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How many men have you had sex with?

I know we've done this before, but it's been a while. About how old are you, how many guys have you had (anal) sex with, do you wish you had sex with more/less, who was the best, who was the worst? Any questions I missed?

by Anonymousreplies 59October 22, 2021 5:19 PM

'Locke & Key' on Netflix

Starring DL fave Connor Jessup and an array of other twinks.

[quote]Based on the best-selling graphic novels, Locke & Key follows 3 siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.

Out February 7.

by Anonymousreplies 337October 22, 2021 5:19 PM

Dateline Port Charles: Resurrections

Recently the show has seen the resurrection of multiple people the other characters thought dead. Sonny is back, busting in the bedroom as his wife and best friend was about to have their honeymoon. Victor Cassadine is back, Valentine is his son. I kinda suspect Britt might be as well. Drew Cain is not dead, he just has a new ripped body. And, of course Peter has more lives than a satanic cat.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

One dead , one seriously injured after blank gun mishap on Alec Baldwin’s current movie shoot

Production is halted till further notice .

by Anonymousreplies 590October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Locke & Key: Season Two

The return of DL fav and Gay poster boy Connor Jessup, newly single and ready to mingle. Will he get that pants scared off him this season? Let’s chat!

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

"Let's Go Brandon!"

Further iteration of the dumbing down of America?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Let's be the "Truth Social" board, from the "Trump Media and Technology Corp"

Donald Trump said that he’s launching a new social media service, Truth Social, through a newly formed company called Trump Media and Technology Corp.

Truth Social will have a nationwide rollout in the first quarter of 2022, with a beta launch next month, according to a press release.

According to the announcement, the company also intends a subscription video on demand service, TMTG+, that will feature “non-woke” entertainment programming.

by Anonymousreplies 46October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Peter Scolari is DEAD TO ME!

Didn’t see a thread. RIP.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Project Runway Season 19 on BRAVO

Bravo has slotted Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. for the Season 19 premiere of its Emmy-winning fashion competition series Project Runway.

Mentor Christian Siriano returns along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth, and 16 new designers from across the U.S. and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and win the grand prize of $250,000.

As was previously reported, Karlie Kloss won’t be returning as full-time host for Season 19, but will appear occasionally throughout the season.

Additionally, digital series Project Runway Redemption premieres on Thursday, September 9, with new episodes airing every week until the Project Runway premiere. It will feature alums from Project Runway seasons 17 and 18 going head to head for a $25,000 prize.

Project Runway wrapped its 18th season on March 12, 2020, just as the coronavirus pandemic started. The Season 18 finale, which featured Serena Williams as a guest judge, saw Geoffrey Mac walk away with the prize.

The long-running competition series is produced by Alfred Street Industries and Spyglass Media Group. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe, Meri Haitkin and J.J. Duncan serve as executive producers for Alfred Street. Siriano also serves as executive producer.

by Anonymousreplies 88October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

Please share 2021 Christmas Ideas: what do you want? what are you giving?

I can never figure out what to ask for or give. So I thought why not a DL list on this?

And here's my gift for Mom: a plug in coffee mug (I have one that works great).

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 5:18 PM

If London was swinging in the Sixties, and New York was the Eighties...

... Where was the Seventies?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 4-Part Reunion Trailer- Andy comes for Erika Jayne hard!

Omg I’ve never seen Andy come for one of the women this hard before! Hes calling her out and putting it all out there. Wow. This is a first. And must see!

by Anonymousreplies 110October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Tasteful Friends: I want this house!

I would make very few changes to it except for paint and remove some but not all of the wallpaper. Paint and upgrade the exterior and make offers for a lot of the furnishings.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Rust shooting: Blame Game

When the facts come out, who is responsible for the shootings?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Whose death was a good career move?

The more I read about Lincoln & Johnson, the more I’ve come to the conclusion that Lincoln, like his successor, was more interested in restoration of the South than on its reconstruction. So the post-war years wouldn’t have been great for his legacy.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

Brian Laundrie is Dead

This hasn't been confirmed yet, but LE has found items identified as belonging to Brian, and cadaver dogs are now on the scene. Partial human remains have been found. The hunt for Brian Laundrie is almost over.

by Anonymousreplies 459October 22, 2021 5:17 PM

I want moderately successful actor David Henrie in me quite deeply

Or, I'll top. I'm fine either way.

Yes, I'm choosing to ignore the fact that this twunk is probably a conservative Catholic wingnut (see: photos of him with ash on his forehead!).

But, he's so flippin adorable. And, has a surprisingly tight body under the Brooks Brothers suits, polo shirts and golf pants.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 5:16 PM

Cate continues to be everything Megs wishes she was.

At another 007 premiere.

She will be a VERY popular Queen.

by Anonymousreplies 137October 22, 2021 5:16 PM

Meghan McCain blames hostile ‘View’ colleagues for her exit in emotional memoir

Meghan McCain is defiant, opinionated, determined, contrarian, won’t be pushed around—and wants you to know it.

She is also at times angry, depressed, anxious, insecure, bursting with raw emotion—and isn’t hiding that either.

All this comes pouring out, in great gushes of words, in her forthcoming audio memoir "Bad Republican." It traces her evolution from senator’s daughter and party girl to conservative warrior on "The View" to a humiliated panelist who quits the hit show, and serves as a scorching response to those she feels have mistreated her.

Please Note: It's a Fox News Link so I'm not including it. Instead, I'll post an angry picture of Meghan

by Anonymousreplies 193October 22, 2021 5:16 PM

Peter Scolari is DEAD TO ME

RIP talented sir.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 5:16 PM

Condoleezza Rice: Americans Don’t Care About January 6th

This dumb dyke should be in jail.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 22, 2021 5:15 PM

Grindr has gone downhill

I went on there yesterday for the first time since Covid. Man what a bunch of urchins and troglodytes.

Not a single attractive person for miles. Everyone is so gross and posts the worst pictures and angles and all the backgrounds look like the local dump.

Who are these people? What happened to all the decent looking people?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 5:15 PM

Anyone get a mix-and-match booster yet? Side effects?

I get a Moderna booster to go with my Pfizer vaccines from earlier this year. I am sucking down gallons of water now, hoping that prevents the dreaded flu-like symptoms.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 22, 2021 5:15 PM

Call Me By Your Name.

Elio.

Oliver.

Jealous.

Bitches?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 5:15 PM

Man killed stepfather after argument over gay guest, prosecutor says

A man who objected to the sexual orientation of a guest in his family’s home shot his stepfather to death after an argument over the matter turned physical, prosecutors said during a hearing this week.

Christian A. Smith, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 killing of Dennis McKenzie, 43, in Woolwich Township.

Smith was staying temporarily with his mother and stepfather in their Gloucester County home, where a celebration was taking place on the day of the shooting. A relative of Smith brought a friend to the house, prompting Smith to object over the friend’s sexual orientation, according to Assistant Prosecutor Dana Anton.

“He made it known to his stepfather that he did not approve of that person coming into their house … that their house was a house of God,” Anton said.

Smith’s remarks included an anti-gay slur, the prosecutor noted.

McKenzie and Smith argued.

“The stepfather took a swing at Mr. Smith and, I believe, maybe superficially hit him,” Anton said, adding that Smith was not injured. “In response to that, Mr. Smith took out a Glock 19 that was in his waistband and shot him three times.”

McKenzie was struck twice, in the head and body, and died at the scene. Smith’s mother and a teen sibling witnessed the shooting, the prosecutor noted.

“This argument that proceeded the murder, it started over an act of bias and an act of bias intimidation where he is using a slur about somebody’s sexual orientation,” Anton said.

Smith’s public defender, Katherine Constantine Blinn, challenged probable cause for the murder charge, arguing that her client maintained the shooting was accidental and that forensic evidence was needed to clarify what happened.

“Exactly how this occurred and the specific manner of death needs to be fleshed out a little bit more with the forensics,” she said.

She also characterized the shooting as a spontaneous incident and not something Smith had planned.

Blinn noted that her client remained at the shooting scene and dismantled the gun, placing it on the dining room table.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 5:14 PM

Timothy Chalamet on the cover of Time Magazine

That's the thread

by Anonymousreplies 90October 22, 2021 5:14 PM

Most fucked up Small town in America

Please share your opinions. Consider things like poverty, meth, crime and fucked up behaviour.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 22, 2021 5:14 PM

Rewatching Call Me By Your Name

Could 2 parents be more ecstatic about their teenaged son getting his back blown out. Its almost as if Elio's parents are pimping him out. Elio's mom spends her days chain smoking, entertaining and negotiating the sell of her son's wares. His father tells Elio how lucky he is to be young and desirable. Its wonderful that Oliver desires his twink body, specifically his virgin hole. He essentially tells Elio, get all the dick you can, while you can. Because eventually no one wants your body, but he's only a decade older than his son's lover. Is he speaking from experience or is he making a generalization?

It is a strange movie with awkwardly strange performances. 31 yr old Armie Hammer does not look like a 24 yr old. He looks older than his actual age. Timothy Chalamet looks younger than his actual age. It is a bizarre and awkward pairing.

Will Hollywood eventually pick it back up and recast for a sequel. Better yet, recast and reboot the first movie; then do a sequel.

by Anonymousreplies 159October 22, 2021 5:14 PM

Nitwit Gene Simmons lists Vegas home

A full five months after buying it. He left Cali because of taxes and bought a terrarium in Henderson. He just realized it gets hot in the desert and his kids didn't want to live there either. No word on where he's headed next.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 5:13 PM

THEATRE GOSSIP #441: Broadway Tricks & Treats for Halloween!

We know who the tricks are - are there any fresh treats for the Broadway reopening?

by Anonymousreplies 121October 22, 2021 5:13 PM

Which 1970's Actors Would You Like To See Naked?

Randolph Mantooth-

by Anonymousreplies 101October 22, 2021 5:13 PM

Ben Barnes XXVI

Let’s begin

by Anonymousreplies 507October 22, 2021 5:12 PM

Movie/TV Production DLers: Why are blanks in guns necessary anymore?

Why can’t the sound be edited in after? If there needs to be footage of something getting shot, can’t that be done with special effects?

It just seems that with technological advances, an unloaded gun would do everything you needed.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 5:12 PM

Why the New Netflix Hit Series ‘Squid Game’ is So Popular Around the World

[QUOTE]The Korean show follows Seong Gi-Hun as he and hundreds of other desperate contestants compete in violent children’s games for $38 million. Only one person can win the prize, and those who lose will pay with their lives.

by Anonymousreplies 158October 22, 2021 5:12 PM

Hooters employees refuse to wear the new uniform & got Hooters to change its policy back

See, there is power in numbers, gurls.

Now they can go back to their old uniforms and not wear those borderline thong underwear.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 5:12 PM

I was NOT eating!

I got a knife in my purse and I'm gonna cut you up after clyaaass!

by Anonymousreplies 56October 22, 2021 5:11 PM

Eldergays, was "Frasier" a huge hit back in the day?

Because I am watching it on Hulu and HOLY SHIT. It is HYSTERICAL

Was Kelsey Grammer considered hot?

by Anonymousreplies 154October 22, 2021 5:11 PM

Dune 2021 So??? Did you see it?

Okay, watched Dune.

It was okay. Had awesome visuals. Wasn't as miscast as I had feared. I would have done away with Chalomet and Mamoa. Mamoa should never be given a speaking part outside of a comic book movie --- he's beautiful but a piss poor actor and he mumbles. Chalomet wasn't awful...just terribly one dimensional. He was the weakest compared to everyone but Mamoa.

I was hoping it would end soon about halfway through. Good first half and then it just slogged along...and this was just part 1 🥺.

Really, really weird thing and I don't think they thought this through...the Fremen are all POC so it makes Paul Atredies comes across as a white savior. 😮😂. Liat Kynes was perfectly cast though.

The perfect Dune would combine the visual elements of this and Lynch's with the script of the 2000 miniseries and more diverse Fremen.

Overall I don't think HBOs version lives up to the hype but it wasn't awful.

As far as part 2...eh, I'm not going lose my mind while waiting.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 5:09 PM

STOP THE PRESSES! SHILOH JOLIE-PITT IS WEARING A DRESS!

What will Angie do now?

Also: Zahara is fat and Knox looks like a girl.

by Anonymousreplies 164October 22, 2021 5:09 PM

Cruises - Class, or trash?

Straights with mild wanderlust and mild travel funds seem to enjoy taking cruises to Alaska and the cleaner parts of the Caribbean. But cruises seem to have a lot of food poisoning, balcony murders, crew labor abuses, and pollution problems. Also, they seem like they're just a floating hotel full of fats and drunks.

Are they ever worth it, or are they just a low-rent way to get loaded in the sun for a week without having to speak a word of Spanish or carry a suitcase through a hotel lobby?

by Anonymousreplies 320October 22, 2021 5:08 PM

Missing Pete B.

There are ships off the coast of California that can’t unload. And pilots are quitting their jobs rather than submit to vaccination.

Isn’t Pete Buttigieg supposed to be dealing with these problems?

by Anonymousreplies 69October 22, 2021 5:08 PM

"Why I Masturbate My Profoundly Disabled Son"

This was posted on "Cringetopia" on Reddit, where most of the comments are very negative. But I have friends with a son like this, who is about 22 or so, and I sincerely doubt those religious nuts ever "help him out" in this way. His balls must be so blue that they hurt, not that he would know what was going on. This doesn't bother me at all, it seems like health care to me. What does DL think?

by Anonymousreplies 154October 22, 2021 5:07 PM

Zachary Quinto, Lukas Gage, Simon Rex, Judith Light AND Audra Macdonald?

How is this not a Ryan Murphy production?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 22, 2021 5:06 PM

OMG!! The Queen cancelled her trip to Northern Ireland and has been advised "to rest"!!

Is this the end???

by Anonymousreplies 271October 22, 2021 5:06 PM

HALLOWEEN KILLS

Just got back from seeing it at the theater.

Much better than the 2018 one.

Theater was packed for a Thursday 7pm showing so I'm guessing, like the last one, this will make a ton of money.

by Anonymousreplies 593October 22, 2021 5:06 PM

Barbara Broccoli says the search for the next James Bond will start next year!!!

Will Richard Madden ditch his gf and get a girlfriend ASAP?

by Anonymousreplies 456October 22, 2021 5:05 PM

Do you respect gay men more if they've had a lot of sexual partners?

For the purposes of this poll, you get to define "a lot" however you wish.

I'm curious because this seems to be an underlying assumption on the other thread about how many sexual partners people have had.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 5:05 PM

“Save The Best For Last” (1992) by Vanessa Williams

Did you like this #1 hit? I was a child when it came out and loved it. I remember seeing the video and finding her beautiful as a gayling, and I loved the song.

My parents didn’t like the song at all but they always seemed to like her. I remember my stepdad watching Eraser and saying “Vanessa Williams is a beautiful black woman” in amazement (yes, I know).

As an adult I don’t think I would have taken her serious as a singer if I were an adult back then. She feels more like an entertainer than a singer or actress, but she’s good at all of it. One thing she really was, a Beauty Queen!

by Anonymousreplies 129October 22, 2021 5:02 PM

Dave Chappelle: Homophobe!

Why isn’t anyone talking about this stuff? From the transcript:

“He pushed the button, didn’t he? He pushed the button. Punched the LBGTQ community, right in the AIDS.”

In the rest he makes it clear that he has a problem with white gay men. Apparently everyone else does as well, since no one is talking about this part.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 5:01 PM

Rita Moreno Documentary on PBS

It was interesting how diverse her career was--mainly out of necessity because movies didn't hire her after she refused to keep playing the generic brown girl.

The doc will be in Netflix in about a week

by Anonymousreplies 171October 22, 2021 5:00 PM

Brain dead Trumptard Sergeant Michaels makes claim openly gay porn stars are hiding wives and girlfriends

Is there any truth to this or any idea who he may be talking about?

by Anonymousreplies 86October 22, 2021 4:58 PM

Why are police unions so psychotically right wing?

From being anti-vaxx to wanting police immune from any charges if they commit a crime, what's the deal?

by Anonymousreplies 62October 22, 2021 4:58 PM

Chucky’s coming for Gen Z and I’m here for it 🔪🩸

Chucky’s back for a whole new generation, the Tik Tok generation, and it looks fire AF. Gone is Mark Hamill and the AI Alexa Chucky robot. Chucky is back to being just a doll and voiced by the original actor. The new Chucky will be a revenge tale a la Carrie.

The reboot stars Brad Dourif (the iconic doll himself), Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany), Fiona Dourif (Nica), Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), Justin Whalin (Andy Barclay), Catherine Hicks (Karen Barclay), Christine Elise (Kyle), and Devon Sawa.

Devon Sawa moves his son Jake to a new town where he has trouble making friends and is bullied. We see high-schooler Jake picking up the Good Guy doll at a yard sale and taking it home. He soon discovers how powerful Chucky is and uses him as a weapon that he unleashes on his school bullies. As his classmates die one by one, will the detective make the connection that Jake is behind the killings?

by Anonymousreplies 156October 22, 2021 4:56 PM

On the set of Desperate Housewives

I worked on the show between 2006 and 2012 and kept a very detailed journals. I could post some tidbits if you guys want to read it. It was such a long time ago that it does not even matter anymore.

by Anonymousreplies 289October 22, 2021 4:55 PM

Post-grunge rock

Ah, the most maligned of modern rock genres. Bands featuring singers who could appropriate Kurt’s sneer and Eddie’s rasp were promoted en masse. The ones who crossed over forwent grunge’s punk brashness for MOR’s stadium-oriented gloss and balladry. And, in doing so, did as much as Eminem to make make hip-hop the genre of choice for Gens Y and Z.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 4:54 PM

West Coast will get 'bomb cyclone' of bad weather

Rain, snow, high winds- oh my!

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 4:53 PM

William O’Connor Part 3

Part 2 was Murieled.

Please continue to explore the jetsetting lifestyle of the Merry 4some.

by Anonymousreplies 187October 22, 2021 4:52 PM

Beanie Feldstein/Jonah Hill in a wig *IS* 'Funny Girl'!

Good fuck, this looks terrible. As expected. Jane Lynch will only help the hopeless cause by cackling to the audiences.

by Anonymousreplies 314October 22, 2021 4:52 PM

Stop consuming or climate change will kill us all

I walked into Target and saw a huge store filled with Chinese-made products for our consumption.

We blame China for contributing a major amount of green house gases to the atmosphere, but most of that is because the West has off-shored its manufacturing to China.

Every time a toy or furniture or electronic is made, a factory in China gets fired up.

(even with that the US still emits more greenhouse gases per capita in the world.)

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 4:50 PM

Marjorie Taylor-Green Gets Into A Shouting Match With Liz Cheney and Jamie Raskin Over Jewish Space Lasers

Cheney went there right away.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 22, 2021 4:50 PM

Why are straight women not uncomfortable with accepting complete financial support from their husbands?

Wouldn't this make you feel uncomfortable?? So many women do this. If that were me I'd be freaking out about how I had no fallback money. Plus, I'd feel like such a burden to my partner.

by Anonymousreplies 114October 22, 2021 4:50 PM

Susan Sarandon is entertaining the idea of a lesbian relationship?

Never knew.

by Anonymousreplies 110October 22, 2021 4:49 PM

Drag Race Canada season 2 - because we simply do not have enough Drag Race

I have nothing pithy, we just didn't have a thread.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 4:49 PM

Least Favorite Hitchcock Film?

Frenzy.

It's ugly, the crimes are sordid and it looks cheap.

by Anonymousreplies 64October 22, 2021 4:49 PM

53% of British people now think Brexit is going badly, poll says, after empty shelves and fuel shortages hit the UK

What a disaster. I think it’s time for a new Prime Minister and parliament.

by Anonymousreplies 442October 22, 2021 4:49 PM

Robert Durst Now Charged in the Death of his Wife in New York in 1982

Poor guy:

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 4:48 PM

Trumpster charged with voter fraud

Donald Kirk Hartle is CFO of the Ahern Rentals which has obvious ties to the Ahern Hotel and will host a QAnon conference. How could this happen?!

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 4:47 PM

Five military veterans advising Sen. Sinema resign, calling her one of the 'principal obstacles to progress'

Five military veterans on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's advisory board resigned from their roles this week, slamming the Arizona Democrat as one of the "principal obstacles to progress."

In a letter to Sinema, the veterans expressed frustration with her refusal to change the Senate filibuster to protect voting rights, failure to support prescription drug negotiations, her opposition to parts of the Democrats' sweeping budget reconciliation package that make up President Joe Biden's agenda and criticized her for not voting on the January 6 commission.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 4:47 PM

Happy heavenly 101st to gay martyr Montgomery Clift

The best of the big three method actors, barely remembered today compared to Brando or Dean.

by Anonymousreplies 287October 22, 2021 4:46 PM

Bill Clinton Hospitalized.

Bill Clinton hospitalized in California for blood infection, spokesperson says

by Anonymousreplies 342October 22, 2021 4:46 PM

House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Steve Bannon, Three Other Traitors

The subpoenas — the first issued by the select committee — compel the four to produce sought-after documents relevant to the deadly attack by Oct. 7, and then sit for a deposition the following week.

by Anonymousreplies 243October 22, 2021 4:46 PM

Manchin and Sinema

Isn't it about time that someone -besides Joy Reid and AOC-calls out Sinema and Manchin for the scum sucking bottom feeders that they really are? They are deliberately holding up the Build Back Better plan, voting rights etc. and are actively working with the Republican Party to tank the Biden presidency. I knew it when Sinema patted her BFF Turtle McConnell right before her curtsy and thumbs down vote on minimum wage. Manchin is taking meetings constantly with Exxon and likely Koch. Sinema is buds with Cruz ,Andy Biggs, Romney and other Repub. pieces of shit. Manchin is so corrupt-the whole family is IMHO. Daughter is the one who upped the Epipen price then got a huge bonus /payout and is now pulling all sorts of shit with another Pharmaceutical company which is leaving West Virginia-and she is getting another big pay out. Kyrsten Sinema is only about corporate donors-she sucks up to them and would take a meeting while taking a shit and never complain-if the price was right. Build Back Better is never going to go anywhere and Manchin and Sinema are protecting the filibuster for the Repubs and corporations who don't want taxes on the wealthiest used to pay for child programs etc.. Steven Van Zandt was on Ari Melber this past Friday and he called the 2 out as "not moderate but treasonous" . I can't believe more Democrats don't just call them out. I hope the gloves come off one of these days.

by Anonymousreplies 46October 22, 2021 4:45 PM

An acquaintance is trying to get too close

I met a nice guy at a friend's recently. We (stupidly) connected on Facebook. My thought was more along the lines of "Ok, I'll see you again sometime. Have a great life!" However, since then (2 weekends ago), he has sent several messages, shared humorous things, and even the "How's your week going?" type messages. I don't think he is interested in me in some crush way, but maybe just aggressive as a new friend. How do I politely slow this down a bit? I really don't want to be rude, but I also don't want to chat all the time, or even hang out again, outside the mutual friend's presence. Do I just ignore this person? Do I politely say "I don't really have time right now to invest in a few friendship?"

DL is really the epitome of good manners and social norms, so I seek your advice here.

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 4:45 PM

Women across the UK say they're being injected with needles in nightclubs

Women across the UK say they're being spiked with needles in nightclubs, blacking out, and waking up with no recollection of what happened the night before, according to multiple reports.

Police in Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, and Scotland have all received reports of spiking with injections and are investigating the incidents, the BBC reported.

One 20-year-old man in Nottingham has been arrested and released on bail in connection to a report of a needle-spiking incident on October 16, Superintendent Kathryn Craner of Nottinghamshire Police told Insider.

Zara Owen, a first-year student at Nottingham University, told The Independent that she blacked out during a night out and woke up with a "pinprick" on her leg, which caused her "sharp and agonizing pain."

A 19-year-old in Nottingham - who did not want to be named - said she felt "a pinch on the back of her arm" before blacking out while also partying in Nottingham nightclub, her sister Ellie Simpson told the BBC.

"It's really frightening because I don't know how you're meant to prevent it," Simpson said, as per the BBC. "Obviously you can put your hand over your drink but how do you stop somebody stabbing you with a needle?"

It is unclear exactly how many cases there have been across the UK far, but the reported ones include:

*Nottingham University student Zara Owen believes she was spiked by injection while at the Pryzm nightclub in Nottingham on October 11, as per the BBC.

*Ellie Simpson, from Nottingham, said her 19-year-old sister believes she was injected during a night out at Stealth nightclub in Nottingham on October 12, as per The Times.

*Stealth nightclub in Nottingham confirmed to the BBC that it received two reports from customers who thought they may have been spiked by a needle in the last two weeks. It is unclear if one of these reports was Simpson's sister.

*West Yorkshire Police said it was investigating one case of spiking by injection reported in Leeds on October 13, as per the BBC.

*A Police Scotland spokesperson told Insider that police is investigating "a small number of reports" of spiking by needle injection in Edinburgh, Dundee, and Glasgow.

There have also been several other allegations by women on social media in cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee, and Liverpool, although these remain unconfirmed, iNews reported.

Insider reached out to police in Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire for further information. It also contacted nightclubs Stealth and Pryzm.

But it's not just spiking by injection that seems to be a problem.

The Night Time Industry Association (NTIA) told the BBC it had seen a rise in drink-spiking throughout the UK as well, with some women reporting being spiked in pubs as well as nightclubs.

It is not clear how many women have reported being spiked via their drinks.

Charlotte, a third-year student at Leeds Conservatoire, told the BBC she collapsed and was "drifting in and out of consciousness" after being spiked in a pub in the city center.

The cases have prompted students at multiple universities to boycott nightclubs in their local area in an effort to make them do more to tackle spiking.

A Home Office source told Politico: "This is absolutely awful. We have asked for an update from the police on this and would encourage anyone to report this behavior to the police."

by Anonymousreplies 31October 22, 2021 4:45 PM

Burnt Offerings

What a depressing film.

What was the point of the chauffeur?

Oliver Reed was a sexy daddy though.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 22, 2021 4:44 PM

Alec Baldwin murdered someone.

Hey, it happens.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 22, 2021 4:42 PM

and adult should not be eating cereal or sandwiches

eat real food

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 4:41 PM

Christina Applegate Diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis

No words.

by Anonymousreplies 101October 22, 2021 4:41 PM

The Gays and Tennis: Part 101 - The Sunset Single

Young Grigor team or Norrie team?

Fritz team or Basilashvili team?

Badosa team or Azarenka team?

by Anonymousreplies 174October 22, 2021 4:39 PM

Rose McGowan is now going after Eli Roth`

Sheesh. Is there anyone who hasn't wronged her? Raped her? Paid her pennies? Made her screen-test three times?

by Anonymousreplies 59October 22, 2021 4:38 PM

Unvaccinated people should expect to catch COVID-19 every 16 months

The Yale School of Public Health analyzed data on natural immunity to estimate how often unvaccinated individuals can expect to become reinfected with COVID-19 for a new study.

The study determined that natural immunity is somewhat short.

Individuals who are unvaccinated can expect to be reinfected with the coronavirus roughly every 16-17 months.

by Anonymousreplies 87October 22, 2021 4:37 PM

Is Rapp walking back his claims against Spacey?

Rapp Offers A Very Different Description of Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegation In New Court Documents

Rapp has repeatedly amended his story of what allegedly occurred in 1986. In court documents [Rapp Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation] recently filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, he provides his most dramatically different telling yet, describing how an intoxicated Kevin Spacey falls onto Rapp as “dead weight.”

[Kevin Spacey] “approached me, and he picked me up, he put his arm beneath me, because I was sitting on the edge of the bed. So he put his hand under my butt and down my legs to my knees, like scooped me like that and held me like a bride in that famous image…he laid me down on the bed on my back, and he laid on top of me…it felt like drunk and clumsy… his full weight was on my body…His hands were like behind my back clutching my shoulders…pressing his weight into me. I don’t recall him saying anything…was able to make the decision to squirm away…he wasn’t grinding into me, he wasn’t caressing me, it was just sort of dead weight and holding me.” - Anthony Rapp

It is unclear whether this new description of alleged events is Rapp’s attempt to walk back his sexual assault allegation against Kevin Spacey.]

He keeps changing his story so often, I can't keep up

BTW DL is quoted/ linked to at the bottom of the article LOL

by Anonymousreplies 88October 22, 2021 4:36 PM

Elephants have evolved to be tuskless in response to ivory poaching, study finds

A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability.

Now researchers have pinpointed how years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tusks.

During the conflict from 1977 to 1992, fighters on both sides slaughtered elephants for ivory to finance war efforts. In the region that’s now Gorongosa National Park, around 90 percent of the elephants were killed.

The survivors were likely to share a key characteristic: half the females were naturally tuskless — they simply never developed tusks — while before the war, less than a fifth lacked tusks.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 22, 2021 4:36 PM

Tip #1 for the 50 and Older Crowd

No matter what the age of the other guy do not talk about any health issues. Even if the issue is obvious or somewhat obvious, I don't want to hear about your herniated disc, your sciatica, your last or upcoming doctor's appointment, definitely not your colonoscopy, your polio, your thyroid, and JFC I just learned the other night what a CPAP CPAF whatever it's called is. It was very startling. I thought it was some kind of oxygen tank or artificial lung. I'm over 50 and I get that we're all aging but if I wanted to hear about that stuff I would work in a nursing home, get into an open relationship or spend time with my 80 year old mother and her Pokeno club. You're missing out on getting some sex or getting better longer sex.

by Anonymousreplies 67October 22, 2021 4:33 PM

Real ID - got mine today

I took the vision test and the girl goes "uh when was the last time you had your eyes checked. Right now your score gets you daytime driving only" I said, "Gimme a break it's 8 am and I have been smoking pot all night, I think i am still high." She stares at me, laughs, and says "okay try it again." I passed.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 4:32 PM

My aunt just died of complications from fibromyalgia

We thought it was well managed through her holistic medication and supervision by her naturopaths and chiropractor. However last summer she contracted morgellons and that appears to have been the final straw. Even acupuncture couldn’t give her relief. Does this run in families, should I be tested?

by Anonymousreplies 141October 22, 2021 4:32 PM

Gay Porn Star Sean Austin "I Got My Sister To Join OnlyFans as Well!"

