Maybe you’re one of those irritating people prone to complaining, “Why can’t they make shows as good as [name of a vintage TV series] anymore?” For years, that was a safe whine because the shows existed only in the memories of those who had seen them the first time around. But then, in addition to releases on videotape and DVD, came cable. Outlets like Nick at Nite and TV Land discovered that they could live off rebroadcasts of ancient series, and now, in case you haven’t noticed, all sorts of imitators have discovered that, too. This past Saturday afternoon at 1:30, a Comcast customer in central New Jersey like me could choose from among “7th Heaven” (on a channel called Up that promises “uplifting entertainment”), “Good Times” (TV One), “The Virginian” (Inspire), “The Bill Cosby Show” (Aspire), “The Golden Girls” (TV Land), “Maverick” (Encore Westerns) and others. Expecting to feel nostalgic on Thursday night at 10:30? Cozi has “Magnum P.I.,” Antenna TV has “Sanford and Son,” and Aspire offers “The Flip Wilson Show.” The problem with the ready availability of this old stuff — don’t even get me started on Internet streaming — is that it forces us into a wistful but abstract longing for what was. And the reality is: All this retro TV is too much of a good thing, or, more correctly, too much of a thing that wasn’t really as good as memory makes it seem. It’s fine to pay respect to the shows of yore, to acknowledge and admire them for delineating and expanding the form and so on. But to actually watch 50-year-old shows all day? I’d rather rip out my eyeballs. Sure, it’s fun to indulge occasionally — once a week, say. Maybe you’ll get lucky and stumble on a 1966 episode of “Bewitched” called “Man’s Best Friend,” where a young actor named Richard Dreyfuss, still a teenager, made one of his first appearances. Or perhaps you’ll hit upon one of the two “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” episodes from the 1950s directed by the unknown Robert Altman. But if you’re watching this fare all day, every day, you need help, because “venerable” doesn’t necessarily mean “still watchable.” Sluggish pacing, wooden acting, wince-inducing jokes and obvious plot twists abound in the television of the distant and even not-so-distant past. Too much of this will turn your brain to mush as surely as too much of today’s reality TV will. I know this is heresy to some, but since I’m in this far, I might as well go whole hog. Here are nine great, important, fabulous vintage (or soon to be) shows that I never want to see again. I don’t know if they are currently being shown on any of the channels mentioned above, but surely somebody has programmed them or plans to in the future. No! Back in the vault, please: ‘I LOVE LUCY’ (premiere: 1951) Yeah, I know; it’s at or near the top of a lot of Best TV Series of All Time lists, and rightly so. In its time, it was defining. But today the broad humor draws only the occasional chuckle. The show is like your high school girlfriend: Just because you loved Lucy once doesn’t mean you still do. ‘THE HONEYMOONERS’ (1955) Same problem, only louder. Couples defined by screaming seem more sad than funny today. THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS’ (1959) Considering that it gave us one of the most memorable characters in television’s first half-century, the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), this series is remarkably drab. Teenagers perhaps found that it spoke to them. If those same people, with a lifetime of perspective now in their heads, were to watch it today, the memory of that would make them flush with embarrassment. At their age, that would constitute a health risk. ‘GILLIGAN’S ISLAND’ (1964) Considering the cultural impact it had, this show wasn’t around for long, but if you were a child when it was on, it looms large. Such characters! Such a predicament! Preserve that innocence by not watching it again, because most of the episodes were actually kind of lame, and some dismaying stereotypes floated through the island from time to time.
I hate everything from the past 30 years unless you hate it, then I love it and you're an idiot. People who like things are shills and PR. Your favorite TV shows, movies, music and celebrities? I haven't even heard of them.
For better or for worse, most of the profiles we’ve read on "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, 37, throw in a mention or two of her enviably curvaceous figure. Video:
The cast showed their best acting range in the drinking and driving episode from the last season.
can people tell where you're from? (I mean from your accent, obviously). To my English ears...there also seems to be a non-regional generic American accent that can be heard all over the country...the one that sounds sort of Irish. Also, does your accent give clues as to your social class?
By popular demand! Let the Nadal's ass vs the Rest of the World flame war continue!
The UK has gone nuts over this track. She said she's obsessed with the 90s, and music critics say that it captures the very essence of the house music of that decade. I like it. Funny that the video is so 80s. Looks like a rip-off of Janet Jackson's dance moves in "When I Think of You". She did it with a broken rib. She's a trained ballerina. I heard her speak in an interview - you would never believe that she could sing like this.
Sorry new fangirls, but this show was destroyed once they brought on that 'Blossom' chick and insisted that every male character HAD to have a female counterpart to make them relevant. 'Big Bang Theory' Contract Negotiations Have Officially Delayed Season 8: The Bazinga is officially on us. CBS' continued failure to reach contract agreements with the stars of "The Big Bang Theory" is officially delaying the start of production for Season 8, reports E! News. In a statement, "TBBT's" production company, Warner Bros. TV, said, "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory -- which was originally scheduled to begin today (July 30) -- has been postponed." The stars of the show, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, are reportedly all seeking substantial raises, with Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco-Sweeting looking for something in the $1 million per episode range. CBS, who has already renewed the series through Season 10, recently told reporters that they were confident an agreement could be met, with Chairman of Entertainment Nina Tassler saying, "These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year," according to Access Hollywood. If only CBS had a real Sheldon Cooper do the negotiations. His roommate agreement contract is pretty ironclad. The good news is that despite the production delay, the Season 8 premiere date hasn't been pushed back ... yet, anyway.
For Janbot, since her other thread was closed.
Can we be nice to each other for a day?
I think he's cuter than his brother Seth. Former MadTV member, was in the classic football-bros-making-out sketch below. I was at an LA party with him recently and he pinged off the charts. Had dudes hanging around him, no women. 37, never married, no mention of a GF. Well?
If Datalounge has been around since the mid-90s, how come I can't find any threads from way back when?
I've been wondering whether this movie will be a big flop, or a mega hit. Well, this trailer makes me think the latter. If it is half a funny, half as exciting and half as stylish as this trailer it will be a HUGE HIT. Marvel is doing it right.
I've been listening to the Pandora comedy station the last few days and they play him non-stop. I also remember hearing him when I had Sirius radio. It's really, REALLY bad comedy, but he seems to have a huge audience. What do you think of his standup?
or are they all West Coast based?
Has anyone seen this? It's pretty funny.
When was the last time you heard someone make fun of a top? Never. But bottoms? Wow. How many times have you heard friends say things like, "Oh, he's just a big bottom." Or heard jokes like, "Why did the gay man cross the road? He heard the chicken was a top." Can you imagine somebody saying, "There's nothing but tops in this town?" Exactly. You can't. The most exalted thing you can say about a gay man, the biggest compliment you can pay him, is to call him a "top." And the worst thing you can say about him, the best way to put him down, is to call him a "bottom." Why? Because a lot of people buy into the idea that... Bottoming Makes You A Woman. This is the single biggest emotional stumbling block gay men have about bottoming -- being labeled less than a man. For many of us, bottoming isn't an opportunity to enjoy a pleasurable sexual experience but an act that threatens our sense of masculinity and the respect that goes with it. Many gay men believe that if they bottom they will become "a bottom." They fear that bottoming will create a new unwanted identity for them; that they'll become, ahem, the butt of everyone's jokes. It just may be that you haven't been able to bottom (or been able to enjoy it) because you have so many emotional issues around the act. If you can get away from the falsehood of bottoming as an identity and see it for what it is -- an erotic activity -- the more relaxed and receptive you will be. Books like How To Bottom Like A Porn Star or Anal Health & Pleasure can show you just how relaxed and receptive you can get. It might be helpful to understand how so many of us came to associate bottoming with effeminacy. The answer can be found in one of the most important gay books you'll ever read -- historian Byrne Fone's, Homophobia: A History. He makes well-documented assertions that sex between men in Ancient Greece was "normal" and idealized, but that there were strict rules regarding its conduct. There were Homo Do's and Homo Don'ts. And the biggest Don't was to enjoy penetration. Being the penetrator was synonymous with being a man. Anything that subverted the concept of masculinity was punished with social ostracism and ridicule. And nothing mocked masculinity more than getting penetrated. Greeks and Romans didn't really care whom you had sex with (women, men, boys, slaves) as long as you were the penetrator. The Romans even had a word for it: Vir. It was an exalted term, symbolizing the ideal man: He who penetrates other men but is himself not penetrated. Today we still live out those vestiges of antiquity. We label men "tops" or "bottoms" in part because we're living out antiquity's fear of the feminine. In heterosexual thinking, the penetrator (man) is more valuable than the penetrated (women). We've adapted that consciousness in our own community, where the penetrator (top) is more valuable than the penetrated (bottom). Clearly, labels like "top" and "bottom" can be useful shorthand for sexual likes and dislikes. But instead of stating what we prefer -- "I like to bottom" -- we turned that preference into an identity -- "I'm a bottom." By developing identities out of these labels we cut ourselves off of any unlabeled possibilities. In our world, tops can only date or hook up with bottoms and bottoms can only do the same with tops. That's a whole lot of blindness in a sighted community. So how do you get past the emotional blocks that stop you from blossoming into a full sexual being? Step-by-step directions on the physical aspects of gay sex -- like clever tips for relaxing so it doesn't hurt -- are important but secondary to the tyranny of misplaced beliefs and corrosive thoughts. It's more important to free your mind because your butt will follow. Check out the author's latest book on gay sex, How To Bottom Like A Porn Star.
Does Tony Dungy have love in his heart for Aaron?
7/31/2014 from IDOLATOR.COM: [italic]The black cat‘s out of the bag: Over six years after her last studio album, Discipline, Janet Jackson is working on a follow-up to her 2008 record. (!!!) In an interview with studio speaker company Barefoot Sound, vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross confirmed what many of Miss Jackson’s devoted fans have been waiting to hear ever since the conclusion of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour in 2011: Janet’s back in the recording studio, and she’s been working for a while now. “Janet [Jackson] and I had a little bit more of a special relationship because we became friends naturally,” Cross told Barefoot of their ongoing working relationship. “You meet a lot of people and you become friends with a couple of them, but sometimes there is one person you become really good friends with…She asked me to work on an album with her called Discipline in 2007 and, again, just do the same thing, produce the vocals. That led to her hiring me full-time to work with her. That’s where I’m at now.” The producer, who also helped to engineer Janet’s past three studio albums (Damita Jo, 20 Y.O. and Discipline), also confirmed that the upcoming record has been a particularly global experience this time around: “The Janet Jackson’s of the world can’t just spend their time in one studio in one city anymore…we’ve been working in Qatar. We’ve been working in Paris, the Middle East, and now we feel like we can work anywhere.” And as for what to expect? “The new album is going to be great. It’s a process. There’s a lot in store, yet to come. I can’t go into too many details but I think Janet Jackson’s fans are going to be very excited about the new album, and I think people who don’t know her as fans are going to be excited about it, too.” So excited, indeed.[/italic] ....and to the haters, the naysayers and everyone else who swore she was retired and that there was no new album coming? You can sit now.
Tasteful friends - another NYSD home which provides a complete 180 from last week. Meet Alex Papachristidis. Another designer. He describes his home as Old World European. There is SO much to talk about here. A vast array of colors, textures, fabrics, patterns, materials, pieces. And, of course, there' simply a shit ton of stuff. A million furniture pieces, knick-knacks, tchotchkes, art, sculpture, vases, flowers, busts (of course), books (surely), busts ON books, a small dog!, and did I mention books - in shelves, in stacks on the floor, in stacks on chairs, in stacks on the dining room table (with decorative plates on top!). It's just dizzying. Like so many places, I'll say "not for me." But, I do respect this place. It's colorful, bold, delightfully crazy. A far cry from the small, neutral, safe, love-affair-with-gray place featured last week (John Douglas Eason), which received a lot of flack around here (but also some love). It's all very Grand Queen. We've seen it before, so not exactly unique (he says he's a dying breed) But certainly not boring. Of course it needs editing. A few points: Love the purple/plum dining room, but get the fucking books off the table. Like a lot of the sturdier furniture pieces on their own - armoires, hutches, dressers. Hate the window treatments for the most part. Vomiting over the dressing room/office. Like the wall mural. Am fascinated by the kitchen. How small is it? Hope he has a case of Windex on hand. The flooring works individually for each room. The pink zig-zag flooring in the pinkish room works. The green/blue zig-zag flooring works in the bedroom. The wood zig-zag flooring works in the dining room and living room. But, it's all zig-zags. There needs to be some variety. I hate most of the seating. The plum sectional couch is okay, but all the random individual chairs is sort of driving me nuts. Good looking partner (Scott). SO much to discuss.
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The guy posted about it on craiglist! Any guesses?
When this popped up on my FB feed I realized I have finally had it with servers blogging and reblogging about how we should treat them. What other profession does this? Or would be allowed to? It's non-stop lately. Another thing - we KNOW our tips pay your salaries. Harping on it after demanding us to treat you exactly how you prefer to be treated (you know, like we all get to do at our jobs) is not really helping your cause. Trust me.
everytime I fly one or the other Im just up in the front with the rest of the upgrades separate from steerage. It's not like there is first class, a break, then business, a break then the masses.
I love, love, love their reaction. They feel so uncomfortable and inevitably look straight ahead, almost robotically, and get a gulp in their throat. It''s so funny.%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ Tonight in the gym, this hottie who I know is straight came in my direction. I was sitting on the flat bench press, resting between sets. I stare at him pretty intently. At one point I can tell he picks up on my stare. That''s when he looks straight ahead without batting an eyelash and gets the gulp in his throat. %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ It''s no nice to make THEM feel uncomfortable and awkward for a change.
Hurry, before this one gets the eviction too!
Never wear shoes you can't run in.
Why? Why? Why did there have to be a musical to ruin my view of her????
He's a beauty. I wonder if some lucky bastard has sampled his hole.
Who pays for all that travel? Number 16 in a saga.
This singer was considered a pretty boy. To keep his hair gleaming, he used to apply baby oil on his curls. He struggled when he first came to Hollywood. So much so, that he started prostituting himself out to men and women. When business got slow, he could be found in the backseat of cars or on his knees outside gay clubs (in the parking lots) giving fellatio. When his group released a hit record. He expected a big royalty check, didn't happen, instead, he continued tricking. He was a giver and receiver. Around this time, he was often seen around Muscle Beach aka Venice Beach. He enjoyed checking out the sculptured well oiled bodies of the weight lifters. He developed a severe drug habit, all of his money would soon go for drugs. He started stealing from rich customers and got blackballed as an male escort. He also became arrogant and fell out with group members, although they recorded a few more hit singles. He would slip off the radar (over four years). When he returned to the scene, he was a functional addict who went back to prostituting. He got new customers and started turning tricks frequently. He also got married, his wife didn't know he was leading a double life. He would later die of AIDS. It sent shock waves through Black Hollywood. It's been overlooked on how many men and women he infected with the AIDS virus. Allegedly, according to our source, three black celebrities (men and women) have died (from his strain) but their deaths were reported as secondary illnesses related to AIDS and a few more celebrities are thought to be infected-their strain laid doormat for years, due to this, they are now on the cocktail. One particular black female singer has been sick over the last few years. Unbeknownst to the public, she was allegedly sexually involved with him but she's covering up her illness-by saying she has another ailment. She loved his pretty boy looks and enjoyed spoiling him. He was her exclusive gigolo. Who is this singer? Who is the female singer covering up her illness? No, they don't know either...
The Brits are...why should the Brits be more freaked than everyone else?
Tom Selleck Bruce Boxleitner Robert Urich DYNASTY's John James Greg Evigan Gregory Harrison
I don't get it. My cousin called me up, and this was the conversation: Cousin: I found the perfect house! Me: I didn't know you were looking to buy a house. C: I didn't buy, I'm renting. M: What's the rent? C: $1550 a month. M: You can buy a house and pay less in mortgage payments. C: Oh, I don't want the hassle of owning a place. She still has to maintain the property; cut the grass, shovel the snow, and she has to pay all the utilities on top of the rent. I don't understand that.
What list is Gale Harold on? Is Gale Harold on the A-list or Z-list? Why does Gale Harold not have a career? Why does Gale Harold not have fans? Why does Gale Harold not have talent? Why does Gale Harold grow old? Why does Gale Harold not look like George Clooney? Why? Why!? Why!!?
Richard Lagravanese now shoehorned into this.
I guess they were right to be. Video @ link
Cher! Karen Black! Sandy Dennis!! Were the gays out in force for the opening?!? It didn't run very long.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart broke up -- if they were ever together at all -- nearly a year ago. All these months have passed and yet, still so many questions go unanswered! Is Robert secretly dating some unnamed starlet, or is has his star just fallen so hard he can't even find a good beard? Will Kristen ever come out of the closet and/or wash her hair? And will the rabid Havenettes finally go too far and end up on CNN Breaking News? All that and more here on the new The Contract Is Up thread!
Poll didn't take the first time.
And shows everyone why people here…. say what they do about her. RIP? You decide. Cancer doesn't excuse everything.
Did you ever have one of those situations where is everyone telling you, it's your attitude? You're seeing the glass half empty. So you bear down and work really hard to see the good in things, make some changes, make some progress towards being optimistic. And then one night it's like your vision becomes clear again. And you realize, it kind of sucked all along.
Someone's typo = new DL meme What will you cunt and paste about?
I'm one of the gays that also love watching straight pron because of the guys. Seeing the other thread about straight pron stars, I thought I'd start one with the link to who is considered the hottest by this particular website. I would add James Dean and Seth Gamble to the list. Some of the ones listed have also done gay pron . . . for instance the ever-hot Wolf Hudson. Pics from the thread are not naked but may not be safe for work either. Enjoy!
Continue talking about 'mos in football, baseball, swimming, hockey, figure skating, basketball, etc
I always thought Judas was kind of hot. (Godspell movie version at least)
She is very cute now.%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ See pic at linky%0D
and give them to me when I need them?
Olympic pole-vaulter champion Renaud Lavillenie of France rests on the infield at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco May 9, 2013. Lavillenie, three-time Diamond League winner, trains for the start of the 2013 season which begins in June.
No stupid headline, no dumb attempts to be witty, no silly questions, just gossip about theatre. Go.
After horrific experience with a sex toy sent her to the hospital, a Northern California woman is a suing a Southern California "marital aid" manufacturer for personal injury and emotional duress. Yreka resident April Bonjour states in her suit that, late last year, she and her boyfriend were using a vibrator made by Pipedream Products when she suddenly noticed that something was wrong. "During usage I felt a sharp pain inside my vagina," she wrote. "My boyfriend quickly removed the toy, it was covered with blood." Bonjour initially thought she might have just started her period, but she realized something else was definitely happening when she continued to lose blood to the point where she began slipping in and out of consciousness. "My son was woken up so we could go to the hospital," she wrote. "He thought it I was dying...[and] quite frankly so did I." Once at the hospital, Bonjour's condition stabilized after she was administered several pints of blood. After the incident, Bonjour attempted to get some compensation from the Pipedreams, but the company refused and she filed suit. SF Weekly notes that that Pipedream's official company motto is, "We Don't Make the Orgasm...We Make the Orgasm BETTER!"
You fight to the end girl!
What a butt ugly couple. May they have nothing but misery.
two quaint mid-western towns
Premieres Sunday July 13. Caroline, Kathy, and Jacqueline are out. Dina is back along with 2 new women.
What's the most sordid thing you heard about the late Princess of Wales, and her big-eared ex husband? I ask, because somebody just mentioned that Camilla "left used tampons laying around" on another thread (have no clue if it's true).
Tom has such amazing legs.
As a kid, you probably thought birthday parties were awesome. Your mom would invite all your friends and find the least-creepy magician in town, and you just had to show up and eat your ice cream cake before it melted. Too bad we all had to grow up and start planning our own parties because somehow, the default go-to plan has become the dreaded birthday dinner. And I know it’s a cliché to say “the dreaded X,” but it’s not an exaggeration. People seriously dread these things. Last week I invited a friend of mine to an event, and he was like “Uggh, I can’t. I have to go to [person’s] fucking birthday dinner.” I understood immediately and was oddly relieved that [person] didn’t think of me as good enough of a friend to make the invite cut. The fact that birthday dinners suck shouldn’t be anything new. Take a moment and try to remember a single time you left a BDD and thought, “Man, that was incredible. I’ve got to do something like that for my birthday.” NEVER. Yet when your own big day starts approaching a little too rapidly, and the idea of coordinating some epic camping weekend seems really stressful, but the idea of doing nothing seems really sad, you forget everything you know and think, “Wait, what about DINNER. With everyone! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!” It’s not a great idea. It’s the worst idea. Please don’t. But no, you’ve already given birth to what will become a heinous group-email thread, so here we go. There are so many reasons why these things are the worst for hosts and guests alike. Here are a few. Bookmark them. Read them bimonthly and send them to your friends preemptively. I’d love to be done with the whole concept for good, and here’s why:
Who was the clear cut winner?
Teenage Joe Biden lived with his family in Delaware. In 1957 he was a freshman at Archmere Academy in Claymont, where he was a standout halfback and wide receiver on the football team. He played baseball for the academy as well. While his grades may not have been the highest, he was seen as a natural leader. Anticipating his future involvement in politics, he participated in an anti-segregation sit-in at a Wilmington theater during this time.
Can't her big ass come up with anything else? She's a wonderful singer, worthy of better album titles that will stand the test of time.
The EAR ONS case in Northern California/Sacramento fascinates me and frightens me. Never caught and not much public attention despite his horrifying MO. Polly Klaas still gives me shivers. So, too, does the case of Cary Stayner (Yosemite) and his brother.
continue walking children in nature
Wow, no thread yet. Vicki: "What do people in Utah eat anyways?" Eddie: "I better butch it up for this gym class." Heather: "I simply know everything!" Shannon: "You fuckin' eat when I say you fuckin' eat!" Tamra: "Fancy pants. Fancy pants. Fancy pants!!!" Brooks: "Forgive me, baby." Will Ryan lose it and murder his family? Will Tamra have Mexi babies? ...plus the return of babyfat Briana!
How do you feel about the Royal family?
Drew Barrymore's half sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in a car near San Diego, local media are reporting today. See link below for more
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?
Does this Castilian speaker, when speaking in English, sound markedly different from many Hispanic people in the United States? She is the Mayor of Madrid, by the way, and this speech was ridiculed the world over last year.
Wacky, quirky, highly entertaining film. Tilda Swinton will get a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Chris Evans should have done a love scene with Ed Harris.
I wonder what his unofficial handling duties are? I'm twitching just imagining.
Accepting there is no one answer, what is it to you as an individual? It would be interesting to see if after however many replies, any commonalities emerge anyway. Dictionary.com's culture is the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group (if it matters or helps)
We arranged to go see a film together. I texted him several times over the past few days to ask for the specific time he would like to go. Every time, he does not respond to my texts, so it's safe to assume that he's no longer interested. I'm glad I texted him several times since it would suck if I showed up at the movie waiting and waiting with him nowhere in sight.
