Joe Jervis

80’s Flashback

New Order, Confusion, 1983. After the global success of Blue Monday, some New Order fans were dismayed by this foray into hip-hop/electro, but I loved it. In this clip, legendary producer Arthur Baker takes the band to Chelsea’s notorious Funhouse Disco so they can watch the b-boys react to his mix. (The Funhouse was two blocks from where the Eagle …

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Still Alive: Oklahoma DOMA Challenge

A lesbian couple in Oklahoma has filed a new federal challenge to DOMA and their state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The couple apparently filed their suit without the consultation of any LGBT group, despite pleas from such organizations that gay couples refrain from acting alone. Duncan Osborne at Gay City News: The lawsuit has had a troubled history. Filed …

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Caption This

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Broadway Friday

– Openly gay Tony nominee Gavin Creel has been sidelined from his starring role in Hair due to an onstage ankle injury. – Spike Lee’s documentary of the Tony winning Passing Strange debuts tonight at NYC’s IFC Film Center. Next week the film will be available on demand via Sundance Network. – UGH: Disney is in negotiations to turn the …

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HomoQuotable – Alan Cumming

“Sometimes people do think, ‘Fuck the threat; I want to do the other thing’. It is a mental thing. There’s a psychologist here who said that it’s because the gay community has not properly grieved for the AIDS epidemic. In a way that’s why barebacking has become a sort of fetish. It’s up to all of us, especially people who …

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Daily Grumble

I accidentally left my computer speakers turned on last night. Sometime around 5am I was awakened by a loud musical chime announcing the automatic download of an update of some sort. So I got out of bed and answered the door. My door buzzer sounds like a cat being strangled, so I have no idea what I was thinking. You’ve …

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NYC Is Still A Company Town

According to the second annual report from the Center For An Urban Future, the economic downturn has not hurt the number of national chain franchises in New York City, with 53 chains adding a total of 310 outlets and 62 chains closing 245 stores over the last 12 months. The most common stores in the five boroughs: 1. Dunkin’ Donuts …

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Best Scam Ever

For a mere $110 the kind atheists at Eternal Earthbound Pets will take care of your beloved animals after Jeebus has raptured you up to everlasting glory. You’ve committed your life to Jesus. You know you’re saved. But when the Rapture comes what’s to become of your loving pets who are left behind? Eternal Earth-Bound Pets takes that burden off …

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Maine Couple Celebrates 40 Years

A nice story to appear on local Maine news right now, isn’t it? Wait for a bitchy comment from anti-gay organizer Marl Mutty at the end. Your donation to No On 1/Protect Maine Equality will be doubled by an anonymous donor if you do it by today. (Via – Pam’s House Blend)

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Rachel Explains Filibusters

I love it when Rachel gets cute.

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NBC-Los Angeles Hires Homophobic Anchor Alycia Lane

You may recall former Philadelphia newscaster Alycia Lane, who was shitcanned by CBS after she got into a 2007 traffic altercation with a female NYPD officer, calling her a “fucking dyke bitch” and punching her in the face. The most serious charges against Lane were later dropped, drawing the ire of NYC’s gay cops association. Lane has just been hired …

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Gay Bashers Unite On Facebook

How does crap like this survive more than a day on Facebook? Interestingly, they are using an image from from a book of homoerotic photos by noted gay lensman Michael Alago.

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Dan Savage Taping HBO Pilot

Dan Savage reports that he’s in LA taping a pilot for HBO. “Savage Love,” the (potential) teevee show, “will focus on current events and cultural trends with sex as the filter.” I’m hoping to bring a new kind of conversation to TV about sex—an honest conversation, one that’s informed without being (too) wonky, funny without being (too) cruel, sexy without …

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Ron Paul On Health Care Reform

Ron Paul thinks the government has no place interfering in health care. He also says that “some people aren’t necessarily in need” of insurance. Bonus wingnut points for bringing up immigrants.

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Morning View – Gowanus Building

The derelict Gowanus Building, an old power station in Brooklyn, has been on sale for $27M forever. It gained the above editorial last September during the Wall Street bailout, which hasn’t helped it sell, oddly enough. The building sits on the Gowanus Canal, one of the nation’s most polluted waterways. The EPA has proposed adding the Gowanus to its Superfund …

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Obama: No Insurance For Illegals

Speaking on a radio show today, President Obama told a caller that his health care reform plan will not offer coverage to illegal immigrants, but they will continue to be treated at ERs as per law.

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Tom Ridge: Homeland Security Faked Terror Alerts For Dubya

Former director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge admits in his new book that he was pressured into faking terror alerts in order to help George W. Bush win reelection. Dave Weigel, writing for the Washington Independent, notes that in the past, Ridge has denied manipulating security information for political reasons. In 2004, for example, he said, “We don’t do politics …

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Friendly Voices – Kylie Minogue

“When I started out in music, going from acting to singing, that transition was very successful, but I also got flack for it. Many hurtful things were said. It wasn’t easy. I was only 19 and I think the gay audience kinda picked up on that and decided to defend me and adopt me. They saw I was being criticised …

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80’s Flashback

Paula Sheppard, Me And My Rhythm Box, 1983. From Liquid Sky, one of my favorite bad movies ever, in which microscopic aliens land in the East Village to harvest the chemicals in human brains created at the moment of orgasm, which kills the human. The acting is spectacularly bad, especially from Anna Carlisle, who plays the male and female leads. …

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Quote Of The Day – Pastor John Piper

“The tornado in Minneapolis was a gentle but firm warning to the ELCA and all of us: Turn from the approval of sin. Turn from the promotion of behaviors that lead to destruction. Reaffirm the great Lutheran heritage of allegiance to the truth and authority of Scripture. Turn back from distorting the grace of God into sensuality. Rejoice in the …

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