17 posts categorized "GAWKER"

Nov 07 2012
Need To Know: Forward Comments (0)

Barack-Obama-hair-flag-ladyThe lady with the flag in her hair was a scene-stealer. Aretha wants one NOW.

Widget boy culturePresident Barack Obama's instant-classic 2 a.m. victory speech.

Widget boy cultureWhy his win is, in fact, a mandate.

Widget boy cultureMitt Romney's brief but conciliatory concession. Tammy-Baldwin

Widget boy cultureTammy Baldwin's powerful victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTommy Thompson's deflated concession speech.

Widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren's exhilarated victory speech.

Widget boy cultureScott Brown's defensive concession speech.

Widget boy cultureClaire McCaskill's against-all-odds victory speech.

Widget boy cultureTodd Akin's must-see revolting cunt-cession speech. Barack-Obama-Michelle

Widget boy cultureHeidi Heitkamp (D) narrowly defeats Rick Berg (R) in ND.

Widget boy cultureJon Tester (D) looks set to beat Denny Rehberg (R) in MT.

Widget boy cultureGabby Giffords' aide slightly behind in race to succeed her in AZ.

Widget boy cultureOpenly gay Richard Tisei (R) loses to John Tierney (D) in MA.

Widget boy cultureMichele Bachmann (RX100) beats Jim Graves (D) in MN...barely.

Widget boy cultureAllen West (RX1,000) probably loses to Patrick Murphy (D) in FL...barely.

Widget boy cultureJeff Flake (R) defeats Richard Carmona (D) in AZ.

Widget boy cultureSenate will have highest % of females ever...at 18%.

Widget boy cultureGA won by Romney, but by less than 8%. Swing state '16.

Widget boy cultureAll four marriage-equality votes favored the good guys.

Widget boy cultureOH newswoman has zero integrity, sick of talking about it.

Widget boy cultureGOProud not only stupid, but also bitter.

Widget boy cultureBrian Williams on Trump: "Driven well past the last exit to relevance."

Drunk-Diane-Sawyer"Hey, guysh...if you wanna hear shum shtuff, I'll tell yas shum Nixshun shtuff...whee!"

Widget boy cultureProjection: Diane Sawyer is sleeping it off right now.

Widget boy cultureCO, WA & MA chillax on the pot issue.

Widget boy cultureL.A.: Porn performers must wear condoms. MADONNA STRIPS OBAMA

Widget boy cultureMadonna thrills at news of Obama's victory. Strips.

Widget boy cultureOther stars react to President Obama's big win.

Widget boy cultureKarl Rove refuses to accept reality. Worked in '00. Not this time.

Karl-Rove-OhioThis turd has blossomed

Nov 06 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Jared-leto-jared-leto-18327238-1024-768Cross-over star

Widget boy cultureJared Leto joins The Dallas Buyer's Club, playing a cross-dresser.

Widget boy cultureObama & Gangnam Style: He may "do it privately for Michelle" tonight.

Widget boy cultureParts of Sharon Osbourne: "No more plastic surgery!"

Widget boy cultureWoman breaks leg at polling station, votes anyway.

Widget boy cultureSen. Sherrod Brown gets down to Jay-Z.

Widget boy cultureOH "frequently" resorting to provisional ballots.

Widget boy cultureMadonna pimpin' Obama at MDNA in Pittsburgh.

Obama-MDNAHopefully, it will be a "Celebration"!

Oct 04 2012
Wrestling With Demons Comments (3)
The Hulk Hogan sex video is depressing. He has nothing to be worried about in the dick or bod departments, but it's so mechanical and seedy. It's the least fun-looking booty call ever, and it's interrupted by a call he worries may be from his son. Proceed at your own risk.
Mar 07 2012
Rest In Peace (As Long As You Stay Dead) Comments (11)

Andrew Breitbart died and the mainstream media immediately went into gracious mode, and then into lionizing mode—he wasn't just not all bad, he was a real patriot, a true American.

Andrew Breitbart  dead

Donna Brazile unwisely tweeted that he was a genius.

At least Gawker and Rolling Stone are keeping it real—the man was a douchebag and his legacy is poisonous.

