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I've noticed lately that the site is really starting to drag sometimes. Having watched my server logs, the load is getting a bit higher than my one little machine can handle.

Which is fantastic!! That means you guys are visiting so much that it's bringing the server to its knees. Nice! I really do appreciate all of the visits and the e-mails and the comments.

But it also means that I gotta do something. So, first and foremost, I'll be removing some of the software running here that's especially intensive. That should help a bit.

But in the next couple of months, I'll be adding an additional server to share the load.

So I'm hoping that moving the piggish software off will make things a bit better in the interim, but look for a nice speed improvement some time soon! And again, thanks for visiting so much that I have to upgrade!

If you need cash put out a virtual hat Rob. We'll cough up. We need to preserve great sites like this one!
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap of the Month - September!
It's been an interesting month. We had a number of retro Slaps, including Paul Newman and Montgomery Clift that were smoking hot in their day - and really led the way for today's celebrity hotties. And we had a nice mix of other guys, including Alejo Sauras, Aaron Eckhart and the stunning ass of Mario Lopez to choose from. There's really no obvious standout for my vote - I'm kinda leaning to Tim Henman as a sentimental favorite, but I don't think I'll actually end up voting for him. Let the voting begin!!

Brendan Fehr

Tim Henman

Marco Melandri

Paul Newman

Robert Conrad

Dan Gauthier

Will Young

Montgomery Clift

Edward Norton

Tab Hunter

Mario Lopez

Dean Sheremet

Jose Albucacys

Ryan O'Neal

Alejo Sauras

Aaron Eckhart

Justin Chatwin

Daniel Sunjata

Ryan Cabrera

Ian Lawless

Kevin Peake

Scott Lunsford

Timothy Adams

Bill Paxton

Update: A couple of commenters have said that they didn't find it appropriate to have "The Victims of 9/11" included in the Slap voting, and I have to say I agree. The only reason they were there was because of the automated script I used to generate this post. The only thing I typed was at the top. It was included automatically, and I didn't take it out. But it's out now, because I do agree that it's best not to include such things in a vote like this.

I must agree with Ric. Though understandable and respectable that you would like to keep the memory of that day alive, I don't feel that this is the right way to do it. Maybe at the bottom of all the nominees you could put a homage to the victims of 9/11 and honour them in such a way.
Nicholas | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Bill Paxton
Back during "Fur Week", Jason wrote to suggest today's Slap. I didn't get him in then, but I've been feeling a need for someone a little less twinky of late. I wouldn't go so far as to call Bill Paxton "furry", but he's definitely not a twink.

Bill's latest adventure, of course, is Big Love, the show about a polygamist and his three wives - you can catch it on HBO. He's been in gobs of other things - that I won't go into here - but suffice it to say that he's easy to find onscreen if you're looking. If you like Bill, I'd definitely recommend catching Big Love - they seem to show a fair amount of nudity. Of Bill and of other folks, including one hot little 20-year old that may be the subject of an upcoming Slap...

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Sweet fancy Moses...

Eric Dane
And while we're talking about former Slaps that are in current episodes (and looking really good), I give you Eric Dane, currently in Grey's Anatomy:

I don't know what else Eric Dane has done, but his character is such a slimy guy on Grey' kinda makes him dirty hot!

I almost screamed when I saw his step out of the bathroom dripping wet and almost naked. They don't call his character "McSteamy" for nothing!
Spike | 2011-05-09 21:51



great pics. but, with all the talk of him being a semi nudist and swimming the ocean nude, why can't we ever seem to find a pic of him with his shirt off?
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Eric Mabius
I thought it was really important to share former Slap Eric Mabius with everyone:

He's starring in the new show on ABC called Ugly Betty and looking really good doing it. And frankly, I think he looks kinda Bamber-ish.

Update: I ran across some caps of his shirtless scene from last night's Ugly Betty. Check 'em out!

And to chime in with some of the commenters, I thought the show was "cute" - that's the word I used with Juice last night. I can't compare it to The Devil Wears Prada, or to anything from South America, but it has a nice feel to it if you ask me. I'm going to give it a few more episodes and see how it evolves.

Yeah, he's cute, but Ugly Betty was / is the stupidest show I've ever seen. Maybe I missed something, but OMG!!! How dumb. . . and they took "Invasion" off the air.
Mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

Eric is adorable.. I wouldnt throw him out of bed. And I watched Ugly Betty and loved it. One of the few shows on now that isnt all sturm and drang. Kidnapped, The Nine, Vanished, all violent shows... have a little fun sometimes.
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

Although Eric is cute, I noticed he had lost a lot of his muscle tone last night. He looked much better in last season's private eye show "Eyes". Not to mention "Resident Evil" and "The Crow: Salvation". Even though he always looks good, I think he looks better a little pumped.
Stuart | 2011-05-09 21:51

Ugly Betty is pretty darned good, I think: it's different in a lot of ways because it follows the telenovela from Columbia that it's based on and retains some standard Columbian TV things that Americans won't necessarily get right away (e.g. the cartoonish antagonist, and the tendency for humor to go toward camp/over-the-top-ness). In those respects, it's unusual for American TV (apart from Univision, etc.). Anyway, I liked it now.

Now, as for Eric Mabius. He looks good. (I thought he looked extra hot in "Eyes" last year, which was one of the best shows on ABC in a while and how stupid they cancelled it.)

Bamberish? Well, he needs even bigger pecs and some more fur on them to even begin to rival Jamie...and then of course there's Jamie's eyes. But even so: I can see it, yeah, I can see it.
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Timothy Adams
Thom wrote to suggest today's Slap, Timothy Adams. His e-mail arrived literally at the perfect time - I was on hold with tech support (AUGH!) and when I saw his e-mail, and the nice supply of pics at the URL he sent, I knew I had the perfect Slap for today - and the perfect time to post it.

Timothy has been in various things over the years - none of them, surprisingly, Baywatch. He was in something called Ocean Ave - gee, you think that was a vehicle for showing skin?? He was also on The Guiding Light and lately he's been on Rescue Me.

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Update: Jason pointed out that Timothy was on One Life to Live also - his run on Guiding Light was rather shorter.

