She had another thread shut down???? Who is she, Sarah Palin?
They're free and are shipped to me from all over the world. I keep the envelopes that they arrived in and have them filed on my bookshelf in alphabetical and annual order. I like to look through the really old ones and see what the watches are selling for on ebay, and how they've held up over the years. It's a silly hobby, but I enjoy it and it costs me nothing. What dumb things do you collect?
Let's carry on our foolishness in a single thread. To recap: When Welsh actor Luke Evans started out on the West End in Boy George's musical Taboo, he was openly gay, telling The Advocate "I'm going to have to be open. It's who I am. And if people don't like it, then I don't want their jobs." and "If that means I'm going to be a poor man at 60, then at least I've lived a happy, open, gay life and not had to hide it from anybody." More bluntly, he told an English gay rag that what he liked most about gay porn stars were "big cocks." Despite appearing in high profile musicals such as Les Miserables and Avenue Q, major stardom eluded him, so he took the plunge into film. Reneging on his earlier statements, he tried to present himself as straight, even attempting to beard with his friend Holly Goodchild. But the internet remembers and this created a furor in on many gay blogs and here at DL, where his earlier interviews were dug up. At the time, however, the mainstream press ignored it. Luke compounded the situation by going on Cam4 to put on a little sex show; miraculously, only the "PG" stuff from the show has survived. Meanwhile, Luke carved out a moderately successful career in action films, appearing in Immortals with Henry Cavill, The Hobbit with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage and The Fast and Furious 7 with Vin Diesel. Ian McKellan, another co-star from The Hobbit, dropped the ball a bit when he named Evans as one of several openly gay actors from the films; and Luke moved from bearding to living in a somewhat blurry glass closet, saying how he wants to keep his private life private. In the summer of 2014, he was romantically linked with Spanish model/actor Jon Kortajarena, a situation that was even covered in the mainstream press. Doing interviews in the fall of 2014, Luke acknowledged the earlier interviews while his PR people stated "It's not something he's hiding...." which led Time magazine to declare him now openly gay and our first gay action hero. His latest film, Dracula Untold, his major solo starring role, was predicted to be a flop; yet, despite dreadful reviews, the movie opened to big bucks, with a $25 million take in the U.S. and even more internationally; Evans is currently the 7th most searched actor on IMDb.
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For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned. Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.” “Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming group now allows it to fully draw on the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York, where the show is based right next door,” Goldston says in a memo Variety obtained from the network that will circulate to staffers on Thursday morning. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this terrific team.” One of his central goals, according to insiders, is to make “The View” more appealing to younger viewers. The show has fallen 10 percent in the last year among female viewers between the ages 18 to 49, but it’s up 1 percent in total viewers. The long-running gabfest faced a drastic makeover in the fall with three new co-hosts — Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace — joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg, though it hasn’t improved much in the ratings from last year’s lackluster season with Jenny McCarthy. “The View’s” new panel has struggled to find its voice this season. The Hot Topics segments have focused more on hard news, like Ebola and ISIS, as opposed to celebrities and reality stars, the sweet spot for the knockoff CBS series “The Talk.” The four co-hosts are all older than 40, which goes against the idea of Barbara Walters’ original pitch for “The View”: to make the debates multi-generational. Perez could be taking a hiatus from the show in the winter, since she’s signed to appear in a Broadway play, which may give executives an opening to test other co-hosts. Insiders say it’s too early to tell if a new cast member will join the show later this season, but the very possibility of a change is indicative of concerns with the panel’s chemistry. The shift in the show’s management isn’t just an unexpected shakeup for “View” staffers. It speaks to the interim period between Anne Sweeney who will exit her perch atop of Disney/ABC Television Group early next year, and Sherwood, who steps in as the new president. Sources say that Sherwood had wanted more involvement with “The View’s” reboot and had long told colleagues that he thought ABC News and Daytime could be one entity. Within ABC there’s been conflict about which side has been calling the shots on “The View” this season, with some sources insisting that the execs from the news side have driven decisions such as the hiring of former “Rachel Maddow Show” producer Bill Wolff as the new exec producer. However, those on the news side say they weren’t officially in charge of the show until now. During the summer casting session, following Walters’ retirement, Sweeney—along with daytime executives Lisa Hackner and Abra Potkin—were overseeing “The View.” It was Sweeney’s idea to bring O’Donnell back after she left the talk show in 2007. Sweeney is still involved with the show. Hackner, who clashed with O’Donnell and Goldberg, was phased out of her “View” duties in the middle of the summer, and Potkin will no longer work on “The View.” Marla Provencio, a chief marketing officer in Los Angeles, was also moved off the show. The shakeup poses many questions about what sources describe as dysfunction inside ABC Daytime, which was folded into ABC’s entertainment division in 2011, and has a sparse plate that includes an upcoming Tyra Banks talk show, “The Chew” and “General Hospital.” One of the chief recent disappointments was “Katie,” the much-hyped Katie Couric 2012 talk show that hemorrhaged millions and was axed after two seasons. A former senior-level ABC staffer who agreed to discuss the daytime department on the condition of anonymity recalls how Potkin, the executive who oversaw “Katie,” once lay flat on her back during a meeting with producers, telling them in panic: “If we can’t get the ratings up, we’re all going to be out of our jobs!” Potkin later jumped to overseeing “The View,” and has now been moved to a new duty–as a senior programming executive at the non-fiction division of ABC News. (Potkin didn’t respond to inquiries for comment.) Over the summer, the casting for the new co-hosts, which was managed by the daytime team, was fraught with tension. Sources say they were too many cooks in the kitchen and the process was chaotic. After potential co-hosts were paraded into ABC for mock debates in August, executives couldn’t make up their minds about who they wanted to hire. At one point late in the process, they even started to pursue Carrie Underwood, Variety has learned, even though the country star would be expensive, lives in Nashville and doesn’t publicly speak about her political beliefs. ABC finally offered a seat to Wallace on Sept. 3, just 12 days before the 18th season premiere. Perez was also a last-minute choice—the actress hadn’t been vetted with the other candidates. Now “The View” finds itself alongside a growing stable of programs inside the non-fiction unit, which began several years ago, that includes “Surgeon Oz” (on OWN), “Mustang Millionaire” (National Geographic Channel) and “Ebola: Inside the Deadly Outbreak” (Discovery). Many of these programs are produced at ABC under Lincoln Square Productions, and sold to other networks. On the surface, it might sound like asking ABC News executives to run “The View” will make the show even more serious, but the opposite could be true. Sherwood’s ABC News division is responsible for taking a more pop culture-centered “Good Morning America” to No. 1 against “Today.” Since it’s technically not an ABC News show, the staff will still be able to operate by more journalistically relaxed rules. When Taylor Swift appeared as a guest in October 2012, “The View” agreed to guidelines that barred the co-hosts from asking about her recent breakup with Conor Kennedy. ABC News employees aren’t generally allowed to make such agreements, but “The View” will exist in its own ethical orbit. For day-to-day decisions, Goldston is entrusting “The View” to Tom Cibrowski, senior VP of programs, news gathering and special events at ABC News; Barbara Fedida, senior VP for talent and business; and David Sloan, a senior executive producer at “20/20.” The execs, who will continue to perform their regular daily duties, will be working with the show’s executive producer Wolff. If Sherwood’s team is able to successfully rescue “The View,” it will be another feather in his cap. One thing is for certain: he’s not waiting until his job begins to make his mark.
The Kelly McGillis thread has me thinking. I came out in the 80''s and it seems that almost every gay rumor around in the 80''s and 90''s have been substantiated. \ \ Let''s list the rumors and those that have been confirmed: \ \ Kelly McGillis\ \ Jodi Foster\ \ George Michael \ \ Lead singer of Judas Priest\ \ Queen Latifah
This recent CDC flyer assumes the reader is stupid. The flyer explains that airborne illnesses are spread via droplets of body fluid in the air. The flyer admits that Ebola can be transmitted by said droplets but claims that Ebola is not airborne. On top of that, the language is unprofessional. The proper terms are feces and saliva. I should not be reading "poop" and "spit" in a flyer from a professional, governmental organization. This really is unacceptable. You can't claim that Ebola is spread via droplets in the air but it is somehow not airborne. The official governmental response to this Ebola outbreak infuriates me.
For what? Themselves? Isn't a lot of "fitness modelling" just one level from porn?
Many students pursuing master’s degrees in public health at Johns Hopkins University went home for the holidays. Kaci Hickox went to Uganda. She spent a month at the end of 2010 caring for yellow fever patients through Doctors Without Borders, a group she had worked with several times before. She had long been passionate about providing medical care overseas, her classmate Chelsea Solmo said. “It was more than just a hobby or an interest,” Ms. Solmo said. “She had these skills as a nurse, and she felt she had to use them.” For the last month, Ms. Hickox, 33, was with the group in Sierra Leone, working with Ebola patients. She arrived back in the United States on Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport on the same day that the governors of New Jersey and New York began a mandatory quarantine for medical workers returning from West Africa, and became the first person affected by the new policy. Frustrated that she was quarantined, even though she had no symptoms, Ms. Hickox took to national television on Sunday to criticize Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey about the policy. Ms. Hickox’s friends and family were not surprised that she decided to speak up. “She’s not a loudmouth activist,” said Dr. Nora Rowley, a classmate at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. “But she understands the contagiousness of the virus, and now she has to come back and be subjected to a policy that’s not based on anything other than fear.” Her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, a nursing student in Fort Kent, Maine, said that Ms. Hickox, who is being kept in an isolation tent with a portable toilet, but no shower or television, had not planned on speaking to the news media but changed her mind after Mr. Christie said on Saturday that she was “obviously ill” when she knew she was not. A medical worker in protective gear inside Ms. Hickox's isolation tent. “Now he’s messed with the wrong redhead,” he said of her frame of mind. Ms. Hickox first shared her story on Saturday in an essay on the website of The Dallas Morning News. At the airport, a forehead scanner showed she had a temperature of 101, but she said that was because she was flushed and upset. A later reading by an oral thermometer recorded a normal temperature of 98.6. On Sunday, Ms. Hickox told Candy Crowley of CNN that she did not have a fever or any symptoms and felt “physically strong.” Ms. Hickox attended high school in Rio Vista, Texas, a small town near Dallas, and studied nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington. The first time she applied to work at Doctors Without Borders, the group told her she did not have enough international experience. So she went to work for another organization, the International Medical Corps, in Indonesia. The portable toilet inside Ms. Hickox's medical tent, where she has been quarantined since Friday night. “While the work there was difficult and challenging, both professionally and emotionally, it also made me feel alive in a new way,” she wrote in an alumni profile on the university’s website. She eventually worked for Doctors Without Borders in Myanmar for two years. She managed three rural clinics that served about 100,000 people near the border of Bangladesh, the group said in an online post about her time there. She later worked for them in Sudan and Nigeria. After receiving her master’s degree in nursing and public health in 2011, she moved to Las Vegas to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of an epidemiology fellowship. Her mother, Karen Hickox, said she worried for her daughter’s safety when she told her she was going to Sierra Leone. “Kaci’s passion is serving others,” she said. “Of course, I’m a mother, so I was scared to death. I worried that she could come down with the disease herself.” Before she was quarantined, Ms. Hickox planned to return home to Maine, where she had been living with her boyfriend and looking for a job, to recuperate from the grueling trip and to monitor herself for possible Ebola symptoms, her family said. On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York came to her defense, calling her a hero and saying that the way she had been treated was shameful. Ms. Hickox said in a brief statement on Sunday night: “My human rights have been violated and we must react in order to ensure that other health care workers do not endure such injustice.” She has retained a well-known civil rights lawyer, Norman Siegel, to challenge the quarantine order. “Right now, she’s sitting in a tent, and no one is telling her anything,” Mr. Wilbur said. For global health experts and public health workers involved with the effort to fight Ebola in West Africa, the blame cast on Dr. Craig Spencer, the first Ebola patient in New York City, for his activities in the city after returning from West Africa, as well as the forcible quarantining of Ms. Hickox, came as an affront. Ms. Hickox’s essay drew more than 5,000 comments, many of them critical, and some on social media said she should stop “whining” and consider the health of others. “It is upsetting that some people have expressed dismay or disapproval about the actions of these health care workers, because they’ve done everything correctly,” said Dr. Eileen Farnon, an infectious diseases specialist at Temple University School of Medicine who recently returned from consulting for the World Health Organization in Liberia. “It’s important for people to try for a minute to put themselves in the shoes of a responding health care worker and everything that they’ve been through.” “Believe me,” she added, “they’ll be on high alert for any signs and symptoms. They know best what a horrible disease it can be.”
The numerous Bruce Jenner threads inspired this thread. It's no clear as day that Bruce is indeed transitioning, I mean wearing fingernail polish at this point. Why do men wait until they are old, 60+, before they transition? They've already missed the hot, young female phase and go straight to granny. By the time they transition they only have like one or two decades of life left. What's the point? There not going to be living it up as a 80 year-old trans.
No free candy for the needy.
the porcine politician just can't stop being rude and nasty to some people who are still waiting for help from Sandy two years later.
I hope she suffers, she seems annoying.
Will Carol find the woman of her dreams? Will Darryl admit his sexuality? Will Carl grow another foot in height? Will Michonne learn to be a people person? How much of a threat is Gareth? Will Eugene have more than one word to say? Will Tara make a pass at Rosita or Carol? Now that Glenn & Maggie have reunited, will she go on the pill? More importantly first four minutes of the show are at link below and guess who showed up to the party at Terminus!
The sad thing about life is that one usually dies before so many confounding mysteries are solved. These mysteries keep me going! I'm thinking I'll probably be dead before the world knows who killed JonBenét Ramsey, and that's infuriating because I really want to know who did. So if you're reading this and I'm dead and the mystery has been solved, please text 1-800-TEL-LEAH (secret PIN: Hell). If any mystery could be solved before you die, what would it be? Here are some ideas from me and the Gawker staff to get your mystery thoughts flowing. *What happened to Madeleine McCann? *Where is MH370? *Who is/was DB Cooper? *Did Amelia Earhart "go missing" to get away from her husband? *What happened with Matt Taibbi and First Look Media? *What if OJ "did it"? *Who killed Elliott Smith? *Who birthed Blue Ivy Carter?
I know a lot of people here don't like Cheyenne with Jason, but I've been them together and Cheyenne looks really really happy and in love. I hope this marriage lasts!
Why the fuck do so many jobs require applicants to speak Spanish? It's bullshit.
[quote]The question here is whether the crime was solely a function of the homophobic hatred of two strangers who beat up and brutally murdered someone merely because he was gay. That’s the official line of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign. Of course these motives could also have been involved. I’m arguing that meth can explain all of it, but may not be the only factor involved. I can’t read the meth-addled minds of the foul murderers. I can detect bullshit from the gay rights establishment. Just in case there was any lingering doubt in anyone's mind, Sullivan demonstrates beyond the shadow of all doubt that he is one of the most vile, wretched creatures that ever walked the earth. Note: Link is to his website, in case you don't want to give it traffic. You can also go to Joe.My.God and read about it.
The way that the author, Gillian Flynn, ended the book has been disliked by so many people. Is the book worth reading despite the ending?
God doesn't think he is Kaci Hickox.
It sure was one gleeful moment when the actor popped the question to his longtime girlfriend last summer, but Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente must be grinning ear to ear after tying the knot. The two were married Saturday evening in an intimate celebration in front of 50 family and friends on a private estate in Kihei on the island of Maui, Hawaii, the actor's rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. Morrison wore a custom Brooks Brothers tuxedo for the occasion, while the bride wore a one-of-a-kind Gustavo gown with shoes specially designed by Emmy London. Of course a Glee wedding would be incomplete without musical performances. Pianist Chad Whidden played for the crowd and soloist Kiley Dean sang "Feels Like Home" as Puente walked down the aisle. Keep up with your favorite celebs in the pages of PEOPLE Magazine by subscribing now. Later on in the evening, Puente put on a special Hula performance for Morrison, and he then joined her in a couples version. The talented newlyweds ended their performances with a special duet together, singing Laura Benanti's "Starry Eyed/Video Games." Kevin Covey Wedding and Events planned the affair, which featured food by Bev Gannon's Celebrations Catering – including a special dessert station made up of Morrison and Puente's favorite family recipes – and floral and décor by Inviting Occasion. Photography was provided by Natalie Watson Photography and Watson Studios, and the videographer was Perryfield Films. The Glee actor, 35, and the model, 31, have been dating since 2011. "An incredible night of LOVE @ejaf ball," Morrison Tweeted in June of the engagement. "I'm going to marry my best friend! Happy day for me and @Renee_Puente."
By request from someone in the Katy Perry thread. Because he's more talented than any other actor working today and has an enormous cock. Link is to the old thread.
Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees Funeral Song - Sleater-Kinney Scarecrows on a Killer Slant - Liars Halloween - Dream Syndicate Ed is Dead - Pixies What else?
Giving back, as some DL members have been so helpful. Giving back, as some DL members have made me laugh. Dealing with a lot of disappointment, and false promises.
Gawker reports that Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is "dating a man who molested an 8-year-old by forcing oral sex on her, TMZ reports. Mark McDaniel was convicted in 2004 and served 10 years in prison before being released in March. The child he molested was a relative of June's." TLC has said that it is "reassessing the future of the series."
I know it sounds pervy, but damn teenage boys today are good looking. Had to do a delivery at a local HS and walking to the office the halls were lined with A&F model guys. When I was in HS in the late 1980s there were maybe a handful of really good looking guys out of hundreds of students. Today it looks like a Bel Ami casting call. No wonder teachers are fucking their students like crazy.
Apartment is owned by developer of New York gay hotel.
I just saw her on the Graham Norton Show and I'm watching her interview on The View. I knew she was really popular, but I never paid much attention to her. She is physically very stiff and kind of odd looking. She also seems like she's trying too hard to be formal. What do you think?
Created in advance. Fill up other thread first, please.
Who's on your list, dahlinks?
One Dr. James Lawrenzi MD, has come forward claiming that a colleague at Truman Medical Center in Missouri, told him that a potential Ebola patient has been disappeared from the hospital. Dr. Lawrenzi claims he was told the man was brought in bleeding form every orifice and in critical condition. Within minutes the situation changed and staff was prevented from interacting with the patient. Then the word was given that said patient only had malaria. The patient was then disappeared with no knowledge of his current location. Dr. Lawrenzi then said he has reason to believe this is not the only case of a potential Ebola patient being disappeared, presumably to avoid public panic. Dr. Larenzi was recently on the Alex Jones show and Jones is freaking out, as usual.
Oh, the huge manatee! Why, why, why?
The story continues... here.
"It's pissing me off. All the gifs on that website, and I mean ALL OF THEM now look like shit. Everything is completely ruined."
I want to see the gay porn star hook up with someone on the boat.
A woman is on a campaign to stop so called "street harassment," aka guys trying to talk to her in NYC. A friend hid a camera in his/her backpack, and secretly filmed the results over a 10 hr time period.
"I'm also a rice queen!"
I just had a dream that I was living in a boarding house with a group of people. I didn't know any of the people, they were just a bunch of strangers. Here is my question... Again, I didn't know anyone in the dream. Were those people (the strangers) my own creations, or were they people that I've probably seen somewhere in my life and just remembered them subconsciously and they just showed up in my dream?
It is the city of dreams and cinema cliches, but also of poverty, soaring rents and inequality. The divide between rich and poor has never been greater, as John Freeman discovered when his brother Tim moved into a homeless shelter a few blocks from his smart apartment
There is so much going on -- in the world, on this board -- that just makes me want to gasp and say -- MARY!
It's back! (Now at 10pm, or, as much as an hour later, because of the NFL, because CBS hates us.) --Tea Leoni makes a good opening act for Alicia & Co. --WILL Cary get a prison wife? Or be a prison wife? --Can they keep up the fast-paced, high stakes of Season 5?
A thread where non-members can request topics for new threads. Kind members can respond by starting the threads.
Alien, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining, Black Christmas, The Exorcist, Dracula (pick a version), Dawn of the Dead, Halloween, Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Phantasm, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, When a Stranger Calls.\ \ So many movies, so little time...
And what is up with this bitch's HAIR?
Watch what happens in this thread.
PBS ran a preview for Season #04, hosted by Susan Sarandon, and which is scheduled to premiere in the United States on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Will [italic]Downton Abbey[/italic] hold up? American audiences seem to have a hard time losing major characters, one of whom was a series lead.
DL, what do you think? The IPhone 6 has radiation limits JUST under the mandated safety cut off. Customers are urged not to hold it "too close to your body."
Anyone have experience or knowledge?
Sexy Jer has made an honest frau out of his baby mama. Suck it, bitches!
Because the other inexplicably "does not exist" anymore. Fucking Granny G! I know it was you, you rancid old twat!
I was inspired by the Your Cover Album thread. Mine are Borderline by Ogre and Coil's Tainted Love
Whom will Edward Mordrake kill on Halloween?
The American Red Cross has become a man-made disaster. It wasted millions of dollars in Hurricane Sandy aid through mismanagement and poor judgment. It compounded the problem by covering up its errors, hiring lawyers to prevent the public from finding out what happened to its donations. Earlier this year, I expressed my disappointment in the Red Cross. It had raised $312 million for storm relief, but then stonewalled on how the money was spent. This morning, we found out why. Thanks to the dogged investigation by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica and Laura Sullivan of NPR, we learned how poorly the Red Cross responded to the Sandy disaster. Their article "The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster" is must reading for anyone who contributes to philanthropies. The details are shocking. The Red Cross wasted millions of donated dollars through mismanagement, bad judgment and poor priorities, including a show of the appearance of providing assistance, at the expense of delivering the aid itself. Anyone involved in emergency assistance or other charitable work should read the report. It is a primer on what not to do when providing emergency relief after a natural disaster. The details of how it botched the relief efforts are laid out in Red Cross documents and are simply stunning: • Despite plenty of advance warning of Sandy, the Red Cross lacked basics such as food, blankets and batteries to distribute to victims after the storm. • Red Cross workers weren't provided with the usual GPS devices. Many got lost driving around the New York area and were unable to deliver aid and supplies. • As many as half of the emergency meals prepared for Sandy victims were wasted or never delivered. • The Red Cross failed to deliver food, water, shelter, cleaning supplies, blankets to survivors of Sandy until weeks after the storm. Mormon and Amish volunteers, on the other hand, were delivering supplies just three days after the storm. • Red Cross supervisors ordered dozens of empty trucks to be driven around, “just to be seen,” in lieu of delivering relief supplies. • Emergency response vehicles and other assets were also diverted from disaster aid to be seen as backdrops at news conferences for PR purposes; the Red Cross did this after other storms too, including Hurricane Isaac. Perhaps most damning is evidence that the Red Cross fabricated claims of how many people were actually served by the charity. The Red Cross said that “17 million meals and snacks were delivered, there were 74,000 overnight stays in shelters, more than 7 million relief items like blankets and flashlights.” Internal documents cast doubt on those numbers, saying the charity’s ability to actually count what was delivered was “crippled.” Now we know why the Red Cross hired the law firm Gibson Dunn to fight public disclosures of how Sandy money was spent. Gibson Dunn distinguished itself by making the absurd claim that Sandy activities were a “trade secret.” Eventually, the Red Cross backed away from that stance. Regardless, there was lots of flailing to hide the mismanagement that took place after Sandy. In June, I wrote, “Until it opens its books on Sandy, it's off my list of charities.” The Red Cross takes in more than $1 billion a year in donations, but seems to have lost the ability to manage that money. In light of the ProPublica and NPR investigation, I am crossing the Red Cross off my list of charities until the senior management is fired and a full audit is done of its accounting. Based on the investigation, it appears to be a terribly mismanaged charity. Until that changes, it is unworthy of your money.
Per NY Times.
Endorsed today by Mike Huckabee. Looks like gayface to me. Interestingly, his campaign site ticks off all the social conservative boxes (NRA membership, anti-abortion, etc.) but there's not a word about "traditional marriage." I did find this: [quote]Paul (II) moved from his home in Baton Rouge to be with his paternal grandparents Paul and Anne Dietzel in August 2013 when Coach Dietzel became ill. Coach passed away in September 2013 and Paul (II) made the decision to stay with his grandmother, who turned 90 in December. Lots of pictures on this page. What do we think?
Because the first thread was full. I find the new Verizon commercial loathsome. A mother and daughter are lamenting that the daughter is moving out. They are crying so much (and so dreadfully artificially) that there are subtitles. How do advertisers not understand such a commercial is so repulsive?
He's killing Apple.
They always shoot in these massive houses, uh, mansions. Are these their homes? Are these porn directors rich? I mean, can they be making THAT much money from a shitty porn site? Also, if it is their house, do they have special bedrooms for the fuck scenes? I mean, do they actually let the guys fuck on their living room sofa?
She misunderstood what a Tyson grill is.
When did they live now that they've met? Did Halls bear the kids himself? Does Bomer have much of a career now that White Collar is vanishing and the Emmys didn't reward him? Does Matt (Bomer), in fact, have a womanly ass?
Her wife of 3 short years gets half of everything: Lara -- a psychologist -- gets a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period. But Lara gets a lot more, including: -- half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485 -- half of a 401K totaling $315,079 -- half of the proceeds from their Mullholland Tennis Club membership -- half of all royalties from Jane's TV appearances, including "Glee" -- half of their $56,810 tax refund Lara also gets their L.A. Yacht club membership. But wait, there's more. Lara gets Francis the dog. (link to tmz)
Do you ever really believe that an effeminate straight guy is naturally heterosexual?
I bought a bulk lot of MW's from the 1990s and have been scanning them for Justadream forum. Jesus Christ, this magazine is gay. Did straight men actually buy this to learn exercises from?
Damn he was hairy!
1. Circus performer (throws knives with his feet) pretends not to have arms because he's a wanted killer. 2. Killer falls in love with Joan, who cannot stand to be touched. She responds to the knife thrower because he cannot touch her. 3. Circus performer has his arms cut off because he knows he will lose her if she discovers he has arms with which to touch her. 4. Circus performer returns to circus to discover Joan has gotten over her phobia of being touched, and he taken up with the big-handed, muscle-armed strong man. 5. Circus performer laughs (the famous Chaney laugh at the start of this clip). Joan was such a CUNT!
