40 posts categorized "MICHELLE OBAMA"

Feb 21 2014
Ew! Do Something To Me Comments (0)

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FLOTUS pushes her Nanny State agenda on us. It's only fair that right-wingers are outraged by her campaign to make kids healthier, since after all, liberals were really upset at Laura Bush for pushing reading. Oh, wait—that never happened. Oh, wait—it's because we aren't A-holes...

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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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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 30 2013
Need To Know: Beat It Like Beckham, Up In Arms Over BOOTS, It's Not Easy Being Gaga, Can't Tip You Because I Disagree With Your LIE-festyle + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDavid Beckham admits he masturbated onto a picture of the guy above.

*widget boy cultureSex and the City editor dies at 59.

*widget boy cultureDrag at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade riles up the cretins.

*widget boy cultureThe parade could've been way gayer. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGaga's album and Muppets special both turkeys. So was Glee.

*widget boy cultureRichard Simmons pouts about Obamas, sells out (insanely) to FOX.

*widget boy cultureDominican Republic Evangelicals skeeved out by gay ambassador.

*widget boy cultureRobbie Williams spanked for gay stereotyping.

Robbie-WilliamsHe says he's 49% gay. As long as the area from navel to knees is included, we're in.

*widget boy cultureDON'T TRY LATCH-HOOKING: The art of knitting from your vagina.

*widget boy cultureSomeone gay just discovered PhotoShop.

*widget boy cultureObamacare Web site: Act 2.

*widget boy cultureHillary sittin' pretty for 2016. In 2013.

*widget boy cultureUm...THIS IS WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS.

*widget boy cultureObamas may stay in DC post-presidency.

*widget boy cultureTexas gives up, extends benefits to gay National Guard couples.

*widget boy cultureMost recent tipless gay waitperson probably lied.

*widget boy cultureAxiom for Men model Stuart Reardon speaks.

Axiom-for-Men-Stuart-ReardonI'd love to interview him, too. Hard.

 
Jun 05 2013
It's Her Or Me Comments (5)

So here is the (truly crappy...if only I'd been there, baby) video of Michelle Obama vs. the heckler. No surprises; exactly as the pool reporter described.

 
Apr 11 2013
Need To Know: House Dropped On Thatcher; Look, Ma...No Underwear!; Safe To Cornhole in MT + MORE! Comments (1)

Ding-Dong-the-witch-is-dead-Margaret-ThatcherGuess witch song is #1?

*widget boy cultureThatcher dies, Judy Garland's "Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead" hits #1 on UK iTunes. Margaret-Hamilton

*widget boy cultureAMAZING remix of "Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead" from 1996.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Obama tears up over gun control.

*widget boy cultureWashington State goes after anti-gay florist.

*widget boy cultureJocks who go commando.

*widget boy culture13 y.o. dachshund has the world's best owner.

*widget boy cultureStacey Dash (who???) vs. Jay-Z & Beyoncé.

*widget boy cultureMontana House decides sodomy is legal after all.

*widget boy cultureRick Santorum disinvited from speaking at MI school.

*widget boy cultureOne of my new favorite artists.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Bares: Solo Strips returns, nakeder than ever. Good cause, great buns.

*widget boy cultureHow do you expect a president to react when you fire her sister? "Uncouth" means "she knows too much."

*widget boy cultureYour chance to meet Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox.

*widget boy cultureMen's underwear of the month club:

UNDERWEARThe long and shorts of it

 
Feb 23 2013
Michelle Obama Makes Her Move Comments (1)
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Jimmy Fallon's "The Evolution of Mom Dancing" skit—complete with an amazing assist by FLOTUS Michelle Obama—is hilarious and inspired. She is so game to do this, showing off that she has a sense of humor, but also that she can dance. Now that her husband has no worries about being elected again, maybe he can go back on Ellen's show and reveal that he's a good dancer, too. He was a little reserved that first time. Clip to follow, and it's right up there with one of my favorite presidential or First Lady clips ever...

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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.

 
Dec 18 2012
Speaking Out: An Interview With Grammy Nominee Janis Ian Comments (3)

Janis-IanJanis Ian: Glad she didn't marry young and then retire...

Whenever I'm about to speak with a woman for this blog, I always have a minor panic attack wondering if I should assert that even though it's called "Boy Culture" I love women, too.

I definitely felt that way in light of this next interview subject, a woman of many accomplishments!

In honor of Janis Ian's nomination for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category—alongside fellow out lesbians Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres, not to mention Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama—I was lucky enough to get to interview the music legend whose 1975 single "At Seventeen" is still the ultimate coming-of-age song.

Boy Culture: Congratulations on your ninth Grammy nomination, this time for the audio version of your memoir Society's Child. Is it especially meaningful to be recognized for reading your book and to be in such esteemed company in the category?

Janis Ian: It's meaningful to be recognized for anything, all the more because I've been in the music industry since I was 12 or 13! The company for this nomination is astonishing, though. I keep thinking there's a joke in there somewhere—an ex-president, the First Lady and three lesbians walk into a bar...

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Dec 07 2012
The (Other) Sen. Obama From Illinois Comments (0)
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Some say Michelle Obama might or at least should run for the Senate in Illinois against Republican Mark Kirk. YES, PLEASE.
 
Nov 28 2012
Wii Are Lucky To Have Her Comments (0)
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At a White House event, Michelle Obama asks the kids what they want for the holidays and is stumped when one says a Wii U. Watching her patiently listening as the child explains what it is, I'm reminded again what a sweet and engaged First Lady she is. Notice the potential The Pet Goat moment at :31...

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