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Who would have guessed?
Here's a topic you never thought would be linked on here: Scott talking about gecko pancakes.

Funny behavior
If you notice any funny behavior tonight with the site it's because I'm switching to my new equipment. So far the e-mail link is working, so if you notice anything else odd, please let me know!


Bonus slap!
Toch over at famousmales was kind enough to post some fantastic images of soccer players. I just couldn't not share them. Jeezus - these kept me occupied for an hour this morning.

Check 'em out!

More hot pics!

About the voting...
I have a question for everyone about the voting. You'll remember the controversey in the Slap of the Year voting back in January. Some naughty person (who needs a spanking - and would probably enjoy it... ) cast too many votes for some of the nominees. The stacking was very obvious.

So in the last two votes, I've been using a voting mechanism that prevents more than one vote from coming from the same IP address. For the most part that's probably OK, but it may prevent two people in the same office or home from casting one vote each.

So, the question is: What do you think of that? I don't want to go back to the cookie method of tabulating votes, it's just too easy to abuse. So, I thought I might change the mechanism to allow only one vote from an IP address every hour. That way well-behaved people in an office could each get a vote, but the bad boys couldn't fuck it up by casting more than about 24 votes. Or, I can leave it as is.


Update: I have noticed that the person for whom I announce I'm voting does seem to get extra votes. I've done some informal testing in the past, and noticed a difference. I think in the future I won't announce my vote until the end. There have been a number of times when the person for whom I voted lost, but they always seem to get more votes than I would otherwise expect them to get.

As for how many votes would skew the results, each vote seems to get between 400 and 500 total votes. Perhaps I should limit it to one vote every two hours.

Any system that keeps someone from over-voting would seem to be best. But then again, perhaps that person was just trying to even things out a bit. Otherwise, it appears that whomever you announce you are planning to vote for at the beginning of the voting, seems to garner all the votes, so it looks like you have been inadvertently steering the voting yourself. If that's the intent, why bother with the voting, and just post whom you've decided should be the monthly slap. If you are truely getting so many votes that 24 per person would only slightly skew the results, an hourly limit would seem to me to be the best compromise.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap of the Month!
Wow, I think this has been one of the best months ever for Slaps! We've seen a reasonable variety of guys, and a nice smattering of hot Olympians. For me, the voting is really tricky this time. I mean, there's sexy skater John Zimmerman. The pure hotness of Peter Johnson and Channing Tatum. The sexy athleticism of Chad Hedrick, Joey Cheek and Seth Wescott. The fabulosity (yes, that's a word) of Johnny Weir. The grit and simple cuteness of Evan Lysacek. The furry goodness of Jay Mohr. And, of course, the simply stunning Justin Hartley Aquaman.

So I think I'm gonna have to go with Evan Lysacek for my vote. He's terribly cute, and his fantastic free skate in the Olympics was just awesome. I really can't vote for anyone else, although I was tempted to give it to Aquaman.

So let's hear it - who do you want to lick all over this month??

Joey Lawrence
Dane Cook
Jason London
John Zimemrman

David de Lautour
Josh Saunders
Luke van Dyck
Peter Johnson

Raphael Laus

James Carlton
Jeff Wilson

Channing Tatum

Eric Bana
Chad Hedrick

Johnny Weir

Kevin Van Der Perren
Alain Baxter
Evan Lysacek

Joey Cheek

John Kerr
Seth Wescott

Simon Cowell
Michael Gruber
Justin Hartley

Jay Mohr

Ace Young

Nick Stanbury

Sean Ching

But would you buy it instead of a Jeep?
The New York Times has a detailed look at Toyota's "update" of the original Land Cruiser:

I've always liked the look of the original:

But I kinda think the new one, as noted in the column, kinda has too much Mini-Cooper styling going on. Plus the sexy thing about a Jeep is the top down and the doors off and the abrasion of a couple years of driving. The new Land Cruiser fails on all those counts.

Update: Link fixed. Thanks John!

How many miles-per-gallon do they get?
Dick Chaney | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yeah, a black or olive green old style range rover with removable hood: cool!
Adam | 2011-05-09 21:51

"I always like the original because, let's face it, hot boys were always driving 'em."

...As demonstrated by Jason Behr in Roswell...
Adam | 2011-05-09 21:51

It's voting time!
Yes, it's that time again - time to vote for Slap of the Month. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get the voting post up until later this afternoon, but check back then!

Slap! - Sean Ching
Today's Slap, at the suggestion of DoriShin, is Asian model Sean Ching. DoriShin was kind enough to send along a bunch of the pics you'll see on the next page.

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Oh my - this is one fine male specimen. I think I'm ready to vote for Slap of the Month now . . .
Nick | 2011-05-09 21:51

Different people in every country get the credit loans in different creditors, just because it is simple.
GenevieveTILLMAN33 | 2011-05-09 21:51

I guess he's ok, if you like a man with a nearly flawless face, a perfectly sculpted body with no fat, nipples just begging to be pinched, arms that look like they're made from steel and hands that could crush a basebal.
bottomguy | 2011-05-09 21:51

bg's right about those nipples!
myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

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This movie will self destruct in ...
Gizmodo has a look at a new service, called MovieKlub that promises two DVDs per week - that you don't have to return. Apparently part of the disc is coated with a substance that degrades when exposed to laser light. You can watch the disc 3 times before it "expires". The subscription will cost $25/month.

This sounds like a pretty good idea to me, because I'm definitely one of those Netflix subscribers who sits on discs for weeks at a time. It's gotten to be enough of a problem that I cancelled my subscription. The nice thing about MovieKlub, by contrast, is that I can stockpile a collection of movies for future watching.

To answer at least one of the questions posed on Gizmodo: No, it doesn't look like replaying a single chapter several times will "wear out" that section of the movie. The degradable coating is only applied to the disc encoding data, not the movie itself.

And for the environmentalists in the group, you can send the discs back to MovieKlub for recycling.

I prefer Peerflix ( - no monthly fees and you keep / swap movies with other members.
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

Too personal?
Eric Hegedus, president of National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, writes in the San Francisco Chronicle about the media's treatment of celebrities and the question. You know, THE question. Writing specifically about the media's treatment of Olympic skater Johnny Weir, he says:
Stereotype-drenched speculation, gossip and wink-wink hearsay have taken the place of a sound journalistic practice: Asking the pertinent question. In this case, that question is: "Are you gay?"
And more generally:
Yet the question "Are you gay?" is still confined to its own little closet, the door seemingly forever closed. It's perceived to be somehow too personal or potentially shameful to ask.
His conclusion?
Reporting on sexual orientation and gender identity -- perceived or otherwise, whether in life or postmortem -- should be included and dealt with the same way we approach subjects for such basic information as whether they are married, divorced, single or dating. This is an important part of providing a full measure of an individual's life, one we should stop avoiding.
Is he right? I don't know. I tend to side with Eric, with of course the obvious caveat that nobody is under any obligation to answer the question. But shouldn't a journalist ask it? And should it be so shameful a question?

And as for me, I certainly want to know. To paraphrase Seinfeld, it's nice to know we've got another shortstop on our team.

Thanks to Richard for sending this!

