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On the road again
Finally. The three of us (me, husband & dog) are headed home tomorrow. As you know, I've spent the last month with my parents. My dad has been sick for a while and I wanted to spend some time with both of my parents. Partially because I don't know how much longer I'll be able to, and partially because I know my dad is causing my mom a lot of stress and I wanted to help her out some with that.

But for the past few days I've been on the verge of freaking out. Some days my dad just doesn't seem to WANT to get better - he seems to be significantly depressed - and other days he seems to be nearly "normal" (like anyone in my family can lay claim to being normal). I think I've helped my dad some by being here, though.

It was good to spend time with both of my parents, but I'm ready to go home. For one thing, I've got to make sure that the stupid general contractor hasn't completely messed up the house I've started (the other one, discussed in part here will be under way soon. Financing has been arranged - more on that later). For another thing, it's been snowing at home and I'm ready to hit the slopes!! I just hope I can find my skis.


Sorry for the rambling post, but I've spent the last hour trying to get a 3-year old and a 1-year old to smile for my sister's Christmas card. Try it some time - it's better than spin class.

Off to bed. More from the road I hope.

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Slap! - Thad Luckinbill
Who? Yeah. I agree. Anyway, Thad Luckinbill is today's slap.

I had planned to post a hairy, beefy guy for today's slap, because I know that some of my readers (not to mention my husband) appreciate such - but for various technical reasons, this guy was easier. Beefy & hairy tomorrow. I promise.

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Isn't a vacation supposed to be relaxing?? I've been visiting my parents for a month now, and I still feel like I'm running every which way - all day, every day. Apparently, others feel the pain.

Honestly, I can't wait to get home and back to work, so that I can get some rest.

Slap! - Jude Law
Just to prove again that not all slaps are twinks, Jude Law - the current "Sexiest Man Alive" is today's slap. I have one thing to say:

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Slap! - James Lafferty
Today's slap is James Lafferty, currently starring with Chad Michael Murray in One Tree Hill. I think James is cuter.

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i need to start watching this show
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think that boys got a huge cock on him. Maybe like 9 inches!
Nicole | 2011-05-09 21:51

i'm think he got a huge cock and i love if someone have picture of him showing his( i hope) big cock
Julia | 2011-05-09 21:51

I know does ne one have any pics of him nude or even fake ones?
jessica | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Will Young
Today's slap is Will Young, British hottie and winner of the UK's first Pop Idol.

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this guy is the man of my dreams,,, i dream of him like weekly, i'm totally in love with him, his posters are covered my room, just love him, slap one more time, it'll be soo good..
Samer Thomas | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Jason Behr
Today's slap is Jason Behr,
most notably of Roswell.

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Slap! - Thanksgiving
Today's slap goes to all of the recent hotness I've posted. I'd like to thank them all for being so hot. Any one of them that would like to be thanked in person should get in touch.

More hotness here.

Slap! - hot8smooth
Today's slap is hot8smooth from FaceTheJury.


A very good fortune
Today's fortune shows some promise:
Someone wants your body.
All of a sudden I feel more NC-17. Of course, I guess they could want my body for some sort of bizarre medical experiment. Or to do something like this:

That picture was just to show some gratuitous skin. Because, you know, this site doesn't show enough of that.

Canaan Valley
I'm spending Thanksgiving week with my parents in Canaan Valley, WV. It's in the northeastern part of the state and very rural. I'm sure I'll be spending many hours at The Purple Fiddle. It has wireless internet access and great coffee! Plus there seems to be a lesbian that works here - probably the only other gay person in the entire county. Anyway, it's my internet oasis in this technology desert. If you find yourself in the area, stop by - I'm the one sitting at the small table in the window nursing his no-internet twitches with his laptop.

