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Favorite album covers?

For those old enough to have owned a record album in their lifetimes.

Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy is always the first one that comes to my mind. And the R. Crumb cover of Big Brother & The Holding Co.'s Cheap Thrills is fun (probably too offensive to be sold today, though). I love the fantasy art that was common on '70's covers, from Rush to Earth, Wind & Fire; but also the very minimal design of bands like Joy Division and other Factory Records artists. All special and interesting in their own way. So...post your favorites! All genres welcome.

by Anonymousreplies 734 hours ago

Matt & Camille divorcing!

First Bennifer now this.

by Anonymousreplies 374 hours ago

Donald Trump is Insane.

"Trump Doubles Down on Hispanic Insults—Now, They’re All Rapists"

After a week of negative press surrounding his comments about Mexicans who cross the border illegally being rapists and criminals, billionaire real estate magnate and genius of self-parody Donald Trump appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday to clarify his remarks.

He didn’t mean Mexicans were particularly prone to rape and criminal activity – he meant to say that all the people crossing the Southern border illegally, be they Mexicans or, presumably, nationals of many of the other countries of Central America who find their way to the U.S. border are potential rapists.

“It's not Mexicans necessarily, they're coming from all over,” Trump said.

While Trump and his surrogates spent much of last week berating the media for highlighting the comments he made about Mexican immigrants during his presidential announcement, Trump voluntarily waded back into the discussion on Sunday. Answering a question about U.S. trade deals, he said that he believes Mexico has out-negotiated the U.S., particularly when it comes to auto manufacturing, and immediately segued into the immigration debate.

“I respect what they're doing,” Trump said. “I think it's great. I like Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border who are from all over. And they're bad. They're really bad.

“I've spoken to border guards and I said, ‘How bad is it?’ And they said 'Mr. Trump, you have no idea how bad.' But you have people coming in and I'm not just saying Mexicans, I'm talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they're coming into this country.”

Trump also doubled down on his promise not just to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, but also to get Mexico to pay for it.

“Look, Mexico has not treated us well,” he told host Jake Tapper. “Mexico treats us as though we are stupid people, which of course our leaders are. I don't blame Mexico. China is even worse.”

“But how do you force a country to build a wall?”

“No, no, you force them because we give Mexico a fortune. Mexico makes a fortune because of us a wall is a tiny little peanut compared to the kind of money…”

“So you would cut off business or impose tariffs unless they built the wall?”

“I would do something very severe unless they contributed or gave us the money to build the wall. I'd build it; I'd build it very nicely. I’m very good at building things.”

Trump is, without doubt, very good at building up controversy. In a very public spat with Spanish-language television giant Univision, Trump threatened to sue the company unless it backed away from its refusal to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant, partly owned by Trump, in reaction to his comments about Mexican immigrants.

Trump wound up banning Univision employees from his golf resort in Miami, which happens to be near a Univision office. Univision, in turn, instructed its employees to avoid using any Trump facilities for hotel stays or events.

Over the weekend, Trump’s relations with Hispanic voters seemed certain to sour further, when the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, an umbrella group representing dozens of organizations with roots in the Hispanic community, issued statements from its members urging others to follow Univision’s lead.

“Aspirants to the highest office in the land must not use a national electoral platform to spew venomous speech about Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans,” said Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA and Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. “As a Mexican immigrant to this country, I can personally attest to the falsity of Donald Trump’s statements.”

Calling Univision’s move “civil rights leadership in the digital age,” Felix Sanchez, Chairman and Co-founder, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, said, “We implore NBCU to follow Univision’s lead and take a similar stance and sever their financial relationship with Mr. Trump

by Anonymousreplies 1574 hours ago

Trump: San Francisco killing shows perils of illegal immigration

Lead story right now, this asshole just doesn't quit!

Washington (CNN)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that the seemingly random killing of a young woman in San Francisco was even more proof why voters should send him to the White House.

The shooting Wednesday evening of Kate Steinle on a city pier, police say, was committed by 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant and a repeat felon who had been deported five times to Mexico. Law enforcement officials told CNN that Sanchez was released by the San Francisco sheriff's department despite a request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for an immigration detainer.

"This senseless and totally preventable act of violence committed by an illegal immigrant is yet another example of why we must secure our border immediately," Trump said in a statement Friday. "This is an absolutely disgraceful situation and I am the only one that can fix it. Nobody else has the guts to even talk about it. That won't happen if I become President."

by Anonymousreplies 1074 hours ago

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Was it really THAT bad?

I just finished reading The Devil's Candy. Bruce Willis was (is?) a cunt.

by Anonymousreplies 734 hours ago

Vanessa Williams Marries

Seems like she could have done better

by Anonymousreplies 04 hours ago

How Do You Feel About Bernie Sanders Getting the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016?

If we don't get a Dem in the WH, the country is officially doomed: Republican Congress, Right-wing Supreme Court, Republican president starting in 2017.

Can he actually win every state needed to win the White House? He's currently 74-years-old, a Socialist, and Jewish. Would America back him over say a Jeb Bush or Ted Cruz?

by Anonymousreplies 2274 hours ago

Taylor Lautner's 'Cuckoo' Is Returning to BBC For Season 3!

Taylor Lautner is escorted out of The Nice Guy restaurant after a night out on Saturday (May 16) in Los Angeles.

Great news for the 23-year-old actor – his BBC show Cuckoo will be returning to the network for a third season!

“Cuckoo is the quintessential BBC Three series – a grabby concept, world class talent and writers destined for greatness,” Shane Allen, Controller for the network, said in a statement.

Taylor will be reprising his role as Dale. Also returning will be regulars Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Tyger Drew-Honey and Esther Smith.

by Anonymousreplies 354 hours ago

Do you mostly post from your laptop or from your phone?

I mostly post from my phone now.

by Anonymousreplies 134 hours ago

Talking Tina Twilight Zone on NOW .

Watch with me please. I'll share my juicy watermelon.

by Anonymousreplies 04 hours ago

Do you have a social life?

I currently have none.

by Anonymousreplies 164 hours ago

Being a manwhore

Is it a bad thing by your standards?

by Anonymousreplies 34 hours ago

Whitney Gave the Best Rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I have ever heard!

Happy Fourth of July!

by Anonymousreplies 114 hours ago

Stores who are closed today

Target

Chick-Fil-A

K-Mart

Wal-Mart

Best Buy

Traitor Joe's

Whole Foods

Michael's

Circuit City

McDonald's

Wendy's

Taco Bell

KFC

Pizza Hut

Good Guys

Toy's R Us

Sizzler

24 Hour Fitness

Radio Shake

Sonic's

In N' Out

Subway

Why??

by I be madreplies 874 hours ago

What Really Happened to Meg Ryan's Career?

Once upon a time, Meg Ryan sat at the top of the A-list. Her nearest competitor was Julia Roberts. She was America’s Sweetheart. Now, she seems to be retired after years of direct-to-video schlock. It’s time to ask that age-old question: What the hell happened?

by Russell Crowereplies 614 hours ago

Actor's best underrated film(s)?

Paul Newman-"Harper" Thelma Ritter-" Pick Up On South Street" Bette Davis-" The Nanny" Fred Astaire-" The Pleasure of His Company" David Niven- " Bonjour Tristesse" Meryl Streep-" Ironweed"

by Anonymous replies 834 hours ago

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung galaxy 3 for me.

by Anonymousreplies 104 hours ago

Jimmy Fallon HOSPITALIZED!

He "injured his hand" early this morning (drunk) and had to go into surgery.

TMZ originally reported he was in the ICU.

Is the closet getting too painful for him? He's constantly out drinking/getting in trouble and was recently spotted at Marie's Crisis, wasted.

by Anonymousreplies 1454 hours ago

An acquaintance of mine is deaf and pronounces Gmail "guh-mehl".

Should she be taken to a field and/or soccer stadium and put out of her misery?

by She's also a folksinger.replies 94 hours ago

Ewan McGregor

What men have fucked him? Please, don't say Kevin Spacey (I know he gets around. Depressing to think that creep had Colin Farrell's sweet cock in his mouth in the 90s).

by Anonymousreplies 414 hours ago

Kristen Stewart Still MIA Following Her Mother Outing Her in The Mirror

The old thread maxed out. Baby D may have returned from vacation in the Dominican Republic with her lover, Alicia, but she's still laying low in LA, skipping charity functions at which she was scheduled to appear, and won't have another official duty until she reports for duty with Uncle Karl for Paris Fashion Week next Tuesday.

by Anonymousreplies 1184 hours ago

Should we be taking Donald Trump seriously?

He could be lethal to the Left, not just the Right.

by Anonymousreplies 205 hours ago

Another New Retro Channel -- Buzzr

Joining Decades and Antenna TV comes Buzzr, a channel devoted to classic game shows.

It's a lot like Game Show Network in the early days with even more stuff that hasn't been seen in years.

Of course, there are the 70s classic Match Game, Family Feud (this is actually every incarnation up to the most recent one, but they've been focusing on the Richard Dawson years), and of course Let's Make A Deal.

From the 80s, Super Password and Press Your Luck, with Card Sharks joining the lineup at some point.

But perhaps most excitingly, truly, truly retro stuff from the 50s: What's My Line, I've Got A Secret, and Beat the Clock.

And because all of the shows are from the library of Fremantle Media, The Price is Right is almost certain to show up eventually.

by I'm So Excited About This I Could Blankreplies 185 hours ago

Billy Joel, girlfriend expecting a baby

The Piano Man's going to be a dad again. At age 65.

Billy Joel and his girlfriend, Alexis Roderick, 33, have confirmed they are expecting a baby this summer. (As Page Six points out, Joel will be 66 at that point.)

by Anonymousreplies 395 hours ago

Our ultimate Darwin Award winner? Man yells "Fuck alligators", jumps in with them, is immediately killed.

Don't worry Florida, this time it happened in Texas.

by Anonymousreplies 275 hours ago

Anyone got any suggestions for late 70s/early 80s gay disco on iTunes?

By gay disco I mean the music your heard at the bars and clubs, not that crappy top 40 disco.

For example (in no particular order): Madleen Kane/You Can Sharon Redd/In the Name of Love Eria Fachin/Savin' Myself Passion/The Flirts Patrick Crowley/I Wanna Take You Home Kelly Marie/Feels Like I'm in Love Eruption/Can't Stand the Rain Just about anything by Boris Midney Giorgio Morodor/Donna Summer (Working the Midnight Shift, Wasted, Spring Affair, etc.) Voggue/Dancin' the Night Away Debbie Jacobs/High on Your Love Carol Jiani/Mercy Patty Brooks/After Dark Hazel Dean/Searchin' ETC.

All of the above are on iTunes and I have purchased it and many others, but I know there has to be a lot more available than what I've tracked down. A few that are not on itunes—at least not yet—are Samantha Gilles/Let Me Feel It and anything by Roberta Kelly. They are on YouTube though.

All suggestions welcome! Thanks.

by Anonymousreplies 685 hours ago

'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

'This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage

After the supreme court made gay marriage legal in all 50 states, conservatives are united in opposition but divided over how best to pursue their goal

by Anonymousreplies 85 hours ago

What posts on dl stand out to you recentlu

What posts stayed with you after you read it?

by Anonymousreplies 75 hours ago

The movie, "The Overnight"

In which we see Jason Schwatzman's and Adam Scott's penises. These are prosthetic, correct?

I mean Jason's is humongous, and Adam's is -- well, not humongous.

by Anonymousreplies 75 hours ago

I'm watching Yankee Doodle Dandy on TMC right now.

Cagney is sensational when he dances, but the movie! The musical numbers are thuddingly awful.

by Anonymousreplies 175 hours ago

Oldies but cuties

I still love this "caught on tape" vid. He could be a go-go dancer at any gay club.

by Anonymousreplies 125 hours ago

Sean Cody II - The Next Batch

Continued from here.

by Anonymousreplies 235 hours ago

Liberals Are About To Outnumber Conservatives On Social Issues (CHART)

Yep.

by Anonymousreplies 175 hours ago

Nathan Fillion Nude

Luscious ass!

by Anonymousreplies 165 hours ago

Has anyone you know gotten plastic surgery

We're they happy with the results?

by Anonymousreplies 75 hours ago

Rick Santorum 'will not stand' for marriage equality ruling

07/02/15

WASHINGTON – Rick Santorum doesn’t just think that last week’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex nuptials will ruin the institution of marriage; he thinks it will ruin the very fabric of American society. And he’s vowing to keep that from happening.

Delivering the keynote address Thursday night at the second annual gala for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) – a group with a primary goal of limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples — the former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate criticized the nation’s highest court for “redefining what family is,” and warned the recent decision legalizing marriage equality nationwide would have dire consequences.

“What the Supreme Court did last week was a loss,” Santorum said. “It’s a loss for America.”

As evidence, Santorum pointed to a rise in unmarried couples raising children together – a trend recently documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though not attributed to the growing number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

“Co-habitating couples almost never get married,” Santorum said. “Why? Because marriage is not about children anymore. That’s a loss we have to work to try to remedy.”

Santorum also sounded the alarm on religious freedom, which he argued was under attack. Citing “religious freedom” folk heroes, Brandon Eich (the short-lived Mozilla CEO who stepped down amid criticism over his support of California’s former same-sex marriage ban) and Kelvin Cochran (an Atlanta fire chief who was fired after distributing a self-published book to work colleagues that included anti-gay views), Santorum warned “we have an intrusion on religious liberty in this debate.”

“In this decision, what we’re seeing is a court … basically saying to anyone who disagrees with it that you’re the equivalent of racists or bigots,” Santorum said. He also chastised his fellow White House hopefuls for standing idly by.

“If you believe this was tyrannical act of an oligarch judge or judiciary, an affront of fundamental freedom of conscience and you say it’s time to move on, why are you running for president?” Santorum said to big applause. “Not me. This will not stand.”

As president, Santorum said he would in his first 100 days sign into law the First Amendment Defense Act – one of five points laid out by NOM president Brian S. Brown to undermine the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the gay marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges. That law, as Brown envisions it, would “stop government discrimination against individuals, organizations and businesses that believe marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Santorum also said he would issue executive orders to make sure people were “given wide berth to practice their faith.”

“I will use the bully pulpit not to do what this president has done – to promote global climate change ideas or trans-fats or whatever else the science of the day is – but to rally the American people around this idea,” Santorum said of strengthening religious freedom and the nuclear family. “That is using power for good.”

Santorum’s remarks, which will likely play well with the evangelical portion of the GOP, come as Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton courts LGBT voters. On Thursday, Clinton met donors in the gay-friendly resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she was introduced by a live performance of “Chelsea’s Mom” from the band Well Strung. She said on Twitter last week that she was “proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality.”

by Anonymousreplies 225 hours ago

Alexander Ludwig in Tighty-Whities

What do we know about the Vikings star besides that he's got a hot ass and he's gonna live forever?

by Travis Fimmelreplies 105 hours ago

Jonathan Groff #6

Or, as we like to call it, "Jonathan Groff: The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel to The Sequel's Sequel."

by Anonymousreplies 45 hours ago

Watching Star Trek The Next Generation marathon on BBC

Jealous?

This series sure has some clunkers. Some surprisingly hold up well. But thank god for Patrick Stewart. A true case of an actor rising above the material. Right now one of my faves - when Troi cunts up the Enterprise because she loses her stupid empathic powers for a day. What are your faves?

by The Tal Shiarreplies 185 hours ago

What are you doing at this moment?

I am currently lyingnakes in bed and posting on dl. Preparing to turn in for the day.

by Anonymousreplies 105 hours ago

How many denizens of the Datalounge have met John Waters?

I met him 4-5 years ago in PTown. He was sitting with some friends on the deck of the restaurant. I am rarely star struck (most of them are insane) but as we were leaving I leaned over and said "Thank you so much for corrupting my young mind with the beautiful filth you call cinema."

He replied that it was one of the nicest compliments anyone had ever given him, and chatted for a minute with my partner and me. He loved our Southern accents. Total gem.

by Anonymousreplies 85 hours ago

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

With the DL chattering about [italic]Mame[/italic] and [italic]Myra Breckinridge[/italic], I thought I'd bring up their television equivalent. This particular episode takes the characters to places they never went on the original series: Marcia dates a Hispanic boy (Robert Heyges), but he turns out to be a loser. Redd Foxx tells it like it is — and shows there were no hard feelings over [italic]Sanford and Son[/italic] winning its time slot every week when [italic]The Brady Bunch[/italic] was up against it — and Rip Taylor dates Alice, who makes a remarkable comment about "two people in love" and "nobody's business"! Plus, Carol Brady channels her inner Streisand with her performance of "How Lucky Can You Get", and the closing medley at the end gives new meaning to the phrase "flower power": it looks like [italic]The Three Caballeros[/italic] on quaaludes. This is both horrible and brilliant at the same time.

And how many chorus boys did Robert Reed help himself to?

by Anonymousreplies 255 hours ago

Matt Bomer in white briefs on 'Guiding Light' (2002)

Screencaps from his younger soap days:

by Anonymousreplies 15 hours ago

What's up dudes

What's up

by Anonymousreplies 75 hours ago

James Norton, the Hottest New UK Import Stud - What Do We Know?

He stars in the series "Grantchester" and he was in "Happy Valley" (the BBC detective series not the Penn State documentary).

What do we know about him? I believe he pings.

His trouser snake looks huge in some pix.

by Elizabeth Regina, IIreplies 2705 hours ago

Chris Christie's Wife Quits $500,000-a-Year Wall Street Job to Help Chris Run for Prez

Mary Pat Christie is the First Lady of New Jersey and the wife of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.

She and Chris have been married since 1986. While she has taken a lower profile than other politician’s wives, she is said to be an important part of her husband’s career and will play a key role in his run for the White House. [bold]Mary Pat Christie, Chris’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know[/bold]

“Mary Pat Christie is extremely smart, politically knowledgeable, and a great sounding board,” a source told the New York Post. “She is not one to back down from an issue.”

The 51-year-old was not seen making many speeches during Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign, but she was involved in staff meetings, conference calls and strategy sessions, and the investment banker was also in charge of fundraising, pulling together money for her husband’s campaign.

Here’s what you need to know about Mary Pat Christie:

[Continued at link.]

by That's a man, baby!replies 05 hours ago

Horny Saturday Night

You know you're horny when every title on the TV guide looks like porn:

The Big Bang Theory

Double Daddy

Big Daddy

Undercover Boss

Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Island Soul

Steven and Chris

Private Parts

Ballers

Inside Man

by Anonymousreplies 15 hours ago

OK, Happyish on Showtime kind of sucks but...

On tonight's episode Kathryn Hahn's character launches a major attack on Frozen and "Let It Go" so how bad could it be?

by Anonymousreplies 65 hours ago

Capitalism has fooled us

The rich throw pennies at the middle class and lie to us about how working hard will make us rich.

We have few job protections and could live life in the gutters and no one cares.

The rich are laughing their way to the bank

by Anonymousreplies 2595 hours ago

Wimbledon 2015: The DL Thread

By popular demand, this thread brings us back to the grass of this sceptred isle...this blessed plot, this realm. I refer not to Rafa Nadal's ass. I refer to the courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon.

We know his famous ass is fine, but is Rafa well enough to compete for the title? We think so, no? Keeping with the Shakespearean opening of this thread, will Murray of the cursed words and down-turned head of despair again reign as the King of Scotland, or will his insecurities seeded by his reptilian, Lady Macbeth of a mother defeat him from within yet again? Will the Lady Kevin Spacey, more Macduff than Banquo, be there to serve, so to speak, his young friend?

Federer is back on his best surface, the site of many of his glories. Will we get a glimmer of the past at the end of the fortnight? Speaking of grass, is Brooklyn Decker-Roddick, (model, thin and future mother) eating it and other greens during her pregnancy to maintain her figure? Cows eat grass too, but not our Mirka Federer! Will she bite her nails, Ho Hos, and Peeps while the father of her many twins struggles through his side of the draw? Whatever cud she chews, we're certain Brooklyn will chastise her.

On from Brooklyn's tiny and tasteful baby bump to the bumping of tennis threads with "Nole". Will Djokovic, the number one seed, repeat against tough competition even in the first round against Kohlschreiber? Will number four seed, Stan Wawrinka, he of the pockmarked face, but nice thighs, legs and ass, surprise us yet again as he has done twice in the majors?

More by the fact that it is there than fervent desire, we obligatorily move on to the dull women's game, which has been so largely for the past ten years. Yes, Serena Williams is the number one seed. Is she inevitable, or will the stars and planets align for a final victory on grass for Venus? Oh, and who's this Petra Kvitova at the number two seed? Then there's Halep. Grunting her way at number four is Sharapova, always in the shadows baring unforeseen circumstances, yet making more than any other female tennis players in endorsements.

But aren't we forgetting someone? "Yes!", exclaims Chris Evert, World's Worst Tennis Commentator, sharpening her pencil for the finals, "You have to give the edge to the number 12 seed, Eugenie Bouchard, the sweetheart the tennis-loving public has been waiting for since, well, me!" When Chrissie cums by dialing it in with her pencil, she thinks, "O, Canada!"

Let's not forget the eye candy. While we doubt we'll see the superlative ass of a mediocre former player, Andy Roddick, we have that of Dominic Thiem, pictured below, to ogle. We also have the twinky (no not that kind, Mirka!) Pospisil (pictured shirtless in the next post) to admire and over which we can and will salivate.

At this most tradition bound of tennis tournaments let's, as always, maintain our comments and discussion civil and demonstrate our own composure in keeping with the ideals of this sport and tournament which is, and should continue to be, at its best a remnant and a bastion of civilised behavior and strongly contested, yet honourable, competition. Let us meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same.

And finally, will the grassy, worn, cobweb- filled but still leaking and engorged bush and nether regions of Pam Shriver at long last find orgasmic satisfaction by finding a man?

by Anonymousreplies 2205 hours ago

Gay apron Star going to jail - For Reals!

Fifteen years in the slammah!

by Anonymousreplies 945 hours ago

The Baby (1973)

On YouTube at the link below.

Must watch .....it's that good/bad (and it's less than 90 minutes long)

As someone wrote on imdb.com "WTF did I just watch ?"

This movie needs to be remade NOW. (Would they ever .....???)

(new thread since the film was mentioned in the Best of the worst movies thread)

by Ruth Roman's Wigreplies 65 hours ago

Jon Kortajarena Part 11

Please continue.

by Anonymousreplies 985 hours ago

Friday Night Lights

I'm kind of late to the party, but I started watching Friday Nights Lights (the show, not the movie) on DVD and I'm really liking it. I always heard it was good but never got around to watching it when it originally aired. Is anyone here a fan?

by Anonymousreplies 35 hours ago

Auntie Mame

Kind of a long movie, huh? Still liked it.

by Anonymousreplies 386 hours ago

Lets post MORE pics of guys with flaccid dicks in non-sexual situations!

Just looking for a ride... going my way?

by Anonymousreplies 1836 hours ago

Crazy, Drunk, Christian Frau Against Gay Marriage Got Remixed, Bitches

It is extreme-less funny.

by Anonymousreplies 46 hours ago

What scenes in a non XXX rated movie have gotten you off?

