Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 14th anniversary. I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMGers and newbies alike, for coming along on the insane Trump-zaster that 2017 has been.

As I mention in this post every year, aggregating breaking news is like a homework assignment that is never done, but is always due. Nevertheless, you all make it a lot easier with your emails, your story tips, and your participation.

I thank you all for your robust opinions and for making the JMG comments section the most lively in the entire homo-blogosphere. I鈥檓 happy to have met so many of you at our JMG meetups and look forward to meeting many more of you over the next year.

Tonight here in Wilton Manors, I鈥檒l be raising my glass to each and every one of our flying monkeys. The LGBT civil rights movement may be under siege once again, but each of you, merely by being out and proud, are warriors in our battle. Never forget that. Onward to 2018 when we’ll be reclaiming our time!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Thank YOU, Joe! This here thang wouldn’t be happening without ya.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!!

  • Princess Lardass

    No, thank YOU, Joe!

    Annum Novum Beatum!

  • Max_1
  • another_steve

    Thank you, Joe, for all your work in keeping this blog thing active and vibrant. I can’t begin to imagine how much effort it involves. We love you.

    Happy New Year, fellow queers and queer-friendly!

  • Sashineb
    • GanymedeRenard

      Same to you! Cheers!

  • MB

    May 2018 be better than the past year we have endured !!!
    ~ 馃帄 Best wishes in the coming New Year, to all my fellow-flying-monkeys !! 馃帄 ~

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  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Thank you, Joe for all your hard work and for printing stories that others don’t think are important as they have to do with the LGBT community.

  • JT
    • Avenger280

      TCM will be screening all 6 Thin Man films tonight starting at 8pm 馃榾

  • Tom Ato

    We’re having a Sunset Boulevard New Year chez tomato. Just me and my husband, Max serving champagne. Prepping the tango music now.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Have fun!!

    • MaryJOGrady

      What a coincidence! Dear friends and I are watching “Sunset Boulevard” right now. What a masterpiece!

  • DanimalChgo

    Thank you, Joe. I can well imagine that your work here is harder than many might think, but it’s deeply appreciated.

  • ClevelandJim

    Thank you, Joe!
    All the best in the coming 12 y’all!

  • Nick in Pasadena

    With a year as horrific as this past one, JMG has been my daily dose of sanity. I don’t know how I would have handled the daily (hourly?) Trump outrages without the snark and devilish wit of his stellar group of commenters. Thanks, Joe! Thanks, everyone!

    • DaddyRay

      It certainly is a dose of sanity and I find myself checking in several times a day

      • MaryJOGrady

        Me, too.

        • Tom Furgas

          Ditto. The comments section is always lively and intelligent. Even when I post something ;^)

      • another_steve

        I’ve said this before: As far as just-breaking important stories go, Joe often beats Google News.

        He often gets them sooner – and posts them – before Google News does.

        • Elaine

          Google is paying 97$ per hour,with weekly payouts.You can also avail this.
          On tuesday I got a great New Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don鈥檛 check it
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        • Karin

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    • ClevelandJim

      Perfectly said, Nick!

    • another_steve

      Incredible wisdom, here on JMG.

      I come here for my daily dose of wisdom.

      • gaycuckhubby

        And some abs thrown in for good measure

        • MaryJOGrady

          My New Year’s wish for all of us: May none of us be cast in my new production, “Abs of Jello.”

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            LOL

          • Todd20036

            But there’s always room for Jello…

          • SockMikey

            Subtitled: “Thar’s hair in them Jello Shots!”. 馃檪

        • ColdCountry

          And recipes! And let’s not forget the pet pics.

        • JCF

          Abs to aspire to.

          Heh, went to the gym yesterday; it was fairly empty. I know that will have changed, when next I go! [Usually the New Year’s Resolution cohort will have thinned out by Valentine’s Day… ]

          • Todd20036

            It does get annoying, but mostly because there are always people who think they’ll look like models after 2 weeks of 10 minute workouts, or at the least, are surprised that working out… takes effort.

            In 2 weeks, half of NY resolution people will be gone.

            By Valentines day, only the 5% of the diehards who are serious about this will remain. Oh well. It’s a good habit to get into, but be ready to sweat.

        • Gerry Fisher

          My favorite is the noticeable increase in snark and rowdy humor that happens on Friday nights. I say to the husbear, “I think the JMG folks are well into Happy Hour!” 馃槈

          • gaycuckhubby

            Lol. I noticed that too

          • Acronym Jim

            It’s always Happy Hour somewhere thanks to the spinning spheroid of dirt we inhabit, and why limit it to Friday?

      • FAEN

        I practically live here.

        • Steve Teeter

          You too?

          • FAEN

            馃槈 yep

    • Old Fart in VA

      Kudos to Joe – ALWAYS!
      This is the best site ever.
      Thank you, Joe Jervis, for being a leader for us.
      We need you now, more than ever.

      Happy Zoo Year! 馃槈
      love from Scott in VA

    • FAEN

      Well said Nick.

      So, 2017 was worse than 2016 for me. My 17 year relationship came to a grinding halt. I鈥檓 in a new city and making friends has proved to be tougher than expected.

      That said all of you on here have enriched my life, dried my tears, made me laugh, made me think and whether you realized it or not, you filled my empty broken heart with love.

      Thank you all. I love and adore you and hope I get to meet some of you at a meet up in the future.

      Here鈥檚 to a MUCH better 2018.

      xoxo + love

      FAEN

      • TampaDink

        Keep healing! Onward & upward, XOXOXO

      • Dean

        My major relationship lasted 14 years. Once the breakup occurs and you realise that there’s no such thing as “forever”, and “for as long as it’s good” is a more realistic way of looking at things it saves you a lot of heartache. Kudos to those who are still with the same person after many years. May your relationship be as “forever” as it can be.

        • FAEN

          Thanks Dean. You make sense.

        • SockMikey

          My ONLY relationship lasted 1 week shy of 30 years. Could not deal with alcohol, drugs & lying that accrued during the years.

          I knew I was getting into a relationship in which the other person had alcohol problems, but added the additional through the years.

          I’m the type of person that would probably have not left him, but thankfully me trying to limit his drug use conflicted with his lies to family and he decided to choose drugs over reality.

          Overdosed 1 1/2 years later.

          No matter how much you care for some people, they don’t want to be rescued and you can’t let them draw you down.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Big hugs to you!

        • FAEN

          Thanks Gerry. And to you too.

      • CanuckDon

        I’m sorry to hear of your path of brokenheartedness. Certainly not easy and then being in a new city would make things tougher.

        Situations like yours are one of the reasons why local gay/bi men’s groups are needed in small and medium-sized cities. In many cities, we’ve lost the bars….our social centres…but guys do need ways to find each other. Online cruising sites can provide great, hot fun but not so good when you’re just looking for friends to chat with. I like to think that my men’s group addresses some of those needs …certainly something that keeps me dedicated in keeping it going.

        All the best to you in the new year.

        • FAEN

          Thanks Don-You are correct of course. I might be joining a LGBT running club so perhaps I will meet some chaps that way.

          All the best to you and yours for 2018.

      • Joe in PA

        Yikes, I didn’t know either of those things. 馃檨 But time is an amazing thing. And I think you said you were in the DC area, right? My experience with DC…it can be even tougher to make friends sorry to say. People are so busy there. But you must persevere! 馃檪 Best to you FAEN!

        • FAEN

          Thanks matey. It鈥檚 a goal of mine to make some friends in 2018. And yeah, it鈥檚 much tougher to make friends here since everyone is always busy and they tend to have their own cliques. But you can鈥檛 make friends unless you try right?

          My best to you and yours for 2018 Joe.

    • KnownDonorDad

      I had the 69th like. *Beavis laugh*

    • Gerry Fisher

      “Keeping an even keel” emotionally was an ongoing challenge, and it helped to read what other people were doing and to see some active support happening. Thanks, folks! 馃檪

  • Dayglo
  • Slippy_World
    • JCF

      Our Michelle. <3<3<3

  • GanymedeRenard

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, sir, for all you do! Your blog and your readers are AMAZING. You’ve built a community of solidarity, intelligence, wit and resistance like few others in the entire LGBT-sphere! It feels like a big, entertaining, beautiful family! Here’s to you, Mr. Jervis!

    And to you ALL, fellow JMGers, have a happy new (Gregorian) year! The best one! Bigly! Let people say it! Tremendous! Much love to you!

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  • JIM W

    Back at you Joe. May 2018 not be as bad as 2017. That’s about as good as we can hope for.

  • NZArtist

    My liver and kidneys are glad that鈥檚 over with for another year. 馃檪

  • thatotherjean

    Happy New Year, everybody! Here’s hoping the new year will be better than the old, though we may have to work hard to make that happen. And thank you, Joe, for starting this wonderful place and keeping it going.

  • gaycuckhubby

    鉂も潳鉂

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    What’s in May 2018?

    Also, this is a tweet someone gave me that has a nice list of sites regarding flippable districts.

    https://twitter.com/decaro_nick/status/891408961034895360

    • MaryJOGrady

      Thank you!

  • Danieruw
  • Blake J Butler
    • Chucktech

      I’m so happy for her, what a tremendous and just-deserts victory she achieved!

  • Ninja0980

    Thank you for the New Year’s thread and for creating a great site for all of us to gather at!

  • Jonathan Smith
  • RichRob

    Yes! Thank you Joe!! Just lost my husband to cancer in November so I’m truly ready to welcome if not a happy year, then maybe a new, better year. Now, if we can get Trump….

    • gaycuckhubby

      Hugs!

    • MaryJOGrady

      Happy new year, and big hugs to you, RichRob!

    • Tom Furgas

      My deepest sympathy, RichRob. Hoping you can move forward and make 2018 a year of healing and renewal. The good part is that you were able to marry your partner before his untimely demise. Trump and his minions will try to take that away, but they are not going to do that without a fight! Hugs and best wishes to you, RichRob.

    • David Walker

      It’s been a year-and-a-half for me and there are still times I expect him to pop into view. And it still hurts. Someone told me that it’s very much a day to day thing. It is. Don’t let anybody tell you how you should be feeling and NEVER completely believe anyone who tells you they know how you feel. After all, they didn’t live with you husband. I do wish you a good year of healing. Remember your love. There are times you may want to cuss out an annoying neighbor or punch a nazi. So come here, discover how real a virtual community can be. And remember the love you had for each other. (((((HUGS)))))

      • TampaDink

        (((((David))))) Hope that 2018 will be good to you…and it is important to remember the love & happy times with those we’ve lost.

        • FAEN

          TP-Thank you for being you.

      • GayOldLady

        {{{{David}}}}

        • FAEN

          GOL-I always appreciate your wisdom.

      • FAEN

        HUGS

      • JCF

        {{{David}}}

        Grief takes its own time—as does healing. Both are your own, David—on your own time.

      • Do Something Nice

        I had no idea David. I am so sorry. Well meaning people sometimes say stupid things. Treat yourself well and pursue any whim that surfaces.

        Know that you are highly valued here.

      • cayliffe

        These comments are making me cry. I love all of you crazy bastards.

    • WhitewaterDave

      I know exactly how you feel. I lost my husband to pancreatic cancer exactly 1 year ago. Give yourself all the time you need, and a much happier 2018 to you.

      • TampaDink

        (((((Dave))))) hope that you are finding comfort in the happy memories shared with your late husband.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        The people in this community helped me a great deal when I lost my mother to the same horrific disease. I credit them with helping save my life as my mom’s death devastated me.

        • David Walker

          Catty and loving are a good combination. You’ve said living by the sea has been a healing experience. Are you taking the midnight polar bear plunge tonight? Hope your year goes well, Wynter Marie.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Nope, not going anywhere near the ocean. Too darn cold. That plunge generally takes place in Coney Island. I’ll be in my nice, warm, cozy apt.

            I wish you joy and peace for the coming year, David.

        • TampaDink

          (((((Wynter Marie))))) may your loss be tempered with many happy memories of time spent with you mother.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I’m healing. It’s slow going and I don’t know that there are if some losses are ever fully gone.

      • FAEN

        HUGS

      • JCF

        {{{WWD}}}

        I hope and pray everyone here LOOKING for a new love (Me! Me! Me!) has one to kiss NEXT New Year’s Eve…

    • skyweaver

      Condolences RichRob. That’s a hard loss and may your husband rest in peace. My best to you in the next year year

    • vorpal

      RichRob, I’m very sorry for your loss. Please if you ever need any support from online people who care about you, reach out and open up to us.

      • FAEN

        My Sweet V-Have a happy 2018. Thank you for your friendship.

        • vorpal

          =hugs= to you, FAEN!
          I owe you emails, I think!
          I hope you had a great NYE and I look forward to chatting more this year!

          • FAEN

            Back atcha 馃槈

    • ColdCountry

      Ouch! Sorry to hear that, and remember, come here any time you need a hug or a laugh, or just to chat.

    • Todd20036

      Electro-love RIchRob. The best thing to do sometimes is just keep putting one foot in front of the other

      And know you have friends here to lean on

      • FAEN

        Hey Todd-I enjoy your comments matey! HNY.

    • TampaDink

      (((((Rich))))) I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find some degree of comfort in happy memories.

    • Joe in PA

      [[[[hug hug]]]]

    • GayOldLady

      So sorry RichRob. I hope the New Year brings you Peace and healing.

    • Steve Teeter

      So sorry for your loss. Since November is a terribly short time, so I hope you and your friends are taking good care of you. Almost two years for me.

    • Jamie Brewer

      My deepest condolances. I have learned that keeping a journal can be so healing. There are a number of online journal sites which allow you interact with the journalling community. My online writings has been a life saver to me in coping…

    • Prost Seattle

      I hope all those little moments that remind you of your husband is like a peck on the cheek from him. Our loved ones are always with us, we just need to be aware of when they鈥檙e communicating.

      And a pottery wheel and Whoopi Goldberg can鈥檛 hurt.

    • FAEN

      HUGS.

    • JCF

      You want to marry Trump?!

      [Sorry, j/k. Thought some cray-cray humor might be distracting. All the best to you, {{{RichRob}}} ]

    • Do Something Nice

      Oh, I’m so sorry. Take care of yourself.

    • SockMikey

      Stage 3-B cancer survivor here! (>4 years)

      Looking forward to my 60th b-day in Feb.

      Mikey

  • gaycuckhubby

    I just joined this past year. It has been a place of sanity and arguments and friendships.
    Happy New Year!

    • Prost Seattle

      Wait a minute…you think we鈥檙e sane?

      • TampaDink

        Some of us know better….I have never claimed sanity…or sobriety.

  • Do Something Nice

    Happy New Year to you too!

  • MaryJOGrady

    Deepest thanks and love to you, Joe, and Happy New Year to you and all the wonderful J.m.G. commentariat!

  • LADY MABELINE

    Happy New Year Everyone. This site is the best thing on the internet (Pornhub is not far behind)

  • SoCalGal20

    Happy New, Joe!

    Thank you for all you do with keeping this community going!

  • lala

    Happy New Year Joe. Thank you for everything you do for the community. Please continue to do what you do.

