Monthly Archives: February 2007

Just Like Yours, Only Gayer

EqualMarriage.org has comissioned three great spots, created by Young & Rubicam. Check out the sweet, simple videos and have a laugh. I’m not sure what’s up with the English-accented voice-over, but these non-strident, real-life messages are winners. (via Jockohomo.)

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Don’t Say It’s Gay

An 18 year old girl is suing her former school district in California for violating her right to free speech when they disciplined her in 2002 for saying “That’s so gay!”, when classmates teased her for being Mormon by asking if she had ten moms. The Santa Rosa School District had adopted a strict hate speech policy after two students ...

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DADT Repeal Near

Legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was introduced in Congress today by Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), with more than 120 members as co-signers. Meehan is confident that the bill will pass this time, now that Democrats are in power. So which is it? Is this a shining result of the hard work of gay activists united in a just ...

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Steak:10, Looks:3

NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni appears to have come out in an amusing review of a steakhouse located in a West Side titty bar. The review begins, “It may be laughable when someone says he gets Penthouse magazine for the articles. It’s no joke when I say I went to the Penthouse Executive Club for the steaks.” The review ...

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Michael Savage On Gay Parenting:

“I don’t like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. … I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it’s child abuse.” – Radio talk show host Michael Savage, after playing a clip from the Oscars featuring Melissa Etheridge thanking her wife and children. Savage’s advice if a child wonders about gay people? ...

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Voice Of Keebler Elf Dies

I guess the word was a little slow getting out, but Walker Edmiston, one of the most familiar cartoon voices of my childhood, died two weeks ago at age 81. Most of you will know Edmiston as the voice of the Keebler Elf, but I also remember him as a Sleestak on Land Of The Lost, Big Daddy Ooze on ...

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Racist Newspaper Rocks Bay Area

San Francisco’s AsianWeek newspaper currently features an essay, “Why I Hate Blacks”, by featured columnist Kenneth Eng. After an outcry from black leaders, the story has been removed from the online edition of AsianWeek, although the issue with the offending story is still on newsstands. Kenneth Eng considers himself an “Asian supremacist” and has authored other columns such as “Proof ...

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JMG Sells Out!

Gentle readers, as my traffic has grown and the advertising requests have increased, I must report that I can no longer look away from blog advertising. I’ve been accepted into a couple of the major blog ad networks and will be adding some ads in the next week or so. I will do my best to make the transition not-so-jarring. ...

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Crist In Crisis

George Hamilton Tanning Classic winner and closet case, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R), has been hit by a lawsuit claiming that while Florida’s attorney general, he ignored a ponzi scheme masterminded by boy-band guru Lou Pearlman (N’Sync, Backstreet Boys), which may have defauded investors of as much as $500 million. Crist is alleged to have accepted campaign contributions and jet ...

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Draft Gore Movement Grows Louder

Al Gore had scarcely stepped away from the microphone at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony, where An Inconvenient Truth won 2 statuettes, before the cries of “Run, Al, run!” began to echo even louder through the blogosphere. Check out DraftGore.com for more information. Richard Cohen has a great column on Gore’s potential candidacy in today’s Washington Post. How do you feel ...

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NYC Subway Ranks 7th Worldwide

Over at the Gothamist, there’s an interesting discussion about a vacation travel site that ranks the top subway systems of the world. Mentioning attributes such as convenience, technology, efficiency, cleanliness, and architectural merit, London’s Underground wins the top spot out of 11 systems reviewed, with NYC coming in a lowly 7th. The mere fact that NYC’s subway is the only ...

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Elton Bash Breaks Record

Elton John’s post-Oscar party raised a record-breaking $4.2 million yesterday for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, bringing the total raised since 1992 to $125 million. Among the items auctioned off were two travel packages to attend Sir Elton’s 60th birthday party and concert weekend in NYC, which went for $250,000 each. Elton’s legacy, like Bill Gates’, will be as much ...

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Heartbreak

My hormones must be off or something, because a dog food commercial just brought me to tears. Damn. The voice-over is by David Duchovny. Congratulations to Pedigree’s ad agency, TBWAChiatDay out of Los Angeles. Simple, perfect. They deserve an ADDY or Clio for this one.

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“Not Found”

Thanks to an avalanche of complaints from good folks like you, gentle reader, Google has deleted Kill Batty Man, the Jamaica-based anti-gay blog that spurned so much discussion here last Friday. Some of you forwarded me copies of your passionate emails to Google and I salute your work. Well done, Google, for making the call.

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Morning View – Cooper Union

The East Village’s Cooper Union was founded in 1859 as one of the nation’s few all-scholarship colleges, and is one of the most selective, rejecting 88% of applicants. Students are not required to declare a major and are largely free to select courses from any discipline. Most of the school’s operating budget comes from alumni donations.

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NoiZe Magazine

Circuit Noize, the quarterly magazine devoted to the circuit party scene, has relaunched as NoiZe, after its founder, Steve Kammon, died last year “due to complications from a long illness”. The rejiggered magazine will continue to be the go-to source for information about parties, events and music, with a new emphasis on feature articles. In the first issue of NoiZe, ...

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Sharpton-Thurmond Connection

Reseachers at Ancestry.com have uncovered proof that political gadfly and relentless muckraiser Al Shapton is a descendant of a slave owned by the family of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, one of the most rabid foes of desegregation and civil rights. After his death, it was revealed that Thurmond had fathered a biracial child with his family’s housekeeper. Sharpton calls this ...

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HomoQuotable – Suze Orman

“I have never been with a man in my whole life. I’m still a 55-year-old virgin.” – Personal finance guru and author Suze Orman, coming out in yesterday’s NY Times Magazine. Orman: “K.T. is my life partner. K.T. stands for Kathy Travis. We’re going on seven years.” Orman also says that she would love to marry K.T., adding, “Both of ...

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Blarg 2007 Photo Recap

Another crazy, mobbed night with a bunch of hard-drinking bloggers and pals! Even more folks than last year, although we had a harder time herding the cats from bar to bar. As usual, I got way fewer usable pics than would like, with tons of blurry pictures of the floor. And next time we’ll have to set aside a specific ...

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Brunch Stroll

After a nice brunch with Little David at the usual spot, Eddie, the Farmboyz and I ran across the 2007 Pillow-Fight NYC in Union Square, and paused to watch a few hundred mostly-NYU students beat each other over the head. Then we trekked a couple miles into the wilds of West Chelsea to Awakened, David LaChappelle’s new exhibit at Tony ...

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