009, but was much younger.) It was a beautiful sight to see -- Angie hit line after after and threaded the needle on nearly every passing shot -- and powered her way to her third Grand Slam title. 

Novak Djokovic similarly rose to the occasion by putting an end to Kevin Anderson's incredible run, taking the South African gland freak out in two easy sets and one nail-biter, in which Nole saved five set points. Damian was crestfallen that his beloved Rafael Nadal had finally returned to good form on the grass yet still lost. But I kept reminding him that Nadal (and Roger Federer) had been racking up majors lately, and the return of sinewy Serb into the mix will hopefully soon mean the end of Alexander Zverev in the top three when he still can barely win a best-of-five match. To put my money where my mouth is, I'm willing to say I'd even be happy if Andy Murray were to win the upcoming U.S. Open!

These two sure cleaned up nicely!

Too cute for words!

Speedo Sunday

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Window Dressing

"I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it."

Saturday 'Stache

Can anyone ID this white-trash hot ass at FBI Agent Peter Strzok's hearing?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Waiting to Exhale

I couldn't be more relieved that Kevin Anderson beat Trump sympathizer John Isner. The American's tennis is as one-dimensional as our fake leader, and both of them need to just go away) As for the second semifinal, I won't sleep well tonight, but suffice to say I am comforted that Novak Djokovic managed to win the third set after blowing a break and being down three set points. 

What a shame they (we) now have to wait until tomorrow, but at least I'm off so I can pay more attention rather than fleeting glances in the newsroom!

As Damian put it, you live by the sword and you die by the sword, so Isner won the longest match in Wimbledon history and lost the second longest.

Remains of the Day (07/13)

The Associated Press: There's one Blockbuster left in the U.S. and its owners refuse to close it

Towleroad: Gay couple publicly whipped more than 80 times in Indonesia for having sex

Daily Intel: U.S. indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC and Clinton team emails during 2016 election, and it point to collusion 

The Nation: Trump's racist rhetoric is embraced in a midterm contest

Dlisted: Scarlett Johansson drops out of "Rub & Tug" amid backlash from transgender community

Baseline: Huge sigh of relief that Trump sympathizer (and tennis bore) John Isner lost to Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon today

Page Six: Ex-"Young and the Restless" actor found guilty of child molestation

Boy Culture: Trump in England -- how can 62,979,636 people be so dumb?

BosGuy: Thank God It's Furry Friday

The New Yorker: A Capital Gazette reporter prepares to cover the trial of the suspected killer of his colleagues

OMG Blog: Actor Benjamin Voisin looks good putting his undies on

The Washington Post: Anyone else notice Trump saves his harshest words for female leaders?

It's Either Sadness or Euphoria: "What a gorgeous, quirky, and utterly charming book! Leif Enger may have made us wait 10 years since his last book, but his newest, 'Virgil Wander,' is definitely worth the wait."

Metrosource: How is prostate cancer different for gay or bisexual men?

The Randy Report: Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban "gay panic" and "trans panic" legal defense

The Daily News: Columbia professor accused of sexual harassment complains U.S. laws are "biased" against privileged white men(!)

Hunk du Jour: Best chesthair pattern I've seen since my boyfriend's

Gothamist: Ask a Native New Yorker: When should I call the cops on my new neighbors?

Hot Cat of the Day: I see a deep run on "America's Got Talent" here ...

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