News: Monkey, Adele, Male Anorexia, Popeye, Minnesota

RoadPresident and CEO of Gill Foundation, Tim Sweeney, stepping down.

RoadHHS Secretary Sebelius violated Hatch Act in speech to Human Rights Campaign. "The law prohibits most federal employees from 'engaging in political activity while on duty,' according to the special counsel, but some officials, such as cabinet secretaries, are permitted to make political statements in their personal capacity. The Office of Special Counsel is an independent government agency which can investigate and prosecute."

MoustafaRoadGiving Popeye realness.

RoadGQ on male anorexia: "As recently as a decade ago, clinicians believed that only 5 percent of anorexics were male. Current estimates suggest it's closer to 20 percent and rising fast: More men are getting ill, and more are being diagnosed."

RoadKate Middleton joins Prince Harry in being photographed topless by the tabloids.

RoadThis week I reported on Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting staffer. Yesterday, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate called on Thompson to fire him: "Tate called on Thompson to fire political director Brian Nemoir on Thursday. Thompson's campaign spokeswoman Lisa Boothe called the request a desperate move meant to distract voters from Baldwin's record. Nemoir did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Thompson on Tuesday said Nemoir shouldn't have sent the message. Baldwin's campaign and Tate have called it a divisive, personal attack."

RoadLady Gaga's fragrance launch was bizarre, of course: "The pop superstar hosted an event at Manhattan’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to mark the release of her first perfume, Fame. She arrived at the venue in a convertible car, before laying down inside a giant replica fragrance bottle. The singer called the bizarre show Sleeping With Gaga and invited guests to put their hands inside the space and touch her while she slept."

RoadBen Affleck and his sexy beard cover Details.

LesulaRoadResearchers identify new species of African monkey: "The lesula lives in remote regions that are largely unthreatened by human settlement. But John Hart warned, 'Under the current trends of uncontrolled bush-meat hunting, it could become very endangered.'"

RoadTeen star Ariana Grande sticks up for her gay brother. "Frankie would come pick me up from school and they'd be like, 'Oh my god, is your brother gay?' and I'd be like, 'Yeah, is there something wrong with that?'...I was infuriated."

RoadGay newspaper distribution boxes in D.C. targeted by vandals: "It's really horrible for our readers in those neighborhoods to have those boxes vandalized in such a grotesque way."

RoadMercury Music Prize nominees 2012.

Road28 current NFL players have expressed support for gays: "In addition, current free agents Donte Stallworth, Nic Harris, Bryan Kehl and Bret Lockett have all expressed gay-positive views. Among management, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch and Patriots owner Robert Kraft have been staunch allies of gay rights, while Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and President Dick Cass stood by Ayanbadejo after he was attacked for speaking up about gay marriage. And Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said he would welcome an openly gay player."

AdeleRoadAdele confirmed as Bond theme singer.

URoadC Davis to pay settlement to Occupy protesters who were pepper-sprayed.

RoadGay marriage lawsuit advances in Hennepin County, Minnesota: "In January, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned Judge Mary Steenson Dufresne’s dismissal. On Friday, she’s hearing motions in the case as it moves ahead, even as a statewide vote on gay marriage approaches in November. The lawsuit filed by three gay couples seeks to throw out the state’s existing 'defense of marriage' law."

RoadPolice urged to investigate transgender murders in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

RoadApple fans already in line for iPhone 5.

RoadAn 87-year-old anti-Romney rapper.

RoadHIV prevention must resume its place in the larger LGBT agenda: "First, it is clear that a younger generation of gay men have not been reached with the prevention message...Second, scientific advances in treating HIV have led the public at large and many in the gay community to consider HIV a treatable, "chronic" disease....Third, the LGBT community's attention to HIV has declined."

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  1. Male anorexia is far more common than realized, but male bulimia is way more common. One is easier to hide and much harder to recognize.

