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Slap! - Marat Safin
While I'm at it, I'm going to stick with the tennis theme. Today's slap is Marat Safin - Jonathan's favorite player by far. I personally like Andy Roddick, but Marat has a certain appeal to him. I especially like his current shaggy look - which no doubt earns John's approval too. And, as always with tennis players, I recommend a visit to Marat's FotoGordon page.



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Comments
New balls, please.
don | 2011-05-09 21:51

? ????? ???.

It means "I love you" in Russian
JK | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Juan Carlos Ferrero
Today's slap is recent French Open victim Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Spaniard has won in the past, but Jonathan's boy Marat Safin proved too much for him this year. I found a few pics to post - but for tennis players, I always recommend FotoGordon - so be sure to visit Juan Carlos there too.



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Comments
I opine that to receive the business loans from banks you ought to present a great reason. Nevertheless, once I have got a sba loan, because I was willing to buy a house.
ElenaPennington | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks so much for the tennis slap! Great pics of J.C. - how about some Tommy Robredo shots next? grrr-OWL!
Milan | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Kraft
I know I promised that I'd post pics of beach hotties from my trip. And I'm going to, but I'm still working on getting them together - I took over 600 pictures. And besides, I felt this one was too important to miss due to Kraft's recent statements regarding their support of the GayGames in Chicago:



Money quote:
It’s easy to say you support a concept or a principle when nobody objects. The real test of commitment is how one reacts when there are those who disagree. I hope you share my view that our company has taken the right stand on diversity, including its contribution to the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago. - Marc Firestone, Kraft Executive Vice-President
Thanks Kraft!!

(via GayOrbit)


Slap! - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Today's slap, at the suggestion of Joey, is Jonathan Rhys-Myers. I've had pics of him forever, but for some reason I've put off a slap. Joey got me off the mark. Thanks! Jonathan has been in a few things, including Bend it like Beckham and the TV mini-series Elvis.

I must say I don't particularly like the long hair, but the rest I'll take.



Oh, and like you need to be told around here... Some of these pics aren't safe for work.

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Comments
His one of those ambiguous stars with a hunting beauty about him. I approve of him.
rico | 2011-05-09 21:51

God, I love those lips. But what's this about a "gay dad"? *I* want to be his gay dad!
Milan | 2011-05-09 21:51

If you don't think he's hot, watch him in Bend it Like Beckham and you will change your mind.
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I love him. I want to carry his children.
Putney | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Chris Austad
Today's slappee is model Chris Austad, as suggested by Sam. He's quite the tasty morsel, I'd say. Thanks Sam!!



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Comments
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! Ditto the vote for the Slap of the Month. Every picture of him kept getting better and better. What a beautiful man.
Michael-Seattle | 2011-05-09 21:51

me likey...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

It's about time he shows his bits!!!
rico | 2011-05-09 21:51

Consider my vote for Slap of the Month cast for young Master Austad.
Brandon | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Travel
I apologize to all of you who've sent me e-mail and are still waiting for a response. I've been traveling at the beach for the past week and haven't been able to respond like I normally do. I've been lucky enough to have a Wi-Fi connection available here at the house, but it's hard to discipline myself to respond to e-mail when I can be on the beach taking pictures of hotties. The good news is that the hotties will be on the site within the next few days.

And I promise to catch up on the e-mail soon.


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all will be forgiven when i see the pix
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Reynaldo Gianecchini
Today's slap is hot Brazilian actor & model Reynaldo Gianecchini. I accidentally posted a pic of him with someone else recently. But these are all Reynaldo. YUM.



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Delicious!
JK | 2011-05-09 21:51

You've almost hit the mark.
Some body hair in the coming days, and you'll nail it!
MH | 2011-05-09 21:51

Aw, YEAH.

Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Munch Munch, eat him up, yum yum !!!
gary | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Jesse McCartney
Today's slap is Super Twink Jesse McCartney. Jesse's been in various things over the years, most notably All My Children and Summerland. He's also responsible for Beautiful Soul



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He's no child

Every day he looks better
chance | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's no child

Every day he looks better - especially in the surf suit
chance | 2011-05-09 21:51

Is this guy old enough to be in bed with a girl? Where are the men?
gary | 2011-05-09 21:51

You need to 'slap' someone in their 70's just to even things out with nature, but please warn me ahead of time if you decide to do this.
Dan M. | 2011-05-09 21:51

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American Idol
What a disappointing finale. They were both OK - but just OK. Sorry to sound like a broken record, but nothing at all like last year.

My 2-year-old nephew is voting for Carrie:






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I didn't think it was that bad, but Carrie got my vote.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I agree...both were ok. Where do they get those 'specially' written songs...they suck. I have to stay with my choice of Bo as the winner. Carrie has a better voice, but she just lacks stage presence.
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think Bo Rocked Hardcore. Carrie is a FemBot. Personally liked it better than last season. Bo is the first Idol contestant I would buy a record from!!!
Scott | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Roberto Bolle
Today's slap, shamelessly swiped from Tottyland, is ballet dancer Roberto Bolle. All of a sudden I have a hankering to see Swan Lake. Hmmm.



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Those legs could crush bowling balls---how i'd like to be a bowling ball for a few minutes! He's tres sexy. There's a ballet company here and the boys are pretty yummy. Guess I'll have to get season tickets...
:) | 2011-05-09 21:51

It's great that we can get the personal loans moreover, that opens completely new possibilities.
CareyWatkins29 | 2011-05-09 21:51

it's Jesse MCCARTNEY!!!! Ya know, like Paul or Stella? OY.
:) | 2011-05-09 21:51

Nice choice but isn't the first pic of Jesse McCarthy?
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Dean Solomon
Today's slap is AFL hottie Dean Solomon. ShirtlessAFL used to have gobs of hot pics of Dean, but they've gone offline, so I couldn't post them. Anyone know where ShirtlessAFL went? Or are they just gone?



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R.I.P. Shirtless AFL, i say. No idea where it went. All i know is that gayfooty.com.au is good, but not great like SAFL was. May I suggest Collingwood player Brodie Holland as a slap? He was a centrefold in Cleo magazine recently. *drools*
meeeee | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm weak from the pic of Dean Solomon. He is godlike. What a MAN.
And the visually challenged one who said the blonde in the lower right corner was cuter---get some glasses. yeesh.

Love the site! :)
James | 2011-05-09 21:51

So agree - he is hot, hot, hot! Just so sorry that he joined the disgusting dockers!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51


Saddam's photos
I agree with Downtown Lad. Boo-fucking-hoo.



Slap! - Ben McKenzie
Today's slap is The O.C. hottie Ben McKenzie, who plays Ryan with that perfect 25-year-old-playing-18-year-old teen-ish angst. I saw him as an incompetent something-or-other in a rerun of a JAG episode recently. He actually hasn't been in much else. Surprising, because bad actor or not he's SMOKING HOT.



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Movie preview
Oh. And somehow Chris Evans seems to have gotten even hotter since Cellular. Who's gonna be able to pay attention to the plot of Fantastic Four with him looking like that? And it seems we get to see a fair amount of skin - not as much as we should, of course. But the producers seem to realize that he's not popular because he's a good actor.




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HEY! When you're going to close the site, whenever that may be, can you put all the photos for download in a zipfile or something?
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

my knees have melted
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

I would sit here for hours contemplating this photo, but someone might see me and think what a sad little boy.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Just can't get enough of this guy!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

It wasn't just the lava that was hot
I saw Revenge of the Sith today. Unfortunately, my dad was along for the ride, so I couldn't gush properly. I mean, who knew Darth Vader was such a smoking hottie??? Holy cow! The Force really tones your abs, I guess.




Puzzles puzzles...
DowntownLad is EVIL.

So now I'm evil too: Check out this game.

Anyone get "A"? Or "F"?

UPDATE: How about "Q"??

UPDATE II: Got "Q". How about "R"?

UPDATE III: Got "R". How about "W". Last letter.


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you guys are good... i've only figured out 14.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I is Bic
Dan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Jim Caviezel
Today's slap is Jesus himself, Jim Caviezel. I've always thought Jim was wicked cute, but the nonsense I heard from him around the time of The Passion of the Christ was, to say the least, creepy. Nevertheless, he's worth a slap anyway - really, kind of a 1/2 good slap, 1/2 bad slap thing.