I may want to know what position a guy fucks his wife in too, but you just don't ask those kinds of questions in polite conversation. It is part of their personal life, and it should be up to them if they disclose it.
Labratt | 2011-05-09 21:51

With all due respect Labratt, it's borderline homophobia - we can do whatever we want behind closed doors, just don't acknowledge it and discuss it in the open? Why is it "impolite" to acknowledge and discuss gayness?

I'm also frustrated because I want to know if US figure skater Evan Lysacek will return my love letters.
Milan | 2011-05-09 21:51

It is nothing near homophobia. Being straight, gay or alien has nothing to do with his skating ability, which is what we see as the public viewer. Someone's sexuality should be a nonissue, no matter how curious we are. Just as straight athletes and celebs don't have to confirm their heteroness, neither should gay ones. (Or percieved gay ones) In an ideal world, anyone would feel comfortable coming out, but we don't live in that world, and acting all gossip hungry and pestering folks about their orientation is not a way to get any closer to the ideal. (no matter how much we may want to.) If everyone stopped treating it like a big deal, then it wouldn't matter so much.

And, Evan isn't returning your letters because he is too busy answering mine! ;-)
Labratt | 2011-05-09 21:51

I understand the reticence in prying into the otherwise irrelevant private lives of public figures, but Hegedus raises the historical issue, with which I, as a biographer, identify. I've been at work on a bio of the gay brother of the last Empress of Russia who created a sort of art nouveau Disneyland in his German duchy, and the constant stream of objections-ranging from accusations of sensationalism to outright denials from those who consider this a "blight" on his character, underline the need to get at who he was, and how this shaped his life. On a gossipy level, sure, you can dismiss the question as prurient, but doesn't this form the core of both perception and reaction-and even more so with historical figures, who lived constrained by their times? Ignoring the essence of a person's sexuality is, by default, to ignore their struggles and collude in a conspiracy that marginalizes important gay figures in all walks of life.
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Nick Stanbury
Kris wrote to requst - well, no, he really demanded - that I post Nick Stanbury, from Survivor Panama: Exile Island. Well, before this post, I knew nothing about Nick, but after seeing him he jumped right to the head of the line - I'm really not sure how I missed Nick (and some of his fellow contestants too, for that matter), but consider that fixed.

More Nick Stanbury

Thanks to DaveId at Dreamcaps for the pics!

YEAH!! This season is the season of NICK! I cant take my eyes off of him..even when he is in the background...Oh and to answer the question he is currently working on his law school exams :)
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

OMFG! hottest person in a while. perfect face, perfect body. Just hope he is not as dumb as a door knob. But then hey, what does talking have to do with it?
Aussie Matt | 2011-05-09 21:51

Holy God! Is that a Bruce Weber photo shoot. This guy's incredible. And I don't care if he's dumb, I don't want him to screw me with his brain.
bottomguy | 2011-05-09 21:51

How does he keep his chest waxed on the island?
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Ah, performance. As I was poking around this afternoon, I noticed the site running very slowly. Not sure what was up with that, but resetting the web process seemed to clear it all up. Perhaps I should get more memory as part of the server migration I'll be doing in the next couple of weeks.

Which brings me to my next point: I'll be doing a server migration in the next couple of weeks. I'll get a lot more bandwith, and more HD space for less money! Woohoo! And I should only have to have the site down for about an hour, I hope. More information as it becomes available.

Slapdate! - Robby Ginepri
Some of you may remember former Slap Robby Ginepri, the hottie U.S. tennis player. Well, somehow I missed it, but Franzl was kind enough to point out that The Malcontent had a recent post about Robby, including a stunning picture in a sauna!

Oh, to be that towel in the sauna...
Brian | 2011-05-09 21:51

More Chad Hedrick!
Mike shares my Chad Hedrick obsession and was kind enough to send along this pic:

I wish there were a bit more, but it'll do.

Dante's Cove 2
So I finally broke down and watched the second installment of Dante's Cove, the "gay supernatural thriller" mini-series from here! TV. In retrospect I can't believe I spent $4.00 on it. The plot is weird and hard to follow, and the acting is dreadful. But at least there's eye candy. I've said that about other movies before, but it's more true in this case than for any movie I can remember. Nevertheless, I watch - and I'll watch the 3rd episode if there is one. Partially, of course, for the eye candy, but also because I want to support here! if I can.

I also watched a moderately interesting feature called Webcam Boys, about various guys and some of their experiences living life on camera virtually 24 hours a day. Again, there's some nice eye candy, but if that's all you're after, spend the money on Dante's Cove - it lasts longer. Although you do see some nice cocks in Webcam Boys. I guess it's a tossup...

Slapdate! - Wentworth Miller
Matt was kind enough to send along a couple new pics of former Slap Wentworth Miller that he thought everyone would enjoy, including this one:

and this one.


Those dang Texas skiers
John at the Beav passed along a little piece in Slate about Texas skiers. We don't get quite so many in Aspen, but I can vouch for their style:
drink a couple of beers, strap on your planks, and point 'em toward the parking lot.
They are, however, as friendly as the article says.

I think the most disconcerting thing I've seen (or in this case, heard) recently on skis was the couple from West Virginia:
Just ski down past that lift, through the holler and to the lift over yonder.
It just sounds funny coming from behind a ski mask and goggles.

Oh yes!
Can I tell you how exciting it was to watch the finals of the short-track speed skating events last night? By far, I found them to be the most interesting of the entire Winter Games. And the relay finals were incredible - I still can't figure out how they avoided an enormous pile up.

And I wasn't complaining about the eye candy either:

No straights need apply
I guess I'm surprised by the reaction to this story from Britain. According to the article, new laws are about to take effect, designed to protect homosexuals from discrimination. But (you knew there was a but):
The full implications of the new law have caused alarm among gay rights activists, who are surprised at the perverse effects of a measure they believed would advance their civil rights.
The Department of Trade and Industry, charged with writing the law points out:
...a gay bar would still legitimately be able to turn away customers who they believed might be disruptive, or might wish to enter the bar to cause trouble.
Um. Isn't this how it should be? We're asking that nobody be allowed to discriminate against us. And yet, when that same law is turned around, the activists complain. As the DTI points out, if someone is causing a disturbance in your bar, have them removed.

I really don't see how the activists can expect to have it both ways. We maintain that "gay rights are not special rights", yet these activists give lie to this very notion, doing the entire community a disservice.

Unfortunately they are actually right in being worried.
Gay bars in the UK became very trendy with the straight crowd (I guess the combination of good music, good atmosphere and general good taste got to them finally!!) and, specially in London and Manchester you do get nights where there is a substantial straight crowd in gay bars.

The problem with the law is that, as it is written, if a bouncer expels a straight guy from a gay bar because he may intend to cause trouble, it's the word of the bouncer against the straight guy and (with a fantastic twist) the straight guy can actually sue the bar for discrimination!!! And trust me the over zealous religious brigade in here will use that excuse!!
Miguel | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Ace Young
Since the Olympics is nearly over, and I think I've tagged a nice selection of hotties, it's time to move on. Still sticking with the current events theme, today's Slap is American Idol contestant Ace Young. Ace hails from Denver (I wish I could say I'd seen him at JR's), but has apparently lived in LA for a while, pursuing an acting career.

