OMG BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): The Australian Firefighters Calendar project offers not one but several sexy-as-hell 2019 calendars showing off the red-hot boys Down Under who save lives — but whose bodies might stop yours if you're unprepared for the galleries.
WAPO: Don't miss this piece on the two Harolds — Herman and Mays — a gay, interracial couple who lived through the racial upheaval of the '60s and remained devoted to one another through thick and thin, for a lifetime.
POLITICO: Trump sued over his attacks on the free press.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Mueller report is coming — after the midterms.
CBS NEWS: Alaska's lieutenant governor has resigned over inappropriate remarks he made to an unnamed person that put another unnamed person in a bad position. The (Independent) governor has accepted the resignation. It's all very murky.
TWITTER: The second and final Cruz vs. O'Rourke debate in Texas had Cruz behaving like a defensive, entitled jagoff (above, snapping at the moderator while discussing civility!) and O'Rourke being as much of a passionate, principled leader as ever. Here's a juicy moment that reveals a lot (by revealing nothing) about Cruz:
PrPOLITICO: Julián Castro says he is leaning toward running in 2020.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Pro-Trump pimp Dennis Hof is dead at 72. Bye, bitch.
GR8ERDAYS: Justine Bateman, 52, of Family Times fame, is publishing a book — that argues fame is corrosive and unreal.
HUFF POST: Javier Bardem calls Woody Allen an unfairly targeted genius, would work with him again.
METRO WEEKLY: Trump appointed an openly gay judge for a federal appeals court gig. So Trump's not anti-gay, as long as the person in question is a Federalist Society constitutional literalist.
INSTAGRAM: Keep up on hunky (and other) celeb birthdays here.