Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Furdos and Furdon'ts

I told Harvey he would regret getting bangs, but you know cats never listen to anything.

Remains of the Day (04/30)

Men's Journal: You haven't lived until you've seen video of Chris Evans posing in a Chachi shirt

Washington Post: Clashes erupt in Venezuela as opposition leader Juan Guaidó, with soldiers, announces "final phase" against President Maduro

Instagram: My head would have exploded if you'd told my high school self that Billie Jean King, Boy George and Cyndi Lauper would be partying together at Carnegie Hall

The New York Times: As Pete Buttigieg builds his campaign, gay donors provide the foundation

Towleroad: Gay man sues Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's son for $100 million over homophobic attack with beer bottle

Hot Slut of the Day: Figurines -- the crunchy diet bars

NYT: While my home area was being terrorized by a serial killer of children in the 1970s, Atlanta had its own that was also never solved

Instagram: Lucas Pouille is like a fine French wine ...as far as his looks go

Baseline: Why do I feel like this means Sloane Stephens will never win another title again?

The Hill: Pelosi, Schumer say they've agreed to pursue $2 trillion infrastructure bill with Trump

Dlisted: Cynthia Nixon isn't done reminding us how woke she's become

Greg in Hollywood: Watch Adam Rippon and his hunky boyfriend put each other to the test in new video

Metrosource: Add Damian and me to the long list of people utterly charmed by Netflix's "Special"

Instagram: Thomas Canestraro's olive Speedo can't wait till Sunday

The Daily News: A million bucks says this Dallas cop who executed a black neighbor in his own apartment gets off

Towleroad: I didn't see a single film nominated for an Oscar, but I saw two Tony nominees -- "The Ferryman" and "The Boys in the Band" (see full list)

Washington Blade: Democratic presidential candidates decline to speak at anti-LGBT group's summit

OMG Blog: Chris Meloni's famous ass gets its close-up in "Happy: Season 2"

Tennis Tuesday

Hubba-hubba! File this under "when incredibly bad tattoos happen to incredibly handsome men." Two more looks HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Lay Down Your Arms' by the Graces

With the exception of David Letterman, I was never a big late-night TV guy. So it's no surprise I missed this -- what I consider unimaginable now -- performance by the Graces on "The Arsenio Hall Show"! Go-Go's guitarist Charlotte Caffey looks like a deer in the headlights singing lead alongside Gia Ciambotti and future Grammy winner (and total "Bitch") Meredith Brooks, but they sound great. This single actually reached No. 56 on the Billboard 100, placing third Charlotte behind Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin on the "solo" success ladder. (Not that it was a competition.) 

The followup, "Perfect View," was even better, but failed to chart, as did the two after that. I wonder what Charlotte was thinking at this time. She was still very much working with Belinda on her solo projects -- but as a prolific songwriter I'm sure she was itching to have an outlet for more. I wonder if she thought this would be her next big success, or if she really considered more of a lark. The Graces' one album, 1989's "Perfect View," was awfully good. What a shame it tanked and the band would never record again, despite carrying on for a couple years after Brooks left to (again) pursue her solo career. 

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Morning Wood

If you're wondering how he fit into this shirt and tie, wait'll you see him packed into a BLACK SPEEDO.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Remains of the Day (04/29)

UCR: Chris Stein and Mike Chapman revisit Blondie's "Heart of Glass" at 40

The New York Times: A trans woman got three minutes to speak in Armenia's parliament -- threats followed

Towleroad: Homosexuality among confessions, said to be "fabricated" via torture, cited by Saudi Arabia in beheadings of 37 men

Quartz: Forget about influencers -- it's time for the slacker to rise again

Instagram: That huge sausage is uncomfortably close to the grill

The Daily News: Shannen Doherty joins "Beverly Hills, 90210" reunion series

Brooklyn Vegan: Woodstock 50 festival canceled -- or not

Dlisted: Marcia Brady is pissed that anti-vaxxers are using "The Brady Bunch" to push their idiotic agenda