Ace appears to be quite the performer; combine that with his excellent singing voice, and I think we'll be seeing Ace for a long time to come.

More Ace Young

omygod. Lose the long hair!! Short hair = cutie. Long hair = shlub.
Cris | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yeah, for goodness sake, who told him to grow his hair long? He's a billion times hotter with short hair. Also, I hope he considers wearing his Colorado football jersey for one of his songs on idol--he look incredibly hot in that.
Big Dog | 2011-05-09 21:51

A cross between Gyllenhaal and a young Stallone, especially the top picture. And short hair is definitely a better look, yet with him in LA, who knows, he may be having to let it grow for a role in a flick.
dick | 2011-05-09 21:51

i love the long hair. he wears it well...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

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I can't believe that our trip to Italy is less than 2 months away! We're finally nailing down some of our activities, including visits to Galleria degli Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia. I don't know how crowded it will be in April, but we decided to buy tickets in advance anyway. Personally, I'd rather just wing it, but I'm not sure that's possible at these galleries. It's funny - I remember just walking up and buying tickets at Musee du Louvre - I wonder if that's not possible any more either?

We're also planning on a couple of days in Venice - anyone have specific recommendations? Especially for hotels?

Italy at Easter time can get pretty crowded. You would be better off getting tickets ahead of time. I know you can for the Uffizi; not sure about the Accademia.
You might consider a side trip to Sienna from Florence. Take a bus; not the train.
Dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

You may guess from the title of this post that Boeing has announced a new version of the 747. Designed to replace the 747-400, a 20-year old version of the venerable design, the new model will draw much of its technology from Boeing's newest design the 787 (thus the designation). As an interesting aside, Patrick of "Ask the Pilot" on speculates that the "-8" designation is also designed to take advantage of the number 8's status as indicative of good fortune in Asian societies.

The rendering they have of the new version certainly looks nice:

much better, in my opinion (and Patrick Smith's) than the Airbus A-380:

a craft that, in Patrick's inimitable words, "resembles a huge steroidal porpoise". Nice. While I like the 380 - bigger is always better, right? - I have to agree, the 747 is a much more pleasing design.

The other good news for Boeing is that - at least according to Boeing - the 747-8 will have a trip cost 22% lower than the A380's. That statistic is somewhat misleading, however, because the A380 will carry more passengers; the more important number is the 6% cost savings per seat mile. The new 747 also has the advantage of being an easier conversion for airlines already operating the -400.

Me? I'm looking forward to taking a flight on the A380; its first commercial flight is later this year, so I'm hoping to make a trip in 2007. But I grew up on the 747 - as a kid I had an enormous 747 model I played with - it'll always be #1 to me.

So with all that said, if there are any other plane geeks out there, I have a couple of links for you:

The first is another link to Ask the Pilot. Patrick Smith writes a great weekly column about all kinds of aviation issues. (And he's kinda cute!)

The second is, a huge collection of pictures of all kinds of planes, including cool pics like this one of a 747 landing in St. Maarten.

Update: Chris asks a good question. If I remember correctly, the A380 has seats that are perhaps an inch wider in the 3-4-3 configuration typical for coach. Pitch, of course, is up to the airline.

All well and good, but how is the seat space for the passengers? [Remember them].
chris | 2011-05-09 21:51

I know two other guys who are total plane geeks. I somethign going on here?
Another good site is:
Cris | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Jay Mohr
Today's Slap is one of my long-time favorites - Jay Mohr. I've really had a thing for Jay since Jerry Maguire. There's just something so --- Slappable about him. The perfect amount of fur; the perfect wise cracking attitude. Very much like Mark Feuerstein.

More Jay Mohr

I've always remembered the expression on his face in 'Action' as Richard Burgi (who had just announced he was gay) insisted on going down on Jay who was pretending to be gay too to make Richard work for him. First Jay looked a little apprehensive, but then clearly decided it was just a fine thing after all.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

Your best in a LONG time - always a winner. Any more with furry chests and thinning hair will continue to keep my interest up! :>0
dick | 2011-05-09 21:51! I just love this guy..he is such an 'average joe' when he does the whole talk show thing which makes him so much sexier.

Fareva - Exactly when did Richard Burgi declare he was gay? I searched Google for the news and all I found was reference to a character he played as being gay. Supposedly he is married with two kids...
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

GOOD ONE! He is a cutie patootie!
Myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Justin Hartley
You may remember recent Slap Will Toale. Will was reportedly tapped to play Aquaman, back when the series was announced by The WB. But once it developed that The WB was going to become part of The CW, the new network leadership decided to can Will like some old tuna and tap NBC's Passions star Justin Hartley.

I gotta confess, I'm much happier with the choice of Justin - there's just something a little bit funny looking about Will.

More Justin Hartley

Hat tip to Richard for keeping me up to date!

YUMMMY! I love that little sprinking of hair on his chest. Please CW...dont shave it off!!!
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

When he was on Passions, they constantly came up with reasons for Fox to be wandering around shirtless... whether hanging at the mansion, or at work or in the hospital, wherever. And when he left for greener — or bluer waters, as it turned out — I thought, "Damn. Guess he'll probably keep his shirt on more." Who knew he'd be playing a guy who frolics in water? Guess this proves there really is a God. And he likes us. He really, really likes us.

passionsfan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Some people like the whole variety thing. But give me this every day at Bent Blog!
Hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

This man is increadible...what a body...I agree, leave the nice chest hair. This is more like it, this is the standard of what a slap should be. Any chance this hunk ever showed us his "package"? His wife is so lucky, can you imagine this getting in bed with you every night...OMG
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Next on the hit list
The bigot brigade, drunk with the success of getting The Book of Daniel cancelled, has a new target: Desperate Housewives.

I'm tempted to say "good luck with that" (DH is, after all, often in the top 5 shows), but I don't want to get complacent. So keep your eyes peeled for announcements from the religious right!

I think you're perfectly safe in saying "Good luck, morons!" After all, the execs at NBC were pretty clear that Daniel wasn’t pulled — wait, that sounds kinda dirty — because of the religious right, but rather because of the low numbers. Did the religious right play a role in that? Sure, to a minor extent. They were able to get the show yanked from a few markets (although none of the major markets). But I think if they take on Desperate Housewives, they'll find themselves facing an imossible situation. In fact, it just might have the opposite effect. I remember several years ago a behind-the-scenes executive at some program that was struggling and which the religious right was threatening to target said, "bring it on!" He knew that in many cases, the old axiom about there being no such thing as bad publicity could prove true. Let's not forget that when a housewife set out to get Married With Children off the air because it was going to bring down society, she did little but bring the show to the attention of many who might never have watched!
passionsfan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Michael Gruber
Dan was kind enough to send along a hot Olympian for all of us to enjoy. Michael Gruber skis the nordic combined for Austria. He also looks like he does some modeling - I'd like to see him model some air.

More Michael Gruber

Looks like fun...
The Puckster | 2011-05-09 21:51

and he can fly!
The Puckster | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Simon Cowell
The screams for a break from the twinks - specifically the Olympic twinks - have grown deafening, so I figure we can spend a day on another timely fellow. Simon Cowell is the ruthlessly honest judge that everyone loves to hate on American Idol. He certainly won't be universally popular around here, but I know there are some - including my husband - who will be thrilled. And the rest of you will be thrilled when I put up some of the hot contestants from this year - if you haven't been watching, I suggest catching them tonight. Ace, David and Will all look good - even if some of them are a little young...