Are there any gay-porn "actors" who are -- unlike Erik Rhodes -- reasonable and sane?%0D\ %0D\ (If "yes," who?)
She sounds so borderline. After singing his praises and devoting an entire chapter in her book about relationships, she's no longer speaking with him. Kirstie Alley has been in the news again this week. Her TV Land series Kirstie was cancelled after one season, but the really hard shock came from her former Dancing With The Stars dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who revealed on the Bravo network that the two aren’t speaking anymore. Chmerkovskiy implied that Kirstie had ended their friendship because of his association with Leah Remini, who left Scientology last year and has been pretty public about it. “I got a message now that I am associating with other people that she can’t be associated with. I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but it is what it is,” he said on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. And then he made it even more plain that the dispute was based on Alley’s fervent connection to Scientology. “I’m not judging people by their religion. I’m Jewish. I don’t really believe in science fiction, but whatever,” he said. Ouch. The story was quickly picked up by celebrity media, which has generally got things right: Alley is still livid about Remini’s defection, and like other Scientologists who have “disconnected” from Remini, Alley is cutting off ties not only with the King of Queens actress but also people around her. And that not only includes Chmerkovskiy, our sources tell us, but another TV dancer who had been an important part of Alley’s life. But first, let us remind you of how we got here. On Monday, July 8, 2013, we broke the news that Leah Remini had left the Church of Scientology. Her disillusion with the organization had begun in 2006 at the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and had grown over the years until the fall of 2012 and a meeting with Scientology leader David Miscavige. Two days after our story appeared, on Wednesday, July 10, Kirstie Alley swung into action. Our well-placed sources told us that she had worked the phones, demanding answers from Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre about what they were going to do about Remini’s defection. She also put out some tweets that were designed to let Remini know that she’d made an enemy. (Remini and Alley weren’t close to begin with, we were told.) “When faced w malicious gossip I take a moment to experience the loss of the person I thought was my friend… Then I say fuck em,” Alley tweeted that morning, and after our story about it the tweet was widely picked up by the rest of the media. Alley denied that the tweet was aimed at Leah, but she’s done little since then to indicate that she hasn’t taken Remini’s defection very personally. In December, she made an appearance on the Howard Stern radio show and slammed Leah, calling her a “bigot.” “When you decide to blanket statement that Scientology is evil, you are my enemy,” she said. By that time, Leah had already completed her own run on Dancing With The Stars, when she was paired with dancer Tony Dovolani, who is business partners and close friends with the Chmerkovskiy brothers, Maksim and Valentin. Since the show, Leah has remained tight with Dovolani (who has found himself being followed, we recently reported), and has also become friends with Chmerkovskiy. (We’re told that the rumors of Chmerkovskiy dating Leah’s best friend, Jennifer Lopez, are not true, but those rumors probably started because Chmerkovskiy has spent time in Leah’s circle.) Now, Kirstie Alley has pushed Chmerkovskiy away for spending time with her enemy. And if you know their past together, you know that’s actually a pretty big deal. In 2012, Alley published The Art of Men: I Prefer Mine Al Dente, a memoir about her relationship history, with the important men in her life each getting their own chapter. Maksim Chmerkovskiy gets his own chapter, “The Art of Maks.” In 2011, Alley had been paired with him during her first appearance on the show, and she admits in her book that she became infatuated with him. She writes that she had quickly become accepted by his friends and family… (cont.)
So it's Friday night and I'm thinking of rejoining... I was with the service for about eight months, but left a year ago. Since then, I haven't had much action dating-wise (and I'm not talking about a hookup, but a date). The profiles were often interesting, and I corresponded with people around the country, but never met anyone in my city. Does anyone have any experiences (good, bad, indifferent, lurid, whatever) with OKC or sites like it? Are there some out there worth trying? Or is it really just a Grindr/Growlr world in 2013?
Actress Bergen Williams plays Alice, the butch maid and arm wrestler. I would guess she goes to the Lesbetarian church.
I'm almost at my limit. I just had to submit income verification for Obamacare and how shitty my life has become really hit me in the face. I took a big financial hit this year due to my employer losing a contract alongside my supervisor writing in my review that I'm 'not suitable' for advancement. I quit another company to come to this organization because I thought it would be a better fit and was lead to believe advancement would be there - it was something I specifically asked about in my interview. I'm too old for this shit. I have experience and knowledge but brown nosing seems to be the only thing that matters here. I'm so depressed right now.
Why is that?
The contrived writing. The soap opera delivery. The flat-lined stage kisses. I can't wait until the next episode.
Are you offended by shows like "Jersey Shore", "The Sopranos", and films like "The Godfather"? They all promote a negative image of Italian culture.
I'm more interested in watching someone on camera than actually turning the webcam on me. But could someone answer another question: why don't people clean their houses before they turn the webcam on? Not all of them are tweaked out.
I am watching Suzanne Pleshette in " Rome Adventure". She is so bad in this movie. And I don't remember ever watching her in a movie I liked her in -even "The Birds" which is probably her best film role. Certainly her most famous. But she was so watchable in " The Bob Newhart Show" . She has great chemistry with Bob Newhart. And she is beautiful. Didn't she date Johnny Carson or was that Angie( I slept with JFK )Dickinson? P.s. Can't stand Troy Donahue although he perfect in Godfather, Part 2. And he isn't really as handsome other people. He just looks like a frat boy in the mold of Greg Marmalard.
See link for pic taken by Recker's wife. What was going through Andy's mind when he encountered Anthony, whom he has said is sexy?
When did they meet? Did Halls already have the kids? Did Bomer have much of a career at the time they got together?
When it was The Closer the cases were interesting and well written. Now it is more soap opera...but I love the home drama...any of you watching?
MSNBC even fell to 4th place behind Headline News in its total day average in the crucial 25-54 demographic.
How did she and Rosalynn Carter compare in the 1980 election year?
Dear God. The passion, the pounding, the intensity. My hole was wrecked he was done. I''ve never gotten it like that before. I definitely recommend it. I think that cock had healing powers. I ran 5 miles this morning and now am going to gym.
The best Batman movie. So many awesome lines of dialogue in this movie. From the writer of Heathers.
No wonder he always fades when he has a lead. Also not a huge secret that Johnson had affairs with 2 wives of PGA Tour players. One broke up a marriage.
(as Kellan would spell it) See his pecs and nipples ripple.
My talent is boring but I can organize the hell out of messy garages, basements etc.
I don't mean on air--I mean within the next 5 years or so.
I know a guy, not a friend but someone I have to interact with a few times a week; every time I see him, he goes on about his kids. His son is 9 and his daughter is 7. The way he talks about them, he really seems to hate them. He rarely interacts with them, never plays with them, never goes to their games, or school stuff. All that isn't all that bad I guess, except he's always talking about how stupid they are, and how they're always in the way. This morning I was waiting for his signature, and his wife was there with the kids. His daughter wanted to show him something, and he turns around and says, "Would you shut up when I'm talking? Can you shut up for like, five minutes? Is that possible for you to do?" The wife said nothing, and when he turns back to me to continue his story about his baseball game, I said, "Can you sign this today? Can you put your signature here so I can leave and finish my work? Is that possible?" His reply? "Fuck, you don't have to be like that. I was just telling you a funny story." He signed the paper, threw the clipboard onto the desk and walked away to sulk. The guy is in his late twenties, so I guess I can chalk up his disgust to his age, but fuck me if he were my father I'd either kill myself, or him.
Did you ever wonder about that? Only his first wife Catherine of Aragon was true royalty. Anne of Cleves was the daughter of a reigning duke of the Holy Roman Empire (an HSH) but the others were either daughters of low ranking nobles or gentry. Why didn't he marry another princess and secure a dynastic alliance? There must have been scores of available princesses back then, whether Roman Catholic or of the new religion.
Anyone else noticed this guy? If you're not familiar, he's an Egyptian-American journalist, formerly with Al Jazeera, now with NBC News. He's actually being interviewed on the Maddow show as a type. I find something very sexy about him. He won't be everyone's cup of tea - he's mid-30s, but still seems to be dealing with something like cystic acne. Even in studio interviews with make-up you can see the scars. But that doesn't detract from his hotness for me.
A friend of mine just got back from the Lake Como region, where she said her Italian friends all swear up and down that not only does everyone in the area know that George Clooney is gay (despite the engagement), but that he's had an affair for years with some sort of male psychiatrist or psychologist who practices in Florence. Have any of you heard about this before?
The overwhelming feeling in the media is that income inequality is growing and it's worse than any time since the Robber Barron era. This link seems to refute that. Any thoughts?
I just heard "A Song for You" on the radio and it almost brought me to tears.\ \ What a loss.
From Gawker... Vice President Joe Biden posted a #ThrowBackThursday picture on Twitter yesterday, and boy was he hot in his youth — #letsbuildatimemachine so that he can #getinsideme. [quote]Short sleeve button-downs are coming back but health care has always been in style. #Bornin88? Then #GetCovered. #TBT — Vice President Biden (@VP) July 31, 2014 That's the tweet. It's meant to advocate Obamacare to 26-year-olds no longer covered by their parents' insurance so that everyone can be healthy and virile like the Biden of yesteryear.
[bold]German Cyclist Robert Forstemann's Thighs Dominate Olympic Discussion [/bold] Could we possibly interest you in a pair of thighs to go along with your Olympic coverage? German cyclist Robert Forstemann is currently walking around on tree trunks and we have pictures. With a simple tweet, the world is left to welcome the eighth wonder of the world—this guy's thighs. NBC Sports caught wind of a tweet sent out by New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson. It seems there was an impromptu "quad off" between fellow countrymen Forstemann and Andre Greipel. Even "The Hulk" thinks these thighs are ridiculous. My initial reaction was one of fear as well as the need to shout "fake" at my computer screen. In fact, these monsters are absolutely real. The Daily Mail informs us Forstemann was on the UCI Track Cycle team that won the world championship. However, he has been omitted from the sprint for these Olympics. Yes, the only proper way to describe these mammoth quad muscles with the use of a cartoon, because they are enormous to the point of being just silly.
Betty White once said of playing Sue Ann Nivens, "Of course, I loved Sue Ann. She was so rotten. You can’t get much more rotten than the neighborhood nymphomaniac." It is true that most of the more promiscuous women I've known in my life have been hard types: cynical, competitive, and sometimes downright mean (particularly toward other women). Is the same thing true for gay men?
I love them, hot and slutty!
Roughneck, redneck, trailer trash.\ \ Something hot about a totally trashy guy.\ \ Let''s see ''em!
...and I love it. That Brit woman is so fascinating and beautiful as Sofia. Gina Bellman...hysterically funny on coupling and mesmerizing on Leverage. Tim Hutton plays an drunk well, he looks pretty bad. I just love them all...TNT did a good job. Any other fans?
Yuck. And, I'm someone who has adored her since her Santa Barbara days.
From the Great Depression, from Hitler, and in "Deadly Skies" from asteroids (see NSFW link)! I'm just exhausted from being so good all the time.
I'm invited to an event where several guests are diabetic. Would like to take a food gift. Anyone know of a bakery in Manhattan that specializes in sugar-free pie?
John Travolta Can't Stop Former Pilot's Lawsuit Over Secrets (Exclusive) 1:44 PM PDT 7/22/2014 by Eriq Gardner A California appeals court allows Douglas Gotterba to challenge the validity of a confidentiality agreement. Douglas Gotterba, who worked for John Travolta's aircraft company Alto in the 1980s, will get the opportunity to argue in a lawsuit that he holds no confidentiality duties to the actor. On Tuesday, the airline pilot was given the go-ahead sign by a California appeals court. Gotterba worked for Travolta for six years. According to press interviews he's given, he claims that his relationship with Travolta was more than professional. He stopped working for the actor in 1987, at which point he entered into a written termination agreement with Alto. Nearly 25 years later, Gotterba came forward to "tell the story of his life and those involved in it," including his personal relationship with Travolta. According to Gotterba, he was "unwillingly thrust" into the gossip tabloids by public revelations from another former Travolta employee. Upon hearing that Gotterba had spoken to the National Enquirer and was planning a book, Travolta's attorney Martin Singer sent out cease-and-desist letters. The lawyer warned Gotterba about breaching the confidentiality provision of his termination agreement. Gotterba's own attorney then demanded to see the asserted confidentiality provisions. He eventually saw what Singer was relying upon when the parent company of the National Enquirer forwarded the relevant portion of a four-page agreement. But the airline pilot maintains that this agreement is "not authentic," that it is merely an early draft of another three-page agreement that didn't contain the confidentiality clause. So Gotterba sued Travolta and Alto seeking a judicial declaration about which agreement was valid and whether confidentiality was really enforceable. In response, Alto aimed to kill Gotterba's lawsuit by bringing an anti-SLAPP motion. In instances where someone's First Amendment rights are at stake, California law provides defendants with an early exit as well as the possibility of recovering legal fees. In this case, the defendants asserted that Travolta's right to petition was protected. The question for the trial judge and then the appeals court was whether Gotterba's lawsuit was based upon Singer's demand letters. California appeals court Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert says that it is not based upon Singer's "sabre-rattling" but rather "the validity of the asserted termination agreements." He adds, "Although the prelitigation letters may have triggered Gotterba's complaint and may be evidence in support of the complaint, they are not the basis of the complaint." The justice says that to hold otherwise "would lead to the absurd result that a person receiving a demand letter threatening legal action for breach of contract would be precluded from seeking declaratory relief to determine the validity of the contract. Declaratory relief would be limited to situations where the parties have not communicated their disagreement."
Out of all the homophobic actors out there--and I’m sure their numbers are legion--Jensen Ackles irritates me the most. I don’t understand the gay men who worship him. He’s undeniably good looking but he can’t open his mouth without making a homophobic comment. What kills me is that gays everywhere take up for him just because of his looks. “Oh, he didn’t mean it that way;” or “Oh, it was just a joke;” or “Oh, you’re taking his comments too literally;” bullshit like that. Are you fuckin’ kiddin’ me??? I’m sorry but affecting a lispy high-pitched voice while ineffectually slapping at someone OVER AND OVER AND OVER, TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME, IN EVERY POSSIBLE CONTRIVED SITUATION isn’t funny. It isn’t a joke. And, similarly, using the word “gay” or “pansy” as a derogatory adjective in interviews isn’t okay either. Those things are evidence of a belief, people, an attitude toward gays, and I’m sick of guys lusting over him. I’m 46 and own my own architectural firm, and I have 6 architects working for me. Two of them are gay and about 10 years younger than me, and I had listen to them all goddam night go on about this guy. Even on DataLounge his name pops up constantly. It’s like a bunch of freakin’ yeshiva boys jonesin’ to blow motherfuckin’ Hitler. I don’t know what Ackles makes per episode, but word is that he clears 40k to 50k for an appearance at a “Supernatural” convention. So far this year he’s done twelve. On top of that, once he’s there he charges for meet-and-greets and photo ops, and it’s gays who are putting a lot of that money in his pocket. (Unless you’re [i]too[i/] gay. Then there’s no photo because he won’t pose with you.) Gays are also the ones glued to their tv sets each week, boosting his show’s ratings while they queer every gaze between him and his on-screen brother. [i]Idiots.[i/] This guy doesn’t even have the testicular fortitude of Sabrina the Teenage Witch! He won’t just come out and say what he thinks about gays, gay marriage or even politics because he knows it would hurt his career. In fact, his wife will re-Tweet stuff showing mild LGBT support just to muddy the waters and throw people, most likely Hollywood producers, off their GOP scent. However, the latest is that Stone Park Trust, the same trust that owns his Brentwood property--the same trust for which he’s the trustee--has allegedly made past donations to NOM, Prop 8 and Romney’s campaign, so anyone who thinks Ackles isn’t a Republican is nuts. His wife’s Twitter page practically spells it out, along with their very devout “I love me some Jesus” status. “Jensen’s favorite book is the Bible;” “His favorite actor is Jim Caviezel;” “His favorite time of year is Easter.” Blah, blah, blah. Man, I got nothing against anyone’s religion or their personal beliefs about gays and lesbians. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is entitled to their own opinions, but that doesn’t mean that I have to buy their product or watch their show. I’m not going to further any actor’s career so they can fight harder against my rights. And I’m sure not going to give someone like Ackles a starring role in my fantasies. I mean, compare his douchebaggery with the incredibly respectful and classy comments George Clooney made about constantly being called gay. Night and day. Night and day. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE HOMOPHOBIA, PEOPLE. STOP LUSTING OVER ASSHOLES.
I can already predict the results of the internal investigation: no one did anything illegal, because municipal police in the US are never found guilty of anything ever in internal investigations. Why do they even bother having them?
Is anyone still watching this crap-fest, or is it just me?
It's strange how the 70s are to us what the 30s were to 70s. Misty, watercolor memories, indeed.
US: Equality Michigan petitions to end Michfest’s “womyn born womyn” intention 29th July 2014, 10:06 PM, Katie Dupere Equality Michigan is petitioning to end Michfest's transgender exclusion policy Equality Michigan has started an online petition asking the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival to end their “womyn born womyn” intention that excludes transgender women from the event. In May, festival founder Lisa Vogel wrote an open letter on the issue, stating: “We have said that this space, for this week, is intended to be for womyn who were born female, raised as girls and who continue to identify as womyn. “This is an intention for the spirit of our gathering, rather than the focus of the festival. It is not a policy, or a ban on anyone … We do not and will not question anyone’s gender.” “Rather, we trust the greater queer community to respect this intention, leaving the onus on each individual to choose whether or how to respect it.” The Equality Michigan’s petition states: “[W]e reject the premise that transgender women are lesser than, we reject that this belief is a tenet of feminism, and we will no longer respect the ‘intention’ or that ‘leaving the onus on each individual to choose whether or how to respect it’ equates to inclusion.” The petition goes on to say: “[T]he reality is that the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community cannot stand by any longer and pretend that any form of transgender discrimination can be painted over as a feminist or progressive issue.” The petition demands ending the “womyn-born-womyn” intention, asks Vogel to meet with leaders of the transgender community, and asks artists participating this year speak against the policy while on stage. The petition also asks for a boycott of the festival until the intention ends, and states any future artists or vendors participating in the event will be complicit in anti-trans discrimination. The festival will be from August 5 to 10.
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.
Ahile its hot.
SHRIEEEE EEEEE EEEEE EEEE EEEEE EEEEE EEEEE EEEEEEEK People are leaping out of buildings as we SPEAK
After it's over, two new episodes air right after it, starting the new season. It all takes place tonight Friday, August 1, 2014. Candice DeLong is hosting it!!!
He is friends with Jeff because Jeff is Harry's agent, he is supposed to introduce him to a lot of important people in LA. Harry wants to be known as a songwriter, he wants to become 'friends' with people who can help him become famous as an individual when the time is there. You can keep calling Jeff his boyfriend, but that doesn't make it the truth. The only truth is that Harry is a smart ass who knows exactly how to charm the right people into doing a lot for him. Even if those people have their own agenda as well. Harry has talked his way right into the Azoff family. What more does he need? Well, maybe a secret girl- or boyfriend who loves him for who he is, and not for how famous he is. Someone who doesn't care about him being in LA all the time. So this person must have the possibility to see him, even though he is always staying at different places around the world. Someone whom he wants to stay faithful to, even though he knows that he could sleep with a lot of beautiful people. But why would a guy his age want to do that? Does that mean that his love interest is famous as well, and that he/she can pull the same card? Open your eyes, there is only one person who would fit in his life right now. He has never made a secret of his feelings.
This is a recent thing. I never noticed a smell until a few weeks ago. Now it smells like breakfast tacos (which I haven't eaten in years)!
I was lonely and went to a male strip club last night where the guys give lap dances. I zeroed in on this gorgeous young Italian stud. Total Jersey Shore-ish juicehead with muscles on top of muscles, which is just my type. Totally shaved except for incredibly hairy pits, which I ached to lick. I intended to get one lap dance for $20 from this guy, but of course I wound up giving this guy a mint. He kept telling me how handsome I was, how he couldn't believe someone who looks like me doesn't have a bf, and that although he tries to remain romantically detached from the customers, he could really see himself falling for me. With each compliment came another $20 dance. He even got me to do a private champage room, which I wanted to avoid because of the cost. He convinced me to do the champagne room after he told me that he likes me so much that he wanted to spend some quality alone time with me away from the other customers. That cost me $175. Ugh. Of course I bought it all all hook, line, and sinker, but at the moment it felt wonderful to have this gorgeous 25-year-old who could have anyone he wanted actually find my 45-year-old ass attractive. By the end of the night, I was out over $400. We even exchanged phone nos. Like a giddy fool, I texted him at 2am telling him how wonderful it was to meet him and that I hoped it'd be the beginning of a great relationship. He texted me back with "Who is this?" That crushed me, and woke me up to the fact that he used me as a personal ATM. I feel so stupid.
[quote]Model and actor Celso Santebanes, 20, has had plastic surgery on his chin, jaw and nose and silicone implants in his chest to resemble the iconic toy
My 2 favorite pron stars ever.\ \ What do you think are their best films?
Confess if you dare.
Inspied by "have you ever fucked brothers" thread. I have had sex with a man and his three sons. I am not related to them in any way. The father was 14 years older than me. I had the oldest son 1st, then a three-way with oldest son and middle son, then middle son anlone for a few times, then the father by himself (he knew about me doing his 2 oldest sons) then I had a threeway with the middle son and the youngest son. All sons were legal at the time I did them, though just barely. Anyone else?
Tom Daley talks about his celebrity male crushes, ideal job after diving, and wanting a family in the latest issue of ‘Attitude‘ magazine
I'm getting high, listening to the Eagles and Led Zeppelin. I miss everything about that time. And yes, I was "out" in high school, which led to even the jocks wanting to experiment with me. It was never an issue... good times. Anyone else miss it?
Help! I want to tone and lift my bottom but don''t know the best way about it. I don''t have a gym membership, so I need something I can do at home. I''ve got two 10lb ankle weights. What''s the best, fastest way to a perky butt?
Don''t chase after me with syrup unless you''re gonna take a bite
Seriously, this poor woman is a fucking moron, the very textbook definition of buffoon. She's been booted from two previous networks, CNN finally got her off the air at the main network after she proved to be an embarrassment on their early program.. Now, even with her being at their trashy sister network, she's STILL a complete idiot. (Link is to HuffPo)
Just 1.5 per cent of Britons are gay, says pioneering survey\ \ \ Almost three-quarters of a million adults in the UK say they are gay, lesbian or bisexual according to the first attempt by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to quantify the gay population. The findings show that an estimated 480,000 people consider themselves gay or lesbian, and a further 245,000 said they were bisexual.\ \ \ These figures estimate that Britain''s gay community accounts for 1.5 per cent of the total population – much lower than previous estimates.\ \ \ The most commonly used previous estimate was 6 per cent which was cited by ministers when civil partnership legislation was introduced in 2005. This suggested a gay population of 3.6 million. \ \ However critics said the estimate might not be accurate as respondents could be reluctant to talk about their sexuality on the doorstep....