Unfortunately, for the bondage fans out there, I wasn't able to track down any pics of him on the cross or getting whipped. I'm sure they're out there... Anyway.



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There's something sinfully awesome about gay lust for jesus.
Chadd | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oops!!
Holy cow!!! I missed the slap today! Jaime caught me on it, so I've gotta get it fixed. The excuse (is there ever really a good excuse??) is that I'm traveling today. I thought I had pre-posted slaps for the next several days, but I obviously missed today. So I'm going to roll one forward from another day later this week.

I can't miss a day!!!

Travel woes
I have decided that there is a special place in hell for people who get on escalators and stand on thw left.


Slap! - Hugh Jackman
Today's slap is the incredibly HOT HOT HOT Hugh Jackman. Best known, at least to me, for playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies, Hugh seems to have a fairly broad range: He's also been in Kate & Leopold, the romantic comedy with Meg Ryan, and the dreadful Van Helsing. And who could forget his Tony Award-winning performance as Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz?



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He´s so smoking hot, unfortunately he havn´t done any good film
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Sorry guys... he can do no wrong in my eyes. I thought he was very good and looked incredible in Swordfish! He's my ultimate!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Golfing in a towel? Hope that catches on.
Peter | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Marian Dragulescu
Today's slap is the extremely hot Romanian gymnast Marian Dragulescu - you'll surely remember him from Athens. Anyway, having received hundreds dozens a few requests for him, I decided it was time to put him up, regardless of the fact that I couldn't find a single shirtless pic. Oh well. He's still beautiful. And maybe this will cause some kind-hearted soul to forward a lovely pic of his sure-to-be-stunning nipples.



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He is the best! I had the opportunity to meet him. He is so nice... he has a big heart ...big beautiful eyes...hypnotic smile...He was the sun of my life, the center of my univers for few weeks... He was a dream for me...a dream that come true. i wish him all thew best and i'm sure that he will win today in Paris and in June on Debrecen.
carla | 2011-05-09 21:51

Multumesc!
don | 2011-05-09 21:51


REALLY bad, I hope
Via Andy comes news that Justin Timberlake is going to play Jack's "bad" boyfriend on Will & Grace.

Slap! - Dominic Purcell
Today's slap, at the first-time suggestion of dae, is UK native actor Dominic Purcell. He's been in Blade: Trinity (with last month's hottie Ryan Reynolds) and was the star of the 1-season-only John Doe - I can only assume that he's not the reason it was cancelled. I wouldn't call him pretty, but he's definitely hot.



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Thanks for taking my suggestion. This guy really is hot, most of these pics don't do him justice.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Ian Somerhalder
Reminded by "h", I decided that it's high time Ian Somerhalder gets another slap. I slapped him first 8 months ago (I can't believe I've been slapping that long!) and he's just too beautiful to ignore for that long. I think he gives Ryan Carnes and Jamie Bamber a run for their money.

I'm just bummed it was he they decided to whack on Lost. His character was pretty much worthless - and he never took his shirt off!! WTF? - but he was awfully nice to look at - especially with a little scruff.



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thanks bud

he's so hott!!!

i'm in love
H | 2011-05-09 21:51

Now there's if a greek god if i ever saw one!
Alex | 2011-05-09 21:51

jesus...keep the slaps coming, close the competition...I don't think you need to look any further for May...
eh? Doc? | 2011-05-09 21:51

That ugly, homophobe bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Hotticus maximus!
BoiFromTroy has a look at the hotties in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These guys are gonna need to be slapped. I hope I can find good pics.


Slap! - Jesse Bradford
Since I mentioned him yesterday, I decided that I should go ahead and slap him. Jesse Bradford, that is, the boy who gets to smooch James Marsden in Heights. Oh to be either one of them...



