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Bulking Up With Pat

“Did you know that Pat Robertson can leg-press 2000 pounds! How does he do it? Where does Pat find the time and energy to host a daily, national TV show, head a world-wide ministry, develop visionary scholars, while traveling the globe as a statesman? One of Pat’s secrets to keeping his energy high and his vitality soaring is his age-defying …

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HomoQuotable – John Rechy

“Later I would think of America as one vast City of Night stretching gaudily from Times Square to Hollywood Boulevard–jukebox-winking, rock-n-roll-moaning: America at night fusing its darkcities into the unmistakable shape of loneliness.” – John Rechy, City Of Night. Yesterday I bought my favorite novel of all time, John Rechy’s City Of Night, for probably the 30th time. I’m not …

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Ah, Sunshine

After some dismal weather over the last week, and even though it was 45 degrees outside when I got up this morning, half of my office decided to take our lunch to Bryant Park, which we decided is one of the definite luxuries of working in Midtown. Oh, but what did we do while we ate? READ BLOGS, of course!

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Joe And Marty At The Dugout

Marty (watching a guy walk past): Why is it that guys with eyepatches are so hot? Joe: I don’t know, but they just arrrrrrrrr. You’re welcome.

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Double The Loads

Hustler Video releases The Da Vinci Load today. On Friday, PZP Video went gay-and-date with Tom Hanks, with their own The Da Vinci Load. Ho hum, about as amusing and certainly as predictable as Bareback Mountain. I’ll admit, I do love some punny porn titles. I have my favorites. You can keep Shaving Ryan’s Privates, Forrest Hump, and Titty Slickers. …

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WYSIWYG Tonight At BPC

Stop by tonight’s WYSIWYG as bloggers riff on the theme: Prom Trauma. A few months ago, Wizzy departed the venerated East Village performance space, P.S. 122, for the Bowery Poetry Club, located at Bowery & Bleecker. Doors open at 7:30, the show is at 8PM, and they’ve got a bar.

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Krebs Cycle Gets It Right

This kid pretty much nails my opinion on the end of Will & Grace. However, his commenters are having a field day ripping him apart.

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INRI

Madonna opened her world tour, Confessions, in Los Angeles this weekend. You have to hand it to the old broad, she hasn’t lost her touch (craving) for controversy. Now somebody hand me my nail gun. (via Madonnalicious.com.)

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HomoQuotable – James McGreevey

“I knew I would have to lie for the rest of my life – and I knew I was capable of it. The knowledge gave me a feeling of terrible power.” – former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, writing in his new book The Confession, which comes out on ReganBooks this fall. Hilariously, Amazon is currently offering a special deal …

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Instant Disco History #5: Disco Orchestra

The disco orchestra was a phenomenon of the very earliest years of disco. In the pre-synth and early-synth days, often producers of disco records would engage the talents of entire symphony orchestras, picking and choosing which particular elements best lent themselves to a particular track. Sweeping romantic strings, sassy horns, percolating timpani, whatever, the orchestra members were usually quite glad …

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When Gods Collide

Jeff, the God Of Biscuits, is visiting NYC this weekend and last night at Ty’s Bar in the West Village we had a mini-preview of next month’s blogger invasion. Those paying homage to the West Coast God included David of Someone In A Tree, Eric of We Like Sheep, Byrne of Crash & Bryne, Michael of Dogpoet, Glenn of Glennalicious, …

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How To Use A Toll Booth In New York

1. Select a racing partner several miles in advance.2. Exchange angry gestures and dirty looks until toll booth is within sight. 3. Refuse to yield upon approach.4. Too late, realize exact dimensions of a toll lane.5. Enjoy new internet popularity.

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What Are Your Essential Gay Movies?

Remember six months ago, we had some fun here telling each other our all time favorite movie quotes for gay men? Frameline, the presenter of the 30th Annual San Francisco International LBGT Film Festival, is asking “What is the essential list of gay movies?” , on its blog Persistent Vision. The blog is named for an uncoming conference, Persistent Vision: …

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I, Spaced

Every week or so, somebody emails me to ask if I know that some kid is blogging on MySpace as JoeMyGod. Yeah, I know about him. Like I would use Lil Kim as my blog template. Although it did tickle me immensely that the ersatz JMG listed Valley Of The Dolls and The Bible as his two favorite books. “Now …

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HomoQuotable – RuPaul

“We all came into this world naked, the rest of it is all drag.” – RuPaul. My summer bear drag: ringer-tees, cargo shorts, tattered ballcaps. Reminds me that I need to get to Old Navy. What’s your circuit boy, leatherman, dyke mommy, emo-girl, art fag drag?

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Gattaca Alert

Yesterday, I was clicking around a few of the DNA/geneology testing websites, thinking that finding out the precise ethnic origins of our family might be an interesting gift to my sister, particularly for her kids, as she is very interested in researching our family tree. But by coincidence, Aaron has just posted on this topic and he changed my mind …

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Hungry, Hungry Unicorn

As I love to pass along new expressions, such as angertwink and urban cougar, allow me to present hungry unicorn, which I felt compelled to look up after somebody landed on JMG while Googling it. I have never performed a hungry unicorn. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. UPDATE: Just in case you were wondering, and I know you …

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HomoQuotable – Ian McKellen

“We’ve got to peddle the lie that we’re all the same so we all buy the same products. That’s why they don’t like openly gay people on TV. We upset the view that we’re all the same. What is Magneto going to say about that? Well, what everybody should say: ‘Not on your life!’ There are people who think you …

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From The Department Of Empty Threats

According to today’s NY Times, conservative Xtians are getting serious about their threat to withhold their support in this year’s elections, if the Republican Party doesn’t ramp up their attacks on gay marriage, immigration reform, and abortion. Their thinking is that maybe if the Republicans suffer a sound thrumping, they’ll come crawling back on their hands and knees, ready to …

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Museum Piece

Monday, 8AM, the 6 train…The man sitting in front of me is listening to a cassette Walkman, something I only realize after I hear the unfamiliar / familiar sound of a cassette tape being snapped into his machine. I watch his fingers linger lovingly over the worn, but still bright yellow plastic buttons and I think that he must have …

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