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Statement Has Santorum On It

Stunning organizers, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) has signed the GenderPAC and Human Rights Campaign’s Diversity Statement, which asks members of Congress to affirm that they will not discriminate in their own hiring based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Santorum signed after meeting with a member of GenderYOUTH. Since 2003, 170 members of Congress have signed the document, …

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Morning View – Sherry-Netherland Hotel

The Sherry-Netherland Hotel has been standing its Gothic guard over the southeast corner of Central Park since 1927. At 42 stories, it has only 154 rooms and 100 of them are devoted to permanent residents, about whose multi-floor apartments Travel & Leisure devoted a portion of their June 2006 issue, prompting me to walk down and take this picture. In …

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Instant Disco History #8 – Disco Lucy

I’m sorry to do this to you, but history is sometimes ugly. Cheesy and annoyingly catchy, the discofied theme song from I Love Lucy reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. A one-off hit from a group of studio musicans that dubbed themselves Wilton Street Place Band, Disco Lucy was produced by Trevor Lawrence, who recruited Lynda Lawrence …

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1 Bdrm / 1 Bath = 1 Arm / 1 Leg

Today’s AM New York riffs on the fact that the average apartment in Manhattan now costs over $1000/sq.foot, or an average of $1.3 million, by listing what $1.3 million could get you in other cities. It’s a common device of the NYC newspapers whenever new housing stats come out. Here are the examples AM NY uses today: Boise: 6 bedrooms, …

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HomoQuotable – Armistead Maupin

“Once you start to tell tales about your own life, it’s impossible to keep the artifice out of it. No matter how frank an autobiography may appear to be, it’s still a very carefully contrived contraption. ” – Armistead Maupin, revealing that he may never write a memoir. (via Advocate.com)

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Bloggers Do Downtown

A hastily improvised blogger lunch at Chelsea’s Elmo proved to be a lot of fun. Anything involving Bloody Marys can prove to be a lot of fun. Towards the end of the meal, I was making fun of somebody at another table wearing ginormous reflective aviator glasses. They seem to have replaced those amber-tinted Twilo glasses amongst the still-high-but-at-brunch-anyway disco …

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Sirius OutQ

I had a great time on Siruis today, thanks to OutQ’s charming hosts, Larry Flick, Keith Price, and their producer, The Cynthia. Also, thanks to JMG readers who tuned in! I said a couple of things I probably shouldn’t have, but what else is new? After my on-air bit, Sirius marketing guru Paul kindly gave me a tour of the …

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Hot Dog

I ran across this tug-of-war going on in front of the Met. He was not interested in coming out of the fountain. Do you blame him?

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Bike

Thursday, 7PMI’m in the bike department of Paragon Sports, a block from Union Square. All the bikes on display frighten me. They are oddly-angled and futuristic looking. They look like their riders would require a special outfit. Something spandex. Probably in yellow. Yellow spandex from the future. A tall handsome young clerk approaches me and with a thick Italian accent …

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