Entertainment: August 2010

Sea Turtles!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 31, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's those little ironies you have to watch out for......Read More


Very good mushroom risotto

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Ever since I was a little kid I loved cooking. My first memory with my mother in the kitchen is hearing the old food processor she had to shred dry mozzarella and running to go and get the last little...Read More


The Trouble with Women: Vintage ads

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Stereotypes of women in vintage ads never cease to amaze. Here, two pre-feminist ads which more or less the traditional patriarchal view of what's wrong with females. First, we're very emotional. This woman, for example, just learned about the Tea...Read More


The Trouble with Women: Vintage ads

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Stereotypes of women in vintage ads never cease to amaze. Here, two pre-feminist ads which more or less the traditional patriarchal view of what's wrong with females. First, we're very emotional. This woman, for example, just learned about the Tea...Read More


Glenn Beck Speaks Out!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Well, now we know that conservatives will just rush to this particular cause and affirm it. Happy, happy days. Right? Right?...Read More


A random giggle: Marcel the Shell (with shoes on!)

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I saw this video this morning and knew I had to share it with Projectors. It's so damn cute it would melt Karl Rove's heart and make it grow three sizes too big. And for those of you who complain...Read More


Jane Lynch wins an Emmy for Glee

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy last night for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester, the tracksuit dependent cheerleading coach, on Glee. Not only does she thank her wife, she also scores a few laughs along the way. Congratulations to...Read More


A Book You May Have Missed: vintage cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Wow. If I'd known all lesbians were midgets who get off by riding giant leather boots, my whole life might have been different!...Read More


More single frame comics

Filed by Sean Martin | August 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just some more of the single-panel pieces that run at places like PanHistoria.com. "Family Circus," Alex? God help me....Read More


Queer music Friday - Hurray for the Riff Raff

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been posting way too much big record label pop these past few weeks, so here's a lo-fi folks song from Hurray for the Riff Raff that a marketing rep just emailed me called "Daniella." A live radio performance for...Read More


Blue Ranger Billy Finds New Calling as Lavender Ranger

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I grew up during the 90s. And pretty much every kid in my generation grew up watching the Power Rangers. It was an unavoidable social phenomenon. The zany costumes, the dinosaur zords (even though two "dinozords" were actually prehistoric mammals),...Read More


Islamists and Christians and Sumerians -- oh my!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 26, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Dont you know... some Very Important People are also talking about that Mosque-That-Really-Isnt-a-Mosque......Read More


Earth shattering news

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

You'd better sit down for this one. It's so earth shattering that it might rock you back in your seat. Smelling salts might have to get involved. Not only does Palin-baby-daddy Levi Johnston starring in a TV reality show about...Read More


Noel McKay: vintage (vinyl) album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Stumbled upon this album, not knowing the performer but knowing I'd want to share this on Bilerico in case some of you remember him. Turns out it was pretty easy to find a little information on Mr. McKay's work at...Read More


Reigning hip-hop's Queen Latifah is outed

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 25, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Long before the African American celebrity gossip, news, popular culture, and entertainment blog Bossip.com outed Dana Owens, a.k.a. Queen Latifah, with photos of her and gal pal "personal trainer" Jeanette Jenkins in a tender embrace not meant for public viewing,...Read More


Single Panel Comics

Filed by Sean Martin | August 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Aside from the work here and at the blogsite, DnR also appear at a few sites where their adventures are done in single-panel format. So here's a few samples -- and one might possibly be considered NSFW... depending on where...Read More


Women Wearing Pig's Noses: vintage clothing ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 25, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Maybe I'm just too citified, but is there some advantage to your clothes wearing like a pig's nose? What? Those cute little pink snouts always looked so sensitive! But ok, obviously I am not a snout expert. Also I guess...Read More


Flat Tires V

Filed by Sean Martin | August 24, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

So remember, kids: every action, no matter how simple or mundane, can have vastly unintended consequences......Read More


For $100,000 I would...

