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It’ll Blow Your…Uh, What?

Burger King’s ad for their “super seven incher” is being described by Entertainment Weekly as “the day that subtlety died.” As you can see here, the woman in said advertisement is about to go down on said Super Seven Incher with a suggestive tagline that uses the word “blow.” Mmhmm, I think it’s safe to assume that such humor will …

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Feds Working On Trans Protection

The New York Times reports that lawyers for the Obama administration are “quietly” working on workplace guidelines banning discrimination against transgender federal employees. The guidelines will be in an updated federal handbook for managers and supervisors to be distributed and posted online in the next couple of months, and they could also be included in other materials for managers. They …

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Quote Of The Day – John Kerry

“Too bad, if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’ – Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), speaking to a “Democrat-centric” group of business leaders in DC. Oh my. This one is going to end up in Letterman territory.

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Aqua – Back To The 80’s

The Barbie Girl people are back. I really really really shouldn’t like this. Totally. Should. Not. Presses repeat. BTW, a dear friend of mine who is a grown-ass man, works out daily to the first Aqua album. For realz. (Tipped by JMG reader Claire Bear)

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Boomerang

JMG reader Willym sends in this anti-hate speech poster from his native Rome and provides this (loose) translation: If you call me a dirty [n-word] or a disgusting lesbian, it offends me just as much as me calling you Mafioso because you’re Italian. Racism (prejudice) is a boomerang. Sooner or later it comes back to you.

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25 Most Dangerous U.S. Neighborhoods

A compiling of recent FBI and local law enforcement data on violent crimes per capita reveals that Chicago has five of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation. I’m kind of surprised to see Orlando on the list, although the cited neighborhood is so famously sketchy I was once told that the local ER had a special admitting stamp for …

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Open Thread Thursday

I went to this GLAAD function at an extremely loud Hell’s Kitchen club last Friday and the little swag bag handed me upon departure included a bottle of fancy designer hair “paste.” Paste? I shrugged and thought, “Oh, I’ll just pass this off to somebody with, you know, hair.” And then I realized how few of my inner circle (the …

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