Friday, March 5, 2010

In Memoriam

Hard to believe that this would have been Andy Gibb's 52nd birthday. He was in the second wave of crushes for me, after David, Bobby and The Monkees. And he was proximate, since he lived in Miami when I was still there, so he seemed somehow more attainable. I think the first concert I went to was an Andy Gibb concert. He was like a younger version of Barry. I wasn't the only one. A friend at the time tried to come up with a plot to kidnap him and get us to go in on it with her. I think I may have been the voice of reason, but I was tempted. Oh, I had it baaaad.

And I remember hearing when he died. March 10th, 1988. It was only five days after his 30th birthday. I'd been living in Gainesville for several years by that point. I was driving north on 34th Street when the announcement was made on the radio. I was so shocked. Goodness, Andy wasn't that much older than me! It was like losing a piece of my youth. I still listen to his music, and think of how wonderfully silly we were back then, and wish it, and he, could have lasted longer.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I'm trying to think where I first laid eyes on the now 56-year-old Adrian Zmed and fell in... well, love's not the word, if you know what I mean. And I think you do, if you've been reading this blog for any length of time. It sure as heck wasn't 1982's Grease 2. I've mentioned before my lack of interest in the whole Grease phenomena. T. J. Hooker? Nope.

Must have been 1984's Bachelor Party. Did I see that in the theater? What was it about him, anyway? The odd stance (due to a football injury, it seems). Amazing that he made a career out of being a dancer after that. And hosted Dance Fever from 1985 thru 1987 after he finished Hooker. Actor's gotta work, that's all I'm saying. And work he did since then. Bit parts, dinner theater, but he's stayed employed.

Might have seen him in '83 on Battle of the Network Stars. That's not unlikely.

Most recently, he was on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, with other former objects of prepubescent fandom. Adrian's held up better than most, imho.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The scenicest road in the county?

So I'm going down every day to the hospice house near Lady Lake where Mom is. When I leave from work, I've been going the slightly longer, but more soul-soothing, roads. And I've stumble on one of the prettiest I've seen anywhere. You can be the judge. It's on the county's scenic roads list.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I mentioned at the top of this year how Legend of the Seeker could be the Wild, Wild West of this generation. Meaning Craig Horner could be, years from now, the one that guys will remember as the reason they first realized they found other boys more "interesting" than other girls. As I did with Robert Conrad, who's either 75 or 80 today, depending on the sources. I was only in the single digits, age-wise, when the show was on. But I can recall how intensely fascinated I was by, among other things, how painted on his pants were. And how whenever the villains captured him, they always had to take his shirt off when they tied him up. No homoerotic subtext in that show, oh no.

And don't get me started on the movie version. At least Will Smith had the decency to apologize for it.

WoW - Wallpaper of the Week

Oh, gosh, it's Mark-Paul Gosselaar's birthday. He's come a long way since Saved by the Bell, and is still looking fine. Not sure who's done better, he or Mario. To me, he looks better with shorter hair, which is odd, since I usually go for the long hair look. It was weird but neat seeing him again as Zack on Jimmy Fallon.

Tomorrow is Matthew Mitcham's birthday. I didn't followed the Olympics, which is how I missed him, his winning the gold medal, and the fact that he was gay. Another one for our team, hurrah!

DDoM - DeCoteau Dude of the Month

Sean Faris is this month's dude, born on March 25th. He's the first of the dudes you all might know, as he's done rather a lot since DeCoteau's The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks. I think it's funny that the Brotherhood "series" is only a series in name only. The only commonality being they're horror movies with hot guys prancing around through much of the movies in only underwear or speedos or such. Which is basically DeCoteau's entire oeuvre. So are all his movies part of the Brotherhood series?

I kind of remember him bringing the pretty as Byron on Smallville. He's becoming something of a Ted McGinley as far as TV is concerned, if Life As We Know It and Reunion are any indication. His movie career has really taken off, though. A high point being him getting all buffed and hunky and hot and sweaty with Cam Gigandet in Never Back Down last year.

No, not like that. Maybe someday he'll do that kind of role. We can only hope. Until then, we have The Brotherhood 2.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

WoW - Wallpaper of the Week - extra

This is the closest I could get to Antonio Sabato Jr.'s birthday, since he's a leapling. He won't be celebrating his 10th birthday until 2012. Does that make it wrong to look at him with lust in my heart? Then arrest me, officer, for shameless wantonness in the first degree.

GAY ROLES (Sabato Jr.): Testosterone, Deadly Skies

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