Her second musical this year... Cute photo of her husband... "Tracey Ullman takes on two new musicals with 'The Band Wagon' and 'Into the Woods' 'The Band Wagon,' at City Center, is a showbiz comedy, and the movie 'Into the Woods' rethinks classic fairy tales." Tracey Ullman is famous for playing crazy characters who crack us up. But now she’s bringing a little joy to herself, too. The acclaimed British comedian will be everywhere this season, starring in two new musicals — “The Band Wagon,” at City Center, and the hotly anticipated movie “Into the Woods” — while still mourning the loss of her husband, producer Allan McKeown. Work has provided relief and focus for Ullman, 54. “It is lovely — to feel joyous and to sing,” says Ullman, whose husband of 29 years died the day before Christmas. “It’s been a hard year, really.” Ullman’s return will be joyous for hungry fans, too. The comic plays a Broadway writer in “The Band Wagon,” a stage version of the classic 1953 MGM film with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse that immortalized the song “That’s Entertainment!” And financial security. “The Simpsons,” the cartoon juggernaut, was born as a segment on “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “I get a little piece of it,” she says, referring to residuals. “And it keeps me very nicely, thank you very much.” Ullman followed that TV hit with specials such as the Emmy Award-winning “Tracey Takes On ... ” and films including “Bullets Over Broadway,” in which she stole every scene as a ridiculous dog-loving actress. In 1990, she starred in a Shakespeare in the Park production opposite Morgan Freeman in a Wild West version of “The Taming of the Shrew.” A year later, she headlined Brooke Allen and Jay Presson Allen’s one-woman Broadway dramedy “The Big Love.” So it’s no surprise that there’s already buzz that “The Band Wagon” is eyeballing Broadway — though Ullman isn’t sure she’ll make the leap if it does. “One of the things that appeals to me about this is that it’s not a huge time commitment,” she says. “It’s nice to do something for a month.” “The Band Wagon” runs Nov. 6-16 at City Center; 131 W. 55th St., citycenter . org; “Into the Woods” opens on Christmas.
He is now 45 with very little money and very few job opportunities. He's aging, has no wife nor any children. He's on the z-list with no real following. And as for Queer As Folk, he basically whored himself out for a job if he is in fact straight. Where do you think he will be years from now?
40 hours a week, 4 full days and two half days (6dsys totsl worked). Otherwise good job with good pay. I'm afraid I'm going to burn out.
Anyone know anything about the clinic in Scarsdale called Crichton-Clark?
So Scarlett spends the whole movie throwing herself into Ashley's arms while he keeps rejecting her advances but the bitch just won't take no for an answer. But at the end of the movie she suddenly says: "Ashley, you should have told me years ago that you loved her and not me!" WTF? Wasn't he basically telling her that over and over again for four hours before that? Was she suffering from alzheimers or was she just not the brightest girl around?
I vote Leo. You?
This is crazy shit. He didn't have his phone or wallet, only 50 bucks on him at time he disappeared. Without a trace.
Have we ever had a thread about them? It's amazing to realize they were basically three gay men and two faghags who formed a band at college and then found international success. It's amazing to realize how long it's been since they formed. Kate Pierson is now 66 and Fred Schneider is 63--and most shocking of all, Keith Strickland (who I've always thought is so hot) is 60.
His name is Jian Ghomeshi. He had a relationship with a women and they engaged in rough sex (BDSM) After they broke up, she threatened to go public. His bosses at the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) said that this type of sexual behavior was unbecoming of a prominent host on the CBC. They said that I was being dismissed for "the risk of the perception that may come from a story that could come out." In the words of the host To recap, I am being fired in my prime from the show I love and built and threw myself into for years because of what I do in my private life. Let me be the first to say that my tastes in the bedroom may not be palatable to some folks. They may be strange, enticing, weird, normal, or outright offensive to others. We all have our secret life. But that is my private life. That is my personal life. And no one, and certainly no employer, should have dominion over what people do consensually in their private life. Link to his full statement below
While he was playing golf. Aw, poor Bruce.
Somers was at the Lighthouse Guild's Annual POSH® AFFAIR Gala, looking thin as ever and still pivoting that drumstick for the paps! Also on hand: The agelessly aging Arlene Dahl; John Catsimatidis, showing us all what an Ed Koch Macy's balloon would look like; and Amy Fine Collins, who couldn't decide which dress to wear, so she wore both! Only in New York, kids... only in New York.
Well, this is embarrassing for her, innit?
Premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 9 PM ET/PT on AUDIENCE For those DLers with DirecTV, post your reviews & thoughts here tonight. And any nudity reports/screencaps! (Cast interviews in video link:) Also stars: Frank Grillo Jonathan Tucker Matt Lauria Joanna Going
Because I'm sick of posting in the other thread. 1. Are we happy this is Nene's final season? 2. Will Kandi still have that red shit in her hair? 3. Apollo goes cray 4. Claudette, the newbie, brings it. 5. Cynthia, I mean Peter, is launging a new bar. 6. Will Kenya have a baby or a real man? Who's your favorite housewife? Also, why is Bravo still using the same publicity photos they've used the past 2 seasons?
Can I beat the great Meryl Streep? Dies Michael Keaton really deserve an Oscar for Birdman? For your consideration.
Pretty exciting game so far. Score is 2-2 at the end of the third. With a disputed call at first. This is the first time two wild card teams face each other in the World Series. Where's KC Guy? Is he at the game? Does he even care?
The little barker was thrown against window of Starfucks.
SPOILERS ALERT!!! What a preposterous yet enjoyably campy horror movie: a tranny killer wearing Groucho Marx mask, sexy Hart Bochner playing a closeted scumbag, Jamie Lee Curtis before she had her awful teeth fixed, Ben Johnson trying to bring the movie a touch of class, David Copperfield doing magic tricks, Vanity before Vanity 6 fame... It's much more entertaining and original than your average 80's slasher flick. Any fans here?
This could only happen in LA (check out his photo at the link - makes Sam Champion look like John Wayne!): A meteorologist has filed a lawsuit against KCBS-KCAL, the CBS duopoly in Los Angeles, claiming he was passed over for jobs because he is not a young, attractive woman. Kyle Hunter has worked as a meteorologist at several California stations, including KMIR in Palm Springs and KEYT in Santa Barbara, according to his bio. Most recently, he was a freelance meteorologist at KSWB in San Diego. The Hollywood Reporter has details of the lawsuit: Hunter claims he learned in 2010 that KCBS’ longtime weatherman Johnny Mountain would not have his contract renewed, so he informed the station that he would like to be considered for the job. But according to the complaint, the station wasn’t interested in him and instead brought in a younger female, despite Hunter being “far more qualified, and far more experienced, [than] the female hired to replace Mr. Mountain.” The woman that replaced Mountain was brought in from KCAL, according to the suit, so Hunter assumed a position would be open at KCAL. But again he was turned down and the job went to a younger woman, “whose age and gender were key considerations in the hiring decision,” he claims. The female hired didn’t even have a certification from the American Meteorological Society (Hunter does). Hunter, who is represented by Gloria Allred, says he asked a manager at KCAL why he had not been considered for the job. He was told the station had a lot of male viewers and he “wouldn’t be the type men would want to look at,” according to the complaint. Hunter is seeking unspecified damages. A CBS spokesperson told TVSpy the lawsuit “is frivolous and based on gross misstatements of fact.”
I know that jeans that are tight, especially in the back, are not really the thing now unless one counts skinny jeans. Please cite examples and link pics if available. What makes your examples particularly well suited for tight ass jeans?
Evidently or allegedly he beats up women. I should care, seriously, but I just can't.
we were expecting this and it has finally arrived
It alouds you to order online and have a bypass of the line! So time saving, so amaze.
Very drab and the architecture is Soviet-ugly. In person, is China pretty?
Don't bother. There are people who say that they had to sleep with them in, and they got a tiny situation the next day. People trash the produce right on the company's web site forum.
So, Sparkle's squiring his new girlfriend, the increasing grumpy looking FKA Twigs, around Europe caused a few problems for the inhabitants of HKNs Haven. How DOES one keep arguing that Stewart-Pattinson are secretly married in the light of the new couple? Why, it's simple! Twigs is merely a business investment, that Pattinson is helping as a friend. Or he's 'managing' her as 'a tax break'. Or he's provoke hatred against himself and Twigs on twitter to 'deflect hatred from KStew' in the light of her Gitmo wittering. Problem solved. And nerves at the Haven have been further calmed by yesterday's shock revelation by Vern that she has a 'Cousin Nephew' in LA who has journalist friends in Robsten's 'inner circle' and - phew! - Cousin Nephew says all is well! Thank goodness for imaginary inbred relatives!
I was wondering how this family manages to waste 5-6 of the largest cans of Crisco? Does dad own a bathhouse, or whut?
It's important, and the other thread got closed... so present away, men!
By request. Please share books, movies, magazines, music, personal experiences, big or small, that were meaningful.
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
There are 3 BBC documentaries filmed in 2012 which are a must watch if you haven't already seen them. Each are a 3 part in-depth look at the food industry, the fitness and diet industry and the marketing/consumer products industry (9 parts in all). The documentaries cover the decisions and philosophies adopted and perfected over the last 50 or so years by governments, lobbyists and corporations. It's some really scary and eye opening shit. Throughout the documentaries Jacques Peretti interviews CEOs, head of various corporations. Chilling, lobbyists and decision makers. Of particular note is the representative for US soft drinks and the man who was behind the Transformers marketing campaign. The blatant lies they tell make you feel sick inside. There are some really bone chillingly nasty people behind our current consumer society. Online reviews refer to these people as "the undead slithering onscreen..." While it is a BBC documentary series, much of it is based in the US as that's where most of the decisions and deals have been made. Some of the information I knew in the back of my mind but to see the actual people interviewed and the facts laid out on the table was fascinating. It's really changed the way I look at what I'm doing as a consumer of food, fitness philosophy and goods. It's consequently changed the way I consume and react to the tactics used by corporations. The documentaries are: The Men Who Made Us Fat The Men Who Made Us Thin The Men Who Made Us Spend They are all available to watch on YouTube or to download via torrents. If you have seen them - what did you think? If not, they are really worth a look.
Judging how he looks now, it was a loooooong time ago. Would love to see pix of way back when.
Roman Polanski ordered Crawford and Van Johnson off the set after Van unknowingly insulted him. "Carol Ann" tells all.
From the BBC: Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith and his ex-girlfriend Daisy Lowe seem to be the latest victims of a naked photo leak online. On a site, which we're choosing not to name, 18 pictures were posted under the title "Daisy Lowe Leaked Nude". They appear to show the pair posing in the mirror of a hotel bathroom. Smith, who quit his role of the timelord last year, dated the former model for several years before they split in 2013. This would suggest the photos are more than a year old. It's thought he's the second male celebrity to be targeted in a recent wave of photo hacks. ----- ***Nude photo of Matt Smith at link***
or at least pics of faces that looks as if one is the midst of orgasm.
You guys are gonna loooooooove this!!!
I was reminded of one when watching "Topkapi" tonight on TCM: Maximilan Schell. Very handsome, Oscar winner, and spoke excellent English. Should've been a much bigger star in this country.
Who, over the last few years, will never get nominated again?
Why did he have to go and damage his body with all those disgusting tattoos?
From the book blurb (July 8, 2014): [italic]In this galvanizing and alarming New York Times bestseller, “Ben Shapiro shows once and for all that the left is the single greatest source of bullying in modern American life” (Sean Hannity.[italic/] [italic]From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.[italic/] [italic]While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to quash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today.[italic/] [italic]Ben Shapiro uncovers the simple strategy used by liberals and their friends in the media: bully the living hell out of conservatives. Play the race card, the class card, the sexism card. Use any and every means at your disposal to demonize your opposition—to shut them up. Then pretend that such bullying is justified, because, after all, conservatives are the true bullies, and need to be taught a lesson for their intolerance. Hidden beneath the left’s supposed hatred of bullying lies a passionate love of its vulgar tactics.[italic/] [italic]The left has created a climate of fear wherein ordinary Americans must abandon their principles, back abhorrent causes, and remain silent. They believe America is a force for evil, that our military is composed of war criminals, and that patriotism is the deepest form of treason. They incite riots and threaten violence by playing the race card, then claim they’re advocates for tolerance. Disagree with Obama? You must be a racist. They send out union thugs and Occupy Wall Street anarchists to destroy businesses and redistribute the wealth of earners and job creators. No target is off limits as liberal feminists declare war against stay-at-home moms, and gay activists out their enemies, destroy careers, and desecrate personal privacy.[italic/] [italic]These are the most despicable people in America, bullying their opponents while claiming to be the victims. Shapiro takes on the leftist bullies, exposes their hypocrisy, and offers conservatives a reality check in the face of what has become the gravest threat to American liberty: the left’s single-minded focus on ending political debate through bully tactics.[italic/] Is Ben Shapiro suggesting that the gays just turn the other cheek to homophobic hate speech from 'in the closet' conservatives - you know the ones - they preach the most gay hatred and then it turns out they are gay themselves or paedophiles. Is he suggesting that we not out them so we don't invade their privacy and effect their careers/families? Surely not! What an asshole.
The game has a lot of followers on DL, and the original thread was a great place to share excellent tips, get clarifications, and post sour, bitter, frustrated rants about game fails. What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes!
Quinn Jaxon's new thread, since the last one got closed...
Emergency Crews Responding to a Possible Plane Down Near Mid-Continent Airport
Did they view it as proof-positive that the guy was a Jew? Or just strongly suspect?
I love my Diet Pepsi, but it tastes flat when drunk from the can. The 16 ounce bottle seems fizzier, or is this my imagination?
Men obsessed with building muscles are significantly more likely to objectify women, be hostile toward women, and have sexist attitudes, new research finds. This link may come from their own negative body image, the scientists added. "We have previously found that men who hold stronger oppressive beliefs are more likely to think that thinner women are attractive," study researcher Viren Swarmi, of the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom, told LiveScience in an email. This sexism and objectification by men can lead to a more negative body image for women, can hinder women in the workplace and can even cause women to perform worse on cognitive tests.
I think I am in love
We all know about present day, Travolta / Preston - and in the past, Janet Gaynor/ Adrian, Mary Martin / Richard Halliday, and (allegedly) Julie Andrews/Blake Edwards . Any others not so well known ?
Dress shirts, t-shirts, wifebeaters, jackets, whatever. For the nitpickers, don't shit over someone's post if you don't happen to like it for whatever reason. Just move on! Other than that, let the hotness begin!
The general stigma and opinion of the majority of the American people is that the Republican party and their policies favor the wealthy. If so many people believe that a particular political party has only a small elite in their best interest, why do so many still continue to vote for them? A question needs to be asked, why do working class, low and middle income families, continue to support a party that gives little to no benefit to them? A New York Times/CBS News poll was released last October and showed that 70% of all Americans believed that the policies of congressional Republicans favored the rich. In addition to the backlash towards congressional Republicans, two-thirds of Americans actually disapprove of continuing tax cuts for corporations and millionaires. President Obama's recent proposal, the "Buffett Rule", which would place a minimum tax rate of 30% on millionaires, failed in the Senate with a 51-49 vote. Only one Republican voted for the bill, falling nine votes short of the 60 vote super majority it needed to move to the House of Representatives. Though the "Buffett Rule" failed in the Senate, if a 60% threshold was needed among the American people, the bill would have passed with flying colors. According to a recent CNN poll, 72% of Americans favor the "Buffett Rule,"blowing away the numbers shown in congress. These numbers show where the majority of Americans stand when it comes to economics, but it doesn't translate in the polls when it comes to election time. On most occasions, both the Republican party and the Democratic party each gain around 45% of the electorate, with the remaining 10% swinging in either direction depending on the mood of the country. While Democratic voters are mostly working class Americans who are more inclined to change and accepting others, Republican voters stick to their ideology and are much more resistant to change. It makes economic sense for the wealthiest Americans to vote for the Republican party because they want to protect their own private finances without giving others, including themselves, the chance for more upward mobility. What makes people scratch their head is the idea of a working class family, making $50,000 a year, voting for a party that continues to give tax breaks to the wealthy and paying for it by cutting the programs that benefit the lower and middle class income families. The Locust Fork News-Journal did a story about a retired Auburn History professor and author, Wayne Flynt, who has written about why Americans often do vote against their best interests in his book "Poor but Proud." “It’s partly because preachers tell them that the Democratic Party is a godless party...It’s party because the Democratic Party is made up of a large number of African-Americans, and working class whites just won’t vote that way.” Dr. Flynt points out that before the 1960s and 1970s, social issues such as abortion, gay rights and religion weren't talked about as much as they are today. As the years have gone on, social issues and their importance have mixed together with the economic issues of our time. In many southern states, Evangelical Christianity makes up the majority of the voters, most of them Republican. With the recent insurgence of the Tea Party movement into the national Republican party, religion and Christianity has made its way into the secular society of the United States. Today, more than ever before, religion has found its way out of the home and churches and into the public square, a place where religion was never intended to be when our founding fathers began to craft the United States constitution. Dr. Flynt makes a very important statement when it comes to Americans and their idea of the importance of their religion and its impact on society. “If you are a truck diver, a plumber, an electrician or a steel worker and you live in Alabama, you say, ‘Well, I think my religion is the way everybody ought to think,... but, let that same guy move to Salt Lake City, Utah (where the majority is Mormon) or New Jersey or Connecticut (where the majority is Catholic) or Dearborn, Michigan, (where the majority is Muslim), and he won’t think so highly of the idea that the majority of people ought to impose their religious values on the minority.” Even when conservatives leave the comfort of their conservative church, they quickly turn the TV to the right wing news station, Fox News, or set the radio dial to conservatives mouth pieces like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or Michael Savage. Fox News, owned by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, has been accused of multiple instances where they have taken a far right bias when reporting the news. The "journalists" on Fox News twist facts around to misinform their viewers and push them towards the Republican party. While conservatives hold Fox News close to their hearts, the rest of America can't take them seriously. With conservative talking heads like Bill O'Rielly and Sean Hannity blasting any political position that isn't far right conservatism, independent voters often see through the bias and turn the TV off. The Republican party and the pundits who support them, use an agenda of fear, channeling the ways of former Republican senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy. In the 1950s, McCarthy had accused hundreds of Democrats in the United States of being members of the communist party without having any proof of his claims. As the years went on, the American people took McCarthy and his fear agenda as a sad and pathetic joke. The current Republican party goes further than McCarthy did, using what conservatives hold close to them against them, their religion. Republicans push the fear of gays, Muslims, atheists and others who aren't evangelical Christians onto conservatives voters, using those fears to bypass many economic issues that could normally work against them. Whether it's religion, fear or simply a case of misinformation, conservative voters have been getting the wool pulled over their eyes for years and it's not only affecting them, but the entire country. The Democratic party is far from perfect, but more often than not, their policies represent the best interest of the majority of the American people. Until the media becomes accountable for the truth in their reporting and Americans start to think outside the box and accept that others might have some good ideas, the American people will have to continue to weather the storm of Republican destruction.
He looks like a completely different person! He said he lost weight by cutting out sugar and walking.
To this day I love this show. I watched it all the way through to the end. One of my favorite story lines was the Kelly becomes a cokehead one. I also really loved Brandon''s ex who tried to blow up a float. Any other 90210 fans on DL? What are your favorite episodes or characters?
What some of us are like away from the keyboard.
Loud, stupid giant people. Men as dumb as a box of hair and the women are worse. No art or culture to speak of, a language of guttural urfs, oohs and glurgs. They'd be Germans if they weren't so lazy. Everyone in the Baltics loathes them.
I love the city and all there is to do and see but something feels off about it. I don't know why it bothered me but a lot of the "modern" architecture along the Thames with the big glass windows just seemed so ugly, non-British and hyper-futuristic in a bad way. I sort of came with the expectation that I'd be seeing more old European architecture like Parliament and the Tower Bridge. In fact, the whole city feels like it's teetering between quintessential Englishness and some kind of bland, dull/convention big city modernism. I couldn't quite put my finger on what was bothering me at first but the architecture helped me understand my initial impressions. I mean, I like the city but there's something about it that doesn't feel very British? There have been times when I felt like I was just in a large American city.
Just a few years ago, this jack-toothed queen was being arrested for sucking cock and buying coke/crack in Central Park. Now, he's like the British Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Omnipresent, refusing to go away, perpetually employed because, somehow, for some reason, he is considered their "aviation expert".. (Maybe he was a pilot at one point, or some air industry exec.?) He's a typical Brit, loving to sensationalize and tabloid'ize every sub-story of every story. Yesterday, he actually interrupted Anderson Cooper by saying, regarding the air crash victims' bodies being returned to the Netherlands: "You know Ahndasun, today, we are ALL DUTCH!" - He was obviously ripping-off the famous French headline from 9/11, but he said it with such pride, certain he would make headlines for having come up with it, that you could see he was bursting with self satisfaction. Why is this person here? What is it about ethically questionable, universally disliked Brits that CNN insists on forcing upon us?
Wants NBC to yank series with female judge.
Black, white, Latin. Picture evidence preferred.
It may be this, from Nick Cave's Into my Arms: I don't believe in an interventionist God / But I know , darling, that you do
Bloody Peanuts - Armed with nothing but a creepy Halloween mask and a jar of Skippy, a killer strikes against the nation's peanut-allergic children. Starring Jackie Earle Haley as the killer and Sam Elliott as the no-nonsense police chief hot on his trail
Goo. Goo goo goo.* A three-month-old boy reportedly shot a Houston, Texas family member in the face on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Patrick Sanders, 20, was listed in critical condition after he suffered a point-blank gunshot wound to the head, the Houston Press reported. Sanders was reportedly napping on the couch in the living room of his apartment, when a handgun in his pocket slipped out and fell onto the floor, police said. Sanders awoke to find it in the hands of the three-month-old boy. Sanders reportedly tried to snatch the gun from the infant, but the weapon fired. Sanders was struck in the face. The child was not injured during the incident, according to the paper.
I believe that television shows are not a forum for expressing personal religious, social or political views. However, I have not objected when fellow performers have worn red poppy to express their support for war veterans; that's their choice. My choice is NOT to wear a poppy. Readers should know wearing a red poppy is no longer entirely voluntary. Those who began by offering poppys to performers now resort to extreme tactics in pursuit of their express goal of 100 percent conformity. When performers arrive, individuals who attempt to pin poppys on them accost them. A performer who declines may be accosted at the pre-show, again while waiting backstage and after the show. Offering these poppys to celebrities was, in my view, a benign and pro-social act. On the other hand, aggressively badgering performers to compel the wearing of poppys is no only demeaning to war veterans and to the desperate need of continued support, but an offense against personal freedom. By attempting to force 100 percent conformity, these activists are now attempting to make the red poppy a visible litmus test for separating those individuals who empathize with war veterans from those who do not. This is a misguided and dangerous notion. First, it misguidedly politicizes human tragedy. These red poppys provide a means by which public figures can appear to make a 'politically correct' statement in favor of a cause they do not support. Second, any attempt to force conformity to a single social agenda attacks the freedom of expression. The extreme activities that resort to harassment to compel actors and actresses to wear these poppys are practicing a '90s brand of McCarthyism – and their behavior is deplorable. Our community was devastated by political extremists in the 1950s and again became a target during the last presidential campaign. It surpasses belief that men and women in the entertainment field would resort to shameful practices that the enemies of artistic freedom have used against us. Sadly, it falls to some of us who ardently support war veterans and programs to resist these tactics by personal example. Believe me, the easy way out would be to pin the poppy on and keep silent. But I won't, because I don't want these appalling tactics to succeed.
Please keep it real, and NO dissing other posters. That is all. Thank you.
From her Twitter account: [quote]My first cat was a shelter cat . I named her Bootsie Gum Drops. 10 minutes ago [quote]My first cat was a shelter cat. I named her 'Bootsie Gum Drops'. 31 Mar [quote]My first pet was a shelter can named Bootsie Gumdrop and was gorgeous. 7 Jan [quote]My first pet was a shelter cat named Bootsie Gumdrop. 21 Dec [quote]My first cat was Bootsie Gumdrops. But now my husband is allergic to cats. 3 Dec
Porn performers get really upset and angry if you talk about this at all, but it's undeniable that there is a much higher mortality rate in porn than in many other professions. This has to do with the fact that many (but not all) of the performers suffer from very low esteem, which means they are greater suicide risks, and/or engage in risky behavior, which can lead to a greater chance of HIV exposure, car and motorcycle accidents, heart attacks through steroid abuse, etc. In the last two years we lost several very well-known gay porn performers, including Roman Ragazzi (suicide), Erik Rhodes (heart attack probably due to steroid and drug abuse), Arpad Miklos (suicide), and Wilfried Knight (suicide). Are there other performers you are concerned about because of stories of risky behavior?
This celebrity is not a top box-office draw, but you definitely know who he is. He is ready to come out of the closet. We think that he will be fine, and his career will be fine, too. Know who won’t be so fine? The female celebrities who used to date him! There were quite a few of them, and they are spread out across all areas of the entertainment industry. They all knew that he was gay, but they are panicking a bit. They are concerned that if HE comes out, people will automatically label THEM as gay or bisexual or liars who are willing participants in fake or beardy relationships. Then those same accusations will also be made about THEIR current male companions. Lots of calls flying back and forth between publicists. One is even suggesting that he come out as bi-sexual instead (which he’s not) so that their client will look innocent. BONUS CLUE: He is currently on a TV series
We had several celebrities finally come out in 2013. What are your predictions as to who will come out during 2014?
If you're an openly bisexual men, that's got to be a turn-off to most women. There's sort of a double standard with male and female bisexuality. If a woman is bisexual, then men, for the most part, consider it to be hot and edgy. A woman, for the most part, won't lose out on potential relationship opportunities with a man if she's bisexual. But if a man is bisexual, women get turned off by that because they are turned off by the idea of being with a man who may be having anal sex with another man. As a result, bisexual men have more limited options when it comes to women, and greater options when it comes to men. A lot of men who initially identify as bisexual later identify as gay. But could that be because they just don't have enough options when it comes to women? How can a bisexual man ever be openly bisexual if it's going to cost him opportunities with women? Do you think there are any male celebrities who could get away with coming out as bisexual?