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 24, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video: Thank you for MANY THINGS! The new YouTube layout! Theatre Geek WINNER announced! Books / DVDS - I am loving! Would You Rather Question Style- What would you give up for 100k??? Watch and leave a...Read More


Flat Tires IV

Filed by Sean Martin | August 23, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

And just when you thought it was safe to get back on the interstate.......Read More


Caption This: Ladies Love It

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This dashing young buck is quite the lady's man. His self-effacing and modest demeanor hides an inner Lothario that women just can't resist. Why, notice they've covered his neck and cheek with kisses even! Got a good caption for this...Read More


Flat Tires III

Filed by Sean Martin | August 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Watch carefully. Sometimes it even looks like they're moving their lips....Read More


Queer Music Friday - Jon Lee of S Club 7

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I don't know about you all, but I actually like some trashy pop every now and then. I'm still a huge Spice Girls fan, and while the pop groups that focused more on marketing than music that came after them...Read More


Pantomime Dame Nelson Keys: vintage article

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 20, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Adorable 1930's photojournalistic piece on British stage actor Nelson Keys' nightly backstage transformation from "debonair" man to Red Riding Hood. My ain't she coy! She's after the jump....Read More


Pantomime Dame Nelson Keys: vintage article

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 20, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Adorable 1930's photojournalistic piece on British stage actor Nelson Keys' nightly backstage transformation from "debonair" man to Red Riding Hood. My ain't she coy! She's after the jump....Read More


Flat Tires II

Filed by Sean Martin | August 19, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

And as the crisis moves into its second minute or two, the media is there....Read More


It's a (gay) Jungle Out There: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Perhaps in Mr. Evans' dreams? Deliciously bad cover art on this gem. Has anyone read it? The "types" are great. My fave is the Beatnik -- the beret really does it for me....Read More


It's a (gay) Jungle Out There: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Perhaps in Mr. Evans' dreams? Deliciously bad cover art on this gem. Has anyone read it? The "types" are great. My fave is the Beatnik -- the beret really does it for me....Read More


It's a (gay) Jungle Out There: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Perhaps in Mr. Evans' dreams? Deliciously bad cover art on this gem. Has anyone read it? The "types" are great. My fave is the Beatnik -- the beret really does it for me....Read More


The Flat Tire I

Filed by Sean Martin | August 18, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

You never know when tragedy will strike. All you can hope for is you're not in the middle of it when it does....Read More


TP or not TP, that is the vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Don't you just want to slap the bitch for dissing Ruth's mothering skills? Oh, sorry, that's just me. This seems to have been a popular thread running through toilet paper ads of old: women are falling down on the job...Read More


TP or not TP, that is the vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Don't you just want to slap the bitch for dissing Ruth's mothering skills? Oh, sorry, that's just me. This seems to have been a popular thread running through toilet paper ads of old: women are falling down on the job...Read More


Oops: Cute Brazilian Boy Dancing

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'll be honest. I got nothing. I put myself on the schedule for this time slot and then I got busy with stuff around the house and forgot I was supposed to be writing. To fill time until this afternoon...Read More


Gay pirates sued over Kings of New York

Filed by Nathan Strang | August 18, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Now that there's been a few successful P2P lawsuits hammered forth by the RIAA and other large media companies, the idea has spread to gay porn empire Lucas Entertainment, who recently filed the first of its kind lawsuit against 53...Read More


Pretty Little Lesbian Liars

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 18, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: Answer Any of All 1. Have you ever quit a job dramatically? (stormed off? left a nasty email? TELL ME!) 2. Did you watch Pretty Little Liars finale??? What did you think?? I loved...Read More


Your New Inflatable Friend: Strange Advertising

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 17, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

OK. Is this supposed to be the doll? Or is this the lonely woman who ordered a doll for company? Because, seriously, I don't think an inflatable doll you get for $10 would actually look like that, no matter how...Read More


Tripp Palin!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

You really, really gotta feel for this kid. He's a Springer episode waiting to happen....Read More


On the Horns of Vaudeville: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Guessing this curious little father and son act was one of the many creative shows one could see on upscale Vaudeville stages across America and Europe at the turn of the century. Not sure about the sombreros, though: is the...Read More


I'm Getting Naked for Melissa Joan Hart & Joey Lawrence

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 16, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thank you to ABC Family for sponsoring this video and inviting me to the set! Thank you to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence for being so nice and fun! I hope you all enjoy the interview and my...Read More


Remember When Batman Was Gay?

