Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Remains of the Day (05/22)

Hot Cat of the Day: "Is it just me or is she getting upstaged by that cat?" asks a friend of mine.

Reading list: Frank DeCaro's "Disco: Music, Movies and Mania Under the Mirror Ball" shines new light on the songs, styles and enduring pop culture impact of the 1970s musical genre that emerged from black and Latin gay culture to take the world by storm.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tennis Tuesday: Miles Bugby

Miles "Sugar Tits" Bugby is at it again BELOW.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup (05/20)

Zverev and Swiatek were winners in Rome. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Remains of the Day (05/17)

RIP: Dabney Coleman -- who along with Pat Harrington's Schneider apparently made every gay boy of a certain age tingle (I used to think it was just me!) -- has died at 92

Thursday, May 16, 2024

On the Rag, Vol. 808


Mormon gone wild; Jonathan Groff reflects on his groundbreaking and unexpected career as an out actor; the fight for people living with HIV continues; and more in this week's magazine roundup BELOW.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thirst Snaps


The Museum of Curiosities shared this photo of soda cans produced from the 1930s to 1970s, which I would love to frame and hang next to my vintage cereal poster in the kitchen. Must try the Shurfine diet cherry cola, the Sunday Funnies Blondie cola and the Pearl Harbor! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tracy From Ork

Related: Read my original post about Tracy Austin's appearance on "Mork & Mindy" HERE.

Try to guess if I'm tickled pink that Tracy Austin enjoyed my post about her appearance on "Mork & Mindy" -- and that Steve Weissman and Andy Roddick discussed it with her on "Tennis Channel Live"?!! 

Tennis Tuesday

See what happens next BELOW.

Remains of the Day (05/14)

Hot Cat of the Day: Can't blame a guy for trying! 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Lots of craziness in Rome this week, but I only have eyes for the Challengers. See BELOW.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Remains of the Day (05/10)

CBS News: The "accidental" police killing of Senior Airman Roger Fortson highlights two of the worst things about this country: A. People owning guns for "protection" usually are the ones who end up dead and B. What's good for white men doesn't seem to apply to black men, even if it's something I don't agree with for anybody.

Deadline: "Red, White & Royal Blue” is getting a sequel -- now let's just pray they recast the hunky leads with "queer" actors (lol)

Thursday, May 09, 2024

On the Rag, Vol. 807

White Fort Lauderdale Festival returns; Stephen Mark Lukas on optimism, joy and passion; Alex Taylor has a shorts story to tell; and more in this week's magazine roundup BELOW.

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Remains of the Day (05/08)

Wrestle Wednesday: Someone tucks up

Song of the DayBen Watt and Bernard Butler cover Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days," which was used to nice effect in "The Idea of You"

WaPoCourt rules Catholic school can fire gay drama teacher for marrying, or Why does anyone want anything to do with organized religion?

Hot Cat of the Day: Welcome to the store!

Paramount+: I wonder if Cyndi Lauper's scam rent-stabilized apartment or embarrassing wannabe gang-banger "rapper" son will be covered in this new documentary about the Blue Angel singer? Watch the trailer HERE ... it takes a mere 29 seconds before the word "queer" is uttered, leading me to believe this is going to be an exhausting watch.

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Just One of the Valley Guys


Not convinced the "current" photo of the "Just One of the Guys" stars here is current, as I believe Joyce Hyser will be 67 in December and William Jacoby, aka Buddy, just turned 55. (Joyce seems to have legally changed her birth year to 1960, but I know better!) 

But having it pop up on my Threads feed the same day one of my own memories about everyone's favorite gender-bending aspiring journalist appeared in my Facebook memories definitely made me smile. 

Longtime readers might remember that I have a tangential connection to this wonderful '80s teen flick: It was shot in my second hometown -- sadly I never ran into William Zabka once -- with one of my classmates scoring a supporting role (back when it was called "Lady's Man") and featured a scene at the Valley of the Sun's famed "beach," aka the wave pool known as Big Surf

But what I'm just learning while doing a little research for this post is that, according to Wikipedia, Hyser was in a four-year relationship in the 1980s with Bruce Springsteen and then subsequently lived with a pre-Madonna Warren Beatty for a year and a half. (She was also linked to David Geffen!) 

Bruce Springsteen and Joyce Hyser in Paris (1981) 

From "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America":
When Beatty introduced [Hyser] to his friends, he often referred to her as "Springsteen's former girlfriend." He seemed inordinately proud of her. He's say: "Look at her. Isn't she just the greatest?" Hyser recalls, "He seemed genuinely taken with everything I said or did. I had this guy who was worshipping the ground I walked on, and it was Warren Beatty. It was really great -- for a while." 
The book also gives details about Beatty's fascination with her being Jewish -- "not the self-hating type in Hollywood" -- and how she reminded him of Natalie Wood and that he used his friendship with Bob Dylan (who was in a long-term relationship with a friend of Hyser's) to get to her. 

Beatty was so secretive that Dylan thought he was a Mason.

Needless to say this is all pretty shocking to me. (I don't really understand how a man could be sexually attracted to a woman.) And now I have to wonder: Does this mean two of my generation's biggest stars are therefore queer or at the very least pan? :-)

Tennis Tuesday: James McGee

You don't have to be Irish to get lucky seeing retired pro James McGee's shirtless workout BELOW.