70s Teen Idol David Cassidy Dies At Age 67

Variety reports:

David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67.

His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. β€œOn behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

He had been hospitalized for several days with organ failure. Cassidy announced his diagnosis with dementia in early 2017. He performed at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York in March, talking about his dementia, and said his arthritis made playing guitar an ordeal.

  • Paula

    Dementia, at 67? That is some hard living.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i think both his parents experienced similar

      • Paula

        I saw this on CNN. It said his mom did, I didn’t know about his dad.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          Jack Cassidy was a notorious alcoholic, and eventually couldn’t get work and died in a fire in his apartment when he passed out.

    • Lazycrockett

      Him and the guy from AC/DC both die of dementia in the same week?!

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        they say they go in 3’s. Della was #2, and I knew DC was quite ill.

      • netxtown

        I was under the impression he died from organ failure (liver/kidneys) and also had dementia.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Maybe I’m reading your comment wrong, but the way he lived may, or may not, have had anything to do with his illness.

      • Paula

        It probably contributed to it.

    • another_steve

      Early onset of dementia/Alzheimer’s is not the norm, but it happens.

      If you are biologically preset for it, it happens.

      • Paula

        My mom developed it at age 80. It worries me a bit. I think that I will lay in some cyanide capsules to get ready.

        • another_steve

          In the 80s it’s not that unusual. If you possess your mom’s genes, you need not fret.

          Past age 80, dementia/memory loss is not unusual.

        • Snarkaholic

          That sounds like a painful way to go…isn’t there a less agonizing way?

      • Sean Taylor

        67 is not early

    • Sean Taylor

      Living has nothing to do with it. It’s genetic

      • Paula

        I think environment and behavior does affect it.

        • Sean Taylor

          Well publish the results of the exhaustive study you conducted so maybe we can find a cure.

    • Silver Badger

      Or bad genetics.

    • Goodboy

      It’s amazing that it’s him and not Danny Bonaduce.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Treant

    Damn.

  • DaddyRay

    Another piece of my childhood gone πŸ™

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Octoberfurst

    David Cassidy– dead at age 67. But yet Pat Robertson lives on. There is no justice in this world.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Proof that there is, in fact, no god.

      • Christopher

        Exactly!

        My awesome cousin, dead. My horrid sister, still walking around.

        • NMNative

          My dearly loved mother gone for 15 years, my evil ass step-father still alive. I need no other proof.
          Although, trump does add further confirmation.

          • Robincho

            She must’ve seen SOMETHING in him, but what?…

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          • Christopher

            Meh.

            Seems like a lot of work, and she’s not worth it.

            But, I’ll file that away for later. You never know what the future holds. πŸ˜‰

      • doninkansas

        Or that only the good die young!

      • Mihangel apYrs

        No, |God and the Devil are playing cards to see who has to take him (they did the same with Thatcher and Shitfly.)

        It’s the best out of 100 quadrillion – loser has to take him

      • Schlukitz

        And if there is a God, which I very much doubt, it also proves that he doesn’t give a good fuck!

      • gothambear

        Well Scalia did kick it…

    • DaddyRay

      And Dick Cheney

      • Silver Badger

        And VP Pence.

        • Judas Peckerwood

          And his boss.

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    • Exatron

      They say the good die young, which means Pat is probably immortal.

      • Droz

        Easy, chop off his head to absorb his power. There can be only one.

      • Octoberfurst

        Your comment gave me a great laugh! Thanks, I needed that!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Pat Robertson is long dead.
      No one else noticed when they switched in his animatronic double??

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Ya call that animatronic? Looks more like taxidermy to me.

      • Helen Damnationβ„’

        I saw him on TeeVee the other day, that was the scariest fucking thing. Who watches him?

        • Zeldacat

          I briefly knew a couple who honest to God thought he was a prophet. As in I heard the words come out of their mouths.

          Little did they know that their sheltering an evacuee, a stranger to them (me, from a wildfire) for a few days was a much better example of what I call Christianity than any of the batshittery that came out of their mouths.

      • Dwight Williamson

        I don’t care for his insane mind or delusional ideas. I hate the fact of how much money he has fleeced from people .

        • Harley

          I’m sure at his age his finances are being drain right under his nose.

      • perversatile

        AKA ‘Meat Puppet’

    • AlternativeQuacks
  • fuzzybits

    RIP David. πŸ™

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’m beginning to feel old. Many of those who entertained, sang, danced & made me laugh are beginning to depart this mortal coil. Sigh…

  • Refugay

    I seriously hate to say this but part of me is thinking, lucky him. Dementia may well have saved him from the horrors of Trump and I expect he lived a reasonably rich (not just in the monetary sense) life. Rest in peace. That doesn’t sound all bad right now-resting in peace. And, no, I am not wishing death upon myself or anyone else. Just trying to find the silver (coffin) lining.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      In these dark times, we all have something meaningful and useful to offer.
      Have a few spare bucks? Maybe contribute to a good cause.
      You can read and write? Others can’t. A few hours a week with an adult literacy program can change someone’s life.
      A little can go a long way.
      https://youtu.be/VjEq-r2agqc

      • Refugay

        Husband and I just agreed that in lieu of gifts this holiday season we’re going to donate to an organization that supports at risk/homeless LGBTQ teens. Speaking of, anyone have recommendations on places to consider? Preferably in the Bay Area?

  • another_steve

    I’m 65 years old.

    Fellow JMG loved-ones: Take not one day for granted.

    • DaddyRay

      That and never miss an opportunity to Vote

      • WitlessProtection

        Or have sex

        • another_steve

          Well, the opportunities for we eldergays become… hmm… fewer and farther between.

          There is always Bel Ami, though.

          On a good day, there is always Bel Ami.

          • AlternativeQuacks

            We are thus left to focus on quality, not quantity. πŸ˜‰

          • another_steve

            Indeed.

            The Bel Ami boys (all legal age, of course) represent the epitome of young male beauty.

            Long may they (and my sagging balls) survive.

          • JCF

            [TMI disclaimer: I’m sure YOU will be OK w/ this, a_s!]

            That’s something I’ve really focussed on, this past year (as my libido has dropped the last several). I’m of the belief that orgasms are entirely essential to human well-being (and something that we female-bodied persons really aren’t taught, at all). Ergo, my mantra this year has been “When is the right time to [email protected]? It’s always the right time to [email protected]!” Especially w/ 2017 being it what it is, I honestly believe it’s helped me survive…

          • another_steve

            Oh absolutely, JCF. Nature wants us to have orgasms for as long as possible. That’s why they feel pleasurable to us: it encourages us to have them.

            With regard to male orgasm, medical people say it helps flush “the plumbing” and probably helps rid the body of chemicals/toxins that are best not left in place.

            I’d guess that something similarly beneficial results from female orgasm.

        • Gregory B

          I was listening to a program on how people are living longer lives, One woman who is 99 years old) was asked if she was generally happy with her life. She replied “Yes, but at my age, I don’t get enough sex.” there were some initial titters (she was being interviewed by university students) but she went on toadd, gracefully, that one is never to old to be loved and touched, that she outlived her two husbands and that their faults were nothing compared to the love, security and affection they shared together. I want to live to be 99, content and still horny.