Any particular scenes make you cum?

And if so, why?

by Anonymousreplies 916 hours ago

Greece Will Close Banks Amid Fear Of Financial Collapse

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Sunday that the nation's banks and stock market would be closed on Monday amid fears of financial collapse. Greece is also set to impose capital controls that will limit the amount of funds that citizens can transfer or withdraw from its financial institutions.

Tsipras made the address hours after the European Central Bank stated it would not increase the levels of emergency credit, known as emergency liquidity assistance, that it provides to Greek banks in order for the institutions to keep running. The prime minister blamed the ECB for forcing Greece to impose the measures, which are intended to prevent a bank run by Greeks from draining the country's remaining funds.

No information was given as to the specifics of the controls or the limits that may be placed on ATMs, which have already seen long lines of people seeking to take out their cash. Over 1 billion euros have been withdrawn from the Greek banking system since Friday night, Agence France-Presse reported.

"I would withdraw money today, anyway. Now I will withdraw more to be safe for the next few days. I am certain that ATMs will run out of money, it has already happened at some places," one man in line at an Athens ATM told HuffPost Greece.

"Yes. I am scared of bankruptcy, of the ruthless devaluation of currency and the general isolation of the country once it exits the EU," another woman said.

Sunday's events are an alarming development in the ongoing Greek debt crisis, as negotiations between the nation's left-wing Syriza government and the so-called troika of the European Commission, ECB and International Monetary Fund creditors have taken a dire turn over the weekend.

Tsipras sought to provide reassurance to his country on Sunday, tweeting that bank deposits of citizens are "absolutely guaranteed."

On Saturday, he declared that he would seek a national referendum on the bailout terms and asked creditors to extend the bailout program so that a vote could be held on July 5.

Eurozone finance ministers denied that request, significantly raising the likelihood that Greece could default on its debts and be forced out of the euro currency.

Tuesday is the deadline for Greece to pay off a 1.6 billion euro debt to the IMF, something the nation currently does not have the money to do.

The nation and its creditors have been negotiating for months to extend the bailout program and release a 7.2 billion euro tranche of its funds that would allow the Greeks to pay off forthcoming debts. Disagreements over creditors' demands for strict austerity cuts to Greece's public spending and economic reforms have resulted in continual breakdowns in the talks.

If Greece cannot make Tuesday's payment then it will default, which could have potentially disastrous effects on its economy and put it on a path to exit the eurozone.

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the crisis on Sunday, with the White House saying that the two leaders agreed it was "critically important" to keep Greece in the euro, Reuters reported.

EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker announced that there would be a news conference on Monday to discuss the crisis, as officials from creditor organizations insisted that a deal may still be salvageable before the deadline hits.

by Anonymousreplies 636 hours ago

Christian Frau completely loses it over marriage equality.

Hysterical.

by Anonymousreplies 1046 hours ago

Under The Dome, season 3

After that two-hour season premiere train wreck, I think I'm done with this show.

I shall miss seeing Barbie's beautiful ass in those tight jeans.

by Anonymousreplies 446 hours ago

Your Funniest Pictures, Memes,Gifs And Video Clips...

****

by Anonymousreplies 1566 hours ago

China! Greece! Puerto Rico! Panic!!!

Or should we? Things are certainly ugly.

by Anonymousreplies 426 hours ago

Guys who seem to party endlessly and still do well in school

Have you met one?

by Anonymousreplies 56 hours ago

Is everyone you know employed

... who wants to be employed?

Seems like the economy is really cooking.

by Anonymousreplies 1066 hours ago

The Strain S2

We talked about this quite a lot during S1 -- it's ridiculous but fun and has some hot guys so I'm so up for S2. Any predictions for the new season?

by Anonymousreplies 36 hours ago

Men With Great Nipples

Ron Ely as Tarzan.

by Bottle-Fed Homoreplies 76 hours ago

When you were in your 20's, what were you like?

How many hours of party time did you clock in?

Are you happier now or back then?

by Anonymousreplies 36 hours ago

Doctor who operated on Joan Rivers breaks her silence

Says she never posed for selfies with the 81-year-old star

Gwen Korovin was inside the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic in NYC when Rivers died. She performed an unauthorized surgery on Rivers last August 28. She is alleged to have taken a selfie with Rivers.

by Anonymousreplies 176 hours ago

My roomate hasn't come out of her room since two days ago

Should I go in to check on her.

by Anonymousreplies 46 hours ago

Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, Mother of Michael Douglas & Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas Was 92

Sad news—actress Diana Douglas, mother of 70-year-old actor Michael Douglas, had died at age 92.

Her husband of 15 years, Donald Webster, told The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline on Saturday, the Fourth of July, that she recently passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Fund nursing home in Woodland Hills, California after battling cancer.

"She was a person much beloved by everyone," he told CNN. "One of her greatest qualities was that she was always thinking of the other person."

Diana was the first wife of Michael's dad, actor Kirk Douglas, 98. The two met at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where they both studied acting. They divorced in 1951 after about eight years.

Diana also is survived by her and Kirk's son, Joel Douglas, a 68-year-old producer, and grandchildren Cameron Douglas, 36, as well as Dylan Michael Douglas, 14, and Carys Zeta Douglas, Michael's children with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 45.

The actress was born Diana Dill in Bermuda in 1923. She began her big screen acting career in the '40s and appeared with her family onscreen several times.

She and Kirk both starred in the 1955 western movie The Indian Fighter and the 2003 comedy It Runs in the Family, which also featured Michael and Cameron.

Douglas also starred with Michael on an episode of the '70s series The Streets of San Francisco. Both also appeared in the 1983 movie The Star Chamber.

She played Martha Evans on the soap opera Days of Our Lives in the '70s and '80s and also appeared on shows such as Dynasty and The West Wing, as well as in John Hughes's hit 1987 comedy film Planes, Trains & Automobiles .

by Anonymousreplies 216 hours ago

Presenting Hot Black Guys, Part 5!

The fifth installment in the legendary series of hot black guys.

Let us celebrate fine ass brothas in the heart of Black History Month, and all year around!

by Anonymousreplies 2856 hours ago

What Do We Like About Millennials?

The elders always love shitting on them but with anything there are positives. What do you like about Millennials?

by Anonymousreplies 66 hours ago

The Simpsons Tapped Out (Part 4)

And so we continue......

by Anonymousreplies 236 hours ago

Hey guys

Hey. .mm

by Anonymousreplies 36 hours ago

Simon Cowell-officially OVA in the US?

The last I heard of him was a couple years ago when he knocked up his former best friend's wife and became a father. Since leaving American Idol, he tried recreating it with the US version of X-Factor but that FLOPPED badly. He then retreated back to the UK and still appears as a judge on the UK version of X-Factor. Yes, Cowell still makes a lot of money from being a co-creator and co-executive producer of America's Got Talent, but he never appears on that show. Sure, he also makes money off of the shitty musical acts he signed to his label, but at least Cowell himself doesn't seem to be that famous in the US anymore.

DL'ers, do you think he's officially OVA in the US? and are you happy about it? I thought this smug piece of shit would never go away but thankfully his time seems to be up. He really has helped to ruin the music industry further by promoting horrible music acts. He knows how to make hits and stars but he has no knowledge of GOOD music or REAL talent.

by Anonymousreplies 36 hours ago

Best Asses Of 2015

Please post your best ass find of 2015, for me this guy takes the cake! He shares an instagram with his brother, but he is way hotter!

by Anonymousreplies 86 hours ago

US Economic Progress Report

From President Obama's speech today, see below. This is why it's important to vote Democratic in the November election. We need more representatives who will fight for the working man and woman, to keep these gains from being reversed and to move forward with more gains.

When President Obama was elected, businesses where laying off 800,000 people a month; today, they are hiring 200,000 people a month.

The unemployment rate has dropped from 10.9% in 2009 to 6.1% today.

Over the last 4.5 years, businesses have created 10 million new jobs. This is the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our nation's history.

There are more job openings now than anytime since 2001.

During the Obama Administration, the US has put more people back to work than in Europe, Japan, and every other advanced economy COMBINED.

Of course, there are people who are still struggling, that is why we need to vote Democratic in all offices this November, to elect people who will fight for the working man and woman. We can't afford to have these gains reversed.

by Anonymousreplies 4686 hours ago

Even with seditives my dogs are FREAKING!

I wish I could calm them, poor babys.

by Anonymousreplies 376 hours ago

Stock market news from China.

China’s efforts this week to stem the tide of losses on its main stock market failed on Friday when the Shanghai Composite index plunged a further 5.8%, taking the drop in share values to 28% since their June peak.

Panic selling wiped more than £2tn off the value of Chinese-listed companies and traders signalled the rout would extend into next week.

by Is this bad?replies 216 hours ago

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 66 hours ago

Nick Jonas hangs out with Taylor Swift for night of July 4th

Is she Nick's new faghag?

by Anonymousreplies 06 hours ago

The Shining Thread

Thread to talk about Staney Kubrick's "The Shining".

by Anonymousreplies 466 hours ago

George Takei slams Clarence Thomas

[quote]This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”

by Anonymousreplies 606 hours ago

In which we talk about alcoholics

I don't want to talk about which celebrities are alcoholics, or whether or not AA is a cult, or where exactly the line might be between being an alcoholic and just drinking a lot. I want to discuss how destructive alcoholics are, and how we as friends/family can protect ourselves from them, etc.

There is an alcoholic in my life and I hate him. I also love him. He's got "wet brain" and we get to look forward to years of paranoia, delusion, dementia, and other such wonders before he finally dies. He will need to be in a nursing home for the rest of his life. I've prayed for his quick death, for whatever that shit is worth.

There really is no hope for alcoholism, is there? I've read the stats that say that overwhelming majority of alcoholics will never beat their addiction. Hope, then, seems pretty foolish.

by Anonymousreplies 566 hours ago

Second Chances

Have you ever gotten back together with an ex? Would you under the right circumstances? If so, what would those circumstances be?

by Anonymousreplies 46 hours ago

Cupcake ATM

Is this for real, or a joke? I suspect the latter, but have a queasy feeling it may be the former.

by Anonymousreplies 136 hours ago

TEEN BEACH 2 question: How many times did Garrett Clayton enter Ross Lynch's private trailer to "run lines" during filming?

This cast has a couple of obvious queens, but they beard up.

by Anonymousreplies 526 hours ago

If your partner/bf/husband significantly chose to change his appearance, is that breakup-worthy?

Let's say when we met, I LOVED how he looked. 6 months later, he started growing a full-on bushy beard which I HATE (he used to be totally clean-shaven). I'd be OK if he grew a goatee or sideburns but I HATE beards and mustaches. He wants to stick with that shitty but hipster-trendy bushy beard. Is this breakup-worthy? This is NOT what i signed up for lol Not only do I hate how it looks on him but the hair texture can make my sensitive skin get a rash when we touch due to the friction.

by Anonymousreplies 316 hours ago

Which stars are you going to enjoy hitting 50 years of age and not liking it one little bit?

I'm looking forward to Rihanna being 50 and no longer being able to excite any interest with her butt and her tatas. Maybe she'll drum up some Madonna style 'oh my eyes..'reactions to stripping as a senior. After all what else will she do as a 50 year old. Golf?

by Anonymousreplies 36 hours ago

Names you never want to see or hear again.

Nene Leakes.

by Anonymousreplies 216 hours ago

Ex-stream-lissts!!!

I don't [bold]CAAAARE[/bold] if you don't like me...

What the fuck are we going to do about them?

by Becky Wegner Rommelreplies 07 hours ago

Mame will be on TCM tomorrow night

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

by Anonymousreplies 1167 hours ago

Middle Class Gay Parents

Do they exist in metropolitan environments?

I've always thought about having kids. I just turned 40 recently and thought, wow, if this is gonna happen it has to in the next 10 years. I make a decent living in NYC. I'm not a millionaire but make about 150K in retail, believe it or not. I'm poised to make a little more this year. My husband, who's been a house husband so far, is poised to make maybe 50k in the next year or so.

I would love to hear from middle class gay parents and what it took to become one. Did you have children already from when you were in a relationship with a woman? Did you have a child with your best friend? Did you actually have a surrogate or was that way out of your price range. I think I could support a child with my partner and me. But making a child seems so cost prohibitive. Any advice?

by Anonymousreplies 277 hours ago

Rihanna's disturbing new video for "Bitch Better Have My Money"

She's taking a cue from Madonna's old ploy of "shock and awe" tactics. This video has violence, kidnapping, drugs, nudity...and Rihanna co-directed it. She's really desperate to make this song a hit.

by Anonymousreplies 477 hours ago

Nene Leakes leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta

Won't be apart of Season 8 and is saying she'll be on a new primetime show this fall with a "TV Legend."

Will this hurt her or Bravo more?

by Anonymousreplies 477 hours ago

"Unzipped", "Pret-a-porter", "Fashion Television" and "Supermodels; what was your favorite part of The Fashion World of he 90's?

What did you adore, loathe or both about the 90's Fashion World?

by Anonymousreplies 1757 hours ago

Question for gay men: have you ever had intense crushes on girls while growing up?

I'm just wondering if my personal experiences growing up as a gay man is similar to most people here.

I don't consider myself as bisexual since I'm not sexually attracted to women at all (can't get an erection), but I do find myself doing a double take when a really hot woman walks by. But anyway, that's not the point of this thread.

My point is that when I was growing up (specifically from ages 5-15), I've had intense crushes on girls. It's that feeling that you get when that special girl is the first thing you think of when waking up in the morning and the last thing you think of before falling asleep. When some other guy is interested in her, you feel incredibly jealous and start secretly hating on him. When she's interested in some other guy, it feels like someone stabbed you in the heart and you just want to die. Seeing her and being able to talk to her are the only reasons why you want to go to school, and when she's absent, it feels like something is missing that day. You know, that sort of feelings.

To make it more confusing for me, I would only jerk off to guys instead of my girl crushes. But, I never had any crushes on guys growing up. It wasn't until maybe 16 or 17 that I started having feelings for guys.

Any other gay men went through this? Or do most gay men never had crushes on girls while growing up? Am I weird for actually liking girls growing up even though I am and was never sexually attracted to them in the first place?

by Anonymousreplies 1117 hours ago

Hot Dudes of Tumblr

Okay, so we've got threads for hot guys of Vine and hot guys of Instagram, but it looks like we don't have one dedicated to hot guys of Tumblr. The really hot Vines barely last a day these days given their crackdown on adult content and Instagram hotties are great and all, but Tumblr is where the REAL exhibitionists thrive. This is not a thread to simply share hot Tumblrs. There are hundreds of thousands of those - if not millions. We can all fine gay porn GIFs and MEN.com promo photos or fan Tumblrs dedicated to porn stars or celebs and collections of unidentified unattributed "amateurs". That is not what this thread is for.

This thread is to share ORIGINAL Tumblrs. Tumblr (or, if you must, Blogspot, I guess) blogs on which hot dudes post original content - their own hot pics and videos - not simply repostings of content from other sources we can all easily find on dozens of other Tumblrs. Try to only post original sources. Guys who are either hot (your definition of what that may be) who post their own stuff OR the growing set of amateur and professional erotic photogs who like to snap original pics of their hot friends and associates.

Here are a couple to get us started. If there's continuing interest, I'll bump the thread from time to time with new Tumblr exhibitionists, but hopefully I won't the only contributor. Oh, and, I'll try to keep things diverse if this thread doesn't die, but it does seem like the majority of exhibitionists I've found on Tumblr have been white dudes. Thus far. Here we go...

A BEARDED BOY: http://abeardedboy.tumblr.com Probably familiar to most of us as one of the most popular and kinky exhibitionists out there. A lovely Canadian guy with gorgeous, searing eyes, a naturally strong (but not overly sculpted) body and a pretty insatiable appetite for cock. You'll find everything from smiling self portraits in beautiful natural settings to close ups of his hot hole and lots of photographed (and occasionally video'd) sexual encounters with multiple partners.

GUYS I'D FUCK (Jeremy Lucido): http://www.guysidfuck.com/ LA photographer and gay zine writer (Starfucker). His blog is collection of: reblogged photos of hot guys he's encountered online, his own original photography of hot, but not overly model'y models and lots and lots of selfies of his cute body and hot, huge cock. Guy is not afraid to get down. Click on the "Self Pix" link at the top of his page if you only want to see his pics.

SHOOT IN MY PIT: http://shootinmypit.tumblr.com/tagged/me Another LA based dude. He has that adorkable hipster look thing - the kind of guy you'd find in Echo Park or (if he can still afford it) Silverlake. You'd definitely find it at Akbar on a busy night. He's also one of those guys who probably looks a bit cute if unassuming fully clothed and out on the street, but who kinda turns into a surprisingly hot, sexual animal when he disrobes and gets down. Click on the "me" tag (currently in the left hand margin) to see his selfies. Lots of pics of him in various states of undress from topless to fully nude and from soft to rock hard. You might have to dig back a few pages, but there are also some really hot sex pics of him and his bf and a few fuck buddies. The rest of his blog features some hot reblogged photos of beefy, hairy guys. He can get pretty kinky, too.

So... what you got? Oh, and they don't have to all be fully nude. I'm sure there are some hot Tumblrs out there who are good at teasing, too. But don't post guys who are already posting the exact same photos on Instagram.

by Tired of "regular" mainstream gay pornreplies 107 hours ago

Astronaut Wives Club' lifts off with a light payload

Every time Victim Cultures put their hands on something, it dies.

This sounds like another Pan Am.

by Anonymousreplies 707 hours ago

Tab Hunter Thinks James Dean Was Straight

He talks at first about maybe Dean being beyond labels but finishes with a plain "no" on whether he thinks Dean was gay. Kind of shocking.

by Anonymousreplies 1127 hours ago

Ben Affleck's Toupee vs. Spray Tanner: There Are No Winners Here

I thought the government had instilled safeguards to prevent this kind of tragedy from ever happening again.

by Anonymousreplies 577 hours ago

Finn Wittrock

Big cock?

by Anonymousreplies 567 hours ago

Entire Tennessee county clerk’s office resign over same-sex marriage

Entire Tennessee county clerk’s office resign over same-sex marriage

Naith Payton, 3rd July 2015, 4:25 PM

The entire staff of Decatur County clerk’s office has resigned over same-sex marriage.

They remain the only county clerk’s office in Tennessee that is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses – although they have not yet had a request for one.

Clerk Gwen Pope and her employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler have all declared they will resign after the Supreme Court ruling that brought same-sex marriage to all 50 states.

Ms Pope told the Jackson Sun she didn’t make the decision for publicity.

She said: “It’s kind of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason. That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us.

“It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”

She has been the county clerk since 2008.

Drew Baker of the Tennessee Equality Project said clerks refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses was “unfortunate” but “also against the law.”

He went on: “They’re opening themselves up to litigation. However, I admire them for the strength of their convictions.”

Local resident Carlton Sanders agreed. He said: “If they were elected, and it’s the law and they don’t want to do what the law says of course you should step down.

“It went to the top. We go by a justice system and that’s how it is.”

A clerk in Kentucky is currently refusing to issue any marriage licenses at all.

by Anonymousreplies 527 hours ago

John Schneider

I'm watching an old Graham Norton with John, Catherine Bach and the other guy. Damn, John is still hot.

by Anonymousreplies 667 hours ago

Report: Gen Xers Don't Want To Be Homeowners!!!!!!!

For many of them, the market crashed at the time they were going to buy their first homes and now many are either unwilling to leave the rental market or stuck with it due to the economy. There is a sharp decline in home ownership between Gen Xers and Baby Boomers when the Baby Boomers were the same age as current Gen Xers:

by Anonymousreplies 1007 hours ago

If Greece exits the Eurozone...

Could it end up becoming a Russian protectorate state?

by Anonymousreplies 1097 hours ago

2 NHL players are out to friends and family

Does anyone know who the two guys being described in this article are?:

One of the players, who is bi, is out to a number of people including an ex girlfriend, some friends of his, and a couple other hockey players who he is close with. Even telling those people was a difficult step for him, but he feels good about it and I think he should be proud of himself for that. He is considering going public at some point, but would need to be in the right situation. The other player is gay and more of a newcomer in the league with great potential. He has confided in some friends, including two other hockey players (one of which is the first player). He is the more likely of the two to come out publicly at some point.

by Anonymousreplies 1327 hours ago

Who has the face that launched a thousand fire cracker barrels?

A thread for 4th of July.

by Anonymousreplies 27 hours ago

MTO: Jennifer Garner CAUGHT Ben Affleck . . . CHEATING With Jennifer Lopez!!!

Whoops there it is

by Anonymousreplies 497 hours ago

Teen Wolf Season 5

Does DL plan on continuing to hate watch this show?

by Anonymousreplies 497 hours ago

New Terminator film is flopping hard!

Magic Mike, too.

Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’

Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex.

“Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.

Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys” was close behind, pulling in $6.5 million and bringing its total to $15.4 million. The attempt to reboot the cyborg franchise is facing fierce headwinds. Reviews have been lackluster and with a $155 million price tag, “Terminator Genisys” is relying on foreign crowds to propel it to profitability. To that end, it will roll out in 60% of the overseas market this weekend, a move that could boost its receipts substantially.

by Anonymousreplies 527 hours ago

Gay youtubers

Any on DL?

by Anonymousreplies 2207 hours ago

Lee Pace Thread #17

Go on...

by Anonymousreplies 5257 hours ago

Carol Burnett in "The Exorcist"

In a new interview, William Friedkin says that he and William Peter Blatty wanted Carol Burnett to play the mother in The Exorcist. She wanted to do it, but the studio said nixed the idea. Audrey Hepburn was offered the role first, then Anne Bancroft and then Jane Fonda. Fonda was a crazy bitch back then and sent a telegram that read "Why would I want to appear in a capitalist bullshit rip-off like this?” Friedkin says that Barbra Streisand was never offered the role.

Friedkin says that "Cruising" was based on true stories of murder in the NYC leather scene at the time. One of the murderers actually appeared in "The Exorcist." Apparently, the NYC leather scene was very dangerous in the 70s.

I can't link the interview for some reason, but it's found on Queerty.com.

by Anonymousreplies 2158 hours ago

Let's play "Out That Closet Case!"

Have you or someone you know had sex with a closet celeb, athlete, or politician? If so, here's your chance to out them. Share your stories with the group!

by Anonymousreplies 408 hours ago

Freddie Smith, Moobs and the end of Wilson

The rant continues here

by Ken Cordayreplies 618 hours ago

Pics of men presenting their pits

I'll start:

by Anonymousreplies 1328 hours ago

What's going on over at DOOL

Actor after actor is either leaving the show or they are being let go so what's going on behind the scenes at the show?

by Anonymousreplies 268 hours ago

New Colorado Ballot Measure seeks to roll back Gay Marriage

The proposed constitutional amendment states, "A marriage is recognized as a form of religious expression of the people of Colorado that shall not be abridged through the state prescribing or recognizing any law that implicitly or explicitly defines a marriage in opposition or agreement with any particular religious belief."

