Movies and tv

… and the stage (including opera) and radio — so, roughly, the performing arts, though Dance has its own Page;

Dance postings

This inventory is reasonably complete only from late 2012.

Gay porn flicks are included here only if they are discussed on the regular AZBlog; AZBlogX treats a great many of them.


11/30/09: The Komodo Dragon:

The Komodo Dragon

Bob and Ray radio routine on the Komodo Dragon

2/5/11: Saturday afternoon sickroom movies

Saturday afternoon sickroom movies

Yellow Submarine, Pirates of Penzance

4/13/11: Were the World Mine:

Were the World Mine

2008 gay-themed movie

5/5/11: Idiocracy:


5/22/11: Portmanteau to libfix

Portmanteau to libfix

the Godzilla movies and –zilla

6/5/11: The Social Network:

The Social Network

3/21/12: Horror movies

Horror movies

Dr. Moreau, Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, werewolves, zombies

7/1/12: Mammoth (2006)

Mammoth (2006)

the horror / monster movie

8/14/12: Zippy’s movie career

Zippy’s movie career

the notion of film noir; examples

8/16/12: Possessed by film noir

Possessed by film noir

more on the notion of film noir; prison-break films

10/23/12: The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Invisible Man movies

12/11/12: Nightmare stories

Nightmare stories

Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands

12/12/12: Noun incrporation in Gayland

Noun incorporation in Gayland

Jeff Stryker’s first gay porn flick Bigger Than Life

12/21/12: Dude Wipes

Dude Wipes

Dudeism in The Big Lebowski

1/29/13: Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

the actor in tv series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan; tv series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates; movies The Lord of the Rings; tv series Lost

3/25/13: Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson

Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander

3/30/13: Five-Ku on Channing Tatum

Five-Ku on Channing Tatum

actor Channing Tatum

4/2/13: scruffalicious


actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jensen Ackles, Pernell Roberts, Grant Bowler

4/9/13: scruffilicious


actors Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Shanks, James Kirk, Rob Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam, Taylor Kitsch; tv Stargate SG-1

4/9/13: sugar daddy

sugar daddy

“Sugar Daddy” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch

4/10/13: Double entendres

Double entendres

movie Little Fockers

4/30/13: Mounties with guns

Mounties with guns

Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders (1953)

5/5/13: A five-pack

A five-pack

section 1: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2001)

5/18/13: Briefly noted: mind-bottling

Briefly noted: mind-bottling

Blades of Glory (2007)

5/21/13: Verbing garbage

Verbing garbage

Never Too Young to Die (1986)

5/24/13: The liquor-poker joke

The liquor-poker joke

The Love Guru (2008)

5/28/13: Porn play

Porn play

gay porn flick The Porne Identity

6/20/13: Annals of ambiguity: more 10PerCent

Annals of ambiguity: more 10PerCent


6/25/13: Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas

the 1937 movie

6/26/13: meet cute

meet cute

Double Indemnity; Barbara Stanwyck

7/1/13: Screwball comedy

Screwball comedy

The Mad Miss Manton (1938); screwball comedy in general

7/1/13: Shirtless on the Great Plains

Shirtless on the Great Plains

actor Kellan Lutz

7/1/13: Another shirtless North Dakotan

Another shirtless North Dakotan

actor Josh Duhamel

7/14/13: Three sex workers

Three sex workers

gay porn actors Erik Rhodes, Arpad Miklos, Wilfried Knight

7/29/13: Interpreting photographs

Interpreting photographs

gay porn flick Cross Country Part 2

8/4/13: On the Weiner watch

On the Weiner watch

gay porn flick Anthony’s Weener, taking off on the Anthony Weiner episode

8/6/13: Seven Supermen and Brad Pitt

Seven Supermen and Brad Pitt

7 actors who have portrayed Superman, plus actor Brad Pitt

8/6/13: Chokecherries and Ulmer

Chokecherries and Ulmer

Director Edgar Ulmer and his movies

8/9/13: Don’t Bother to Knock

Don’t Bother to Knock

the 1952 movie; actor Richard Widmark

8/15/13: Hollywood Sparks

Hollywood Sparks

movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels; actors in them: Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Liam Hemsworth, Zac Efron, Josh Duhamel

