News: Aaron Schock, Kentucky, Sundance, Drinking

RoadNigeria's President replaces entire military leadership.

RoadNYT story on the Aaron Schock outing attempt doesn't name Schock.

ParsonsRoadRobert Pattinson sold his house to Jim Parsons for $6.37 million.

IRoads this the nastiest episode of TLC's My Strange Addiction so far?

RoadNew Orleans probe into illegal silicone injections becomes homicide case after death of transgender woman. "After the New Year's Day death of Brenisha Hall, 25, who had been in a coma for two months, police and prosecutors are reviewing whether there is a negligent homicide case."

JRoadake Gyllenhaal is in full hobo mode.

RoadFederal judge in Louisville weighing Kentucky's gay marriage ban: "Two cases brought to try to force the state to recognize same sex marriages have been fully briefed and submitted to U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II. Among the filings were decisions by federal judges in Oklahoma and Utah striking down laws in those states. While Heyburn, an appointee of President George H.W. Bush, isn't bound by decisions in other federal districts and hasn't indicated when he'll rule, attorneys for the two couples seeking to have their marriages recognized are hoping the logic behind those rulings will come into play in their own cases."

RoadDaniel Day-Lewis stubbles around NYC.

RoadRyan Murphy reveals some clues about the next season of American Horror Story. "We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before."

EggsRoadIt's so hot at the Australian Open that someone fried an egg.

IRoadndiewire: 14 LGBT films to look out for at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. "Of the 115 feature films screening at Sundance, at least 15 of them feature prominent queer content and characters. Those are ratios that would please Kinsey, and collectively these films should end up becoming a sizeable portion of LGBT film festival programming for the next year..."

RoadGLAAD investigating web filtering software technologies that allow customers to block pro-LGBT equality websites.

RoadOhio executed a man for murder today via a new method that took 15 minutes to kill him: "Death row inmate Dennis McGuire made several loud snorting or snoring sounds during one of the longest executions since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999."

RoadHarry Connick Jr. cradles contestant on American Idol.

RoadBusiness card-sized chip diagnoses HIV and T-Cell counts.

SmithRoadGay veteran publishes first African-American Iraq war memoir.

RoadQueen to release unheard Freddie Mercury track.

RoadThomas Dekker returning to Backstrom as a regular: "Dekker will reprise his guest starring/recurring role from the pilot as Gregory Valentine, a whip-smart young gay man — an ex-hustler turned fence/entrepreneurial crook who is Backstrom’s (Rainn Wilson) tenant, decorator and underworld connection."

RoadMore than two drinks a day could speed up memory loss in men: "Men who consume more than two alcoholic drinks per day while in middle age may speed up their memory loss in later life by up to six years, said a study Wednesday...For the study, more than 5,000 middle-aged men were interviewed about their drinking habits three times over 10 years. Then they underwent memory and other cognitive tests beginning at an average age of 56. These tests were repeated twice over the next 10 years."

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  1. "NYT story on the Aaron Schock outing attempt doesn't name Schock."

    Because it's not a NYT story on the Aaron Schock outing attempt. It's a NYT story about the distinction between Facebook "journalism" and real reporting.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 16, 2014 4:09:45 PM

  2. Wowza, the NYT is only now getting to that story??

    Posted by: Lucas H | Jan 16, 2014 4:45:11 PM

  3. I was going to comment on a story, but I forgot which one.

    Posted by: Kevin F | Jan 16, 2014 4:46:24 PM

  4. I was going to comment on a story, but I forgot which one.

    Posted by: Kevin F | Jan 16, 2014 4:46:25 PM

  5. That's funny!

    I drink to forget


    Posted by: Deen | Jan 16, 2014 4:48:54 PM

  6. Jake makes a fine looking Hobo...can anyone take anything on TLC seriously?!

    Posted by: jarago | Jan 16, 2014 5:22:51 PM

  7. It takes barely 1 + 1 to figure out from the NY Times story that it's about Aaron Schock. New York Magazine covered the story this way:

    As for Schock himself: dude, it's over. Either deny it in print and stand by that or come out. Your fellow members of Congress and your constituents all know that this is being discussed.

    Otherwise, it's just a matter of time before someone you have actually picked up/dated/bedded comes forward with a first-person account. Or someone posts a photo of you in a gay bar.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jan 16, 2014 5:37:44 PM

  8. Jeez, I just lost all respect for Ryan Murphy. It's "Try TO do," not "Try and do." which makes no sense.

    I hate being an editor.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 16, 2014 5:43:59 PM

  9. I love the way The Times article doesn't itself name Aaron Schock but includes a link to another article--by Michelangelo Signorile--that does. :)

    Posted by: Douglas | Jan 16, 2014 6:08:51 PM

  10. I am Schocked .

    Posted by: MaryM | Jan 16, 2014 6:22:20 PM

  11. Ohio' possibly botched execution using an untried drug combo that was explicitly recognized as experimental shows that the issue of capital termination is rotten with inconsistencies. If states exercise the power to kill criminals that should be done as humanely and quickly as possible. I think the guillotine fits that expectation. Drug the prisoner to reduce resistance if not necessarily anxiety and get the business done.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jan 16, 2014 6:36:36 PM

  12. Dennis McGuire got off too easy. Raped and murdered an 8 months pregnant newlywed. There are no words.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 16, 2014 8:17:36 PM

  13. "...took 15 minutes to kill him"

    Other news sources say 25.

    There is no excuse for a government having the power to do this.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 17, 2014 2:18:48 AM

  14. Paul R, I know those feels.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 17, 2014 2:19:58 AM

  15. "My Strange Addiction"

    I think I'm going to lie down now. This is actually too much to take.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 17, 2014 2:36:28 AM

  16. Pretty obvious to me that Murphy is alluding to McCarthyism and the Red Scare. I have a feeling the Rosenburgs will be part of the story, too.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Jan 20, 2014 11:11:54 AM

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