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Kiki Loves You

Yes, kids. A Broadway show that I am dying to see. Kiki & Herb, the beloved SF institution that moved to NYC years ago, will open at the Helen Hayes Theatre on August 11th. For the uninitiated, Kiki, a boozy septuagenarian lounge singer, is the nom de drag of Justin Bond and Herb is her gay retarded Jewish pianist, played …

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Iranian Mission Vigil: Moving/Frustrating

Yesterday’s vigil at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations was moving and frustrating. We heard passionate and eloquent speeches about the appalling treatment of gays in Iran, but the speakers were frequently drowned out by passing traffic and horn honkers. Some sort of bullhorn or portable PA was definitely called for, but I suspect that may have required a …

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Too Drunk To Fly

Pity poor Louis Rosano, who passed out drunk on the NYC Eagle roofdeck on Monday night and was accidently locked there until the middle of the next day, when the parking lot attendant across the street heard him crying for help and called 911. Cops and firefighters hoisted a three-story ladder to the top of the building and cut through …

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Protest Today At Iranian Mission

Marking the anniversary of the Iranian teens hung for being gay, today there will be a protest at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations, 622 Third Avenue (at 40th Street). Take the 4,5,6,7 or S trains to Grand Central. The Iranian Mission is just a couple of blocks to the south. The vigil starts at 5pm.

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Morning View: Met Life

Looming over Grand Central Terminal, the 58-story Brutalist Met Life Building, nee Pan Am, was briefly the largest office tower in the world. In 1975, in one of the most spectacular suicides in city history (well, until Doctor Boom), the CEO of Chiquita Bananas used his briefcase to shatter a window. Then him go splat on Park Avenue. Musta slipped …

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“To Nasrallah, with love. From Israel”

I don’t what is more disturbing, those pictures of Arab toddlers posing with machine guns, or this photo of Israeli school girls writing messages on Lebanon-bound missiles. I found this photo on Letters Apart, a pro-Lebanon blog that I thought might yield some interesting blogger/blogger detente’ of sorts, but I’m not really seeing that in the comments. Another interesting blog …

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Heatwave Melts Cheese

I think it was back in 1983, onstage at the (now) lamentably long-closed Backstreet Fort Lauderdale, one of the best gay nightclubs in the history of the planet, that I saw the Love Twins reclining on lawn chairs, performing their only hit, the inestimably cheesy Miami Heatwave. In the song, the singer is on vacation in Miami, right? And she’s …

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Hot Or Not

According to Seed Magazine, a recent brain study revealed that the subjects’ brains reacted to erotic images 20% faster than all other pictures, before the subjects were even aware that they were looking at an erotic image. The initial study examined women only, but when men were tested, they were found to react at the same speed as the female …

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