  • jimbo65

    I wish everyone a happy new year. Wish I could say I’m optimistic. This year just has me beat down.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I hope you have good reasons to feel better very, very soon!

    • Boreal

      Many of us feel that way. Hang in there.

    • ClevelandJim

      Amen! I have never felt so fucking listless for so fucking long.

      • halfwaythere

        You’re right, “listless” is the exact word for it. Here’s wishing us all a much happier 2018!

    • CanuckDon
    • vorpal

      I hear you, jimbo65. I think 2017 was the worst year of my life on almost every level.

      That being said, I feel like I’m much stronger because of it.

      • TampaDink

        My father-in-law likes to remind us during tough times, “this is character building”…so many times I’m tempted to say, “my character is humongous & does not need any further growth.”

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Really? The worst? Oh, vorpie, I am terribly sad to hear that…

        • vorpal

          Well, good things did happen (e.g. starting to chat with you), but on the whole, 2017 was a train wreck for me because of everything that occurred.

          I am convinced that 2018 will be better.

      • Jamie Brewer

        A wise friend at the factory told me once, “When things get rough the cream rises to the top.” The JMG community is that force rising to the top… Be safe this New Years Eve….

        • Prost Seattle

          I didn鈥檛 get nearly enough cream in 2017

    • JCF

      Well, “this year” is OVER! (Nowhere to go but UP)

  • AJayne

    My thanks to all of you, especially Joe, for being here every day, keeping me well-informed about all things going on. I read much, speak little – for the best, I must say – but want you all to know how much I appreciate this site and all who post comments to it.

    High hopes for 2018!

  • mike

    Happy New Year, everybody! Here’s hoping the new year will be better than the old, though we may have to work hard to make that happen. And thank you, Joe, for starting this wonderful place and keeping it going.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I don’t know how you/we manage to keep this message board relatively welcoming and spirited and respectful. The trolls are kept to a minimum and people respect each other’s views. It’s uncommon and really quite lovely.

    • JCF

      You weren’t here back in the day, cucky. [Like 10 years ago.] We used to get the MOST HATEFUL BIGOTS around here…

      …and then Joe would post their locations (to Zip Code level)/ISPs/sometimes *employers*…and that shut ’em right up! >;-/

      • Bunter

        I didn’t know that, that’s great!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Dear Joe, thank you so much for what you do. JMG is the only way I can consume the insanity that is the news these days without wanting to die.

    To all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know only through the comments section here, thank you too for your wonderful wit and intellect. I hope I get to meet all of you in person one day.

    A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!
    ~Becca

    • i miss killing, rebecca. i really do. it’s wrong. i love you very much and listen to everything you say.

      • Prost Seattle

        You miss killing? Or just killing Rebecca?

        #ConfusedMiddleAgedGayGuy

    • FAEN

      Back atcha!

    • Gerry Fisher

      Rebecca, your notes really stand out for me. Thanks for posting! 馃檪

  • WhitewaterDave

    And thank you Joe. You’ve helped me get thru the worst year of my life. I’m gonna do my best to have a better 2018, and help everyone around me do the same.

  • David Walker

    A happy and hopeful 2018 to you all. Among the toasts to the flying monkeys and any-and-everything else we may be, may I please propose a toast? The song applies and doesn’t apply, but the sentiment certainly does. So here’s the toast: To friends no longer with us…and who can come back at the damnedest times.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygRmWnow1w

    • CanuckDon

      My goodness…do I remember listening to this song in some of my darkest hours. Thanks for posting it. All the best to you in the coming new year, David.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Yes, indeed, a happy and healthy and hopeful 2018 to all !

    And let’s jump start prosperous, too, by tipping generously for good service.

    Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies.

    And only the wait staff knows for sure. Thank you!

  • Boreal

    Thanks Joe. Happy New Year to you and the rest of my fellow posters here. Please bring some warmer weather back from Florida with you when you come home.

    • Chucktech

      Happy New Year, Boreal! You always make me smile!

      • Boreal

        Thanks Chuck. Happy New Year!

  • WhitewaterDave

    By the way, how many of you on the West Coast do as I do and celebrate the Times Square Ball Drop at 9:00pm PST because you can’t stay up until midnight any more?

    • Tomcat

      I am on East coast and I drop my old balls around ten. Happy new year.

    • Gretchen

      It seems we are celebrating at 8:30 EST this year. The grouse spouse’s family has met at Shoney’s on New Year’s Eve for nearly 45 years to celebrate. This year we are all so old that we decided 8:30 seemed much more reasonable than our usual midnight gathering. I don’t care what time I get my hot fudge cake, so I’m set for holiday revelry this year!

      Also, Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for being so welcoming and kind. JMG is my go to site for news because of the insight and wisdom to be found in the comments. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your community.

    • teeveedub

      As a former New Yorker, now on the west coast, the real New Year’s happens when the ball drops. I can now go to bed with the assurance that the new year has started.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Right, I’m popping the bubbly early. Just so I can celebrate with you all. (ok, I can always get another bottle as the store’s open til 2 tonite.)

    Happy New Year.

    May you receive your every desire this year. Let’s hope that our lives are an inspiration to others. 馃檪

  • Stogiebear

    Happy New Year to you too, Joe! And to everyone else on here, as my godfather would say, “Give my love to those who deserve it.”

  • Tomcat

    For all you young and young at heart,,, be extremely vigilant of your surroundings and be careful. If you drink, take a cab or have a (sober) and that does not mean most sober driver. Any pops at ground level hit the dirt.

    • i will rant on this one.

      worked as a bartender for many years, kiddies. oh gosh i did. it’s early. most of you are still eating and/or putting on make up.

      call. a. cab. just don’t do it. tonight is amateur night. the only thing that comes close is Patty’s Day. wow. just don’t.

      i was about, i dunno, 30 or so when i decided, the money wasn’t worth it. so many dead. no, i mean, literally: Dead. i don’t work this night no matter how poor i am. i don’t drive this night, ever. ffs. also, too, my dad was a judge. you don’t wan’t to hear the stories i could tell you. wow, you don’t.

      Do not Drink and Drive Tonight, my children. i did, when i was young and stupid, and i won the lottery! oooooh em gee you don’t even know. i lived! i was so stupid, and drunk! and High! on lots of shit!

      take the train. call a cab. call your brother. your mother. whatever. don’t drive. it’s time to have fun. i’m basically going to get High and watch a movie. please, i love you all so, do not drive. i’m probably going to have to edit this missive a million times, but i think most of you will get my point. that is worth a rant, you are. you really are. i love you.

      • David Walker

        Right back atcha, CD. Funny we both referred to tonight as amateur night, although I never tended bar. Had a couple of near misses (I was always the “least drunk,” so I got to drive. That used to piss me off, but now I’m glad that was always the case. I somehow got through a rather large amount of shit when I was young and I’ll never know (or ask) how.

        One night when my chorus sang at one of those community celebrations Jack and I nearly got hit. I was driving and I wasn’t drinking. It was after midnight, it was misty, it was cold, and ice was starting to form. And a car head straight for us. We decided we didn’t need to go out to celebrate after that…and we started calling tonight “amateur night.” A real, professional drunk driver would have killed all three of us or would have been more careful with his driving.

        I look forward to another year of your rants, comments, and musings, CD. Happy high and happy movie. Catch you in the new year.

        • the worst drunk driving story i can say about muy self and this night is when i got kicked out of the Marine Corps for being a lesbian. wowo did that suck. i won’t even correct my typing, fuck it.

          i took that car allllll the way down a very busy urban street. not a good idea. partner tells me that what i hallucinated wasn’t real. booze is fun. big parties are fun. martians aren’t real, right? anyway, just don’t drive drunk, folks.

  • Tomcat

    May the new year bring more and more KARMA to those deserving of it.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Happy 3184 to our Discordian friends!

  • WICKET99

    Happy New Year from this gay-lovin’ old woman. This is the first site I go to daily. This current “administration” cannot stop progress. It is the last cry of a dying group.

  • May 2018 bring blessing for one and all of the JMG Community 馃檪

  • ChowderPuff

    I鈥檝e been around at least a dozen of these years and am now a JMG daily reader and truly appreciate all the work you do for this blog and the LGBTQ fight that never seems to end! Thanks a lot, Joe

  • Secure

    Happy New Year to you all. Thank you Joe for this great site!

  • bkmn

    Right back at you Joe and lets party tonight (in moderation, I’m getting old) and get ready for some real work, like taking back the country next year. Here’s to a much better end of 2018 than 2017.

  • Chucktech

    Happy New Year everybody.

    Let us hope that the new year brings us closer to the return of dignity and rectitude in and respect for the office of President of the United States, to reparative measures to our damaged governmental institutions, to our once great and unflagging role of leadership on the world stage, and to comity and functionality and realignment in the halls of Congress. That鈥檚 a lot to ask for, but the integrity and viability of our august democracy depends on it.

    And happy New Year, Robert Mueller. I wish you Godspeed in your work.

    • coram nobis

      Meanwhile, our Leader is throwing an expensive NYE party at his digs.

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/31/trump-mar-a-lago-florida-new-years-eve-party

      Unlike, say, Emperor Nero, who spent but didn’t find a way of profiting from it too.

      At $600 for dues-paying members and $750 for their guests, ticket prices are up from last year, when, as president-elect, Trump charged $525 for members and $575 for guests.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Nero’s minions required payment for services. Even the poor got bread and circus’ back then. Today the poor pay.

        on edit; everybody pays.

        • Chelsea, my love, wrote a book about Nero. oh it was Good. “Blood Games.” the scene where he is in burred chains and she comes to him as a Charioteer’s woman, dressed in Egyptian coan…

          I have the Honor of receiving a personal email from this author, when i sent her one about a thing. very brilliant. CQYarbro, for those who do not know.

  • Bluto
    • JCF

      Chiba Inu?

  • coram nobis

    Happy New Year to you, Joe, and to all the JMG group.

    I got through all of last year,
    And I’m here,
    Lord knows at least I was there,
    And I’m here, look who’s here,
    I’m still here!

  • gaycuckhubby

    Remember…. in 2018 we can VOTE and make a big difference!

    • Tom Furgas

      Yep yep. Have to get out the vote, and do all we can to thwart the voter supression efforts of the GOP. Good example of their nefarious ways; in one state (not sure, maybe Texas) they allow an NRA membership card to be accepted as voter ID, but a university or college ID card is denied. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

      • McSwagg

        Yes, it’s Texas.

        • Tom Furgas

          Thought so. Thanks for the confirmation.

  • Colonel Panic.

    Well, I鈥檓 21 minutes into 2018 and nothing has changed.. but seriously, I wish you all health and happiness. And I hope that our worst fears do not come to pass.

  • CanuckDon

    Thanks JMG for moments of sanity over this past year of spirit-crushing lunacy spewing from America’s capital. Cheers to a better year ahead!

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

  • cayliffe

    Love you Joe! Love my people!! And thanks for the latest breaking news with a big bag of dicks! Thank you for keeping me from jumping! XXOO

  • well, i’m High. hny, yall.

    i’m also ready to Go There. i just keep waiting for people with a little more money than i have to join me. there isn’t much time. pootie is very evil. i am an historian, i know how this works. it may, in fact, be too late. i don’t have any children and that makes me different than many of you. but i also don’t fear death. pain, a little but there’s a way around that /marine.

    meh, happy new year and all the other happy holidays that are happening right now. tradition means good food, drink, stuff, women, outfits… my partner is out with the sober people this year, also too, so i wish you folks a happy one. this is how it should be.

  • The_Wretched

    All the best to all of us in 2018!

  • TuuxKabin

    I’m getting a little sloppy, but Happy New Year Joe, Your Mama Joe, Shelly your friends and relations. Thank you for bringing us together.

    Happy New Year to one and all.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/580130db74c78414455ff94eaa30f8ef/tumblr_ny4ygorRL41uke22ao1_400.gif

  • Philip Tonee

    Need 2 Balls to Drop for 2018. Dick Clark, please come back. 馃槈

  • KM

    Thank you Joe – i love this site and have been reading since you were new. I read you daily, many times a day. Wishing you the best in 2018.

  • RobynWatts

    Happy New Year JMGers!!! May 2018 be so much better for us all!!!

  • j.martindale

    This site keeps me (somewhat) sane. Thanks for your hard work, Joe.

  • Reality.Bites

    For those who despaired of us surviving 2017, here is your reward.

    Patrick Stewart/

    With hair.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e3a72a68b03b2e6471c48c0d4bb6397/tumblr_p01ytfhWFc1woe640o1_1280.png

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Oh, next year in the Chinese calendar is the Year of the Dog!
    Happy New Year to all.

    https://www.funnypica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Amusing-Animal-Photos-Funny-Face-Dog.jpg

  • OdieDenCO

    2017 has been a year of tribulations. thank you Joe for providing a port in the storm.

  • Megrim Twist
    • TuuxKabin

      Worstculver! Where is Worstculver?!?? Come back! Thank you for the reminder.

  • Jerry Kott

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9dbf8f3b48a7ef78ee0cdeff6f1079349cbd251cbebea6e21b432d09b6bf6f83.jpg Wishing everyone the best of Health, Prosperity and Love for 2018.

    Jerry-Scott-Kode

  • Michael R
    • David Walker

      That cover action looks familiar, but I didn’t use my tail.

      • Robincho

        That’s not what I heard…

    • zhera

      Happy dog is happy!

  • gaycuckhubby

    A very “suggestive” photo you chose there, McMuffin! 馃槇
    https://twitter.com/Evan_McMullin/status/947626846790782976

    • another_steve

      Lol.

      We queers here in the D.C. area playfully refer to it as “The National Dildo.”

      馃槈

  • Hank

    Thank YOU Joe and all my fellow JMGs for informative, vibrant and often educational communications.
    I wish that every one have a safe New Years Eve, and I wish EVERY ONE a Healthy and Happy New Year

  • AtticusP

    Happy new year, everyone!

    Thank you, Joe, for all you do.

    Your blog is an island of sanity in a sea of madness, and I know I鈥檓 not alone when I say that I鈥檓 grateful to be able to check in every day and calm myself down.

  • skyweaver

    Thank you, Joe, for your coverage of news items that are too weird or painful to see head on. You’re like the solar eclipse glasses of the Trumpzaster. I hope your new year is a great one. Cheers.

  • Ray in MA

    THANK YOU JOE WITH TEARS IN MY EYES. It gets better and it get worse. We all keep trudging along.
    Been with all of you daily since Prop 8 in CA.

  • Michael White

    At toast from my husband and I to Joe for all he does to keep us informed and to everyone for adding the wisdom, wit and great pics https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69ad9c62715d567b6626b78fc8caad6f6e8024423ca5a0d27c477f889cb9ac65.jpg

    • Tom Furgas

      Cheers to you!

      I myself am sticking to Champagne. Guinness Stout…? Uh, not my kind of thing. But to each their own!

      My Champagne goes well with caviar. My once-a-year New Years Eve treat.

    • TuuxKabin

      Hmmmm. Guiness. Yes. Happy New Year.