Any same-sex couple married before the proposed amendment takes effect or in another state would have their relationship redefined as a civil union, which carries some but not all of the legal rights of marriage.....

Each measure would need at least 98,492 verified signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot.

by Anonymousreplies 158 hours ago

If you could give Madonna advice on how to proceed with the rest of her career - what would it be?

No-one can argue Madonna's undeniable legacy/place in the music industry. It is what it is.

But in recent years she has clearly lost touch and has gone off the rails almost completely. To get back on track, Madonna needs to totally reinvent herself. She is famed for doing this in the past in a savvy way.

If you could give her some advice on how to reinvent herself and proceed with the rest of her career - what would it be?

by Anonymousreplies 428 hours ago

Why do the Social Justice Warriors hate gay men?

I really don't get it. They seem to be for equality, yet they talk down gay men all the time. And whenever they talk about LGBT, it's always about how women and lesbian are so brave.. or even transgender people. And we need to fight for them and support them. Yet when it's gay men it's "oh, he's just another gay white privileged guy". Are the SJWs just hating men point blank, doesn't matter if they're gay? because that's what it seems like to me. It's like gay men are the devil, like gay men get everything handed to them. I find the opposite true actually. It seems lately that lesbians and transgender people are widely accepted in society.. just look at transgenders being on more and more tv shows (Sense8 the newest one). And lesbians are on every tv show these days. Wherever you look there's a lesbian. Also.. the lesbians get to kiss and have sex. Yet there's only a handful of male gay characters on tv, and they're usually celibate and/or stereotypical and/or barely there.

by Anonymousreplies 208 hours ago

Meet Joe Black on Showtime today

Just watched it for the first time. What a strange movie. Scenes go on forever and there's an unintentionally homoerotic moment between Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. The iingenue Claire Forlani must have had an eating disorder-she looks painfully thin even with the camera adding ten pounds. Marcia Gay Harden is good, as usual. And Brad's nips are delicious.

by Anonymousreplies 68 hours ago

Anne Heche

Do we still hate her ? Hollywood doesn't seem to (now that she's straight again).

She has a new show on the USA Network called 'Dig' .........anyone see it ?

She has a pathetic 7,200 followers on Twitter.

by Anonymousreplies 138 hours ago

The EU banking crisis, re: Greece and Ireland by way of France and Germany, or how I learned to start worrying about the deficit

In deference to the poster who wanted a politics thread, I will post this inside.

by Anonymousreplies 688 hours ago

Caitlyn and Kim Kardashian wearing SAME outfit

You know what this means.

by Anonymousreplies 388 hours ago

Leaked Audio Depicts U.S. Diplomat Cursing E.U.

The audio recording, incorporated into a video with Russian subtitles and posted on YouTube Tuesday, appears to be a conversation between the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, discussing how to resolve the ongoing standoff between the Ukraine government and protesters camped out in the streets.

[bold]At one point, the voice apparently belonging to Nuland suggests that United Nations efforts should take precedence over the E.U. position, adding, “f–k the E.U.”[/bold]

by http://youtu.be/MSxaa-67yGM?t=2m56sreplies 618 hours ago

Gay White Guys Who Exclusively Date Asian Guys

Do they share a similar personality trait? We've explored straight men who date only Asian women. What about gay men.

by Anonymousreplies 438 hours ago

Actors you are uncomfortable watching on film

Robert Taylor- he gave testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee- helped to ruin people's lives living. And he is all mustache and looks.

Susan Haywood- she is brash and hard and sticks her neck out like a turtle and screams and calls it acting

Gary Cooper- just dumb.

Tom Cruise- was never a big fan but hard to watch controlled crazy act.

Justin Timberlake- almost didn't see the Coen Brother film because he was in it. He is so bad it is almost embarrassing to watch me. His voice - high, childish, and uncontrolled.

by Anonymousreplies 1378 hours ago

Greek economy close to collapse as food and medicine run short

Alexis Tsipras urges people to vote no in Sunday’s referendum as capital controls bite and vital tourism industry sees tens of thousands cancel holidays in Greece

Greece’s economy is on the brink of collapse after the capital controls imposed ahead of Sunday’s referendum left the country with shortages of food and drugs, the tourist industry facing a wave of cancellations and banks with barely enough money to survive the weekend.

Banks said they had a €1bn cash buffer to see them through the weekend – equal to just €90 (£64) a head for the 11 million-strong population – and would require immediate help from the European Central Bank on Monday whatever the result of the referendum, in which the two sides are running neck and neck.

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, was fighting for his political life on Friday night, using a rally to say that a no vote would enable him to negotiate a reform-for-debt-relief deal with the country’s creditors.

The survival of the Syriza coalition, formed just over five months ago to repudiate five years of austerity programmes, was in doubt as Greece started to suffer shortages of basic provisions, including the sale of vital drugs in pharmacies nationwide

Food staples, such as sugar and flour, were also fast running out on Friday as consumers started to feel the effect of the restrictions.

by Hercules, descending from Mount Olympusreplies 198 hours ago

Jim Carrey Brands California Governor ‘Fascist’ Over Vaccine Law

Carrey has been an activist on the issue since his relationship with Jenny McCarthy

Jim Carrey left his 14 million Twitter followers in no doubt about his feelings on California’s tough new vaccination law on Tuesday.

The actor believes there is a link between vaccines and autism. He branded California Gov. Jerry Brown a “corporate fascist” after he signed into law one of the strictest immunization programs in the country earlier in the day.

In a series of more than half a dozen tweets that ended in a flurry of capital letters, the Golden Globe winner insisted he was “pro-vaccine.” He was only “anti-neutrotoxin,” he said, repeating his claim that ingredients such as thimerosal and mercury carry a risk to children…

by Anonymousreplies 188 hours ago

President Obama visits all 50 states

Only one of four US Presidents to do so.

I love the photos at the link. My favorites are the one of Obama and Biden in New Hampshire, and the cheerleaders in North Carolina.

Love it.

by Anonymousreplies 588 hours ago

Rubio, Christie Sleep Over with Romneys

An aide to Mitt Romney tells the Associated Press that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—both rivals for the Republican presidential nomination—both stayed over at the Romney’s house in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire on Friday for a holiday sleepover. The Romneys extended the invitation after hearing that both the Christie and Rubio families would be in town. “I suspect there might be a little politics discussed tonight with Mitt and Ann, but me and Mary Pat, and Andrew and Sarah are really happy that Mit and Ann invited us to stay with them tonight,” Christie said.

What did Ann serve?

by Anonymousreplies 218 hours ago

Literary lesbians of the DL: what make you ladies of lezzie author Sarah Waters?

Gay guy here. I'm reading Sarah Waters The Paying Guests, a gift from a lesbian friend.

It's about an English lesbian who lives with her mother in the 1920's and has a steamy affair with their married boarder, under the husband's nose.

Quite hot.

Have you ladies read her work?

by Anonymousreplies 18 hours ago

How often do you eat fried foods?

I cook practically every day and I generally make well-balanced meals. Today I want to make fried chcicken. I dont fry foods often, maybe twice a month at most but I feel a little guilty since I'm trying to lose weight.

by Anonymousreplies 438 hours ago

Madonna farm FRAUD-wasting taxpayer money!

What a selfish cunt. She really has no regard for anyone but herself. The bitch bought this farmland for a real discount with the agreement she would not build on it and continue to use it as farmland...but she only planted some trees to shield her mansion and is not using the rest of it for agricultural purposes...yet she'll still receive tax breaks. Vadge is a CUNT

by Anonymousreplies 268 hours ago

Mr. Mooney died 20 years ago, June 30, 1995

Underrated comic genius of our generation?

by Lucyreplies 228 hours ago

Was the Civil War about slavery?

YES, of course! But there are still relatively smart southern americans who insist it was northern aggression and/or "economics".

Why can't they simply admit it was? And move past that.

by Anonymousreplies 1018 hours ago

Oscars 2016 Predictions

Just a heads up, the insufferable, mediocre and star of often bad films, Jake G is cert for Southpaw, finally, his whole career is about winning an oscar. Also Rita Ora best supporting actress for Southpaw. I think this Jake trying to be De Niro. You know what they say, if can't win an Oscar on your own terms do an impression of De Niro or Pacino.

Actresses, I think Saoirse Ronan is front runner.

by Anonymousreplies 399 hours ago

The Scilons threatened everyone over Going Clear

They have been quiet lately though.

by Anonymousreplies 19 hours ago

Mario Lopez looking HOT on the beach while vacationing with his family

and yes I can overlook his small nipples. He DOES NOT look 41 at all. He is the true definition of a DILF!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreplies 439 hours ago

Co-worker (NSFW)

...

by Anonymousreplies 769 hours ago

Jeff Lewis' show Flipping Out has not had good ratings for several years now...why does Bravo keep renewing his show?

They act like he's a ratings winner. Last season he had just 4 episodes break the 1 million mark...

His personality is odious. His appearance is nothing appealing either...those fucking lips are misshapen

by Anonymousreplies 359 hours ago

Josh Duggar could face civil suit from molestation victim

Josh's parents will have to answer every question as they will not be able to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination because the criminal statute of limitations has expired. The statute of limitations has no bearing on civil suits in this matter, according to Arkansas law.

by Anonymousreplies 69 hours ago

The Life & Times of BRAVO's Andy Cohen, Part V

Back and taking celebrity ass kissing to an entirely new level!

Continue...

by Anonymousreplies 1699 hours ago

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Why are the winners always so fucking skinny???

No fair!!

by Anonymousreplies 99 hours ago

Magic Mike XXL review: LESS skin than the first one

Cancel those fandango reservations ladies.

"Weren't we all complaining when Magic Mike didn't deliver the goods and there was too little skin, too much dialogue? Be prepared to be DISAPPOINTED with Magic Mike XXL because it's even lesser skin and even more dialogue. I think it took close to an hour in for a shirtless Tatum moment. Yes, we got to see Joe Manganiello's butt at the beginning in a pool scene (which was a promise of gratuitous nudity to come but nothing more came after) and each male lead/supporting star had a "strip skit"; but there was just way too much filler scenes of a very weak, juvenile plot and caricature characters. Instead of having the skin scenes drawn out, most were fleeting and were tame shirtless scenes. The main cast did end up in thongs at the stripper convention in the tail-end of the film, but those thong-moments were quick and blink-and-you'll-miss-it." (Reposted from Just a Dream)

by Anonymousreplies 9810 hours ago

Great pacific garbage patch

What the hell is the matter with humanity?

by Anonymousreplies 1210 hours ago

So Julianne Hough outed Jonathan Bennett

Not that it is a surprise but Bennett has avoided ever publicly mentioning he is gay and she just blurted it out on national TV.

Hell, maybe more people should start doing this to obvious closet cases. Colton Haynes your next?

by Anonymousreplies 10110 hours ago

Former college basketball captain comes out, is engaged to a man

He's handsome

by Anonymousreplies 4710 hours ago

Billionaire NBA Owner Secretly Dating Attractive Male Actor On The DL!

So the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers is "dating" a D-list actor? And buying him lavish gaudy gifts?

by Anonymousreplies 12610 hours ago

Kellan Lutz Non-Shirtless Pics

Still beautiful in my opinion. What do you think?

by Anonymousreplies 4610 hours ago

Michael Sam leaves Alouettes training camp for personal reasons

Michael Sam has left the Montreal Alouettes' training camp and returned home for personal reasons, the team said Friday.

"With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential," the Alouettes said in a statement, which said Sam had returned, "The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and rally around him to offer him all time and support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come back whenever he feels ready."

Sam, 25, signed a one-year, $100,000 contract with the Canadian Football League team last month that included a $150,000 option for 2016. The team's preseason opener is Saturday at Ottawa. But Sam hadn't practiced in recent days because of what the team said was an illness. His agents did not immediately respond to messages Friday.

The St. Louis Rams used a seventh-round draft pick on Sam in 2014, making him the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. He was cut at the end of the preseason and later spent time on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

by Anonymousreplies 27210 hours ago

Johnny Tremaine

I'm watching this Disney movie. I saw it once in Jr. High. One thing I've noticed is the mood music always in these old movies. Sentimental, cheery, etc. Same as Gone with the Wind.

by Anonymousreplies 610 hours ago

How Is "Romeo and Juliet" Like A Cult?

For my first assignment my freshman year of high school, I had to write a ten-page essay relating the story of "Romeo and Juliet" to a cult, with no further explanation given from my English teacher. A tad much, no?

by Anonymousreplies 1810 hours ago

What drug is it?

A frau I'm friendly with at work has a son who is on probation for a burglary charge. Before that he'd been in and out of drug rehab. He is living with her again and she is scared but won't call the cops on him. She went away for a weekend and when she got back his bedroom was littered with syringes, blood, and soda cans that were burned. He also had jars of piss and he'd possibly shit and vomited. She literally put on gloves and threw everything in the trash.

I think he's doing heroin but is there some other drug it could possibly be?

by Anonymousreplies 1010 hours ago

Closeted Garrett Clayton and his twink booty

It deserves its own thread.

by Anonymousreplies 2410 hours ago

Kumail Nanjiani is bizarre

He pinged on my gaydar for years. I watched him on Conan O'Brien last week. He told long creepy stories about sex. One was about discovering masturbation and another was about zipping off a piece of his dick. Plus he's married and cops this sort of swagger, and makes a lot of heterosexual offsides like jerking off to Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters. But he seems so queer and queeny to me. I can't figure it out.

by Anonymousreplies 010 hours ago

Why do the big Hollywood directors have such a hard-on for Leonardo diCaprio?

I don;t get it. He's a decent actor, but he's chubby, he's not a particularly great actor (like Daniel Day-Lewis, for example, is) and he never wins the Oscar. Yet they always want him to play the lead in his movies.

Does he give free blowjobs to Scorsese or something?

by Anonymousreplies 1110 hours ago

Dump Cakes and Dump Dinners

Somehow "dump" is not a word that sounds very appetizing in a recipe.

by Anonymousreplies 510 hours ago

Time for gossip. This place is too serious

Pap-whores Leann and Eddie are broke so says this source. Not surprising since all they do is lounge around on beaches in their bathing suits.

by Anonymousreplies 3910 hours ago

The Haves and the Have Nots

Anyone ever watched this soapy show from Tyler Perry? I've been watching ads for it. Has a black and white cast.

by Anonymousreplies 411 hours ago

Public Radio Complaints

It's time to pull the plug on the Car Talk reruns. Let it go, already!

by Anonymousreplies 1311 hours ago

Celebrities who look amazing on screen but not so much or even plain in person.

Who have you seen?

by Anonymousreplies 5711 hours ago

Bradley James To Play Lead In Lifetime’s ‘The Omen’ Sequel Series ‘Damien'; Shekhar Kapur To Direct

Merlin star Bradley James has landed the title role in Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s classic horror film The Omen. In his TV directing debut, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will helm and executive produce the first episode.

Produced by Fox TV Studios, the six-episode Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.

Damien, slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.

by Colin Morganreplies 18511 hours ago

A Comprehensive List of Everyone Trying to Sever Ties With Donald Trump

Enjoy.

by Anonymousreplies 411 hours ago

Twilight Zone Marathon

Part 2!

by Anonymousreplies 5511 hours ago

AirBNB is a menace to society

"Neighbors outraged by lewd behavior at Hollywood Hills Airbnb campsite"

Instead of campfire songs and s'mores, some residents in the Hollywood Hills say they're seeing campers who rented out a plot of land in their neighborhood engaging in lewd acts.

Video at link.

by Anonymousreplies 911 hours ago

Chirs Evans Comes Out As A Pussyhound

A source says that Scarlet Witch and Captain America have been getting their secret hump on during the filming of Captain America: Civil War in Atlanta, but want to keep it on the down-low because Chris Evans doesn’t want to be seen as a skirt-chasing pussy hound.

“Chris is paranoid about his womanizing becoming public while he’s on this multi-picture deal with Marvel. He’s protecting his image, and will bend over backwards to keep things quiet.”

In the past fourteen months, Chris has been rumored to be doing Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Collins, Lucy Pinder, Sandra Bullock. “Who’s the slut now?” hissed Black Widow.

by Anonymousreplies 911 hours ago

Tsunami: Caught on Camera

[quote]Christmas Day 2004, and across the Indian Ocean, tourists from around the globe are enjoying dream holidays in the sun. But none of them know that the very next day their video cameras will capture one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history, which will leave nearly 300,000 dead in eleven countries.

The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami killed almost 300,000 people. I started watching this YouTube video, not knowing that it was a full-length documentary, but found it so emotional and compelling, that I stayed through the whole 8 episodes. This story had more impact on me today than it did in 2004.

by Anonymousreplies 811 hours ago

Bay Area tunnel to be renamed for Robin Williams

A Bay Area tunnel, known for the brightly colored rainbow painted over its arched entrance, will now be called the Robin Williams Tunnel.

Commonly known as the Waldo Tunnel or the Rainbow Tunnel, the passageway led travelers from Marin County to the Golden Gate Bridge.

The late actor, who lived in Tiburon, Calif., likely traveled through the tunnel when he visited San Francisco.

On Wednesday, the California Senate approved the new name, eternally designating Williams as an iconic figure in the Bay Area.

“Robin Williams was a friend to the North Bay community of the San Francisco Bay area,” the legislative bill said. “He would often drop in unannounced at comedy nights at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. There he would encourage young, budding comedians. He did so with kindness and humility and many comedians aspired to perform with the same level of wit and insight as Robin Williams.”

Signs carrying the tunnel’s new name will likely appear over the tunnel by early fall, said Steve Williams, a California Department of Transportation spokesman. Private donations will pay for signs, which will cost about $3,000.

Williams committed suicide Aug. 11, 2014, in his home in unincorporated Tiburon.

by Anonymousreplies 1411 hours ago

Solo at Disneyland

Disneyland has over the years become more welcoming to those of us who go it alone.

So-called single-rider lines corral the unaccompanied into our own group, easing the stigma of standing among families and the coupled-up. While some single-rider lines such as Indiana Jones send riders through the exit, the launch of Radiator Springs Racers in 2012 gave the singles their own queue.

Thus, these lines are gradually making the idea of a solitary Disney trip seem normal — or slightly less abnormal.

Like every shortcut, however, there are dangers to going this route. Single-rider lines aren't necessarily dedicated to the lonesome but are instead aimed at filling every available seat. Be brave, for you may encounter a family who will ask you not to ride with them. Disneyland

"Oh, would you mind waiting for the next one?" said a mom as I had one foot in the log on Splash Mountain. She wanted a family photo, and I apologized and later imagined what it would be like if I kicked everyone out of a log because I wanted a solo picture.

Few things in life are more awkward than stepping out of a log ride and turning to face the stares of dozens at the front of a line. What if all the denizens of Disneyland now declare mutiny and flat-out refuse to ride with me?

The Disney employees put me on the next log out, but I was a little shaken and didn't go on another ride that day. This is the stress in going to Disneyland alone. Even if I think that I've become comfortable being alone, I find it discomforting that others aren't always at ease with it.

by Anonymousreplies 4011 hours ago

MyFitFoods

No, I'm not a shill. They have a few of these in town and wondered whether anyone had done this place before?

(Looks to be a place that does grocery style prepared foods, but ones that are healthy and have calories, nutritional info, etc. on the outside - which most places don't put on their hot/prepared foods).

Do you like it? Hate it?

Are there other places like this?

by TIA, bitches. replies 011 hours ago

Why do we need the extra four digits of the nine-digit ZIP code if the mail will still be delivered with just the first five?

I've never understood that.

by Anonymousreplies 1411 hours ago

I miss the way Mariah Carey used to look, sing and talk

Here's a clip of Mariah from 1990 when she performed "Vision of Love" on GMA and had a short interview beforehand. She looked great with her curly brown hair, simple but nicely applied makeup, her body was thin, she hadn't had any plastic surgery, she talked normally and sang very well. Mariah didn't do that affected "dahhhling" crap or her faux-ditzy schtick. She sounded down-to-Earth and well spoken.

These days, the only remnants of the original, lovely and great Mariah that we have are her wonderful smile (thankfully that has never changed) and of course her waving of the hands while she sings lol. All the younger girls copied her hand waving lol. Sure, once in a while she'll still put in a good performance here and there, but her voice is mostly gone. She has dyed her hair blonde and straightened it, has gained a significant amount of weight, dresses like a porn actress and alternates her speech between over-the-top diva and airhead.

Is this all Tommy Mottola's doing? We know he fucked her up mentally after she left him. It's so sad what happened to Mariah.

Anyway, enjoy the clip of the REAL Mariah when she was new and fresh on the scene:

by Anonymousreplies 5911 hours ago

Rectify on Sundance Channel

Any fans?

by Anonymousreplies 012 hours ago

Sonia Manzano to Retire After 44 Years on ‘Sesame Street’

Sonia Manzano to Retire After 44 Years on ‘Sesame Street’

July 1, 2015 | 07:01PM PT, Alex Stedman, News Editor, Variety.com

“Sesame Street” is losing on of its most recognizable faces.

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on the long-running PBS children’s show, is retiring 44 years after joining the series, she said at the American Library Association Annual Conference.

Manzano first appeared on “Sesame Street” in 1971, and was upped to a series regular in 1974. Manzano, with TV-husband Luis, are known to “Sesame Street” viewers for running the Fix-It Shop, which specializes in toaster repair.

Along with acting on the show, Manzano also served as a writer. She won 15 Emmys for her writing work on the show, and was nominated twice for her acting. Manzano also has a memoir releasing soon, “Becoming Maria: Love And Chaos In The South Bronx.”

While the show has yet to make an official announcement of her departure, Manzano has been actively responding to fans lamenting her exit on Twitter, reassuring them that all will still be well for Big Bird and the gang with her gone.

by Anonymousreplies 412 hours ago

Obama Speechwriter Reveals Secret Same-Sex Marriage at White House

Freeper heads are going to EXPLODE!

"During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast “The Moth Radio Hour” at this year’s Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before gay marriage would become legal nationwide, he secretly performed a same-sex marriage at the White House."

“I went into politics for the reasons most people do: ambition, self-righteousness, and a desire to help others,” Lovett said, according to a writeup in Saturday’s Playbook. If you’ve spent any time in Washington, you know that the desire to help others is optional, and for members of Congress, it’s frowned upon.”

Lovett, who also previously served as Hillary Clinton’s speechwriter during her time in the Senate as well as her first presidential campaign, worked for President Obama for three years before leaving Washington for Hollywood in 2011. He co-created the short-lived NBC comedy “1600 Penn,” became a producer on HBO’s “The Newsroom” and is currently working on a new politically minded series for Showtime.

“I remembered that I worked at the White House, and I could give tours any time I want,” Lovett recalled in Aspen. So he decided to use that privilege to carry out a supersecret operation: performing a first same-sex marriage at the White House.

