Monthly Archives: October 2006

Open Thread Thursday

Sort your browswer history by “most visited”. Aside from your own sites (your blog, your MySpace, etc.) what are your three most-visited sites? Mine: Technorati, SFGate, New York Times. (Thanks to Chris at Boy’s Briefs for this week’s Open Thread idea.).

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Morning View – Portland, Maine

The view from my hotel room, looking west. At 9pm last night, I had to walk ten NYC-blocks just to find a single place open and selling any kind of food. Ten blocks! Manhattan can sure spoil you.

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Portland, Day 2

Still no sign of lobster, rock or otherwise.

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HRC Outs Outer

“The email exchanges in question between former Congressman Mark Foley and a House page have been in the possession of bloggers and media outlets for some time now. Yesterday, it came to our attention that an HRC employee, hired just last month to work for us in Michigan, was responsible for initially posting these emails on his blog. We investigated ...

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NJ Homos Improve Bus Seating, Slightly

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today that gay couples are entitled to civil unions under the state’s equal protections guarantees. Activists on both sides are disappointed. Bloggers on both sides are disappointed. And the rest of New Jersey goes back to burying their enemies in the backyard.

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Big Lug Review

Big Lug’s opening was a roaring success, judging by the huge line of hairy men waiting on Avenue A when I light-weighted out of there at 1130PM. A regular JMG blogroll who’s-who was on hand: Mark (The Mark Of Kane), Eric (We Like Sheep), Jeff (Cynically Optimistic), Paul (Habitat 67), Bryce (Plastic Music), Neil (Diary Of A Dandy) Foxy (Fox ...

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Charlene Hilton

She suffers for her art. UPDATE: Video from the Washington Post of last night’s Dupont Circle High Heel Drag Race.

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Scent Of A Golden Girl

Fox News’ morning show today reported the critical news that scientists have discovered that among scents that heighten sexual arousal for men, the strongest reaction is from a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie. Mention that to Grandma, next time you see her.

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Morning View – Bamm Automat

This morning, your view is the Bamm Automat, NYC’s new and only automat, since the last one closed on 42nd Street in 1991. I finally got a look at Bamm in the East Village last night and while I understand the retro-kitsch of the joint (and the place is very neat looking in a pink-Hello Kitty-7/11 kind of way), the ...

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It’s 2525 And We’ve Got The Most Wigs Alive!

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Big Lug Opens Tonight

Big Lug opens in the East Village tonight, kicking off what looks like a pretty interesting schedule of theme nights. Big Lug is in the basement under Tigerland, across from Sidewalk on A between 5th & 6th. From uptown take the 6 to Astor Place, walk east. From the West Village/Chelsea, take the L to 1st Ave. Map.

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Another October Surprise

When the Foley page scandal broke in late September, it was due to the anonymous blogsite Stop Sex Predators, who posted copies of emails that Foley had sent to a 16 year old page. The authorship of Stop Sex Predators has been a source of widespread speculation, with accusations aimed at both the Democrat and Republican parties. Since last week, ...

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Craigs Clams Up

If you were a powerful Republican senator who’d been falsely accused of cheating on your wife with men you’d met in train station restrooms, wouldn’t you come out swinging against your accuser? Press conferences, lawyers, lawsuits, chat shows? Well, maybe you wouldn’t, if you thought that the story would scarcely be touched by the MSM. That’s been largely the case ...

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Subway Stats

A new sign in the subway today admonishes riders not to run for the train: “75% of passenger injuries are the result of slips and falls!” Injury stats were rounded out by a this graffito: “Stabbings: 1%. Stank: 24%.”

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Is Your Betty Ready?

You may recall me blogging about the Philips Bodygroom, the self-proclaimed first-ever trimmer for “down there” that promised men that reducing their amount of pubic hair would give them an “extra optical inch”. Now comes Betty, the first-ever dye specifically for “the hair down there.” Betty comes in five colors, including hot pink. You can also buy a “My Betty ...

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Morning View – Crystal Cathedral

Every block in midtown has at least one little tchotchke shop with dozens of crystal statues of NYC landmarks in their window. This one is on the 42nd Street side of Grand Central, where I’m told the World Trade Center items outsell all others 10-1. In the days immediately after 9/11, every souvenir in town depicting the WTC sold out, ...

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Two Week Notice

The mid-term elections are two weeks away. Looking over the statewide New York State ballot, it appears that I will be voting a straight-Democratic ticket: Spitzer, Patterson, Hevisi, Cuomo, Clinton. No surprises there. Sen. Hillary Clinton has an 88% approval rating from the HRC, although they probably held their nose while doing so, considering she still will not come out ...

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Zero Hour Poised With 3 Ovation Noms

My buddy Steve Schalchlin and his partner Jim Brochu have landed three Ovation nominations for Zero Hour, their new one man play about Broadway legend and multiple Tony winner Zero Mostel. Brochu, pictured, plays Mostel in a performance that has won raves from Variety, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Listen to an NPR story about the show ...

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HomoQuotable – Reichen Lehmkuhl

“I was raped.” – Reality show celebrittle Reichen Lehmkuhl telling Good Morning America that he was sexually assaulted by two fellow cadets while attending the U.S. Air Force Academy. “A bag was put over my head,” he said. “I was stripped of my clothes. I was forced to do things sexually with two other male cadets.” (Via 365gay.com.) Not to ...

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PSB Continue Blitz of New Releases

The last few months have been a true bonanza for the hardcore fanboys, as the Pet Shop Boys have delivered four full CDs and a handful of b-side chocked singles. First, in June they dropped the Fundamental double-set, which returned the Boys to standard glorious form, after 2003’s interesting, but ultimately unsatisfying experiment, Release. And yesterday I got my grubby ...

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