As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog
A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase. One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled,"
"My first instinct was to immediately pass the news on to you, but frankly, it's taken me a few weeks to digest. Dirty Jobs is a very personal show, and it's difficult for me to imagine a future that does not involve exploding toilets, venomous snakes, misadventures in animal husbandry, and feces from every species."
Wonder if his endorsement of Mitt Romney had anything to do with the cancellation?
What will Mike Rowe do now?
On another note, he'll be okay. He's a pitchman for several products, and he's also had roles in some TV shows. I see him moving into some sort of a comedy series.
Hopefully eat shit while cleaning his last Honey Bucket.
Hopefully he'll turn to porn.
Sadly, I think his sexy days are behind him.
[quote]Sadly, I think his sexy days are behind him.
I don't think so...
I'm with r3. I'd like to see Rowe in a sexy daddy porn movie.
It's a conspiracy against republicans
I don't think his girlfriend/fiancee would like that.
"HI, I'm Mike Rowe..."
"And I'm Chuck Norris."
"And we're here to show you the latest fitness wonder, The MudSlusher."
"Boy, Mike, this is unusual."
(pan out to show the two men, shirtless and treading in a vat of mud.)
"You bet, Chuck, and the best thing is, you can do it naked! Come on, let's do it!"
(The two eye each other suggestively as they jog in the vat of mud.)
He has plenty of jobs. He was just a voice actor before he got the Dirty Jobs job. I suspected the show would be cancelled within the last couple years when the show became less frequent on Discovery Channel. The show was fun at first then his determination to make jokes during his job made it not fun. I wanted to see his natural reactions to these jobs not him making fun of them to mask his real emotions.
R9, are there are pics out there of her? Or even a name? (Note: I'm not saying she doesn't exist. Just curious.)
All I've heard is that she lives with him in San Francisco.
The show ran its course. Mike will be OK. Supposedly he's a trained singer and I think it would be a hoot if he would do a musical or turn up on Glee or Smash. Maybe even Nashville. Or get a part in something in which he would have to be seen in tighty whities.
R14 here ignore that, wrong thread,
I don't think the girlfriend has ever been seen or ID'd. Maybe he prefers to date in Europe.
He [italic]has,[/italic] however, been linked to a former male model named Jarried Gragg.
I know for a fact that Mike is gay and has been in a long-term relationship with Jared (how he spells his name now.) They live north of Pasadena, where he has a bunch of horses. If he's living in SF with a woman or dating one, it's gonna be news to Jared.
Oooo, tell us more, R23! Are you a friend of theirs?
R10 is right.
I'm glad he's losing his show. That's what he gets for supporting Mittens.
[quote]As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog
I don't feel the same about Rowe since he endorsed Romney. But I still like him better than OP, because at least he's grammatical.
I doubt he's gay. Several years ago, a gay viewer on a youtube video asked him a question about doing it with another guy and he was grossed out. His reaction could have been a cover up but I doubt it.
Oh, sure--the hot Republicans get a pass from you bitches.
R27, I've seen the video and it was all a joke. He is known for sarcasm and his sometimes dry wit. He knows he has a big gay following, trust me.
Closet GOProuder. Good riddance.
I read what happened re: Romney and I don't think he was supporting Romney.
Rowe is on a big campaign to get respect for people who work the kind of jobs he does on the show, and he was talking about Romney b/c Romney read a letter Mike Rowe wrote him about this topic. Obama did not respond to his letter when he sent it a few years back.
I voted Obama and am glad I did, but Rowe has a point about how we value those dirty jobs. We need more apprenticeships and more vocational learning. College is fabulous but it ain't for everyone.
Yes, as we know Mitt Romney has huge appreciation for little people doing dirty jobs. If by a dirty job you mean being a hedge fund manager, to be more precise.
Isn't he the voice actor for shows like gold rush?
[quote]Wonder if his endorsement of Mitt Romney had anything to do with the cancellation?
Are you joking? It is the ONLY POSSIBLE REASON.
I know I stopped watching after his endorsement.
[quote]I don't feel the same about Rowe since he endorsed Romney. But I still like him better than OP, because at least he's grammatical.
Oh double dear.
Well, the timeline suggests that Rowe knew his show would be canceled before his Romney endorsement. Endorsement had nothing to do with the cancellation. He works (or worked) for the Discovery Channel. DC also owns TLC which has the Duggars, Palin's Alaska, and other assorted shows that Republican audiences love so much. Rowe was very much at home.
As someone upthread said, the show rain its course.