Are you ready for some football? Or is it IKEA for the next six months for you?\ \ So let''s have some Drew Brees butt.\ \ Some Favre mispronunciation of his own name and waffling.\ \ Manning tard faces.\ \ And Brady crashes, both on and off the field.
Sharpened labia of the night / Their breasts two strained and livid dots / Demons of piqued wicker drone...
I was watching online and came across this. Even though the guys aren't my type, the fact that the guy getting fucked stayed hard through the whole thing turned me on. Also, the end where they kiss really got me hot. What in porn is a turn on?
Her collapse is COMPLETE! Perhaps that explains the holes in the Earth in Siberia? Food trucks in LA are rushing to Kirstie's house now to provide comfort, aid and extra hot sauce.
Colton Haynes - Willing
Known for his roles on daytime soap opera Passions and Green Arrow in the CW's Smallville. Thoughts on his looks? Click to enlarge.
From Mike Branson to Robert Axel lying on a bed with grandpa Moses. Can you imagine Branson doing that? The Internet has killed porn "(where producers paying literally anyone $300 to get fucked in a moving bus)". Link NSFW (obviously) "Maybe I started to realize it during the spectacular rise and ridiculous fall of Jason Crystal, the gay-for-pay performer who adopted no less than a dozen aliases, at least three hair colors, and appeared on over twenty gay porn websites in less than one year, but if I ever had any doubt, this image (left) of Robert Axel and %E2%80%9CCoach Daddy%E2%80%9D is proof of something that a lot of us have been lamenting (or in my case%E2%80%93denying) since at least the start of this decade: Gay porn stars are dead. To be sure, I%E2%80%99ve used the term %E2%80%9Cgay porn star%E2%80%9D here in a lot of cases when I shouldn%E2%80%99t have, and I%E2%80%99ll no doubt continue to use it out of habit/laziness. But in some cases, it will be appropriate. There are exceptions. Those performers who have branded themselves and made a name for themselves not because they appeared on eight thousand websites but because of their consistent performances and their devoted fans and their undeniable physical appeal can call themselves stars (e.g., Brent Everett, Francois Sagat, Erik Rhodes); those performers who have anal sex with another man %E2%80%9Cfor the first time%E2%80%9D on an old couch on some set in the Valley can not. But it%E2%80%99s not the aspiring %E2%80%9Cstar%E2%80%9D who killed the Gay Porn Star. After all, everyone deserves a chance to work and to try to become famous, and there has never been anything wrong with being a newcomer. What did kill the gay porn star? A lot of things. It%E2%80%99s been the internet (illegal downloads, XTube) and the economy (producers paying literally anyone $300 to get fucked in a moving bus) that have helped the death of the gay porn star along. But at the same time, haven%E2%80%99t we helped, too? We get what we pay for. We keep the kind of porn that relies less on stars and more on niche content in business, don%E2%80%99t we? And at what point did we decide that certain types of men would be acceptable to masturbate to? Did our aesthetic change on its own, or did a collection of amateur porn producers gradually change it for us? Or, were we all just shallow before, masturbating to unrealistic and idealized versions of gay men, and over time we%E2%80%99ve become more accepting of and in turn stimulated by different body types%E2%80%93body types more like our own (which, in turn, makes us narcissists)? It%E2%80%99s been over saturation. It%E2%80%99s been quantity over quality. By the time a larger, non-amateur studio signs a popular model to an %E2%80%9Cexclusive%E2%80%9D contract, it%E2%80%99s as unremarkable as it is meaningless. For one, we%E2%80%99ve already seem him working for seven, eight, or thirteen other studios. He can now only work for one company, for six months? Big deal. And that%E2%80%99s assuming the contract is even honored or legitimate in the first place, which they often aren%E2%80%99t. Take Axel, for example, who one week was signed as an exclusive to Falcon Studios and the next week was signed as an exclusive to Cocksure Men. While everyone was writing press releases, Axel was simultaneously filming bareback scenes with senior citizens on amateur sites. Oops. Like Crystal and Axel, a lot of models have realized that they can make a lot of money (a lot of money for someone without formal job training or an education) in a short amount of time by filming for as many companies as they can, as fast as they can, before anyone catches on. In six months, a performer can film 50 scenes for 20 websites and maybe make $25,000, which is fine! There%E2%80%99s nothing wrong with that. But while these lightning round, assembly line style productions are great for well-hung grifters, they%E2%80%99re not going to cultivate any gay porn stars."
'GLAAD is now largely run by trans people.', boasts one MTF.
in places like Kansas City and Denver, not LA where you would expect. Where do others live?
(btw I meant the show not each others) Anybody going?! Tell us if there is nudity!!!!
Pity his face is unattractive.
It must be a day ending in Y.
So I was at Target yesterday, and buying two six-packs of beer (among a lot of other things.) Let me preface this by saying that (1) I'm 61 years old and look very much my age, and (2) I rarely buy alcoholic beverages (I don't drink and these were for other people.) The checker says "it's going to ask for your ID". I said, "What?" She said, "it asks for everyone's ID." I didn't know what she was talking about. So then she asks for my driver's license, which she makes me take out of my wallet and then scans through the credit card reader on the register. I understand that there are a lot of issues with underage drinking, and that stores are worried about getting caught in law enforcement stings about selling to minors ... but I'M 61!!! I have gray hair and a gray beard!
I think he's a sexy guy who looks best in movement doing what he does best.
Can you get off on just pressing, rubbing and grinding (NSFW)?
Kate seems to have settled in more happily, after marrying a Prince. She's certainly not as shy and gloomy as Diana was.
What's new in Freddie Smith land? Scene partners, personal trainers, delivery boys....who knows? Does Freddie have Domino's on speed dial? Are moobs a thing? And....go!
The 47-year-old, who shares the same father John as the Golden Globe winner, was found early this morning. Her exact cause of death is unclear, but, according to reports, she was found with 'dozens of white pills' scattered around her vehicle. Ms Barrymore's struggles with addiction have been well documented. She was discovered by a neighbour, Marta Lopez, who unsuccessfully tried to revive her, reports ABC's local 10 News. Tomorrow would be Jessica's 48th birthday. The Barrymore family have not yet commented on the tragedy.
Here's a new thread to discuss the 3-part reunion and who will be back for Season 7.
I keep getting scripting errors when I access DL on my Firefox browser. I have the most current FF version. Does anyone else have this problem and, if so, how did you fix it? It's REALLY annoying and freezes up the entire browser for 30 seconds or more every time I connect to DL. Thanks!
Classy, Ben. I wonder if Anderson and Ben sampled the goods as payment? Link NSFW.
"Look at how she has operated in the past with these types of responsibilities. She was in charge during the Benghazi debacle. If a person reads the Senate Intelligence (Committee) report and the House Foreign Affairs (Committee) report released (last) week, it is damning for Hillary Clinton." "She has a real problem when it comes to Benghazi," says Bachmann. Clinton, she adds, must answer for what happened. In addition, she says, Clinton is "the godmother of Obamacare," trying "behind closed doors" to push through something similar when Bill Clinton was president. "Effectively she would be Obama's third and fourth term in office." That might scare enough people to vote for the Republican nominee. "I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt." (Presumably she means because of slavery and the lengthy denial of civil rights to blacks.) "People don't hold guilt for a woman," she says, adding that while people vote for women for virtually every other office "I don't think there is a pent-up desire" for a woman president. She says while Obama was "new and different," Hillary Clinton has been around a long time and is less likely to stir the juices as Obama did.
Did you ever have a crush on an athlete when you were growing up? For me, it was Joe Namath. Those pantyhose commercials really did something for me!
I've read rumors elsewhere that he's gay and mentioned this to my boss, who is a lesbian. For some reason she got bent out of shape refusing to entertain the notion that Daniel Craig might be gay. So, IF he is gay, does anyone have some good strong evidence that Daniel Craig is gay that I can present her?
Cantor, Ex-Majority Leader, to Leave Congress Early Representative Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican whose last day as House majority leader was Thursday, said on Friday that he would resign his seat effective Aug. 18 in hopes that his successor will be able to participate in the lame-duck session after the November elections. Mr. Cantor, 51, made the announcement in an op-ed article published on The Richmond Times-Dispatch website. He lost the Republican primary in his Northern Virginia district in June to David Brat, a little-known and more conservative candidate with Tea Party backing. The results shocked Washington and led to a shake-up in the House leadership after Mr. Cantor said he would resign as the No. 2 House Republican. He said he hoped to prevent an intraparty fight from festering in the months before the midterm elections. But the news that he would give up his seat early was a surprise. “It is vitally important that the constituents have a clear and strong voice during the consequential lame-duck session of Congress,” Mr. Cantor wrote in The Times-Dispatch. “The issues that will be considered during the lame-duck session this year will be crucial to the future of our country. These debates will continue into the new Congress, and the people of this district deserve to have their new voice representing them and engaging on their behalf.” Mr. Cantor, who has served in Congress for 14 years, said that he would ask Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, to call a special election for his seat on Nov. 4 — the same day as the general election — a move that would allow the winner to take Mr. Cantor’s seat immediately rather than wait for the next Congress to be seated in January. He would also enjoy the perks of Mr. Cantor’s seniority. Mr. McAuliffe told the newspaper that he was “heartsick” about Mr. Cantor’s loss because the state was losing a senior voice in Congress, but there was no indication whether he would honor the request for a special election. [more at link]
Isn't he precious? I love his hair.
We saw it again this past week with the Washington Post's inimitable Dana Milbank writing a column July 4th suggesting that perhaps the Obama presidency might benefit from the Democrats losing their Senate majority. But for Obama, while yes, he would be recorded as he first African-American president, he would also be remembered for having lost a House majority in 2010(his first midterm election) and the Senate majority in 2014(his 2nd midterm).... a fairly inauspicious record with the Affordable Care Act credited as having assisted in the play.
What brand do you wear? I always buy those Gold Toe socks at Costco, but I'm finding that they get kind of stiff after a few washings. The colors (esp. black) make sense, but this stiffness thing gets to me. I bought some at H&M (those black ones that at one time, like mine, have the days of the week on them, but now just have single colored lines), and those are good, but not as cozy-feeling as the Gold Toe socks.
He says that she is too in love with fame and thinks too highly of herself. Hollywood’s princess has reportedly been dumped. After three-years of an on-again, off-again romance, Jennifer Lawrence, 23, and her “X-Men” co-star, Nicholas Hoult, have reportedly called their romance quits, TheFIX reports. According to the gossip site, Hoult, 24, dumped Lawrence over her “exploded ego” and “obsession” with Hollywood. “He hates how in love with fame Jen is and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress,” said one source. “They are still talking but Nicholas is moving on.” According to the report, Lawrence is reportedly “desperately” trying to get back with her two-time co-star, an attempt which may be in vain. “She’s worked so hard for her achievements and she’s so proud of her career. But Nic wants a more low-key girlfriend,” said a source, citing model and actress Riley Keough as his ideal future love interest. The break up rumors follow Page Six’s report that Hoult was seen flirting with Keough, 25, at No.8’s “Philo Prom” party July 23. According to an eyewitness the pair was spotted “siting arm-in-arm“ and “looked cozy,” at the star-studded soiree. Following their flirtation fest, insiders claim that the British film star is pursuing Keough in his native stomping grounds. “Riley is into acting in indies and not playing the fame game. She also spends a huge amount of time in the UK because her mom Lisa Marie Presely lives there,” said a source, adding, “Nic dated Riley when he and Jen were on their first break and he is ready to give their relationship a shot.” Lawrence and Hoult first started dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of “X-Men: First Class.” The duo separated in February 2012 only to reconcile just six months later during the production of “X-Men Days of Future Past.” Hoult last spoke out about his romance with Lawrence in March, telling V Man magazine he felt like her “bystander in many ways.” In May, Lawrence spoke of her British beau to Marie Claire magazine, saying, “When we're busy, we agree to mutually ignore each other. Not completely, but neither of us gets mad when the other doesn't text back or call. Life's super-busy.”
Oh God, she's still a delusional mess! In a new interview with the San Francisco Examiner, Jackson talks about his upcoming part in Ryan Murphy’s HBO pilot about open relationships. Jackson, himself in sober recovery, will play a meth addict. Teasing the new HBO show, the actor, who has already appeared nude onstage, admits he has no caveats when it comes to getting naked for his HBO role "only" if it’s “germane to the story.” In September, Jackson filed for divorce. A month later, he publicly began dating a fellow actor. At the same time, Jackson shaved his head, grew a mustache and got Elvis Presley lyrics tattooed on his arm. The media labeled the drastic transition for the once clean-cut actor as a sign of a midlife crisis. “I have had quite a difficult and transitional year. Despite this newfound reputation as a 38-year-old bad boy, Jackson said settling down and raising a family is something he’s always wanted.“I have known I was going to be a dad as long as I can remember,” he said. Addressing the daily barrage of twitter and Instagram selfies Jackson has been posting of himself kissing his new boyfriend. Cheyenne tagged his latest selfies WeAreWellAwareHowAnnoyingWeAre
Their men''s exercise wears are so form-fitting, they border on gay fetish clothing.
The heartbroken Salt Lake City man who was at work when cops called to tell him they’d shot dead his dog in his fenced-in back yard has posted a video of his first encounter with police after the tragedy. Sean Kendall’s 2-year-old Weimaraner, Geist, was shot once in the head by a Salt Lake police officer June 18 as cops searched for a missing 3-year-old boy who was later found sleeping in his own house about a quarter-mile away. ------- I'd post more of article but DL keeps refreshing (doing this on my tablet). Article has video of owner arriving at property to talk to police.
What''s her story? It''s unusual for a soap star to cross over to tv/movies. Suddenly she is everywhere. Biggest Loser. Allergy Medicine ads. Print ads. I never thought of her as the main attraction for Days fans, but she must have a huge fanbase. I watched Days when she was the bitchy teenager causing trouble in Salem. I just never expected her to have such career longevity. My guess is she''s a really nice person. Anyone have any insider information?
When I was a kid, these movies ran on "The Late, Late Show", which was broadcast in the wee hours of the night. My folks slept with their TV on, and I'd climb into their bed and watch whatever movie happened to be on. Check-out the link, it only a minute or less.
Out of nowhere and stepping on Ms. Engel's territory. What's up with these 30-something single guys in the middle east?
Gratuitous? Yes (NSFW).
Former Olympic speedskater and well-known fundie asshole. Discuss his ass and him.
In your comments, I'd also be interested in how often people actually pay for First/Business class, rather than using miles or upgrades.
You'd never know this is a musical
"The Waltons" has been airing on Hallmark Channel in HD. Not just a HD logo at the bottom right-hand side of the screen. The whole picture. The CBS series ran from 1972 to 1981. Are there were other series, from around this period, which are also possibly in high definition?
When you watch old, old TV shows and Movies the phone are something like "Murray Hill XXXXXXX' or 'Lexington XXXXXXXXXXXX' 'Crestwood XXXXXXXXXXX'. What does this mean? Did you have to spell out Murray Hill on the phone? How did it work?
What the fuck does this MEAN? If it's an inside joke, that's the tiniest appreciative audience in the history of EVER.
I feel like we never hear about her anymore. She sure faded fast.
In the summer of 1986 all I did was lie on the couch and watch The Legend of Billie Jean. Good times!!! Nowadays I'd be sent to some summer camp.
What were they thinking?
[quote]"I know a lot of secrets about Andy, but I guess the one that would surprise people the most is that he’s a top... Believe me, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m just saying, I think that would surprise people -- I don’t know this from personal experience, but from conversations you and I have had."
I hope she reads the Valentine she sent to Woody with the heart and all the little metal daggers stuck in it!! I smell a Tony!!!!
Would the wars and the fate of Europe and its possessions turned out differently? If so, how?
I posted the other three current TV polls (Alice/One Day at a Time, Cheers/Frasier, Love Boat/Fantasy Island), and I thought this would be another fun one, between these two workplace comedies.
Chess genius Magnus Carlsen is apparently considered uber-hot over there; he looks like he has a mild case of downs syndrome. He even models.
I found several apartments in the $800 a month range. I was under the impression that this was impossible. What gives?
She's got her claws out for a lot of the contestants. They better look out.
Someone I love dearly, but hurt severely recently, is having an extremely hard time coping with the emotional stress I've inflicted upon him. This was not malicious on my part whatsoever; still, I feel guilty every single second. I worry constantly that he is going to commit suicide. He's been talking lately about jumping off bridges and saying "nothing matters". He had many, many problems before me that contribute to his issues but my hurting him has brought everything to the surface. If he goes through with it, how will I deal? Has anyone you know been through something like this?
I have two straight friends who''ve confessed to getting oral sex from men but say they were freaked out about the idea of reciprocating or, worse, taking it up the ass.\ \ On the other hand, I have another "straight" friend who only wants to get fucked - absolutely nothing else - when he hooks up with a guy. He just loves to have his ass opened up and his girlfriend isn''t into it using toys, etc..\ \ Anyone else know similar guys?
We have a lot of posters from that era, and I wonder of any of you remember this period and have any recollections to share. I remember hearing that the community was split, with some supporting closures to stem the spread of Aids and others seeing it as homophobic and opposing it
I heard she was relevant during my infancy.
... sorry if this has been asked before. I've been taking a widely available probiotic product (not the kind you have to refrigerate) for about 3+ months. I don't feel like it's done much for me, so I graduated to a more expensive, refrigerated brand that touts 1,000s of live strains. I don't know much about that, but I'm on day two (that's two capsules ...) and wondering if it's normal for a while to feel like you've gotta poop all the time? Is there an adjustment period for this stuff for most people? Thanks in advance
Wal-Mart is #2??!! It was #1 for years. How trashy. They make artists alter their work because they're a Christian store.
WHen it comes to baby boomers, they are like a second-rate college obsessed with the larger state university that they envision as their rival, while the large state school sees a large neighboring school as its focus and the smaller neighbor like a sad little cousin.
Do you know anyone who has changed (not hyphenated) their last name?
I’m sure this story will ruffle the feathers of many Winona-stans, but I think this is good news for Winona Ryder. Her career comeback is going well, she spent a few years doing smaller parts in smaller movies, getting some critical acclaim again, getting photographed more often and coming out in public more often. So it’s good news when the tabloids start discussing her as a scandalous and/or bizarre person. Winona’s always been a little strange, and now a new generation of tabloid readers get to enjoy it. For the young’uns, let me tell you: Winona Ryder used to be like Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lawrence all rolled into one. Winona was HUGE. She dated her costars, she was a child actor who transitioned to adult roles beautifully, she won awards and praise, she was BFFs with some of the biggest celebrities out there and there were plenty of scandals and drama. Ah, the halcyon days of the 1990s. So this Enquirer story references some of those older scandals. Like, Johnny Depp and Winona were crazy about each other way back when (before Kate Moss, even), and Winona used to be BFFs with Gwyneth Paltrow. So, enjoy: Winona Ryder is getting weirder by the day, becoming a virtual recluse and taking potshots at her former friends. Insiders say she’s dyed her hair bright white and become obsessed with online shopping, filling her closets with unworn clothes that still have their tags. And just about the only time she leaves her home is when her cleaning staff arrives, because she can’t stand talking to them. Winona has also been trash-talking her ex-BFF Gwyneth Paltrow and former flame Johnny Depp, a source tells The ENQUIRER. “She’s alienating so many people it’s no wonder she’s turning into a hermit,” said a longtime friend of the 41-year-old actress. Winona has a “major grudge” against Gwyneth because she believes the blonde-haired beauty made unflattering comments about her in an online lifestyle blog four years ago. And Winona also never got over Gwyneth beating her out for a plum role in the 1998 hit movie “Shakespeare in Love” – and winning an Oscar for it! “Those comments were a huge embarrassment for her,” the pal said. The friend says Winona has also been blasting Depp, 50, for hooking up with 27- year Amber Heard not long after splitting with his longtime love, Vanessa Paradis, 40, last year. “Johnny couldn’t care less,” said the friend, “but she’s really ragging on him for being so predictable and going for a blonde in her twenties.” As The ENQUIRER reported in April, Winona had a fleeting hope she and “The Lone Ranger” star would reunite. “It’s really sad she’s become so vindictive,” the friend continued. “She rarely leaves the house because she hates being around people so much. And she makes sure her housekeepers don’t speak English because that way they are less likely to know who she is. “When she was younger, her eccentricities were perceived as cute and quirky, but now she’s just bizarre.” [From The Enquirer] I think the Gwyneth reference is about an old Goop post from a few years ago where Gwyneth talked about “how to break up with a friend”. And the Hollywood rumor back in 1997 was that Gwyneth outright STOLE Winona’s script for Shakespeare In Love and Goop went behind Winona’s back and got the part. And they were never friends after that. As for the Depp stuff… I’m not sure I believe Wino and Johnny still talk. She might talk smack about him (as she should, because he’s absurd), but I doubt Johnny even hears about it. Oh, and remember how Matt Damon dumped Minnie Driver (while appearing on Oprah!!!) and then he started up with Winona two seconds later? I wish people still brought that up, because that was an amazing scandal. God, I miss Winona’s scandals. I want her to start dating someone really controversial. Not Charlie Sheen! I want her to throw it down old-school, like Winona could steal Garrett Hedlund away from Kirsten Dunst. That would be fun.
… because their ignorant parents told them and now they are prisoners of it and it shapes their entire view of the world and their possibilities in it.
It means you are illuminating yourself by means of the torch so the object of your love can see you and know that they always can come back to you. I finally figured out what that phrase means. I congratulate me.
Zacc Efron and Michelle Rodriguez were caught doing some heavy kissing on the dance floor at a club in Ibiza, Spain on Thursday evening (July 31). In the video obtained by TMZ, the couple can be seen kissing and dancing to the beat of the music surrounded by friends. Earlier in the evening, Zac joined Michelle in Spain on a yacht – he flew in from Los Angeles to be with her. Zac and Michelle have been linked since early July and it looks like the two are definitely still going strong!
Jonah Hill Renee Zellweger
Met a guy on Grindr last night. (Should I post pic?) Anyway, he came over and had some ecstasy. Never tried it but he had me put it in my south mouth lol Holy fuck that's some good shit. We watched Enter the Void a bit on Netflix and i could t control myself. His cock was in my mouth within minutes. I felt so physically connected with him. He shot up some coke and I passed out. He woke me up and had made breakfast so that was cool. I asked him if I could buy some ecstasy from him but he said he'd just bring some more tonight. It's not too bad right? We're not talking meth right?
An interesting story all the way through. A couple of highlights: [quote]BuzzFeed spoke to nearly two dozen former TMZ employees, and it’s clear that Bieber’s tape was not the only near-priceless piece of dirt in the proverbial TMZ vault. (TMZ did not respond to multiple requests for comment.) According to these ex-employees, the sealed testimonies from the Michael Jackson molestation trial hide there as does footage of various celebrities — Bieber, Lohan, Travolta — behaving badly. The vault isn’t a secret at TMZ — even the lowest on the staff ladder have heard whispers of its existence. As to what goes up on the site and what stays vaulted, that’s a finer, more esoteric calculus — and one in which celebrities and their publicists have come to live in fear. [quote]Levin, according to one source, is “one of those gay men who’s just never been able to get along with women.” He’s stacked his organization with young, bro-ish men who help make the tone and feel of the website masculine and definitively non-gay. It’s not that Levin’s homophobic — he’s spoken openly about triumphing over his fears of being outed in his early career, and how he’s operated as a gay man in the contemporary mediascape — so much as he’s savvy as to the ways in which any hint of effeminacy on the site could repel the target demographic.
