Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy 2009!!!

Have a fun and safe New Year’s Eve, folks! It’s been a wonderfully wacky weird year here on JMG, hasn’t it? I posted 3000+ times, you commented 150,000+ times, traffic more than doubled, and the number of banned trolls became uncountable. Good times. Seriously. My humblest thanks go out to to all of you for being part of the JMG ...

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Controversy Over Trans Golf Champion

The ladies golf world is reportedly “aghast” at the revelation that the new world champion of a long drive contest is a transgender woman. TV golf-watchers in the US sat aghast over Christmas when it was revealed that the winner of the RE/MAX world long driving championship for women – shown on the ESPN network – was a former male ...

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Flashback: Ten Years Ago Tonight

Left to right at a NYE 1998 party at my place in the Castro: Marty, me, Jerry, Robb, Jim, Robert (center, my roommate), Ed, and Ken. Half of those guys were visiting from Fort Lauderdale….the house was very busy that weekend, as I recall. Regarding my silver metallic shirt (since I know you’ll bring it up) – I used to ...

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In Which I Ponder My Lifetime To-Do List

Tonight’s weather promises to be very ugly for the expected 1 million revelers in Times Square. Winds are expected to gust from 40-50mph, bringing the wind chill to far, far below zero. Nightmare. I had pondered actually going to Times Square tonight, until a dozen or so of my friends collectively threatened to have me committed. Times Square on New ...

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Obama Spokesman: The President-Elect Will Not Be Attending Mid-Atlantic Leather

Somebody at ABC figured out that the Obama inauguration happens a couple of days after the 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Leather (MAL) Weekend in DC and wondered if the President-elect would be dropping by. Thousands of tourists pouring into Washington, D.C. for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration will be sharing the nation’s capital with a few thousand predominantly gay leather fetishists, in ...

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Vatican Defends Homophobic Pope

Lady Benedicia de Prada was busy hot-gluing precious gems to her Miss Hitler Youth 1944 pageant crown, so a Vatican spokeszombie stepped in defend her recent statement that mankind must defend against dirty trannies (AKA: the competition) as vigorously as against rainforest erosion. During an interview on this morning on Radio 4’s Today programme, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor said that the pope ...

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The Other Shoe Cometh

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Y2K9

Gizmodo is reporting that the nation’s 30GB Zune owners are waking up today to find their devices “frozen” in some apparent Y2K-ish programming glitch. The problem is being reported by thousands of Zune owners across numerous user forums. Apparently, around 2:00 AM today, the Zune models either reset, or were already off. Upon when turning on, the thing loads up ...

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ACLU Sues To Overturn AR Adoption Ban

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down a new law that bans any unmarried person who lives with a partner from serving as an adoptive or foster parent in the state of Arkansas. At a press conference at the Arkansas State Capitol this morning, several of the plaintiffs described how Act ...

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HomoQuotable – Nancy Goldstein

“Bitch, I’ve seen queers more fired up when Bed Bath & Beyond runs out of sale items. Where’s the passion? “Was Van Sant afraid that audiences wouldn’t be sympathetic if 70s-era gay activists were people who suffered, swore, fought back, and fucked like they meant it? If the street kids actually looked like dirty, starving, broke-ass teen hustlers? “Gay history ...

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Time-Warner Vs. Viacom

If you subscribe to Time-Warner Cable, you and their 13 million other customers nationwide will lose all of your Viacom channels at midnight tonight as the two media giants continue to spar over a new carriage fees. Viacom wants to raise the charges for Time-Warner to carry their 19 channels, Time-Warner says they’re being greedy. Same old, same old. Among ...

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United State Of Pop 2008

The insanely talented DJ Earworm has created this year’s Billboard Top 25 pop singles mashup: United State Of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop). Amazing. In case you missed it, here’s his take on 2007.

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Israeli Army Launches YouTube Channel

Yesterday the Israeli army launched their own channel on YouTube so the world can witness the mighty mighty power of their American-made-and-paid-for technology.

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$300K For Bristol’s Baby Pics

The world has gone insane.

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Daily Grumble

Note to Manhattan party promoters: Putting your mountain-sized and smokin’ hot musclebear go-go dancer into an XXL size of Depends to evoke the New Year’s Baby? Not so hot. The foot-long novelty safety pin didn’t help either. Great party otherwise. Carry on.

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Suit Filed To Stop Prayer At Inauguration

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit to stop prayers from being offered at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Among those being served with the suit are Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery. The Madison-based foundation, its co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor and several of its members are among the 29 co-plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit, Newdow vs. ...

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Purple Haze Takes On Single Ladies

Yeah, maybe the whole dance-like-Beyonce’ YouTube craze is played by now, but check out dance trio Purple Haze. The performers are Darius Crenshaw, Grasan Kingsberry, and Brian Brooks from the national touring company of The Color Purple. These guys should do a dance battle with Shane Mercado. (Via – Towleroad)

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Love Is Blind

JMG reader Wilson tips us to Porn For The Blind, a “not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge.” From their Wikipedia entry: Since pornography is primarily designed for visual media, there have been few methods for the sightless to enjoy this type of entertainment. A ...

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Record Year For Gotham Tourism

For the second year in a row, New York City has topped perennial tourism leaders Orlando and Las Vegas with an estimated 47 million visitors. Foreign tourists, who took advantage of the weak dollar and flocked to the city, accounted for most of the increase, with their numbers reaching nearly 10 million, about a million more than in the previous ...

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Blago Makes His Senate Pick

Disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is somehow barreling forward and will today name Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. But the pick may not stick. The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell ...

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