8/18/13: Odds and ends 8/18/13

Odds and ends 8/18/13

section 1: monster movies with portmanteau names

8/20/13: On cartooning

On cartooning

movie My Dinner with Andre

8/20/13: Five television hunks

Five television hunks

actors James Marsden, David Boreanaz, Shemar Moore, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

8/20/13: Spike / Marsters

Spike / Marsters

tv actor James Marsters

8/22/13: BK twink

BK twink

actor Brian Krause

8/27/13: Genre studies

Genre studies

“strained pulp” movies

9/7/13: kick-ass news

kick-ass news

the Kick-Ass movies

9/10/13: Cyrus – Timberlake

Cyrus – Timberlake

actor Justin Timberlake

9/24/13:to clean up well/nicely

to clean up well/nicely

actor Charlie Hunnam

10/18/13: Jimmy Olsen

Jimmy Olsen

Superman character Jimmy Olsen on tv and in the movies

10/19/13: In the comics world

In the comics world

Jerry Lewis movie The Day the Clown Cried

10/27/13: House men

House men

actors on tv’s House

10/30/13: girls, women, gals

girls, women, gals

movie His Gal Friday

12/17/13: My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

Peter O’Toole and the movie

2/14/14: More deaths

More deaths

tv Sid Caesar; movie Babette’s Feast

2/25/14: Party on, Darth

Party on, Darth

tv Wayne’s World, Star Wars movies

3/1/14: Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing comics turned into movies

3/6/14: Another cultural allusion

Another cultural allusion

movie Taxi Driver

3/7/14: More cultural allusions

More cultural allusions

Gone with the Wind

4/22/14: Eating and nothingness

Eating and nothingness

the Topper movies

☛ 4/25/14: hip


section 3: character Maynard G. Krebs, tv The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

6/1/14: May/June turnover

May-June turnover

#4: Creature from the Black Lagoon

6/14/14: Noir 1949

Noir 1949

The Big Steal, Cover Up; Robert Mitchum

6/15/14: Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones

Looney Tunes animator Jones

7/5/14: Bunnies run amok

Bunnies run amok

movie Night of the Lepus and other monster / horror movies

7/19/14: Saturday monster puns

Saturday monster puns

monster movies: Godzilla, Creature from the Black Lagoon

8/18/14: Ruthie (mis)interprets

Ruthie (mis)interprets

tv: Gilligan’s Island

10/2/14: Female archetypes in the movies

Female archetypes in the movies

10/4/14: Bromantics: Pine and Quinto, Kirk and Spock

Bromantics: Pine and Quinto, Kirk and Spock

Star Trek on tv and in the movies

11/16/14: No cultural clichés!

No cultural clichés!


11/18/14: The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster

the movie

12/9/14: Tricks of memory

Tricks of memory

Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

12/25/14: A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story (1983)

tv show based on Jean Shepherd’s writing

1/6/15: Dingburg noir

Dingburg noir

The Prowler, The Asphalt Jungle, The Black Dahlia, Touch of Evil, Cape Fear

1/16/15: Gio Black Peter

Gio Black Peter

Eban and Charley; Otto

1/21/15: Theme music

Theme music

classical music as tv themes: Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger, The FBI in Peace and War

1/24/15: Shark!


land shark on SNL; Monty Python sketch; tv show Street Sharks; Sand Sharks; Snow Shark

1/27/15: Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash

tv: Rocky and Bullwinkle

2/2/15: Back-to-back American holidays

Back-to-back American holidays

Groundhog Day

2/3/15: Three morning names

Three morning names

Artists and Models (1937)