If he needs consoling, I'm available.
Maybe he can go back to singing in the opera chorus. And finally come out of the San Francisco closet.
Maybe he can use his operatic voice in the movie musical of La Cage Aux Folles.
He'd be the perfect Albin/Zaza.
Mike Rowe does a lot of narration on many of Discovery Channel's shows. He narrated How the Universe Works. He'll probably land another manly-men type reality show produced by DC.
Fuck him and his Romney-loving racist homophobic attitudes.
I hope every show, sponsor, and voice-over job drops him.
He could open a computer company and call it Mike Rowe Soft
I'd much prefer to see Mike Rowe HARD.
R43, if he did he'd be a huge hit on the Bottoms without Boners thread.
R45, and he'd beat you up for even suggesting such a thing.
He's an asshole. Ignore him.
We hope this Repug leaves.
I hope he is forced to do a degrading porn, geting tied up and sodomized frequently.
W&W for R43
He's too smug to watch, maybe now he'll go back to voice-overs so I can just listen to him.
He's a homophobic asshole.
Here's Mike's disgusted, nasty response to a fan's "man-crush" on him:
[quote]He's a homophobic asshole.
Hot, white and hates gays? He hit the DL trifecta! That's just what we love around here.
I would have preferred another season of "Dirty Jobs" than a season of the Khardashians, Honey Boo Boo, True Amish Tales (just saw an ad today for the upcoming Amish Mafia) or other "reality" shows.
His girl friend has never been identified by Rowe, nor has "she" ever been seen with him. His San Francisco neighbors have never seen a woman living with him. No SF records show a woman at that address, either. If they had been together for years you would expect some evidence.
Draw you own conclusion. He's obviously closeted and a LIAR. I'm glad his show got cancelled. He's a major COWARD.
Nice detective work, Sherlock.
I've worked with him -- nasty narcisist.
At the end his show had become repetitive and more focused on being gross than entertaining.Discovery really painted itself into a corner with the title.
I am sure he saved his money. Now he'll fade away quickly and no one will remember who he is in a year or two. The party is over for Rowe - watch Ford cancel him now as well. No more commercials for him. He should have kept his mouth shut on Romney. He's a asshole and deserves what he is getting in return.
O hai Mike @R56!
have you noticed on his ford commercials how fat he has gotten?
Fuck off OP. He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.
Mike Rowe is one of the better VO guys out there...a natural sounding sort of regular guy...so he'll always have that to fall back on. Not that a lot of his gay fans are going to care about the cancellation. That 'fatboy rider' bullshit was pretty toxic shit.
[quote]Fuck off OP. He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.
Did you not see the video at r52? He's a POS homophobe.
if you saw it and you still think he's "a great guy," you're a POS homophobe too.
Fuck off, R62, he's a hateful bigoted right-winger and obnoxiously anti-gay. FUCK HIM, and fuck you for defending such an asshole.
Geez!What a smug douche bag,after watching that video I hope a Ford truck lands on him!
Mike has tiny meat.
[quote]He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.
you are a crazed freeperella
I remember one show he did about marine biology - there was a really cute doc who seemed to be slightly miffed and spacey when Mike paid attention to his lady colleague, and Mike sort of flirtingly called him out on it.
Hard to explain, but I always wondered if they had fucked in the faculty broom closet or something before taping began.
Gripping my ping pong paddle I stride purposefully up to Mike, grasp him around the waist and with my hard dick bulging through my tight jeans it rubs against his thigh as I begin to smack his ass hard with the paddle. He begs me to stop but I don't until he bursts into a tearful screaming version of Boy George's song "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?". I think Mike should become an on call prostitute for younger wealthy men with daddy issues.
I'm glad this homophobic piece of shit has no show now!
I shat in his mouth once. He wanted more, but I broke free from the restraints and escaped the compound. (Sadly, Ann recaptured me a couple of weeks later.) You'd be surprised how many Republicans like scat smotherings...
Rafalca, Finally Free
Mike should come over my house. I'll give him a dirty job he'll never forget!
He could always pose nekkid.
Mike would be great as a Raging Stallion video star.
Is the "boyfriend" a freeper too?
A little sumpin sumpin I came across on Tumblr. And I meant that literally, not figuratively. This is exactly how I envision Mike Rowe in my lusty mind.
Huh, a freeper and a homophobe, learn something new every day. He's hot, but I don't get the hysteria about him. Despite having a blue collar and baseball cap fetish, I'm still kinda meh.