    • mad-dog

      Guinness at the source and the best view in Dublin, if I鈥檓 not mistaken. Slainte!

    • GanymedeRenard

      Lovely picture! Cheers!

  • vorpal

    Happy New Year to all my fellow JMGers. Much love to most of you, and good wishes for a better 2018 to all of you.

    2017 was a shit show royale and I cannot see it end fast enough. Two more hours here.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Lots of love to you and your hubby, Vorpie! Cheers!

      • vorpal

        Thanks, GanymedeRenard!
        I’m woefully behind on replying to comments.
        I hope you had a nice NYE and 2018 is being kind to you!

        • GanymedeRenard

          Let me reciprocate that, my friend! Hugzz!

          • vorpal

            =hugs returned in triplicate!=
            Good to hear from you and see you posting!

    • zhera

      Happy New Year to my fave kitty! 鈾 I hope next year will be better for you.

      • vorpal

        =purrrrrs=
        I’m so far behind on answering comments!
        I hope you had a great NYE and that 2018 is treating you well so far!

  • Paul_in_Dallas
    • TuuxKabin

      And Tristan looks like he has the vim, vigor and vitality. What a cute pooch.

  • Reality.Bites

    Ottawa, Ontario

    December 31, 2017

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year:

    鈥淗appy New Year, Canada!

    鈥淭his past year, we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and looked back on the remarkable achievements Canadians have made throughout our history. We recommitted ourselves to our shared values, and we celebrated the diversity that makes us strong. Millions of people 鈥 of every background, origin, culture, and faith 鈥 have come together to make Canada the diverse, open, and prosperous country it is today.

    鈥淭he 150th anniversary of Confederation was also a chance to reflect on the moments Canada has not lived up to its ideals. Indigenous Peoples, and many Canadians, have faced prejudice and oppression in our history. In the New Year and the years to come, we must continue to work to right these wrongs, and make sure everyone has a real and fair shot at success.

    鈥淚n 2017, we made real progress toward these goals. Our government took action to build a better future for families across Canada 鈥 from taking steps to strengthen the Canada Child Benefit and investing in early learning and child care, to creating new opportunities for young people, to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and protecting the rights of LGBTQ2 communities. We made gender equality a priority at home and abroad, and took strong steps to fight climate change and protect our environment, for generations to come. We launched Canada鈥檚 first ever National Housing Strategy and lowered the small business tax rate 鈥 and together, we continued to create jobs, grow our economy, and strengthen the middle class.

    鈥淏ut we still have a lot of hard work left to do. In 2018, let鈥檚 continue to celebrate the values that unite us 鈥 openness, compassion, equality, and inclusion. Let鈥檚 move forward together, put those values into practice, and work to build a better future for all of us.

    鈥淥n behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I wish you a wonderful night and all the best in 2018.鈥

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/03/01/aatrudeau_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqqVzuuqpFlyLIwiB6NTmJwfSVWeZ_vEN7c6bHu2jJnT8.jpg?imwidth=450

    Ottawa (Ontario)

    31 d茅cembre 2017

    Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a fait aujourd鈥檋ui la d茅claration suivante 脿 l鈥檕ccasion du Nouvel An :

    芦 Bonne Ann茅e, Canada!

    芦 Cette derni猫re ann茅e, nous avons c茅l茅br茅 le 150e anniversaire de la Conf茅d茅ration et nous avons rendu hommage aux r茅alisations remarquables que les Canadiens ont faites tout au long de notre histoire. Nous nous sommes r茅engag茅s 脿 prot茅ger nos valeurs communes, et nous avons c茅l茅br茅 la diversit茅 qui fait notre force. Des millions de personnes, de tous les horizons et de toutes les origines, cultures et fois, se sont r茅unies pour b芒tir le Canada diversifi茅, ouvert et prosp猫re que nous connaissons aujourd鈥檋ui.

    芦 Le 150e anniversaire de la Conf茅d茅ration nous a 茅galement donn茅 l鈥檕ccasion de r茅fl茅chir aux moments o霉 le Canada n鈥檃 pas 茅t茅 脿 la hauteur de ses id茅aux. Les peuples autochtones, comme de nombreux Canadiens, ont subi des pr茅judices et de l鈥檕ppression au cours de notre histoire. Pendant la nouvelle ann茅e et les ann茅es 脿 venir, nous devons continuer de r茅parer ces torts et faire en sorte que tout le monde ait une chance r茅elle et 茅gale de r茅ussir.

    芦 En 2017, nous avons r茅alis茅 de v茅ritables progr猫s 脿 l鈥櫭ゞard de ces objectifs. Notre gouvernement a agi pour offrir un avenir meilleur 脿 toutes les familles canadiennes. Nous avons bonifi茅 l鈥橝llocation canadienne pour enfants et investi dans les services d鈥檃pprentissage et de garde de jeunes enfants, en plus de cr茅er de nouvelles opportunit茅s pour les jeunes. Nous avons fait progresser la r茅conciliation avec les peuples autochtones et prot茅g茅 encore davantage les droits des communaut茅s LGBTQ2. Nous avons fait de l鈥櫭ゞalit茅 des sexes une priorit茅 au pays comme 脿 l鈥櫭﹖ranger, en plus de prendre des mesures 茅nergiques pour combattre les changements climatiques et prot茅ger notre environnement, pour les g茅n茅rations 脿 venir. Nous avons lanc茅 la toute premi猫re Strat茅gie nationale en mati猫re de logement du Canada et avons r茅duit le taux d鈥檌mposition des petites entreprises. Et, ensemble, nous avons continu茅 脿 cr茅er des emplois, 脿 faire cro卯tre notre 茅conomie et 脿 renforcer la classe moyenne.

    芦 Cependant, il nous reste encore beaucoup de travail 脿 faire. En 2018, continuons de c茅l茅brer les valeurs qui nous unissent, comme l鈥檕uverture, la compassion, l鈥櫭ゞalit茅 et l鈥檌nclusion. Allons de l鈥檃vant ensemble, mettons ces valeurs en pratique et b芒tissons un avenir meilleur pour tous.

    芦 Au nom du gouvernement du Canada, Sophie et moi vous souhaitons une merveilleuse soir茅e et nous vous offrons tous nos meilleurs v艙ux pour l鈥檃nn茅e 2018. 禄

    • David Walker

      I’m jealous. Complete sentences. Well-stated histories and goals. Even a fact or two. Can’t you maybe invade us and take over?

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        We could try, but we’d only win if you were willing.

        Are you????

        • David Walker

          Oh, honey…am I ever! I mean, what are Mounties for?

          • Karl Dubhe 2

            Rawr.

  • Avenger280

    Happy New Year everybody!!!!!!! Here’s hoping 2018 brings love, happiness, and indictments! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e1c1f02a72ff796b5412c11c269572f087abd72f9dfcc9a3f4a2e117f494ff0c.gif

    • JCF

      NOW we’re talkin’!!!! 馃榾 [What is this, BTW? Something I obviously SHOULD be watching!]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LHa-_a8F3E

      • Avenger280

        Should you be watching this??? 10000x YES!!! THIS is “Wynonna Earp” It’s a contemporary supernatural western produced in Calgary, Alberta. It airs in Canada on Space, in the US on Syfy, and in the UK on SpikeUK. It is filled with strong female characters (both heroes and villains), intelligent supportive men and tons of representation. And if that weren’t enough, it’s all wrapped up with a tight-knit, positive fandom that call themselves “The Earpers”. The first season is available on Nexflix (season 2 should be coming shortly). The show’s 3rd season will premier this summer. Check it out. You won’t be sorry 馃榾 馃榾 馃榾

        • JCF

          I thought that’s what it might be. It’s tough when a show whose premise doesn’t attract me, then goes on to have a great f/f ship—and I feel left out (I’m a completist, don’t like to jump in halfway thru. And I don’t have Netflix, for catching up on things).

          I watched the first episode of “Orphan Black” (when it premiered) and didn’t care for it. I then had to listen to all the years of rapturous praise for it (including the “Cophine” ship). I hate it when this happens!

  • Bob

    It always blows my mind when you blog from Wilton Manors, which is NOTHING like it was when I went to Fort Lauderdale High School in 1977-1981, If you had told me then what I’d pass on the way from school to the Clock Diner it would have made my closeted 14 year old heart dizzy. Happy New Year, Joe.

  • Happy New Year鈥檚, Joe and the JMG community. After a dreadful year, I have hopes that 2018 will be much better.

  • shellback

    Thank you Joe. I’m always overwhelmed by your dedication.

    Thank you JMGers. I’m always overwhelmed by your brilliance.

    I don’t make resolutions. But as a general New Years Eve wish, all I can say is 2018 better be fucking great, with lots of indictments, arrests, sentences, and at least one fat, orange, creep on the guillotine.

  • ColdCountry

    Happy New Year, Joe and Everyone! Where else can you find breaking news, pics of hot guys, recipes, pics of kittens and puppies – when needed most – wisdom, humor, and something new to learn. Every day!

    Here’s to a better New Year!

  • Reality.Bites
    • JCF

      Is his hairline really the same, or is he cheating (one way or another)?

  • Tulle Christensen

    Happy New Year everyone…so after tonight I should be back to making my purposefully clueless post on a more regular bases instead of the occasional drive bys it has been for the past few weeks,

    well time to get ready for my last foray into the physical world before returning to the virtual world

    Happy 2018

  • Cattleya1

    To all the JMGers and Joe himself: May 2018 be a real improvement over the last 2 years. I have come here almost every night for 12 years for my daily dose of sanity and the support that only can come from people who have walked the same difficult path. Thanks everyone and a really happy New Year!

    • GanymedeRenard

      Likewise, Cattleya1! Cheers!

      • Cattleya1

        Cheers! May all of us toast with champagne!

  • gaycuckhubby

    The Cooper/Cohen thing isnt off to a great start. Awkward banter about their friendship.

    Just pan to Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon in New Orleans! Thats what we want to see!

    • Ninja0980

      Sucks Kathy isn’t there but she rolled the dice with her stunt and it cost her.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      New onions?

      I kneed moar whine…

  • Treant

    Harpy New Beer. Hic.

    (Alas I can’t drink, but at least I can fake it, sorta).

  • Reality.Bites

    Dear Mom,

    I am enjoying life in my new home but every few months my human takes a picture of my junk and posts it online.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/965e111151b1bce84c42c83ef8124b5e/tumblr_p1ugdyMFmq1sn75h6o1_1280.jpg

    • TuuxKabin

      So cute. What a pooch!

      • JCF

        Also the doggie! 馃槈

    • edrex

      my god! what a gorgeous doggy!

  • Ninja0980

    So the hubby and I have wrapped up our Castle marathon and are now doing Aerial Americas.
    What an amazing series!

    • Treant

      Rumor had it there was going to be some Happy Naked Fun Time between the two?

      • Ninja0980

        We had it so the rumors were correct.

        • Treant

          Kewl.

  • fuck. i’m a drunk. is this thread still live?

    this is for partner:

    She
    hates me. she has tried to destroy me more times than i can count. my
    own younger sister no longer believes what i say, because of her. the
    only person i can save here is O. you just don’t understand. i am very
    glad that you have done this new year right. but being in her presence
    would’ve made me.. insane. i know you two like to think what i just said
    isn’t real, but it is. she took Everything away from me. Hec, who we
    both argue with, tole me back then, “Get a lawyer.” i didn’t, because i
    am kind and weak. it’s early for this holiday but i am going down soon. i
    miss you. i love you. if only there were a way. happy new year, with
    all my hopes and efforts. let us bloom in the new year as two who are
    one.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      (((hugs)))

    • GanymedeRenard

      Sorry to hear that, CD. Life happens, but I’m sure (or so I like to think) that things will get better for those of us who haven’t been lucky in the love department. You’re not alone. Cheers!

  • Renfield

    I just want to say I’m extremely grateful to you, Joe, and to whatever staff you have assisting you, if any. Your site is my go-to place for news. I also love the comments of the readers. Before I started reading your site (many times a day), I felt quite alone. Now I don’t. I am grateful as I am sure others are as well.

    You are a hero.

  • DaddyRay

    I just got back from running to the grocery store (staying in like I always do on New Years).

    I was listening to Studio 54 on SirusXM and this song brought back some fun memories when I was just a cub at the disco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wz_9dVJ-Ew

  • Michael R
    • Treant

      It’s amazing what crawls in there for warmth. Yesterday, there was a pound of raw soap in mine.

    • Reality.Bites

      OK, but if you didn’t put it there, it means the dough you made has achieved both sentience and suicidal tendancies.

  • sigh. rebecca’s gone. oh well. i guess i’ll be alone again.

    • DaddyRay

      Gone?

      • there is no equivalent of Joe’s for lesbians. we have our sites, but it’s not the same. you guys are, can you forgive me for saying this? so rich and white and old. you’re not straight, obviously, but your privilege is showing. i know, now you’re going to yell at me. but it’s true.

        there are what, now? 7 billion people on this planet. and for some fucking reason, we can’t give even 1/10 effective birth control? which would solve almost everything?

        radicalism is lonely.

        • DaddyRay

          Sorry CD – I can’t do anything about my age, color or gender. I hope the new year brings more women to Joe’s site for you to hang with. Just know I love you and your posts and really do value your presence here on JMG

        • Natty Enquirer

          I’m not going to yell at you, but it’s sad you think you know so much about me when you know so very little.

          • no, honey. i’m just high. mery xams. heh.

          • DaddyRay

            Well stop bogarting and pass it around

        • David Walker

          Radicalism is lonely, indeed. I remember. I finally just gave up. Stay in the fight as long as you can.

          As for being old and white and not straight, true. Rich? Only if the monthly Social Security check makes one rich. (If it does, please don’t tell the fucking moron.) And privileged mostly by association. I have been dealt a good hand, no denying it, and almost all of it has been a surprise.

    • shellback
    • Rebecca Gardner

      What Rebecca ya looking for? I’m still here.

  • TuuxKabin
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      not yet xxx

      • TuuxKabin

        It’s early. 8:30 here.

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          6:45 here. There seems to be an issue with clocks tonite.

        • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

          I’m late to the party, but hugs to you and hubs, that darnit, I am gonna meet somehow. [Is that Garrett’s popcorn in my pocket…]. Hope 2018 is fully of only good things.

          • TuuxKabin

            And to you. We both want to do the trip again. Same route. Let’s see what happens. Garrett’s popcorn. So close, just across the street from Union Station and we were so pressed for connections and that place is vast, never saw an exit. All good things to you and your weiner pal.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            Maybe next trip there will be an opportunity to spend a few day in our fair city, rather than a short layover? Regardless thanks for the good wishes and let’s hope that 2018 is far less ugly than 2017 turned out to be. Hugs to ya both.

          • TuuxKabin

            Hugs back. Still only 1133. Going back to bed/sleep. HNY!!

    • gaycuckhubby

      On the way!

      • TuuxKabin

        Well, come on.

    • OdieDenCO

      comfortably numb

    • margaretpoa

      420!

      • Bj Lincoln

        Just waiting for the call from our ‘friend’.

