394 posts categorized "2012 ELECTION"

Jun 16 2014
The New Big Deal: The Consequential President Comments (0)

ObamaMove on, lefties—you won.

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, a frequent friendly critic of the Obama Administration, has written a piece in which he posits that President Obama is “a very consequently president indeed.”

Krugman writes of the president's liberal critics:

“I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.

“The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see on the Obama administration—and a lot of the reporting too—emphasizes the negative: the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on...You should judge leaders by their achievements, not their press, and in terms of policy substance Mr. Obama is having a seriously good year. In fact, there’s a very good chance that 2014 will go down in the record books as one of those years when America took a major turn in the right direction.”

It's a great, sensible piece, and one progressives need to accept: We won, and it worked. Enjoy it.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 02 2013
Need To Know: Tosh Tush, How Reid Read Romney, The Chris Of Death For Buono, Does Ian Ziering's Peen Have A Price? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDaniel Tosh "Borats" it up for a Tosh.0 segment. Many more here.

*widget boy cultureHollywood ready to tackle AIDS, many gays (see comments) glib about HIV risks.

*widget boy cultureGREAT GOSH AMIGHTY: Gospel singer Kevin Terry's gay sex tape hits the Web.

*widget boy cultureREVEALED: Reid's source on those claims that Romney didn't pay taxes.

*widget boy cultureHere is Queerty's chat with Val Lauren on Sal. And here's mine.

*widget boy cultureSomethingteen Courtney Stodden is divorcing her fiftysomething hubby.

*widget boy cultureJimmy Carter likes Hillary's chances in '16.

*widget boy cultureVia the Dems: Chris Christie is on track to win in NJ in spite of this:

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*widget boy cultureMichael Fassbender feels "sexually harassed" by all the big-dick talk.

*widget boy cultureLil' Kim offers "Dead Gal Walking" as this year's treat.

*widget boy cultureWould Ian Ziering pose naked for a million dollars?

*widget boy cultureAre all Obamacare horror stories mythological?

*widget boy cultureInvasion of the Madonnas.

*widget boy cultureThe old woman below is a sculpture. Sam Jinks's work is unreal.

Sam-Jinks-sculpture-old-womanThis old thing?

 
May 19 2013
Need To Know: Tyson's A Knock-Out, Romney Sniffs At Obama, France's Final Oui To Marriage + MORE Comments (0)

Tyson-BallouHot Ballou

*widget boy cultureTyson Ballou is summer-ready.

*widget boy cultureBROKEN NEWS: Phylllis Diller celebrating Barbra Streisand in 2001.

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney not a fan of Barack Obama's. (Who cares?)

*widget boy cultureColorado Republican storms away angrily from Aurora victim's dad.

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality in France is a done deal.

*widget boy cultureCannes shooter: "It really appears to be a crazy guy." 

*widget boy cultureCatholic loon Bill Donhue jumps on the IRS wahhh!mbulance.

*widget boy cultureJason Bateman & Will Arnett give 'em something' to talk about:

Jason-BatemanAn arresting development.

 
Mar 29 2013
Need To Know: You Say You Want An Evolution, Marriage-Equality Foot-Draggers, Bernhard Pretends It's 1988 + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCallum Blue's best "part" ever.

*widget boy culture13-year-old boy stopped, frisked and emasculated. Vogueing

*widget boy cultureGloria Gaynor vs. cancer.

*widget boy cultureSen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is "evolving" on marriage.

*widget boy cultureAre gays really too powerful to protect?

*widget boy cultureProminent teabagger plays the NAMBLA card.

*widget boy cultureReporter planned to murder this rapist.

*widget boy cultureSNARKS & PROCREATION: Marriage not only for spawning.

*widget boy cultureWho was early, who was late on marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureDenny Fouts: The best-kept boy in the world.

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney happy to be "normal." DennyFouts

*widget boy cultureOUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES: Amanda Bynes imparts wisdom

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin phone the Ryan Gosling Help Line.

*widget boy cultureSandra Bernhard dishes on Madonna and trashes Anderson Cooper.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Visage is "just sayin'" Madonna didn't invent vogueing.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's latest Instagram = Joan Crawford by Hurrell. LOVES.

MADONNA-INSTAGRAMVintage Madonna

 
Mar 10 2013
Bush League Comments (1)

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Jeb Bush just went on TV and claimed that Barack Obama won re-election by dividing the country. Jeb BUSH said that. He wasn't being ironic. Also, he stated, when asked about any baggage the Bush name may have should he decide to run in 2016 (God help us if all we have to offer the world is Bush after Bush after Bush):

"I don't think there's any Bush baggage at all."

He also flip-flipped on immigration again, stating he would be okay with a law that would allow undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship:

"...if you can craft that in law where you can have a path to citizenship where there isn't an incentive for poeple to come illegally."

As Think Progress notes, this contradicts his own book...that he published hours ago.

 
Feb 22 2013
For Those Who Consider Jimmy Carter Useless... Comments (0)
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President Obama reportedly thanked Jimmy Carter's grandson, James Carter IV, for his role in the release of Mitt Romney's infamous "47% tape."
 
Feb 12 2013
I'll Drink To That Comments (1)

Tumblr_mi53y2NzIM1rpsw9to1_500With thanks to Twitter's @zacharysire

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is supposed to be the right wing's savior, yet he's so anti-woman (and apparently parched!) I don't see him making a dent if Hillary Clinton runs. And she will. Terrible response to President Obama's intelligent and uplifting ("They deserve a vote!") State of the Union speech.

 
Feb 03 2013
Grave Knobber Comments (0)
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André Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch, has died at age 86. And now, Mitt Romney can finally have a good cry over what went down in '12.
 
Jan 21 2013
And The Funny Kept Rolling In (And Out) Comments (2)

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This admittedly hilarious gif has gone viral, and is being sold as Michelle Obama "eye-rolling" John Boehner. As fun as that would be, that's not what's going on. He's saying something to her and she's getting ready to acknowledge him but their attention is pulled away by something being announced—after this moment, everyone is seen applauding.

But that hasn't stopped right-wingers from attacking her for what they're terming her "classless" (catch the subtext?) behavior...and, of course, for eating with her elbows on the table.