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i'm so in love with this guy; i first laid eyes on him in that one cheerleading movie....shoot; he was so hott i had a woody during the whole freaking movie!!!!

he is hot as hell; i think i'm in love
uclaboi | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yeah he's hot. The pic of him w/the buzz cut is really hot!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's definitely a hottie. You can catch him out in another gay role in 'Speedway Junky' with Jordan Brower, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Daryl Hannah. HOT!
brian | 2011-05-09 21:51


More Jesse Metcalfe?
John forwarded another juicy nugget in the Jesse Metcalfe saga.

Another new link
While I'm busy updating links, I added a new one on the lower left to OurGayborhood.com. Mark, the owner of the site asekd me ages ago to add a link, and I've been lazy very busy and only now have had the chance. Anyway, from what he sent me:
We offer free GLBT personals, chat, travel, news, and entertainment. We also have a free service called The Gay Friends Network where users can create fun and useful groups of gay friends.
I haven't had a chance to sign up yet, but I'm going to do that now. So if you sign up, drop me a message and I'll add you to my group.

Libertarian
I have updated my link on the left to "libertarian". David Boaz sent along a link to his book, Libertarianism: A Primer and it looks like it's worth picking up.

I consider myself to be, very firmly, a libertarian. I'm going soft in a couple areas, it seems - specifically, I wouldn't object to any kind of smoking ban that a legislature passed - but, overall my libertarian principles seem only to get stronger over the years.

The current Republican control of the White House and Congress only confirms these beliefs for me. They pay lip service to "smaller government", but where is the action? The federal government has grown more under George Bush than it has in many years. GayPatriot has a look at their "failure to follow the Gipper's vision of federalism"; he also points to David's book.

Slap! - James Marsden
John alerted me to the need for another slap of perennial hottie James Marsden - it's been since November and James needs to get slapped to be a part of the Slap of the Month cycle. I know faithful reader Jonathan will support this slap wholeheartedly, but may be devastated to learn that James smooches another guy in his upcoming movie Heights. Yes, apparently James (as reported to John by Kyle) plays some tonsil hockey with Jesse Bradford (who should be the subject of his own slap). The makeout session got James on the cover of the Advocate:



Does this mean the wedding plans are off, Jonny??

Heights appears to be set to premiere (in a limited release) on June 10th.

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I'm not one to share my boyfriends, but if thats what it took for me to get some of Mr. Marsden, I'd share.

I think he is about the yummiest man on earth. If I had to explain my idea of male perfection, he might be it.

Thank you Rob, thank you Advocate and I can't wait to see this movie.
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Have you here this guy sing????? He is a marvelous singer and handsome too!
Jelle | 2011-05-09 21:51

I don't know, there's something kinda unreal & alienish about him?! He looks too pretty, Chelsea type to me I guess?!
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - James Storey
Today's slap is Welsh rugger James Storey. I decided we needed another non-twinkish slap to get those frat boys cleared from the system. James doesn't have a lot of hair, but he's definitely not a twink.



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not a bad choice to end the week...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Maybe the U.S.A. should start up a rugby league, if that's what the players look like :)
gary | 2011-05-09 21:51

NICE...I'd love to be the bloak that shaves him. I bet he's a hot, angry lay!!!fights it at first, but totally into once you get started!!!
kevin | 2011-05-09 21:51

wow i need more pics of this guy, preferrable shirtless (or pants-less hehehe). i wonder where i these shirtless pics of him were taken from, and if there's more for me to devour...
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51


American I Don't
I thought my lack of interest in this year's American Idol was mostly due to my dislike of Scott Savol. It turns out, however, that he was keeping me interested. Without him to root against, I just don't care any more. The remaining contestants are simply boring. This season may have ruined the show for me.

Revenge of the Sith
Chris has a great review of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith that gives me some hope. I thought The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones were two of the worst movies ever (which did not stop me from buying them on DVD), but it sounds like there may be some reprieve in Revenge of the Sith. To wit:
With moments like this and a barrage of modern effects, Episode III ranks as the finest film in the entire franchise.
Spectacular!

Slap! - Tony Blair
Like his politics or not, Tony Blair looks damn good for 52:




(via Famousmales forums)


Comments
Wow. Who knew?

Yeah, I'd hit it. Something about power. And he's way hotter than Clinton or Bush, for sure!

