Thursday, September 17, 2020

Remains of the Day (09/17)

America’s foremost domestic goddess was well prepared for many months spent at home

I'll give you one guess who doesn't agree with the science provided by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Safety and ethics worries sidelined a ‘heat ray’ for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters. 

Try to act surprised that Donny shared a doctored video of Biden with ‘manipulated media’ Twitter tag 

 Another day of disinformation

USPS files detail a scrapped plan to ship masks to Americans, standoff with Amazon amid pressure from Donny

I hope Matthew Broderick and Laura Bush are paying attention

Remember: The election is 47 days away


Lars Slind looking sexy in his black mask, although it was more fun when he wore it with his SHIRT AND PANTS off.

Andy Murray Is Open to the Renaming Margaret Court Arena, Marrying Roger Federer

Feminist, husband, father, Olympic gold medalist and three-time major champion Andy Murray gave a wide-ranging and fun interview with U.K. gay magazine Pride Life.

Among the topics, he plays f**k/marry/kill -- the British name for it is every bit as annoying as you would guess -- with the Big Three:
 “I would marry Roger … and then I would have to snog the other two. I know it’s a cop-out but I’m not avoiding anyone!”
Reveals his gay tennis crush:
Feliciano Lopez (like mother like son)
And tells us what he thinks about renaming Margaret Court Arena:
“Court was given a ceremony at the Australian Open this year to mark her achievements in the game, but the reception she received from the public was lukewarm. She has obviously offended and upset a lot of people over the years. I think the players certainly have spoken up, which is a positive thing. As far as renaming the venue. I think that yes, it’s something the sport should consider. I don’t know who makes the final decision on that but I don’t think her values are what tennis stands for. When you get to the Australian Open you want to concentrate on the tennis. Court’s views detract from that.”
Read more, including what he has to say about that notorious X-ray dick pic, HERE.

Thursday Ad Watch

Although I don't think those pecs are on the menu, sexy BJ Gruber is offering discount code BJGRUBER3 for you to try Every Plate meal kits, which gives you 3 weeks of meals at $2.99/each! Order HERE.

Song of the Day: 'House of the Rising Sun' by Joni Mitchell

This is fun timing the day after I posted a Carly Simon song from the 1960s.

Brooklyn Vegan reports that Joni Mitchell has announced a series of archival box sets called "Joni Mitchell Archives," and the first one -- "Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963 to 1967)" -- comes out Oct. 30.

It "features nearly six hours of unreleased home, live, and radio recordings that flow chronologically to paint a rich portrait of Mitchell’s rapid growth as a performer and songwriter during the period leading up to her debut album. This treasure trove of unheard audio includes 29 original Mitchell compositions that have never been released before with her vocals."

It also includes a 40-page booklet with liner notes that include conversations between Joni and Cameron Crowe. The first song released is a rendition of "House of the Rising Sun" that Joni recorded in 1963 (at 19 years old) for CFQC AM, a radio station in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (That's one year before the Animals' version came out, for what it's worth.) It's apparently her earliest known recording, and it's a hauntingly gorgeous rendition of the song that has all the same charms of her better-known recordings from later on.

I've always wondered why the legendary singer/songwriter's catalog hadn't never been remastered / reissued -- so this is a great first step.


Complete track listings HERE.

Page 1 Roundup (09/17)

Sean McEnroe, Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Emily McEnroe and Kevin McEnroe

People: Sean McEnroe's family reunion photo was the first time the O'Neal bunch had been together in 17 years: 'Anything is possible', says 32-year-old photographer, who is back to using his father's surname and has a girlfriend, years after some same-sex Tinder flirtations 

Boy Culture: An inglorious hole

Hot Cat of the Day: This little cutie may or may not be a stand-in for me today

Morning Wood

Take if OFF.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Remains of the Day (09/16)

Reminder: Just 48 days until we vote

Wrestle Wednesday

Fargo looks fun.

Song of the Day: 'I'm All It Takes To Make You Happy' by Carly Simon

Beautiful new photo on Instagram of Carly Simon, reminding me a bit of my mom in their septuagenarian frailness. Also just discovered this cute video she made in quarantine for an old song of hers from 1968.


My Tori Amos-loving guy came across this (unintentionally) hilarious clip of Tori and Carly presenting the Grammy for best rock performance in 1995. The antiquated nominees -- during the height of the return of rock -- and the winner's reaction to the presenters (excited about one, dismissive of the other) are worth a view! 

Page 1 Roundup (09/16)

The Daily News: Get out your hankies 

Ass WednesdayJiggle edition

Today: The Go-Go’s perform 'We Got The Beat,' announce '1986' American Girl doll, which was after they'd broken up but close enough!

Hot Cat of the Day: In the (immediate) future, I see you giving me treats ...

Morning Wood

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Remains of the Day (09/15)

Why am I not surprised this 'let them die' story is turning out to be another NYPD milkshake tale?