          • another_steve

            “…that one is never too old to be loved and touched…”

            Absolutely.

            Sex is fleeting, lasts a relatively short time. But we remember for a long long time a gentle embrace or an affectionate touch on the shoulder.

            The human body remembers those things.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I forget who said it (oops, there’s a symptom right there), but:
      Never say no to a free drink.
      Never pass up an opportunity to pee.
      Never ignore a hard-on.

      • another_steve

        These days, every urination that takes less than three minutes is a cause for rejoicing.

        I rejoice with Beefeater gin.

        I figure that I’m gonna die of something anyhow – so if it’s because of Beefeater gin, hallelujah.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYiMJ2bC65A

        • Christopher

          We’re all gonna die eventually.

          It’s the only inevitability of life.

          Edited to add: It’s why I don’t fear death. What’s the point in fearing something you cannot control.

          • another_steve

            “What’s the point in fearing something you cannot control.”

            Zero point. None.

            You live your life as joyously as possible, doing as little harm as you can. (It’s impossible not to do some harm; this comes with living.)

            What comes, comes.

        • Hue-Man

          I listened to an hour-long interview with Leonard Cohen’s biographer last night (I lead an exciting life). She told this story about Hallelujah which I hadn’t heard before:

          The story behind ‘Hallelujah’
          “The head of his record company said [of his album Various Positions],
          ‘We can’t release this.’ And they didn’t. Then, of course, [the song]
          got covered by the whole of humanity, much to Leonard’s horror for a
          while.

          http://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany/remembering-leonard-cohen-biographer-sylvie-simmons-on-montreal-s-beloved-poet-1.4394764

          • Sporkfighter

            “I listened to an hour-long interview with Leonard Cohen’s biographer last night (I lead an exciting life).”

            I just got back from a lecture on ethnobotany at a meeting of the San Diego Native Plant Society, so it’s too late to listen to that Leonard Cohen interview tonight, but tomorrow…

            As Paula says, “… I realized it’s not about being happy, it’s about being content with life.”

          • romanhans

            Three reasons I hate Hallelujah (while recognizing it’s brilliant and a classic):

            1. Every lousy singer in the world tries to tackle it and fails.

            2. Considering there’s bondage in it, maybe it’s not the best song for your wedding.

            3. “Doya” ISN’T A WORD.

      • fuzzybits

        Never pass up the chance to take a nap.

        • another_steve

          Seriously though, I arise each morning as early as I can (retired as I am), at 8 am or soon thereafter.

          Why?

          Because I want to savor every moment that is left to me.

          • NMNative

            Come on _steve, you’re 65 not 90. I’m 63 and still feel young. Not to the gay community perhaps, but, hell, all my friends and husband are at least 10 years older. Being around them, I feel like a spring chicken!
            If you’re not, get out and get some exercise, watch, what, and whom, you’re eating, have a few friends and socialize at least once a week, enjoy those cocktails in moderation, sleep well. You’ve got years left.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Love to you, NMNative. πŸ˜‰

            So I embrace and not fear my fragility. My oh-so-fragile existence.

            I am perfectly at peace with life.

        • perversatile

          -or have a snack.

      • KCMC

        Never trust a fart.
        And the last 2.
        Jack Nicholson character, Bucket List.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          That’s it! Thanx

      • KevInPDX

        Never trust a fart, never pass a bathroom and never waste a hardon?

    • Paula

      I agree. For a long time, I was depressed because I didn’t think I could find happiness. Then one day I realized its not about being happy, its about being content with life. My whole world changed after that,

      • another_steve

        “…its not about being happy, its about being content with life.”

        The whole of the truth, that.

      • Refugay

        I get annoyed when people think they should be happy all the time. What’s wrong with being perfectly miserable once in a while?

        • another_steve

          Wisdom, that. Refugay.

          I’m philosophically Daoist. I believe that I understand “joy” only because I have experienced horror. “Love,” only because I have experienced hate.

          So the adept among us shun nothing and embrace everything.

        • Christopher

          I don’t trust people who are always happy.

          That’s just fucking creepy!

          • Goodboy

            Usually means their bi polar.

        • Paula

          The trouble is when you are miserable all the time.

        • Robert Stultz

          Because it isn’t just “once awhile”. Don’t dismiss depression so easily.

          • another_steve

            Occasional depression is absolutely normal. We must not stigmatize or medical-ize occasional depression.

            Your occasional bouts of depression instruct you. Teach you – define – what it means to be “joyful.”

            If you sense your depression is lasting too long – is a barrier – seek professional help.

            There’s no shame there.

            We all need help from time to time.

      • JCF

        “Just for today I will try to be happy, realizing my happiness does not depend on what others do or say or what happens around me. Happiness is a result of being at peace with myself.”

        Emotions Anonymous, JfT 2.

    • Goodboy
    • Judas Peckerwood

      Stopped taking life for granted in the 1980s and early 1990s, when I saw a heart-breakingly large percentage of my social circle die horrible deaths. Silence = Death.

    • anne marie in philly

      I’m 63; I cheated death once at age 35. I now kick ass every day and take no names!

    • Lelosh

      Wow – a youngster in our midst! Good advice, though. I’m 71 and am just elated every morning to realize that I made it to another day.

      • another_steve

        Love to you, Lelosh.

        Your voice and your experiences are treasured. We treasure them, we who have lived this long.

        Stay with us on this blog.

        • Lelosh

          You’re too kind, my friend, but thank you. And morning came again today for me, so all is good. πŸ™‚

  • RaygunsGoZap

    BABYGAY LOVED HIM 😭

  • Ninja0980

    RIP

  • Ninja0980

    Posted this in the other thread but on the one topic on Rachel’s show about the Census guy, a friendly reminder this isn’t Trump doing appointees like this, it’s Pence and the Republican Party.
    Let’s say Sam from Bewitched twitched her nose and froze all Republicans for a month.
    Democrats could slip in a list of liberal judges and nominees and he wouldn’t know the difference.
    Do NOT let the rest of the POS Republican Party off the hook or say some of this stuff is Trump.
    It’s not, it’s Republicans finishing what Nixon started with his Southern Strategy.

    • SoCalGal20

      Well that’s like I said about seating Roy Moore in another thread. There’s all this β€œhandwringing” with the GOP about if he’ll be seated if he wins. There’s no handwringing. No fucking way they won’t seat Roy Moore if he wins. They just want a body with an R after their name to vote for whatever awful shit they bring to the floor. They’ll excuse his behavior as before he was Senator or something..

      • Refugay

        They did it with a SCOTUS appointment. They stole an election with the help of Russia. There is nothing they won’t do.

  • Christopher

    Well, my grandmother died the same day as Elvis, so I guess it makes sense that my favourite cousin died the same day as David cassidy.

    FML. What a horrid day.

    • fuzzybits

      Sorry to hear that.

      • Christopher

        Thanks to you all. Really.

        Imma go get really drunk and stoned now.

    • Treant

      My best! Take care of yourself.

    • Ninja0980

      Sorry for your loss.

    • JCF

      {{{Christopher}}}

  • David

    Alcoholism kills.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i had dinner with a friend sunday night. he gave me a yuge bag of leftover Halloween candy and i just remembered where i hid it from myself.

    i’m goin in! wish me luck.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    WOW! I now, officially, feel really old.

