2866 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Nov 25 2014
#FergusonDecision Recap Comments (0)

I just want to reiterate that I think the grand jury in the Michael Brown case was wrong not to indict.

I also want to forcefully reject any comments that attempt to tell me it's wrong to have that opinion, which implies that juries are always right—they aren't. O.J. case anyone?

I do not think that it's so radical to hold the opinion that this case should have resulted in an indictment and gone to trial—the dismissal of all concerns, the decision that says nothing that happened here rose to the level of deserving a trial is insulting and feeds into the mistrust a significant percentage of the country has for the legal system.

All that said, a trial may very well have resulted in the officer being exonerated—there were plenty of witnesses and there was plenty of evidence that could have swayed a jury to decide he defended himself the best way he knew how.

Rioting and looting is not the answer, and reflects badly (and unfairly) on those who are legitimately pained by the events in this case.

If you have a different opinion, that's your right. Please don't preach to me that I don't have all the facts or don't understand how the system works or that I think Michael Brown was an angel, and I will not imply that you're a racist or that you don't have all the facts, either.

People can have all the same facts and still respectfully disagree, which is another reason why it's wrong to chastise people for disagreeing with juries' decisions in some cases—juries are just people considering facts, and there is ample evidence in the history of the U.S. that juries have been wrong, and are occasionally biased. If you agree with the decision, good for you—but don't parrot the prosecutor's talking point that no one but the grand jury has any right to have an opinion on this case, and that no one but the grand jury knows the truth.

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Nov 24 2014
Temperatures Rising Comments (0)

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Bi porn star Jonathan West, real name Jonathan Jesensky, just became one of NYC's bravest, joining the fire department. Because of his past in X-rated film, the New York Daily News did a huge, splashy story on it.

You know, because it's wrong to do titillating things for money, but it's okay to do it for clicks.

He can pull me out of a fire any time.

 
Let Tom Of Finland Tuck You In Comments (0)

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Gone are the days when gay men had to sneak peeks at their Tom of Finland art when no one was Tom-Finlandlooking, when it would be stashed under the bed with all the other porn, when their survivors would discover stacks of it and dispose of it without ever letting anyone know their kin had been...one of those.

Now, the art of the late illustrator is available on bedsheets and duvet covers, towels and totes. Finlayson, an esteemed textile maker in Finland, is adding a Tom of Finland line just in time for the holidays.

This follows hot on the heels of Finland's successful intro of a Tom stamp.

Sign me up!

Get yours here.

 
Need To Know: Bean There + Marion Buried + Just Cos' + Benghazi, Done That + Keep Your Eyes On These Guys' Thighs + MORE! Comments (0)

Terry-BeabBean & his vengeful young ex both wound up arrested.

*widget boy cultureIs the sex-abuse case against Obama fundraiser Terry Bean all it seems?

*widget boy cultureEx-DC Mayor Marion Berry, crackhead & gay-rights traitor, dies.

*widget boy cultureHe's getting his not-gay-no-more ass sued!

*widget boy cultureIf you read this and still defend Bill Cosby, admit it—you're pro-rape.

*widget boy cultureFormer Cosby confidante, 90, tells tales of 16-year-old models, pay-offs.

Cosby-accusersJust 7 of the 16 (so far) women who've accused Cosby of sexual impropriety

*widget boy cultureOld pal of Cosby's has new allegation.

*widget boy cultureI am not into Allison Williams as “Peter Pan”.

*widget boy cultureBomer & Manganiello, together again!

*widget boy cultureReport is out: Should Republicans move past Benghazi?

*widget boy cultureWorld's fiercest 8-year-old.

*widget boy cultureDarren Wilson met with anchors hoping to interview him.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani blames black people for white cops shooting them.

*widget boy cultureJust pictures of men spreading their legs.

*widget boy cultureMaxwell Caulfield turned 55 this weekend, can still get it.

Maxwell-caulfield-michelle-pfeiffer-matt-lattanzi-grease-2-21801718-1611-1152Grease-y kid stuff

 
Nov 23 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Jane Withers, Mitzi Gaynor & Suzanne Pleshette; Cliff Norton, Jerry Orbach & Ted Knight - THE GIRL THAT I MARRY/I'M A WOMAN Comments (0)

Jane-WithersJane was 48, Mitzi 43 & Suzanne a mere 37 years old in this clip!

From Mitzi...A Tribute to the American Housewife, a 1974 TV special, I can never get enoug of this random group singing the hell out of two classic songs...

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A Chris Before Dying: Chris Hemsworth Is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Comments (0)
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Chris Hemsworth, 31, snags this year's honors as “Sexiest Man Alive” from People, which celebrates 30 years of the francise in 2015.

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Check out the hot shots in the gallery, and then read this deconstruction of the entire “Sexiest Man Alive” phenomenon over at Salon.

 
Nov 21 2014
Need To Know: Executive Action Is Not A Craigslist Category + Hillary's O-Face + Pasta In Good Company + Zac-ing Off + MORE! Comments (0)

Obama-immigrationIn a rousing, full-throated speech on the benefits of taking executive action on immigration, O kicked A.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama, via executive action, tackles immigration; Republican heads explode.

*widget boy cultureObama has every right to do this.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton thanks Obama for taking action.

*widget boy cultureCrowd outside White House is happy with immigration progress.

*widget boy cultureBarilla goes from the shit-list to the hit-list in the space of a year.

*widget boy culture3 old ladies meet Maryjane for the first time.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron masturbated 17 times today.

*widget boy cultureLana Del Rey seem in disturbingly violent Marilyn Manson video.

*widget boy cultureIs the male wide stance really such a bad thing?

Legs2Keep your eyes on his thighs.

 
Nov 20 2014
Iconic Film, Theater & Film Director/Comic Writer Mike Nichols Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Mike-NicholsNovember 6, 1931—November 19, 2014

Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).

Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

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In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.

Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)

GiphyElizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) & Richard Burton (1925—1984) in the indelible Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.

Lee-grant-peter-falk-prisoner-of-second-avenuePeter Falk (1927—2011) & Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue on Broadway in the early '70s

Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.

The-Graduate-cakeMy high school graduation was celebrated with a The Graduate-themed party thrown by my mom.