We need a hot president - Gavin Newsom, maybe?
Shane | 2011-05-09 21:51


Glitz, glamour, and greed
DVDVerdict has an excellent review of the recently-released first season of every gay man's favorite 80's prime time soap, Dynasty. Apparently the producers decided to stick with the theme of the show:
It comes in a gaudy, glittery diamond slipcase cover that slides off to reveal a case holding two Amray shells with photos of the leads.
Make sure this is the one you want, however -- if you're looking for Joan Collins, playing the role of Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, she doesn't appear until the second season.

Desperate homo?
John forwarded this juicy nugget about, perhaps, Jesse Metcalfe. Maybe Jesse hooks up with Ryan Carnes on set....

I'll be here with my fantasies if you need me.


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Some time before, I needed to buy a good car for my business but I did not earn enough money and could not purchase something. Thank heaven my dude proposed to try to get the home loans at creditors. Hence, I did so and was satisfied with my short term loan.
TerrieSexton29 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Paul Rudd
Today's slap is Paul Rudd, star of such flicks as Clueless and, of course, The Object of My Affection. I figured someone with a little fur was in order after yesterday's undiluted twinkishness.

I'm surprised I haven't slapped him before, because he's been one of my favorite actors ever since Object of My Affection. I also recall that he spent a while on Friends, but I had stopped watching by then. Didn't he marry Phoebe or something?



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Yes he did marry Phoebe and even since I dreamt he ends up with a guy and surprisingly you show me today the results of 3 or 4 years dreaming.
Jelle | 2011-05-09 21:51

Come on Bent, please don't turn into belamionline :)
gary | 2011-05-09 21:51

I too have always found this weird attraction with this guy. I think he's cute. I fell for him in "Clueless".
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I saw Paul about a year ago in a NYC diner in the meat packing district while I was having brunch, he was at the next table across from me. He leaned back after he was finished and strechted, revealing his treasure trail. OMG! He sent me into convulsions. He is so hot!
Drew | 2011-05-09 21:51


Cool


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I thought libertarians didn't like to fund NASA?
Nick | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Hot Frat Boys
Today's slap comes via Fleshbot, via OPIEblue. The slapees are these hot frat boys being hazed on what appears to be a busy New York (or some large city) street. I especially like the one getting the boner.




Comments
I'll take the one in the teal... he appears to be "excited" too...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Note the one on the far left. Look how far he snakes back up his speedos almost popping out the top.
Donald | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oh, I wish I could fit all four of them in my mouth at once.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51


Pheromones
I had been wondering what to say about this story. But I think David put it best when he said:
Seriously, does anything beat the smell of a man?
Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

Gay-fi?
News today that the Castro District is getting free Wi-Fi. At least a private company is providing the service, although I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it was to prove their capabilities to the city of San Francisco so they can land a city-wide contract.

XBox buzz
All the latest buzz on the gaming console front is about the XBox 360. It's reported to include, among other things, wireless controllers, 512 MB of RAM, "Wi-Fi ready" networking, 3 USB ports, 3 CPU cores at 3.2 Ghz each (and each with its own vector processing engine), and HD (or near HD) video quality.

Much of this information was leaked, presumably without Microsoft's consent, over the weekend, although since they plan a larger information rollout on MTV later this week, this may very well be a planned leak.

Regardless, if these kinds of specs are even close to accurate, it's hard to see how the other manufacturers are going to compete. I am by no means an expert, but I've never heard statistics like these bandied about for anything but the latest fire-breathing machine from Alienware. I guess the other consoles have a user base that MS can't touch yet, but with this much power all of the others look obsolete. Of course, I haven't seen anything about projected costs on XBox 360 yet.

If it's in the same price range as other consoles, however, I may just pick one up for myself. Of course then I'll need an HDTV. And a new TiVo. And new DirecTV service. Hmmm. This is getting expensive.

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Details swiped from here, here and here. Mostly.


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According to my monitoring, millions of persons in the world receive the credit loans from different banks. Thus, there is a good chance to get a student loan in every country.
LorieStanley29 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Josh Duhamel
Today's slap, pursuant to a discussion I was having with Brian, is the nearly perfect Josh Duhamel. I slapped him ages ago, but he had sort of faded into the background. So here he is, back again, in his full glory.

