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Purple Haze Takes On Single Ladies

Yeah, maybe the whole dance-like-Beyonce’ YouTube craze is played by now, but check out dance trio Purple Haze. The performers are Darius Crenshaw, Grasan Kingsberry, and Brian Brooks from the national touring company of The Color Purple. These guys should do a dance battle with Shane Mercado. (Via – Towleroad)

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Love Is Blind

JMG reader Wilson tips us to Porn For The Blind, a “not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge.” From their Wikipedia entry: Since pornography is primarily designed for visual media, there have been few methods for the sightless to enjoy this type of entertainment. A …

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Record Year For Gotham Tourism

For the second year in a row, New York City has topped perennial tourism leaders Orlando and Las Vegas with an estimated 47 million visitors. Foreign tourists, who took advantage of the weak dollar and flocked to the city, accounted for most of the increase, with their numbers reaching nearly 10 million, about a million more than in the previous …

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Blago Makes His Senate Pick

Disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is somehow barreling forward and will today name Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. But the pick may not stick. The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell …

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Diaz Steps Up The Hate

Anti-gay New York Sen. Ruben Diaz, the ringleader of New York’s now-infamous “Gang Of Three” dissident Democratic senators, has been distributing the flyer below to the press, apparently in reaction to criticism from gay rights and labor groups.Via New York Magazine: It appears that Ruben “I hate gay people more than I like getting things done” Diaz Sr. is beginning …

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O’Donnell Interviews For Clinton Seat

Openly gay NY state Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell interviewed with Gov. Paterson yesterday for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat. To say Mr. O’Donnell, known for his active support of gay rights issues, including same-sex marriage, was overly optimistic about his chances would be a stretch. He put his odds of getting the seat at about one in 10, or “about the same …

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Buzzed

Australian scientists gave cocaine to bees and discovered that while high the bees acted just like human cokeheads. “When foraging honeybees discover a particularly good source of pollen or nectar, they fly back to the hive and perform a symbolic dance for their nest mates,” said Dr Andrew Barron. “This is a specialised form of communication to tell their nest …

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Bill Kristol Thinks He’s A Poetry Critic

From Bill Kristol’s op/ed piece in the NY Times: Obama has selected Yale’s Elizabeth Alexander to compose and read a poem. I still remember watching Maya Angelou read “On the Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993 — and thinking that American culture really was in a state of irreversible decline, as she indulged in that multicultural cataloguing …

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Morning View – Slave Memorial

In 1991, excavation for a new office tower in lower Manhattan revealed a centuries-old burial ground for the slaves of New Yorkers, grim testament to the nearly 200 years that slavery was legal here. An estimated 15,000 Africans are buried on the seven acre site, which in those days was just outside of the city limits as slave cemeteries were …

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Year-End Swag Tuesday

As is tradition, the final Swag Tuesday prize for the year is the JMG Mystery Box O’ Swag. Contained therein is an assortment of items that were never offered as prizes or are extra copies of earlier giveaways this year. I haven’t counted it up yet, but there should be a least two dozen items in total – books, CDs, …

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