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mmmmmmmmmmm, daddy.
Yodawg Wehyuat | 2011-05-09 21:51

Can anyone get thru that homophobic arrogant exterior, tho?
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'd love to rub that hot hairy chest, he's not incredible but he'd do in a pinch.
Wagon | 2011-05-09 21:51

No Thanks...
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

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I've been meaning to write about this for a few weeks, but it just kept getting away from me. Anyway, regarding Gillette's new Fusion razor: Eh. It's supposed to be the bestest, super-duperest razor ever. 5 blades. It slices, it dices!

Whatever. I didn't really find it comfortable at all - Mach 3 is much better. Perhaps it's more comfortable for people who shave every day (I shave 1 day in 3 at most) because it felt a lot like it was tugging the hair out, rather than cutting it off. Your mileage may vary, but I won't be wasting the more than $3.00 per blade - I'm quite content with Mach 3 at $2.00 per blade.

Uhhh thanks for this Metrosexual Moment!
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

I know - too serious. But I think this is an important point. Kip Esquire has a look at the current abortion case that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear. Most importantly:
Does anyone seriously doubt that, if Roe were overturned at 6pm in the evening, then conservatives would introduce a federal "Right to Life Act" in both chambers of Congress by 8am the next morning?
Exactly. All of those defending more conservative nominations to the Supreme Court need to keep this in mind, whether you agree with them or not. Many of the pundits I read say not to worry about the Supremes overturning Roe v. Wade because "abortion will be left up to the states". As Kip would say: This, of course, is utter nonsense.

And while I'm at it, if you're of the libertarian persuasion - or even if you're not - I recommend that you add Kip to your daily reading list.

Sorry, but it's not "utter nonsense", whatever your view on abortion (and for the record, I'm pro choice).

Is anyone seriously claiming that states like Massachusetts, New York, California, Oregon and Illinois will legislate to ban abortions? No.

And the other side of the coin of appointing a conservative supreme court is that as well as getting judges you may disagree with about issues like gay marriage or abortion rights is that they're also far stronger defenders of states' rights than liberals tend to be - so it would be unlikely in the extreme that a Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade (which it still doesn't have the votes to do, remember) would also prevent individual states from legislating to allow abortions.
Adam | 2011-05-09 21:51

Kip, yes, I accept that if the Court imposes a ban then its banned everywhere. My point is that if the Court overturned Roe alone, abortions would simply cease to be a federally mandated practice - the states, should they choose, would be able to continue.

As you say, it would take an entirely new law to ban abortion - which links back to my other point that the Supreme Court now has even more "states rights" judges upon it making such a law less likely to pass; and a ban on abortion would in any event not come from the supreme court - it would need to be legislated and there's just no majority for that. The Supreme Court could only rule on the constitutionality of that law.

But in any event, there's no majority for overturning Roe - Chief Justice Roberts is on record during his hearing that his view is that it is settled law. You can afford that statement as much significance or lack, thereof, as you like, but I don't think it's the sort of thing someone intent on radical change would say.
Adam | 2011-05-09 21:51

Isn't it the same thing?
A candidate for state representative in Texas says he gave up one profession and is now running for office. But aren't the professions the same??

More politics!
Jeff has very kindly offered to help me keep up with the comings and goings of various politics stories out there. He was very helpful with my obsession with The Book of Daniel, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he sends along. You'll be able to check out his stuff specifically by going to the category labeled "Jeff's Stuff".

We need more of this
I am disappointed to report that the following bigotry is from Denver. And I can only say how appreciative I am of Amy Dickinson, the advice columnist that responded. (via Andy, via Pam)

Dear Amy:
My husband and I have lived in our quiet suburban Denver neighborhood for six years.

About two years ago two young gay men moved in across the street. They've taken the ugliest, most run-down property in the neighborhood and remodeled and transformed it into the pride of the street.

When it snows, they shovel out my car and are friendly, yet they mostly keep to themselves.

Last month I went out to retrieve my newspaper and watched them kiss each other goodbye and embrace as they each left for work.

I was appalled that they would do something like that in plain view of everyone. I was so disturbed that I spoke to my pastor. He encouraged me to draft a letter telling them how much we appreciate their help but asking them to refrain from that behavior in our neighborhood.

I did so and asked a few of our neighbors to sign it.

Since I delivered it, I've not been able to get them to even engage me in conversation.

I offer greetings but they've chosen to ignore me.

They have made it so uncomfortable for the other neighbors and me by not even acknowledging our presence.

How would you suggest we open communications with them and explain to them that we value their contributions to the neighborhood but will not tolerate watching unnatural and disturbing behavior. - Wondering


Dear Wondering:

You're lucky that these gentlemen merely choose to ignore you.

Your neighbors could respond to your hospitality by hosting weekly outdoor "gay pride" barbecues and inviting all of their friends to enjoy life on your quiet suburban street.

I can hold out hope that they will choose to do this, but I'm spiteful in that way. Your neighbors sound much more kind.

In your original petition to these men, you basically stated that while you value them when they are raising the standard on your street and shoveling your driveway, you loathe them for being who they are.

The only way to open communication with your neighbors would be to start by apologizing to them for engaging your other neighbors in your campaign. Because you don't sound likely to apologize, you are just going to have to tolerate being ignored.
I'm trying to come up with something to say here, but I find myself speechless.

OMG, I think I have to send Amy Dickinson flowers! I love it when ignorant straight people get called out like that. I doubt that the letter writer will learn anything from it, but it made me feel good!
Evan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I saw this on another site earlier, emailed it to my friends and family. Maybe if enough people see enough stories like this, they will get the idea... in a perfect world, anyway.
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

Poor, sad, pathetic Wondering. It must suck to be that simple.
muffy | 2011-05-09 21:51

Im a straight young aussie female and hate it when ppl are so ignorant of other ppl. my two best friends are bi-sexual one more gay then bi and i hate it when ppl cant accept who ppl are. i like the "god makes evry child" but for sum reason he doesnt make the gay ones. they poped outa thin air then?
Sammy | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Seth Wescott
I know it's a couple days late, but as usual I was hoping to find some skin - and since I didn't, I decided to post anyway. So today's Slap is U.S. snowboard cross gold medalist Seth Wescott. This is the first year for Olympic snowboard cross - and Seth is the first gold medalist ever in the sport. Nice!

As usual, I couldn't find any skin pics - I think they need to conduct the interviews in the sauna. Just a suggestion.