WOMEN (in no particular order): Priscilla Presley Hunter Tylo Joan Van Ark Lil' Kim Dolly Parton Mary Tyler Moore Victoria Beckham Madonna MEN (in no particular order) Wayne Newton Mickey Rourke Miss Bruce Jenner Burt Reynolds Who are your picks?
In preparation for spring training and the 2014 MLB season. ----- 2014 HOF Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame Braves pitchers, White Sox slugger make it on first ballot; Biggio falls just shy
"A little more to the left, dude."
Why would anyone do it? The rest of us are naked, covered with towels, with either nothing or flip-flops on our feet, and there's always some mouth breather who comes in wearing sneakers and his sweaty workout clothing. Almost always with a smart phone (the use of which is prohibited in locker rooms). Last week I noticed a sign posted on the door of the sauna at a gym that I don't regularly visit, saying athletic footwear is not permitted in the sauna, per the NYC Department Of Health. If that's the case, shouldn't such a sign be posted outside every sauna and steam room in the city? Should I begin informing the offenders of this rule when I see them? (Nobody ever says a word to them.) What say you, saunagoers of DL?
Kill him! Kill him!
Tim Cook confirms he is gay and that he is proud to be gay in an editorial for Business Week. Per the Ehrenstein rubric, a public figure will never be referred to as gay in the mainstream press unless he actually says "I am gay" in a public forum.
Simon Halls's Bag of Apples
Andy Cohen mentioned it last night on Watch What Happens, but didn''t explain was was ailing the son of a Real New Jersey housewife.\ \ I don''t watch the housewives show, but Albie is handsome and affable so I hope it''s nothing too serious.
So don't ask why there are bluish green pumpkins outside.
The thread below about burgers got me thinking....what is your favorite chain restaurant? Not necessarily just fast food. Mine'd be le pain quotidien.
"Buy this outfit or I'll fucking beat you up. And don't think I won't."
Was I on tour at the time?
Did anyone watch it? What did you think of the episode? What did you think of Peter Capaldi as the new doctor?
He's 31 and really quite well spoken. He's the creator of the Friend Movement. And yes, he looks great with his shirt off!
I know there are lots of Massachusetts DLers here. What is this area like?? I am fascinated with Kerouac and want to do a weekend trip. Should I stay in Lowell? Anywhere nearby worth exploring?
Different types of writers, but contemporaries in a sense (of the '60s, and endlessly morbid, female authors). Female literary titans in a man's world. Who would you rather read?
What a horrible person Bill Cosby turned out to be
Does anyone find underwear . . . Briefs or such to be a huge turnon?
IMHO there is nothing sexier than a big, tall East Indian guy. Where can I find one? Am I going to have to become a Hindu or Sikh and pick them up at the temple?
This thread is dedicated to the Black Male Porn Star who seems never to get any recognition. Is it marketing? Lack of self drive? Or, is it something else? So, cheers to the Black Male Porn Star! Share some pics, some info, or whatever you like about them! I'll start with the first few;
They''re all so ridiculously good looking and hot. And don''t get me started on their thick, meaty bubble butts. They REALLY get my boihole all atwitter. Many of them are bi too. Most of the guys in my gym are Dominican, and I''ve slept with at least six of them in the past year. %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ I moved to Inwood last year, and they''re all around. They''re everywhere. It''s like a wet dream come to life. I never want to live anywhere else. Seriously addicted to these men. Surely there must be a 12-step program for me. Anyone else totally in awe of Dominican men?
...was on The Joy Behar Show tonight. Adrienne looks great! She''s now 65 years old and is very attractive.
Busby Berkley, eat your heart out!
I didin't even think Germans cleaned houses anymore, but I was referred to Antje and her daugter Ilsa. HOLY SHIT! You really could eat off the floor! Thank you Antje and Ilsa! If you can manage it, get a couple of German women to clean your house. It shines when they're done with it.
How many bottles do you think she had?
His voice is so horrible I cannot listen to it.
Is it a very expensive place to shop like Whole Foods? Do they have decent stuff there or is it just the name that brings customers in? How are their meats and produce, is it mostly organic and very expensive? Do they have regular stuff like any supermarket or just mostly special stuff like in a food coop? TIA
What made critics fall in love with this pretentious pile of shit? Like someone posted at the time, its like a Scorsese movie acted out by a roadshow cast. Jennifer was ten years too young for that role. I didn't buy it for a minute. Bale is the most overrated actor out there now. All tics and gimmicks, but is hammy in his delivery. Amy Adams was out of her league. No way should the movie have gotten all of those acting moms. Only Cooper and Renner were somewhat watchable.
It is so beautiful. Did he have stuff done?
Motivation is unknown. We're hoping for the best.
Just moved to NY and is already our 'spokesperson'. What a horrid idea. A spokesperson for mall rats who knows fuck all about the city. Swift needs a swift kick back to LA.
At one point, Onslow is struck by his nephew's wuinning embroidery prizes. However, unlike the viewing public, he's presumably seen a lot of the lad? Is there any way that Sheridan could not have been a purses-and-frocks kind of guy, in spite of the implication of his being a mincing queen? A butch to Tarquin's fem?
I was watching an episode of the popular 70''s British comedy series, "Doctor in the House" on-line and was reminded how sexy and appealing the actor playing the lead in it was.\ \ I looked him up on-line and was quite surprised to hear about his sad personal life and tragic death. He never married and had no children.\ According to his bio, the Daily Mail published an article revealing his bisexuality after his death.For a long time he had supposedly had a crush on actor/director Lionel Blair.\ \ It also said after he stopped being offered parts as he got older,so he ended up becoming a taxi driver.In 1997, he died alone in a dilapidated bungalow at the age of 52.The death was ruled to be caused by alcohol poisoning but initially an eighteen year old boy he had befriended was accused of his murder.\ \ Anybody know more about this former tv star?
By her own account, Marie Kondo was an unusual child, poring over lifestyle magazines to glean organizing techniques and then stealthily practicing them at home and school, confounding her family and bemusing her teachers. As she writes in “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” which comes out this month in the United States and is already a best seller in her native Japan and in Europe, she habitually sneaked into her siblings’ rooms to throw away their unused toys and clothes and ducked out of recess to organize her classroom’s bookshelves and mop closet, grumbling about poor storage methodologies and pining for an S-hook. Now 30, Ms. Kondo is a celebrity of sorts at home, the subject of a TV movie, with a three-month waiting list for her decluttering services — until recently, that is, because she has stopped taking clients to focus on training others in her methods. Last Friday, I brought her book home to practice them. What better moment to drill down and ponder the fretful contents of one’s sock drawer? Global and national news was careering from the merely hysterical to the nonsensical (the Ebola cruise ship incident was just peaking). Closer to home, other anxieties beckoned. But in my apartment on Second Avenue, the world was no larger than my closet, and I was talking to my T-shirts. Let me explain. Ms. Kondo’s decluttering theories are unique, and can be reduced to two basic tenets: Discard everything that does not “spark joy,” after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service; and do not buy organizing equipment — your home already has all the storage you need. Obsessive, gently self-mocking and tender toward the life cycle of, say, a pair of socks, Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic. “Don’t just open up your closet and decide after a cursory glance that everything in it gives you a thrill,” she writes. “You must take each outfit in your hand.” “Does it spark joy?” would seem to set the bar awfully high for a T-shirt or a pair of jeans, but it turns out to be a more efficacious sorting mechanism than the old saws: Is it out of style? Have you worn it in the last year? Does it still fit? Alone in my bedroom, with the contents of both closets strewn over every surface, I fondled stretch velvet pants (don’t judge me) and enough fringed scarves to outfit an army of Stevie Nicks fans, and shed a tear or two for my younger self. (Where did the time go?) “Sparking joy,” I realized, can be a flexible concept: That which is itchy, or too hot, is certainly joyless. So is anything baggy, droopy or with a flared leg. Tidying is a dialogue with oneself, Ms. Kondo writes. Of course, after 10 or 12 hours of this, you get a bit silly. You forget to thank your discards. (Country music can help. Try George Jones and Lucinda Williams.) By 9 p.m., I had lost Ms. Kondo’s book in the layers of clothing, hangers and shoe boxes. And my glasses, too. Continue reading the main story How to distinguish one black turtleneck from another? Why would anyone buy purple tights? What is joy, anyway? At 1 a.m., my daughter appeared, raised an eyebrow at the piles still obliterating my bed and offered up her own. But I was ready to fold, the primal act of Ms. Kondo’s method. You can find YouTube videos of her technique, but it’s not so hard: Fold everything into a long rectangle, then fold that in upon itself to make a smaller rectangle, and then roll that up into a tube, like a sushi roll. Set these upright in your drawers. And pour your heart into it, Ms. Kondo urges: Thank your stuff, it’s been working hard for you. “When we take our clothes in our hands and fold them neatly,” she writes, “we are, I believe, transmitting energy, which has a positive effect on our clothes.”
Not my cup of tea...but it seems to be getting excellent reviews. Thought a few here might be interested, so I'll link the trailer. [quote]It's Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers are on strike! At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the only problem is the Union seems too embarrassed to receive their support. Not discouraged, the activists ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a small mining villiage in Wales to make their donations to the community in person. This journey begins a surprising partnership between two seemingly alien communities as they fight for the same cause.
This will settle an argument. Thanks.
Does it ever make you uncomfortable? It''s weird - it really should be flattering but I get all flustered and stuff when it happens. I totally come off as a dork. Any other guys feel the same way?
I love the new Acura Gulliver's Travels commercial. The way Gulliver whines about wanting to go home and then flexes his toes is so sexy. The Acura Chariot literally made him curl his toes. The giant dirty flip flop at the end is awesome too. They're going to turn this into a series of commercials. They already made a sequel. Let's hope Gulliver and his flip flops become the new Flo.
Do you have a big ass? Do you try to downplay it or highlight it? I've had a big ass my entire life. I always have to wear a belt because my waist is size 32, but my ass is a 34. Have you found pants that cater to our unique problem? Or do you have to get everything specially tailored? Let's share our stories of dealing with a big ass.
Do you still hate them? I'm sorry but I'm forever traumatized by them. I was at a party today and one spoke to me. I just said please leave me alone I can't even talk to your kind. Surprisingly she left me alone without an argument.
Now everybody strap in. I'm about to open some fucking windows. Motherfucking cunt prick entitled, arrogant, egotistical doctors, nurses and Ebola patients, listen up! I want your stinking diseased or nondiseased carcasses out of here. I don't care if you are sweating black slimy bullets, or projectile puking pea green vomit or if you have deadly diarrhea. I don't care if your ass is asymptomatic and your temperature is lower than mine. I want you all outta here now. Get thst through your globe trotting, world-saving shit-for brains. If there are are SIX DEGREES of separation between you and Ebola, I want you in a tent, shitting in a forensics bag. Git out, devils!
Courtney Love and former Nirvana rocker Dave Grohl have buried their decades-long feud by placing a $10,000 bet over strippers. We’re told the rock ’n’ roll arch-enemies — who hadn’t spoken for 20 years after the death of Kurt Cobain — were spotted laughing and hugging at a party for Danny Clinch’s photo book “Still Moving” at the McKittrick Hotel on Monday. A witness tells us: “Courtney and Dave were nose-to-nose at the table in the back, laughing, crying and hugging. It’s nice to see those two burying the hatchet for real. Courtney doesn’t really drink, but she and Dave did tequila shots. They were very intense with each other. People were surprised . . . Michael Stipe looked like he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Then Courtney and Dave were heard making a 10-grand bet on who could get the most strippers at Scores.” While a stripper battle between Love and the Foo Fighters frontman could’ve led to a truly legendary night, Love — feeling the effects of the tequila — perhaps wisely went home, while Grohl went on to the famed strip club with male pals. Sources say he dropped $10,000 on Patrón, Veuve Clicquot and private dances. A source said, “Dave was a real gentleman and very generous. The dancers loved him, he was a really good tipper.” And, “If he and Courtney had a competition over strippers, he would have definitely won.” But feisty Love tweeted Tuesday: “the bet is still on @davegrohl we’ll do the wager out west and I swear I’ll win!” Love was once an exotic dancer at Hollywood’s infamous Jumbo’s Clown Room, and she was overheard bragging to Grohl, “I’m everyone’s favorite famous ex-stripper!” Grohl is in town promoting his band’s new album and HBO series “Sonic Highways,” and his Foo Fighters are appearing on David Letterman’s show every night this week. Love is working on a pop opera, “Kansas City Choir Boy,” with composer Todd Almond. Love and Grohl bitterly feuded for years over rights to Nirvana’s music and finances after the death of Cobain, but hugged it out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April.
I've never seen anyone with as much discrepancy in her age claims as this broad. Per Wikipedia, she was born in either 1931, 1941 or 1951 (at least she's consistent.) C Z-J has nothing on her.
My pants, they are melting.
Have you met those bitches?
this was my favorite show of the 80s/90s. I know it was a Cosby spinoff, but I ended up loving it long after I had tired of the Cosby show.I loved Whitley Gilbert!
In Australia we have compulsory voting in Federal and State elections. This was introduced in 1912. Voting is seen as a civic duty and the voted for Parliament reflects more accurately the "will of the electorate". It also means that candidates can concentrate their campaigning energies on issues rather than encouraging voters to attend the poll. Voters aren't compelled to vote for anyone because voting is by secret ballot. It works like this: All Australian citizens of voting age must be enrolled voters. That happens automatically if you have a passport, drivers licence or what you would call Social Security Number. Voting day is always on a Saturday and you are given time off work to vote unconditionally if you work Saturdays. You can also vote early at selected pre-polling stations or send a postal vote if you prefer. If you choose to vote on the day you must go and collect your voting papers. You don't have to sign anything, you just give them your name and collect your voting papers. Once you have, you are marked off the list as having voted. Done. You can then screw them up and throw them away if you want. But most people simply vote because we want to have our say. The penalty for not voting is a $20 fine if you can't show a valid reason for not voting. Australians like the fact that voting is compulsory. It means that everyone has their say and we get a truly elected government rather than just the people who had time to vote or were bribed to vote which leads to an unbalanced outcome. Most people of voting status do vote so they are warranted in criticising government policy. People who do not vote have no right to criticise the incumbent government policy. What do Americans think?
A thread dedicated to the Blatino model turned actor that is possibly the hottest stud ever to be on daytime TV. Discuss.
Can you imagine having to stand in line in some public place with who knows what standing behind you. Mail in ballots are a good thing.
For the children!!!!!
#1) Who is this guy? Do any of the Brits know? #2) Would you fuck him? His body is incredible, but the face makes it hard to decide.
Cute! So who's gay?
There are so many, that are so obvious the word theory needs to be removed from these discussions.
Anyone know? He's the most powerful gay man in the world.
Here we go.
It must be a day ending in Y.
I was reading Vulture and they had a link to this video, calling it Halloween scary and appropriate. The name sounded familiar (I have since discovered, via Wikipedia, that she is the bête noir of the Twihards) so I checked it out. Stick with the first 90 seconds- very Radiohead type amuse oreilli- and then the main course kicks in and it is fucking weird. But good, like a black British Bjork via Alicia Keys. I've listened 4 times, and can't decide if I hate it or think it's the new "Chandalier". Like I said, weird.
No, not the movie. It's a meal-replacement formula being marketed by some dot com guys out of silicon valley. It raised a fortune in vc, and was favorably-profiled in many magazines. It was supposed to come out in May, and I ordered it. Well, they kept emailing me, saying shipment was being delayed due to unforeseen demand, but they still billed my credit card; usually companies don't bull until the product is shipped. I kept getting emails, updating me on the progress, and then a few weeks ago I got one saying it was about to ship, but I still didn't get the product. I emailed them to see what was going on, and they said that I had cancelled my order in June. I did not, and they continued to send me updates, which why would they do if I allegedly cancelled my order? I can't recall a worse product rollout in my life. Everything about this is a beyond the pale. First, they charge my card six months ago, and not when they shipped, which is the norm if something is back-ordered. And then they keep sending me updates on shipping that they continually missed. And then they sent me a final "we're shipping soon" email, and then they said that they don't even have my order. What is wrong with this company? Can they do anything right? Why on earth would anyone reorder, knowing it can take 6 months to get the product? It seems like a perfect opportunity for another company that knows what it's doing to step in and give people what they seemingly want. I'm really beyond appalled by all of this and just wanted to rant. Thanks for the platform. Has anyone else ordered? Did anyone actually GET the product? Is it worth it?
We must destroy it so I can find serenity.
The old thread was closed... and there's just not enough eye candy in this world, so this thread is here to fix that! No nudes, just totally gorgeous men:
"... The high-gloss New New York of Ms. Swift’s single, represented by people with money moving in when they’ve already “made it,” is actually devouring the New York in which other New Yorkers are trying to live."
OK the showed aired last night. What do you think? For one thing...Lisa Weil from Gilmore Girls is scary skinny... and Viola Davis is 49 years old...just saying.
I watched it again on Netflix last night. Anthony Minghella directed so of course it was beautiful. Paltrow was wonderful and Matt Damon did ok, but boy did he look nerdy and toothy. There was a scene where Marge drops ice cubes on the floor and the floor is made of stunning blue/green tiles. The sets were amazing. I thought it was supposed to be the 1940s, but the year was 1959. Patricia Highsmith was a piece of work.
....entitled Angry Angry Hippos? Or perhaps the new salon show called Million Dollar Waxing? Why can't I find love?
Meteorologist and Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman joined Fox News' Megyn Kelly Monday night to discuss the trials and tribulations facing one of the nation's most persecuted minority groups: climate skeptics. "Thank you for having me on your program," said Coleman. "A climate skeptic can rarely get on TV ever since Al Gore made it a plank of the Democratic Party ... it's a tough go for people who don't believe in climate change." Coleman stunned many global warming supporters in October with an open letter he penned claiming that the science behind climate change was "not valid." “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time," he wrote. Kelly pointed to several Republicans, like Jon Huntsman Jr., who have argued that those who don't believe in global warming are "nuts." In response, Coleman blamed the media for spreading inaccuracies. "It's very difficult for anybody to be against it, because the media has told the nation over and over again, day after day for 20 years that the oceans are rising, the polar bears are dying, the ice is melting, that storms are going to sweep the earth and that we're all going to die of a heat wave," responded Coleman, later assuring viewers that more polar bears are "alive and happy" today than ever before. "This is an incredible, bad, bad science."
Phil Collins has claimed he was snubbed by Adele after being asked by the singer to write a song with her. The former Genesis drummer called the singer a “slippery little fish” after he said she failed to get back in touch with him despite asking him to finish a piece of music for her. The “In The Air Tonight” singer told Q magazine: “She’s a slippery little fish is Adele. “She got hold of me and asked if I would write with her. She gave me a piece of music to finish and at first I didn’t know if I’d failed the audition as I didn’t hear back from her.” Collins went on to explain that when he did hear from Adele she blamed her lack of contact on her hectic personal life. “She said, ‘No, no, I’m moving house and the baby’s taking up a lot of my time, I’m not actually doing anything at the moment.’ And now I’ve heard there’s a [new album] coming out. I’m not on it, I know that,” he said. Phil Collins said he never heard back from Adele after she asked him to write a song for her Phil Collins said he never heard back from Adele after she asked him to write a song for her Adele’s anticipated third album is expected to be released in time for Christmas after the usually cagey star tweeted about it earlier this year. “Bye Bye 25…See you again later in the year”, she said on the day before her 26th birthday, leading to speculation that her follow-up album to 19 and 21 will be called 25. But the singer’s record label boss has dismissed rumours that Adele’s album will be out before the end of the year. Martin Mills, chairman of Beggars Group that runs Adele’s XL Recordings label, told Billboard: “[There is] no truth in this”. Earlier this month, XL Recordings appeared to release a statement saying: “There will not be a further release by Adele during 2014 and consequently there will be a fall in XL’s turnover and profits.” Representatives for Adele declined to comment.
Is your dear tough, dry and gamey-tasting? It shouldn't be. The tastiest I’ve ever eaten came from a 1 ½-year-old fork horn shot through the neck near a picked corn field during early bow season.
I have a job interview on Monday, which is Halloween. I had planned on wearing a suit but while researching their company I saw on their website pictures of previous Halloweens where EVERYONE was dressed in a costume. I don't want to show up and be the only one not in a costume and be seen as a spoilsport. Maybe if I dressed up they'll see me as someone who has really researched their company and gets their company culture. But to play it safe, maybe I should wear the costume underneath my suit and then see how the situation goes. If everyone is dressed up, then I would strip off my suit in the interview room before the interviewer comes in. Or I would just keep the suit on and pretend I forgot it's Halloween. So I really don't know which way I should go. Should wear a costume or not? Is so, what kind of costume should I wear? I want to convey that I'm easy-going, hard-working, responsible, deadline-driven, fun yet professional.
Yet another way to waste time. I was watching a German today putting potatoes up his ass. Granted, they were only fingerlings but I could not stop watching. Anyone else?
Was it replaced by Banal & Boring and they just forgot to change the title?
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OMG!! The poor dear!!!
With all the straight women posting here and proclaiming their usual "poor us, you're misogynists for not putting up with our games," some clarification is useful. More recent stories are available all over the place, but I chose this one because it addresses the issues well. Women are so accustomed to making their victimhood claims as an excuse for their incompetence, dishonesty and emotional nastiness, they forget that the facts are out there. It's just another accusation in their bag of tricks. Domestic physical abuse? It's something straight men contend with in almost equal proportions as do women. And that's just the physical side. It's likely, based on conversations with many straight men, that about 80% of men tied to these creatures experience at close hand the emotional abuse that is characteristic of the sex. And the 40% is low for physical abuse, because most women think nothing of slapping, punching and kicking the men in their lives. Instant domestic battery charges if the men did this the way women think is their right. One more reason to be grateful that, as gay men, we are immune to the tactics and the biological betrayal that forces straight men into contact with these wrecks. Sure, men can be and are violent. But these bitches act like it's their birthright and always justified.
Do you ever get like this? I'm so horny that all I can think about is juicy cock and big fat balls. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. My throat is hungry for dick and I just want to go to town on someone. I yearn to suck cock.
Their eye lids are too heavy for them to lift. Dumb old model theorizes that is why Renee Zellweger had work done.
A friend of mine once snorted at the book 740 Park which purported to be the story of the most prestigious apartment building in NYC and said that there were many more prestigious addresses than that. Which are considered the best? I would imagine the Dakota is one, but what else?
Mother, it's time to get married for me.
It looks like the other thread is closed so I thought I would start up another on. I think this place can be hot sometimes (especially at lunchtime). They have a downstairs area that you can do whatever you want and I have been there and had fun with some super hot dudes. Looking to know if there are any other times when this place (xpressions on 53rd) is crowded - weekends? late night?
I need some tips. Where's a good place to park and sleep, if you're living out of your car? I'll have a kitty with me, where should I put the litter box? Best place to shower and use the restroom that's free? Brandon's campaign is up to $450. Someone donated money today.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has responded disdainfully to an American nurse’s threat of a lawsuit over her unreasonable detention by public health officials after she returned from working in West Africa. On Wednesday, NBC News reported that when Christie was informed that Maine nurse Kaci Hickox might sue him and the state, he said, “Whatever. Get in line. I’ve been sued lots of times before.” Hickox is a Maine-based nurse who uses her spare time to travel to the developing world, working with Doctors Without Borders to bring health care to underserved areas like West Africa. She treated Ebola patients on her latest trip, but tested negative for the disease when she left Africa and has never shown any symptoms. Nonetheless, Hickox was detained against her will — and against scientific evidence — when she landed at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. She was informed that she would have to remain in quarantine for 21 days until health officials were convinced that she was Ebola free. Hickox protested vehemently against the imposed confinement and was eventually released. Now she is at home in Maine, but is defying quarantine orders, saying that public hysteria doesn’t match the scientific evidence of how Ebola is spread. Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, who is representing Hickox, said that the policies enacted late last week by Gov. Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) were unfounded and are an infringement upon the liberties of people who are volunteering to fight dreaded diseases overseas. “The mandatory quarantine policy enacted by Govs. Christie and Cuomo creates serious and substantial civil liberties issues,” said Siegel. “You can’t have a policy based on fear. It’s got to be based on medical fact.” Christie dismissed Hickox’s complaints as “malarkey.” “She was inside the hospital in a climate-controlled area with access to her cellphone, access to the Internet and takeout food from the best restaurants in Newark. She was doing just fine,” the governor told NBC. Hickox’ partner Ted Wilbur told the New York Times that in his estimation, the Christie administration had “messed with the wrong redhead” if it expected her to quietly submit to an unreasonable, unscientific quarantine. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke out against these knee-jerk, mandatory quarantines for all aid workers returning from the nations affected by the Ebola epidemic. In an afternoon press conference, Obama said, “We don’t just react based on our fears. We react based on facts and judgment and making smart decisions.”
Compare Queen Bee to Torch Song to Mildred Pierce to Possessed. The woman had extraordinary range. How she won only one Oscar is beyond me. She along with Bette, Kate and Barbara were the best of that generation.
I can tell by the scant effort displayed in here today that many of you are actually working. Condolences. Hurry and get it all "done," boys so we can play the rest of the week.