I have a summons for tomorrow. School starts for me next week, and I have my first exam two weeks after that. Aside from dropping trou and presenting hole to the judge, any advice?
The Voice of the Night
She bullies people to get their damn hamburgers.
Dave Thomas rolling in his grave
Fantastic, underrated little Molly Ringwald/Andrew McCarthy drama film. It was one of her best performances. Viggo Mortensen was wonderfully smarmy and creepy as her too-old-for-her, hick husband.
Does this queen (John Douglas Eason) get it right? You know, I like a lot of individual things in this apartment - furniture pieces, artwork, fabrics. And, it's certainly cohesive with a clear idea. Yet, I like the parts more than the sum. He did a good job with the small kitchen. He has a clear color scheme - white, black, gray, browns. And, yes, it does look very shelter mag, bordering on staged (but isn't a photo spread with a designer expected to look staged)? I don't know. I'm sort of past ripping on people's homes other than saying "not for me". I like to pick out what I like or appreciate bout places. Is it just me or does this look sort of small?
How fucking old are you, 14? or is that supposed to make me think you are somehow hip and young… instead of having some age-related crisis. Im looking for someone who actually went to college, an adult who can carry on a conversation, not babysit someone
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
Is he the new Cody Cummings ?
Orlando Bloom got in Justin Bieber's face early Wednesday morning in Ibiza ... and Justin fled the restaurant -- and one eyewitness says Orlando threw a punch. The eyewitness tells TMZ ... Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Diddy. Listen closely as you watch the video. It sounds like Justin, in the middle of a shoving match, screams, "What's up bitch?" You don't see Orlando swing, but the eyewitness tells us that's exactly what happened. And we're told when Bieber left the crowd applauded. The backstory is almost legendary ... Justin partied with Orlando's then-wife Miranda Kerr after a 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show in NYC and they got very VERY close. And in April of this year, Orlando was hanging out with Justin's on-and-off GF Selena Gomez. So the bad blood is flowing.
From the New York Post: Anderson Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, will be relaxing in historic splendor in Connecticut’s affluent Litchfield County this summer. Multiple sources tell us the CNN anchor has splashed out on a massive, 10,127-square-foot Tudor revival stone mansion, called Rye House, for the mid-to-high seven figures. The tony estate — sold by Karen Shaw, a former Miss Connecticut who starred on “Dallas” and “The A Team,” and her husband, Marc — was built in 1908 and designed by Wilson Eyre, a founder of House & Garden magazine. The home includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and tennis court, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its 18 rooms feature original chestnut wood paneling, limestone fireplaces and a hand-carved marble staircase. There’s also a private four-bedroom guest wing. The 280-acre grounds boast Japanese pagoda trees, wisteria, magnolias, a walkway with stone pillars and a grape arbor. The Shaws, who bought the house 15 years ago and lovingly restored it, have been renting it out for $1,800 per night, sources said. Depending on which local you ask, Cooper bought the property in leafy Litchfield for anywhere between $5 million and $9 million. The anchor will be in good company: The Litchfield area has been home to Meryl Streep, “The Normal Heart” playwright Larry Kramer, Henry Kissinger, NBC Sports vet Dick Ebersol and Susan Saint James, and HBO documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. Anderson and Maisani already own another unusual property, an 8,240-square-foot Greenwich Village firehouse they bought in 2010 for $4.3 million. In April, Cooper also listed one of two waterfront properties in Quogue for $2.99 million. In November, Cooper, who makes around $11 million a year at CNN, signed a contract extension through the 2016 presidential election. Despite being the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, Cooper recently told Howard Stern, “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund.” Reps for Cooper did not return calls. Pics of the huge home at link.
Yas, the new season starts next week. I can't wait! Too bad Kelly Price left the show. She brought so much fuckery to season one that her drama will be deeply missed. But we still got Lil' Mo on the show, the breakout star, so it should be a good season.
And you thought it only happens to partying teenagers. The owner had the temerity to blame the giraffe. Pic at link (when it was alive in the back of the truck). JOHANNESBURG – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on Thursday confirmed one of the giraffe which was transported on the highway in Centurion has died. The SPCA’s Rick Allan said, “All we can ascertain at this stage is severe head trauma. We are continuing our investigation with the view to possibly lay criminal charges against those responsible.” Eyewitnesses earlier said they saw one giraffe knock its head as the truck drove under a bridge. The animals were then stuck at the back of a truck on the freeway. This after the vehicle they were being transported in broke down. Just a few kilometers down the highway, another truck carrying cattle also broke down when it lost a tyre. Allan says SPCA officials are attending to the 400 cattle at the Lynnwood offramp in Pretoria. The body says the animals have been stuck for over five hours.
They're so hot for each other. Ah, young love.
Why did the good cousin's parents abandon her? How come no one ever commented that if one was facing the camera, the other one's back was to the camera? I think this is set in Brooklyn, which seems a little too residential to be Brooklyn. Was this filmed during Patty Duke's slut phase? From the hairdos, I am assuming that it's the 60s. Was she a slut in the 60s or the 70s?
According to Popnography, Robert Downey Jr. tells Rolling Stone magazine that his rumored bisexuality was something he manufactured: "A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual. That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with...[My bisexuality] was manufactured. I didn't have an identity. I was playing around. I expressed it. I grew up in the Rocky Horror Picture Show world, where even my butch friends turned out to be androgynous on Saturday nights."
She lost the weight only to get fat again.
But I was oblivious to the existence of a gay sitcom starring Jason Bateman.
And it only happens every 813 years? Hold me, David, I'm scared.
My bf and I just finished it. We never saw it on TV, so we streamed it via our Roku from Netflix. All 100 episodes over the last two months. A bit exhausting watching it every single night (sometimes several episodes) until we finished. \ \ Seems like it jumped the shark after season 3, but we kept watching anyway just to finish it up. \ \ Anyone want to post about what they thought of the series? I know I''m a bit late in posting about this show, but I''d like to see what others thought.\ \ By the end, Liz is really the only one I ended up really liking. The rest were really pretty fucked up. In a way though, I like that it didn''t end all wrapped up in a pretty bow. Too many shows end with everyone changing and becoming better, finding redemption, etc.
Lots of Guatemalans (and other Central American nationality) woman/children fleeing to the border So sad
Be proud and show off the little guy.
Continue your foolishness.
fillin' yer hole!
So fucking hot
I keep coming back to the swimming rule - one hour. It can't be right.
He permeates my thoughts. What do you think of his face and body?
The Judy Garland film opened in August of 1939. In the 50's the film became an annual special airing first on CBS, then NBC before going back to CBS. Any special memories of watching this on TV?
I've recently started noticing this phenomenon at grocery stores, Target, Home Depot, etc. A straight couple, usually 30ish or younger where the woman pulls out her wallet to pay for what appear to be communal purchases. I thought that a lot of housewives deal with family expenses and budgeting, but I started to look for wedding rings and almost always there were none. I noticed that some of the guy were on the schluby side and the women pretty average. Are some women so desperate for relationships and boyfriends that they're willing subsidize them? Low self-esteem drives some women to all sorts of extremes. Yes, I know that previously it's been the standard for the male to crack his wallet open, but there's something so weird about this. It's to the point that I don't notice it the other way around. I have noticed younger couples together at the store making their own individual purchases. Has anyone seen this consistently?
Holy shit this movie is disturbing! But also a fascinating watch. Has anyone seen it? I'd love to discuss it with somebody. The ending is still getting to me. So sad and creepy.
Justin Matthews, Colby Keller, and Duncan Black.
Heard he was an anchor in Miami, and got into trouble for battery/domestic violence in '09. His mug shot is so hot. Anyone know his story ?
When "NYPD Blue" premiered in 1993, I thought a new moon had arisen, and that we would begin to see bare butts all over primetime television. Alas, no. On cable shows, certainly. But while network TV seems to be more forgiving (for better or for worse) of language that was once considered inappropriate for the broadcast airwaves, nudity still appears to be frowned upon. Why is that so? And let's discuss the nudity that has appeared on network TV, including that prior to 1993. What are your favorite examples?
Why does the network insist on continuing this sham, year after year?
The actor is too fey. The gals don't like it when the guy is prettier than them. And they get wet 'down there' when a masculine brute hogfucks them and talks dirty.
What sayeth the Datalounge?
Were they lovers? I could never figure it out?
Because he's dating JLO and she is Leah Remini's best friend. The gal is nutz.
I'm probably late to the party but just saw him on "The Last Ship" in a t-shirt that left nothing to the imagination. What a fucking hot stud!! Any possibility he has dabbled in the mansex?
When I was a kid, my jerk older brother told me to jack off with Tiger Balm, and that it was "so awesome". The first stroke was fine, but I thought my dick was going to burn off after the second stroke. I tried to get it off with a towel and it got worse. I jumped into the shower and when the water hit it, it got even more painful. I was screaming and freaking out, so when my mom ran in I was in too much pain to be embarrassed. Some of it got up inside my urethra, because, of course, my brother told me to put a whole bunch on me. I had to lay there in burning pain while my mom inspected my penis. (horrible) Then she thought we should go to the ER where the Dr had flush it out or something. I remember him looking into the hole and using a q-tip and also a little tiny hose thing with water. I had to ice my balls too. Now I don't use anything but fragrance free lube. My dick hurts just thinking about it.
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. The panel of five judges on the East African country's Constitutional Court said the speaker of parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote on the measure despite at least three objections — including from the country's prime minister — over a lack of a quorum when the bill was passed on Dec. 20. "The speaker was obliged to ensure that there was a quorum," the court said in its ruling. "We come to the conclusion that she acted illegally." The ruling was made before a courtroom packed with Ugandans opposing or supporting the measure. Activists erupted in loud cheers after the court ruled the law is now "null and void." The anti-gay measure provided for jail terms of up to life for those convicted of engaging in gay sex. It also allowed lengthy jail terms for those convicted of the offenses of "attempted homosexuality" as well as "promotion of homosexuality." Frank Mugisha, a Ugandan gay leader, said the ruling Friday was a "step forward" for gay rights even though he was concerned about possible retaliation. Ugandan lawyer Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi, an attorney for the activists, said the ruling "upholds the rule of law and constitutionalism in Uganda." Lawyers and activists challenged the anti-gay law after it was enacted in February on the grounds that it was illegally passed and that it violated certain rights guaranteed in Uganda's constitution. The court ruled Friday that the activists' entire petition had been disposed of since the law was illegally passed in the first place. This means there will be no further hearings about the activists' argument that the anti-gay measure discriminated against some Ugandans in violation of the country's constitution. Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan lawyer who was among the petitioners, welcomed the ruling but said there is still a missed opportunity to debate the substance of the law. "The ideal situation would have been to deal with the other issues of the law, to sort out this thing once and for all," Opiyo said. A colonial-era law that criminalizes sex acts "against the order of nature," still remains in effect in Uganda, allowing for the continued arrests of alleged homosexual offenders, Opiyo said. Lawmakers will likely also try to reintroduce a new anti-gay measure, he said. Kosiya Kasibayo, a state attorney, said a decision had not been made on whether to appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court, Uganda's highest court. The anti-gay measure was enacted on Feb. 24 by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who said he wanted to deter Western groups from promoting homosexuality among African children. Although the legislation has wide support in Uganda, it has been condemned in the West and rights groups have described it as draconian. The U.S., which wants the law repealed, has withheld or redirected funding to some Ugandan institutions accused of involvement in rights abuses. The ruling Friday may also win the Ugandan delegation a softer landing in the U.S. next week as it heads to Washington for a gathering led by President Barack Obama.
It's a storm of epic proportions here in the Northeast. Sheets of rain, thunder, lightening. Very alarming.
I really don't get it. She's dull as dishwater. I really think the public is nothing more than a herd of sheep (shocking, I know). They make this woman into a big deal, even though she hasn't had a hit film in years, because the media tells them to. They still try to scandalize her relationship because of Jennifer 'Has-Been' Aniston, another woman who hasn't had a hit in a decade, and someone who no one cares about but the Brits. At what point is the public going to go, "Angelia Jol-who?"?
(1) There are too many camera angles for it to seem realistic. (2) The employees didn't notice 12 cameras? (3) The after-hour party seemed fake. (4) The employee's reaction to being fired seem fake.
The troubled actress is trying to sell her idyllic Connecticut country estate- for very little profit. **WARNING** You will have to arrow thru the pages
Does anyone still watch this mess?
Should I watch Evita or The Birdcage?
Boo hoo! He's a good actor but I think he's a phoney. I hope he gets the electric chair.
The secondary night-time soaps battle it out now...
We arranged to go see a film together. I texted him several times over the past few days to ask for the specific time he would like to go. Every time, he does not respond to my texts, so it's safe to assume that he's no longer interested. I'm glad I texted him several times since it would suck if I showed up at the movie waiting and waiting with him nowhere in sight.
Renae Ferguson claims a worker let her into the lion's cage where she was bitten. She says she plans to seek legal action because she was not properly protected. Zoo officials claim she snuck into the cage despite being told not to and ignored warning signs.
It's a little nauseating.
No mention of those fucking pictures, okay?
What is it about them that is so hot? Anybody else like them?
Attached is a history of the Speedo from an Australian point of view. This paragraph caught my eye:%0D\ %0D\ ''American men have an aversion to displaying their bodies in public,'' one German visitor blogged. ''Ever since gay men came out of the closet in the ''80s and showed us who they were, straight American men went into the closet to show us what they weren''t. Before the late ''80s men wore shorter shorts and swimwear was short and fitted. Men used to be so free and liberated then. Now they are scared.''%0D\ %0D\ Amen! Americans need to get over their body aversion. The full article attached.
It was probably internalized homophobia that caused him to do this in the first place. In prison he will likely become familiar with the homosex, so I'd say this is working very well for him.
There will be tears before bedtime in that windowless studio, I'm telling you now.
Hey, you ever fucked two or more brothers from the same family? Was it all at once or one at a time? I'm working on my exes brother. Please share your stories for inspiration.
We post a lot about individual films and awards and years - the best films, the worst actresses, who got robbed when, and so on. But what was the worst year ever, with the most Oscars gotten wrong, across the list of winners and categories? Going over the winners' lists, I was surprised at how many years managed to balance things out - terrible errors in some categories redeemed somewhat by getting others right (in my opinion). At the moment I think 2002 is the worst so far in the century. A BEAUTIFUL MIND, Ron Howard, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, and A BEAUTIFUL MIND for adapted screenplay offer a mix of films and individuals that seem bad choices. But the all-time worst? I think the awards for 1967, the year of BONNIE AND CLYDE and THE GRADUATE, in which IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT won Best Picture, Steiger beat Beatty and Paul Newman, whose COOL HAND LUKE was wonderful, and Hepburn beat both Bancroft and Dunaway. Terrible. I don't fault the Kennedy and Parsons supporting awards, but from the lousy CAMELOT awards (beating BONNIE AND CLYDE for costumes and art direction), to ITHOTN winning editing with BONNIE AND CLYDE not even nominated, it was ridiculous. I love THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE but it beat Quincy Jones's tremendous IN COLD BLOOD for score. And even Best Song was absolute shit. "Talk to the Animals" beat "The Bare Necessities," "The Look of Love" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." The money campaign to push DOCTOR DOLITTLE was infamous at the time, at its nomination for Best Picture cut such films as COOL HAND LUKE, WAIT UNTIL DARK, THE DIRTY DOZEN and IN COLD BLOOD out of recognition. 1944 was the shits, too, but not quite in the same way. And Hitchcock was robbed over and over.
If you had a neighbor who was a total douchebag, a fucking monster of a moron, whose head you might want to fuck without speaking to A monster of a moron with a slutty-looking fiancee of many, many years (no date in sight), and two teenage sons A guy who has been literally trying to get you imprisoned because he doesn't like living next to gay Would it be so bad to buy a couple of pregnancy tests, break open the packaging, snap in half the test like someone was mad at the result, and toss it into a corner of his yard where you know he would find it... where he would assume it was his fiancee's or one of his son's and cause family chaos... Would that be fair?
That you are 110% gay? I recently watched the endless "Blue Is The Warmest Color" and all those xplicit scenes of fingering and slurping and titties made my weiner contract under the foreskin- and I'm circumsized.
Anything fun, or exciting? Please, let me live vicariously through you!
I'm New York, she moved here, from LA, when her first marriage broke up. I'm LA, she moved back here when her second marriage broke up. I'm New York, her third marriage is rocky. I'm waiting for her dramatic return. Won't be long now.
Why do some make it in America and others don''t?
And you can also add ways in which you tried to hide the gay from people, when you were a kid.
Since gay marriage is not legal in all states (though legal in Canada and other countries), I mention domestic partnerships as well. So the question is, how long do you date someone before entering into a serious commitment of either marriage or domestic partnership? Vote below then discuss.
It's like they're struggling to break free.
Was a damn good year for music.
I would like him to wrestle me. "The population of lions has dropped from about 350,000 to an estimated 25,000 during a fifteen-year-span. Richardson hopes the media attention of his movies will raise public awareness and educate them on the need to protect and conserve Africa's animals. Lion hunts in South Africa garner more than 90 million dollars (£60 million) a year according to the Professional Hunters Association. Between September 2006-September 2007, 16,394 foreign hunters (more than half of whom fly from the U.S.) killed 46,000+ animals. Trophy hunting is worth $91.2 million a year and foreign tourists sometimes pay up to $40,000 to shoot a lion. The government supports hunting because of this revenue and the provincial governments sell permits to kill rhinoceroses, lions, elephants, and giraffes. 1,050 lions were killed in 2008. White Lion hopes to give people second thoughts about participating in these events."
I heard the Mormons own Ancestry.com - that they're facinated by knowing, and cataloging info on every person they can. I want to join, but don't want to give any $ to such an anti-gay company, or organization. Anyone know the true story?
I hate her.
Two guys I know have changed their Facebook status from single to in a relationship. And they have only gone out on one date. So is it a relationship after only one date?
I got an email inviting me to try something called Ebay Now. It's a service where you can order stuff from local vendors and have it delivered within 1-2 hours, for a $5 flat fee. There is no minimum purchase. The list of vendors in my area are places like Walgreens (run out of toilet paper? Get a roll delivered!), Staples, Target, and about 8 other stores. It sounds like a great deal... is there a downside or a catch somewhere? Do they meet the delivery window or is it a gamble? Another service that make it possible to never leave your house, along with Fresh Direct, Amazon Prime, Seamless, Grubhub, etc.
I've been watching a bunch. I have to say that there are a lot of great gay foreign films. Back in the day they were bloody awful! Can we make a list of good/great ones we should all track down and watch? These can be American or non-American films, btw. The indie ones seem to be really great.
I always have, since I was a kid. Loved when the daytime talk shows like "Donahue" and "Geraldo" would have them on. Loved when the "exercise" magazines featured male dance troupes. I almost like men wearing almost nothing than nothing at all. I love finding converted to DVD old stripper videos. Yeah, the mes are greasy and long-haired (80s) and often straight (though I don't always believe that every troupe is sooo straight and there are no gay men. Come on.) Weirdly, nowadays it seems like more and more male dancers have their dancers just in small posing straps with a full back. Makes no difference as it's still hot but anybody know why this is?
Bob McDonnell says Jonnie Williams ‘poisoned’ his ‘dysfunctional’ marriage RICHMOND, Va. — The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, began Monday in Richmond Federal Court. The couple was indicted on a combined 14 counts, most of the charges allege the McDonnells used their position to improve donor Jonnie Williams’ company, Star Scientific, in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts. This is the first time a Virginia Governor has been on trial for criminal charges.
How bad do you think it'd be? How would the United States and Europe be affected? Share your thoughts!
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?
I thought of this because over on the Poseidon Adventure thread someone wrote the following:- "Maybe there needs to be a movie about a gay cruise that gets caught in a storm and starts sinking in stormy weather." Could anyone pull it off? Done well it could be hilarious...as long as everyone survives. It's about time there was a really funny gay movie. The only one I can even think of is La Cage Aux Folles. Trouble is, people are so offended by stereotypes and there'd have to be stereotypes.
Now THAT'S a name for a hurricane. Enough of this Katrina/Sandy shit.
When did you know you were just OVER it?
for a cup of Nescafé?
...and Roman P didnt' seem to mind? Wouldn't you care if some ex was always hangin' on your girl?
There's this guy at work wearing sandals and I swear his big toes are as large as dicks. I think I want one inside me.
Joe Flacco turns me on. I can''t find any shirtless pics, but he has a great body and sexy face. %0D\ %0D\ Who''s your favorite?
A gay guy of a certain age, still reasonably attractive, younger guys just want to hump- then get the hell outta there?
With nothing to show for the past 41 years of life. At least Cyanide & Happiness perked me up this morning.
It''s my favorite kind. I have a boyfriend, I''ve never had sex with a woman, but nothing turns me on more than two guys and a girl going at it. Kissing, pussy licking, woof. I think I''m.... unusual?
WASHINGTON In what was described as a major ramping up of sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday that the United States had frozen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Netflix account, effective immediately. “Unless and until Mr. Putin calls off the annexation of Crimea, no more ‘House of Cards’ or ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for him,” Mr. Kerry said. “The United States will not stand by and reward the annexation of another sovereign nation with a policy of streaming as usual.” While all of the sanctions Mr. Kerry announced on Tuesday were Netflix-related, he warned Mr. Putin that “nothing is off the table.” “I’m sure I don’t need to remind the Russian President that ‘Game of Thrones’ is about to come back for another season,” he said. “As I have said, this thing could get very ugly, very fast.”
[italic]Researchers in the US studied 36 dogs and found that most were indifferent when their owners ignored them and read aloud from a children's pop-up book. But when the owners showered their attention on a stuffed dog – or even played with a bucket with a face painted on the side – the dogs' behaviour changed dramatically. Video footage showed that when owners petted the stuffed toy, which barked and wagged its tail for effect, their dogs growled more and sometimes snapped and forced their way between the toy and their owner. A quarter of the dogs snapped at the stuffed animal, while only one snapped at the book and the bucket.[/italic] LOL
Changing the billing always works out so well! Good luck to her!!
See link for pic taken by Recker's wife. What was going through Andy's mind when he encountered Anthony, whom he has said is sexy?
I know we've fought several (all the recent) wars to prop up the US dollar. There are many smaller countries that can be intimidated in to staying with the status quo. But why hasn't Russia started trading in some other currency or a basket of currencies? If I were Putin, that's one of the first things I would have done. And you might say, "well, we could put a lot of economic pressure on them". Well, Putin knows our economy and empire would go down the tubes in no time at all. And more importantly, he knows that TPTB in the US know that all too well.