Back2Stonewall: When a terrorist's bomb exploded at one of New York City's most popular gay bars in 1990

BosGuy: Just how I like my men in kilts

TV Line: May finales calendar -- 81 dates to save

Instagram: Your afternoon workout with Jordan Morello

Page Six: Congrats to my old pal Ben on his new role as a contributing editor at Town & Country

Gay Star News: The "gay panic" defense is alive and well in Jamaica

Washington Post: Why Vermont's single-payer effort failed and what Democrats can learn from it

Greg in Hollywood: Happy birthday to the great Leslie Jordan!

The Advocate: Brigham Young valedictorian comes out as gay in graduation speech

OMG Blog: Colombian actor Andres Mejia Vallejo gives a peek at his hose in "The Gardener"

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Pretty much got what I wanted out of the remains of the weekend. I was happy to see sexpot Matteo Berrettini follow up on his Challenger win in Phoenix with a win in Hungary even though I was sad to see Filip Krajinovic be a bridesmaid again. 

This is the hunky Italian's second ATP-level title ... 

graduate of the Handsome Boy Modeling School ...

but the dreamy Croatian qualifier still hasn't captured one yet. You may recall that Filip was a surprise finalist at the 2017 Paris Masters. He's now ranked No. 74 while winner Jack Sock has plummeted to No. 124.

And in the doubles finals -- sponsored by KY lube -- Brits Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski took out New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and Dutchman Wesley Koolhof 6-3, 6-4 to win the Hungarian Open for their second team title.

In Barcelona Dominic Thiem routed Daniil Medvedev 6-4 ,6-0 to take home the crown. It was only fair given that he'd beaten Rafael Nadal in the semis

Although my boyfriend was upset Nadal lost ...

everyone has to be happy to see Thiem strip down to JUMP IN THE POOL, as is customary!

 Not to be outdone, doubles hunks Robert Farah and Juan Sabastian Cabal followed suit, celebrating their 6-4, 7-6(4) triumph over Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares ... 

Watch HERE.

On the women's side, Petra Kvitova beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-6 (2) to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Naomi Osaka continued her post-Australian Open flakefest, pulling out against Kontaveit in the semis. But AO runnerup Kvitova became the first woman to win two titles in 2019 -- and bizarre streak that needed to be broken. 

In other Petra news, Petra Martic beat Marketa Vondrousova 1-6 6-4 6-1 to win the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup in Istanbul, Turkey

And Zheng Saisai beat Zhang Shuai 6-4 6-1 to win the Kunming Open in Anning, China.


Does anyone know who Johnny Millman's special friend is? 

(With wire services)

Mug Shot Monday

Show me the naked pictures or it didn't happen. Read HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Call Me' by Giorgio Moroder

I definitely had sexual feelings for boys (and then men) dating back to my earliest memories on the playground. But when the ad campaign for "American Gigolo" began airing at the beginning of 1980 -- when I was 12 -- things were taken to another level. Richard Gere's snazzy shirt-and-tie look set my imagination on fire -- undoubtedly why the garb is such a turn-on to me till this day. 

And when I was finally able to sneak and watch the movie late at night on cable a year or so later, the scene where Julian goes to the dark and steamy gay nightclub called Probe -- which I would later frequent myself -- was the one I always found the most titillating. Here's an instrumental version of "Call Me" featuring that and some of my other favorite scenes -- which I'm posting in celebration of the legendary Giorgio Moroder's 79th birthday, which was on Friday.

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Morning Wood

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dog Star Boy

I don't know what I like better here: The content of this cartoon -- call it anti-Semitic all you want, it's completely true -- or that people I used to work with who were spared termination during the mass layoff that cost me my job are in hot water for it!

Speedo Sunday

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Weekend Report

My friend Jorge pays tribute ...