    R.I.P. Mr. Cassidy. Thanks for all the wonderful teen day dreams and Tiger Beat stories.

  • M Jackson
    • Treant

      That’s a nice skirt she’s almost not wearing.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I did the best i could under the circumstances and the fashion available to me at the time! Fuck your judgement!
        πŸ™‚

        • Treant

          In your case, you’d be wearing too much skirt.

      • Snarkaholic

        Skirt? I thought it was a belt!

    • CanuckDon

      I still have the 45 that I bought when I was 9 years old.

  • MikeBx2

    Going through life being labeled a “former teen idol” seems terrible. Perhaps he found a way to embrace it, but considering some of his struggles I’m not sure he ever did.

    • johncAtl

      His dad died at 49, was an alcoholic, and according to David was bisexual. I think “former teen idol” may not have been that big a thing to deal with for him.

      I grew up being a big fan of his, and I’m sorry he died such an awful death.

      • MikeBx2

        I’m sorry too. I admit I don’t know much about him other than the events that made the news.

      • katkelly57

        His father Jack, died a horrible death from burning.

        • JDS

          Yes Jack died from leaving a smoldering cigarette near flammable material. His body was so burned they could only i.d. him from dental records.

          • katkelly57

            Horrible way to go.

  • bkmn

    Too young. RIP

  • Leo
    • Treant

      That’s great! I love indictments and prison cells!

      • johncAtl

        Hmmm. I think there may be handcuffs in your basement.

        • Treant

          Bedroom.

          • Christopher

            And here I thought you were gonna say “pocket”.

            So disappointed.

    • DaddyRay

      You Have the Right to Remain Silent !!!!!!!!
      πŸ™‚
      πŸ™‚
      πŸ™‚

      • johncAtl

        Yeah, he’ll be the first to yell “do you know who I am.” “Do you know who my wife’s father is.” Do you know who my dad is?” “Oh wait, scratch that last one.”

        • DaddyRay

          Yes we know who your wife’s father is – he is already in the paddy wagon – now get in!

    • AdamTh

      OT to the OT:

      Just curious, am I the only one that thinks RawStrokes when looking at that RS logo? Just curious…..

      • jmax

        I was disappointed to find out RawStory.com wasn’t a porno site.

    • Christopher

      But what are his thoughts on Jello?

  • tomfromthenews

    A very early but very serious crush. The Partridge Family, for me, is 7th grade adolescent hormone rush.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i was into the Professor from Gilligan’s Island and Peter Jennings.

      • johncAtl

        I always fantasized about Gilligan without pants.

        • Treant

          I always fantasized about the Professor doin’ Gilligan without pants.

    • Paula

      Barbara Hershey on The Monroes.

  • Bert_Bauer

    I liked the show as a kid and even had a Partridge Family 8-track tape (it doesn’t get much more 70’s than that). It’s a shame that he fell so hard but when the industry has used you for all it can,down you go. I can’t imagine dealing with the fame and the downfall at such a young age. RIP

  • Christopher

    It’d be really great if this day would just end already!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Got this on my 10th birthday. Was so giddy about it I carried that damn plastic shopping bag everywhere. Oh, the things we get excited about as kids. At the time was pretty heavy into the show.

    RIP-David, say hi to Shirley for me. πŸ˜‰

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/105c30d5af2a634162f5fd0814571d5d5544c89b15956ae7b2596125fc2136e9.jpg

    • Lakeview Bob

      Honey, Shirley is still alive and healthy.

      • Lazycrockett

        The actress who played Tracey is dead.

      • Silver Badger

        You may be wrong about Shirley.

        • David Walker

          2 googles say she was born in 1934 and is 83…no death date given in either.

        • jmax

          I thought she was dead too, but then I realized I was thinking about another TV mom, Florence Henderson.

          • Silver Badger

            You’re right. My bad.

          • jmax

            Brady Bunch, Partridge Family – the 70s were such a blur of bell-bottoms and paisley shirts anyway.

          • Silver Badger

            Oh yeah. Good times.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Wait, who am I thinking of then?

      • Cuberly Deux

        Ooooooooohhhhhh, I was thinking of Florence Henderson. My bad….oy vey …(slinks away)

  • tomfromthenews

    The Professor…absolutely yes! Ultimate hot nerd.

  • DesertSun59

    A piece of my life died when Lucille Ball died.

    Now, another piece.

    • Lakeview Bob

      I felt the same way about Lucy.

  • Michael R
    • Treant

      It’s been a long day of sniffing things and napping.

    • bzrd

      please show us your sweetie in the sun with the beautiful background of leaves beginning to change

    • jmax

      What a sweet poopy dog!

    • Christopher

      Sings: “Listen to the rhythm of the snoring dog.”

      Oh, like the rest of you weren’t thinking it?!

      No? Well, that’s on you then.

    • Silver Badger

      Treasure every second.

    • Adam King

      Mine’s over on the couch doing her closed-mouthed, squeaky dream-barking.

    • another_steve

      Cats do not snore.

      They are superior.

      • Adam King

        My dear old orange tabby used to curl up in front of the fire and snore for hours. (He often thought he was a dog, though.)

  • fuzzybits

    When I was in 5th. grade I had a huge crush on my friend Gary although he didn’t know. I also had a crush on Peter Tork. We would rush to his house and lay on the floor side by side watching The Monkees. Then the world was a beautiful and magic place.

    • Adam King

      I’m still pining and sighing over Peter Tork.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T but there is going to a mini high school reunion of my cousin’s class this weekend and her former homocon friend will be there.
    She’s promised to be on her best behavior but I expect to get a drunken phone call at some point that night about how she told him off.
    And rightfully so.
    He’ll support anti-LGBT candidates until the cows come home and thus he deserves all the contempt he can get.

  • SoCalGal20

    RIP David Cassidy.

  • AdamTh

    David Cassidy was one of my first celeb crushes, another was Tony DeFranco….

    • Piernudo15

      Loved Tony DeFranco

  • SoCalGal20

    WIsconsin, there’s a State Assembly special election coming up! Run For Something has endorsed a candidate!

    https://twitter.com/runforsomething/status/933109198123974656

  • SoCalGal20

    Lawrence is running the new Doug Jones ad!

  • Blake J Butler

    This ferocious little beast wouldn’t let me take a better picture earlier. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50399d015135fa03ca149789c8d600f0ce2585d29ac1fce2381b46056860ec3c.jpg

    • Adam King

      Sweet li’l freckles.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Poor man.

  • Richard K

    I had such the crush on him back in the day. RIP, David.

    • JohnJay

      Me too. Both David, and his step-brother Shaun. Plus, Parker Stevenson.
      God, the gorgeous hair back then in the 70s.

  • Lakeview Bob

    So sad. He lived a hard life.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      he’s playing his base desperately just like Dotard. it’s all he’s got.

    • Treant

      Fucks children and light treason. Ducky.

      • Adam King

        And the right to own black people.

        • johncAtl

          “And the right to own blacks.” They didn’t / don’t consider them people.