It very common for a sibling to follow another siblings footsteps - even in the porn industry!

Glasgow-based brother-sister duo raised eyebrows as they proudly announced their OnlyFans venture launched in order to financially support their parents. Sean Austin, 29, and his sister Daisy Drew, 24, are reportedly raking millions on OnlyFans with their NSFW content, which eventually helped to pay off their parents' mortgage. The siblings shoot each other's racy photos and videos for the adult platform and have the complete approval and "blessing" of their family.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 4:32 PM

“Dune”s COLLAPSE is COMPLETE!

“‘Dune’ Review: Spectacular and Engrossing…Until It Isn’t” - Variety

“A ponderous trudge through the desert.” - Hollywood Reporter

by Anonymousreplies 542October 22, 2021 4:31 PM

Man is OUTRAGED by 'sexy' ketchup

The guy's quite cute, but sounds like a blow-hard.

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"A Hull man has said he was left outraged by a tomato ketchup label in Pizza Hut which has 'sexual' connotations.

Adrian Shann, 31, went to a Pizza Hut for the first time on Wednesday evening and was taken aback by a ketchup bottle's labelling.

'It's not innocent in my eyes,' said Adrian of the "Shake, Squeeze and Squirt" ketchup label branding he discovered in Pizza Hut's store in Clive Sullivan Way.

'The barbecue sauce one said "Squeeze"; but the ketchup one said that, it put me off using it.

'It literally sounds like an app for swingers. I do not understand how someone could put that sentence together, it's awful.'"

MARY! has spoken!

by Anonymousreplies 37October 22, 2021 4:31 PM

Titans--late to the party

I just started watching the series with Season 1 and I'm a couple of episodes in--I know I'm late to the party with it, but I have some questions.

Is it always so ultraviolent? I understand Raven/Rachel accidentally killing people when she lets her dark side out, but I'm a bit shocked by Robin intentionally putting people's eyes out with his throwing stars, or smashing their heads against walls until they bleed. (He must be killing some of them. That's not what happened in the comics when I used to read them when "The New Teen Titans" came out in the early 1980s, but I realize things may have changed.) Also, in this version, can Gar Logan only turn into a tiger instead of into other animals? And why do Hawk and Dove wear costumes directly based on their Steve Ditko costumes in the comics when almost none of the other characters have dorky costumes? I cannot imagine how the Dove fights crime in that awkward cape with the metal feathers.

I was shocked to see how Sherilyn Fenn had lost all of her looks in the first episode, btw. I'm glad she's still getting work. I really like the actress who plays Starfire/Koriand'r/Kory Anders--she's excellent. And Alan Ritchson is not a great actor (though he'salso not abd), but he is incredibly hot. He's built like a gay porn star for Kristen Bjorn.

by Anonymousreplies 34October 22, 2021 4:29 PM

Befriending stable/more successful people

How? Realising that everyone I know who has moved on to bigger and better did so by making a deliberate point to get close to people doing better than them. But I don’t feel confident enough to do the same, and I don’t know why (inadequacy? Scruple? Awkwardness?) And I wouldn’t even know how to go about it, if forced to at gunpoint. What do successful secure stable and self-assured people talk about, and think about?

Nb. in my case, I don’t currently have any friends at all, so I’m working from a blank slate. Which can be a positive or negative, depending how you look at it..

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 4:27 PM

Buttigieg: 'I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson'

[quote]"And I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of my premature newborn, infant twins," Buttigieg said to host Jake Tapper. "The work that we are doing is joyful, fulfilling, wonderful work. It's important work and it's work that every American ought to be able to do when they welcome a new child into their family. I campaigned on that."

Good on him!

by Anonymousreplies 363October 22, 2021 4:27 PM

Lifetime’s FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC prequel to star Kelsey Grammer, Max Irons, Paul Wesley, Harry Hamlin!!

So much for the Frasier reboot.

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 4:26 PM

Drag Race UK - Season 3

Haven't seen a thread for the new season and nothing came up using search, so here goes...

The queens for Season 3 have been announced

by Anonymousreplies 75October 22, 2021 4:25 PM

Why is the media making it sound like Condoleezza Rice screamed at The View hosts?

She was nothing short of polite and respectful, yet the media is making it seem like she was going off on those women. Lmao.

Wtf.

by Anonymousreplies 176October 22, 2021 4:25 PM

Trans activists tear apart Dave Chappelle fan poster at a protest against Netflix

So they want to be heard but don’t want others to be heard? I don’t even find what Dave said transphobic. Sorry not sorry. I’m not understanding the outrage.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 22, 2021 4:24 PM

All women pop stars & singers wouldn’t be nearly as successful without gay men.

Facts. They all owe their careers to gay men.

That’s why I’m so ecstatic about Lil Nas X. He’s the gay pop star we needed.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 22, 2021 4:24 PM

Mister Ed-Weenie

Can we just abolish him/her/them and their sock puppets once and for all? I scroll past at least x10 posts a day made by them. Does the Ed-Weenie family have majority stock in DL? It's ludicrous that this basement-dwelling, racist, cake-worshipping, 13-year-old-girl-mindsettedness POS gets to post on here so many times a day. Policeman, my ass...he wouldn't have time to control all his sock puppets if he were actually patrolling. He's patrolling his sock accounts!

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 4:19 PM

Billy Porter hits out at Vogue featuring straight white male star in their first gender neutral fashion shoot

'I changed the game, Harry Styles doesn't care'

Insufferable.

by Anonymousreplies 140October 22, 2021 4:15 PM

Shaun T shows Cakes on Instagram

Not bad

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 4:13 PM

Model Ripp Baker

There were a few old threads about him. All of his social media seems to have been deleted. What do "youse guys" know about him, and what he's up to now?

by Anonymousreplies 68October 22, 2021 4:13 PM

Spot Me Bro

Sporno indeed

by Anonymousreplies 97October 22, 2021 4:13 PM

‘Nightmare’ Mom Threw Secret Drunken Sex Parties for Young Teens, Encouraged Sex Attacks

A 47-year-old California woman said to be married to a big-shot Silicon Valley executive is facing a slew of charges after prosecutors say she lured 14- and 15-year-old high school students to booze-fueled parties where she encouraged and watched “sometimes non-consensual” sex acts.

The allegations against Shannon O’Connor, also known as Shannon Bruga, run the gamut from plying minors with alcohol to enabling sexual assault. Prosecutors in Santa Clara County say she left a trail of victims over a period of several months.

At “drunken and destructive house parties” throughout 2020 and early 2021, O’Connor allegedly “bought vodka and Fireball whiskey, provided condoms, and discouraged the teens from telling their parents about the parties or calling for help when one of them passed out in their own vomit,” according to a press release from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

In one instance outlined by prosecutors, O’Connor is said to have “watched and laughed as a drunk teen sexually battered a young girl in bed.” In another case, prosecutors say she “brought one drunk teen into a bedroom at her home where an intoxicated 14-year-old girl was lying in the bed,” leading to the girl being assaulted. The victim is said to have confronted her about the alleged setup, asking: “Why did you leave me in there with him? Like why did you like do that? Like you knew what he was going to do me.”

O’Connor is said to have gone to great lengths to keep the depraved scheme a secret, often allegedly using Snapchat or text messages to convince teenagers to sneak out of their homes in the middle of the night to attend one of her “parties.” She also kept the gatherings under wraps from her husband, Robert Amaral, the chief revenue officer of the cybersecurity firm SlashNext, according to The Mercury News.

The California-based parties are said to have gone on from June 2020 to May 2021. They were only stopped after parents learned of a December 2020 incident that left a boy with a concussion, The Mercury News reports. In that instance, which was also cited by prosecutors, O’Connor allegedly drove her son and his friends to the Los Gatos High School parking lot, where she let at least one of them drunkenly drive her SUV while her son and another friend hung on to the back. One of the teens fell off and was left unconscious after slamming his head into the ground. Court documents say he later “spent the night vomiting, and almost drowned in the tub due to his intoxication.”

At least one mother of a student at Los Gatos High reportedly sounded the alarm about the drunken parties, but she said she was told that since it all took place off campus, it was out of school officials’ hands.

O’Connor was arrested in Eagle, Idaho, over the weekend, and booked into a local jail, where she faces extradition to California. Investigators said Tuesday evening that O’Connor is suspected of continuing to throw similar booze-fueled ragers at her Idaho home. Detectives allegedly found a dozen teens at her house when they arrived to arrest her on Saturday, NBC Bay Area reported.

She will face a lengthy prison sentence in connection with 39 criminal counts, including felony child abuse, sexual assault, and providing alcohol to minors.

“It took a lot of brave children to come forward and to untangle this deeply disturbing case,” Jeff Rosen, the Santa Clara County district attorney, said. “As a parent, I’m shocked. As the DA, I’m determined to hold those adults who endanger children fully accountable to the law and our community.”

With the charges against her, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District issued a statement vowing to investigate “any issues that arise on our campuses and work closely with law enforcement to support their investigation into matters that take place outside of school.”

There was no word from prosecutors on whether any of the teens could face charges in connection with the coerced sex acts.

by Anonymousreplies 57October 22, 2021 4:13 PM

Midnight runs: Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night

Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.

The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s.

Westchester County cops stood by as the passengers — whose flights arrived at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday and 9:52 p.m. Friday — got off and piled into buses.

Some of them were later seen meeting up with relatives or sponsors in New Jersey, or being dropped off at a residential facility on Long Island.

A Post analysis of online flight-tracking data suggests that around 2,000 migrants nabbed after sneaking into the US from Mexico have arrived at the airport outside White Plains on 21 flights since Aug. 8.

The clandestine nature of the operation raises questions about how the White House is dealing with surge in unaccompanied minors.

The most recent figures from US Customs and Border Protection show that just during July and August, 37,805 unaccompanied minors were caught entering the US from Mexico — sometimes after being abandoned by professional smugglers known as “coyotes.”

A source familiar with the operation at the Westchester airport said the underage migrants typically arrive carrying backpacks and are bused to locations including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, upstate Newburgh and Bridgeport and Danbury in Connecticut.

On Friday night, one bus left the Westchester airport and barreled down the Hutchinson River Parkway — which is off-limits to commercial vehicles — at speeds greater than 75 mph before crossing the Throgs Neck Bridge.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, it stopped in Syosset, Long Island, at the campus of MercyFirst, a nonprofit sponsored by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy that provides housing and services for “children and adolescents who are the victims of societal problems,” according to its website.

MercyFirst has a contract to supply the federal government with residential services for “immigrant youth,” according to the site.

MercyFirst CEO Renee Skolaski didn’t return a request for comment.

Later Saturday, a similar scene began playing out in Jacksonville, Fla., where many of the flights from Texas have touched down before continuing on to Westchester — and where The Post saw a Boeing 737-700 land shortly after 10 p.m. at Jacksonville International Airport.

As local cops stood by, a group of between 10 and 15 people wearing matching white baseball caps and carrying duffel bags got off the plane and onto a charter bus near a dormant cargo terminal.

After a two-hour ride, the group arrived around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Twin Oaks Academy, a juvenile detention center in the Apalachicola National Forest near Tallahassee, where staffers were waiting to open a gate topped with barbed wire.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed outrage at The Post’s findings, with a spokeswoman saying: “If the Biden Administration is so confident that their open-border policy is good for our country, why the secrecy?”

“Why is the Biden Administration refusing to share even the most basic information about illegal alien resettlement in communities throughout our state and the entire country?” spokeswoman Christina Pushaw said.

“Washington DC sets immigration policies that do not affect them, and states — that lack information about migrant resettlement and do not have the authority to change federal immigration policy — are expected to bear the brunt of Biden’s reckless open-borders agenda.”

by Anonymousreplies 74October 22, 2021 4:12 PM

Walgreens plans to close 5 San Francisco stores, citing rampant shoplifting and 'organized retail crime'

Walgreens will close five more of its San Francisco locations due to rampant shoplifting and "organized retail crime," a Walgreens spokesperson told SFGate on Tuesday.

"Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that," Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso said. "Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average."

Walgreens locations in San Francisco have struggled with shoplifting for years, and ten Walgreens locations have been closed in the city since 2019. Community members said one closure left seniors, disabled residents, and low-income residents without a convenient local drugstore to go to, with the next closest location not being accessible to those with disabilities, according to a Change.org petition.

"During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment," Caruso said.

Caruso also said patients' prescriptions will be transferred to nearby stores.

In October, 2020, one Walgreens location closed after saying it lost $1,000 in stolen merchandise every day.

"I am completely devastated by this news - this Walgreens is less than a mile from seven schools and has been a staple for seniors, families and children for decades. This closure will significantly impact this community," Ahsha Safaí, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, wrote on Twitter about the upcoming closures.

by Anonymousreplies 199October 22, 2021 4:12 PM

Billy Porter criticizes Harry Styles' historic Vogue cover: 'All he has to do is be white and straight.'

Is a certain someone feeling a bit envious that they weren’t asked to do the cover?

“ Since Harry Styles' became the first man to grace the cover of American Vogue alone almost one year ago -- and did so wearing a full-length dress -- the British singer has come to symbolize a new, more expressive era of men's fashion. But he's the wrong face for the moment, according to actor Billy Porter, who has built a reputation around his gender-fluid fashion choices.

In an interview with British paper The Sunday Times, Porter argued there was a disconnect in the opportunities afforded to him as a Black, gay man and those given to Styles. "I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to," he said. "I created the conversation (about non-binary fashion) and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time."

Porter, whose first autobiography "Unprotected: A Memoir" will be published later this month, spoke candidly about his delayed professional success. In the mid-aughts, the star struggled to book acting jobs after making his Broadway debut in 1991. By 2007, he was forced to declare bankruptcy. It wasn't until the Netflix series "Pose," for which Porter won an Emmy in 2019 for his performance of the ballroom MC Pray Tell that his career began to stabilize.

Now Porter is a red carpet regular, wearing eye-catching looks that push the conversation around gender and style forward. At the 2019 Academy Awards, he wore a voluminous black velvet tuxedo dress and followed it up at the 2020 Grammy Awards with a crystal-encrusted jumpsuit.

But proper credit is lacking, Porter told the paper, saying he "changed the whole game" when it came to men wearing skirts and dresses.

"I was the first one doing it and now everybody is doing it," he said. "I'm not dragging Harry Styles, but... He doesn't care, he's just doing it because it's the thing to do. This is politics for me. This is my life."

"I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars," Porter continued. "All (Styles) has to do is be white and straight."

by Anonymousreplies 216October 22, 2021 4:10 PM

My tits are not big enough!

I need bigger tits! Someone please help me!

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 4:08 PM

Why didn't go give humans hooves?

It would be so much more practical than feet. We wouldn't have to wear shoes. We'd all have natural high heels. Life would be so much better if we had hooves.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 4:08 PM

Who else could have starred in Chinatown?

Let's pretend it's 1974 and you're casting Chinatown. Suddenly, Faye Dunaway isn't available to play the damaged heroine Evelyn Mulwray. Who else could have believably claimed "she's my sister, my daughter...she's my sister AND my daughter"?

by Anonymousreplies 142October 22, 2021 4:07 PM

Hot shoe Repairman and Keymaker.

I was looking for videos on YouTube because I did not want to pay $750 for replacement key fob for my BMW and I found him.

I definitely take a trip over the pond to have his key fill my slot!

by Anonymousreplies 46October 22, 2021 4:06 PM

Michael C Hall discusses his ‘Mostly Straight’ fluid sexuality

Mostly straight dudes are having a huge moment

Dexter star Michael C. Hall has been open about his sexuality, admitting he’s heterosexual “as a rule,” but he also doesn’t consider himself “all the way” straight. What did Hall say about embracing his own sexual fluidity, playing LGBTQ roles, and not quite fitting into the heterosexual box? Dexter star Michael C. Hall has been open about his sexuality, admitting he’s heterosexual “as a rule,” but he also doesn’t consider himself “all the way” straight. What did Hall say about embracing his own sexual fluidity, playing LGBTQ roles, and not quite fitting into the heterosexual box? Hall said he’s “always leaned into any fluidity” in his sexuality. “I think there’s a spectrum. I am on it. I’m heterosexual. But if there was a percentage, I would say I was not all the way heterosexual,” he explained.

He noted some of his roles required him “to fling a bunch of doors wide open,” using as an example how he “made out” with a man nightly for a play. But he said beyond that, he also craved more from men offstage than what fit into some heteronormative boxes.

“I had an appetite to have emotional connections with men beyond beer, sports, and fist pumping,” he explained. Still, he concluded, “As, a rule, I am heterosexual.”

by Anonymousreplies 156October 22, 2021 4:05 PM

Sixers toss disgraced ex player Ben Simmons out of practice, Embiid says he doesn’t care about Ben

Simmons was tossed early in practice, essentially for a refusal to participate in the next stage of the session, sources tell ESPN.

by Anonymousreplies 37October 22, 2021 4:03 PM

Moderna's vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says

A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer's in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine comes in third, but still provides 71% protection.

"Among U.S. adults without immunocompromising conditions, vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalization during March 11- August 15, 2021, was higher for the Moderna vaccine (93%) than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (88%) and the Janssen vaccine (71%)," the team wrote in the CDC's weekly report on death and disease, the MMWR.

by Anonymousreplies 288October 22, 2021 3:59 PM

Things You Will Never Hear a Lesbian Say

"It's great that you're raising money for testicular cancer. That's such a worthy cause."

by Anonymousreplies 192October 22, 2021 3:58 PM

Mirror Hours

Do you come across them a lot? Have you ever received a ‘sign’ after seeing one?

The last six months, I’ve been seeing them every other day. Most often it’s 14:14, 15:15, 19:19, 21:21, and 23:23 (yes, I do need to put down my phone and go to sleep earlier). On occasion, I also get 11:11, 16:16, or 20:20 (as I did today)

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 3:58 PM

Candace Owens calls for US to invade Australia to free people from ‘tyranny’

Daily Wire host Candace Owens made the provocative comments in her Tuesday show, saying that her husband has family members in Australia, one of whom recently shared that “the mental state of everyone around her was in steep decline”.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 22, 2021 3:57 PM

Who was the greatest British character actor part II?

Because my first list poll apparently was not good enough

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 3:57 PM

Tori Spelling’s ugly family

Why are those wretched children so unhealthy looking?

by Anonymousreplies 378October 22, 2021 3:56 PM

Twink Fucking A Hot Sissy.

The title of the video should be- Hot Twink Fucks Sissy.

Would you dress in drag to have a hot blond top fuck you?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 3:55 PM

Season 3 of "Succession"

We're nearly a week away, and I'm excited. Apparently this whole season will be about the Roys in trouble and spinning out of control in the wake of Kendall's big press revelation that his father has committed all kinds of improprieties.

New regulars this season include Alexander Skarsgård as "a tech founder and CEO." Adrien Brody as "a billionaire activist investor who becomes involved in the ownership of Waystar," and Hope Davis as the daughter of Sandy Furness, Logan Roy's arch-enemy.

by Anonymousreplies 199October 22, 2021 3:54 PM

Matt Gaetz: You in Danger Girl

Joel Greenberg, who has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in connection to the federal investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), has reportedly been providing the Justice Department with new information, according to CNN.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 22, 2021 3:54 PM

Katie Couric’s New Book

First of all, who wants to read a book by Katie Couric in 2021?

And how lovely that she’s finally publicly embracing the cuntitude that she’s displayed throughout her career.

by Anonymousreplies 493October 22, 2021 3:54 PM

Cute Grifter Dad Part 4

Dylan is back with a new GoFundMe. He needs your help to move. You have to admire that he's not too proud to ask for help, again and again.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 3:54 PM

The Great Resignation Is Accelerating

A lasting effect of this pandemic will be a revolution in worker expectations.

I first noticed that something weird was happening this past spring.

In April, the number of workers who quit their job in a single month broke an all-time U.S. record. Economists called it the “Great Resignation.” But America’s quittin’ spirit was just getting started. In July, even more people left their job. In August, quitters set yet another record. That Great Resignation? It just keeps getting greater.

“Quits,” as the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls them, are rising in almost every industry. For those in leisure and hospitality, especially, the workplace must feel like one giant revolving door. Nearly 7 percent of employees in the “accommodations and food services” sector left their job in August. That means one in 14 hotel clerks, restaurant servers, and barbacks said sayonara in a single month. Thanks to several pandemic-relief checks, a rent moratorium, and student-loan forgiveness, everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.

As I wrote in the spring, quitting is a concept typically associated with losers and loafers. But this level of quitting is really an expression of optimism that says, We can do better. You may have heard the story that in the golden age of American labor, 20th-century workers stayed in one job for 40 years and retired with a gold watch. But that’s a total myth. The truth is people in the 1960s and ’70s quit their jobs more often than they have in the past 20 years, and the economy was better off for it. Since the 1980s, Americans have quit less, and many have clung to crappy jobs for fear that the safety net wouldn’t support them while they looked for a new one. But Americans seem to be done with sticking it out. And they’re being rewarded for their lack of patience: Wages for low-income workers are rising at their fastest rate since the Great Recession. The Great Resignation is, literally, great.

by Anonymousreplies 130October 22, 2021 3:51 PM

Let's be a Bryan Singer pool party!!

I'm all of the braces in one place.

by Anonymousreplies 207October 22, 2021 3:49 PM

Unsolved Mysteries Segment On Brandon Lee

The death of Brandon Lee remains as mysterious as it did over 25 years ago. What do you think happened?

Unsolved Mysteries recreates the events leading up to the accidental shooting on the set of he movie Brandon was filming

His mother, Linda Lee, is interviewed in this segment

Watch below

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 3:47 PM

Words you either always misspell or go how do you...

(and I had to look this one up to get it right):

occasion

I always double s.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 22, 2021 3:45 PM

Colin Farrell - Fit Daddy Runner

Overlooked news during the pandemic?

Farrell dropped the impressive blubber and runs marathons. Hard 45 on the pretty face but still inspirational

by Anonymousreplies 66October 22, 2021 3:43 PM

American Horror Story: Double Feature - Part 2

Bring on the aliens!

by Anonymousreplies 420October 22, 2021 3:42 PM

Hiking family mystery solved

As suspected. Dehydration and heat exhaustion.

by Anonymousreplies 59October 22, 2021 3:40 PM

College student complains that contractors hired to install radiators in were 'cisgender men'

99.9% of a chance that guy has a dudegash

by Anonymousreplies 162October 22, 2021 3:40 PM

Angelina Jolie Sells Her 50%Share Of $164 Million WineryAfter Brad Pitt Called The Move ‘Vindictive’

Angelina Jolie officially parted ways with the French winery she owned with Brad Pitt. The exes were equal shareholders in the vineyard, and Brad initially tried to stop Angie from selling her half.

Angelina Jolie just said “Au revoir” to the $164 million French vineyard that she shared with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old actress sold her 50% share of Château Miravalto, which is located in Correns, France, to wine group Tenute del Mondo, according to an Oct. 6 report from The Wall Street Journal. The sale price has not been publicly reported, but if there’s anything we know about Angelina, it’s that she surely got a big chunk of money in the deal.

Château Miraval was at the center of the latest dispute between the A-list exes. Angelina tried to sell her share of the Southern France estate in September, and Brad, 57, responded by filing a lawsuit in Luxembourg that accused the Maleficent actress of trying to cut him out of a potential sale. The suit alleged that Angelina’s company, Nouvel LLC, was not acting in the “best interest” of Quimicum, the company that owns Château Miraval. A source close to Brad’s litigation called Angelina’s actions “consistently vindictive” and “another example of this person trying to circumvent the rules.”

However, the former couple eventually came to an agreement about the sale of Château Miraval, and on September 23, a judge approved Angelina’s wishes to sell her share to a third party. TMZ reported the judge’s decision at the time, and noted that the legal decision was also “a standard ruling” that “was never opposed” by Brad. Angelina and Brad bought the French vineyard together back in 2008, and they tied the knot there in 2014.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 3:39 PM

Family of Hikers - Part 4

Link to Part 3 below.

Poll to keep us busy until tox results back.

by Anonymousreplies 258October 22, 2021 3:39 PM

I feel so bad for this poor guy

Who in the hell from the military put this video on YouTube? Is that even allowed?

Still, I have so many questions.

First and foremost, don't you have to know how to swim to be in the military?

The guy talking him through it was awesome, though. He was surprisingly patient with the soldier.

The lady in the water was real bitch, though.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 3:38 PM

Comedian Tim Dillon on Timothée Chalamet

"He doesn't look like a human being. He looks like an idea."

by Anonymousreplies 37October 22, 2021 3:37 PM

SJWs follow Kyrsten Sinema into the shitter

Poor Kyrsten. Let the woman shit in peace.

by Anonymousreplies 146October 22, 2021 3:34 PM

Strict division between tops and bottoms

Reading comments on Datalounge I have noticed a tendency to divide gay men strictly in tops and bottoms and putting every men that doesnt look like Stallone or Schwarzenegger in bottom category. As for gay couples, I noticed a lot of Dataloungers almost asking "who is the man and who is the woman", like my grandpa. Is this division real in your lives or are these people eldergays whose prime was in Doris Day era?

by Anonymousreplies 161October 22, 2021 3:34 PM

Yas Kween!

Yaaas!

by Anonymousreplies 12October 22, 2021 3:33 PM

Netflix: the DEMANDS have been issued

"Hire trans and non-binary content executives, especially BIPOC, in leading positions"

"Increase investment in trans and non-binary content on Netflix"

"Create a new fund to specifically develop trans and non-binary talent"

And more.

by Anonymousreplies 279October 22, 2021 3:32 PM

Bitcoin

Can someone explain to this eldergay how Bitcoin works?

I understand that it’s digital currency. To use it, do you sign up with a service and then put money into an account?

I’m not planning on using it, I just don’t want to look like a dummy when other people talk about it.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 3:29 PM

Actors I don't know the difference between

Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman

Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster

Lesley Ann Warren and Lesley Anne Down

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney (and sometimes Rupert Everett)

Mila Kunis and Rachel Bilson

Kirsten Dunst and Anna Paquin

Do you have any actors you can't keep straight?

by Anonymousreplies 458October 22, 2021 3:28 PM

Stath Lets Flats

Just randomly found this on HBO Max and it is hilarious!. It's about a British-Cypriot manchild who works for his Greek father's real estate business and he is a catastrophe. The lead, Jamie Demetriou is a handsome clown. His real life sister Natasia Demetriou (the female vampire on FX's What We Do In The Shadows) plays his sibling in this and she is also very funny. How does this show fair in the UK? It's one of the better Britcoms I've seen in awhile.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 22, 2021 3:27 PM

Human remains discovered near college campus in Dallas identified as missing businessman Alan White

A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday.

On Thursday, a survey crew working for the college found the remains around 12:30 p.m. and called 911. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. The cause of death has not been released.

“As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan’s brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday. “Finding his remains will also help the Dallas PD with the ongoing investigation as to what happened to him.”

Andrea Cavallier Sun, May 16, 2021, 11:33 AM·3 min read A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday.

On Thursday, a survey crew working for the college found the remains around 12:30 p.m. and called 911. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. The cause of death has not been released.

James Alan White James Alan White “As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan’s brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday. “Finding his remains will also help the Dallas PD with the ongoing investigation as to what happened to him.”

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Dateline NBC also spoke to Tim back in November when his brother was featured in the online series, “Missing in America.” As families gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday that week, Alan’s loved ones were doing everything they could to locate him.

Alan’s husband, Rusty Jenkins, told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth that they both left home around 4:40 a.m. on October 22, 2020, to head to their respective gyms as part of their morning routines. Alan was last seen leaving the parking lot of the L.A. Fitness CityPlace on Haskell, around 6 a.m. He was driving a black Porsche SUV.

Shortly after Alan left the gym, security video captured him at the RaceTrac gas station at Inwood Road and Maple Avenue where he was seen filling the tank of his car and driving out of the parking lot.

Just days later, Alan’s Porsche SUV was found in the area of Simpson Stuart and Bonnie View roads, which is the opposite direction of Alan’s house from the gas station. But there was no sign of Alan.

Alan’s brother Tim told Dateline at the time that their family doesn’t know who would want to harm Alan, but also had no reason to believe Alan would willingly disappear. The successful businessman had just started a new job in February as a Managing Director in an advisory role at KPMG.

On the day Alan disappeared, he had a scheduled conference call at 7 a.m. that he uncharacteristically missed. His husband Rusty Jenkins previously told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth the closer it got to the time of his meeting, the more worried he became. So Rusty went looking for Alan, driving the route between their house and the gym thinking he had been in a car accident.

Within a few hours, he was joined by Alan’s brother Tim, and the search began. For months, Alan’s loved ones have held onto hope that he’d be found alive. Now, they’re hoping for justice.

“My brother was a good man, with no known enemies; this is why this is so baffling to us,” Alan’s brother told Dateline on Sunday. “But alas, someone decided to take Alan off the Earth, and we ask for anyone that knows anything about the murder and dumping of his body to contact DPD.”