You can catch him every week in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, he's not naked in Vegas.



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Surprised to see such pix of him, but forever grateful for it.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

might i add what an amazing ass he has. i just keep coming back for another look!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

it was the pics of josh that made me a convert to your site way back when. i probably logged on 10+ times just to see him. delicious!
jonathan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Opinions are like a--holes and everyone has one--BUT he is the most beautiful man on the planet---followed by Jesse Metcalfe, of course!!! I don't usually obsess over celebs but Josh-- my gosh!
He is spec-freakin'-tacular. I need a cold drink of water.
:) | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Those tolerant Christians are at it again!
Downtown Lad points out a lovely church in North Carolina that booted out nine members that didn't vote for John Kerry George Bush in November. The pastor of the church called it "a great misunderstanding."

Charming. I'm so glad the Christians that seem to be running the show lately are so tolerant.

UPDATE: D'oh! Gemini6ice is right, of course. Fixed.

Slap! - Joe Flanigan
Today's slap is Stargate: Atlantis star Joe Flanigan. It was tough coming up with skin pics of Joe, but I found a couple decent ones - caps from Dawson's Creek of all places.



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Not overly impressive, especially compared to yesterday's, *ahem*, grand effort. :-P
Meeeee | 2011-05-09 21:51

WOW HE IS SO HOT WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEEN?
SHANNON | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Chad Nittler
Today's slap is model Chad Nittler. From his modellaunch profile page:
[Chad is] an authentic American cowboy raised on a cattle ranch
YUM.



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(Pics mostly via Dreamcaps)


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Yeah... he's pretty HOT.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

What a HUNK ! he sure fills nicely his underwear. I'd love to lick that treasure trail!
rico | 2011-05-09 21:51

O...M...G...enough said. =p
partyguy | 2011-05-09 21:51


Is this ripping off her head and shitting down her neck?
OK. You know the trend of making USB drives that look like shit has gotten out of fucking hand when people start mocking it so mercilessly:



It is pretty damn funny, though.

(via Gizmodo)

A public service announcement from Bent
May, it turns out, is International Masturbation Month. I want everyone to be aware of this important designation and make sure that all of my readers participate in the festivities!

No more fake IDs
John definitely knows how to push my buttons, having pushed (nearly) all of them at some point. Today's button concerns the Real ID legislation making its way through Congress the Republican Convention in Washington.

The funny thing about this particular story is that I'm not nearly as upset as I know John expected me to be. Don't get me wrong, I don't support the idea at all, but these days the story just gets a "ho hum" from me. Perhaps it's the fact that legislation like this is a fait accompli given the current climate in Washington - I knew it was coming; I might as well get worked up about the tides. On the other hand it could be that we're nearly there already with the "No ID, no flight" restrictions placed on airline passengers these days. Or it could just be that I'm going soft in my dotage.

All I can really say about it is that I'm thankful the Republicans support smaller government. Ugh.

Those liberal judges!
I won't say this is the silliest judicial reasoning I've ever heard, but it's gotta be close. A judge in Maryland has issued a restraining order blocking a county school system from instituting a health curriculum that includes discussions of homosexuality.

According to U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams
the curriculum juxtaposes faiths such as Quakers that support full rights for gays and lesbians with groups such as Baptists, who are painted as "intolerant and Biblically misguided."
Does this mean, according to Judge Williams, that The Shakers have a cause of action against any sexual education in schools? After all, that's favoring Baptists over those nasty, intolerant Shakers.

This gem comes via Gay Orbit.

Slap! - Rusty Joiner
Today's slap, at Sam's suggestion, is Rusty Joiner.

As Sam put it:
Heres your new man of the year or decade
Well, he's no Jeremy Bloom. But he's definitely HOT.