  • David Walker

    So the season was announced and Jack and I looked over the brochure and we said “Holy shit!” pretty much in unison. I’d vaguely heard about the show, “Blood Brothers,” that it was a huge hit in London and did all right on Broadway and the national tour would be coming to Hershey. Arrangements were made, tickets were ordered. And there they were…Petula Clark and David and Shaun Cassidy. In Hershey. It would have been enough just to watch them, but the ensemble was worthy of the headliners, the music was good, and the plot was odd and intriguing. And David Cassidy, star of many fantasies, was there. He was as made for theater, I think, as he was for TV. Among the 3 three of them, there was not a clinker to be found. It was a memorable afternoon. Thank you, David.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRtyeblTxG8

    • MikeBx2

      Wonderful. Thanks for sharing this.

  • greenmanTN

    These comments remind me of the time I was reintroduced to someone I went to school with, whom I hadn’t seen in decades. I said β€œOMG, I remember you were SO into the Bay City Rollers in Jr High!” She literally screamed in horror and begged me to never tell anyone that. I promised and I kept my word. Well, I did tell her teenage daughter who got some mileage out of tormenting her with it. 😁

    • Treant

      S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y…NIGHT!

      I got them from the Sid and Marty Krofft Hour on TV on Saturday mornings.

      • Tread

        I love that song. There, I said it.

        Thanks, So, I Married An Axe Murderer.

  • Texndoc

    1972. Burt Reynolds in Cosmo and Rolling Stone takes a teen idol and has Annie Liebovitz photograph him nude (well not full frontal) for Rolling Stone. I don’t know which mag did it first. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8486eecd3103a68fdabeab0ac6e8050ddced4a637fa82cdeda749e973552c7b3.jpg

  • Lazycrockett
  • Natty Enquirer

    Here’s the second version of The Partridge Family theme, which is way hipper with the electric harpsichord.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT2T49yP2ew

  • AlternativeQuacks

    I’ll always remember the “centerfold” he did for Rolling Stone. I was 11 years old when that came out, and just beginning to get an inkling of where my future interests would be. But that photo gave me a strong indication.

    I just found out now that Annie Leibovitz took that iconic photo, like so many of the other iconic photos of my lifetime.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Fun not-well-known fact: All of the voices on the Partridge Family records were Shirley Jones and David Cassidy. None of the rest of them could sing.

    • Lazycrockett

      Or play instruments.

      • Sam_Handwich

        or tie their damn shoes!

        • Lazycrockett

          I’ve only seen a handful of clips of the show and none of the kids seem to know WTF they were suppose to be doing when they “played”.

          • Snarkaholic

            Susan C., who played Tracy, was one of the WORST actors ever; how did she EVER get cast for that role?

          • AlternativeQuacks

            Well, she never had to do anything except stand there. It’s not like they gave her any lines.

          • Snarkaholic

            She did have a few…but she delivered them like a robot.

          • JDS

            That’s why she was given a tambourine.

      • Texndoc

        That little girl could barely beat the tambourine properly

    • Texndoc

      Another fact is that by the time of the series Susan Dey was the most famous teen girl face in the US, photographed hundreds of times for advertising. She’d be the Gisele Bundchen of her day. And she was extremely miserable on the series and mentally torn. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ab28a5c3c27b3969168bf656fc0989dc87f7da5f234aeb3ef7b6104332716933.jpg

      • Lazycrockett

        It always surprises me that for the most part, looking at you Cindy, the Brady kids never got fucked up.

      • Lazycrockett

        She did have that 70’s vaguely out of it Stepford wife look didn’t she.

      • Treant

        Why is she wearing a belt around her neck?

        • AlternativeQuacks

          That’s a choker! You don’t remember those? How old are you?

          You aren’t dating Roy Moore, are you? Just checking.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Leads and harmonies, but the backups were the Ron Hicklin Singers.

  • MikeBx2
    • DaddyRay

      That is insane

    • Natty Enquirer

      When I drive, it’s always on the morning of the holiday itself.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Yup. And in L.A., that’s not just on holidays either.

    • DoctorDJ

      “Didn’t we just watch this show, Mommy?”

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I dont care, there is no one, family or otherwise, I wish to see enough to go through that.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Family, I head the other way.

    • SoCalGal20

      How is that different from peak rush hour traffic daily in LA?

    • JCF

      “From Atlantic to Pacific
      The traffic is horrific!”

  • Lazycrockett

    Aw someone is reliving their childhood foodie moments.

    https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/933179893512155136

    • johncAtl

      Sounds awesome, but I still want turkey too.

    • gaycuckhubby

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Trolling for replies!

    • Ninja0980

      Some folks are saying a bombshell report is going to be dropped on him but I dunno.
      Just because you are a arrogant dick doesn’t mean you are a sexual harasser/predator.

      • gaycuckhubby

        What? Really?
        I hope not, I like him

      • Lazycrockett

        If he has laid one hair on my Steve Kornacki Joshy is in for a world of hurt.

      • gaycuckhubby

        He’s been very vocal on sexual harassement charges recently. I would think he would be more reserved if he knew reports were coming out.

    • jmax

      Sounds more like Christmas dinner to me. Except the creamed spinach .

      • I love creamed spinach! Especially with some bacon thrown in like they serve at Ruth’s Chris Steak House or Lawry’s Prime Rib or even better, House of Prime Rib in San Francisco — which I try to go once a year for my meat fix. One of my fave dishes.

    • Dayglo

      I promise to marry him if he prepares that dinner. Weekly.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Maple pecan pie?!?!?!?!?

      Fuck that noise. Standard pecan pie is just fine thank you.

      • Lazycrockett

        My mom was thinking of making some sort of chocolate pecan graham crust pie for Thursday it was pretty much shot down.

        Though Pecan Pie is way too sugary for me.

        • Cuberly Deux

          I sorta only have two rules on the holidays. Both of which pertain to pie.

          Pumpkin and pecan. Don’t fuck with the hoity toity bull crap. Just give me my standard holiday issue pie. I’m not particularly a demanding person but when it comes to certain things…well….

          This is from someone that actually ate and pretended to enjoy a vegan thanksgiving a few years back. Lesson learned. But, the pies were great. Even though I was shamed for bringing them. BTW-both pies I brought were gone at the end of the day. Turns out at the end of the day some where totes lacto-ovo.

          • Adam King

            Mincemeat pie is underappreciated imo.

        • edrex

          family just arrived from austin, tx bearing a hill country pecan pie.

        • William

          Double the pecans and it isn’t as sweet.

      • William

        Get the recipe on the Karo syrup bottle. Double the amount of pecans.

        • Cuberly Deux

          You got my number. YES!

          There’s been times when I savored the pecans off the top of the pie and didn’t even eat the rest of the filling. HEAVEN!

          • William

            Right! If you double the pecans, you don’t end up with that congealed sugar layer. My partner likes that part best, but he was raised by hillbillies.

          • Cuberly Deux

            heh….actually I like both, but if the pecans go just a titch over the recommended baking time….lordy. Roasted nutty sugary rich goodness.

  • SDG

    So young.

  • another_steve

    So, we require something beautiful now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEiM9_dSZE4

    • Sam_Handwich
      • another_steve

        Hamlisch’s, Kleban’s, Kirkwood’s and Dante’s work is so brilliant because it taps into such profoundly-felt human joy and sorrow.