Just a small correction, Tim Adams was never on Baywatch...he played a lifeguard on a fairly short lived NBC Soap called Sunset Beach... I'm not into soaps, but THAT one I watched for all the hot men hanging out on the beach! Oh yeah, THANKS SO MUCH for all the great work on this site!
tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

I once read an interview with Timothy in which he disclosed both that he loves his leather pants and that he never wears underwear. (not in the same sentence, but nonetheless)
He is one hot dude.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Tim Adams was on One Life to Live, not Guiding Light.

He did a funny bit with Richard Lewis on the View, where you get to see a lot of him:
Jason | 2011-05-09 21:51

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It seems a bit early for swimwear season, but DNA is Australian, so it works. And hell, a magazine featuring swimwear ALWAYS works. So if you haven't seen Towleroad's preview of the DNA swimwear feature, go. Now.

The cover model is not even Australian. He is an American kid. I met him last summer he was a waiter at a gay charity event out in the Hamptons and, let me say, he is even HOTTER in person. His name is Tyler Moyer. WOW!!!
Jason | 2011-05-09 21:51

I wish the best for you, keep working like that!!! Best regards from greece!!! :)
Nasos | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Scott Lunsford
Today's Slap has been on my agenda for quite some time. Scott Lunsford was the straight boy who played gay in Eating Out to try to get the gay guy's fag hag to go out with him. Former Slap Ryan Carnes, one of my long-time favorites, played the gay guy. Eating out also featured Jim Verraros as the lovelorn Kyle - who had a terrible crush on Ryan's character, but could never seem to get anything to happen. Jim, you may know, is the first American Idol contestant to come out publicly.

Scott hasn't been in much else, but there's a sequel to Eating Out, called Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds, this time starring Jim Verraros. I can't tell if it's been released yet or not.

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that phone/sex scene on the couch, was so HOT!!!!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I totally agree Ryan Carnes totally overshadowed him in looks and acting skills. He was a real bad actor as I remember.
Bax | 2011-05-09 21:51

I really enjoyed the movie, Scott Lunsford played most of it like a guy that didn't know how to deal with what was happening, I hope he's not as dull in real life, but the movie wouldn't have been as great if he had acted? better.
old man | 2011-05-09 21:51

He's okay... but... with Ryan there, he's overshadowed.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Kevin Peake
David wrote a while back to suggest today's Slap, model Kevin Peake. You may remember Kevin from Bravo's Manhunt. He wasn't my favorite - that was Matt or Rob. In fact, Kevin kinda seemed like an arrogant jerk - he was the "professional spy" among the guys, and he was quite smug about it, I thought.

Regardless, he's HOT! And frankly I can't believe I haven't put him in before. Regardless, here he is. And it looks like Rob hasn't been Slapped since 2004, so I'll be getting him in soon too...

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Oh. And you can find more pics of Kevin here.

He was an arrogant mo-fo on Manhunt, which I found a complete turn-off. But, he sure is beautiful.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

Beautiful!! No really, BEAUTIFUL!!Now if this fellow was in the ad for Lacoste that Ian Lawless was in, wouldn't that be something. Slap voting just became that much harder...
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

Does anyone else think that Beaver Cleaver's brother Wally grew up VERY nicely? As much as I think Kevin is way nice to look at, I can't get past that Wally Cleaver sexy stud look! Gee Ward, lets get really hard-on with Wally tonight...
Scott | 2011-05-09 21:51

Ah, those nipples. They are huge and want to be sucked and played with. I also like the photos where his light chest hair is there, very natural, very yummy. I treasure my Undergear catalogs with him in them. He fills out his Unico trunks nicely!
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Ian Lawless
I haven't featured one of Jim's suggestions in a while - you remember Jim, he's the one who brought us such fabulous suggestions as Igor Rosa and Gilmar Rodrigues - and I thought it was time to get some more hot fur in here.

So model Ian Lawless is today's Slap - Ian certainly looks familiar - it seems like I've seen him in every GQ or Details I've ever read. Mostly, I guess, modeling for Lacoste.

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Be sure to check out the YouTube video after the jump. Wow!

Great body, including a wonderful ass, and a great smile! Thanks!
Kevin | 2011-05-09 21:51

This guy is a whopping 8.0 on the Richter scale. Jesus Christ almighty! What a beautiful face and super-sexy smile. And the bod is just fantastic--not too built up, but nicely rounded. The hair is masculine.
Vick Mafille | 2011-05-09 21:51

Damn!! Best I've seen. I'll take a cuppa whatever he's offering.
Ted | 2011-05-09 21:51

In my country (Philippines) that Lacoste ad is identical, shot for shot, except that he wears pants. I like the naughty version better.
Mike | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Ryan Cabrera
Kip (you remember Kip - he's the one who suggested long ago that I Slap Randy Johnson - he may not ever live that down) is responsible for today's Slap. Long ago he suggested that I Slap the Naked Chef (not that kind of naked, unfortunately) Jamie Oliver, but I could never find any good skin pics. Recently, however, I was reading that the Naked Chef has fallen out of favor with Kip; taking Jamie's place on Kip's list is musician Ryan Cabrera.

Anyway, so when I found a few pics of Ryan, I knew he was a prime candidate for a good hard Slap! Ryan, among other things, is in the upcoming release My Sexiest Year; unfortunately it doesn't look like the sexiest refers to him.

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Pretty darn cute, and a younger, better looking version of Jamie Oliver at that.
fareva | 2011-05-09 21:51

He looks pretty young in that pic but the guy is in his early twenties. Which is why his last album was criticized for not being lyrically more mature than the "teen like" pop type tunes it had.
james | 2011-05-09 21:51

Don't have a lot of money to buy a house? Do not worry, because that is real to take the loans to work out such problems. Thus take a car loan to buy everything you want.
CunninghamRosella | 2011-05-09 21:51

Could be cute.. but who can tell with that hair distracting you? Get the boy a comb or shave that hair off...
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Daniel Sunjata
Sean wrote some time back to suggest today's Slap, Daniel Sunjata. Daniel was named one of People's Most Beautiful People in 2003. Makes sense to me.

If you want to see Daniel on the screen, your best bet seems to be Rescue Me - he plays Franco Rivera who is, I assume, a firefighter in NYC. I say "I assume" because I've never seen the show - any recommendations out there? If you want to see him on the big screen, you might still be able to catch The Devil Wears Prada at your town's down-line theater.

For a while you could see all of Daniel in the Broadway version of Take Me Out, but I gather that he's not playing in that any more. So just in case someone was sneaky and took a camera into the play, send along a pic...

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Update: Pierre was kind enough to send along a pic of Daniel naked - taken on stage in Take Me Out. He couldn't remember where he found it, so unfortunately, I can't give credit where it's due.

I've had my on Sunjata since he appeared as a sailor on Sex in the City, if not earlier. I also had the joy of seeing him in NY when he did Take Me Out. Yum.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

I've had my eye on Sunjata since he appeared as a sailor on Sex in the City, if not earlier. I also had the joy of seeing him in NY when he did Take Me Out. Yum.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

Sunjata is hot, thanks. He is just one of the firefighters on Rescue Me, which has the hottest cast on television. Check out the show sometime and enjoy Steven Pasquale (wow!) and Mike Lombardi. Even Dennis Leary looks hot on this show.
Rich | 2011-05-09 21:51

"Rescue Me" is a great show - very dark, gritty, well-written and beautifully acted; plus two characters, Mike (Probie)and his male roommate, have just been revealed having sex with each other, although vehemently denying, to themselves, that they are gay. Well worth watching.
Thom | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Looks like ski season!
Is just around the corner...

Slap! - Justin Chatwin
Today's Slap is the twink-tastic Justin Chatwin. You may remember Justin from Tom Cruise's icky War of the Worlds. He's been in lots of different things, including a few appearances on Smallville.

It looks like Justin has a couple of upcoming projects - and he's even wearing the producer's hat for one of them. Keep your eyes peeled for The Pornographer's Poem (doesn't that sound promising??) and The Invisible.

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1 Frodo in the world is more than enough for me... does nothing for me.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Nice bod, but the face is too boyish. Am I growing up when I start to think that? I never used to.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Very nice. He's twinkalicious.
anonymoose | 2011-05-09 21:51

Cute as all getout!

How old might this puppy be?

dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Aaron Eckhart
Today's Slap is courtesy of Steve - he was even kind enough to send along some pics of this guy. Aaron Eckhart can currently be seen in The Black Dahlia; he was also in Possession with Gwyneth Paltrow, and I remember hearing about him most in The Core. But that was just advertising - the movie looked WAY too bad to bother wasting 2 hours of my life.

Aaron is one of those really hot guys to me - maybe just a skootch too much chest hair, but a great body. And a great face that has a wide range of looks. And he's a pretty good actor - I may have to check him out in The Black Dahlia - has anyone seen it? Good? Bad?

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Before you go see Black Dahlia, read Josh and Josh's post today.
Mark Batenburg | 2011-05-09 21:51

Love Aaron Eckhart. He was my dream choice to play Dr. Robert Langdon in Da Vinci Code. He is absolutely hot, and yet totally believable as an intellectual.
Unlike who they ultimately chose.
PM | 2011-05-09 21:51

I don't think he has a "skooch" too much chest hair. He's just one of those guys that falls into the middle category. He really doesn't have enough to qualify as "furry" and yet too much to be "smooth". Clothed he gives the illusion of a full chest of hair and then he takes off his shirt and disappointment. Men who fall in this category, much like the guys who have all of 9 hairs on their chests, should either never go shirtless and keep us guessing or get rid of it completely.
Stuart | 2011-05-09 21:51

I must say, he wears a suit about as good as any man I've ever seeen (ties with George Clooney); you'd think his body would be better, but still, he's so handsome. In the Smoking movie, reminded me of Robert Redford from the 70s or 80s. I thought, I can't believe this guy isn't a huge star!
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Alejo Sauras
A few weeks back, when I Slapped Alex Barahona, there was another hottie in the pics with him, and I think today is an ideal opportunity to Slap him. His name? Alejo Sauras. He, like Alex Barahona, is one of the stars of the Spanish soap opera Los Serrano. And lots of other Spanish programs.

Also, when I Slapped Alex, Adrian was kind enough to send along this lovely site that has more about Alejo and about Los Serrano. Nice, thanks!

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I'm not usually into twinkish men, but there is something sensual about him that I like. Certainly wouldn't kick him out of bed ;-)
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

Green eyes... red lips....! Christmas everyday! OMG...
chuck | 2011-05-09 21:51

Outies scare me.
cas | 2011-05-09 21:51

I found a website that has clips of his performances. I hope you won't mind him walking around with no shirt on, and only in his underwear!

Bill | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Today's random hotties
We have several random hotties today - the guys from this season's Survivor. You know, the one where the tribes are racially segregated? I haven't watched Survivor since the first season - that was interesting enough, but subsequent seasons just haven't piqued my interest. This season looks to be no different, despite the presence of the hottie in the blue shorts. He looks great, but frankly he's no Jeff Wilson.

So is anyone watching this season? Should we check it out?

Check 'em all out at famousmales forums.

I think this season of survivor seems to be different from the others in the past. Other than the racially divided tribes it seems to me that the cast this season overall doesn't really fit the usual pack of people they throw on survivor. Of course you have the good looking jocks and the aspiring models who come on the show under the guise of another profession just to get exposure. Overall none of them seem to fit the what I call "the survivor look" I give it a few more episodes before I come to a conclusion. You can't lie though, watching the different ethinic groups vote out each other every week will be interesting. One thing is for certain, until there is a merger or some twist none of them can say they were voted out because of thier ethnicity! (yes there have been people in the past that have whined that they were targeted because of ethnicity.)
Morgan | 2011-05-09 21:51

I hear that JP is a bartender at the gay bar Silver Fox in Long Beach, CA? Can anyone confirm? Any pix?
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

A quick google of the Silver Fox provides this confirmation...He is definitely a hottie!
Doug | 2011-05-09 21:51

J.P. is also a pro volleyball player...not a sure thing he is gay just because of where he works: I've met many straight guys working at gay bars because they know a hot body and a little flirting gets them BIG tips while they're waiting to be "discovered".
david | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Ryan O'Neal
Today's retro-Slap is from Dave; he wrote to suggest 70s hunk Ryan O'Neal. I say "70s hunk" because Ryan just didn't seem to age as well as some of the other hunks from that era, specifically, Harrison Ford. I guess, strictly speaking, Ryan may not be a "retro" Slap, but he seems to have been off the radar for so long as to qualify. He appears still to be working, but I don't even recognize the movies he's been in lately.

In looking over his career, I've seen Ryan exactly twice on screen. Once in Love Story (duh!), where he looked really good, and once again, I suppose, in Desperate Housewives. I say "I suppose", because I know I've seen every episode, but I don't remember him; I'm not sure what's up with that.

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Yikes, ...the gods have not been kind.

If you want more prime-aged beef, you'd be better served with Kurt Russell; especially in his Soldier/Snake Pliskin-period.
Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | 2011-05-09 21:51

I wonder if he wears wife beaters.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

Specialists claim that personal loans help people to live their own way, just because they can feel free to buy needed things. Moreover, different banks present credit loan for different classes of people.
MirandaJanine | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks for posting pictures of Ryan. He aged terribly, but for a few years he was Golden Boy.
dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Jose Albucacys
Jim - you know Jim, the one who loves to send along Brazilian models - sent along a Brazilian model. Amazing, no? Anyway, today's victim is Jose Albucacys. Apparently, he was (still is? I doubt it.) a firefighter in Brazil. I've never needed to be rescued by a firefighter, but I'd be willing to try it for him...

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I should also point out that if you like Brazilians, head on over to QueerBeacon. Augusto has quite a collection. In addition to being Brazilian himself - although I haven't seen him post any naked pictures of himself.

And, no, you don't need to remind me that I haven't either...

Man... him in that red speedo with the shaved chest (although i do like a hairy chest) is super HOT!!!!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Jose looks best when he lets his chest hair go.... Has one frickin hot and hairy chest!
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

so, SO, SSSSOOOOOOOOOOH much better shaved!!!
Chris | 2011-05-09 21:51

Love the Furry pics... but wouldn't kick the shaved version out of my bed either !!!! GREAT SLAP!
Bleu | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Dean Sheremet
Sam wrote recently to suggest today's Slap - Dean Sheremet, probably better known as Mr. LeeAnn Rimes.

Not surprisingly, Dean had a brief appearance on one of my favorite shows - you're heard it before - MTV's Undressed. Again, if you've never seen Undressed, and you have even a passing fancy for twinks, I highly recommend checking it out. The only real drawback is that no character ever seems to last for more than about 3 or 4 episodes.

Dean was also in Not Another Teen Movie as the important character "Cheerleader in Front of School".

I think Dean's best role is clearly as LeAnn's husband.

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he's fucking hot, and oh so gay. Good for LeAnn!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

ha! i haven't thought of dean in years! i went to school with him; i definately thought he exhibited many gay tendencies throughout high school: always quite pretty, and a fabulous dancer. rumor had it that he engaged in much gay experimentation with certain friends (sadly, never me). circle jerks, quid pro quo hand jobs, possibly more. never confirmed though. i would be more than willing to refresh his memory now.
julian | 2011-05-09 21:51

Can we say, too pretty to be straight? His cute, just wish he had hair on his chest.
Paul B. | 2011-05-09 21:51

You know how, sometimes you can tell a guy is gay just by looking at his picture? This is one of those times.
Sam | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Airline security

A question about your Retro rules.

How far back do they have to be for you to consider them "Retro"?

Is someone who was popular in the 60's or 70's old enough for you?
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slapdate! - Thad Luckinbill
And speaking of hot actors showing their hot asses on Nip/Tuck, I thought I'd do a Slapdate on Thad Luckinbill who also was kind enough to show his gorgeous ass. I really don't know why I don't watch this show - it really seems worth it.

Slap! - Mario Lopez
Following a conversation with Mr. X today, I realized that I'd never Slapped Mario Lopez. And considering that he's in an upcoming (or has it already aired?) episode of Nip/Tuck where we get to see his spectacular ass in the shower, I thought it was time...

I most remember Mario from his run on Saved by the Bell, which, I'm embarassed to admit I watched on occasion. But he and Mark-Paul Gosselaar looked so good. And he was also on The Other Half with Dick Clark for a while. Wasn't he?? IMDB doesn't show him in the credits, but I'd swear he was on it. Anyway...

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Mario Lopez is the Dick Clark of hunks. This guy doesn't age. He's still as cute as ever, if not better! The ad for Dancing with the Stars is as hot as any with him shirtless (or pantless) -- okay, maybe, maybe not! A great slap. Wish I'd been in the shower scene with him. Le sigh.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

What's not to like?
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

This Slap is a clear example of hunko-cultural zeitgeist. I was on the Internet just yesterday searching desperately for hot pics of Mario after seeing him on "Dancing with the Stars" (Agreed on the hot performance, BTW). Yum.
Hector | 2011-05-09 21:51

He was on The Other Half - and it is listed on IMDB, just not under the actor category... if you scroll down on his listing, you'll see it as item 17 under the "Self" category...
Trebs | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Tab Hunter
Back to the "retro" Slaps - at least for a day! Today we pay a call on Tab Hunter, another on Stuart's list of suggestions. I'm starting to detect a theme in the guys that Stuart requested... Hmmm...

Anyway, Tab is another guy that I just don't remember - I don't know that I've ever seen one of his movies, although he had quite a few TV guest appearances that I may or may not have seen, including on The Six Million Dollar Man, Benson and

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Update: Going through some of my e-mail today, I noticed that Joey had also asked for Tab Hunter. I really need to go through my e-mail more promptly, I guess. Joey also had some other lovely suggestions that I'llb e posting soon...

Tab Hunter is also, actually, gay.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Yes, Roddy was also gay. And Elizabeth Taylor's dear friend.
Curt | 2011-05-09 21:51

I had a huge crush on Tab in my pre-teens and early teens. I would go with my cousin (she is 6 years older than me) whenever she would go to see one of his movies. If I'd only known then that he was gay! At 75, he is still a handsome man.
Duane | 2011-05-09 21:51

There'a also Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, who lived together openly for years...even had the major magazines visit and photograph them at their various homes...and they were "just friends". If you were big-enough of a "star", you usually got the beneifit of the doubt as long as you weren't caught with a dead-girl, or a live-boy, in your bed. The studios and the Press invented girlfriends for you...and **Cough** still do.
Ted B. | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - The Victims of 9/11
Today, on the 5th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, I'm again honoring those who lost their lives. Of particular note is the 2,996 project, a project to remember everyone who died 5 years ago today (h/t GayPatriot).