No need to dance on his grave while his shocked family watches, but NO need to pretend he was anything less than a complete asshole.

Sep 14 2011
Freedom Isn't Free, And Neither Are Meds Comments (2)

Ron Paul's campaign manager from '08 died broke and in his forties of pneumonia and gifted his elderly mother with a $400,000 hospital bill—all because he was uninsured. Allegedly, he had a "pre-existing condition" that made health insurance too expensive.

But as Gawker points out, isn't this almost an exact playing-out of the hypothetical posed at that last, blood-thirsty Tea Party debate?

Sep 02 2011
Arizona = Hell On Earth Comments (0)


Via Kenneth: Gawker's choices for the absolute WORST of these United States is likely to be controversial, but I would say right off the bat Florida should demand a recount—Disney World and some beaches are not enough to make me recant this suggestion.

Are there any states you've visited that you thought were abominable?

Aug 05 2011
Gay Wrongs Comments (15)

SafariScreenSnapz001It's Hitler vs. Gandi in the World Series of Love!

** This post is stitched together like Frankenstein from a comment I made on the original Barba post. **

I kinda knew my interview with Kevin Michael Barba would stir up strong feelings considering the relish with which commenters disemboweled him in the initial Gawker piece on that stomach-turning letter used to introduce him to the world. I mean, "18yo gay socialite" is like chum in the water.

P But I find a chunk of the responses to be a real embarrassment—much worse than the harm they're accusing Barba of causing simply by existing and having an ego and a youthful desire to achieve notoriety.

Let me start by saying I actually take no issue with all the commenters who simply are not at all impressed—especially (but not exclusively) for older people, there is no real reason why he would be inspiring. So those criticisms are pretty expected and self-explanatory and I get them.

But in watching the responses here, on YouTube and over at Gawker, I do have to point out some glaringly unfair and hypocritical comments.

First, anyone who's attacking him for his nose or his hair or his clothes while saying he's not deserving of being a role model is kind of saying, "He's sooo shallow...and ugly, too!" I mean, look at your logic.

Criticize him for being naive in thinking just getting to where he is so far is a sign of "success"—but attacking how he looks? How exactly does that make him unworthy?


More deliciously, we have commenters calling him a lesbian, a girl, a transvestite SafariScreenSnapz002 and over on YouTube insulting him for being "femme," something our community "tends to shy away from." Are you guys out of your gourds? You're fucking gay. You suck penises. We all do. So what if he is more effeminate than you are (assuming he even is)? Why on earth would that bug you? The drags at Stonewall wore dresses. So?

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Aug 03 2011
A Socialite At The End Of The Tunnel: An Interview With Kevin Michael Barba Comments (28)

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Eighteen-year-old Kevin Michael Barba is a reality show waiting to happen. He was introduced to the culture via a deliciously catty Gawker item lampooning a letter written on his behalf seeking help in securing a publicist. His goal? To be an out gay role model to teens, a human It Gets Better—even if his privileged upbringing makes him one of those rare It Was Never That Bad To Begin Withs.

Like any good member of the proletariat, I figured he might be a male Paris Hilton and Role-model scoffed at his naked desire to be famous. But I was curious, and after some Facebooking, I met with him for lunch at Blue Fin in Times Square. And lo and behold, I found him way more likable than his assistant's letter betrayed—yes, in spite of the fact that he's less than half my age and has an assistant in the first place. In person, he comes across as downright earnest, hoping to do good and at the same time wondering aloud how so many Gawker squawkers could liken his haircut to Justin Bieber's. ("Old people only have one point of reference for 18-year-olds?" I offered.)

Jackie O StripesOh, Jackie!

He's also self-aware enough to note that while he hopes to inspire others, he'd also like to earn a Mazel of the Week nod from Andy Cohen someday. His role models sound like ingredients in the image he hopes to convey—Cohen, Jackie O, Bethenny Frankel.

Lest you think I'm just cozying up to him on the off chance he could be persuaded to pay for my first tummy tuck, I paid for lunch over his strident objections. I wanted to preserve my journalistic integrity. So keep an open mind and have a look at how he responded to all my questions—if you watch to the end, you might even get a chic Countess LuAnn de Lesseps reference...

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