Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Remains of the Day (10/31)

Back2Stonewall: FedEx finally ends discount for NRA members, but denies it has anything to do with Pittsburgh (I credit Gays Against Guns)

Towleroad: Jacob Wohl and the unraveling plot to smear Robert Mueller with sexual misconduct claims

The New York Times: Incredible story about three paralyzed men who have taken steps again with a new spinal implant

Outsports: See how some out athletes have been dressing for Halloween

Gothamist: Mentally ill neighbor arrested in murder of ad woman on Upper West Side

NewNowNext: More spoilers from "Will & Grace," whose season premiere didn't work for me but has since redeemed itself

People: Sarah Jessica Parker is still talking about Kim Cattrall

OMG Blog: Another incredibly hot "Big Brother" contestant shows off the goods

The Guardian: Djokovic's win streak boosted with return to No. 1

Intelligencer: Kamala Harris is building a network for black candidates

Boy Culture: Your daily dose of hotness featuring Dermot Mulroney does not disappoint! 

Baseline: Is Grigor Dimitrov getting pointers on going bald from Andre Agassi?

'Cool' Places

After being thoroughly underwhelmed by the pilot of “The Cool Kids” — an old-school sitcom starring David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and the incomparable Vicki Lawrence -- I must say it’s gotten to be quite good. The retirement-community setting is ripe with possibilities, and the leads are all in fine form. 

 Bonus points for Max Gail and Jamie Farr appearances -- and it certainly didn’t hurt that they cast Travis Schuldt as Leslie’s clueless son!

Trick of Treat?

Happy Halloween! 

Wrestle Wednesday

He looks even better in ACTION.

Song of the Day: 'Runaway Train' by Culture Club

One of the standout tracks from the new Culture Club album, "Life." Sure, Boy George's voice is much deeper (grizzled?) than it used to be. But the quality of the melodies is what's so impressive, even all their years later. Interestingly, the song I've chosen for today was one of the ones that had been written a few years ago for the scrapped album "Tribes." It started out as a country-tinged tribute to Johnny Cash, but wound up with more of a soul feel. Both are good, but if you prefer the former you'd better not tell Miss O'Dowd, who had this to say to a fan on Twitter: 

Has it really been 19 years since their "reunion" album (that never even got a U.S. release)? 

The album version ...

A live version in the original style ...


Pip, Pip, hooray! 

Page 1 Roundup (10/31)

Morning Wood

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Remains of the Day (10/30)

The Daily News: Feast your eyes on the 2019 Aussie firefighters calendar

The Washington Post: Mueller asks FBI to investigate claims women were offered money to say he behaved inappropriately

Instagram: Is this the hottest ass video on social media?

Dlisted: Shaun White is (needlessly) sorry for dressing as Simple Jack from "Tropic Thunder"

Boy Culture: Happy birthday to the insanely sexy Harry Hamlin, who took one for the team in "Making Love"

Passport: A neighborhood guide to gay Buenos Aires

The Randy Report: Newly single "Queer Eye" foodie Antoni Porowski does push-ups in his tighty whities, "American Psycho"-style

The Guardian: New Joan Jett documentary gets a rave

The Associated Press: Travel bloggers who died in Yosemite fall were taking a selfie, says brother

Gr8er Days: Barbra Streisand actually did "Carpool Karaoke"!

Family Ties

Another bittersweet Bill moment, seeing how the auction of his tie collection at the ACES conference earlier this year in Chicago -- to raise money for the editing scholarship that bears his name -- turned out. Even though they're only ties, it's very moving to see what love and care the buyers feel for them, their own little piece of my big brother. xo 

 P.S. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for the Bill Walsh Scholarship -- curmudgeons preferred -- applications are now being accepted through Nov. 15. 

Full details HERE.

Tennis Tuesday

I can't remember what this guy was selling, but I'm definitely buying ...

When the World Was (Pea)Nuts for Tracy Austin

Even better than appearing on "Mork & Mindy"!

Song of the Day: 'Reflections' by Diana Ross and the Supremes

The world may be going to hell in a hand-basket. But at least Damian and I have this face to come home to.