Actually, I'm determined not to spend too much time here - I'm going to spend most of my time reading

relaxing and enjoying the view:

I received 1 st mortgage loans when I was 20 and this helped my relatives very much. However, I require the consolidation loans as well.
Melton27BERNICE | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Kerr Smith
Continuing the Dawson's Creek theme, today's slap is Kerr Smith. In addition to palling around with Dawson as his token gay friend, Kerr can be seen in Broken Hearts Club, among other things.

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Slap! - James Marsden
OK. It's time. Way past time. He should have been my first slap. But I'm saving the best for last now. James Marsden is today's slap. He and Chris Evans are in a tight race for the top of my slap list.

I really can't say enough about J.M. He's nearly perfect. I know that, even if no one else agrees, Jonathan is on board.

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I think I'm drooling
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I just saw him in 'the 24th day', and he was pretty darn good. Of course he spent the whole film tied to a chair, which, well, lets be honest who wouldn't mind tying him up.
Fred | 2011-05-09 21:51

What a cool picture

From NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Slap! - Jared Leto
In honor of the upcoming Alexander, today's slap is Jared Leto, who plays the role of Hephaestion, Alexander's boyfriend. Since I don't have a good picture, I can't comment on his thighs - but the rest of him can conquer me any time he's ready.

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Not so incredible
I went to see The Incredibles today. I just didn't think this movie was as good as nearly every single review that I've read. It was entertaining enough, but did not particularly stand out - with one exception: The rendering of the water. That was amazing. Otherwise, just OK.

I'm not the only one, am I??

Do you acknowledge that it is high time to get the loan, which can realize your dreams.
LillyGuzman29 | 2011-05-09 21:51

I will recommend not to wait until you earn big sum of money to buy goods! You can just take the home loans or college loan and feel yourself comfortable
ClayJackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Just in time for Christmas
Surfing around, minding his own business this morning, your mild-mannered correspondent stumbled across Make Your Own Dildo. Advertising a kit where you can make a mold of your penis, and then make up to five dildos matching your anatomy.

I guess how many dildos you get depends on, well, how much material you have to use to make each one. Your mileage inchage may vary.

Gives a whole new meaning to "go fuck yourself".

Another fortune
Today's fortune is right on the money:
Stop surfing the Web and get to work!

Slap! - Chad Michael Murray
Today's slap is Chad Michael Murray, who was frequently seen on Dawson's Creek and can currently be seen in One Tree Hill

More of Chad

his nipples are the size of half dollars nice
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hes probably got a big cock too, but I think James lafferty is bigger
Nicole | 2011-05-09 21:51

People deserve wealthy life time and mortgage loans or just short term loan will make it better. Just because freedom bases on money state.
Dalton28Ursula | 2011-05-09 21:51

Good fortune today?
Maybe today's fortune means that my mortgage broker will be calling to tell me that my loan is going through?
Good news will come to you from far away.

Top 500 songs? No.
Via Downtown Lad comes news that Rolling Stone has picked the Top 500 Songs of all Time.

#1 is Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".

I'm sorry, any list (of the best) that puts Bob Dylan at the top cannot be considered serious. I won't even discuss the rest of the list becuase it discredited itself.

By popular request
I had a request last night to "... work on the pop-ups". They've been bugging me lately, too, so guess what. I worked on the pop-ups.

Now the only windows that will popup by default are the ones that link outside of the site - and you can still use the check box on the left side of the page to turn that off too.

Slap! - Paul Walker
Today's slap is Paul Walker, hottie from movies such as Timeline and The Fast and the Furious. At least he's pretty.

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We're gonna need a bigger truck
An entertaining series of photos of a car rescue, apparently in Belgium. Click the picture to see 'em all.

Make your life easier get the loan and all you need.
STEFANIE28Barlow | 2011-05-09 21:51

Bent's book club
I just finished reading The Rule of Four, the first novel from a recently-graduated pair of writers.

