Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wrestle Wednesday

He's what we call a package deal. See BELOW.

Song of the Day: 'Video Killed the Radio Star' by Bailey Pelkman


The first song ever played on MTV undergoes gender reassignment -- and I approve. 

Page 1 Roundup (10/27)

Hot Cat of the Day: "Must have roughage."

Morning Wood


See those baby blues BELOW.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

‘The Electric Company’ Debuted 50 Years Ago


Ouch. I guess it shouldn't really surprise me that one of my childhood shows is 50 given the fact that people born the same decade as me are turning 60 nowadays -- but still! Celebrate the beloved PBS series HERE.

Tennis Tuesday

Makes me long for the good old days when they played with wood. Related posts HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Little Lies' by Fleetwood Mac


Fun look at the writing of "Little Lies," one of two Christine McVie smashes off Fleetwood Mac's "Tango in the Night," HERE.

What's your favorite song on the album?

Page 1 Roundup (10/26)


Morning Wood


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Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Tennis Roundup


Impressive wins for Jannik Sinner, Aslan Karatsev, Anett Kontaveit and Ann Li on Sunday, plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post -- including KIT212 regulars Christian Harrison and Borna Coric -- BELOW.

Manspread Monday


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Song of the Day: 'Tom's Diner' by D.N.A. Featuring Suzanne Vega


This came on MTV Classic last night and reminded me how it was one of the first remixes to leave a mark on me, the song sounding so reimagined from the version on Suzanne Vega's "Solitude Standing" LP I had bought years earlier. (Regular readers know I'm the only big queen who isn't a big remix queen!) Everything but the Girl's "Missing" remix by Todd Terry, the pre-"Venus" Stock Aiken and Waterman remix of Bananarama's "More Than Physical" and Cher's "One by One" and "Paradise Is Here" remixed by Junior Vasquez also come to mind. 

Via Wikipedia: The "Tom's Diner" of the song is Tom's Restaurant in New York City, a mid-20th-century diner on the corner of Broadway and 112th Street. Singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega was reputedly a frequent patron during the early 1980s when she was a student at nearby Barnard College. The diner later became famous as the location used for the exterior scenes of Monk's Café in the popular 1990s television sitcom "Seinfeld."

Also: This was the first song converted to MP3. Karlheinz Brandenburg used a CD recording of Suzanne Vega's song "Tom's Diner" to assess and refine the MP3 compression algorithm. This song was chosen because of its nearly monophonic nature and wide spectral content, making it easier to hear imperfections in the compression format during playbacks. Some refer to Suzanne Vega as "The mother of MP3."

Page 1 Roundup (10/25)


Hot Cat of the Day: I like this kitty's style!

Morning Wood


More sharp-dressed men HERE.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

My Incredible Shrinking Motivation

At this point I’m hoping there is no afterlife just so I won’t have to explain to Joel Schumacher and Charles Grodin why I was too lazy to go see “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” today. (In my defense, I already saw it on the big screen at AMC Lakes in Tempe in ‘81.)

P.S. I also skipped out on seeing Josie Cotton in concert last week ... who am I???

Sunday Funnies


Trick or treat?

Speedo Sunday Threeway


Two more bathing beauties BELOW.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Saturday 'Stache


I'd sure like to see any guy who can pull this costume off.

Friday, October 22, 2021

RIP, Peter Scolari


This one hurts. Scolari was one of my earliest crushes -- he looked so cute in his 1980 blazer and tie -- and then went on to all but overtake "Newhart." (He and Stephanie were great, but the season Michael wound up on the looney bin was a bit much!) Was so nice to see him get recognized for his work as Hannah's gay dad on "Girls." Just a sad, sad day.

Caption Me


Everyone's doing it!

On the Rag, Vol. 680

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

Song of the Day: 'Brass in Pocket' by Suede

This one's from a little after my time -- 1992(!) -- but was happy Damian introduced me to this gender-flipped cover of the classic Pretenders single. Some of you may recall that Suede frontman Brett Anderson famously said that he was "a bisexual man who never had a homosexual experience," which would probably get him canceled today for gay-baiting, or something. 

Page 1 Roundup (10/22)

Matthew's Island: Five hunks taking baths

Hot Cat of the Day: The two cutest boys in class!