More Seth Wescott

I will be so glad when these Winter Olympics are over, so we can get on with daily slaps of real men!
Jim | 2011-05-09 21:51

You queens wouldn't know a real man if there was one on top of you.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

"Real Men?" Umm, call me crazy but I would think that representing ones country in the highest level of competition would qualify one for the "Real Men" category...
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Please ignore the soulless bastards begging off any more Olympic slaps. Athletes can be hot regardless of whether their sport is played in an American arena or on an Italian mountainside. Seth Westcott is a tall, dark, lean, and charming glass of water that is TOTALLY my cup of tea, as is every other Daily Slap you've featured from the Winter Olympics. Special thanks for slapping Evan Lysacek, who has been absolutely adorable in every interview he's ever done. He makes me want to have his babies.
Milan | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - John Kerr
I don't normally watch ice dancing in the Olympics - there's just something uninteresting about it. I'm a sucker for figure skating (I know, big fag!), but ice dancing? Eh. But today while waiting around for some folks, I found myself watching ice dancing and I caught British skater John Kerr (1/2 of a pair with his sister) and knew he had to be slapped.

And it seems like lots of these ice dancers wear unbuttoned shirts - I could get used to this.

More John Kerr

He looks like a young John Taylor from Duran Duran
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

People deserve good life time and credit loans or just financial loan can make it better. Just because people's freedom is grounded on money.
HowardKatherine | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thank you for the slap! I took one look at him (after the commentator pointed out they were Scottish), and decided I'd be more than happy to flip his kilt and help him toss his caber. With all the falling last night, it was the assortment of nice chests that kept the coverage worth watching for me.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

I saw him skate--wonderful moves. In addition to being handsome and good bodied, he seems to have a scintillating personality.
Fremd | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Joey Cheek
Today's Slap, by very popular request, is Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek. Not only is Joey cute, he's a two-time medalist in Torino, having won a gold medal in the 500m and a silver medal in the 1000m events. And he's donating his cash prizes for his medals (a total of $40,000 paid by the U.S.) to Right to Play, a charity for kids in Sudan.

I just wish I could find some skin! Maybe some lovely person will come through like they did on Chad Hedrick. Fingers crossed!

More Joey Cheek

Joey's generosity and humanitarianism are worth more to me than seeing skin. He truly is a hero!
bottomguy | 2011-05-09 21:51

I think that to receive the loan from banks you should present a great motivation. But, one time I have received a secured loan, because I was willing to buy a bike.
BooneABIGAIL19 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Here's one really great pic that you might want to add to the post:

Great view, huh?
anon | 2011-05-09 21:51

joey cheek is adorable. he was so giddy when he won the gold - it made me smile.
steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slapdate! - Mark Feuerstein
Matt was kind enough to send along some images I hadn't seen of recent slap Mark Feuerstein. I highly recommend checking them out - they're at the bottom of the page.

Mark has one of the greatest chests in tv and the movies. Wow!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Evan Lysacek
OK, I just couldn't stand it any more. I had been holding off on figure skater Evan Lysacek because it's been so twinkish around here lately, but after watching him in the free skate and then seeing him on Today this morning, I just had to get him in!

In case you didn't watch, Evan earned 4th place in the men's figure skating competition - he had been suffering from the flu during the short program and found himself in 10th, but an excellent long program moved him all the way up to 4th.

More Evan Lysacek

I agree. I think that he is cutie.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Ha! You're right! He DOES look like Chachi. I wanna be Joanie.
Myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

If you are gonna feature us more of speedskater Joey Cheek...he is adorable! Great name too :)
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

Great choice! I saw him on the Today Show the other day, too, and was going to recommend him for a daily slap. I do hope you find some more pictures to supplement these. He did have a very compelling personality while being interviewed by Katie Couric. If he isn't gay, I would be surprised.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Alain Baxter
Brian wrote to suggest today's slap - Scottish skier Alain Baxter. The Sun included Alain in their profile of the Winter Olym-pecs. There were a few nice pics of Alain with his shirt off, but I couldn't find the capper: A while back he was in an underwear fashion show for charity - surely someone has a couple of those??

More Alain Baxter

Oh dear.
Hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yum -yum!
Jimmy | 2011-05-09 21:51

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

Lovely! CHecked the Oly-pecs and my oh my, who is this GIORGIO ROCCA?! Nice!! ;-p
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Kevin Van Der Perren
The clamor has been deafening - well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration - to see Belgian figure skater Kevin Van Der Perrin as a Slap. Well, I think his facial hair leaves something to be desired, but other than that he's pretty cute. Well, and I'd like to see more skin, but DUH!

More Kevin Van Der Perren

In other news, I know I've been kinda light on the beef and the hair lately. I can't promise I'll fix it tomorrow, but I promise to get some "real men" up soon!

What a stange-looking man.
Hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

he looked very cute on TV... VERY.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

He looked GREAT on TV...until he fell on his ass.
Squeaky | 2011-05-09 21:51

My gaydar went crazy when I saw him on TV. But then again: my gaydar is not tuned very well, so the question is:
Is this 'snoepje' (piece of eye-candy) gay or not gay?
Patrick | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Ask and ye shall receive...
Or something like that. Anyway, Scott was kind enough to alert me when this came (!) across his desk. Nice!!

Oh thank god that someone finally got a pic of this man shirtless. I think he's one hell of an athlete and hella hot to boot!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Saw him speaking on a tv show the other day, I was getting the feeling that he was kind of gay. And there was something about his eyebrows...

Anyway he's cute and one hell of an athlete
trey | 2011-05-09 21:51

Well we can hope he's gay :-)
mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

My philosophy: All boys are gay until proven straight.

Chad is sooooo dreamy.
Yodawg Wehyuat | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Johnny Weir
Sticking with the Olympics for at least one more day, today's Slap is gay U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir. And I don't want to hear anything about "he's not gay, he just dresses that way". If Johnny Weir isn't gay, I'm a ham sandwich. I mean, hell, he referred to himself as a fucking diva in an interview during the Olympics last night - so no arguments!

Oh, and Johnny's currently in 2nd place (after the short program) in men's figure skating, so be sure to tune in for the long program!

More Johnny Weir

And I've had a few requests for some of the other figure skaters, so I'll try to work them in soon.

Update: Daniel was kind enough to pass along the information (from Johnny's own site) that among his nicknames are the following: Johnny, JWe, Tinkerbelle, Simba, Nicky. I gotta say, he cracks me up - I'm glad he's so forthright about his sexuality.

Gay or not gay, he's a BIG GIRL! He's a fucking embarassment to the country. Jesus, be a man already - I don't care if you suck cock or not, butch it up you're on national television.
That being said, at least he's good enough to back up his ridiculous behavior.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Uh...why? The strapless thing in the top pic looks fetching, but he's hardly worth a slap.
bottomguy | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's not an embarrassment to the Hetro community because he's GAY!!!!!!!!!!

However I have to say that there are embarrasing people in the hetero community.

I'm not offended by his feminism - I'm embarraased at what comes out of his mouth!
Mike | 2011-05-09 21:51

He is ok looking...if you like French he looks just like one (without the curls of course)
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slapdate! - Apolo Anton Ohno
Back in the Slap of Apolo Anton Ohno, I only had one shirtless pic - and it wasn't terribly good. Well, Dreamcaps has some new pics of Apolo (and others) that you should definitely check out.

Is it just me or is the link broken?
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

y r u sooooo slexy? is it because ur azn? ur ass hot spankable.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Let's stir it up!
Well, since my Yoko Ono comments were so universally popular, I figured I'd sitr it up again:

Hat tip: Michael at GayOrbit

That is so true! How that bastard Kennedy keeps getting re-elected is beyond me. Thank goodness I live in a red state!
Jeffrey | 2011-05-09 21:51

And they say we liberals are angry and vengeful!!!

