Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday 'Stache


It's been ages since I used my naughty jump page. But since someone sent me the full version of this, feast your eyes on it HERE.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Remains of the Day (04/16)

Your free smile of the day 

YouTube Music. Everything the other two have plus when you watch music videos on regular YouTube, you don't have to watch ads. 

And that POOL BOY was worth every penny 

8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility; shooter also dead 

Jeremy Baratheon: Ohhh you wanna be bivaxual? 

Texas House approves bill that would allow people to carry a gun without a license 

Yep, he's that vile

Was certainly highly rated in my house! 

UsedWigs: Just sent a work email to a new person and signed my name as Jefff. πŸ‘πŸΌ 

Nearly 200 department stores have shuttered in the past year, and another 800 -- roughly half the country’s remaining mall-based locations -- are expected to fold within five years. 

Brenda from "Six Feet Under" had Nate and this?!!! 

Mark Twain and Bob Dylan slept at the Chelsea. Now, developers hope to lure tourists, but they have to soothe some frustrated tenants.

I recently got a view of the Chelsea Hotel I had never seen before! 

On the Rag, Vol. 654

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

Song of the Day: 'Kool Thing' by Sonic Youth

At some point I need to make a Venn diagram (or would it be a reverse Venn diagram?) that shows how someone who loves female-fronted bands, blond rocker chicks and '90s alt rock never came across Sonic Youth in all my life. (It's not like I disliked them -- I just never came into any contact with any of their music.) 


Although my '90s hubby has filled me in a bit -- he's a fan because even though Sonic Youth's recording career dates back to 1982, the '90s were the band's heyday -- seeing Kim Gordon and her adorable little furry friend in the video for "Kool Thing" on MTV Classic is my first real attempt at fandom! 

Question: Is it worth trying to get into them now? (One friend says "No, no, no. It is sludge." But I am open to other opinions.) It might not surprise some of you to learn that the only thing I really ever heard about them was about 10 years ago when Gordon went through a messy divorce with bandmate Thurston Moore, who apparently ran off with his also-married book editor.

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Robert Reich: 'Court packing: Since 1969, Democratic presidents have appointed 4 Supreme Court justices, Republicans have appointed 16 (5 of them by presidents who lost the popular vote). McConnell refused to even hold a hearing on Obama's nominee.'

Morning Wood


Thursday, April 15, 2021

Remains of the Day (04/15)

As supply beings to outstrip demand for Covid-19 vaccines, surveys show vaccine hesitancy may prevent the U.S. from reaching herd immunity  

This is what bipartisanship looks like 

You have and we're better off as a result 

Shitty to move a network show to a paid streaming service. I always had a love-hate relationship with "Younger," anyway, feeling Sutton Foster was the show's weakest link. (Has anyone ever been such a pill?) Pretty relieved this is the final season, which I hear will eventually make its way to the network after premiering on Paramount+.

Exciting news for Johnny-Come-Latelies who are only halfway through the first run! 

I think they mean Neal's ass can do no wrong 

Dogs and cats are both great pets, but I've never kissed a dog on its head and heard it start purring the way Harvey does each time I come near him 

Can't go wrong with Jesse Metcalfe or Robert Buckley 

Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the leader of the Ramones died. I remember a guy working for me at the time had just seen Joey standing outside an apartment in the East Village looking skinnier and more sickly than he usually did -- but we had no idea what the poor guy was going through. RIP.

Thursday Ad Watch


Let's just say Capital One knew what it was doing when it cast Wil Traval to wear a gladiator get-up in these ads BELOW!

Meme Spirited


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Song of the Day: 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' by Hole

Had one of those "when worlds collide" -- or was it "small town NYC"? -- moments when I noticed my shero and Zone C neighbor, Rosanne Cash, had retweeted (with prejudice) something written by a guy I interned with on Capitol Hill ... 32 years ago.

P.S. Today's SOTD bolsters my reply!

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Morning Wood


More of the 6-2, 195-pound New Jersey Devils player BELOW.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Remains of the Day (04/14)


Potter resigned from the Brooklyn Center police force on Tuesday after shooting Wright, 20, during a traffic stop. 

“That absolutely does come up in training." 

“Lita Ford didn’t trust I was press. I didn’t trust that she was Lita Ford.” 