“Steve and Justin and I walked through the double doors into the ground floor of the West Wing, past the Situation Room, down the hall past the offices of the [National Security Council], up the stairs by the Cabinet room and the Oval Office, through the doors of the Colonnade that connect the offices of the West Wing to the stately rooms of the residence, and we turned right down the stone path that jutted into the Rose Garden, and then I said, ‘Steve, do you take Justin to be your lawfully wedded husband? And Justin, do you take Steve?’”

“We were very nervous. They were nervous because they were getting married. I was nervous because I snuck into my boss’ house to perform a wedding against his wishes in his backyard,” he said. “You can say what you will about the first same-sex marriage at the White House, at the very least, it was quite rude.”

“They kissed modestly,” he continued. “And then I filed the paperwork — the only real evidence that this took place, because I had to list the address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”

by Anonymousreplies 412 hours ago

90s "Lilith Fair" style music

A thread for these ladies of the late 90s (mostly). Who am I forgetting?

by Anonymousreplies 3012 hours ago

Will The White House Be Lit Up Red, White, And Blue Tonight?

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 1112 hours ago

More Male Eye Candy #2

Continuing the tradition of viewing photos of gorgeous men.

by Anonymousreplies 27012 hours ago

Mysterious stories and haunting

I'm fascinated by this subject. I have a book that talks about haunting houses, cemeteries, and strange stories.

This one intrigued me:

"Not long before the opening of the French capital's Great Exposition of 1889, a distraught young Englishwoman rushed into the British embassy in Paris and told a story that has reverberated through fantasy and fiction ever since. She and her mother were on their way home from India and, owing to the shortage of accommodations in the crowded city, had taken two single rooms in a hotel. The mother chose Room 342, decorated with rose-strewn wallpaper and plum-colored velvet curtains. Then the older woman collapsed on the bed.

After examining the prostrate guest and talking excitedly in French with the hotel manager, the house doctor told the young woman that her mother was seriously ill and must have some medicine. But the proper medication could be found only in his office on the other side of town. The daughter would have to take his carriage and carry a note to his wife, who would hand her the drugs.

What should have been a simple errand consumed four hours. The driver kept the horses to an amble and seemed to steer in circles, and the doctor's wife took a long time to produce the medicine.

Finally, the frustrated daughter arrived back at the hotel, only to discover that all queries about her mother were met with blank stares. "I know nothing of your mother," said the manager. "You arrived here alone." The doctor was similarly confused by the woman's questions. Frantic now, the young traveler examined the hotel register. Instead of her mother's familiar signature, she saw a stranger's beside Room 342. Insisting on looking at the room itself, she found no velvet curtain, no flowered wallpaper, no familiar baggage — only the luggage of strangers. At this point, she fled to the embassy, where she was received with sympathy — and general disbelief. Trapped in a nightmare, the young woman ended her days in a British mental hospital."

It seems this is only a legend, still is fascinating

by Anonymousreplies 1312 hours ago

Hottest game show host?

Peter Tomarken, from "Press Your Luck".

by Anonymousreplies 4212 hours ago

Big Pecs That Just Out #3

Next thread goes...

by Anonymousreplies 40513 hours ago

Fitting Ways to Punish and Torture Celebrities

I read this in the "celebrities you wish would just go away already"

[quote] One more vote for Henry Louis Gates. He is an egotistical fraud. Throw in Al Sharpton and Ann Coulter. Better yet lock the three of them in a room together for eternity!

In an ideal, just society that would be fitting punishment complete with hidden cameras so the public could watch at will.

What are fitting ways of punishment and torture for other famous people? Be creative. Thanks.

by Anonymousreplies 113 hours ago

Greek guy draws on euro banknotes the realities of Greece

Found it and though i'd share.

by Anonymousreplies 013 hours ago

More Trump dumps. The Donald learns about viral.

et tu, NASCAR?

by Anonymousreplies 113 hours ago

I Want Sex with GMA's Jesse Palmer!

Imagine, if you will, feeling his beard stubble against the back of your neck while in bed being hammered on your side by this hot 6 ft 2 former 'Bachelor' and NFL star now a 'special contributor' to GMA. Every time I see his gorgeous smile, those pearly whites and his muscular body and that animal beard stubble I get weak, I tell you. Weak!

by Anonymousreplies 1513 hours ago

With their TV show off the air, the Duggars are back on social media

July 2

When news broke in May that Josh Duggar had molested several young girls when he was a teenager, his reality-show-starring family’s many social media accounts appeared to go on lockdown — save for a statement posted to their official Facebook page to address the controversy.

Two weeks later, Duggar’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and two of his victimized sisters spoke to Fox News about the traumatic incidents from 2002 and 2003. The news cycle moved on soon after.

But on Friday, following the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the Duggars went to Facebook and wrote: “Praying for our nation today.” Accompanying their comment is 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

The post came a couple of weeks after the Duggars began a slow return to social media, even as their popular reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” remains in limbo. TLC pulled the show a day after the scandal broke and has not announced any long-term plans to either bring back or cancel the program. On Wednesday, a TLC spokeswoman told The Washington Post there was “no update” to the network’s public statements on the future of the Duggars’ programming on the network.

But the Duggars have made it clear that the family is willing to remain in the public eye. On social media, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and some of their 19 kids have resumed the usual flow of information about their daily lives to their fans, with family photos and accounting of shopping trips, for instance.

Even Josh Duggar, who resigned from his high-profile job at the Family Research Council in May, has posted a few photos to his Instagram account to mark Father’s Day and two family birthdays:

“I don’t know if the rest of our family should be punished” for the actions of one person, Jim Bob Duggar told Fox News in early June, addressing the family’s potential return to television. However, he added, the Duggars will “be fine whether they film us or not.”

That seems to be the thesis statement the Duggars are trying to support with their increasing presence on social media.

Jill Dillard, one of the two Duggars who has publicly identified herself as one of her older brother’s victims, made a major announcement during this time: She, her husband Derick and their newborn son Israel are going to move overseas for a long-term Christian mission.

The Duggars and TLC are keeping quiet about whether they believe the family can return to television following the scandal — and if so, whether Josh Duggar, his wife Anna, and their growing family would be included in any future filming.

But it seems clear that the Duggars, Josh included, would like their viewers to start imagining them there, again.

by Anonymousreplies 1313 hours ago

My Exes and Ohs

Love the song - and SO MUCH man candy. But now that I know she's Rob Schneider's daughter, I can't help seeing Rob Schneider in a dress.

She's talented though. Great voice. AND the men are great in the video.

by Anonymousreplies 1613 hours ago

Hillary Clinton slams GOP as 'party of the past'

I'm thrilled to see all the Dems turning a spotlight on the backwards-ness of the GOP, using their bullshit of these last few weeks against them. One thing after the next hasn't failed for them, including the shooting at that church, which they first tried to make it a murder against Christians, that race had nothing to do with it. Then, bam, the manifesto comes out, including a web site linked to their party and many of their candidates. We had that, the confederate flag, Obamacare, same-sex marriage, housing protection, and it's not over yet. Not only are they seeing themselves as failing when it comes to policy, they're seeing how the majority is in favor of these rulings. This is all the Right had to run on and now they're non-issues as the rulings are done. Are they really going to run on gay marriage? That's what they did to win the 2004 presidential election. Obamacare? They lost. The confederate flag? Even their members are calling for its removal as to save face. They're losing on race as well. They have nothing. They had Miss Lindsay Graham on yesterday morning saying that the GOP can no longer run on these platforms. Good riddance!

by Anonymousreplies 213 hours ago

Jamie Bell - what's his deal?

I don't think there's any doubt that his relationship/marriage with Evan Rachel Wood was genuine, but is he straight, or bi just like her?

Was there ever something something sexual going on between him and Stephen Daldry, or was it purely a surrogate dad/son relationship?

When he and ERW separated last year there was a super-bitchy article about him in the Daily Mail containing this bit :

[quote][After the first time she left him] he moved into a flat with a 'special friend' - a man he never identified, but had known since before Billy Elliot - and they were inseparable for a while, though there is no suggestion of a romantic involvement.

What was up with that?

by Anonymousreplies 3313 hours ago

Male Bondage in Mainstream Entertainment

See link for four captivating images of David Boreanaz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Other notable entries?

by Ropes and Bedpostsreplies 15913 hours ago

What's with straights taking their kids to work?

Seriously.. at work yesterday a guy (yes, it wasn't even a frau this time!) took his kid to work. The kid was crying and crying and disturbed EVERYONE at work, yet he did nothing about it.. wtf?! I'm used to having the door to my office open, it's easier to communicate with people if the door is open and you're available. Anyway.. yesterday was the first day in forever I had to close the door because that brat was crying and screaming and I couldn't concentrate.

Why do straights do this? If you have to take your kid to work, at least make sure the kid doesn't spend the entire time crying! WTF?!

by Anonymousreplies 1913 hours ago

Movies with classic USA! patriotic imagery (even if the subject matter strays)

What movies have your typical, "USA! USA! USA!" imagery in them? I'll start. Bay's Armageddon had the 1930's-esque, Patrotic send-up montage:

by Anonymousreplies 1213 hours ago

Boris Vallejo

I used to jerk off to his Tarzan books covers , his sci-fi books covers, or his album covers in the early 80s because they were the most easily available images of heavoily eroticized muscle men.

Here's "Tarzan the Magnificent."

by Anonymousreplies 013 hours ago

Kobayashi

Holds the world record for eating hot dogs.

Cute face, hot body, and makes his living scarfing weiners. Shouldn't he be a datalounge icon?

by Anonymousreplies 613 hours ago

Bobbi Kristina being taken from rehab facility to die at home

[quote]According to reports, the 22-year-old - who has been in hospital since she was found unconscious in a bath on January 31 - will be moved to the house in which she lived with her mother, although her father Bobby Brown is against the decision.

[quote]An insider told Radar Online: 'They are planning to keep her in Georgia and possibly bring her back to the townhouse. 'That was her home and her mum's home. If they can bring her back it would be great. 'If she's alive, then let her be home and surrounded by beautiful photos of her mum. It's as good as it gets in such a bad situation.'

by Anonymousreplies 7313 hours ago

Let's pretend we are contemporary art

I am a photo of the Dalai Lama floating in a bucket of piss.

by Anonymousreplies 7714 hours ago

Selling old porn mags on eBay

Have any of you bitches done this?

Did it go well?

I have some old ones (10 years-ish) and am wondering if I should just recycle or if anyone would actually buy them.

by Anonymousreplies 114 hours ago

How Children Become Narcissists

In a new study in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, a team led by Eddie Brummelman of the University of Amsterdam decided to look at some data to see which story is better supported. Specifically, they examined a set of 565 kids between ages 7 and 12 in the Netherlands who, along with their parents, were asked questions designed to help gauge the levels of "child narcissism, child self-esteem, parental overvaluation, and parental warmth" in the household every six months for a year and a half.

The results, the researchers write, "support social learning theory and contradict psychoanalytic theory: Narcissism was predicted by parental overvaluation, not by lack of parental warmth." (That's not to say that a lack of warmth won't cause other problems or is a recommended parenting style, of course — just that in this sample it didn't seem to lead to narcissism.)

[Full article at link.]

by Anonymousreplies 314 hours ago

Question for Singers

A friend claims that when a Broadway or opera singer's last high note in a piece is "me," it's always pronounced as "ma" for some vocal reason. Is this correct?

by Anonymousreplies 2614 hours ago

NASCAR Racetracks Ask Fans Not To Fly The Confederate Flag

Ahahaha!!!

by Anonymousreplies 414 hours ago

Scalia's new book on gay America

Scalia predicts!

by Anonymousreplies 914 hours ago

Mind how you go: Swiss railway posts signs explaining how to go to the toilet

because 'Asian tourists don't use them properly'

One of the places the pictograms are on display is Mount Rigi railway, at Lake Lucerne. Surrounded by the Alps, the site is popular with Asian tourists.

by Anonymousreplies 1514 hours ago

Who have you enjoyed blocking?

I just blocked the "womanly ass troll" and it was very satisfying.

by Anonymousreplies 414 hours ago

"The Lucy Show"

I bought all the wonderful DVD sets that were put out with tons of extras. I now choose to watch those over "I Love Lucy." Anyone else?

by Anonymousreplies 514 hours ago

Hillary Clinton Reassures Gay Teen Worried About His Future: ‘Your Future Will Be Amazing’

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, took to Facebook on Friday to offer words of encouragement and advice from a ‘grown-up’ to a gay teen worried about his future.

Clinton shared her kind words in response to a photo posted by the page of Humans of New York, a project run by photographer Brandon Stanton.

“I’m a homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” Stanton quotes the teenager captured in his photograph as saying.

Less than an hour after Stanton posted the photo, the official Clinton campaign Facebook account left the following comment: “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them.”

The message was signed ‘-H’ to indicate that she had written the post herself.

Clinton’s deputy communications director for the Hillary for America campaign, Kristina Schake, shared the comment on Twitter:

A few hours after the post was shared on Facebook, it was removed without explanation. Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York posted the following message:

Seems that Facebook removed the young man’s brave statement and is now preventing me from uploading any further photos. I’m hoping it was a mistake. It is currently still on Instagram and I’m trying to figure out how to get it back up. After complaints from the blog’s fans, Facebook reversed the decision and allowed the photo to be reposted. However, the former Secretary of State’s message was missing.

by Anonymousreplies 1114 hours ago

Tyler Hoechlin's Beautiful Pits!!!

Yum!!!

by Anonymousreplies 4214 hours ago

Fewer Californians got into UC, while offers to foreign students rose

With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall's freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission.

About 60% of the 103,117 California applicants were offered a spot on at least one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses, according to university figures released Thursday. That appears to be a record low acceptance rate, down from about 63% of the 99,955 applicants last year, and about 79% in 1999, the oldest available systemwide figures. Tougher odds

However, Stephen Handel, UC associate vice president for undergraduate admissions, said that interest is so strong in the public university system that he expects the ranks of California freshmen will remain about the same as in this past school year, even though the 61,834 Californians accepted to UC were about 1,000 fewer than last year. Their ethnic composition continues to shift from whites to more Asians and Latinos

(Now that more Latino-Americans are prepping for UC, California is giving their seats away to foreigners)

by Anonymousreplies 2114 hours ago

Joni Mitchell update ?

Any news on how Joni is progressing? I have not been able to use Datalounge for what seems like a month or two before it came back in the new format, and her website is not very forthcoming. Presumably she is still in hospital and is "alert"? Obviously the daughter is out of her life again now ....

by Anonymousreplies 7414 hours ago

I want the info on Chris Colfer's boyfriend, Will Sherrod?

I want to know what's the deal with relationship.

by Anonymousreplies 314 hours ago

The Kinky Armie Hammer

Seem's the Hammer's not as clean-cut as he looks, as evidenced in this interview with Playboy...

The interviewer asked him about his sex life with his wife:

“Well, if you’re married to a feminist, as I am, then it’s…. I don’t know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover. I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change. And I mean that for the better—it’s not like I’m suffering in any way. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair. It gets to a point where you say, ‘I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.’ The two of us will literally break out laughing in the middle of it, finish up and be like, ‘Well, that was oddly fun!’ So it becomes a new kind of thing that’s less about ‘I want to dominate you’ and more about both of us having a really good time. It’s just a different style.”

But it's not all missionary blah-ness in the bedroom. Hammer intimated there was some hanky-panky with the Lone Ranger mask: “Let’s just say I kept one. And that my wife loves it.”

Armie was also a pervy, enterprising middle schooler:

"I almost got kicked out of eighth grade for selling Playboy. Me and this guy had a ring where we’d bring magazines packaged with a bottle of lotion to school—brilliant business plan, wasn’t it?—and sell them to the kids for $20. Then I got called into a teacher’s office. He said, 'I’ve heard you’re bringing in these nudie magazines.' I said, 'Nope, not me.' He went, 'So you wouldn’t mind if we checked your locker?' Which he then went and did. We’d stashed the actual magazines in bushes by the school, but there was a ton of lotion in the locker. All he could say was, 'Why do you have so much lotion?' I said, 'I get dry hands.'"

But despite his real-life predilection for domination, Hammer dispels the rumors of his potential involvement in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

"While I was working on Lone Ranger my agent brought it up, and I said 'Nope.' I mean, come on—it’s just mommy porn. I’m not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle reading about putting a ball gag in someone’s mouth. That doesn’t do it for me."

by Anonymousreplies 4014 hours ago

Weird and unusual animals.

Some animals are just downright odd. What is the strangest animal, (not including humans) you have ever seen or heard of?

For me, it's the terrifying jackalope!!

by Anonymousreplies 1214 hours ago

Don't Look Now But Madonna's Son Is Rebelling

by not grooming.

by Anonymousreplies 415 hours ago

The DL 4th of July Playlist

Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom (The Royal Opera House - 2002)

by Anonymousreplies 315 hours ago

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell involved in deadly Motel 6 Shootout

An armed intruder who forced his way into the motel room of former CNN anchor Lynne Russell has been shot and killed by her husband.

by Anonymousreplies 14915 hours ago

What's the worst thing you've done just because you were horny?

I let a smelly old drugged out man in a nasty, messy apartment suck my dick.

My skin crawls just thinking about it.

by Anonymousreplies 5715 hours ago

Roswell's Unanswered UFO Questions

Here you go, conspiracy theorists.

by Anonymousreplies 215 hours ago

Ted Bundy

A big Republican. Was kinda hot like Dahmer.

by Peggyreplies 1215 hours ago

Haunted House thread

We used to have these regularly on the old DL - how about a new one on the new site!

I'll start: I about 8 years ago, some friends and I rented a small unit which had been built about 5 years prior. For the first couple of days it was fine, but then we began to experience loud bangings on the walls all day and night. We called a plumber who checked it out and said that it was all new pipes and nothing to do with the plumbing. Things started going missing and appearing in weird places (keys inside the fridge etc) and there were loud crashing noises like all the crockery being smashed in the middle of the night, but we didn't have neighbours and there were no bottle or glass recycling places nearby (which was my original explanation). We wrote it off, until the furniture started moving on it's own. We started saying hello to the ghost whenever we got home and goodbye when we left and the activity seemed to revert back to just the banging on the walls. My flatmate went to the garden centre one afternoon and bought some pot plants for the house. She dropped them off and we went out for the day. When we came back, all the pot plants had been shredded and thrown all around the rooms and the pots had been smashed and dirt rubbed on the walls. There was no sign of forced entry and nothing had been taken. All the activity started up again that night. We moved out pretty quickly because we were just sick of it. I sometimes think of going back there to ask if the current residents have problems, but I just stay away.

by Anonymousreplies 515 hours ago

Fireworks - Why do they always attract shady, stabby types?

Why do fireworks always attract a sleazy, criminal type crowd? Is it because they have to get drunk or high to watch them? And someone always gets stabbed.

by Anonymousreplies 1415 hours ago

Hobo Lover

My best friend has taken a hobo lover and I'm feeling very conflicted about it. On one hand they are attracted to each other and I hear the sex is amazing but something doesn't seem right. He will invite him over for sex and the hobo will get to spend the night, take a shower have something to eat and sometimes even leave with a sandwich or a juice box but then he's back out on the street. Sometimes my friend will go three or four days without checking up on him he only calls him when he's horny. My friend won't buy the guy dinner in a restaurant or new clothes but he got him a cellphone so he's always able to call him for sex. Should I say something or just mind my own business? TIA.

by Anonymousreplies 11516 hours ago

A drag queen's final tribute to the grandmother who loved and accepted him

From under his black veil, sweat trickled down Paul Valdez's face.

On the long walk to the casket in the towering Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, dozens of pairs of drifting eyes found him and bored in. To his left, through the veil's spider web of nylon gauze, he could feel the spite in his aunt's voice.

"At your own grandmother's funeral," she hissed. "Dressed like a girl."

by Anonymousreplies 1416 hours ago

Could sonars have missed MH370 wreckage?

Questions arise over search company's competence 16 months after flight's disappearance

Search efforts for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370, which disappeared last year in the Indian Ocean, are questioned, as experts claim search could have passed over wreckage.

by Anonymousreplies 116 hours ago

Scientology’s Crown Jewel Of Crazy Might Be Leaving Them

Let’s see, a few days ago, I felt sorry for that piece of trash Parasite Hilton (when I shouldn’t have) and now I learn that there’s an itty bitty sliver of a chance that Scientology’s golden son Tom Cruise is thinking of pulling his head out of L. Ron Hubbard’s asshole for once and for all. It’s the end of the world as we know it and I don’t feel fine, because I don’t want civilization to end until Lifetime’s inevitably shitty movie about the making of Melrose Place comes out.What do you think?

Block of Salt Weekly (aka Star Magazine) says that Tommy Girl is thinking of shocking the Thetans off of every Scientologist by turning in his OT-VII crown for the sake of Suri Cruise. Some source says that a crack in Tommy’s brainwashed shell of insanity formed during a recent phone call with Suri. Tommy hasn’t seen Suri’s face in person for over a year, because Katie’s afraid he will fill their daughter’s head with more Xenu talk and because Scientology doesn’t want him getting close to those suppressive traitors. Tommy feels like he has to choose between Suri and the cult of lunatics who need his money to keep their factory of fuckery going.What do you think?

Star’s intern, I mean the source, said this about the phone call with Suri that broke Tommy down:

[quote]“She was going on and on about her ballet class and how much she loves it. That’s when Tom realized he’s never seen her perform ballet and he started to tear up. It hit him that she’s growing up before his eyes and he’s not there to witness most of it. They talk on the phone and video chat, but it’s not the same.” Phone calls and video chats for Tom and Suri can’t really replace spending actual, physical time with each other, especially since Suri is so young.What do you think?

[quote]Tom has been under tremendous pressure where Suri and Katie are concerned because the church doesn’t want him close to them. They can’t stand that their own poster boy isn’t raising his child in the church,” the source said. “If they label Suri a suppressive person (a Scientology term for an enemy of the church), as they’ve been known to do with dissenters, that would make it hard for Tom to have a relationship with her. He’s between a rock and a hard place, but he’s finally making a choice to put his daughter first.”What do you think?

Those gossiping queens in the Scientology bathhouse definitely read “he’s between a rock and a hard place” and giggled while saying, “That spit roast ho usually is.”What do you think?

Tom Cruise is not leaving Scientology. They have a Mount Everest worth of dirt on him and I’m sure he just loves the feeling of David Miscavige and the other Scientologists kissing his all the time. But if Tommy left Scientology, it would be like the end of Beauty and the Beast when the spell breaks. The skies above the Celebrity Centre would clear, Shelly Miscavige’s shackles would break, John Travolta would sign up to the be the Grand Marshal of the next West Hollywood Pride Parade and Jenna Elfman would combust (there’s no saving her). The Celebrity Centre would also collapse and after it did, Suri Cruise would climb to the top of the rubble pile and strike a strong pose that clearly said, “Bow down to the warrior empress who brought down Scientology with just one phone call, bitches!”What do you think?

Here’s Tommy working those cha cha heels while shooting a movie in Atlanta the other day.

by Anonymousreplies 1916 hours ago

The Seeds on The Mothers-in-Law (1968)

Real gassy!

