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Hairpiece Prayer Watch

Washington DC, Sunday afternoon For unknown reasons, Chuck Norris’ exercise infomercial is playing on the TV in our hotel room. Jerry: Ugh, I can’t believe I used to think he was hot.JMG: I don’t think I ever did, but especially not now that he’s a right-wing nutjob. He writes a column on some Christianist website. It’s mostly about Jeebus. And …

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Giuliani Wing-Nut Makeover Continues

Failing to reciprocate the love offered last week by Newsday’s bizarre declaration that Rudy Giuliani is the presidential candidate with the best track record on gay rights, “America’s Mayor” is now backing away from his previous support for gay civil unions. Now, campaign staffers are telling the Boston Globe that Giuliani feels New Hampshire’s civil union law “goes too far” …

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Swag Tuesday

This week’s Swag Tuesday booty is two tickets to this season’s Broadway smash, Xanadu, which has won rave reviews from all corners: the New York Times, Variety, and the New Yorker, which gushes, “The Most Fun You’ll Have On Broadway! Ridiculously Brilliant, Lavish and Sublime!” (Also gushing: me.) Written by Tony-nominated Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed) and featuring …

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Ad Shilling To Die For

You may recall Joseph R. Gannascoli, who played the gay mafioso Vito Spatafore on HBO’s The Sopranos. When Vito was discovered to be gay, the other mobsters beat him to death while sodomizing him with a pool cue. Now that the show is over, Gannascoli is capitalizing on his character’s Louima-esque demise by teaming up with Rockwell Billiards to promote …

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Morning View – Lipstick Building

At 53rd & Third, the 34-story Phillip Johnson co-designed Lipstick Building went up in 1986. Built to resemble a tube of red lipstick (I see brown, but whatevs) the tower is home to the headquarters of the massive international law firm, Latham & Watkins. The Lipstick is my favorite Phillip Johnson building in Manhattan. His Seagram Building (co-designed with Ludwig …

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Gotham Dims: Brooke Astor Dead At 105

The flags at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are flying at half-mast today. Brooke Astor has died at age 105, taking with her, perhaps, the final bit of New York City’s so-called Gilded Age of elegance and privilege. Known for the last four decades as the “leading lady” of high society, the unofficial First Lady of NYC, Ms. Astor used …

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San Diego FD Changes Parade Rules

The San Diego Fire Department has changed its policy regarding firefighters and parades. In the future, on-duty firemen will no longer be required to drive in any parade. All future parade participation will be on a volunteer basis and four hours of overtime will be paid to those that volunteer. The right-wing Christian law firm representing the firemen who claim …

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Love The Sinner, Hate The Service

Gay blogs are buzzing with outrage today over an Arlington, Texas church’s cancellation of the funeral of a gay man. The High Point Church cancelled the service, planned for Wednesday, after viewing memorial photos of the deceased hugging and kissing male friends. Towleroad reports: [Reverend Gary] Simons defended his decision to renege on the offer to his congregation on Sunday, …

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