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 3:23 PM

Timothee Chalamet covers the latest issue of TIME Magazine

He is the face of “The Next Generation Leaders”. Also, “The promise of Timothée Chalamet”.

What is being promised to us?

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 3:21 PM

What is/was your occupation?

Please share below what you do or did do for a career. What would you do instead?

I'm an attorney, but wish I would have became a dentist. The early sciences scared me.

by Anonymousreplies 253October 22, 2021 3:20 PM

Maybe you wouldn’t feel so awkward if you dressed better and didn’t show us your armpit hair and lizard tongue…

Just a thought

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 3:20 PM

Horror Movies for Halloween

Name your favorite, under-the-radar lesser-known horror gem...

I'll start with Frankenstein's Army (2013). Looked like it would be a cheesefest but was surprisingly good.

by Anonymousreplies 117October 22, 2021 3:18 PM

Why didn't Elizabeth Montgomery become a movie star?

Bewitched ended its long run in 1972 and Liz was still gorgeous and was well liked by viewers. She decided to make a string of hit TV films, such as The Legend of Lizzie Borden and a remake of Dark Victory. I wonder which feature films she'd have been good in.

by Anonymousreplies 92October 22, 2021 3:18 PM

Olivia Newton-John's PHYSICAL album was released 40 years ago

A classic 1980s pop album, and ONJ's most successful solo effort. She was everywhere back then.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 3:18 PM

Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be a Factor.

When teens started turning up in doctors’ offices with sudden, severe physical tics, specialists suspected social media: The girls had been watching Tourette syndrome TikTok videos.

This reminds me of a few years ago when all those girls started fainting for no reason. And more recently the girls who all came to the conclusion that Alice Ripley groomed them.

by Anonymousreplies 58October 22, 2021 3:17 PM

Best "Zoom In" Printer

I've spent several hours looking for the best desktop printer with zoom in capabilities for large prints.

It's become both a chore & a headache to replace my decade old printer that hasn't been used in years.

My browser goes up to 500% but I remember others use to go up to higher percentages.

Can the DL tell me what zoom in percentage they have on their printers (or someone they know)?

I'd love to have a new printer that can make poster size prints (or something close to them).

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 3:17 PM

Tasteful friends: What do you think of this finca in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

We're moving back to Europe from the USA. We'll stay with my family in Jerez until we get settled.

What do you think of this property? We're bringing our two horses so we require a finca.

This property is a bit primative, but I think it has a bit of charm and we can make improvements over time.

I like that one can see the horses from the house. Pool is nice.

by Anonymousreplies 54October 22, 2021 3:16 PM

What drama REALLY happened between Diana Ross and Mary Wilson at Motown 25?

Apparently Diana was at her biggest Diva stage, and shoved Mary Wilson? Diana claims this is a lie, of course.

I am in my 30s and have always been fascinated by this story and Diana Ross. She truly was someone who almost birthed the definition of what a “diva” is.

I always loved her though and she was the right choice to be the frontman of The Supremes.

Diana’s voice sounded shot but she looked beautiful.

by Anonymousreplies 455October 22, 2021 3:13 PM

Trans comedian Jaye McBride

Based in Brooklyn. I think she’s funny!

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 3:12 PM

The Greatest Musical Movie of All Time

What is it?

by Anonymousreplies 8October 22, 2021 3:09 PM

Predictions 2021 Chapter II: The Oracle is Revealed

Link to Part I

by Anonymousreplies 254October 22, 2021 3:09 PM

Civet de chevreuil avec spätzli et chou rouge

Swiss autumn "comfort food"

So its roe deer (venison) mushroom ragout. With pasta lumps made out of an egg noodle type mixture. And cooked, reduced red cabbage slaw. Typical swiss preparation for fall. The supermarket chains offer it pre-made. Nobody seems to buy it anymore, especially young people, so its always on sale. But they keep making it. Like all rigid cultures, the Swiss stick to their diets and food varieties. So the old fart traditional food is often cheap - the sausages, patés, salty or sweet tarts. All the odd cuts of meat. Nobody wanted the most delicious old fashioned bread today either at the supermarket - it was 1/2 off.

I'll eat it a couple times every autumn. The label says its wild dear from Germany, Austria or Czech Republic so thats an improvement. I remember other years it was frozen farmed meat, sometimes not even European.

Here's a upscale presentation.

What are the old traditional preparations you'll eat a few times in autumn, just to mark the change of seasons?

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 3:07 PM

Driving around LA

I'm going to be in LA for three nights starting tomorrow. I'll have a rental car and basically a day to kill on Sunday, after which Monday/Tuesday are basically booked. I'm staying in Hollywood. My plan is to drive around and hopefully see some parts of the city I've never seen. I was thinking of driving the length of Mulholland and then maybe up into Malibu, stop at Zuma Beach?

Any other suggestions or destinations.? I'm not looking for a ton of indoor activities but I am in the market for food recommendations - out of the way/not touristy places especially.

by Anonymousreplies 181October 22, 2021 3:01 PM

The Queen - the beaming and the never before seen animation since Philip died continues...(so does this thread)...Part II.

Maybe Queen Mary who tried to sabotage Part I will be back to bump this along. Everyone's welcome!

by Anonymousreplies 344October 22, 2021 3:01 PM

Hey gays, Alec Baldwin here...

You won't believe the day I had today!

by Anonymousreplies 47October 22, 2021 3:01 PM

A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got 1 interview

Joey Holz recalls first hearing complaints about a labor shortage last year when he called to make a donation of convalescent plasma at a clinic near Fort Meyers, Florida.

"The guy went on this rant about how he can't find help and he can't keep anybody in his medical facility because they all quit over the stimulus checks," Holz told Insider. "And I'm like, your medical professionals quit over $1,200 checks? That's weird."

Over the next several months, he watched as a growing chorus of businesses claimed that they couldn't find anyone to hire because of government stimulus money. It was so ubiquitous that he joined a "No one wants to work" Facebook group where users made memes deriding frustrated employers.

He said he found it hard to believe that government money was keeping people out of the labor force, especially when the end of expanded federal unemployment benefits in June did not seem to trigger a surge in employment.

"If this extra money that everyone's supposedly living off of stopped in June and it's now September, obviously that's not what's stopping them," he said. Workers have argued that companies struggling to hire aren't offering competitive pay and benefits.

So Holz, a former food-service worker and charter boat crewman, decided to run an experiment.

On September 1, he sent job applications to a pair of restaurants that had been particularly public about their staffing challenges.

Then he widened the test and spent the remainder of the month applying to jobs - mostly at employers vocal about a lack of workers - and tracking his journey in a spreadsheet.

Two weeks and 28 applications later, he had just nine email responses, one follow-up phone call, and one interview with a construction company that advertised a full-time job focused on site cleanup paying $10 per hour.

But Holz said the construction company instead tried to offer Florida's minimum wage of $8.65 to start, even though the wage was scheduled to increase to $10 on September 30, and wanted "full time availability" while only scheduling part time until Holz gained "seniority."

Holz said he wasn't applying for any roles that he didn't qualify for.

"Some of the [jobs] wanted a high school diploma, some wanted retail experience," he said. "Most of them either said 'willing to train' or 'minimum experience' and none of them were over $12 an hour."

"I didn't apply for anything that required a degree, I didn't apply for anything that said 'must have six months experience in this thing,'" he added.

Holz isn't alone. Others have also spoken out about their troubles finding work despite the seemingly tight labor market.

In a Facebook post on September 29, which went viral on Twitter and Reddit as well, Holz said, "58 applications says y'all aren't desperate for workers, you just miss your slaves."

"My opinion is that this is a familiar story to many," he added.

By the end of September, Holz had sent out 60 applications, received 16 email responses, four follow-up phone calls, and the solitary interview, and shared a pie chart showing his results.

Holz acknowledged, however, that his results may not be representative of the larger labor challenges in the country, since his search was local and specifically targeted the most vocal critics of stimulus spending.

He also said that despite the claims of some businesses struggling to hire, his current boss has had no staffing issues during the pandemic.

"Nobody leaves those positions, because he takes care of his people," Holz said, referring to his boss.

by Anonymousreplies 87October 22, 2021 2:59 PM

I’m tired of so many gay guys becoming gym obsessed

Gyms are exploiting gay men and our body image issues for profit and donating to right-wing, anti-gay causes.

Unfortunately, so many gay guys fall into the trap and become obsessed and it’s unhealthy. Many of these guys go to the extreme and have trouble accepting their bodies even after all of their effort and muscle building.

There’s nothing wrong with working out, but the gym is a place of toxicity, deceit, and personal issues.

Unfortunately, many gay men have lost their lives due to gym culture, which isn’t being addressed. We need to stop promoting this.

by Anonymousreplies 203October 22, 2021 2:54 PM

What's Your Favourite Mediterranean City?

Out of all the large cities on the Mediterranean coastline, which is your favourite and why? Which would you visit again, and which would you avoid(and why)?

I haven't gotten to travel as much as I would've liked to, but this region has always fascinated me, and I can't be the only one. The grittiness of Catania, the modernist wonders of Barcelona, the nightlife of Tel Aviv; it's all there and more.

Let's keep it to cities over 100,000, but remember; it doesn't have to be on the list below, and it doesn't matter when you were last there.

by Anonymousreplies 63October 22, 2021 2:51 PM

Andrew Neighbors now has an OnlyFans [Part 2]

Continue

by Anonymousreplies 35October 22, 2021 2:50 PM

Homophobic NC Lieutenant Governor Wants To Hear From You!

Right-wing nut job and walking myocardial infarction, Lt Gov Mark Johnson recently said homosexuals are filthy and if you have a problem with him saying so, come see him! While I don’t expect all of you to fly to Raleigh, he might like to hear from you by phone. His office number is (919) 814-3680.

by Anonymousreplies 230October 22, 2021 2:40 PM

Do you think the straight guys you've had sex with ever think about it?

I'm not talking about the DL fantasy where some closet case on Grindr claims to be "straight"

Talking about the not all that uncommon experience many of us had as teenagers or shortly thereafter where you fooled around with a friend or classmate who, as far as you know, was otherwise hetero and went on to lead a hetero life.

Sometimes it was a one-tine thing, sometimes it happened multiple times, usually it was oral and not anal.

But I do wonder if these guys ever think about it, if they harbor much guilt about it, if they wonder if they are bi and if they've ever told anyone else about it.

by Anonymousreplies 181October 22, 2021 2:39 PM

The Killing Moon, Echo & the Bunnymen

So, I know this is a song probably everyone knows. I have heard of the band vaguely, but only heard this song last week for the first time.

I really like it, but also it's like suddenly everything clicked into place as a 90s child listening to alternative music (ahem, Radiohead). It was like: "Oh, I see now!"

by Anonymousreplies 28October 22, 2021 2:38 PM

WWYD- A Good looking Hunk Gives Encouragement To Boy In Music Store

This show was generally lame but I saved this episode because I think the guy with the backwards cap is so good looking. Does the DL crowd agree with me.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 2:33 PM

Was an older man ever interested in you?

When I was a senior in high school, I worked at a supermarket. I was particularly helpful to one customer, and he actually wrote down his number on his receipt and gave it to me!

My heart was beating out of my chest because I was one of the only out gays at my school and the other ones were really faggy bottoms so I had no interest in them. I did call him but we never actually got together because I was too chicken.

When you were younger, did an older man ever express interest in you? Who was it and what did he say or do?

by Anonymousreplies 257October 22, 2021 2:32 PM

Manchin Tells Associates He's Considering Leaving the Democratic Party and Has an Exit Plan

In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an “American Independent.” And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure.

by Anonymousreplies 205October 22, 2021 2:32 PM

I was a Republican

I'm not trying to be a troll or anything. I want to have a level headed discussion.

Yes, I am a gay man, Yes, I know the Republicans have not always been the best gay advocates. I care more about economic, international, and domestic policies.

However, the Republican Party over the last few years has done nothing but inflate the national deficit. The Tea Party has taken over the Republican Party and ruined it. Once they all got elected in 2016, they blew up the deficit and got involved in culture wars. They do not know what the hell they are doing! It is all about power!

The real Republicans, Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, James Baker, Carly Fiorina, Rob Portman, etc. have rightfully left the party. I am with right there with them.

In the wise words of Republican Rex Tillerson, "He's a fucking moron."

by Anonymousreplies 98October 22, 2021 2:30 PM

TODAY Show: China spreading disinformation to Americans through social media

As NBC News’ special network-wide series Behind the Wall continues to explore the increasingly complex relationship between the U.S. and China, TODAY senior international correspondent Keir Simmons reports on an investigation into an apparent campaign of disinformation originating in China that’s targeted millions of American online.

by Anonymousreplies 33October 22, 2021 2:29 PM

Which do you consider the most fucked-up city in the US right now?

Please take my poll.

by Anonymousreplies 61October 22, 2021 2:29 PM

Halloween in Henderson

Will Wendy Wilkins walk around downtown Henderson nearly nude again? I swear last year she had a spider dangling right from....well, THERE. It was quite provocative.

One year Jo came out with NO mask and scared us all! I mean, really. We survived the flood, that was hard enough.......

by Anonymousreplies 87October 22, 2021 2:29 PM

Froy in October (2021)

Discuss the continuing saga of Froylan G and his pappi Dicky Madden...

New for today, Froy takes his first steps into the world of the insta beauty blogger. Brand new photos and video today promoting Fenty Skin as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.

Also on display - an entirely new voice...

by Anonymousreplies 189October 22, 2021 2:27 PM

"Miss France" rejects sue pageant for selecting beauty queen contestants on their appearance

Three Miss France beauty pageant contestants have joined a leading feminist group in suing the contest for alleged discrimination based on their appearance.

The 'Osez le feminisme' (Dare to be a Feminist) group, along with three failed contestants, said they were targeting the Miss France company as well as Endemol Production, which makes the annual TV programme screened on the TF1 channel.

Osez le feminisme said that it had filed a complaint with the state labour tribunal on behalf of the three former contestants, who didn't make the cut, saying they had given up trying to get their arguments across by other methods.

The plaintiffs argue that the companies are breaking French labour law with discriminatory selection criteria by obliging aspiring beauty queens to be more than 1.70 metres tall, single, and 'representative of beauty'.

The French labour code forbids companies from discriminating on the basis of 'morals, age, family status or physical appearance,' Violaine De Filippis-Abate, a lawyer for Osez le feminisme, told AFP.

'For all our protests every year against this vehicle for sexist values, nothing changes,' said Alyssa Ahrabare, head of the Dare to be Feminist group. 'We have decided to use the law to advance the cause of women.'

The three contestants involved in the case have not been named.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 2:24 PM

Marlon Brando on acting, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, and Shelley Winters (1990)

Conversation with author James Grissom via telephone in August 1990.

You're asking me now to look deeply into a mirror, because that is what takes place when an actor speaks of acting: I cannot help but reveal a great deal of myself in taking on my peers, in talking about what others did, or try to do, or are still trying to do.

It's dangerous territory.

One of the awful traps in the world of the actor is the tendency to remain an acting student to such a degree that your work remains a laboratory of your intentions and the ministrations of your particular teacher. When you study the piano or the guitar, there comes a day when you cannot believe that you are changing chords or sight-reading or composing your own music: It seems only seconds ago that you were the plodding student, searching for keys or strings, and now you are somewhat in control of this instrument and the history that resides around and within it. This is what must happen with acting as well. It happens with dance--dancers make the moves, invest them, own them, interpret them: until they no longer can. You find it impossible to believe that once those were painfully studied steps, drawn on paper. The great dancer makes it seem a wholly unique expression of his or her soul. This is what acting should be. Must be.

Beware of the actor who speaks persistently of his or her process. This is all they have. Remember when you stood before your teacher and tried to explain why the algebra homework was not forthcoming? You mentioned a sick mother; a busted refrigerator; a high fever; power outages. The fact remained that the homework was not done; you had failed. I feel this is the same process at work when actors tell you about their journals; their biographies; their sense-memory exercises that prevented sleep; their investigations of neighbors and scholars to fully understand the character they were playing. Inevitably, the most studious of these actors will provide the heaviest lifting, the most dutiful study, and the worst performances.

This was true of Shelley Winters, whom I adore, but who is always, persistently, consistently, and proudly Shelley. She does so much work, she says, wears herself out, writes biographies, and it's all the same. Her labor is her defense for not being a better actress.

James Dean was one of the most fascinating young men I ever met. He was so uncommonly beautiful. A mess, a cat's cradle of contradictions, if that is not in itself a contradiction. James--and I always called him James, because I wanted him to grow up--craved internship: He wanted to remain a student--of anything; of everything. Whatever subject came up--gardening, the occult, cooking, oral sex, Hinduism, Christian Science, German art, Art Deco--he rushed off to learn the most and embrace it. This is not a bad way to be, but there needs to be discipline of the mind and the body. I fail at this all the time, myself, so I'm not criticizing James lightly.

James wanted to love and to be loved, and this shows in his acting. You see the ministrations, the effort: He is never any character but James trying to get your attention and your affection. He was so insanely young when he died--you grieve for the actor he might have become; you can see the seed of greatness in what he did.

You want to love him and hold him in a way you don't with Marilyn, for instance, because Marilyn's needs came with a freight no human could maintain, but James only wanted the love, the touch, the challenge to build himself up. There was a reward in whatever you gave to James.

He had an intellectual inferiority that was like Marilyn's--he read all the time, wanted to know everything. This was sweet in him--it was a good quality.

Monty [Clift] seemed almost absent of any curiosity of anything unless it was a cock or a drug or a part he might be up for. I loved Monty, even if I found myself so depressed after any time I spent with him.

by Anonymousreplies 63October 22, 2021 2:24 PM

Random things you wonder

How DO the crumbs get all the way down under the couch cushions?

by Anonymousreplies 70October 22, 2021 2:24 PM

It’s fridayyyyyyy!!!!!!

Any North slut care for a cock meat sandwich?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 2:22 PM

Japanese commercials

Are fucked UP.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 2:18 PM

Holiday 2021 Recipes & Food

I'm in the mood this year to type fat and share recipes for sweets, baked goods, appetizers, cocktails and side dishes. I'll start with my favorite Smoked Bluefish pate recipe that is great with champagne/cava.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 2:17 PM

What are the absolute worst holiday foods?

You know, the ones that got immediately passed to the next victim, or if you had a pesky relative that pushed these foods onto your plate, you either pushed off to the side until you could hide them in a napkin or later cover with some scraps?

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 2:16 PM

DL inside jokes you don't get, understand or know their meaning.

Ypir whenever someone talks about supermodels. ????

by Anonymousreplies 107October 22, 2021 2:13 PM

Netherlands making it much harder for American tourists to travel there this fall

Starting September 6th even vaccinated US citizens will have to quarantine for 10 days.

I was planning a trip there in December and now don’t know what the fuck to do.

by Anonymousreplies 264October 22, 2021 2:11 PM

Dopesick

The Hulu mini-series starring Michael Keaton is excellent. It is an expose' on the opioid crisis, and how Perdue Pharma, and the Sacklers targeted rural poor and build a fortune on a drug they lied about and promoted shamelessly. I love Michael Keaton, he's brilliant. This is some really good shit. Show how it all started. It will piss you off. Is anyone watching it?

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 2:08 PM

Mel's Diner (Per Request)

[quote]can someone please start a thread asking why Mel's Diner on ALICE needed 3 waitresses all day long, when there were barely any customers?

by Anonymousreplies 134October 22, 2021 2:05 PM

Who's the Most F---able Person in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

There's someone for every taste.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 22, 2021 2:02 PM

Prince William and Kate Middleton Want Their American Fan Base Back

Get the popcorn ready gays!

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 2:01 PM

Would you dare serve pizza at Thanksgiving?

I'm hosting my family and I'm quite tempted to just call for pizza and salad. My treat but why not make life easy?

by Anonymousreplies 185October 22, 2021 1:45 PM

Halle Berry 'told disgraced director Bryan Singer to "kiss my Black a**"!

Alan Cumming a affirmé que Halle Berry avait dit au réalisateur Bryan Singer d'"embrasser mon noir a **" alors que le casting organisait une intervention pour le cinéaste en disgrâce sur le tournage de X2: X-Men United.

Cumming claimed in his book that Singer 'has himself admitted he was using painkillers at the time' and displayed concerning behavior such as mood swings, tantrums, paranoia, and vanishing from the set for several hours at a time.

Cumming recalled there being a pause in the trailer before Singer responded.

'You people … are full of f–king s–t!' he allegedly said before he began criticizing the cast.

Cumming claims that the director told them 'none of us had ever made a decent film' and that they 'were lucky to be working with him.'

'I've heard enough,' Berry allegedly said as she left the trailer. 'You can kiss my black a**.'

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 1:36 PM

Beyoncé’s song “Flawless” really is a brilliant song

It’s a badass bitch anthem! Yasssss love it!!! Bey sounds like she’s ready to tear everyone up. Get it hunty!

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 1:33 PM

How Many Users Does Really Facebook Have? The Company Struggles to Figure It Out

Over half the accounts are fake.

WSJ: An internal Facebook presentation this spring called the phenomenon of single users with multiple accounts “very prevalent” among new accounts. The finding came after an examination of roughly 5,000 recent sign-ups on the service indicated that at least 32% and as many as 56% were opened by existing users. The company’s system for detecting such accounts also tends to undercount them, according to the presentation, which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 22, 2021 1:32 PM

Dorothy Zbornak fan club thread

This is for fans of Dorothy Z.

by Anonymousreplies 258October 22, 2021 1:32 PM

The Great British Bake Off 2021

Returns Tuesday 09/21

On your marks, get set, bake!

by Anonymousreplies 232October 22, 2021 1:31 PM

Nearly 40 Percent of US Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

Thirty percent of Millennials identify as LGBTQ, according to a soon-to-be released study that is based on scientific polling data. Among Christians the numbers were lower—but only slightly, with just under 30 percent of Millennial Christians identifying as LGBTQ.

The portion of the population that describes itself as gay has varied over the years, from 10 percent, based on research by Alfred Kinsey and widely promoted by the National Gay Task Force in 1977, to less than 6 percent in a recent Gallup poll. The pollster who worked on the new study, George Barna, attributes the unusually high number he found to social and news media coverage that makes it "safe and cool" for young Americans to identify as LGBTQ—whether or not it represents their actual sexual orientation.

"It's a subset of a larger issue, that this is a generation where three out of four are searching for meaning. This is a group that doesn't have a reason to get out of bed in the morning," Barna says. "Therefore, the LGBTQ identity gives them comfort. A lot of this generation claim to be moving in that direction, but there's a big difference between claiming the identity and living the lifestyle."

The poll looked at so-called Millennials, defined as someone born from 1984-2002, which is about 78 million individuals representing a quarter of the U.S. population.

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Among Millennials, 30 percent identify as LGBTQ, more than three times that of the rest of the adult population, and when the researchers broke out the youngest of the group, ages 18-24 (which some call Gen Z), they found 39 percent called themselves LGBTQ. Barna produced the 124-page study in conjunction with the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University and Foundations of Freedom, a non-profit entity that promotes traditional American values.

The results differed significantly from a February Gallup poll that showed just 5.6 percent of U.S. adults of all ages are not "heterosexual or straight," though that poll said that 7.6 percent of respondents refused to answer the question and another 5 percent said they had "no opinion" as to whether they are heterosexual or straight. The Gallup survey concluded that one in six Americans ages 18-23 were gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

NEWSWEEK SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS > Barna's poll is based on a sampling of 600 respondents representing Millennials weighted for factors such as geographic location, race and gender who took an average of 17 minutes each to answer 71 questions.

The poll didn't ask directly whether the respondent was gay or straight, asking instead to choose an answer to the question: "Thinking about your commitments, would you describe yourself as ...."

Six responses were allowed, with the one garnering the most "yes" answers (75 percent) among Millennials being: "Searching for purpose in your life," followed by 74 percent who answered: "Believe all religious faiths are of equal value."

"An American patriot" was next at 55 percent, followed by 54 percent who answered, "Often feel anxious, depressed or unsafe" and 52 percent who answered, "Deeply committed to practicing your faith."

"Prefer socialism to capitalism" was next at 48 percent and "LGBTQ" was last at 30 percent. The order is similar among the 18-24 demographic that has LGBTQ nine percentage points higher.

"It fits into the larger narrative. Millennials are a group that has trouble creating lasting, meaningful relationships," says Barna. "If their sense is that some of the people they want to be friends with — and a group they want to be accepted by — is LGBTQ, then they'll identify with them. It's about image, belonging and acceptance."

by Anonymousreplies 63October 22, 2021 1:25 PM

The downfall and end of Oscar Wilde

It is absolutely stunning how quickly he went from on top of the world, to bankrupt, broken and in prison in such a short time. Heartbreaking and cautionary.

by Anonymousreplies 132October 22, 2021 1:21 PM

Latina pay gap

So there’s a meme spreading on social that says latinas only get paid 57 cents on the dollar compared to white men. Many Hollywood actresses, particularly latinas, are expressing outrage about this.

I get the sense people think this disparity is for the same work. Of course it’s not. That’s against the law. It’s due to education, prejudice in hiring and promotion (which is much harder to police than same pay for same work), and life choices, like motherhood as opposed to career.

What does white male DL say?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 1:20 PM

Facebook hasn’t been ‘fully forthcoming,’ says its oversight board

Facebook Inc.’s Oversight Board said the social media company hadn’t been “fully forthcoming” about internal rules that allowed some high-profile users to be exempt from content restrictions and said it will make recommendations on how to change the system.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 1:17 PM

Obvious things - in hindsight - you were belatedly surprised to learn.

I just realized that the “19” in Covid-19 referred to the year 2019.

And as big a fan as I was of Mad Men, it wasn’t until after the series ended that I became aware that “Mad” was short for Madison Avenue.

by Anonymousreplies 429October 22, 2021 1:12 PM

VPL - 2021

It's time for another VPL thread. This the place to post the latest and greatest examples. Sure helps with the Covid blues.

by Anonymousreplies 520October 22, 2021 1:10 PM

Eldergays, how much did you retire with?

I'm 41 and after going through FOUR layoffs in my 30s (thanks, Great Recession!) I'm probably behind where I should be. But I've finally landed in a good spot. Had a great job for the past three years at a company that's doing well and projected to continue growing. I bought my first house last year. Other than my mortgage and my car payment, I have about $2k of credit card debt and about $60k of available credit. My 401K is up to about $70k and I have $20k in checking and savings. It's quite a contrast from being in my mid 30s, unable to make my rent after my fourth layoff in as many years and surviving on $15 of groceries a week. Boo hoo. Things were rough in my 30s. Things are better now. But, that's not why you rang.

So, tell me, at what age did you retire? And what did your 'nest egg' look like? And, yes, I know everyone's needs will vary based on a host of factors from age, health, family, location and personal preferences. But entertain me and let me know how you got to retirement age and made it work. Did you plan well or did you underestimate what the cost of living would be at your age?

by Anonymousreplies 232October 22, 2021 1:10 PM

Question for Speech Pathologist

What is the name of the impediment. when a person says Im-POR-Int for Important and Man-HA-in for Manhattan? A NYC Dept of Health exec encourages people to be vaxxed, telling us it's "Im-POR-int."

by Anonymousreplies 112October 22, 2021 1:07 PM

JANICE LYNDE returns to Y+R as Leslie Brooks

Ashland turns out to be Brooks Lucas Prentiss.

by Anonymousreplies 85October 22, 2021 1:03 PM

WTF? The shelves were next to empty in Safeway and Walmart yestrrday. Are you stocking up for Winter again?

The husbear and I couldn't believe our eyes. The shelves looked like we were shopping in Montenegro in high summer or something.

The frozen food section had large gaps, other areas had merchandise arranged to try to disguise there was nothing behind them, very little toilet paper and other paper products, no bottled water, etc.

It can only get worse when the snow comes. Are you starting to prepare for further shortages? How are you preparing?

by Anonymousreplies 133October 22, 2021 1:00 PM

What Do Other Webpages Think of Datalounge?

I was always curious…where else is this page mentioned and what do they say about it?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 1:00 PM

Riverside math teacher put on leave after video shows her mimicking Native Americans in faux headdress

The video, which was posted online on Wednesday, shows the teacher in a fake feather headdress, chanting a mnemonic device — “Sohcahtoa,” often used in math courses to remember trigonometric functions — while stomping around the classroom and making chopping motions.

a good intention gone awfully wrong?

by Anonymousreplies 23October 22, 2021 12:59 PM

Trouble In Twinkistan, Part One

Kyle has been going steady with his boyfriend Caden for 2 whole months now, but lately he's been feeling pressured by Caden to go all the way. Kyle loves Caden, but thinks they should abstain until they're married, which would make it more special. Still, Kyle is worried that if they wait, Caden might be attracted to Tayson, who hangs out with JoJo and a lot of other boys at school with a bad reputation.

What should Kyle do in this situation?

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 12:54 PM

Dude Looks Like a Lady! NOT!

Dr. Rachel Levine, the nation's most senior transgender official, made history again Tuesday by becoming the first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the country's eight uniformed services.

Levine, the assistant secretary of health, was sworn in Tuesday as an admiral, the highest-ranking official of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, whose 6,000 uniformed officers are entrusted with protecting the nation's public health. Levine's appointment also made her the organization's first female four-star officer.

"This is a momentous occasion, and I am honored to take this role for the impact I can make and for the historic nature of what it symbolizes," Levine said in a speech at her swearing-in ceremony. "I stand on the shoulders of those LGBTQ+ individuals who came before me, both those known and unknown. May this appointment today be the first of many more to come, as we create a diverse and more inclusive future."