The book is clearly a first-time effort, but has a sense distinctly similar to The DaVinci Code. TDC is a substantially better book, but TRoF is quite readable and, eventually, addictive. The most distracting part of the book was the continuous switching of the action from the past to the present. While I normally don't mind that technique, the writing and the times involved made it difficult to determine when you were reading.

Now the best part: I wouldn't really consider this to be a spoiler under normal circumstances, but BP is an extreme stickler for not revealing any detail of any kind from a book, so you have been warned - read no further if you're similarly concerned about discovering no detail before its time.

[potential spoiler starts here] The book was set at Princeton University (my alma mater) and the action ranged all over campus, from the various academic buildings to the eating clubs (the core of upperclassman social life at Princeton). In the end, one of the "elite" eating clubs - Ivy - is burned in a post-party "incident". Quite entertaining really. One of the two authors attended Princeton - I am left to wonder if he had some unpleasant memories of Ivy Club. He would not be alone, although I can comfortably say that Ivy was virtually irrelevant to me in my time - there were others that vexed me. Oh well, that's another story for another time.
Slap! - Jeremy Edwards
Today's slap is UK actor Jeremy Edwards.

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Vandalia Lounge
Bent Partner (hat tip to GayPatriot for the naming idea) and I just visited Charleston, WV's very own martini bar, Vandalia Lounge. Run by a guy with whom I used to play tennis, it really does have a big-city feel in a small city.

My brother in law had averred that it did not have a smoky atmosphere. He was wrong. It was every bit as smoky as any New York City bar. Used to be. BP and I met my cousin there and had a few drinks. We missed the live music, but the drinks were good (and cheap) and the company was entertaining - and I'm not just saying that.

The cousin we met is the younger brother of the one with whom I more or less grew up. And it turns out he's much nicer than his older brother. He always seemed like a brat when we were kids, but we both grew out of that - he's become a really charming guy. And he's cute (OK, REALLY cute) - but you didn't hear that from me.

But is the cheese melted?
Get your bid in now on a grilled cheese sandwich featuring a likeness of the Virgin Mary!!

eBay had removed the item, citing their policy against "listings that are intended as jokes". The owner of the sandwich, one Diana Duyser of Hollywood, FL, apparently convinced the auction site that the item is not, in fact a joke.

No, I guess Diana is the joke. Or maybe the person who bid $99,999,999? I can only assume that a bid for $100 million IS a joke. As far as I can tell, the highest legitimate (ha!) bid is roughly $18,000. Scary enough.

Stop reading blogs
Except this one, of course.

A new study shows that excessive computer use may cause eye damage.

Apparently, people who use their computer more than nine hours per day have a much higher risk of developing glaucoma, an increase of pressure in the eye that can lead to vision loss and eventually blindness.

I'm not sure how to take this
My fortune today kinda bugs me:
Those voices you hear make sense.

Slap! - Adam Brody
OK, I've resisted as long as I can. I have to slap someone from The O.C. The first is Adam Brody. More are sure to follow...

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I am about to fucking cry
I got some really crappy news today. The loan that I've spent the last 6 fucking months of my life trying to get isn't going to go through. I'm trying to build a house in Denver - it's a spec house that I'm going to sell - and I was applying for a construction loan.

I had been told by my loan officer that there was a program available where I could put down 5% - and that I had already been qualified for 5% down. So I was operating on that basis. Now, however, after exhausting what is apparently every avenue, it looks like the minimum they'll accept is 20% down. Needless to say, that's a pretty big difference - and this is an expensive house, so in this case it's simply not an option.

At this point I just don't know what to do. I'm hoping to be able to create a business out of building houses, but at this point I don't even know if I can get it off the ground. Ugh. Can I just crawl into the corner and cry??

TiVo owners beware
An intense lobbying battle is underway in Washington D.C. this week. Congress is considering a bill that would, among other things, make illegal "skipping any commercials or promotional announcements". Other provisions would make it illegal to take a video camera into a movie theater for the purpose of distributing copies.

