33 posts categorized "VIEW, THE"

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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Jul 17 2013
Need To Know: Gender Snaps, Gay-Union Jacks, Miami Isn't Nice, Oprah Throws $$$ At Lindsay + MORE Comments (2)

Transgender-Men2-thumb-500x600-13537I can move, move, move any mountain.

*widget boy cultureLorenzo Triburgo's "Transportraits" series is a can't-miss. Rolling-Stone-Dzhokhar-Tsarnaev

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality a done deal for England.

*widget boy cultureCory Monteith ODed on heroin and alcohol.

*widget boy cultureTsarnaev Rolling Stone cover sparks concern. (Not from me.)

*widget boy cultureGIMME SHELTER: Miami considers jailing the homeless.

*widget boy cultureIs there a vaccine for Jenny McCarthy yet, or is she drug-resistant?

*widget boy cultureYes, Oprah, because giving Lindsay Lohan $2 million will really help.

*widget boy culturePROOF: Rich people are assholes.

*widget boy cultureZendaya's lyric video for her dreamy single "Replay."

*widget boy cultureLiz Cheney running for Senate in Wyoming. Senate should run faster.

*widget boy cultureTwo males "mating" doesn't advance the species. Nor does two idiots mating.

MapplethorpeGazing upon this Mapplethorpe masterpiece of two men "mating"...what's the point? (Oh, wait...)

 
Jul 10 2013
Need To Know: Water Pole, Palin's Plans, The (Gay) Wedding March + MORE Comments (0)

Rugby-speedoFrankly, if my name were Benjamin...

*widget boy cultureRugby dudes + Speedos is like p.b. and chocolate. Mmm-mmm.

*widget boy cultureHasselbeck's last day on The View is today! (Off to Fox & Friends.)

*widget boy cultureHow does "Sen. Palin (R-Alaska)" sound?

*widget boy cultureThe new anti-marriage law in Indiana that wasn't.

*widget boy cultureNext marriage targets: HI, OR, NJ & IL.

*widget boy culture2 mos. in, gay divorces already happening in CO.

*widget boy culturePA marriage ban challenged.

*widget boy culture!@#$!: VA guv's son arrested for booze and...swearing?

*widget boy cultureMichelle Duggar refers to abortion as "baby Holocaust."

*widget boy culture"Is Madonna still selling sex? I sort of think she is."—Neil Tennant

*widget boy cultureWorking out with Madonna:

 
Mar 29 2013
Barbara Walters Uprooted Comments (9)

Barbara Walters will retire in one year's time. In my opinion, it's the end of an era and a great loss. Barbara Walters is one of those people who spans most of the history of television. She's been amazingly resilient, has made a name for herself doing multiple things from morning shows to the nightly news to nightime investigative journalism to, of course, her inimitable interviews.

When I saw her one time and mentioned how much I enjoyed The View (I did, at the time), she coolly ignored me. But she's not a friend, she's a living legend.

And for the record, when it comes to what kind of tree I'd be, I will be a weeping willow when she leaves.

 
Mar 09 2013
Need To Know: Something Good Happened On The Subway, The Tribe Has Spoken, Bieber Acts Like a Baby-Baby-Baby + MORE Comments (1)

Elisabeth-Hasselbeck-firedBut I had the immunity idol!

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck has been voted off the island after 10 years.

*widget boy cultureAnn, starring Holland Taylor, charms The New York Times. Shemar-Moore-gay-dads

*widget boy cultureSurprisingly, a complete asshole blogs for Field & Stream.

*widget boy cultureBee venom kills HIV.

*widget boy cultureTelling Canadian Bieber to "go back to America" rankles.

*widget boy cultureShemar Moore-Moore-Moore...how do you like it, how do you like it?

*widget boy cultureJuan Williams blames plagiarism on researcher.

*widget boy cultureSweden's the best place to be gay, Iran's the worst. Your guide.

*widget boy cultureIs Keith Urban homophobic on American Idol?

*widget boy cultureMatthew Fox hypocritically critical of Harry Styles.

*widget boy cultureWait, why are small knives okay on planes suddenly???

*widget boy cultureGay dads who found son in subway on Anderson Live.

*widget boy cultureJust because you've always wanted to see the Teen Wolf cast nose-free:

Tumblr_mj91774rQN1rbl1aio1_250You'll howl with laughter

 
Mar 08 2013
Need To Know: Matt Damon Is The Tops, Joy Behar No Longer Enjoys The View, You'll Be GLAAD You Entered + MORE Comments (2)

The-ViewThe first episode of The View happened before I owned a cellphone

*widget boy cultureJoy Behar quits The View after 16 years.

*widget boy cultureFBI "monitoring" Marco McMillian murder.

*widget boy cultureTen-year-old eco-blogger interviews Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls.

*widget boy cultureTHE DEVIL YOU KNOW:  Justin Bieber: "Only God can judge me."

*widget boy cultureSynergy does not pay the fucking rent.

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan saying "no, no, no" to rehab.

*widget boy culture"[Madonna] never had to...tell me that it was OK that I was 'born this way.'"

*widget boy cultureDesperately seeking Denise Van Outen

*widget boy cultureWin a trip to the GLAAD Awards.

*widget boy cultureAnal sex scene in Beyond the Candelabra done in one...take.

1250-ew-COVER"Every Sunday night, this girl wo uld come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my ass and she would give me a spray tan."—Matt Damon, on playing Scott Thorson

 
Dec 13 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

Lancome-hero-OregonPutting his best face forward

Widget boy cultureMeet the most heroic Lancome clerk ever. Gossip-gay-RuPaul-Antonin-Scalia

Widget boy cultureMeet Injustice Scalia's ideological tormentor.

Widget boy cultureSir Ian McKellen does not have prostate cancer.

Widget boy cultureCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown does have prostate cancer.

Widget boy cultureRob James-Collier not into gay Downton Abbey kisses.

Widget boy cultureSouth Americans losing it over Madonna.

Widget boy cultureVOTE: RuPaul for Best Reality Show Judge/Host.

Widget boy cultureIf "gay" is a birth defect, will righties go pro-choice?

Widget boy culturePlan to castrate and murder Justin Bieber thwarted.

Widget boy cultureBeekmans defend twins against anti-gay rap.

Widget boy cultureThe do-it-yourself...drone???

Widget boy cultureThe boy from Bora Bora.

Widget boy cultureSarah Palin's son, Track, divorcing. Already.

Widget boy culture10 stories that affected HIV/AIDS in black America.

Widget boy cultureAndrew Christian's too-hot Vimeo account deleted.

Widget boy cultureAll of 2012 in one video:

 
Oct 19 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Matt BomerAin't nothin' but a g-string

Widget boy cultureMatt Bomer bares his butt in unreleased Magic Mike scene.

Widget boy cultureIn Virginia, Obama coins neologism: "Romnesia."

Widget boy cultureLawrence O'Donnell to Tagg Romney: "Take your best shot."

Ann_romney_the_view_a_lWidget boy cultureAnn Romney on if her hubby loses: "He will not run again."

Widget boy cultureGallup's the only national poll with Romney (way!) ahead.

Widget boy cultureRomney bailing on NC—confidence or desperation?

Widget boy cultureWhere at least one Wild Thing is.

Widget boy cultureNews outlets try to revive Madonna & guns controversy.

Widget boy cultureAbercrombie CEO is "douche of the week."

Widget boy cultureTom f*@!*in' Hanks.

Widget boy cultureDennis Quaid soon back on the market.

Widget boy cultureZac Efron goes for edgy, overreaches:

 
Oct 15 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)

Paul RyanClean-up on aisle take the fifth

Boy culture WIDGETPaul Ryan's fake photo op angers charity prez.

Boy culture WIDGETIf Jude Law is fat, am I morbidly obese?

Robin Thicke pubesBoy culture WIDGETMorgan Freeman narrates new Obama ad.

Boy culture WIDGETRobin Thicke hangs out, his trunks hang low.

Boy culture WIDGET"I have too many vaginas around me at this point."—Rihanna

Boy culture WIDGETLindsay Lohan voting for Romney because of "jobs." Barbara Walters to fire questions at her.

Boy culture WIDGETTeam Romney says Latino voters crave "macho bravado." Pendejos.

Boy culture WIDGETNew book argues that barebacking is "not simply crazy or irresponsible."

Boy culture WIDGETMitt Romney too scared of the "sharp-tongued" View ladies, but debates himself. Twice:


 
May 15 2012
50 Shades Of Gay Rights Comments (1)

In engaging remarks on The View, President Obama talks about his former support of civil unions, his now fully evolved marriage-equality views, his belief that DOMA is not Constitutional and his ignorance of 50 Shades of Grey.