        • David Walker

          Could you ask your friend about making a quick trip to this little town in Pennsylvania?

          • Richard, another Canuck

            Come visit! HYN David. I don’t post as much as others, but I do read JMG everyday. I remember when you told us about your partner’s passing. I was so upset for you, but you hung in here at JMG and I saw you coping, interacting.. anyhow, Happy New Year to you…and to all my JMG friends!

      • JCF

        On 1/1/18! [Here in California. Just a bit over two hours from now… ]

      • Richard, another Canuck

        Oh, me too!

    • David Walker

      This is all friendly and everything, and I failed the test, but a line from “Boys in the Band” keeps hovering like an ear worm, so I’m going to write it down and maybe it’ll stop. As Michael gets bitching from some booze, Hal observes, “I’m turning on and you’re just turning.”

      • TuuxKabin

        As in spinning? I’m not sure I failed or passed the test. All’s good.

      • TampaDink

        Harold says “turning” more than once. I loved his character but I lusted after Hank.

        • SelectFromWhere

          I played Hank once in a local production…I’m flattered 馃檪

          And yes, Harold says “Turning” to Michael many times, in a meaning of “watch it, bitch”.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        (Brian.) Oh screw Maximilian!
        (Sally.) I do.
        (Brian.) (Laughs.) So do I.

        https://youtu.be/ISnsZ51LPiM

        • another_steve

          Michael York is a beautiful man and very talented actor. An amazingly extensive film and TV career.

          He suffers from a rare disease called “amyloidosis,” but he’s still here.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I had a huge crush on him in “Logan’s Run” and thereafter

          • another_steve

            You and every other gay man past the age of 50.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I’ve never actually heard anyone else say that!

          • PeedeResistance

            Oh yes, Phillip. See my recent post about seeing him on stage a couple of times….

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Will do!

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            “Logan’s Run” was quite the innovative sci-fi movie in its day. Interesting story line and special effects – long before “CGI” came into being.

            And of course, the young Michael York.

            If you (generic “you”) were a gay male back then and not enticed by this, you were brain-dead.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f228097dabbff3f98a738b76ba95738a10d9d2621d74eb805d4c22c8aec0381e.jpg

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I have one of the one-sheets for “Logan’s Run” tucked away somewhere. I need to dig that out

          • Todd20036

            I was pre-gay, and still found him easy on the eyes.

            But Logans Run was an excellent movie. I’ve yet to read the book. I suppose I should.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            It’s not a bad little book, and it’s even better when one can imagine a scantily clad (or nude) Michael York as the Sandman, Logan!

        • FAEN

          (Sally)You two bastards!

        • Todd20036

          I suppose I’m missing the point, but I’d like to meat Max.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            It’s from Cabaret.

    • KCMC
      • TuuxKabin

        Fabulous!!! Thank you!

        • KCMC

          Por supuesto, querido!
          Eres fabuloso!

      • JCF

        “Bartender, make mine a Butch Black Cherry, and a Sappho Soda for the beautiful lady here!”

        • KCMC

          Bottoms up!

    • FAEN

      HUGS-you just rock.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      Oh, me too..

      • TampaDink

        I’ve finally reached toasty…but not quite toasted.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Oh, honey, Did you get that from my second grade teacher?

      • TuuxKabin

        If Sister Mary Power Hungry Bitch was your second grade teacher, I guess so.

  • another_steve

    Lesbian and bi people might want to check out the lower live-cam video Joe has posted here.

    Last time I looked, there were women semi-masturbating there, real-time.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Lol. Really? It’s disabled now

      • another_steve

        If you view it in YouTube, the live-cam is still active – though the superimposed masturbating ladies seem to be gone.

        • Bj Lincoln

          I would have loved to see that.

          • another_steve

            Slut.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Shhhh. Don’t tell the wife. 馃槈

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    My New Year’s dinner, almond chicken; baked, with barley and peas, now lies on the floor of my kitchen.

    Fuck 2017, I ordered pizza.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Awww Karl!
      馃檨
      If that isn’t an analogy for 2017, I don’t know what is

    • another_steve

      So what happened, bubbela?

      Doesn’t sound like a Martha Stewart moment.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        The Pizza’s on…

        Jingle from hell.

        Youtube has let me down. The commercial jingle is not there anymore. QQ

      • David Walker

        I watched Julia Child faithfully when I worked in master control at the TV station. I seem to remember things falling off her work table and would swoop down and retrieve it and throw it back in to whatever she was preparing. I believe she caught grief over that.

        • another_steve

          Lol. Julia was notorious for her sometimes… hmm… questionable cooking hygiene.

          I suppose her thinking was that it was all smothered in wine anyways, so the alcohol would kill any germs on the food. 馃槈

        • AmeriCanadian

          “Remember, you’re the only one in the kitchen”.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Bubbly…

    • GanymedeRenard

      Oh noes! Well, I hope at least your pizza tastes great!

    • Treant

      No ten second rule?

      Around here, it’s “Did The Dogs Get It” Rule.

      • another_steve

        My husband is a fanatic on point. If the food touches the table – even for a second – it’s inedible.

        I’m tired of bickering with him on this.

        I just toss it in the waste bin.

        • Treant

          I confess I sometimes revise our rule to, “The Dogs Didn’t Seem To Lick Or Chew This Part Of It.”

          • David Walker

            “Wash it off, put some more sauce on it. I spent too much time in the kitchen to throw that out!”

          • another_steve

            When my man’s not looking, I do that. Wash it and eat it.

            I’m the child of Depression-Era parents.

            I hate to throw out good food.

          • Natty Enquirer

            It works for the restaurants.

          • margaretpoa

            That’s my rule. If Kuroneko hasn’t gotten to it yet, it’s still mine.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Not on that floor. 馃檪

  • Fafnir the thurifer

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95804fa09f5696fcaea7e46d74c86272108b403ff80e3335713f2cea8819c205.jpg
    Happy New Year to Joe and the gang from Joan

    PS – Picture is of the late Autumn and Winter – guess which one is which 馃檪

    • gaycuckhubby

      Fur babies!

  • JT
  • worstcultever

    Warmest felicitations to Joe, Shelly, and the wonderful JMG gang

    And may I propose a toast: when next we gather for New Year鈥檚 Eve, may the entire repuke traitor party have been stomped into the dust and its leaders, lackeys and lickspittles all attired in orange jumpsuits!

    (air kisses all around, clinking glasses with everyone)

    And at some point I鈥檒l probably be back to my regular blathering 馃檪

    • TuuxKabin

      Happy New Year. And come on back to your regular blathering. Further along here there’s a meme that made me realize I haven’t seen you in a while. Good to see your words. Sorry I misspelled your avatar, further along.

      • worstcultever

        aw, thanks Tuux. and back atcha!

  • margaretpoa

    Thanks, Joe for the platform and since this is my first year regularly commenting here, thanks JMG community for being so welcoming.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/66dee3c63b71792b9c9a0d1256784c15e04f5902e09083e376b42836c1c7641e.jpg

    • zhera

      What a lovely kitty! Is it Vorpal’s twin?

      • Phillip in L.A.

        They do look related!

      • David Walker

        Happy New Year, zhera!

        • zhera

          Happy New year, dear friend! 鈾

      • margaretpoa

        She is Kuroneko, literally “Black Cat” in Japanese. I’m going to stay in with her this year because she’s so terrified of all the fireworks.
        Happy New Year!

  • SoCalGal20

    Happy New Year everybody! May 2018 bring better times for us all.

    • margaretpoa

      And crappier time for the shitgibbon and his enablers.

      • SoCalGal20

        Yes!

      • teeveedub

        My instincts tell me that 2018 is gonna be one shitty year for the shitgibbon.

  • Renfield

    A lesson that there is, in fact, not much that is new:

    https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/04/philip-johnson-nazi-architect-marc-wortman

    Definitely worth the read. Definitely!

  • SpiderPIG

    Happy 2018 guys, I don’t know what I would do without my daily (many times a day) JMG readings.
    Thanks for all you do, you guys keep me sane.

  • Silver Badger

    Wishing you all a bountiful and joyous new year. Thanks for the companionship.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Happy New Year to you again, Mr Jervis! All the best to you and yours, with wishes for the happiest of 2018’s!!! And, to all you JMG’ers out there, as well…. 馃槑 馃寛 馃 馃拫 馃槑

  • JT
    • David Walker

      Oh my god. Playing it and turning it up!

      • another_steve

        One of the greats that when it came on, everyone got up and danced.

        Right?

  • TampaDink

    Happy 2018, Joe….and to the rest of my fellow travelers/fly monkeys. I’d have lost what little sanity I have, were it not for this site. Your wisdom, opinions, stories, photos, recipes & everything else that is shared here every day of the year, have made the last 12 months more bearable. Thank you all. XO, Dennis who is now TallyDink

  • DaddyRay

    Wishing Robert Mueller a fruitful and safe 2018

  • j.martindale

    Here is hoping for a delightful New Year to all my Joemygod friends.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/35ad19aa22e6cd185df8483d8054d6ff/tumblr_mybhvqkfLE1s2p9t5o1_r2_500.gif

  • zhera

    Much love to you, Joe, for giving us this space of sanity. And much love to all of Joe’s monkeys, for being so deliciously FABULOUS! Happy New Year, and may it be a HAPPY year for ALL!

  • DaddyRay

    Anyone heard from Bud Clark lately – I know he was having some tough times

    • TampaDink

      No….but I hope that he’s alright wherever he is tonight.

    • another_steve

      I’ve been aware of his absence, too.

      Hope all is well there.

  • JohnJay

    Wishing all the best to Joe and the JMG community for 2018.

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

    • Friday’s_cat

      This a stage production about the rodent what got to the New England Patriots footballs?

    • another_steve

      High Art simply does not get any gayer than that.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Bubble away. 馃嵕馃

  • Karl Dubhe 2
    • David Walker

      Well, if you insist. Certainly more appetizing that “drink to me only with thine eyes.”

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      That’s the spirit… literally. 馃嵕馃

  • djcoastermark

    Loves to all of you ! And I’ve said it before, but Y’all have a kickin’ New Years !!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bcfe2f527a5183ead64024b9f0a1dbe0fb43474df80cdb2a677effed5381736e.gif

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Hey all, late to the party, but Joe, thank you for everything you do for so many. Lotsa love to ya’.

    While the news this year has largely been grim and hitting us a pace that is overwhelming, the intelligence, wit and kindness displayed in the comments makes JMG comments a joy to read, and sometimes partake in.

    And BTW – at my New Year’s brunch we toasted to the health of Robert Mueller… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcbff02c5d0480b3739f4d1b2fcd4f2f2897d6a8984e80c59a7d88d7cd29d600.gif

  • AJ Drew

    Thanks and gratitude to Joe and for this fun and quirky community!
    Here’s to a fabulous 2018, everyone!

    My resolution is to enjoy life’s small joys more, and when obstacles unexpectedly appear, to find some joy in overcoming those, too!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7bc3d6b8ce963dd4985424feb24ce55a06a4d88379e76c6ed4fda6317a50462.jpg

  • SoCalGal20

    We鈥檝e got a queer volcanologist running against Republican Pete Knight in CA25! As of an hour ago she was $5400 away from her $100,000 fundraising goal before midnight tonight.

    https://twitter.com/jessphoenix2018/status/947362375463714817

    https://twitter.com/jessphoenix2018/status/947635092133855232

    • Scout

      Thanks! I may donate. It is confusing to decide who to give to because there are so many worthy candidates and causes . . . and thank goodness for that!!

      • SoCalGal20

        Agreed! Tonight is an important deadline because it鈥檚 going to help determine who will get funding from thr DLCC/DSCC and other big donors. Hence, my twitter time is full of fundraising tweets tonight. It鈥檚 also the quarterly FEC deadline. It will be interesting to see how everybody did.

    • ScubaBearLA

      Donation sent. I live in CA30 with Brad Sherman (D) as my rep, but still, the more republicans we can flush, the better. Here鈥檚 to 2018, and a real draining of the swamp. Happy Blue Year, one and all!

      • SoCalGal20

        I鈥檓 in CA50 with Duncan Hunter. Ugh!

        We need to flip as many of these R districts in CA as we can!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      A bilingual queer vocanologist? *Swoon*
      Donation sent!

    • JCF

      I checked out at the word “married”.

      I kid, I kid!!! Best o’ luck, Jess!

  • Blake J Butler
  • Eduardo Hernandez

    Cheers Bro! Thanks for being such a reliable go-to real news source. Happy New Year!

  • Bj Lincoln

    I can’t thank you Joe and all my friends here enough for getting me thru this last year. Recovery from my bypass has been slow and the move took a lot out of the wife and I. The insanity of the new so-called President was tempered by your love, understanding and humor. You are all so funny! We have all held each other up and welcomed new folks. We have fought the good fight and will keep fighting to keep everyone under our rainbow as safe and treated like the Americans we are. I hope we all have a better year to come.
    Happy New Years my friends!

    • TampaDink

      We’re glad that you pulled through!

    • BearEyes

      Hang in there. We’re glad you’re here.
      Happy New Year!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Whoo-Hoo! Just finished migrating some 10K emails from AOL’s Personal Filing Cabinets!

    New Year’s cleanout! (Plus the AOL deadline of Jan. 02)

  • boobert

    2017 has been the most politically stressful year in my life. My biggest hope for 2018 would be an end to this insanity. Something so bad that even the staunchest supporters turn their back on this lunatic. I want good health , low stress and great prosperity for everyone. Happy New Year to all !

  • AmeriCanadian

    Happy New Year to all/Bonne Ann茅e 脿 tout le monde!

    JMG has become my new “go to” site for news and interesting commentary. Thanks for keeping me updated on the good, the bad, and the truly ugly of 2017. Here’s hoping that 2018 is much improved!

  • Scout
    • Tomcat

      Looks like Peewee Herman and Twiggy made it to the party.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        PeeWee’s skin usually looked better than that, most days!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      The most despicable of the swamp critters have arrived.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      DIAF

    • another_steve

      May a giant Floridian sink hole open up and swallow the lot of them.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      My kingdom for a megatonne asteroid.

      • DaddyRay

        Megatonne Asteroid 2018!

    • Scout

      Ha! Great minds think alike! 馃檪

    • David Walker

      Then how’s about a little shindig music?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EbBsNp9tbI

  • Tomcat

    The world would be better off if a meteor were to fall on Mar A Lago tonight.

    • boobert

      Maybe there’s a sinkhole that can’t hold the weight of all the huge egos present!

