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That Day: My September 11th Short Story

Some longtime readers may recall that this story was posted annually on this day for the first few years of JMG, making its most recent appearance in 2009. That Day Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am. About ten minutes later, I got a call from Thomas in Orlando. “Honey, …

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JMG Short Story: Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 61st birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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Quarterly Reminder On JMG Commenting Policies

I’m calling this the quarterly reminder even though I keep forgetting to actually post it quarterly and not just when there’s a kerfuffle that needs immediate attention. But I’ll do better as I’ve now set a quarterly alert in my phone for the next year. Commenting Rules Even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person …

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My Pulse Memory: Their Phones Kept Ringing

Gentle readers, on today’s third anniversary of the Pulse massacre, I’m rerunning my account of that day. The story below originally ran on Pride Life’s website on July 12th 2016 and makes its first appearance on JMG today. Their Phones Kept Ringing One month ago today, Sunday June 12th, around 8AM I began my day, as usual, by examining my …

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TAP TAP TAP: Is This Here Website Thingy On?

Hello, old friends. Let’s try this again, shall we? Rather obviously, the last couple of days have been a nightmare on wheels as your beleaguered host and his tireless tech team have battled a malicious malware attack that essentially forced a rewrite of this here website thingy. As I may have made clear in the past, my knowledge of coding …

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JMG Back Online: Thanks Very Much For Your Patience

My apologies for the prolonged downtime. As part of our work to thwart a persistent and insanely aggravating malware attack that was affecting some mobile users, JMG has been moved to an upgraded server and new security defenses have been added. That took quite a bit longer than I expected, mostly because JMG has 15 years of archives. Big thanks …

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TODAY: The Fifteenth Blogiversary Of Joe.My.God.

Today marks the fifteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. Counting this one, we’re at 82,865 posts over 15 years, the last eleven of which have been without a day off. As I said on this day last year, whether I am insanely committed or am insane and should be committed – that is your call. A few weeks ago …

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Annual Reminder On JMG Commenting Policies

Last night was the first anniversary of our overnight open thread and the 365th appearance of the beloved Blue Bear reminded me that it’s also time for our annual refresher on JMG commenting policies, which can always be found at the About link above. Commenting Rules Even the most idle and “jokey” threats of physical harm to any person or …

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 62 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 15th anniversary. (Wow!) I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMG flying monkeys and newbies alike, for coming along on the endless Trump-zaster that 2018 has been. While the last year has seemed like nothing but an infinite …

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its fifteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to …

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Membership: A Memory For World AIDS Day

ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Membership Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in …

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Ricky Loved Madonna

Gentle readers, today is Madonna’s 60th birthday. Below is a short story that first appeared on JMG on this day in 2006, a date which, as you’ll see, plays a role in the story. Ricky Loved Madonna Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a position that I …

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PHOTOS: At New York City Pride March 2018

USA Today reports: Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity. One of this year’s grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and the civil rights organization Lambda Legal. Lady Gaga’s “Born This …

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JMG Newsletter Launch: Daily Recaps To Your Inbox

As some of you may have already noticed, there’s now a small box on the top right of JMG to sign up for our new daily recap of JMG items. Here’s the direct link. The list of subscribers can’t be sold or shared and there’s a one-click unsubscribe function. For those of you here every day to hover over my …

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JMG Turns Fourteen (And News Of Upcoming Changes)

This week marks the fourteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. Counting this one, we’re at 75,285 posts over 14 years, the last ten of which have been without a day off. Whether I am insanely committed or am insane and should be committed – that is your call. The actual launch date anniversary comes this weekend, but since more …

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Please Take This JMG Reader Survey

Gentle readers: As you surely have seen, news sites are increasingly transitioning away from display and banner ads, which now pay a fraction of what they used to, in favor of page takeovers, in-post videos, pop-up videos, sidebar videos, and other more intrusive means of collecting eyeballs. In an effort to keep the lights on here at JMG, please consider …

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I Will Hold You Ten Times

As longtime readers know, there are four or five JMG entries that I repost every year. This is one of them. My dear friend Daniel Johnson, who threw the most kickass Groundhog Day birthday parties for himself, would have been 61 years old today. His was a life that burned brightly and I am illuminated still. Daniel Johnson, 1957-1997. I …

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 14th anniversary. I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMGers and newbies alike, for coming along on the insane Trump-zaster that 2017 has been. As I mention in this post every year, aggregating breaking news is like a …

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its fourteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to …

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