They're called 'The Warts' on the show.

by Anonymousreplies 316 hours ago

Frau freakout: "I was almost abducted from Hobby Lobby by sex traffickers"

[quote]Today was a giant eye opener for me! I went to Hobby Lobby on I-40 today by myself around 2pm. I was talking with a friend on the phone and not really paying much attention. During this time I noticed a middle aged lady following me aisle to aisle. I ignored it for a bit and then she started to make me feel uncomfortable so I went back and forth across the store to see if she was actually following me. She was actually following me! After a brief run around the store I made a dash for the register. After I got in line the lady got right behind me. I stuck with my instinct and got out of line staring her down in the process. I went to an aisle nearby and watched as she checked out and left. She got into a white semi truck with no bed and then left. I should point out she made me feel so uncomfortable that I texted a good friend my location just in case. I was extra careful as I left and drove out of my way to make sure I wasn’t followed. When I got to my friends house I was encouraged to call the manager of Hobby Lobby and I also called the police station. The policeman said that this is unfortunately a common thing and that they usually have two people helping for an abduction, a follower and a lookout. They are abducting people for sex trafficking. After they take someone they jump on I-40. He said they often use females because we don’t find them a threat.

Cops, of course, say this is bullshit. But it's spreading on Frausbook pages like mad.

by Anonymousreplies 3916 hours ago

Evan Dando

WEHT him? He was cute back in the day

by Anonymousreplies 1016 hours ago

Grayson McCouch

Who's got stories? Why did he date the insane Betty Buckley?

by Anonymousreplies 1916 hours ago

Reddit's popular "Ask Me Anything" forum is gone after popular admin is abruptly fired

God, this is the second controversy in a couple weeks. The new CEO is really fucking things up over there. The AMA thing was their biggest profit driver, celebrities loved tapping into such a key demographic.

by Anonymousreplies 4516 hours ago

Let's Recast Moob aka Freddie Smith!

Who should be the new Sonny Kiriakis?

by Anonymousreplies 1716 hours ago

Jake Silbermann's pendulous dong here.

Any questions?

by Anonymousreplies 716 hours ago

Edward Bess - QVC's Hair Product Unicorn

I just happened upon this vision while channel flipping. I had to turn back after catching a glimpse of this guy - he and his waist length locks were made for the cover of a romance novel. He's on QVC selling his line of hair-care products, and I found that he also has a makeup line.

Where has this guy been hiding that I've never heard of him before? He's a unicorn!

by Anonymousreplies 516 hours ago

Sam Heughan, Scottish actor, lead in Outlander

Early in his career he had several gay roles. Now he appears to be getting a beard.

by Anonymousreplies 12316 hours ago

Hottest Current Daytime Gay?

Who is the hottest?

by Dr. Reid's ghostreplies 316 hours ago

Whose is the most "masturbated to" male ass and why?

Brad Pitt? Among straight females and gay males? Hell, might as well include the straight males and lesbians in this survey.

by Anonymousreplies 7616 hours ago

Danish Riyal Family

"But the one who seems most despised on these GC type boards is Mary in Denmark."

Why? Let's start here.

by Anonymousreplies 5917 hours ago

Windows 10 Upgrade

Did everyone get the notification of the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade? I had a little icon in my bar; when I clicked on it, it said you could reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it's released in July.

I don't think they've ever offered free upgrades like that -- mine is from Windows 7. (And are they just skipping over Windows 9?)

by Anonymousreplies 17917 hours ago

Charleston shooter's sister set up Go Fund Me account

Her face is unfortunate, she better marry that boy before he runs.

by Anonymousreplies 617 hours ago

Baseball's sexiest players

WARNING: Link goes to Fox Sports

by Anonymousreplies 26417 hours ago

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project: What Is Up with these people?

What is this Sylvia Rivera Law Project's deal??

Are they just foolishly misguided, or misrepresented here, or are they evil-doers who need to have Anonymous sicced on them?

If their goal really is to get pen pals for abusers of the nature it's been alluded to, WTF could their agenda be?? By definition if you seek prisoner pen-pals you are preying on vulnerable lonely people with poor judgment (to put it kindly).

by Anonymousreplies 817 hours ago

Did Taylor Lautner just come out?

EXCLUSIVE: DID TAYLOR LAUTNER JUST COME OUT OF THE CLOSET?!

Written by J.W. Waxner-Herman December 5th, 2014

The beautiful Taylor Lautner has been a Sword obsession since before he was even legal. We’ve even published poorly photoshopped fake nudes of him in porn scenes. And his sexuality has been something of a mystery all along. But what was he doing in a gay club in West Hollywood hugging up on Andrew Christian model Murray Swanby last night?!?

Swanby posted the photo below to Instagram saying, “Ugh @official_taylorlautner #taylorlautner.. I’ve never been more #attracted to someone in my life.. #husbands??! Hahaha half kidding #hotstraightguys #twilight #hotguys #feck #TouchThursdays”

Yeah, nice “#hotstraightguys.” WTF was Taylor Lautner doing at Touch Thursdays?!?! The Abbey has not gotten that straight.

This past April a photo of Taylor with big gay Hollywood alleged twink-assaulter Bryan Singer surfaced, which was at least one big piece of evidence.

ANYWAY, Murray Swanby is also pretty hot — though not as jaw-droppingly hot as Taylor — and he gets to shake his ample package in the latest Andrew Christian Xmas promo video. It also has Topher DiMaggio in it.

That is all.

by Anonymousreplies 4117 hours ago

Is Criticism of Marriage Equality a Sign of Homophobia in the Trans Community?

On Facebook and Twitter I’ve seen some criticism of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality from trans people. The script may vary depending on the audience, but here’s an example. Rebecca Juro posited this on Facebook:

“The LGBT civil rights movement as we know it just came to a screeching halt now that SCOTUS has legalized marriage in all 50 states. LGBT working families and especially trans people are on our own now. Now that the rich gays have what they want, look for them to start funding Republicans to save even more money on taxes.

The rest of us are totally fucked now. Now that there will be no money for politicians in supporting LGBT rights and gay marriage will no longer be a hot topic for left-wing media, no one will notice or care what happens to the rest of us.

The battle is over. Gay Inc. has won and as always, it’s the LGBT working class who will find ourselves stuck with paying the price for that win.

Rah, fucking, rah.”

Where to begin….

Working LGBT families are served by the marriage equality win. You don’t need a sizeable bank account to get married to the one you love. Many trans people are also gay and are able to marry who they love. Trans people who are married now don’t have to be concerned about their current marriage being invalidated.

The basis of a lawsuit like Nikki Araguz’s is now moot.

Marriage equality, and the funders of the fight aren’t suddenly going to stop giving money. “Rich gays” didn’t/don’t fund the fight. Mostly the funding came from private charitable foundations (like the Arcus Foundation and the Gill Foundation) and multi-national corporations. Many states stuck with us and “did the right thing.” States like California and Illinois passed LGBT non-discrimination legislation before going forward with the fight for marriage equality.

There are many strong positions to take against the role of government and marriage all together, but that’s not what yesterdays ruling focused on. There are some who will argue that there’s been to much of a focus on marriage equality and not enough on trans rights (I’m one of those people, BTW), but that’s not what the SCOTUS ruling focused on.

It’s healthy to question the direction of the LGBT movement after Friday’s decision. But suggesting that GLBT families aren’t helped by the SCOTUS marriage equality decision and that the decision is bad for trans equality, is a bad argument that borders on homophobia.

by Anonymousreplies 2217 hours ago

What won't you wear - ever!

Hats, white socks, half socks, and briefs

by Anonymousreplies 5517 hours ago

What is you hit the ignore button for one of your own posts?

Do you cease to exist?

by Anonymousreplies 1118 hours ago

Best asses in Hollywood history

Women: Doris Day

Men: Gene Kelly

by Anonymousreplies 4718 hours ago

Mad Men DL fave James Wolk gets married...

...to a woman!

You guys can stop pining now.

by Anonymousreplies 018 hours ago

Why wasn't Andrew Gold credited for composing "Thank You For Being a Friend" until Season 6 of The Golden Girls?

It just seems so odd that they didn't do that until then. I'm sure there's a story behind it, I just don't know what it is.

by Anonymousreplies 218 hours ago

Haribo Gummy Bears are surelly a good laxative

I just ate some of them and I'm toilet bound after 10 minutes.

by Anonymousreplies 118 hours ago

The formerly out and seemingly out again gay British actor Luke Evans, part douze

Continue your foolishness.

by Simon Halls Squirrel replies 4218 hours ago

More Affleck/Garner Divorce Rumors

June 21, 2015

[bold]Storage van spotted outside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's family home for renovation work amid rumours the A-list couple are set for a divorce[/bold]

[quote]A large truck from well-established storage firm Wetzel & Sons was parked outside the actors mansion on Saturday, with two removal men loading furniture and boxes into the van.

[quote]There was no sign of Jennifer, 43, and Ben, 42, in the midst of the removal session as the men went about their business. However, it has been revealed that the couple are in the midst of renovating their house, rather than one or both of them moving out.

He's not a good husband but considering she cheated on Scott Foley with Michael Vartan & then cheated on him with Ben, she's no saint either. I feel bad for their kids.

by Anonymousreplies 1718 hours ago

Deluded Tops

Tops like to assume that being a bottom is all about passivity and subjugation. In actuality, the bottom is the one in charge. It's all about the bottom's pleasure.

Yes, I get off on a cock in my ass and one in my mouth. My groaning makes you think you're some kind of stud but it's really about making you service me.

Let's keep pretending you're in charge...

by Anonymousreplies 1218 hours ago

Oh my sides!

Where did this saying come from? When I laugh hysterically I feel it in my stomach, not my sides.

by Anonymousreplies 218 hours ago

Elton John greatest hits CDs?

I know download are the norm today but I'm still a CD kind of guy.

EJ has produced several greatest hits discs but I'm looking for some input on the best one to buy.

by Anonymousreplies 818 hours ago

Threadwatcher Question

When I"m viewing a thread that is on my threadwatcher, at the top of the page it has the eye image in light green, meaning it is in my TW. But then as soon as I scroll down, it shows it in black (not in the TW). Why is that?

by Anonymousreplies 019 hours ago

Is LENGTH or GIRTH more important

Thick always impresses me more but what say you?

by Anonymousreplies 2019 hours ago

Stephen King's Dark Tower

Sony Pictures is eying Nikolaj Arcel, director of the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair and writer of the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film, to take the Dark Tower reins.

The plan is for Arcel to rewrite and direct a film based on the first Dark Tower novel, The Gunslinger, kicking off both a series of films and a companion television series.

Will it actually happen?

by Anonymousreplies 1119 hours ago

Get That Money Bitch: The Amber Roof edition

Terribly inconvenienced inbred trash wanted dough to replace her lost wedding day....

Gotta admire her for her cojones.

by Anonymousreplies 519 hours ago

Forced Sex Scenes Make My Dick Hard

Why do violent fucking scenes and rapey scenarios get me like this?

Repression unleashed? Desire for domination?

Anyone else?

by Love Is Love?replies 1419 hours ago

Matt Damon cheery, pony-tailed as Ben Affleck divorces

Is this a new lease on life & love for Matt? Why or why not?

by Anonymousreplies 4320 hours ago

Channing Tatum’s Vogue Might Just Be Better than Madonna’s

Watch the Magic Mike XXL star bust out seven classic dance moves in 30 seconds.

by Anonymousreplies 321 hours ago

Obama approval rating at 50%

This beats all recent presidents at this point in their terms.

This is bad news for the GOP presidential candidates.

by Anonymousreplies 3721 hours ago

Joan Rivers Apartment Sold for $28 Million to Middle East "Royalty"

Greedy Melissa sold out to the middle east. How dare she sell that fabulous apartment instead of living in it as a tribute to her mother who gave her a fortune!

by Anonymousreplies 44a day ago

Breaking News: Whitey keeps Rachel Dolezal down!

Rachel out at NAACP.

by Sucretia Watkins-Tompkinsreplies 21a day ago

Sandra Lee Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

ALBANY — Sandra Lee, the television host and longtime girlfriend of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, said on Tuesday that she has breast cancer and would undergo a double mastectomy this week.

Ms. Lee, 48, made the announcement in an emotional, prerecorded interview on “Good Morning America” on ABC, saying she received the news in late March during a photo shoot for People magazine, which also published an interview with her on Tuesday morning.

“I didn’t even cry: I was stunned,” Ms. Lee said, speaking to Robin Roberts, who has also fought cancer and a rare blood disorder, adding: “And that’s just how fast life turns. It turns on a dime.”

Mr. Cuomo issued a statement shortly after the broadcast confirming what he called “terrible news.”

“I was devastated,” the governor said, adding that Ms. Lee was young for her diagnosis and had no family history of the disease. “Thankfully this was detected in the early stages.”

Ms. Lee, who is known for her cooking shows, told Ms. Roberts that she had already had a breast lump removed and was preparing for double mastectomy on the recommendation of her physicians.

“Both the radiologist and the doctor said, ‘You’re a ticking time bomb,’” Ms. Lee said.

She is also undergoing daily radiation, she said, a six-to-eight-week course of treatment.

Ms. Lee and Mr. Cuomo live together in Westchester County, and she said the governor was her second call — after her sister — when she received the news. “I think he was as stunned as I was,” she said, adding he had been “extremely supportive,” and would be in the operating room during her operation.

Mr. Cuomo said he would “take some personal time” to assist with Ms. Lee’s recovery, though he did not say how long. “I want to be with Sandy to support her in any way I can,” he said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued words of support in a statement on Tuesday. “It takes enormous courage to face a diagnosis like this, and still more to share it in the hopes of helping others,” he said.

Ms. Lee’s fight with cancer adds to a life story packed with adversity and accomplishment. In her 2007 memoir, “Made From Scratch,” she tells of a hardscrabble upbringing. She started her first product line — Kurtain Kraft, a window dressing kit — in her 20s, eventually parlaying that success into a diverse career as an “expert in all things kitchen and home,” including a line of cookbooks.

In a statement, Ms. Lee said her decision to have a bilateral mastectomy was not taken lightly, nor was she arguing for such treatment for others. But she was forceful about the necessity of regular mammograms like the one that detected her cancer.

“Without early detection on my side, I could be telling a very different story,” she said. “Or not be here to tell it at all.”

by Revenge of the Kwanza Cak replies 12a day ago

Michael Pitt, Part II

Continue.

by Anonymousreplies 11a day ago

If Phil Petrillo hadn't died do you think he would transition?

Would he and Angela be lezzes together?

by Anonymousreplies 2a day ago

Hey man. ..

Am I driving ok?

by Anonymousreplies 6a day ago

Look who has a nice fat bulge!

It's Scott Eastwood!

by Anonymousreplies 0a day ago

Was 9/11 planned by bush so he could go to war

Well?

by Anonymousreplies 82a day ago

New show "Human"s on AMC

I couldn't find a thread on this new show... did anyone watch it?

It was pretty awesome I thought.

by Anonymousreplies 11a day ago

Favourite Buildings

It looks like the old thread was deleted. Maybe it was the comments made about the building in Saudi Arabia.

I want to compliment the person who chose Lake Point Tower in Chicago and the attractive photograph.

by Anonymousreplies 486a day ago

Tyrant. The new season.

Have you noticed the son is hotter this year? No, not the fat one, the American kid. Besides that, his chances of landing the right man just improved by $100 million dollars. (Assuming dad stays dead.)

by Anonymousreplies 0Yesterday at 5:06 AM

Dating in Germany

I got a job in Germany and am looking forward to the possibility of finding love while I'm over there. Unfortunately, various sources classify Germen men as being unhygienic, bad in bed or outright selfish. Am I destined to be disappointed or is it possible my expectations will be exceeded?

by Anonymousreplies 44Yesterday at 4:09 AM

Dating Site That Caters To Women Who Are Seeking Well-Endowed Men

According to 7orBetter, size really does matter.The popular dating site caters specifically to men who are well-endowed, and to the ladies who love them.

So if you’re looking to date and packing some heat, you’ve come to the right place.

Website founder Steven Pasternack launched the site in 2008 and currently has around 40,000 members. He claims the website isn’t just used for boning, but that many relationships have stemmed from his creepy hard work.

Picture proof is not listed on the dater’s profile, however according to Pasternack, there’s a wide selection of people listing themselves as seven inches or bigger. He explains,

“I had the idea talking to a few female friends who were complaining about investing time with guys who then turned out to have small penises. They all said they wished there was a site which listed penis size like it did hair color and height. Sex is a very important part of a relationship, as much for women as it is for men. Why is it any less politically correct for people to want to know about penis size than it is for them to want to know about height, weight or body type?”

We hear that. It’s time to start bragging more online – no catfishing aloud.

by Anonymousreplies 5Yesterday at 3:45 AM

This Is What The Average Gun Owner Looks Like In America

After a shooting in Charleston, South Carolina claimed nine lives, President Barack Obama called for the nation to come to terms with the fact that no other advanced country in the world suffers mass shootings as frequently as the U.S. It won’t be until we acknowledge this basic truth, he said, that we’ll realize we have the power to put an end to gun violence.

But that won’t happen until we learn more about the culture that drives gun ownership in the first place, according to Dr. Bindu Kalesan, a gun violence researcher at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. In a first step toward understanding who the typical American gun owner is, as well as the role guns play in their lives, she conducted a nationally representative online survey of 4,000 U.S. adults in 2013. The findings, published Monday in the journal Injury Prevention, reveal a wide range of gun ownership rates across the country as well as the profile of an average gun owner in America.

He’s white, married or divorced, high income, and over 55 years old. Unsurprisingly, he’s also more than twice as likely to be a member of “social gun culture” than those who don't own firearms. In all, almost one in three Americans owns at least one gun, but gun ownership rates vary widely across states. At 61.7 percent, Alaska has the highest rate of gun ownership, while Delaware has the lowest, at 5.2 percent.

See map.

Kalesan's study defined “social gun culture” as a phenomenon in which friends or family would think less of you if you didn’t own a gun, and if your social life with friends and family involved guns. Any survey participant who answered “yes” to any of these statements was categorized as being part of social gun culture.

Figuring out the dynamics at play in social gun culture, according to Kalesan, will be key to sparking social change about the attitudes and practices that inform gun ownership in the first place. She said educating Americans about the health dangers of having a firearm in their homes will change the way people feel about gun ownership, which in turn could drive laws that make guns more difficult to obtain.

"A public health approach, much like the anti-tobacco effort, is necessary, first to facilitate a social change and then political will to form effective policies,” Kalesan told HuffPost. "We also need research to understand the public health consequences in different communities and to identify effective social interventions in different populations."

by Anonymousreplies 11Yesterday at 3:45 AM

Million Dollar Listing New York - Season 4

Premieres April 15, 2015

With:

Ryan Serhant - Gorgeous statuesque body with a fine phat ass. Last we saw, he proposed...to a woman!

Fredrik Eklund - Gorgeous statuesque husband with a fine phat ass. Still trying to get said beautiful husband, Derek Kaplan, to knock him up.

Luis D. Ortiz - Gorgeous pocket-sized Latin hottie with mesmerizing eyes and an ever-loving brother. Still afraid to give himself to a woman. Aren't we all, honey!

by Candy Ohenreplies 412Yesterday at 3:30 AM

Wayward Pines

This cast is crazy. How could Fox afford all of these names?

And Shamalamadingdong is directing the first episode!

Whaaaaaaaaat!

by Laura Palmerreplies 29Yesterday at 3:26 AM

ARIANA GRANDE SLAYS WHITNEY AT GAY PRIDE

Even with a sinus infection, Ariana wowed gay pride in NYC with her 4-octave voice. And she did it LIVE and while dancing.

by Anonymousreplies 12Yesterday at 3:23 AM

UnREAL - Lifetime series

anyone else watching?

"the suitor" is cute.

by Anonymousreplies 26Yesterday at 3:16 AM

Almost 12 years since Mona Lisa Smile and Julia Roberts is still the highest paid actress ever.

Why is this record not broken even today? The highest I heard after that was 21 or 22 million for Jolie and that too a year or two back. Why aren't actresses today unable to match the star power of Julia ?

by Danny Moderreplies 24Yesterday at 3:03 AM

Corbin FIsher - Discussion

Redirecting from the Sean Cody thread...

Baby Connor is born!

by Anonymousreplies 65Yesterday at 2:58 AM

Donald Trump Engaged A ‘Modern Family’ Writer In A Twitter Feud And Got Absolutely Served

OMG.

by Anonymousreplies 17Yesterday at 2:42 AM

I'M BEING PERSECUTED!!!! shout Catholics

Comments section is especially hysterical.

by Anonymousreplies 24Yesterday at 1:54 AM

35 things Canadians say that Americans don’t understand

Because we've been bashing Canadian here lately, let's continue.

by Anonymousreplies 12Yesterday at 1:49 AM

Barbara McNair

The first black woman to have her own variety show.

by Anonymousreplies 0Yesterday at 12:43 AM

Could someone explain to me that Snickers commercial with the Brady Bunch that's always on?

Why is Steve Buscemi Jan?

by Anonymousreplies 10Yesterday at 12:26 AM

One Day At A Time coming to Antenna TV

They just announced it on their Facebook page (in a post wishing Mackensie Phillips a happy 55th birthday).

HOLD ME DAVID, I'M SCARED!

by Ginny Wroblicki's Scowl replies 68Yesterday at 12:23 AM

When did you first paid attention to or were educated in grooming for sex?

I remember in highschool hearing two guys talking (16, may 17 years old) and one was telling the other about how he should shave his legs and ass before. Is it odd that people that young are thinking about this (this was pre-internet era) or am I being a frau?

by Anonymousreplies 2Yesterday at 12:07 AM

Harissa

Is it any good?

by Anonymousreplies 0Yesterday at 12:06 AM

Michael Hamm

Who's had him?

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 11:58 PM

Brian William Out as Anchor but will join MSNBC

Apparently, Brian will handle breaking news on MSNBC. But he's not too happy about it. But truly - this seems pretty generous to me.

by Anonymousreplies 77Last Friday at 11:44 PM

The evolution of Joan Crawford's eyebrows

which era is your favourite?

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 11:33 PM

If you had only $20 for food for a week

What would you buy?

by Patchoulireplies 200Last Friday at 11:23 PM

What has happened to Cheez-it?

Not long ago I adored these little crackers, and now they taste horrible and leave a nasty after taste in my mouth. I even had to take an ant-acid for my stomach.

by Anonymousreplies 29Last Friday at 11:22 PM

If Hillary get elected

Do you think violence and/or misogyny will become worse?

by Anonymousreplies 26Last Friday at 11:06 PM

Ros Atkins of BBC World News

He's currently reporting on the Greek crisis from Athens. He's got such a naughty boy face. I bet he's also got a big, thick, Guinness can cock.

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Friday at 10:42 PM

Why are there so many threads about poop and wiping your ass and bidets?

I think we have a new poop troll.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Friday at 10:41 PM

Tyra Banks interviewing/confronting Naomi Campbell on her talk show-the 10 year anniversary!