Unsurprisingly, the RIAA and the MPAA are supporting the bill. More interesting is the alliance of organizations opposing the legislation, including the Consumer Electronics Association and the American Conservative Union. The ACU is reportedly on board because some provisions of the legislation would require the Justice Department to file copyright lawsuits on behalf of the entertainment industry. "It's just plain wrong to make the Department of Justice Hollywood's law firm," said Stacie Rumenap, ACU's deputy director.

As an owner of more than one ReplayTV (my preferred TiVo-like device), this kind of legislation scares me. But more worrisome is the continuing attack - by the various Hollywood lobbying arms - on the concept of fair use, the well-established right of Americans to use certain content in various ways. Among other things, it allows people to make copies of content for their own use (as established in the "Betamax" case) and to excerpt small pieces of content with neither permission or payment.

At the very least, I hope that Congress can be persuaded to wait until after the lame duck session to consider the bill - that way the public will have a chance to comment. Additionally, Arlen Specter still appears to be in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee - it is widely assumed that he will less inclined to bow to every wish from Hollywood. I certainly hope so.

Brokeback Mountain
Jesse has the latest coverage from the set of Brokeback Mountain (the movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, about two cowboys who fall in love). Holy shit this movie sounds HOT.
He [Gyllenhaal] says, "Heath almost broke my nose in (a kissing) scene. He grabs me and he slams me up against the wall and kisses me. And then I grab him and I slam him up against the wall and I kiss him. And we were doing take after take after take. I got the sh*t beat out of me. We had other scenes where we fought each other and I wasn't hurting as badly as I did after that one."
I feel a slap or two coming on...

I took my first home loans when I was very young and that supported my family a lot. But, I require the financial loan once again.
KirbyGRETCHEN33 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Shane Watson
Today's slap is Shane Watson. I guess I'm gonna have to take up SOME sort of Australian sport, don't you think?

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I need a Gamecube
Apparently, I've been playing the wrong video games. This looks like WAY too much fun.

(Via Gizmodo)
Thank goodness the Republicans won
It looks like Congress, with its new-and-improved Republican majority, is ready to tackle the really tough issues that face the country.
Slap! - Ben Cohen
Today, I will feed my inner pig [3rd comment] by slapping Ben Cohen.

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Ben is SO HOT! ruggers always seem to be.
apop | 2011-05-09 21:51

Good dream
I was traveling this weekend - actually, I'm traveling all month, but I was on vacation from my travels. Anyway, I ended up having to sleep on the floor. And while I don't often dream, I do when I'm uncomfortable. And last night it was about James Marsden. Suffice it to say, this was one of the best dreams I've had in a while. He will be slapped very soon.

The next thing?
An interesting article (via Andy) about how some believe that RSS publishing will be squeezing out traditional e-mail newsletters.

It's a pretty compelling argument. It has a number of benefits, especially for the end user, but my favorite is that it's virtually impossible to spam - and it's easy to stop your subscription if you decide that it IS spam.

Slap! - Jesse Metcalfe
Today's slap is Jesse Metcalfe, lately of Desperate Housewives - my new favorite show.

More of Jesse

Far be it from me to criticize someone with such a hot body, but why does Jesse insist on "man-sculpting" his eyebrows??

They look girly to me.
Bryan | 2011-05-09 21:51

But your honor...
I thought it was safe to have raw beef in the car!!

When reading this story, please reference the statement at the top of the page.

Slap! - James Franco
Today's slap is James Franco, from Spider-Man and others.

More of James.

But what kind of lotion do they use?
News that it is now legal to import bee semen (yes, you read that right) from New Zealand in the U.S. Whew! I don't have to smuggle it in through Mexico any more.

[Via Fark]

Since Firefox has just been officially released, I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to consider changing browsers. Internet Explorer is underpowered, insecure, and as cranky "as an old man trying to return soup in a Jewish deli".

