Thursday, July 24, 2014

Teaser: Warwick Rowers Calendar video

The men of Warwick University's Rowing Club pose for their annual naked calendar

With the Warwick Rowers 2015 naked calendar is almost here, and the men of Warwick University’s Rowing Club share this video tease of what's to come.


The Rower's naked calendar is an annual event that helps raise funds to tackle homophobia in sport with proceeds going to Sport Allies program, which reaches out to young people suffering from bullying, homophobia and self-esteem issues.

Watch the teaser below then head over to to learn how you can be a "part of the story."

Note - NSFW

(via Gaily Grind)

LGBT Recruiting - Forth Worth Police Department

Fort Worth police detective Chris Gorrie

In my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, the Fort Worth Police Department has begun a series a humorous four-minute videos to encourage recruitment.

The one posted below stars openly gay police detective Chris Gorrie.

“You may be asking yourself, ‘What does this 30-year-old white guy have to do with diversity?’” asks the eight-year veteran. “Well, the short answer is, I’m gay.”

Serious progress for my hometown that the PD can make this kind of video.

Bravo, Chris and the FWPD.

Classic Elaine Stritch on David Letterman

Stop everything you're doing and watch this early skit from the David Letterman show with the fab (and now sadly gone-too-soon) Elaine Stritch.

I have no idea when this was - looks to be in late 80s or early 90s?

This is classic Stritch.  I literally laughed out loud.

(via my "anonymous" Randy Report reader)

True Blood's "Jason Stackhouse" is a good person (and hot)

Ah, I'm really gonna miss this guy.

I met Ryan Kwanten last year at the opening of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson ONE."

Hubby Michael and I hung with a while and he couldn't have been nicer or more polite. Sad to see the end of "Jason Stackhouse" but certain Ryan has big things on his horizon.

Naked Ryan Kwanten as "Jason Stackhouse" in HBO's TRUE BLOOD

Worst Socialist President Ever

Children at gay pride / children at church

Source unknown.  
Via George Takei's Twitter

Ukraine Prime Minister announces resignation

Never a good sign in the middle of hostile engagements...

Jeopardy! - Gay Slang for $800

Queerty points up this special moment from a recent episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!"

I'm guessing the term "throwing shade" must be incredibly passé if it's appeared on Jeopardy!?

Coming soon to the game show -"Fierce!"

Trailer: "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Via press release:

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Currently scheduled for a Valentine's Day 2015 release.

I have to say, Jamie Dornan is a handsome guy. I could look at him for a few minutes.

Will the movie live up to the hype of the book (which I never read)?

My new pool guy

I've decided this guy should be my new pool guy.

Now, I only have to find him and see if he's available and willing to BE my new pool guy.

Happy Thursday!

(via kenneth-in-the-212)

"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" becomes first #1 Comedy album in 51 years

Billboard reports:

After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list.

The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It was promoted by a well-received daily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14.

Starting with his parody of Pharrell's "Happy," Yankovic released eight music videos for the album through the week on various sites, like The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Nerdist, College Humor and YouTube.

"Mandatory" is the first comedy album to top the Billboard 200 since Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Nut" spent eight weeks at No. 1 beginning on the chart dated Aug. 31, 1963. A couple of comedy sets came close since then, including Steve Martin's No. 2-peaking "A Wild and Crazy Guy" back in 1978 and a pair of No. 2 Cheech & Chong titles in the early 1970s.

Yankovic's last album - 2011's "Alpocalypse" - debuted at #9 with 44,000 copies sold.

Nina Millin performs Beyonce's "Single Ladies" as monologue

Nina Millin brings us the latest in her YouTube series - The Beyoncélogues.

Watch as Millin brings the pathos and reverence of Shakespreare to Beyonces' seminal work "Single Ladies."

I love stuff like this.

Nina Millin in "The Beyoncelogues" performing "Single Ladies"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colorado's same-sex marriage ban repealed

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore has ruled Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

He has stayed his ruling until Monday, August 25th..

State Attorney General John Suthers had asked for the ruling, in an unusual tactic, to get county clerks across the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Included in his request was that the ruling be stayed until the issue reached it's ultimate conclusion.

Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples since last month, when the 10th Circuit agreed with a lower court that Utah’s same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Hall has stated that the 10th Circuit’s stay in the Utah case only applies to Utah, BUT the ruling against marriage bans applies to the whole Circuit, which includes Colorado.

More to come as details are available.

(via ThinkProgress)

Arizona execution goes very wrong

After beginning his execution over an hour ago, Joseph Wood is still alive and gasping, according to a filing made by his lawyers.

His lawyers have filed a motion for a stay of execution and asked that life-saving provisions be utilized, saying the execution has violated his Eight Amendment rights and that this botched execution is violating the Eight Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Wood was tried, convicted and sentenced to death for a 1989 double murder.

Originally, the Arizona Supreme Court stayed his execution to consider a Petition for Review:

“The Arizona Supreme Court has stayed Mr. Wood’s execution so that it can consider the Petition for Review that is now before it. We are hopeful that the Arizona Supreme Court will give the necessary time and consideration to the constitutional claims raised in Mr. Wood’s petition, including review of the experimental combination of drugs to be used in the execution.”
(via Buzzfeed)

UPDATE: The execution lasted over two hours.  Witnesses saw it was excruciating to watch. See report below:

Tweet of the day: Keith Olbermann

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