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Furry Friday

Two words: Wicked Gawjus.

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

This week’s brain teaser:  You walk into a dark room holding a match and find a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

The Boston Eagle has closed

Another gay bar in Boston bites the dust. The space formerly occupied by the Boston Eagle is now for rent.

I started getting texts about four weeks ago that the Boston Eagle (a.k.a. “The Dirty Bird”) had closed and was for rent. After doing a little digging I was able to confirm it is for rent. The lease for the 1,400 sq. foot bar also comes with the use of a license for food, entertainment and liquor until 2:00 AM.

The Boston Eagle has been operating for more than 40 years but for more than a decade, the bar was probably best known as a last stop before heading home for the night. The bar was typically busiest between 12:30 – 2:00 AM, after which many would comment on the “sidewalk sale” that would spill out on to Tremont Street as people would forgo looking for “Mr. Right” and settle for “Mr. Right Here, Right Now”.

The bar also proved to be confusing for many out of town gay visitors since many gay bars called The Eagle, cater to the leather crowd. However, The Boston Eagle was always, first and foremost a neighborhood bar, catering to all who could weather the withering stare from Jack the bartender. Whatever happens next I hope it will remain such and that after it is rented and reopens the LGBTQ crowd will move in to make it their own all over again.

RIP – Boston Eagle

Boston’s 2021 Wicked Queer Film Festival begins next month

Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival will begin next month, but due to ongoing concerns related to public health and the coronavirus, the program will be hosted on xerb.tv with feature films will running from April 8th – 18th.

This year the Wicked Queer Film Festival will also partner with Emerson College (April 30 to May 2) and The Brattle Theatre (dates TBD) to show films (more details to follow). Below is a partial listing of some of the films you can expect to see at this year’s festival.

See You Then (March 2021) Directed by award-winning director, writer, producer, and editor, Mari Walker.

Cicada (January 2021) is a New York love story that toes the line between narrative and documentary with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences.

Ahead of The Curve (June 2020) Franco Steven launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published, but decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold. To forge a path forward, she reaches out to queer women working to understand what they need today.

No Ordinary Man (September 2020) is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please (April 2020) was the winner of the Audience Award at the 2020 Los Angeles Outfest for a documentary feature.

Saint-Narcisse (September 2020) When a young man who thought his mother was dead discovers that she may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find her. His journey takes him to a remote cabin in the woods where his mother lives in exile with a mysterious young woman.

While I am sure organizers had hoped to bring this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival to theaters in Boston, the advantage of a virtual festival is that anyone with access to the Internet can join. If you love queer and independent film, consider checking out this year’s Wicked Queer Film Festival.

I’ll share more about this year’s festival as information becomes available. You can also bookmark the festival’s webpage, wickedqueer.org.

Vintage gay

The backdrop of the large granite blocks and rocks are reminiscent of Provincetown’s Causeway — a narrow path that starts by the Provincetown Inn and extends into the harbor ending by the dunes at Woods End. But that is just a guess. Where do you think this may be and when do you think the photo may have been taken?

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

This week on Instagram: sape91

So I have to thank blogger Kenneth in the 212 who first made me aware of this Italian ballet dancer who lives in Brooklyn, when he shared this New York Post story back in late January. Apparently, Saverio Pescucci caught the attention of a Facebook group when he was looking for a roommate earlier this year. In the article he is quoted as saying, “I saw a lot of people … posting pictures of themselves, like selfies and casual photos, to show that they’re not sociopaths or what kind of lifestyle they have,” Pescucci, 29, told The Post. “I did the same [but] I was not imagining that it would turn into an episode of ‘The Bachelor.’ “

The story has a happy ending. Apparently, Pescucci eventually found a place in Williamsburg but not from his viral post which garnered 600 likes and more than 400 comments! If you’d like to follow this handsome dancer, check out his Instagram account. He is fairly active posting selfies and poses of him dancing like the one I shared below.