I can identify with how Jeffrey in the HELL did an incompetent lying coward like Chimpy get elected TWICE?????
Bludevl | 2011-05-09 21:51

Stop it're BOTH pretty!
myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

SO RIGHT! all this controversy about it not being "released" to the media until 12 hours later! It was a private medical issue for the family until they chose to reveal it. Not like Cheney left MJ Kopekne to drown in the back seat, and then make all the initial calls to his lawyers before fessing up to what happened. BIG difference between a hunting accident and a drunk driver going off a bridge!
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Chad Hedrick
Augh! I'm giving up! I've been hunting all over for shirtless pictures of Olympic speed skater Chad Hedrick. But I just can't find any, and Chad desperately needs to be Slapped. So I'm doing it anyway. If you're aware of any skin pics, send 'em along!!

More Chad Hedrick

OK, I KNOW I'm the jerk, but I don't like this dude much, basically b/c he just began skating like 2 yrs ago and I keep thinking of some poor Dutch sap who's been doing this his whole life just to lose to a Texan In-line skater! LoL ~ oh yeah, he's teeth are fake/scary

Now, how about a slap of the pairs' champ, Maxim Marinin?! Woof!!! ;-p
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

The man I want to see is Joey Cheek, the speed skater. Looks good in his tight racing skins now to see him without.
tommy | 2011-05-09 21:51

HEY! THANKS for posting pics of Chad - he is newly chosen Olympic HOTTIE! And...Franzel, yes, you are a self-admitted jerk...totally out of touch with athletic achievement...who cares if Chad had only been speedskating for 2 years? He has trained and competed himself to the TOP of his field! Why do you need to denigrate him? You might also like to know, that as a child, he was propelled through the windshield of a car in serious traffic accident, and fortunate to survive.'ve got to complain about his teeth? The restoration may not be aesthetically ideal, but it serves the purpose. BTW....I'm a dentist.
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

I had a dream to make my business, however I didn't have enough of money to do it. Thank goodness my close friend told to utilize the Thence I used the car loan and realized my dream.
LevyPenny | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Ski jumping!
Did you, upon hearing that Olympic ski jumpers learn their jumps by launching into pools, think "Why can't I see that?" I know I did. Well, I have good news - Bill has a few things to show you.

One thing's for sure - they're a skinny lot. And another thing: Jorg Ritzerfeld should be practicing with his shirt off.

Definitely agree about Ritzerfeld -- he is the cutest of these guys. The rest are skinnier than I thought they would be.
Frank | 2011-05-09 21:51

Someone feed those boys!
bottomguy | 2011-05-09 21:51

their thinness actually makes them more 'aerodynamic' and able to 'float' along longer, thus higher, longer jumps....
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slapdate! - Bode Miller
John seems to have a thing for former Slap Bode Miller these days. And I have to admit, the picture that I've seen lately looks really good.

Maybe this picture would have helped poor Bode get a single vote in January's Slap of the Month voting.

Is Bode short for Bodacious?
myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

this site might be of help...
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

more Bode PUH-LEEEESSSSEEEE! He's gorgeous and i just can't seem to get enough.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Eric Bana
After a week of twinkishness, we need some variety around here, so today's Slap - while not quite the "anti-twink" - is still a slightly beefy Eric Bana. Several people have suggested him, and I'm not quite sure why I haven't Slapped him before now. Maybe it was his performance in the dreadful Hulk. Of course, his role in the not-so-dreadful Troy was much sexier and should have earned him an automatic spot. I haven't seen him in the Oscar-nominated Munich (probably not dreadful), but I need to do that shortly - it's interesting to me, however, that the film was nominated for Best Picture, but not single actor from the film was nominated for his or her performance.

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He's terrific in Munich. It's funny, in Australia he was a stand-up comic. He's a stud!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

If you want to see the hunky Eric Bana in a completely different way check out the movie "Chopper" in which he plays the lead role of a gross phycotic thug. Based on a real gangster here in OZ, great performance.
David Edler | 2011-05-09 21:51

Mmm...chest hair...
aba | 2011-05-09 21:51

my oh my, you are certainly outdoing yourself, two utter hotties in a row - luv this man, lUV HIM!!! ;-p
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Channing Tatum
The last of the theme Slaps (this time) is actor and model Channing Tatum. I had some pics of Channing on my drive, but never really noticed them - no, that's not quite the word; I DEFINITELY noticed them. I just never had much context for him until someone (Jeff?) sent me a link to info about Channing's new movie She's the Man. I don't know how much screen time he gets, but as you can see in the pictures (they're at the bottom after the jump) he looks good.

More Channing Tatum

Oh, and I guess I should confirm the theme: Brenton got it right -- it really is as simple as having posed nude. I know, I should have done something more obscure -- next time. I've gotten one suggestion for another theme - anyone have others?

twas indeed i who sent the link to She's the Man.
jeff | 2011-05-09 21:51

Do I recognize some of these pictures from an earlier slap of Channing?
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

I refuse to the first to make the comment about him stroking the cock.....
oh crap.
Sammy | 2011-05-09 21:51

You have made this Welsh man very happy with these pics thank you !!! Or as we say here ' diolch'
blackvelvet | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Pay by cell phone!
Via Wired comes news of a sweet sounding new service. TextPayMe lets you pay people with your cell phone and a text message. What an excellent idea. The Wired article states that people are reluctant to sing up, for fear of providing bank account information to a new company, but having signed up myself I can state affirmatively that you don't need to provide any bank account information at all. If you want to "deposit" money, you can use a credit card, which is MUCH safer than giving bank account information - to anyone.

They have some nice extras. For example, their alias feature allows people to send you money without giving out your phone number. And if you sign up now, they'll put $5 in your account for participating in the beta. So click on the banner below to sign up - and the first 5 people that do will get one of my five dollars... How's that for a bribe?

Plus, if you sign up early you can get a good alias - I got "rob". Just in case you're itching to send me money.

SignUp <br/>at TextPayMe

Signup!: Matthew was the first to sign up! Thanks! Send me an e-mail with your TPM alias and I'll send along your dollar.

Signup #2: Kirk has joined Matthew and me as an early adopter. So Kirk, send me your alias and I'll send your dollar too...

The reason I'm asking for their aliases, by the way, is that TPM doesn't let me see their cell phone numbers or anything except their e-mail addresses. So don't worry - you can sign up and not worry about me calling you at 4:30 in the morning looking for Slap suggestions.

Signup #3: Kelly is the third signup. The $5 is almost gone, people! I know you want your dollar!! Once again, send your info to me Kelly and you'll get your $1.

Signup #4: The 4th dollar is gone! Thanks William! Only one dollar left! Don't miss out!!!

Update: William is the first to collect his dollar! I think Matthew, Kirk and Kelly must be part of the dedicated weekday crew that vanish on Saturday and Sunday...

Update: Kelly has been paid!

