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PhoboQuotable – Michael Schwartz

“And one of the things that he said to me, that I think is an astonishingly insightful remark. He said, ‘all pornography is homosexual pornography because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards. Now think about that. And if you, if you tell an 11-year-old boy about that, do you think he’s going to want to go out and get …

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Morning View – Herald Square

For the first time in its 85-year history, this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will not go down Broadway, due to Mayor Bloomberg’s new car-free zones at Times and Herald squares. Instead, the parade will zigzag down Sixth and Seventh avenues before terminating at Macy’s.

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… California: Pastor Jessica Banks sentenced to life in prison for physically and sexually abusing her five adopted daughters.Illinois: Jung Hee Chang charged with trespassing for refusing the leave the home of a woman who did not want her soul prayed for.Ohio: Pastor Dale Griffin charged with six counts of raping a parishioner.California: Pastor Lonnie McGowan …

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The End Of Cursive

In the digital age, the teaching of how to write in cursive is fading from public schools. Some parents complain that nobody even gives grades in penmanship anymore (always my worst grade, after, uh, conduct), but teachers consider cursive a lost cause. The decline of cursive is happening as students are doing more and more work on computers, including writing. …

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Slideshow: Blowoff NYC

Friday night’s Blowoff at NYC’s Highline Ballroom was the usual swirling vortex of sweaty nonsensery. Met lots of new JMG readers from out of town, most of whom introduced themselves with a beer. Ow, my head. But also, yay for free beer and new readers! Clicky click below for photos of muskely hair monsters. If you’d like your photo removed …

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Broadway Stars To Provide Free NYC-DC Buses For National Equality March

Thanks to donations from its major stars, Broadway Impact is now offering free roundtrip bus transportation to the National Equality March. Thanks to their generous sponsors including Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel, Audra McDonald, David Stone, Broadway.com, and many others, all the costs have been covered. Buses will depart NYC at 6:00am Sunday, October 11, and then you can request a …

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3.1415% Of Sailors Arrrr Butt Pi Rates

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Let the bad jokes fly. And since it’s also Rosh Hashanah, points for the talking like a Jewish pirate. Happy New Yarrrrr. Commence. (This post appeared briefly yesterday because I misdated it.)

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