Levine, a pediatrician who previously served as Pennsylvania's health secretary, has spearheaded numerous efforts to combat public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, maternal mortality and childhood immunization. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, she has also written on medical marijuana and pediatric medicine.

In heading the health corps, Levine will be in charge of deploying the country's public health workers to respond to crises ranging from the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 725,000 Americans, to natural disasters such as flooding.

Levine said she was proud to follow in the footsteps of her father, who served in the Air Force during World War II, and other members of her family who are veterans.

"Just as they stepped up to defend our rights to freedom and liberty, I now follow in their storied tradition of service as I step up to defend the health of our nation," she said.

Out of the eight uniformed services in the United States, including the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps distinctly focuses on medical issues.

by Anonymousreplies 65October 22, 2021 12:51 PM

Remaking straight films as gay films

Am I crazy for wanting to see a gay version of Pretty Woman, with Connor Jessup as a streetwalking twink?

Are there any straight films you'd like to see remade as a gay film?

by Anonymousreplies 185October 22, 2021 12:50 PM

What attracts women and fraus to Datalounge?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 231October 22, 2021 12:47 PM

Happy Birthday Trixie!

97 years old.

Yes, she is still alive.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 12:43 PM

Actors unexpectedly exiting television series

I was a huge fan of the show Fringe. I first heard of DL fave Meghan Markle when it was announced that she was joining the cast of that series. Her character disappeared after two episodes, even though her character was set-up to be a regular, or at least recurring character.

Justin Chambers was an original cast member on one of my all-time favorites, Cold Case. After a handful of episodes, his character was written out as not liking the hours of the job because of his wife and his diabetes, but it nobody ever explained why Chambers was let go. I've seen people speculate that it was to join the cast of Gray's Anatomy, but he left Cold Case in 2003, and Gray's didn't start until 2005.

by Anonymousreplies 260October 22, 2021 12:41 PM

The 6 Brady Bunch Kids

Only have a combined 4 kids themselves in real life.

Maureen/Marcia has one daughter, Mike/Bobby has two sons and Susan Piece of Shit/Thindy has one son.

The other three have no kids even though they’ve all been married.

That seems weird, especially for children who grew up on TV in the happiest home imaginable.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 12:20 PM

Speaking of HitchCOCK - Rope

Speaking of HitchCOCK (got your attention), what do you think of his movie "Rope"? Made in 48 but not released till mid-70's cuz he didn't think it turned out good I liked it. Cute leads too.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 12:20 PM

Let' s be Black girl Wednesday!

There is a thread Let's be white girl Wednesday so for the equality sake I opened this thread. Let's share.

by Anonymousreplies 49October 22, 2021 12:15 PM

Which celebrities are the hottest tops and bottoms?

Who are the power bottoms and dom tops? Any gossip?

by Anonymousreplies 90October 22, 2021 12:14 PM

Ryan Murphy’s Impeachment: D for Dud

Highlights:

TV docudramas always walk a fine line between illumination and exploitation. But American Crime Story‘s first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson, broke the mold by doing the impossible: It gave us a fresh perspective on a story we thought we already knew so well. It had depth, it had nuance, it made us rethink the legacies of infamous media pariahs… and I say all that to emphasize that Impeachment: American Crime Story does none of this.

Despite its lofty pedigree, Impeachment is a disaster: a schlocky, overheated melodrama that’s only a degree or two removed from a Saturday Night Live parody. It might as well be a quickie TV movie that aired on Fox in 1998 with a title like Intern Affairs.

Impeachment also falls victim to Murphy’s worst storytelling instincts: shallow characterization, shock value substituting for genuine surprise, and dialogue that tells instead of showing. The characters here say exactly how they feel and what they’re thinking — and loudly. (“Stop worrying about Whitewater!” one White House official yells to another.) The whole project has a gloomy, bad energy to it, feigning gravitas with ponderous cutaways to presidential portraits and justice statues. Murphy takes a backseat to Burgess in the credits — she wrote four of the first six episodes — but his fingerprints here are unmistakable.

THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE: FX’s American Crime Story franchise plummets with Impeachment, a trashy, exploitative trainwreck that borders on parody.

by Anonymousreplies 484October 22, 2021 12:10 PM

Rapp fighting back in print: he's "More" than the Spacey thing

If you look Anthony Rapp up in Google, the site immediately suggests a search for Kevin Spacey. This has the cruel effect of making Rapp known more for some of the worst events in his life. He deserves to be known for more than blowing the whistle on Spacey for sexual assault. Let’s learn more about the Broadway legend.

To distill Rapp’s career down to this incident is just plain wrong, as it acts as if he’s just a figure in the orbit of his alleged abuser. Rapp is so much more.

by Anonymousreplies 27October 22, 2021 12:10 PM

Gay and Lesbian Soap Opera Actors and Actresses. Who Is Still Closeted? What’s The Scoop?

Past to present soap operas. Who owns this thread? In the running Tony Geary.

by Anonymousreplies 472October 22, 2021 12:07 PM

Jack Grealish is a slutty bish ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🐇 🦊

Though road-married now (that Jordan Henderson’s a lucky man), England national team’s peng ting still will not be tamed.

Hopefully that turbo-sluttiness will help get us to a World Cup next year...

by Anonymousreplies 41October 22, 2021 11:55 AM

Biden Tells House Democrats Forget About Free Community College

As Biden and democrats seek to trim the massive social and physical infrastructure bills things are starting to go by the wayside.

Bernie Sanders can't have it, but he may have few to nil other choices.

by Anonymousreplies 32October 22, 2021 11:54 AM

Froy: “A lot of you have been asking me about my skincare routine…”

He’s leaving out a special Scottish ingredient.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 11:52 AM

Jamie Lee Curtis Open Up about her Transgender Daughter Ruby

“It's speaking a new language," Jamie says about learning that her daughter was trans. "I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it. And I'm going to blow it, I'm going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes. You slow your speech down a little. You become a little more mindful about what you're saying. How you're saying it. You still mess up, I've messed up today twice. We're human. But if one person reads this, sees a picture of Ruby and me and says, 'I feel free to say this is who I am,' then it's worth it."

by Anonymousreplies 108October 22, 2021 11:45 AM

Beth Howland question

Do DLers think Beth Howland would have become a star without her role on the sitcom Alice? She'd been a big deal on Broadway, appeared on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but do you think she'd have eventually gotten her own series or worked in film?

by Anonymousreplies 26October 22, 2021 11:43 AM

Gays That Are Anti-Capitalism

Could they live for a minute without their phones?

by Anonymousreplies 22October 22, 2021 11:32 AM

Ha ha, Matt Damon's movie is flopping!

Guess the fags stayed home!

by Anonymousreplies 91October 22, 2021 11:18 AM

Which '70s Sitcom Actress Would You Be Pals With?

So many tight friendships in the '70s, but which supporting character would you want in your own life?

by Anonymousreplies 17October 22, 2021 10:59 AM

DL Film Buffs: Films Like Mike Leigh’s “Another Year”?

I loved this movie and want to watch more films about realistic, everyday people dealing with typical life issues. Not sappy but not grindingly depressing. Taking place in a somewhat comfortable or above setting, not gritty poverty or violence (sorry, I’m bougie). Lots of conversation but not quippy or overwritten dialogue. I’ve seen Mike Leigh’s other films and they didn’t hit quite the same note for me. I know and like Whit Stillman, Richard Linklater, Nicole Holofcenter. Any gems to look out for? TV suggestions also accepted.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 10:56 AM

Jake Tapper is looking haggard.

He looks like a dpressive.

by Anonymousreplies 244October 22, 2021 10:51 AM

No Time To Die

Share your thoughts about the latest Bond fillum.

My take: really enjoyable. More like the Bonds of old. Much lighter than than previous maudlin Craig excursions. Not perfect: Anna de Armas and Rami Malek underused. He especially needed an additional action and motivation scene. But everyone is terrific with what they're given to do. Dibs to the child actor too. Beautifully photographed and fantastic production design. Watching a CGI blockbuster and then watching this is like night and day. It makes one realise what we've missed: it looks REAL because the huge sets are real.

by Anonymousreplies 93October 22, 2021 10:43 AM

When President Obama dies, will people celebrate like they did with Colin Powell?

What do you think?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 10:41 AM

Any gossip about Theo Von and the supposed "gay rumors?"

His new special on Netflix is pretty funny. It's much funnier than Chapelle's latest go at it. I looked him up to see where he was born and learned that he's never been married or in a public relationship and he's in his 40's. Apparently in the last few months it was reported that he's dating BRANDI from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?? The fuck? Anyway, the articles I saw had headlines like "Theo Von dating Brandi Glanville amongst gay rumors." So, I'm just wondering, what are these gay rumors? I can't seem to find anything that would fuel gay rumors other than being unmarried. Certainly nothing to the caliber of other pondered about celebs. What say you, DL?

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 10:41 AM

Best map I've seen today

An easy way to learn geography

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 10:40 AM

Madonna's Sex Book

Madonna's Sex book was released twenty-nine years ago today on October 21, 1992

The most aggressive career self-sabotage that didn't work

by Anonymousreplies 43October 22, 2021 10:39 AM

No one wants to work anymore, they are making more money off government stimulus, COUGH, COUGH, Bullshit.

A Florida man applied for 60 entry-level jobs in a month to prove the so-called 'labor shortage' is BS. Only one company even bothers to ask for an interview. Entry level jobs he was qualified for at minimum wage too.

You whiny Boomer Repugs that think the world is all about you and YOUR business need to stop. There is not shortage, you just don't want to pay people what they are worth or just love shitting on the government.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 10:38 AM

Why did evolution leave nipples on human males?

I know that nipples come before sex in the womb, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. But evolution tackled other issues that were tougher. So why leave the nipples?

by Anonymousreplies 33October 22, 2021 10:33 AM

Katie Couric’s new Tell-All has people turning against her

Apparently she is a “mean girl” who faked the good girl image.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 10:32 AM

Bernadette Peters singing The Golden Girls theme song

WTF is this?

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 10:26 AM

Gethin Anthony

He played Renly in Game of Thrones. Very low-key and private in real life, he posts very little on social media and hardly ever talks about his personal life in interviews. He has had girlfriends in the past (including Tom Hiddleston's sister several years ago), but I think he is single now and I got the impression he might be bi, as he has talked about not feeling the need to see gender and sexuality in a binary way. There seems to be very little gossip around about any area of his life though, hardly anything turns up even on GoT gossip threads, so he seems to be good at keeping a low profile. Anyone heard any interesting stories about him?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 22, 2021 10:23 AM

The Netflix Walk Out

Netflix staffers staged a walkout today in support of the trans community. They were also joined virtually by Elliot Page, Colton Haynes, Jameela Jamil, and more.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 10:17 AM

Gay Activists Alliance - 1973 interview.

Interesting to see the then-views of gays among the old liberal cognoscenti, like Jack Paar.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 10:15 AM

Trans Model, Singer, Activist Laith Ashley on Shaking Up Hollywood

When Laith Ashley decided to post some sexy snaps on Instagram from a photoshoot he and a friend conducted in 2014, he had no idea it would lead him to make history on the runways of New York Fashion Week less than two years later.

Since then, the model, actor, singer-songwriter (“Like Me”), and activist has gone on to become the first transgender Pit Crew member on RuPaul’s Drag Race, to appear in British GQ and British Vogue, and to lead major fashion campaigns for Barneys and Diesel (one of the first trans models to do so). Now he’s heading to Hollywood.

Ashley is set to portray Ajax, a gorgeous small-town dancer with a heart of gold, in Desiree Staples’s upcoming indie comedy My Divorce Party. Although he’s already garnered the attention of casting directors after small parts in shows like Pose and Strut, this is Ashley’s first lead role in a feature film.

Because of his hypermasculine, “cis-assumed” appearance, Ashley says that landing cis roles is nothing new to him — and he has difficulty getting trans parts.

“The entertainment industry is trying to be more welcoming of trans people, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” says Ashley. “There’s training that needs to be done around language; there’s training that needs to be done around trans people in general. I’ve read character breakdowns for TV and film that misgenders the individual… [and] sometimes, not all the time, it does feel like tokenism…. They’re not really trying to understand. They’re just like, Oh, they’re calling for diversity, so if we put a trans person in as this character we’ll get funded.”

Ashley also admits that just the audition process can be dehumanizing for trans folks.

“[The parts are] usually not very well written, and it could be even a traumatic experience for the trans person that’s playing this character,” he says. “I’ve heard some horror stories from some friends about their experiences on set…. It [can] become a very uncomfortable workspace for the trans person.”

Still, Ashley says he is grateful for the opportunities he’s had — and adds that the more trans people who end up on-screen and behind the scenes, the better it will be for all.

by Anonymousreplies 147October 22, 2021 10:14 AM

NIH ADMITS Fauci lied to Congress and funded Wuhan bat coronaviruses

The National Institutes of Health has finally admitted to funding gain of function research on bat coronaviruses in it's Wuhan laboratory despite Dr. Fauci's denials to congress that no such research took place.

The admission came in a letter addressed Kentucky congressman James Comer on Wednesday, in which NIH's principal deputy director Lawrence A. Tabak refers to a 'limited experiment' conducted to test if 'spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model,' at the Wuhan lab.

According to Tabak, the mice infected with the modified bat virus 'became sicker' than those infected with the unmodified bat virus.

'𝑨𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒄𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒖𝒏𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉, 𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐,' Tabak said.

While never using the term, Tabak essentially confirms that gain of function research, which looks at both transmitting disease between animals and humans and is a way for scientists to alter organisms and diseases to study how they could become deadlier or more transmissible, took place at the Chinese lab despite consistent denials from Dr. Fauci.

The letter shifts the blame to U.S non profit EcoHealth Alliance, which used NIH money to fund research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, for not being transparent about the kind of research they were doing.

In response to the letter, senator Rand Paul, who has been widely mocked and dismissed for adopting the theory early on that COVID could have originated in the Wuhan lab and leaked from it, tweeted: 'I told you so' doesn't even begin to cover it here.'

Fauci has testified on several occasions before Congress that American taxpayers never financed what is called 'gain of function' research in China - which would make a virus more contagious or deadly.

In May, Fauci testified that the NIH 'has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.'

Then in July Dr. Fauci lashed out at Senator Paul during a Senate hearing as he accused the Kentucky Republican of being a 'liar' who 'doesn't know what you're talking about' when it comes to COVID origins and gain-of-function research.

'Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a crime to lie to Congress, do you wish to retract your statement of May 11 where you claimed the NIH [National Institutes of Health] never funded gain of function research in Wuhan?' Paul asked of the nation's top immunologist and Joe Biden's top COVID advisor.

'Senator Paul, I have never lied before the Congress and I do not retract that statement,' Fauci shot back in the heated exchange on Capitol Hill during a Senate Health Committee hearing.

In September, The Intercept revealed it had received 900 pages of documents detailing the work of EcoHealth Alliance's research in Wuhan, China.

In its first report on the documents, The Intercept highlighted two previously unreported EcoHealth Alliance grant requests that were funded by the NIH.

One of the grants included $599,000 to go to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to 'identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans,' The Intercept said.

'While they were working on SARS-related coronavirus, they were carrying out a parallel project at the same time on MERS-related coronavirus,' he said.

World Covid Cases 242M

World Covid Deaths 4.92M

by Anonymousreplies 8October 22, 2021 10:01 AM

The TRANS declare war on “Hamilton!

More, more!

by Anonymousreplies 182October 22, 2021 9:57 AM

The Amazing Colin Powell Has Died! Despite getting played by GW Bush, he was still a great American!

(CNN)Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.

"General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," the Powell family wrote on Facebook. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American," they said, noting he was fully vaccinated. Powell was a distinguished and trailblazing professional soldier whose career took him from combat duty in Vietnam to becoming the first Black national security adviser during the end of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the youngest and first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. His national popularity soared in the aftermath of the US-led coalition victory during the Gulf War, and for a time in the mid-90s, he was considered a leading contender to become the first Black President of the United States. But his reputation would be forever stained when, as George W. Bush's first secretary of state, he pushed faulty intelligence before the United Nations to advocate for the Iraq War, which he would later call a "blot" on his record.

by Anonymousreplies 74October 22, 2021 9:47 AM

One Of Us Is Lying - new teen drama on Peacock

Omg this is sooooooo good so far. They’re only 3 episodes in so far and it’s terrific. A lot of fun but dark.

The plot…

“A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a "basket case" walk into detention - but only the first four make it out alive.”

The show is trying to figure out who killed Simon by poisoning him.

Give it a watch. It’s weekly on Peacock.

by Anonymousreplies 26October 22, 2021 9:45 AM

Tasteful Friends: a fixer-upper piano nobile apartment in a Sicilian palazzo, €39,000

On a gorgeous narrow street in Módica a UNESCO World Heritage city located in Raguas, the southernmost province of Sicily. Módica is a hillside city of 52,369 people founded about 2700 years ago and reached much of its present Baroque appearance under Spanish rule with continued through the remainder of the 18thC and early 19thC.

The apartment is 120 square meters one flight of stairs up on the first floor (second American) plus a 35 square meter ground level space (155 square meters total or 1670 square feet.) The communal entry and stair hall is spectacular, practically worth the price for the privilege of passing through the space. Floor plans show a large central entrance flanked by a kitchen and dining room to the right and to the left by a large room with Modernist style ceiling decoration of the early 20thC and in front of that a bedroom and bathroom. The ground floor space is now tagged as a "garage," but I hope not; it's a glorious tunnel of a space perfect for an artist's studio, a small shop, or maybe a guest bedroom or simply a room apart from the rest.

It's not €1, and it doesn't come with residency or citizenship rights, but what a beautiful space for practically no money. It's not in bad condition, it just needs cleaning up and some minor repairs. The electricity should be redone of course, but there's no reason to make that complicated: its runs outside the walls now and the best thing to do is replace it in kind. There's wallpaper that wants removed. The kitchen is kind of terrific, if antique, the stove built into a tile enclosure (and then dressed up in part with some 'Not Quite Burberry' adhesive paper it looks like) and sinks are late 19th/early 20thC and great. Add the minimum modcons, keep the rest, replace the ugly floor, and add a great work table in the center. The bathroom isn't shown, but again, it's one-bedroom, one-bath vacation property (probably), and it's €39,000. If you hate patina and everything not perfect and new and nice, look elsewhere; it would be a great pity to make it slick and shiny like a new penny.

The things the structure it needs are obvious and simple. I would reluctantly arrange some stabilization repairs to some of the the lower areas of plaster in the communal stair, but watch over the workmen to see that they didn't overdo anything. The "garage" is a great space, simply cleaned out and cleaned up a bit. I really dislike the Modernist painting in the one ceiling, though I would leave it exactly as is. The rooms are not huge but they are beautiful.

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 9:45 AM

Songs that make your heart soar

Melanie Safka's rendition of "Ruby Tuesday" gives me this feeling.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 9:38 AM

Tristan has a secret! Jerry Springer: 2 shop bottoms fight for their barely masc daddy.

[quote] Tristan wants to tell her boyfriend something major, unfortunately for him, his man has a secret of his own! This should be interesting!!

Discuss.

by Anonymousreplies 76October 22, 2021 9:32 AM

Who is Still Drinking Too Much Post-Lockdown?

I will confess that I became pretty depressed during lockdown. Besides fear of COVID, it was a huge disruption in my very social and active lifestyle. There were no mask mandates to exercising outdoors and every place was full of joggers running unmasked. Being far from home, in a foreign country, with a pretty toxic and stressful work environment (my job WILL be outsourced end of fall) and isolated...I drank. After 2 decades of either not drinking at all or maybe 3 beers 2 times per week. I lost my six pack and, with work from home, am more isolated and less motivated. I totally understand that there is no way I will be able to do this once I go home or afford it, but I hate this about myself. Anyone going through the same thing?

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 9:17 AM

The New Daily DOOL thread 2021(End of Summer Edition)

Keep going here since the other thread has locked up.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 22, 2021 9:13 AM

Please help me. I'm ready to start my new drag career and can't pick the right name.

I know you're sick of drag threads, but I am just me on my way to the stage and a chance to fulfill a dream. Do any of these sound just-right? Please please please???

I'm 44, full-figured but with an hourglass figure, could be a little taller but have long legs for my height.

My drag persona is maybe-she's-stupid-or-a-zombie party girl who is part Capucine and part Anna Moffo anou.d part Shania Twain and part Curley Howard.

Thank you! I'll comp you some drinks. My new bf is a bartender there. You've gotta have connections in show biz!

by Anonymousreplies 149October 22, 2021 9:13 AM

NYPost declares 2021 “The Year of the Fox” on today’s cover (10/20/21)

It’s Megan Fox’s year, bitches!

You want to talk about life imitating art? Hollywood crucified Megan Fox, and now she’s back, with absolutely zero f–ks to give, and a role as an alluring vampire in the new Netflix horror movie “Night Teeth.”

It’s a plot twist straight out of “Jennifer’s Body,” her 2009 horror-comedy first panned as a misfire, then elevated to feminist cult classic. It’s also the movie that inspired countless women to come out of the closet, in part thanks to Fox’s steamy makeout scene with Amanda Seyfried (and also with a lighter, but that was more of a demonic possession thing).

“I can’t tell you how many girls, from 30 down into their teens — or, f–k that, my age, too — come up to me and are like, ‘I realized I was gay because of you,’ or ‘I felt comfortable coming out because of you,’ because of ‘Jennifer’s Body’ and the interviews I did about being bisexual before it was cool,” says the 35-year-old Fox, who celebrated Pride this year with a rainbow mani on Instagram and the caption “Putting the B in #LGBTQIA for over two decades.”

“That’s something that’s so important to me, that I’m so proud of,” she says. “If my purpose on Earth was to help one girl come out of the closet and feel OK about it, I had an amazing purpose here.”

Fox isn’t big on small talk. She’s an intense Zoom hang. It’s great. She speaks her mind in a way that I’m sure has caused many a publicist to tear their hair out over the years.

Fox isn’t holding back with her new relationship, either. She and former Alexa cover star Machine Gun Kelly have been positively scorching red carpets and Instagram with their public appearances, often with Fox dressed in as little as possible. Their Goth-tinged declarations of lust and undying love have made them the couple of the year. But even though Kelly towers over her, you get the sense it’s Fox calling the shots. (Exhibit A: a British GQ cover that features a crouching Fox pointing a gun at Kelly’s crotch.) In mid-September, she dominated coverage of the VMAs with her sheer, wet-look Mugler dress and thong, calling MGK her “future baby daddy” onstage — and, mischievously, just “Daddy” on the red carpet.

She’s rarely photographed smiling, which is refreshing in our era of relentless social media positivity. Hers is more resting badass face than resting bitch face.

Today, though, she’s wearing a “Flashdance”-esque slouchy black tee and a friendly expression, seated on the floor in front of a couch. I relay a recent YouTube comment that resonated: “Megan Fox was always too punk rock for her time.”

by Anonymousreplies 38October 22, 2021 8:57 AM

Ruby Rose Alleges Toxic Behavior on Batwoman set

She's going to tell us the REAL STORY!

by Anonymousreplies 35October 22, 2021 8:54 AM

Welcome Aboard Datalounge Airlines

In the event of an emergency, gas masks will drop down for breathing. However, amyl nitrate will be flowing due to loosening up everyone for impact.

Please remember in the event of a fire, smoke alarms will play Disco Inferno on repeat.

Snacks will include nut loaf, red dragon cheese, cak, graxy, and a baked potato bar cart.

Please remember not to hiss at the stewardess as she is likely to take part in vicious face slapping.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 8:43 AM

Survivor 41: Official Thread

It’s been over a year since we’ve last seen a group of Americans from different walks of life form a beachside society and vote each other off in the pursuit of a million dollars. Now Survivor is finally back for season 41, in what feels like a different world than when we last left things. But what hasn’t changed is the concept of the veteran reality series, now in its third decade on the air, including a group of soon-to-be-starving contestants that are already hungry to play.

by Anonymousreplies 149October 22, 2021 8:42 AM

Holiday Shortages! Toys, Turkeys, Christmas Trees and Wine Could All Be Hard to Come by

Before the COVID-19, few people gave much thought to the global supply chain. It’s a different story now that a tangle of problems with the international supply and shipping of goods has led to shortages and higher prices for everything from pickles and couches to cars and clothing.

And yes, it’s looking very much like supply chain slowdowns will cause shortages that affect your holidays.

Many shoppers seem to know they’re in for a difficult season ahead. According to a new survey from Oracle, 27% of those polled are worried the products they want for the holidays won’t be available, and 28% are anxious that prices will be higher due to shortages.

Here are some of the classic holiday goods you may have trouble finding in stock this year — at least at the price you’re accustomed to paying.

Toys: This year, hot holiday toys are likely to be more expensive and harder to find in stock — or both. Many popular toys are manufactured overseas, and gridlock in the global supply chain has meant that fewer of these prized holiday gifts are making it to U.S. stores.

Toy company executives say that products from brands like Fisher Price and L.O.L. Surprise! are stuck in factories awaiting shipping, or they’re at ports sitting on shipping containers, waiting to be unloaded. Meanwhile, toy giants Hasbro, Mattel and LEGO said this past summer they’ll be raising prices due to higher shipping costs.

As we’ve previously reported, shoppers should expect to pay extra for holiday gifts this year — consumer prices will perhaps be 20% higher compared to last year, Salesforce has forecast. Back in late summer, we also reported that buying holiday gifts extra early this year could be a smart move.

Turkeys: Don’t freak out: You will be able to buy a turkey for Thanksgiving. But be prepared for the possibility that it may not be the size or kind of turkey you want, and you’ll be paying more for the turkey you do get.

Experts say that a shortage of labor in poultry processing plants, combined with recent changes in production, means certain turkeys will cost more and will be harder to find in stores. Specifically, turkeys in the 14- to 16-pound range — the most popular sizes around Thanksgiving — will be scarcest.

Consumers have had to cope with higher meat costs for well over a year, and we’re not just talking turkey.

“Throughout the pandemic, the cost of production for meat processing has been significantly higher. This shouldn’t be a surprise by now,” James Mitchell, extension agricultural economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said in August. “We have seen similar issues with boneless hams and value-added pork. Some proactive planning from our holiday cooks is probably warranted.”

Phil Lempert, known as the “Supermarket Guru,” told Consumer Reports that shoppers should anticipate prices for Thanksgiving turkeys (and all meat products) to be 10% to 15% more expensive. Smaller fresh turkeys weighing 16 pounds or less will be more likely to sell out or see particularly high price hikes.

Christmas trees: The American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) is obviously in the business of promoting Christmas tree sales, so take this for what it’s worth: The group is advising shoppers to buy early this year because there could be shortages of both artificial and live Christmas trees.

“In 2021, we’re seeing a variety of trends influencing artificial and live Christmas tree supply across the country, and are encouraging consumers to find their tree early this year to avoid shortage impacts,” ACTA executive director Jami Warner said in a press release.

Like so many other products, artificial Christmas trees could be harder to find in stores due to the global supply chain traffic jam. As for live trees, the ACTA says that fires in the Pacific Northwest have destroyed the crops of many would-be Christmas tree sellers.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 8:42 AM

Jensen Ackles Joins Alec Baldwin In Western ‘Rust’

EXCLUSIVE: Jensen Ackles is set to join the ensemble cast of Rust, the feature Western that stars Alec Baldwin and is written and directed by Joel Souza. Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, and Frances Fisher are also on board. The film is based on a story by Souza and Baldwin.

The story follows an infamous Western outlaw Harland Rust (Baldwin) has had a bounty on his head for as long as he can remember. When his estranged 13-year-old grandson Lucas (Noon) is convicted of an accidental murder and sentenced to hang,

Rust travels to Kansas to break him out of prison. Together, the two fugitives must outrun the legendary U.S. Marshal Wood Helm (Ackles) and bounty-hunter Fenton “Preacher” Lang (Fimmel) who are hot on their tail. Deeply buried secrets rise from the ashes and an unexpected familial bond begins to form as the mismatched duo tries to survive the merciless American Frontier.

Ackles, who is coming off the incredible run by the hit CW show Supernatural, recently landed the huge role of Soldier Boy in the highly-anticipated third season of the Emmy nominated The Boys.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 22, 2021 8:40 AM

Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Adam Warlock is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After teasing the character in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, writer-director James Gunn has cast actor Will Poulter as the powerful hero in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The rumor began earlier in the day, with Deadline officially breaking the news. It was then confirmed on Twitter by Gunn himself.

Warlock’s debut in Guardians Vol. 3 has never been in doubt. As far back as 2017, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had no problem confirming that. “[Adam Warlock’s arrival] will not be until Guardians 3,” Feige told io9 before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which was based on the Infinity Gauntlet comics. “Adam is not a part of Infinity War, which of course he is in the comics, but James [Gunn] did always really like Adam Warlock, and our version of Infinity War is the culmination of all the stories we told up to this point.”

Poulter himself has had a rather fascinating story up to this point. He got his start in the Sundance darling Son of Rambow and then played Eustace Scrubb in the third Chronicles of Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. From there he starred opposed Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis in We’re The Millers before breaking bad in The Maze Runner. Most famously, he appeared alongside eventually Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant and after that, just started popping up all over in things like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Midsommar, and more.

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Playing Adam Warlock though, one of the most powerful characters in Marvel history, is his biggest deal yet. And the inclusion of Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 certainly seems like these characters, under the eye of James Gunn might be wrapping up a trilogy, but there has to be more to come. You don’t just introduce Adam Warlock and not have him really, really make waves.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 starts filming soon and is set for release May 5, 2023.

by Anonymousreplies 44October 22, 2021 8:38 AM

It's Friday, so tell me (more) about Kate Jackson.