Now I KNOW some of you DL cunts have seen this episode. Tyra had a talk show and had mentioned previously that during her young modeling days, Naomi Campbell was awful towards her. In 2005, Tyra decided to have no audience and have a sit-down with Naomi for the whole episode. Naomi often played the "did I?" "I don't remember" and "I was told that..." card.

Anyway here's the full episode: You deserve to have your gay card taken away if you've never seen this epic piece of talk show history!

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Friday at 10:40 PM

Reddit fired the person who handled celebrity interviews

@tarantulaarms 2 hours ago

Reddit fired the person who handled celebrity interviews, but did not tell anyone in the community. Chaos ensues.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Friday at 10:29 PM

"Death of a Cheerleader."

I was reading an old Rolling Stone at my parents' house, with a fascinating article about a cheerleader named Kirsten Costas who was stabbed to death by another girl, who was panicked that Costas might mock her at school the next day. It sounded like the other girl had been trying to break the ice with Costas (or possibly confess feelings) and freaked out when it went wrong.

It was a really well written article and made me wonder if the writer of "Heathers" drew inspiration from the case. (All of Costas' friends seem to have been named Stacy and Costas herself seemed like a Heather. A friend is quoted in the article saying "She was only mean to people that she didn't like.")

Anyone remember this case?

by Anonymousreplies 80Last Friday at 10:11 PM

The Datalounge "Bessie" Viewing Party Thread

Are you ready to see Queen Latifah dive for catfish in Annie DiFranco Lake?

by Simon Halls Squirrelreplies 7Last Friday at 9:55 PM

What should Greece do?

So who's been following the Greek debt crisis?

by SYRIZAreplies 19Last Friday at 9:43 PM

Taron Egerton, star of "Kingsman -The Secret Service"

I'm smitten.

by Anonymousreplies 193Last Friday at 9:41 PM

I didn't even know Helen was sick!

A Datalounge icon, a true STAR dies.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 9:21 PM

Some Good News from China

Way to go, ladies! This is a pretty good start. (A link to the original article, for those who can read Chinese, is given at the top of the LiveLeak page.)

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Friday at 8:56 PM

Space X and Qualcom offers XPRIZE for Star Trek based Tricorder

On the classic TV series Star Trek, Dr. McCoy made his job look easy. Diagnosing a patient was a simple matter of whipping out a device called a tricorder and waving it over the person, accompanied by suitably futuristic sound effects. More often than not, the diagnosis was grim and McCoy would declare to Captain Kirk, with professional deadpan, “He’s dead, Jim.”

The dream of a working tricorder may be on the verge of becoming a reality, as eight teams from around the world gather in San Diego this month to deliver prototypes of their entries for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. The rules for the contest are simple: build a device that will allow consumers to perform their own tests for up to 24 different ailments and deliver a diagnosis on the spot, as well as send the data to a cloud-based software platform for further analysis by physicians.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 8:43 PM

Belle Gibson, cancer fraud, interviewed on Aussie 60 Minutes

This is a must-watch! Delusional, pathological liar who claimed that she cured herself of brain cancer with a natural diet, built a following of actual cancer patients through social media, and milked them with a book deal & app. Watch her unravel before your eyes as she continues to lie about everything including her age; it's fascinating. The interviewer is relentless.

Munchausen-by-internet?

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 8:36 PM

Astronomy

This is the thread were we post news about and discuss astronomy. We've had some cool threads lately, and I thought it would be good to have future posts appended to one thread.

Planets

Black Holes

Galaxies

Comets

Big Bangs; modest bangs; small, shy bangs

And more!

I'll start, the Washington Post has a cool article today on a probe of the planet Ceres. I think they were being too cute and attempting to generate views by referring to this piddling dwarf-planet as a "planet", without qualification. But no matter, we're there, taking pictures and orbiting.

This thread is [italic]not[/italic] for astrology posts, please.

by Anonymousreplies 130Last Friday at 8:31 PM

Short shorts

Thank god short shorts are making a comeback!

by Anonymousreplies 147Last Friday at 8:22 PM

Woman survives 300,000 volt lightning strike thanks to her flip flops

Jennifer Lyons, a 49-year-old nurse from Chippenham, Wiltshire, was miraculously unharmed when a bolt of lightning rebounded off her satellite dish and zapped her in the end, all thanks to her favorite pair of flip flops.

read more at link

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 8:15 PM

Broadway actor Matt Shingledecker - Bi?

Has a gf but he pings.

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Friday at 8:12 PM

I unfollowed a friend I've known since we were 12...

Because after leaving Facebook for months, he now is back with a vengeance, posting hard-R photos of men showing boners in flimsy shorts.

There's a time and a place for everything and Facebook ain't the place.

He's almost 60. Has he snapped his chain?

by no saintreplies 5Last Friday at 8:12 PM

Isn't it time to rest the tank tops?

There is nothing wrong with sleeves. The tank top lifestyle is getting tired.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Friday at 8:09 PM

Hollywood's next movie? Featuring a pop-up B-day cake that changes into . . .

At least it's not a sequel, nor a pre-quel.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 8:04 PM

Davey Wavey

How does this guy afford to go from living in bumfuck, Rhode Island to jet-setting all over the world & living in a big ol' house in Los Angeles without any 'real' job other than posting shirtless videos on YouTube? Sure a few of his vids have gained over a million views, but that does not warrant such a lifestyle. So...what's he really selling?

by Bewildered Blog Buddyreplies 105Last Friday at 7:52 PM

Dylann Roof's sister sets up GoFundMe for "dream honeymoon"

Her wedding had to be postponed due to the tragedy that "occurred" in Charleston.

by Anonymousreplies 32Last Friday at 7:48 PM

Why are gay bodybuilders so often bottoms?

Gay men who fetishize bodybuilders usually (not always, but usually want them to be tops because we fantasize about having great power and mastery with their muscles. Yet most BBs I've met always want to fling their legs up into the air when you get them into bed.

by Mr. Broad Generalizationsreplies 75Last Friday at 7:40 PM

Hilary Duff

I feel like we never hear about her anymore. She sure faded fast.

by Anonymousreplies 172Last Friday at 7:39 PM

Drop the E

At least the racist, closeted republican ones.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 7:35 PM

Joe Keenan's novels: "Blue Heaven," "Putting on the Ritz," "My Lucky Star"

With short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump back in the news, it made me think of Joe Keenan's merciless skewering of him as "Peter Champion" in his second novel, "Putting on the Ritz."

All the novels were about three friends in the New York theater scene, who get into P.G. Wodehouse-style scrapes. Lots of wordplay and wit ("My Lucky Star," which satirized Tom Cruise, was the least funny of the three but still way ahead of most gay humorists' best work).

Keenan hasn't written a book for nearly a decade. Is anyone else a fan, or knows what he's writing now?

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 7:28 PM

'Jake from State Farm' thread is closed already?

That was fast. Anyway, the hysterical blogger didn't even quote the ad right. The husband says "Well, she's a guy, so ... " Not a big deal but she did spend half her blog breaking down a sentence that wasn't spoken.

I suppose all those kids are out of school for the summer and have to do something.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Friday at 7:23 PM

Remember soap opera actor Marcus Patrick?

He's a stripper now.

by Anonymousreplies 57Last Friday at 7:11 PM

Do You Live In A Gay or Gay-ish Neighborhood?

If not, how do you generally get on with your neighbours? Or, for that matter, even if you do, same question.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Friday at 7:04 PM

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

I watched "The Judge" last night with Robert Downey, Jr. and fell in love with the beautiful town it was filmed in, Shelburne Falls, MA. Google says that it's 2 hours from Boston near the New Hampshire border.

Have any of you been there? Are there any gay people that live there? Are there any pretty towns like this closer to Boston?

by Anonymousreplies 24Last Friday at 6:59 PM

Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis returns to Bravo

He was a hot mess tonight. Let's hope Chaz Dean gave him some essential oils to help him chill out.

That snide bf, Gage, is back along with Jenni and Zoila.

Supposedly Jeff and his partner are embarking on parenthood this season. Wonder if Jeff will tie the know as well.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Friday at 6:41 PM

James Wolk got another show to kill!

A CBS drama.

by Anonymousreplies 30Last Friday at 6:34 PM

I''m so jealous of that guy who owns chaosmen.

Servicing all those HOT studs in those edging videos. The edging videos are mindblowing.

Hagan has HORSECOCK.

by Anonymousreplies 36Last Friday at 6:31 PM

Why the delay over Carol ?

I don't understand why Todd Haynes new film CAROL is being so delayed - I saw production stills of it last year, February 2014 to be exact, when it was shooting. It had great reviews when screened at Cannes a month or so ago, but it is not in cinemas until the end of this year, so it may be next year before a lot of us get to see it ......

I know Harvey is holding it back from next award season, so it may well be another Oscar for Cate who will be on the Oscar trail again, 2 years after her BLUE JASMINE - but surely it should be released after the good comments from Cannes, or it is not seen as a summer movie. Cate has already made several more since the end of shooting. I know its a period piece set in the early 50s, but it should not have required extensive post-production work? or maybe the lesbian subject matter (from the Highsmith novel) means they are being careful when opening it ?

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 6:30 PM

Balls! BIG Balls!

Lemur found with giant testicles

If a man had testicles this big, they would be grapefruit-sized and weigh 4kgs

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 6:23 PM

Growing Up Trans - documentary on PBS frontline

Lesbian duet band, The Indigo Girls, are promoting Frontline's upcoming transpropagands documentary, thereby betraying the very gay and lesbian that made them successful.

These same lesbians also boycotted the soon-to-be-defunct for women only MichFest Festival for refusing to permit "women with penises" from attending.

Way to go, sistahs! Way to wipe out the gay community that made you. I hope the pretendbians but as many records and tickets that the lesbians now won't.

They need to change third name to Indigo Cisgurls.

[quote][bold]Growing Up Trans[/bold]

[quote]COMING JUNE 30, 2015

[quote]An intimate look at the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

[quote]Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In "Growing Up Trans," a 90-minute special airing June 30 on PBS, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

by Anonymousreplies 98Last Friday at 6:17 PM

TY HERNDON, Country Star: 'I'm an Out, Proud and Happy Gay Man'

I'm the OP of the thread that reported on the male country music star that will be coming out on Entertainment Tonight. I'm happy to report that the DL Super Sleuths solved the mystery within an hour! Here's the breaking story from People Magazine, ahead of the ET story!

*****************

Five years ago, country singer Ty Herndon finally recognized that he had a very important story to share.

"During an Anthony Robbins seminar, I realized I had an incredible story that could possibly help someone's son or daughter or grandchild's life not be as difficult as mine has been," he tells PEOPLE. "Maybe they wouldn't have to go through as much pain and suffering. It's time to tell my truth."

That "truth" is about a part of himself he has kept secret for his entire career: "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man," the Nashville artist revealed to PEOPLE during a sit-down in New York Tuesday. (Herndon appears on Entertainment Tonight Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, his first TV interview about his journey.)

The revelation was many years in the making for the 51-year-old singer, who first wondered if he was gay when he was about 10 years old and then began coming out to close family members at 20.

"My mother probably knew I was gay before I did. I remember sitting down with her and having the conversation," recalls Herndon, noting his career path in country worried her. But, ultimately, "she was more concerned about me having a happy life. You have to be able to do that in your own skin, and [my family] has seen me struggle with being gay my whole career."

[bold]Some Early Snags[/bold]

While his professional start was promising (he was earning steady airplay with hit singles including "What Mattered Most," "Living in a Moment" and "It Must Be Love"), the singer hit some snags along the way – including an indecent exposure charge for allegedly exposing himself to a police officer in 1995 (the charge was later dropped in a plea bargain) and subsequent time in rehab for drug addiction.

"I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They've been my mistakes, and I own them," says Herndon, who was married to women twice before coming to terms with his sexuality. (He says both ex-wives knew he was gay.) "I've done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I've hurt and people I've not been honest with because of my sexuality."

Herndon's revelation follows fellow country artist Chely Wright's coming out to PEOPLE in 2010.

[bold]Longtime Partner[/bold]

Wright, a close friend of his, played a big part in his coming out – as did his longtime partner, Matt. A mutual friend introduced the couple, and they spoke on the phone for six months before meeting. As a one-year anniversary and Christmas present, Matt brought them to that fateful Anthony Robbins seminar in 2009 that reminded him of his own struggle – and his wish to spare others that pain.

"I was 10, sitting in church and horrified that I might be a homosexual. Whatever that word meant, I knew that I probably was one," Herndon recalls. "And I know there's a lot of those kids still out there. Telling my story is an opportunity to help just one of them," says Herndon.

"They can be loved by God, they can be married one day, they can have a family, they can give their parents grandkids," Herndon adds. "And they're not broken, they're not sinners and they're perfectly beautiful."

Both the singer and his partner are practicing Christians, and Herndon says it's taken time to reconcile his faith with his sexuality. But he's getting there.

"I sit on the tailgate of my pickup truck, and I meditate, and I talk to God," he says. "That's really all I need to know. I have a connection to something bigger than myself, and no one's going to tell me that I can't have it. We get to choose who we love, and that includes God, and he loves us back."

(continued)

by Anonymousreplies 164Last Friday at 5:47 PM

David Beckham Look-A-Like Doppelganger Decides To Do Gay Porn

He has taken the stage name Brett Beckham

So does he look like David Beckham?

See link below and then discuss

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 5:46 PM

Photographer Receives Death Threats For Pride Version Of Iwo Jima Flag Photo

One of the most iconic photographs to emerge from WWII was Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer-winning shot of Marines hoisting an American flag on Iwo Jima.

But now, a photo inspired by that legendary image has led to death threats.

A decade ago, photographer Ed Freeman shot a group of gay men raising a Pride flag in a similar pose for Frontiers magazine. After Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, it resurfaced and went viral.

“When I took this picture almost ten years ago, it never, never occurred to me that it would someday come to symbolize the victory we are celebrating today,” Freeman wrote on Facebook. “Congratulations to all of us! Love to you all.”

Within days, though, Freeman started receiving hate messages on social media, as well as at least one death threat.

“[One man] said if he ever saw me, he’d kill me,” Freeman told The Washington Post. “I got swamped with vitriolic hate mail.”

On Facebook, a commenter wrote “Your [sic] a f**king disgrace this is wrong and disrespectful to the men who fought and died and the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Your a piece of shit and need your ass beat for thinking this is ok. Go f**k yourself.”

There are dozens of similar comments.

Freeman says it was never his intention to equate the more than 6,000 American lives lost at Iwo Jima with the fight for same-sex marriage. “There is no equal sign here. This is not meant as a sign of disrespect. For God sake, no. I totally support people in uniform.”

His detractors are simply “spoiling for a fight” because of the SCOTUS ruling, he believes. But they ain’t seen nothing yet.

“One of them said, ‘Well, why don’t you have an astronaut planting a gay flag on the moon?’” Freeman revealed. “And I said, ‘Well, why not?”

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Friday at 5:44 PM

Buck Angel

Would you fuck "him"...?

by Anonymousreplies 85Last Friday at 5:40 PM

The Black Male Porn Star...Part 2!

Let us continue discussing hot brothas, filming that ass for cash! The legends, flashes in the pan, and the like.

The first thread is getting full, and it's not working for me anymore anyway.

Mike Mann is NOT amused, if you couldn't tell.

by Anonymousreplies 114Last Friday at 5:25 PM

Amy Berg's new documentary, "An Open Secret", has screened at DOC NYC

The film, which attempts to expose Hollywood's pedophile ring, has received strong reviews, including this one from Variety. Even so, Berg is struggling to find a distributor for the film. Not entirely surprising, and pretty disturbing. We've all heard the stories on DataLounge, but to hear them straight from the victims' mouths must be devastating.

There was also a blind item a few days ago about two closeted actors fearing the release of the documentary, since it purportedly shows them "groping" and "being groped" by men at some of those parties. One was labeled a "former and current" Disney actor. You can take that with a grain of salt, but I can only imagine how people must be shitting themselves over this film.

by PatrickHreplies 31Last Friday at 5:19 PM

Evan Lysacek

Growing up? Gives interview to Chicago gay paper.

He lives in Mahattan now, and commutes to Westport for his real estate job.

by Anonymousreplies 113Last Friday at 5:06 PM

It's time we re-visit Wentworth Miller DL-style

Now that he's acting again, looking good and posting a lot on Facebook, it would be nice to have a Wentworth Miller thread that isn't several years old and wasn't named for one of his crazy fangurls' ramblings on IMDB back when Prison Break was still on the air.

by Anonymousreplies 112Last Friday at 5:06 PM

Movies set in the past that get the period totally wrong.

I was just looking at a trailer for Ricky Gervais's new film Cemetery Junction. Set in 1973 and it just looks like a 2009 version of what 1973 looked like. It's not that long ago...why's it so difficult to get it right?

In the 60s so many films set in earlier eras, say Edwardian times, had girls with big hair and tons of eye make-up. They were hilarious.

by Anonymousreplies 279Last Friday at 5:03 PM

A Gay Performer''s Experience on Sean Cody

As depressing and homophobic as you'd expect. "Once again I was instructed to not speak in a gay manner. "

by Anonymousreplies 275Last Friday at 4:48 PM

Question for Western Europeans

is a salary of €121,000 considered decent enough to get a nice apartment and buy the basics? What's an average salary in England, France or Germany?

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Friday at 4:41 PM

James Robinson To Issue Statement On "Airboy" #2 Tranny Controversy

Following the controversy surrounding the most recent issue of his semi-autobiographical Image Comics series "Airboy," writer James Robinson took to Twitter and both acknowledged and addressed his seeming lack of response, saying:

"My lack of response to opinions on Airboy #2 is not from indifference. In contact with GLAAD. Will issue statement tomorrow. Night night"

The controversy stems from the depiction of the transgender community and the comments of the characters in the comic, which come off as offensive and transphobic to some fans, while others have defended the issue, saying the main characters are meant to be jerks and that the comments of the characters do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writers. While this most certainly can be the case, this particular case becomes hazy because the characters are based off of Robinson and artist Greg Hinkle.

Controversy aside, it does seem as though Robinson isn't reacting defensively and aggressively to his critics and has in fact kept the conversation civil. Coupled with his statement about speaking with GLAAD about the issue, Robinson appears to be taking positive steps after a negative response.

James Robinson @JamesDRobinson My lack of response to opinions on Airboy #2 is not from indifference. In contact with GLAAD. Will issue statement tomorrow. Night night.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 4:32 PM

Do you consider yourself good-looking?

Rate yourself on a scale of 0 to 10.

And how's your life doing?

Mine: Needs major improvement

by 7-8replies 22Last Friday at 4:29 PM

Once Great TV Characters That Were Eventually Ruined

Discuss

by Anonymousreplies 146Last Friday at 4:26 PM

The greatest female rock star of all time.

Who is it?

We need to settle this question once and for all - with a poll. Please cast your vote!

by OP of the other threadreplies 135Last Friday at 4:26 PM

Our Threads Are Being Tagged

How? Is moderator doing this? I'm not tagging shit.

by Anonymousreplies 12Last Friday at 4:25 PM

breaking ++++ bris Palin pregnant out of wedlock again! ++++

Bristol was full of piss and vinegar, saying, "I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/25/bristol-palin-pregnant-out-of-wedlock-pregnancy-sarah/#ixzz3e72eQR1Z

by Levi J replies 167Last Friday at 4:22 PM

Tell me your crazy college shenanigans

I never had fun in college. Do gays do crazy things like straight frat/sorority types? Please go into all the gory details.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 4:07 PM

Democratic Underground

The dumbest place on Earth. My god, the poor grammar, the typos, the insanity! They also sound like children. They live in a fantasy land. How much influence does this place have with the Democratic Party? Frightening.

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Friday at 3:38 PM

Let's Pretend We're Fraus in a Break Room Discussing the Gay Marriage Ruling.

"The gay mafia in Hollywood obviously paid off those Justices. Wait until they come up for reelection!"

by Anonymousreplies 47Last Friday at 3:34 PM

Let's create A Jennifer Aniston Film

"I Know, Right?" (2012)- Jennifer Aniston portrays Ambyr Maitland, a recently divorced midwestern Administrative Assistant who heads to New York City to attend the wedding of her college friend Sophie Lipschitz (Kathy Najimy). When the brother of the bride (Adrien Brody), a taxi driver and artist, takes a shine to her, she is torn about whether to return to her mundane life in Nebraska- especially when her ex (Tim McGraw) shows-up in The Big Apple! Also starring Lanie Kazan and Danny DeVito as Sophie's parents. And Mario Cantone as the Wedding Planner.

by Anonymousreplies 329Last Friday at 3:29 PM

"Damn Daddy": Justin Bieber responds to Drake's new bod

Drake wants everyone to notice he is now big and buff. And Justin Bieber took the bait.

by Anonymousreplies 298Last Friday at 3:27 PM

Woman’s ‘relentlessly gay’ front yard prompts homophobic letter from neighbour

A Baltimore woman is hoping to make her front yard more fabulous after she received a homophobic letter from a neighbour complaining the property is “relentlessly gay.”

Julie Baker claims she received the note, posted on Facebook by her friend, asking her to “tone down” her yard.

[italic]“Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.”[/italic]

The note was signed by “A Concerned Home Owner.”

So, what exactly is making the property “relentlessly gay?”

Baker claims a set of homemade jar solar lights, which spell out the words “love” and “ohana” (Hawaiian for family) in the colours of the rainbow, prompted the angry letter.

Baker, a widow and a mother of four, said she plans on responding to the letter by making her property “even more relentlessly gay.”

Barker set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise some money to help deck out her home.

“Needless to say… I need more rainbows… Many, many more rainbows…,” Baker wrote on the campaign site.

“I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!”

Baker’s campaign goal was $5,000. As of Thursday morning the campaign has raised over $14,000.

“Thanks for your relentlessly gay support!”

by Anonymousreplies 92Last Friday at 3:16 PM

Allie X - the next big thing in pop music?

And don't dismiss her as Gaga-wannabe. The pop-art aesthetic influence is there, but Allie X is a different beast. She writes clever, infectious synth-pop songs and has some serious PIPES. Listen:

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 3:09 PM

Jim Carrey - Healthcare Genius

Jim Carrey Slams School Vaccine Legislation: It's "Poisoning More Children"

by THR Staff, 6/30/2015 10:56pm PDT

Carrey tweeted that Gov. Jerry Brown is a "corporate fascist" who "must be stopped."

Jim Carrey is speaking out against new legislation requiring all public school children in California to be vaccinated starting in 2016.

Carrey, who has been an outspoken critic of vaccinations, said Gov. Jerry Brown needed to be stopped.

"California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped," Carrey tweeted of Brown, who signed the legislation Tuesday.

Read more Hollywood's Vaccine Wars: L.A.'s "Entitled" Westsiders Behind City's Epidemic

The new legislation removes personal belief exemptions to vaccinations for religious reasons. Carrey was once in a relationship with Jenny McCarthy, the public face of the anti-vaccination movement. She has said her son developed autism after receiving a vaccination.