Since the news broke last week, the size and scope of the IRS investigations has gotten bigger. At least 471 groups have come forward with proof that they were targeted with "non-standard" paperwork, liberal organization ProPublica has revealed that they were given confidential files on "Tea Party" groups, at least 3 offices have been positively identified as working together on the anti-TP project, and today it was revealed that the administration was made aware of this scandal in JUNE, 2012. Now, imagine that this was a Republican administration. If you defend this kind of systematic, systemic and sinister abuse of government power then you cannot be surprised or outraged when the "Other Side" uses the same tactics to target progressive groups. Unless this scandal is fully investigated, and all involved- up to the executive level- are tried, convicted and imprisoned for gross abuse of power, then it will happen again.
So did anyone actually see this?
Love the mid-90s feel. Whitney Houston still had it going on.
Step 3. ????? Step 4. Profit!
In 2 weeks he's going to the biggest movie star in the country.
It seems like we're moving in that direction (slowly), but women have a big head start. One big reason is that pretty much every straight porno movie has some girl-on-girl action. So I think it has mainstream acceptance. Yet any hint of male-male contact, even non-sexual, still seems taboo in straight porn, and is relegated to the bisexual specialty market. Will this ever change? If so, will it be gradual? Will there be a watershed moment?
OCEAN BEACH (CA) -- A bumper sticker that reads "Welcome to Ocean Beach/ Please don't feed our homeless" is drawing mixed reactions. The sticker targets aggressive panhandlers, according to Ken Anderson, 42, who works at The Black, where the stickers are sold for $2.50 each. The stickers are a play on the National Park Service's "Please don't feed the bears" sticker. Anderson says he had the stickers printed a few weeks ago because people are tired of rude, young transients demanding spare change rather than asking for it. Anderson hopes the stickers will make the community realize the homeless population there is out of control. He's also had T-shirts and hats printed with the same message on them. Local business owner Chaz Lomack claims many of the young homeless in the area choose not to work, and in fact come from well-off families and have cell phones. According to Lomack, there have been incidents of violence against people who refuse to give them money. Meantime, Frank Gormlie, 62, who runs the local "OB Rag" blog, says the stickers send the wrong message about Ocean Beach, which he describes as a "place of laid-back tolerance." Gormlie feels the stickers carry a message of hate and dehumanize the homeless. He has asked Anderson to stop selling them. For his part, Anderson says his store will continue to sell the stickers as long as there's demand.
The gay man who was married to another man. But they are now only married in name only. Been separated for over 5 years, and don't speak to each other at all. So the gay man is for all intents and purposes single. But married in name only to another guy. So would you have a committed relationship with this person?
Not a surprise of course to anyone with a head but a cute video none the less. His hilarious "Fred The Movie" was the gayest kid movie ever made.
My mom was physically and emotionally abusive for most of my adolescence, but I've always felt sorry for her and made a conscious decision to let the past remain the past. But a few weeks ago I found out that she tried to open a credit card in my name (using her address)...this, after I reluctantly gave her my social security number because she said she was updating her retirement beneficiary information. I haven't called her out on anything yet, but I'm wondering how to bring the subject up and discuss it rationally. It is NOT some innocent misunderstanding because she's pulled this shit with my sister and dad (who she's been divorced from since I was 9).
Lifeguard unaware of his vpl.
This was between two massage ads. All things considered, I'd rather get a happy ending.
The Killers' hit Human has topped a poll of the weirdest song lyrics ever written. Listeners were baffled by the chorus of the track, which reached number 3 in the UK singles charts, over the line "Are we human or are we dancer?" Frontman Brandon Flowers explained his lyric was based on a quote from author Hunter S Thompson, "we're raising a generation of dancers". He said: "I took it and ran. I guess it bothers people that it's not grammatically correct, but I think I'm allowed to do whatever I want." Second in the poll for online streaming service Blinkbox Music was the surreal nonsense lyric for I Am The Walrus by The Beatles, from Magical Mystery Tour.
Couldn't find him mentioned in a thread, and apparently he's frequently photographed with a serious g/f, but damn he's hot! Any rumors?
Any gossip?\ \ It''s been around for a while now, surely someone has to have some dirt.\ \ Who loves each other? Who hates each other? Who''s fucking who?
The old thread got to 600 and auto-closed. Bitchlinda, sister-woman-sister, no one at the DL is out to get you. Enjoy.
So I recently got a new computer with Windows 8 installed. The problem is that my Outlook 2000 doesn't work with Windows 8. So I might have to upgrade to Office 365 Is it really good? Discuss below.
Season 4 premieres tomorrow! YAY! Allison and the twins are gone, and some new cast members (including a new gay character) are on deck! Anyone else excited?!?
100% on Rotten Tomatoes with many top critics already predicting Best Picture.
People who have dozens of self made photos if themselves sitting in their cars... What is this about? Why always the car and why so many? I swear I have one connection who seems to have hundreds.
[bold] Uganda will pass a new law against homosexuality by the end of 2012 as a "Christmas gift" to its advocates, the speaker of parliament has said. [/bold] The AP news agency quoted Rebecca Kadaga as saying that Ugandans were "demanding" the law. Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda, but the bill which is before parliament proposes tougher sentences for people convicted. Foreign donors have threatened to cut aid if gay rights are not respected. The bill, tabled by MP David Bahati, proposes jail terms for homosexual acts, including a life sentence in certain circumstances. It prohibits the "promotion" of gay rights and calls for the punishment of anyone who "funds or sponsors homosexuality" or "abets homosexuality". But a clause which calls for the death penalty against people found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" - defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a "serial offender" - is to be dropped, Mr Bahati has said. Diplomatic spat The bill was strongly condemned last year by Western leaders, including US President Barack Obama who described it as "odious". International donors have threatened to cut off aid to Uganda if the country does not do more to protect the rights of gay people. Ms Kadaga said she hoped the bill, first tabled in 2009 and now before a parliamentary committee, would be passed by the end of the year, Reuters news agency reports. "Ugandans want that law as a Christmas gift. They have asked for it and we'll give them that gift," Ms Kadaga is quoted as saying. Last month, Ms Kadaga was involved in a row with Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird over gay rights at a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quebec. When Mr Bairn warned Uganda not to trample on people's human rights, Ms Kadaga replied: "If homosexuality is a value for the people of Canada they should not seek to force Uganda to embrace it. We are not a colony or a protectorate of Canada." She received a rapturous welcome from several hundred anti-gay activists, including religious leaders, at Uganda's Entebbe airport when she returned from her trip. In June, Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo said 38 non-governmental organisations which he accused of promoting homosexuality would be banned. Clare Byarugaba, the co-ordinator of Uganda's Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, said the group would challenge the law in the constitutional court, Reuters reports. "The international community supports us and we also believe in the constitution of our country which protects the rights and freedoms of everyone," she is quoted as saying. Correspondents say many Ugandans are deeply conservative, and say homosexuality is against their religious and cultural beliefs.
What's your fetish?
I haven''t had a good fucking in AGES! I am climbing the walls here! Sexual frustration is starting to ruin my life! I''ve heard of "dry spells" but this is something else! I just need a hot, young stallion to ride until the sun comes up!\ \ What do I do?!?! I don''t want to pay for it either!\ \ TIA!
Where are they? And is Bullets really closing on Labor Day? Elaine Stritch DID do At Liberty for a year, just not all on Broadway. What's the difference? When is The Bodyguard coming in? Will Honeymoon in Vegas be a hit? Is there TONY buzz for TONY? FLORA THE RED MENACE! HENRY SWEET HENRY! I HAD A BALL! WISH YOU WERE HERE! Go!
Who didn't see this coming?
Do you wear them? I'm baffled by the different kinds and styles. I wish pants were simpler to order, especially over the Internet.
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?
We haven't had one of these threads in a while. Yea, they're fake but still fun if done well. I'll get us started with a pic of Michael Phelps.
torture, murder, imprison and kidnap Israelis and oppress their own people, especially. I've watched these bullies, elect and re-elect a murdering thug (Mahmoud Abbas). I'm tired of seeing THAT kind of country get so much of our tax money. If "Palestine" was demolished, I could find no sympathy in my heart for them. I have had it with "Palestine" or ANY of the Middle East states and their culture of war. And Islam is the culprit. I really want to see them gone and Israel take over everything in the Middle East. Everything.
Out TV/Radio personality Clay Cane is hot with dreds...
I know about Downton Abbey, The New Normal, Days of Our Lives and Spartacus. Are there any others?
Former French prez Sarkozy? David Cameron?
This woman is the ultimate frau. For those of you who work with fraus: have you heard about this late night tv ad sensation..."Dump Cakes" and "Dump Dinners"?
Stevie's best friend died of leukemia so she wrote "Gypsy" about her. She sings that "her memory is all that is left for you now" and "I still see your bright eyes..," both lines are so sad. There was a slightly different radio edit that also has Stevie singing "I can't find you..." as if her friend is alive somewhere in Stevie's dreams and she knows she's there but can't quite find her. Sad.
Friends that fall for pyramid schemes and the crappy products they expect their friends buy. Have you been hit up to buy Nerium or Amway lately? I hate hate hate hate this.
There was a nice thread started a few days ago but now it is gone.\ \ A few years ago there was one with 174 posts (cached on Google).\ \ Is being dirty on the DL now no good?\ \ Is DL just for sharing recipes?
This Making Of...special is fairly interesting. Mr. Jennifer Aniston is hot.
They are rumoured to be tying the knot this summer in South Africa where they are shooting a film. Now Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have touched down in Cape Town. The pair were seen arriving at the Mount Nelson Hotel last week along with Javier Bardem, who will co-star with Charlize in Sean's directorial debut, The Last Face.
The tragic downing of MH17 brought forth instantaneous judgments, insinuations and accusations on the part of the highest of U.S. officials. This kind of careless and reckless shooting from the hip, based on little or no solid information, has been a characteristic of American leaders at least since George Bush’s propaganda campaign that launched the Iraq War. Whatever happened to careful measured assessments of situations? Whatever happened to maturity? Whatever happened to patience? Whatever happened to withholding judgment until facts could be ascertained? And, within government, whatever happened to the capacity of executive officials to listen to intelligence reports and interpret them with intelligence, as opposed to spinning stories without basis in fact? These all have fallen. Truth has fallen. Objective truth has fallen. What has risen in its place? The creation of false realities by the U.S. officials. They have discovered that they can produce fiat reality by their own words.
Matt Bomer. BOOM! Cue the troll: Waitress: Morning!... This may be the only thread I've started that reaches 600. Nevermind that it will all be from the same 400 lb acne faced teen posting from her parents basement.
Brilliant reinvention/left turn? Or a case of embracing a steep, speedy plummet to obscurity? What say you, you awful cheap girls?
BY DANIEL REYNOLDS/OUT TRAVELER In the past decade, neighborhoods like the Castro and Chelsea have experienced a sizable drop in gay and lesbian residents. Historic gay neighborhoods are flying fewer rainbow flags than in previous years. A new study, led by sociologist Amin Ghaziani of the University of British Columbia, finds that U.S. districts like the Castro in San Francisco, Boystown in Chicago, and Chelsea in New York have fewer same-sex couples than a decade beforehand, reports UBC News. Ghaziani’s statistics, which will be published in his book There Goes the Gayhorhood, show an 8 percent decrease in gay men and a 13 percent decrease in lesbians in these locations over this time. The research also demonstrates a rise in the number of heterosexual households in traditionally gay locales, which Ghaziani attributes to gentrification as well as rising acceptance of gays and lesbians in across the country. Conversely, gay people are flocking to traditionally straight neighborhoods, with small enclaves forming around select school districts. Ghaziani finds that LGBT households have cropped up across 93 percent of U.S. counties. While acknowledging that this shift in demographics is evidence of the progress of the LGBT rights movement in recent years, Ghaziani warns that the abandoning of “gayborhoods” could result in the loss of shared culture, community, and political clout. “Gay neighborhoods have been crucial to the struggle for freedom, and have produced globally important contributions, from politics, to poetry, to music, and fashion,” he said. “The growing acceptance of same-sex couples underlying these findings is extremely positive, but it is important that we continue to find meaningful ways to preserve these culturally important spaces.”
I've struggled with this all my life. Years of psychiatry, medication, support groups and books haven't done much. Does anyone have examples of things they have done that successfully boosted their sense of self-worth to share? Or, from a different perspective, behaviour you have observed in others struggling with this - that they just don't recognize makes it worse for them?
& would we have found this skit absolutely hilarious? (N.B. The reference to "queer' ...always good for a laugh back in the old days).
Didn't really grab me. I love McBongo just like everyone else but wasn't impressed with him. I thought AnnE was the female lead you see her for one second dressed like an Astronaut ( nobody I mean nobody will outdo Sandra' performance) and you see Jessica Chestain for 3 seconds.
This is either painfully uncomfortable or the best parody ever.
It's on British TV now and has stirred up a fuss. Why? What's it about?
Okay, so I sit down and turn on the TV and I see the last bit of "Welcome to Iceland" (which I've actually seen a bit out- but I only knew it because his last name is Pohler) and there is Andrea Martin- The queen of dry-funny, Andrea Martin, off of (Hedwig&tAI the movie) stars, but, seriously. WTF is this?
Bad enough an all clear liquid, no red or pink, diet, but in less than one hour I have to start drinking 20 Oz of Mag Citrate. I have such a headache. And all I have here is lemon stuff. I can't drive due to a medical problem, so my 85 year old mother bought me lemon Popsicles, lemon crystal light, lemon lime jello, lemon iced tea and the mag Citrate is lemon flavored. Can we say reflux?
I wonder when he'll move out
Does Fausto have pec implants? Those nipples look like they're about to jump right off his chest.
Still want to see Ryan Carnes and Ryan Paevey cover each other in baby oil and play Human Slip and Slide.
How dare they desecrate the symbol of American Power by destroying the US flag and flying a white flag? I hope the NYC government puts them in jail for LIFE since they dared defile the God Given and Ordained flag of the USofA! Don't they understand that the police ONLY protect them, and that the USGOV only kills bad people?
Construction workers can see into her 12th floor Brooklyn apartment.
Because the last thread is just about full
We know from other threads (and life) that some are. So post the gym(s) you regularly go to and whether or not they are sexual bombs. Include the city, and the branch as well as the name of the club. I will also include a poll in order to get a read on what this situation is nationwide.
It's important, and the other thread got closed... so present away, men!
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.
He's really good-looking. He's a good actor but why isn't he as popular as Jennifer Lawrence. I can totally see him as being suitable for that sort of success. Is it because he looks German? And Germans are not so popular in the U.S.? Would he have been number one if he was full stock Irish?
I just tried to reply to an ignorant twat, but some word must have kicked on the "offensive language" TROLLDAR. What words stop any discussion. Is it Baby Jane? Is that offensive?
A really gay show right now? Should I give in and start watching? How many gay characters are there right now?
Two developments are occurring simultaneously: women are rejecting the female role, and life is being created in the laboratory. Unless the structure is totally transformed, we can expect that when women no longer function as biological breeders we will be expendable. As men learn more and more to control reproduction, as cloning becomes a reality, and as the technology of computers and robots develop, there is every reason to think that men as we know them will use that control and technology to create the sex objects that will gratify them. Men, after all, nave throughout history resorted to gynocide as a stratagem of social control, as a tactical way of attaining/maintaining power. That is the simple, compelling reality. There are only two other options: women must seize power, or we must accomplish the transformation into androgyny.
No mention of the word "frau," though.
I'd be his slave.
What do you recommend?
What is a good brand that is a reasonable price? I don't have hundreds to spend.
Do any of you know you have this? It's a fear of small holes in clusters, and it apparently affects something like 20% of the population. But they weren't aware of it until just recently, and they're not sure yet what causes it. Supposedly the unofficial test for it is if looking at a picture of a lotus seed pod (pictured) fills you with revulsion, you'd got it.
Ok, they were ladies "panties" but that shouldn't matter.%0D %0D I was visiting my Mother recently and she was sitting on the couch, smoking, eating Bugles, watching Wheel O'Fortune, and sewing. She is the tough broad-type and she also has a mild hoarding condition, meaning the house is severely cluttered, although you can walk through most rooms. %0D %0D Anyway, she was sitting there sewing her old cotton underwear. And she wasn't just patching a hole, she was replacing the worn-out cotton elastic waistband with the waistband of a pair of runnered pantyhose. She couldn't wear the panty hose anymore to work due to their raggedy condition and since she can't throw things away, she transplanted the pantyhose waistband onto the cotton underwear. %0D %0D I said Jesus Christ buy some fucking underwear, but she just smirked and said I didn't know anything. So I went to the store and bought her two 3 packs of women cotton underwear and when I gave them to her, she got mad and said it was none of my business and take them back to the store.%0D %0D When I tried to return the underwear, the clerk (female, saractic) refused to refund my money. She said they had been opened and I said oh no, my mother barely opened the bag that held the 2 packs of underwear. But the clerk said, "See, these underwears have been opened because this piece of tape has been reattached."%0D %0D I told her (screamed maybe) that nobody opened that underwear -not me and not my Mom. And I left the store (with the underwear) and now I'm confused and don't know what to do. %0D %0D Should I go back and ask for the manager or go back and confront that nasty clerk?
She will be performing at Below 54? Jealous much? Any requests for her?
He's adopted, biracial, heavily tattooed, and the most exciting QB in the NFL. Oh, and he's sizzlin' hot. Plus, he has a pet turtle that weighs 119 pounds.
He's about 25 and VERY friendly with all the women regardless of looks or age. Is there a word for this? It's so irritating to see him all up in these frau snatches. And they all love him, of course because they want his young virile cock.
Let's face it.
Is it just me, or does this spokeman guy look like a guy who used to be hot, but was ridden hard and put away wet and left for about 20 years, and just pulled out in time to do the commercial?
If you are in a monogamous relationship, why is that status so important to you? What do you gain by giving up all other guys who might want to have sex with you? How do you respond to those who believe gay male monogamy is "unrealistic" or seemed to be threatened by its very existence?
Gay men, stop lying. Just tell the truth. Be honest. If you're a bottom, don't put versatile in your ad. If you're 30, don't tell people that you're 25. Five years is meaningless. If you're POZ, say so. If you just want to mess around and not have a relationship, state it up front.
Would you do them given the opportunity? I sure as hell would. Sadly, mine are all fat and pwt in the South.
Was it 9/11 or going in to Iraq?
I just got a notice from the IRS stating that I owe taxes on some cancelled credit card debt from 2012. To be honest, I don't recall even receiving the 1099-C's from the CC companies, but I know that's irrelevant. What I'm trying to figure out is if I'm insolvent. In 2012, the credit card companies settled my debt. Also that same year, I sold my house through a short sale. I did not have to pay taxes on the cancelled debt from the house because of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act. Given that I did indeed OWN the house that year until it was sold in October 2012...could I claim insolvency for the cancelled CC debt (roughly 30k)?
I want him to thrust his cock into my mouth.\ \ That is all.
The endlessly fascinating world of HKN is not quite so fascinating anymore. Is this because there's just so much a person can take when it comes to the sorry state of affairs in the land of delusion? The name-calling is growing old and repetitive. The We Believe! mantra is becoming more and more transparent. And, well, honestly, just how many laughing gifs can a person stomach in one day? And then we have the subjects of this thread themselves. Unless one of them comes out or learns to act or finds some talent, the fact is that they will not be able to hold our attention much longer. Then again, one can always hope. Right?
For the sex, of course. It can be anyone - go ahead, pretend they're gay, why not. Me: A young, angsty Ernest Hemingway James Dean Paul Newman (at any age) Jim Morrison, stoned and horny
I am liberal, but really wonder if it is what they are supposed to do. It seems both liberals and conservatives demand this...but I wonder.%0D\ %0D\ Comments?
Fortunately, the news media has elected not to cover it. The few obscure outlets which ripped 'n reprinted the wire reports has blamed the initial 1% decline in Q1 GDP on bad weather. When it was revised to a catastrophic negative TWO-POINT NINE percent, it was determined that the weather was worse than we thought. Bottom line, not to worry.
Anyone watch this mess? Is it as hokie as it sounds?
The lowest common denominator
“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”
Will Frankie, Zach and Cody have the 3 way they so desperately desire? But first...
She certainly racked up the frequent flier miles.
I broke my toe, and so I've been laid up the last 36 hours. I searched for some cool new music and found a couple of gems. Yes, they gave me Percocet. I narrowed down from 8 to 2. These were the two that blew me away- especially the video for the former, and the live Letterman appearance for the latter. The first is by Future Islands, "Seasons Change" and the song takes a few plays before you love it, but the video is jawdroppingly gorgeous and the dude is HAWWWTTT! They even show him without the cowboy hat. Dude is awesome sexy cowboy hot! The second is Kiesza. Inside.
Because someone requested it....and the other one is full Toronto, Cinci and the US OPEN coming up....
Any more sightings? Has he come out? Still so f'n hot?
In an intensive care unit in Memphis, a virus ravages the body of a 7-year-old who’s in heart and kidney failure. He vomits blood several times an hour as his family gathers in vigil. In a cabinet in Durham, North Carolina, there’s a drug that could likely help Josh Hardy, but the drug company won’t give it to him. They’re adamant that spending the time to help Josh and others like him will slow down their efforts to get this drug on the market. Helping Josh, they say, means hurting others. When asked how he will feel if Josh dies — and he’s in critical condition, so sadly that could happen soon — the president of the company that makes the drug doesn’t hesitate to answer. “Horrible,” said Kenneth Moch. He would feel horrible and heartbroken. But still, he said there’s no way he’s going to change his mind. There’s no way he’s going to give Josh this drug. ‘We’re begging them’ It’s called “compassionate use,” but sometimes it feels anything but compassionate. Here’s the way it works: According to the Food and Drug Administration, if someone has a serious or immediately life-threatening disease and has tried and failed other available treatments, they can ask a drug company for an experimental drug, one that they’re still studying and has not yet been approved by the FDA. Companies often say yes: The FDA approved 974 compassionate use arrangements in fiscal year 2013. But pharmaceutical companies often say no, as they did to Josh Hardy. “Our son will die without this drug,” said Todd Hardy, Josh’s father. “We’re begging them to give it to us.” So now, like many families, the Hardys have turned to the media, Facebook, and change.org to pressure the drug company to change its mind. Countless members of “Josh’s army” have responded with angry tweets to @chimerix, telling them to “open their hearts,” asking the executives how they can sleep at night. “Everyone is watching,” one tweeter warned the company. Others have tweeted out the e-mail addresses of the company’s board members. Chimerix executives say they’ve received physical threats. Moch, the company president, has read these tweets and said he is heartbroken, but the issue is complex and unsuitable for a 144-long character debate. At its very simplest, this is it: Chimerix is going full speed ahead to get the drug on the market hopefully by the end of 2016, and if they spend time and money on compassionate use cases, it would greatly hinder their effort to get the drug, brincidofovir, on the market and available to everyone. The company would have to dish out $50,000 per compassionate-use patient, since insurance doesn’t usually pay for experimental drugs, Moch said. And perhaps even more important than the money, it would divert manpower in this 50-person company, since they’d have to handle the requests and then get the patient’s records and follow up with them, as required by the FDA. “If this were just one patient wanting this drug, then this would be a very different question,” he said. “But it’s yes to all or no to all.” From 2009 to 2012, the company did give out the drug under compassionate use to 451 patients, Moch said, but at least at that time, the information gleaned from those 451 compassionate use patients was helpful to the Chimerix study and helped move the science along. But currently doctors don’t really learn very much, if anything, from compassionate use patients, so the patients don’t help get the drug to market. Beat cancer four times Josh’s journey began when he was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer at 9 months old. Over the years, cancer turned up in his thymus, lung, and bone marrow, and each time Josh beat it. But a bone marrow transplant left Josh without much of an immune system, and in February doctors diagnosed him with an adenovirus that spread through his body. They gave him an antiviral drug, an intravenous form of brincidofovir, but it ravaged his kidneys.
Uber, Lyft, WTFEver- some day, very soon, the competition from advanced technologies will destroy every licensed Taxi service in every city in every country. Taxi medallions in NYC are worth nearly a million dollars today. In February [quote]For the first time in six years the city auctioned taxi medallions for yellow cab drivers on Wednesday and the winning bids ranged up to a record-setting $965,000. The guys that drive them make shitty money. The medallion owners make millions.
Well, that's what the AP is reporting.
If you know what that means, let's chat.
Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands. Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York and London. Now, after politics shifted in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, the government has concluded that stashing half its bullion abroad is prudent after all. “The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.” Ending talk of repatriating the world’s second-biggest gold reserves removes a potential irritant in U.S.-German relations. It’s also a rebuff to critics including the anti-euro Alternative for Germany party, which says all the gold should return to Frankfurt so it can’t be impounded to blackmail Germany into keeping the currency union together. The Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, sent a delegation to the New York Fed’s vault in 2012 for spot checks on the hoard. As the gold’s guardian, the Frankfurt-based Bundesbank is obliged to ensure its safety. It says it’s sensible to store part of the reserves outside the country so they can be swapped more easily for foreign currency in an emergency. Germany’s election in September hastened the shift when the Free Democratic Party, which flirted with bringing the gold home, dropped out of Merkel’s coalition and was replaced by the Social Democrats. Other supporters included Philipp Missfelder, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union who quit as her government’s envoy for relations with the U.S. in April. Juergen Hardt, his successor, signaled a change of position.
The fed rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks all through 2008 and 2009.%0D\ %0D\ And at the same time they''re cutting everything they can cut for the people who had nothing to do with the crisis. %0D\ %0D\ We are getting fucked over big time!
Big move. Lots of paper to get rid of before I start packing, including a few boxes of bills and documents. Will putting bills in a bucket of water and bleach and letting them soak do it?
Oh, the sad, sad Republican party and their pathetic attempts to discredit the administration are once again foiled. In recent weeks we have watched a number of right-wing manufactured scandals drown in seas of facts. It was very entertaining, to say the least. First, the hopes of the Republicans to impeach Obama with Benghazi-gate were dashed. And, of course, Fox was being unfairly targeted by Obama with the Rosen scandal. Then Umbrella-gate was quelled almost as fast as it rose. After umbrella-gate, we had the stupidest of them all…..Salute-gate. Finally, the scandal that got Republican’s tinfoil panties in a bunch? The targeting of Tea Party groups by Obama’s liberal IRS hit squad out of Cincinnati. Oh yes, President Obama was targeting his political enemies by denying them the 501(c)(4) tax exemption that they so rightfully don’t deserve! How dare he do that?! After all, the conservative groups that were targeted for extra scrutiny were not, first and foremost, political organizations! Those Tea Party groups operate exclusively for social welfare; they are upstanding nonprofit organizations that spend little time lobbying for the right-wing. Right? Oh no, that’s wrong, but in the minds of members of the Republican party who really care about those pesky fact-thingys? This was definitely an elaborate scheme by the left to silence the right. Those IRS agents were liberal, no doubt about it, and the transcripts of the investigation recently released will prove it. Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe into the ‘scandal,’ told CNN’s “State of the Union” program, said just that: “He [the IRS manager] is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this. Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on.” Wait a second…….he, the main agent involved, was a conservative? That can’t be right! That has to mean that this was in no way politically motivated. A Republican wouldn’t go after its own. So why did he do it? John Shafer, the IRS manager, told the Oversight Committee that he and another employee set aside applications from groups with “Tea Party” and “patriot” in their names because granting them tax-exempt status could set a new precedent for the IRS. In other words, he was just doing the job he is paid to do, to make sure that groups are not wrongfully receiving an exempt status they do not deserve. It should also be noted that, so far, no conservative groups have come forward to say they were denied the tax-exemption. Of course, Republicans will surely say that the manager is not a Republican. He is an undercover Democrat. Or his party affiliation proves nothing, he could still have been working in cahoots with the president. Except that investigators asked him if this was a scheme by the White House to target conservative groups and he said: “I do not believe that the screening of these cases had anything to do, other than consistency and identifying issues that needed to have further development,” the manager answered, according to a transcript released by Cummings. Asked if he believed the White House was involved, the manager replied: “I have no reason to believe that.” There you have it, folks. One more right-wing, tinfoil hate scandal totally debunked. Certainly we will hear Fox News relaying all of this information to their listening audience later. I’m sure they’ll want to set the record straight, right? HAHAHA!!! No, more than likely we will hear crickets from the mainstream media. Republican attack dog, Darrell Issa, is already saying this proves nothing. Of course it doesn’t! Republicans will, no doubt, continue to waste our money investigating a fairy tale just as they always do and, at this point do, we expect anything less?
Q. What is an 'Economic Stimulus' payment ? A. It is a check that the federal government sends to taxpayers. Q. Where will the government get this money ? A. From taxpayers. Q. So the government is giving me back my own money ? A. Only a smidgen of it. Q. What is the purpose of this payment ? A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy. Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ? A. Shut up. Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by spending your stimulus check wisely: * If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China or Sri Lanka . * If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs. * If you purchase a computer, it will go to India, Taiwan or China. * If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala... * If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea. * If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan. * If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore. Instead, keep the money in America by: 1) Spending it at yard sales, or 2) Going to ball games, or 3) Spending it on hustlers/escorts, or 4) Beer, or 5) Tattoos. (These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S. ) Conclusion: Go to a ball game with a tattooed hustler/escort whom you met at a yard sale and drink beer all day ! No need to thank me, I'm just glad I could be of help.
Her teenage daughter looked visibly embarrassed. Living in Nashville can be fun sometimes.
A poster on the "Poppy Bush" thread asked me to start a new thread about the CIA links between the JFK murder, Bush 1&2, Clinton and Obama. Just to deflect any trolls from calling me a "Freeper" and accusing me of slandering the Dems, do not forget- Bush Sr was the director of the CIA, and was chosen for Reagan (against his better judgment) as Veep. It was "choose Bush as VP, or else"! Let's focus on the current administration and work our way back. There is substantial circumstantial evidence that Obama's mother, grandmother, father, and stepfather were all CIA operatives. Since the CIA never comments on current or former agents, and is highly secretive about everything, confirming the evidence is a futile exercise. His mother, Ann Dunham, worked for several CIA front companies. His bio-dad worked for a CIA funded anti-commie group that trained Africans to fight the USSR. His stepdad, Lolo, was an operative in Indonesia, and helped stage a coup of the president. His grandmother, Madelyn, worked for a CIA controlled bank in Hawaii that laundered money for the CIA. His mom and dad met in a Russian language course...run by the CIA. All of these assertions can be confirmed with a quick Google search. Free country? Only if you're a complacent, ignorant tool.
I think we need an investigation.
Awesome song- I heard it a few times and then watched the video---- total homoeroticism!
R54 of the Phyllis McGuire thread got me wondering about all the famous women pre-Roe vs Wade who remained childless, despite multiple marriages and expressed desire for children. Were most of them really messed up from bad/multiple abortions? Some, like Jane Russell, ended up adopting children. What other Old Hollywood/Broadway/DC insider women were rumored to have visited illegal chop shops that destroyed their reproductive systems? Well-known heiresses count, too. Spill, DL!
Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...
It's kind of a shame that there's no gay exploitation film subgenre - so here's one I've made up. (Since imaginary films are less bound by budget concerns than real ones, it has quite a name cast). 3 lowlife criminals (Jamie Bell, Daniel Radcliffe and Jack O'Connell) kidnapp a business tycoon's son (Logan Lerman, though I also like one of the Sprouse twins as a casting alternative) in order to extract money. Bell is the cold sociopathic leader, O'Connell the boisterous hot-headed thug, and Radcliffe, while still quite ruthless, is the most "normal" of the gang, and more of a follower. They hold him captive in a hideaway house, always wearing bandanas. The way they treat him is marked by class resentment. In addition, O'Connell calls him "pretty boy", saying things like "He reminds me of that kid who was put in our cell, remember? We had a lot of fun with him", then asking him "Would you like to know what we did to him?". Bell tells him not to touch him, though. But when Bell and Radcliffe leave O'Connell alone with him the next day, they return to find Lerman bent over a table, crying, with his pants down at his feet, as O'Connell, with his back to them, is doing up his belt and cheerfully saying "You were awesome, baby - my dick's in pieces". Bell gets angry with him at first, but then, to Lerman's horror, decides that now that he's been "defiled" already, there's not much harm in him and Radcliffe having a turn too. So they rape him as well. They position themselves on both sides of him, and Bell makes him suck his cock as Radcliffe fucks him in the ass; then finally fucks him too. From now on Lerman is regularly raped, both anally and orally, by all 3 (seen in a montage sequence of facial closeups, with some shots of grimy hands on clean ones, or grabbing shoulders or hair, thrown in). One day as Radcliffe is fucking him from the front, Lerman reaches up and tears the bandana from his face, then French-kisses him (making him cum on the spot). He tells the baffled Radcliffe that he's come to enjoy the sex with him - much as he hates it with the other two - and has even fallen for him. He goes on to say that he hates his father, who plans to disinherit him, and that he wants Radcliffe to kill his partners once they have the ransom, then set off with him. Once he's processed it all Radcliffe agrees to it. The next day, when they're having sex again, Radcliffe is being tender and gentle with him, but Lerman tells him that he wants it rough like before - so Radcliffe slaps him and gives it to him hard, leading them both to noisy orgasms. Afterwards, Lerman tells him that he doesn't want to have sex with the other 2 again, and begs him to protect him from them. But Radcliffe explains he can't do that, as it would raise too much suspicion. When he leaves the room, Bell is already waiting outside, entering as he leaves. The door closes behind Bell saying "Hands and knees, bitch." Finally the ransom money is dropped. The transfer works to plan, and the 3 take it back to the hideaway. On arrival, O'Connell says he wants to have some more fun with Lerman while he has the chance (it's unclear if they're planning to release or kill him). When he's gone, Bell calmly tells Radcliffe that he's been planning to get rid of O'Connell for a while, and now would be a good opportunity. Radcliffe takes up the suggestion - but not before shooting Bell himself first. Then he enters the room where O'Connell is doing Lerman from behind, both kneeling on the floor. When O'Connell sees him he says that he can use the boy's mouth. Radcliffe steps up in front of Lerman. When O'Connell, his voice already strained, says "Open your mouth, you whore", Radcliffe shoots him in the head. Afterward Lerman, still on his knees, starts caressing, then fellating, Radcliffe's gun. Finally he opens his fly and gives him a blowjob. Radcliffe is nearing orgasm (closeup on his face), and just as he says "I'm gonna cu..", Lerman blows his brains out from below with his own gun. Then he takes off with the money, leaving the 3 corpses of his kidnappers behind.
Once in a while, I balance the checkbook. Tonight, I was thinking of the order I'd watch DVR'd shows and how much I was looking forward to them. You?
Everyone always says these "celebs" will be forgotten in 20 years. Who was annoying 20 years ago and is now forgotten?
FX does it again! The premiere tonight was killer.
Let''s talk about each other. Go ahead and vent.
He was unequivocally outed by that Hollywood madam last year. Did any mainstream media (even The National Enquirer) pick up on that story, or did it remain restricted to a couple of gossip websites?
Not in the USA
I find this guy so erotic, my nethers tingle when I see his name, and they pulsate when I see his face. I didn't realize until recently (lack of watching the major networks) that he had left ABC for CNN. He didn't have a child until he reached his 40s, and he keeps his personal life very private. But his tweets are often hilarious! And he's apparently very intelligent and talented. For some reason he pings my dar, even though he's apparently married. Is he gay, bi, hitched to a beard (a la McConnaughey)? I seriously doubt he's a 0 on the Kinsey scale. Anybody run into him in NYC? Is he as hot in person as on the small screen? Spill it, please!
How could the lawyer write it? What about attorney client privilege?
At the same time? How will I survive?
I never got around to watching this on HBO and I'm now watching on Amazon Prime. What did we think about the portrayal of Cleo as a drugged up nymphomaniac? What happens to Attia and Servilia? Spoilers allowed. I'm only a few eps away from Season 1 finale.
Why not Doris Day, or Shirley Jones, or Shirley Maclaine, or Debbie Reynolds, or Jane Powell, or Marilyn Monroe? Why Mitzi?
So I met him just before Christmas and he is kind and considerate. I am a total bottom and he is an especially well endowed top. He said he loved me and I said it back. I do love him. He lost his job in January and needed a place so he moved in. He makes all of my meals, cleans every thing. He gets a meager benefits check, and spends it on gifts for me (but not groceries or anything useful). He has become needy, calling me 'pookie bear' (even in front of people and he uses baby talk in bed. He actually said "Pookie? I wuv you to much!! Can I put my wee-wee in your poo-poo hole?" Needless to say, my attraction has worn off and he complains about the lack of sex. A few weeks ago I was out with some friends and I met a man. I went back to his place and he has a nice old house and a pool. We took a swim and had some drinks. He grabbed my shoulders and said 'Christ! I want to fuck you!' and I said 'Then do!' I came home and all was fine. Then this Friday my BF and I were out with some friends. My BF wanted someone's phone number so I gave him my phone and told him it was in my contacts... well he saw a text from the guy referring to what a 'hot fuck' I am and could we meet again. Right there in the bar, at the table with our friends, he blurted 'Did you cheat on me?' Emboldened by a few drinks I replied nonchalantly. 'Yes I did'. He began to cry... not quiet tears and not sobbing, but I love Lucy style WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! and left the bar, still crying. I chose not to return home that night, opting instead for a good fuck at the other man's house. When I came home the next day, he was gone and the neighbor told me she'd heard him bawling his eyes out until 4 AM. His stuff was still there so I took a nap and knew I would have to deal with this, bracing myself for a fight. He came in at noon with a 50 inch screen TV. He made me promise not to cheat again unless it's a threesome... and I had to let him put his 9 inch pee-pee in poo-poo hole while I tried not to fall asleep. Now I'm just thinking of all the fun I'll have getting him to buy me a car!
Some religions have many names for their gods/goddesses. What names do you have for yours?
Here's an article about diva-of-the-moment Adele and her list of demands for her concerts. In addition to all the booze and junk food (surprise, surprise) she requires her room to be stocked with Malboro Lights. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't smoking a really, really bad thing for your throat and lungs? Given this is how she makes her living, I would have thought she'd have more sense than to damage her throat and lungs with cigarette smoke. This is a woman who has just cancelled a series of concerts because of throat problems. This seems insane to me, but apparently a lot of singers (or those, like Britney, who pass for singers in some circles) smoke.
I ordered it from Time-Life and it came last week. Great to revisit. Brian Wimmer (Boonie) always seemed a little gay. Season One is a bit light on the war and heavy on ploys like USO auditions (oh, Chloe Webb!)and Cherry looking for her brother. Season Two ramps up the darkness and makes it a better show. Marg Helgenberger was never a gorgeous beauty, she had a hard look (did she on "Ryan's Hope" as well?) but she looks better on "Beach" before the surgery. And Tim Ryan who palyed Natch (McMurphy's squeeze in Season One) was hot but he's vanished.
Nan Woods, not invited to the reunion
Anyone watching? Only ten minutes in and my favorite character so far is dead. Dammit. But it was effectively creepy.
What lie will she cook up to her hubby and teenagers to sneak away and slum with her right wing paramour made all more glamourous because daddy would scowl with disapproval.
He's African and he has not come out of his apartment for days. Should I call someone? Police? Homeland Security? CDC?
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:
Continuing the tradition!
Starts tomorrow!!! It is the story of that singer James Baldwin!!! I just hope Viola doesn't get overly cocky again and submit for lead actress. The poor thing was devastated by her lose for that domestic servant movie she did.
It's 2000 - 5000 squatters are being evicted from the decrepit highrise.
I was caught with a neighbor kid at five totally naked and feeling each other up. Our mothers freaked out - and I mean REALLY freaked out. We kept doing it to the point where we weren't allowed to see one another. We both had different stories as to what happened. We at one point actually kiss each other's cocks. I have no idea why. My mother's freaking out messed me up sexually later on and took a lot of time to get over it. I felt like a total perv because of it. Did any of you do sort of the same thing? And btw, not with an older guy. I know how many stories we've gotten on here about that. Did you get caught with the other kid? As far as I know, my friend didn't turn out to be gay. Me, on the other hand, turned out to be a big mo. We don't speak to one another, not because of what happened, it's just been so long.
“Not unless I write a story that requires it. You don’t hire people based on race. You hire people based on who is correct for the part. The implication is that I’m deliberately not hiring black actors, which is stupid. I cast only what’s right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part.” -Woody Allen
This is the best thing on the world wide web.
Ive decided this show is terrible and sexist. The overly horny guy- check. The out of his league wife who is never horny and allows him to fuck other people- check. A town with no people of color except a crazy latina- check. This show makes me fart.
U.S. Justice Ginsburg hits back at liberals who want her to retire By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:27pm EDT (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a message for liberals who have been saying the 81-year-old should step down while Democratic President Barack Obama is in office so he can appoint her successor: Who are you going to get who will be better than me? Referring to the political polarization in Washington and the unlikelihood that another liberal in her mold could be confirmed by the Senate, Ginsburg, the senior liberal on the nine-member bench, asked rhetorically, "So tell me who the president could have nominated this spring that you would rather see on the court than me?" Ginsburg, in a wide-ranging 75 minute interview with Reuters in her chambers late on Thursday, also acknowledged that President Barack Obama had invited her to a private lunch last summer at the White House. It was an unusual move, she conceded. Responding to questions about whether Obama might have been fishing for information about possible retirement plans, Ginsburg said, "I don't think he was fishing." Asked why Obama invited her, she said, "Maybe to talk about the court. Maybe because he likes me. I like him." "I don't remember the specifics, but we did talk about the court," she added. She said she did not believe the president's invitation arose from any pressure to retire before this November's congressional elections, which could change the Senate from a Democratic to a Republican majority and make the confirmation of an Obama nominee more difficult. The court is divided between five conservatives and four liberals, and many of the hottest social dilemmas are narrowly decided. They often come down to 5-4 votes, with the liberals sometimes prevailing as they are joined by centrist conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy. Ginsburg was appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993. Ginsburg's future has been the subject of constant speculation, particularly because she has survived two serious rounds with cancer, in 1999 and 2009. She said on Thursday that she undergoes regular medical check-ups for cancer - a recent one showed no signs of trouble, she added - and works out twice a week with a personal trainer. "Thank goodness I haven't slowed down," she said, asserting that she does not intend to leave the bench in the near future unless her health changes. She has previously told reporters that she wanted to remain on the court until she matches the tenure of Justice Louis Brandeis, who retired at 82 in 1939 after nearly 23 years on the court. As she nears that marker, she said she is taking it year by year. Asked what she believed Obama might think about her future, she said, "I think he would agree with me that it's a question for my own good judgment." Among those liberals who have called for Ginsburg to step down is Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, law school. He had asserted that only if she resigned this summer, before the November elections, could she ensure that Obama would be able to choose a successor who shares her views. Ginsburg said on Thursday that even if she had retired, the president would have been more likely to have chosen a compromise candidate than a liberal. Some liberals are further concerned that if she does not retire during Obama's presidency and a Republican is elected as his successor in 2016, Ginsburg would end up being replaced by a conservative justice, moving the court even more to the right. Ginsburg, who has been the high court's senior justice on the left since the 2010 retirement of John Paul Stevens, has become a strong leader of that bloc and a robust voice for liberalism. In passionate dissenting statements from the bench, she has challenged the conservative majority's curtailing of federal voting rights law and, just in June, its position that for-profit employers can opt out of birth control coverage under federal healthcare law for religious reasons.
Event planner David Tutera and his ex-husband, Ryan Jurica, are making headlines because of the custody arrangement they worked out after splitting. Tutera is raising his biological daughter Cielo. Jurica, will raise his own biological son and Cielo’s fraternal twin, Cedric. Yes, they're splitting them up. Tutera, whose breakup occurred while a surrogate was carrying the twins, says it was "very confusing time" and their situation was far from ideal. “The divorce happened so quickly after the [embryo] transfer was successful that there wasn’t time to mourn the loss of raising a second child," he said. "I was mourning the loss of my relationship.” The couple's ugly breakup took place earlier this year, and quite publicly, with tabloid-worthy accusations of prostitution use and addiction flying. The dust has settled, but the breakup stuck. Tutera, who is based in L.A., says his top priority is for his daughter to have a relationship with her brother, who is living with Jurica in Connecticut. “We can’t pretend like this doesn’t exist for them ... that’s completely selfish. It is our responsibility to do the right thing for our children,” Tutera says. The 47-year-old host of My Fair Wedding adds, “We’ve exchanged photos. The mudslinging has ended. And I hope that one day, Ryan and I will be friends.” When it comes to Cielo, who was born June 19, Tutera says, “I’ll make mistakes, but my job for the rest of her life is to protect her and support her. We’re a team.” “I think we all envision ourselves married and in a relationship. But I’m an older dad and there is something very enlightening about being a single father."
If Google doesn't stop fucking with it they are going to destroy a good thing.
Because the guys are cuddling and the thread won't open.
What the hell has happened to Netflix? It's basically the C-F movie version of a Red Box. How as I supposed to find a subtitled version "Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique?"
The title is a quote from another thread. I'd like to know this too. & why do those films have such a gay following in general?