Or at the very least give me more than negative three seconds to hit the 'watch credits' button

Best tweet ever

Reminder: A test of the elasticity of our democracy is in 49 days. Are you ready to vote?

Tennis Tuesday

Game, set and MATCH.

Hunks of 'House Hunters'

This episode was billed as "Downtown vs. Suburbs in Kansas City." 
A young and active couple searches for their first home in Kansas City, Missouri. He's looking for a new build in the suburbs that's near his parents since they plan to start a family, but she wants an older home with character in the heart of the city.
But one look at Justin's upper body and I was willing to relocate anywhere. See HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Holiday' by Madonna

If only Joel Avery and I had been able to see this back in P.E. at Dobson High School in the fall of '83 -- we could have settled that fight about whether Madonna has a gay brother is black or not on the spot!

Or this:

Watch HERE.

If I've seen either of these before I do not remember.

Page 1 Roundup (09/15)

Morning Wood

Monday, September 14, 2020

Remains of the Day (09/14)

Former adviser to Boris Yeltsin says what about an armed assault?

I haven't followed John Cusack for years but have always had a soft spot because he reminds me of my first boyfriend

Remember: Just 50 days until Election Day is upon us.

Mug Shot Monday

Did anyone else watch the season premiere of "48 Hours," titled "Home Renovation Homicide"? The second I saw accused killer David Tronnes my gaydar went off ... and then came word of his membership at a bathhouse in Orlando. 

Although he’s been charged in the strangulation of his wife, he’s taken a ROBERT WONE approach with the cops and many believe he’ll get away with murder. What do you think?

Weekend Tennis Diary

Happy to see that we successfully made it through the 2020 U.S. Open without (much) incident. Naomi Osaka confirmed her status as the present and future of the game with a come-from-behind victory over sentimental favorite (and mom) Victoria Azarenaka. 

 The men's final was also a come-from-behind endeavor -- and a roller coaster ride for the ages -- that saw a cramping Dominic Thiem outlast Alexander Zverev by the hair of his chinny chin chin, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6). 

There are a couple of ways to look at this result: My gut reaction was that Thiem couldn't handle the pressure of being the favorite but lucked out by encountering an opponent even more afraid of his own (winning) shadow than himself -- a la Andre Agassi vs. Goran Ivanisevic at Wimbledon 1992. (Zverev was up two sets and a break -- and both men served for the title but couldn't close it out.) A more charitable interpretation is that winning a major is a lot harder than it seems -- a testament to just how incredible the Big Three are for having won 20, 19 and 17 of them. The reality probably lies somewhere in between, so I'm coming away from this most unusual Grand Slam event happy that they both have this experience under their belts, knowing they will each probably be better prepared next time. (Congrats to them both!)

(Did anyone notice that in their respective finals, Osaka did exactly what Azarenka did to Serena, and that Thiem did exactly what Zverev did to Pablo Carreno-Busta?)

Elsewhere at the event: 

Unseeded duo Mate Pavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil defeated No. 8 seeds Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Nikola Mektic of Croatia, 7-5, 6-3, to capture the men’s doubles title. This is the second U.S. Open title in men’s doubles for Soares and the first for Pavic.

Although these boys came up short, it was a lot of fun to watch.

And while Azarenka and Serena Williams weren't able to win one for the Motherhood, Vera Zvonareva, also a mom, and Laura Siegemund won the women's doubles title Friday, beating the third-seeded team of Yi-Fan Xu and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 6-4.

Vika coach and hot physio(?) have a lot to be happy about

I thought this was Mischa Zverev but he turned out to be another thick man in Sasha's box. (Anyone recognize him?)

UPDATE: Damian figured out it was Sergei Bubka, who has caught my eye BEFORE!

Other happenings:

Oscar Otte of Germany captured the Challenger in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday, outlasting Thiago Seyboth Wild of Brazil 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4. 

Close but no Brazilian cigar

Reilly Opelka nursed his first-round loss wounds by playing some table tennis

Robert Farah is in Rome and ready

Christian Harrison took a break from hanging out with Cesar Ramirez to practice

Reunited and it feels so good?

A maskless Karen in Rome

The Italian stallion returns 

Tommy's new 'do is adorable ...

as is his ability to "double fist" ...

Vienna sausages: Marko Andrejic and Lucas Miedler 

Stan Wawrinka faces a wildcard or lucky loser in Rome

Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune and Quentin Halys give cryotherapy a whirl

Miomir Kecmanovic on Sunday became the second #NextGenATP player this year to capture his maiden ATP Tour crown. The 21-year-old defeated Yannick Hanfmann to capture the Generali Open trophy in Kitzbühel.

Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor captured their maiden ATP Tour trophy as a team on Sunday, beating Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 7-6(5), 7-5 at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel.

Why was Lloyd Glasspool shopping instead of watching Liam?


J.J. Wolf thanked his barber for his lovely locks. Still no explanation from the young American about his curious hand signals, of which there is another DISTURBING example.

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