Category Archives: Pop Culture

Graham Norton

Graham NortonFor years I’ve been quite addicted to the Graham Norton show. My favorite part of his show is at the end when select members of the studio audience are given the opportunity to sit in the red chair and tell their stories.  Here is an example of what I’m talking about.

Leslie Jordan makes me want Doritos

Have you seen this Doritos commercial staring Leslie Jordan? Suddenly I have a craving for Doritos.

Britney Spears – Work B**ch by the Boys of Boston

Boys of BostonI really should read my Facebook News Feed more often.  A week or two ago I posted this photo from my friend Jesse’s News Feed but I hadn’t bothered to read what he wrote.  Turns out a bunch of guys from Boston’s FLAG (Friends, Lesbians And Gay’s) Football league made this fun video.  Jeesh I’m embarrassed that I was so slow on the uptake with this one.  Thanks Thom for the tip.  Enjoy the video if you’ve not seen it yet.

‘Selfie’ is word of the year

Andrew Christian “Selfie” has been declared the word of the year for 2013, according to Britain’s Oxford University Press.

This past Tuesday the publisher of the Oxford dictionaries said “selfie” saw a huge jump in usage in the past year, bursting from the confines of Instagram and Twitter to become mainstream shorthand for any self-taken photograph.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway in April

Neil Patrick HarrisLooks like I need to book a trip to New York City this spring when Neil Patrick Harris stars in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I LOVE this movie and can only imagine how fantastic it will be when it opens on Broadway in April. Not familiar with the 2001 film starring John Cameron Mitchell? Check out the movie trailer I’ve included.

Legal Sea Foods “brain food” campaign

brain foodThis past spring Boston’s seafood restaurant chain, Legal Sea Foods, launched their “brain food” ad campaign.  The humorous campaign includes the tag line “Fish is brain food.  We have fish.” alongside photos like the one shown. You can see the full collection of images by linking to their Facebook page,  here.

It is Wednesday…

handsome guyI know that I’ve made this Mean Girls reference in the past, but I have to admit I never really tire of it so expect more in the future. It is one of my favorite things about Wednesday.

Why is Dan Akyroyd at Machine tonight?

Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd is appearing at Boston’s gay bar, Machine, for their drag show tonight. I’m trying to be polite and refrain from making any sarcastic comments so I’ll just say, if you’d like to see Mr. Aykroyd or maybe you want to witness this sh*t show, head over to Machine tonight.

Tickets are approximately $20 with service fees. You may buy them here.

Doors open at 9pm. The drag show starts at 10:30.

Celebrity make under

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Source: Facebook / Danny Evans

You’ve heard the phrase “make over” before, but perhaps you are less familiar with a “make under”.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, the public may see what some famous celebrities might look like if they were your neighbors.  See more of these hilarious photos here on Huffington Post

The 30 ultimate Madonna singles

MadonnaIn honor of the fact that this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s first hit song, “Holiday”, Boston Globe writer, Scott Kearnan, has written a tribute post, The 30 Ultimate Madonna Singles.

It would be tough for me to decide what would be in my top 30 list but the very fact that she has more than 30 legitimate hits is a testament to her longevity and success as a performing artist.  I can’t think of a significant milestone in my life that occurred without Madonna’s music somewhere there in the background; it is probably why she’ll go down as my favorite artist of all time.


Jenna and Mark All Star SYTYCDEarlier this week So You Think You Can Dance – SYTYCD – Season 10 concluded and although I didn’t watch as many shows as in years past, I was blown away by this 90-second dance routine with Jenna and Mark.  I wish I was this creatively cool.

Margaret Cho in Boston Nov 6th

margaret cho mother tourMargaret Cho’s tour is in high gear now and will be rolling into Boston in early November.  Tickets have been on sale for a bit now so if you are interested in seeing Ms. Cho when she comes to Boston the you may want to place your order before her show sells out.

Wednesday, November 6th 8:00 PM Wilbur Theatre

Boston Spirit Magazine has a nice interview of Margaret Cho talking about life and her current tour in their Sept/Oct  magazine issue on pgs. 62-63.

#BlurredBynes parody video

Amanda Bynes ParodyThe crazy drag queen trio that brought you the iconic “Boy Is A Bottom has just posted another music video on YouTube, and this time they’re singing about Amanda Bynes.

Willam and Detox of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” along with Vicky Vox, also known as DWV, have re-twerked Robin Thicke’s summer anthem “Blurred Lines” in a parody of Amanda Bynes’ Tweets.


Hanging with Lea Delaria

ProvincetownLast Friday while I was sitting down at the Aqua Bar enjoying a cold beer, I heard a familiar voice from behind me ask, “Is this seat taken?” When I looked over I saw it was Lea Delaria.  I shared the seat but minded my own business but an hour later when I bumped into her on Commercial Street and she smiled back, I asked if she’d mind posing for a photo.  Guess what she said. :-)


20130824-191609.jpgToderick Hall who created the very funny, Mean Gurlz video earlier this year, now has a new video out called, Cinderonce. The video is Hall’s creative interpretation of the fairy tale classic, Cinderella, as told through Beyonce’s music. I love the video, but I recognize your appreciation is directly related to how much you like Ms. Sasha Fierce.