Sunday, January 31, 2021

Meme Spirited


Speedo Sunday


Here's a special retro post, to celebrate the release of “well-endowed, blond top twink” Shawn Mayotte's NEW MEMOIR!

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Eye Somehow Didn't See This Coming

First subway ride in ages. Got an eye exam and new glasses  and stopped by work. Have never seen the newsroom completely empty!

That's the late/great David Rakoff's "Uncollected" book at my optometrist's office!

But then ...

My elderly mom (the inimitable Molly) and stepdad in Arizona have been cautious yet both tested positive Tuesday. (I only found out today — my mother didn’t want to worry me.) I am worried sick -- she was right! -- but symptoms have been fairly mild thus far (aches, exhaustion but no fever or difficulty breathing). Be safe, everyone. ❤️☘️🙏

Saturday 'Stache: Six-Pack


With so many guys playing around with their facial hair, I've got a backlog of beefcake. Five more HERE.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Remains of the Day (01/29)

Do these people never tire of being caricatures of themselves? 

They are part of the nearly 100 billboard ads purchased by the group. 

Bravo to Biden, the most pro-LGBTQ president ever. How sad that militant trans activists are so determined to be miserable that they have decided to move the goalpost from trans inclusion to "Well, the military is wrong to begin with, so including us isn't really progress"

Santiago Meyer: Why does Katie Hill have to resign because of her sex life but Marjorie Taylor Greene can ask for her colleague to be murdered and stay? 

I never thought that bald freak was good enough for her 

'Moderate' Indonesia strikes again (and again) 

Hello, Daddy.  

At long last accountability 

No Coke, Pepsi.

On the Rag, Vol. 643

 A weekly look at what's making news in the gay magazines:

Dallas Voice: A place of us to age

Song of the Day: 'Easy' by Sky Ferreira

Missed this when it appeared on the soundtrack to "Baby Driver" (2017), but it's never too late for a gender-flipped cover of a Commodores hit, which is exactly what the song doctor ordered. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Remains of the Day (01/28)

Michael Musto: So powerful in 'Sounder,' so brilliant as Miss Jane Pittman, so astounding in Broadway’s 'Trip To Bountiful' revival. (Her explosive performance of a woman emotionally retracing her roots nabbed one of the most deserved Tonys of all time.) RIP, Cicely Tyson. 

Martina Navratilova: That’s funny! And Chris got to the net first, what is up with that?!?:) 

Rep. Jimmy Gomez will introduce a resolution to expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress. Read HERE.

I'm sure you don't need to hear it from me, but everyone knows Trump incited an insurrection -- as well as schemed to use the Justice Department to overturn the election -- yet three weeks later Republicans are already back to acting as if nothing happened. It's like the 'Access Hollywood' tape with casualties -- and can only be compared with Jim Jones or Charles Manson

Senate Democrats and White House fast track Covid relief bill, frustrating Republicans (who are pretending they wanted to work together)

Sergio Arellano, a Pima County small business owner who lost to Ward by 42 votes, requested a recount of all state party races on Monday. More than two days later, he said, Arizona state party leaders -- who report to Ward -- have not yet scheduled the audit.

And somehow people still continue to 'both sides' the political parties in the U.S. 

Many Americans losing their insurance now have never used the marketplace or Medicaid -- and may need advertising to tell them more about the opportunity

This is 100% true, but what I don't get is why leaders of the GOP remain loyal. Yes, Trump has a unique ability to increase turnout. But as we have learned, it's not enough voters to win elections -- in fact, for every person he excites he is turning off one or two more. Why would a party remain loyal to a man who has cost it the House, Senate and the presidency? 

Andrea Halland-Arms Awarded ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship for 2021


Congrats to University of Montana student Andrea Halland-Arms on winning the 2021 Bill Walsh Scholarship. She is the online and print supervising editor of the Montana Kaiminis, which has been the university's student-run newspaper since 1898. In addition, she is a social media intern for Waldorf Publishing. 