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Wow! He has the sexiest tummy hair/treasure trail I have ever seen. He should be Slap of the Milennium!
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

what a great way to end the work week...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

get me the Ann Margaret oxygen mask!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

You know what's funny, I actually met Rusty and ran into him several times before he was famous. My best friend in high school got some modeling gigs with him.
John | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Jensen Ackles
Today's slap is former soap star (playing "Eric Roman Brady #6" in Days of Our Lives) Jensen Ackles. He has since moved on to playing Jason Teague, Lana Lang's love interest in Smallville and past that to playing in Still Life, which was described this way on IMDB:
Jake Morgan is murdered on his first day as a cop. A year later, we return to his family and discover how each family member is reacting and recovering from their loss, with Jake as our narrator.
Should we call it "Desperate Policemen"?



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yeah, doesn't do much for me either.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

You can keep the twinks coming(eh-hmm)-For someone who is hooked on Smallville for the boys (and-umm-the cool sci-fi stuff too), this boy is smokin'. His obligatory shirtless scenes are worth watching the WB!
Keith | 2011-05-09 21:51

A little too twinkie for me. Not a big fan of pouty lips on boys.
David | 2011-05-09 21:51

love him
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Scott Savol





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Thank god
Chadd | 2011-05-09 21:51

why it took this long to get rid of him is beyond me, but so happy this day has finally come!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Things you can learn on the radio
I listened to Derek And Romaine on Sirius Radio (channel 149 - OutQ) for the first time today. For some reason I had visited Derek's website a bunch of times, but had never noticed that - d'oh! - it's available in an audio stream. Yes, I'm that smart. I wish I had an actual Sirius radio, but my car came with XM - oh well.

So anyway, D&R were having a disturbing fascinating and enlightening segment about sounding. You'll notice in that Urban Dictionary link to "sounding" this example of the word in a sentence:
Bob had sounded himself so much his girlfriend could shove a tampax IN his cock.
And you thought a kitting needle was bad.

UPDATE: Derek's (and Romaine's) show is really good. And god, they'll talk about ANYTHING! The sounding was fairly tame, actually. You should check it out - you can get a free 3-day trial of Sirius for listening online. I still don't know if Sirius has a long-term online listening option, but if I find one, I'll let you know.


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I've had Sirius for almost a year. I chose Sirius over XM because Sirius has OutQ and AirAmerica. DNR are hilarious. Kisses to the bitches.
Brandon | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hot hot hot
Is it just me? Or does anyone else think that the dude in this commercial for the Bahamas is totally hot? He's been in an ad for BestBuy and one for Geico too. Anyone seen any pictures of him?


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I LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL. HE IS ADORABLE.
WHAT NICE LEGS.
BILL WASCHER | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's kinda cute but he doesn't thrill me.
David | 2011-05-09 21:51

He looks like Owen Wilson....without the broken nose. :-)
Brad | 2011-05-09 21:51

Why we need divided government
John forwarded me a disturbing policy analysis from the CATO Institute (my favorite libertarian think tank) about Bush, the Republicans and their profligate spending habits. This is why I voted for John Kerry. This is why, despite my frustration with many of his policies (among other things), I - in hindsight - miss Bill Clinton. I never thought I'd say that, but the fighting that Bill did with the Republicans in Congress kept everyone occupied in ways other than spending us into oblivion.

Slap! - Adam Garcia
Today's slap is the oh-so-pretty Adam Garcia. You may remember Adam from Coyote Ugly and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

And also in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men - a TV special, shown on AMC that, much to my chagrin, I've never seen.



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American Idol I Don't Care
With my favorite contestant, Constantine, gone, I'm not terribly interested in who wins any more. Nevertheless:

* Anthony: Continues to make poor song choices. I guess he got one right tonight, however, so maybe he'll improve. His first performance was dreadful, his second didn't blow me away, but better than the 1st.

* Wife beater: I can't say how much his continued presence on this show upsets me. And what's with the cross around his neck? Is that new this week? God, I can't even comment on his performance, I'm just so overwhelmed by his offensive appearance and act. He said before his 2nd performance that he has a "fashion coordinator" to dress him and make him "more appealing to people". I just have to ask: Could he be LESS appealing?

* Vonzell: I thought her performaces were the best of the night. She's starting to "feel" what she's singing and make the audience enjoy it, and her vocals have been consistently strong. With Constantine gone, Vonzell may have the inside track on the competition this year.