My personal non-IE choice is Opera, but Firefox is an excellent choice also. But try one out. Something. Anything. They're ALL better than IE. And they're not published by The Evil Empire.

If I still have to convince you, here's a review from CNET, and one from Wired.

P.S. A special Bent door prize goes to the first comment that correctly identifies the source of the above quotation. I'll even pay shipping.

the quote's from Seinfeld of course!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - French Rugby Players
To make up for yesterday's bad slap, I'm bringing back the naked French rugby players, including Jérémie Ballais, Régis Sigoire, Frédéric Michalak & Clément Poitrenaud.

More rugby players.

Jeremie Ballais is one stud puppy. What a nice hairy chest for a twenty year old! SLAP! He also has a nice cock, but he seems a little shy about showing it off. Maybe he's afraid what I will do if I get my lips on it. Like to see him with some facial hair.
Anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

That cub (jeremie) needs a good fuck! That will loosen him up - ha ha
Anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Jeremie Ballais would make any man want to do a little father/son action! How did he get that cock and hair.. At only twenty he is one of the hottest cubs out there! How could anybody stay straight if that was in your shower naked and hung the way he is!
Anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Prescription drugs
The New Yorker has a really interesting look at the problem of prescription drugs - and drug prices - in the United States. Unwilling to lay the blame solely at the feet of the drug companies, the article sheds light very effectively on the demand that U.S. consumers create for drugs and how that demand manifests in drug prices.

[Can't remember where I came across this]

I can think of a good punishment for these hooligans.
Good riddance

I swear I'm just visiting!
This incredible story of a man behaving like a child is courtesy of The Legal Reader.

What the fuck is wrong with people? I mean, diapers? Sure. But shaving your pubes??? Weird.
Slap! - Carson Kressley
Today's slap - and NOT in a good way - is Carson Kressley. He's been bugging me lately, especially for posing in Instinct like this:

He just needs a normal slap. Ugh. Back to our regularly scheduled good slaps tomorrow.

Frisky screeners
Apparently Heathrow Airport is testing the deployment of low-energy "backscatter" x-ray scanner machines. Many privacy advocates are up in arms because of the detailed images of the subject's anatomy that the machine produces.

The TSA has opted not to install the machines in the U.S. until it includes "virtual fig leaves". Whatever. I can't believe it's that big a deal. Don't we all know what's under those clothes anyway? Isn't it better than being frisked?

I guess it depends on who's doing the frisking:

Watch your domains!
News from Andy that those who own them need to watch out for their domain names. Apparently, ICANN has changed its policy regarding transfer approval - if you don't respond within 5 days, you are assumed to have approved the transfer.

Visit your registrar and make sure that you "lock" your domains - most registrars seem to have this feature. It basically changes your default response to "no" regarding changes.

Slap! - Graham Ackerman
Today's slap is Graham Ackerman, Instinct's cover model for August. What a hottie!

I wasn't able to find a ton of pics of Graham. Anyone have more?

More Graham Ackerman

Graham is stunning!...kinda takes your Breath away doesn't he? And a national champion to boot!
mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

As a gay (former) engineer, I'm not sure how to feel about this:

Slapdate! - Jeremy Bloom
Today we're doing a slapdate. By special request - and because of recent submissions - and just because he's so FUCKING HOT - Jeremy Bloom is our slap of the day.

More of Jeremy Bloom.

I would love to be that water bottle.
JK | 2011-05-09 21:51

This kid defines "Sex on Legs"!!! He's amazingly HOT, very talented, and seems pretty well mannered... damnit, I wanna see some flaws, its just not right I tell you.
Fred | 2011-05-09 21:51

Deep Sixing "Six Feet"
News that HBO has officially decided to end Six Feet Under after next season's 12-episode run. Color me bummed. This is one of my favorite shows - and easily one of the best on television. I can appreciate that they may have explored everything they can - and I certainly don't want it to get stale.

Filming on the fifth and final season begins Nov. 16. No word yet on an air date.