The Erasure singer opens up about his forays in the punk scene, a 10-year cocaine addiction and living with HIV Dave Simpson; theguardian.com, Wednesday 30 July 2014 16.02 BST\t
Gary Collins, a prolific actor who became a successful host of daytime talk shows and — for almost a decade — master of ceremonies for the Miss America pageant, died on Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74. Mr. Collins died of natural causes, Brian Switzer, the Harrison County deputy coroner, said. In a performing career that spanned more than four decades, Mr. Collins made guest appearances on dozens of television shows, including “The Virginian,” “Love, American Style,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “JAG.” Mr. Collins became a familiar face in American living rooms in the 1980s as the congenial host of the syndicated afternoon talk show “Hour Magazine,” for which he won a daytime Emmy in 1983, and later, as the host of the Miss America Pageant from 1982 to 1990. From 1989 to 1994, he was the host of another daytime talk show, “The Home Show,” on ABC. Born in Venice, Calif., on April 30, 1938, Mr. Collins became interested in acting while in the Army, where he performed on the Armed Forces Network. He had his first break in 1965 with a supporting role on the NBC series “The Wackiest Ship in the Army,” with Jack Warden. He appeared with Dale Robertson in the 1966-68 series “Iron Horse,” and in 1972 he starred in “The Sixth Sense,” a series in which he played a parapsychologist. In 1974, he starred in a short-lived TV version of “Born Free.” In 1967, he married Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America of 1959. The couple separated last year. Besides his wife, survivors include their daughter, Marcy Clancy Collins; and two children from his first marriage, to Susan Peterson, Guy and Melissa Collins. In recent years, Mr. Collins, a resident of Biloxi, had legal troubles, including convictions for drunken driving and leaving the scene of a traffic accident. With a cheerful smile and good looks, Mr. Collins was known for his warm, welcoming style. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times in 1989, he said he was unsuited for the tabloid talk-show format that was emerging: “That’s basically not a part of my character.”
Any time Andy Cohen has a black guest on WWHL and he says "weave" or "swirl" take a shot. You'll be fucked up.
NSFW, of course!
Pity he's ruined that beautiful body with more disgusting tarts, including what looks like an entire essay on his back.
He had stupid hair and was NOT sexy. He looked dirty. That show is so dated.
Get it, girl!
An Arab rentboy took a call from his brother while I was sucking his toes.
My partner's daughter, who has several psych. problems, came to visit with her son. He's eight now, and she's over 40. We paid for the trip, because she is chronically broke. That was fine. The kid hasn't been here since he was an infant. She fed him with a spoon and bribed him with money to eat. They insisted on sleeping in the same bed, even though we had purchased and installed another bed. Every time we were out in public he acted out - aiming it at her - with such antics as holding a napkin over his face all through dinner in a restaurant. When she's not around there are no problems. Among her issues is Munchausen's - she has had at least five unnecessary surgeries, has claimed to have cancer, screamed until the doctors induced delivery of her son, and other things. She's now projected it to him, by proxy, and has announced that he is autistic. She and her husband constantly move, and by third grade the kid has been in six schools and lived in four states. He's no more autistic than I am, but has learned he can do whatever he wants with his crazy mother around. And she's announced her intention to divorce and badmouths the father in front of the kid, who she calls her little man who will always be there for her. And they are moving again, and then she wants to move to another state, again. (She's lost every job she's had, including because of theft.) I told the boy, with whom I have a good relationship, that if he had something bothering him he needed to talk about it and we would deal with it. But if he acted out - and he let me know he knew what I meant - we would leave where we were. He agreed. And of course he started smacking his mother in the tit in a restaurant. My partner wasn't there with us. She let it go on after telling him he had hurt her. I said, "That's it," and got up to leave. In the car I told him he had broken our agreement and that his behavior was not acceptable. She said I was going to "shut him completely down" and refused to talk to me. When we got home he leapt out and wouldn't go near me, and she and he sat on the curb, refusing to come in. My partner went to talk to her, she accused me of abusing her son, my partner let loose on her and said if she wanted to go we would pay for the change in airline tickets. She marched in, packed, and left without talking, walking down the street with her bags and the kid. So, we thought we would try one last time, with this visit, to see if we could set a precedent and maybe he could visit by himself in the future. Again, alone there never has been a problem. We were horrified to see what she's doing to him, and he now knows how to play the game, already. In this case ought I to have just shut up and stood as a silent witness to the messes (he would knock drinks over, for example) and antics, and ignore the creepy babying and dishonesty from her? But I couldn't do nothing, and I didn't feel obliged to just let this shit between them be her passive-aggressive control game? We're relieved she's gone - it felt unhealthy and nasty - but we're very concerned about the boy. And he's out of state. (Apparently she found a motel room because someone called us to say how she was posting all happy vacation photos from the zoo and eateries.) Do we just let the fact that she's cut us off now be our exit cue? God, I'm sorry for all this. I've made fun of other long personal posts. But I don't know where our responsibility is and if there is anything we can do in this situation. She even had the kid hospitalized in a psychiatric ward for a week saying he was out of control and dangerous, and then switched back to "He's my baby." And the father is a gambler and completely passive. Thanks.
According to a depressing Playbill article, Stephen Sondheim has acceded to the censorial demands of the Walt Disney Company and made significant changes to the forthcoming big-screen version of INTO THE WOODS. Though this is easily Sondheim's most accessible show, the sexual innuendo that gives the musical a bit of a charge has been toned down at Disney's request. This explains director Rob Marshall's casting of the very young Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood; the studio probably had zero interest in presenting Johnny Depp as a libidinous Big Bad Wolf, and so the relationship between predator and prey will be nice and staid. As George S. Kaufman famously said, "Staid sells. That's why all those assholes went to see STATE FAIR." Additionally, the affair between the Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt) and the Prince (Chris Pine) has been altered in that they no longer have an actual affair. And if you're wondering what this means for "Any Moment", the terrific number that bookends their dalliance, well, it means it's probably out of the show. Also, Rapunzel doesn't die in this version because perfect creative achievements need to be ruined.
Dish the dirt!
The most important question of all time, undoubtedly.
Is it an aesthetic thing, or is it because they feel better when they''re inside you?\ \ I don''t have enough experience with bottoming to judge if it feels better to get fucked by a big dick than by a medium one, but I find medium(-to-smallish) dicks much more aesthetically pleasing.\ \ To say nothing of the fact that they''re much more comfortable to suck. But then I have a very small mouth - do all size queens have a mouth like Julia Roberts?
He vilifies Wisconsin's public employees and the panel lets him get away with it. Is this the same network that Maddow and Schultz work for anymore? First he argues that Wisconsin's public employees should wake up and take life as everybody else, including private union workers, is, by realizing that cuts are a reality. OK, that has some legitimacy. Then, in a split second, he argues that Wisconsin public employees should be treated differently than everybody else in that they, unlike private union workers, should not have the right to collective bargaining, a right they have had in Wisconsin since the 1950s. This, he says, preposterously is not union-busting. And by the way he fails to mention that Walker's plan is, clearly, not about economics but about party politics, in that he's exempted the three public employee unions that supported him for governor. (including the firefighters, who are, out on the streets with everyone else because they understand that what Walker doing's is an abomination) Joe, go fuck yourself!
He gettin' old lookin'.
Is he gay?
Hello loungers It's going to be my first time crossing the pond, as NYC-based friends of mine have persuaded me to spend 9 days in their city in the first half of September. Now, I have been searching high and low to find accomodation that doesn't look like shit straight from the '80s while still having to fork up $250 per night - without much luck, so far. When visiting a city, one does not want to be too far removed from the center (Manhattan, Brooklyn). Some areas are apparently a no-go or straight up ghetto (this coming from my friends who are born and raised in the city). My question: could anyone recommend me something? Booking.com and airbnb have little to nothing to offer. I don't mind paying $150 per night, but $250 is ridiculous.. Thanks in advance!
This has started airing ?? Where is the first thread already filled with 600 posts ??
Cue the Tea Party froth in three... two... one...
ooh he hit a part II only took a year !
It's pretty horrible. I wish I had never been told the truth.
For R11 from another thread. Wasn't Caleb's vote against Amber just about the most typical?
Allegedly from natural causes - but wasn't he a heavy drinker?
If you had a sense that the neighborhood was about to become the next big thing?
What am I doing wrong? I just can't seem to keep the conversation going. Please help.
Here we go.
Interesting little report on NPR, nothing too surprising but cool to see the data.
Starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence. I like them both so I may have to give it a look. I like that Kelsey never gives up on trying to make it back in the sitcom world. This will be about the 5th show he has done since "Frasier" went off the air. If at first you don't succeed. I think Martin is a great comic actor. I can't think of anything he has done that I didn't enjoy.
He's STILL around! Apparently they haven't received the message that he's been panned from TV to websites. He looks like your slightly creepy, drunk uncle. How/why are these commercials? Who's the demo they're going for?
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
WTF? Maggie Gallagher just admitted she doesn’t think of herself as a heterosexual. In a rambling new blog post, littered with very poor syntax and excessive verbiage, the NOM co-founder writes: Here’s my view: When Christians tell me that homosexuality is “socially constructed” and therefore not a “real” permanent feature of human existence, I generally respond “I know gay people exist the same way that I know that Methodists exist. I’ve met them.” In other words, not all categories that are real are founded on fixed unchangeable essences. Sexual orientation as a concept is a way of organizing “given reality” (sexual attraction) into a communal identity, the strongest kind. It is therefore not at all like race, and but rather more akin to religion. Such deep and profound wisdom. The sage continues: I never ever think of myself as a heterosexual, nonetheless my own ideas about my experience of sexuality (“we are born male and female and called to come together in love in this thing called marriage”) are core enough to my identity and my sense of what is required for communal good that I am willing to suffer rather than renounce them, if necessary. They are not positions I hold, they are part of who I am. Hold up! Did Maggie Gallagher, crusader for homophobia, just admit to possibly being a lesbian? No. Not at all. She just doesn’t label herself as a heterosexual. But she still is one, by definition, and she’s willing to make a martyr of herself over it “if necessary.” Now we can’t help but wonder… If she believes this strongly about her own heterosexuality, does she think it’s possible for gays and lesbians to feel similarly about their homosexuality? “I do not have strong feelings” she writes towards the end of her blog post. Which begs the question: Why the hell did she feel the need to write this nonsense?
New series about a ship in a world where an epidemic has swept the world killing almost everyone. Anyone going to watch it?
He is a douchebag supreme of the highest order, but fuck me if he isn't one hot slab of man meat. I haven't watched The Real World or any of those challenges in a long time, but I happened to flip the TV to MTV the other night and there he was, getting in some guy's face all huffy and angry and shirtless, with his chest bulging...
Just broke up with a straight guy I'd been "dating" for a month. We went to movies, dinner, took him sailing, a Giants game, and went on long walks together on the beach at sunset and talked for hours. Call me old-fashioned, but I just don't kiss on the first, second, ... or fifth date. But I tried on the sixth. Didn't work out so well. His name is Greg-o-ree. How many straight guys with incredibly cute butts do you know who call themselves Greg-o-ree? Not "Greg," which is the proper, hetero version. Gregory is pissed that I tried to break up with him and isn't having any of it... "We were never even a couple" etc.. and won't stop texting me. Greg is coming over for dinner tomorrow. He says this isn't the first time this situation has happened. I just don't have the time to clean the hot tub or call him Greg-oree, but I can cook a mean lamb shank with couscous. We will likely watch the All-Stars game after dinner. But I'm not gonna try to hold his hand. Fuck me, please.
I've always liked "Nine"... (despite Rob's dreadful movie version. How could he ruin it? Uggh. He had Fellini for inspiration and he BLEW it.) I finally watched "8 1/2" and it is amazing. But other than the premise, it is nothing like the musical. How did they do it?
His selections being referred to as "one step above Ikea."
Meet the guy with the vision like Eminem, flow like Drake, and hairdo better than Macklemore, he goes by G-Eazy, the next white rapper to take the Entertainment industry by storm... What do you think DL, could he be the male Iggy Azalea of hip-hop by next year?
I have to say honestly that it seems to be a myth. If anything, they're normal size for the most part. I don't know where this stereotype came from. I've seen one study where the black penis was half an inch larger than the white, but that's not saying much. I've seen white guys with humongous cocks. I have seen black guys with really big dongs, but not as a rule. It's sad that it seems to be that black guys can only get jobs in porn if they live up to their stereotype, while white guys can be all different shapes and sizes in the genital department. For the whores out there, what's been your experience with white vs. black cock? Is one bigger? The same? It should be noted that whites come from all different backgrounds. That could be where the discrepancy comes from. On and off topic, they've found that gays have bigger penises on average than their straight counterparts. I call bullshit on that one too, but that's another topic.
Musclebound, thuggish looking black guys get me weak in the knees. There, I said it. I just think that these guys are the ultimate in masculinity and hotness. Is my fetishizing racist or does it make me open-minded? I debate this within myself constantly, and I never get a clear answer. What do you think? The guys in the SFW pic are the types I''m talking about.
You know, the types who wag around all their wormy kids, Suburban or Dodge Minivan driving fraus who look like they'd be the ones bringing those potato chip macaroni baked casseroles to the office potlucks? Those. Is it the end of Whole Foods as we know it?
Mom walks in while daughter is getting screwed by hot gym teacher. Should she have:
A young actor in Theatre Gossip #139 has requested a thread where people who are currently working as actors and people who are getting started can post, ask questions, and discuss the business. Here ya go, kid!
I just finished the book "Thing of Beauty" (which I recommend) It's a great look at a different era. It was sad how many people in her life insisted that she couldn't be gay b/c she was so pretty. It also sounded like her narcissistic mom really did a number on her and made her a raging borderline. It sounded like there was some growth. Did any of you know any of these characters? I'm particularly fascinated by Way Bandy and some of the photographers. Also, the book didn't say it, but I get the distinct impression that Patti Hansen was the one who introduced her to heroin.
David Sedaris? Who? Oh, you mean the local litter-picker The US humorist has had a waste vehicle – 'Pig Pen Sedaris' – named after him in West Sussex. So is he flattered? Posted by Tim Dowling, Thursday 31 July 2014 17.14 BST The Guardian This week the West Sussex County Times reported that a local resident has been uniquely honoured. "South Downs litter picker has truck named after him," announced the headline, above an article reporting that the truck in question was a waste vehicle, christened "Pig Pen Sedaris" after the litter-picker in question, one David Sedaris. "David Sedaris is a familiar and very welcome sight in the lanes and by-ways of this lovely part of Horsham District," said district councillor Diane van der Klugt, "as he tirelessly and painstakingly goes about gathering up the litter so thoughtlessly discarded." In the accompanying picture, the honouree himself is standing alongside the truck. The caption identifies him as "David 'Pig Pen' Sedaris". There was no mention in the article of the local eccentric's day job, as a best-selling author, Grammy-nominated humorist, prolific radio contributor, US chat show regular and internationally celebrated figure whose books (seven million of which are in print) have been translated into 25 languages. It's not as if Sedaris himself is trying to keep these two strands of his life – famous writer and obsessive tidier of West Sussex – separate. As recently as a month ago he detailed his three-year-old litter-picking habit in the New Yorker. "You can tell where my territory ends and the rest of England begins," he wrote. "It's like going from the rose arbor in Sissinghurst to Fukushima after the tsunami." In fact he even mentioned that he would soon be getting a waste vehicle named after him. At the time he may or may not have been aware that a giant cartoon pig would be painted on its side, next to the words "Thanks David for helping to keep the area clean." If he's less than flattered by the association, he's not showing it in the picture. Sedaris's example has now inspired Horsham District Council to launch an "Adopt a Street" scheme to encourage residents to sign up as volunteer litter-pickers. "Do it enough and you might one day get a garbage truck named after you," Mr Sedaris told the West Sussex County Times. "It's an amazing feeling."
As President Obama heads to Texas to talk with Governor Rick Perry about the surge of undocumented children from Latin America crossing the border, Australia is facing a long-simmering immigration crisis of its own. For years, refugees from Asia have boarded unsafe boats and tried to land Down Under, sometimes with tragic results. An Australia-bound boat carrying 200 men sank in June 2012, with about 90 people suspected to have died. That was just one of a series of fatal incidents since 2010 in which boat people died trying to find refuge in Australia. Tony Abbott, the conservative prime minister who won election last year while promising to crack down on asylum seekers, is determined to avoid the fate of his Labor Party predecessors. Julia Gillard, prime minister at the time of the 2012 sinking, fumbled the immigration issue and eventually became the victim of a party coup by former premier Kevin Rudd—who went on to lose the general election to Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition in September. “It is indisputable that the right to seek and enjoy asylum applies to people regardless of their mode of arrival,” the Australian Human Rights Commission said in a statement published Friday. “It would be a flagrant violation of international human rights and refugee law to return asylum seekers to their country [of] origin without conducting a fair and robust assessment of their claims.” Abbott doesn’t seem to mind. Undeterred by the criticism, he also wants to send back another 153 Sri Lankan Tamils recently intercepted at sea in a separate boat. In an interview with Australian television’s Channel Nine today, he said Australia won’t be held “over a moral barrel” on the issue.
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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 genderqueer named Hex who goes by "it" was made to feel uncomfortable when Dan Savage used the word "trannie" in a speech last month. U of C students are now circulating a petition to make the organizers of the event apologize. This thread will reach 600 in 3, 2, 1...
I have a friend that rarely ever calls me or texts me. I always end up calling/texting him. I am always the one to initiate spending time together. I don''t get it. \ \ When we hang out we always have fun. He has never blown me off. He never flakes on me or gets nasty with me. So why doesn''t he ever pick up the phone and call me first? Why does he always leave it up to me to initiate the hang outs? I don''t like feeling like I''m chasing someone down all the time. It makes me feel like I''m desperate or something. \ \ One time I stopped calling him just to see if he would call me back, thinking he would think something was wrong and call me. After a full MONTH with no call from him I finally broke down and called him. He never even asked acted like the month without speaking was anything. All he said was "Wow, it''s been a while!"\ \ I swear, I feel like the older I get the less I know how to deal with other people and their issues...
If yes, how were you talked into doing it the first time? Were you drunk? Did it happen while you were showering together?
Are you interested?
Not safe for work by any means.
How/why did Ancient Sumerians and Greeks establish city-states instead of kingdom after kingdom?
He's filling in for Alex Witt on MSNBC right now at noon on Sunday. Praise Be!!
I really miss her though I'm not sure DL could support her stories these days.
Calling any and all DataLounge Old Hollywood Historians,\ \ I have recently become obsessed with French Actor, Alain Delon. \ \ I am hoping that some of the faithful Datalounge historians of old Hollywood gossip might know anything about him.\ \ He was married three times with a number of kids (one from Velvet Underground''s Nico (of all people)).\ \ Lengthy affairs with gorgeous women (Romy Schneider, especially, to whom he was engaged!)\ \ but \ \ (and this could simply be because he is French and was stunning)\ \ .... gossip about him and men - up to and including a story that Romy found him in bed with a guy which led to their broken engagement.\ \ Any further dirt would be most appreciated.
We go a few times per year and just got back from another long weekend. It''s become Palm Springs east. Lots and lots of older gays have moved-in and seem to have taken over.\ \ I don''t have an issue with older guys, I''m no spring chicken myself at 33, but the entire town seems to have taken on a different feel the last couple of years. While many of the crowds this summer were much of the same, much older guys are showing up. Some of them are the old crusty muscle daddies and some are just ancient. Lots of mimosa drinking happening, so many of the year-round townies appear to be mid 40s and up, lots of sneering and bitching about how they''re tired of the "tourists", etc. (we know several locals).\ \ What used to be a vibrant, diverse gay resort town has become God''s waiting room for fugly, sour faced old gays. I''m expecting piano bars specializing in Shirley Temples to dominate Commercial Street by this time next year.
Who the fuck gave this woman her own damn show? I'm on the East Coast but grew up in the Deep South. So little of what she does is "southern cooking". Has anyone else seen this mess? She stands there and attempts to be clever, opening up can after can after can. Using store bought packs of shredded cheese on everything. She's not cooking a bit, not at all. She's basically putting together common white trash recipes that most of our aunts and grandmothers post on FaceBook. Shit like "better than sex cake" and such. Lots of cans of olives and tubs of cream cheese are used. She doesn't know how to chop and leaves on her gigantic mega-carot diamond ring. She was actually frying something up in olive oil this weekend. I'm not cook but even I know you can't/shouldn't use olive oil to fry or even brown. It burns too fast and become carcinogenic after it tops a certain temperature. Did she get this show solely based on her money and name? She couldn't have gotten it based on her cooking. Poseur.
DL used to be the best for those. What happened?
Alden Ehrenreich, whom he "discovered" at a Bat Mitzvah. Already bumping other actors out of roles.
Sam Worthington, back to waiting tables
Oh, please... can you imagine this? [quote]The 70-year-old R&B star reveals, “There are people begging me for one now – and nothing’s impossible. I’ll be classy with whatever I do. I’m not going to be a hood rat,” she joked.
I've actually read a few over the years. They ain't that bad. Writer, Donald Bain is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of them.
Perhaps Miley's fresh blood will animate Grams for a few more years.
An unfortunate trend with no end in sight!
A social media specialist for a Utah language school that teaches English to non-native speakers says he was fired for writing a blog post about homophones—words that sound the same, but carry different meanings—because his boss was afraid readers would think it was about "gay sex." Tim Torkildson told the Salt Lake Tribune that shortly after his lesson went up, Nomen Global Language Center owner Clarke Woodger fired him, complaining "now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality." "I had to look up the word" Woodger said, according to the account Torkildson published on his personal blog, "because I didn't know what the hell you were talking about. We don't teach this kind of advanced stuff to our students, and it's extremely inappropriate. Can you have your desk cleaned out by eleven this morning? I'll have your check ready." It seems too ridiculous to believe, but Torkildson's former employer confirmed the incident of homophonia actually happened. "People at this level of English," Woodger told the Tribune, "may see the 'homo' side and think it has something to do with gay sex." Torkildson disagrees. He wrote that homophones are "one of the first subjects tackled when teaching ESL," and said his piece about them was very straightforward. The Tribune points out the Nomen blog published another post on the topic in 2011, apparently without incident. Torkildson, a 60-year-old who enjoys taking quirky selfies, had only worked at Nomen for three months. Although he claims Woodger told him he's only suited for "clerical work," he's now seeking another social media job.
Did you cry?
On the cover of Out:
Will Hep-V melt Bill's (dead) intestines and cause them to leak through his vamp holes, or will Sookie's fairy vagina reinvigorate all the creatures of Bon Temps? Will Pam and Eric drain that brazen religious flipp-flopper Sarah and walk the Earth forever? Will La-La get married with James and live on V-laced cum for the rest of his life? Or will he remain a horrible stereotypical caricature of the Lafayette he once was? And most importantly, will Jason FINALLY get some dick up that sweet ass of his?!
Article from Salon today. The most interesting statement in the article is this one: "If there is fire to be found in this great cloud of gay smoke, it would be remarkable. The guy’s been A-list famous since 1983, and there has been no public evidence at all, none, to support the rumors." I've been saying this for years on the DL, to much disdain from fellow DLers. In my view, it is just not plausible that a mega-watt star like TC could be so famous for so long, engage in gay-sex seeking activities, and yet not a shred of evidence can confirm it (or even hint at it). Moreover, the rumor that he is gay seems to exist in a vacuum. It comes out of thin air from people who have just decided he must be gay (and that it's just so obvious), rather than from specific instances of TC being caught or observed in gay-sex seeking behaviors. TC is weird enough on his own from what we are able to observe publicly. Why we need to invent a closet for him to live in is beyond me.
I get the penny pricing (they make the money off the $ 3.99 shipping. But why would someone waste time putting up a used paperback for $ 9500 ?? (Hello ?? I got it at an online trading site for a credit I have there) If you don't really want to sell something, why even post it ? "Splain it to me, Lucy"
At least that's his excuse for not showing up. His crime: A bomb threat against a trailer park that had cited him for littering and "other offenses." Surprisingly, it's not Florida.