        All great works of art do that.

      • Lazycrockett

        It took me hours on you tube before I realized the song wasn’t called “tits and ass”.

        • Lazycrockett

          edit.

        • David Walker

          According to a Hamlisch interview, that was its original title and was getting zip response. Both he and Kleban knew there was nothing wrong with the song. They concluded that by using the punchline as the song’s title, they’d given away the whole thing. “Tits and Ass” was out; enter “Dance 10, Looks 3.”

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Dance ten, looks three.

    • Snarkaholic

      I saw it on Broadway when I was a kid…
      …my seat was front row, center!

      • another_steve

        Wow! How lucky was that!

        My mom was well-connected with the NYC arts scene. As kids, my sister and I went to all the Broadway shows. 1950s, 60s and 70s. Mom worked with Kitty Carlisle Hart, who for a while was head of the New York State Council on the Arts.

        Lovely times.

        • alc2018

          Thank you for all that information. I too saw A Chorus Line when it was on Broadway oh so many moons ago and it was pure magic.Thank you for posting those clips; lotsa great NY memories…

    • Ernest Endevor

      Do you know why it’s called ‘A’ Chorus Line instead of its real title which is Chorus Line? Because the NY Times includes articles ‘a’, ‘the’, when it alphabetizes listings in the Broadway ABCs. They wanted to be top of the list. The real status is to have seen it downtown. I saw it fairly late in its run at the Shubert and also when it was in preview at Drury Lane in London. The stage was raked – they all are in London – causing the dancers to fall over and the audience to walk out. Bernie Jacobs of the Shubert Org credited the show with saving Broadway.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – Dispatches from the frontlines of the War On Christmas. LOL.

    https://twitter.com/GermanAtPompey/status/932204187198410752

  • blackstar
    • Sam_Handwich

      Moore should be pointing back

      • JCF

        “We Are Perv”

    • Bj Lincoln

      Awesome. They are saying what EVERYONE is thinking.

      • houstonray

        I just tweeted that photo to POTUS, FLOTUS, VP, and RealDonaldJTrump. Not sure it does anything but on the off chance they or one of their staff sees it, or it becomes permanent record in the POTUS archives, then it makes me feel good.

        • Bj Lincoln

          Brilliant! I will do the same with his daily reminder of what a fucking moron he is.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      That is just so perfect!

  • Ninja0980

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAaVG8LKUs8&list=PLB0E2B8ECD9F90BAD&index=70
    O/T but if anyone wants some nice music to listen to, here’s a track from the King’s Quest Series (computer series) that was a joy to listen to.
    If folks like it, have others I can bring to the table.

    • alc2018

      whats the artist’s name(s) on this clip I want to bookmark it on Pandora. Thank you.

  • another_steve

    Experience divinity.

    In our day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6If65D_DXS4

  • Dayglo

    Let’s not forget that his father was bisexual. (I don’t really know what my point is).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9d884bbf92eb66cbf49b8dac8f84a152b499070806a3c8bf4cd0c20f13b01f8.jpg

    • johncAtl

      I was in my early teens when Jack Cassidy was on TV game shows. I wasn’t completely sure what being gay meant, but I was pretty sure I was. I was pretty sure Cassidy was too.

    • Bj Lincoln

      There was something about him I didn’t like or trust. I think itnwas his smile.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        He always seemed phony to me. He was always fake-smiling and fake-laughing, but if you really looked at him, you could tell he was miserable. Even as a pretty young kid, I could tell that this was a deeply unhappy person pretending to be happy.

    • Ninja0980

      He was also bi-polar (not that one has to do with the other.)
      I’m sure the pressures of that didn’t help.

      • Lazycrockett

        Being Bi Polar back then, what a fucking nightmare.

        • Ninja0980

          It still is today but at least there are meds for it.
          Nothing back then.

    • Silver Badger

      I had a bisexual period, but hey, women are why we have lesbians. I wouldn’t want to infringe on my gay sisters.

      • You know how i genuinely do not get things at times Silver Badger? For a few minutes I am thinking “what the hell does being a bisexual have to do with your time of month? ” Oh well, let’s move on.

    • William

      What’s up with the asbestos jacket?

      • Rob NYNY

        It might have prevented his death. He burned to death when he fell asleep smoking a cigarette.

        • William

          Yikes!

        • MaryJOGrady

          True. That was so sad. (It also happened to a distant cousin of mine.)

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      πŸ™

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Perhaps Rocket Man is showing the Dotard his agents can strike anywhere.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Huh? Strangeness

  • Bj Lincoln

    I knew I was not like my friends but acted like I was. I was in love with Shirley Jones when this show was on. I did like the music and saw him in concert. My mom worked in the lounge of the hotel he was stay in and got free tickets for me and a friend. I was a little disappointed because he sang the songs but not one of the people from the show was there.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Shirley Jones, not Susan Dey? There are a lot of guys on Twitter today confessing to watching the Partridge Family because of Susan Dey infatuations.

      EDIT: I already commented this elsewhere, but the records/music were always just David Cassidy, with Shirley Jones providing backup vocals. None of the rest of the Partridge Family could sing or play instruments.

      • Natty Enquirer

        And as I pointed out, that’s not exactly true. The backup vocals were provided by the Ron Hicklin Singers who performed many themes for television, often together with the Wrecking Crew on instruments.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          Yep, I saw that later. Thanks.

          I don’t think they were credited on the record liner notes, though.

  • blackstar
  • Adam Stevens

    This will suck me into the nostalgia trap for a few days.

    It can be difficult not to get stuck there sometimes.

    They say you know you’re old when your memories are more important to you than your dreams, and being right on that cusp of that can be terrifying.

    This doesn’t help.

    Thanks, Obama.

    • blackstar

      There Is only Now πŸ˜‰ enjoy…

    • another_steve

      So our memories (enhanced as they often are due to our age) sustain us.

      And what’s wrong with that.

      Nothing.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Helen Damnationβ„’

      Another reason why Doug Jones needs to win in Alabama. God damnitohell.

      • Sam_Handwich

        A spokesperson for Murkowski told POLITICO that the comments should not be construed as support for the tax bill, which does not yet appear to have sufficient support to pass the chamber.

        • Helen Damnationβ„’

          bless you honey. i was reachin’ for the wine, you know I got low blood and all that.

        • billbear1961

          Unless I’ve misunderstood, she’s been saying she was AGAINST the Senate bill’s de facto repeal of the mandate (which would reduce the fine for not having insurance to $0); so, this would be a complete about-face for her, and she would destroy the ACA she has, until now, defended and saved.

          Makes NO SENSE.

          • SoCalGal20

            Makes sense if she was bribed.

          • billbear1961

            After she repeatedly SWORE she would NOT give in to bribes.

        • Cuberly Deux

          GOP cliffhangers. (eyeroll)

          Not much that’s going down re; the “tax reform” bill will help a GOPer get re-elected outside of redder than red states.

