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This is the latest in a series of posts by The Underwear Expert.
If you have a thing for the All-American guy, complete with a surf board and baseball cap (occasionally worn backwards), then this new Adrian C. Martin photo shoot will more than do it for you. The model’s name is Carlos Guillen. He’s wearing different underwear styles by Croota. The brand is known for their hipster cut. The brief-meets-trunk style they create is so flattering and sexy it’s unreal.
Among other designs, Carlos wear the Croota Neo Night 02 Hipster. It’s the pair he runs in, and wears for all the shots he’s hiding behind the surfboard—all but one. Wink. The hipster has a snug black body with white seams around the pouch and legs. It’s sporty. But then it’s sportier still with it’s bold red waistband. It’s designed with the brand name printed in white, off-centered, at an angle, and in various font sizes. It’s awesomely athletic, and one of the brand’s best.
There is only one pair Carlos wears that is light—the Tennis Fever 01 Hipster. He’s standing to masculine and model-esque for you to see, but there are three embroidered stripes on the rear, close to the seat. Carlos also wears the Rasta Amsterdam 01 Hipster. The Rasta colors are on the waistband. And on a guy like Carlos, we give it 420 thumbs up.
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NYT wonders, What's happening to New York City's skyline? "Get used to the rise of what are called pencil towers. There will be more, with a dozen or so planned in the next several years in mid-Manhattan, as the city’s silhouette yields to a new era of Slim Jim buildings with small footprints that build straight up, not out, as 432 Park does from a base of only 93 feet by 93 feet."r
Meet Jason Brown, the new U.S. Men's National Figure Skating Champion.r
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon reportedly cast in all-female remake of Ghostbusters.r
Meanwhile, Disney is said to be eyeing Chris Pratt to re-start the Indiana Jones franchise.r
Republican Governor of Indiana Mike Pence wants to create a state-run and funded news network: "[It will] make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about his administration, according to documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star. Pence is planning in late February to launch "Just IN," a website and news outlet that will feature stories and news releases written by state press secretaries and is being overseen by a former Indianapolis Star reporter, Bill McCleery."r
Take a listen to "Salted Wound," Sia's song off the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack.r
Kim Kardashian says Bruce Jenner is on a journey.r
Frozen fractals all around: many witness snowflakes in the form of "perfect stars" during Blizzard 2015.r
Adam Lambert and Queen performed in Paris yesterday.r
Neil Patrick Harris dishes out some Oscar scoop that is particularly musical in nature.r
Leelah's Law needs your help: "There's a petition on the White House website, 'Enact Leelah's Law to Ban All LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy.' If the petition receives 100,000 signatures within the first 30 days, the White House will respond. Right now, the petition has 67,259 signatures, and needs 32,741 more to qualify by February 2. While it won't guarantee a bill or a law, greater awareness means greater possibility for action."r
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser meets and greets recipients of grants doled out by LGBT charitable group Brother Help Thyself at the D.C. Eagle: “I want to acknowledge the owners and friends and future patrons of the DC Eagle,” she said. “Let’s hear it for DC Eagle!”r
Broadway alum Kyle Dean Massey joins ABC's Nashville as "one of the most successful singer-songwriters in Nashville who also happens to be openly gay."r
President Obama's trip to India re-imagined as a Wes Anderson movie.r
Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman discuss state of the art prosthetic penises.r
Same-sex marriage could bring in $10.6 million for Missouri.r
Jared Leto may be off the market.r
Nick Jonas talks to Rolling Stone about whether he's become a "new gay icon": "I don't know if I'd necessarily call myself a gay icon. But my goal in the last year was to expand and grow as a person and an artist, and embracing my gay fans was a priority. Some of my gay friends have thanked me for that, and that's a really good feeling."r
Remembering the "barely remembered gay victims of the Nazi concentration camps" on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: "It is estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 gay men were detained in concentration camps under the Nazi regime, persecuted under Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code, which proscribed sexual acts between men. (In total, between 1933 and 1945, around 100,000 men were arrested under Paragraph 175, half of whom were sentenced.) While the Gestapo directive expanding incarceration beyond regular prisons was issued on April 4, 1938, gay men were among the first victims of the Holocaust to be rounded up and interned in concentration camps starting in 1933."