Post pictures or descriptions of costumes from TV episodes, national or local news or talk shows, etc. First up, from "The Middle": Here's Sue's gay boyfriend Brad's homage to "Grease" (half-Sandy, half-Danny).
in the wake of his recent car accident. Gays are pointing to this article published back in 2009 as a reminder... "Rowan Atkinson attacks gay hate law" Comedian Rowan Atkinson has criticised hate speech legislation, saying that the House of Lords must vote against a government attempt to remove a free speech clause in a homophobic hatred offence. The Blackadder actor, addressing a meeting of Lords on Tuesday, warned of creating a culture of “censoriousness” by removing free speech. He said: “Do I think that I would risk prosecution because of jokes or drama about sexual orientation with which I might be involved if we don’t have the free speech clause? “Not really – but I dread something almost as bad – a culture of censoriousness, a questioning, negative and leaden attitude that is encouraged by legislation of this nature but is considerably and meaningfully alleviated by the free speech clause.” “I do not believe that legislation of such a censorious nature as that of hate speech, carrying as it does the risk of a seven-year jail sentence for saying the wrong thing in the wrong way, can ever by justified merely by the desire to ‘send the right message’.” He cited Christian groups as being “particularly concerned” the law will be used against them, adding that “heavy-handed police intervention” had been used before in instances of groups condemning gays and lesbians. The Coroners and Justice Bill is being used to remove the clause added by Parliament in May last year. Although an amendment to keep the clause may be voted on in the Commons next week, the matter is likely to progress to the House of Lords. Atkinson has criticised anti-hate laws in the past. In 2004, he launched a campaign against a government bill to outlaw inciting religious hatred. He said: “To criticise a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous but to criticise their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. “The freedom to criticise ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.”
Welcome to the Teal Pumpkin Project! Do NOT hand out candy. I repeat, do NOT hand out candy. Spend money on toys instead. And even THEN: [quote]There are a few considerations when choosing which non-food items to hand out. First, some non-food items still contain allergens, such as Play-Doh, which contains wheat. Additionally, try to choose latex-free items, as there are children who also have latex allergies. Also: signal your food-allergy awareness by painting a pumpkin teal and putting it in the front yard. Not blue. TEAL. [quote]Why teal? Teal is the color of food allergy awareness.
I had seven with Franchot.
Believe it or not, people with this affliction, at their very core, are the inverse of the narcissist. People with BPD start out 'too sensitive', too empathetic. People with borderline personality disorder empathize to the point of pain. When the highly sensitive person grows up in a very non-validating and/or abusive environment, with a history of trauma, BPD can manifest. In order for borderline personality to develop, an invalidating environment with and a highly sensitive person MUST BE present. What is going on in a Borderline Personality Disorder sufferer's mind and how they are acting can be two entirely different things. To the sufferer, BPD is about deep feelings, feelings often too difficult to express, feelings that are something along the lines of this : If others really get to know me, they will find me rejectable and will not be able to love me; and they will leave me; I need to have complete control of my feelings otherwise things go completely wrong; I have to adapt my needs to other people's wishes, otherwise they will leave me or attack me; I am an evil person and I need to be punished for it; Other people are evil and abuse you; If someone fails to keep a promise, that person can no longer be trusted; If I trust someone, I run a great risk of getting hurt or disappointed; If you comply with someone's request, you run the risk of losing yourself; If you refuse someone's request, you run the risk of losing that person; I will always be alone; I can't manage by myself, I need someone I can fall back on; There is no one who really cares about me, who will be available to help me, and whom I can fall back on; I don't really know what I want; I will never get what I want; I'm powerless and vulnerable and I can't protect myself;. I have no control of myself; I can't discipline myself; My feelings and opinions are unfounded; Other people are not willing or helpful. To the family members, BPD behavior is often very frustrating can feel unfair and punitive - something like this: You have been viewed as overly good and then overly bad; You have been the focus of unprovoked anger or hurtful actions, alternating with periods when the family member acts perfectly normal and very loving; Things that you have said or done have been twisted and used against you; You are accused of things you never did or said? You often find yourself defending and justifying your intentions; You find yourself concealing what you think or feel because you are not heard; You feel manipulated, controlled, and sometimes lied to.
Something incredible happened in 2012 when Wendy Williams expanded her Hot Topics on her syndicated talk show from a few minutes to 20 minutes. The live show produced and syndicated by Debmar-Mercury saw its ratings surge — a trend that has continued this season. Wendy Williams’ season premiere last week ranked No. 1 among women 25-54 with a 1.6 rating in local people meter markets. In 2012-13, Wendy’s live-plus-seven-day rating among women 25-54 was a 0.9, up from a 0.8 each season since it premiered in 2009. Last season, Wendy’s rating went up again, to a 1.1, a 22% year-over-year increase. The show’s executive producer, David Perler, says Hot Topics’ expansion has helped boost the show’s rating because the segment is about celebrity gossip, meaning it’s time sensitive. So, it works best on a live show like Wendy or Disney-ABC’s Live with Kelly & Michael or, years ago, Warner Bros.’ Rosie O’Donnell Show.
I saw a National Enquirer cover photo that showed JMV had his left leg amputated at the knee. But the story's not online and I can't find anything else about it. Anyone know? He's been an alcoholic wreck for years... quite a downfall from his early good looks and success.
Who do we hate? And who will be Jeff's latest man-crush?
I've never taught but I'd like to try. Is it too late?
Granny was Jed's mother. Jed was Ellie-Mays father. Jethro Bodine was Jed's nephew. Was Pearl Jethro's mother? Was she Pearl Bodine, therefore making her Jed's sister-in-law? I don't ever recall any referencing to the Granny's, Jed's, or Pearl's deceased spouses. Perhaps I'm wrong though. And what about Lester and Earl Scruggs? Why did Lester not want Earl to marry Pearl? He even wrote a song ..."Earl, Earl, Earl, please don't marry Pearl, she's nutty as a squirrel ...." so how did that verse end? Am I imagining this little ditty? Why didn't Jed give some of his millions to Pearl? Where did Pearl live? Did she live in Bugtussel? Didn't Jethro have a sister that lived in back in Bugtussel as well? Jethrine? Is there really a place in Texas called Bugtussel? Please advise.
Did Vincent make even one single movie in which he didn't die at the end in a giant fire? I've seen four already so far this week: Tomb of Ligeia, House of Wax, Diary of a Madman, and Fall of the House of Usher. No wonder he died of emphysema.
I adore her and it seems like she'd be a blast to hang out with and talk about Hollywood. Any stories?
Hook ups, director tantrums, etc.
Since the last thread seems to be locked up/inaccessible since last week. More about those towns we were chatting about. Don't misbehave and don't make me snap you with my fuckin' dishtowel!
Gets full season pick-up.
TV is hoping audiences are ready to "Scream" again. The cable channel announced on Tuesday that it had ordered the reboot of the hit film franchise to series, expected to premiere sometime in October 2015. The 10-episode series will star Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf and Joel Gretsch as the sheriff. Original series director Wes Craven will serve as executive producer, along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad and show runner Jill Blotevogel. Blotevogel revised the pilot's original script, which was written by "Criminal Minds" writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. The original film series ran from 1996 until 2011 and consisted of four films, all directed by Craven. The new series will introduce a whole new batch of teenagers, but no word yet on what kind of threat they'll be facing. Expect a lot of dead teenagers, however. To get fans in the mood, MTV tweeted out a phone number: (310) 461-4299 to hear the comforting voice of the Ghostface killer from the original films.
Is anyone else as bummed out as I am by the choice of Alyssa Milano as the host of the All Star Show? She's always struck me as the epitome of C list Hollywood, a tv star without charm or talent, just a kind of throwaway name. Couldn't they have gotten someone else? The list of All-Stars is actually kind of interesting though -- they actually have some winners this time, not just the runner-ups.
I'm very intrigued by this word's origin. Not its German origin, but the word frau as we know & love it here on DL. Is this where it began? And when? I see someone posted DL's definition of a frau on urban dictionary back in 2007. PS. I think urban dictionary could use a few new, more creative entries from some of you fellow frau enthusiasts!
NEW INTERVIEW FROM CBC RADIO: ---- Wednesday, October 29, 2014 It's been an acrimonious and very public parting of ways. Last weekend, CBC ended its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of 'Q'. After that announcement, Mr. Ghomeshi posted a lengthy letter to Facebook claiming he was terminated unfairly because of "The risk of my private sex life being made public as a result of a campaign of false allegations pursued by a jilted ex-girlfriend and a freelance writer." He described in some detail how he engaged in rough sex, and also said that his private sexual encounters were always consensual. Since then, the Toronto Star has published allegations from a number of women, quoted anonymously, alleging they were attacked without consent. They never made formal complaints. We spoke to a woman who claims she was also attacked by Mr. Ghomeshi. She is not one of the four women who spoke to the Star. We agreed not to use her name.
"He never understood any of it" (Boys In The Band)
When I was a kid in the 80s, a politician wouldn't have said "God commanded me to run for office." The news wouldn't beg for people to pray for victims of natural disasters. Christians weren't constantly claiming their beliefs were being mocked and I don't recall all of the letter writing campaigns from them for things that they deemed offensive. When I look at things like old episodes of network TV or even Sesame Street, I'm amazed that they got away with it.
And it's about time.
R60, (from the Clooney getting married thread) I'm on FB under my name. I've just arranged for professional pics; what's there now is another amateur shot. I'm also on Gmail. Again, it's under my name (first&middle.) I'm calling your bluff. I'm in discussion for a few new "faux" reality series, and just left one because of the pay. I've also responded to another local comedy performance opportunity. I am NOT looking to be a star, as I'm a comedy/character actress. Right, the ditzy blond that everyone else teases. At least I'm told that I have "excellent, excellent sense of timing." We know casting isn't based on talent or even looks. Since I'm not bi or a super slut, I never expected to have a major career. Too bad I'm not related to Hal Kanter, as everyone asks. Whoever he was. I hinted at what Mr. Clooney promised to help me reveal, on last night's free question to a psychic thread. It would have been polite if he had told me to look elsewhere for representation, after I was told not to sign with a different manager. Obviously I must have totally misjudged his character and level of honesty. I've now moved on. There are those on DL that will always insult evryone else. I accept that fact.
Lol! Is David Burtka trying to one-up his ex-lover's lover?
She's got "big" features that long hair softens. She looks awful with that new pixie cut.
Do we know anything about him?
Kitty friend looks on like "damn."
What will be uncovered?
God, they keep getting more and more inventive with this shit. I'll give them that. -- Harlem's hate pastor is back, this time warning America to "stay away from Starbucks if you don't want to get Ebola." Why? Gay people. The Christian right's obsession with gay people, sex between gay people, and their lust for fear is all people like Pastor James David Manning need to invoke to stay in business. In his latest lying video, Manning warns his flock via video that Starbucks is "ground zero" for the transmission of Ebola -- despite the fact that there have been exactly zero cases of Ebola transmitted in a Starbucks. Why? "Because of the clientele," Manning says. "Generally upscale sodomites who sit there with their computers, it's a meeting place, they exchange a lot of body fluids." "Especially the Starbucks in the urban areas," he says, because "a large number of the sodomites and the LGBT crowd that usually and continue to approach the idea of sex and intercourse and dating on a lower, less-visible, less social scale because of the nature [of] what they want to do and who they are, the reason why they're fighting so hard to get public recognition and legality of what they're doing so they don't have to stoop to dark-alley measures that [they] have to seek after for having sex." Manning also claims, falsely, that there is an Ebola "pandemic" in America. Pastor Manning then attacks the Doctors Without Borders doctor, Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola in New York City. Of course, Manning claims Obama is gay, and says he's never been wrong. He closes with a warning to young men in Harlem, telling them to stop accepting gifts like sneakers from older gay men who want special favors, because, he says, you don't want to give your mother Ebola. Watch.
Winnipeg police are searching the home of Andrea Giesbrecht, the woman accused of concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker, on the same day a judge heard a dispute over who can be present during the autopsy of the remains. Giesbrecht, 40, is charged with six counts of concealing the body of a child, after the infant remains were found in a locker at a U-Haul facility on Oct. 20. Andrea Giesbrecht was in court last month being sentenced for defrauding a 73-year-old woman of almost $7,000.
I'm kind of curious ... and are there different levels? I mean, it's one thing if you're just an extra in the background of a party scene, or an anonymous face in a crowd scene outside... but do those actors who walk around naked in the background of a locker-room scene get paid more, because they show more? Do you get paid by the hour? The day? I can't imagine it's possible to make a living by being an "extra"... especially now in the days of CGI crowds and such. Is that possible? Fill me in, those of you in-the-know! Anyone on this forum ever BEEN an extra? Any stories to tell?
Hey dog lovers, My boyfriend suffers from SEVERE cat (and I think dog) allergies. We'd like to get a dog (and I love mongrels -- never had a purebred) but is there any breed of dog that truly doesn't bother people with allergies? By the way, I hate poodles, and any cute, yappy dog. Or, should I just get rid of boyfriend and adopt a superior mutt from the pound? Any advice appreciated.
I'm in my early 30's and I have lived in London and New York... I came out onto the circuit scene at 19 and everyone had to be buff to be noticed... If you weren't, you were just out... A fug musclehead had a thousand times greater chance to land a decent lay than a very, very, very cute twink... I got me some roids STAT and did alright for myself... (Haven't done them for years though). But... I was talking to a friend and we were discussing that all that's changing... Fewer and fewer queens are now into the muscled look, and the ones that still are are generally the now aging, then mid-thirty-somethings that granted me my degree in Body Fascism well over a decade ago... Steroids now seem restricted to those vintage queens, and to grunting straight halfwits... Primarily... Some of my fellow younger "apprentice muscleheads" of the late 90s are still at it, but not the majority... Twelve years ago, opening the social pages of the fag rags meant glossing over pages and pages of abs and pecs glistening in sweat... Now, other than for the mostly G4P go-go dancers, not so much... What say you? Is muscle going out of style?... I think Signorile's "Life Outside" would have to be rewritten... There are now other fads. Every fag still works out, but she's a lot less results-obsessed than when the towers fell.
Which do you prefer, and why? Compare and contrast.
I think he's a sexy guy who looks best in movement doing what he does best.
Or do you find his belligerent personality attractive?
Post them. In speedos, please.
My life isn't perfect, but I'm grateful for what I have. I don't have a great job and I'm always broke, but I have a partner who loves me, good friends and a supportive (if crazy) family. My health isn't perfect but I don't have anything that will kill me. I drive a beat up old car, but I have a car! Many can't even afford one. I have anger issues and can sometimes be cranky or rude, but I try to stay positive, see the good in others, and treat people as I would like to be treated. I struggle with depression so it's important to keep things in perspective. What's good in your life?
Wow, this guy is really pissing off a lot of old school, conservative Catholics! "God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand"
I'd say, for me... The VCR & Touch Tone (for some reason, I can't quite put my finger on). & The Walkman.
So on Facebook, I make an innocuous comment on a former co-worker's post. My former co-worker starts messaging me that some of her friends are asking who I am. (They think I am cute. Blah, Blah, Blah.) One of them asks her if I am available because SHE is looking for a boyfriend. Within 3 minutes, I know her name, age, height, where she went to school, her sister is a vet, etc. Within a couple more minutes, the friend has sent me a friend request. I have now been invited to a monthly dinner to meet her. I wasn't out when I was working with the former co-worker. She must have missed the memo when I came out. I have no desire to deal with this now. And sorry sister, that is too fucking desperate!
The Human Chimera Have you ever seen one of those Photoshopped creatures that is a composite of several animals? The Greek call this a “chimera.” There is a talented entertainer who is best known as a TV actor. He has always claimed that he is straight. He even dated several famous women, although he eventually married a non-famous woman. However, there are several facts that stand in the way of his claim to straightness. Our actor has a long history of hooking up with men. At least two of the famous women he dated have served/are serving as beards for other celebrities. And, although he is now “happily married”… he just hooked up with another guy in the past week! To add further mystery to the mix, his wife’s birth gender has been the subject of some crazy rumors. So…he is gay, straight, or bi-sexual man married to a woman or a man or a woman who used to be man? We honestly don’t know. He’s the human chimera!
This is the Amazon streaming show with John Goodman and DL fave Mark Consuelos. I heard a little about it last year, and always meant to check it out, but there was almost zero buzz about it, so I never got around to it. I figured it just died quietly, but I guess there's now a season 2 (I actually saw a billboard for it yesterday.) So ... has anyone seen it? Worth checking out?
New thread since the other one filled up
Do their own bodies turn them on? Are they attracted to themselves? If so, why would they be attracted to their own bodies?
Dish more dirt. (With a complementary screenshot of Wolf Blitzer getting owned by Andy Richter on Jeopardy)
To those who have cut out all communication with your family member(s). Is there anything they could say or do to bring you back into a familial relationship? And, if so, what would that be?
On Wednesday, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in the city. The law, which downgrades possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana to a civil offense, goes into effect Oct. 20. While the new legislation does not legalize pot in the City of Brotherly Love, it reduces penalties stemming from possession and public use to small fines and community service. It makes Philadelphia the largest city in the United States to decriminalize marijuana. Philadelphia Magazine reports: Those possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana will be cited and fined $25. Those smoking in public will be cited and fined $100, or made to perform nine hours of community service. Possession of amounts more than 30 grams remains a criminal offense, and people can still be arrested for failing to show ID when caught with marijuana. The city is planning an outreach campaign to educate people about the new law, which was announced last month. Councilman Jim Kenney originally proposed the amendment in May, and a compromise was reached in September. Although Nutter has been critical of the amendment in the past, he told CBS News last month that he'd had a change of heart because too many Philadelphians were getting punished for small amounts of pot. Philadelphia's current law punishes any marijuana possession with at least a $200 fine, a drug abuse course and an arrest record.
I know she''s not everyone''s cup of tea, but I''m personally glad to see her career in recovery mode. Robert Downey Jr and Lindsay Lohan did far worse things yet they were able to find work...why was Winona treated like an outcast following her arrest? All she did was steal some designer scrunchies and socks. \ \ Anyway, I''ve been a fan of her since I was 6 years old (Beetlejuice!) and even though people make fun of her acting, I''ve always found her to be tremendous (even in crap like Bram Stoker''s Dracula).
Dear PBS, I had to cut my expanded cable service and now I have only basic. I don't know if it's because I have no other choices, but I've fallen in love with PBS and now, at night, it's all I watch. Earth on Fire, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, DCI Banks, NOVA, The Best of Lawrence Welk, Martha Stewart, Shakespeare Uncovered and, of course Downton Abbey. Seriously, it's nice to be entertained again by watching TV. Thank You
Elder and Late to the party
Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) lost control of his car on Route 84 in Kingsville Township early this morning, seriously injuring his passenger, Alyssa Tabit, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Star Beacon reports Smith was taken to Conneaut Medical Center for treatment. Tabit was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, where she is listed in critical condition. Speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash, the OSHP said.
She really does!
Six found in a storage locker. A woman has been arrested in the case. What was she doing with them? Were they her own children? It's like something out of "Hannibal."
Not that it should surprise anyone here, but problems are now being experienced in the old "Meet Philadelphia Gay Basher Kathryn Knott - New Thread" thread which, itself, was the last in a long line of disappearing threads on the topic of the Sept 11th group assault of two gay men in Philadelphia. These threads will continue to experience issues and eventually be shut down as more and more freepers, conservative trolls and their various ilk try and have them shut down. But this has always been a story that was born out of people on the Internet who weren't afraid to tell the truth about the injustices that were happening around them. So, we're going to keep discussing this case. And we'll also keep talking after this thread has been infected. This is the new thread to discuss all developments, discussion of the case, the many evil faces of Kathryn Knott, etc. Have at it, friends.
Analyze it please.
So much better than S1. Ward is now interesting, Skye is less obnoxious, FitzSimmons is heart breaking, May and Coulson have chemistry for days...this show is 100x better than it was last season. Loving Mockingbird and that sexy hunk Henry Simmons. Damn.
He has signed a contract with a gay porn studio. NSFW link.
One Direction have already conquered the music world -- now one of the fab five is set to take the football world by storm. Louis Tomlinson has signed a deal with English second division club Doncaster Rovers in one of the most bizarre deals for some time. Tomlinson, who stars alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Pain, is part of biggest and most successful boy band on the planet. One Direction have broken record after record during their rise from losing in Britain's X-Factor competition in 2010 to becoming as big as the Beatles stateside. Managed by music mogul Simon Cowell, One Direction have had 61 album and single number one's world wide with their last album "Take Me Home" reaching top spot in 37 different countries. They are the only UK band to have had their first two albums reach No.1 in the U.S. and have over 18.5 million Facebook fans and 71 million combined followers on Twitter. Tomlinson, 21 was born in Doncaster and has signed a deal which means he could feature for the team at any point this season. He hopes his appearance for Rovers will help raise money for local charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. "This has always been a childhood dream for me," he told the club's official website. "I feel very honored to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it's all about." While Tomlinson is used to having thousands upon thousands of screaming "Directioners" cheering at him on stage, he'll be performing in far more modest surroundings at the 15,000 seater Keepmoat Stadium. As a child, Tomlinson used to attend games both as a fan and as a ball boy but his heavy work schedule means he will face a real challenge to be available for a cameo appearance. He will miss Doncaster's first game of the season against Blackpool on Saturday with One Direction set to perform in Las Vegas before the group move onto California. Tomlinson will then be touring Australia and New Zealand in September and October with the band appearing in Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne before moving onto Christchurch and Auckland. But that has not deterred Rovers, with the club fully aware of Tomlinson's ability to lure in new fans. "Louis has always been passionate about football and wanted to realize a dream of signing to his home town club where he once worked on match days," said a statement on the club's official website. "After discussions between Louis, Paul Dickov and media manager Steve Uttley, it was decided that the club could sign him and issue him with a squad number for the 2013/2014 season. "As part of the signing it is hoped that Louis will be able to appear in Rovers colors at some point this season in aid of Bluebell Wood and train with the lads. "Chairman John Ryan and the manager Paul Dickov have given Louis the number 28 shirt for this season to help him raise money for Bluebell Wood."
First network comedy to address racial issues and identity in the 2000's in a fresh manner. I think this show is going to be huge. Anyone else see it? What did you think?
I know there's handful of us here on DL who watch.
I actually think it's about 90%
The ghost stories that I find most impressive are the ones that involve phone calls from the dead. Usually the person hears a ringing phone and answers it. They are able to identify the voice as a specific person they know but there is a lot of static on the line. The call usually ends abruptly. Then later on they learn that such call was impossible because the person had actually died prior to them receiving the call. That's the standard claim of these types of incidents. There are other, less common reports involving phone calls. Some even are of ghosts calling other people. For instance, in the UK there was a case where a woman had a sick child and so put her to bed earlier. A man knocked on the door and said he was hear for the girl and mentioned her by name. The woman was confused and the man said and old woman called for a doctor and gave him the address and name of the child. So the doctor checks the girls and believes she may have a serious illness. She is taken to hospital and is diagnosed with meningitis. That ghost call saved her life. Recently, there was that case of that man who died in a horrible multi-car accident. His cell phone called his family 35 times, so the family believed he was still alive. However, they eventually located his body and he in fact died on impact. No explanation as to who called the family 35 times. Each time the family answered one of the calls there was no one else on the other end. These incidents even happen to famous people. Dean Koontz received a series of strange calls from an unidentified woman whom he believed sounded remarkably like his dead mother. His cell was unlisted and so he does not believe it was a random prank. Every time he answered one of the calls there would be a lot of static and a woman would softly say, "Please be careful" and then nothing else. A few days later Koontz went to see his dad at a center he was living. Koontz' father was very violent and had several incidents with staff. When Koontz entered the room his father pulled out a knife and rushed him to stab him. Koontz had to wrestle it away from his father. He then walked out of the room holding the knife but was meat by cops brandishing guns and ordering him to drop the weapon. Someone had called the cops after seeing the struggle. Koontz was in a state of shock and didn't understand what was going on. He later claimed that he could have easily been shot and killed by the police. Koontz refused to say that he outright believes the voice was his dead mother but he does believe the voice was trying to warn him. As far as my own experiences go, I've never received any phone calls from the dead, that is while awake. However, I have had numerous dreams where I answer the telephone and either a dead friend or loved one is on the other line or a stranger whom I don't know. The calls appear trivial in nature and all conversation is about routine, normal stuff. Nothing newsworthy or earth-shattering. The conversations all appear friendly and light. I say appear because of one strange detail. The very instant I become aware that the person I am talking to is dead I immediately wake up.
Out of four. Not every joke's a winner, the plot's not that deep and the themes are pretty trite. But Nick Thune is hilarious, you get to watch Cam Gigandet clad scantily a lot and there's some refreshing silliness for the sake of silliness. Sleek production values for this tier of filmmaking, too. Gigandet isn't A-List but he's super hot and talented, so gays really should stick in his corner. I watched via Amazon On-Demand.
Could one of you get over here and fix me some lunch, 'cause I'm hungry, damn it. Shit.
Will she ever learn? It's not like we didn't warn her.
Let's see if someone actually guesses correctly! The winner will be touted up and down as a celebrity in their own right here on Datalounge. If you want to make up a screen name or fake name do so before submitting so we know who the winner is and can congratulate them. I'll go first. My guess is.....Justine Jenner.
The model muse was best known in the nineties as one of the world's five supermodels, a group which also included Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Elle Macpherson. Photos:
A man has been found impaled on railings near a church in Kensington, west London. A passer-by discovered his body shortly after 6.30 this morning, police said, in Kensington Church Walk. The narrow passageway runs from the upmarket High Street through gardens to St Mary Abbots church. The gardens, which are surrounded by spiked metal railings, are shut off at night and do not reopen until 7.30am. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "The body of the man, who has yet to be identified, was impaled on railings. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. "There is nothing at this very early stage to indicate that the death is suspicious. Officers are at the scene and their enquires continue." The London Ambulance Service sent three crews of paramedics to the incident. "Unfortunately a man was dead at the scene," a spokesperson said.
New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned from West Africa and was admitted to a New York City hospital with suspicious symptoms has tested positive for Ebola, according to a New York Times report. Craig Spencer was treating Ebola patients in Guinea until returning home to the city 10 days ago, according to the New York Post. He had a 103-degree fever and nausea, the Post reported. He also was self-quarantining himself inside his West 147th Street apartment, according to the New York Daily News. EMS crews responded to the Harlem address wearing "F Suits," a Hazmat suit that covers the entire body, according to WCBS. Spencer was taken to Bellevue Hospital, on First Avenue between 26th and 28th streets, early Thursday afternoon in an ambulance with a police escort. Sources told WCBS that Spencer took an Uber car Wednesday night to and from a bowling alley in Williamsburg. City officials have already begun contacting and isolating people who have recently had contact with the possible ebola patient. Bellevue Hospital is one of the best equipped medical facilities in the city to deal with an Ebola patient. Staff and administrators recently showed press the precautions and safety measures already in place should a patient arrive.