DL, you are wise and experienced. Please continue to share your collective knowledge of actress Kate Jackson with me.

by Anonymousreplies 200October 22, 2021 8:27 AM

The TRANS declare war on Margaret Atwood

They want so much to erase women!

by Anonymousreplies 86October 22, 2021 8:23 AM

The Towering Inferno - (1974) - Part Two.

Carry on, bitches. First thread was great!

by Anonymousreplies 71October 22, 2021 8:16 AM

Midnight Mass

The new series from Mike Flanagan. I was disappointed in The Haunting of Bly Manor but I've enjoyed his other work so I'll give this one a chance.

by Anonymousreplies 354October 22, 2021 8:14 AM

What we do in the Shadows

Is anyone else a fan of this show. I love it . So whacky and just a fun ripping apart of vampires. Love it .

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 8:12 AM

Alex Baldwin kills cinematographer on set

He accidentally killed the cinematographer and injured director with a prop gun on the set of film rust. What?!?!?! How do you say... holy shit!!!!!

by Anonymousreplies 16October 22, 2021 8:08 AM

Taliban beheaded female volleyball player, posted photos online, coach says

An Afghan volleyball player on the girls’ national team was beheaded by the Taliban — with gruesome photos of her severed head posted on social media, according to her coach.

Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in the capital city of Kabul as troops searched for female sports players, her coach told the Persian Independent.

She was killed earlier this month, but her death remained mostly hidden because her family had been threatened not to talk, claimed the coach, using a pseudonym, Suraya Afzali, due to safety fears.

Images of Hakimi’s severed neck were published on Afghan social media, according to the paper, which did not say how old she was.

Conflicting reports online suggested that happened earlier, with an apparent death certificate suggesting she was killed Aug. 13 — the final days of the Taliban’s insurgency before seizing Kabul.

However, the Payk Investigative Journalism Center said its sources also confirmed that Hakimi “was ‘beheaded’ by the Taliban in Kabul.” The governing group has yet to comment, Payk Media said.

Afzali told the Persian Independent that she was speaking out to highlight the risk that female sports players face, with only two of the women’s national volleyball team having managed to flee the country.

“All the players of the volleyball team and the rest of the women athletes are in a bad situation and in despair and fear,” she told the paper. “Everyone has been forced to flee and live in unknown places.”

One of the players who escaped, Zahra Fayazi, told the BBC last month that at least one of the players had been killed.

“We don’t want this to repeat for our other players,” she told the broadcaster from her new home in the UK.

“Many of our players who are from provinces were threatened many times by their relatives who are Taliban and Taliban followers.

Many women face persecution from the Taliban due to the fact the extremist group believes that women should be subservient to men and not be allowed any rights.

“The Taliban asked our players’ families to not allow their girls to do sport, otherwise they will be faced with unexpected violence,” Fayazi said.

“They even burned their sports equipment to save themselves and their families. They didn’t want them to keep anything related to sport. They are scared,” she said.

Another teammate who escaped told the BBC everyone was “shocked” when they heard that one of their team had been killed.

“I’m sure it was the Taliban,” said Sophia, a pseudonym to protect her family members still in Afghanistan. “Maybe we will lose other friends,” she said.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 8:04 AM

Airport Lounge

You think airport lounges today are chic? They’ve got nothing on this one from the 1940s.

[quote] The terminal provided a convenient Midtown hub for passengers to purchase tickets, have their bags checked, dine, and watch the news in a 600-seat theater before being transported by bus to the airport to catch their flight. The building opened on January 26, 1941, ferrying passengers to the New York Municipal Airport.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 8:03 AM

Tasteful Friends - Estate of Olympia Dukakis Puts Her NoHo Manhattan Apartment On Market

Asking $4.2 million.. My guess is in this market they will get that or more.

by Anonymousreplies 74October 22, 2021 8:00 AM

Simon Rex receives standing ovation at Cannes. Yes, you read that correctly.

Playing a washed up male pornstar in “Red Rocket” (Rex will appear fully nude in the film).

by Anonymousreplies 179October 22, 2021 7:58 AM

So why did Linda Tripp do what she did?

I just watched this weeks episode of that series.

I know people will say she was a bitch or a repug but there must have been some deep psychological reason she did what she did.

I didn't see the first couple of episodes. Do they explain it well? Worth watching or should I google and/or wait for this thread to inform me.

by Anonymousreplies 82October 22, 2021 7:50 AM

Tasteful friends: Apartments in London

What do you think of the flats shown here?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 7:49 AM

TikTok THOT Will Tanski

He sure is aware of his assets.

by Anonymousreplies 119October 22, 2021 7:41 AM

What did JRR Tolkien think of the Mary Tyler Moore Show?

Tolkien died in 1973 but the show aired in the UK a few years before that. Since there was so little choice on the tv in those days, he surely saw it. Is there any record of his opinion?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 7:32 AM

I don't even feel like jerking off.

This is depressing.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 7:21 AM

Why didn't Belinda Carlisle become a movie star?

In 1986, after her debut solo single "Mad About You became a huge hit and she was doing endorsement deals with shampoo and sneakers companies, she signed a movie deal with Touchstone yet never made a film. The camera loved her so I wonder why she didn't appear in films besides her bit in Swing Shift.

by Anonymousreplies 107October 22, 2021 7:19 AM

Who would Biden have picked if he hadn't locked himself into a black vice president?

Maybe interesting to say who if he picked a woman and then who if he picked a man.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 7:08 AM

I'm going to see Margaret Cho at the La Mirada Theatre this Saturday. Jealous, Bitches?

Well?

(It's not the Hollywood Pantages, but I saw Vicki Lawrence there two years ago and the second half of her act was in full Mama garb: wig, knee-high stockings -- everything. An incredible night shared with a house full of 60-something DLers. She sang "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and closed the evening with a rare rendition of the "Mama's Family" theme song with lyrics! Much more fun than the time I saw "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in 2012 featuring Constantine Maroulis, the greasy DL anti-favorite who chewed the scenery for two full hours. Horrible. Three years later, Connie would be arrested for beating the shit out of a chorus girl he met [and later impregnated] during "Rock of Age"'s Broadway run where he played Drew Boley, guitarist for the band Wolfgang Von Colt.)

by Anonymousreplies 22October 22, 2021 7:00 AM

Why Hasn’t the movie “Chinatown” been renamed “Asian-American Cultural Enclave”?

Please suggest any film title alternatives, with the original in parentheses.

For example “Mentally Disordered” (Psycho)

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 6:53 AM

Let's be leaders and celebrities congratulatory messages to new parents Pete and Chasten!

What gifts will Penny and Joe get from them?

James Corden, you are up first. Then you Miss Lindsey.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 6:52 AM

Who was the most shaggable Trainspotting actor?

I'd have poked each of them in the filthy toilet. How about you?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 6:50 AM

23m married looking to give hear

Always wanted to try so dm me.

by Anonymousreplies 22October 22, 2021 6:41 AM

"I have been fired from the Villa di Roma."

This is why I love Philly - from a review of an Italian Market restaurant:

"My husband likes veal piccata there, I range from chicken neapolitan or sicilian to tuna steak with arrabiata sauce......they do make a good thick tomato 'gravy' ! but beware of the foibles of Pipi the owner/host ! if you should be dissatisfied with your order, you are chastised publicly. I ordered tuna RARE, always have, and always will, but I was unlucky this time. We had waited for over 1/2 hour for our entree and it must have been sitting in the kitchen, continuing to cook. The tuna arrived MEDIUM and when I voiced my disappointment with that, I was told that this was considered RARE by them. I was openly, with loud voice, asked to not come back, because they couldn't fix me another piece of tuna, as there was none left, told me there was nothing already ready to serve me and to vamoose since we are too picky, wanting tuna rare and veal thin and lemony. Pipi told us, WE HAD CHANGED in our attitude, and the cooks were fine and the waitresses on the ball. Well, Pipi, go and eat your Italian food. We'll take out money somewhere else."

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 6:41 AM

Pence preps for potential 2024 presidential run amid rocky headlines about relationship with Trump

Mike Pence is adding staffers for his brand-new office in downtown Washington -- inching closer to a possible White House run even as his standing worsens with Trump and his base of supporters.

Pence isn't waiting to make up with his former running mate -- nor is he waiting for the former President to make up his own mind about his political future. People around Pence rejected the idea that he would hold off on his 2024 planning until Trump announces whether he'll run.

by Anonymousreplies 167October 22, 2021 6:38 AM

Why Did ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ruin Johnny Depp?

It seems like these movies destroyed him both personally and professionally.

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 6:32 AM

"Gay" porn performers that have become pussy fuckers PART 2

Cont.

by Anonymousreplies 257October 22, 2021 6:25 AM

What booster are you getting?

I had Pfizer and my parents had Moderna.

I'm not sure which to choose for the booster shot.

Moderna just got approved today as did mixing the vaccines.

Confusing.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 6:21 AM

Joey Mills: former White Trash Helix Cumdumpster

Is it me or does he look like he has a touch of the downs? He has to be, hands down, one of the dumbest porn stars out there. Watching him outdo Dave’s Wavey as far as tard value? I didn’t think that could ever have happened.

by Anonymousreplies 477October 22, 2021 6:21 AM

Jeopardy #26 -- Season 38 Continues

The 38th season of the venerable game show is well underway.

Continue your discussion about each day's game here. What did you guess for Final? Did you get the Daily Double? Will Mayim ever get a fashion intervention? Talk about it all here.

by Anonymousreplies 43October 22, 2021 6:20 AM

Which Old Hollywood actor would you like to see completely nude?

Nude photos of some like Burt Lancaster and Yul Brynner are out there. Any others you'd like to see naked?

by Anonymousreplies 48October 22, 2021 6:09 AM

Anybody watch Only Murders in the Building on Hulu yet?

First episode’s OK. Steve Martin and Martin Short are good. Selena Gomez is…pretty. Her flat line readings already drive me crazy. Short plays a Broadway director-a hetero one. Which is stupid. The costume department obviously didn’t get the memo.

by Anonymousreplies 297October 22, 2021 6:08 AM

The best #1 singles in the Billboard

Bubbling Under Hot 100, that is.

This one is pretty slick and smooth. Great song!!!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 22, 2021 6:07 AM

Has anyone ever compared the weights of Trump supporters to other citizens?

Here's coverage of an Iowa rally on Oct. 9. So many obese fuckers.

by Anonymousreplies 23October 22, 2021 5:58 AM

Selfish Asshole Chad Kimball Sues

Because sane, sensible people aren't catering to his antivax, antieverything fuckery.

by Anonymousreplies 47October 22, 2021 5:53 AM

This just makes me so uncomfortable…

…and I wish it would stop.

by Anonymousreplies 123October 22, 2021 5:44 AM

“DUNE” (1984) is a terrible film

There, I said it!

I don’t know how this film has a cult following, it’s so fucking bad, and not even in a fun way. The story isn’t as interesting as they try to make it seem it is, the actual source material would work better as a series than a movie, but it still sucks.

It’s a bunch of speeches, voice overs, wacky dialogue, and whispering. Omg I can’t take all the whispering the actor who does the voiceover does. His voice is grating to my ears.

It’s laughably bad. I am watching it right now and confused how some people love this.

I have low expectations for the new one.

by Anonymousreplies 60October 22, 2021 5:40 AM

In-N-Out says Fuck You to Vaccine mandates. Gets shut down by SF.

“As a Company, In-N-Out strongly believes in the highest form of customer service and to us that means serving all Customers who visit us and making all Customers, vaccinated or not, feel welcome. We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.

We fiercely disagree with any government dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, & offensive.”

by Anonymousreplies 152October 22, 2021 5:35 AM

Pecs That Jut Out, Part Infinity

I saw this and just had to post it here... talk about pecs that jut out!

by Anonymousreplies 92October 22, 2021 5:29 AM

Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born"

I just watched Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" and I've got to say that I find it shocking she didn't win the Oscar for that performance. There are so many scenes that were phenomenal: The Man That Got Away, the 'dinner show' sequence at home, the Academy Award scene, the dressing room breakdown scene, the screaming scene at home after Norman's death....any one of them would have propelled another actress onto an Oscar. It just boggles my mind that Grace Kelly's subdued performance beat this dazzling star turn. And everyone always talks about how amazing it is that The Man That Got Away is filmed in one, long take--and it is amazing, Cukor said no other actress in Hollywood could have done it that way--but there is also one extraordinarily long take in the 'dinner show' sequence that is nearly as jaw-dropping. It is a tour-de-force performance in every sense. Yes, her weight fluctuated (who cares?) and she does not always look her best (fault of the DP if you ask me; the lighting is downright bad in some scenes) but it is still Garland at her peak and she is thrilling. She was robbed of that Oscar.

by Anonymousreplies 410October 22, 2021 5:29 AM

Call The Midwife Season 10

Coming soon to the States! UK DL'ers please don't spoil.

BTW - I had no idea ubertwink Timothy Turner was 21 in real life!

by Anonymousreplies 256October 22, 2021 5:27 AM

Hamish Linklater

Hot or not?

by Anonymousreplies 64October 22, 2021 5:21 AM

Supernatural FEUD: Emotional Jared BLINDSIDED by Spinoff News

He's crying again.

Is the Supernatural bromance in trouble? Or is Jared Padalecki simply and impressively (we hope!) commiting to a Twitter bit?

Hours after the new broke that Supernatural vet Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel are developing a prequel spinoff for The CW that will follow young versions of Sam and Dean’s parents, John and Mary, Padalecki @’ed his former TV bro, claiming that while he was “excited” by the news, he wished he didn’t first hear about it via Twitter:

When a fan contended that Padalecki’s tweet “has GOTTA be a bad joke,” the actor QT’d, “No. It’s not. This is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m gutted.”

As of 11:30 pm ET, well over an hour later, those two tweets were still up, neither retracted nor recontextualized as jokes. We’re off to bed here on the East Coast, so I am sure you will all keep us posted!

Padalecki — who currently headlines The CW’s Walker — fired off a third tweet, which has since been deleted, at Robbie Thompson, the Supernatural co-executive producer who will pen the prospective series. “Et tu brute? Wow. What a truly awful thing you’ve done,” it read. “#Bravo you coward.”

In announcing the prequel project, Ackles said in a statement, “When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story. I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey.”

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke himself championed the news, tweeting, “When @JensenAckles first told me this story, I loved it. He & @DanneelHarris & @rthompson1138 are the perfect people to make it. (The other perfect person is too busy Texas Rangering.) Thanks for carrying the torch, guys, go kick it in the ass. Proud of you.”

by Anonymousreplies 539October 22, 2021 5:18 AM

CNN Town Hall with President Joe Biden 7/21/21

Hosted by Don Lemon. Starting now.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 22, 2021 5:18 AM

Tucker Fucking Carlson Is The Biggest Piece of Shit

Tucker spent time this evening calling out one of the Capitol police officers (Harry Dunn)

speaking of disingenuous, so the party will proceed with one party. What will it look like? MSNBC with subpoena power. On Tuesday, Pelosi will call a Capitol police officer called Harry Dunn. Dunne will pretend to speak for law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop. DUNN IS AN ANGRY LEFT WING ACTIVIST whose social media feed is full of praise not coincidentally for Nancy Pelosi, here's a picture of the two of them together. (he then shows a tweet from Dunn), Racism is so American, that when you protest it, people think you are protesting America, Hashtag #LeaveItToWhitesToTellBlacksWhatIsRacist # IStandWithIlanOmar #Squad

Then he says: Harry Dunn, ladies and gentleman. Just another fact based witness to the insurrection

And then Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, tweeted

Forever grateful to officers like Harry Dunn. He put his body between lawmakers and an armed mob. You know who else Officer Dunn protected…TUCKER CARLSON'S SON, a House staffer. RT if you stand with Harry and against white supremacy

Jesus Christ. Is there no depths tucker won't sink to? This saved his piece of shit son

Phone # for fox news 1 (888) 369-4762

by Anonymousreplies 48October 22, 2021 5:16 AM

APPLE KEYNOTE LIVE 9/14

It's streaming now. Just started.

by Anonymousreplies 68October 22, 2021 5:15 AM

WHET Fleabag?

where'd she go?

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 5:15 AM

Nicholas & Alexandra (1971)

Where did it go wrong?

It had so much going for it.

Great story? Check.

Great director? Check. (Franklin J. Schaffner directed The Best Man The Planet of the Apes, and Patton before he directed N&A).

Great producer? Check. (Sam Spiegel was behind The African Queen, On the Waterfront, Bridge on the River Kwai, Suddenly Last Summer, and Lawrence of Arabia)

Great costumes? Check.

Great scenery and cinematography? Check.

Great cast? Check. Michael Jayston was hot and Janet Suzman did a good job.

The supporting cast was definitely where the money was- Tom Baker, Jack Hawkins, Harry Andrews, Sir Michael Redgrave, Eric Porter, John McEnery, Ian Holm, Irene Worth, Timothy West, John Wood, Maurice Denham, Brian Cox, Curt Jurgens, Julian Glover, Steven Berkoff, and Sir Laurence Olivier.

So, eldergays, what happened?!

Note- I personally love this movie.

by Anonymousreplies 456October 22, 2021 5:14 AM

It's official Val Demings is running for the US Senate!

She's going to smash little Marco!

by Anonymousreplies 73October 22, 2021 5:12 AM

Which '60s TV stars would you like to see completely nude?

There were so many who kept there junk carefully hidden, but which would you like see photographed without a stitch of clothing?

by Anonymousreplies 113October 22, 2021 5:09 AM

Armie Hammer's crazy, skeletal ex-wife is posting (self-described) "thirst traps"

This bitch is going on 40 years old.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 5:06 AM

Carrie adaptations

I watched the 1976 adaptation and 2013 adaptation last night. Despite the effects, I liked the 2013 prom and town destruction sequence and how Chris' death was brutal. Piper Laurie as Margaret in the 1976 version is the best one. Julianne Moore wasn't great as Margaret and neither was Patricia Clarkson in the 2002 tv movie. The 2002 tv movie had a lot of bad special effects, but I did kind of like how closely it was adapted to the novel. Emilie de Ravin was pretty fun as Chris in that verson.

Which is your favorite? Which prom sequences did you like the best? Best Sue ? Best Chris? Best Tommy? etc.

by Anonymousreplies 159October 22, 2021 5:04 AM

Online acting class?

Sorry, but how the fuck do you learn acting on a webcam? My niece is doing a theatre degree at a state school that costs $50k a year and they've been teaching drama classes on Zoom. How stupid does one have to be to 1. be a theatre major and 2. accept webcam training? How could "acting" on a webcam possibly translate to a theatre production or film set?

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 4:59 AM

Migrant With AIDS & COVID Dies While Held by ICE

Pablo Sánchez-Gotopo, 40, died October 1 at Merit Health River Oaks in Flowood, Miss., according to an ICE press release. “The preliminary cause of death was from complications with acute respiratory failure, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), pneumonia, acute kidney failure, anemia, and COVID-19,” the release says.

Sánchez had been held at Adams County Detention Center, a private prison under contract to ICE, since May, when U.S. Customs and Border patrol took him into custody near Del Rio, Texas.

Your reaction?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 4:58 AM

Micah Plath is so hot.

For someone who came from a religious nut family, this guy ended up being a smokin' hot slut!

by Anonymousreplies 409October 22, 2021 4:58 AM

DLers: What say you? Covid edition

I had 2 doses of Pfizer. I am scheduling my booster. Should I get a Pfizer or Moderna for my booster (3 dose of covid vaccine)?

What say you?

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 4:58 AM

How old is Kalab?

The little guy from Shriner’s Hospital

by Anonymousreplies 13October 22, 2021 4:57 AM

DL Fave Tori Spelling Spotted at Lawyer's Office To Discuss Custody and Assets?

She has assets? More than one?

Things are getting messy.

“Messyness” co-host Tori Spelling was spotted seething outside an attorney’s office Monday while carrying a notepad that showed a discussion about “custody,” “support” and “assets” was on the agenda.

The handwritten 3 p.m. reminder all but pointed to an impending divorce, though Spelling, 48, and her husband of 15 years, Dean McDermott, have been fending off rumors of marital strife for months.

In the paparazzi photos taken in Los Angeles, Spelling was seen angrily shouting into her cellphone.

At one point, Spelling was seen hunching over to make aggressive hand gestures as she firmly grasped her yellow legal notepad.

Close-up shots of the actress’ notes reveal why she may have been so upset: An outline showed she listed “Pig pen – get quote,” “AAA Jump Start Van” and finally “3pm Lawyer – assets – support – custody.”

According to photographers, the former “BH90210” star spent about an hour inside her lawyer’s office and left with McDermott, 54, “nowhere in sight.”

After her heated telephone call outside the office, she was seen getting into a large, gray Suburban by herself.

Reps for Spelling did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.

The couple have been married since May 2006 and share five children: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4.

by Anonymousreplies 71October 22, 2021 4:56 AM

Hot Daddy1965 OF

He's 56 and a new OnlyFans sensation.

What safety DL?

by Anonymousreplies 143October 22, 2021 4:55 AM

Terror Tran: Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Youngest Child is Transgender

What is going on in that house?

by Anonymousreplies 184October 22, 2021 4:49 AM

And Just Like That: Dug Out of the Grave (Part II)

Filming continues on the Sarah Jessica Parker Vanity Project

by Anonymousreplies 213October 22, 2021 4:46 AM

They fled L.A. for Joshua Tree during the pandemic.

Now they face the reality of desert life.

by Anonymousreplies 109October 22, 2021 4:29 AM

Help Me Pick Which Audible Book

Narrated by the author. I chose them because either I want to hear the other side or they are about to die and want to appreciate them while they are still alive.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 4:26 AM

Liza Loves The Piano

Amazing how well she is singing. I love this.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 4:24 AM

Do you say "coo-pon" or "cue-pon"?

What other words do you say incorrectly?

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 4:22 AM

........i'm getting fisted

right now

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 4:21 AM

Boy comes out as bisexual on TikTok

So sweet! I’m proud of him.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 22, 2021 4:14 AM

Let's be the supermarket!

I'm the grating voice on the loud speaker announcing "MEAT DEPARTMENT YOU HAVE A CALL PARKED ON LINE 3."

by Anonymousreplies 330October 22, 2021 4:12 AM

Really Chrissy?

In what alternate universe?

by Anonymousreplies 18October 22, 2021 4:10 AM

OFFICIAL: Steve Bannon Found In Criminal Contempt

What does that mean? Is he going to jail?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 4:04 AM

Have fondant-covered cakes gone out of style?

I used to be into cake decorating in the early 2000s and fondant was everywhere. Now, not so much. It's kind of a shame.

by Anonymousreplies 91October 22, 2021 4:03 AM

Dekko

Has anyone here subscribed to the gay movie channel Dekko, and is it worth the money?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 22, 2021 4:02 AM

Do you think he really loves her or is he doing it for the money and fame? She looks gorgeous as a bride.

I wonder which designer made her dress? It's lovely. Her makeup in on point.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 4:00 AM

Miss France beauty pageant sued for using beauty as criteria

I thought France was anti-woke.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 22, 2021 4:00 AM

What do you put on your feet to keep them moist?

I do those feet peels from time to time, but does anyone have a secret to keep the feet moist and not crusty/dried out?

(yes, I've already tried cum)

by Anonymousreplies 34October 22, 2021 3:59 AM

Teresa Giudice is engaged

to her bf she's been dating for about 1 year. He took her on a trip to a resort in Greece.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 3:45 AM

Kate Beckinsale is a complete and total genius

That's why she never reached EGOT status.

by Anonymousreplies 7October 22, 2021 3:40 AM

Stoned and shopping for a vahz…

… I find this. This is the shit of nightmares! 🤡

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 3:40 AM

it's sad when your friends break up with their hot boyfriends

before they can send you the nudes

by Anonymousreplies 0October 22, 2021 3:40 AM

Will Poulter is 6’3”

And British

by Anonymousreplies 62October 22, 2021 3:39 AM

Everyone I have met from North Dakota or South Dakota

Is a little “off.” Like a combination of aloof and slow. Have you had similar experiences?

by Anonymousreplies 41October 22, 2021 3:38 AM

"Addiction can happy to any of us," warns Duchess of Cambridge

Flawless beauty, adored style icon, and future queen Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke today to a charity trust about addiction awareness.

Do you suppose she was thinking of anyone particularly close to her? Someone perhaps in either the Middleton or Mountbatten-Windsor families?

by Anonymousreplies 52October 22, 2021 3:35 AM

Julian Morris, Part 10

Last thread got murieled again.

by Anonymousreplies 284October 22, 2021 3:34 AM

I Want to Be Underwhelmed—Winter is Coming Edition

‘Tis the season to be sort of jolly, sort of not. Whatever.

by Anonymousreplies 69October 22, 2021 3:33 AM

I get sick of the "Tasteful Friends" threads asking me to look at real estate

There are far, far, far too many of them.

Some of them want me to look at ridiculous interiors to laugh, but some of them are serious and want me to evaluate nice interiors. But most of them are in cities I will never live in and so I just do not care about.

I block them all now, because whoever are the people here who are so obsessed with real estate completely overdo it.

(Thanks, I've been waiting to post that for a long time.)

by Anonymousreplies 32October 22, 2021 3:30 AM

Beyoncé and Jay’s latest commercial for Tiffany’s & Co.

Love it!!! My goodness. Beyoncé is unstoppable. She looks so beautiful!! Also, I love the commercial. She looks like she’s enjoying herself.

Her husband really should lose that hairstyle already though.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 22, 2021 3:21 AM

German model Ben Dahlhaus

Good looking guy and good guy too based on his Instagram stories. An old thread described him as a "feral Brad Pitt" and as if Jesus and Brad Pitt had a love child.

by Anonymousreplies 18October 22, 2021 3:18 AM

Who was the greatest British character actor?

Just curious who you think was the greatest British character actor? Why?

Feel free to list one I forgot! I only had ten choices LOL.

by Anonymousreplies 85October 22, 2021 3:17 AM

Foxy Knoxy just posted this on twitter

Anyone think she did it?

by Anonymousreplies 318October 22, 2021 3:12 AM

Gorgeous Travis Van Winkle

It looks like he’ll be gratuitously shirtless on the new season of “You.”

by Anonymousreplies 43October 22, 2021 3:09 AM

Wendy Williams

Is she OK?

by Anonymousreplies 173October 22, 2021 3:06 AM

I Am NEVER Late and Now It's Causing a Problem!!

I just don't have it in me to be late for anything. I am almost always a half hour early for appointments (which sometimes is to my benefit-sometimes not). My ex (we're still close) knows this. Recently, he and his husband asked if I could drive his father-in-law to dialysis 3 times a week because it's close to my house and I agreed (I get $25 a trip). Today was my first day and, true to form I was there a half hour early for pickup and, consequently, he was a half hour early for his appointment (when I pulled into his driveway I told him I was happy to wait there the extra time, but he was having none of that). Later I get a text from ex stating that this is too early (he was texted by his brother in law about me dropping him off too early beforehand). I told him that I really don't have to be doing this at all and now it's become a thing! Some gratitude!

by Anonymousreplies 53October 22, 2021 3:04 AM

Jefferson Statue Voted Removed From NYC City Council Chamber

It is really not their chamber. It belongs to the citizens.

by Anonymousreplies 194October 22, 2021 3:03 AM

Favorite Sidney Poitier performance

I wanted to celebrate this legend before he dies. I think my favorite performance of his is A Patch of Blue. The fact he wasn’t even nominated for that film yet Shelley Winters won an Oscar for her role leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 22, 2021 3:01 AM

Do you buy Tom Holland as a bartender?

This is too unbelievable. He’s going into uncharted territory here. Even Marky Mark isn’t buying it.

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 3:01 AM

The Mysterious Death 
of Brittany Murphy

New documentary on HBO.

ONCE A BELOVED RISING STAR, THE CLUELESS ACTRESS COLLAPSED AT HOME AT 32. A NEW DOCUMENTARY UNCOVERS CHILLING DETAILS AS QUESTIONS STILL SWIRL ALMOST 12 YEARS LATER

by Anonymousreplies 80October 22, 2021 3:01 AM

Which '80s actor do you wish had posed for Playgirl?

Christopher Atkins showed the goods. Who else do you wish had?

by Anonymousreplies 90October 22, 2021 3:00 AM

Who in the Hell Is This?

Nice ass, though.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 22, 2021 2:59 AM

Do You Shave Your Pubic Hair

The majority of men today do. Are you part of this group?

by Anonymousreplies 107October 22, 2021 2:58 AM

Gay Columnist Writes - "Wrong To Fire Someone Who Says Being Gay Is A Sin"

Openly Gay Columnist Adam Zivo (picture below) writes

"Liberal democracies, and pluralistic societies more generally, must balance competing rights and interests, such as LGBTQ rights and religious liberty " oped below

In January, Ryerson University erupted into yet another scandal when Jonathan Bradley, a journalism student, lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), in response to alleged discrimination against his strict Catholic beliefs. Bradley’s complaint was aimed at the Eyeopener, an independent student newspaper that fired him from a volunteer position over tweets that called homosexuality a sin.

This week, the case was settled in his favour — as it should have been. Though Bradley’s tweets were offensive to many, they were a legitimate expression of his religious beliefs. While religious liberty is sometimes abused to victimize LGBTQ people, it is nonetheless a crucial right — an individual’s religion, or absence of, is as intrinsic to a person’s being as one’s sexual orientation or gender expression.