  • Lazycrockett

    So I watched 3 minutes of the CNN and basically it looks like Andy has backed Anderson into the corner and keeps blthering on and on between showing old clips of his tv show. ugh.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      And where is Kathy Griffin?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        jk — jk

        • Lazycrockett

          I would love to see her crash it, just like Courtney Love did back in the day.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup.
      No doubt about it, he’s awful.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Yeah. It’s bad

  • Gigi

    Happy New Year everyone. I couldn’t have made it through this year without my JMG family!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0685b6152deaf72d16da87818c835b68acdbff0bc915e8d9dae15cd1083f291b.jpg

    • AmeriCanadian

      And booze. LOTS of booze! 馃槈

  • Robincho

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, JOE!!! Endless thanks for all it is that you do, and for all it is that you are! Hubz and I are ringing it in this year at Seattle Center (his first trip), and here’s hoping someone or someones put some Lang in ALL of our Auld Synes!…

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Isn’t that your job, Robincho, to put some Lang in hubby’s Auld Syne? 馃檪
      Happy-happy

      • Robincho

        Before it gets lang, it first has to get hord…

  • Bambino

    To Joe, Shelley and the extraordinary league of JMG members here, thank you for making this site a pleasant place to escape the insane world that is out there. May you all stay healthy and continue to share the laughter, tears and wisdom. Cheers!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e740afc27b3ad4b2ffb610a6f1cf03133e110e3bfc624872dd0bd73e048b6925.gif

    • Robincho

      Back atcha, Bambeenz… Felice Anno Nuovo!

  • Ninja0980

    Screw the New Year’s garbage on CNN and elsewhere, hubby and I are going to watch some Murder,She Wrote until the ball is getting ready to drop.

    • GayOldLady

      TCM is showing the Thin Man series with William Powell and Myrna Loy

  • GayOldLady

    Happy New Year one and all. And Thanks to you all for making JMG a refuge in the storm, especially this past year. Peace to you all

    • Phillip in L.A.

      And to you, GayOldLady.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Thanks to you, Notorious GOL, I love most of your posts!

      • GayOldLady

        We’re going to make it through all the DJT madness together. Onward, Upward!

  • greenmanTN

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to Joe and all of the great folks of JMG. As many have said, y鈥檃ll have kept me sane this year. Mostly. Kind of.

    To paraphrase Mommie Dearest, tear down this BITCH of a year and put a decent year where one oughta be!

    https://heidicullinan.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/4bef6dc42dc472e680affd6764faa735b03e60711283421463fcadbb8b430b27.jpg

    Hark! What is that sound? Why, I believe it is vodka calling to me in sweet dulcet tones. I think I shall answer!

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Have a very happy new year, greenman! Prost’!

      • greenmanTN

        You too, Phillip!

    • AJ Drew

      Hey Greenman, Happy New Year!
      Hugs and kittens!

    • whollyfool

      Hugs! Thanks for sharing your art (and kitties) with us!

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    Happy New Year 2018 to all on JMG. Courage and determination will be needed.

    Meanwhile, I am sharing this little jewel of an animation short from Qu茅bec.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJNIOJa0ba4

    • David Walker

      Thank you, CJ. And happy new year to you and Mr. Bear. This…wow. Even on a party night we get to be introduced to new things. Most wonderful, sir. Thank you.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        A pleasure, David. This little hand painted animation gem won Fr茅d茅ric Back the first of his two Oscars. I find it very joyful, and also very moving. And a most happy new year to you!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      This genuinely makes me happy!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Well, most of it.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Yeah! Well, the past isn’t where we would like to live, but it’s important to get to know it, to know what we need to do or not to do for our future.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Thank you, Joe and Happy New Year to you and all the wonderful irregular cast of OMG regulars!!!!
    I can’t count, in order to thank so many of you whose posts have brought me insight, pause, anger, joy, laughter to overflowing grief. We’re an odd crew of castaways (yes, Another _Steve, you can be Lovey鈾ワ笍) and I a am sincerely blown away by your humanity every day.
    Whether we’re wrestling, wrangling, or outright brawling over the latest Tweet, revelation or tragedy, as well as the constant insanity we have been bombarded by without mercy or relief, we love, and we do it well. No one is left without solace, care, warmth or love by the JMG community the moment we know one is hurting, worried, scared, and needing comfort when we can’t find it close.
    These are many of the reasons I love you all.
    It often feels like pouring some coffee and destroying a cheesecake with your favorite people! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/419c9d7181c248783969cfd9c0c403443f52a6c44d751bde233749a078e514fd.jpg

  • Hue-Man
  • pj

    thanks to joe for baking this cake every day the effort is much appreciated. and to all my friends here have a great 2018, i love you all. my days are brighter because of the wit and intelligence that you impart. many thanks.

  • Ninja0980

    Wow…there is something going on a few blocks away from me.
    Given the number of sirens..I’m guessing it’s nothing good..

    • gaycuckhubby

      Stay safe!

      • Ninja0980

        Hubby and I were off the roads and in our house with the doors locked by 3 today.
        We don’t take a chance on New Year’s eve with all the folks who will be driving drunk tonight.

        • Bambino

          Treat it like The Purge night 馃槢

        • Silver Badger

          Just to be same, hide all of your clothing. Turn up the heat a notch and watch Netflix and “chill”.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Where is “here” and do you know what it is?

      • Ninja0980

        Near Syracuse and judging by the numbers of sirens, I’m guessing a car crash.:(

        • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

          jeez, i hope every one is ok

    • AJ Drew

      It’s not even 10pm here but a lot of gunfire already from the sketchy apartment building parking lot across the street. Sometimes I can forget I’m in the South, and then shit like “celebratory gun firing” happens. sigh.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Could it be fireworks?

        • AJ Drew

          Oh I wish! No, it’s a “thing” with the residents there; it got so bad for a while (anyone’s birthday, etc,) a police substation was set up there. It got defunded, and here we go again.

    • Treant

      All we have are a few people outside with firecrackers. At six degrees, that’s about all we’re going to get.

      • Ninja0980

        Same here.
        Other then the drunks, nothing crazy is going to happen here tonight.

    • zhera

      I had to be *that* neighbor tonight and go over and ask them to turn off the music.

      They put on music outside when they we’re sending up the fireworks. Turned it up to eleven. Then they went inside while leaving the music on.
      Seriously! Who does that?

      At least they were nice and apologetic, and turned it off when told.

      • David Walker

        That’s so not-US. No, I mean turning off the music, not you. Here they would have harassed and yelled at you about their 1st amendment rights.

        • zhera

          They’re actually quite nice people. I think they just forgot that other people might have other needs, such as sleep.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

    Remember back in 2016 Obama was still president but everyone was saying they couldn’t wait for 2016 to be over with because it was so utterly miserable……yeah, we were fucking gullible, huh.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      President Obama – 100% Class
      Dotard Trump – 100% Crass

    • Lazycrockett

      2016 had a lot more deaths than 2017 has had.

      • Blake J Butler

        Too many good people died, the only noticeable deaths i remember was the fucker Scalia, that bitch Schlafly and Nancy Reagan finally kicked it.

        • Ninja0980

          Too bad Scalia didn’t die when Democrats still controlled the Senate and before he gutted the VRA etc.
          That asshole fucked us over one last time by dying when he did.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            And the story about his dying with a male sex-worker in his room never got traction did it?

          • paganguy

            Probably because no one could believe a sex-worker would take him as a client for any amount of money.

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        Some of our favorite stars dropped dead in 2016 while in 2017 they were revealed as abusive perverts….. 2016 still comes out ahead.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Nina Hagen & Capital Dan–“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

    https://youtu.be/oMHtfbuVsPA

  • Piet

    Thank you Joe and thank you everyone for making this such a vibrant gathering place. The best of the best in the coming year to you!

  • Leo
    • gaycuckhubby

      LOL… it’s horrible. Should have let Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin host

      • Lazycrockett

        They usually switch to Brooke and Don around 12:30. Wonder if Don is half way in the bag already.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          Seems he’s already well in the bag.

    • AJ Drew

      Anderson is looking very Max Headroom in that video still.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Ewf. (Averting gaze.) Whose idea was it to put those two queens up there together? Anderson looks positively arch

    • Ninja0980

      Andy should have spent the evening with his boy toy while Kathy came back.

    • Blake J Butler

      Couldn’t have found a more attractive and less annoying gay like Cohen, probably could have gotten Sam Champion to host if offered.

      But no he’s down in Rio on a beach with hubby in speedos.

      • Ninja0980

        Sam Champion is one hot daddy.

    • greenmanTN

      Disney did a MUCH better job with the Anderson Cooper animatronic than they did with Trump鈥檚, but does it do any expressions?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        The animatronic Cooper is holding up quite well despite the -10 degrees windchill in Times Square.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I mean, who decided it was a good idea to have the housewives read Trump tweets?

    • Lazycrockett
      • Lazycrockett

        Man that twitter feed is brutal.

    • Lazycrockett

      Did they already move these two inside??

    • Dayglo

      He is a ceaseless self-promoter. I don’t what Anderson sees in him … as a friend, I mean.

  • misterjack

    Happy New Year, JMGers! Thanks for keeping me sane, (especially this year). Best wishes for a better 2018!

  • Friday

    Happy New Years’ everyone. We’re due for a good one. 馃檪

  • Ninja0980

    Watching a Cabot Cove episode of Murder, She Wrote dealing with gambling.
    Seriously though, how the hell are you going to keep a casino operation a secret in a small town?

  • Phillip in L.A.

    10cc–“I’m Not In Love”

    https://youtu.be/Ki78MK9JywE

    • David Walker

      A disc jockey friend/buddy told me that they named themselves 10cc because that’s the average amount of fluid spouting forth during ejaculation. Seems like not much to me, but I was spoiled.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Yes, I heard the same story!

      • AmeriCanadian

        Unfortunately not true. Have heard it many times myself.

        https://www.snopes.com/music/artists/10cc.asp

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Some things are better left unknown

          • AmeriCanadian

            Yes but the truth shall set you free! 馃槈

          • Phillip in L.A.
          • AmeriCanadian

            Etiam. Or as I like to say, Auntie Em.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            And Boola-Boola to you, too! Happy New Year!

          • David Walker

            Not in the US in 2017. Maybe 2018 will be truthier.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Touch茅.

          • David Walker

            That was also the motto for my college, the small xn college for small xns. “John ate 32 apples.” Why did my father do that to me? Mid-’60s, not fag friendly, and I’m starting to feel a little looped. Not going there. Not tonight. Have a good one and a happy one, AmeriCanadian.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The ethereal floating harmony was achieved with tape loops vocalized at different pitches and played like an instrument at the mixing console. Billy Joel appropriated the gimmick for “Just the Way You Are.”

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Are you a recording engineer, Natty Enquirer? Happy New Year to you, btw!

        • Natty Enquirer

          I have worked with tape a lot. Happy New Year!

          • David Walker

            And do you get the expression of abject horror and disbelief on the faces of the young when you tell them about physically splicing tape with a razor blade? As computer editing came along, I used that to explain why a razor blade was the icon for edit.

          • Natty Enquirer

            It seems insane now to have spent all those hours on splice after splice that take a few seconds on the ‘puter.

      • AmeriCanadian

        Had it been done before? I always heard their technique was “groundbreaking”. Very cool outcome nevertheless.

        • Natty Enquirer

          10cc was the first commercial use as far as I know. It seems likely others experimented with the technique as tape loops were well-known by then.

  • Treant

    Ten PM, 2 hours left (a little less) and 5.9掳 out there by my thermometer. We haven’t seen a car move or anybody outside in hours.

    I’m half-tempted to make a New Year’s Castile, but I’d rather wait for my new scents and colorants, and I also asked for a milk frother (useful for mixing recalcitrant colors) for my birthday. So I’ll probably wait and try a really complicated design with that.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Marvin Gaye–“Got to Give It Up” (Pt. 1)

    https://youtu.be/fp7Q1OAzITM

    • David Walker

      *sigh*

  • Blake J Butler
    • Rebecca Gardner

      No More Wire Hangers Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phillip in L.A.

    George Benson–“Nature Boy”

    https://youtu.be/9lwc12NoSOw

  • SoCalGal20

    This thread explains the importance of tonight鈥檚 fundraising deadline for Dem candidates and also lists several quality candidates to make note of.

    https://twitter.com/slack2thefuture/status/947547575464337408

  • Ninja0980

    Just heard from a volunteer fireman buddy of mine.
    The sirens I heard were from a two car crash in which one car got t-boned.
    No deaths so far (thank goodness) but two people in the car that got t-boned had to go to the hospital, no word on their condition.
    As for the driver of the other car..let’s just say her hangover will be the least of her problems tomorrow.

    • gaycuckhubby
      • Ninja0980

        Heh..he’s a lot thinner then that.

      • Treant

        Is that Joe Manginella?

        • gaycuckhubby

          Yes

    • David Walker

      Thanks for the follow-up. Was curious.

      • Ninja0980

        Welcome but it irks me that in this day and age people can’t figure out that if you’re going to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.

        • Natty Enquirer

          People get away with it time after time.
          Until they don’t. And then about 1 out of 12 will go on to do it again.

        • Treant

          Could you tell that to my cousin? He’s on his second DUI, not including the times Daddy bribed somebody.

          • Ninja0980

            Sad to say but some people will never listen to reason until they end up in jail or dead.:(

  • BeaverTales

    Have fun, kids….I just met all my deadlines for 2017, going to bed early and sleeping late if the firework shows don’t wake me. Hugs and have a gay old time!!!

  • Mike_Bernard

    Joe, thank you for all of your fine work on this 鈥渢hingy.鈥 I, too, check in several times daily. Your ability to call a pile of crap a pile of crap – to their faces – is important and cherished. I look forward to your leading us on in 2018. Happy New Year!

  • SDG

    We love you Joe! Thanks for all that you do.

  • houstonray

    Thank you Joe, it’s amazing what you do, day after day. It helps us all. And speaking of all, I consider each of you to be friends I just haven’t met in person yet.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45912157e49b3d9d0c36f1f3682882af2b20b9b04e963a12c004b1fb9a6c49df.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05c976834b30c057ea41fed6042bf0ef7cd9b1485aa6da0168c7137c07bcbf8c.jpg

    Let’s have fun, put 2017 behind us and strap in for 2018, we have lots to do….

    • AmeriCanadian

      I read “strap in” as “strap on” and was trying my hardest to make sense of it. Too many rum and cokes I guess. 馃槈

      • Natty Enquirer

        That’s what happens when you use “behind” in the same sentence.

        • houstonray

          HA!!!!!!!!!!! 馃檪

      • houstonray

        Strap ons? Why, I never….bwahahahaha!!!!!

    • zhera

      Bluenami?

  • Lazycrockett
  • sadoldguy

    Happiness is a glass of red whine and garlic burps.

    Happy new year to all, may the next be more just than the last.

    Thank you Joe.

  • worstcultever
  • Happy Happy Happy New Years Joe! And to all our community!

  • Dayglo

    So, I just watched a bootleg screener (don’t judge) of “Call Me By Your Name” and I truly enjoyed it. I kept my expectations low and saw some authentic emotions and plausible chemistry there. Like “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” it conjured gay adolescent feelings of longing, heartache … and secrecy.

    If anything, films like these reinforce the fact that gay people run the very same gamut of emotions that straight people experience. Audiences are beginning to evolve.

    • AmeriCanadian

      It is only playing near me at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak (northern suburb of Detroit). I plan to see it this week. I’ve heard good things.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      It’s shown in Montreal these days. Good idea for Jan 2.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I so want to see that movie!