Bernard Madoff, mastermind of vast Wall Street Ponzi scheme, dies at 82 

Some public health officials fear a focus on rare potential vaccine side effects may increase hesitancy and expose more people to a bigger danger: the coronavirus

Would love to have been working on the story that prompted this stylebook change! 

Fascinating to me that California could be so low. Shows that its 1970s "fruit cake" image still resonates with much of the country. 

A non-fungible token is finally being put to use! 

Billy Eichner: Here’s how Hollywood works: Colton’s gonna get a GLAAD Award before I do πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

"Check out Gus Kenworthy trying to convince Colton and his dad to have a threeway." 

I'm not a watcher of "The Bachelor," but I fully support this tweet's directive ... over a Netflix show.

Wrestle Wednesday


And what's going on with these boys, BELOW?

Song of the Day: 'Let Me Be the One' by ExposΓ©

 Although it was short-lived, it's hard to overstate just how popular ExposΓ© was for a while there, becoming the first group to ever have four Top 10 singles off their debut album: "Come Go With Me," "Point of No Return," "Seasons Change" and today's Song of the Day. They eschewed a sophomore slump with three more Top 10s -- "What You Don't Know," "When I Looked at Him" and "Tell Me Why" -- plus the No. 17 single "Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue." And then on their third album, the trio had one more big hit, "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me," which peaked at No 8 in 1993.

Although ExposΓ© disbanded shortly thereafter, their freestyle influence was deep, wide and tall, with competing labels assembling knockoffs to the tune of Company B, the Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation and Seduction. 

In 1995, the group released a true greatest hits collection that also included a bonus cover of Skeeter Davis's "End of the World," as if I didn't love them enough already.  

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Morning Wood


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Remains of the Day (04/13)

The director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had the balls to actually say about yesterday's gun violence at Austin-East Magnet High School: "This wasn’t a school shooting, this was an officer-involved shooting inside of a school. Much different" -- like his semantics are somehow supposed to make people feel better at a school that has seen five of its students shot in 2021 alone.

Tell me again that he isn't gay 

Chip off the old block 

Always 10/10 in my book 


Check out highlights from the virtual event 

Too bad he drew Jannik Sinner in the opening round 

The brothers Tsitsipas saved two match points to pull off the upset in Monte Carlo ... and Stefanos had to pull off little bro Petros

Have they?

Why Your Well-Meaning ‘Enlightenment’ Is Actually Hurting Trans Girls

EDITOR'S NOTE: I wrote about trans athletes on March 25 and then decided not to post it because despite how it may seem, this subject really isn't one of my hobby horses -- and I decided it didn't make sense to make it seem like it was. (I am a big fan of logic, however.) 

But then I saw this headline yesterday and about fell over laughing, so decided to go ahead and share. The NCAA wants you to applaud that it backs transgender athletes and says its events will be in places "free of discrimination." That's great news. But what you might not be considering is that the NCAA's self-described "more inclusive" policy for transgender athletes requires testosterone-suppression treatment for transgender women to compete in women's sports, which just happens to be THE ONLY THING that many reasonable people -- including a number of LGBTQ activists -- who have been blasted as transphobic have been asking pro-inclusion activists to consider for post-pubescent athletes. And I'm convinced this entire new anti-trans movement could have been shot down -- just like the actually transphobic bathroom bills were -- if we had not allowed the hive mind of showing how much we "get it" to cloud our own sound judgment and give bigots a narrow but valid opening they were looking for. Read what I wrote HERE.

Tennis Tuesday


He might make a good "hitting" partner for THIS ONE.

Song of the Day: 'In Private' by Mari Wilson

While there is no substitute for sizing up a musical artist based on what they compose, what a non-writing person chooses to cover is awfully telling as well. After one brilliant album of originals penned by Teddy Johns and two albums of her own originals, Mari Wilson has mostly recorded other people's works. And while some may seem obvious -- from standards "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "My Funny Valentine" to '60s classics "Be My Baby" and "I Only Want to Be With You" -- her decision to record a (widely under-appreciate) Dusty Springfield comeback song is about as close as you get to heaven on earth.

Featured on 2016's "Pop Deluxe." Hear the full version HERE.

P.S. And how about this ...

Of all the wonderful Pretenders songs she could choose, she nails it with a pared-down version of "Don't Get Me Wrong" on her "Cover Stories" (2012) album. :-)

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Hot Cat of the Day: Talk about a hood ornament