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 14, 2012 3:08:00 PM

  2. Popeye's arms are grotesque. The joke about why they're that big writes itself.
    Please put them away, nobody needs to see that.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Sep 14, 2012 3:08:48 PM

  3. LOL Lady Gaga gives me a good laugh. Such a ridiculous creature/caricature. #BornThisWay

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 14, 2012 3:16:54 PM

  4. For a hot second because of the picture placement, I though the monkey picture was connected to the Ben Affleck's sexy beard.

    Posted by: DeeVee | Sep 14, 2012 3:35:04 PM

  5. @ the anorexia and bulimia story.

    Surprisingly (or not), the gym bunnies you see in there everyday are the ones who have the body issues. It's one thing to keep in shape, it's a whole other monster to freak out when you see some body fat. Reckon the other extreme is just as bad.

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 14, 2012 3:41:45 PM

  6. Popeye has some serious issues. He needs to get help...and quickly.

    Posted by: ArkArk | Sep 14, 2012 3:43:38 PM

  7. UC Davis' Chancellor Katehi has spent her life harassing students on 2 continents. She is directly responsible for this action and needs to be relieved of her position.

    Posted by: John | Sep 14, 2012 3:53:22 PM

  8. This is the BEST story regarding that monkey and how it looks like Alan Tudyk/Wash from "Firefly"!!!! :-)

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | Sep 14, 2012 3:56:16 PM

  9. So, the great old rivalry between Britain and France paid off this way. Well, Idk why but even when am 100% gay, Kate's boobs kinda turned me on. I guess, it might be because William is beside her. ;)

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 14, 2012 3:59:42 PM

  10. No, the monkey looks more like the Jesus restoration painting done by the old Spanish lady.

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | Sep 14, 2012 4:46:25 PM

  11. Popeye has a nice face but those arms look freakish.

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 14, 2012 5:45:32 PM

  12. That monkey looks so human.

    The popeye guy is pathetic. Only the very ignorant would be immpressed or scared of him. Guys who go to the gym laugh at him, they know it's just liquid in his arms.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Sep 14, 2012 5:58:06 PM

  13. 'UC Regent Leslie Tang Schilling said the regents decided to settle the case because UC needs to get past the pepper spray controversy and focus on the many pressing budgetary issues facing the 10-campus system. "It was a really unfortunate incident," she said of the UC Davis police action on Nov. 18.'

    I wonder if "unfortunate" would be the word she'd use if HER kid were pepper-sprayed.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Sep 14, 2012 6:14:37 PM

  14. That's a new species of monkey? I could have sworn I saw him drinking a beer at a bar last week.

    It's really odd to see something so human in the face of something that is not.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 14, 2012 10:43:54 PM

  15. Uhh... Why are people calling that guy Popeye? We all know Popeye has huge forearms and regular-ish biceps, yes? That dude is, like, Reversed Popeye or something.

    Posted by: lookyloo | Sep 15, 2012 2:02:43 AM

  16. I will never understand why some guys are obsessed with working out and developing freakish muscle size. I will never understand why some dudes find it sexually appealing. I'll take an average guy with an average body any day of the week over many body builders and male models. Seriously. It's possible to be too good looking, too well built, too tall, too short, too whatever.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 15, 2012 12:30:51 PM

  17. Michael, I was NOT drinking a beer, I was drinking a hard cider. :-P

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | Sep 15, 2012 12:38:36 PM

  18. Lookyloo, it's funny you should note that, it makes me wonder who writes these articles. People in their 20's that have never really seen a Popeye cartoon, much less done any real physical labor that makes your forearms grow in a prehensile manner ?

    People who swing a hammer for a living for a while doing real work, or spend time around people who do, and you'd know the difference.

    Just calling this guy "Popeye" is kind of an indication of having a body dismorphia issue...

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Sep 15, 2012 3:09:13 PM

  19. Adele as Bond Songstress is bloody inspired.

    cannot WAIT

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Sep 15, 2012 3:39:54 PM

  20. I understand your explanation and would love to have everything that you enter

    Posted by: jpdsa | Jan 19, 2013 3:25:27 AM

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