Tag Archives: 2013 in review

Golden Globes Open Thread

Closeted homosexual Matt Drudge is very disappointed with tonight’s Golden Globes. What did you think? The complete list of winners and nominees is here.

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Because Language

Via the New York Times: After a year dominated by upstart words like “selfie,” “bitcoin” and “twerk,” the American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year for 2013 seems slightly banal: “because.” Ben Zimmer, chairman of the dialect society’s new words committee, explained that casual online usage had transformed “because.” “No longer does ‘because’ have to be followed by of or ...

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Microsoft Celebrates Edith Windsor

In a new commercial for Bing, Microsoft celebrates the “heroic women” of 2013, including DOMA champion Edith Windsor and distance swimmer Diana Nyad.

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Yet another eventful year has come and gone for this here website thingy. In 2013 we saw nearly 28 million pageviews on just over 10,000 posts on which you folks left over a million comments.  As I mentioned in this post last year, news blogging is like a homework assignment that is never done, but is always due. Nevertheless, you ...

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JMG Top Ten Tracks For 2013

Culled from my Spotify favorites playlist, here’s my annual roundup of the tracks that got the most play this year at Casa JMG. Some of them appeared here during the year, some did not. 1. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Openly gay, openly HIV+, very Dead Can Dance.) 2. Boy George – King Of Everything (One of his loveliest ...

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Obama & Hillary Top Gallup’s Most Admired Persons Of 2013 Poll

Gallup reports: For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins. Hillary Clinton has been named Most Admired Woman a total of 18 times, more than any other woman in Gallup’s history, including each of the last 12 years. Clinton ...

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Tony Perkins: We Were Winners In 2013

“Dear Joe, With the end of the year right around the corner, FRC can look back and be proud of all we’ve accomplished in 2013. We took the Obama Administration on headfirst. We challenged its unconstitutional breaches into our lives. We fought back. And we are winning. The momentum is on our side and your support has never been more ...

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Historic New Low For NYC Homicides

Gothamist reports: At today’s NYPD graduation ceremony, Mayor Bloomberg announced some impressive news: The 2013 murder total, through today, was 332—a 20.7% drop from 2012’s total of 419. This is the lowest since the city started keeping track in 1963. Bloomberg bragged, “New York’s crime-fighting strategies have made us America’s safest big city—and one that cities across the globe want ...

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Open Thread Thursday

What were your favorite tracks/songs of 2013?

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JibJab: 2013, What A Year

1.1M views already. (Tipped by JMG reader Jeff)

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This Is The 2013 Photo Of The Year For The Sports Site Deadspin

Deadspin has named the above as their favorite sports photo of 2013. In January, photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice was on assignment for Sports Illustrated when she went to a San Francisco gay bar, HiTops, during the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship game. She was assigned to get a photo that would accompany a story about the diversity of 49ers fans. Her photo, above, ...

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Advocate: Pope Is Person Of The Year

The Advocate writes: Edie Windsor is a hero, one well worth recording in history books that retell the story of DOMA’s demise. But she is not the Person of the Year. She couldn’t possibly be, not for The Advocate, where we celebrate the work of so many who contributed to that landmark Supreme Court victory. The most influential person of ...

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2013 News In Review

From the Boston bombing to DOMA to Edward Snowden and much, much more. Excellent production by filmmaker Jean-Louis Nguyen.

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Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Ted Cruz

Source.

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2013 In One Cartoon

How many 2013 pop culture moments can you see in this one panel? Embiggens nicely. (Via JMG reader Ray.)

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LGBT Allies Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis Land #1 Pop Single For 2013

Billboard Magazine has compiled its year-end charts and named the Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis single Thrift Shop as the most popular song of 2013. This is somewhat of a surprise as the #2 single for the year, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, had twelve weeks at #1 vs the six weeks at #1 for Thrift Shop. Lorde’s smash single Royals, which ...

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The Advocate Names Russian President Vladimir Putin “Phobie Of The Year”

The Advocate today announced its Phobie Awards, with Russian President Vladimir Putin topping their list of the thirteen most homophobic people in the world. The rest of the list features evildoers well known to JMG readers: Orson Scott Card, Scott Lively, Pat Robertson, E.W. Jackson, Marco Rubio, Frigide Barjot, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Mugabe, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and ...

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Politifact’s Lie Of the Year: If You Like Your Health Insurance, You Can Keep It

Politifact has named its Lie Of The Year for 2013. It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system. “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” President Barack Obama said — many times — of his landmark new ...

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YouTube’s Top Videos For 2013

YouTube yesterday issued the lists of their most-watched viral and music videos for 2013. The Washington Post reports: It turns out we’re all really interested in knowing what the fox says. According to YouTube’s annual list of top-trending videos, Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis had the hottest video of the year with “What Does the Fox Say?” The posting drew 276 ...

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YouTube: What Does 2013 Say?

YouTube: “To celebrate 2013, we invited some YouTubers to star in a mashup of popular moments this year. Can you spot all the references?”

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