I guess I'll have to start watching "Deadwood" and/or "Carnivale". They just didn't capture my interest like Six Feet and "The Sopranos", but it's better than watching reality TV.

Carnivale is good, its like early X-files, you're still not to sure what the heck is going on. As far as Reality TV goes, bite your tounge, better yet let your boyfriend do that for you. Some of those Reality folks are my friends, well at least James, Andra, Wes, Robb, and Reichen are friends of mine.
Fred | 2011-05-09 21:51

I wonder what the horses think
An architect in Colorado apparently has used recycled porn magazines to frame his barn near Denver.

God, the people in those red states are so weird.

Slap! - Jeremy Black
Today's slap is male supermodel Jeremy Black.

More of Jeremy.

Wow, my Monay morning is so on the right track now! Thanks for this!!!
Christpher W. | 2011-05-09 21:51

I smell a new reality show
Apparently, Chippendales has been holding auditions in the NYC area for new performers. Chippendales have never been all that appealing to me - I await snide comments - but I wouldn't mind a few pictures from such auditions.

Long-time Chippendale dancer Michael Rapp has some words of caution for potential performers:
"An 80-year-old woman bit my stomach one time. She wouldn't let go," he said. "I had the teeth marks for about a week."
I guess Polident really works.
Sorry, I'm on break
I was at the grocery store today - Kroger, a union shop here in WVa. I wheel up to the check-out area with my overflowing cart - and see about eight other overflowing carts. I found a line with nobody else in it (except the person whose cart is currently being processed); I hopped in the line.

While standing there, learning how the aliens that kidnapped Elvis all those years ago have returned him to earth in the form of frozen Mrs. Paul's fish sticks, the cashier finally noticed me and told me that her lane was closing. What?? I've been standing here for five minutes!! They're just about to tell me how the aliens accomplished this nefarious feat and how to protect myself!! But she had her god-given, union-protected right to take a break and sit on her ass; she was, by god, going to take that break and widen said ass.

So, completely pissed off, I stalked away, leaving the crucial self-protection advice behind. I made my way, finally, to the self-checkout lanes (thank god for those!) and finished the entire checkout procedure in about three minutes. I headed for the door, and on the way through the anti-theft sensons went off. WHAT?!!? Since when do grocery stores have anti-theft tags in the condoms ice cream bars broccoli?

So I wheeled back around, looking for advice. And ran into the four cashiers who weren't on their god-given, union-protected breaks. They were less than helpful. They stared at me like I had three heads! Perhaps *I* belong on the cover of my Elvis magazine?

And then, out of the darkest corner of the store, hiding like a mouse from a pack of feral cats, came a small voice. "Sir, it's OK. That sensor goes off all the time." Who was this hidden savior? I peered into the inky blackness of the break area and discovered the cashier who had been so determined to abandon me earlier. Ah, praise heaven that my earlier exclamation of f*cking c*nt had been under my breath.

Of course, I still don't know how to protect myself from those Elvis-fishifying aliens.
Revenge of the Sith
Cool stuff from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

Via Chris comes the trailer (AOL membership required). And via Fark some potentially spoiling stills from the movie itself.

Woohoo! Only 192 days left!!!
Slap! - James McAvoy
Today's slap is actor (and super-twink) James McAvoy. Seen in SciFi's production of Children of Dune and currently filming in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.

More of James.

Now I need a shower
Via Bingo comes this disturbing confession.

I am absolutely speechless; my skin is crawling.

Where's Homer?
One of the great enduring mysteries of our day. One of the true puzzles that people grapple with every day - OK, every week. Maybe. A true head scratcher, on the order of Who Shot JFK.

Which fucking state is Springfield in? There are lots of sites that are talking about or researching the question.

Various of the Simpsons have offered tantalizing clues, but never have they revealed the answer. I, for one, am sick of waiting. I want an answer!!!

In other news, I'm looking forward to the season premiere tomorrow - Homer looks delicious. Lots of nice marbling.

