Monthly Archives: November 2007

Evel Knievel Finally Sticks The Landing

Evel Knievel, the original “jackass”, is dead at 69. Johnny Knoxville owes his entire schtick to Knievel, don’t you think?

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Hostages Taken At Hillary Clinton’s
New Hampshire Office

Breaking News: An armed man, possibly with a bomb, has taken people hostage at Hillary Clinton’s campaign office in Rochester, N.H. Clinton was attending a National Democratic Committee meeting in Virginia, but has canceled a 3:30 p.m. EST speech. New York TV station WNBC reported that the suspect has demanded to speak to her. Police said a man in his ...

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Annie Lennox Sings For World AIDS Day

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PhoboQuotable- Pat Buchanan

“There’s an element of fraud here. When the general did not identify himself as a fierce partisan of Hillary Rodham Clinton and presented himself simply as a military man who had served and was gay. And who obviously did not have the courage, frankly, when he was in the military to come out of the closet and say I’m gay. ...

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I Met Jeebus At A Truckstop

Have you heard the one about the Christianists who believe that Interstate 35 is the key to the secret conspiracy to unite Mexico, Canada and the U.S. as a single nation? Oh, but on the other hand, I-35 can be used to “set people free” from homosexuality! From People For The American Way: The concept of a behind-the-scenes “North American ...

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Rappin’ Mike Gravel

I know most people consider him a kook, but there’s something totally lovable about Mike Gravel.

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Broadway Friday

Broadway’s Back! A free concert celebrating the return of Broadway takes place today at noon at the Marriott Marquis Theatre in Times Square. Appearing: Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Bob Martin, Fantasia, and cast members from every Broadway show. Midtowners: take your lunch early today, doors open at 11:30am for Broadway’s Back! The show will be broadcast live on Sirius 77, ...

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Title: A Pun On Uruguay

The lower house in Uruguay’s legislature approved same-sex civil unions yesterday. With approval from the country’s Senate already in hand, the bill becomes law next month. Uruguay becomes the first Latin American country to approve civil unions nationwide, although similar laws are already in effect in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil.

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Morning View – Fung Wah Bus

Fung Wah is one of the several Chinese bus lines that offer very cheap rides to Boston, DC, and Philly. You pay about 20% of what you’d pay on Amtrak, but the drivers go like maniacs and when the buses break down or burn down, you are screwed. Still, many of my friends are devout patrons of the Chinese bus.

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Wingnut Dumbassery, Vol. 23,987

Idaho JMG reader Allen sends us this bit of nonsense from Boise, in which the Idaho chapter of the American Family Association accuses Alaska Airlines of adding a “surcharge for being sexually normal” because their micro-site for LGBT travelers offers a 10% discount on flights to Puerto Vallarta and New York City. “If you’re an ordinary heterosexual, once again be ...

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Love, TransAmerican Style

Logo is launching a dating show with a transgender lead. The show will be hosted by comedian Alec Mapa. Logo’s new eight episode dating reality series Transamerican Love Story follows Calpernia Addams as she whittles down a group of eight bachelors, living together in a Los Angeles-area home, with the help of her best friend and fellow transgender activist Andrea ...

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Buddy G And His Two Moms

My Grinchy heart grew by two sizes when the two Nebraska moms I mentioned yesterday sent me this adorable picture. If you have any young kids in your life, check out their new cartoon DVD, Buddy G – My Two Moms and Me. The movie is only $10 + $3 shipping. I’m getting one for my niece and nephew. Here’s ...

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Great White Way Lights Up Again

After 19 days and estimated losses in the tens of millions, Broadway’s stagehand strike is over. The curtains at 26 darkened theaters will rise tonight. Producers and union leaders reached an agreement last last night. James Claffey, the head of the 2,200-member union for stagehands: “The people of Broadway are looking forward to returning to work, giving the theater-going public ...

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Gay General Rips GOP Candidates
During YouTube Debate

Openly gay Brigadier General Keith Kerr, who works with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, provided the one interesting moment during last night’s CNN-YouTube debate of the GOP candidates. Watch Mitt Romney retreat from his former support for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and get booed in the process. After the debate, conservative blogs and forums lit up with ...

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Morning View – City Hall 4-5-6

Only two subway stations still have these little free-standing kiosks. This one at Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall houses an elevator. This station has one of the most interesting histories of the entire system.

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Open Thread Thursday

Since you won last year, maybe you have some inside scoop on Time’s Person Of The Year for 2007?

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Land Of Ice & Fire Tops UN List

According to a new United Nations livability study, Iceland has displaced Norway as the world’s most “desirable” country. The report combines life expectancy, educational levels and real per capita income. The United States fell from #8 to #12 in the new report. The Top 20:1 Iceland2 Norway3 Australia4 Canada5 Ireland6 Sweden7 Switzerland8 Japan9 Netherlands10 France11 Finland12 United States13 Spain14 Denmark15 ...

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Reading For Filth: December 5th

Next Wednesday, December 5th, I’ll be appearing again at Reading For Filth at Rapture Books in the East Village. Other performers will be D-List Radio diva Robbyne Kaamil, Eric Leven, Our Lady J and a “surprise guest”. I’m especially excited to have Robbyne on the bill with me, she and I worked together for years at our “real” job, when ...

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A Report From The Home Office

Lexington & 86th, Tuesday, 8:30 PMStanding on the corner waiting for the light to change, I happened to look over at two young guys just as they laid a big kiss on each other. That’s not all that of an unusual thing to see in Manhattan, even way uptown, but I guess they thought I was giving them a “look”, ...

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New Cartoon About Gay Families

Two lesbian moms in Nebraska have produced a DVD cartoon about their son. Buddy G- My Two Moms and Me is about a 5-year-old with two moms who loves science and uses a computer strapped to his arm to solve problems. The cartoon’s producer says, “There’s people out there who would like to pretend families like ours don’t exist, but ...

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