He's not unpleasant to look at but the douchebaggery has killed any attraction I may have felt for him. The fact that he seems to be a closet case makes it even worse.
Mike's looking a lot worse for wear lately - those shots with his parents from last year are a little scary.
He used to be hot, but now he's lost his looks.
I still get a kick out of those clips of him when he was a QVC host and he sang the entire half-hour selling shit on Christmas Eve.
Fuck him in his ass.
[quote]Fuck him in his ass.
I'd like to.
I still wish Romney had won.
It must be a lonely party of one, R93.
No one here needs to like him because he's SO in love with himself!
r95: His smug self satisfied quality is a huge turnoff. Yeah, he's hot, but he's not all that.
Mike's looks have definitely began the man-to-grandpa-fade. Somewhere between 48-58, a man, however handsome one day, suddenly drops off the cliff and becomes a grandpa the next day. Super masculine guys like Mike usually last a bit longer, but it happens to us all.
RIP Hot Daddy Mike.
[quote]Mike's looks have definitely began the man-to-grandpa-fade.
R97, are you OP? The one who said:
[quote]As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog
I perceive a past participle problem.
Um, how old are you, R97?
He's so smug on the Ford commercials - Honey, you're a paid whore selling cars not a way of life - that he could lose all his jobs.
And if he is a closeted coward, I hope he's exposed and he learns quickly how republicans really are.
He IS a closeted coward.
I want to fix Mike's tight little twatty ass to the tune of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero". After I was done with him his butt would be busted like balloon. POP goes the weasel.
I hope he goes back to selling things, like dildos this time around.
Oh dear god.
Page 6 of an obsessive thread about an unemployed, self-loathing and closeted 51-year-old Republican man. Who is rapidly losing what remains of his looks.
Yes, this is DL 2012.
51 is not a problem, mon cher. He being a self-loathing fucking rethuglicunt is the problem, got it?
Actually, he's 50, turns 51 in March.
Ahh, I see you've got it memorized eh,r106??
R98, nope, second quote wasn't me. I simply committed a typo. Sorry.
R99, I'm 32 and I LOVE older men. In fact, I'm a bit of a connoisseur of older men. I have always found Rowe incredibly hot as deep voiced daddy. However, he is fast becoming a grandpa. Still hot. Still fuckable. But he's just about lost that daddy appeal. Every man goes through that phase eventually, and he seems to be there. At least to me. Feel free to disagree.
Mike and I went fishing, all the way to the lake I smacked his ass whenever I felt like it--he just giggled or if it was a hard enough swat he went "OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwww" in his lazy, deep voice. Then on the way back I pinched, grabbed and squeezed his buttcheeks. Standing in the bar where we went for a drink I began to shove my hand up the crack in between his buttcheeks and kept it there wiggling it around and sometimes shoving it farther in. When I withdrew it I told him to leave the ass end of his jeans stuffed up in there and invited everyone else to come over and smack Mike's ass as it was is birthday, 50 good ones.
And if that smarmy liar says he's 51, he's really closer to 60.
How do we KNOW he's a republican? He simply went with the candidate who responded to his letter. And, if he is gay, just because he's not out does not make him a self-loather. Not everyone wants to be out.
R112's globular breasts are very shiny in the Zimbabwean moonlight.
r112, "not everyone wants to be out" is a lie. Yes, everyone DOES. Everyone on the planet yearns to BE WHO THEY REALLY ARE. If one is using terms like "in" or "out" or thinks being gay is some political thing that has "currency" or is a "strategy" of some sort, then that is a form of self-loathing, that "revealing" who one is will bring either scorn or shame OR make one more attractive. Any way you look at that, it is a complicated way of rationalizing that one is "not good enough" to simply be in the world. Honest. Real. True to oneself. Straight people don't have to announce their sexuality. Neither do gay people. But hiding who one is reeks of a lack of self acceptance, of self love and of self confidence. Period.
If Mike Rowe, at age 50, is closeted (which is a dying word), then he has self acceptance issues on a deep level. At this point he must have plenty of money and would not need to stay in any sort of old fashioned, last century closet, one would presume.
I wonder which Dildo he's using right now. . .
[quote]not everyone wants to be out" is a lie. Yes, everyone DOES.