I know it's wrong, but I don't want to be right. Who are you ashamed to crave carnally?
Piers Morgan blames Anderson Cooper's show for Morgan’s awful talk series being canceled by CNN. "Could I have done with a better lead-in? Yes." Morgan tells Politico. "Anderson is a great field reporter, but does he drive big ratings at CNN, outside of a big news cycle? I don't see any evidence of it. And yet the whole bank was being bet on him at 8 and 10 o'clock." Morgan also throws his old CNN boss Jeff Zucker under the bus and pleads with Rupert Murdoch to give him a job. Morgan claims Zucker took his show away because there were "not enough guests," but offered him another show, which he declined. He's still dying to be on TV, though. "I'm not an idiot. If Rupert Murdoch sat me down tomorrow and said, 'We want to put you on the Fox network in prime time.' … Well, I'm not stupid." The jury's still out on that one.
The new bar opens on Friday night: [quote]As Chelsea's gay scene fades into the distance and Hell's Kitchen's blossoms, nightlife fixture Benjamin Maisani and his business partners are taking a chance on a new bar in the bustling but not quite fully gay Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. I caught up with Anderson Cooper's better half to find out why he decided to cross the river this time around, what the boys can expect from his latest venture -- the subtly named LOVEGUN -- and if it was really him I saw eating sweet potato casserole at Boston Market all those years ago.
Slate article by J. Bryan Lowder (who probably gets louder still when he bottoms).
That's one of my biggest pet peeves. It's so fucking rude, I just want to strangle the person. It's not that I'm fishing for a "thank you", but if someone holds the door for you or does some polite gesture, you should thank them.
Please do continue.
Is this totally ridiculous? Like EXTREMELY ridiculous, or are they right, or they're wrong, but you'll give them a pass?
Facebook releases new data on the musicians, books and television shows that unite or polarize along partisan lines Facebook can be a political minefield of polarized opinions, especially leading up to the midterm elections. For those looking to keep the peace, it turns out steering the conversation toward television shows or Taylor Swift might be the perfect way to extend the olive branch.
Mentioned on the theater thread, but it's so huge that it needs its own thread. And its own zip code.
Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler." The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear. McCabe gets up from the park bench and saunters down State Street in the opposite direction. At the corner, he stretches his right arm out to a woman wearing short shorts and high heels. She grimaces and looks at her friends questioningly as she maneuvers around McCabe's hand. McCabe continues walking as if unbothered by his encounters with these strangers. To him, it's another day on the streets. Some call him an "urban traveler," "a crust punk" or worse. He and others like him — mostly young, homeless people who often travel in groups — roam beach cities begging for money, sleeping under the stars and trying to survive. Julie Cooper, 48, who lives out of her car, plays music on her electric keyboard while panhandling on State Street in Santa Barbara as young shoppers walk past. A pedestrian pushes a huge cart of belongings across State Street in Santa Barbara. They're vexing to tourist-dependent spots from San Francisco to San Diego, where officials complain their gritty edge and sometimes violent tendencies intimidate locals and turn visitors off. "They can be very aggressive and very disruptive," said San Diego City Councilman Ed Harris, who represents Ocean Beach, where homeless youth congregate on the sea wall, sleep on the beach and light illegal campfires. Cities have tried numerous strategies to control their unruly behavior, from bombarding them with citations to hiring private security guards and installing cameras on street corners. Cash-strapped communities say they don't have the money to hire more police officers, and some doubt law enforcement is the solution anyway. In Santa Barbara, leaders are particularly concerned about "aggressive panhandlers" who demand money or food from pedestrians and outdoor cafe patrons — and curse and intimidate those who don't oblige. The City Council on Tuesday voted to hire community service officers to patrol State Street, its main tourist thoroughfare, on foot and intervene when they see aggressive or nuisance behavior. "Everyone plays better if someone is watching," said Councilman Randy Rowse, who has owned a restaurant just off State Street for more than 30 years and proposed the idea of an increased safety presence. "Let cops be cops. We don't have a law enforcement problem, we have a visible authoritative presence problem." Rowse and others say the nuisance behavior is mostly perpetrated by a small number of people. He said he began noticing the phenomenon a few years ago, after the Occupy movement swept in a wave of young transients who "know their rights" and can "recite the Constitution to you."
What did she have done. She looks so much better. And so much younger, like young Charize Theron.
Free OB/GYN to have their babies, free ER, free Dr appts. Who pays for this? Do they just walk in and get free care?
Mine (at least at the moment) would be getting a joint blowjob from the Sprouse twins - both on their knees, coordinately kissing, licking and sucking my dick and balls. ...Cole kissing the tip of my cock and circling his tongue around it, looking up at me submissively, as Dylan licks along the underside of the shaft; then Dylan sucking me deeply as Cole licks my balls; and so on, bringing me right up to the edge again and again, until I finally shoot my load all over their faces and shoulders, or in one of their mouths.
Pope Francis has ordered a special envoy to investigate a scandal-plagued diocese in northern Italy, where priests have reportedly been posting nude photos on gay websites, keeping girlfriends and raiding the church treasury. The Vatican confirmed that an “apostolic administrator” is heading to Albenga-Imperia, to look into accusations of wrongdoing by so-called “playboy priests.” An apostolic nuncio, or ambassador, already conducted a preliminary investigation. Bishop Mario Oliveri, who has overseen the diocese at Albenga-Imperia for almost 25 years, is expected to step down soon in favor of an auxiliary bishop. Oliveri, 70, hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing, but has been criticized for recruiting “black sheep” priests with checkered pasts—some of whom were expelled from the seminary. One priest was found guilty of organizing an under-age prostitution ring, another was forced to take naked pictures off his Facebook page. According to the Telegraph, other accusations include: • Raiding church coffers and stealing communion money • Sexually harassing parishioners and courting the “prettiest” faithful • Priest accused of having courted married woman during a procession • Living in secret with gay partners • Getting tattooed • Moon-lighting as barmen and sleeping with co-workers • Several priests convicted or investigated for child abuse Father Luciano Massaferro, a parish priest, was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing an altar girl. He was strenuously defended by Bishop Oliveri. At least one priest in the diocese is furious with what’s been allowed to go on: Father Filippo Bardini says the scandal “sickens” him. “The Bishop has consistently denied everything and rather than deal with complaints, which have been numerous, he has ignored misbehavior, covered it up, and even defended and promoted those who should have been unfrocked.” Bardini surmises that more than half of the 175 priests in the diocese are “bad apples,” with a number involved in outright criminal activities.
"To Russia With Love," produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions, features figure skater turned broadcaster Johnny Weir as host-interviewer. EPIX is bringing a documentary about gay athletes to the small screen that was partially shot during the Sochi Winter Games. Titled To Russia With Love, the documentary features figure skater turned broadcaster Johnny Weir as host-interviewer and chronicles two generations of Olympic LGBT athletes. The film is produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions. Weir was on hand at the Olympics in Russia, which has strict anti-gay laws on the books, as an on-air figure skating analyst for NBC. The documentary will make its world premiere Oct. 22. To Russia with Love examines human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes and includes interviews with legends Billie Jean King and Greg Louganis as well as the next generation of LGBT athletes who participated in the 2014 Olympic Games. Shooting worldwide in locations as diverse as Sochi, New York, Calgary, Toronto, St. Petersburg and Moscow, the film follows these athletes from the ice to the slopes as they bear the brunt of constant media questioning about Russia's anti-gay laws. Noam Gonick, who directed To Russia With Love, collected the Sochi footage without the consent of Russian authorities to protect the gay athletes who participated.
[quote]With several members of a family looking on in horror, police say the woman "hiked up her dress and engaged in an intimate act with several lawn chairs." She then began urinating on the lawn before "quite purposefully exposing her genitalia, and then posterior, to the family inside the home," according to police.
Please describe solutions to all types of socio-economic issues that would be implemented if not for the delicate, short-term sensibilities and hollow, hypocritical morality of those people the solutions would serve and the cravenness of those with the power to implement them.
Continued salute to part one and two and all the guys who aren't shy about showing their bods at the beach.
Another case of fucked up response from the police. A suicidal man calls a suicide hotline. For some reason the order for a SWAT team was given. The team "negotiated" with the suicidal man for 7 hours before deciding to go ahead and kill him. The man was not a threat to any other person. Please, for the love of God, if you or someone you know is suicidal do not call 911 or the police as it is most likely said person will be killed by the police. On the link below is another case where a man's wife calls 911 because her husband is threatening suicide. Cops show up and shoot the man in the face, twice.
The previous thread "Most annoying NPR voice" reached 600 in May 2013. When it began in May 2010, Eleanor Beardsley got the most slams. Then Zoe Chace was hired by Planet Money. There were some really funny posts about the queen of vocal fry.
She looks like the Joker.
OCT. 27, 2014 Daniel Radcliffe didn’t need a wand to shut down a reporter recently, but his response was pretty magical. While speaking to the Associated Press, the Harry Potter star, 25, reflected on a recent interview question that has been irritating him lately. “Around the time of What If, the rom com, a lot of people were saying ‘You’re a really unconventional romantic lead,’” he recalled. “Eventually I got bored of hearing that, so I kind of picked someone up on that, so I was like, ‘What about me is unconventional? Tell me.’ She said, ‘Well, I think it’s probably the fact that we associated you with playing Harry as a young boy for so long.’” Instead of taking that reaction lightly, Radcliffe replied, “’The male population has had no problem sexualizing Emma Watson immediately.’” Radcliffe’s comments come a month after his Potter costar, 24, gave a powerful and touching speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in favor of gender equality. During the discussion, the U.N. Goodwill Ambassador noted that she started being sexualized at age 14. The first Harry Potter film was released in 2001, when Watson was 11 and Radcliffe was 12. And though the series’ male lead has moved on to different projects since the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released in 2011, he remains very proud of his work on the beloved franchise. “People seem to think that everything I’m doing is a comment on Harry Potter, which it’s not,” he told the AP. “The thing I do find frustrating sometimes is that some people seem to think that by wanting to do other things, it somehow means that I’m not proud of Harry Potter, which is ludicrous.”
I am trapped in a "no broadband" area and just stumbled upon MeTV and they are playing a Wonder Woman movie. Great Zeus! I really think she might be an alien. There is no way a human being can be that perfectly beautiful. Those eyes, those tits, that waist...damn!
Continuing the jutting tradition!
Toronto election polls close at 8 p.m.
I've never attended an opera. I'm going to do so but I haven't chosen which one that will be, however, I want to avoid one that only seasoned opera fans would appreciate. Which entry level, super-popular opera would you recommend for a newbie?
Front page of the NYTimes.
and I truly believe that it is, why hasn''t evolution enabled the anus to self-lubricate? Animals have anal sex. You would think that evolution would have taken care of this issue naturally. We have a prostate up inside there after all, and that is pleasurable when stimulated. Why did Mother Nature fuck up so badly on this one?
Post all of the conspiracy theories that you believe in (but that others think you're a crazy tinfoil-hat wearing loon for doing so) here.
Continuing the tradition!
NO, this is not a hate racist question. I just want to know why they ALL pick and choose black men. It's rather odd, don't you think? Is there some sort of racial undertone going on with them?
Never thought she would leave, but she did. Guess she''s moving out to LA.%0D\ %0D\ Lisa Robertson stopped by to say goodbye. She seemed phony as hell, but I still love her.%0D\ %0D\ Sigh...%0D
Owen Pallett, musician and friend to Jian Ghomeshi, publishes statement on Facebook:
I want to learn how to cook decently instead of buying frozen or take out. What are the fundamental basics I need to learn to do/make?
It's only $19 for 2 days. Is it worths it?
Every black guy I've been with talks about his cock like its the greatest thing since sliced bread. They ask me shit like if I've ever been with a black guy and make comments about how big it and how sore I'll be. Usually when the zipper comes down I'm very disappointed. Most of the black cock I've seen has been average to small. One guy from Martinique had one nearly as big as my forearm. Seriously. So I guess my question is why do these tinymeat black guys all lie? Are they hoping I'll just accept their dick as big because they say it is?
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that the public will view his older brother, former president George W. Bush, more favorably as time passes. "In (my father's) four years as president a lot of amazing accomplishments took place," said Jeb Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush, during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "So my guess is that history will be kind to my brother, the further out you get from this and the more people compare his tenure to what's going on now." The 43rd president has largely stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office. After presiding over broad public discontent over the Iraq War and a flailing economy, George W. Bush left the White House with poor approval ratings and was notably unpopular even within his own party. Jeb Bush said he hasn't yet spoken to their famous parents about the idea of his own 2016 run. "I don't want to begin the process to think about it until it's the proper time to do so," he said. Jeb Bush was interviewed on NBC as a part of a media blitz to promote his new book, 'Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution." He has come under fire this week for failing to include a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants in his proposed immigration plan, a turnaround from his previous embrace of that proposal. He acknowledged Sunday that he could still back a plan that includes a path to citizenship but said that his book was intended to offer a reform plan that conservatives strongly opposed to "amnesty" could still support. "If they can find a way to get to a path to citizenship over the long haul, then I would support that," he said of ongoing bipartisan negotiators on the reform effort. "But this book was written to try to get people that were against reform to be for it. And it is a place where I think a lot of conservatives should feel comfortable, that there's a way to do this and not violate their principles." Asked whether or not he thinks he is more likely than his fellow immigration reform advocate and Floridian Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to end up in the Oval Office, Bush poked fun at "addicts" of political journalism. "You guys are crack addicts," he told host David Gregory. (He later jokingly corrected that characterization to "heroin addicts.") "You really are obsessed with all this politics."
The Cockyboys have just wrapped up a world tour promoting their first “literary endeavor,” an erotic coffee table photo book titled A Thing of Beauty. The entire Cockyboys crew — Jake Jaxson, RJ Sebastian, Benny Moorecock, Jake Bass, Max Ryder, and Levi Karter — traveled across the globe, from New York to London to Berlin to Paris, signing books and meeting fans. (And no doubt having lots of fun in their hotel rooms afterwards.) A Thing of Beauty became a bestseller when it was released last month, reaching the top ten in photography books on Amazon. There are tons of photos from the events, but funny we don’t see anyone actually reading anything at the bookstores where they were snapped. Check out these photos of the young scribes on the road…
Can I actually have sex if I have AIDS? I hear guys with HIV/AIDS are still screwing like rabbits even though they have the manmade disease. I need to be fucked to calm the hell down, but I don't want to infect anybody. What to do?
She's not even trying to pretend to be straight anymore!
Which corporation operating in the U.S. is the most heinous? Current trends would note that Hobby Lobby did whatever was necessary for the rotting old corpses on SCOTUS to deem corporations as people too with Bill of Rights protections. Another would be Burger King for moving to Canada to avoid paying taxes…..yes, they are doing it legally, after their lobbyists bribed Congress to make it all legal….and aren’t even bothered to take Justin Bieber and Ted Cruz back to their homelands with them. I’d still nominate Wal-Mart as the most heinous corporation the U.S. has ever seen. It underpays its employees, deprives them of health insurance, caused a total collapse of U.S. manufacturing via its insistence that those jobs be moved to Asia, has destroyed small businesses, has the last call on minimum wage increases (with the last increase being sealed after Congress agreed to eliminate most estate taxes at the behest of the Walton family) and concentrated much of the wealth in the U.S. in the hands of Sam Walton’s six children. Granted, Satan did call one of the sons home a few years back. The cuntiest of the bunch spent over a billion dollars to open up an art museum in bum fuck Arkansas, while Wal-Mart employees struggled to make ends meet, often ending up on public assistance funded by us the taxpayers while their masters got richer and richer, and continued contributing to our less than noble members of Congress to keep the status quo. So, what do think the most heinous corporation in the U.S. at this time? Do you try to avoid it? Do Americans deserve this nonsense since we so easily vote for easily corrupted public officials?
Last night saw the launch of the Warwick Rowers' 2015 calendar at the May Fair Hotel. It was always going to be a tough gig: a load of hot, scantily-clad rowers parading around in their lycra. But we just about managed it. Lots of the boys from the calendar were on hand to discuss the year's calendar and the good causes it raises money for. That included Sir Ian McKellen, who turned up to host the event. And he soon made some new friends. “I was delighted to be asked, and more than happy to help the boys with the amazing work they are doing through Sport Allies. Though I did ask them to make clear on the invitation that I would remain clothed throughout the event.” The charity calendar has been running since 2005, when it sold only a handful of copies. Now it's been bought in 77 countries, and raised a huge amount of money for Sport Allies, their charity that raises money for LGBT people in sport. And we can see why gay people might like this. GT's fitness expert Chris Jones even made a new friend in Laurie Hulse, one of the hunky rowers. Laurie said: “Working closely with the LGBT community we’ve heard first hand of their experiences of bullying and the struggle to come to terms with their sexuality. As well as funding our outreach work we also hope we can make a statement with these calendars. We are happy to get naked for everyone to enjoy. If everyone could be more positive and accepting of other people’s sexuality, the world would be a better place. And top end sport could offer the role models to LGBT youth that they desperately need and currently lack.” The A3, glossy calendars are now on sale in shops for £14.99. Or you can get one now from their website for £12.99.
Let's say the pay was enough to make you happy, no matter what it was you were doing. I'd spend the day in a beautiful kitchen - cooking, baking, chopping, slicing and dicing. I'd be listening to 70s rock, burning some incense and swigging beer. (just enough for a warm buzz) .. You?
All the Youtube "celebrities" are pretty sad. I find myself not being able to like any of their crap. It's just a bunch of people who seem to enjoy hearing themselves talk and I know DLers are going to give me shit for saying that, but I don't go on youtube to see any of those so-called youtube celebrities, I just go on youtube to watch music videos and movie trailers. Almost every other thing on that site is crap.
Scroll to the bottom for the whole quote. Your eyes will pop out of your head.
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the speech that made Ronald Reagan a star—and, in the process, changed America forever. Like a lot of moments that seem inevitable in the rear view mirror of history, Ronald Reagan’s October 27th, 1964 speech almost never happened. For years, Ronald Reagan had been honing a speech he gave between acting jobs -- a combination of bio, political philosophy and a call to arms for the conservative cause. In August 1964, Reagan wowed the crowd at a Barry Goldwater fundraiser held at Hollywood’s classic Coconut Grove nightclub. In his autobiography, An American Life, Reagan recalled that after the fundraiser, a group of wealthy donors “asked me if I would be willing to repeat the speech I’d just given for Goldwater on national television if they could raise the money to buy airtime for it.” Reagan agreed. Worried that it would be flat without an audience, he delivered it before a crowd of Republicans in an NBC studio. It was scheduled for a nation-wide half hour run in prime time on Oct. 27th, 1964. As an election tactic, it was a Hail-Mary move: a half-hour address by an aging actor of no political standing or constituency. Not surprisingly, some around Barry Goldwater thought it was a lousy idea. “A few days before the speech was scheduled to go on the air,” Reagan later wrote, “I got a call from Barry Goldwater. He sounded uneasy and a little uncomfortable. Some of his advisers, Barry said, wanted him to use the airtime that had been purchased for my speech to rebroadcast a videotape of a meeting he’d had at Gettysburg with Ike Eisenhower.” Reagan knew the worked in front of a Republican audience and was savvy enough in the ways of television to appreciate the awfulness of the proposed replacement. “I’d seen the film showing Barry’s meeting with Eisenhower at Gettysburg and didn’t think it was all that impressive,” Reagan wrote in a nice bit of understatement. Reagan made the case for his speech, and Goldwater was persuaded. It became an overnight sensation. In retrospect, it was a perfect political moment for Reagan: No one blamed him for the Goldwater loss and, at a time when the Republican Party was desperate for leadership, he was a potential star. That spring, a group of wealthy donors approached Reagan with the idea of running for California Governor. “After I heard what they said,” Reagan wrote, “I almost laughed them out of the house. I can’t recall my exact words, but I said, in effect, ‘You’re out of your mind.’” There’s no reason to believe this is false modesty. While he had grown increasingly interested in politics as his film career faded, he was an actor whose world was still much more show business than politics. This was still the Ronald Reagan who’d asked his pal William Holden to be his best man when he married Nancy. It’s interesting to think how different history might have been if that Eisenhower meeting Barry Goldwater had aired instead of Reagan’s speech. “I didn’t know it then,” Regan wrote, “but that speech was one of the most important milestones of my life.” Sixteen years later Ronald Reagan won the Presidency. In the interim, Reagan was elected governor twice, ran for president twice, and gave countless speeches, including a beautifully crafted 1980 acceptance speech. Over the next eight years, President Reagan gave many great speeches: the emotional ode to the fallen in Normandy, the Berlin “Tear down this wall” challenge to Gorbachev, the sorrowful, elegiac tribute to the lost Challenger astronauts. But the October 1964 telecast is still regarded as the defining Ronald Reagan speech. The enduring quality of “The Speech” lies in the perception that it both launched the career of one of conservatism’s greatest figures and “defined conservatism for fifty years,” as Craig Shirley, author of two superb books on Reagan, put it. It was also unusually structured. There was no warming up of the audience with an opening bit of humor, or an attempt to deliver a tough message in a feel good package. It started with the blunt assertion that things were worse than most of the public realized. “Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity,” Reagan proclaimed in the opening minute. “The line has been used, ‘We've never had it so good.’ But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn't something on which we can base our hopes for the future.” Reagan proceeds to paint a grim picture of the State of the Union, starting with the economy and moving to Vietnam. “No nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that reached a third of its national income,” he warned. “We haven't balanced our budget 28 out of the last 34 years. We've raised our debt limit three times in the last twelve months, and now our national debt is one and a half times bigger than all the combined debts of all the nations of the world.” At a time when support for fighting Communism in Vietnam was rarely challenged, he asked a blunt question that was years before it’s time: “As for the peace that we would preserve, I wonder who among us would like to approach the wife or mother whose husband or son has died in South Vietnam and ask them if they think this is a peace that should be maintained indefinitely?” In a message that would resonate profoundly if given today, he warned against the intrusive power of a faceless state. “I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.” It was a deeply contrarian speech when the hope of a “Great Society” was at a peak, when it was still possible to believe we could win decisively in Vietnam and housing projects were a sure stepping stone to a better life. “If government planning and welfare had the answer, shouldn't we expect government to read the score to us once in a while?” Reagan asked, “Shouldn't they be telling us about the decline each year in the number of people needing help? But the reverse is true. Each year, the need grows great, the program grows greater.” All good speeches have a consistent theme, and Reagan’s was mistrust of government and faith in the individual. As he would later prove in sweeping victories, it was a message he believed transcended ideology and party. “I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines,” he said, reminding the audience of his history as a Democrat. “You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down.” Read today, the speech still vibrates with a passionate intensity rarely found in any contemporary political discourse. This wasn’t a focused-grouped, calculated appeal to different constituencies. It was the voice of one man, deeply troubled by the course of his nation. Just as the Gettysburg Address was written without expectation that it would find greatness, Reagan’s speech was not intended to launch a career or a movement. It was a message from the heart. Like it or hate it, like him or hate him, on Oct. 27th, 1964, Ronald Reagan told America what he deeply believed. And it’s a hell of a speech.
In 2005, just a few days before Halloween, a Delaware woman hung herself from a tree by a busy street. Her body swung for several hours in open view of traffic because people assumed it was a Halloween decoration. In 2009 a 75 year-old California man committed suicide on his apartment balcony by shooting himself through the eye. His body remained there for days and almost every resident of the apartment saw it and assumed it was a Halloween display. Multiple people, usually teen males, have accidently killed themselves while decorating for Halloween and often by using nooses in their display. Many workers at haunted house attractions have also been accidently hung by a faulty noose. In one case a teen boy was strangled to death by a noose and nobody came to his aid because everyone thought he was acting. Many other deaths of employees of haunted houses occur from various accidents. Just this year a Washington teen age boy dressed as a zombie and employed as part of a Halloween attraction was run over by a bus and was killed. Harry Houdini, River Phoenix, and Indira Ghandi all died on Halloween. Halloween is not all fun and games. Unfortunately death is real and sometimes it pays a visit on this night of scares and pranks. Hope everyone has a safe Halloween this year.
I was just talking with a female friend who said she feels unsafe when men catcall her. But unless it happens at night or when she's vulnerable (i.e. drunk or alone), wouldn't it be flattering? I wonder if a lot of women pretend to be annoyed when they really love it.
Even when I am naked...I respond in kind. When that same comment, yes even hello in the same tone of voice is put forward by a creepy old troll, or yes, a black man, I consider it harassment. It is unwanted attention and should be.....allowed. The problem with the woman in the video is that if a hot white man said hello she would not consider it harassment.
George Eads will take a leave of absence from the long-running drama after engaging in a heated exchange with one of the show's writers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The actor, who has played Nick Stokes since the series premiered in 2000, will appear in the first three episodes of CSI's upcoming 14th season. Producer CBS Television Studios declined to reveal a date for his return but said he would be back later this season. "George Eads will not appear in several episodes during the first half of the season. We look forward to him returning to CSI very soon," a rep for CBS TV Studios said in a statement to THR. The actor signed on to return as a regular along with the rest of the cast when CBS renewed the series in March. His absence, sources say, is not considered an attempt to renegotiate his contract. Eads -- and co-star Jorja Fox -- were both briefly fired from CSI in 2004 after a short-lived salary standoff with the network and studio. Instead, Eads was unhappy with the creative direction of his character, sources tell THR, and clashed with an eight-months-pregnant co-writer of a recent episode. Word of the incident is said to have gotten back to showrunner Carol Mendelsohn and resulted in a meeting that ended with Eads threatening to quit. A rep for Eads declined to comment. Eads is one of only three actors who have been with CSI from the start (Paul Guilfoyle and Eric Szmanda are the others). Fox left and later returned to the show. Sources tell THR that Eads' absence will be addressed in the fourth episode of the season when Catherine (Marg Helgenberger, who will reprise her role in the landmark 300th episode) hand-picks his character to receive special training at Quantico. CSI returns Sept. 25 on CBS.
Discuss World Cup eye candy and other matters here.
Yes I'm on a roll. Queen Letizia needs to eat something. But I bet she has fans here who appreciate her near-anorexic frame. King Felipe looks nice but not so bright. His sisters Elena and Cristina are really ugly. His mom made some serious anti-gay comments a few years ago. Juan Carlos is still fucking around on her too at his advanced old age. How close is Spain to becoming a republic?
What is it like? Do they just lie there and expect you to do all the work?
All newscasters do this to some extent but Rachel Maddow is the absolute WORST. At the end of every talking head, before the start of every commercial break, basically whenever she has the opportunity, there she goes: Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle! She isn't even looking at the papers she is shuffling half the time. What is she doing? Is this a crutch?
I don't get it: are members of all Japanese boy bands gay as hell or is that just the way men dress over there? Even if that's just their fashion I honestly can't imagine any of these lip glossed twinks licking pussy. And why would any horny teenage girl like their idols dressed like this?
The Shining is on cable this morning. It's been years since I've watched it. I think the music should be its own character because it is wonderful. Was Jack Nicholson drunk during the entire shooting of this movie? He appears to be. Lastly, in older movies when people are driving cars, why do they move their hands so dramatically on the wheel? Was it that difficult to steer a car in the 1980s?
Are there any other Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans on DL? What''s your favorite episode?
Which do you like/not like I usually use google chrome but it saves all the downloads/documents I open in my email. I hate having to delete all the stuff.
Two House committees are demanding answers after learning that the Affordable Care Act makes foreign diplomats eligible for health care subsidies. Obamacare has a loophole that allows foreign diplomats to receive healthcare subsidies, the House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs Committees revealed Wednesday as they announced a joint investigation. “According to the Department of Health and Human Services, foreign diplomats holding ‘A’ or ‘G’ visas are eligible to participate in an array of medical programs administered by the federal government, including participation in Health Insurance Marketplaces governed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” wrote chairmen Ed Royce and Dave Camp in a letter to to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The Secretary of Health and Human Services has informed the Committee on Foreign Affairs that, if they meet basic ACA requirements, ‘a foreign diplomat could satisfy the statutory criteria to be eligible for a premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.” Several key pieces of information remain to be discovered: how many diplomats have received these subsidies, if any; and how much this has cost the American government. To this end, the chairmen of the two committees are asking (PDF) the IRS for answers. “Many Americans would be surprised to learn that their tax dollars may be subsidizing health coverage for foreign diplomats,” wrote Royce and Camp. “We are seeking to determine how many such individuals participate in these programs and the total cost of such benefits.” The existence of the loophole itself is noteworthy, Republicans argue, and say taxpayers shouldn’t be held responsible for subsidizing the health costs of foreign diplomats. “We fully support the ability of foreign diplomats to purchase health care coverage in the United States. We do not, however, believe that American taxpayers should subsidize these services,” the letter continues. The Department of Health and Human Services has informed the House Foreign Affairs Committee that “a foreign diplomat could satisfy the statutory criteria to be eligible for a premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.” And the State Department has circulated notices to foreign diplomats that inform them about Obamacare and note that “the benefits of the United States Affordable Care Act are available” to them. The State Department has already told House Foreign Affairs Committee investigators that it did not keep data on how many foreign diplomats “obtain government-funded benefits.” Similarly, the Department of Health and Human Services could not provide investigators with that information. Investigators from the House Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means Committees said they wanted information from the IRS on the foreign diplomats that have received premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act, as well its associated costs, by Nov. 12. The investigation stems from Dec. 2013 charges that 25 Russian diplomats allegedly tried to obtain fraudulent Medicaid benefits.
Totally unremarkable in every way. Height: 5' 5" Bust: 32" Waist: 26" Hips: 34" No charisma or charm like her sister. I see girls every day in London who are much better looking an charismatic.
As tweeted today from Steven Soderbergh's twitter account. Soderbergh will not direct but has offered his DP services. In addition, he will also be the cinematographer.
Tell us some things that you''ve used to fuck yourself with that wasn''t a penis or a dildo. Its anonymous, so please be honest.%0D\ %0D\ I''ll start, the top of a bowling pin.
This morning he said, "Take my load you dirty f-word whore cum dump."\ \ Is this the way he really feels? Afterwards, I felt like total dirt.
He is 35,unmarried, rarely attends public events with a girl on his arm, no hint of a girlfriend. If he is gay coming out just might help his career at this point. I also think he is very handsome.
I was Verbally & Emotionally GangRaped just a few hours ago. Today I have a presentation to give at work. So I dressed appropriately in my 5 inch heels, black leather pencil miniskirt & a cute form-hugging blouse that accents the Double D's I bought myself last Christmas. I arrived at the office early & jumped on the elevator so I could get to my desk. Within seconds a few creepy employees who I don't know (one Black & one Latino) got on the elevator as well. One immediately hurled a verbal punch with an unwanted "Good Morning". The other verbally ripped my blouse with a "Hi" & what looked like a wink! A wink!!! He may as well had shot a hot load across my face! Then they both proceeded to emotionally rape me with their smug smiles & mere existence. I stood there trembling in Anger, Humiliation & Fear, waiting for my chance to break free. Those 20 seconds seemed like an eternity! Finally the elevator door opened & I ran like Hell in my Louboutins! I ran & I ran & I ran. All the way to Human Resources. Somehow I managed to tell them about the rape & unwanted sexual advances while choking back tears. I'LL HAVE THEIR JOBS FOR THIS!!! I WON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE ANY LONGER. THE HARASSMENT & VERBAL RAPES (HELLO & GOOD MORNING) MUST STOP NOW!!!!!
Colton Haynes and Tom Hardy have talked about shoes in interviews.
That is the best way to ingrain yourself into people's minds and become part of the social zeilguist. When you think back on the iconic 80s and 90s shows, you think of their theme songs. If they didn't have any, you wouldn't have anything to think back on or remember them by. They wouldn't be iconic. It'll be so sad in 20 years when we wouldn't be able to remenience back on today's shows since there's no theme songs. Also, without opening credits, you never know who is playing who so you don't get to know the actors' names. Big mistake the networks are making these days.
You know it's true.
Can you explain the physics of the Lucky Pierre?
Thank jeebus nobody was on board. Hope no one on the ground was hurt or killed.
"If you don't like swearing, um, or angry people from Wisconsin, then turn you mother f-er camera off NOW!"
Addresses some of the Ree Ree rumors, including the one where her father fathered her own baby.....
I never cared for her in the past, I always thought she sounded too whiney, plus I'm not a big country fan. The song "You Belong With Me" makes me picture a little girl holding a struggling kitten trying to escape from her. "If you could see That I'm the one Who understands you. Been here all along. So, why can't you see— You belong with me, You belong with me?" But, as a huge lover of '80s music, after I heard the song "Out of the Woods" (which reminds me of T'Pau's "Heart and Soul"), I just HAD to buy Taylor's new album 1989. A few years ago, I shuddered at the rumored possibility of her playing Eponine in the Les Mis movie, but in retrospect, I think she actually would have done a better job than the lackluster Samantha Barks. I think Taylor Swift would have had more commercial appeal, and perhaps Les Mis would have made even more money at the box office.
This guy is so annoying in a very New Jersey sort of way.
All Canadians are raised to be polite. So it would be shocking to hear stories of rude Canadian celebrities. If you have stories, share them here.
By request. What you would like to do with them?
For some reason there is a lot of stuff on the internet about his being the ultimate closet case. He was buds with Rock Hudson. He didn't get along with Montgomery Clift. The rumors about John Ford, his buddy, are now out there.
Whatever happened to their two day shipping? I rarely ever get an item in 2 days anymore. I can order 6 Iinstock items, yet they all have different delivery dates. I ordered 4 in stock books yesterday and only one is set to be delivered by Tuesday. The others don't have tracking numbers yet. Ordered Thursday, delivered Tuesday. The math doesn't add up. When one places an order and chooses a prime 2-day shipping, it will give estimated delivery dates as being more than 2 days away (and I'm not including weekends). How can they call it 2 day shipping when the EDD exceeds 2 days? How can Amazon raise the price of Prime, when they can't keep their 2 day delivery promises? Am I alone here? Is there a district manager to could call to get their asses reamed?
Full tweet in response to X-rated video NSFW (It's obviously not him): "I'm 100% not homophobic. But I'm also 100% not gay so when somebody says I am I'm gunna say I'm not which does not make me a homophobe"
You could be too. Actress Tracy Nelson went broke from having Cancer three times because insurance companies wouldn't insure her because of a pre-existing condition. Watch and pass it on.
Serious replies only. If so, have you had an experience with one?
Bill Cosby (rape) Michael Jackson (molesting kids) Robert Blake (murder) Who else?
Terry Rakolta is a resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is married to John Rakolta, the CEO of Walbridge, and the General Consul for Romania's Honorary General Consulate in Detroit., And they have four children, three daughters:Paige, Eileen and Lauren and a son, John Rakolta, Jr. Rakolta's sister, Ronna Romney, is a Republican political activist and radio talk show host, who was formerly married to G. Scott Romney, the son of former Michigan governor George Romney and brother of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Rakolta's husband was a National Chairman for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign., her daughter Lauren was also a major figure in Mitt Romney's campaign and previously had worked for Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. She is currently the finance director for Rick Snyder's campaign to be governor of Michigan. "Married… with Children boycott" Rakolta was prompted to write to the sponsors of Married… with Children after watching the episode "Her Cups Runneth Over" on January 15, 1989, in which Al Bundy and his friend Steve purchase a bra for Al's wife, Peggy. Several sponsors decided to cancel their commercials in response. Fox responded to the boycott by moving the show's time slot from 8:30 to 9 PM and toning down the level of "raunch" in the series, reducing the amount of sexual content and implied nudity. Fox also decided not to air a potentially offensive episode titled "I'll See You in Court". Known as the "Lost Episode", it was finally aired in 2002 on FX and was packaged with the rest of the third season in the 2005 DVD release. The episode has aired outside America as a regular episode of season three ever since the show went into syndication. Rakolta made several appearances on television talk shows and news programs at the time, including Nightline. However, the boycott did little economic damage to Fox and to Married… with Children. A year after the boycott, nearly all the defecting advertisers had returned, and ratings were higher. Rakolta herself felt that her boycott had contributed to the show's higher viewership. Rakolta later founded "Americans for Responsible Television" to fight against other shows that she deemed offensive, including shows by Phil Donahue and Howard Stern.
So Satan marries a Jewish woman in Iraq. She lays an egg, which hatches and pops out a wild-eyed, bearded madman the proud couple names the "ISIS-ling." Their son becomes known as "Beheader." He lops off heads with a bloody sword, shoots people dead and blows up everything in his path with homemade bombs. For exercise, he lifts barbells made of human skulls. This is Iraq under a future Islamic state, as imagined in "State of Superstition," a hit comedy on state-run Al Iraqiya TV. The half-hour show turns a deadly serious subject — the reign of terror imposed by the extremist group Islamic State in parts of Iraq and Syria — into fodder for spoof and satire. The Beheader character is a comic takedown of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph and Islamic State leader. An actor in a preposterously long and tangled fake beard — one of a couple of dozen fake beards glued on to characters each episode by an overworked makeup artist — plays him as a slogan-spewing buffoon. The show takes enormous risks in the name of satire in a country where Islamic State has tortured and killed Iraqis and set off car bombs that have killed hundreds of people. "Making a comedy about Islamic State is like trying to defuse a bomb," said Thair Chiad, the show's urbane writer and creator. "One mistake and you die." "Somehow," Chiad said, letting out a rueful laugh in his office next to the soundstage where the show is filmed, "we've managed to avoid blowing ourselves up, thanks to God." Chiad said he and several cast members had been threatened with death by Islamic State. Some actors have refused to have their names listed in the credits for fear of retaliation from the militant group's "sleeper cells," which set off car bombs almost every day in Baghdad. Wissam Abd Wahad, an actor who plays Islamic State's hapless minister of security, said he shut down his Facebook page and changed his email address after receiving death threats. Because he insisted that his name be listed in the credits, Wahad said, his family rarely lets him leave home after returning from work. He takes a different route to and from the station every day. Neither the show nor the police provide any special protection. Wahad, 31, said he was eager to join the show after reading the script because he wanted to do his part to expose Islamic State as a destructive force that has perverted Islam. "As actors, we can be soldiers in the country's fight against Daesh," Wahad said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. "It's a small thing I can do for my country." Wahad played a handsome Lothario on TV before joining "State of Superstition." "I went from heaven to hell," he joked.
What's he been doing for the last 20 years? He's a decent liberal and I've always liked him. Did he struggle with divorcing his wife and marrying Marlo? Does anyone know his kids?
Is she still phoning in from home?
CHARLESTOWN, IN — A town is working to “demolish a working-class neighborhood” by seizing 354 homes and passing the land off to a private commercial developer. Using federal dollars and the highly-abused power of eminent domain, the city intends to evict multitudes of families to make way for economic progress. The community under fire is called “Pleasant Ridge.” It contains hundreds of small homes that were built during World War II as military housing. Today the homes are privately-owned and contain working-class and poor families, many of which have owned their homes for decades. The City of Charlestown intends to demolish the community in order to allow new commercial and residential real estate to be built in its place — privately-owned real estate. The city declared its intentions in June 2014, when it applied to the state for permission to use eminent domain and for $5.3 million in “Hardest Hit Funds,” a federal grant program administered through Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP). The land grab might not have been economically feasible if not for being directly subsidized and incentivized by the federal government. Protests against the looming seizure have persisted for months, and Pleasant Ridge formed its own neighborhood association this summer to coordinate opposition. The government’s decision on the project is supposed to be made in November or December. The perilous power of eminent domain has been in use for as long as governments have existed, but it was traditionally (and constitutionally) constrained to projects involving “public use” of the land. These might have included roads or government facilities. In 2005, however, the U.S. Supreme Court egregiously ruled that it was “constitutional” for a city to seize homes for the benefit of private developers (see: Kelo v. City of New London). The benefits of “economic development” have been henceforth recognized to trump private property rights in the USA. In other words, people can be involuntarily kicked off land they own free-and-clear, if government bureaucrats believe another private party could use it to bring in more tax revenue for the city. The City of Charlestown has been further justifying its authoritarian maneuver by claiming that the Pleasant Ridge community is “blighted” and full of drugs, crime, and “transients.” Officials claim building retail stores and new homes would be an improvement to Charlestown. Residents contest these allegations, striking blows at the city’s credibility. And, even if the claims were found to contain shades of truth, they would not morally excuse the wholesale violation of any family’s right to be secure in their own private property. “I’ve never had any trouble in this neighborhood, not one problem,” said resident Ellen Keith, who has lived in the community since 1968 and raised a family there. “The mayor wants to say that we have a crime and drug problem. … I guess because we’re a poor neighborhood, they want to label it like that.” “We’re not transients. We’re real people,” Mrs. Keith continued. “These people are my real neighbors, and I love my neighbors. … My house is not for sale.” The use of eminent domain comes with compensation to the evicted landowners. As the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “No person shall be… be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The City of Charlestown has proclaimed that a paltry sum of $6,000 per home is the amount of “just compensation” that will be administered to the Pleasant Ridge refugees if the land grab takes place. The nonprofit law firm Institute for Justice (IJ) has taken up the cause of Pleasant Ridge, leading the charge to defend the private property rights of the community.
or is it staged? I'm not sure what the laws are there. I sometimes find it depressing to watch, which can make it unfappable.
Apparently Korina was forced to show up at the reunion. It's in the contract. But the trailer makes it look as though she walks out.
What bliss that must have been.
Mama Milano! Alyssa Milano offered a rare intimate peek at her breasts when she shared an intimate photo of herself on Instagram. The Mistresses actress captioned the black-and-white image, "Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams."
Facially and/or "bodily".
I'm talking about relationships and not hookups. Someone told me that you should never commit to your first love because it will end in disaster and that you second relationship is always better than your first.
His photo-shoot for Flaunt is deserving of its own thread.
"This is America!" he shouts while in cuffs on the ground.
He can never play football again.
Ok, there is no doubt now. NONE.
What are you dressing up as this year?
The last two posts, about the Gaysian invasion and King Tut, really fell short of both wit and wisdom for me. The former is a stupid racist knock-off from a joke that should have died in the Catskills fifty years ago, and the latter is such a tired, stale swipe at lesbians that seems left over from another era as well. Usually I quite enjoy the W&W, so I wonder if someone new is doing the choosing. The third one about the ribbons and learning to count is really funny, but only in the context of the preceding ranting post, which is not included. The rest in the current column, especially the Identity Politics, Gay Goodwill, Nurse Catherine Hicks, and Palin brawl entries, are gems of the quality I am accustomed to.
Well, that was a great opening! Glad to have Ollie, Felicity, Roy, and Diggle back!
I'm not trying to be xenophobic with my post but I just find it very strange. My boyfriend is American and he had lamb for the first time at the age of 32. I have seen it in some supermarkets in the States but it's very expensive and usually imported from NZ or somewhere else. I really enjoy a good roast lamb and it's really as good as any beef steak.
More than a 30 year age difference ..... How often does this work out ? (yah, yah, I know .... as long as he can afford to pay .... ha ha) .... but seriously, do you know of a lot of success stories ? (I know there''s a whole community out there, so there must be a lot of success .... right ?)%0D\ %0D\ I know of one couple where they met when the younger guy was in his early 20''s and the older guy was in his 40''s ..... neither is ''rich'' .... and they''re still together.
I have no doubt that he's done stuff with guys when he was younger, but I believe him when he says he's really only had relationships with women. Here he is doing his 10 Days of Halloween where he talks about horror movies, and he talks about how he shouldn't have kids, and that "Condoms are my friend!" In an earlier video, he was talking about how disappointed he was in THE HAUNTING where Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lili Taylor didn't hook up. Gay leaning men don't talk that way.
I can't figure it out. It's not that we need someone to do actual heavy lifting for us, or to physically protect me. All muscles really mean is that someone is physically disciplined for a long period of time and has enough leisure time to go regularly to the gym.
Are you good at it? Any tips for those of us who are horribly bad at it?
I'll start- "setting the world to rights" Ewww.
It's the American version of the hugely successful British show Gogglebox. Various people sit around and discuss television shows as they're airing. Is there a cute gay couple in this one?
Why didn''t childhood orthodontry catch on?
Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
Would you have sex with someone who is just barely old enough to be considered of the age of conscent? and Why or why not? The most common age of conscent is 16. Age of consent is 16 in these states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia. Age of consent is 17 in these states: Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Wyoming Age of consent 18 in these states: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin
Sam Smith is the new belle of the ball, the male Adele. He currently has three songs that are on the Billboard Hot 100. He is featured on the song "La La La" by Naughty Boy, which peaked at #19. He is featured on the song "Latch" by Disclosure, which peaked at #34. His song "Stay With Me" is currently rising on the charts, so far peaking at #49. Sam Smith says that much of the songs he's written were based on a heartbreak over a guy. And here is his new music video for "Leave Your Lover" which features him in a bisexual love triangle. The only thing that bothers me is... why did they have to cast a BLACK guy as his love interest? Couldn't they have picked a better looking white guy?
Thanks to Netflix, many of us are familiar with the concept of new TV series that premiere not on broadcast or cable television, but on a streaming entertainment service. And Netflix isn't the only streaming service getting into the act. Starting Friday, Amazon Prime subscribers have access to the entire first season of a new series called Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor. To watch the show, which its publicity material describes as a "dark comedy series," you have to pay for Amazon Prime, that online seller's discount shipping-fee service. If you do that, you have access to Amazon Prime Instant Video — you just have to find it. Maura used to be Mort, who was married with three kids. Now the kids are grown, and she's getting used to her new identity. Tambor plays the role without any hint of cheap humor.i Maura used to be Mort, who was married with three kids. Now the kids are grown, and she's getting used to her new identity. Tambor plays the role without any hint of cheap humor. Transparent is created by Jill Soloway, who directed the movie Afternoon Delight and, more to the point for TV fans, was a writer and producer on HBO's Six Feet Under. That was a wonderful series about a complicated, often dysfunctional, usually volatile family — and so is Transparent. Tambor stars as Mort Pfefferman, the patriarch of a fractured family. His ex-wife, Shelly, played by the delightful sitcom veteran Judith Light, divorced him more than a decade ago. Their three grown children have their own lives, all of which are messy. And when Mort invites the kids to dinner at his place, they all fear that he's about to tell them he has cancer. But that's not it. What he wants to tell them is that he's decided, at age 70, to make some very significant life changes. He's in therapy and attending a support group in order to ease the transition to his new identity as a she — as Maura, after a lifetime of denying her inner and real self by, as she puts it, "dressing up like a man." 'Transparent' is a drama/comedy series that could, in theory, make the Emmy nominations next year in either of those categories. It's that good. Tambor plays this character completely straight — so to speak — without any hint of cheap humor. And it's Tambor's commitment to the role that makes Transparent work so well, and so quickly. When Maura, dressed in a wig and a loose-fitting blouse, explains to her support group where she is in her journey to a new sexual identity, there's no condescension whatsoever. Not from the group, and certainly not from the way Tambor plays her. In the four episodes of Transparent I've previewed, those children — played by Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker — all have their own issues, which are thrown into a different perspective as their father becomes someone new to them. They all establish their roles quickly, and draw you into their own respective storylines — and Judith Light, as the acerbic and witty ex-wife, does a great job with a very meaty role. Maura attends a support group to ease the transition to her new identity.i Maura attends a support group to ease the transition to her new identity. One of the surprises with Transparent is how traditional it is, despite its unusual premise. The closest thing to it on TV right now is NBC's Parenthood, a drama with lots of sometimes dark humor, about a family filled with very different personality types, who somehow find ways to connect with and support one another — except when they don't.
Whatever to them? A novelty act in Vegas?
Tell me about New Orleans please. A friend is taking a job there. Anything interesting culturally, art scene etc?
OCTOBER 24, 2014 Baker opens up lead over Coakley in new poll Republican Charlie Baker has opened up a 9-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley, 45 percent to 36 percent, according to a new Globe poll that depicts a far more comfortable advantage than either candidate for governor has enjoyed in months. The poll reflects an October surge in independent voters toward Baker’s column. It was independents who provided Governor Deval Patrick with his margins of victory in 2006 and 2010. Baker’s standing has improved from last week’s poll, which showed the two candidates dead even. It can be attributed largely to the gains he has made in voters’ perceptions of who would improve the economy and manage state government, areas that already were tilting his way. At the same time, Baker has offset the deficits he faced on issues such as education and health care, where Coakley still holds an edge, but a diminished one. “There is just positive movement in every single metric we can ask around Baker,” said pollster John Della Volpe, chief executive of SocialSphere Inc., which conducts the weekly poll for the Globe. “The more voters have gotten to know him, the stronger he performs.” Overall, Baker has moved from 38 percent support to 45 percent since late August. Coakley dropped 5 points this week, the poll found, after having held steady throughout much of the fall. Baker’s growth, said Della Volpe, has come almost entirely from voters who have made up their minds since the beginning of September. Eleven percent of voters remain undecided. The live telephone survey of 500 likely Massachusetts voters was conducted between Oct. 19 and Oct. 22 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. The Globe typically surveys 400 voters a week on the governor’s race but this week added an extra 100 interviews to broaden the scope of the survey. On questions about other matters, the 400-voter, three-day sample was maintained; those questions carry a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. The poll depicts an electorate highly susceptible to the recent barrage of political advertising on television. Two weeks ago, Coakley, the state’s attorney general, led Baker by 5 points in the same poll. According to estimates from Kantar Media/CMAG, a firm that tracks political television commercials, $2.2 million in ads paid for by gubernatorial candidates and allied groups — more than 1,700 individual spots — aired on broadcast television from Oct. 12 through Oct. 19. The campaign’s three unenrolled candidates continue to have little impact. Evan Falchuk garners 3 percent in the poll, and both Jeffrey S. McCormick and Scott Lively drawing 2 percent. Also on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election are four policy referendums. Voters are evenly divided, at 42 percent, on whether to eliminate the provision in a new state law linking the gas tax to cost of living. A question on whether to expand the state “bottle bill,” by requiring deposits on nonalcoholic, noncarbonated beverages fares far worse, with just 29 percent supporting the measure, and 63 percent opposed. Voters also appear determined to keep in motion the state’s move toward casino gambling, with 53 percent opposed to a measure to outlaw casinos, slot machines, and simulcast horserace betting. Thirty-nine percent support repeal. Almost the same division marks voter reaction to a question on paid sick time. Fifty-three percent support a measure to grant employees earned sick time under certain conditions, while 35 percent oppose it. In the governor’s race, Baker has picked up momentum with an across-the-board improvement on questions where voters were asked which candidate would do a better job handling certain broad policy areas. For instance, in mid-September, the poll gave him a 15-point lead over Coakley on creating jobs. In this week’s poll, he is ahead by 24 points. Voters still think Coakley would do better ensuring high-quality, affordable health care, but the 15-point edge she had in mid-September is now down to 6 points.
This was a pretty famous case years ago. This teenage scumbag raped two high school girls and then fled to Europe and lived the high life with his rich parents' help. I knew people who knew him and they all said he was damn guilty. He was brought back to the US and convicted to 20 years in prison. He's out on parole right now...he served 10 years and got out on good behavior. I hated that guy. Does anyone know any new details? Has he reformed? How is he treated in town. He still lives in his rich parents' home. It makes me sick that such a pig only served 10 years.
EJ Johnson no longer has to wear a tent. Have to be seen to be believed! With a goal of reaching his ideal weight in a year ("I'll just know when I look like what I want," he says about not setting a specific number), Johnson has been carefully monitoring his meals and taking dance cardio and Pilates classes four to five days a week. To maintain a steady weight loss, the 6'2" fashion blogger eats a bowl of cereal for breakfast, followed by yogurt or string cheese for a snack; for lunch, he eats a tuna or chicken salad with a protein shake or yogurt as a snack; and for dinner, he eats lean protein such as fish or chicken with a side of vegetables. Cutting out alcohol, bread, fried foods and foods with high sugar content – which has been a bit easier because his family already eats "pretty healthy" – Johnson, who is currently living at home with his parents in Beverly Hills, admits he's "a lot more diligent right now."
