Friday, September 17, 2021

Caption Me


Song of the Day: 'Never Tears Us Apart' by INXS


I always forget how much I like INXS until their music comes on, like epic single from 1987. Now that I'm 54, singer Michael Hutchence's death at 37 seems all the more tragic. Am grateful I got to see him twice on "The Swing" tour back in 1984 -- opening for the Go-Go's at Pine Knob in Detroit. We could tell the Aussies were going to become huge -- "The One Thing" and "Don't Change" had already made them MTV stars. And sure enough, by time Hutchence died in 1997, his band had sold over 75 million records. 

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Who Says Print Media is Dead?


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Masked man wearing Grand Axis.

New Vet, Who Dis?

The good news is we found a cats-only veterinarian within walking distance of our new apartment. (Upon arrival, Damian, Harvey and I were greeted by two fluffy white kitties -- one of whom we were told is a "diva" named Ginger.) The news we're waiting on is some blood work on our baby, who has been throwing up a bit more than a typical cat might and has lost a little over 2 pounds since March. We're hoping his new home is to blame for the weight loss -- he loves to go crazy running around in the new, bigger digs, something he couldn't really do in our previous place -- but we want to be sure it's not something more serious. (I'd also be fine with his being bulimic.) The vet didn't see or feel anything unusual, so once we get this blood results he will get an ultrasound on his fluffy white belly, which I know he will not appreciate! πŸ˜»πŸ™πŸ˜»

Thursday Ad Watch

I guess it's fair to say True Classic got its money's worth when it hired GREGTube to promote its T-shirts. More proof BELOW.

Song off the Day: 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' by the Revolting Cocks

Was only tipped off to this odd, nearly 30-year-old cover when a Ministry video came on MTV Classic and Damian mentioned that frontman Al Jourgensen had recorded it with his side project that also goes by the less in-your-face name RevCo! Next up: I learn about 1994!

Page 1 Roundup (09/16)


Hot Cat of the Day: Monty wants to make a deal!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Vax Appeal


As regular readers may recall, the European Union's decision to tighten entry for even vaccinated Americans -- thanks, spreadnecks ... and Uncle Joe didn't help, either -- has put the kibosh on our fully planned two-week trip to Northern Europe later this month. Luckily for us, we had another trip that had been postponed because of Covid up our sleeves -- to Egypt -- so we're going there instead. We are leaving in a couple weeks, with time in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor and Cairo, including a three-day cruise on the Nile River. We've gotten some great pointers from a friend who went there with his hubby in 2019 but are always open to more feedback!

Wrestle Wednesday

I'm not sure if this guy has done any actual wrestling before, but I'd sure like to get him on the mat.

Song of the Day: 'Go Your Own Way' by Fleetwood Mac


By now you've likely heard that Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are at each other's throats again. (So much for that reunion idea, Mick.) But as longtime Fleetwood Mac fans know, without the endless drama there wouldn't be all those classic songs such as "Go Your Own Way," the making of which Lindsey discussed this week with The Wall Street Journal. Read HERE.

Page 1 Roundup (09/15)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tweet Nothings

Not the only frosted Pop-Tart born that year, I might add 

This sucks. There will never be another.  

The greatest. 

Good lord, look at him!!! 

Shiny and new! 

"Miss America is as fresh as 1979." -- A friend 


Not that pretty hair! 

“It took me years in therapy to admit there had been any victimization. I would always say I was consenting, and then I’d be reminded: ‘Hey, you were 15, you’re not consenting at 15.’ Now I’m like, ‘Yeah, they’re all pedophiles. It’s all statutory rape.’” 

I don't know all the details about what happened to her. and of course I think it's awful that she now feels like she was taken advantage of. But I do know the age of consent was 14 when she was a teenager, and that she's referring to relationships she herself believed she consented to as a 15-year-old. So where does that leave us -- and the hope of reducing sexual assaults -- if people are going to reclassify consensual acts decades after the fact?

DoesN't Add Up


Another update for my fellow 23andMe participants: My mom's results just came in -- don't tell her, it's a birthday surprise! -- and it bolsters what I have been saying all along: Hers are exactly as our family history shows -- father was Lithuanian, mother was German -- which then raises the question why my results were "updated" in a way that eliminated half of her family DNA. (It now somehow believes I am 65% Irish, even though she's 0%.) Someone told me that was doing a new algorithm overhaul. Wondering if 23andMe will too, preferably one that will put it back the way it was when mine was correct.


This is interesting. Although they haven't changed the way their algorithm works back to the way it started, ancestry compositions are fluid and just today my erroneous Irish percentage dropped from 65% to 60.3%. It's still incorrect -- you get half your DNA from each parent -- but it does show things moving (back) in the correct direction. What's disappointing, though, is that because 23andMe detects that this woman is my mother -- and we're even linked to each other's profile -- why wouldn't it just autocorrect the error, knowing there's no way I could be anything more than 50% Irish?

Broadway With a Gender Flip

For those of you who appreciate this kind of thing: 
Broadway Backwards is the annual celebration where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa. In doing so, gay and lesbian stories are told through the great songs of musical theatre and sung by our favorite Broadway performers. Broadway Backwards began as a grassroots concert performed at the Center in 2006. The event quickly grew and now is performed every year in a Broadway theatre. Since 2010, the evening has been produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York. 

The 2021 virtual edition of Broadway Backwards provided an emotional and exuberant evening of musical theater performances as it explored how an isolated New Yorker faced the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately found hope. 

More info HERE

Tennis Tuesday

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Song of the Day: 'Anxiety (Get Nervous)' by Pat Benatar

Fitting that Naomi Osaka attended the Met Gala dressed as Pat Benatar in the "Anxiety (Get Nervous)" video.  

Page 1 Roundup (09/14)


Hot Cat of the Day: Nonplussed.

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Life's a Drag ... and Then You (Don't) Die

Talk about (mis)representation: Are you ready for a film about a drag queen who is straight? 🀣🀣🀣

A suicidal man from Milwaukee is given a second chance at life in NYC, working as a drag MC while learning courage from the LGBTQ+ community.

Watch the trailer here: 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Manspread Monday


The only positive thing about our trip to the U.S. Open on Saturday was sitting across from this Mets fan. More BELOW.

Weekend Tennis Roundup

The expression "You can't win 'em all" was never more relevant than over the weekend, when a fortnight of tennis bliss ended abruptly in two straight-sets affairs. Keep reading BELOW.

Song of the Day: 'Human' by the Human League

For some reason this seemed fitting.

Page 1 Roundup (09/13)


The WoW Report: Gay Republican Pride?

The Gay Curmudgeon: Born too late

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Funnies


Remember when tattoos were for sailors and prisoners? 

We recently saw an episode of "It's a Living" from 1988 ("The One About the Tattooed Lady") where Nancy's estranged cousin visits to make amends over some long-festering dispute -- only Nancy is surprised to learn her cousin has been ostracized from the family because of her penchant for tattoos. Sigh. Those were the days! 🀣🀣🀣