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: We pulled this out of the archives to share with readers again. Our newer Projectors may have missed this post by former B-IN contributor Tyrion Lannister that originally ran in the summer of 2008 - just as The Dark Knight hit theaters.Read More


Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka To Be Gay Dads, Heroes

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | August 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's little doubt that Neil Patrick Harris has achieved higher fame that even in the 1980s, when he won a Golden Globe for the 1988 film Clara's Heart, and then charmed as the eponymous child doctor on Doogie Howser, M.D....Read More


The karate lessons ads, improved

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Waymon posted some ads for karate lessons yesterday, and a few people pointed out in the comments that you can't really tell the message without more text, so I added some. The other ad is after the jump....Read More


Elliot V

Filed by Sean Martin | August 13, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: You can find the rest of this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 We didn't say anything. Ellie obviously didn't want to talk about it, and we honored that request. Since it...Read More


Queer Music Friday - Jeffree Star

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jeffree Star was in the news this week as he said that he was banned from playing in Temecula, California, for being gay, which reminded me that I never put up some Jeffree Star music on QMF. Here's "Beauty Killer":...Read More


Radio: Stephanie Miller comes out

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Stephanie Miller, a lovely and talented liberal pundit and radio host, came out this morning on her show. Her guest was Chely Wright so apparently coming out is like that Liberty Mutual commercial where someone sees a good deed and...Read More


The Betty Behind the Boop: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Everyone knows Betty Boop, but did you ever see the woman who gave her that amazing voice (and personality)? Here's a great headshot of Helen Kane, the songstress who brought Betty's charming "boops" to life. She wants to be loved...Read More


The Betty Behind the Boop: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Everyone knows Betty Boop, but did you ever see the woman who gave her that amazing voice (and personality)? Here's a great headshot of Helen Kane, the songstress who brought Betty's charming "boops" to life. She wants to be loved...Read More


The Betty Behind the Boop: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Everyone knows Betty Boop, but did you ever see the woman who gave her that amazing voice (and personality)? Here's a great headshot of Helen Kane, the songstress who brought Betty's charming "boops" to life. She wants to be loved...Read More


Elliot IV

Filed by Sean Martin | August 12, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: You can find the rest of this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 The next time we saw Ellie he was wearing -- of all things -- a suit and tie! I...Read More


The Plot Twist That Twists Me

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leslie Robinson hails from New England, lives in Seattle and is shacked up with a Southerner. Check out more of Leslie's humor columns at generalgayety.com My partner Anne and I finally got around to seeing "The...Read More


Priorities: Queen Latifah & her girlfriend

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

When a tabloid ran photos of Neil Patrick Harris with his partner in 2006, the actor's agent quickly spouted off some mumbo-jumbo intended to make the public think the actor was straight. Harris stepped out front quickly, called bullshit, and...Read More


Rachel Maddow on DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

In case you missed it, Rachel Maddow did an entire show on DADT. Here's part 1, parts 2-4 are after the jump....Read More


Elliot III

Filed by Sean Martin | August 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: You can find the rest of this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 We didn't see Elliot again for two days: Frank had taken him on a weekend jaunt to San Francisco....Read More


Caption This: Prop 8 Protest Signs

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 11, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This picture came to me from a friend on Facebook after the decision to overturn Prop 8 came down. I think it says exactly how I feel: So have at it, Projectors! Let's have your best caption!...Read More


Fowl Play: antique postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 11, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Now here's a slang expression that's undergone numerous linguistic evolutions. Far from its contemporary meaning in gay culture, once upon a time (guessing this card is from 1905-1915) it referred to women who were free and easy with their sexuality....Read More


Fowl Play: antique postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 11, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Now here's a slang expression that's undergone numerous linguistic evolutions. Far from its contemporary meaning in gay culture, once upon a time (guessing this card is from 1905-1915) it referred to women who were free and easy with their sexuality....Read More


Reminder: We can't be this tacky

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

So the next time you remember that in most states you can't get married and President Obama is okay with that, watch these videos of straight weddings and think, "Well, thank God the government won't allow me to be that...Read More


Elliot II

Filed by Sean Martin | August 10, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: You can find the rest of this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Elliot finally showed up at ten till nine, just as Gordie was headed off to work and Doc and...Read More


OK, GOProud, now you got my attention...

Filed by Phil Reese | August 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm not the most radical guy on this blog (by a long shot) but I sure as heck am not a conservative. However, GOProud did catch my attention when they went to CPAC and ended up making some inroads and...Read More


Hannah Montana Does Porn?!?

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 10, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Fun Comment Questions of the Day: Answer Any or All!!! 1. Which Jersey Shore cast member would you most like to ---- (if you are 18+). 2. Is all fair in love and reality shows? What do you think...Read More


The Real Che Guevara

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The hero worship of Che Guevara has always irritated me to no end. While Che's life has been romanticized, it's often forgotten that he was a ruthless executioner who reinforced brutal militarism and internecine conflict for many years in Latin...Read More


Elliot I

Filed by Sean Martin | August 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Friends who remember the print version of the cartoon might recall the little novella that came at the end of the second anthology, "The Steps". This was Doc and Raider's best friend Elliot's story, told through events at a now-gone...Read More


The People I've Slept With

Filed by Father Tony | August 09, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

What is it about gay indie films that keeps us coming back despite frequent disappointment? Their style is usually not refined because their budgets are small and their makers are relatively inexperienced with the machinery of filming. Usually, their subject...Read More


Dinner for Schmucks: A Bisexual Film about Female Orgasm

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Featured from CNN to Cosmo for her expertise in bisexuality and LGBT rights, guest blogger Amy Andre is the Executive Director of San Francisco Pride and co-author of Bisexual Health. With a master's degree in sexuality studies, she...Read More


Road Trip V

Filed by Sean Martin | August 06, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

And you just never know who's gonna come up with those little local tips... or what kind of tips they may be....Read More


Queer music Friday - Joe McElderry

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 06, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I posted Joe McElderry's statement that a Twitter hacker helped him come out (the hacker broke into McElderry's account, sent messages like "It's been difficult living a lie for so many years," and that helped him "come to realise who...Read More


Jane Fonda Hawks the Scissor Sisters New Album

Filed by Bil Browning | August 06, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Scissor Sisters has to have one of the best PR firms working for them. Whether it's the fake rentboy.com profile for lead singer Jake Shears or this faux news report, the band has really found some ingenious ways to publicize...Read More


National Underwear Day: Celebrate Bilerico Style

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Today is National Underwear Day! I wore a special pair of skivvies today and I'm perfectly confident that you did too. Imagine my surprise when I found out I could claim I wore them because it was a holiday! Now,...Read More


Road Trip IV

Filed by Sean Martin | August 05, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Ah, for the days when life was so much simpler and people knew who they were....Read More


Halycon Days of Summer: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 05, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Guessing this was shot in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Two lovely women making merry on a summer's day, sharing a blissful moment in the shade....Read More


Road Trip III

Filed by Sean Martin | August 04, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Of course, even on something as educational as a road trip, it never hurts to have a little information to share yourself....Read More


Sometimes a hot dog is just a hot dog: Vintage Hollywood

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

A very coy photo of two stars who were closeted for most of their lives. That's Roddy McDowell on the right -- and I believe that's Tab Hunter (?) serving him an all-beef wiener. So to speak....Read More


Sometimes a hot dog is just a hot dog: Vintage Hollywood

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

A very coy photo of two stars who were closeted for most of their lives. That's Roddy McDowell on the right -- and I believe that's Tab Hunter (?) serving him an all-beef wiener. So to speak....Read More


'The Kids Are All Right' Missed the LGBT Mark: The Modern Family Through Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 04, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog krausnotes.com. From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More


'The Kids Are All Right' Missed the LGBT Mark: The Modern Family Through Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 04, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog krausnotes.com. From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More


Road Trip II

Filed by Sean Martin | August 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Ah, vacations. When life is supposed to be stress-free....Read More


Road Trip I

Filed by Sean Martin | August 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was a kid, my parents told me that summer road trips were all about learning about the world around you......Read More


iTunes <3s #SameSexSunday!

Filed by Phil Reese | August 02, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

By now you've subscribed to SameSexSunday on iTunes right? Well, somebody is! Last week, the only weekly LGBT politics round table was rewarded with iTunes' "New and Noteworthy" designation because the internet radio show is quickly becoming a shooting star...Read More


Woman is my Co-Pilot: vintage postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Lovely 1940s/50s linen card for the "modern" woman who can do everything....Read More


Anti-Trans Radical Feminists Agree

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 01, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

From the incredibly funny political cartoonist Barry Deutsch of Portland comes this awesome cartoon about radical feminists who can't stand trans women. (Most radical feminists aren't transphobic, but there are an unfortunate few.) The rest of the cartoon after the...Read More