The New York Times has a great Elegy for an Icon.

There's also a great tribute to the heroes of that day. I wish I could say I created it, but I didn't. And again, I hope the creator doesn't mind if I post it - it is incredible.

Honestly, as a New Yorker, I don't need any reminders, tributes, or quotes from Samuel Adams or Thomas Paine to remind me of what happened.
It's still quite fresh.
Bret | 2011-05-09 21:51

I agree with Bret on this one. It's too deeply embedded in memory to be reminded of it. Plus I dont agree with all the networks and other media organizations using it for profit. It's just WRONG!!!
Instead of fighting the people who arent the cause of it, why dont we fight the people in this country who caused it!!!!
aussi | 2011-05-09 21:51

Perhaps it would be fitting on the 5th anniversary to report on our interference in all the world's countries and governments in the past 10 years. Have we yet to learn from raping another country's right to self determination.
International Agent | 2011-05-09 21:51

9/11, and other terrorists attacks, are used. They are used for politics, used for ratings, used for political attacks, used for anti-war rants and pro-war rants. I think now five years has gone it's time to take a step back, to move on to quieter more private mourning.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Edward Norton
Today's Slap - suggested, surprisingly, only by Thom - is one of the best actors working today, Edward Norton. A lot of the pictures from after the jump are from the utterly disturbing and creepy American History X, where Edward played a Neo-Nazi skinhead who manages to redeem himself, at least partially, after some very disturbing incidents.

Edward was also excellent with Brad Pitt in Fight Club, itself a moderately disturbing pic.

His first movie, with Richard Gere was Primal Fear, which - I'm sensing a pattern here - was creepy and disturbing.

And just to mention one more creepy and disturbing movie, don't forget Red Dragon, the third in The Silence of the Lambs series. As an aside, it looks like there's another SotL movie in the works - Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask, starring Gaspard Ulliel as a young Hannibal Lecter. I sense a Slap coming on...

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Good one. Fabulous actor. Nice penis. DD
DD | 2011-05-09 21:51

Excuuuuuuuuse me!??? Ed Norton. Great actor? Yes. Uuuuuuuuugly? No. Butt ugly.
Vick Mafille | 2011-05-09 21:51

Funny, when I saw the name, the first thing I thought of was that "this is the latest furry, oldie, he-man retro slap, Ed Norton of 'The Honeymooners.'" lol
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Hey good call on Ed Norton.

He has animal magnitism; his sexiness comes from his presentation. Like in American History X or Fight Club. And he's got a nice tight bod and great cock! Always a pluss in my book!

Dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Don was kind enough to send along some new pics of former Slap Gareth Gates, and as part of my surfing I found some new ones of two of the hottest guys ever: Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey. So I thought I'd bundle them up into a single Slapdate.

Jeez. I may not get much done today...

Thanks for the new Bradley Cooper! What a hot guy.
Lou | 2011-05-09 21:51

Random hottie - Thomas Roberts
I've gotten several requests over the years for a Slap of CNN anchor Thomas Roberts, but I've never been able to find any good pics. But surfing Dreamcaps today, I came across a couple of good ones. Not really enough for a Slap, but I thought I should post them anyway...

God, what a hottie! Enjoy!

P.S. If you know where I can find more pics, let me know and I'll give him a full Slap.

Wow! I never though I'd ever see a shirtless pic of Thomas except in my dreams. Thank you!!!!!

And now what about Jeffrey Kofman of ABC News? (OPENLY gay) He had a short-sleeved shirt on last year during a hurricane and he was RIPPED. You should do an entire "slap" of hot men of news (Jim Sciutto, Chris Cuomo, David Muir, Richard Engel, Jason Carroll, Miguel Marquez, etc., etc.!!!).
david | 2011-05-09 21:51

Roberts is a real hunk but so is Rob Marciano, weather guy on CNN. HOw about him for a slap?
marvin | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks bent for answering my prayer
jkt | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thomas is definitely a completely hot guy! I can't believe there is a shirtless pic of him! That is awesome! Thanks for the terrific preslap!
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Montgomery Clift
Going back to the retro Slaps, I offer one of my favorites - and one suggested by both RIC and Matt - Montgomery Clift. The only film of Monty's that I've seen is From Here to Eternity, but he looked really cute in that. And in 1995 Empire magazine put him at #29 on its list of the 100 sexiest film stars in history.

For a while, he and Marlon Brando were considered rivals for leading man status, but Monty apparently suffered from serious mental health problems that eventually ended his career.

More Montgomery Clift

I wish I could have found more pictures, but there are a couple of good ones after the jump.

The Montgomery Clift Shrine has quite a few pics, but unfortunately not a lot of skin shots...

Yes, I've always loved this man. Great eyes that go right through you, and lots and lots of fur. It is very well documented that he was at least bi, but probably gay.

Thanks, great slap.
PeterT | 2011-05-09 21:51

I thinks it's fair to point out that the "self-destructive" behavior became more pronounced after the aweful car-crash he had in the mid-50's that nearly destroyed his face. They rebuilt much of it but he was never the matinee-idol he was before the accident; they didn't have the skills and techniques of today to properly repair his nose or profile. He still had his voice and skills, but his appearance changed the types of roles he was considered for.

Many said he spent the next 10-years dying...or killing himself.
Ted B. | 2011-05-09 21:51

The credit loans suppose to be essential for people, which want to organize their organization. By the way, that's very easy to receive a financial loan.
Hendricks31Barbra | 2011-05-09 21:51

Wow! His looks are intoxicating, and nice fur to boot! Keep the retro slaps coming!
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Will Young
This guy is a re-Slap, but it's been since 2004, so he couldn't compete in a Slap of the Month contest, so I wanted to get him in. Will Young is the gay winner of the first Pop Idol, the U.K. show that led to American Idol.

One of the reasons that he came to mind was this recent story:
In an interview he said: “There are still things that I can’t do, being a gay man. You have to think carefully about things — about, for instance, prancing around with my top off in jeans.”
I guess I just don't see the problem with him prancing around with his top off in jeans.

More Will Young

He has a kind of Feline-like face. Reminds me of a lion or a tiger face. I wouldn't kick him out of my bed or anything.
Brandon Humphries | 2011-05-09 21:51

His nickname is Will Hung...
don | 2011-05-09 21:51

haha i've been in love with him ever since forever! great job!!!
damien | 2011-05-09 21:51

God he's sex on legs x x
Stephen | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Dan Gauthier
Today's Slap was inspired by a recent episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Yes - to answer the question posed by any of you who don't know already - I'm a geek.) Dan Gauthier played Ensign Lavelle in the episode "Lower Decks". And he looked really good doing it; and amazingly, I was able to find some pretty damn hot shirtless shots.

And I figured Dan was a nice change from the "retro" Slaps for a day.

More Dan Gauthier

Update: Richard was kind enough to send along some pictures of Dan that I didn't have. Check 'em out!

My God...he's 43 years-old. He looks like he's 26......
Ted B. | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oh yeah, Dan Gauthier's been a hottie of the first order for years. I think he was in a Friends episode as the really cool guy from high school who never progressed to be anything else. But he's in some sci-fi stuff, too -- not enough, in my opinion.
Bret | 2011-05-09 21:51

He works for me. In the uniform too.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Dan is so hot! He has been on One Life To Live for almost 4 years.. and was just let go because of a "focus group" who didnt like his character. If I had been there, I know what I would have been focusing on. YUM!
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap of the Month - August!
Sorry this announcement took so long, but as I'm sure many of you noticed, the site was down yesterday for several hours. My stupid hosting company decided to upgrade its circuits and didn't warn me. Then they fucked it up, so everything was gone for a while.

It's still running slow - I'm sure that's no surprise either, but they promise it will be back to normal tonight. Fuckers.

Anyway, August. As many of you noticed, there was a very well organized campaign to vote for Michael Fenton Panaro. But given his total number of votes, Channing Tatum would have been first in any other month, so he gets included too. And 3rd place Alex Barahona is just too hot not to include, so he's on board too.

Congratulations to all three! Your prizes are in the mail.

HEY Rob! I believe you recognize that you've been duped by whoever sent in the pics of Michael Fenton Panaro. He certainly is not the hottest guy of the month, but the publicity ploy worked. So sorry you have been taken advantage of for another's personal gain.
Steven | 2011-05-09 21:51

Andrew we hardly knew ye! Stetson over M.F.(in)Panaro any day! The Ohio and Florida gang strikes again!
Rich | 2011-05-09 21:51

Michael F. Panaro is cute and well built. Just look at those eyes. I much more prefer the handsome hunk of MFP over Channing Tatum. Apparently the majority agrees with me. Hayden Christensen is my daily slap too.
Dave Ross | 2011-05-09 21:51

Michael F. Panaro? I just don't get the attraction. Those big ears alone are only good for one thing...
Greg | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Robert Conrad
Continuing with our "retro" Slap theme, today's Slap seems to be one of the more popular retro's requested. Robert Conrad (or Konrad Robert Falkowski) is probably best known for playing Jim West in The Wild Wild West and for playing Greg Boyington in Black Sheep Squadron.

I gotta admit, when I first saw him requested, I only half recognized his name. And as I perused his list of movies, I can't recall having seen a single one. And I never watched WWW or BSS or any of his series either. So, honestly, I'm not sure I've ever seen this guy on screen. Is he a good actor? He's certainly hot - and as Stuart said, he's a "man our moms found sexy in their day". I'd have to say he's that in spades.

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And, as you might imagine, Robert Conrad has quite the sexy son. It looks like Shane Conrad is due for a Slap of his own. Very soon.

he was hot, but those waist lines kill me!
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

I had such a huge crush on Robert Conrad as a kid.. thansk for the reminder. And this slap-within-a-slap is a good idea.. especially when the slap # 2 looks like that!
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

Robert Conrad playing James T. West on "The Wild Wild West" was the hottest thing on television in the late Sixties. He always wore skin tight stretch pants and at least once an episode would be captured and strung up by his wrists,shirtless, sweating, glistening and straining to escape. Catch an old episode on cable and you too will see why this teenage boy never missed an episode.
Dave | 2011-05-09 21:51

*puts Jim's toys back in his pram*
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Random hotness - Andy Murray
I'm watching Scottish tennis star Andy Murray play today and thought I'd share this pic I found on Tottyland.

Damn didnt know about Andy Murray. Suggestion Kasey Kahne NASCAR, regards.
Gene in Pennsylvnaia | 2011-05-09 21:51

I'm with Gene; Kasey Kahne has the deepest blue eyes ever - I could get lost in them for hours. Just wish his body was a little more cut than it is.
Corey | 2011-05-09 21:51

Kasey Kahne....Never seen his bod. I just know he's a doll and soooo innocent. After he won last week he got a big hug from.........his MOM.
Gene in Pennsylvnaia | 2011-05-09 21:51

Most any racing driver would be great. Carl Edwards has a bod and is known to show it off. I would love to see a shirtless Kahne, McMurray or any of the so-called "young guns." Am I beeing greedy? LOL! Will
Will | 2011-05-09 21:51

Extra Slap - Steve Irwin
A special Slap goes out today to Australian naturalist Steve Irwin who was killed yesterday by a stingray.

Steve was one of those guys that was "Slap-worthy" because of his absolutely infectious charm. I didn't watch his specials often, but they were always so entertaining...

He'll be sorely missed. :-(
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Paul Newman
Stuart wrote a while back to suggest a mini-theme of "retro Slaps". I have to say, that's an excellent idea. So today we're starting with one of my all time favorite "retros", Paul Newman. Hell, he's so retro he's got a two-digit ID on IMDB!!!

I remember being on vacation in France one time - with my parents - and we stumbled across an old movie pictures book - and there was Paul Newman looking absolutely fabulous. Well, I wanted to gush to my mom, but - well... You know.

So anyway, here's 10-time Oscar nominee - and one-time winner - Paul Newman. YUM!

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Future Slaps will include some of Stuart's suggestions, like Fabian, Tab Hunter, Warren Beatty, James Brolin - and of course another of my favorites, Montgomery Clift (surprise!).

