Wednesday, January 28, 2015

American Horror Story ~or~ What's Your Name?

Let me begin this post with a confession:

Scary movies freak me the fuck out.  I don't watch them.  I hate being scared.  Everything about the horror genre makes me mental with fear.  That said...

I've been gagging to see AHS ever since I heard Angela Basset and Kathy Bates joined the cast for the third season, American Horror Story: Coven. All the trailers on TV had me covering my eyes for three years, but I still needed to see it!  Plus, Jessica Lange:  Hello!?

Fortunately for me, my local cable company has a 3 month long preview to Shomi, and I've been able to watch AHS...backwards.

Watched Coven (which I loved---more on that later!!) and then Asylum (which was pretty great, too, even without Angela or Kathy).  Then I got about 10 minutes into Murder House aka season 1 and abandoned it.  I can deal with a freaky asylum and witches, but a haunted house?  No, thank you.

That said, one of the BEST moments of AHS (that I've seen so far) was from Season a Gold Star Gay, you'll see why:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ellen Addresses "The Agenda"

In the 328 seasons that Ellen has been on, there are a few things you can count on...
  • she will dance at the beginning of every show
  • sometimes there's hilarity, sometimes (lately) not
  • she tries to keep it light
  • while she talks about her life with Portia deRossi, she only occasionally touches on "the gay thing."
She recently addressed criticism about her "lesbian agenda" by "Pastor" Larry Tomczak, and whether you love her, hate her, are bored of her, or never heard of her...well, this is just awesome.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I Otter Be Loved By You

 Jeremy B., shot by  Ronald Liem

Happy Birthday, by Brian Jamie!


 ...but can you get men there?

 (click the images for super size goodness!)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Under-Where? ~or~ The End Of Days

...and here I was, all poised to review The Queen's 6-track preemptive release of Rebel Heart...and then THIS catastrophe happened.

Back in 1983, it was Olympic pole vaulter Tom Hintnaus who became the first chiseled male model featured in a Calvin Klein Underwear ad, in which he appeared in nothing but a pair of white cotton briefs. The image was shot by Bruce Weber, appeared as a 70-foot high billboard in New York's Times Square, and launched an entirely new way of advertising men's underwear.  

As a man of a certain age, I've seen Mark (Marky Mark) Wahlberg, Kellan Lutz, Mehcad Brooks, Nick Gruber, Antonio Sabato Jr., Travis Fimmel, Jamie Dornan and so many more... strut their stuff in my all time favourite underwear by Calvin Klein.

...and now one of the prettiest, most successful, most annoying pop stars of them all, Justin Fucking Bieber, is the newest "face" of Calvin Klein.

Look...I dig the tatts...and the hands are sexy...and even though there's probably two slices of Wonder Bread in the front, I'm impressed by the bulge...but still...isn't she a pretty girl!


Sorry, Calvin Klein...epic fail. I *gasp* too old!?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome to 2015

Oh, hi there.

Yes, it's been a minute, but I am indeed still here.

There have have been many plans and rough drafts and re-writes all about the year in review, what I've been up to all these months, and why I seem to have been posting only about people who died...alas, this has been an exceptionally busy season, personally and professionally.

With the passing of the new year, I didn't resolve to do more blogging.  I thought about it long and hard, and instead, this year my resolution is quite simple:

I predict, like those of you promising to go to the gym, to cut down on drinking, or to stop cruising in the park, that I will break it in a month.

Instead, I share this little gem, because we need to kick things off around here with a laugh.

The Chairman of the International Order of Sodomites aka Justin Sayre, discusses the latest in the gay color spectrum, The New Hanky Code. Taped live in March 2014 at Joe's Pub.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gearing My Grinds: Grindr's Year In Review

 Oh, hai!

Yeah, long time no blog, but here I am making an effort.  I stumbled across this little gem over at Towleroad and thought, this would be interesting to share and get your feedback.  I think I agree with about half of this list.  How about you?  Share in the comments!

Icon_iOS_GrindrGay icon of the year: Neil Patrick Harris
Straight ally of the year: Hillary Clinton
Enemy of the LGBT community: Vladimir Putin
Best coming out story: Sam Smith
Next celebrity to come out: Ryan Seacrest
Best TV show on air: ABC's How To Get Away With Murder
Best movie of 2014: X-Men: Days of Future Past 
Best song of 2014: Stay with Me by Sam Smith
Hottest Instagram account: Nick Jonas
Most wanted man in the Grindr cascade: Zac Efron
Biggest social blunder of 2014: Justin Bieber's arrest
Next celebrity train wreck: "Kimye" -- Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Biggest loss of 2014: Robin Williams
Best comeback of 2014: Legos
Hottest trend in 2014: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Must have holiday item for 2014: Money
Biggest prediction for 2015: Hillary Clinton announces presidential candidacy

In addition, there's the Ladies Looking series from The Second City, where they read messages posted on Grindr, SCRUFF and Growlr.  Some have loved it, some have hated it and some have called it "gay male bashing."  (this is where I casually mention, get a fucking grip.)  Hearing it coming from women makes it all seem so contrived, dirty, kinda wtf?, hot, and downright hilarious.  Sidebar:  I guarantee 8 out of 10 times, whether you're on one of these social media apps or not, if a guy came up to you in a club and said this stuff TO YOUR FACE, you'd for security!

part 2:

...and the latest third installment:

Monday, November 24, 2014


"We vacillate between heartbreak and outrage at the decision from the grand jury. Injustice is too tame a word for what today’s decision represents. The fact that an unarmed black youth can be fatally shot by a police officer with no accountability or consequence is a chilling commentary on the worth afforded to young, black lives and the sorry state of racial justice in this country...We stand with our colleagues in the broader civil rights community in condemning the grand jury decision, and send our strength and support to the family and friends of Michael Brown and the entire Ferguson community as they continue to grieve their tragic loss. We also urge the Department of Justice to take action to address the longstanding history of racialized intimidation and discrimination by the Ferguson police..."


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