World Cup and Pride Weekend Round-Up

The round of 16 has begun, the U.S. was eliminated by Ghana, the Krauts anihilated the Limeys, and Argentina sent the Mexicans packing.

Best upcoming match: Argentina v. Germany, which I believe our MOT DodgerBlue called “The Battle of Mengele” or something like that…

It was also Pride Weekend here in Ess Eff. Sadly there was some shooting at Saturday night’s “Pink Saturday” in the Castro when some dumbass teenagers with guns showed up and got drunk. Today’s parade was the 40th, which the best part of the parade was seeing the middle-aged lesbian-headed families, or the four generations of a Chinese family there to support their son.

Random photos of World Cup hotties on their way home and Pride fun.

Can y’all believe that next weekend is 4th of July? Here are two US soccer players who did a fantastic job at the World Cup – Jozi Altidor and Clint Dempsey.

And then we have this adorable man-wich of Jozi, Clint, and Landon Donovan:

And indulge me while I run the other US man-love threesome photo again that I ran on Friday:

Here’s some more Dempsey taking the shot on the bobbling English goalie for JNOV:

And here’s Wayne Rooney, the star of the English soccer team, who has not lived up to his hype against the Yanks or the Krauts. But he’s still sort of cute.

Meanwhile, this was last night in the Castro:


Oddly, the computer gods wouldn’t let me upload photos of boyz in assless chaps right now. I’ll try again in an hour or so.

So Lefty, now that USA! USA! is out of the picture, whom are we rooting for?

You’re not gonna believe it, but Son of RML and I saw a ton of rainbow flags flying above the Santa Fe Rodeo when we drove by earlier this evening. Too dark to go back for pix.

Remember a ways back when I found out in a google search that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the International Gay Rodeo Association shared an acromym? Maybe it was those guys (this *is* Santa Fe, after all).

Prommie – Domo baseball caps at Wal-Mart.

Fucking Ghana? Those guys probably don’t have fucking shoes and have to practice with a disembodied goats head and had to swim to the match.

Team USA needs a massive fucking skull fucking to get its shit together.

@Dodgerblue: I’m rooting for Holland, as I love the Dutch. I really don’t want to Brazil win because they’re fucking divas, though they probably will. If Maradondo weren’t coaching Argentina, I’d love them, but they’re tainted by his mano de dios from 1986. Great team overall. Germany is strong, but Serbia found their Achilles, same thing with Spain losing to Switzerland.

Spain v. Portugal will be a game for the ages to rival Germany v. Argentina. All four of them are fantastic teams so I won’t deign to predict.

But I’m cheering for Holland and Argentina.

@FlyingChainSaw: Ghana played like hell against the US. They could be the crazy upset team.

@SanFranLefty: Dodgers just blew a 4 run lead in the top of the 9th vs the Yankees. Crap.

@Dodgerblue: Fookin Yankees.

I watched the Giants beat the bloody Red Sox on Friday. It was good. I’ll remember it when they choke the rest of the summer.

@SanFranLefty: Ugh. We just gave up a 2 run homer in the top of the 10th. Talk about chokers. I have a good friend at work who is a Yankees fan, who is at this game. I’m gonna take a raft of shit from her tomorrow.

@SanFranLefty: Go, Ghana, go! Score, vanquish and skullfuck ’em!

We went to see Stonewall Uprising at Hudson which had its own Pride march for the first time this year. Very interesting and moving film if somewhat murky and technically crude. If anyone here repeats this to Pink HQ I will be superpissed but I had no idea that the Pride march in NYC commemorates Stonewall. It had simply never occurred to me and I don’t remember it being part of my recruitment package.

I also realized that the idea of the Pride march/celebration is a movement that began here in the States and which has gone round the word. How great is that? I think that’s something to be proud of.

Also, shoutouts to noje and IanJ spending their first Pride weekend as out gay men.


In a way, it also commemorates the death of Saint Judy.

By way of a TJ/ I spent my weekend in Provencetown in quiet contemplation of life. If you haven’t gone, go. I hadn’t, and now I am going back every year. Remarkable place.

And for the last time, people, ALL CHAPS ARE ASSLESS. If your chaps have an ass in them, they are called “leather pants”.


Out and proud, Noje and IJ! Orange juice will help tomorrow with the XTC hangover…

@Benedick: Thanks for the correction. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go to the ATM machine (if I can remember my PIN number) and transfer some money to my IRA account.

YAY! Clint! Woot! Thanks, Lefty! YAY!