Great idea, Stuart! And, yes, Paul Newman is definitely a good way to start. Another few to consider that have always been favs of mine: Cary Grant and Laurence Olivier (especially from Wuthering Heights!)
Steve | 2011-05-09 21:51

There are a few Hotties from the days of old, that always bring a smile to my face.
Bring on the Retro-Slaps !!
Bleu | 2011-05-09 21:51

Had the pleasure of handling their travel arrangements many times while I worked for the airlines and met them at their insistance. Even nicer in person. Great slap.
TonyJ | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oy was he cute.

I like Guy Madison for a retro slap. A lousy actor, but so pretty to look at.
myackie | 2011-05-09 21:51

I've gotta apologize for my lackluster performance around here for the past couple of weeks. I've been absolutely slammed with a new project, and I just feel like I haven't been getting it all together on here.

And I took the day off from the project today - and took what felt like a 250 mile bike ride. So right now I'm way too exhausted to get a Slap together for the day. But I'll be back tomorrow - and hopefully my schedule will loosen up a bit and I can get back on a roll.

And the results of August's voting will be out tomorrow. I wanted to keep it open until Tuesday to give everyone a chance to vote - about 1,500 of you vanish every weekend, so I needed at least one work day in there...

And as some have noted, it looks like there's been a very well organized voting campaign put together on behalf of one of our contestants. The site keeps the funny business fairly well limited, however, so it wasn't "rigged" in the traditional sense. I try to limit everyone to one vote as well as I can.

Oh. And I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY behind on e-mails. I'm gonna try to get caught up this week, so if you sent me something and haven't gotten a response, that's why...

Everyone is entitled to a break now and then. Don't make this day job a habbit though! Will
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

why don't you just post five days a week? we can Slap ourselves on the weekend.
wes | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap! - Marco Melandri
Today's Slap comes courtesy of Don, who was kind enough to send along a couple of nice pictures for me to post, and I was able to round up some other scorchers out there...

Anyway, Marco Melandri is an Italian motorcycle racer. I used to own a crotch rocket and always hoped that the other riders I saw on the road looked like Marco. Sadly, when they took off their helmets it never quite worked out that way.

More Marco Melandri

He looks gormless. But hot gormless!
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

What this hell is gormless? Sorry, folks, but it doesn't get any hotter than this! Rev me up; I'm ready for a ride.
anonymous | 2011-05-09 21:51

Wow! Hot.. would love to kiss those lips....
Tom | 2011-05-09 21:51

WOW! Marco's HOT! Love the dark macho look to him!

I reckon the hottest guys are dark Caucasians, and Meditteranean hunks are no exception.

Good luck to Marco for the 2007 season!
Kev | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Tim Henman
Today's Slap goes out to British tennis star Tim Henman. He played Roger Federer yesterday in the USOpen, and although I don't know the result for a fact, I can pretty well guess - regardless, if you don't want to know for sure, you might not want to read the comments.

Anyway, Tim's always been one of my sentimental favorites. I had high hopes for a couple of years that he could pull out a win on his home court at Wimbledon, but he never managed it. And sadly, I think his days on the tour are numbered - at 32, he's well over the hill. It takes an exceptional athlete to last to age 36 as Andre Agassi has.

More Tim Henman

Update: Jon-Henri reminded me that you can see a bunch more shirtless pics of Tim over at FotoGordon. Sorry for the oversight!

Yeah, I'd love to massage his chest too - and other things. Just a good shag would be nice.
Simon | 2011-05-09 21:51

Oh.. that penultimate picture with the big ball in his pocket... and wouldn't I like to be the one massaging his chest!
Jeff | 2011-05-09 21:51

Tim has been one of my favorite tennis players. He represents the player of bygone years - refined, elegant, no tricks and powerhouse plays. Not to mention - he is very nice eye candy in a country club, preppy sort of a way. I have never seen shirtless pics of him, so I have had to fantasize about what was underneath those tennis whites that clung to his body when he worked up a sweat! I am defnitely not disappointed. Thanks Rob!
Ralph | 2011-05-09 21:51

the picture highlighted is a soap powder advert. a really bad one.
corsaboi | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Star Wars
For those of you who, like me, were ecstatic about the news that the original (un-Lucas-ized) versions of the Star Wars trilogy were going to be released in September, your time is here. Amazon will begin shipping on September 12, and you can pre-order now.

So if you're as geeky as I am, you can order Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi now.

And yes, I realize the irony of calling the originals "un-Lucas-ized", since he was the guy that created them in the first place, but he's also the guy that fucked them up later. So now, among other things, you can see Han Solo shoot first; avoid seeing Jabba the Hutt's shameful appearance talking to Han before they leave for Alderaan; and you don't have to wince seeing storm troopers ride around on giant dinosaurs on Tattooine.

Update: Eric is right about the "orignial" versions of the Star Wars trilogy you can find on eBay and elsewhere. But the versions going on sale 9/12 are official Twentieth Century Fox release.

The new versions of the original trilogy, imho, are actually better. People dwell on the Han Solo/Greedo thing (and, after you have kids, with an awareness of how media influences children, you might well agree with his choice, cf. Steven Spielberg taking the guns out of "ET," but parenting gets short shrift from SW fans), but if you view the old and new versions side by side (and if you really are a SW geek, then you have), you see that the vast majority of 150-200 changes per film really had to do with recompositing shots to take out matte lines, correct lighting errors, realign misaligned overlayed elements, redoing some clunky stop-action elements in CG, and also add coherent transitions to new places. Or to insert visual elements that technology and money prevented before (e.g. exterior windows in Bespin corridors). The vast majority of the 800-1000 changes are subtle and most people don't even notice them. The Han Solo/Greedo plot point debate is a topic for another forum, as is the changing of the Ewok song at the end of RoTJ, etc., though I like the new ending much more, but from a filmic perspective the most of the tweaks are fairly restrained. I like the new versions better. (And I don't hate JarJar Binks any more, either; he grows on you after 20 viewings or so.) I'm just open-minded when it comes to George's tweaking of his *own* creations, and I have low tolerance for SW reactionaries who poodoo-poodoo the changes just because they are "different" and on not on the merits of cinematography or plot coherence over the whole saga. Vive la difference.
USWF | 2011-05-09 21:51

BestBuy will be selling them a set in a "collector's tin," with retro art on the cover. Note also the sequel to Lego Star Wars (the video game) comes out on the 12th too: the first one was a hoot and pretty darned fun, contraryto expectations, and the new game does the old trilogy (IV - V - VI).
ubu | 2011-05-09 21:51

Just so people know, the versions of Star Wars going on sale -- if I understand it correctly -- are buying the versions from the original Laserdisc versions. They will not have up-to-date sound or have the crispest resolution. Make sure to check other sites for more info on this before buying.
Eric W | 2011-05-09 21:51

Slap of the Month - August!
August had an interesting variety of guys - from the ultra-twinky Justin Berfield and Chace Crawford, to the steamingly sexy Alex Barahona to an older hottie, Harrison Ford. And who can forget Channing Tatum? One of the hottest guys I've featured here; and I'm very partial to Brendan Fraser.