The good news is that Wet Hot American Summer will get an eight-episode prequel miniseries set to air on Netflix this summer. The even better news is that the streaming service has confirmed that the majority of the original cast will return for this iteration (that includes Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce and Paul Rudd). Plot-wise, whereas the original film took place on the last day of camp, the prequel will take place on day one.r
Two other returning cast members are none other than Bradley Cooper and Michael Ian Black, who you may recall have a very memorable scene in the film that involves nothing but a tool shed and two pairs of tube socks. Let's hope these two get a lot more play in the new series.r
Watch the new teaser and also revisit Black and Cooper's must-see scene, AFTER THE JUMP...r r
Mercy Health employs over 40,000 individuals over seven states in its Catholic health care system, so to better meet the needs of all of their employees they have announced that they "will extend benefits to all legally married spouses effective this spring." Which includes legally married gay spouses.r
Bishop James V. Johnston of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in Missouri went apoplectic over the decision and wasted no time in going forward with unrestrained hyperbole, saying:r
No believing Christian worthy of the name should violate God’s law because of ‘regulations.’ Our ancestors refused to abandon the faith even when subjected to the cruelty and torture of the Roman Empire, but in our age unspecified ‘regulations,’ government funds, and fear of public ridicule is sufficient in order to secure the compliance of some.r
Johnston remarkably refrained from invoking Godwin's Law. The Archdiocese of St. Louis was marginally more restrained:r
It is simply inconsistent to claim to be a Catholic institution while publicly acting against Church teaching.r
The Archdiocese did not mention how providing legal - not religious - recognition to same sex couples and the attendant benefits and protections is acting against Church teaching. Unless the Church teaching is to make life miserable for all nonbelievers, which seems to be sort of the opposite of the teachings of the Bible.
Police authorities in Ho Chi Minh City arrested 10 people including Hung last week in a crackdown of the website’s illegal activity.r
According to 12bet.com’s records, the site handled almost 1 trillion Vietnamese dollars (about $47 million USD) worth of transactions last year connecting to sports-based betting.
A federal judge has denied Nebraska's request to stay a lawsuit brought against it by seven same-sex couples seeking to overturn the Cornhusker State's ban on same-sex marriage. Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon found that the U.S. Supreme Court's pending review of four same-sex marriage cases does not provide sufficient grounds for Nebraska to delay the lower court's consideration of a similar question. The Lincoln Journal Star reports:r
The Nebraska Attorney General's office argued for a stay, saying that even if Bataillon granted the couples' request to allow same-sex marriages, the state would appeal the decision to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and would seek a stay there.r
But Bataillon said that was "at least premature, if not irrelevant" to whether he grants a stay. And he pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied stays in cases in circuits where same-sex marriage bans have been struck down.r
In this case, the judge said the parties would benefit from a full development of the record, whatever his decision on the motion.r
"Whatever public interest the state has is insufficient in light of the plaintiffs' showing of serious, irreparable and immediate harm," Bataillon wrote.r
Attorneys for the couples argued that they urgently need the protections of marriage and "would suffer serious and irreparable harms should the court stay the proceedings until the Supreme Court issues its opinion."r
One of the plaintiffs, Sally Waters, has cancer and her children will be denied critical financial protections if she dies before the issue is resolved. Another, Chrystal Von Kampen, a disabled Iraq War veteran, will be denied financial protections married couples are afforded until her marriage in another state is recognized.r
Bataillon has set a hearing for February 19th.
In a letter to Republican Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore made clear he would not recognize Judge Callie V.S. Granade's rulings declaring Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. Said Moore, "I will continue to recognize the Alabama Constitution and the will of the people overwhelmingly expressed in the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment." Moore called upon Governor Bentley to remain stalwart against the forces of equality. Moore went on to call Judge Granade's rulings a form of "judicial tyranny." Via AL.com:r
"I ask you to continue to uphold and support the Alabama Constitution with respect to marriage, both for the welfare of this state and for our posterity," Moore continued at the end of the letter. "Be advised that I stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without constitutional authority."r
Moore further declared, "As you know, nothing in the United States Constitution grants the federal government the authority to redefine the institution of marriage." He also called the arguments put forth by LGBT activists in favor of marriage equality, namely arguments that invoke the Equal Protection, Due Process and Full Faith and Credit Clauses of the United States Constitution, "specious."r
Moore's remarks are not surprising given his previous statements calling same-sex marriage a threat to the U.S. Constitution and his support for a federal amendment banning same-sex marriage.r
As The New Civil Rights Movement points out, Moore had been ousted from his post as Chief Justice in 2003 following his refusal to remove a stone monument of the 10 commandments in the state's judicial building. However, Moore was re-elected to his old post in 2012.r
Read Moore's letter below:r
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Actor Michael Urie has a simple solution for people like Billy Crystal who have a problem with gay sex scenes on television: don't watch. In an interview with New Now Next, the former Ugly Betty and future What's Your Emergency? actor had this to say to people who don't like seeing the gays engaging in behaviors the straights have been doing on screens both big and small for generations:r
I don’t think it’s overexposed. If gay sex on TV is too much for you, change the channel and don’t watch it, it’s not for you. I think there is far too much football on TV. But I’m not going around saying they should take football off the air; I’m changing the channel.r
Simple solutions to complex problems.