My late brother Bill’s love of language lives on through outstanding young editors like her. Although the pandemic makes holding an in-person ACES conference impossible this year, our excitement for our winner is as strong as ever. xo

From a release:

Andrea Halland-Arms, a University of Montana student with a double major in journalism and English literature, is the fourth annual winner of the $3,500 Bill Walsh Scholarship, named for the late author of three books and editor of news at The Washington Post. 
After winning the Walsh Scholarship, which goes to a student who aspires to a career of editing news, Halland-Arms said: “Ever since middle school, I have wanted to be an editor, specifically a book editor, at first. When I got to college, I decided to study journalism because I read that many people in the publishing field have degrees in journalism. I fell in love with the program and editing journalistic writing … and I hope to continue work as a copy editor after I graduate. 
Finalists for the 2021 scholarship had to write a solution for a newsroom deadline dilemma, correct a news lead, write short summaries for a variety of news reports, take a timed editing test and write briefly regarding the worst thing a news copy editor can do. 
The worst, Halland-Arms wrote, is to “allow a factual inaccuracy or a misspelled name to be published.” Doing so would “demonstrate that the copy editor does not have a passion for delivering accurate news to their community.” 
Support for the Walsh Scholarship comes from donations from the Walsh family, members of ACES: The Society for Editing, and other contributors. The scholarship competition is administered by the ACES Education Fund, of which Bill Walsh was a board member.

For more information, click HERE.



This is kind of a three-for-one fetish for me: Suit, Hispanic and mask! Two more pics HERE.

Thursday Ad Watch: Adam Smith Wear

I'm not sure if these have anything to do with the namesake 18th century Scottish economist, but you can bank on this being the hottest online ad campaign right now. 

Shop HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Daydream Believer' by Mary Beth Maziarz

Another wistfully beautiful cover by the woman who performed "(They Long to Be) Close to You" for the soundtrack of "The Broken Hearts Club." 

Visit her online HERE.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cloris Leachman, Emmy and Oscar Winner, Dies at 94


Farewell to the legendary Cloris Leachman, who dazzled us in a variety of roles over the course of eight decades. (How much do I love this women? I canceled a date with a bodybuilder to catch a one-off screening of "The Last Picture Show" at the New Beverly Cinema in my 20s, and today I own bootleg DVDs of the sitcom "Phyllis"!) Here’s hoping there’s a big reunion between Mrs. Lindstrom, Rhoda and Mary tonight at 119 N. Weatherly Ave. in the sky. 💔

Remains of the Day (01/27)

Hillary Clinton: This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress. 

Advocacy groups push for Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resignation over report that she spread falsehoods about school shootings 

And people wonder why some members of Congress don't feel safe around their colleagues 

Is Arizona the new Virginia? 

 Funny how the police unions don't seem to be saying anything about this

How South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem rebranded her failures as ‘freedom’ 

The art of the 'deal' 

Michael Musto: Someone tell Trump! He keeps looking for election fraud! 

Homeland Security issued a warning Wednesday to alert the public about a growing risk of attacks by “ideologically-motivated violent extremists” agitated about President Biden’s inauguration and “perceived grievances fueled by false narratives.” 

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, some of the untold gay stories HERE

Crackpot conspiracy-theorist cable news host  stands up for QAnon supporters 

God bless America -- she sure needs it.

Wrestle Wednesday


The 1936 and 1937 University of Oklahoma wrestling teams can thank their lucky stars that Jim Jordan wasn't born until 1964.

Song of the Day: 'When You Come Around' by Nicolette Larson


Was on a(nother) Nicolette Larson bender the other day and was impressed that the best song of 1981's "Radioland" was written by the "Lotta Love" hitmaker, who is best known as a vocalist. See what I mean below:

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My New Plaid PantsHe wears short shorts

Fashionably Male: Hot ginger in CK briefs

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