[bold]Brave Australian Olympic Games champion Ian Thorpe tells: I’m gay [/bold] AFTER years of personal struggle, Olympic hero Ian Thorpe has bravely revealed he is gay. The 31-year-old confirms his sexuality for the first time tonight in an exclusive interview on Channel 10, telling all to veteran British interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson. It’s understood the interview, which Parkinson has described as one of the best he has ever conducted, includes a full admission from Thorpe that he is gay despite having dated women in the past. In the emotional sit-down shot last month, Thorpe also details the years of depression he has battled while denying his sexuality from the world.
Does anyone have recommendations?
Hot Rugger, Porn top extraordinaire and married to a M2F trannie - what's not to like?
It starts tonight (7/13). From Guillermo del Toro and the guy who does Bate Motel. Starring Corey Stoll, the man with the biggest dildo collection I've ever seen! I'm interested. It's a vampire story that's NOT about some kind of love triangle.
About immigration and them there Mooslims. And about Barack HUSSEIN Obama.
Is this mainly over her anti-vaccination stand?
Fabulous show! Just saw them in Los Angeles. Adam Lambert is perfect as a stand-in for Freddie Mercury. He twirled, strutted and preened like Cher imitating Liza Minnelli. He worked the runway like Naomi Campbell circa 1995. And he sang/screamed the sh*t out of those songs. Queen performed all of their best-known songs. There were even very nice Freddie Mercury visuals throughout the show, including Adam and Freddie duetting part of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Crowd was 60% for Queen and 40% for Adam and everyone left happy. It was the absolute opposite of the train wreck that you vicious DL b*tches predicted.
A screaming baby or a child running through a dining room is never a pleasant sound or sight for diners, but one Northern California restaurant has decided to do something about the behavior of its pint-sized diners. Shake’s Old Fisherman’s Grotto on Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey has banned loud children from its dining room. A sign out front reads: “Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room.” n addition to banning noisy kids, the sign also prohibits strollers, high chairs and booster chairs. Diners looking for a peaceful, quiet meal may let out a sigh of relief, but those with small children may see it as just another way of saying: “You’re not welcome here.” “I’m completely shocked because I never had that happen,” customer Niki Riviere told KSBW-TV. She left after not being able to get a high chair for her 6-month-old baby. “Usually they cater, at least have a high chair for the child, but it seemed like they didn’t want any child. They said the child can’t make any noises so they turned us away.”
Reported today by TMZ. Guy's gotta have nice hands.
Are we watching this? The cast seems likable however the show seems more staged than the other installments
A wonderful introduction to the joys of Betty.......
The idea that Mitt Romney may run for president again in 2016 is getting closer to becoming a reality as a Vox Populi Poll found that 70% of Republican primary voters are open to voting again for Romney. Republican primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina were asked if they would consider voting for Romney again for their party’s nomination in 2016. Twenty-three percent of South Carolina primary voters would vote for Mitt Romney again, and 51% would consider it. In New Hampshire, 30% would definitely vote for him, and 47% would consider it. In Iowa, 21% would definitely vote for him, and 53% would consider it. The numbers in each state suggest that Romney already has enough support to win two or maybe all three of the first three primary states on the Republican calendar. Romney’s support has stayed fairly consistent with his 2012 performance. In 2012, Romney got 25% of the caucus vote in Iowa. Today, he is at 21% in the state. Romney got 39% of the 2012 GOP primary vote in New Hampshire, and he is at 30% today. In South Carolina, Romney got 28% of the vote in 2012, and he is sitting at 23% today. Romney’s lingering popularity with Republican primary voters suggests that voters aren’t in love with any of their possible options. Scandals have sunk Chris Christie and Scott Walker. Rand Paul remains a Paul, and his foreign policy views are completely out of step with most of the party. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have past support of immigration reform working against them, and the rest of the potential candidates hail from the Ted Cruz kooky wing of the party. A glance through the alternatives makes it easy to understand why Romney remains popular with so many Republican primary voters. It might seem unbelievable, but Mr. 47% could be the least damaged Republican option out there. The big money voices in the GOP have been trying to cut a deal to clear the field and hand Romney the nomination, but they may not even need to do it. A path is forming for Mitt Romney to run for a third time, and win back to back Republican nominations. Romney would lose to Hillary Clinton by an even larger margin than he lost to President Obama, but Republicans in early voting states believe that he is their best option in what could be a historically bad field of candidates. Republican voters are willing to hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton by returning to Mitt Romney as their nominee.
The first clip from his new film has two women trying to fuck as many men as possible during a train journey. Mama's mussy fondly remembers hunting trainmeat.
Since there's a Nancy Reagan thread going around this subject is timely. I'm Nancy's red couture dresses.
What sayeth the Datalounge?
"To Tell the Truth" returning to primetime.
Besides salt, for me the world is a much better place because of chili peppers, from mild to searingly hot. I use them in some form nearly every meal. My next go-to spice is Cavender's. Big fan of Thai fish sauce too for unidentifiable background body in a dish.
I have just watched the 1984 versison of STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Ann-Margret and Treat Williams, which I imagined would be Tennessee-lite, but was very involving and emotional, with great art-direction and that late 1940s look. Is it a quality production of the play, is Ann a creditable Blanche? I have liked Ann in several items lately (like The Two Mrs Grenvilles) and her 1966 The Pleasure Seekers, and she seems to be ticking all the boxes here, even if too shrill at the start but by the second half she is terrific. No one could ever be as good as Vivien Leigh but Ann has a creditable stab, with all those lines we know: about the Tarntula Arms, and "I dont want realism, I want magic", "deliberate cruelty is unforgiveable" and of course "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" for that great climax. Beverely D'Angelo is good too as Stella. Stanley though is Treat Williams who seems to have bulked up and looks sexy enough. He plays him as an infantile brute. Treat was fun in The Ritz and in Hair, but Brando he ain't. Looking at it again it seems a very cruel work, as Blanche is stripped of everything and Kowalski gets away with raping her, as she is carried off to the looneybin. I noticed it is based on Tennessee's play, so may not be the full actual text, but its well directed by John Erman, with Travilla dressing Ann, Sydney Guilaroff doing her hair, and Marvin Hamlish doing that good score. I'd love to have seen Dunaway and Voight, or Lange and Baldwin. Any other famous Blanches? The only one I saw on the stage was Claire Bloom's in London in 1974.
For the largest drag show EVAH?
To do nasty things for and with him? No one has that kind of disposable income (NSFW).
Remem I can't find it anymore..remember this? I thought it was one of the best I've seen...guys in a natural situation into each other...
County commissioner seat in Williamson County, TN (suburban Nashville). Bitch is still crazy.
Who is this chick?
I watched it earlier On Demand and thought it has potential. Did you like it?
Something so hauntingly sad about this song when you think of what the 80s brought.
The gym selfie has reached maximum cultural exposure. Here's how to take it to the next level, fellas. See examples at link below
I want to fuck him.
The gossip continues on.
Starting here, starting now.
Do you think so?
Did she ever write an autobiography? She said Michael Jackson had the worst childhood she''d ever been privy to. But that her''s was second- what did she mean? And I read that her 4 kids each got a $100 million from her estate, but what was her relationship with them?
Since Spammy wants to fill up the other one
Since you're hogging the Taxi vs. WKRP thread, which of NBC's Thursday night 1980s families was your favorite?
How did this get produced? Yikes.
This week "The Talk" will invite local CBS news personalities to sit in for a day. Thursday is Chris's day.
Doris Day Looked Great at her 90th Birthday Party
I tried it because posters said it was great to stream new movies. It's horrid. So many pop-ups so much crap before you van even get to the movie and rarely are they HD quality. Any other ideas for better sites?
Bryce Paup He was something else on the field. It was beautiful to watch his amazing body move in the tight football gear and the determination on his face. He could have Pauped me any time.
I can't stop watching. Is James Deen too good for all of this? He never attends.
What is their fucking problem? It's not sunny inside the grocery store, douchbag. It's bad enough when women do it, but when men do it, I just think they're cowards and hide behind sunglasses to feel macho.
So saccharine and yet I can't see his show without feeling an irresistible desire to stick a sock in his mouth and fuck his ass.
Pope: Gay marriage threatens humanity’s future Pontiff's strongest tirade yet says same-sex nuptials 'undermine the family' Pope Benedict XVI denounced gay marriage in his annual “State of the World” address Monday, going so far as to say the same-sex nuptials threaten the future of humanity. In the speech, the pope, 84, unleashed what some consider being his strongest tirade against gay marriage, saying it is among conventions that “undermine the family” and “threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,” Reuters reported.
Anyone excited about watching the final year? God help me, but after watching several trailers, I think it looks kinda good. BTW, what's the real story about Luke Grimes (James) leaving? After watching the most recent preview, I hope it was not homophobia.
Does she need help for a drinking problem? %0D\ And how about her use of the term "the gay lifestyle"?
I read that Voice piece on his GF which suggested he was popular amongst female viewers and downloaded some of his work. He's attractive I guess, but he seems to really be rough and violent. Maybe it's the clips I got, but in all of them he's really nasty. And why do girls talk while their getting fucked? It's really absurd. I feel like gay guys just moan.
A fate worse than death? There are so many fine restaurants I want to go to but they're so busy that they frown at someone who's single so I can only read reviews at Yelp or Urbanspoon.
Sexiest, most fuckable, you get the drift.
They are pretty pricey toners for a Xerox office copier. Anybody here use or know of good buyback sites for this? TIA
The brother of Sean Cody's Brandon. I guess he's some sort of wrestler. Hot?
I wanna smack those "va-kay shway" girls in the mouth on those Old Navy commercials.%0D\ %0D\ You?
I'm scared of it. I've worked for a couple of years but only once did I have a 9 to 5 full time single job. And I fucking hated it. Since then I got a degree and worked several different jobs at the same time. I don't mind working at all, I'm just worried that I will struggle with one job, Monday to Friday, 42 hours per week. How were your experiences? Your first real 9 to 5 job? Did you struggle to adjust?
I set out for Ford Fest on July 25, the latest in a series of public picnics held by Mayor Rob Ford, with a mission: to engage black Ford supporters, and only them, in conversation about our mayor’s consistent expressions of anti-black racism. Many of the hundreds gathered at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough were people of African and Caribbean descent. But of the 30 or so I spoke with, very few were willing (or able) to problematize Ford’s use of the N Word, his description of blacks as “f--ing minorities” or his claim that no one has helped black people more than him. The unwillingness among Ford’s black supporters to confront his racism seems extremely nuanced and strategic. As black Canadians, they’ve experienced racism first-hand and know how badly it stings. When these folks deny, obscure or ignore Ford’s racism, they’re delivering a grim message: all politicians look down on black people, but at least Ford will occasionally grace them with the privilege of his presence. Everyone who spoke with me suggested that our politicians and the system they serve are generally corrupt and specifically racist or indifferent toward black people. Such low expectations of public service make Ford a hero for offering his black supporters a hamburger and a little attention. A woman who gave her name as Flavour told me passionately, “I’ve been living in Scarborough for many years, and this is the only mayor I’ve ever gotten to shake hands with.” This sort of desperation and insecurity would be comic if it weren’t so consistent among the blacks I interviewed. Ford may not be perfect (I heard this at least a dozen times), he may even be racist sometimes, but he performs token positive gestures toward blacks that others won’t, and that’s good enough for many. Those I spoke with sounded resigned to some racism in politics. For them, Ford’s divisive brand represents an awkward but acceptable compromise. Despite the depth of disillusionment among many black people about our status in this city and country, it is naïve to assume that we are universally intolerant of anti-black racism. Black Torontonians are, we cannot forget, facing a disproportionately grim set of social and economic circumstances: as children we’re more likely to be kicked out or suspended from school; as adolescents we’re the targets for non-investigative stops by police; as adults we’re less likely to find good jobs. Many blacks identify with Ford as victim, as someone whose behaviour is over-scrutinized, and they jump on his bandwagon. The consequences of black disillusionment played themselves out in a powerful way at Ford Fest. While I conducted interviews, a group of LGBTQ protesters arrived at the picnic. A large and angry throng of Ford supporters, including many black people, taunted the queer protesters and chanted at them to “go home.” This is civic engagement Ford-style, and the mayor has employed the same rallying cry against black people in different circumstances. Only two years ago, he used a shooting in Scarborough to propose his race-baiting suggestion that the city deport people convicted of gun crimes. This is how Ford repays the unwavering loyalty of his black supporters, but many of them are too caught up in his game of patronage to fight back. A woman named Josine spoke with me just after her daughter had her photo taken with Rob’s brother Doug, who’d been working the crowd for hours. Her response to the Ford brothers’ repeated comments that no one has helped black people more than the mayor? Josine wrinkled her nose and said, “They haven’t done anything for our community… but I don’t know anything.”
Captain America: Abe (Sean Cody) Spider Man: Brandon (Sean Cody) Thor: Connor (Corbin Fisher) Wolverine: Colby Jansen Hulk: Zeb Atlas Batman: Ryan Rose and Superman: Henry Cavill (O.P. watches way too much porn.)
Looks like it's a race between New York and New Jersey to see whose Governor gets indicted first. [bold]U.S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Ethics Case[/bold] In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering. The warning, in a sharply worded letter from Mr. Bharara’s office, came after several members of the panel issued public statements defending the governor’s handling of the panel, known as the Moreland Commission, which Mr. Cuomo created last year with promises of cleaning up corruption in state politics but shut down abruptly in March. Mr. Bharara’s office has been investigating the shutdown of the commission, and pursuing its unfinished corruption cases, since April. At least some of those statements were prompted by calls from the governor or his emissaries, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation who were unwilling to be named for fear of reprisal. One commissioner who received a call from an intermediary on behalf of the governor’s office said he found the call upsetting and declined to make a statement. The letter from prosecutors, which was read to The New York Times, says, “We have reason to believe a number of commissioners recently have been contacted about the commission’s work, and some commissioners have been asked to issue public statements characterizing events and facts regarding the commission’s operation.”“To the extent anyone attempts to influence or tamper with a witness’s recollection of events relevant to our investigation, including the recollection of a commissioner or one of the commission’s employees, we request that you advise our office immediately, as we must consider whether such actions constitute obstruction of justice or tampering with witnesses that violate federal law.” Reached late Wednesday night, a spokesman for the governor did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter from Mr. Bharara’s office. A lawyer for the commission declined to comment on the letter. The Times reported last week that Mr. Cuomo’s office had deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting when it focused on groups with political ties to Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat who is seeking re-election, or on issues that might reflect poorly on him. The Times’s article prompted condemnations from government watchdog groups and newspaper editorial boards. Mr. Cuomo, facing perhaps the harshest scrutiny of his three and a half years as governor, remained out of public view for five days as criticism mounted. Late Sunday night, Mr. Cuomo’s office announced that he would make an appearance in Buffalo on Monday morning, setting in motion what appeared to be a coordinated effort by Mr. Cuomo and his aides to present a defense for their conduct. Just hours before Mr. Cuomo faced reporters, one of the co-chairs of the commission, William J. Fitzpatrick, released a three-page statement in which he asserted that “nobody ‘interfered’ with me or my co-chairs.” Facing questions from the news media, Mr. Cuomo repeatedly cited the statement by Mr. Fitzpatrick, the Onondaga County district attorney. The governor called the statement “very helpful,” explaining that Mr. Fitzpatrick “knows better than anyone else what happened with the Moreland Commission.” “Now we have facts that we can actually deal with, right?” Mr. Cuomo said. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s statement seemed at odds with frustration he had expressed to colleagues last year; in one email reported by The Times, he wrote that Mr. Cuomo’s office “needs to understand this is an INDEPENDENT commission and needs to be treated as such.” Mr. Cuomo dismissed that email as “snippets of conversations.” [more at link]
Reporter for CBS Miami. What do we know about him?
I am looking to get my first new car in almost 10 years. I am interested in an Audi. Is there anything political I should know about the company? Does it employ illegal child labor? Exploit impoverished workers? Have policies that are discriminatory, xenophobic or forbid religious freedom? Is it intolerant of well-intentioned fraus? Cruel to caftaned elder gays? I don't want to spend money on a car I would be ashamed to use. Thank you for your advice and counsel.
At least 3 times in the past few weeks she has mispronounced fairly common words while reading excerpts from OpEd pieces. Barnicle had to correct her pronunciation of cretinous the other day. Also as the TV critic of the NYT stated her facial expressions make her look like she's checking herself out in the mirror. I never thought I would come to the point where I would find her more annoying than Joe.
Willie Geist's sainted taint
Caption this photo!
Tonight at 9 on SyFy I will probably check it out, anybody else?
Robert Hayes as a pilot. Judd Nelson driving a taxi. Kelly Osbourne dead already and we are 30 minutes into this.
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
From Salon: I was in a bar in Chicago when I told a close friend of 20 years that, despite being a lesbian, I was marrying a man. My friend and I hadn’t seen each other in a while, but we fell back quickly into our old intimacy — those long, rambling conversations we used to have in coffee shops all over Minneapolis. When the subject shifted to an activist group she was part of, I said I’d be glad to help, if they needed a lesbian on their board. She laughed, dismissively. “You can’t call yourself that anymore.” Of all the weird reactions I’d gotten to my engagement, that one pissed me off most. I had not been not surprised when my fiancé’s friends — Washington insiders with the respect for convention that city inspires — expressed shock when they discovered I was a dyke. We came from different worlds; with my long brunette hair and short skirts, I hadn’t read as queer to them. But no one had presumed to relabel me, to retrofit me to their categories — at least, not to my face. But here was my fabulous Portland pal, trying to claim me for the Bi-Het team (which sounded like a synagogue rather than a sexual identity, and certainly not my own). She wasn’t the only one: An ex-girlfriend and a sophisticated poet cousin said the same thing, as if my lesbian license had been revoked. So let me be clear, since I can’t be the only one: I am a lesbian marrying a man. This is not semantics, or splitting hairs; it is fundamental to who we are — my fiancé and I. Immutable as height or eye color. Call it a kind of intermarriage. I am 5-foot-9, brunette, lesbian, that won’t alter because of our vows; nor will my love of women, though I won’t be dating them. If either of us had to pretend otherwise, I wouldn’t be marrying this man. It is precisely because our love makes room for us to be who we are, rather than cutting us to fit convention, that I want to spend my life with him. One of the things I cherished about coming out as a lesbian years ago was the wonderful sense I had that I was leaving behind received forms of love, those that seemed to have disappointed my parents and friends. We were free to invent our own, something authentic, not roles we shrugged on like a borrowed coat. Still, I can’t blame those I love for trying to recast me in more familiar terms — as bisexual or straight. I’ve done the same sort of mislabeling myself. I did this with the man I love when we first met. When I first sat down beside the man I would marry, I thought, “Too many sport coats, too little hair.” It was ungallant of me, a glib assessment, born of a writerly habit of sizing up characters. I didn’t recognize this habit as defensive, a way of trying to contain what was foreign to me, what might unsettle my world. My world, if I’d had to sum it up then, was composed of lesbian activists and writers, with a smattering of hip-ish academics at the university in D.C. where I taught then. People in my world subscribed to the Nation and the New York Review of Books, and understood that a reference to the Times always means New York’s. People in my world did not wear sport coats (except perhaps ironically to a “Mad Men” party). But there was something about this guy that I liked, despite my initial reflexive dismissal. Sitting next to him, I understood for the first time the term “take a cotton to.” I felt as if the fibers of my body were stretching toward him, affectionately, or like iron filings toward a magnet. As he will later tell the story, we’d come to meet other people, but in the crowded wood-paneled lounge we’d ended up next to each other, sharing a drink. Over that drink, I learned he had been a graduate student in New Haven when I was an undergraduate there. In those days, he had recently returned from the Peace Corps in the Solomon Islands and North Africa, while I was slowly, painfully coming out, finding my way from an economics major to books. We talked about languages we speak — Arabic, Portuguese, pidgin, lousy French — and Shakespeare plays we love, of which he could quote an impressive amount.
'All In with Chris Hayes' fell 26 percent in total viewers across its first four days, as well as 24 percent in the all-important A25-54 demo. All told, 'All In' ratings were down 15 percent from the last week of 'The Ed Show,' which was hosted by fill-in anchors.
I love this guy!!! He's done a number of films under different names. He's supposedly straight. He strikes me as a guy hard up for cash after seeing his other films. Not judging.
Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto both are still alive, although they're not performing at all. The bossa nova recordings up to the ealry 1960s are so cool - they manage to be dated and fresh at the same time. At first you think you're hearing elevator music, because the farther it gets from samba it seems distilled, but then you hear the jazz in it - the complexity within the simple form. And then later bossa nova heats up - I guess nothing Brazilian can keep the temperature down for long. Any other listeners of Brazilian music?
Susan Flannery 75
Our sister is being stalked.
I heard the end of a radio report. At an event, Hillary was asked what her greatest accomplishment was as SOS. Anyone know how she responded?
I know most PM's and Presidents are disliked, but he seems OK to me.
He had heart problems and apparently never recovered from losing his wife in 2012.
Who was hotter when they were younger?
The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities. DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat's, a motorcycle and gun store, on Sunday shortly after midnight and approached him. Zimmerman, acquitted last summer in the shooting of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told officers that the owner gave him permission to be there to provide security after a recent burglary, according to the police report. Officers attempted to confirm that but couldn't reach the owner. No citations were issued because "There was no evidence to support that a crime had occurred or was about to occur," Officer Jessica Mayo wrote in the report. Zimmerman "in no way, shape or form" is employed by the store, Pompano Pat's manager Sam Porter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday. Owner Pat Johnson didn't immediately return a phone message. "He's not being paid to be act as a security officer or in any other way for Pompano Pat's," Porter said. Porter confirmed that the store had a burglary about two weeks ago, with 10 rifles stolen. He said that internal store security was "beefed up" after the incident, but that no after-hours security personnel were hired. Porter said that Johnson knew Zimmerman and had a friendship with him but wouldn't elaborate further. Zimmerman became a national figure during his second-degree murder trial last year for fatally shooting the Martin during an altercation in Sanford, Florida, in February 2012. The case raised questions about race and self-defense laws. Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, was acquitted last July in the shooting of Martin, who was black. Zimmerman filed an appeal this week in a defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters. Last month, a judge dismissed Zimmerman's lawsuit, saying the former neighborhood watch leader had failed to show that the network acted with malice. In his lawsuit, Zimmerman says NBC's editing of a story about the shooting made it sound as if he voluntarily told a phone operator that Martin was black.
Purchased at, of all places, ace hardware. I must have it.
A giant tornado hits the sewage treatment plant of a major city, sucking up all the sewage; then terrorizes the population spraying everyone with dookie. [italic] Shartnado! [/italic]
This is some sick shit.
What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes.
According to someone who has posted here in the past few days, DL has an interest in a type called "AWG" (average white guy). Who are some examples of the AWG liked on DL. What makes them "average"? Who are the non-average white guys?
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