Read his tweets below.

by Anonymousreplies 38Last Friday at 3:04 PM

Friday Jessy Ares Thread, gratuitous of course

and the other thread was closed

by Anonymousreplies 53Last Friday at 2:58 PM

LGBT rights outside the US

The US maintains good relations with countries which violate LGBT rights (like Saudi Arabia). Do you think it's important for gays and lesbians in the US to take a stand on this?

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 2:47 PM

Dear god, I'm stuck watching Fox

Lee Greenwood just got done singing some treacly song with "proud to be an American, where I least I know I'm free". Gag. Also, stoking up the hysteria for the 4th.

Annoying anchors throwing sound bytes out, it's truly awful. No wonder faithful watchers are all paranoid nut jobs.

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Friday at 2:46 PM

Suckable, Fuckable, Gay Weather Forecaster, Adam Joseph is Tracking Philly's Pending Snowstorm via Facebook

He's back to work after the birth of his son back in September. Daddy's predicting and answering weather-related questions on his FB page, while also documenting his new life as a DILF. People are asking him about their flights, and he's getting all involved with their activities. lol.

Is Phillysnoop in the house? You ready for all dat sno?

by Anonymousreplies 91Last Friday at 2:33 PM

Derek and Romaine CANCELLED!!

After 12 years on SiriusXM, Derek and Romaine's show has been cancelled. Derek announced it on their Facebook page yesterday.

Seems like a major shakeup happening at OutQ.

Not sure of the fate of Frank DeCaro or Larry Flick. But I bet that dum-dum Lance Bass and his equally dim-witted crew will survive.

It's a bit sad, actually. Seems like their firing was sudden and unceremonious.

by Anonymousreplies 30Last Friday at 2:29 PM

They did not deserve to win

Violet Chachki, RuPaul's Drag Race season 7.

Tony Vlachos, Survivor season 28 (brawn/brains/beauty).

Everyone who has ever won a Chopped Tournament.

Who else?

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Friday at 2:06 PM

Anyone try this sheet set from Costco?

I've never tried microfiber. All the sheets I got a couple years ago at BB&B have ripped and become threadbare, thin as paper. I've tried ones there of all prices. They all suck so I was thinking of trying these, only $50 or so for the full set.

So any one try these or any sheets like it?

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Friday at 1:38 PM

Rectify, season 2 starts tonight

Really good acting but it is so depressing. I want to throttle Teddy and some of the other hicks.

by Anonymousreplies 56Last Friday at 1:18 PM

The Grand Old Party’s future shock

6/26/15

In a week of painstakingly drafted Supreme Court decisions, no literary effort was crafted more gingerly than Jeb Bush’s statement following the high court’s 5-to-4 endorsement of same-sex marriage rights on Friday.

First, the former Florida governor paid homage to his beliefs and to evangelical political orthodoxy. “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage,” he wrote.

Then, he quickly pivoted to the more popular political center: “I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live side by side.”

That statement – a live-and-let-live strategy that closely mirrors his brother George’s approach to abortion a decade ago – underscored Bush’s personal opposition to same-sex marriage as a devout Catholic. But more than anything, it revealed a maneuvering, modern conservative worried about his party being caught on the wrong side of history – whatever his personal view of the issue.

Democrats, and many other Americans of varying political stripes enjoyed a feel-good national moment, but the GOP wasn’t invited to the party – Republicans were worrying about how to keep from being trampled by the accelerating gallop of 21st-century social change.

“In the state of Nevada, you can get married to a hooker who you met at the bar 30 minutes after meeting her with a blood alcohol level of 3.2 by an Elvis at a drive-through,” said Steve Schmidt, who managed the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain. “At the end of the day, it’s an untenable position to be against ultimately millions of actual Americans’ marriages and commitments.”

Richard Land, the firebrand evangelical leader who wrote the famous letter urging Christians to support George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, summed up the view of many on the right tier of the Republican presidential field. “It’s a sad day for the country and now the battlefield shifts to freedom of conscience,” he told POLITICO. “It’s going to be an important issue in 2016.”

It’s also a matter of old-fashioned wedge politics, and Democrats are delighted at the growing roster of issues pulling the GOP backward through time. Last week, Southern Republicans were stunned by the wave of public, bipartisan sentiment against state-sanctioned displays of the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston massacre. After a stumbling start, local Republicans acted with deliberate speed, and not just in South Carolina: Alabama’s Robert Bentley, one of the country’s most conservative governors, ordered the rebel battle flag lowered over the capitol in Montgomery, where the civil war was declared and George Wallace delivered his “segregation forever” speech.”

Still, many standard-issue Republican positions, though they remain regional political assets in the South and parts of the Midwest, are underwater: The GOP’s blanket opposition to minimum-wage hikes, a more open immigration policy, and background checks on guns and lockstep support for tough anti-abortion laws and tax breaks for the wealthy all poll relatively poorly.

“The problem for the Republican Party is that you have a recalcitrant minority trying to hold off a tolerant majority,” says David Boaz of the libertarian Cato Institute. “The increased salience of social issues is a challenge for Republicans. Candidates like Bush – who have to think about running in a general election – know there’s a shift going on and they have to react… That’s why most of the [top-tier] candidates will try to avoid these issues. But the ones who aren’t at that level, they are going to keep bringing them back.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the most conservative of the top GOP candidates, put his rivals on notice by calling for a Constitutional amendment to allow states to roll back the ruling. Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, accused “five unelected judges” of redefining “the foundational unit that binds together our society.”

[More at link]:

by Anonymousreplies 42Last Friday at 1:03 PM

Remember K-Tel?

K-Tel used to sell pop hit compilations and various devices to clean records

by Anonymousreplies 41Last Friday at 12:47 PM

Why I'm Having A Bowel Movement, by Angelina Jolie

I know having a bowel movement is a choice everyone must make. I felt compelled to have one after my last full meal, which I digested in 1994, was causing a hard, small mass in my digestive system.

I felt deeply compelled to share my experience of having a bowel movement with the world, so that others could share their own movements. We empower ourselves and others when we break down barriers and stigma, and bring solutions into the open.

I hope my disclosure will help others have pain-free, successful bowel movements. But like carb consumption, bowel movements are not for everyone. You, your health care provider must consider a number of factors, including heredity and the brand of toilet paper one uses. But now, we can make informed decisions.

by Anonymousreplies 81Last Friday at 12:33 PM

Scientology critic Chris Shelton claims that John Travolta's marriage to Kelly Preston is, in fact, NOT a sham

This article about Laura Prepon lying about Scientology's attitude about gays was already posted, but I thought that Chris Shelton's posts in the comments section here were worth posting:

"I have very good and substantiated reasons for thinking that Travolta is not actually homosexual despite the very best tabloid rumors to the contrary. Yes, celebrities do get a pass where others don't and that could also be a factor because yes, Travolta is an OT. I am merely stating my opinion backed up with some inside information which I cannot divulge the source of here. Cruise has also been accused of being a closet gay and I don't believe that either. If there is actual substantive evidence that I'm wrong on either of these counts, I'm more than happy to look at it, but so far I haven't seen anything convincing."

"Yeah, this is the kind of tabloid rumor nonsense that I just don't buy into. Travolta is married and I know for a fact that the marriage is not a sham. I was around when he was getting Kelly into Scientology back in the day in Santa Barbara. As to COB having some kind of video blackmail on Travolta, I can't say for sure that he doesn't but I don't believe that is what's keeping him in. I have reason to believe that he honestly believes in Hubbard's tech and the workability of it. I dare say that for most who are still in, that keeps them loyal despite seeing how badly the Church is being managed."

On Jett Travolta's condition:

"I don't have an opinion or knowledge about his son's condition one way or the other and I don't speculate on things like that. It's just makes sense to me to not go there on personal issues like that when I have no real knowledge of the situation. Everyone's going to have an opinion, I suppose, but I've found many times that "majority opinion" on such issues is usually dead wrong, and when all the facts are laid out on the table, the tabloids and media and gossip columnists all were in error."

by Anonymousreplies 35Last Friday at 12:14 PM

Not really into gimps. . .

or heavy tattoos, or glamorizing guns, but this photog has a way with his unusual subjects. some REALLY hot guys here, even though it makes me a bit uncomfortable.

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Friday at 12:12 PM

Big Brother 17

What's with the Jesus looking guy? And why is there no eye candy this year? Seriously disappointing.

by Anonymousreplies 66Last Friday at 12:05 PM

Ridiculous Tourist Attractions

My college friends were in town (Washington, DC) and wanted me to take them to the "Exorcist Stairs." I obliged but was laughing to myself. However, the stairs were packed with out-of-towners so my friends were in good company.

What are some of the (other) most ridiculous tourist attractions?

by Anonymousreplies 110Last Friday at 11:55 AM

PBS personality P. Allen Smith

Who's had him? Dish, please!

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Friday at 11:45 AM

The pilot episode for the Mary Tyler Moore show is coming up on Decades!

The pilot for "That Girl!" is on now.

by Anonymousreplies 14Last Friday at 11:35 AM

***The OFFICIAL Philadelphia Gay Bashing Thread***

Not that it should surprise anyone here, but problems are now being experienced in the old "Meet Philadelphia Gay Basher Kathryn Knott - New Thread" thread which, itself, was the last in a long line of disappearing threads on the topic of the Sept 11th group assault of two gay men in Philadelphia.

These threads will continue to experience issues and eventually be shut down as more and more freepers, conservative trolls and their various ilk try and have them shut down.

But this has always been a story that was born out of people on the Internet who weren't afraid to tell the truth about the injustices that were happening around them.

So, we're going to keep discussing this case. And we'll also keep talking after this thread has been infected. This is the new thread to discuss all developments, discussion of the case, the many evil faces of Kathryn Knott, etc.

Have at it, friends.

by Anonymousreplies 176Last Friday at 11:28 AM

Do you think the gay marriage decision will make the coming out an easier process?

I can see it happen if the culture really changes. No one even cares about interracial couples anymore, right?

by Anonymousreplies 11Last Friday at 11:11 AM

Liberals Throwing A Shitfit Over "Anti-Trans" State Farm Commercial - "She Sounds Hideous"

They're pissed that it's still airing. Here's one take:

TRANSGENDER SHAMING: ARE YOU APART OF THE PROBLEM?!

You know that State Farm commercial, where the husband is having a late night phone call with his state Farm rep, and his wife walks in on him speaking on the phone? The wife, who appears ridiculously and quite inaccurately insecure, snatches the phone from her husband to speak with the person on the phone, asking them who they were.

Her assumed effort in demanding those answers from Jake from State Farm was to determine her apparent suspicions were correct and the person on the phone was not Jake from State Farm but instead, a “woman”. When she speaks to Jake, she hands the phone back to her husband telling him that Jake sounds “hideous”, in which her husband replies, “Well he is a man”.

Now, many people may not initially see the disrespect indicative in that husband’s last statement and that right there, in and of itself, is a major source of the societal ill of transgender shaming. The vivid indication in the husand’s “Well he’s a man” response, to his wife’s statement “She sounds hideous!”, is that any “woman” that sounds like a “man” would clearly sound “hideous”.

If nothing else, that indication suggests there is an automatic binary that separates all humans into “men” and “women” and reinforces the validation of what is considered “man” or a “woman”. A “woman” that sounds like a “man”, inherently sounds “hideous”, or extremely freaking ugly. Which makes me question, so how might you then describe a “woman” that looks like a “man”?

By correlating what makes a “woman” sound attractive, or lack thereof, with the deepness of Jake’s voice, which is what I am freely assuming the wife was doing, she reinforced gender norms that not only defines criteria of a “man” or a “woman” but also, what designates “women” as attractive.

That entire scene essentially worked to validate deep voices as a representation of “manliness” and furthermore, created ample space to then assume that anything that is supposed to be feminine, should not represent manliness because a “woman” that sounds like a “man”, obviously means she sounds “hideous”.

In essence, the commercial scene ultimately works as the watering of the seed of transgender shaming. Transgender shaming grows from roots of very narrow and pervasive socially constructed opinions of what defines God’s creations as a “man” or “woman”, otherwise known as gender norms and gender typing.

Expanding our understanding of the complex and yet, very simple nature of gender identity, a key aspect of sexuality that is often overlooked or under- discussed, we all could very quickly begin to deconstruct, dismantle, interrupt and ultimately destroy the gender norms that validate trangender shaming.

By simply acknowledging and fully honoring the disrespect embedded in the subtle and significant messages of this commercial, whether considered overt or not and consciously done for ill intent or not, you are empowering the very existence of cis and trans people, being just that, people.

by Anonymousreplies 15Last Friday at 11:04 AM

Datalounge's most disturbing threads

What are some disturbing dl threads you've come across. Things that makes you think, "how can humanity give birth to this individual? He or she is so sick"...etc.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 11:01 AM

Rupert Graves is guest starring on Last Tango in Halifax!

Is this a come-down for the once hot Brit actor? I love this series but this season is starting off with a lot of sudsy plotlines.

Any other fans?

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Friday at 10:59 AM

The greatest female popstar of all time

Who is it?

We need to settle this once and for all - with a poll. Please cast your vote!

by Anonymousreplies 90Last Friday at 10:58 AM

"You're a credit to your race"

Something only said to black people.

What a horrible statement blacks had to hear all the time

by Anonymousreplies 22Last Friday at 10:54 AM

Leaked emails reveal Hillary Clinton has always supported LGBTI rights

Well there you go.

by Anonymousreplies 48Last Friday at 10:50 AM

How will Truvy, Claree, M'Lynn and Ouiser celebrate Jack Jr.'s birthday tomorrow.

How old is he now, 30?

What's he been doing with his life?

by Zombie Shelbyreplies 2Last Friday at 10:37 AM

Raquel Welch spills the tea on Myra Breckinridge and Mae West

Raquel talks about the horror show that was Myra Breckinridge, and what a nightmare it was working with Mae West.

by Anonymousreplies 97Last Friday at 9:25 AM

The Norwegian police summer uniform is... well... porn.

I'm feeling like I need to go on a crime spree.

by Anonymousreplies 50Last Friday at 9:25 AM

20/20 with David Muir

I watch it every week.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 9:23 AM

The Gays and Tennis, part 10

Will the Serena Wars ever end? Will the Djoko-no-no's insist that Rafa's azz is still the better on clay? Will Senior Citizen Roger still be alive come Wimbledon? Now open for "discussion," Part the Tenth.

by Anonymousreplies 369Last Friday at 9:13 AM

"Prairie Home Companion"

Garrison Keillor reveals new host.

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Friday at 9:07 AM

Seth Meyers is queening out over Matt Bomer right now

Lots of giggles during their Late Night segment.

Matt has crazy eyes. I now understand what DLers have been saying about him being robotic/Asperger's.

by Anonymousreplies 53Last Friday at 9:06 AM

Man In Wheelchair Robs Bank, Remains At Large

Differently-abled.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 9:02 AM

Ricky Velez from the Nightly Show.

Any stories?

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Friday at 8:52 AM

Fitness Guru Jorge Cruise

I used to see his books all the time in bookstores.

He came out and got divorced from his wife.

Did he really not know he was gay?

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Friday at 8:48 AM

Couponing.....Coupon Cutting

Are any of you really good at this? You always read articles about people getting their groceries for next to nothing using coupons. Is this really possible? I remember stores used to have double coupon days but I don't see that much anymore. Also do you see dented can or expired grocery aisles anymore? I bet you could save a lot using those.

by Anonymousreplies 26Last Friday at 7:32 AM

Turns Out Friend is Now a Right-Winger

Swore that Obama was making a speech about going to war with Isis this week and that the whole gay marriage thing was a distraction. When it turned out to be a speech about Cuba, his reaction was, "Wow, big news, Mr. President." (sarcasm)

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Friday at 7:05 AM

William Castle's Tranny Slasher "Homicidal" (1961)

Am I the only one who loves this camp classic?

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Friday at 6:48 AM

21 Of The Most Embarrassing Things People Have Done When Meeting Celebrities

Oh, boy.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 5:52 AM

Queen after being given double portrait of George VI and herself: "And that is supposed to be my father, is it?"

***chuckles***

She's such a *bitch!*

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Friday at 5:32 AM

As if our economic woes and severe drought weren't enough heartache in Puerto Rico, now there's a rapist on the lam

He is running around in a Blue Toyota Corolla, with a pink Hello Kitty steering wheel.

by I Kid You Notreplies 4Last Friday at 5:17 AM

Psycho Texas Veterinarian Brags About Killing Local Cat With Bow And Arrow

A Texas veterinarian was fired after a Facebook photo showing her with her "first bow kill" -- a local cat -- went viral.

Dr. Kristen Lindsey bragged online that she killed a "feral" cat in her neighborhood in Brenham. She posted a photo on Wednesday, which shows her holding up the dead cat by an arrow protruding from its head, according to KBTX.

The caption reads:

[italic]"My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it's head! Vet of the year award ... Gladly accepted."[/italic]

Lindsey apparently didn't know that the "feral tomcat" she bagged was actually Tiger, a 6-year-old orange Tabby who went missing earlier on Wednesday. A Facebook page titled "Justice For Tiger" was quickly set up and called for Lindsey to be charged with a crime. The page has photos of Tiger as well as a video that the kitty's owner posted to YouTube in November.

Lindsey also wasn't aware that she'd be fired on Friday. After the photo went viral, she reportedly posted to Facebook, "No I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. Like someone would get rid of me. I’m awesome!"

Though she was eventually canned, it wasn't immediately clear whether she'd face criminal charges. Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes told KBTX that he'd forward the case to the district attorney for review.

Tiger's supporters have been lambasting the scorned vet since the news broke. That said, Lindsey does have supporters of her own. Some of her clients visited her clinic to leave flowers, saying she was good at her job.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Associated issued a press release condemning the post:

[italic]We are saddened and disturbed by the unfortunate actions of this individual, and we remind Texas residents that this conduct is not reflective of the veterinary profession or of the veterinarians who strive to embody the words of the veterinarian’s oath every day.

Upon learning of the troubling misconduct, the Brenham clinic where the veterinarian was practicing immediately condemned her actions and terminated her employment. [/italic]

Lindsey later removed the post and took down her Facebook page.

by Anonymousreplies 571Last Friday at 5:14 AM

Did Bravo drop Kathy Griffin?

She used to have a contract with the network to deliver two stand-up comedy specials per year, but she hasn't done one in over a year. She also used to be a regular on WWHL, but she hasn't been a guest on that show in ages. What's the deal?

by Anonymousreplies 33Last Friday at 4:53 AM

Blind item about a closeted athlete

Who is this? Missy Aaron, or someone else?:

A certain professional athlete from one of the big three sports is getting very frustrated about being in the closet. He is tired of having to hide his personal life and sidelining his real-life partner.

In spite of admonitions to keep it subtle, he is making plans to have his boyfriend sit right next to his parents at every game next season. Every time the camera goes to them after he makes a good play, the audience will see them hugging and high-fiving a mysterious, good-looking guy.

Since our athlete is a star who makes a lot of good plays, get used to seeing the boyfriend a LOT!

by Anonymousreplies 42Last Friday at 4:49 AM

Two hilarious terms that have recently popped up on DL

twatstika

ammosexual

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 4:39 AM

SCREAM: The TV Series

Premiers tonight on MTV after Teen Wolf

Anyone going to be watching? Anyone interested?

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Friday at 4:39 AM

Clamming

At least the little "foodies" will eat tonight.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 4:31 AM

Hillary is a neoconservative

Hillary is a neoconservative who only expresses opinions after they have been comprehensively validated in poll tests. She's a warmonger. She tries her best to say anodyne things while saying little of substance. Her instincts are centrist or centre right, but timidity is her most obvious political characteristic. She desires power for its own sake. Her commitment to gay rights is mere adoption of Democratic boilerplate; she will never lead on any social issue, unless it is a totally uncontroversial one like the 'education of women and girls in Africa'. She will never push for a just resolution to the Israel Palestine situation.

I cannot believe the American left has just rolled over and crowned her as the inevitable nominee. Why?

by Anonymousreplies 13Last Friday at 3:59 AM

Utah Gay Hate Crime Was a Hoax

We called it.

"Rick Jones’ family returns GoFundMe funds; Delta attack a ‘cry for help’"

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Friday at 3:47 AM

Hypocrites, racists in search of BBC, and other chicked fried fuckery

So I have been friends with a couple for a while. One partner--sweet African American man from one southern state; other partner--sweet (to me) white red-neck from a neighboring southern state. Partner 1 and I share a lot of views on things--generally liberal yet okay with guns pretty much sums it up. Partner 2 is... enigmatic. P2 is ABSOLUTELY smitten with P1. About a year ago they planned a wedding for this spring. All was going to plan until P2 also started txting other men looking for BBC and "Sugah daddies" (mind you, this is not the arrangement). P1 uncovers that P2 has gone to a "swanky" bathhouse (not my words) with a potential sugah daddy in our upwardly-mobile southern city. P1 breaks off the engagement but keeps P2 around because he's very sweet almost always and assures P1 that he never cheated and is sorry.

P2 is open with the fact that he wishes it were an open relationship, but is not willing to sacrifice his relationship with P1, who will not have it--to him, marriage was planned and that means no tricking. Fast-forward to current news cycle. P2 starts facebooking horrendous anti-Hillary, anti-progressive, anti-democrat posts, even saying "Attention: if you would vote for Hillary unfriend me now" (we did, on facebook at least--I'm no Hil fan girl, per se, but she's better than most, I guess). Things devolve further over the course of 2 months. P2 posts weirdly racist facebook posts regarding confederate flags and alludes to segregation--tells P1 at one point that "at least (he doesn't) live off the county check (so he respects him)."

P1 calls me and asks if we can talk--sure, I'll be right over! Apparently over the course of a day all of the truth came out. P2 has been lying about going to work every day, sleeping constantly instead. He also texted another man saying how much he wanted to eat him out and blah blah blah BBC. P1 is incensed, but wants some rational advice. What advice to give? At this point I have only said, "Expect whatever history has presented," and various somethings along those lines.

Fast-forward to semi-breakup between P1 and P2, who are still having lunch together and are planning to live separately. P2 announces at lunch that he is disgusted by the supreme court--apparently Ruth B. Ginsberg is a "fucking hag, cunt." P1 stops the conversation and tells P2 he's "insane at this point" and needs help. P2 feels some type of way about this and counters that he only asked P1 to marry him because he knew that is what P1 wanted, and all P2 "ever wanted was to make (P1) happy." P1 is not having it and calls BS. P2 continues to argue and is consistently shut down; meanwhile the entire restaurant has stopped eating and is watching this with full attention. It gets youtubed (now down). Eventually, P2 storms off from the table (and does not pay bill).

P1 has now posted to facebook this whole deranged ordeal. P2 has clearly gone off the rails and I keep waiting for a major suicide attempt or columbine episode, as the impending release of cognitive dissonance is enough to level the city.

So now, P2 has asked me to talk to him--what can I say? Get therapy? Stay away from me!?

And, P1 is sending me copies of texts from P2 who is now bat-shit crazy.

I don't want to lose P1 as a friend (he's too good of a guy) and I feel shitty for possibly abandoning P2 if he has entered some kind of extremely well-devised and executed psychotic episode or something. Go ahead and call me a push-over, fat, stupid flyover queen (not true, but have at it).