Seriously, there are a lot of nice lean dudes playing this sport. More eye candy than any other sport I can think of. Baseball is good for eyeballing, but when they buffed the hell up, meh. And a lot of them are just meh. And their uniforms are meh.

Can we start following surfing? Please?

ETA: Snowboarding (hot chicks there, too) and skateboarding (douchey yet lovely Ryan Scheckler) are good fodder for the, um, yeah, for that.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: You’ve made the “all chaps are assless” correction here several times. Apparently some peoples’ minds are frozen by the prospect of big, hairy male buns waving in the breeze.


I think so too. She’s usually so precise about things…

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Here’s a skateboarder for you: Geoff McFetridge. Don’t let the name fool you…

This is slightly better, and here’s some of this work.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Did you see the second and third links? If you really way to see something awesome, watch Beautiful Losers about skaters becoming street artists, directors (Harmony Koine), it’s a great movie.


Yeah. He’s got that nerd/hipster chic thing going that makes me all aggressively toppy.

Skaters are interesting in more ways than one.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Haha! They lost me with the hair! I saw Geoff being interviewed while he worked — he’s really gorgeous and interesting.

Did you ever see the VW ad where the car fell out the tree? Another skater idea. Um…I think Ed Templeton. And the blue and red Hopey poster: Shepherd Fairey (now mentor to the Nevermind baby — we had that post here, ya?)

@all, I think chaps are the only fashion disaster I have not seen over here. Lots of guys in white pants and lime shoes, and this is the place that all of those porkpie hats Lefty hates came to die.

Great food, decent beer and great Rioja though. Oh and the Reina Sofia is one of the best museums I’ve ever seen.

@Nabisco: I have a Cezanne poster from the Reina Sofia museum on my wall at work.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Out and proud, Noje and IJ!

Wait, what?

The last thing I remember was watching the pilot of True Blood and giggling over the “Out of the Coffin” and “God Hates Fangs” jokes.

@nojo: Didn’t you get the memo? We’re apparently supposed to be out boffin’ dudes now. By royal decree of Benedick. I’m still not gettin’ any, but I can no longer blame that on the fickleness of women, apparently. (It’s all a lie — I’m the fickle one.)

@IanJ: Listen. I get 5,000 frequent flyer miles on an airline of my choice for every recruit. So. Out and proud, my brother!

@redmanlaw: No, just a reference to the old joke,
Q: what does a gay man bring on a second date?
A: What’s a second date?
Q: What does a lesbian bring on a second date?
A: A moving van.

@SanFranLefty: I pulled mine off of the old “Ellen” show.

@SanFranLefty: You’ll get letters on that one. BTW my CNN “spot” ran today — I was on camera for all of 5 seconds. Most of the rest was the reporter guy saying things that I had told him, unattributed.

@Dodgerblue: Five-second Yay! Five-minute Boo!

Now that the chaps issue is settled: Crotchless underwear–Y or N?

@Original Andrew: What’s the point of crotchless underwear? Just go commando.


Beats me, but ads for them are all over the “adult” corners of the interwebs.

Zippers may be the one enemy that commando can’t conquer.

On Cougartown they finally explained the mystery that is mesh clothing & swimsuits: “It’s for catching all the little fishies.”

@Original Andrew: How about bra hooks? After enough alcohol, male fingers cannot unhook them.

@Dodgerblue: That’s why we’re happy to help. There’s only so much fumbling one can tolerate…


I still chuckle when they mention “fangbangers.”

And btw, Brotherhood of Stinque, just when I’d thought I’d heard it all, apparently “fat cobra” is the latest–and hereby proclaimed greatest–nickname for your whozeewhatsits.

@Original Andrew: Why all the snake/weasel/lizard business? Penises would be lucky to look as good as those animals do. Please don’t take offense, penis holders, but penises are quite comical looking.


I totally agree–“fat cobra” made me LOL!

@Dodgerblue: @Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Yes, if you saw some of the asses hanging out yesterday at Pride that I did, you’d feel the need to be redundant in the horror. And I should be more precise and say they’re wearing chaps with nothing underneath (unlike, say, cowboys). Why is it the guys who wear nothing but chaps are the last ones who should be doing so? There was a 1:15 ratio of cute ass:scary ass in the chaps brigade.

@Dodgerblue: My experience is that male fingers can’t unhook them when said male is stone cold sober, either.

@SanFranLefty: And yet you ladies can unhook them behind your back without looking. It’s a miracle.

@Dodgerblue: Fucking bra hooks! How do they work?

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