      • DaddyRay

        ^^^ THIS ^^^

    • Raise your hand if you are a really stupid Bernie supporter / leftist type and before tonight would have supported Lisa for Senator against that horrible centrist Dianne Feinstein (snark) — because you are stupid and do not know your ass from your elbow when it comes from politics! Raise your hand again if you would support Susan Collins against Dianne Feinstein — check HER voting record out and you will see she also votes for Republican Senate organization! I cannot believe some people here actually thought Murkowski is a progressive!

      • Sam_Handwich

        yep, i agree. tho, what is new is that we are now seeing an actual rift on legislation since the ACA repeal disaster …. of course still not on the repugnant nominees. but better than i’d expected

  • DaddyRay
  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/932472392567410689
    Just in case you thought it was only the anti-LGBT bigots here who lose their shit when we get equality.

    • Treant

      That’s…um…kind of schizoid, colloquially speaking.

      Also, a thousand points of crematorium lights, dude.

    • Sam_Handwich

      whilst standing at a urinal recently, i was approached by a crocodile in a blue gingham dress. this is not a laughing matter.

    • safari

      He is amazing.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I knew it! Gay marriage leads to crocodile attacks. If only Brian Brown had realized that sooner.

    • Gustav2

      This is this guy’s whole platform and it is a joke. there are not large numbers of deaths from crocodiles.

  • Treant

    OT: Well, that killed an hour or so. It’s a white, green, and black soap, scented with spearmint and apple (really, that works well together), and a funnel swirl done as well as I could in a mold this deep. Due to its vertical nature and weaker plastic, I put this on a seedling mat, dropped a bit of cardboard over the top, and nestled it with towels. It should go into gel phase by 1 AM or so.

    The internal soap will be far less target-like, and I’ll cut off that end piece for use here.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cf51537c87456862f0df1bd1152647dac922d151b212f3875f4657ee96c0ee1.jpg

    • another_steve

      Not sure I like it.

      Possible that it visually offends.

      • Treant

        Withhold opinion until you see the cut version. Which, if it sucks, you actually won’t. πŸ™‚

        ETA: This is one of the few soaps I’ve made and shown off that use “natural” (like nature, made in the lab to avoid those pesky contaminants like arsenic and lead and mercury) colors. This is chromium oxide (green), iron oxide (black), and titanium dioxide (white).

        • Lazycrockett

          Sushi!!

          • Treant

            Something like, but black?!

          • Lazycrockett

            Black Sushi!!

          • Sam_Handwich

            #WhiteSushiMatters

          • STOP IT! You are bad I am cracking up. It is too late at night. That is politically incorrect. You are worse than Steve!

        • I find your soap somewhat erotic in its sensuality.

          • Treant

            Thank you! I try to appeal to the senses, sometimes paradoxically.

            Sight is the only one you get over the Internet; that soap is behind me on the seedling mat, cooking away at 160 degrees. The air is filled with the scent of mint and apples.

            Once aged, it should be hard as a rock and very long-lasting…but still feel silky, slippery, and soft in your hand. Scents fade, but spring back to life in the hot shower.

          • William

            Totally OT, what sort of e-cig stuff are you using nowadays?

          • Treant

            I’m currently using the eLeaf Pico: https://www.misthub.com/products/eleaf-istick-pico-75w-tc-starter-kit

            In that black and copper. It’s sharp looking, and very small.

            As a topper, the SmokTek GBC (Great Big Clearomizer) in black to match the Pico: http://www.hoosierecig.com/Smok-Tech-GBC-Bottom-coil-tank_p_834.html

            That, but not from there. I found it cheaper and can track it down again if you’d like.

          • William

            Thanks. I’ve looked at that eLeaf model. Reading the vaper blogs can be like reading NASA manuals. They get way too technical for me. If you know of a good price on a genuine model. please let me know. I worry how much of these are cheap knock offs that are made to no standards.

          • Treant

            I usually shop FastTech from China, since that’s where everything is made anyway. If it says Authentic, it is absolutely authentic. $24 for mine, and most other colors are available. It’s not the most powerful on the market, but I don’t use twenty percent of the power it has available.

            https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10011027/6456101-authentic-eleaf-istick-pico-75w-tc-vw-apv-box-mod

      • Sam_Handwich

        relax and think of a guacamole/cream cheese nori roll

        • another_steve

          So my favorite Mexican restaurant started charging extra for quacamole. You order, for instance, a chimichanga and it comes with a dollop of sour cream on top, not quacamole. Unless you pay extra.

          So fairy me – channeling twelve generations of dead Jewish grandmothers – said, “What’s this?” to the server.

          Look… I dropped it.

          I didn’t want to make a scene.

          • Sam_Handwich

            guac is a pain in the ass if you’re making it fresh in a restaurant every day. and the out-sourcing alternative is usually processed stuff, which is slimy crap. i’m in favor of the 3 buck up charge for homemade.

          • another_steve

            Our favorite server’s son is the “host” there, Sam. The front desk guy. The most gorgeous Mexican boy (legal age, of course) in the universe.

            So my man and I are there for a nice Mexican dinner and I’m obsessing over our server’s son. Full-out lusting.

            (I needed to tell this – to you and to anyone reading here.)

          • another_steve

            E-X-A-C-T-L-Y.

          • Make sure to see this movie — from 2015- The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez. It is a Fatal Attraction movie and he plays the Glen Close type but there are very hot het sex scenes with him as he does Jennifer Lopez. I became a bit wet watching. https://youtu.be/7TkFr4YUsNw

          • Boys from Spain — now that I am immersing myself in Spanish and Catalan culture so much — are also gorgeous. Galicia which is the region in Northwest spain has some incredibly handsome men, like Martino Rivas. He is in the https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b64555ed52d9936959c2980f74602488f511bf7f9e65701152baf6445ba33e5.gif Netflix Spanish series Cable Girls now.

          • another_steve

            My brother-in-law is Sephardic. He has that gorgeous Spanish look.

            When as a queerling I first met him (my sister’s then “date”), I had the tremendous hots for him. πŸ˜‰

          • AlternativeQuacks

            Thou shalt not covet thy sister’s boyfriends.

            Unless you’re a Republican politician. In that case, have at it.

          • AlternativeQuacks

            A very young (but legal – I believe he was 21 at the time) MartiΓ±o Rivas was previously in a Spanish mystery series set in a remote boarding school with all kinds of strange goings-on, called El Internado. Including a couple of shirtless scenes and one shower scene. The actress who played his girlfriend in that series was just in ‘Blade Runner 2049.’

            The first season or two was actually pretty good, but as happens with all TV series that go on too long, it started getting less watchable in the later seasons.

          • Avocado or “hipster” rat is the new star in Brooklyn. Pizza rat is so 6 years ago. You know Brooklyn is now fashionable when the rats are vegan and healthy.
            https://youtu.be/sqxdg24RHss

          • another_steve

            NYC subway rats have been there forever. The young ones today don’t know from them, but they’ve been there forever.

            I remember standing on the Brooklyn Heights subway station platform (drunk) – 1970s – and watching the rats scurry about.

            Meh.

            It’s essential New York City.

          • Steve. Can I confess something to you? You can see the apartment building in the projects I grew up in in this video. Brooklyn Heights we did not know from :). I love this song actually! https://youtu.be/dwiRrK4lGzQ

          • another_steve

            Lol. Love that, Eddi. πŸ˜‰

            I’m a Brooklynite. Even though I’ve been out of NYC for almost four decades, I’m still a Brooklynite. I bet people who read my comments detect that.

            In my bloodstream, it is.

            My beloved Brooklyn.

          • I was able to trace four generations — back to my great grandfather around 1910 through myself — in that same neighborhood (we moved out when I was 13). It looked like this back then- in 1910 with farms- it is far Eastern Brooklyn near Kennedy Airport. Isaac Asimov’s parents owned a candy store up the street in the 1920’s. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43dbdec65aa8f0b6b2d7bb4ce3746a5e624d286f14324567c7ab26d11de85883.jpg

          • another_steve

            My maternal grandparents immigrated to the U.S. – to Brooklyn – in the early-1900s. From Lithuania.

            You know, Eddi, the Jewish people are small in number. Even before the Holocaust, we were a relatively small-in-number people.

            If we traced our respective genealogies back – not that far back – I bet you we’d find that you and I are related. πŸ˜‰

          • I am Lithuanian on all four sides — but I am also 8- 16% Southern Irish according to ancestry.com. I did the DNA test. Someone had some fun somewhere! Mom and Dad’s side are blaming each other for this since no one has any idea how this slipped in and they refuse to get tested. I think its cool. I always wondered why I love St. Patty’s Day so much. We are probably fourth – sixth cousins.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Great history, Eddi. πŸ˜‰

            I’m 50 percent Litvak, 25 percent Polish and 25 percent Russian.

            My paternal grandfather died while my mother was pregnant with me. His name was “Solomon.” I was named after him – as is the tradition of our people.

            My paternal grandmother was from Odessa.

            I remember her speaking to my great aunts and uncles in Russian. πŸ˜‰

          • stevenj

            Out here on the west coast the avocado crops have been affected by the drought. Even though there was a lot of rain in Calif last winter it may take several years for the trees to return to normal. They are generally smaller in size and cost more. Most of the nation’s supply (close to 90%) comes from Calif (and particularly Southern Calif).

  • HZ81

    RIP, David. I have no other thoughts. But I did love the PF theme – Hello world, there’s a song to be singin’ (???) C’mon get happyyyy!

  • Terance Greene

    He was one of my boyhood crushes dam

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Ross

    David never did a thing for me when I was a 15-year-old teenager.

    But this though? OMG!
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f61d50ac550a0a8717bd7d7e20ac82226dc2492c7ec76ae4a36bf70ad3d5334d.png

  • Tom Furgas

    I had a serious crush on David Cassidy back then. I bought his albums, and my friends would tease me mercilessly about that. I didn’t care; I loved his voice and everything about him. I am glad his suffering is over. RIP, dreamboat David!

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: As per my prior post. Tech is gonna get and is well deserving of a reckoning.

    Google admits it tracked user location data even when the setting was turned off
    It did so via cell tower data

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/21/16684818/google-location-tracking-cell-tower-data-android-os-firebase-privacy

  • gaycuckhubby
    • gaycuckhubby

      Why hasn’t he been put on suspension?

      Also, as Josh says… https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/933207214159835136

      • Lazycrockett

        Has he returned to the card carrying republican fold yet? Seems like it.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Nope

        • Max_1

          Barro’s partisan comment about GOP imposed term limits aside, his basic question stands. Why isn’t Conyers suspended, even if temporarily should he be found innocent and reinstated later?

          • Lazycrockett

            Congress doesn’t function like that. Numerous elected officials have stayed in their seats and committees while awaiting investigation.

          • Lazycrockett

            If it was a republican no one would be expecting him/her to step aside while pending.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I would.
            Josh Barro would, he’s not being inconsistent.

          • Lazycrockett

            Barro just wants to get another dem away from having any power to stop the GOP.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Lol

          • Max_1

            Come on Lazy… When you cynically say “no one would”, are you including yourself?

        • Ninja0980

          He still is.
          IMO, the only reason he’s switched is because of his husband.
          Who has a far bigger tolerance level for putting up with him then 98% of the gay population could.

          • Lazycrockett

            The only reason he switched cause he thought Drumpf would lose and he was covering his ass, he started Hillary bashing the next day.

          • Ninja0980

            You’re probably right and yet his Democratic husband hasn’t left him yet.
            Love can make you stupid sometimes…

          • Do Something Nice

            I can’t stand that, because he is gay, we value his opinion. Staying Republican until mid-2016? Fuck that shit. He is the enemy.

      • boobert

        Younger talent like aaron schock and wes goodman ! lol

    • Pete Domenici, former GOP Senator from NM, was said to have behaved similarly toward the end of his time in the Senate, which he retired from in ’08. Was seen wandering around in his pajamas, unresponsive. Turned out he had pre-frontal dementia.

      • Lazycrockett

        Hell Orin Hatch doesn’t even know what the fuck is in the bill hes pushing through, but lets find a dem distract.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        Conyers did seem unfocused, to say the least, during Sessions’ last testimony.

    • MaryJOGrady

      It’s not an excuse, but an explanation: older men in dementia onset sometimes become inappropriately grabby of others’ bodies.

  • OT- Should I brine the Turkey? I just read that doing a cold brine for 8-24 hours in cold water with some kosher salt, olive oil, some sugar, white wine if you want and some spices might be a good idea. Anyone try this? I have a 12 pound frozen bird defrosting in the fridge. (btw David Cassidy was a very nice guy, he was active in Broadway/Equity Cares in prior years for our community)..

    • gaycuckhubby

      I’ve never tried it but have friends who swear by it

    • Lazycrockett

      Im old school, rub the skin with butter, herbs and pop it in the oven for several hours. Baste accordingly.

      • gaycuckhubby

        That works like a charm for me! πŸ™‚

        • Lazycrockett

          Oh and if you decide to deep fry the bird, doing it on your front porch is always the proper method.

          • William

            Keep the phone number for 911 handy.

          • safari

            But QVC sells an electric in-home turkey fryer. What could go wrong?

      • How grandma cooked it. She used that, garlic powder (a bit) salt, pepper and paprika (of course) and roasted it with an onion. The spices would sit on it for half a day at room temperature – no one was worried about salmonella back them. No butter though — more like Crisco. (no milk with meat- not kosher!) Delicious.

      • Yeah, the whole ‘brining’ thing is something I never did with anything other than game meat (rabbit, squirrel, pheasant) to help make it more tender. Store-bought poultry doesn’t really need it.

        • One thing I love living back in the USA after living in the Netherlands and the UK for 15 years is how inexpensive Turkeys are. You can get a tasty one at Publix for 59 cents a pound. I once paid $80 for a whole Turkey in Amsterdam when I lived there — and I remember spending a ton in London for an entire bird. It is a specialty item. I had to have a roast Turkey for Thanksgiving — making an entire bird is barbaric in Holland!

          • Since it’s just me and the wife here for Thanksgiving, this year I’m just making a turkey breast roast. No bones or anything, but enough meat for both of us to enjoy, plus some left over for sandwiches.

          • MaryJOGrady

            The best one I ever had was from a small neighborhood butcher in London. He hung it for several days. It was fantastic. I don’t remember it as being expensive. I had to order it specially weeks in advance because Thanksgiving was not a holiday.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Well olive oil in a brining is sort of a waste as it floats on top. As far as I’m aware coriander, + whole pepper corns are all the spices you’ll need, outside of the salt and sugar of course. A buddy of mine throws in a few bay leaves.

      BTW-brining results in a pretty awesome moist flavorful turkey.

      • safari

        I think the oil, though, might help with the fat-soluable herbs.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Not trying to be a skeptical douche but, even then, they’d just float to the top. Water + oil, nope. It’d have to be a full on olive oil brining for that to make a difference.

          • safari

            Ah, but when you lift the bird out of the brine?

            Think of it as quick a quick oil coating. Brushing an herb oil will, I imagine be better πŸ™‚

            That said, I do use oil in my marinades for chicken breasts. I haven’t tried without, but I figure a similar principle: fat soluable compounds like fat… so it couldn’t hurt.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Better if you brush it under the skin. The fat of turkey skin is a rather formidable barrier. In fact brining bloats the fat w/ water.

            IF you want that oil and flavor best to manually wipe it under the skin by hand. Actually that makes for a crispy brown turkey.

    • safari

      Yes. Brining I find helps quite a bit.

    • Do Something Nice

      Several times and I prefer it brined It infuses the flavors and makes for a moist bird. I ad garlic cloves, bay leaves, sprigs of thyme and whole peppercorns.

    • Edmund Allin

      Yes, do brine. As others have said, though, the olive oil is a teensy bit problematic. I’ve found it sort of works if I substitute wine for all the water, but the bird then tastes funny. As for spices, I’d recommend freshly ground pepper, one or two bay leaves, and whatever green stuff takes your fancy.

  • Stuart ArtFart

    Susan Dey is still going strong!

    http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/apple/video.php?v=wshhGd5yFKk9gvm516d1

    RIP, David Cassidy

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Jun has varying degrees of success training his cats.

    https://youtu.be/5530I_pYjbo

  • My first really, really, really big crush was on David Cassidy. This one hurts. And yes, I had the Partridge Family lunchbox, collected the trading cards, and even had all their albums.

    Favorite songs? “I Can Hear Your Heartbeat” and “Point Me In The Direction of Albuquerque.” (Odd how that’s where I eventually ended up…)

    I may have only been a grade schooler back then, but even that young, the feelings, while not sexual, are nevertheless as real and as intense as any child can feel when developing attachments to someone not their own parent.

    And to die from dementia… Honestly, when my time comes, I hope it’s sudden and unexpected.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Same here. I couldn’t quite put a name on it then. He was too young to be my father, but I knew I wanted to live with him and comb his hair.

    • pojana

      When I was a 10 year old boy, even though I’d never heard the word gay, David Cassidy was my first crush. I don’t remember having the lunchbox, but I had the albums, and a couple of friends and I used to sing Partridge Family songs while we were coming home from school on the school bus.

  • Max_1

    I was just reminiscing about David Cassidy yesterday, not knowing just how sick he was. To learn of his passing… another chapter closes.

    That’s how the book of life is written…

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: And totally disrespectful.

    New episode of At Home With Amy Sedaris….weeeeeee!

  • safari
    • DaddyRay

      It would be nice if ICE could do that for all of the immigrants they have locked up

    • Lazycrockett

      and why? a traitor to the country and fucking russian agent or actual spy get to break bread with his daughters who hate him. WTF Get The Pike

      • safari

        2018: Get The Pike

        It has a nice ring to it.

    • Max_1

      Last opportunity to “spend time with the family”…

      • Lazycrockett

        Or off to Florida to get asylum on a yacht ?

        • Max_1

          I hear cement boots make excellent anchors…

      • safari

        I think that every year.

    • BearEyes

      and yet he’s classified as a flight risk.

  • Lazycrockett
    • DaddyRay

      Very sound advice

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      I feel I’ll probably forgive Kevin Spacey. Not because I want to, but because he’s a pretty good actor.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Gibson remains on my shit list.

  • safari

    I should probably be concerned that my laptop electrocutes me through its metal casing.

  • safari
    • JCF

      One of my faves (Aw, a Bernese. So adorbz)

  • Cuberly Deux

    Chris Meloni in a ranger uniform on At Home With Amy Sedaris…..and he’s nailing it.

    (sigh)

  • safari
    • Max_1

      This is how wars start… Someone shooting across lines.

      • safari

        True, but NK routinely shoots at SK.

        • Max_1

          Try telling that to Israel about Palestine…

          • safari

            You think they’d be use to it by now.

          • Max_1

            I almost believe that these cross border events happen regularly in oppressive societies… This time, there’s video that made it out. Next time the NK troops will more aware of cameras in the distance…

          • Max_1

            edit: I only used the Israel/Palestine metaphor because that is the first example that comes to my mind about, so called, cross border skirmishes… Either way. One person gets hurt, then there’s always retaliation. And the cycle, recycles itself.

          • safari

            “All of this has happened before. And all of it will happen again.”

  • safari

    Just relaying because it is marked breaking.
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/933241352694906881

    • Max_1

      Alone… Only he said he could “fix it”… The Commander in Chief.

  • blackstar
    • Daveed_WOW

      That’s from a parody account, right?

      • blackstar

        no. it’s real.

        • Daveed_WOW

          no. just no.

    • Sigh…
      This is a real tweet, isn’t it?

  • JCF

    Ah, another marker of my misspent youth gone. Dementia and arthritis? No way to live at all: RIP. Memory eternal, David.*

    * It became well-known lore (or maybe a backstabbing rumor?) that his “Partridge Family” stand-in was a woman: as a 10 year old fan, this made me feel funny. [Should have seen it as sign of things to come! ;-)]

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  • BeaverTales

    Shirley Jones, David’s stepmom, was amazing in Elmer Gantry, one of my favorite films of all time. She won a 1960 Academy Award for her performance. I watched Partridge Family reruns after school in the late 70s long before puberty, but it didn’t dawn on me that Shirley had been an Oscar winning film actress until well into adulthood.

    I knew little about David except that he was a sex symbol for people in my mom’s generation. I was jealous of Chris and Tracy….they were my age and got to live in a bus with a cool mom, traveling around the country while performing too. Life was so unfair! Why did I always have to go to school while my mom had a boring job in a boring bank? “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”

    The 70s were a good time to be a kid. Enough young people were still idealistic that we all had hope the world would someday be a happier place.

    • Reality.Bites

      They also had to live in a bus with Danny.

      • BeaverTales

        True

  • JCF

    New thread!

  • OdieDenCO

    so long and thanks for all the laffs

  • JDS

    I remember their hit songs. Used to watch the Partridge family TV show along with The Brady Bunch. I found Partridge family annoying due to Danny Bonaduce(sp?)

    • MaryJOGrady

      I still find Danny Bonaduce annoying.

      • JDS

        So do I. LOL

  • doninkansas

    I remember his photos taped all over my younger sister’s bedroom.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    DC – the first guy a had the real hots for back in the day

  • TO BLACKS

    Never liked the show, but the music was very good.

  • SelectFromWhere

    I must be the only Boomer/GenX gay man who never found David Cassidy even the TINIEST bit attractive. I liked the music OK and watched the show, but could never figure out why everybody was go ga-ga over him.