64 posts categorized "GEORGE W. BUSH"

Dec 15 2013
The Fame Game Comments (0)

Jesus-christ-velvet-painting-2Turns out The Beatles were not more popular than Jesus.

This  new list purports to rank famous people in history by how popular they are (in the sense of being known and inspiring opinions). It's a joke, I'd say. Few could argue with Jesus at #1, but is Napoleon really the #2 most famous/known figure? Ahead of Muhammad?

Marilyn Monroe doesn't make the Top 100, George W. Bush is in the Top 40 and a slew of historical figures I'd bet fewer than 5% of all people alive today have even heard of (Linnaeus? Good luck with that.) rank highly.

According to this list, the most popular/known pop cultural figure ever is Elvis, followed by Madonna. But Madonna barely edges out Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan? 

 
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 21 2013
Need To Know: It's In Your DNA, Zimmerman's Finances Are Shot, Without Sandra Bernhard...I'm Nothing, Melba Moore! Moore! Moore! Comments (0)

DNA167cover490x694Making a splash.

*widget boy cultureWAIT...isn't every issue DNA's "Swimsuit Issue?"

*widget boy cultureGeorge Zimmerman can't own a gun anymore, is $2.5 million in debt.

*widget boy cultureTurns out missing gay officer didn't want to be found.

*widget boy cultureSandra Bernhard Q&A at Without You I'm Nothing screening.

*widget boy cultureSPOILER ALERT: Mare Winningham clip from amazing Philomena. Basquiat

*widget boy cultureMelba Moore + MORE at this year's NYC Sparkle benefit.

*widget boy cultureJay Z spends $4.5 million on a Basquiat.

*widget boy cultureSean Penn is still nuts.

*widget boy cultureCroota Swimwear makes its movie debut in Out to Kill.

*widget boy cultureRacist insults against teammate results in football season being canceled.

*widget boy cultureHetrick-Martin Institute Awards video: Chelsea Clinton & more. 6a00e54fb7301c8834019b01654ccd970b-500wi

*widget boy culturePrettyboy model Jefferson West.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks on the set of American Horror Story: Coven.

*widget boy cultureA fresh take on Madonna's "Borderline."

*widget boy cultureGAYS: The Series is coming in January.

*widget boy cultureDo British youth see Tories as "aliens"?

*widget boy culturePsychic Sylvia Browne passes to the other side.

*widget boy cultureComparing Obama to Bush, and Obamacare to Katrina = pure stupidity.

Obama-BushLike comparing apples and Agent Oranges.

 
Nov 13 2013
The Booty-Poppin' Christian Boy Did Not Shake His Cakes For You, Dude Comments (0)

John-Mangum-faggotMangum's coach objected to the twerking, not this.

Tumblr_mvt3occuyQ1su4olvo1_r1_400I was the first blogger to spread John Mangum's incredible twerking videos (here and here). I received hundreds of thousands of hits from what amounted to a few seconds of a college kid bouncing his ample booty at the camera. But even though gay men have flocked to posts with his name attached, and even though his Twitter account (which was briefly private at the height of his videos' viral quality) doubled in size within a week, entertaining gay guys is apparently the last thing that was ever on Mangum's mind.

I had noticed Mangum was a church-going boy, and his Twitter does contain a Bible verse, James 4:7, which reads:

"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

But this wasn't enough to make me think he was necessarily the dreaded "not down with the gays." Unfortunately, he actually is not down with the gays.

The purpose of this post is threefold:

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Aug 27 2013
Chemical Reaction: Should The U.S. Bomb Syria? Comments (0)

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Even if only 9% of the American people are currently on board with striking Syria over the discovery that Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, can the U.S. really resist? Is it a good idea for us to ignore such a flagrant breach of international protocol?

It seems like we're so weary of fighting a nonsense war that the idea of intervening where we normally would is too exhausting.

Is attacking Syria going to push us closer to a worldwide war that pits us against Russia and its allies?

Unlike with Bush, who had lots of great reasons to want to lie his way into an Iraq War, I don't see any reason by Obama would want to fudge facts to get us behind bombing Syria; it's a no-win situation for him. Jesus, I bet Hillary is breathing a sigh of relief that Kerry is in her old post for this.

 
Aug 22 2013
Chelsea, Lately: Bradley Manning Comes Out As Transgender Comments (0)

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Bradley Manning, off to prison for over 30 years (maybe only seven with good behavior), has announced she wants to be known as Chelsea Manning from now on. She wants hormones provided to her in Fort Leavenworth as well.

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Jul 07 2013
Need To Know: Disaster Movie, Bush On Marriage, Pratt Could Eat No Fat + MORE Comments (2)

San-Francisco-Asiana-plane-crash"You're filming it..."

*widget boy cultureDetails of yesterday's tragic—and nearly catastrophic—SF plane crash. Hot-Diego-Miguel

*widget boy cultureTeresa Heinz Kerry in critical condition.

*widget boy cultureGeorge W. Bush gets cryptic on marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureDiego Miguel is delish.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt looks SO HOT shirtless now.

*widget boy cultureRacist & homophobic skanks catch hell for Big Brother rants.

*widget boy cultureRebecca Black and Jon D cover Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop."

*widget boy cultureLiz Cheney to wage Republican Civil War for Senate seat.

*widget boy cultureSex makes you look much younger.

*widget boy cultureSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a fucking idiot, proves it with this song:

 
Apr 26 2013
Facebook Oracle Comments (2)
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Mar 20 2013
Need To Know: Declaring War On Bush/Cheney, Marriage Equality For NM?, He Said I'm Not The One + MORE Comments (2)

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*widget boy cultureThe Web site that tracks casual homophobia in social media.

*widget boy cultureDying Iraq War vet gunning for Bush/Cheney.

*widget boy cultureTopless Katie Holmes open to giving Suri a sib. Tumblr_mjwyithi7f1rf29u9o5_500

*widget boy cultureJames Franco for Bullett Magazine.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay douche Roland Martin out at CNN.

*widget boy cultureAre black male celebs really more anti-gay?

*widget boy cultureAdonis Mag returning.

*widget boy cultureDid marriage equality come to New Mexico in the 1800s?

*widget boy culture150 events in 50 states for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureWhat is gay culture in 2013?

*widget boy cultureAfter hinting he probably is, Dr. Arnold Klein says the kid is not his son.

0117-arnie-klein-facebook-5.pngMaury wouldn't even need a test for this one

 
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.