Bueller? Bueller?
Apparently, life imitates mediocre 80's movies.

Slap! - Justin Smith
Today, you'll notice, Bent has a decidedly non-traditional (for me) slap. Certain of Bent's readers (including my partner) have expressed a preference for ... well ... fewer twinks. How's that?

So today's slap is Justin Smith, submitted by above-mentioned partner. I can't tell you anything about Justin. Mainly because - ewww. But I'm an equal-opportunity slapper (hmmm...). So, among the limited readership I have, let's hear it: Should I post more beefy (and occasional beefy AND hairy) slaps? (For those, like me, who prefer twinks, never fear - there will still be twinks. The slap scheduled for tomorrow is a good example. )

I came to this store shopping for hotties and got stuck in the cromagnon aisle. Can someone direct me to the Bill Hemmer section?
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I did a quick search for "cromagnon hottie" and viola. There are a whole bunch of us amigos de Dorathea here where I work. We all swooned at Justin. Aye poppi! Keep that Dinty Moore "Beefy Goodness" comin'. Love ya.
Perkunas | 2011-05-09 21:51

Icky poo!
I've got some sort of cold. Lovely. Now I sound like Bea Arthur.

Trust me, sounding like Bea Arthur, is so much better then looking like Bea Arthur.
Fred | 2011-05-09 21:51

Those dang liberals!
John posted an excellent look at the failure of John Kerry in particular, and the Democrats in general, in this election. It essentially argues that a large number of Republican voters are sick of the liberal elite condescending to them and finally awoke and voted that way.

One of the most interesting ideas was this one:
As I said, I don't believe this is the end of the world. Yes, the spotlight was kept on the issues of concern to social conservatives as away of mobilizing them to vote. However, I am less certain that they'll get everything they think they voted for, which is to say I believe that this was a campaign strategy and might not be too much more. In Bush's news conference today he made NO mention of a marriage amendment and was very eager to point out that there is no Supreme Court vacancy at the moment so he wasn't going to get into the discussion about who might fill one. I'm cautiously optimistic that those are fights he really doesn't want to engage in from the extreme right, because he does realize that 48% of voters didn't vote for him and his ego is big enough to make him want to leave a huge legacy not diminished by political impasse. He knows there's a line past which Democrats and even moderate Republicans will dig in their heels and he still does need a few of their votes to get the job done, so he'll pick his battles. I predict he'll save his political capital, to use his phrase, for the things he really believes will benefit ALL of us and allow history to show him in his best light -- tax reform, social security reform, the Iraq war. If he doesn't have any capital left to spend on socially conservative agenda items, that'll probably be OK with him.
I hope that the author is right. I do think that the FMA was more a campaign ploy than a deeply-held belief. I think that he fundamentally agress with Dick Cheney on the gay marriage issue - that it's a problem for the states, not the federal government. Then again, perhaps I'm fooling myself; time will tell.

Slap! - WaStud19
Today's slap is from FaceTheJury - WaStud19.

Just award a patent on breathing
This is just ridiculous. A company claims to have a patent on international transactions on the web. What? How can an international transaction on the web be non-obvious if you're already doing domestic transactions? I've seen information about a lot of silly patents, but this is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY up there.

Oh. I also have a patent on using lotion for jerking off. Pay up.
Slap! - Josh Duhamel
Today's slap is Josh Duhamel, of Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and Las Vegas.

More of Josh.

YUM. wonder if he's a grower because it doesn't look like he's a shower. But I could still happily deal with it.
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Flynt
There's really no reason for this:

how she chases down tennis balls with those big mams bouncing around is beyond me.
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

One more election thought
I forgot to mention the single most important result of this election. Everything else pales in comparison. South Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment (yes, you read that right - a constitutional amendment) allowing the legislature to decide how drinks are served. Sweet Jesus. Now they don't have to use the little airplane bottles. What a great country we live in.
Election thoughts
Just a few random thoughts.