No, they do not. Some people would be perfectly happy not being out to the world. But then, that depends on what level of "out" you are talking about. There are various stages of being out. Some gay people are only out to their close circle of friends. Some just family. Some are out to any and everyone. It's nobody's business who Mike Rowe goes home to every night. I've never heard him publicly address his relationship status--be it with a male or a female. Every time I've seen him interviewed, he speaks about his hosting gigs. Period. If he came out and declared "I'm a gay man", then that's all everyone would focus on. Perhaps he doesn't want to be the poster child for rugged gay men in their 50s? Who knows. Who cares. If he's happy, that's all that matters.
Oh, and yes, he IS hot.
r. 116, I took a good look at that photo. Tiny little slits for eyes, no lips and big nose, like a drunkard. Where's the hot?
LOL it's probably just the face he was making when the photo was shot.
I'd fuck him.
No one needs to "declare" anything. Or make any sort of announcement.
Just BE. And if anyone is rude enough to ask about someone's sexuality, then deal with it. But don't lie. Most of the time is isn't anyone else's business. When one makes it a "secret," though, it stigmatizes the whole issue and makes it about shame and secrets.
Rowe has stated he has a girlfriend in some interviews along the way.
In 2012, a celebrity being gay is not "all everyone focuses on"
except those who have their own issues with it. It is always about those who focus on it. People who probably want to have sex with Mike Rowe, for instance. Anderson Cooper's coming out has not made that the only thing people focus on, has it? If it has, he could not give two shits, apparently. Neither could Neil Patrick Harris. Or Thomas Roberts. Or Sam Champion. Or Cheyenne Jackson. Or Andy Cohen. Or Ellen. Or Rosie.
Bottom line--if he doesn't want to be out, then that's his business. I'm not going to stand in judgement of him and call him a self-loather because he's made the decision to keep his private life private. It took Ricky Martin years to come out, and even he bearded around for quite some time. He's happy now that he did it, but that was HIS decision. Mike Rowe, IF he's gay, will come out when he's ready. Or he may never come out at all. It's his choice.
[quote]What will Mike Rowe do now?
Sex Cam for Seniors.
If you're closeted, fine. Just don't expect kudos because you're a coward.
But if, like many closeted politicians, you start legislating against us then it is our duty to drag you out of the closet. If you're a celebrity, newsperson, actor, whatever, and you start making the fag jokes, then, too, it is our duty to drag you out of the closet.
"has wrote" WTF is wrong with you dumb queens?!? "Has wrote" in his blog.
The stupidity on this dumb site boggles the mind.
It is HAS WRITTEN for Christ sakes!
[quote]If you're closeted, fine. Just don't expect kudos because you're a coward.
Who the fuck is talking about expecting kudos? Simmer down. If he's gay, then he obviously doesn't want kudos, attention or anything else because of it. He wants to be known for his work. Who the hell are you to dictate who is and who isn't out? Some people just don't want to be out. It's THEIR choice.
Whoever the queen is who is defending the closet, you really need to dial that down, sister. Yeah, we get it, everyone has a right to be in a closet. From Mike Rowe on down. Agreed. Sure.
The comfort of a closet never got a single civil rights law passed, though. Or advanced any gay rights initiative. Ever. Or furthered societal acceptance or a place at any table for gay people. Ever. Or educated a single straight person about anything. Or..well, you get the gist.
I really don't think anyone is "dictating" who is in or who is out, it's just that people in the closet in 2012 are pretty much looked at as pariah. As they should be. Yes, not everyone wants to be out but those same people are gonna get what they get in terms of their OUT peers. Derision and disgust. You make decisions, you get consequences. Deal. The end.
Hold it, Junior, R126. I'm not "defending" the closet, I am defending choice. If Mike Rowe is gay, and has a perfectly happy life with a man, and only certain people in his life know about it (close friends, family), then who the hell are you, me or anyone else for that matter to tell him "You need to make a GRAND statement on national TV, or on the cover People magazine to declare to the world that you are a homosexual?" The nerve.
One small detail. Rowe doesn't merely NOT disclose his being gay, he actively lies about it: by including his live-in "girlfriend" in his bio and press materials, he is perpetuating a falsehood. That's different from not disclosing the ID of his boyfriend. Or not addressing the issue at all.
And then publicly supporting Romney...
I say OUT the motherfucker.
No "grand statements" required. No announcements. No spokesperson status needed. Just don't lie about it. Just BE.
I don't know if Mike Rowe is gay or not but there are some posters here who seem to "know." And if that is the case, his interviews and media releases indicate otherwise, that he is not gay but rather has a girlfriend. And that is a disconnect in 2012 that is not flattering.
How he never got caught on his fantasy girlfriend I don't know. He got away with it for years. He knew he was lying and that was very cynical.