They're even cheaper than Costco's sale prive for brand name Depends. I'm thinking of giving the Walmart brand a go. No pun is intended. Ever since my prostate surgery I've had to use the nappies for adults.
The recent news will upset many who have followed the case but it appears that the official autopsy results support the claim of a significant altercation between Brown and the officer. Brown was shot in the hand at close range. Officer Wilson claims Brown was fighting with him and was going for his gun, forcing Wilson to fire upon Brown. Brown was also high at the time of his death, or had recently smoked marijuana before dying, but this information had already been released.
I feel overcome with wicked satisfaction when I am doing very obscene sexual stuff with guys. The dirtier the kink the happier I am, especially when I get rammed deep while on a sling. Why is it? What compels me to be so evil, so wicked? Both my parents say I am possessed by the Devil and insist I go to church with them to "redeem my corrupted soul."
I don't get it. How does she look so good? She's in her 60s. If it were just plastic surgery, why don't other celebrities who are decades younger look as good? She's hardly A-list so it's not like she can afford better surgeons than, say, Madonna. Please explain.
I have to say... the premiere was a bit underwhelming. It seemed awfully "forced" and "contrived". I hope it's just the nature of being a pilot that has to set up so much, and that future episodes are better. I'm still in.
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis restaurant owner is the target of some mischief that involves a recently married star. Roger Upchurch opened Barrio Taco & Tequila Bar roughly three months ago in a northeast-side shopping center on 96th Street. Soon after, premium tequila company "Casamigos" sent him a promotional cutout of one of the brand's owners: George Clooney. Upchurch displayed the actor's likeness in the front of the restaurant where everyone could see it. "Women loved taking pictures with it," Upchurch said. "I would have loved to exploit that a little more." During a charity event that night at Barrio Taco, attended by some 200 people, someone stole the Clooney cutout, apparently walking right out the front door with it. Two days later, a ransom note appeared on the restaurant's Facebook page, which said, "We have George Cardboard Clooney. Ransom: 10 Free Margaritas at Barrio Taco and Tequila Bar." Then, "Cardboard George Clooney" got his own Facebook page, which showed a photo of him at an outdoor event with one of his captors holding a drink and a pink flamingo. "I thought it was pretty funny," Upchurch said. "We'll pay the ransom as long as we know he's safe." Upchurch said the prank has been good for business, bringing traffic to his Facebook page and the restaurant itself. He denies that it is a publicity stunt he orchestrated, although he said it may have been an inside job. Upchurch said a friend of one of his employees is on the short list of suspects.
He loves rap music and has a thing for memorizing difficult lyrics. Video:
I've been watching a few and it's part charming (Lucy and her kids have a certain appeal) and part excruciating (Lucy's overbearing ham-acting character are embarrassing to see.) But I welcome the opportunity to see her in gloriously overlit color, and the parade of guest stars is a time capsule in itself.
HATE this guy so much. I'm crossing my fingers for an Acme safe to fall on him during his performance.
The Amazon Princess' ardent fans have demanded it for years, and it's finally happening: Wonder Woman will get her own movie in 2017, Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Wednesday. The movie will star Gal Gadot in the title role. And she won't be alone. Rumors that Jason Momoa was going to play Aquaman in his own movie were confirmed as well, with that film slated for 2018, along with "The Flash" starring Ezra Miller ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). All these movies will follow 2016's highly anticipated "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (with Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gadot). 2017 will see "Justice League Part One," which will gather all the DC Comics heroes, similar to "Marvel's the Avengers" in 2012. A second part is slated for 2019, and Zack Snyder, the director "Batman v. Superman" will helm both films. "Shazam," the story of a child who turns into a superhero when he utters the fateful word, will bow in 2019. 2020's "Cyborg" will star Ray Fisher, who will also be seen in "Batman v. Superman." Those who were disappointed by Ryan Reynolds' take on "Green Lantern" will see a reboot come 2020. Warner Bros., which is owned by Time Warner, as is CNN, also announced more "Lego Movies:" one about "Lego Batman" (with Will Arnett voicing the caped crusader) in 2017, and "Lego Movie 2" the next year. Potterheads have much to look forward to as well. J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut will take the form of a trilogy of "Fantastic Beasts" movies, in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Fans of superheroes, wizards and toy blocks may need to start saving up now for all those movie tickets.
The canceled show burned off its remaining episodes last night and BJ guest starred and showed off his beautiful beefy body.
I'm perplexed by the modern trend of mass shootings at schools and would like to know why this has recently become a thing. Just a few short decades ago this type of incident never occurred. Fast forward into the 90s and it starts to happen nearly everywhere. Surely gun culture itself is not to blame as in past decades more children and teenagers had access to guns. Could it be the medication? One theory is that the mass shootings began at the peak of medicating teens with reuptake inhibitors that have as a potential side effect, suicidal and homicidal thoughts and desires. It's been revealed that many shooters were indeed on such medication.
That is all.
Do you love me?
Someone says: 1. What if they say they would kill themselves unless they go trans? 2. And it makes them feel better. This is all they could come up with to defend the trans thing, despite all the negatives. PS: I didn't really object to the older 70s transexuals. It just seems crazier now and pushed on teens and children by clueless/homophobic straight parents. And really aggressive and negative.
Do not talk to me as if I were her. I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may look like her, in your eyes, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may move like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may even sound like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. Sincerely yours,
This blog lists the M4M group sex parties in New York Man I'd love to live in NYC
She looked like Honey Boo Boo!
He auditioned months back for the lead, but Chris Pratt got the part. But even better, he just got cast as the villain! I think Lee will play a great bad guy.
Colton Haynes... so hot!
It's the Gay Men's... er... Vatican Something Or Other Young Seminarians Chorus. I can really see these guys as a worthy addition to the SFGMC. But how much cognitive dissonance does there have to be in this world for THIS group of people to be loudly and proudly homophobic??? Mind is boggled. P.S. If you haven't seen it, it really IS worth watching.
With all the minorities, immigrants streaming in, women, more middle class and lower middle class voting. That's it. Repubs are done.
I'm drawing a blank here.
Sir Elton John has criticised parts of the gay community for failing to join the fight against HIV. The veteran singer is due to speak at the dinner of the Human Rights Campaign this weekend in Washington DC, alongside his partner David Furnish. According to a copy of his speech released to the Washington Post, the veteran singer will use the opportunity to lambaste gay people who don’t regularly get tested for HIV. Sir Elton will say: “This is the critical moment in our fight, and so many of us don’t seem to care. Even in our own community. Especially in our own community. “Only 30 percent of gay and bisexual men have had an HIV test in the past year. “A majority of gay men don’t even talk about HIV with their friends or partners. More than 60 percent don’t even talk about HIV with their doctor. “If a young gay man won’t get tested because he’s afraid of the stigma attached to HIV, that’s how the virus spreads. “If a former prisoner can’t get the medicine she needs to bring her viral levels down, because no one cares about prisoners, that’s how HIV spreads. “If a drug user won’t bother with rehabilitation or HIV prevention because he has been told time and again that his life is worthless, that is how HIV spreads.” David Furnish adds: “Thanks to advancements in science and hard advocacy work, HIV is no longer a death sentence. “Unfortunately, some members of the LGBT community have taken that to mean they can ignore the AIDS epidemic, No one’11s going to save us but ourselves. It’s on us to put an end to HIV.”
It's only a mild annoyance when you're 20, but if you are 50 and still trying to beat other people at stuff all the time, you are mentally ill.
Love this movie, especially Hal Holbrook's way of getting rid of his mouthy wife Adrienne Barbeau.
There are different names for this but basically it's very intense itching of the scrotum, often in the middle of the night. My dermatologist told me that there's no known treatment. Has anyone else had it? Been able to overcome it? Snarky comments welcome.
Inspired by the Owain Yeoman thread that also mentioned Jonny Lee Miller. I'll start: Chris Meloni, at an NYC gym, standing in front of the mirror, butt-naked, shaving. Sam Rockwell, same gym, coming out of the shower, making a show of drying his back and displaying his nubbin.
Um, "Mark", Becky''s boyfriend, was waaayy to hot for Becky. Shit he was too hot for the 2nd Becky.\ \ I mean what was wrong with Jackie? She was probably just a few years older than Mark and a career girl - cop/truck drivers bring in good money for those kind of people.
Eww, it's a chick this time. A New Hampshire lawyer associated with an anti-gay Christian defense group was arrested on federal child pornography charges after allegedly taking a teenager to Canada where she reportedly convinced the girl to engage in sexual activity and let it be filmed. Lisa Biron, a Manchester, N.H., lawyer associated with the Christian litigation group, Alliance Defending Freedom, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday morning on charges of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to the Concord Monitor. Federal prosecutors said Biron transported a teen girl from Manchester to Ontario, Canada, on May 25 and coerced her into engaging in sexual acts with another person that were then recorded, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. According to the Concord Monitor, prosecutor Helen Fitzgibbon made the case for Biron to be held without bond because other juveniles have been subjected to Biron’s sexual activity and drug use; witnesses have testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine; and Biron texted a friend saying she may flee to Cuba. Police had been investigating Biron since Sept. 29 after receiving a tip she had child pornography on her computer, according to the Union Leader. She was first arrested in Manchester last month on charges of possessing child pornography, according to Boston.com. Police said the videos and photos on Biron's computer depicted a teen girl. Federal authorities were alerted when police determined the porn was manufactured out of state. The Alliance Defending Freedom, the anti-gay group Biron is associated with, is "a group of reactionary Christian attorneys lawyers pressing litigation to curb reproductive rights and block the freedom to marry," according to Queerty. ADF was founded in 1994 by more than 30 prominent Christian leaders, including Focus on the Family’s James Dobson and American Family Association’s Donald Wildmon, among others, Queerty reports. The group has been fighting against gay rights for over 18 years. ADR recently made news for sending a memo to state officials in Maine, Maryland, and Washington, urging them to discriminate against gay couples by refusing to grant marriage licenses, Think Progress previously reported.
This bozo has cost US law enforcement millions of dollars in resources, and he still manages to evade capture. In the modern era of GPS technology, amateur videographers, and God knows what other technology, why is still out there terrorizing the locals? This is going to spawn a whole new breed of copycats.
Barack Obama displayed inspiring leadership on Friday. He also promoted public health, fought bigotry, and helped calm raging paranoia. His heroic act? He hugged somebody. Nina Pham, the first person to be infected with Ebola within the United States, had just been declared disease-free and discharged from the National Institutes of Health. Obama is a rational, science-friendly guy, so he knew she wasn’t any danger to him. It didn’t take courage to hug her. And yet, another modern president failed a similar test. Facing the greatest public health crisis of his administration, Ronald Reagan was not heroic. He was a dithering coward. The hateful, homophobic, racist response to the AIDS crisis is one of the most shameful episodes in recent American history. Within a few years after the first AIDS cases were reported in 1981, scientists knew the disease was transmitted primarily by sex, blood transfusions, and shared needles. That knowledge didn’t stop the prejudice and fear mongering. HIV-positive people were fired from their jobs, forbidden from entering the country, kicked out of the military. Jerry Falwell claimed AIDS was “God’s punishment not just for homosexuals” but for a “society that tolerates homosexuals.” William F. Buckley Jr. wrote in a widely syndicated column that people diagnosed with AIDS should have that fact tattooed on their buttocks. Schools refused to enroll children with HIV. When a judge ordered a Florida school to admit young brothers Ricky, Randy, and Robert Ray, their neighbors burned their house down. Some people did behave nobly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was on it from the very beginning, with research, new surveillance programs, and prompt and clear updates and reports. A year after the first recognition of AIDS, Rep. Henry Waxman held a congressional hearing on the crisis and directed AIDS funding to the National Institutes of Health. (We’re really going to miss that guy when he retires at the end of this term.) The surgeon general pushed for sex education and mailed a frank report to every household in the country on how AIDS is and isn’t transmitted. San Francisco established new clinics and a model for how to care for AIDS patients. The Shanti Project, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, ACT UP, and other groups advocated for better treatment, faster testing, and more funding. People cared for the sick and dying. Afterward they sewed panels for the AIDS Quilt, the most heartbreaking memorial in the history of human civilization. But Ronald Reagan? He didn’t do a goddamn thing. He was president when the first cases were reported. He was president when Congress, the National Academies of Science, and anybody with a sick loved one or a conscience called for the federal government to do more to fight the medical and social crisis. He let his reprehensible press secretary Larry Speakes, Reagan’s face to the media, repeatedly joke about AIDS. Via BuzzFeed, here’s a partial transcript of a White House press briefing from 1982: Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases? MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS? Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it? MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.) Reagan could have spoken out against panic and called for compassion; the man knew how to give a powerful speech. He could have hugged an AIDS patient, or at least shaken hands. He knew (or should have known) that wouldn’t have been dangerous—just as well as Obama knew hugging a recovered Ebola patient wasn’t dangerous. It would have made a difference. Instead, Reagan said nothing about AIDS for a full six years after the crisis began. To his everlasting shame, he was silent at a time when silence equaled death. Only after 36,058 people had been diagnosed in the United States and 20,849 had died did Ronald Reagan utter the word AIDS in public. The Ebola outbreak, especially once the disease appeared in the United States, has revived some of the more ignorant and dangerous myths of the AIDS era. Once again, religious leaders claim the disease—caused by a well-studied virus—is God’s wrath. This is a common but unspeakably cruel belief about sickness, particularly cruel because this disease preys on people’s humanity, spreading to those who selflessly care for the sick and dying. Politicians are once again stoking fear for political gain, pushing for travel bans and quarantines that could make the outbreak in Africa worse and put the United States at greater risk. Universities, which really ought to know better, are disinviting speakers and visitors who have been to Africa. Conspiracy theories abound, and people far from the crisis buy into a smug outbreak narrative that distorts the true dangers and puts public health at risk. As Roy Peter Clark points out, public health officials and responsible members of the media are fighting two of the most powerful forces in human history: the narrative of the leper and the fear of Darkest Africa. When people are governed by fear, the most important thing a president can do is be calm, clear, and compassionate. This is why a hug matters. It was an intentional photo-op to demonstrate that people with Ebola and their contacts shouldn’t be shunned and stigmatized. This disease is treatable if we act based on science rather than superstition, xenophobia, victim-blaming, and panic. The hug was a message that we must and we can stop this terrible disease. It’s the kind of message Ronald Reagan should have sent three decades ago.
Good. Bad. New. Old. Doesn't matter. Tell us what it was & share your thoughts about it if you can. I just watched an excellent old "B" Movie called 'Diary Of A Bachelor' this morning. Starring someone named Joe Silver. It was one of those early-60's "Swingin' Sex Comedies", but the writing & direction were more clever than most films of it's ilk. Didn't expect it to be as good as it was. The location filming was great too. I got a real feel of what early-60's NYC must have been like. Immediately before that I watched Bette Davis in Dead Ringer from 1964. One of 2 films in which she played twins. I found it much more enjoyable than the first, 'A Stolen Life'.
Wouldn't it be easier to let it work itself out and just keep it from spreading? Attack away!!!!!! I can take it
Is this the first time an otter has been cast as a bear?
[quote]Q. Are you still planning to play Momma Rose in “Gypsy”? Please say yes! [quote]A. Yes. Interesting Q & A.
And here I was pissed that Jolie was getting the part, due to the fact that the bitch can't fucking act! --- Just when we thought there weren't enough leading roles for Black women in Hollywood, they create one and give it to a White woman. Film producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights to upcoming biography 'Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life,' and has confirmed that the movie "is being developed for and with [Angelina] Jolie." Jolie, a Hollywood A-lister, will do her best in bringing the story of the famed Egyptian queen to life, and it appears no one doubts she can do it... including Pulitzer prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, who penned the biography, "Cleopatra: A Life," a book that won't be on shelves until the fall. Schiff already heavily endorses Jolie, stating, "I think she'd be perfect for it and I can see a possible Oscar in her future. Physically, she's got the perfect look." Gasp, the nerve! "She's got the perfect look?" Honestly, I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a Black woman. I mean, isn't it enough that 47 years ago, dame Elizabeth Taylor was cast to portray Cleopatra in one of the most expensive films ever made? That Elizabeth Taylor was actually the third White woman to be tapped for the Cleopatra role -- following Vivien Leigh and Claudette Colbert -- just makes this all the more comical. Were Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry and Thandie Newton unavailable for auditions that day? Why does Hollywood think it's even slightly plausible to cast White women in roles that would be more sensible to cast a Black actress for? Especially when that role is an African queen. It happened just two years ago, in 2007's thriller "Stuck," directed by Stuart Gordon, based on the true story of a Chante Mallard. The story tells a tale of a woman who hits a homeless man with her car and results with him trapped in her car's windshield. Instead of getting the man help, Mallard (played by actress Mena Suvari) opts to let him die slowly in her garage. The interesting thing is Mallard is a Black woman, and Suvari, who was cast to play the role, is -- surprise, surprise -- a White woman. Adding insult to injury, instead of just casting a Black woman to play the role, the film gave Suvari a more "ethnic look" for the role, by adding stereotypical cornrows to her hair. Hollywood, are you serious? Now, Jolie is set to play Cleopatra, who isn't as technically perfect as some would claim if you study the Queen of the Nile's distinguished history. First and foremost, the role should be given to a younger actress -- think Jurnee Smollett -- considering Cleopatra began her reign as Queen of Egypt at the tender age of 18 and ended her own life at the age of 39. Secondly, while historically there is no concrete confirmation that Cleopatra was of a darker complexion, there is more evidence than not that she was Black, and not entirely of Macedonian Greek ancestry, as Shakespeare, leagues of painters and now Hollywood would have us believe. And, ultimately, while Cleopatra's heritage remains under speculation, it remains that she was in fact an African queen. Jolie -- not so perfect. What's next? A biopic on Sojourner Truth played by Betty White?
Warning: This is probably more geared toward the over-40 crowd. I am wondering how others handle buying Christmas Presents for your siblings' growing families. I have three siblings, who have given me 6 nieces and nephews. I have always bought Christmas gifts for all 6 of the nieces and nephews. 3 are now married and having babies (my great-nieces and nephews). So now my siblings have 'magnanimously' decided that we should be relieved from buying presents for our married nieces and nephews, but instead we should buy presents for their children (my great-nieces and nephews). So where I used to buy a gift apiece for the 3 married nieces & nephews, I'm now up to buying 5 gifts for their (combined total) offspring. (These gifts in addition to the 3 still-single, college age nieces). The number of great-nieces and nephews will only continue to grow. My siblings are nice people and not a bunch of grabbers, but this feels like a bit much. Not to mention I live on the other side of the country from these great-nieces & nephews, who are between 1 and 6 years old and have little or no idea who I even am. Sorry for this long explanation, and it's not a huge deal, but I am genuinely curious how other people handle this. My partner thinks my family is crazy, as they only give presents to nieces & nephews who are their God-children (something we don't do) and stop giving once those kids are in college. In case you're still with me, my current thought is to just give 1 gift card apiece to the 3 married nieces and nephews and tell them to use it on themselves or their little ones as they see fit.
Gay Uncle Albert
Cory Monteith In Alleged Gay Sex Tape Scandal [Very NSFW] Cory Monteith, who was found dead in his hotel room of a drug overdose, is claimed to be having bareback sex with another guy in the video that was released by XPRIDE.com. Is it him?
One of my friends is a gamer and his birthday is coming up. I'm not into video games myself, but I want to surprise with some cool new gadget/game/software whatever, but have no clue what to do. I usually end up asking him what he wants, but that's not as fun as surprising him with something. Anyone here have some suggestions of good gifts for a gamer?
Dealing with the insane pressure of being a top-level dramatic mess of a fame whore while working tirelessly to come up with new and even-more shameless ways to pimp out her made-up relationship problems to the media has finally taken its toll on Tori Spelling. Multiple sources close to Tori have told TMZ that Donna Martin is having a nervous breakdown. Apparently Tori’s “Ebola scare” was as fake as her tits (SHOCKING, I know), and the real reason she checked herself into Cedars-Sinai last weekend was to deal with some heavy emotional shit.What do you think? The sources (let’s just for a moment pretend they weren’t actually Tori at a Cedars-Sinai payphone in a pair of Groucho glasses) claim that Tori is in a bad way because her marriage to The Beady-Eyed Canadian Sex Possum (aka The Deaner) is a fucking mess. The Deaner apparently tried to hire a nanny who Tori thought would put the kids at risk. He’s also been missing AA meetings. “I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing ‘em!” – The Deaner.5 Tori is also stressed the fuck out because she and The Deaner have no money. They’ve blown through her $800,000 inheritance, and she believes that both her television/movie career and reality fame whore days are over. The sources go on to say that she’s started faking illnesses to get attention (Ebola) but she’s faking too much and now she’s really sick. Just like she was totally maybe pregnant? Speaking of shamelessly trying to drum up some ratings for her reality show, Tori posted the above hospital selfie to Instagram yesterday with the following caption:What do you think? “This sick in hospital I finally see how quickly life can take it all away frm you. We all need 2 step up frm inside& go 4 it! W/our friends by our side. Sadly I’ve finally faced truth that 1 person will never be there 4 me #TrueTori“What do you think? Oh my god, I wonder who that 1 person could be??? Wait a minute…this Instagram comment that I totally didn’t just make up might explain things!What do you think? “@torispelling: What’s crappenin? U still in the hospital? Damn, u look like shit! Hey, is it cool if I swing by the ICU and grab some cash? The Deaner is running low on brewski funds and Poppa Possum be thirsty! Smell ya later! BTW – save me some Jello?“What do you think? No Tori! Don’t give him any of your hospital Jello! He doesn’t deserve it!
Because we still have so much to say about our favorite Sweeney Sister.
Worst president. Worst frikking holocaust (plague) Worst music (hideous punk rock trying desperately too hard to carve a new generational identity in a post-disco world) Worst fashion (feathered hair on women and mullets) no wonder that generation is fucked up and bitter.
According to George R.R. Martin himself
Obviously this is the bastard- stepchild of the series for its exclusion of Michael Meeyers because they were trying to pull a Ryan Murphy 30 years ahead of time- but did audiences know Meyers wouldnt be in this before going to the theaters? I cant find any concrete evidence if audiences were duped thinking they were paying for a direct sequel to part 2 or if they knew it was something different but didnt like it anyway.
Who will the future eIdergays obsess over in 2045? Which current stars will be remembered mostly by gay population (like Barbra, Cher and Liza are today)? Or will the term gay icon as we know today die out because the straight and gay cultures are becoming more assmilated?
Any fans of this show on Syfy? They had a judges challenge on tonight's episode and the one judge, Neville Page, looked REALLY fine in his tee shirts, showing off a nice outline of pecs.
If he is MUCH closer to some than others?? I have two nieces--one is my sister's daughter, the other is my brother's daughter. They each have two kids (making then great-nieces and nephews). I am MUCH, MUCH closer to my sister's daughter and her kids than my brother's. They know me, I see them, and I hate to say it, but I love them more. I am only giving money--I want to give 100 bucks to my sister's daughter and only fifty to my brother's daughter (for their kids). What say you, DLers?
Oct 23, 2014 Nick Jonas is given photos of celebrity bulges featuring Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, etc. and has to identify them.
He is Eobard Thawne, who has gone by the codenames "Professor Zoom" and "Reverse-Flash, according to Wikipedia.
Support your answer. I guess Gwyneth is the obvious choice since she is a trendsetter buy I'm guessing it could be Kelly Osbourne since everything happens to her. Or to just go with a random person I'm thinking former perhaps it will be Stephen Moyer from True Blood.
Compare and contrast. What is the basis for your opinion. Lesbians, your opinions are also sought.
Old article. Please discuss. Is it true?
Ray Rice dragging around an inflatable woman gets my vote!
and we can't find any books on it, and the President's having us followed. It's too much pressure!
Every celebrity has crazy fans, but leave it to him to make sure everyone knows he has "limits".
What's his damage?
Just FYI. Thanks trolldar
Can a 9 incher be buried deep in your ass and not have any issues later on? Can the body even take a dick that size without rupturing anything?
Is he gay?
There's a card being passed around my office for someone who's leaving for another job. What do I write in it? Besides my name? I never know what to write.
They look like giant praying mantises. Do you feel this way when you see men like this?
I live in Colorado and the anti-choice idiots have put another "personhood" petition on the ballot. I can't find a link to it (but I'll post it when I do) but this group posted a brilliant ad in response to the anti-choice crowd about a woman's decision to have an abortion. It's fucking brilliant.
He's gay, right? I'm watching him give the forecast on Good Day NY in my doctor's office. He's incredibly muscular, really well-groomed, and has a certain "pingy" quality about him. So what's the verdict on this gorgeous weather hottie?
What do you all think?
Love her. Hope she wipes the smirk off Cuomo's face in the primary. But - she is ridiculously private. What's her story? You know Cuomo's people have been digging for dirt on her. Will they find any?
Where are his fangurls now?
I've recently gotten a new computer, and the top is very narrow, there's no place to put my dinosaur.