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

Caption this photo

I’ve shared this photo previously but it has been quite some time and I do love this. It practically begs for a humorous caption or two. Hopefully the one I’ve shared inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Teamwork”

JetBlue Mint Suites for Boston and NYC flights to London look ahhhmazing

JetBlue is expected to begin nonstop service between Boston and New York City to London in their third quarter between July 1 and September 30, 2021. When those flights begin, JetBlue’s Mint Service (the airline’s business class service) will take to the air featuring one of the largest beds available to customers.

The airline’s A321neos new “Mint Studio” (shown below) will consist of two mini-rooms at the front of its newest planes, each with a comfortable seat that turns into its own fully flat bed behind a privacy door with an adjoining sofa that, with the seat, converts to one of the largest beds in the air. Behind those come 22 “Mint Suites”, minus the adjoining sofa.

Reviews of the new Mint Studio are enough to make anyone who has taken long night flights drool with envy. The company put a lot of thought behind the comfort and design with details like wireless charging, multiple power points, space to work while eating, a tuft & needle mattress, and other thoughtful touches that other U.S. airlines don’t come close to offering.

For those of you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting until it is safe to travel again, this may be a tempting treat for your next flight to London. While the seats will certainly be costly (I couldn’t find any information on pricing), JetBlue traditionally offers more competitive pricing than traditional carriers. Check out the Mint Service and as JetBlue calls it the “Suite Life” video below.

Temptation Tuesday (courtesy of Modus Vivendi)

Modus Vivendi GLAM MEANDER Line

I’m mixing things up by including photos of some of my favorite new bathing suits from Modus Vivendi for 2021. The press release points to how fresh and pleasing this year’s color palette is, but I find the models even more so. Bathing suit season is coming up fast so check out their website to see their entire line of 2021 Modus Vivendi swimsuits.

You can click on the images above to enlarge.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Men in kilts

This week’s photo comes from the Instagram account We Love Kilts and seems appropriate, considering it’s still winter here in New England. 

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

May this post help distract you from the fact that it is a Monday morning. 

BosGuy cooks: Browning vs. caramelizing onions

I love onions. I use them in nearly everything I cook so I will occassionally brown or caramelize onions. When I’m done I’ll put them in the refrigerator to be used in sandwiches, salads or dinners later that week. The main difference between browning and caramelizing onions is time and temperature. I’ll explain more below.

Browning is a technique that uses a little oil (I use grapeseed / or canola oil) and a sprinkling of salt over thinly sliced onions. The outsides of the onion will brown in 15 – 20 minutes (just be careful not to burn the onions by stirring regularly). This isn’t something you can walk away from once you start.

The image above is what it should look like when you are done browning onions. In this batch, there is a lack of conistency in coloring but for my purposes it was more than fine. Don’t let imperfection prevent you from giving this a try. What matters is you like the taste and they add flavor to whater you add them to.

Caramelizing follows a similar technique (I use olive oil) and a sprinkling of salt over thinly sliced onions. However, I start by heating the pan with oil on medium heat and after a minute or two add the onions. Immediately turn the pan to down to medium low heat and stir until the onions are a dark brown, which takes a good 45 minutes.

In the photos above you can see how the onions start to brown on the left after cooking for a few minutes. The image on the right is what the onions looked like after approximately 20 minutes of browning.

Cooking tip: After I brown or caramelize onions, I usually make a dinner with that pan so the flavor and bits of onion still in the pan can be used to flavor my meal. Add a bit of wine or butter and use a wooden spatula to scrape off the bits to add more flavor to whatever you are about to cook.

Cleaning tip: Add some water and soap detergent then place the pan on your stovetop on low heat. After 2-3 minutes take the pan off the stove and wash in the sink.

Scruffy Sunday

Rise and shine.

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Saturday morning coffee

Tommy DiDario looks like he is really enjoying his morning cup of coffee

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Click on this week’s comic strip to enlarge

Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy