Saturday, February 15, 2014

Weekly Link Up

Michael Sam blew all of our minds when he announced this past week that he is gay. If you haven't heard, he is the best defensive player in the SEC and will be the first openly gay man to go through the NFL draft, which is huge, just huge. Bravo Mr, Sam, bravo. But who would think a fat, white, straight newscaster from Waxahachie, Texas would defend him? Dale Hansen did just that and more when he ripped open the NFL for their hypocrisy on live television. Henson then went on to be a guest on Ellen this past Friday. The man makes me proud to be a Texan. More on this courageous straight ally after the jump.

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Though the TV series Splash wasn't a smash hit in the U.S., the British version has Tom Daley and Dan Osborne and if you don't know who Osborne is check out his banging speedo clad body and Daley's awkward attraction to him after the jump. I totally would have watched this version, just saying.
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Clay Aiken is running for office and here is one of his first ads. Love or hate him, openly gay men are actually running for congressional office and this is a good thing. We need more gay representation up in the government plus we know his suits would be fabulous.

Dom, the super cute, talented and first African American winner of Project Runway debuted a collection at New York Fashion Week. It is just as cute and unique as her and per little pink pin of the letter D. I want one!

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I thought this video about watching three friends deal with a smoking hot roommate is funny, especially because most of us have been there but also because ironically the "smoking hot" guy in the video is okay but nothing really special.

Jared Leto must secretly be a gay man since he looks like he does at forty fucking two. I've always questioned his sexual preference because he is ridiculously pretty and when I saw his gorgeous long locks in Alexander it only fueled the fire to my theory. I'm down to be 42 if I can look like this. More Jared Leto love after the jump.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Why You Should be Watching True Detective

"Man is the Cruelest Animal"

I don't think I would ever find myself recommending a television series about cops. I think the amount of series featuring police or other crime worker are over saturated to the point that I think it is disproportional to the amount of people who actually work as police officers. Think about it. How can another person sit at a conference table full of TV producers and have the balls to pitch a show featuring cops that is somehow different than the former 86 shows about characters that work within the police force.

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That said, they have somehow done it with True Detective on HBO, Sunday nights. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson play two detective partners working murders in deep Louisiana. From the time they find the first victim, it is obvious that what they've found is different and disturbing. Throughout the episodes, it flashes forward to both characters now older and retired . They both sit alone at a table and are questioned by other police officers who are investigating their work from the past. McConaughey plays Rust Cohle with a certain detached gravitas that is a profound performance. Single Cohle is an hallucinating addict in a unique sense, like not owning any furniture in his apartment save for a chair to study case files in because all he does is work and get messed up. He rocks his haggardness and it works well in his favor just like his booty in those tight dockers. The man also knows how to work a cigarette as a prop. Woody Harrelson is the clean cut, hard ass, by the book Martin Hart. We soon discover he is just as troubled as Cohle but in different yet equally disturbing ways. I'm not saying the series is easy to watch. It is actually quite difficult to make it through the random personal tangents not associated with the case, the ugly backwoods nothingness of the cinematography, and the struggles that both of our main characters face at work and home. It is gritty, harsh and sometimes rough but somehow poignantly real and significant. Sometimes I am not always sure what is really happening and I consider myself an intelligent person but by the final scene of the third episode I can confidently say I am hooked and am ready to watch the next. If you've watched it you know exactly what I am talking about and if you haven't now is the time. The series has only aired three episodes and continues this Sunday at ten.