When the young Sophia Loren dances a sultry flamenco in the role of Juana in the 1957 film The Pride and the Passion, the onlooking crowd of peasants appear spellbound, not least among them Cary Grant, who plays the English hero. Now the public are to learn what the film star was really thinking as he watched Loren stamp her feet and swirl her skirt. The Italian screen goddess, who turned 80 last month, was drawn into a torrid love affair with Grant during the making of the film in Spain and her memoirs, to be published in a few weeks, will reveal the intimate details of the matinee idol’s determined pursuit of her on set, despite the fact he was 30 years older than her and married to his third wife. In her first volume of autobiography, prompted by the discovery of a cache of letters and souvenirs in her Swiss home, Loren recalls that Grant urged they pray together for guidance about whether to leave their partners. “You’ll be in my prayers,” he wrote, using a reverent, almost spiritual approach, and sending daily bouquets. “If you think and pray with me, for the same thing and purpose, all will be right and life will be good.” Loren was on the point of marrying film producer Carlo Ponti and faced a choice that was to shape both her personal life and her career. Grant asked the actress to marry him while they were filming the adventure romance, based on a novel by CS Forester set during the Napoleonic wars, and her new book will include photographs of his other love notes. One reads: “Forgive me, dear girl. I press you too much. Pray – and so will I – until next week. Goodbye Sophia. Cary.” Loren grew up as Sofia Villani Scicolone in Pozzuoli, a poor town outside Naples, and her memoir, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, will chronicle her hard early life, begging for food from American soldiers as a thin teenager nicknamed “toothpick” then posing for photographs in Rome, until she won a beauty pageant that crowned her La Regina del Mare (Queen of the Sea). She then caught the eye of Ponti, who was 22 years her senior and became her mentor, director and eventually her husband of 40 years. Speaking two years ago, Loren explained that she had been in search of a father figure, but it had to be the right man: “You know, I had to make a choice, Carlo was Italian; he belonged to my world. I know it was the right thing to do, for me. “At the time I didn’t have any regrets, I was in love with my husband. I was very affectionate with Cary, but I was 23 years old. I couldn’t make up my mind to marry a giant from another country and leave Carlo. I didn’t feel like making the big step.” But the Grant dilemma did not go away. In 1958 the couple were the focus of Hollywood gossip columnists when they starred together in the romantic comedy Houseboat, set in Washington and based on an idea by Grant’s wife, Betsy Drake, who had been expected to star in the film. As the Grant marriage deteriorated, Loren replaced Drake as the star of the film and the sexual tension between the actors made director Melville Shavelson complain later that the film had been difficult to make. Journalists were clearly as beguiled by Loren as Grant had been when she came to film on location: “Few men who have encountered her are going to be coherent about her – not within the next 24 hours at least,” wrote the London Evening Star’s Harry MacArthur. The title of Loren’s memoir is taken from the 1963 three-part Italian comedy anthology directed by Vittorio De Sica in which she played three different roles and, in the author’s own words, it is a collection of “unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures”.
I guess everybody is pissed that she made/ran it.
What does it feel like?
Openly gay actor/screenwriter Wentworth Miller will join the CW's ever-expanding roster of gay and possibly-gay actors when he joins "The Flash" this fall. "The Flash" is an "Arrow" spinoff and stars Grant Gustin as the titular superhero from the DC comics universe. Wentworth will play a villain (of course). In other Wentworth news, he is interviewed in latest issue of Details magazine and has the following to say: [quote] DETAILS: Last year you also publicly came out as gay. Was a burden lifted? Wentworth Miller: I feel more fully expressed. After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of "We don't address that thing." [quote] DETAILS: Do you ever regret lying in interviews by saying "I'm not gay"? Wentworth Miller: My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I think audiences knew to a certain degree.
The Pisces in bed thread got me wondering. In my own experience Leos, Geminis and Sagittarius' have been pretty good.
Because some ASSHOLE is posting spoilers on the other Amazing Race thread and ruining the show for everyone. Anyone who posts spoilers on this thread will get banned immediately. Moving to Fridays. With Bethanny Frankel and Survivor veterans. No more Brenchal :(
Continue talking about 'mos in football, baseball, swimming, hockey, figure skating, basketball, etc
Bette used to have a shtick in the early days of her act when she would make fun of Karen Carpenter all the time. You can even see her play into it when she wins and Emmy in the early 70s and keeps referring to Karen as "Miss Karen."\ \ I don''t think Karen really minded that much (she would only have been upset if Bette had called her fat), but why was Bette so after Karen? And has she spoken about her after KC''s death in the 80s? I know KC was really white bread, but she had an even better voice than Bette has ever had.
My company, which is a subsidiary of an Italian firm, wants me to work there for six months. I'll have to travel a lot but can have a place in Siena or Bologna, and I don't have a clue which to pick. I don't know any of the staff and the offices in both places are about the same size and cachet, so there's no personal pull either way. Does anyone have experience in either place? I would have preferred Milan, but it's wasn't an option. The company actually is based in Genoa, but the dictator CEO says he wants me to have "local contextualization."
sounds pretty definite gynecology will have to wait.
Four words: Omega Three Fish Oils.
Post pics please. Obviously NSFW.... One of mine was Casey Jordan, who was at his hottest riding Robert Harris (another lesser known hottie) in Falcon's Perfect Summer.
A Detroit woman will face first-degree murder charges in the death of a woman who lived in an apartment complex in Livonia. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that Tewana E. Sullivan, 50, of Detroit would face the charges in connection with the beating death of a 66-year-old woman who lived in an apartment complex in the 19500 block of Purlingbrook. Police say the suspect was visiting a relative in the complex Wednesday night when she severely beat the victim using a slow cooker. Livonia police were dispatched to the building after Sullivan called 911. Police arrived and located the victim, who was unconscious. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim died as a result of her injuries Saturday. Lt. Tom Goralski of the Livonia Police Department said the two women were close, but did not release any other details regarding the case. “The victim knew the defendant really well,” he said. Sullivan was charged and arraigned Friday with assault with intent to murder and is currently locked up in the Wayne County Jail with a $1 million cash or surety bond, according to online jail records. Prosecutors said Monday the charges would be enhanced to first-degree murder after the victim’s death. Sullivan is expected to be arraigned on the new charges at 9 a.m. Nov. 6 in Livonia’s 16th District Court. If convicted, she faces up to life in prison.
I can never get it to look cool like all the straight guys. They seem to get it on perfect with just the right amount of ear coverage and hair showing. Is there some trick that I'm missing?
Who are these people?
I can never get it to look cool like all the other uncut straight guys. They seem to get it on perfect with just the right amount of coverage and hair showing. Is there some trick that I'm missing?
So it matters now...not when you were the lead of a show. Better late than never I supposed.
No matter how good looking the lead is, I post a thread on him and no one answers it or very few people answer it. I wonder why that is since someone like Matt Bomer and his lame-ass brainless show could get pages of responses when these superhero films which are no more brainless fail to garner responses? Especially Captain America. No one seems to care about him even though he's much better looking than Matt Bomer. And any of myriad amounts of men who are deemed good-looking on the DL?
Hallmark Channel begins its Christmas programming on Friday, October 31st, with 12 new movies to be shown during the holiday season. Brandon Routh starts in "The Nine Lives of Christmas" on Nov. 8th. It has it all: cats and lonely people and Christmas miracles! See you after Trick or Treat!
When you use 40 year old engines built in the Soviet Union, you get what you pay for.
Meryl Streep has been known to fall asleep with the light on while reading in bed. On a hot day, Glenn Close will often open her car door and let the inside cool off before getting inside. Jennifer Aniston likes it when grass tickles her bare feet. George Clooney sometimes shakes his head at the bad news in world and mutters, "Terrible."
What do we think of her and this outfit?
Starting here, starting now.
Should I do it?
I'm sick of the fake, weepy, "we're all sisters," 20-stinks-per-woman, soft-piano-lady-shit-commercialed, hectoring, kitty-puppy-baby-ooooooo, "it's SO rich," weight-obsessed, inauthentic fakery that has become our culture. The result of much-needed women's equality movements is a society where nasty, backstabbing, miserable cunts demand nonstop messaging on the gooey qualities of life, usually with voices all crackling, fried and squeaky, since they are complete phony messes. People here make all the typical lesbian jokes, and I have enough lesbian friends to know where some of it is as true as the gay-male jokes. But a lot of lesbians are well-grounded, no-nonsense and smart, and not connected at all to this shit. (Except concerning the execrable Ellen, today's Rosie). Straight women? Find ONE who isn't running around with colored hair, playing manipulative games in the workplace, being incompetent, and pretty much dragging down every organization into which they dig their fake nails. And look at the DL. These cunts, whether phishing or being themselves, are fucking up the beloved fucked-up place. So fuck your rotten tits and get the fucking pink off the dog food, packaged lettuce and candy bars, the balloons and garlands and everything else. And fuck your faux worship of a bunch of dead "survivors" you insist on crying about. We all die, of a lot of things. You don't need a whole fucking month of everybody's lives to celebrate the pretense of your victimhood and strength. WHILE THE MONEY GOES TO A HOMOPHOBIC ORGANIZATION OF ASSHOLES.
How many of you have had sex dreams about celebrities? The best one I ever had was about David Duchovny fucking me on a couch. It was so vivid, I woke up all hot and bothered.
If so, which features and why? Please link to examples of said features or of famous men with those features?
What’s your most embarrassing story from being young, gay, and clueless? Back in my 20s, I was a total slut. Friday nights, I would hook up with multiple guys I’d meet on AOL or the gay phone chat lines. I’d invite them over to my apartment. After each encounter, I’d remove the sheets on the bed, throw on a new set of sheets, throw the used ones in the washing machine. I lived by myself. My best friend had several roommates. He’d come over and spend Saturday nights with me to get away from the roommates. No hanky panky between us, but we slept in the same bed. I’d had a particularly busy Friday night. Changed the sheets as usual. Saturday night, my friend came over. We went to bed late night. Next morning, he woke me up, in a very pissy mood. He screamed…look at that!, then pointed. There were big grease spots all over the sheets. Didn’t you change the sheets after your whoring last night? I said, of course, but I guess I should have changed the mattress pad, too. The mattress pad had soaked up the lube. Our weight made it rise to the sheets. Last thing he said….I can’t believe you let me sleep on used lube! I was embarrassed, but couldn’t stop laughing. He chose to stay with the roommates on Saturday nights from then on.
dull skin, tired eyes, meaningless friendships, extra weight, not enough savings, credit card debt, constant anxiety over not being included, weird flings...
What are you looking forward to watching tonight? Me: "Face Off" season finale and the somewhat gay-themed MTV sitcom "Faking It."
Richard Armitage/ Lee Pace felt dolls based on the snapshot of them together in The Village taken last month.
Hold me Datalounge. He is trying to get his fans to report me!!! (strange how all the fans are young Asian woman but anyway...) Actually I'm so excited. This is my first scandal!!!
"Lady Jane" with Cary Elwes and Helena Bonham Carter. 90% of Barbra Streisand's movies. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland movies. Continue the list...
Anybody watching it? If that kid of mine pulled that shit in MY brownstone he would have been smacked around from dusk til dawn.
Is this true in your neck of the woods? It just started in supermarkets I hit in the last 6 or 7 years. They're not ripe. I guess they want to extend the life of them, so they don't ripen too soon in stores. The ones I just got were REALLY green. It takes about two or three days for them to turn yellow. I never found green bananas years ago. Always yellow ones.
I don't watch the show, but I just discovered him today on another site where they were talking about his bulge on the most recent episode. What a stocky hunk!
A lot of it is obvious. We know Clooney had a neck/lower jaw lift. We can see the obvious ones, but one has me perplexed. Bobby Deen. Saw him in NY yesterday and in person he looks digital. Obvious from the way he was walking that he had a girdle or something to pull the belly in, but his face? Recognizable but computerized...what did he do?
Openly-gay (makes a nice change). Interview:
Pity he's ruined that beautiful body with more disgusting tarts, including what looks like an entire essay on his back.
Why was he never able to have his own career? He used to go on Howard Stern all the time back and he was a riot. He was always promoting some project, but nothing ever came from it. Howard even let him audition as a replacement when he left for satellite.
Is anyone watching this? It's pretty great.
I've never heard of some of these.
Why do so many of them lose their looks so quickly and experience declining health?
According to the website, it's because too many queens were sharing it online to make it profitable. Their online store and website shuts down on October 31.
Her hit single "Chandelier" has hit more than 56.5 million views in just over two months. It could definitely be the gay anthem of the summer. The vid is very artistic and well done. What do we think? Is she the new Gaga?
Did you enjoy them? They were usually the ultimate in cheesy '80s sleaze and excess, and ran the gamut of genres from Hip-Hop movies to action, mystery, sci-fi, comedy and film noir.
FREE RENT PARADISE VALLEY MANSION! Seeking fit male models only - 18 to 25 years of age for solo web cam work. Free room and board in a 8000 sf. mansion near Fashion Square. Weekly grocery allowance included.
Meth? Protease face?
The freshman class of this fall wasn't around, but it is in their genes. We will ever be the same.
I saw the video at the link via Seduced by the New, and immediately fell in love. Apparently he is a HUGE star in Ireland, and his US debut is being pushed hard. He was on SNL last week, but I didn't watch it yet. I literally heard the song 2 hours ago, and just heard it again featured in a Beats by Dre commercial. The song is called "Take Me To Church" and the videos features a hate crime against two gay men. It's a brutal, fantastic song and the video pushes it over the edge. The singer is gorgeous, and his view of gay rights is excellent. Oh my god, I just mentally compared him to Jeff Buckley. He's that good.
Still no gay heroes in sight. Also Doctor Strange still does NOT have a lead attached. Apparently Cumberbatch is still just a rumor and not confirmed. Apparently they are doing a Civil War story, which makes no sense as the movies (wisely) ditched the concept of secret identities.
for making a mild crack about Mitt Romney. Guess Newsbusters doesn't know that it was founded by a conservative and co-owned by... Bain! Can't the dimwits at least do a little fact checking? Then again facts are anathema to the conservative movement. The Weather Channel has “proved it can be just as bad as the liberals over on MSNBC,” according to Newsbusters. The conservative media watchdog is outraged that meteorologist Carl Parker made a joke at the expense of former Republican president candidate Mitt Romney. On Monday, Weather Channel host Sam Champion and Parker discussed what they planned to wear for Halloween. “I haven’t really worked on one yet. Although I think I know what I’m going to do as of the beginning of this show. But I still have to put it together,” Champion said. “I think I’m going to be Big Bird,” Parker remarked, as Champion bellowed out in laughter. “Try to irritate Mitt Romney.” During the 2012 presidential race, Romney vowed to cut funding for PBS while insisting that he loved Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Newsbusters wasn’t surprised that Champion found Parker’s joke so funny. “Champion’s over-the-top endorsement of Parker’s Big Bird costume should come as no surprise given that he was known for using his former Good Morning America platform as an opportunity to push his liberal global warming hysteria,” the website wrote. But conservatives shouldn’t be too certain that the Weather Channel has joined the vast liberal media conspiracy. Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman told Fox News he thinks global warming is a myth, and that “more polar bears are alive and happy today than we’ve had in 100 years.” The channel also happens to be co-owned by Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital.
Early on the morning of April 1, 2006, Brian Shaffer, med student, disappeared in Columbus, OH. He had gone out with friends to the Ugly Tuna Saloon for a night of fun. Surveillance cameras caught Brian speaking to an unknown female outside of the bar at circa 1:15 AM. Brian is then seen entering the bar and is never seen leaving. Brian's mother did recently die before his disappearance. Because of this some people have speculated that the death of his mom caused Brian to voluntarily disappear. However, just hours before his disappearance Brian had called his girlfriend and made plans with her for the next day. Brian may or may not be aware that his father has passed away as well. The only family Brian has left is a brother. Help bring Brian home. If you have seen him please call Ohio police.
I am a gay adoptee who has struggled for a long time with the complications that for me adoption caused. Some of these issues are smaller than others like a lack of trust or lying to family because you do not want to hurt them, showing them the real you. Other issues are more complicated. My problem is that I love being gay but hate the idea of gays pushing adoption and saying we should be able to adopt.I know it is everyone to their own,but I loath the idea of adoption and the complications that can arise with this.
Great photos. NSFW
Since you accomplished absolutely nothing Monday, do you plan to go two-for-two? It's harder Tuesdays with all the chirpies. (Coming up: Wednesday, and hope)
Has anybody watched this show? I'd never heard of it until yesterday when an acquaintance suggested I would like it due to my interest in history and westerns. It sounds intriguing. I don't watch much TV (I'm more of a cinephile), but I'm thinking of checking it out. Also, anything gay in it?
No one in my family gives a fuck about 'traditional' as sold via butterball. In fact big meat is not needed but it will be considered. What menu really truly celebrates the harvest and the foods in season at that time? I've a great kitchen and an outdoor smoker so I can do a lot. I just can't think what to do. Money does matter I don't want to go into debt for this, and I am cooking for a small crowd.
Super sexy Colin Woodell with his super sexy voice is joining season 2. Is it worth wasting my time to watch the first season?
Like the ones Kim Kardashian is sporting. She looks like a giant praying mantis. Do you feel this way when you see her?
He thought he was going to miss the game, so he willed the lights to go out in the stadium so it wouldn't start until he got home. Small detail missed -- the game was already half finished before the power outage. Or was it Anonymous that wrote up a bogus testimonial about the metaphysical "super powers" conferred on Operating Thetans that enable them to change weather, traverse space and time, etc., etc.? Either way, the cult's magazine editors bought it hook line and sinker.
October 28, 2014 Actor Frank Grillo (Warrior, The Purge: Anarchy) has a new drama about mixed martial arts, Kingdom, airing on DirecTV. His costar, 22-year-old Nick Jonas, wasn't exactly welcome initially. "People are very surprised because there's a Jonas Brother in it and he fights," Jimmy Kimmel told Grillo on Monday night. "I said, 'I have a lot at stake here, and there's just no way Nick Jonas is ever -- he's not doing it, forget it, don't even send him in,'" Grillo recalled. Jonas made it into the audition, though, and got called last, after about 30 other actors. "I looked at the producer," Grillo said, "And I said, 'Oh. He's the guy. That's the guy.'" Grillo went on to say people's chances of beating up the youngster JoBro are slim, and that Nick's years in a popular band primed him for acting. "He's been famous, and he's been doing this since he was eight. He's so nuanced." Then Grillo launched into a little jokey routine about Nick hating his brothers:
They were cute! Do they still work? Did they ever have sex together in any other movie?
As requested . . . I'll start . . . Will Patricia Arquette go for Lead Or Supporting in Boyhood? And is Richard Linklater a lock for Best Director? Will Michael Keaton get his first nomination and resurrect his career with Birdman? Who is more likely for Supporting Actress in that film - Emma Stone or Naomi Watts? And can Foxcatcher deliver nominations for Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum?
I know there is a thread on this, but this is a better subject title. After being fired herself, Erica Hill went around shopping for a new job at the various networks. She found an opening at Weekend Today when Amy Robach left for ABC. But the Saturday shift wasn't enough for her. She wanted Saturday AND Sunday (which was being held by Jenna Wolfe) So Jenna got demoted to newsreader on weekends, and now Erica Hill will be weekend co-host on both Saturday AND Sunday. Sound fair?
Meghan Trainer's All About The Bass purports to be about body acceptance...yet She goes after the thin man and the obese dance man is obviously there for ridicule. We laugh at him, not with him because he is such a hog.
I was looking at Eric Roberts' filmography on IMDB and the guy has, like, a thousand films in post-production. That doesn't seem normal...not that he should pass up work, but still...
Is he the next best thing on TV? Comedian/writer could be the next Seinfeld.
A warm bath?
I want to ride him until I squeal like a stuck pig. Is that so wrong?
I want to see how all the homos here categorize themselves.
And stop saying I have dementia, you damn bitches!!! I just got confused today and wanted to go to Orbachs. One simple mistake and they want to lock you up!
The worst group of pics EVER. LOL @ the tattoo on that guys nose that says "I smell Bitchs" I think one has to be fucked up on drugs or mentally ill to do this kind of thing.
This is a follow-up to the "Gay Men And Anal Sex" poll.
Did any Americans see this?
Very handsome TV and now film actor. I found this interesting post about him on the "Celebrities you have seen at Gay Bars, etc." thread: [quote](baseball cap, very much on the down low) at a straight bar on Sixth Avenue. This was about 5 years ago. He came in chatted up this guy at the bar and left in a hurry. I went up to the guy to ask what happened, and he said that it was a Craigslist hook-up that didn't work out. Daniel freaked out when the hook-up recognized who he was. Daniel is 41, never married and has no children. He is so pretty, his lips especially. Why isn't he more famous, if not for his looks alone?
Since they've completely mishandled the entirety of the program, they've decided to increase the annual fee from $95 to $149 to better serve you.
Whatever was said on the 146 thread to get it shut down, don't bring it here! No frying bacon. Been there, done that. On with the Broadway dish -
More guys seem to be. Is it a generational modesty thing? Is it old troll fear? Is it hidden cams?
Still no homo.
[quote]This is all interesting. I wish somebody would start a thread for sharing encounters with men while traveling in the Middle East.\ \ Your wish has been granted. Let us see if anyone posts. I have a few of my own stories and will get around to them after my coffee.
However he has to special order it because his dick's so small. Surely he'll win the 2016 election!
I love this guy. Anyone know anything about this guy? Where is he from? He looks to be about 30, which is when I think most guys look their hottest and manliest.
Me: any of the new crop of pop tarts. Never heard any of their "music". That goes for the boy bands too. I keep seeing "One Direction" but who the fuck are they? Don't get me started on Taylor Swift, she is everywhere and for some reason I want to slap her smug face.
Alright try to be honest bitches. If a stranger met you taking into account your normal looks, voice and mannerisms how masculine or feminine do you come across? Curious how most posters see themselves. Gay or primarily gay men only of course
I adore him.
In small towns in Ohio, Michigan, and other state there is lots of school consolidation because of a decreased population. Large, empty, well-equipped schools are left behind. Turn those into homeless shelters.
What do you all think of the backlash towards "How To Get Away With Murder" gay sex scenes?
One year it was all Broadway people... one year it was all Jewish people singing Christmas songs... this year it's all gay people. Anyone have any suggestions for gay performer's singing holiday music?? If I run out of gay people, do you think Gay icons like Bette or Cher would count?? Thanks for your suggestions!
Id love to watch!
When did you figure out what goes on down there? I was in 8th grade and the whole process seemed so brutal and primitive.
The question especially goes out to people who live in cities. I have a cool wreath for Halloween that I'm going to put up on the door, but that's about it. People sit outside to give candy to kids. They will no longer have children knock on doors, which I totally support. I'm just not into the whole thing. I have my little cousin come over and I give her so much junk and Halloween gifts that I'm afraid I'll make her diabetic. She's the cutest thing. I don't go to parities for Halloween. I do that for other holidays. I never really learned how to decorate a window. I'm going to try doing it for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and I had all the windows and front redone. The wreath I have this year for Halloween that's full of eyes that light up. Great find. OMG, I sound like a frau. I'm a guy in my thirties. I seriously need help.
He's got a nice ass. What you think DL?
We don't have the room for a full-size guest bed. What's the best brand option for a fold-out couch or futon? I dont' want anything with a crappy mattress. I want my guests to feel rested. Is there such a thing?
Data from the Human Development Index is based on three dimensions of human progress — having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, and having a good standard of living. According to the index, Norway is the most livable country in the world. 10. Denmark 9. Singapore 8. Canada 7. New Zealand 6. Germany 5. United States 4. The Netherlands 3. Switzerland 2. Australia 1. Norway
What say you?
But lifts weights. This is some sad shit.
The Neil Patrick Harris variety show Americans have hoped and prayed is finally happening. Vulture has learned NBC has landed the actor/author/all-around host with the most to headline a U.S. version of Saturday Night Takeaway, the long-running U.K. variety show format produced by U.K.-based production company ITV. We hear multiple broadcast networks actively bid for the rights to land the Harris-hosted series, with ITV asking networks to agree to an on-the air, ten-episode order for the project. In addition, two sources tell us ITV was asking for a price tag north of $2.5 million for each hourlong episode (and that’s before the substantial marketing and promotion such a project demands). The Harris show (which will not be called Saturday Night Takeaway or air on Saturdays) is also expected to originate from New York, logical given the actor’s roots in the city. "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer,” said Harris. “Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!" Harris, currently starring in Gone Girl and just tapped to host next year’s Oscars, has been very open about his desire to one day host a variety show. Just a few months ago, he told Howard Stern that he’d been talking to CBS about such a gig. "I think if it's weekly, and people really want to see it, and you trust that there's a lot of really great shit on there, then you're gonna get the guests to want to come on there," Harris told Stern in May. A weekly thing, you'd have more time to prep for stuff, you could pretape stuff that would be really exciting, you could flesh it out more." And three years ago, Harris told CBS’s retiring Craig Ferguson that he’d like to do a talent showcase-style variety hour. "I want to do an Ed Sullivan–y kind of show, with all the variety acts," he said. It looks like Harris (and America) will finally get his wish.
Brave thing to do as it might affect his career. More and more of them are coming out of the closet. Bomer, Collins, Harris, Miller. Do you think it will affect their career?
Michael's boyfriend will get tired of being called "that white boy" lol. Does he have a name? I hope he knows the next step is for him to get pregnant with a biracial child so he will not have to work once they break up. Next will be reality show with Mantasia, Kevin Lanflisi, and the rest of the gay NFL concubines! Michael's boyfriend, get it gurl!
I can't stop watching this train wreck of a show, mostly because I'm simultaneously fascinated with and appalled by the narcissistic douchebaggery of the husband, Brady. That smug asshole is so self-centered, this show is just one more thing to feed his enormous ego. The wives all seem a bit uncomfortable being on the show, I'm sure they are doing it to please him. Because why else would they want to broadcast their humiliating lives in front of the whole world? It seems to me that the only wife that he has any genuine feelings for is the first wife Paulie. The fact that Brady is such a bad actor would be funny if it weren't for the hurt that he puts these women through, pretending to give a shit. Though I guess these women are with him by choice. Still, I keep watching hoping one of them will leave him, just to see his ego take a hit.
And he's going to try to be a better Catholic, too! (Link NSFW)
Prosecutors will appeal Oscar Pistorius' culpable homicide conviction and five-year prison sentence, South African officials said Monday. Judge Thokozile Masipa had cleared Pistorius of murder but found him guilty of culpable homicide, a charge similar to manslaughter, for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecutors had asked for the athlete to serve a decade behind bars but Masipa, in handing down her sentence last week, described five years as "fair and just both to society and to the accused." The National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa said in a statement Monday that its team had been "hard at work studying the judgment" and consulting with legal experts. "Today we announce that the decision to appeal both the conviction and sentence has been taken," it added, saying details would be set out "within the next few days." The Olympic sprinter's uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said the family noted the announcement, adding: "The law must run its course." Defense lawyer Barry Roux said last week that expected Pistorius to serve one sixth of his term in prison - about 10 months - before applying to spend the rest of the sentence under house arrest.
I've been watching Sons of Anarchy and I JUST realized last week that the actor playing Jax is the same guy who played Nathan on QAF.
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