Friday, May 30, 2008

Spank Bank Friday

I'm sorry, but as Spank Bank's go, I don't think the above pic goes far enough. Sure, the guys are hot, the bods are nice, and they're very cute. But it's summertime and expectations are higher. More skin needs to be shown. Still, I like the idea of having the backdrop as beautiful as the men.

If only there were a way to improve upon this...

..and there is! Behold, the same hotties, same bods, same National Park (Yosemite), but now improved by 50% more shirtlessness!

Have a sexy, shirtless weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Harvey Korman

When I was a little gay boy growing up in the quaint suburbs of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, playing in the Lincoln Glen Little League, I would stand in deep left field praying that the ball wouldn’t come to me… for surely I would drop it.

However, there was one other thought that came to my mind: Carol Burnett is on tonight! In the early 70’s the greatest night for television was Saturday night. All in the Family, The Jeffersons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and capped off with the always hysterical The Carol Burnett Show. (CBS was not too original on their titles, were they?)

Carol Burnett was by far my favorite because it was such a great show—so many great characters. I used to wait for the inevitable moment when Tim Conway and Harvey Korman would try and make each other laugh. There was that moment—that slight smile—that let the other know that they had them. And they would exploit it until the other broke character. Harvey usually played straight man to Tim’s goofiness, but every now and again, Harvey would get Tim.

And it was classic.

One of my favorite lines of all time was spoken by Harvey, in the 1974 classic Blazing Saddles: “You will be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost-certain Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actor.”

Harvey Korman passed away today after a four month battle from a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was 81.

While I had not seen him on television in quite some time, I must admit I got teary-eyed when I heard of his passing. He provided many wonderful memories during my childhood and his passing pushes that time of innocence farther away.

Thank you, Harvey, for helping to fill my childhood with laughter. You will be missed.

Oh, and Harvey? When you get to heaven, be sure to “go out and do that voodoo, that you do… so WE-E-E-E-LLLL!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Spank Bank Friday

The guy in front must have an awesome ass... it certainly seems to be turning on the guy behind him! Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

6,000 Pounds

Tomorrow night is my last night working at The Bakery. I’ve spent just under a year working on my externship every Friday night/Saturday morning from Midnight until 8:00am, or so. Every night I would have to make three batches each of Buttercream and Cream Cheese frostings, as well as a batch of the Red Velvet frosting—just under 140 lbs. of frosting per shift. Multiply that out by the number of shifts and it came up to almost 6,000 pounds—that’s a lot of frosting… (and almost the weight of a female African Elephant!)

I really enjoyed my time at Sibby’s. Everyone is wonderful to work with, Rachel has been a dream of a boss—she’s smart, funny, relaxed and knows her stuff. I will miss them all terribly… but I need my weekends—downtime is important. So is sleep.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

California Bear Flag

Courtesy Joe.My.God.
Nucking Futz

I can say is that these women are crazy! For those of you that worship at the Altar of Oprah, move along. For those of you who don’t worship—here’s something to make you scratch your head and go “huh?”

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Moving a One-Hundred Year-Old Church

From a new National Geographic series on Monster Moves. The opening is AWESOME.

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fashion Forward or Fashion Victim?

Think Twice Before Teasing a Star Wars Geek

Friday, May 09, 2008

Gotta Mail Me a Letter...
Looks like The Chairman of the Board is getting his own stamp. Cool, baby, cool...
Spank Bank Friday: Balls!

I love Rugby... oh, who am I kidding? I love Rugby players!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Weekend Fun

This past weekend, Jill and I went to see Terese Genecco (and her little big band) at the Rrazz Room in SF this weekend. What a show! She’s fantastic! What a throwback to the days of showmanship and real entertainment. I spent the entire time with a huge grin on my face.

Her little big band is bigger than most bands—seven very talented musicians. What is amazing is that her band is not the same every night. She gets her friends to join her, so it’s always changing, yet it sounded like they’ve been playing for years. Her bass player, Danny (somethingorother… I forget)*, I met when I was in New Orleans in 2006. He’s very cool—you can see him groovin’ out in the background HERE. (He's cute... but tragically straight.)

The Rrazz Room, at the Hotel Nikko, is a new space, but it’s booked by the guys same guys who booked the now defunct Plush Room. If you’re in SF and want some late-night fun—the show starts at 10:30pm—then you definitely need to go.

[UPDATE: Danny's last name is Fabricant! Ms. Genecco commented... ain't THAT a kick in the head?! And we are SO going back on the 24th! You crazy kids in the area--join us!]

[Another Update: Congratulations to Terese and Her *Little Big Band* for receiving the 2008 MAC award for best recording at the 22nd annual MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards in NYC!]

This American Life

If you’re not listening to This American Life on NPR, their podcast on iTunes, or watching a whole new presentation on Showtime, you’re missing out on a fantastic experience. The stories are unique, interesting, funny, sad, and compelling—you can not hear these stories and not come away without laughing, crying, learning or sitting there slack-jawed.

Here is a funny little story from the Showtime version (with terrific animation):

And if you don't think I have a thing for Ira Glass, you're wrong. I love him something awful...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Photobombing is the act of ruining someone else's nice little picture. While the picture above had me laughing out loud at work, some of the others on List of The Day almost had me peeing in my pants. Absolutely hysterical. Go. Read. Laugh.

I'm going to keep this close, so when my day is really horrible, and I can't see the light through the darkness, I'll still be able to laugh my f'ing ass off.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Spank Bank Friday

James Ellis


Here’s another one for those “sanctity of marriage” defenders: Mariah Carey married her boyfriend of two months Nick Cannon… (also known as “Who?” You know, he’s that guy that was in that drumming movie with the 7-Up Guy… no, not THAT 7-Up Guy, but the other 7-Up Guy). Two men (or women… womyn?) that have loved and supported each other for years should not get married, but two idiot celebrities can do it on a whim? Vegas already has odds of when they are going to divorce (I’m pretty confident of my prediction of September 22, 2008).

Okay, here’s the deal: I’ll sign off on the Defense of Marriage Act—including barring gays and lesbians from marriage, IF (and it’s a big fucking if…) it includes a ban on divorce for any reason whatsoever. These are the same people who believe that abortion for any reason whatsoever is murder, so if you’re going to defend marriage, then be prepared to really and truly defend it.

Considering that a number of the sponsors of the DoMA are on their second and third marriages, I feel pretty safe that no one is going to want to defend marriage quite that much…