Page 1 Roundup (10/30)

Morning Wood

Monday, October 29, 2018

Dress You Up

Not sure what's sexier -- Aaron Schock in a kilt or Gus Kenworthy's latest HALLOWEEN COSTUME.

Speaking of legs: No, this isn't Aaron going as a heterosexual for Halloween. That's his niece!

Remains of the Day (10/29)

The Sun: Soccer star found dead, "almost beheaded with his genitals severed"

The New York Times: Gray Lady writes out-of-context headline to make it sound like Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2020

Towleroad: Knife-wielding Key West couple assaults gay tourists in hate attack sparked by man's Speedo

The Randy Report: The hunky shirtless violinist goes the distance as Hercules this Halloween

Reuters: Now Latin America's largest country has its own Donald Trump

Boy Culture: Halloween costume hotness!

Intelligencer: However the midterms go, the Republican Party is only going to get more extreme

The Daily News: Police say this young man was "pleasuring himself" on the subway and want your help tracking him down

Dlisted: Drama queen Colton Haynes is back with "ex-hubby he's known for one hour" Jeff Leatham

Greg in Hollywood: Hunky NBC newsman Peter Alexander makes even the worst news easy to swallow

Back2Stonewall: Tens of people expected to march in second "ex-gay" freedom march

Baseline: At least Genie Bouchard and Laura Robson are good at Halloween costumes

News4SA: A female teacher at a high school in Texas stands accused of outing a male student in front of her class by telling the student's girlfriend, "He's gay. He's just using you for a cover"

The WoW Report: So great to see Ann Magnuson again!

New York Post: Meet the woman a closeted Freddie Mercury fell in love with

Hot Cat of the Day: And I always tease Harvey that he reminds me of a combination of Tom and Jerry!

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Well, I wanted to be furious when Sloane Stephens came displaying an "anything you can do I can do better" style of play against Elina Svitolina in the WTA finals -- only to lose.  But when all was said and done, it was hard to argue that Svitolina didn't deserve the biggest title of her career, finishing off the 2017 U.S. Open champ 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. The rallies were incredible, and after awhile it just seemed Sloane couldn't figure out a way to win against the Ukrainian backboard.

Here's hoping Elina can build on this title -- like Caroline Wozniacki did but Dominika Cibulkova and Agnieszka Radwanska did not -- and finally play well in the majors.

God knows we'd like to see more of her hunky coach -- but for now she's like the female Alexander Zverev. Time for both of them to step it up in the Slams.

Was this her real trophy?

Perhaps more frustrating was the final in Switzerland. Marius Copil's large body came through qualifying to reach the final -- beating both Zverev brothers along the way -- then was up a break in both sets only to predictably fold against Roger Federer. The unheralded Romanian's serve and backhand are unbelievable. 

But his Steffi Graf sans confidence forehand gets him into trouble at key times, which is probably what cost him the match. Still, it was an incredible run. And watching Federer make his victory speech -- his 99th singles crown -- in three language was equally impressive.

Meanwhile in Austria, South African Kevin Anderson secured his spot at next month’s season-ending ATP Finals by beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-6(3) to win the Vienna Open on Sunday. The world number eight sent down 13 aces and 36 winners, winning 91 percent of his first-serve points as he wrapped up victory in just under two hours. (And his hair seems to have finally found a part!)

 The 32-year-old is the first South African to reach the ATP Finals in 23 years and follows in the footsteps of compatriot Wayne Ferreira who achieved the feat in 1995. Anderson joins Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev in sealing his spot at the season finale, which will run from Nov. 11-18 at the O2 Arena in London.

Worth noting that Anderson beat Fernando Verdasco in three sets in the semifinals. Not sure if the Spaniard has been getting more home-cooked meals or what, but he was certainly looking hunkier than ever. 

Two hunks are better than one ...

The men are in Paris this week. Here's hoping Dominic "there isn't a tournament I won't enter" Thiem fares better than he did before in home crowd, where he was demolished 6-3, 6-1 by Nishikori. And speaking of Thiem ...

Whose daddy would you rather do: Dominic's ...

or Stefanos Tsitsipas's?