I really would like some help here. What would you do? HELP!

by Jay McKay and the Spirit of Lovereplies 17Last Friday at 3:23 AM

Which (ex-)Disney star is most likely to have had a dick in his ass?

Take the poll.

by Anonymousreplies 23Last Friday at 3:19 AM

Joe Manganiello

BDF?

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 3:14 AM

Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father to Pen Tell-All Book

Ron Miscavige (father of known lunatic David Miscavige) is writing his memoir.

Book will be called "If He Dies, He Dies".

The title is a reference to an article in the LA Times about how David was investigating his father as he began dissociating himself from the church. One of the investigators saw Ron grabbing his chest as if having a heart attack. When the investigator called David asking him what to do, he said, "If it was his time to die, let him die" and to not get involved.

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 3:14 AM

Jimmy Fallon's sidekick killed his mother!

[quote]Son of Marian Coppola Higgins, a cosmetologist who died at age 78 on July 2, 2011 when the car Steve was driving struck a Ford Econoline van with 12 passengers that had stopped due to a flat tire, on Interstate 78 near Lebabon, New Jersey. Steve swerved but could not avoid the van, and his mother - who was in the front passenger seat - suffered fatal injuries.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Friday at 3:05 AM

Ann Coulter's Fall From Grace

The author of this article "thinks Coulter is pretty much an act that’s gone sour in the age of polarization and she may be right. She compares her to Donald Trump (who Coulter extols for his “immigrants are rapists” comments, which she believes he got from her) and there is a certain kind of scary-clown aspect to both of them.

But I think it’s something else — she just isn’t all that shocking anymore. And the reason is that, after all these years — through which she and her fellow right-wing bomb throwers have been poisoning the discourse and polluting our politics with the most egregious dehumanization of just about everyone on the planet who doesn’t look and sound like them — nobody is listening anymore.

Today, Ann Coulter is just political white noise. Sure, she’ll sell her books to the small group of people who can’t get enough of her bilious humor and hatred but her days of being a mainstream pop culture phenomenon are over. Everybody’s heard it all before. There’s almost a whiff of noxious nostalgia about it now.

The question is whether or not there’s anyone left in the Republican Party who can crawl out from under the pile of offal that people like Coulter have buried them under and say something new to America. For the first time in nearly two decades they are ignoring her provocations."

I agree.

by Anonymousreplies 57Last Friday at 2:49 AM

Let's be the TV series "Hannibal"

I'm a corpse, imaginatively re-purposed by a serial killer to create a visually dramatic tableau!

by Anonymousreplies 14Last Friday at 2:43 AM

"White adjacent"

I've seen this term used in several threads. What does it mean and what are some examples?

by Anonymousreplies 66Last Friday at 2:32 AM

What are you reading this summer?

I'm looking for some good books to read this summer. Nothing too serious, I'm looking to be entertained not necessarily educated or enlightened. What are your beach books this year?

by Anonymousreplies 29Last Friday at 2:30 AM

Jason O'Mara from USA channel's Complications

Looks like a young Mel Gibson and sounds like George Clooney. Quite the delectable combination . . . Is anyone else watching this show?

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 2:19 AM

Son of the Revenge of the "Lets Post Pics of Guys Presenting Their Hairy Chests" thread

Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...

by Anonymousreplies 343Last Friday at 2:09 AM

I Put a Spell on You

Has anyone on DL ever cast a spell? What were the results?

by Anonymousreplies 11Last Friday at 2:02 AM

Roslyn Kind

Does she have a good voice?

by Anonymousreplies 22Last Friday at 1:47 AM

I'm preparing to go to bed, DL

I will soon bid y'all a good night! And see y'all 2morrow :), sweethearts :).

by Anonymousreplies 22Last Friday at 1:40 AM

How do you cope with loneliness?

I don't have any friends at the moment, but live with my family and my family members keep me company. But I yearn to have friends my own age, maybe just 2 or 3. One really close friend and two who I keep a bit of distance from but who I still talk to.

It's going to be a couple of months before I'm going to start putting in my resume. So in the meantime, I try to imagine about weird scenarios involving people I used to know that involves us socializing. Sad but a good way to feel like I have friends.

by Anonymousreplies 23Last Friday at 1:30 AM

Jesse Jackson's AMA on Reddit

Some of the funniest shit to ever hit the internets web.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 1:13 AM

Jesse Jackson's AMA on Reddit

Some of the funniest shit to ever hit the internets web.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 1:13 AM

The "Is 'Caitlyn' Fucking Men Yet?" Thread

Why would that be closed? Are we back to the days when there can only be so many threads about a subject, or was it actually offensive to someone?

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Friday at 1:04 AM

I've never seen Showgirls

Can someone explain why so many people love it?

Asking sincerely & without snark.....I totally get camp & cult movies (love the John Waters movies, Mommie Dearest, VOTD et al) but just never saw this.

by TIA! Smooches!replies 74Last Friday at 12:26 AM

‘Game of Thrones’ hunk Kit Harington

What do we know?

by Anonymousreplies 14Last Friday at 12:19 AM

I need help with the new Apple music app/

I want to create a list of cd's I want to eventually listen to. When I search for a cd, I click on the "..." and then select "add to my music." When I go to look for it under "my music," it isn't there. Is there a way to create a list of cd's I want to eventually listen to. I'm not loving the app so far, but it could be because I'm so used to spotify. Thanks for your help.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Friday at 12:02 AM

Texas Attorney General Encourages County Clerks To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion on Sunday encouraging county clerks to ignore the Supreme Court and refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The opinion states that county clerks’ “religious freedom” allows them to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Friday’s decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to such a license. Texas1

Paxton says whether a clerk could legally refuse “depends on the particular facts of each case.” He provides no guidence as to what facts would justify a refusal. He also acknowledges that his opinion could result in a same-sex couple being unable to obtain a marriage license in Texas. “[I]t is conceivable that an applicant for a same-sex marriage license may claim a violation of the constitution,” Paxton writes.

In a press release, Paxton encourages clerks to deny licenses to same-sex couples anyway, stressing that “numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs, in many cases on a pro-bono basis, and I will do everything I can from this office to be a public voice for those standing in defense of their rights.” According to Paxton, “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness,” referring to the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Legal analysts in Texas were unimpressed with Paxton’s opinion, which is not legally binding but highly influential in Texas courts. “We settled the idea that public officials can pick which citizens to serve or not in the ’50s and ’60s civil rights litigation. They cannot,” said Austin lawyer Jody Scheske. Neel Lane, a Texas attorney who has represented same-sex couples, called Paxton’s opinion “a red herring that is intended to whip up the base but… is legally deficient.”

The Texas Freedom Network, a state group dedicated to religious freedom and civil liberties, blasted Paxton. “This reckless and irresponsible attorney general has effectively declared war on the Constitution’s guarantee of equality under the law for all,” the group said in a release. The Texas ACLU added that religious freedom was a constitutionally protected right but it “doesn’t mean that government officials can use their personal religious beliefs to avoid following the law regarding marriage.”

Nevertheless, Paxton has been effective in delaying marriage equality from coming to most parts of Texas. As of Sunday, according to this chart from the Dallas Morning News, most Texas counties were not issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Paxton is an adamant opponent of same-sex marriage. The day the Supreme Court issue its ruling he called it an “assault on the actual text of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law itself.” He called the decision ” a radical departure from countless generations of societal law and tradition” and predicted “impact of this opinion on our society and the familial fabric of our nation will be profound.”

Now, it appears he’s taking matters into his own hands.

by Anonymousreplies 16Last Thursday at 11:55 PM

Nurses versus Doctors: Who deserves more respect?

The general consensus on DL is that nurses deserve more respect. As someone who is an RN, I have to say that that isn't true. It is much harder to become a doctor, and the amount of critical thinking exceeds that of which is required of RNs. Also, there are more risks to a doctor's decision.

All through studying to be a nurse, I've heard the all too common, "we deserve more respect" all the while looking down on those professions which are lower in rank than theirs (like LPNs, and PSWs). I think in order for someone to gain more respect, they have to earn it? AMIRITE?

On a side note, having been through four years of "BSn", I find myself intensely disliking the profession. And when I go to med school, I plan on burning my much despised nursing uniform (which are so tight in the shoulder area because nursing uniforms are made mostly for women).

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Thursday at 11:38 PM

Why we still need Gay Pride Parades

The Pride parade in NYC on Sunday was such an exciting event. Everyone was joyous and positive. Gays ourselves saw the huge numbers, and politicians understood the political power in those numbers. Gays saw that gays come in different sizes and shapes.

The Pride parade is an annual reminder to the world that gays are everyday people, in your families and work place, that still face discrimination--whether in the workplace or on a personal level.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Thursday at 11:35 PM

Older Man, Younger Man Success Stories ......

More than a 30 year age difference ..... How often does this work out ? (yah, yah, I know .... as long as he can afford to pay .... ha ha) .... but seriously, do you know of a lot of success stories ? (I know there's a whole community out there, so there must be a lot of success .... right ?)%0D %0D I know of one couple where they met when the younger guy was in his early 20's and the older guy was in his 40's ..... neither is 'rich' .... and they're still together.

by Anonymousreplies 129Last Thursday at 11:15 PM

Hollywood intern case setback by appeals court

Unpaid internships have long been a fixture of Hollywood, as much a part of show business as lavish Oscar parties, expense account lunches and prima donna actors.

In exchange for a foot in the industry's exceedingly narrow door, these uncompensated workers routinely perform a variety of menial tasks: fetching lattes, reading scripts and even topping off their bosses' gas tanks.

But in recent years, the legality of this practice has been under assault. Now, a lawsuit challenging unpaid internship programs — one that led to a wave of similar cases and may have pushed some companies to begin paying these minions — has been dealt a major blow.

On Thursday, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York vacated a federal judge's 2013 ruling in favor of unpaid interns on a Fox Searchlight Pictures film. The decision could have a chilling effect on unpaid internship lawsuits, legal experts say.

Eric Glatt and Alex Footman, two interns who worked on Fox Searchlight's “Black Swan,” sued the company in 2011, alleging it violated minimum wage laws during the making of the Darren Aronofsky drama.

Their case drew national attention but was mocked by other Hollywood aspirants and some media pundits, including CNN's Anderson Cooper. Still, after Glatt and Footman filed their lawsuit, similar cases were brought against the likes of NBCUniversal, Viacom, Warner Music Group and Condé Nast. Each of those companies reached multimillion-dollar settlements with their former workers. Those companies now pay their interns, or have done away with their programs altogether.

Fox Searchlight, on the other hand, fought the lawsuit brought by Glatt and Footman.

The former interns alleged that Fox Searchlight violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying them for their work. They sought back pay and damages for themselves and an unspecified number of other workers.

by Anonymousreplies 2Last Thursday at 11:13 PM

The artist-built Griffith Park Teahouse

From the ashes: Artists create teahouse in Griffith Park with wood from 2007 fire

Perched on a ridge, within view of several mountain ranges, the artists have left it behind as "a gift" to Los Angeles — one they hope the city will accept.

"Part of the experiment is seeing how the park and the public reacts," says one of the core artists who masterminded the plan — a young woman who has worked on installation design at various Southern California museums. "There's something interesting about observing what will happen."

Certainly, this is no flimsy structure. The teahouse was made with the help of professional wood craftsmen who helped develop the building's design and engineering. The entire thing was slipped into the park in pre-fabricated pieces and bolted to an old foundation that at one point likely belonged to a utility shack, but had since been reduced to an exposed wedge of concrete and rebar.

"I saw it about six years ago," explains the collective's ringleader, whose day job is in the film industry. "I come to the park to run a lot — and I would just see it and I kept thinking we could do something with it."

This isn't the first time the group has staged a guerrilla act in a public space. They once held a tea party for friends on a traffic island in downtown L.A. and installed a vending machine full of scented chip bags on a street in Silver Lake.

"The idea of a teahouse rose to the fore early on," he adds. "I'm a big fan of tea ... and I'd looked at teahouse design books and I happened to visit Japan during this time, where I spent a lot of time looking at temples."

The pair roped in a friend, a woodworking apprentice who had, quite coincidentally, helped design a wooden teahouse in Washington state. He helped connect them to a professional woodworker in the Glendale area who helped refine the group's initial design concept.

Six months ago, they got to work. The idea was to build their teahouse entirely out of reclaimed wood: trees that were killed in the 2007 blaze (many of which the group harvested from the area around the Greek Theatre), as well as felled redwoods that were destined to be mulched at the park's composting facility. (The park has removed redwoods in recent years since they are not native to the area and require a lot of water.)

"The entire design came from the amount of wood we had," says the woodworking apprentice. "Decisions were entirely based on the availability of the materials."

Adds the ringleader: "We didn't cut anything down. We only took what was already dead and on the ground."

The resulting structure features a slat roof inspired by Japanese lines, as well as strategically placed windows that frame views of the city and the mountains. A bell, attached to the structure, can be rung ceremoniously (or just for fun).

And in the eaves, they put a quirky finishing touch: a bas relief carving of a griffin, the supernatural bird-lion creature of ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern mythology. In this case, the griffin is rendered as part red-tailed hawk (since the park has a lot of these) and part P-22, the famous Griffith Park mountain lion. The carving even shows the griffin with a tracking collar around its neck.

For the inaugural ceremony, tea expert Tiffany Williams of Claremont greeted hikers with freshly brewed first-flush sencha tea.

"When they contacted me, they told me they had a teahouse and they wanted a ceremony," she says with a laugh. "Then I was picked up in the middle of the night by a Lyft and ended up in the Hollywood Hills, and then I walked up this hill to this teahouse. I didn't ask too many questions!"

But she says the space nonetheless evokes a true teahouse, like the ones she visited when she lived in Japan.

I asked the collective's ringleader how long he thought the teahouse might last.

"Until tomorrow would be great," he laughed. But then he grew more thoughtful.

"I guess there's a fantasy that other citizens will come along and add to it," he explained. "But really, this whole thing, it's about just letting go."

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Thursday at 10:54 PM

Heath Ledger Based His “Brokeback Mountain” Character On His “Macho, Homophobic Gay” Uncle

Celebrating the ten year anniversary of Brokeback Mountain, director Ang Lee chatted with Variety about making of the movie and his gratitude for its continued legacy as the most commercially successful LGBT-themed movie of all time.

He also discussed how the late Heath Ledger based his tragic character Ennis Del Mar on his own uncle. “Heath came in and wanted to do it right away, ” Lee said, “[Heath] told me that he learned from one of his uncles, who is also a very macho, homophobic gay, much like Ennis, and also a rancher.”

Ledger’s performance’s earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor (let’s face it, he should have won), and it remains one of the most painful, and beautiful to watch in modern cinema; it’s no surprise it had roots in his personal reality.

[Continued at link.]

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Thursday at 10:51 PM

Transgender vs. Lesbian

This debate between an angry lesbian and a transwoman moderated by a straight fratboy might be right up DL's ally. I kind of agree with the lesbian about how a man will always be a man, but she is so mean about it that I felt sorry for the transwoman.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Thursday at 10:43 PM

Jory Barro's Checkered Shirt

Hottie Josh Barro's checkered shirt makes enough appearances on MSNBC, it ought to be on the payroll.

by Anonymousreplies 58Last Thursday at 10:38 PM

So what happens if the Supreme Court torpedoes "Obamacare"?

What will the fallout look like?

Will it be like it never existed? Does everyone who paid the fine on their taxes get a refund?

by Anonymousreplies 48Last Thursday at 10:37 PM

Bernie Sanders Predicts He Will Win The Democratic Nomination And Be The Next President

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders predicted on ABC’s This Week that he will win Iowa, New Hampshire, the Democratic nomination, and be the next president of the United States.

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During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) made series of bold predictions:

We are going to win New Hampshire. We are going to win Iowa, and I think we are going to win the Democratic nomination, and I think we’re going to win the presidency. And I’ll tell you why, George, the American people are sick and tired of seeing the disappearance of the great middle class of this country. They’re sick and tired of working longer hour for lower wages while at the same time 99 percent of all new income generated is going to the top 1 percent and the top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much as wealth as the bottom 90 percent. George, we have seen in the last 30 years a massive shift in wealth and income from ordinary Americans to the richest people in this country and the American people are saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ We need to create an economy that works for all of us and not just a handful of billionaires. No political candidate is going to say that he/she has no chance of winning, but the confident attitude of Sen. Sanders is increasing justified by the size of the crowds coming out to support him, the millions of dollars he is raising from small donors, and the gains that he is making in the polls.

The reason Sanders has seen such a surge is that he is the only candidate in either party who is addressing the anger and angst of non-wealthy Americans. Hillary Clinton is talking about programs to rebuild the middle-class. Republicans are dropping the words middle and class into all of their speeches as if they are the secret passwords needed to gain entry into the White House, but only Bernie Sanders is expressing the emotions and feelings of those who have been battered by the Great Recession.

People are hurting, and they are angry at an unfair system that is blocking economic advancement for most for the benefit of the few at the top.

Bernie Sanders is speaking to and for those people, and this is why a small Senate very liberal senator has become a serious threat to business as usual in Washington.

by Anonymousreplies 72Last Thursday at 9:52 PM

Beirut

Who has visited the Lebanese capital? Were you there during its heyday as the "Paris of the Middle East"? What about since the civil war ended?

The U.S. State Dept. advises against Americans travelling to any part of Lebanon.

I checked the British official travel advisories. They have broke down the country into safe, marginal, and dangerous areas. Most of Beirut was listed as safe.

by Lebanophilereplies 52Last Thursday at 9:39 PM

Australian-raised ape 'Shabani' is driving Japanese women wild

The 'handsome gorilla' is driving Japanese girls mad. The ape finds fame as women flock to the zoo to see him because he is 'so good-looking'

by Anonymousreplies 34Last Thursday at 9:36 PM

Brad Pitt and his rentboys?

What's this all about?

by Anonymousreplies 10Last Thursday at 9:25 PM

Katherine Heigl Marries Alexis Bledel in "Jenny's Wedding"

Trailer:

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Thursday at 9:01 PM

Guys with Flat Asses

Do they not realize how unacceptable they are?

by Anonymousreplies 5Last Thursday at 8:55 PM

Need Help from Someone Who Knows More about Taxes than I (which is just about anyone)

Yeah, I know....there are better places to ask.

One or two of you out there must be familiar with tax stuff. CPGays? (ha!)

Anyways, a relative died last month and left me part of her investment annuity (I know that probably isn't the right term.)

I just talked to someone from the company it was with and she told me that after all taxes were taken out, as I requested, the total would be a little over $18,000 with around $60 taken out for federal and around $13.00 for state taxes. I will get a form in January as proof that all taxes have been paid on the annuity.

I was fully prepared for about $3,000 to be taken out., but this woman insists that the $73.00 will cover everything.

That can't be right, can it? I should still put back the $3,000 in case I am missing something, correct?

Thanks for any help...

by Soon to be a Thousandaire Many Times Overreplies 7Last Thursday at 8:44 PM

"The View"

Revamping the talent.

by Anonymousreplies 16Last Thursday at 8:39 PM

Meet the Hot Cop Who Went to Twerk at Pride

Write me up, officer!

by Anonymousreplies 23Last Thursday at 8:38 PM

Is Hollywood a major bastion of conservative thinking regarding gay and lesbian treatment?

I do not refer to the movies. That may change and there have been signs in the last decade (although I think TV has done more in that direction. I am talking about the phenomenon of 'closeted' actors. Either by their own will, or very likely as a result of agent/studio pressure, they have to preserve a certain imagine. In effect, there is a discouragement of being open and frankly I don't think that even bisexuals are seen that well. Hollywood is very much about money (selling both inside and especially outside the US, whether the markets may be more conservative with regard to LGBT. I think they are tolerant if you make money, but you have to respect the rule of being closeted. Hell, even FOX continues to pay Brian Singer despite his chickenhawk behavior.

by Anonymousreplies 3Last Thursday at 8:34 PM

Angelina Jolie has her ovaries removed

Hide the sharp objects, Pitt, she's going into early menopause!

by Anonymousreplies 246Last Thursday at 8:27 PM

After 23 surgeries to look like Superman, ‘Man of Plastic’ meets his Kryptonite

Looks like Rachel Maddow.

by Anonymousreplies 8Last Thursday at 8:25 PM

Shakeup in Philly: CBS Affiliate Firing Everyone!

[quote]CBS3 anchor Chris May, chief meteorologist Kathy Orr and sports director Beasley Reece have been let go from the station

by Anonymousreplies 12Last Thursday at 8:19 PM

Will you have sex with me?

If a random guy came up to you who was very handsome around his mid-20's, and said, "Hey you look pretty cute; will you have sex with me". Would you agree?

by Anonymousreplies 21Last Thursday at 8:00 PM

Kim Jong-Un is a freak.

But maybe this thread should be on TOR.... I'm scared to say it.

by Anonymousreplies 0Last Thursday at 7:54 PM

Visconti's The Leopard

I saw this one years ago and I thought it was an overlong and overblown mess.

I just rewatched it and I must have been in the right mood this time because the long ballroom scene at the end left me speechless: the camera movements, the costumes, Burt Lancaster's acting and Claudia Cardinale's beauty...Was there ever a movie scene more fabulous than this one? Why don't they make movies like this one anymore?

by Anonymousreplies 6Last Thursday at 7:48 PM

Are people who go to bathhouses regularly generally lonely?

I used to go to bathhouses every so often. I would see slot of the same people over and over. Even when I stopped going, whenever I'd notice someone from the baths on the street, they were usually headed towards the baths.

The bath houses aren't as social now as I've heard they were in the 70's and 80's. It's just sex and leering nowadays.

They seem to be rather lonely places

by Anonymousreplies 23Last Thursday at 7:44 PM

Iranian actor apologises after tweeting support for US gay marriage ruling

Iranian actor apologises after tweeting support for US gay marriage ruling

Bahram Radan deleted tweet in support of US supreme court decision after criticism from hardline media and homophobic abuse

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Thursday at 7:38 PM

Which program on your computer is the biggest diva bitch?

For me it's a tie between Microsoft Word and Safari. Both send me straight into beach ball spinning hell.

Photoshop opens and works with less drama than those two bitches.

Word makes my computer act like I'm asking it to edit the 3-D version of "Avatar" when I open a one-page document.

Then there's Safari's "A problem occurred with this web page so it was reloaded." No, a problem didn't "occur" — you fucked up, Safari.

These two programs are bitches. BITCH-ES.

by Anonymousreplies 4Last Thursday at 7:36 PM

Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World

Why on Earth did Logo cancel this series?? It was so fucking funny!! More offensive and politically incorrect than "South Park".

by Anonymousreplies 1Last Thursday at 7:32 PM

Program Major Book Resale Central

Here's where we get to discuss, compile all the details of, DL's very own disaster in waiting. Since his threads are all scattered and he clears his cookies with the fervor of a thousand blasting suns.

by Anonymousreplies 7Last Thursday at 7:31 PM
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