2/6/15: Two more morning names

Two more morning names

Silk Stalkings on tv

2/10/15: Snowed in

Snowed in

The Shining

2/12/15: Danny Pino

Danny Pino

tv shows with Danny Pino

2/18/15: Morning name: Dana Delany

Morning name: Dana Delany

China Beach on tv

2/23/15: From the Oscar watch

From the Oscar watch

actor Neil Patrick Harris

2/24/15: Cops and DAs

Cops and DAs

actors cast in tv crime dramas

2/28/15: Local pronunciations

Local pronunciations

actor Ryan Phillippe

3/1/15: abduction


gay porn movie series The Abduction; thriller movie Abduction

3/3/15: Peter Sarsgaard, Harold in Italy

Peter Sarsgaard, Harold in Italy

actor Peter Sarsgaard

3/4/15: Hunks of CSI: NY

Hunks of CSI: NY

actors on CSI: NY: Hill Harper, Carmine Giovinazzo, Eddie Cahill

3/9/15: A note on morning names

A note on morning names

Ed Wood movies

3/14/15: Two more mornings

Two more mornings

actress Robin Wright; movie The Princess Bride

3/14/15: Hawaii-Five-0 hunks

Hawaii Five-0 hunks

tv show Hawaii Five-0; actors Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan

3/26/15: Names for plumed creatures, mythical and real

Names for plumed creatures, mythical and real

movie The Flying Serpent

3/29/15: Judi Dench (and Vin Diesel)

Judi Dench (and Vin Diesel)

stage, tv, and movie roles played by Judi Dench; and Vin Diesel

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Doug McClure

Movies and tv: Doug McClure

actor Doug McClure; tv shows The Virginian, Checkmate; movie The King’s Pirate

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Cannonball Run II

Movies and tv: Cannonball Run II

movie Cannonball Run II

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic diversity (Savalas)

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Savalas)

Telly Savalas in various roles

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic diversity (Shalhoub)

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Shalhoub)

Tony Shalboub in various roles

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Doug McClure, Troy Donohue, Robert Conrad

Movies and tv: Troy McClure, Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad

Troy Donahue; Robert Conrad and The Wild Wild West on tv

4/4/15: Morning: Cybill Shepherd

Morning: Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd, in Moonlighting, Cybill, and Psych on tv; other actors in these shows

4/5/15: The voice of KITT

The voice of KITT

William Daniels, David Hasselhoff in Knight Rider on tv; Daniels, Bonnie Bartlett in St. Elsewhere on tv

4/5/15: At the movies: Julie Andrews

At the movies: Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews and other actors; movies: The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor Victoria

4/7/15: Edelweiss


the song “Edelweiss” from A Sound of Music

4/9/15: The hotel con

The hotel con

films: The Grand Budapest Hotel; Felix Krull; Grand Hotel. tv: Hotel. actors from all of these

4/11/15: Ambling through television

Ambling though television

tv shows: The Greatest American Hero, Perry Mason, I Spy, Ironside; actors in all of these

4/11/15: Two obits

Two obits

actor Richard Dysart; tv show L.A. Law

4/12/15: Sunday pun

Sunday Pun

movie The Mummy’s Curse

4/13/15: Morning: Ronald Arbuthnott Knox

Morning: Ronald Arbuthnott Knox

movie Maltese Falcon

4/13/15: James Garner

James Garner

actor James Garner (and others); tv shows Maverick and The Rockford Files

4/15/15: magnum


actor Tom Selleck; tv show Magnum, P.I.

4/17/15: The Big Kowalski

The Big Kowalski

movie A Streetcar Named Desire; actor Marlon Brando. movie The Big Lebowski; actor Jeff Bridges.

4/17/15: Morning: Gary Owens, and other entertainment Gar(r)ys

Morning: Gary Owens, and other entertainment Gar(r)ys

tv: Gary Owens, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Others in entertainment: Gary Cooper, Gary Busey, Gary Sinese, Gary Collins, Garry Marshall, Garry Shandling, Garry Moore

4/18/15: Artificial elephants and X Must Die! movies

Artificial elephants and X Must Die! movies

a variety of X Must Die! movies

4/19/15: More Freaks

More Freaks

movie: Tod Browning’s Freaks

4/20/15: Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts; tv shows Remington Steele, Everybody Loves Raymond, Just Shoot Me! and actors in them

