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Mean Trick #27

Secretly programming a friend’s V-chip to block all shows except those rated TV-Y is pretty funny. But doing that AND changing the remote’s password? High-larry-us. Not that I would ever do something so mean..

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“Mine Is Only *This* Big…”

“…but my lover Georg here is hung like an Italian mule! I’m the luckiest bottom in Vatican City!”.

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It Looks Nicer On TV Anyway

New York City taxis are about to be outfitted with a GPS-based video system that will play commercials for restaurants and stores as the taxi approaches that location. Passengers will have the option of turning the screens off, but I expect that most will sit slack-jawed and vacant-eyed, watching dreary Starbucks ads and robbing themselves of the quintessential New York ...

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Blue Monday

According to British scientists, today is the most depressing day of 2007. Researchers say that unpaid holiday bills, bad weather, and the realization that New Year’s resolutions won’t be lived up to, all combine to make today the unhappiest day of the year. (Thanks to Aaron for the link.).

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HomoQuotable – Rupert Everett

“The last thing I want to do as a gay man is clone straight society.” – Rupert Everett, saying that he is uninterested in marriage. In an interview with 365Gay.com, he goes on to say, “Gay people aren’t like the Jews or the blacks. They’re not enough of a community, and I think they’re too self-hating to be a community.” ...

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But No Gareth Gates

This morning I dreamt that I was at a park in Orlando watching a softball game between Fred Phelps’ family and a group of neo-Nazis, while two of Phelp’s daughters stood on the sidelines performing Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit In The Sky, dressed as the background singers from the Doctor & The Medics video. I feel that this portends an interesting ...

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Gay Men’s Health Crisis Fundraiser

REMINDER: A tribute party to the Paradise Garage’s DJ Larry Levan will take place Sunday, January 21st at Pacha in Hell’s Kitchen. The party benefits Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Martha Wash will perform and the DJs include Danny Krivit of Body & Soul. Tickets are $35 , but only $15 if you still have your old Paradise Garage ID! Levan, ...

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Total Gay Overload

What could be gayer than a room full of drag queens watching Robbie Williams perform a song about Madonna? How about if the song was cowritten and produced by the Pet Shop Boys? How about if Robbie’s in drag too? Result: Total. Gay. Overload.

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Florida Calls Bluff

Of interest to those with homes or family in Florida, the Florida Senate has voted to ban insurance companies from “cherry picking” which coverage they will offer in the state. Some insurance companies have been retreating from offering home owner’s insurance in Florida ever since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, but they continue to sell auto and life insurance. (My mother ...

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The Hottest Fake Cabbie In NYC

I’m actually watching a game show regularly these days. Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab is a neat concept: a NYC cabbie grills his passengers with trivia questions for cash prizes. But the real reason I’m drawn to Cash Cab is the superhunk host Ben Bailey. Sexy voiced Bailey is a 6’6″ shaven-headed comedian who reminds me of Chris Meloni. And that ...

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Now, About That War Thingy….

Nancy Pelosi’s pledge to pass six critical bills in the new Congress’ first 100 hours has been met in only 42 hours, 15 minutes. – Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission enacted. – National minimum wage raised to $7.15. – Bush’s restrictions on stem-cell research overturned. – HHS required to negotiate Medicare prescription costs with drug manufacturers. – Federal student loan ...

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Wifey’s Revenge

Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey’s wife has a book coming out called The Silent Partner. Chapter 1: Rest Stops Of The Jersey Turnpike….

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Hot Photoblog: Atomische

Check out Atomische, the hot photo blog of Brooklyn photographer Tom Giebel, who adds a new gorgeous photo to his site everyday. There’s tons of great NYC images there and some striking nature photography. Recommended!

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Sing It!

In 1978 when I was budding 19 year old gay activist, one of my most treasured possessions was my copy of Tom Robinson Band’s Power In The Darkness. That summer I had gone shopping for the album just to get the hit single 2-4-6-8 Motorway, which I’d seen at the top of UK charts. Back in those days, I often ...

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The Time Is Now 11:55

Yesterday the hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved two minutes closer to midnight. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists cited global warming and the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran as the reasons for the change. The time on the clock has been changed 17 times since its creation in 1947.

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Iraq War Cost Put In Perspective

Embiggen the chart to see the outrageous cost. Universal healthcare? Unaffordable! Thousands of lives to enrich Haliburton? Affordable! (via New York Times)

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Canadian Marriage Stats

Some interesting marriage stats came out of Canada today. British Columbia, which apparently tracks these things more than the rest of Canada, reported: -Those entering into same-sex marriage were an average of 13 years older than hets getting married. The average age for gay men getting married was 44, for lesbians it was 42. -As we’ve seen in Massachusetts, lesbians ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What are you reading?.

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Back On The Chain Gang

According to Sunday’s New York Times there are now over 200 Starbucks in NYC. There are 220 Duane Reade drugstores and soon to be over 200 Rite-Aid stores. There’s more than 100 each of Payless Shoes and Gap. In Manhattan alone, there are two Home Depots and two K-Marts. It’s true, New York City is a shopper’s paradise! There’s a ...

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Haloscan Malfunction

The comments tally has not been updating since last night, so new posts will appear to have zero comments. Hopefully Haloscan will have this issue resolved soon. The “recent comments” widget in the left column is working correctly.

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