    • kareemachan

      I’ve heard marvelous things about that movie. Will watch.

    • JCF

      Not till January 19 here in Sacratomato [Note how I use (native!) Herb Caen’s pejorative, whenever my burg is acting like a cowtown. Oy vey w/ the late movie openings! >:-/ ]

  • Avenger280

    Just had to head downstairs to get something out of my truck and it’s snowing like a mofo here in Central Texas!

    • J Ascher

      I just looked out my window and it’s snowing in Austin (again)!

      That makes 2017 the first year in my 30 winters here that we’ve had two snowfalls in the same year.

      • Avenger280

        Gonna fix myself a Cuba Libre and settle in to watch “After the Thin Man”

  • boobert
  • Treant

    OT: So I bought the colorants below and I’m being sorely tempted to use the purple, orange, and brighter green all together in swirls in a single soap.

    My only question is what scent to use. I’m leaning “tropical fruits,” but…

    Yeah, 58 minutes to go and I’m BAF (Bored As Fuck).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29777ecded49e7c03cfe563fcc53c9b4ca7a7ddf610add8bb613d785ed878e76.jpg

    • AmeriCanadian

      What would lime/grape/orange smell like?

      (Hubby is in bed and I can’t watch the disaster that is on CNN so here I am.)

      • Treant

        I have all three and I’m not sure, actually. But orange tends to fade fast in soap (and makes the skin very photosensitive), so we tend to avoid it.

        Lime-grape might not be too bad. I’ll need to make a test paper.

        • AmeriCanadian

          You ain’t kidding about citrus photo-sensitivity. We have a lime tree that actually produced limes this summer and hubby decided to cut some up for drinks and then proceeded to mow the lawn in the sunlight without washing his hands. Very, very bad decision. We discovered what phytophotodermatitis is. (Disqus won’t let me upload pic.)

      • Ninja0980

        Watching Murder,She Wrote and posting here.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Close to sangria.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Go to bed. The new year will come as always. You will know what to do in the morning.

      • Treant

        It kills time.

    • Gretchen

      Those are gorgeous colors, but together they scream Halloween to me. I’m thinking licorice as the scent, but that would be gross. Good luck with your soap batch. I’m so jealous of your talent and skill.

      • Treant

        You have a point, and I don’t have anise scent or licorice…because it’s gross in soap. 馃檪

        Maybe just the purple and green?

        • Gretchen

          That might be better. They really are gorgeous, vibrant colors. Maybe one of those many pine/sport scents would be nice. Personally I think nothing in the world smells better than my husband and his aftershave.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I was gonna say Mardi Gras, but Halloween works too.

  • Lazycrockett
  • AJ Drew

    Hmm, the light show on the world’s tallest building in Dubai is… interesting.

    https://youtu.be/rYcGZpSvK_s

    • kareemachan

      I play games on my Kindle, and Dubai is putting out shitloads of ads right now.

      Weird….

  • safari

    I’m listening to the police scanner instead of CNN.

    • safari

      Tonight is particularly fun since the jails in the area are on holiday staffing and some otherwise jailable offenses (like outstanding warrants) are being advised and released.

    • whollyfool

      Any word on how your grandmother is doing?

      • safari

        Yes. The left side of her body seems normal today, she’s passing all her tests, and the culprit was the dentist.

        (She was advised to stop taking a blood thinner before going to the dentist. Then she got sick and rescheduled… so she continued to stay off the blood thinner.)

        • whollyfool

          Wow, so glad to hear that. A little good news for the end of the year. 馃檪
          Here’s hoping for a full recovery.

          • safari

            Thank you. She’s one of my favorite people.

        • TampaDink

          This is why I supplement my Warfarin with plenty of alcohol. In terms of my blood & my mechanical mitral valve, you can never be too thin! Hope that your grandmother continues to improve!

        • CharlestonDave

          Glad to hear the good news!

  • Ninja0980

    Yay, the stupid Christmas Movies will be off the Hallmark Channel for another 10 months after today!
    Finally can go back to watching murder shows on it instead of that fake feel good crap.

  • bzrd

    I haven’t seen Ross post for days. Does anyone know where he is?

    Happy New Year JMGodders
    and Joe’s kitty

    • TampaDink

      I wonder if Shelly is throwing a wild kitty party while daddy is in Florida.

      • bzrd

        but of course,
        plenty of pussies

        • TampaDink

          May they all be grabbed by other pussies.

          • bzrd

            they’re the only fur at Joe’s place

          • TampaDink

            I bet that there is leather there….unless he took it all to Florida.

          • bzrd

            pictures
            please

          • TampaDink

            I wish!

          • bzrd

            the night is young

          • TampaDink

            True….but it would be unlike Mr. Jervis to post those kinds of pics.

          • bzrd

            Certainly Shelly knows how to use an iPhone
            she was at his laptop a while ago

          • TampaDink

            I would be shocked if this were not true.

    • JCF

      Ooh, good catch. Ross, where are ya?

    • TampaDink

      And, speaking of kitties, I miss ZhyKitty!

  • TampaDink

    I just spent the last two hours trying to locate our champagne flutes….apparently they are hidden in a box that I’ve yet to discover & unpack. Everything that I can find still unopened is labeled “books”….and I am quite certain I’d never, in a million years pack them with books. We’ll have to toast out of regular wine glasses. Oh the humanity!

    • AJ Drew

      Somehow you’ll suffer through it. Especially if drink the first glass very quickly!

      • TampaDink

        Great plan! Then, when the bubbly is all gone, I’ll switch back to Moscow Mules.

        • AJ Drew

          So, you *did* find your copper mugs, then?

          • TampaDink

            No…we don’t have those….and after reading of the dangers of drinking out of copper, I’m quite okay with that.

    • DaddyRay

      Truly First World Catastrophe

      • TampaDink

        I know…right? I joked that we *could* toast from red Solo cups. That got shot down.

    • safari

      Just share a straw.

      • TampaDink

        We threw those away when we were packing.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      What’s wrong with swilling straight from the bottle? Hey! No judging!

      • TampaDink

        That would be barbarian! Plus….we might get cooties from each other. (If that hasn’t happened in the last 30 years, it never will!)

        • David Walker

          That’ll teach you, though. Next time buy champagne in a box. It’ll lower everyone’s expectations and the Solo cups will work just fine.

          • TampaDink

            We have very low expectations, which explains why we’re still together. ;-p

          • David Walker

            Funny how that works.

          • TampaDink

            It truly is.

          • CharlestonDave

            Insist, however, that the box of champagne be properly marked as “M茅thode Costco”

  • ceebee0714

    Thank you Joe for a great job and making such an informative and lively safe space to connect with others!

  • Ninja0980

    44 minutes left!

  • DaddyRay

    You know what I am not looking forward to – Trump’s State of the Union Address

    • whollyfool

      That was just occurring to me yesterday. Dear God.

      • DaddyRay

        I think all of the Dems need to do this throughout Trumps address

        https://i.imgur.com/mbtUqEa.gifv

        • whollyfool

          Or they could just scream it out. Since you know, “modern presidential” could go both ways. 馃檪

    • TampaDink

      I hope that his mouth is dry again for that one…and that his sniffs & snorts are more prominent than ever.

      • safari

        I hope he shoots his dentures and hits Pence.

        • David Walker

          Death by dentures. Intriguing.

        • TampaDink

          That would be “must see t.v.”!

    • David Walker

      You’re not interested in the update on the carnage in America and what he alone has done to keep it going?

    • Ninja0980

      I’ll be busy that night watching paint dry or getting a root canal.

      • TampaDink

        Either one would be more enjoyable.

      • CharlestonDave

        I do so wish I could watch, but I’m afraid I have to charge my cell phone that evening.

    • AmeriCanadian

      I bet you could watch it with the sound muted and still get the gist. He’ll say everything you’ll need to know with his hand gestures, facial contortions, and basic gloating.

    • whollyfool

      “It’s a very good Union. The best Union.”

      I think I’ll watch Obama do the Correspondents’ Dinner instead. Or maybe a West Wing SOTU episode.

  • andrew

    Lets all hope, work and contribute to make 2018 a much more successful year than 2016 and the disastrous 2017 that followed.

  • Steve Teeter

    I’m here staying in, drinking champagne, eating good food, playing with my cat, and reflecting on how nice it is to not be downtown or in the French Quarter with the 200,000 estimated tourists coming here to whoop it up for New Years. Let them have it.

    • TampaDink

      We always stay home on “amateur night”.

    • UrsusArctos 馃惢

      Stay warm. Our place in the Marigny Triangle ( like a LOT of older NOLA homes) had the pipes mounted on the outside walls and no insulation. THOSE were chores to get up to modern standard.

  • whollyfool

    It’s no secret that I won’t be sorry to see 2017 go.

    Hey 2017! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!!!

    Thanks for making this year bearable everyone! 馃檪 Happy 2018!

  • New Year’s Resolution:

    https://youtu.be/uM9yYL6BD-4

    • David Walker

      Feeling older by the minute, but I love it when the music is right.

      • Music from my childhood. Still my favorite version.

      • Older beats the alternative KWIM?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        The originals are the best.
        “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  • Henry Auvil

    I revere the work that Joe does with the site and the great commenters herein. Still, this New Year’s eve is a sad mix of reflection, alcohol and tears. Better times to come!

    • DaddyRay

      I am looking forward to the Blue Wave in November

      • David Walker

        OK, but you’ll have to let your hair grow so the stylist has something to work with. Also, you may have to let your hair go gray. But, yeah. It should be a good look.

        • DaddyRay

          Oh You

  • safari

    I want the New Year to begin with the 25th.

    • DaddyRay

      25th the 45th

    • TampaDink

      Maybe…just maybe….after the 12th. *IF* his results from his physical are released to congress.

      • AmeriCanadian

        *IF* his physical is performed by an actual physician.

        • TampaDink

          It was reported that it will be done by a real doctor at Walter Reed. I have no confidence in learning whatever is revealed from his tests. We probably have just as much of a chance of seeing those as seeing his tax returns.

      • Natty Enquirer

        TOP SECRET – EYES ONLY
        MOGUL PHYSICAL EXAM RESULTS
        Two all beef patties
        Special sauce
        Lettuce
        Cheese
        Pickles
        Onions
        Sesame seed bun (2)

        • TampaDink

          Extra ketchup!

      • houstonray

        I still have a feeling that something is going to prevent either the physical itself, or the results, or he has to use his own doctor or something…

        • TampaDink

          None of that would surprise me, Ray.

    • houstonray
  • DaddyRay
    • David Walker

      Don’t forget the ketchup.

    • safari

      I wonder what Mike did to upset Mother

      • DaddyRay

        Obviously it wasn’t appealing the Military Trans Ban

    • AJ Drew

      “Child, reaching for a second piece of bread is what got you into hot water already!”

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    We are having our coldest NYE since 1917 (thats one hundred years for any visiting trolls). The boy and I are safe and warm, though. Enjoying the evening. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4e3a9e8559dead225d13525c7405403e17d549bd7c1f25a7704ccfde1a642f2.jpg

  • Bryan

    What a year.
    Happy 2018, everyone.

  • David Walker

    This is your stage manager. 15 minutes to curtain. 15 minutes.

    • TampaDink

      I’ll wait until you yell “places, everyone, places!”

  • TampaDink

    Things I’ve learned from 2017:
    -Republican elected officials have no conscience.
    -Democrats can be elected in red states.
    -Never underestimate a transgender candidates chances of beating her bigot opponent.
    -Octogenarian mothers can rebound several times and see in another year.
    -Real estate transactions do not always go smoothly.
    -A beloved middle aged dog can seem perfectly healthy the day before being diagnosed with end stage cancer.
    -Moving is harder than it was when we were younger.
    -Familial support is amazing.
    -Houses with stairs build calf muscles.

    I’m sure that I’ve learned more from this year…but my fondness for drink prevents me from remembering…like what I was about to say, why did I come upstairs, why is everything I’m still looking for so goddamned hard to find….I could go on…but it is almost time to pop the cork on the bubbly.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • edrex

    just walked in from dinner with dearest friends with whom we spent so many new year’s eves together. freakin cold out there! opening something bubbly and toasting jmg friends and hoping/praying/whatevering for a humane, kind, loving 2018. love to all.

    • TampaDink

      Cheers to you!

  • safari

    “He just has nerve pain from a pre-existing injury and is requesting to go to the hospital, i.e. he has glass stuck in his hand from a bar fight.”

    • TampaDink

      Something heard on your scanner?

      • safari

        Yeah. And an entire halfway house got drunk and passed out.

        • KCMC

          Doesn’t sound halfway

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Yeah, I’d say they’re starting back at zero-way now.

        • TampaDink

          Oops. (to the passing out part!)

        • Natty Enquirer

          A godsend to the neighborhood.

  • David Walker

    This is you stage manager. It’s now 5 minutes to curtain. 5 minutes, please. Those of you who are in the opening number, please head for the stage now. 5 minutes.

  • Natty Enquirer

    隆晒蓯菨蕩 蕧菨u 蕩dd蓯丧

    https://seetimaar.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sw.jpg

    • safari

      Oh, Mrs. Rosen

    • houstonray

      There’s got to be a morning after!

      • David Walker

        Old Shelley Berman sketch (’60s stand-up working on a personal approach to comedy…Bob Newhart instead of Henny Youngman) had the title “The Morning After The Night Before.” Enjoy your version of that, folks.

        • TampaDink

          I loved Shelley Winters. I recall an interview where she spoke of talking to a very young Marilyn Monroe who admired her standard photo pose with her mouth opened slightly, Shelley told her “you can have it”.

    • KCMC

      Shelly, save the boat!

      • David Walker
      • TuuxKabin

        Shelly capsized the boat.

        • KCMC

          Save the buffet!

          • TuuxKabin

            Ay, please, no mention food. We’re both sick in bed. ‘Sumthung I et’. No doubt, el, we thought appendicitis. He’s much improved, me, you know the expression, ‘at death’s door?’ Happy New Year again, guapo. Hope you’re warm and real.

          • KCMC

            So sorry, sir. Take care of each other.
            -9 F, frozen pipes no water here.
            Persevere!

          • TuuxKabin

            Gads. Our Steam Heat’s weak but coming up. Glass paine to the deck, in rear, north facing, covered in ice. Rub noses in our igloo to keep warm. Stay awake! 0x0

          • KCMC

            Basement minor flood in past hour. Tragic comic face blasting as I stared at the broken off pipe on floor…the section with the turn off knob…laughing now.
            Took a couple tries to cover turbo waterfeature to locate other turn off.
            Helper men on way.
            New Year: only up from here. Ha!

          • TuuxKabin

            Let’s hope so.

          • KCMC

            Siempre esperanza!

  • AmeriCanadian

    And the ball(s) just dropped. Happy 2018!

  • safari

    2018!

  • let’s shoot our gunz, new years people. i love you all. try not to shoot any children.

    here we go!

  • Lazycrockett

    CNN’s countdown sounded like the coming of doom.

    • TampaDink

      Which is what last year’s was.