* Bo: I just didn't find either of his performances very interesting. And that's sad, because he's one of the best pure performers on the show this year. UGH. Maybe he's better than I'm giving him credit for - he's just too much "White Snake" for my tastes.

* Carrie: Two very good vocal performances. Once again, however, she's just not invested enough in her performances. Her vocals have always been good, but I'm just not interested in watching her.

After virtually every episode of the show this year, I've gone back and watched one of last year's shows. The difference is incredible.

It really hits home, doesn't it?
Here's a report on the true cost of American foreign policy.

Slap! - David Boreanaz
Today's slap, again at Sam's suggestion, is David Boreanaz. He's played Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also played in Angel and is also playing in the upcoming These Girls.

Sam has suggested so many lovely slaps I'm gonna have to let him do a guest slap or two one of these days.



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chunky?! you think he's chunky? it's a nice break from reedy twinks
jordan | 2011-05-09 21:51

What would me doing a guest slap mean?
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

OMG OMG OMG. ive always been inlove with Db. Im a chick and i gota give it to you you've given me hours of fun with ur site. From the twinks to Dominic Purcell. And he is not chunky!!!!!!! ugh people these days!
Sammy | 2011-05-09 21:51


Slap! - Adam Baldwin
Today's slap is the VERY tasty Adam Baldwin. He's not related to the Baldwin brothers, which in my mind is a good thing. They're just a bit too far down the continuum towards "ape" - with the possible exception of Billy who may get a slap of his own soon. Daniel Adam has the perfect amount of hair.

You've seen him in lost of things, including Independence Day, The Patriot and for a few episodes in the last season of The X-Files.



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I like him better with the goatee.

Damn, I need to remember to check this site over the weekend, I totally missed the voting.

Still pretty happy with the results, though.
David | 2011-05-09 21:51

All I can say is "woof" and "do you have any brothers?"
ed | 2011-05-09 21:51

Finally...a hot Baldwin.
Tobias | 2011-05-09 21:51

Billy (William) Baldwin is GORGEOUS and more than "Slap Worthy"...has no one ever seen Sliver??? Terrible movie, but he is amazing to look at!
Chase | 2011-05-09 21:51


Bandwidth thieves
One of the lowest forms of life on the web, as I'm sure Bill at Tottyland will agree, is a bandwidth thief. I don't have detailed statistics on how bad it is here, but I decided to stop it anyway. So from now on, deep links to pictures on here won't work. I certainly don't mind if you copy the pictures (I'd love a credit if you're so inclined) - and ImageShack is a great place to host your own images for free. So, if you've deeplinked, it's time to fix your links.

A tie???




Yup - it really was a tie. No foolin'. So I chickened out and declared both guys winners. We actually had a 3-way tie (Ryan Reynolds was in there too) until Gemini6ice cast a non-tie-breaking tie-breaking vote. So I reduced it from 3 to 2. I could have counted my husband's vote and declared Jeremy the winner, but it wouldn't have been for his looks, so it didn't seem fair - I know my husband would rather eat broken glass than sleep with any of them. And hell, who could really decide between these two anyway?

Car Porn



(via Toby)



Slap! - Alexandre Verga
Today's slap is Rafael's very fetching brother, Alexandre Verga - as suggested by Rico, in his comments about Rafael. Also a model, Alexandre has appeared in Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess and other catalogs - and Bruce Weber seems to like him. Gee, I wonder why?

Anyway, I caught this interesting tidbit from his MostBeautifulMan page:
When the subject of his heart arises, he responds with a short laughs and sentences, but he reveals: "I work and I travel a lot, but I can't find a girlfriend, but I always find special people along the way."
Special people? Hmmm. Alexandre, if your modeling duties ever bring you to Aspen, rest assured I can introduce you to some very special people here.



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Alexander verga is hot. What a hunk and one I could lick all day. Wich he had revealed more.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks to the Blog Master for following my suggestion.
Isn't he something? Alex is the best. Eat you hard out Rafael, your bro rules, ok.
rico | 2011-05-09 21:51

Would be nice to see his dick, I bet its big.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

I want his cock in my mouth. It's gotta be nice.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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