Iran Malfitano

Ben Cohen

Justin Berfield

Adam Brody

Ed Burns

Alex Barahona

Johann Urb

Andrew Stetson

Jenson Button

Bruno Gagliasso

Bobby Cannavale

Channing Tatum

Paul Walker

Giovane Gavio

Matthew Bomer

James Van Der Beek

Daniel Letterle

Michael Fenton Panaro

Brendan Fraser

Alan Smith

Harrison Ford

Chris Hemsworth

Fabio Cannavaro

Ian Thorpe

Chace Crawford

Andre Agassi

Jason Behr

Comments seems like the Michael Fenton Panaro fan club is out in full force.
More power to them, but when you consider the competition, me thinks the results are skewed by active and organized campaigning from the club. But, then, the fan clubs for some of the other guys could do the same, so it's a level playing field. Panaro's commanding lead is indeed a tribute to the loyalty and dedication of his fans, so I hope their efforts will get Michael some acting gigs. Well done, Panaro fans!
Ralph | 2011-05-09 21:51

Michael Fenton Panaro sucks,,, he doesnt deserve, Paul Walker is the best of all... can't you see that???
Mario | 2011-05-09 21:51

It seems to me the voting was a bit skewed this time. Sort of like a special interest group lobbying for a candidate...
Bill | 2011-05-09 21:51

No way Michael Fenton Panaro could have that much of a lead. He's cute, but definitely not slap of the month compared to the other guys. I smell vote fixing.
Jim | 2011-05-09 21:51

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Slap! - Brendan Fehr
I Slapped his co-star yesterday, so I thought it only fair to Slap Roswell actor Brendan Fehr today. hat12 said, in the comments, that he liked Brendan better than Jason Behr, but I don't know - I've gotta give the edge to Jason, myself.

Unfortunately, they won't get to go head-to-head in Slap of the Month voting, since August has already wrapped. But if they both make it to Slap of the Year, they can compete then. Of course, it's probably more likely that the Pope will call and ask me to be a cardinal, but who knows?

I think the caps of Brendan in bed with another guy are from Sugar -- at least the graphic on IMDB makes me think so. It sounds like hat12 liked the movie - maybe he can tell us more?

More Brendan Fehr

P.S. I'll get Slap of the Month voting up later today, so stay tuned!

Update: Somehow I missed some of the pictures on my HD, including one of Brendan kissing another guy in "Sugar". But they're up now...

he's really cute with the long hair, but i prefer Jason.
dae | 2011-05-09 21:51

Thanks Rob. This is one Fehr I do like. :)

I agree with Mark. The movie is one of those movies that tries to be dark just for the sake of it. Not a great film.

BUT, Brendan is very hot in it and it's nice to see him gay it up!

And I do think Brendan looks better with shorter hair, for what it's worth.
hat12 | 2011-05-09 21:51

Frehr was the "bad-boy" of the Roswell leads, the rebellious, irresponsible one who learns to express his vulnerability and to make real connections as time goes on. Both Behr and Frehr were easy on the eyes, but it's hard to make a direct comparison since their body types are so different. Behr is lean and compact, Frehr is big-boned and soft-edged. I wouldn't kick either out of bed!

"Sugar" was yet another in the seemingly endless genre of gay teen hustler movies, that covers no new ground. In "Sugar," a sweet young thing from the 'burbs comes out, leaves home and hooks up with an older, wiser hustler with a serious drug addiction. It ends badly for Frehr's character, but our young homo hero learns a valuable life lesson and moves on to a well-adjusted life. Has there ever been a gay teen hustler movie where the hustler turns out okay or at least finds love or redemption?

Am I the only queer film fan who's sick and tired of gay films that end in murder, suicide or misery? Why aren't queer directors creating more life-affirming films?

mark | 2011-05-09 21:51

The comment about hustler movies is exactly right. In "sugar," the best thing is Brendan servicing a HUGE woman with enthusiasm and generosity.

He is a good actor.

I've seen dozens of hustler films, most are too weird and dramatic. "Mysterious Skin" is quite good. Why was there never a film of "City of Night" or Rechy's "Numbers"?
Fremd | 2011-05-09 21:51

Weird e-mail
You know, I'm still hoping for some good hail, fire and brimstone, but this one will have to do for now. This one just baffles me because it was apparently entered on the site - NOT sent as spam or any other thing:

I bought a pair of your sandals at the Daytona flea market and it seems at sthough the stickiness has come off on some parts of it after wearing them only once. I tried to wash them figuring that might help but it did not. I wrote to and said it could not be delievered no longer valid email.
Weird. Maybe she thought she was e-mailing an advertiser? And she didn't even put in her e-mail address.

Update: Well, being something of a language geek myself - although I'm sure it's not always obvious on this page - I have to respond to RSL.

Just out of curiosity, I Googled hail, fire and brimstone versus hellfire and brimstone, and found that the "hellfire" version is much more common (73,000 hits to 1,000). Going to the source, however, the original seems to be from Ezekiel 38:22 where it's referred to as "hailstones, fire, and brimstone". None of the English translations refer to it as "hellfire", but one translation, called "The Message" really gets itself into a lather:

I'll deluge Gog with judgment: disease and massacre, torrential rain and hail, volcanic lava pouring down on you and your mobs of troops and people.
And I didn't check all of them, but none of the versions of the bible I did check referred to "hellfire" anywhere in their text.

I couldn't find any obvious source for the term "hellfire". so I'm going to have to make the determination that it is, in fact, "hellfire" that's the eggcorn.

I know, I know - just what everyone wants to see on here: A discussion of the biblical origins of English phrases.

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