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News: Ricky Martin, Moths, Pit Stains, Randy Harrison

Rickylaptoproad.jpg You can own Ricky Martin's signed Vaio laptop. And well, if it's true what they say about old hard drives — that nothing on them is ever truly erased — who knows what the lucky winner might dig up.

road.jpg Boy George and Little Britain's David Walliams had a bit of a catfight on Channel 4's The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year when George asked Walliams about his co-star Matt Lucas' wedding. Said Walliams: "Very nice thank you. It was great you weren't there." Apparently there's some bad blood between the two of them. According to comedian Russell Brand, who was also on the show, "Boy George thinks that Matt Lucas isn't a good example of homosexuality." Explained Walliams later: "There's a background to this. I wouldn't be mean for the sake of it."

road.jpg AfterElton chooses its 2006 "Man of the Year".

road.jpg Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison to play Tom Wingfield in Glass Menagerie production set to open in Minneapolis.

Mothroad.jpg Freak Nature: Moth drinks the tears of sleeping birds.

road.jpg Perhaps We Are Marshall should be renamed We are Matthew McConaughey's Pit Stains.

road.jpg Gay rights groups applaud Palm Beach County School District after they unblock sites that offer support to gay and lesbian students: "Last March, an Inlet Grove High School senior published an investigative report disclosing that while Palm Beach County's teachers and students were denied access to gay-supportive web sites on the District's computer system, they could access the anti-gay web sites of the Traditional Values Coalition, the American Family Association, and Focus on the Family from any School District computer. Inletspin.com editor-in-chief Joe Dellosa, reported that the web sites of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (www.glsen.org ), Gay-Straight Alliance Network (www.gsanetwork.org) and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (www.pflag.org) were among those being blocked by the School District."

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  1. As a Gay Entomologist (I like both bugs and buggery!), thanks for the pics of the newly discovered species of Eye-Moth. I've personally seen Vampire Moths imbibing blood from sleeping *people*, and I have pictures of other tear-drinking moths sucking up tears from a human volunteer (apparently it itches, but doesn't cause lasting discomfort) but the bird-loving species sounds gloriously icky! Moths are much more interesting to me than Butterflies, which are all gaudy show and little substance- they're the Paris Hilton of the Insect world...

    Posted by: Gavin Pitt | Dec 21, 2006 11:04:18 PM


  2. Oooh Gavin I would LOVE to see the pictures. Also the vampire moth sounds fascinating and scary as hell. I never knew it existed until now. Do you have pictures of that one at work? Could you provide a link?

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Dec 22, 2006 1:24:40 AM


  3. In recent news, Matthew McConaughey has sweat glands.

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 22, 2006 2:39:54 AM


  4. Can I get some of Ricky Martin's pit stains?

    Posted by: JT | Dec 22, 2006 9:43:41 AM


  5. What a frightening yet poetic demon these mmoths seem to be! who flit from nest to nest in the night to harpoon greedy mouths into small eyes closed in slumber, to feed on the tiny unformed tears of gently sleeping birds...Sounds like something out of Shakespeare or Milton : )

    Posted by: GBM | Dec 22, 2006 10:23:54 AM


  6. Ricky is getting better and better looking. I would LOVE to win the bid on his laptop (and that computer thingie would be nice, too!), but the bidding is already well above my residual credit limit.

    Oh well. I can only hope some Hacking Queen wins the bid and can rund Norton utilities on the drive to see exactly WHERE he has been...

    Rad

    Posted by: Rad | Dec 22, 2006 11:00:11 AM


  7. The moths make me think of Allan Poe, or very early Kate Bush circa 'The Kick Inside'. Haunting.

    Posted by: max | Dec 22, 2006 2:09:08 PM


  8. You mean like Kate Bush's hit single 'The Magpie with the Moth in Its Eyes'?

    Posted by: GBM | Dec 22, 2006 2:18:31 PM


  9. "Moth drinks the tears of sleeping birds"

    Creepy... Beautiful... Creepy.... Beautiful

    Posted by: Giovanni | Dec 22, 2006 8:51:44 PM


  10. You mean like Kate Bush's hit single 'The Magpie with the Moth in Its Eyes'?

    Posted by: GBM | Dec 22, 2006 2:18:31 PM

    Haha. For a minute you got me. I was wracking my brain for this unfamiliar "hit single" before 'The Man with the Child in His Eyes' dawned on me.

    Posted by: max | Dec 23, 2006 1:33:10 AM


  11. :^)

    Posted by: GBM | Dec 23, 2006 10:47:57 PM


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