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My time minding Towleroad has come to an end. I've spent the last four days doing my best to gather news, video and images that appeal to a gay sensibility and to present them in a way that would represent a not-too-jarring shift from how Andy would have presented them.

RACHEL-MADDOW-YEARBOOK-PHOTO A few issues I find myself drawn to would include gay rights, politics, stardom/fandom, copyright, the evolving status of privacy, popular culture and its impact beyond escapism, hot guys, how religion shapes/hinders gay issues, the concept of "post-gay" and the debate over barebacking. I think some of these were reflected in my posts.

Feel free to grade my work below. And if my grade was passing for you, I welcome you to visit my site Boy Culture, to friend me on Facebook and/or to follow me on Twitter.

Thank you for your comments throughout the week. The critical and the supportive were equally interesting, and I especially appreciated the heads-ups regarding typos and errors. I do regret that I was unable to locate the gay Colonel Sanders look-alike who was suggested by one commenter, but my interview with the lesbian Wendy's Hot 'n' Juicy girl is forthcoming...

P.S. I couldn't fit Rachel Maddow's high school yearbook photo anywhere else in time and didn't want to waste it.

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  1. I totally enjoyed your work these past few days. Thanks!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jul 8, 2010 7:10:03 PM


  2. loved towleroad this week more than i have in months! well done, as always...

    Posted by: 17days | Jul 8, 2010 7:14:02 PM


  3. Well done!!!! BRAVO!!!

    xoxo

    Dave

    Posted by: Wicked Gay Blog | Jul 8, 2010 7:19:48 PM


  4. I give you an "A" Well done!

    Posted by: bradley | Jul 8, 2010 7:21:08 PM


  5. Well done! Thanks.

    Posted by: Sean | Jul 8, 2010 7:21:27 PM


  6. Job well done!

    Posted by: John Z. | Jul 8, 2010 7:24:28 PM


  7. Matt;
    Read your blog every dayish and loved watching you morph into Andy 2.0. If the header is any indication of where Andy 1.0's vaca was, I praying for Dick Dock pictures next week.

    Posted by: kansastock | Jul 8, 2010 7:25:03 PM


  8. wonderful job man!
    -chris

    Posted by: chris | Jul 8, 2010 7:35:30 PM


  9. Haven't read the blog in a while and when I first caught glance of this post, my heart sank: I thought Andy was leaving and closing Towleroad. *whew*, thought I'd have to turn to Queerty as my go-to gay blog for a sec..

    Posted by: Robert | Jul 8, 2010 7:48:56 PM


  10. great job, Matt!

    Posted by: Kevin | Jul 8, 2010 7:49:01 PM


  11. great job! I suppose we'll never know the identity of the 11 herbs and spices...alas, that could have been covered in popular misconceptions (i.e., just an impersonator, not the colonel), along with "fisting" (apparently!) and bar/batmitzvahs. It was more fun. Take care yoself.

    Posted by: TANK | Jul 8, 2010 7:50:33 PM


  12. my "great job!" was the tim and eric awesome show great job, just to clear up any misunderstanding.

    Posted by: TANK | Jul 8, 2010 7:51:48 PM


  13. You did a nice job, but I prefer Andy's style much better. You got too far away from true reporting and journalism and into what I call "all things gay" category.

    Posted by: Guy | Jul 8, 2010 7:56:39 PM


  14. thanks for filling in - great job...

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 8, 2010 8:06:12 PM


  15. Awesome as always!

    Posted by: Bryant | Jul 8, 2010 8:14:24 PM


  16. Great job! Per the high school photo: wow, hot lesbian.

    Posted by: Joel | Jul 8, 2010 8:28:41 PM


  17. Excellent job!

    Posted by: Manhattan Native | Jul 8, 2010 8:33:19 PM


  18. Great job. A+ You kept us informed of the important news, and the feature articles were a nice touch.

    Posted by: BoxerDad | Jul 8, 2010 8:39:27 PM


  19. Andy was gone? Great job!

    Posted by: ruben | Jul 8, 2010 8:55:50 PM


  20. Towleroad is an excellent blog and a great resource for anyone gay or straight. You did a fantastic job keeping up with those standards. And seriously, the Rachel pic is hilarious. It has to be Photoshopped, right?

    Posted by: stranded | Jul 8, 2010 8:58:25 PM


  21. Thanks Matt.....you did a terrific job

    Posted by: bill | Jul 8, 2010 9:30:23 PM


  22. EXCELLENT job Matthew!

    Andy left the site in very capable hands!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 8, 2010 9:56:10 PM


  23. Wow, someone with a high school photo that is not embarrassing! I love Rachel as a blonde and love her now!

    Posted by: Angela Channing | Jul 8, 2010 10:19:19 PM


  24. i have loved your postings every day after work. you kept me engaged and informed on my gay culture. i wish you well.
    TIM

    Posted by: tim | Jul 8, 2010 10:45:49 PM


  25. duh...I didn't even know andy was away. oh and fyi Rachel is way hot in HS, I just recently saw a photo of her GF and I was shocked that she was not a hottie lipstick. Go Rachel. We Love You.

    Posted by: Travelingman Rick | Jul 8, 2010 11:21:06 PM


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