  • David Walker

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your stage manager. We are now 2 minutes out from curtain. Those of you who accompany the dropping ball need to be in place NOW. Dances need to get out of those leg warmers NOW. We’re at 1 minute. Stand by. Lights ready? Ball ready?

  • David Walker

    15 seconds…mark

  • Lazycrockett

    Happy New Year, ya’ll.

  • Lazycrockett
  • safari

    I’m watching the ABC special. Everyone looks like they are trying to smile through frostbite.

  • SoCalGal20
    • safari

      Happy election year everybody!

      • whollyfool

        Only 310 days to get out the vote!

  • kareemachan

    I discovered JMG, Wonkette, Rawstory, and some other websites this past year, thankfully. And passed them on to others. May we all have a better year in ’18 than this one.

    If I PO’ed some people off, I apologize. It’s just nice to have some place to speak your mind openly.

    • David Walker

      Pissing people off is part of the way things are. As long as we try to stay away from personal attacks, it seems that disagreements are a good thing. Happy new year. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

      • kareemachan

        Thank you. I *try* to be a good person, honest. Sometimes I just break loose anyway. We had a GREAT time with friends and family, which makes me think that things will be going better in 2018.

  • Lazycrockett

    Remember to say “rabbit,rabbit” first thing in the morning for good luck.

  • David Walker

    OK, people, now you need to hop on the helicopter to get us to the airport so we can skyrocket to Chicago. Everything is set up and checked, but we need to haul ass. Crew will show you to the elevator for the helicopter. See you in Chicago.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    It’s so cold in some areas that soap bubbles freeze. It’s really pretty.

    https://twitter.com/CollinMyers_/status/947118200734539776

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile, some more Downer news about the Papadopoulos affair. That’s Alexander Downer, the Australian high commissioner and bon vivant confidante.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/01/trump-russia-inquiry-australia-malcolm-turnbull-denies-relationship-damaged-alexander-downer-george-papadopoulos

    The Australian PM says yes, it happened but everything between us and Donald is still tickety-boo.

    • AJ Drew

      Happy new year, coram! Take the night off [offers glass of bubbly] !

      • coram nobis

        Still two and 3/4 hours before fireworks here. Bright full moon out. And still mid-50s.

        • AJ Drew

          Jealous! That’s the temperature inside my home.

  • Lazycrockett

    Shut up Andy, cut to Don Lemon.

  • Treant

    Happy New Year! I tolerated ten minutes of Anderson and Andy before having to turn it off just after midnight. They obviously can’t stand each other and the presentation stank.

    Bring back Kathy!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Maybe if she axed nicely 鈥

  • safari

    Britney’s back bitches

  • KnownDonorDad

    Happy New Year from your straight allies. Remember, folks, you have taken on debit in 2017. A debit you owe in 2018.

    https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/aldoraine-scalps1.gif?w=650

  • Ninja0980

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • JCF
  • netxtown

    Happy New Year to everyone ! I’d guess we all would like to see a year with much less stupidity and controversy – and I know we are all in it for the long haul. Love wins.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR
    • David Walker

      That’s cuddle-up material if I’ve ever seen it. Sleep well.

  • Lazycrockett
  • safari
  • coram nobis

    Something tranquil.

    https://youtu.be/zcdw5FSi6OQ

  • KCMC
    • AJ Drew

      Bannon forgot to turn off his laptop cam again?

      • KCMC

        Microwave is always watching

    • Michael R

      The way the carpet and wall paper clash is distrurbing .

    • JCF

      “Brown furniture”: the kind that you now can’t give away.

  • safari

    Do people fire their guns into the air where you live to “celebrate”?

    • KCMC

      Last night, tonight, when the Chiefs win/don’t…..

    • AJ Drew

      Yup, and it’s a problem.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m hearing some now.

    • Gretchen

      Unfortunately. They also enjoy a spirited round of target practice on Saturday mornings in nice weather. I hate the neighbors.

    • zhera

      Hell, no! Where do you live, Kabul?

    • William

      When I lived in Houston, some people on the next block fired off guns for most major holidays. One my neighbors told me I would get used to it.

    • NowAnAgnostic

      Illegal to fire a gun in the City of Phoenix. Some 20 years ago a young woman was killed in her back yard from a random falling bullet.

    • stuckinthewoods

      In VA a couple years ago a boy was killed by a falling bullet while walking with his father to a July 4 fireworks celebration at a reservoir. A law banning “celebratory gunfire” was passed. It’s taken a while for yokels to get the news but last night we heard no gunfire. Finally.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        If I remember correctly, Police and Fire Stations have developed some method to track the location of shots fired. Very little gunfire here also.

  • fuzzybits
  • Gretchen

    I just finished watching the movie Bushwick with the grouse spouse. Please don’t do that to yourselves. It was horrible.

    On the other hand the outing to the Shoney’s was blessedly quick and involved hot fudge cake.

    Can I ask a personal question? At what point did you realize (if you have reached this milestone) that you are now old? I walked through the living room a few days ago on the way to my desk to pay some bills while wearing my zipper front chenille robe and memory foam slippers and looked down at the coffee mug in my hand through my bifocals and had an epiphany that I am getting fucking old. I literally had to stop and do a double take. I have seen my grandmother look like this all my life. When did I become an old lady and how did it happen without me noticing?
    .

    • bkmn

      The last year has been hard on all of us.

    • AJ Drew

      For me it was when a grocery cashier looked at me, seemed to be about to ask me a question, but didn’t. Looking at receipt later, she had given me a Senior Citizen Discount. (decade to go before that applies) So, to anyone under 25 or so, I’m old.

      • Gretchen

        This summer the cashier at the Amish market invited me to bring my GRANDCHILDREN to some event at his church. When I asked if I looked old enough to have grandchildren, he was completely deadpan when he told me he didn’t didn’t know how old my daughter and I were when we had children. I didn’t realize until much later that he must have thought my sister who was with me was my daughter. She is barely 4 years younger than me.

        • Dayglo

          My late father and I shared the same first name. He was an older guy by the time I was born. I recently tried to clear up some confusion about our licenses at the DMV and an employee looked me over and asked if I was born in 1918!! I replied, 鈥淪hit, lady … it鈥檚 been a rough year but I hope I don鈥檛 look that old!鈥

    • KCMC
      • whollyfool

        I tried to go to Guitar Center one Saturday around 8:30pm and it was closed. But the Joann’s next door was open. Changed my whole worldview. 馃檪

    • David Walker

      My therapist told me that our brains keep us acclimated to the best time of our life. For me it was my mid 40s. That’s how we think, unless something has happened to the way we think and process thoughts. But little things pop up to remind us that while our brain my think we’re 45, the knees and hips don’t. I can’t bear the thought of going to the senior center. I mean, it’s filled with all these old people. I tell my therapist I’m not old enough for that crowd, and he laughs. My hips, my knees, my feet have slowed me down considerably. Probably when I take a walk is when I realize it most. I’m 71, not 45. Try to pay attention, David. This is going to happen.

      • Gretchen

        I misplaced my Mobic somewhere in the house when I brought it home from the pharmacy before Christmas. My brain forgot all about it, but my ankles, knees, elbows, and hips did not. I took it tonight for the first time in about two weeks. It’s no wonder I can barely walk lately. In years I am not especially old. I’m 42, but an accident in 2009 has given me a body that is twice as old. I totally belong at the senior center. I should learn to knit and play Bridge.

      • bzrd

        Please thank your therapist for me. Now I know why I feel 32, and then I look in the mirror and it says 72

        • David Walker

          Yeah. According to him, we tend to stay mentally at a time that was really good, and my mid-40s were really good. They sudden catapult from 45 to 71 likes to snap when I try to stand up in a hurry or pretend I can actually walk a couple of blocks. “Sure, David,” the joints say to me, “you do that.” Then I hear a chorus of squirrel-like chitter laughter.

          • bzrd

            I walk 2-3 miles every day so I feel okay, it’s just that old person in the mirror that’s the shock

      • zhera

        That explains why my mind is 20 years old! 20, going on 66.

    • kareemachan

      We spent Xmas with relatives, and we ALL have knee problems.

      Crap.

      • fuzzybits

        I belong to that club.

        • kareemachan

          It sucketh.

          • Reality.Bites

            That’s often how knee problems start.

        • Gretchen

          Me too. I have had people ask me randomly in in the Kroger where I got my knee brace. I just want to say JC Penney or Macy’s like it’s a freaking fashion accessory.

          • fuzzybits

            I had knee surgery three years ago and it was fine for two. Now I’ve been having trouble with it since the summer. Going to get a cortisone shot next month when I see the Dr.

          • Gretchen

            I had a serious fall in 2009 that tore dislocated my right knee for the second time and tore two ligaments. My popliteal artery was severed when they set the knee in the ER. My life hasn’t been the same since. I was in the hospital for a month and had eleven surgeries that year plus MRSA and a pulmonary embolism. I’m on my third torn LCL in my right knee, and it can’t be repaired again. Oddly enough my knee hurts the least of all my joints because the bulk of the nerves in that leg are dead.

            I hope the cortisone helps. They usually offer relief for awhile at least. Good luck.

      • safari

        I’ll be there one day.

    • CharlestonDave

      When I was renting a car with my (millennial) boyfriend and the clerk asked if he was my son.

      • Gretchen

        Ouch.

      • zhera

        Next time, say yes and then snog the boyfriend silly. That’ll teach them!

    • DoctorDJ

      Embrace it.
      What’s the alternative?

      • Gretchen

        Going gently into that good night, I suppose., but that’s not really my style.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Cher

    • Dayglo

      We should all be like Billy at 70.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_UGmEQHGI

      • Reality.Bites

        I hope to have learned long before 70 that hair doesn’t look good on anyone.

    • stuckinthewoods

      The local grocery’s vegetable display has mirrored backs to make them appear bountiful. Several years ago in my earlier 60s, I was reaching for some broccoli when I saw a little old man…reaching for the same broccoli.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well I’ve turned off CNN and turned on The Graham Norton show.

    • safari

      My TV needs to be rebooted. My first glitch of 2018.

  • Michael R
  • safari

    Uh oh. Someone almost hit a po po and now they’re trying to get away.

  • fuzzybits
  • JCF

    Central Time Zone, you’re up: Happy New Year!

    http://media0.giphy.com/media/GCLlQnV7wzKLu/giphy.gif

  • DoctorDJ

    HNY, all.
    And may tRump suck a bag, choke & croak.

  • David Walker

    Patches has announced that she’s had enough excitement for one year and that she needs to be accompanied to bed…skritching, back itches, belly rubs, that sort of thing. So happy rest of the night. Let’s start with Joseph Lamb’s “Champagne Rag.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IBmTfQfNXs

  • Blake J Butler

    Ah less than a minute to go here before its officially 2018, its been another year of pics of guys, reposting things other people have said and done on twitter, some dumb fucks who deserve to get fucked by the resistance, and others putting rightful bitches in their place that deserve to be told what is what.

    Cute dog pics, recipes, GIF’s, and my non-profit work and my weekly rants about whatever is going on in my life thank you all, otherwise i would have probably have been in therapy in 2017, with my sanity derailed if it weren’t for the JMG family that i love and adore.

    And a PSA for this year, winter is just around the corner. Money, votes, all matter in the sake of dethroning fascist wastes of sperm that are the republicans. Everything in my might will be put forth to make everlasting damage to the republicans and put well deserved legislators to be unemployed.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/KXCpo5BV7cZqg/giphy.gif

    • TampaDink

      Happy 2018….and thank you for your Arkansas activism!

  • DaddyRay

    Happy New Year from Chicago fellow JMG’ers

    • TampaDink

      Happy New Year, Daddy Ray!

      • DaddyRay

        Thank you TampaDink – to you and yours

        • TampaDink

          Thanks, Ray, me & mine are good…still settling into our new digs in Tallahassee. After 28 years, we’ve returned to “the scene of the crime…the place where we first met. It is good to be closer to so much of our families but we’d forgotten how much colder it is 270 miles north.

          • DaddyRay

            Couldn’t be colder than Chicago about now

          • TampaDink

            No way….but we had become used to winter happening in late January, typically between a Tuesday & the following Thursday.

  • Marty Pavelka

    Thank you, Joe, for all that you do here. Happy New Year!

  • AJ Drew

    I just noticed the Times Square live video is showing the clean-up. Gads, we humans are messy.

    • TampaDink

      True. Some of us are pigs! (but I don’t litter!)

  • Sykler

    I wa lucky enough to snag some JMG tees last year. I can鈥檛 walk down the street without being stopped every 5 minutes by either fans or the otherwise curious. Let鈥檚 dance!

  • safari

    Someone just got stabbed at our local topless bar. The fancy one the politicians go to, not the Vu.

    • safari

      It appears we’ve come to the shootings and stabbings portion of our evening.

    • David Walker

      Many years ago in the New York Post, front page headline: Headless Body Found in Topless Bar.”

      • TampaDink

        That made me chuckle.

      • zhera

        Now I want to know if the body was also topless.

  • Dayglo

    鈥淚鈥檓 reclaiming my time, Covfefe, so gimme my hot tea.鈥

  • Lazycrockett
  • David Walker

    Really and for sure, I am being dragged to the bedroom by someone far prettier and cuter than I…the one to whom I can’t say no.

    So “mrow” from Patches and “Happy New Year, thanks for a wonderful party, and a warm good night” from her manservant.

    Most of all, thank you Joe. I don’t even know if I’d still be around if this here JMG web thingy weren’t open and running. Thank you, good sir. Thank you from the both of us.

    • TampaDink

      Sweet dreams to you & Patches!

  • TampaDink

    Does bumping the thermostat up to 72 from 68 with an overnight low of 34 make me a wimp?

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      72 is reasonable. And you probably don’t get many opportunities to do that in Tampa.

      • djcoastermark

        It is now 2:35 am here in St Pete and the thermometer is reading 60.4 degrees outside. Inside it is a nice 75 with no heat on. I have set the temp for the heat to turn on at 70. That is my limit for cold. I hate cold weather.

    • LADY MABELINE

      No. I live in LA. 68 is as low as it is going in this house tonight and it鈥檚 only approx 50 outside. Champagne and the fireplace helps. Happy New Year honey.

  • Sam_Handwich

    I slept through it all, now i’m wide awake. Did Anderson’s ball drop okay?

    • Lazycrockett

      His balls cut their losses at the 9 pm mark and were last seen leaving NYC.

    • safari

      Anderson playfully punched what’s his face.

      The crowd demanded it continue.

      • Lazycrockett

        Question is do they bring kathy back next year, or just give it to Brooke and Don?

    • fuzzybits

      Andy tried to hug Anderson and he got shoved away.

    • Treant

      Be glad you missed it. It was uncomfortable and unpleasant.

    • djcoastermark

      Hubs was outside earlier studying the little boy squirrels. I asked him , what the heck are you doing.? He said, ” looking at squirrel balls”. That sorta freaked me out. Looking at our little boy squirrels balls ? Come to find out, he really does study our local wildlife. It dropped down to 60 degrees tonight and the little boys squirrels are like humans. Major shrinkage when it gets cold. I never knew.

