The Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) is a Boston area tradition that dates back to 1965 and has evolved into the world’s largest rowing competition that spans two days, drawing more than 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators. With the warmer weather from earlier this week all but gone, sadly none of the rowers will likely be shirtless like this guy. You’ll want to bundle up when you go out to cheer on the athletes who came to compete.
The organizers have created a great website that includes more information about the races, maps and FAQs. You can learn more by visiting the official HOCR website, www.hocr.org.
As tradition has it, Northeastern’s annual underwear run always falls on the Friday night of parent’s weekend so if you are out and about tonight in the Back Bay don’t be shocked if you see a crowd of several hundred (last year it was about a thousand) students running down Huntington Avenue and Boylston Street in their underwear tonight.
11th Annual Underwear Run
Say hello to Tico Braga, a Brazilian DJ from Brasilia. I’m sure you’ll agree he is Furry Friday worthy. Like his FB page at facebook.com/djticobraga.
Past Furry Friday Posts
Each 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.
I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.
This week’s riddle: I am considered social yet speak I cannot.
Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.
The 1993 cheesy, cult favorite Hocus Pocus starring Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be playing at the Kendall Theater in Cambridge next Thursday, October 27. The Welcoming Committee is already promoting this event which is certain to sell out so if you are interested get your tickets.
Hocus Pocus at The Kendal – Thursday, Oct 27 at 7PM
I really like (and appreciate) this video made by Canadians that came out earlier this month, sending a positive message to Americans and explaining why they think America is a really great place.
Bernard Perlin and Edward Newell, ca. 1970
Photograph by Alexei Gotfryd.
American painter, Bernard Perlin, is shown above with his husband Edward Newell. Perlin first came to my attention earlier this week when reading a post about him in Accidental Bear, which you can check out here.
Previous Vintage Gay Photos
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 for a future post? Email me at email@example.com.