Bradley’s conflict with the Eyeopener began in March 2020, when he published an article in the Post Millennial characterizing the diversity and inclusion offices at Canadian universities as hotbeds of radicalism.

The Eyeopener subsequently asked Bradley not to attend an upcoming volunteer pub night, believing that his presence would make others feel unsafe. Bradley was also barred from writing about diversity and inclusion for the Eyeopener, and was told that he would be unwelcome at future pub nights if he continued to write about the topic in other forums.

In June 2020, a fellow student tweeted that Bradley was a bigot and shared old tweets of his, written in 2017, in which, in the context of a debate on religious belief, he stated that the Bible considered homosexuality and “transvestitism” a sin. Once aware of these tweets, the Eyeopener fired him.

When Bradley filed his complaint with the HRTO months later, it fomented a hurricane of drama. He was denounced by other students, as well as several Ryerson professors. In March 2021, both the chair and undergraduate director of the Ryerson School of Journalism resigned .

This week, after almost a year of adjudication at the HRTO, a settlement was reached. According to Bradley , the Eyeopener issued a letter of regret, which has not yet been made public. (more in reply)

by Anonymousreplies 19October 22, 2021 2:54 AM

Help me pick which Audible Book

Narrated by the author. I chose them because either I want to hear the other side or they are about to die and want to appreciate them while they are still alive.

Condoleezza Rice

Madeleine Albright

Donald Rumsfeld

Robert Gates

Barbara Walters

Julie Andrews

Dick Van Dyke

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 2:53 AM

Twitter Queen Dionne Warwick wants to unblock your chakras

The latest place to hear Dionne Warwick’s voice — that one-of-a-kind instrument that defined pop sophistication in the mid-1960s — is up a few flights of stairs behind a grimy storefront several blocks from the beach in Venice.

This is the Ohm Zone, a combination recording studio, sound bath and meditation center owned by Warwick’s son Damon Elliott, where the Grammy-winning singer greets visitors in an introductory video full of enveloping tones and high-flown language about the restorative power of certain sonic frequencies.

Part of the booming wellness industry, sound baths are guided meditation experiences that use ambient music to draw practitioners into a state of deep contemplation. And over the past few years, they’ve cropped up in increasing numbers across Los Angeles as celebrities such as Charlize Theron and Adele have extolled their virtues.

But if other joints offer gongs and singing bowls, only the Ohm Zone boasts the serene vocal stylings of the woman who once soothed a weary nation with swanky hits like “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.”

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 2:52 AM

'Total tops' candidly reveal why they don't bottom

According to Russell A Baptist’s book Adam and Steve: The Rules for Men Attracted to Other Men, there are three main types of tops.

These are total tops, versatile tops and oral tops. There also exist true total tops

According to Baptist, true total tops generally ‘use dominant energy with expertise’ and ‘couldn’t care less’ about their bottoming partner’s pleasure.

Total tops in general, on the other hand, are more forgiving.

Versatile tops prefer topping but are more open to bottoming, while oral tops love performing oral.

As for why people develop these preferences, there can be a multitude of reasons. So we asked some total tops for their opinions:

Ethan, 23, gay, from New Jersey When I first came out as gay as a sophomore in college, I pretty much just bottomed. But then I switched to being a total top about a year after I came out.

I was taking medication for my Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) that inhibited blood flow when I first came out, making it difficult for me to get an erection, so I bottomed.

When I finally made the correlation between my body’s reaction to my medicine, I realized that I actually would prefer to top instead.

Perpetua, 29, non-binary lesbian, from Scotland I’m a total top because I love the sensation of bringing pleasure to my partner. I get so much joy from knowing that I’m making her feel good.

I like to take an active role in lovemaking. I’ve bottomed before and it’s fine but I get bored and I’d rather be in the driver’s seat.

Charlie*, 23, gay, from London I can’t get past the pain, or relax into it. Plus, I find the sex positions most bottoms end up in are unflattering and make me self conscious. It’s also weird that the times I have tried I’ve wanted to be very much in control and doing the work whereas when I top I quite enjoy the opposite.

I guess this goes with not being able to relax but also wanting to make sure the other person is having a good time. If I can’t relax enough to do everything I’m trying to do, I’ll damn well try and control what I can.

Frida, 27, gay drag queen, from Glasgow I’m pretty much a total top but it’s not because I hate the idea of bottoming. I’ve bottomed a few times but I just get no pleasure out of it whatsoever. It’s not through lack of trying, just apparently a part of my physical makeup.

When I first started having sex, I was determined to be versatile; I wanted to be able experience the whole range of penetrative sex. But as I went on, I just found that I wasn’t enjoying it.

It wasn’t a pain issue, it was more uncomfortable – if I was wearing a pair of boxers that didn’t feel great I wouldn’t keep on wearing them. It was just a little overwhelming but not in a pleasant way and I kept thinking ‘Is this going to be over soon?

As a drag performer who often presents as an exaggerated female character, or as a fay androgynous character, people are often surprised when they find out I’m the top 95% of the time.

I think it speaks more to our society’s view of gender and even the wider expectation of gender roles in the LGBT community. It can be a little annoying. Sure, I like putting on a corset and slipping some socks into a bra, but why should that mean I wouldn’t enjoy taking the top role in the bedroom? My drag isn’t a sexual thing, it’s performance and art.

Callum, 24, gay, from Hertfordshire I’ve never tried bottoming at all. I tried topping for the first time about six years ago.

I’m a total top purely because I’ve never felt the want to bottom. Ass is what I am about and being a bottom or trying it is just not something that goes through my head.

I’ve never tried bottoming and it’s unlikely I ever will. It would have to be a very good man that I’m in a relationship with for me to even allow it.

by Anonymousreplies 233October 22, 2021 2:49 AM

Welp. We have a month until Thanksgiving and two months until Christmas.

Are you excited? Anxious? Depresssed?

What are your plans?

Please share.

by Anonymousreplies 57October 22, 2021 2:49 AM

Judy Garland's voice sings "I'll Plant My Own Tree" from Valley of the Dolls

Eventually Susan Hayward's voice would be dubbed by Margaret Whiting but here is Hayward with Judy's voice.

Also on this video are Judy's wardrobe tests from VOTD and right after is a video with Patty Duke being interviewed telling how horribly Judy was treated on that set.

Interesting tidbit...Judy kept the clothes from VOTD and often wore the sparkly pantsuit in the rest of her performances for I guess the next two years until she died in 1969. At least she got something out of that film. Patty Duke speaks of this as well in that interview.

by Anonymousreplies 31October 22, 2021 2:46 AM

Matt Amodio is current five day Jeopardy winner with $150,000, so far!

Matt Amodio is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University in the Department of Computer Science. His research interest is in artificial intelligence, specifically deep learning. He enjoys developing new statistical and information theoretical techniques for use in neural networks, as well as practical optimization techniques general to any learning task.

Matt grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Ohio State University before working in D.C. for two years. He is an ardent baseball fan as well as a trivia enthusiast.

I think he is cute!

by Anonymousreplies 566October 22, 2021 2:46 AM

Chynna Phillips is morphing into Little Edie

How soon before Billy sets her up in her own home where she can feed the raccoons in the attic?

by Anonymousreplies 64October 22, 2021 2:45 AM

Will Nikita Kuzmin be the next Strictly Come Dancing pro to cross the pond to Dancing With the Stars?

His current dance partner is Gordon Ramsay’s daughter, Tilly. He's also been on Let’s Dance, the German version of Strictly/DWTS. He is Ukrainian as are Valentin and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, two DWTS pros.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 2:41 AM

Jerry...Jerry.. Jerry Springer!

Does anyone know anyone who went on the show?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 2:41 AM

Connor Jessup & Miles Heizer (part 42)

Over or not??

Continue here

by Anonymousreplies 160October 22, 2021 2:37 AM

MSNBC - Part 32

As per usual, the other thread is already paywalled but only half full.

Oh, well.

Let's try this again...

by Anonymousreplies 56October 22, 2021 2:35 AM

All the bombshells in the new Real Housewives tell-all book

I won't spoil the read

but guess who brought a gun to the reunion 1 time and only left it in the car because production insisted?

There's tidbits about all the housewives' shows except I think Salt Lake City since it's so new

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 2:34 AM

See what a pious hypocrite and unproductive weed you are: Try Lutheran insulter

When you just can't find the right words to show your contempt on DL, ask yourself: What would Martin Luther say? And then go with that. Try Lutheran insulter.

by Anonymousreplies 71October 22, 2021 2:32 AM

I think I lost my job

But they don’t want to tell me. My supervisor normally emails me my schedule the Friday before the next week. He didn’t email me last Friday. I sent him an email today and he said he would send the schedule later on today. Well it’s 8 pm. I have never been fired before. Now I’m not sure if I am going into work tomorrow. Any advice?

by Anonymousreplies 86October 22, 2021 2:28 AM

I just found out a former narcissist friend was murdered in her own home .

Her social interactions were hostile and at times down right vicious. She bragged on how vindictive she could be . She absolutely never saw her partner in anything, had no empathy delighted in cruelty,mostly verbal. She was beaten to death in her house . I don’t feel terribly badly about this . I feel bad about that .

by Anonymousreplies 18October 22, 2021 2:27 AM

Funny Names

Idabelle Loosely

I. P. Freely

Fuzzy Zeller

by Anonymousreplies 170October 22, 2021 2:26 AM

Have you ever been with a Native American?

I personally don’t know any gay Native Americans (Midwest, Alaska, Hawaii…). Are they very close minded about LGBT people?

Have you ever fucked a Native American? I mean, and I hope this doesn’t sound racist, I think they are very cute and we all know different races usually have some common “proportions” in certain aspects. I tried to search for gay Native American porn and nothing, the ones I found were obviously Latin.

How was your experience with a Native American? Do they tend to be athletic? Sizemeat?

by Anonymousreplies 25October 22, 2021 2:23 AM

What name do you give for the barista to shout out?

I don't have the guts so I haven't yet but I'd say my name was Brucilla.

by Anonymousreplies 240October 22, 2021 2:21 AM

KJ Apa wants to join RuPaul's Drag Race as his 'feminine' alter-ego Fifi

Step aside: OkaaaaayJ Apa is coming through.

Riverdale actor KJ Apa recently opened up about his long-brewing affection for the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race, telling NME in a new interview that his deep-seated connection with his TikTok-famous "feminine side" — whom he refers to as "Fifi" in short video clips posted to his profile on the social media site — has his sights set firmly on joining VH1's Emmy-winning drag queen competition series in the future. "I love watching RuPaul's Drag Race and I've told my agents I want to be on that show," Apa told the publication. "But at the same time, RuPaul's Drag Race and the characters on that show, they're the real deal, they're the most authentic. I don't think I'd be allowed on that show because I'm not the real deal. But why did I share Fifi with the world? Because it's not something that I feel like I need to hide. I am proud of Fifi. I really enjoy that [side of myself]."

by Anonymousreplies 4October 22, 2021 2:11 AM

Which Actor was the best 007 James Bond?

Who do you feel was the best James Bond, and why were they the best?

For me, it’s always been Pierce Brosnan. His Bond was different, yes, but I liked it. He was more pretty and suave and less macho and aggressive. I remember people being against his casting originally, but they ended up liking him, same as Daniel Craig (I even remember some fans outraged because Craig is blond and Bond isn’t blond).

I also find the Brosnan films the most entertaining. I absolutely love The World is Not Enough. I was 12 when it came out and was obsessed with it (and Denise Richards. So hot). I also loved “The World Is Not Enough” song by Garbage.

I also love Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Die Another Day was a lot of fun but a mess.

Craig’s films are too dark and serious.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 2:08 AM

Lee Pace on Late Show tonight

Lee Pace is on the James Corden show later tonight. Looking him up, I see he is no longer with actor Richard Armitage but with actor Matthew Foley.

by Anonymousreplies 57October 22, 2021 1:58 AM

Can Aany techheads explain why random Chinese characters appear on TV YouTube app?

A weird thing happened just a moment ago.

I opened up the YouTube app on our smart TV. As anyone who's seen it knows, down the side is a menu with "search" "home" etc on it, and next to these words are little pictures, like a magnifying glass, a house etc. Well, as I scrolled down the list just then, those little pictures turned into Chinese characters as they were highlighted. Ok, I thought. It's some kind of multilingual setting.

So I went into settings to see if something had been toggled on, and the settings wouldn't load (slow internet, I guess), so I moved back to the menu. Scrolling up and down now, nothing happens to those pictures, they remain the same as they were, as pictures of a house, cog etc.

Anyone know why this would be?

by Anonymousreplies 34October 22, 2021 1:57 AM

Eldergays, Tell me about Douglass Watson

Everyone's favorite father figure. Patient, understanding and accepting. The ideal father figure for so many of us growing up.

Even when he was pissed off at or divorced from Rachel, he was still loving and generous with her children. If only every father (and step-father) was so perfect!

Share your Douglass Watson memories .

by Anonymousreplies 328October 22, 2021 1:55 AM

ONE load contains ALL your necessary daily vitamins and mineral and nourishment

MY DOCTOR SAID SO

by Anonymousreplies 10October 22, 2021 1:53 AM

“Neon Moon” (1991) by Brooks & Dunn

I see that it has found it’s way back into the mainstream, as it’s become a viral TikTok trend.

Anyone else love this song? I forgot about it until I saw videos using it on TT, and then I saw Brooks & Dunn re-uploaded the song to YouTube 3 weeks ago, probably to capitalize off of the trend.

What a good song.

Love that TikTok introduces today’s youth to great songs of the past.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 22, 2021 1:53 AM

Anyone here have Shudder? Is it any good? Worth it?

I do like me some horror movies, especially enjoying going back and catching up on all the classics and earlier ones. I was just wondering if it were worth shelling out for Shudder or not? So many streaming services seem to have maybe 3 things I want to watch and then nothing else, haha. Curious as to what your experiences are. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, but only find things I want to watch on there occasionally.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 1:48 AM

Indiana Cops Find People Chained Up in ‘Gruesome’ House of Horrors

A 36-year-old Indiana woman is behind bars after police discovered two people tied up and shackled in her home—one of them “deceased and beyond help.”

The woman, identified by Evansville authorities as Heidi Carter, faces a string of charges in connection with the Tuesday night incident, which police say took even them by surprise.

It all began after a woman flagged down an Indiana State Trooper late Tuesday night, saying she’d stopped by Carter’s home only to find “a dead body” inside, Evansville Police Department Spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Gray told reporters late Wednesday. The woman said she’d gone to the home to help clean ahead of an inspection, and took a seat on a pile of blankets only to realize “that under the blankets was a dead body,” an arrest affidavit says, according to The Evansville Courier & Press.

She ran out of the house screaming and alerted authorities. State police and officers from the Evansville Police Department responded around 11 p.m., assuming they were dealing with a “possible kidnapping and murder.”

Once they arrived, things took a bizarre turn. Carter was located outside, with a gun, police said. She told them there were still “several people” inside the home, and officers began issuing commands for those inside to come out, starting with one unidentified man who complied and was released.

A second man then came out and is said to have “rushed out of the front door in an aggressive manner” with an object in his hands that he pointed at police. He was fatally shot by several officers in what Gray said “appears to be a suicide by cop situation.”

Officers then entered the home and found a woman “who had been tied up, shackled, and had visible injuries,” Gray said.

“Another individual was located inside the residence but unfortunately was deceased and beyond help. The manner of death appeared suspicious and gruesome. He had been restrained, duct-taped, beaten and strangled,” she said.

The shocking turn of events—which also played out with two teenagers in the upstairs of the home who were later safely evacuated—“took officers by surprise,” said Gray.

According to the affidavit, investigators later determined that Carter had met both victims on a dating app and invited them over, but the male suspect who was shot at the scene had “arrived home during their sexual activity.”

He allegedly beat up both guests with a baseball bat before both he and Carter chained up the two victims.

“They also tied and shackled the female victim while the male suspect raped her multiple times throughout the day, from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20,” Gray said.

The extent of the female victim’s injuries was not immediately clear, but police said she had been hospitalized. Carter, who has been booked into the Vanderburgh County jail, faces preliminary charges of criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse.

It was not immediately clear if police were also weighing whether to charge her with murder.

While Carter was reportedly found brandishing a gun at the scene, she told investigators she had only gone along with the male suspect in restraining the victims out of fear he might harm her.

The male suspect has yet to be identified, but police said he is believed to have a criminal history.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 1:46 AM

I SLURPIN ON THAT YAS

YUM

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 1:42 AM

Do You Watch Non-English TV Shows and Movies on Netflix with Dubbing

or read the subtitles?

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 1:39 AM

Have you ever made your monogamous relationship into an open one?

How long into the relationship did it happen?

How did you or your partner broach the subject

What rules, if any, did you create?

How'd it work out?

by Anonymousreplies 100October 22, 2021 1:38 AM

Will anyone be watching Invasion?

It’s that War of the Worlds type thing on Apple TV +. Not getting the greatest buzz.

by Anonymousreplies 1October 22, 2021 1:37 AM

WHET Chandler Massey

Last public appearance was March - and virtual at that. Instagram and Twitter gone dark. Causationnation obviously an embarrassment. DOOL a distant mammary. Was his confidence just not enough to overcome his incompetence? I'm at a loss. Please Datalounge, please help me make sense of it all.

by Anonymousreplies 449October 22, 2021 1:36 AM

Subtle yet unmistakable signs someone has a personality disorder

A female who doesn't have any female friends.

What are some other examples?

by Anonymousreplies 254October 22, 2021 1:35 AM

Kaia Gerber & Jacob Elordi are actually an item?

Wow. The sex between them must be cold.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 22, 2021 1:32 AM

The Rachel Maddow Show On MSNBC: Official Appreciation Thread

Discuss.

by Anonymousreplies 280October 22, 2021 1:27 AM

Who knew? Sketchers made better shoes than Addidas.

I bought my sketchers a month b4 the Addidas, at costco for both, but the Addidas already has worn soles and has holes. Plus, no string to tie on the Sketchers. I guess Addidas is only running on fumes of its past glory.

by Anonymousreplies 19October 22, 2021 1:24 AM

Eldergays, Tell Me About The Film Series "Twilight."

Were they popular? Did they have any breakout stars or did most just fade away?

by Anonymousreplies 16October 22, 2021 1:21 AM

I found Prom Night (1980) on Amazon Prime the other night...

And so I watched it.

And I couldn't stop thinking: "what on earth is going on?" when in the middle of everything we stop for a disco dance-off with JLC!

I actually kinda loved that bit. And the knock-off disco song, haha!

"Prom night! Everything is alright! Prom night! No more feelin' uptight!"

by Anonymousreplies 232October 22, 2021 1:21 AM

A glorious way of eating in Greece: Benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle

Scientists think olive oil could be one of the reasons that meals from the Mediterranean are so very good for us. Study after study has found eating the Mediterranean way can reduce the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, memory loss, depression and breast cancer and has been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life. Oh, and don't forget weight loss!

While the Mediterranean way of eating is based on traditional foods from the 21 countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, they share a common theme. The focus is on simple, plant-based cooking, featuring fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, beans, seeds and nuts and a heavy emphasis on extra-virgin olive oil.

by Anonymousreplies 22October 22, 2021 1:19 AM

Ruby Rose: I Quite Batwoman Because It Was Itchy (Not my Diva Antics or Lack of Acting Ability)

Ruby Rose has finally revealed the real reason that she quit The CW's Batwoman.

The Australian actress made headlines last year when she quit the superhero series after just one season.

Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, the 35-year-old said that it was the latex costume she had to wear for the role that forced her to quit.

I did find out that I was allergic to latex... and unfortunately my mask is latex,' she said.

'I was like, "I'm a little itchy!" And it was getting worse and worse, because as you get more contact with it, I guess you get more reactions,' she explained.

'I took [it] off at the end and my whole face was just hives.'

Ruby was eventually replaced by British actress Wallis Day on the series.

Uhhuh...they replaced their lead character instead of getting a new costume. The producers had to go out of their way to find a new actress, mold and measurements to make a new costume, scheduling, etc and we're expected to believe they just couldn't change the latex?

by Anonymousreplies 61October 22, 2021 1:18 AM

UNFFFFF OH YEAH MMM MMM

SOOOOOOOO SEXXXXYY YEAH BABY 😩 💦

by Anonymousreplies 3October 22, 2021 1:15 AM

Marjorie Taylor Greene blows up a car with “Socialism” written on it.

Someone needs to ask her to actually explain what socialism is because I am sure she doesn't actually know. To her it's just one of the buzzwords that fires up the base.

Crazy, violent bitch.

by Anonymousreplies 52October 22, 2021 1:10 AM

Scorpio Martianus

This guy makes Latin language videos on YouTube. He turns me on majorly for some reason. Must be the voice and that confidence bordering on arrogance.

by Anonymousreplies 48October 22, 2021 1:10 AM

Brandon Drops Out of College

Despite being the #1 student at wherever - Dean's List, too! - DL Fave Brandon Cody is "taking INE SEMESTER OFF OF COLLEGE" (I guess that's "ONE").

[quote]No sleep drive back to Las Vegas from LOS Angelos soooo tired but had a good time with my motha fuckjn boys :) IM TAKING INE SEMESTER OFF OF COLLEGE TO CATCH UP ON MU SOCIAL LIFE DREAMS AND ASPERSIONS AS WELL AS WORK LOL I Guess! #copewithfitness WILL BE TAKING IN 25 new clients any new client will get 25% off of my already super low rate #fitnessfam #drive #work #text&drive #brandoncody

Let's hope Jeff catches up on his ASPERATIONS - plus new OnlyFans content that he promises but never releases.

by Anonymousreplies 26October 22, 2021 1:08 AM

Family of Hikers - Part 5

Not sure why the True Crime / Sunshine Sachs troll / Spazz troll and his sock puppets got our prior thread closed, it had nothing to do with Markle or a former boyband.

Let's carry on here. Still waiting for the tox screens and final cause of death.

Prior thread linked.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 1:06 AM

Trump to launch new social media platform "TRUTH Social"

Proving once again that Republicans are masters of naming things the opposite of what they are.

Also--let's be honest--this will likely flop in the first month just like his last pathetic attempt. How sad it must be for a 75 year old to so desperately crave the constant adoration of total strangers.

by Anonymousreplies 49October 22, 2021 1:04 AM

Velvet Underground is a 2021 documentary film directed and produced by Todd Haynes

You're gonna love this one DL ..........Now in Art House Cinemas and streaming on Apple +

by Anonymousreplies 21October 22, 2021 1:02 AM

Older gay men

How/where do you meet guys, especially if you're looking for guys your own age?

by Anonymousreplies 113October 22, 2021 1:01 AM

Meghan McCain - Nathan Lane is a DICK!

Saying "It made me so mad because I loved him before I met him."

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 12:57 AM

Will someone PLEASE help Kyrsten Sinema buy a properly fitted bra?

She's got a lumpy chest. Instead of showing off her arms, she should go to the bra shop and get a fitting.

by Anonymousreplies 59October 22, 2021 12:55 AM

Andrew Scott recreates the Talented Mr Ridley’s beach scene

Meh, he looks like a Desi Arnaz cosplayer.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 22, 2021 12:53 AM

Who would they be if they weren't celebrities fawned over by millions, but just regular people in the real world?

Brad Pitt: Herpes ridden repairman who drives a pick up truck reeking of pot who bowls every Wednesday night Madonna: Elementary school art teacher with bipolar disorder who does yoga in her spare time Cher: Owner of a CBD store with several small dogs lounging on cushions baring teeth at the customers

You get the picture. Play along if you like.

by Anonymousreplies 460October 22, 2021 12:53 AM

New role for Matt Bomer

Anyone familiar with the book, Fellow Travelers?

by Anonymousreplies 150October 22, 2021 12:43 AM

Why are conservatives more supportive of Michael Jackson??

Discuss

by Anonymousreplies 16October 22, 2021 12:40 AM

Thick thighs save lives

Anyone else love seeing thick thighs on guys who aren't QUITE fully nude? Somehow, the tease is even hotter than the full monty

by Anonymousreplies 29October 22, 2021 12:35 AM

American Horror Story: Murder House (Revisit)

I started watching the first season of American Horror Story to revisit it as it’s been 10 years since I watched it. Since I watched it on FX every week instead of binging it on a streaming service, I always thought that it seemed very choppy with each episode almost existing on its own without flowing well into the next one. I thought perhaps if I binge wanted it on Netflix, it might seem more cohesive and flow better.

I was dead wrong. Binging it has allowed me to see what an amateurish attempt it was. The writing, editing, and directing was all over the place — not to mention the shaky cinematography like in Blair Witch.

Good god. I’m shocked this show made it, honestly.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 22, 2021 12:31 AM

Is Anyone Watching Ted Lasso?

I wasn't interested in this at all but my husband wanted to watch and now I am obsessed. Funny, sweet, and lots of shirtless dudes. Jason Sudekis' Ted Lasso is such a kind smart character. All the supporting characters are fantastic and the character Roy played by Brett Goldstein pretty much doesn't own a shirt and is hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreplies 493October 22, 2021 12:25 AM

Math must be decolonized. ETHNOMATHMATICS is the way.

Math is problematic and needs to be decolonized.

[quote] A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction, is a document created by teachers and educationalists in California with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some of what it propounds does not sit within the frame of the traditional math teaching debate, such as the need to “center ethnomathematics.” Ethnomathematics is apparently the relationship between culture and mathematics and is a term that “requires a dynamic interpretation.” Centering ethnomathematics asks teachers to, “Identify and challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views.” This looks like an attempt to politicize math and turn it into one of the humanities. If disadvantaged children receive this kind of teaching while their more advantaged peers learn actual math, any achievement gap can only widen.

[quote] Other antiracist approaches to math teaching outlined in the paper seem more aligned with the progressivist tradition, such as the directive to, “Teach mathematics through project-based learning and other engaging approaches.” Because, you know, reasons. And you’ll be a racist if you don’t.

[quote] There is an odd tension here. It’s not entirely clear whether the advocates of new math regard the subject as a legitimate form of enquiry that should be made more accessible to people of color or merely an expression of white supremacy that needs to be dismantled, decolonized, and turned into a social science. Recently, Twitter blew up with a discussion about whether 2 + 2 can equal 5. The central point of contention seems to be between math’s claim to universal truth and the kind of subjective, lived-experience approach embraced by many social justice movements. As A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction explains, “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so. [sic] Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate[s] objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”

by Anonymousreplies 81October 22, 2021 12:25 AM

British Conservatives Won’t Wear Face Masks

Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Health Secretary's guidance on wearing face masks in crowded indoor spaces doesn't apply to Conservative MPs because "we on this side know each other" and have a "convivial fraternal spirit."

by Anonymousreplies 2October 22, 2021 12:22 AM

I ❤️ Jolene Hunnicutt from Alice

Jump back!

by Anonymousreplies 6October 22, 2021 12:22 AM

Indiana House of Horrors

For real. Just in time for Halloween.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 22, 2021 12:19 AM

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

i wish more men dressed like the male counselors in Sleepaway Camp.

by Anonymousreplies 63October 22, 2021 12:14 AM

Is Madison Cawthorn the Next Aaron Schock?

His politics are absolutely fascist, and he has the handwriting of a comatose 8 year-old, but he's got the right face for gays to be all over him anyway.

Will he have a long career in politics, or will he be brought down by an unexpected scandal?

by Anonymousreplies 210October 22, 2021 12:14 AM

Owen Jones is getting really anxious and nervous that Stonewall is going to have its wings clipped

The tide really seems to be turning in the UK with regards to Stonewall and its influence . A sign of this being a bbc radio documentary series by Stephen Nolan on the power and influence of Stonewall and Owen Jones increasingly vocal nervousness and lecturing on this defending Stonewall on social media.

More and more questions are being asked about stonewalls influence particularly around trans issues and self Id in the UK.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 22, 2021 12:09 AM

Have you ever turned down sex with someone beautiful?

My sexual history is pretty much non-existent. But one of the few times someone was interested in me, he was a very, very beautiful man. But the way in which he demanded I agree to sex on that basis alone put all my hackles up.

I don't regret turning the experience down, BTW.

by Anonymousreplies 28October 22, 2021 12:07 AM

Bravo’s WINTER HOUSE

is anyone watching this?

I just keep thinking some of these people are getting way too old to be acting like this.

Craig has to be pushing 40 and he is talking about pounding beers?

But apparently it’s good enough for Paige because she is all over that dick IRL.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 21, 2021 11:58 PM

Tell me your spooky stories DL. 🎃

It's October after all. I'm cradling a mug of pumpkin spice tea in anticipation.

by Anonymousreplies 40October 21, 2021 11:57 PM

Gen Z and bisexuality

Why are so many gen z bisexual? It's not only girls anymore, a ton of guys are openly bisexual too. Are we seeing a shift in acceptance? If so that's great.

by Anonymousreplies 497October 21, 2021 11:56 PM

Ozark Season 4

Will you be watching? The teaser trailer looks promising.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 11:53 PM

‘Halloween Kills’ Stabbing Lots Of Green With $47M+ Opening

Friday Midday Update: The theatrical day-and-date of Halloween Kills on streaming service Peacock doesn’t look to be slowing the sequel’s box office traction down. Noon estimates show the pic making $21M today, including $4.85M previews, for an estimated $47.5M 3-day. That’s 38% off from the 2018 reboot’s opening weekend (the 4th best for October at $76.2M). Coincidentally, the difference in opening weekends between 2009’s Halloween 2 and the 2007 Halloween re-imagination was also -38%. As of right now, Halloween Kills weekend is matching that of Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II which also minted a 3-day of $47.5M over Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully turnstiles won’t slow for Halloween Kills as horror films tend to be front-loaded. One film financier phoned me early this AM and pointed out that he saw this overperformance coming given the sequel’s wild fever on social media.

Continued…

by Anonymousreplies 32October 21, 2021 11:51 PM

Jack Mackenroth - Trump & Covid Drove Me To Drug Addiction

Just three weeks ago, Project Runway star turned gay porn performer Jack Mackenroth came forward to allege that his ex-boyfriend—gay porn star Dolf Dietrich—had assaulted him.

Today, Mackenroth is speaking publicly again, but this time it’s to apologize to Dietrich for “lying” about him, and to admit that he’s been suffering from an addiction to methamphetamine and “large amounts of pills.”

Here below is Mackenroth’s full Facebook statement, which begins with his theory that his drug use may have “ramped up” recently “because of Trump or most certainly the COVID isolation”

I don’t typically like to post my personal issues on FB but I need to fully explain and make amends and there is one person in particular who really deserves a public apology. The truth is that I haven’t been OK for quite a while. I’m not sure if it really ramped up because of trump or most certainly the COVID isolation but I have been self-medicating for a long time. Up until this week, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to sleep without some sort of pill—usually abusing them.

Near the end of my relationship with Christopher Ellsworth I started using meth again and taking large amounts of pills to come down. During and after our very messy break up I was f-ed up most of the time and not in my right mind. Drugs are no excuse for behavior as there were a litany of bad decisions that got me there.

The last few weeks we were together I lied, I stole and damaged his property, I made him feel unsafe. For that I am deeply sorry. This was in the weeks leading up to my crash and burn.

After we broke up I went into a deep shame spiral. My drug use increased exponentially and therefore I needed even more downers to allow me to come down and sleep. This leads to the actual reason for my hospitalization in my post above.

I can no longer control my anxiety or sleep without depressants. I didn’t have my regular pills like Xanax or Clonazepam so my only option was alcohol (which I actually hate) but it was better than being in my own head. I was probably drinking for almost a week straight from morning to night sleeping or passing out whenever I could until my mind and body just said “no” and I staggered to ask my room mate to call 911.

This lead to a rapid detox in the hospital which was the cause of my seizure. It was scary as hell. I can’t live like this anymore and I need help. I plan to enter an inpatient rehab facility as soon as I am able and hopefully get my life back.

Again I am DEEPLY sorry for anyone I have hurt or disappointed in any way. I take full responsibility for my actions and will work to make reparations to anyone I have affected negatively. I have completely surrendered to my addictions and I’m mortified, humbled, ashamed and depressed. I’m hopeful for the future living sober and with rigorous honestly.

Wish me luck. I will definitely need help. (Btw I should get out of the hospital today or tomorrow but I don’t have a proper phone as I don’t have a SIM card so I can only use internet based apps. I’m also at Lenox Hill Hospital and I’ve been moved to room 7618D.)

Love, Jack

by Anonymousreplies 215October 21, 2021 11:50 PM

"‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Here’" coming to America.

There is a whole roster of "celebrities who pay the rent with "Dancing With The Stars", Food contest shows etc so expect Kelly Osbourne and Tori Spelling and the gang.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 11:50 PM

WEHT Sal Mineo?

Yeah, I know he’s dead. But what’s the gossip on his gay life? Did he and Paul Lynde fuck?

by Anonymousreplies 101October 21, 2021 11:46 PM

3 vampires walk into a bar

The first vampire tells the bartender, "I'll have a glass of blood" and the bartender serves it.

The second vampire tells the bartender, "I'll have a glass of plasma" and the bartender serves it.

The third vampire tells the bartender, "I'll have a glass of water."

"Wait a minute," the bartender says. "You're a vampire. Why are you drinking water?"

The third vampire responds by taking out a used tampon and declares, "Tea time!"

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 11:46 PM

Why wasn't Melissa Beth Miller chosen to play Monica Lewinsky?

She's a natural.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 21, 2021 11:45 PM

Speaking of Mike & Merv-Remember when celebrities appeared on talk shows, they had a theme song as they came on?

Which celebrity had as their theme song "I'm Sitting On Top of the World"?

I don't think it was Don Rickles, was it? Jerry Lewis? Anybody remember?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 11:44 PM

Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors

The thing about rare books is that they're, well, rare -- which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast.

Solange is trying to change that. The singer's creative studio Saint Heron recently launched a free community library that aims to increase access to rare and out-of-print works by Black and brown authors.

The initiative launched this Monday, and features a curated collection of 50 books that readers in the US can borrow for up to 45 days. The collection spans fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, visual arts and more, and is directed at students, artists, designers, musicians and literary aficionados.

"We hope that by encountering these works, our community is inspired to further explore and study the breadth of artistic expression and the impact of Blackness in creative innovation throughout history," Saint Heron says on its website.

The library's collections will vary by season, each compiled by a guest curator. Behind the first batch of books is Rosa Duffy, founder of the Atlanta-based book shop For Keeps Books, which specializes in rare and classic Black books and also functions as a community space. That collection will be available through November, according to Variety.

Many of the authors featured in Saint Heron's initial collection will likely be familiar to bookworms: Octavia Butler, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Audre Lorde and Ntozake Shange are among the big names. Duffy, however, highlights works of theirs that might be lesser known.

"For this Saint Heron Library collection, it was really focusing on the people that we know and love, but we might not know the details of what they do," Duffy said in an interview with Saint Heron. "So highlighting these artists, I think that's really important, because then you get to the different mediums and the different spaces that we can move throughout that we might not always be affirmed that we can move through."

Duffy spoke about the ways that rare books have often been inaccessible to Black readers and how she wanted to shift that reality.

"The library is so that these things that were meant to be in our hands are just in our hands in the same way that they were printed in the East Village, handed out for $1.50 by the droves," Duffy said. "That's kind of what I'm trying to mimic or duplicate."

Readers are allowed to borrow one book a person on a first come, first served basis. The books will be shipped to community members with the cost of shipping and returns included.

by Anonymousreplies 32October 21, 2021 11:43 PM

Sharon and Ozzy: The Movie

The world's greatest love story will become a feature film. The production seems to be a family affair.

by Anonymousreplies 3October 21, 2021 11:41 PM

Starbucks Frau Can Wait Her Turn In Line

My local Starbucks café is closed so it’s drive-through only. So I’m on the street with my left hand turn signal waiting to pull in as the line clears there’s one car in front of me there next they also have their turn signal going and they’re a couple cars behind some frail poles up from the opposite direction and she thinks it was the car in front of me Claire’s it’s her turn it’s not I was in line long before she ever showed up she can just wait so I pulled through the block and now she’s on the street having connections because she thinks it’s her turn and she thinks I blocked her I can’t I did blocker in order to take my train line she can wait Just like I did so fuck off Starbucks route bitch Karen

by Anonymousreplies 18October 21, 2021 11:40 PM

Adam Kinzinger

So hot!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 11:37 PM

Do you love your music collection?

I realized I really dislike mine. It’s filled with crap that hasn’t stood up. Not all of it, but most of it.

If you love your collection, share what you consider the best of it if you don’t mind. I really need to expand my horizons and find some quality music.

by Anonymousreplies 28October 21, 2021 11:37 PM

Out NFL Player Carl Nassib Has a Boyfriend

Thank goodness! I was worried that he would be alone with his dogs forever. Anyone have any details? I think he's smart to keep the guy under wraps.

by Anonymousreplies 260October 21, 2021 11:34 PM

So far 3 Biden judges have been confirmed

all this past week. Hopefully the pace keeps up

Julien Xavier Neals in New Jersey

Regina M. Rodriguez in Colorado

Zahid N. Quraishi in New Jersey first Muslim federal judge in US history

by Anonymousreplies 75October 21, 2021 11:31 PM

Should I buy a red car at my age?

I've always wanted a red car not fire engine or steal me red but a deeper wine or Spanish red. I'm in my 60s so would I look silly? It's like seeing grey haired men racing around in sports convertibles. I know they think they look cool but they look anything but. Like Bob Hope in a comedy sketch dressing like a hippie which was not funny just embarrassing.

I know I can go and fuck myself for thinking they look ridiculous. But is it the same thing or should I just say the hell with everybody and get it? One does not want to feel silly when driving a car especially when one is an elder.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 21, 2021 11:27 PM

Plastic hangers - what are our feelings and thoughts about them?

Wire hangers are hated here for reasons which are well known to us.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 11:24 PM

Leaving Stickers On Hats

Why are guys still doing this?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 21, 2021 11:21 PM

Hobbies

What are your hobbies? I collect and refinish furniture, paint, do some container gardening and get into researching different methods of training and exercise.

by Anonymousreplies 38October 21, 2021 11:21 PM

What really happened to Heather O’Rourke?

I just found this article from AP back in 1988, the year Heather passed . Several medical specialists and even her manager were puzzled by cause of death. It was not congenital, present from birth , that’s for sure.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 21, 2021 11:20 PM

King Charles

Think of the memorabilia!

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 11:14 PM

A New Version of Meth is Driving Homeless People Insane

[QUOTE]”I don’t know that I would even call it meth anymore,” said the director of a drug treatment center. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder begin in the young. Now people in their 30s and 40s with no prior history of mental illness seemed to be going mad.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 21, 2021 11:08 PM

A 10 YO Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a "run of the mill" dispute among children.

In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and the state attorney general's office asking them to adopt policy changes, expunge all records of the arrest, and to pay $500,000 in damages for "harm and suffering" caused by their agencies.

In January 2020, a parent called the Honowai Elementary School in Honolulu to complain about the drawing made by the girl and demanded the staff call police, the ACLU said.

When police arrived, the girl, who was only identified as "N.B," was "handcuffed with excessive force and taken to the police station," the ACLU said.

The girl's mother, Tamara Taylor, said she was called to the school, but she was not allowed to see her daughter or informed that the girl was "handcuffed in front of staff and her peers, placed into a squad car and taken away."

"I was stripped of my rights as a parent and my daughter was stripped of her right to protection and representation as a minor. There was no understanding of diversity, African-American culture and the history of police involvement with African-American youth. My daughter and I are traumatized from these events and I'm disheartened to know that this day will live with my daughter forever," Taylor said in a statement shared by the ACLU on her behalf.

The Honolulu Police Department told CNN on Tuesday it was "reviewing the letter and will be working with Corporation Counsel to address these allegations."

A spokesperson for the Hawaii DOE said the agency did not have a comment at this time.

In the letter, the ACLU said the girl had "allegedly participated in drawing an offensive sketch of a student in response to that student bullying her."

In the days after her arrest, the girl told her mother that she drew the picture but several other students were involved in coloring and writing on it, the group says in the letter.

by Anonymousreplies 35October 21, 2021 11:04 PM

Murder shit wrote

Foul play! Locker room hit by sudden death. Can Jessica clear a steamy murder?

Starring:

Angela Lansbury, Bruce Jenner, Jan Smithers, John Beck, Dick Butkus and Gary Lockwood!

by Anonymousreplies 43October 21, 2021 10:55 PM

The demise of LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Not going to lie, the attached NYR article about the current state of affairs at LACMA is long and dense, but it’s also one of the best coverages of what has been going on at the museum. I will say for me it’s heart breaking to hear all of this. Yes, it was a deeply flawed museum when it came to its architecture and design, but the obliteration of a majority of its campus in favor of such a flawed and expensive plan seem criminal.

This is a great collection and it deserves a great home, it’s inconceivable that it has progressed this far without major oversight. I would love to hear comments and thoughts about this, especially anyone with inside information. And since collections are in storage for who knows how many long years in the foreseeable future and even once open it will only be able to show a fraction of what is owned feel free to post favorites that will be missed.

by Anonymousreplies 110October 21, 2021 10:50 PM

I'm seeing 2015 threads being bumped again...

I thought this was (thankfully) disabled a few months ago?!

Please go back to ending future posts on these old threads.

by Anonymousreplies 24October 21, 2021 10:48 PM

Tall & Short Guys

Which do you prefer? Can guys with large height differences make a relationship last?

by Anonymousreplies 24October 21, 2021 10:47 PM

OJ25 is the best docuseries about the OJ Simpson trial

It features a lot of information about the trial that I didn’t know about. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it’s better than OJ: Made in America and especially The People v. OJ Simpson.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 21, 2021 10:43 PM

General Recipe Sharing and Discussion Thread

I know that a lot of my fellow Dataloungers are doing more cooking and baking these days, so let's share some of our successes and failures.

Some things I've made lately: Cook's Country's Slow Cooker Sausage Ragu (delicious and easy.)

Pioneer Woman's Brown Butter Crispies (OK, but kind of dry.)

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Malt Ball Crunch (VERY good.)

I'm making Emeril's Chicken Gumbo this weekend. I just finished the "Rich Chicken Broth"; will make the gumbo tomorrow.

Things I'm considering making in the future:

Lahm Bi Ajeen (from the current issue of Food Network magazine)

Swiss Steak

Alfajores (Argentine sandwich cookies)

Spaghetti w/Pancetta & Ricotta

Sourdough Bread

Challah

Deep-Fried Turkey

Please share your experiences!

by Anonymousreplies 185October 21, 2021 10:43 PM

The Hunt For Brian Laundrie - 2

This thread will continue to be updated regularly until Brian is found, dead or alive.

by Anonymousreplies 596October 21, 2021 10:33 PM

CLOSETED ACTOR SAM HEUGHAN-PART 9

FOR THE NEWBIES. He's 41, never married, no legit girlfriends - though his PR team is pathetically pretending otherwise in SM. He pings to high heaven. The bios that stated that he was gay, and his personal old FB, have been scrubbed. The people who worked with him at English theatre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland say the he was openly gay before Outlander.

There are pics and vids of Heughan and his rumored bf -Luke Neal- who spent over a month travelling together around the world. Sam also brought Luke to the Outlander premiere and several private parties. After this trip, the gay rumors about Sam were everywhere and Luke -an actor and writer- deleted ALL his SM and Sam went back to the closet. He wants to play Bond.

by Anonymousreplies 44October 21, 2021 10:29 PM

How is Linda Ronstadt?

Has anyone heard any update in the past 18 months? Love her.

by Anonymousreplies 12October 21, 2021 10:27 PM

James Daly, Father of Tyne Daly

After watching an old episode of Cagney and Lacey, I read this about Tyne Daly's father James Daly, who I remember from watching Medical Center. This is truly tragic.

From Wikipedia: According to his son Tim Daly during an interview on CBS News Sunday Morning, James Daly came out to Tim as gay a decade after divorcing his wife Hope. His struggle to come to terms with his sexual orientation nearly put a rift between him and his family. As homosexuality was still considered a mental illness until the early 1970s, he and his wife tried and failed at "curing" him. After their divorce, Daly decided to limit his contact with his children out of fear that they would end up mentally ill themselves.[5]

Anyone know anything else about this poor man? I mean, we really have come a long way since then.

by Anonymousreplies 164October 21, 2021 10:24 PM

Coronation Street on ITV: Part 5

There'll be a week of post-watershed episodes starting on 31 May.

by Anonymousreplies 263October 21, 2021 10:07 PM

Why did Hollywood never make a TV show or movie about the Robert Blake case?

This is juicy stuff.

by Anonymousreplies 14October 21, 2021 10:05 PM

The best, most exciting cities in the US that are not NYC

Or LA.

by Anonymousreplies 15October 21, 2021 9:54 PM

WHET that Dutton woman?

When is she coming back to Springfield? I'm sure she'd love to see Jarsh.

by Anonymousreplies 164October 21, 2021 9:42 PM

Connie Ford..."no day at the beach"

Jackee dishes on her days on Another World.

what's a 'sightline'?

by Anonymousreplies 370October 21, 2021 9:40 PM

I hope Trump visits Datalounge. He’s more popular here than anywhere else.

Geez. Enough already.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 9:38 PM

The Vikings lived in North America 1000 years ago

Of course they did. Look at Newfoundland on a map. The sexy beasts didn't tell southern Europe.

by Anonymousreplies 53October 21, 2021 9:38 PM

Datalounge - what in the FUCK is going on with EVERYTHING being out of stock or unavailable?

I don't mean to sound like a crass material-craving American, but for over a year now everything we need for our house is either "out of stock" or months in the making. The refrigerator ordered in December, made in the U.S., arrived just last Thursday. Home Depot, the king of shitty, poorly made crap shows nearly every item online as "unavailable for pick-up or delivery". Just this morning I was trying to order some cheap ass replacement cushions for my patio sofa and two chairs. Just normal crap you would want to pick up in the summertime. Nothing. It's all "out of stock" or "unavailable". Whole Foods, constantly out of this or that. Out local WF has really gone to shit. Nasty bathrooms, increasingly empty shelves. Recently tried to order some basic Hanes tees that I wear under my shirts for work. I ordered from two websites. Both came back a week later, refunded my order and told me they were "unavailable". Add this to the constant, every-where-you-go excuse of "Oh sorry, we're just so busy because of COVID", or, "we close early/don't have that/can't do that because of COVID" nonsense, and none of it really adds up. Is this all due to a global supply chain issue or has something greatly shifted that they aren't telling us? People started buying more during COVID, but it's been over a fucking year now and things aren't normal . :-(

by Anonymousreplies 305October 21, 2021 9:11 PM

Why Doesn't Jake Gyllenhaal come out?

He's made the money. He's forty. He's created a career that's very independent of Hollywood norms. So why not?

by Anonymousreplies 339October 21, 2021 9:03 PM

The new Tom Ripley series on Showtime promises to dramatise all the books.

I'm getting the channel just to check it out because I love Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train) books and the films made from them.

But is this guy the right casting? I love him in Fleabag but as Tom? Not sure. Dakota Fanning has signed on to play Madge. What does DL think? Are you going to watch and why or why not?

by Anonymousreplies 42October 21, 2021 9:01 PM

How often do you change your sheets? What do you wash them with?

Just curious.

by Anonymousreplies 307October 21, 2021 9:00 PM

Would you rather fuck Mitch McConnell or Charles Grassley or Lindsay Graham?

Just curious

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 8:50 PM

Anyone else tired of infotainment comedy news shows like Colbert, Myers and Kimmel?

I don't like the regular news either or the Anderson, Maddow types either. Ugh I'm not sure what I want.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 21, 2021 8:46 PM

The New HGTV Thread: Fall is Here!

But Adrian Leeds STILL can't find you a full sized fridge in the Fourth Arrondissement, mon cher.

Let's get to it, shall we??

by Anonymousreplies 54October 21, 2021 8:44 PM

La Belle Gyllenhaal makes a clichéd Los Angeles action film

Chase scene down the LA River flood channel: check

California Dreaming cover: check

by Anonymousreplies 2October 21, 2021 8:19 PM

Lil Nas X has another Number Song as ‘Industry Baby’ tops Chart

First number one for Jack Harlow.

The status quo on the songs chart has shifted, as Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” — a collab with Jack Harlow — finally reached No. 1 after spending a lot of its six-week run to date stuck in the No. 2 position. The tune moves up on the strength of 18.9 million streams.

On the album chart, though, it is business as usual, with Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” returning to the No. 1 position this week. It stepped aside last week to make way by a brief, vinyl-driven resurgence by Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” Six weeks into its run, “CLB” didn’t face any credible competition in reclaiming the prize this time, with 93,600 album-equivalent units being claimed, and a still formidable 117.8 million streams for the week

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 7:53 PM

Bundle up, Buttercup: 2021 winter heating costs set to rise by more than 50%

Cradle that mug!

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 7:31 PM

President Biden Sides With the Progressive Left Over Manchin and Sinema

[QUOTE]“We are fighting for the Build Back Better agenda,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar, employing Mr. Biden’s preferred slogan, which would have been shocking at this time two years ago when she rallied early to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy.

by Anonymousreplies 207October 21, 2021 7:19 PM

I'm As Atheist As They Come, But This Made Me Tear Up

Irish Priest sings Hallelujah at a wedding he was officiating.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 7:17 PM

GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House 'grinches' for Christmas delays

Always the blame game.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 21, 2021 7:16 PM

Anal Orgasms

For the bottoms out there, are anal orgasms a real thing and if so are they different from a regular orgasm?

by Anonymousreplies 404October 21, 2021 7:14 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court reverses 3rd-degree murder conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor

“Because conduct that is directed with particularity at the person who is killed cannot evince “a depraved mind, without regard for human life,” Minn. Stat. § 609.195(a), and because the only reasonable inference that can be drawn from the circumstances proved is that Noor directed his single shot with particularity at Ruszczyk, we conclude that he cannot. Accordingly, we reverse Noor’s conviction of depraved-mind murder and remand the case to the district court for Noor to be sentenced on the second-degree manslaughter conviction.“

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 7:14 PM

Business Insider: Pete Buttigieg's backers hope he'll run against VP Kamala Harris

At informal 'bitching' dinners, Pete Buttigieg donors are chattering about prodding him to run against Kamala Harris in 2024 if Biden backs out

by Anonymousreplies 29October 21, 2021 7:13 PM

Why are so many TERRIBLE actors working?

I just watched Night Teeth on Netflix and Debby Ryan (former Disney Channel star) had a lead in it and was truly dismal. Megan Fox, Sydney Sweeney, and another atrocious actress were also in this movie and giving less than high school drama class level performances. And speaking of Megan Fox, I also saw her recent Netflix movie, Till Death, where she was also HORRIBLE. How does this happen! Anyone see Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy? He was so wrong for the part and so bad. Must be fucking annoying to be a theatre student paying thousands of dollars for training when these idiots are the ones getting lead roles.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 21, 2021 7:13 PM

Girl …. Prison, Honey: The greatest 60 seconds in RuPaul’s Drag Race History

It’s cool to see, like, that style of drag still amongst us, so …..

by Anonymousreplies 5October 21, 2021 7:02 PM

Zac Efron is nearly unrecognizable in new promo for Dubai Tourism filmed after latest plastic surgery

I have the same reaction as Roger the Alien when he learned Meg Ryan wasn’t playing a burn victim in her latest film.

by Anonymousreplies 357October 21, 2021 7:00 PM

Hot Dudes in Baseball Caps

Alpha

by Anonymousreplies 219October 21, 2021 7:00 PM

Tawny Kitaen died from heart disease and opioids

Her cause of death has finally been revealed 5 months after her death.

“The “Bachelor Party” star died from dilated cardiomyopathy, TMZ reported Wednesday, citing the Orange County Coroner’s Office. Other contributing factors included clogged arteries, antidepressants, sedatives, nerve pain medication and opioids”

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 6:59 PM

Richard Madden Saved From Gay Question!

[Quote] "I never thought I would be a Mexican superhero in my 50s," says Salma Hayek of the diversity in #Eternals. "It's not about your sexuality, where you come from. It goes further than that. It's the things that are special about you."

by Anonymousreplies 14October 21, 2021 6:59 PM

Who the #$@! eats Taco Bell?

And why?

Please explain yourselves.

by Anonymousreplies 129October 21, 2021 6:58 PM

DL Fave Luke Macfarlane will be Billy Eichner’s Love Interest in Universal’s Bros, first gay rom com from a studio

But he can do better than Billy! Will Billy’s character be rich or something?

by Anonymousreplies 103October 21, 2021 6:56 PM

British MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death at constituency meeting

October 15, 2021:

[quote]The Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after he was stabbed several times during a surgery at his constituency in Essex.

[quote]Amess, 69, an MP since 1983 who had represented Southend West in Essex since 1997, was stabbed several times at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. He is the second MP to be killed in just over five years, after the murder of Jo Cox.

[quote]Essex police said a 25-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to the scene at about 12.05pm on Friday, the force said. “We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene.”

[quote]The statement did not name Amess as the victim, but sources confirmed to the Guardian that the MP had died.

by Anonymousreplies 336October 21, 2021 6:55 PM

The Sopranos

I have finally gotten around to binge watching The Sopranos. I didn’t see it when it first ran, not sure why. I guess I was still young and had a busy social life. Now I am settled down with my husband and, well, quarantine happened. Is it just me, or is Lorraine Bracco terrible in this show? She sounds doped. I can’t stand the scenes she is in.

by Anonymousreplies 26October 21, 2021 6:53 PM

Gym Jordan Fumbles, Stumbles and Stammers

Did you speak with the president before, during or after the Capitol was attacked?

by Anonymousreplies 26October 21, 2021 6:51 PM

What's in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill?

Medicare expansion:

This heavily debated provision would expand Medicare to include coverage of dental, hearing and vision services.

Two free years of community college:

The legislation currently provides two years of free community college for all students, regardless of family income. It is anticipated to cost $108 billion. But it's possible community college could be cut from the legislation, as Democrats try to decrease the total size of the package.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 6:47 PM

In praise of the elder lez!

The Connie Ford thread made me wonder if we've ever had a celebration of the elder lez. Let's have one now!

There are so many from Hollywood, media and politics alone!

We'll start with Miss Hathaway......

by Anonymousreplies 275October 21, 2021 6:32 PM

Dateline Port Charles: Of Tremors and Treachery

Who's Got the Shake that Brings Obrecht to the Yard?

My guess? It's really recently resurrected Victor who has the dreaded Huntington's disease, not the beauteous, bereft Britta. Her diagnosis was rigged so that she could be used as both leverage and to provide the necessary motivation to persuade her liebe mutter, the divine Dr. O., to head up the shady new research project he's about to launch. Methinks villainy Vic's long-lamented love for Liesl has nothing to do with any of it, it's all about saving his own shaky bacon. So Cassadine!

Keep an eye on the hands...

by Anonymousreplies 220October 21, 2021 6:28 PM

Don't date bisexuals - seriously

Just don't. In fact, don't date anyone who isn't 100% gay.

by Anonymousreplies 163October 21, 2021 6:22 PM

I bought tickets to the final show on the final touring leg of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.

If it's anything great as the last :40 I've linked then I'll totally love it! I love the three leads especially the Donna in the front left. That down note she sang in her part is everything!

Anything else I should know?

by Anonymousreplies 28October 21, 2021 6:20 PM

I can't take Stephen Colbert anymore because the smug has eclipsed the humor

Am I the only one who's just gradually begun to hate him and not for political reasons? About 8 years ago we had a Australian friend who lived with us for a year. He was the biggest Colbert fan on the planet. Living in NYC, he goes to Colbert's book signing only to come home to tell us how nasty Colbert seemed to be in person. I shrugged it off as it being a celebrity who was likely tired that day. But the more I TRY to continue liking the guy, the more I just hate him. He's really come to think of himself as a great, wise satirist and as if every sentence he utters is the cutest, more spit-laugh worthy thing ever. Can't they make these late night guys retire after five years or so? They clearly have a shelf life.

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 6:20 PM

Any Experience With Penis Sleeves/ Extenders?

I didn't know these sex toys even existed. You stick your dick in one and start fucking, I guess. It doesn't seem like you'd feel much if you're the top. I can see what the bottom would get out of it. It seems like something gays would be into considering all the size queens out there, so I'm wondering why they're not.

Thoughts?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 6:17 PM

Twitter Comes For Kevin McCarthy

#FuckAroundAndFindOut

by Anonymousreplies 60October 21, 2021 6:17 PM

What Started the Cultural Fixation on Gender?

Taken from JRE #1673 w/Colin Wright

by Anonymousreplies 4October 21, 2021 6:16 PM

Three-toed sloths

Aren't they adorable?

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 6:13 PM

* Brianna Keilar *

I'm starting this new thread as it was suggested the title of the old thread was out-dated. The link is from r263's post in the old thread.

by Anonymousreplies 129October 21, 2021 6:07 PM

Ferris Wheel Sexcapade Lands Couple a EVICTION

Lori Harmon, the skywheel skank of SC is now documenting her eviction from her home as a result of filming herself having sex on a ferris wheel. Apparently she also had videos peeing in public. Somehow, she thought it'd be just fine to do so and live in a retirement village. I like the "Beautiful/ Dirty/Rich" stomach tattoo. Oh yes- she has teenage children.

by Anonymousreplies 16October 21, 2021 5:53 PM

Conservatives are freaking out over Superman being bi

And yet some DLers want to pretend our enemies are trans people or "woke" people

by Anonymousreplies 43October 21, 2021 5:53 PM

Facebook is reportedly changing its name

Facebook is rebranding and changing its company name as soon as next week, according to The Verge. Apparently, the social media giant will have a new name that will reflect its focus on creating a metaverse. It's also possibly connected to its unreleased social virtual reality world called Horizon Worlds. The social network itself will likely retain the Facebook branding and will be under a new parent company, along with Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. That would be similar to what Google did in 2015 when it put its various projects and divisions, along with itself, under its parent company Alphabet.

The Verge says the name change is a closely guarded secret at the moment and not even all senior leaders have knowledge about it. Mark Zuckerberg has long talked about wanting to make Facebook a metaverse company and has been taking steps towards that goal. Earlier this year, Facebook formed a team dedicated to building a metaverse, and just a few days ago, it talked about adding 10,000 "high-skilled" jobs across the European Union over the next five years to build its virtual and augmented reality experiences. It also released the Ray-Ban Stories augmented reality smart glasses in September.

We reached out to Facebook for a statement, and company spokesperson Joe Osborne said: "We don’t comment on rumor or speculation."

It's unclear how long Facebook been has planning on changing its name, but it's almost certainly hoping it'll serve as a distraction from the investigations it's facing and the recent flood of bad press. Former executive-turned-whisleblower Frances Haugen provided the Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission with a treasure trove of internal documents, dropped several revelations about the company and accused it of choosing "profit over safety" — something Zuckerberg adamantly denied.

In early October, she testified at a Senate hearing about research she says proves that the social network repeatedly lied about its platform, including the "efficacy of its artificial intelligence systems, and its role in spreading divisive and extreme messages." Haugen has several ideas on what Facebook should change, but none of them has anything to do with changing its name. They include going back to chronological feeds from algorithmic ranking, adding some features that would prevent the spread of misinformation and opening Facebook research to people outside the company.

by Anonymousreplies 13October 21, 2021 5:52 PM

‘I Screwed Up’: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Addresses Dave Chappelle Fallout

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is speaking out over continued criticism of the Dave Chappelle comedy special “The Closer.”

On the eve of a planned employee walkout at the streaming giant — organized by trans and LGBTQ+ staffers, content creators and allies — Sarandos addressed numerous points related to recent jokes from Chappelle that have incensed the trans community and been labeled as harmful.

The events around “The Closer” have represented a rare blunder for Sarandos and Netflix, whose deep pockets and warm relationships with talent have been transformative for the global entertainment sector for close to a decade. In our conversation, he admits up front that he “screwed up” in the handling of employee concerns, and talks more specifically about what the company does and does not consider hate speech.

Read Sarandos’ Tuesday Q&A with Variety:

[quote] Do you have any regrets about how this process was handled, especially in your internal communication with employees?

Ted Sarandos: Obviously, I screwed up that internal communication. I did that, and I screwed it up in two ways. First and foremost, I should have led with a lot more humanity. Meaning, I had a group of employees who were definitely feeling pain and hurt from a decision we made. And I think that needs to be acknowledged up front before you get into the nuts and bolts of anything. I didn’t do that. That was uncharacteristic for me, and it was moving fast and we were trying to answer some really specific questions that were floating. We landed with some things that were much more blanket and matter-of-fact that are not at all accurate.

Of course storytelling has real impact in the real world. I reiterate that because it’s why I work here, it’s why we do what we do. That impact can be hugely positive, and it can be quite negative. So, I would have been better in that communication. They were joining a conversation already in progress, but out of context. But that happens, internal emails go out. In all my communications I should lean into the humanity up front and not make a blanket statement that could land very differently than it was intended.

[quote] What is the protocol for defining hate speech at Netflix? What crosses the line and what doesn’t?

We are trying to support creative freedom and artistic expression among the artists that work at Netflix. Sometimes, and we do make sure our employees understand this, because of that — because we’re trying to entertain the world, and the world is made up of folks with a lot of different sensibilities and beliefs and senses of humor and all those things — sometimes, there will be things on Netflix that you dislike. That you even find to be harmful. Where we’ll definitely draw the line is on something that would intentionally call for physically harming other people or even remove protections. For me, intent to cause physical harm crosses the line, for sure.

[quote] Have you spoken to Dave Chappelle since this went down?

I know he’s been doing some COVID tour dates in Europe, so I’ve only touched based a few times.

[quote] Have the contents of those conversations been at all about the special or the employees of Netflix?

No. I would generally say he was appreciative of supporting the show and his ability to do his act.

[quote] I want to circle back and ask definitively, do you personally and does Netflix feel that “The Closer” does not amount to hate speech?

Under the definition of “does it intend to cause physical harm?” I do not believe it falls into hate speech.

[quote] So the special will remain on the service?

I don’t believe there have been many calls to remove it.

by Anonymousreplies 33October 21, 2021 5:52 PM

Post Pictures of Gorgeous Gay Men, Part 26

Last thread got paywalled.

by Anonymousreplies 76October 21, 2021 5:51 PM

Jamie Lee Curtis and Her Daughter Speak About Ruby's Journey Coming Out as Trans

Oh. I didn’t know JLC had a trans daughter.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 21, 2021 5:50 PM

Has Merrick Garland gone rogue?

by Anonymousreplies 101October 21, 2021 5:50 PM

27 & Thrice Divorced!

I've know her for years. All of her husbands were college athletes and fucking hot. I'd eat her out just to taste their dicks.

She got drunk and made the comment she's never used a condom before.

Is it bad to want to marry her??!! lol

by Anonymousreplies 26October 21, 2021 5:46 PM

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980)

Has anybody seen this Italian horror movie? I am trying to decide if I should watch this shit with my partner on a Sunday night. I like horror but from what I have heard, this one might be too much horror.

Will do whatever Datalounge recommends.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 21, 2021 5:46 PM

"LET'S GO BRANDON!" = "F*CK JOE BIDEN"

[quote] “Let’s Go Brandon”, Cockburn understands, is a stand-in for “Fuck Joe Biden”. The amusing switcheroo emerged earlier this month during an interview after a NASCAR race. Brandon Brown had just claimed victory at the Talladega speedway in Alabama. As the emotional young motorist told sports reporter Kelli Stavast just how much the win meant to him, chants of a four-letter word and the president’s name were audible from the stands.

by Anonymousreplies 5October 21, 2021 5:45 PM

the DM is doing a big reveal of the SATC thing - is it a movie or new series?

i'll post a funny pic @ R1

by Anonymousreplies 2October 21, 2021 5:39 PM

Tonight on NOVA: Edible Insects

I’m not going to eat them. You eat them.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 5:34 PM

Joey Soloway: Trans people are in the middle of a HOLOCAUST

Old and busted: Literal Violence

New Hotness: LITERAL HOLOCAUST

by Anonymousreplies 32October 21, 2021 5:33 PM

The American experiment is a failure

It is time to divide and move on. The articles are all saying we must stay together but I think if the US tries to heal, it will lead to civil war. Time to admit the mistakes and divide up the country.

by Anonymousreplies 135October 21, 2021 5:33 PM

Murray Bartlett shocking eldergay transformation!

Wilton Manors, he’s ready!

by Anonymousreplies 11October 21, 2021 5:30 PM

William and Kate stun at the Earthshot Prize Ceremony

The first Earthshot Prize Ceremony was held tonight in London. It's an environmental award, which will run for 10 years. Next year's ceremony will be in the US - a chance for Harry and Meghan to join in!

With various celebrity guests and live music - Coldplay and BTS performed using electricity generated by 60 cyclists!

According to the Daily Mail:

Prince William channelled his inner James Bond today as he joined Kate Middleton who stunned in a custom Alexander McQueen dress on the green carpet for the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony in London

Tonight is first ceremony in Duke of Cambridge's decade-long global environmental competition with a set of A-list judges set to join the show which will see winners handed £1million for an idea to protect the planet

Kate wore the dress, which has been custom made for her and worth £4,290, to a BAFTA event in LA in 2011

by Anonymousreplies 53October 21, 2021 5:28 PM

Is a 7-inch dick considered big?

Just curious where the Big category begins.

by Anonymousreplies 88October 21, 2021 5:24 PM

Leaked Oath Keepers Data Shows At Least 28 Elected Officials Have Ties To The Group

The far-right group is sometimes associated with anti-government ideas, but on a local level, it has already made inroads in democratic institutions.

Is anyone surprised by this?

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 5:22 PM

Who Sounds Gay?

What makes a man’s voice gay or straight? (Cute film clip)

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 5:20 PM

Wait… Does this mean… (SATC related)

That Carrie and Big are divorced or separated? Or is this tramp cheating, again?

You know what they say about those cheats… once a whore, always a whore.

by Anonymousreplies 17October 21, 2021 5:18 PM

British DLers, please explain this Rylan Clark-Neal mess

The black-shoe-polish hair and beard, the sandpapered face, the gay divorce complete with on-air breakdowns…

What is this? Why is this? Wouldn’t you love your employers to suggest you take a whole year off to be sad too?

by Anonymousreplies 13October 21, 2021 5:18 PM

Mario Lopez, 48, Says ‘Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number‘

At 48, Mario Lopez is feeling stronger than ever. The actor and television host celebrated his birthday on October 10 with a sweat session at the gym. And, according to his latest Instagram post of a photo taken post-workout, it looked pretty intense.

In the post, Lopez also opened up about aging. "48 years old today. Feeling strong, still," he said in the video. "Did like six rounds of sparring with these fools … That's what's up. Age ain't nothing but a number. Let's do this. Have a great day."

Both fans and celebrities flooded the post with birthday messages for the actor, including his wife Courtney Lopez who wrote, "I have the sexiest husband. Happy birthday baby. Love you more than you know. ♥️🎉🎁🥊."

Mark Wahlberg also added a string of emojis, ""🙌❤️🙌." And fan after fan commented on how great the Lopez looks, with one writing "Omg 48 🔥🔥🔥🔥."

It's clear that fitness is important to Lopez, and that he has a pretty intense workout routine. The actor previously opened up to Bodybuilding.com about what he does to stay in such amazing shape as he ages.

"Staying healthy is a top-of-mind thing for me. It's woven into my DNA," he said. The actor was inspired to stay active after playing sports as a kid. "I just feel I'm at my best at work and at play when I'm taking care of myself physically."

Today, he loves to box—like in his latest Instagram—lift weights, and run for cardio. Hitting the gym six days a week, Lopez likes to focus on key body parts such as his chest, arms, and back. "From one day to the next, you might find me in the squat rack working legs or in the middle of the ring sparring or swimming laps in the pool," he said.

"Each day I look for a challenge and get after it," he continued. "And I'm never satisfied, I think that helps. I always want to improve and get better."

Over the years, the actor said that the most important thing he changed about his fitness routine was that he became more educated about his body and how to best work various muscles. "About five years ago, I was introduced to fitness expert and author Jimmy Peña. Not only is Peña one of my best friends, he's taught me so much about training and nutrition," he said.

Overall, the actor stays motivated by doing workouts that he actually enjoys. "Find something you love to do and fight to improve each day. If you love to play at it, you'll work hard at it," he said.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Happy birthday, Mario!

by Anonymousreplies 63October 21, 2021 5:11 PM

Marcus Flowers

Military veteran running against Marjorie Taylor Greene

by Anonymousreplies 25October 21, 2021 5:08 PM

I Just Mowed My Lawn

I hope it's the last time this season.

Libby my new next door neighbor has a son who works nights, so she asked me to mow early in the morning before he goes to bed.

But if I mow my backyard before noon, the grass is still wet and I can't really get a good cut.

Time for vodka.

by Anonymousreplies 39October 21, 2021 4:55 PM

Mike Douglas & Merv Griffin Shows

What was the difference between these two shows? Mike Douglas seems really cool here on this episode. Liberace was his co-host. Little Richard was a guest and was hilarious. I like Mike's soft and low-key way of talking.

I remember both shows being on TV in the afternoons. My mom watched both, IIRC.

by Anonymousreplies 562October 21, 2021 4:39 PM

Porn Star For Sale!

You can own him but he won't "live with u." He had no takers for his first offer -- I guess he's getting desperate.

The comments are brutal.

by Anonymousreplies 6October 21, 2021 4:37 PM

First Impressions

You're walking down the street. You look up from your phone and see that you're about to pass a man walking towards you.

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 4:37 PM

Facebook Rebrand: Mark Z Picking a New Name

Any suggestions, Datalounge?

by Anonymousreplies 115October 21, 2021 4:31 PM

Ivanka's food giveaway was just a photo op sham

Everything in her, on her and from her is fake.

by Anonymousreplies 4October 21, 2021 4:31 PM

Chicago police union head urges cops to defy Covid vaccine mandate

Apparently, Blue Lives Dont Matter

by Anonymousreplies 12October 21, 2021 4:23 PM

And Just Like That . . .

. . . will be cancelled after one season.

by Anonymousreplies 8October 21, 2021 4:20 PM

BATTLE! of the Boy Bands

Which boy band would you say was the best?

And by boy band, I mean generic boy band, not Maroon 5 or Nickelback, who are also generic but not a "boy band".

I say New Kids on the Block were the best of the boy bands! They had the hits, the moves, great catchy pop tunes, they danced and had Jordan Knight as their lead (later on), and he was a hottie. I used to have such a crush on him when I was a gayling, and I did not even know that was what I felt lol. Cutie!

My second pick would be BSB, I just liked their songs a lot.

by Anonymousreplies 20October 21, 2021 4:20 PM

Who sounds gay? The Times helps us understand with the tale of Chris and Matt

Chris sounds super fem. But spoiler alert: he's straight!

Matt on the other hand has that deep Italian voice that sounds straight. And he plays sports. But he's gay!

by Anonymousreplies 2October 21, 2021 4:17 PM

What Happened To This Cat?

It's the butt wiggle cat but this time, he attempts to get out of his bed and it looks like he his shocked.

Is it static? A ghost? Or just cats being weird?

by Anonymousreplies 2October 21, 2021 4:12 PM

Let's be homosexuals waking-up!

What's for breakfast? What's on the agenda today?

I'm having a yolk-free omelet, grapefruit, a Bloody Mary and my meds. Then I'll log-on to Pornhub and masturbate to straight porn (imagining I'm the girl). Then take a beauty nap before I head to the gym for some cruising. I-I mean working out (that's also where I shave and moisturize, usually nude). Then on to Whole Foods for more cruising and purchasing some respectable things: wine, imported cheese, artisan bread, free-range salmon, organic greens... Followed by some errands, then back to my condo (after Concepcione is finished tidying-up) to catch-up on my internet (OnlyFans, LPSG, Facebook, TikTok, Datalounge Lipstick Alley, Twitter, etc.) and emails (and sexmail lol) while watching my stories.

I no longer work because I received a hefty $ettlement for discrimination from my former employer. Always document everything!

This evening will be dedicated to Grindr. Ta!

by Anonymousreplies 8October 21, 2021 4:11 PM

La Brea

What sort of fresh fuckery is this?

More Hollywood silliness.

by Anonymousreplies 145October 21, 2021 4:02 PM

I rewatched Scary Movie for the first time last night since it came out...

...and it's even MORE shit than I remembered!

Seriously, HOW did this spawn, what? Three or four sequels? It wasn't funny. At all. Like, usually when you see a movie you don't find funny you can say: "Well, I get that this isn't my sense of humour, but others might like it", but this was just terrible. But not even "so bad it's funny" or anything. Just terrible. WHO liked it?

There is totally place for a movie that spoofs horror, the problem is that this mainly went for Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, which are already very much tongue-in-cheek horror films. Scary Movie ends up looking pointless, and pathetic.

The closest I got to enjoying any scene was the part where they all stabbed Brenda in the movie theatre. Regina Hall is a lot of fun to watch. Oh and Shawn Wayans is fucking hot with a GREAT arse.

Other than that? I mean, do the sequels get any better? I think I remember seeing 2 at one point and being just as unimpressed.

by Anonymousreplies 43October 21, 2021 3:58 PM

Joyce Carol Oates, a writer's writer.

Any fans?

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 3:50 PM

Where and when do we get to see this film Four Hours ar rhe Capitol?

Four Hours at the Capitol certainly makes the headlines feel chillingly real. “It sort of becomes an action movie at one point: you’re totally immersed,” says Reed. “It is horrific, it is shocking to witness to what point America is divided.”

by Anonymousreplies 24October 21, 2021 3:47 PM

People really hate what Columbia did to “Uncharted”

Apparently the characters are supposed to look like the picture in the left!

by Anonymousreplies 3October 21, 2021 3:46 PM

Rolling Stones forced to retire classic song

Keith Richards has confirmed the iconic band have sidelined one of their most regularly-played songs after a concerted push by some to “bury it”.

by Anonymousreplies 123October 21, 2021 3:41 PM

WING DING- The Lucy Show

This musical scene was from the Lucy Show- 1965. The three men singing look like three PAUL LYNDES in training. And the next number they're all dressed like the male characters from Gilligan's Island.

by Anonymousreplies 54October 21, 2021 3:36 PM

Shingrix, the shingles vaccine

Got my flu shot. Got my booster. But I've put off getting the shingles vaccine because ... well, no good reason.

I plan to get it done in the next couple of weeks. Shingles is a real bitch.

Has anyone had it done? Any side effects immediately after?

by Anonymousreplies 147October 21, 2021 3:35 PM

Spanish men

Why are they all so hot? Also, not that I'm complaining, but why are many of them gay or bi? Does Spain have a big gay population?

by Anonymousreplies 96October 21, 2021 3:33 PM

DL Fave Taylor J Phillips reveals freakishly large feet [Part 3]

Part 2 has been ‘Murieled’/Paywalled, and today is their Wedding, so continue here:

by Anonymousreplies 178October 21, 2021 3:31 PM

Australian Actor Tim Draxl

Stage and screen actor. Was probably last seen in the gay series A Place to Call Home. Pretty damn hot.

by Anonymousreplies 285October 21, 2021 3:31 PM

Convicted Gay Trump Supporter Brandon Straka Begs Men to Email Him

Things are going downhill for #WalkAway campaign founder, Brandon Straka. Earlier this month, Straka accepted a plea deal for charges that were brought with in connection with his involvement in events surrounding the January 6 Capitol insurrection. As a part of that deal, he must pay $500 restitution for damages to the Capitol grounds and a fine of up to $5,000 for a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

"Please send love," he wrote. "Love. Love. LOVE. And tell your husbands, boyfriends, sons, and fathers to sign up for my emails!! I only get about 1 out of 100 emails from men. lol I love my women followers, but also want to hear from the guys that we're all going to get through this in one piece."

by Anonymousreplies 19October 21, 2021 3:23 PM

Is there a peeing-on-celebrities anonymous?

There should be

by Anonymousreplies 18October 21, 2021 3:16 PM

Peek a Boo Burlesque!

Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture. This series documents the eye-opening underside of America’s cinema history forged by censor-pushing mavericks peddling social taboos and exposing the naked fears that go with them.

I’m TITilated!

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 3:16 PM

Let’s be White girl Wednesday!

I’m starting off with a Starbucks run!

by Anonymousreplies 27October 21, 2021 3:07 PM

Celebrities with sharp lips

Shirley Maclaine

by Anonymousreplies 49October 21, 2021 3:04 PM

Being Gay Is Like Being Umberto II of Italy

Totally

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 3:00 PM

I’m a Gemini

♊️

Do you like Geminis?

by Anonymousreplies 12October 21, 2021 2:58 PM

Man has his penis size REDUCED so his wife is happier 'in bed'

'I had my penis chopped down a little bit shorter. She complained it was too long, too big - I had an inch and a half [3.81cm] taken off,' Dan said.

by Anonymousreplies 32October 21, 2021 2:57 PM

Man City footballer charged with rape

Four counts of grave sexual assault.

The accused Ben Mendy has been known habitually to creep on young girls since he signed with club, but only now suddenly is punitive action being taken.

Fuck this toxic Oil club. Hope they collapse.

by Anonymousreplies 36October 21, 2021 2:52 PM

Behold Fat Whores!

Men in swimwear! Which would you take home to mother?

by Anonymousreplies 5October 21, 2021 2:51 PM

OSCAR RACE 2022: First Look

The Hollywood Reporter corrals and lays out first predictions of who and what films might be in the key categories for next year. Thoughts? Agreements? Counterpoints?

by Anonymousreplies 118October 21, 2021 2:51 PM

What happened to the "Let's Be The Datalounge" Thread?

It was so hilariously meta. Was it deleted? MURIEL!

by Anonymousreplies 9October 21, 2021 2:50 PM

Turkish NBA player intentionally wounds NBA’s China-related business

Enes Kanter called Xi Jinping a brutal dictator for China’s treatment of Tibet.

This will not go down well in China and the NBA.

by Anonymousreplies 10October 21, 2021 2:38 PM

Free breakfast burrito at Taco Bell...

between 7-11 local time. I've already gotten one this morning for breakfast and will be getting another just before 11 for lunch.

by Anonymousreplies 0October 21, 2021 2:37 PM

Justin Bieber Has Become Spotify’s Most Listened to Artist Ever!

Justin Bieber just made Spotify history!

On Saturday (August 28), it was revealed that the 27-year-old singer has attracted more monthly listeners than any other artist.

The Chart Data Twitter account announced that Justin has broken the record the most monthly listeners, reaching over 83 million Spotify listeners.

".@justinbieber has broken the all-time record for most monthly listeners among all artists in Spotify history (83.3 million). He is the #1 artist on the platform," the account tweeted.

Behind Justin was The Weeknd in second place with 74.5 million monthly listeners and Ed Sheeran in third with 72.4 million.

Ariana Grande previously held the record with 82 million listeners, but that number has currently gone down to 56.7 million.

by Anonymousreplies 121October 21, 2021 2:37 PM

Monaco's Charlene: in Sth Africa since 2020 & no longer wears wedding ring

On top of the freakish haircut.

So, has she left Albert and the kids? Certainly looks that way.

by Anonymousreplies 547October 21, 2021 2:36 PM

I FEEL VERY ATTACKED!

“We wore masks for a long time. We were out of school and I had some woke teachers showing me woke videos and it was horrible.”

Jones followed with “What were those videos like?” to which William replied, “It was degrading to watch.”

“Did you feel attacked by those videos?” Jones pressed, to which Shultz bravely answered, “in some sense, yes.”

by Anonymousreplies 22October 21, 2021 2:29 PM

Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an elections overhaul into law Tuesday that adds more voting restrictions in the booming state, after Democrats spent months protesting what they say are efforts to weaken minority turnout and preserve the GOP's eroding dominance.

Abbott signed the sweeping changes during a ceremony in the East Texas city of Tyler, where the surrounding county went for former President Donald Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin last year. But it was far closer in Texas overall, with Trump carrying the state by 5 1/2 points, the thinnest margin of victory by a GOP presidential nominee here in decades.

The bill signing again underlined the hard right turn Texas Republicans made this year, including a new state law that took effect last week banning most abortions. Abbott said he chose Tyler because it was home to the voting bill's main author, Republican Sen. Bryan Hughes, who also authored the new abortion restrictions.

Already, the rewrite of Texas' voting laws are the target of at least three federal lawsuits — including another filed Tuesday — and all contend the changes will have a disproportionate impact on minorities. Abbott and other Republicans say it expands access by increasing the minimum number of early voting hours, but the law also puts new restrictions on late-night voting.

“I feel extremely confident that when this law makes it through the litigation phase, it will be upheld," Abbott said. “Because exactly what we've said, it does make it easier for people to be able to go vote. No one who is eligible to vote will be denied the opportunity to vote.”

Texas is among at least 18 states that have enacted new voting restrictions since the 2020 election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

The laws are part of a national GOP campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by Trump's false claims that the election was stolen.

Opponents did not wait for Abbott's signature to begin filing lawsuits against the new Texas law known as Senate Bill 1. The American Civil Liberties Union, minority rights groups and disability advocates are part of a broad coalition that filed separate lawsuits last week in federal court in Texas, accusing Republican lawmakers of violating the federal Voting Rights Act and intentionally discriminating against minorities.

Some changes squarely take aim at Harris County in the Houston area, where President Joe Biden carried the county of 1.6 million voters last year by a 13-point margin. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Harris County elections officials offered 24-hour polling places and drive-thru voting, which are now outlawed under the new law. The county also tried sending mail-in ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters, but going forward in Texas, any elections official who tries sending an application to someone who doesn't request one could face criminal charges.

Partisan poll watchers are now also entitled to more movement, and election judges who obstruct them could also face criminal penalties, which Democrats argue could lead to voter intimidation.

“Black votes were suppressed today. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has intentionally signed away democracy for so many. We are disgusted," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement.

In response to new voting restrictions in GOP-controlled statehouses, Democrats in Congress want to pass new federal voting rights protections at the federal level but have been unable to overcome opposition from Senate Republicans.

by Anonymousreplies 27October 21, 2021 2:25 PM

Texas House Passes Bill To Bar Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

Texas is has lost its mind and is on an authoritarian warpath.

The bill, which largely takes aim at the ability of trans women and girls to participate in women’s sports, still needs final approval from the Texas Senate, but that body has already approved similar legislation, and passage there is considered likely.

by Anonymousreplies 335October 21, 2021 2:22 PM

Happy International Pronouns Day!

In case you were wondering if specifying pronouns were anything but a passive-aggressive, narcissistic power play:

[quote]In Finnish we only have gender neutral pronouns. So Finnish gender-people tell what their pronouns would be in English, so that they still can feel special. We live in strange times. #InternationalPronounsDay

by Anonymousreplies 1October 21, 2021 2:22 PM

Inappropriate Crush

Who is your inappropriate crush? The guy that you have so much respect for that you really feel guilty about finding hot, but you can’t help it?

by Anonymousreplies 117October 21, 2021 2:15 PM

Michael Caine’s soon to be dead friend

in his new interview in the guardian he says the following:

[quote] And I have another very close friend who is very, very ill. If he survives until next weekend I’ll be surprised. And I won’t mention his name, but you’ll read about him in the papers.

Who could he be talking about? I’m guessing another actor but I suppose it could be a society figure.

by Anonymousreplies 89October 21, 2021 2:07 PM

From where is this scene?

Hott

by Anonymousreplies 18October 21, 2021 2:01 PM

Kate Beckinsale rushed to hospital

Did her implants explode?

by Anonymousreplies 161October 21, 2021 1:59 PM

He's got a weapon!!!! at the smol Netflix protest today

The imp shrieking at the guy while he's out-louding her

Then when they steal and destroy his sign "he's got a weapon!" Because he's holding the stick

Lololololol

That guy is awesome.

And did someone bring a tambourine??!! lolol

by Anonymousreplies 17October 21, 2021 1:44 PM

‘Sex and the City’ Author Candace Bushnell Doesn’t Care That Samantha Is Missing from the HBO Reboot

Suck it Kim!

by Anonymousreplies 4October 21, 2021 1:43 PM

Books for fall reading

We need a new thread because the old one has maxxed out.

Plus, I got tired of looking at the previous thread's poll.

by Anonymousreplies 157October 21, 2021 1:43 PM

A royal first as Netherlands Prime minister confirms same sex marriage for the countrys monarch is acceptable

He was discussing the issue theoretically but confirmed that if the crown princess wanted to enter a same sex marriage she could marry a woman and not be barred, blocked or prevented from becoming the monarch.

It was often assumed by many that even in this very liberal country that a monarch in a same sex marriage would be a no no.

by Anonymousreplies 72October 21, 2021 1:37 PM

woman raped on train while passengers do nothing

Despicable!

by Anonymousreplies 117October 21, 2021 1:30 PM

What did Tawny Kitaen die of?

Was an official COD ever released?

by Anonymousreplies 8October 21, 2021 1:26 PM

Andrew Neighbors now has an OnlyFans

The once super shy and conservative Midwestern boy has made an OnlyFans. Granted who knows if he will post any nudes. But still. He’s come a long way.

by Anonymousreplies 600October 21, 2021 1:25 PM

Are any of you going to mix-and-match your COVID booster shot?

I can't decide if I should. I got two doses of Pfizer and am considering getting a Moderna booster.

Moderna was found to be slightly more effective against hospitalization than Pfizer (93% to 88%, I believe).

by Anonymousreplies 10October 21, 2021 1:17 PM

Nick Jonas: Lil Nas X follows me, but not Joe

Ouch

by Anonymousreplies 19October 21, 2021 1:14 PM

Washington State head coach Rolovich FIRED for not being vaccinated by deadline

Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich after he declined to get vaccinated against COVID-19 despite a state mandate that required it unless he was approved for an exemption.

Two people with knowledge of the decision confirmed it to USA TODAY Sports but did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about it. Multiple assistant coaches and staff members who are not vaccinated were also fired Monday as vaccinated defensive coordinator Jake Dickert got tapped to become interim head coach, the two people said.

The university didn't immediately confirm the status of Rolovich’s request for a religious exemption from the mandate. But Rolovich and other state employees faced a deadline Monday to save their jobs -— either be fully vaccinated or obtain approval for an exemption.

Rolovich, 42, had confirmed on Oct. 9 that he was seeking such an exemption after USA TODAY Sports revealed he had filed an application for it and was not vaccinated, according to June Jones, his former coach at the University of Hawaii. Jones told USA TODAY Sports he had pleaded with Rolovich to get vaccinated for the sake of his job and others.

Instead, Rolovich rejected that advice and now is no longer employed, culminating a bizarre, self-inflicted career nosedive, less than two years after he arrived with promise on the Palouse in eastern Washington. After finishing 1-3 in first season during the pandemic last year, his team is 4-3 this season after winning its last three games, including a 34-31 win Saturday against Stanford.

His contract at WSU ran through June 2025 and included terms about how he could be fired for legal cause, such as failing to follow university rules. The university did not immediately comment on that.

Rolovich also did not elaborate on his religious reasons for not being vaccinated. He even declined to publicly confirm whether he identifies as Catholic after coming from a Catholic family background and attending a Catholic high school.

Meanwhile, his vaccination status became a growing national news story after he announced on Twitter in July that he had elected not to get vaccinated, making him the only major college head football coach to say so publicly. After that announcement, he then declined to discuss his vaccination status despite frequent questions about it amid a state mandate that put his high-profile job at risk during a public health crisis.

In the end, it’s not clear whose decision at WSU ultimately ousted him. According to university protocol, religious exemption requests are considered by a committee that determines whether to grant them without knowing the identity of the applicants.

If the committee denied such a request, the applicant then could be fired. But even if the committee approved such a request, the applicant then faced another hurdle: The applicant's supervisor had to determine whether the unvaccinated employee would be able to perform his or her duties without risking the health of the community. If the answer to that was no, the applicant could be fired in that case, too.

If Rolovich’s application reached this stage, the decision-maker ostensibly would have been athletics director Pat Chun, possibly in consultation with university president Kirk Schulz.

The university had been dogged by the public-relations headache that Rolovich’s vaccination status had become and didn’t say who made the decision.

by Anonymousreplies 45October 21, 2021 1:00 PM
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