  • DaddyRay

    Celine Dion’s eye makeup is disturbing

  • JCF
  • DaddyRay

    OK gang, I am not going to make it to West Coast New Year
    Good Night and may 2018 bring a wave of Dems in November and multiple impeachments. We could be saying Madam President Pelosi

    • TampaDink

      G’night….sleep well & have an incredible 2018!

      • djcoastermark

        And a happy new year to you and your squeeze, May this year be always be tight !

    • coram nobis

      Good night and HNY.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      Worst Charlie’s Angles Remake Ever.

    • Lazycrockett

      Drumpfs gridle is tight.

      • coram nobis

        You mean girdle? Or griddle as in, ‘into the fried foods again’?

        • agcons

          Yes.

    • coram nobis

      The Disneymatronic display again?

    • zhera

      Poor Barron.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Indeed, but even with his forlorn look, he still carries himself better than his parents. The kid is only 11 but yeah, you can see he’s not happy.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      For all that they bleat they’re rich, they dress poorly, and the Obamas on a regular day look so much more happier to be hanging out together..

    • JCF

      Thought bubble over Melania: “Next year, may he be in prison or…!”

  • Lazycrockett

    I recommend for your viewing, while a bit hung over, pleasure tomorrow afternoon.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60fb5ac3dd6fe610eecc151763f2281a522062b8ec80683d5a171270fc3d4618.jpg

    EST natch.

    • Lazycrockett

      may want to turn the volume down depending on tonight’s festivities.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Are there any other West coasters still on here? 30 minutes to go.

    • coram nobis

      Waiting for the fireworks over the City.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        LA? SF? Portlandia?

        • coram nobis

          SF.

          From the lone shieling of the misty bay
          Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas;
          Yet still the sea wind is strong, the heart is San Francisco,
          And we, in dreams, behold the Farallons.

        • JCF

          My (Greater Sacramento) neighborhood of Carmichael was bottle rockets galore!

  • DaddyRay

    Well I am back, my straight neighbors are having loud sex

    • Lazycrockett
      • DaddyRay

        If you knew what my neighbors looked like that is exactly the face you would be making

    • JCF

      Eh, it happens. If it didn’t, I assume most of us wouldn’t be here…

      • Reality.Bites

        You mean the reason for JMG’s popularity is straight neighbours having sex while we’re trying to sleep?

        Now I’m going to be too embarrassed to be here in daytime.

  • SelectFromWhere

    HNY!!
    One of the highlights of my 2017 was meeting YOU at the Eagle the weekend of the DC march!

    • DaddyRay

      Shhh that was supposed to be our little secret

    • DaddyRay

      Happy New Year

  • octobercountry

    A very happy new year to you all!

    It is a beautiful, moonlit night—so quiet and still, and quite frosty with the temperature hovering at only one degree. I’ve just come in after making myself a little New Year’s Eve bonfire. Well, okay, I was just burning up the trash, but it was nice to stand there in the wintry darkness, watching the flames leap up as they burned the last of the old year to ash, with the promise of a fresh start to come….

    • Lazycrockett

      you shouldn’t do that to your neighbor’s shed.

      • DaddyRay

        They call them trailer homes now

    • DaddyRay

      That sounds lovely if it wasn’t -2 degrees right now

  • coram nobis
    • DaddyRay

      I assume Betty White and RBG will soon be released from their undisclosed locations

      • coram nobis

        “I got through Sarah Palin, and I’m here!”

      • JCF

        Um, we need RBG safe though AT LEAST the midterms!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      My anthem to 2017:

      https://youtu.be/o1LsBdvnqyQ

    • octobercountry

      I don’t know, I kinda prefer this version—I was watching an old Dolores Grey film earlier tonight… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPA0UhnKQkk

  • Treant

    What a difference a few days make! Wednesday it was over 80 in my office with exterior temperatures in the 20’s.

    Now, just barely positive outside, but still a tad warmer than I like indoors (the heat is very confused by the fact that the bedroom runs colder and the thermostat is in there…plus I’m burning candles and have lights on in my office).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8826426a017896fea2b4b5d15f9185f564c20534764c8effa0fe579bb2e3bca0.jpg

    • zhera

      That indoor humidity is waaay too low! I have the same problem during the winter months. I should probably buy a humidifier…

      • shellback

        My humidity hovers around 3-8% year round. Let me tell you about dry.

        • zhera

          OMG! How do you stay alive?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      67 F?? I’d be in the pool…no seriously, that’s positively a heatwave for a Canadian like moi.

  • JAKvirginia

    Thank God that shit’s over with. I’d like a drink!!

  • DaddyRay

    5 minutes to West Coast New Year

  • billbear1961

    Brace yourselves–even more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QgOBbKl0eY

    • zhera

      Happy New Year, sweetest bear!

      • billbear1961

        Happy FATEFUL year, dearest Zhera!

  • Nychta

    Thank you, Joe, for being ever vigilant – calling out the villains and promoting the heroes. All the best to you and the rest of us in 2018.

  • DaddyRay

    Happy New Year West Coast!

    • Treant

      Are they done yet?

      • DaddyRay

        Hawaii still yet to go but I ain’t staying up for that

        • Treant

          I meant your straight neighbors. 馃檪

          • DaddyRay

            Yeah, they are in their 70’s – they weren’t going to take too long

    • Nychta

      I’m Mountain Time – still awake though 2018 launched an hour ago. Yawn. Best to you and those close to you.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      And that’s the last of us, I think. The Aussies are already well into 2018.

      • DaddyRay

        Poor Hawaii, always forgotten

        • Bambino

          Until someone needs a vacation.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Happy New Year, everyone.

    • DaddyRay

      A very Happy New Year to you as well
      Welcome to 2018

  • DaddyRay

    Kim Jong Un Says He Has A 鈥楴uclear Button鈥 On His Desk Ready For Use
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kim-jong-un-new-years-speech-nuclear-weapons_us_5a499d93e4b06d1621b9cd95?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    Well sleep tight

    • MBear

      Buzzkill. 馃槈

    • Treant

      He says a lot of things.

      A “button” would be stupidly dangerous when we’ve already proven his “ICBM” is incredibly unreliable.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Unfortunately for him, it’s a novelty button from Staples.

  • JCF

    http://blog.storage.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/exhaustion-star-wars-r2d2.gif

    Woo Hoo, I Survived 2017!!!! [We all did. Happy 2018, fellow Pacific Timers!]

  • marachne

    Snuggled in bed with my sweet wife and cat lump, watching the fireworks over downtown Reno. Black eyed peas are soaking for tomorrow’s open house. I did not think I’d make it to midnight but here I am. I’m not the most frequent poster, and only get through may 30% of the comments, but thank you Joe for your amazing and tireless work for us and this here thingie. Thank you YMG community for your company – smart, witty, caring, critter loving, raunchy and occasionally annoying, you are a gathering of folks I truly treasure and give me hope. HNY all! May we not just survive but rise in the coming year!

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
  • Elaine

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  • Reality.Bites
  • Reality.Bites
  • JCF

    Happy New Year Hawaii (and all the ships/islands at sea)!

    Also you, Attu Island (Aleutians) Alaska—where my dad fought for your freedom (from the Japanese emperor) all those years ago: Happy 2018! [May there be the dawn of a NEW kind of freedom, this year!]

  • gaycuckhubby

    Happy 2018, fam! Let’s make this one count!

  • greenmanTN

    I鈥檓 officially old now. I didn鈥檛 make it to midnight!

    Now for some blatant self-promotion. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hbhQURN9Szw

    • AmeriCanadian

      Is this the origin of your moniker?

      • greenmanTN

        Yes. The greenman is a prechristian symbol, the male counterpart to Mother Nature if you will, though it shows up in churches in Europe, one of those things where the church co-opted pagan iconography.

        My drawing of the Greenman… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77bedb7d3ae06da1c0a6082681294926f550c3506a424ac1fdfd2bf33e3d1591.jpg

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          What leaves did you use for the hair? I can recognize a grain used for the mustache, but wondered.

          Thanks for telling us about Greenman, I’ve seen that sort of thing but not known what it really was. 馃檪

          • greenmanTN

            It鈥檚 been a long time since I drew that, so I don鈥檛 remember if it was anything specific, though there is a houseplant that has leaves like those that sprout from the top of the nose and the chin (coleus maybe?) and ivy in the background. The curled tendril for the eyebrows is from grape plants since the Greenman at times overlaps with Bacchus, and the curled leaves to suggest horns because there is an overlap with Pan as well.

          • in ancient Sumerian he is the Lover of the Grape, his sister and fellow god/dess.

        • Michael R
          • AmeriCanadian

            Ha ha. No comparison though.

          • greenmanTN

            LOL! Bitch. 馃榿

        • easygoingmister

          Love it. Especially the dandelion-greens beard.

  • JT
  • anne marie in philly

    JMG is my source for all things dump-related. HNY to all who visit here! we gonna take this country back in 2018 – COUNT ON IT!

  • medaka

    Thank you for another year, Joe!

    And thank you one and all who hang out here — whether you’re a prolific poster, or more of a lurker-reader like me. May you all be happy, healthy, and wealthy in 2018 and beyond!

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    The JMG link went into to my toolbar across the top of my PC long ago–I don’t have any plans to change it.

    • Reality.Bites

      How about changing the PC? 馃槈

      For my part, Joe’s site isn’t bookmarked or toolbarred. It’s always the leftmost tab and when I have to start a new browser session for whatever reason, a j in the address bar is all it needs to fill in the rest.

  • greenmanTN

    Hopefully, a song dedicated by Robert Mueller to Donald Trump…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4kg9LasvLFE

    • i was a child with an illegal fake ID when that song came out, heh, and my little group of queer friends and i stole booze and money so we could go clubbing. rich, spoiled, and unafraid of doing lots of Naughty things in public. those were the days. edited to add: actually i’m talking about when it made a comeback. heh.

      i miss you, Joy and Anaheed.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Thank you Joe and happy New Year to everyone!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Happy New Year to all of you !

    Couldn’t make it without y’all.

  • CB

    Happy 2018 to all of you!! It’s wonderful being part of a community of such witty, smart and dear people! The World’s Best Boyfriend (TM) and I talk about many of you as family. Because you are. Grateful for this island of sanity and intelligence in the ever-crazier world.

  • Mihangel apYrs

    Bah humbug

    with lots of hugs and kisses

  • Michael R
    • Tread

      Well, he helped detonate any chance we had at that for at least another 3 years, unless Mueller moves his ass this year.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • kaydenpat

    Happy New Year to all and especially to Joe for keeping this place going. This is my daily treat.

  • PickyPecker
  • 0-16. that’s where i live. it’s a little bit amusing. i don’t really care about sportsball. hally new yair, yall.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I like pickles

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Yes, for New Year’s Day 2018: Good luck food.

    Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

    Also Corn Bread.

    And, please, don’t forget to tip generously for good service.

    After all, tips are good karma. And karma never lies. Just ask Mike Flynn.

    And only the wait staff knows for sure. Happy New Year 2018 !

  • BearEyes

    Happy New Year all.
    Thank you Joe and staff for all you do.
    May Mueller have a safe and productive new year.
    May the democrats not screw up an opportunity.
    May sanity, reason, and ethics prevail

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • another_steve

      No one alive today older than 117 years old?

      • Bambino

        I think there is one in Japan and another one a few months short also in Japan.

      • greenmanTN

        Oh there’s always some Chinese or Indian dude claiming it, but they鈥檙e only 92 if they鈥檙e a day!

        • Bambino

          The running contest seems to be between Japan and Italy. But Japan has always dominate when it comes to longer living human. US is not that far behind.

      • JCF

        There’s one left, Nabi Tajima. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabi_Tajima

        [The famous Jean Calment lived to be 122, but she’s the only one *documented* to have lived into her 120s.]

  • Michael R
    • BearEyes

      #14

      • another_steve

        #7 (of interest to fey men such as myself)

  • ohbear1957
  • Michael R
  • easygoingmister

    Peace – Love – Joy to all! Happy New Year!

  • another_steve

    I bet Joe has a hangover.

  • rednekokie

    Thank you, Joe, for being a wonderful part of my life each morning out here in the Oklahoma outback. You help make it all worth while for me. Cheers!! Tom

  • ZRAinSWVA

    Happy New Year, all! Here’s hoping 2018 is better than 2017, and that Mueller has a nice surprise in hand for all of us!

  • easygoingmister

    Dilemma on the 1st day of the year: do I make Hoppin John as usual, or do I make Red Red (black-eyed peas Ghanaian-style)? The beans are soaked and ready I just can’t decide which way to prepare.

    • another_steve

      May this decision be the toughest one you have to make all year. 馃槈

      • easygoingmister

        What a lovely thought.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Well, the real issue is just to eat black-eyed peas, so why not try something new for 2018? We can certainly use that. Thank you.

      • easygoingmister

        I just learned about Red Red a couple a months ago so it is the ‘new’. Decision made! Wish I could share with all here – how fun would that be!

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Definitely share them, in the community spirit for the New Year 2018!

  • canoebum

    Happy New Year Joe and to all of our community! This is my first stop every day, and always a joy for me. Thank you all.

  • Duck

    Happy New Year everyone

  • Slippy_World
  • DaddyRay

    Light em up in California

    • Indeed!!

    • SoCalGal20

      Woohoo!

    • JCF

      …but in *private* please (I think MJ smoke *stinks*, and don’t want to smell it everywhere).

  • Sam_Handwich

    new thread

  • Happy New Year!!
    On a side note, what’s ya’ll take on this legal pot thing and the DofJ? Yes, we know that Sessions has a vindetta against pot….but once CA gets a taste of all the revenue from pot, does anyone realistically think they’ll go back to illegal pot?

    • Natty Enquirer

      What’s Sessions going to do? Deploy an army of marshals? No California peace officer will enforce the federal law.

  • William

    Happy New Year!
    I’m happy that the Windows update successfully installed on two computers overnight. It failed on the first two trys.

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  • Jenni

    Thank you for all you do, Joe! I’m a long time reader, some-time commentor. The community here is top notch, and your work is much appreciated!

  • FelineMama

    HNY to all youse, too! I’m so glad to be a part of THIS community. I don’t know what would be if it not for JMG, MPS, Hackwackers, AHNC, Wonkette, et all. We wouldn’t know anything that was going on!
    Thanks!!!!!!!!

  • Yes, Happy New Year to you, Joe — and to all of us.

  • DonnaLee

    Happy New Year Lovely People!

  • .
    Wait — this is a HOMO blog?

    Lemme get my bearings.
    .

  • Jukesgrrl

    I’m a little late to the party but wanted to stop in to give all of you my best wishes. May the new year bring you everything you wish for personally and may it bring all of us relief from Christofascism and the Trump Crime Family. Many thanks to Joe for all he does.
    BlueTsunami2018!

  • Thornton

    Hey, Joe…….and a Happy New Year to you and yours. I want to thank you for being out there, keeping us informed on issues, regarding the LGBT Community. Please, keep up the excellent work. Without guys like you, we would be totally in the dark as to what is happening……….Best regards…………Thornton