Monday, November 30, 2020

Remains of the Day (11/30)

"New president, who dis?" 

You're not welcome in the (212) 

And just like that, my home state of Michizona is now blue 

Gonna go crazy on this 

Congrats, guys! 

Republicans never miss an opportunity to be horrible 

As with the Affordable Care Act, I will believe it when I see the ruling 

Indeed. But that doesn't mean bloggers can't gloat for a little while longer, does it? 

RIP,  Deb Price

Reminder: In 51 days we get our country back.

How did I ever work in an office? :-)

Mug Shot Monday


I don't suppose this sick puppy will need to worry too much about his neighbors picking up dog poop when he's in the slammer. 

A Denver man accused of gunning down a 21-year-old woman over a feud about dog feces reportedly fired off 24 shots from a semi-automatic rifle in the attack. 

The revelations about 24-year-old suspect Michael Close’s alleged ambush that left Isabella Thallas dead and wounded her 27-year-old boyfriend, Darian Simon, were disclosed at the suspect’s preliminary court hearing Monday, KDVR reported. 

Denver police homicide investigator Joseph Trujillo testified that authorities found six shell casings inside Close’s Ballpark neighborhood apartment, and 18 others outside his window. 

Close is accused of firing from inside his apartment at Thallas and Simon, who were walking their dog. 

Before opening fire, Close yelled at the couple after their dog pooped in a rock garden outside his apartment, according to Trujillo. “Are you going to train that f—ing dog or just yell at it?” 

Close reportedly yelled from his window. After the June 10 shooting, Close fled in his car and was arrested by police later that day. He is charged with first-degree murder and over a dozen other counts, and was denied bond Monday, the report said. The suspect’s girlfriend, Chelsea Thompson, told police that after the shooting, her boyfriend called her crying, admitting to opening fire on two people, Trujillo testified. Close was also crying and apologizing when he was arrested, Trujillo said.

Thompson told police her boyfriend had recently been diagnosed with a personality disorder and battled substance abuse.

Weekend Tennis Diary

Recalcitrant Frenchman Benoit Paire found a way to lose to No. 511 Holger Rune in an exhibition in the 17-year-old's native Denmark, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. They make a cute couple, though.

Elsewhere around the Net ...

I'm buying whatever Damir Dzumhur is selling

Reilly Opelka is donating his bigness to charity

Andy Seppi wouldn't need that silly device if he would just withdraw his silly restraining order against me

Sleeping beauty: Borna Coric

The comely croat gets a trim

Thumbs up for Laslo Djere's lower body

Free gifts are helping John Millman pass the quarantine time 

Has Alexander Zverev finally sworn off (abusing) women?

Not sure what a contender like Vasek Pospisil is doing spending time with a third-rate journeyman ...

But I know Christian Harrison always makes a point of surrounding himself with the prettiest guys on tour

Including new member Dave Pfister

I'm guessing being Canadian insulates Vasek from Christian and MEXICAN BOYFRIEND Cesar Ramirez's love for Trump ... but it won’t protect him from all this maskless socializing. 😞

Someone has a crush on Diegocito

Liam Broady flaunts his body

Lloyd Glasspool ...

... and Filip Krajinovic know squats

Czech Mates: Filip Duda and Roman Jebavy

No one has more fun than Tommy Haas 

I'd sure love to hear more about Tommy Paul's visit from Sun Devil Nathan Ponwith 

Song of the Day: 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)' by Nancy Sinatra


There's a thread going around ON TWITTER  about covers that are better than the originals.("Crimson and Clover" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is always my go-to, followed by Bananarama's "Venus.") "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down" was Cher's second solo single -- and a fine one at that. I never even knew Frank's daughter had covered it until Damian mentioned it to me -- I'm not a Quentin Tarantino's person, so had no idea about is inclusion on the "Kill Bill Volume 1" soundtrack -- but I must confess it does give Ms. Sarkisian-Bono-Allman's original a run for its money. 

Wikipedia notes that Nance's version also was the theme for BBC coverage of the 2005 Wimbledon tennis championships, and has been sampled on several hip-hop recordings, including the Audio Bullys' hit "Shot You Down" in 2005.

Page 1 Roundup (11/30)


TennisHow much do you know about the people calling tennis matches, and how they do their jobs? (Hint: More than Tracy Austin, who was seeded 4 -- not 2 -- when she withdrew from Wimbledon in 1983 and effectively traded in playing for commentating!) 

Hot Slut of the Day: Head cleaner!

The Randy Report: Your InstaHunk roundup

New York Post
Joe Biden fractures foot playing with dog, needs walking boot

TowleroadColorado Gov. Jared Polis and partner Marlon Reis test positive for coronavirus

PeopleThe day Lucille Ball said goodbye to Vivian Vance, who was dying of bone cancer: 'There was laughter -- and sobbing'

GCNBlack transgender woman killed in Houston -- on Trans Day of Remembrance

The Washington PostBiden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB

The New York TimesAlex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Kamala Harris in the Senate. But Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be in no rush to make his choice.

Pamela Sneed's new book powerfully recalls the contributions and leadership of lesbians during the height of the AIDS crisis

The Wall Street JournalFamily gatherings were smaller this year but the birds weren’t, complicating the age-old puzzle of what to do with the remnants

Your home-office ergonomics are still a mess -- do something about it

How will Santa handle a Covid Christmas?

Hot Cat of the Day: It's a shame Socks isn't around to teach the Bidens' new kitty the ropes about being the First Cat

Speedo Sunday

I must have watched Chris Ashton and Danny Care interview South African professional rugby union player Faf de Klerk a dozen times and I still haven't been able to focus on what's they're saying ... 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: 'Tea & Sympathy' (1956)


It's been a while since I checked in with my pal Steve Hayes -- aka the Tired Old Queen at the Movies -- whose knowledge of Old Hollywood is unparalleled. But with the holidays and continuing quarantine upon us, now seemed like the perfect time. In recent weeks and months he's reviewed "Death on the Nile" (1978), "The Cat and the Canary" (1939), "A Stolen Life" (1946) and "In the Good Old Summertime" (1949)." But it was his review of Vincente Minnelli's "Tea & Sympathy" that I watched first -- and the only film of the five I've actually seen -- and Steve does not disappoint! 

The only thing I would add -- a correction, if you will -- is that our fey leading man, Tom (played by John Kerr), does in fact play one sport: tennis. I remember this because like Tom, I too was massively ridiculed by everyone from my teammates to my coach for using underspin on my shots when everyone knows real men, like Rafael Nadal, use heavy topspin! 

NOW AVAILABLE: Steve Hayes: Classic Movie Reviews Merchandise HERE!

Saturday 'Stache Six-Pack


As we say goodbye to yet another Movember, here's a special six-pack of men.

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