I took 1 st personal loans when I was 20 and this aided my relatives very much. Nevertheless, I need the car loan again.
MccoyMargarita | 2011-05-09 21:51

Vote for Chad!
Ryan sent along this tip: On viewers are being asked to vote for a new candidate for the next season of Donald Trump's Apprentice - and you choose among 12 Olympic athletes including hottie Chad Hedrick
5000m Speed Skating Gold Medalist! Woohoo!
and another hot skater Casey FitzRandolph.

So... Go vote!

Slap! - Jeff Wilson
Today's penultimate theme Slap is Survivor hottie Jeff Wilson. It's been a long time since I slapped Jeff - last January, in fact. Jeff, if you'll remember, was one of the candidates for Slap of the Year, but fell short in the voting. And of course there was the whole ugly voting scandal.

I think Jeff clearly wins the title of "hottest reality star". Any dissents?

More Jeff Wilson

Update: I should clarify about my "hottest reality star" comment - I watch very little reality TV. But hell, I've already seen Jeff, so I don't really need to watch, do I?

I disagree. While Jeff is smoking, I think Bobby John (from the same Survivor's cast) is much better looking. Plus, I have a think for Southern boys.
NJ | 2011-05-09 21:51

i agree with nj. bobby john is perfect in every way possible. though jeff is nice too.
steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

Jeff is TOTALLY SMOKIN HOT, but Bobby John is HOT as well!
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

Look at you catty girls -- like you would HONESTLY kick Jeff out of your bed - get real!
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

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The Hot-lympics
I thought the opening ceremonies were really pretty nice - and I can't believe I watched the whole thing!

The high point was definitely Chad Hedrick. He just looks great - and his first event is tomorrow! Nice!

And unquestionably the low point was Yoyo Yoko Ono.

How does that idiot woman continue to trick people into thinking she's some fabulous artist?

Oh. And can we talk about how nice the Torino Olympic flame looks?

Now, compare it to the gigantic erector set from Atlanta. I lived in Atlanta in 1996, and for some reason I take the hideous flame (and many other parts of that Olympics) personally. I know - I should get over it.

Update: I can't believe I'm responding to an anonymous comment, but here I am. So now, because someone supports the fight against AIDS and/or gay marriage, I have to like them and their work? Hmmm. Dumbest comment ever.

Hi Bent! I'm Ale an Italian visitor of your blog! I'm from Torino so I'm really honored to read something about the ceremony!Thank you!

We're waiting for some pretty men from the Olympic Games so....have a good work!
See you!!
Ale | 2011-05-09 21:51

You nailed it! Yoko is more of a joke than Michael Jackson, and we can all agree that is saying something. At least Michael has talent, she should be totally irrelevant. She had that crap written out? Good god, I hate to imagine how bad it would have been if she had winged it. Yikes.

On a stud note - I have one name for you - BODE!
Wagon | 2011-05-09 21:51

that idiot woman contributed 1$ million to AMFAR 15 years ago when your own STUPID elected officials did not want to touch the AIDS issue with a ten foot pole, has given the rights to many of her recordings to fight AIDS, is one of the few outspoken celeb to publicly support gay marriage rights in your STUPID country, has given the rights of the lennon catalog to Amnesty International... who by the way SUPPORTS and FIGHT for gay rights internationally the same rights that your own STUPID elected officials don't support when discussions are blocked at the UN, is the same person whose art retrospective traveling show attracted over 1/2 million in the US in 2003, also voted best museum show of the year, who has a 600 page scholarly book written aboutt her art.... etc.

Dumbest post I`ve ever read here.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

"is one of the few outspoken celeb to publicly support gay marriage rights in your STUPID country"

there's an incredible amount of American celebrities that support gay marriage, what are YOU talking about? Believe it or not, Bush doesn't represent the mentality of all of us ... not by a longshot.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Air cruising!
Gizmodo has info today about a company that's planning to offer "cruises" by airship, reportedly starting in 2010. Where do I get tickets??

New iPod?
Think secret has strong rumors about a new iPod to be released this year with a 3.5" (diagonal) screen and a virtual click wheel. Sounds good to me, I'll be first in line...

UPDATE: So engadget has a "picture" of the new iPod.

But as engadget says, "what do you think the odds are that Apple so nonchalantly let loose some images of the full-screen iPod video".

Slap! - James Carlton
Today's Slap is UK actor and former star of Emmerdale Farm James Carlton. For those who don't know, Emmerdale farm is "The Great British Soap" (according to them, anyway - I'm fond of Footballers' Wives, myself). And James played a gay character in his three years on the show. Unfortunately, I know very little else about James or EF - perhaps on of my UK readers can enlighten us?

More James Carlton

Hmm. I might have to start watching!

It's just Emmerdale BTW. It lost the "Farm" about 12 years ago.
Hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

He is a cutie!!! So what was the theme of the week?
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

Cant help as to who he is. However, just to say that Emmerdale is not the great british soap - coronation street and eastenders are more popular. But they dont often produce specimens like this!
PS - Footballers' wives is not strictly a soap, as it has limited seasons.
George | 2011-05-09 21:51

Personally Im a Poble y Cwn fan myself lol. But i liked this character in Emmerdale. Never been a fan of Eastenders but corrie has produced a few decent lookers such as Adam Rickett ( shame about his acting though )
blackvelvet | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hot Olympians!
The Hot Olympians site is back! And right now they have some great shots of speed skater Chad Hedrick. Chad is WAY hot - and several people have suggested him as a Slap candidate - but I just haven't been able to find any skin pics of him. He may get a Slap anyway. But you can check out some cute pics on HotOlympians for now.

Some time before, I really needed to buy a car for my organization but I didn't earn enough cash and could not buy something. Thank God my sister adviced to get the personal loans at creditors. Hence, I did that and used to be satisfied with my secured loan.
MAXWELLEunice | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Raphael Laus
There's really not a lot to say about today's Slap, model Rafael Luis. He's just stunning. But I couldn't even find a good link to him - hell, I don't even know if "Rafael Luis" is his name.

I didn't have time to do an exhaustive search for info on this guy - does anyone know anything? And can you tell me where I got these pictures??

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Update: OK, OK! I changed his name!

Agreed! Quite a man. One question, and I'm not complaining, but is it just me or does anyone else noticea trend to have male models show their pubes? Yes, it's hot, but also a little bit humourous.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Nice theme this week. This guys bad the trend is for guys to show it all, not just their pubs. Come on guys, if you are that hot, show us the rest, if your body is that hot, your "equipment" has to be too!
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

love all the "Wet Models"...yummmmmmmm
youngnmsu | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hotttt Brazilian boy. I've been in lust after him forever. Thank you for slapping him.
Hector | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Peter Johnson
Today, day 3 of the current Slap theme, brings us model Peter Johnson. Several of the theme guesses have been really close, but I haven't seen it phrased quite the way that I created it. Of course, I've been traveling and haven't been able to pay as much attention to the comments as I normally do, so I may have missed it. Anyway, enjoy Peter!

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Well, Peter Johnson couldn't be more in reference to a model pipi theme, and the van Dyck could be, too, depending on pronunciation. But Josh Saunders I can't get. I'm bad at this.
Hector | 2011-05-09 21:51

what is this dog fetish this kid has, and that is the cutest little dick i've ever seen.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Celebrity lookalikes? First Reichen, then Clay Aiken/Reichen (yeah odd how you can get both from the same guy), and third looks a bit like Matt Dillon if I am not mixing up my celebs.
Labratt | 2011-05-09 21:51

I don't care what your theme is. Just keep it coming.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Luke van Dyck
Today's Slap, couresty of boardiesboi over at famousmales is model Luke van Dyck. I know next to nothing about Luke - he seems to be a model (hah!) and a TV presenter (or something...) in Australia. Maybe Brenton knows more? And to answer your question, Brenton, you're close!

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all swedish?
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hmmm...let me guess? Smooth, blond boys? Is that REALLY a new theme for this site???
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Definitely someone you want to go camping with!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Reichen lookalikes?
Labratt | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Josh Saunders
Sorry for the late posting today, but the today's Slap - and the first of the theme week I promised - is model Josh Saunders. I really know next to nothing about Josh - Steph and Alek have a fair amount of information it seems.

So anyway, after tomorrow's Slap I'll let you see if you can guess the theme...

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Oh if he were my brother I would carry him on my shouldners ANYTIME!!!
Mike | 2011-05-09 21:51

Absolutely speechless! I agree with Mike
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

They should never be allowed to wear clothes.
Ron | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hot guy but I like the shirts more. Where are the shirts from?
Will | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - David de Lautour
Today's slap is actor David de Lautour. He doesn't seem to have an extensive acting resume - OK, there's almost nothing there - but if looks have anything to do with it, he'll be riding back to the top very soon. The pics on the next page are, I think, from one of his guest appearances on What I Like about You.

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O Yes!! Very much worth riding to the top.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

bloke needs a serious haircut, though...
Franzel | 2011-05-09 21:51

All that and technocolor underoos, too. What's not to love?
passionsfan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Woof. Not my usual type, but look at the size of his hands compared to the rest of his teensy little hot bod with a perfect furry patch between tiny nipples and... oh dammit I can't believe I need a mop already...
The Puckster | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - John Zimemrman
Today's slap, going back to the winter athletes again - just for a day - is figure skater John Zimmerman. Labratt and Doug were kind enough to mention John, and there's no question they are right - he's HOT!

John and his partner Kyoko Ina skated in the last Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, but it doesn't appear that they'll be going this year. Of course, John has much more important things going on - he is, after all, making weekly appearances on Skating with Celebrities. To be fair, I don't know if that's taped or live, but it's hard for me to imagine anything even CLOSE to as stupid as that. And I should know, I actually watched it the other night - my shame knows no bounds. Of course, I was watching with T & H and they WANTED to watch it, so they're carrying WAY more shame...

Some of the pics come courtesy of Dreamcaps (as usual...) and are of John's appearance on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - I guess that answers the inevitable "is he gay?" question, huh? Too bad...

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As someone with a shameful addiction to all things television (in general) and reality (in particular), I can report that Skating With Celebs is most definitely not live. It finished taping before it began airing (which, in my opinion, is one of the reasons it isn't bringing in the audience that Dancing With The Stars is... there's no "you vote! You have a stake in this!" to fool people into thinking that they have a say in the outcome... like, say, a national election). Meanwhile, JZ is hot enough to keep me coming back for more, no matter how much I wanna slap myself the next day...
passionsfan | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thank you thank you thank you!
Labratt | 2011-05-09 21:51

This is my first time commenting on this blog (?). Yes, i am shamefully a leach...sorry. You can spank me...TWO TIMES though. hehehe.

Ok. Comment. I am a seldom watcher of figure skating, and that's how i was first introduced to the Zimmerman hottie, and his physical beauty blew me away. But it was when he appeared on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy that my heart was stolen. Any man who shows such humility and kindness as John Zimmerman did has my heart forever. i guess i'm just a sentimental fool...
M Ash | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Jason London
Today's slap is one of my long-time favorites, actor Jason London. He and his twin brother Jeremy have been on my radar forever, but they never seem to show up all that much. The last thing I remember seeing either in was the hokey Out of the Woods with Ed Asner. He got naked, but unfortunately they didn't show it on screen -- and there was only a short clip of him with his shirt off. It seems like he would have been shirtless in one of the various TV guest appearances he's been making, but I just couldn't seem to locate any of those. Of course, I'm jammed up right this minute and having to do a "cram slap" - hmmm, does that sound vaguely sexual? - so my searching wasn't as thorough as I'd like.

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Oh. And don't forget, we have a new and exciting theme starting on Monday. It'll only last a week, so if you just can't stand it the whole month won't be a waste. But most of you will like it anyway...

He's adorable, and even better, both he and his twin brother Jeremy (he was the great 80s TV show, "I'll Fly Away") are wonderful actors. Very straight boys but very cute!
will | 2011-05-09 21:51

Jason was also that adorable young boy that had a crush on Chi Chi in the gays' favorite Drag Queen flick, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything...
Trojan Lover | 2011-05-09 21:51

mmm, jason london. he's got that loving, lovable boy-next-door look down, if you ask me. there's nothing more romantic than that. and that's hott. boyfriend material (2 bad he's str8)
martin | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's been a favorite of mine ever since he made his big screan debut in 1991's "Man In The Moon" (with Reese Witherspoon, she was just a kid). Yeah, too bad he's str8. He has amazing eyes.
Danny | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Dane Cook
Today, faithful reader John is responsible for slapping actor and comedian (comedian and actor?) Dane Cook. I've never heard of him before, but WOW! Thanks John! John has another nominee that's sure to please fur lovers, he'll be up soon too!

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Timely slap, following his hot opening dialogue on SNL last week. Keep an eye on him.
Paul | 2011-05-09 21:51

I've seen his stand-up. He's fucking hilarious! Oh, and MY-T cute.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Man...he is just adorable...that bad boy streak of his is awesome. I must admit tho, I HATE that he is shaving his chest now...he has perfect chest hair
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

I saw his stand-up a few years ago and not only was he funny--but he was hot! He's a great slap! Thanx.
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Slap of the Month - Travis Wolfe!
Yes, boys, model and home-made porn video star Travis Wolfe is the winner of January's Slap of the Month!

There is a video of Travis & Jenna out there - I've seen part of it - and I have to say, Travis has an amazing - well... You know.

Honorable mentions go to Jeremy Bloom (duh!), John Driscoll (woohoo!), and Mark Feuerstein. Mark, especially, seemed to have quite a cheering section - and I think that video he made helped too.

So what if he made sex tapes. He still isn't as hot as the other guys in my book.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

When you refer to a video Mark made, what are you talking about???
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Joey Lawrence
On the first of last month, I slapped his brother, so I figured on the first of this month Joey Lawrence would be a good choice. As I said earlier, I prefer Matthew to Joey - no comments please! - but there's no question that Joey has blossomed (ha!) into quite a man! I really can't tell you much about Joey Joseph, but IMDB shows that he's going to be in the upcoming The 9th Passenger, set aboard a yacht -- sounds like skin to me!

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I'd watch him.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

If he doesn't look like a gay porn star, I don't know who does??
I thought he had a hairy chest...hmmm
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

he is B-E-A-utiful! I've always had a saft spot for Joey! Right next to me in bed!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Woof!! That last pic makes me hope he signs up for Brokeback Mountain 2...
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

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