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Beijing Olympics or the Cover of a Gay Romance Novel?


German gymnast Fabien Hambuechen and American Jonathan Horton share a moment during the horizontal bar apparatus finals. They won bronze and silver, respectively.

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  1. That's what you'll see when gay Obama and Clinton supporters ocme together the last night of the Denver Convention. It will be beautiful...better than porn.

    'Course those two don't look old enough to vote yet, but so what.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 20, 2008 2:31:30 PM

  2. Wow! Is that bulge in your bicep, or are you just happy to see me?

    Posted by: Rad | Aug 20, 2008 2:35:43 PM

  3. Jonathan Horton is the sexiest little 5'1" guy I've ever seen.

    Posted by: H | Aug 20, 2008 2:37:54 PM

  4. Wow! Is that a bulge in your bicep, or are you just happy to see me?

    Posted by: Rad | Aug 20, 2008 2:38:21 PM

  5. Phone call from Corbin Fisher in five, four, three...

    Posted by: Gary | Aug 20, 2008 2:49:26 PM

  6. I like it! But I like this picture even better...

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 20, 2008 2:52:33 PM

  7. This is a very sweet photo.

    Posted by: Eric | Aug 20, 2008 2:52:51 PM

  8. I envision a 30s-era black and white romance flick...

    Hambuechen: "Come to me, Liebchen..."

    Horton: "No, no... we mustn't... "

    [Enter Joan Blondell in a maid's uniform: "Don't mind me, I'm just here to sweep up the chalk dust..."]

    Posted by: The Milkman | Aug 20, 2008 3:00:00 PM

  9. Fabien is dreamy.

    Posted by: YvesPaul | Aug 20, 2008 3:02:27 PM

  10. Crispy, thanks for the link. Sexy shot.

    Horton Hears a Woo-Hoo!

    Posted by: David | Aug 20, 2008 3:04:24 PM

  11. I'd buy that book!

    Posted by: Marc in Chicago | Aug 20, 2008 3:04:25 PM

  12. Great photo! Two straight Americans could never do that, silly people really!

    Posted by: Nico | Aug 20, 2008 3:23:34 PM

  13. Milkman...hilarious!

    Posted by: sam | Aug 20, 2008 3:37:29 PM

  14. MOAR!

    Posted by: N | Aug 20, 2008 3:39:23 PM

  15. The Milkman: I LOL'ed. Seriously.

    Posted by: Matt In Atlanta | Aug 20, 2008 3:40:34 PM

  16. Hey, MILKMAN,

    if Joan Blondell wore a maids uniform in the 30s, it would've been above her thighs. She was sexy back then.

    Is "liebchen" more macho than "liebling"? Lord, I was calling my "street trade" the wrong term of endearment for two decades!

    I think my West Coast Sis, THE QUEEN, probably looks like Joan Blondell...a young Joan Blondell, of course.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 20, 2008 3:49:46 PM

  17. this is a excellent opportunity for one of gore vidal or camille paglia's commentaries ... i mean here you have it, the moment when two men look into each other's eyes with the faint possiblity that "yes, I am a homo" with that crescendo slowly building up (worthy or any rossini overture) of sexual hunger, the knowing that they must have each other at any price but due to society pressures and taboo's they dare not cross the line and if they do one must kill the other and/or himself... or perhaps choose to live a happy life of gaydom in a west coast gay ghetto... are those the options? gay marriage anyone?

    Posted by: the queen | Aug 20, 2008 4:06:08 PM

  18. I was watching this last night and Fabian kept grabbing Jonathan again and again to 'congratulate' him - I was almost expecting them to start kissing!

    Posted by: Danmac | Aug 20, 2008 4:11:57 PM

  19. thank you so much, miss derrick, you are so very kind... yes, there was a time (many, many, many moons ago when i did bear an astonishing resemblance to the young joan blondell) ... but i'm afraid that these days it's more marjorie main meets barbara bush... thanks for the memory...

    Posted by: the queen | Aug 20, 2008 4:18:02 PM

  20. They'd make a really cute couple.

    Posted by: Stenar | Aug 20, 2008 4:20:57 PM

  21. All I noticed last night was Horton trying to be very butch (Hey Dude! Hey Bro!) every possible moment. Here he looks like he's trying to get away with Fabian having none of it! Is there any video of this scene?

    Posted by: anon | Aug 20, 2008 4:25:15 PM

  22. Wow. A great photo. A golden moment for bronze and silver...

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Aug 20, 2008 4:42:46 PM


    I love how the strapping 5'3" guy sweeps the humpy 5'1" guy off his feet -- it's like a painting in miniature.

    I used to love tall, dark, and handsome, but now I'm all about the pocket hotties: Fabien, Alexandre Despatie, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster....

    Posted by: Strepsi | Aug 20, 2008 4:56:34 PM

  24. Horton's over-the-top butch thing strikes me as a symptom of a short man's complex.

    Posted by: tb | Aug 20, 2008 5:00:57 PM

  25. This has got to be, the cutest thing I´ve ever seen!

    Posted by: André | Aug 20, 2008 5:53:50 PM

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