I'm not happy. I didn't come to my vote for John Kerry easily, but in the end I really wanted him to win.

I am, however, going to be optimistic about the Bush win. About what? Well:
Social Security reform - Bush promised action on Social Security reform in his second term - we'll see if that happens. It looks like he'll have a more Republican Congress, he should be able to get it done.

The national retail sales tax - I don't imagine we'll see any action on the "Fair Tax" plan, but it's more likely than if Kerry had won. I'll take it.

The war on terror - I think he's been basically good in the war on terror - not perfect, but Kerry wouldn't have been either - I'm optimistic that he'll continue that.

The war in Iraq - I'm still worried about the mess in Iraq and what we're doing there, but I'm determined to be optimistic that he'll get us out of it successfully.
What am I not optimistic about? Sometimes it's just not possible, so:
11 anti-gay amendments passed in various states. This will strengthen Bush's hand to continue politicizing gay marriage. The only ray of light I see here is that there's no longer a political play for Bush - but that won't stop him from trying to use it as an issue to help his Congressional buddies.

The Supreme Court - I'll admit that I'm of two minds here. There are decisions - especially some property rights cases that are sure to reach TSC in the next couple of years - where I know I'll be happy with the decisions of Bush appointees. But, overall, I think I'm not gonna like the people he appoints. And honestly, Kerry appointees would surely decide more favorably on gay rights cases, but as Stephen Miller points out, that's not necessarily a good thing. "Too much" success in the courts can backfire.

The deficit - Bush and the Congress have OBSCENELY mismanaged the federal budget. I know: war, terrorism, recession. Blah blah blah. Even with all of those things, he's still been irresponsible. I don't like the chances of anything resembling fiscal responsibility for the next four years.
And, of course, I have to give voice to the cynic in me. Good: I don't have to listen to John Edwards and Teresa Kerry for four years. Bad: I do have to listen to four more years of Bush fumbling around for words. Good: I don't have to listen to James Carville defend everything the President does while Sean Hannity attacks everything. Bad: I do have to listen to Sean Hannity defend everything the President does while James Carville attacks everything.

I don't think this election did anything to help political civility in this country; I imagine we're in for four more years of nastiness. I guess there's an outside chance that there will be less carping about an "unelected" President - I'll hang on to that.

Finally, lots of people have been taking The Pledge. This isn't an overly political blog, so I don't think it applies to me all that much, but what the heck. I'll take it.

Slap! - Nick24422
Today's slap is from FaceTheJury.

More of Nick24422.

Prick's brother
If there's anyone in the Bush organization that I really just don't like seeing or hearing, it's Prick's brother (long story - from college).

One way or another, it will be nice not to have to put up with his smug crap anymore.
The winner?
Via Kevin comes news that Zogby is calling the Electoral College vote for Kerry and the popular vote for Bush.

I'd have a grin for four years if that happened.
Traveling today...
I'm flying east today. I hope I don't miss all the fun.
Slap! - Kip Pardue
Today's slap is Kip Pardue, from The Rules of Attraction, among other things.

More Kip Pardue.

I'll have an order of yellowfin USB
Via Gizmodo comes information on USB drives shaped like Sushi.

I love consumerism.

Some time before, I did need to buy a car for my corporation but I did not earn enough money and couldn't buy something. Thank heaven my brother proposed to take the loan at banks. Thence, I did so and used to be happy with my small business loan.
OdomMiranda26 | 2011-05-09 21:51

The first snow!
7 inches!

More bunnies!
Today we have more horror movies in 30 seconds - and re-enacted by bunnies.

On the feature board today:

Freddy vs Jason


and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

And, of course, the original bunnies productions.
Slap! - Charlie Hunnam
Today's slap is Charlie Hunnam, seen in the U.K. version of Queer as Folk and more recently Cold Mountain.

More of Charlie Hunnam

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