4/25/15: Morning: Conrad Ecklie

Morning: Conrad Ecklie

tv: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and actors in the series

4/26/15: More detection

More detection

movie: Murder by Death

4/26/15: The Great American Dream Machine

Morning: Great American Dream Machine

tv: The Great American Dream Machine

4/26/15: A playful poetic footnote

A playful poetic footnote

movie: Trent’s Last Case

4/27/15: Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

movies: Bride of Frankstein, Witness for the Prosecution; Elsa Lanchester and other actors in these

4/28/15: Unconventional lives

Unconventional lives

more on Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton; movie: The Night of the Hunter

4/28/15: A sense of place

A sense of place

Baltimore in movies and tv: Anne Tyler, Barry Levinson, John Waters, The Wire

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Simon & Simon

Feuilleton: Simon & Simon

tv: Simon & Simon and its stars, Gerald McRaney and Parker Jameson

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Allan Kayser

Feuilleton: Allan Kayser

tv: Mama’s Family and its actors

5/1/15: Feuilleton: Tim Reid

Feuilleton: Tim Reid

actor Tim Reid; tv shows WKRP in Cincinnati, Frank’s Place

5/5/15: Roly(-)Polies


movie: The Roly Poly Man

5/12/15: Like a rock

Like a rock

movie: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

5/12/15: Morning tune

Morning tune

tv: Three’s Company, actor John Ritter

5/13/15: Morning Olives

Morning Olives

movies: Stella Dallas, Now, Voyager

5/15/15: Morning: Steve Burton Richter

Morning: Steve Burton Richter

tv: General Hospital, actor Steve Burton

5/24/15: Witch’s cat in the morning

Witch’s cat in the morning

movie Bell, Book and Candle; actress Kim Novak

5/25/15: Portmanteau pop music

Portmanteau pop music

tv shows Shindig!, Hullabaloo

5/31/15: Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Waterston in The Tempest; tv Law & Order; tv I’ll Fly Away. Regina Taylor.

6/5/15: Zippy’s character actor:

Zippy’s character actor

animated cartoon on tv: Camp Lazlo

6/11/15: Hunkville:


actor Paul Wesley, tv shows Smallville, The Vampire Diaries

6/12/15: Morning: Vic Hitler (and Terry Kiser):

Morning: Vic Hitler (and Terry Kiser)

actor Terry Kiser, tv show Hill Street Blues

6/13/15: Ant-Man:


the movie

6/14/15: Barbara Babcock (and Jerry Orbach):

Barbara Babcock (and Jerry Orbach)

actors Babcock and Orbach; tv shows Hill Street Blues, The Law and Harry McGraw

6/15/15: June’s L&G news:

June’s L&G news

musical of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

6/15/15: Movies and tv: Michael Gross:

Movies and tv: Michael Gross

tv show Family Ties, movie Tremors; actors Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter, Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire

6/17/15: Joseph Cross:

Joseph Cross

actor Joseph Cross; tv shows Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Smallville

6/22/15: Movies and tv: Ian Anthony Dale:

Movies and tv: Ian Anthony Dale

actor Ian Anthony Dale; tv shows Murder in the First, Hawaii Five-0

6/26/15: Happy Ending:

Happy Ending

tv show Happy Endings, movies Happy Endings, Happy Ending, The Happy Ending

6/26/15: At the movies for Pride:

At the movies for Pride

LGBT films; Brokeback Mountain

6/29/15: Milo Ventimiglia:

Milo Ventimiglia

V.M. in tv shows Law & Order: SVU, Gilmore Girls, Heroes; also from Heroes: Adrian Pasdar, Masi Oka

7/2/15: Initialisms, raunchy and not:

Initialisms, raunchy and not

actor Chris Pratt in various roles; character B.J. Hunnicutt in tv show M*A*S*H

7/2/15: Pecs, abs, and dancing:

Pecs, abs, and dancing

movie: Magic Mike XXL

7/3/15: Laila Robins:

Laila Robins

versatile actress Robins on tv: Murder in the First, Law & Order

7/4/15: Embrace of the televised penis:

Embrace of the televised penis

on tv: Sense8, The Brink; actors Max Riemelt, Christian Gehring; movie Freier Fall

7/4/15: LFL:


tv: CSI: NY

7/5/15: Herrera / Silvestre:

Herrera / Silvestre

tv: Sense8; actors Alfonso Herrera and Miguel Silvestre

7/10/15: Feminist pirates and their chanteys:

Feminist pirates and their chanteys

tv: Key & Peele

7/12/15: Fletcher and a trail of associations:

Fletcher and a trail of associations

Louise Fletcher in movies and on tv; Chevy Chase ditto

7/12/15: Acting news, Welsh news, Jewish news, real-estate news:

Acting news, Welsh news, gay news, Jewish news, real-estate news

Roger Rees on stage and in tv and the movies

7/13/15: findependence:


movies and tv shows featuring sharks

7/14/15: Pernicious nostalgia (with John Stamos):

Pernicious nostalgia (with John Stamos)

actor John Stamos; tv show Full House

7/14/15: Jeri Ryan and Luke Perry and more:

Jeri Ryan and Luke Perry and more

actors Jeri Ryan, Luke Perry, Dana Delaney; tv shows Leverage, Body of Proof, Beverly Hills 90210, and more

7/16/15: Sitcom watch: John Larroquette:

Sitcom watch: John Larroquette

Larroquette and others in sitcom Night Court; CSI: NY

7/17/15: Television watch: David James Elliott:

Television watch: David James Elliott

Elliott on tv: JAG, CSI: NY

7/19/15: Protecting fictional brand names:

Protecting fictional brand names

Duff Beer on The Simpsons

7/19/15: Sitcom watch: Ted Danson:

Sitcom watch: Ted Danson

Danson in Cheers, Becker, CSI; cast of Cheers

7/19/15: Geoffrey Nauffts:

Geoffrey Nauffts

the actor and playwright; Law & Order episodes, his play Night Fall

7/20/15: Television watch: Erik Palladino:

Television watch: Erik Palladino

E.P. in Law & Order episodes and other tv shows and movies; film Latter Days

7/20/15: The Acting Corps:

The Acting Corps

omnibus posting on AZBlog postings about actors

7/21/15: Mark Feuerstein:

Mark Feuerstein

actor M.F.; tv shows Law & Order, Royal Pains

7/21/15: Scott Bakula:

Scott Bakula

S.B. and his tv shows, including: Quantum Leap, Men of a Certain Age, CSI: New Orleans, Eisenhower and Lutz, Looking; Ray Romano, Andre Braugher

7/21/15: Confounded nenory:

Confounded memory

Scott Bakula, Eisenhower & Lutz; Dan Hedaya, The Tortellis, Dick

7/22/15: Two Bakular notes:

Two Bakular notes

Scott Bakula in Murphy Brown, Looking

7/23/15: Great years in film:

Great years in film

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the Back to the Future movies

7/25/15: A dash of ornamental hunkiness:

A dash of ornamental hunkiness

tv show Charmed; actor Antonio Sabàto, Jr.

7/26/15: Shirtless shark-fighting teens:

Shirtless shark-fighting teens

actor Ian Ziering; tv show Beverly Hills 90210, Sharknado tv-movies

7/26/15: Kongtoon:


Bizarro about the movie King Kong

7/30/15: Name play in the comics:

Name play in the comics

tv show The Big Bang Theory

8/2/15: Danny John-Jules:

Danny John-Jules

actor in Death in Paradise, Red Dwarf; other actors in these tv shows

8/3/15: Gary Carr:

Gary Carr

the actor on tv (Death in Paradise, Foyle’s War, Downton Abbey) and on stage (Nation)

8/14/15: Annals of phallicity: the hardness score:

Annals of phallicity: the hardness score

Davies gay tv shows: Cucumber, Banana, Tofu

8/15/15: Len Cariou:

Len Cariou

the actor in Sweeney Todd on stage, Blue Bloods on tv, and more

8/16/15: Mant!:


John Goodman in Matinee; the movie Mant! within the movie

8/24/15: All things shark:

All things shark

weekend of shark programming on tv; tv show Happy Days; movie of West Side Story; movie Loan Shark

8/29/15: Freaks, then and now:

Freaks, then and now

Jerry Springer

9/1/15: Giving two hoots:

Giving two hoots

tv show Hootenanny; Hooterville tv shows; Hoot Gibson movies; Hoot Mon movies

9/2/15: TV series circuit party animals:

TV series circuit party animals

Zippy on 15 tv series

9/3/15: Flintstone days:
tv series The Flintstones

9/6/15: Birthday flowers:

Birthday flowers

play, novel, and movies of The Scarlet Pimpernel

9/11/15: Cochinita pibil:

Cochinita pibil

movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico

9/19/15: Betty Boop:

Betty Boop

animated movie features

9/20/15: Boop 2:

Boop 2

movie actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow; Some Like It Hot

☛ 9/23/15: Mark Mason, Matt Bauer, and Gay Porn Minus Gay Sex:

Mark Mason, Matt Bauer, and Gay Porn Minus Gay Sex

videos: Gay Porn Minus Gay Sex; pornstar Mark Mason and others

9/25/15: Boy in the sand:

Boy in the sand

filmmaker Wakefield Poole; Boys in the Sand; actors Casey Donovan, Peter Fisk

9/27/15: Two memorable actors:

Two memorable actors

actors Marianne Jean-Baptiste, CCH Pounder; tv shows Blindspot, NCIS: New Orleans (and more)

9/28/15: On display:

On display

movie Taxi Driver

9/30/15: Another bagpiper:

Another bagpiper

tv show The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

10/3/15: Stark morning names:

Stark morning names

tv movie of Cold Comfort Farm; movies and tv based on Starkweather and Fugate

10/3/15: Earworm time: Springtime for Hitler:

Earworm time: Springtime for Hitler

Mel Brooks’s movie The Producers; play within it, Springtime for Hitler

10/4/15: (the) Batman:

(the) Batman

movie The Dark Knight Rises

10/4/15: Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

actor G-L in movie The Dark Night Rises; in tv show 3rd Rock From the Sun; in movie Latter Days; in movie Mysterious Skin

10/8/15: Rocky Horror at 40:

Rocky Horror at 40

movie Rocky Horror Picture Show; actor Tim Curry; tv show Criminal Minds

10/12/15: You must remember this:

You must remember this

movie Casablanca; tv show As Times Go By

10/13/15: Numb3rs and a soap-opera-handsome hunk:

Numb3rs and a soap-opera-handsome hunk

tv shows Numb3rs, Taxi, Northern Exposure; Harold & Kumar movies; actors Jordi Vilasuso, Judd Hirsch, Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz

10/14/15: The Cockettes:

Morning: The Cockettes

theatrical performance troupe

☛ 10/18/15: Morning: monotreme, marsupial:

Morning: monotreme, marsupial

tv series Phineas and Ferb, with Perry (the) Platypus

☛ 10/20/15: Shirtless Mondays:

Shirtless Mondays

actors David Paetkau, Matt Passmore, Seann William Scott; tv shows Flashpoint, The Glades, Satisfaction; movie Role Models

☛ 10/22/15: From Shirtless Monday: Seann William Scott:

From Shirtless Monday: Seann William Scott

movies Role Models, American Pie

10/29/15: The liquor of your laughter / And the lacquer of your limbs:

To the liquor of your laughter / And the lacquer of your limbs

movie Ghost

11/4/15: Bullshido, bullshtein, and cork soakers:

Bullshido, bullshtein, and cork soakers

movie Johnny Dangerously; tv show Saturday Night Live

11/4/15: Diversity officer:

Diversity officer

tv Star Trek

11/9/15: PUMP! Boys and Trojans:

PUMP! Boys and Trojans

musical Pump Boys and Dinettes

11/10/15: Movies and tv: Matthew Gray Gubler:

Movies and tv: Matthew Gray Gubler

actor in tv show Criminal Minds

11/12/15: Annals of miniaturization: Fantastic Voyage:

Annals of miniaturization: Fantastic Voyage

movies Fantastic Voyage, Myra Breckinridge; actress Raquel Welch

11/12/15: Movies and tv: Grimm:

Movies and tv: Grimm

tv show Grimm and its actors, esp. David Giuntoli:

11/15/15: Title generator, Pavlov:

Title generator, Pavlov

animated tv show Peppa Pig

11/16/15: Male friendships:

Male friendships

tv shows Grimm, Flashpoint, Hawaii Five-0

11/17/15: Alaskan-cod-pieces:


Jon Miki Thor (and his codpiece) in the movie Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare

11/19/15: Rushing Sugar:

Rushing Sugar

the Police Academy movies

11/20/15: stat!:


tv series M*A*S*H, Emergency!

11/21/15: Kijé and Jimson:

Kijé and Jimson

Russian movie of Lieutenant Kijé, British movie The Horse’s Mouth

11/22/15: big game:

big game

the movie Big Game, with Samuel L. Jackson

11/22/15: Luis Valdez:

Luis Valdez

play (and film) Zoot Suit, movie La Bamba; tv show Longmire; actor Lou Diamond Phillips

11/23/15: motiion-goal BE:

motion-goal BE

movie Adentures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

11/30/15: Monster Mash:

Monster Mash

movie Young Frankenstein

12/1/15: Like Father Like Son:

Like Father, Like Son

the gay porn flick, discussed at moderate length

12/4/15: Thomas Gibson:

Thomas Gibson

actor Gibson; the tv shows: Chicago Hope, Dharma & Greg, Criminal Minds; the tv miniseries Tales of the City; the movies The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and Psycho Beach Party

12/5/15: Supernatural-medical in Toronto: three hunks:

Supernatural-medical in Toronto: three hunks

tv shows Saving Hope, the Stargate series, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Instant Star; actors Michael Shanks, Daniel Gillies, Kristopher Turner

12/5/15: Homoerotic horror:

Homoerotic horror

director David DeCoteau and his The Brotherhood films; actor Kristopher Turner in The Brotherhood III: Young Demons

12/7/15: A Montalbán Hanukkah:

A Montalbán Hanukkah

tv show Star Trek; the movie The Wrath of Khan

12/8/15: Anderson Cooper as a silver wolverine Animorph:

Anderson Cooper as a silver wolverine Animorph

X-Men films; tv show Animorphs; actor Hugh Jackman

12/8/15: Supermarionation:


animation technique use for a number of tv shows

12/9/15: Existential Risk:

Existential Risk

Bergman movie The Seventh Seal

12/10/15: Morning name: Park Overall:

Morning Name: Park Overall

actor in tv show Empty Nest; others in the cast

12/10/15: On the shirtless hunk watch: the Skarsgård Tarzan:

On the shirtless hunk watch: the Skarsgård Tarzan

Tarzan movies; actors Skarsgård, Crabbe, Weissmuller

12/11/15: animated gay werewolf boyfriend movie:

animated gay werewolf boyfriend movie

animated short feature Dirty Paws

12/12/15: Dev Hynes:

Dev Hynes

tv show Orange Is the New Black

12/15/15: Hugh Jackman:

Hugh Jackman

the actor and his roles

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:

The news for cartoons

documentary on Mankoff and New Yorker cartoonists

12/16/15: Go H+A+R+D:

Go H+A+R+D

the movie Mandingo

12/17/15: Jockstrap with a rainbow pouch:

Jockstrap with a rainbow pouch

the 1962 movie Kid Galahad

12/24/15: More harnesses:

More harnesses

the Mummy movies with Brendan Fraser

12/25/15: More Damien Crosse:

More Damien Crosse

porn movies and videos with Damien Crosse

12/25/15: Brendan Fraser:

Brendan Fraser

the actor in Journey to the Center of the Earth, the Mummy movies, George of the Jungle, Gods and Monsters

12/26/15: From sadistic she-penguin convicts to wolves invading Britain:

From sadistic she-penguin convicts to wolves invading Britain

Janet Perlman animated movies

12/28/15: Musical Star Wars puns:

Musical Star Wars puns

12/30/15: Dick in a Box:
tv show Saturday Night Live; music videos by The Lonely Island and Justin Timberlake

12/31/15: Zippy’s Eve:

Zippy’s Eve

movie Strangers on a Train

1/6/16: The New Year’s resolution:

The New Year’s resolution

tv show Monty Python’s Flying Circus; movie Shoot the Piano Player

1/7/16: Bilkpoe (and fractured Stein):

Bilkpoe (and fractured Stein)

tv shows Phil Silvers Show, Bewitched

1/8/16: Morning name: The Duck Factory:

Morning name: The Duck Factory

tv show The Duck Factory; actors Jim Carrey, Jack Gilford

1/9/16: More on the Bundy Bunch:

More on the Bundy Bunch

movies Brokeback Mountain, The Wild Bunch; tv show The Brady Bunch

1/10/16: Get Sporty:

Get Sporty

movie Get Shorty

1/13/16: Fractured Proust:

Fractured Proust

movies Stella Dallas and Now, Voyager, both based on Olive Higgins Prouty books

1/18/16: Superheroes: two book series and a movie:

Superheroes: two book series and a movie

Percy Jackson movies, Sky High

1/21/16: The Ascent of Bruce:

The Ascent of Bruce

Caitlin Jenner tv shows

1/21/16: Tim Lockley and Ods Bodkins:

Tim Lockley and Ods Bodkins

movie Dr. Strangelove

1/22/16: Rabble, rouse yourself from this pastoral torpor!:

Rabble, rouse yourself from this pastoral torpor!

1963 movie Tom Jones

1/25/16: In the burlesque boat with Zippy:

In the burlesque boat with Zippy

tv: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

1/27/16: Bruce Bruce Bruce:

Bruce Bruce Bruce

tv: Monty Python; stage: Dame Edna Everage; movies: Barry McKenzie

2/2/16: A visit with Colby Keller:

A visit with Colby Keller

Keller’s porn videos and DVDs, especially in his Colby Does America art porn project; notable instances: California and New York; movie Debbie Does Dallas</em.

2/2/16: The prissy voice:

The prissy voice

tv: the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones, Lost in Space; movie Shall We Dance

2/5/16: Valete Bob and Ray:

Dance postings

radio, tv, and stage performances by Bob and Ray

2/17/16: A passion for pickles:

A passion for pickles

tv: Mr. Pickles (X-rated), The Dick Van Dyke Show, Barney Miller

2/21/16: Getting Go:

Getting Go

2014 gay-themed dramatic (and romantic) movie; actors Matthew Camp and Tanner Cohen

2/23/16: Morning names: the two Gracies:

Morning names: the two Gracies

Burns and Allen on radio and tv; Gracie Fields singing and acting in movies

2/25/16: a katakana para:

a katakana para

Muppets on tv and in the movies

2/25/16: A family thing:

A family thing

tv: Monty Python’s Piranha Brothers

3/5/15: xmosexual:


Steam Room Stories videos

3/6/16: Sex in the shadows:

Sex in the shadows

stage and movies: Dreigroschenoper, Threepenny Opera

3/10/16: Male beauty:

Male beauty

tv: 21 Jump Street. Supernatural, Pretty Boy (Korean)
movies: Bel Ami movies, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twilight series, Bel Ami
actors: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Pattinson, Jang Keung-suk, Johan Paulik, Lukas Ridgeston, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Richard Grieco

3/12/16: Spoiled children:

Spoiled children

various incarnations of the Hansel and Gretel story

3/14/16: Unnerving Chicano art: Vincent Valdez:

Unnerving Chicano art: Vincent Valdez

movie/tv actor Cheech Marin

3/15/16: Morning names: Skidelsky, Sidarsky:
Law & Order: SVU character Robert Sidarsky

3/19/16: Cheech:


Cheech Marin in Cheech & Chong performances; the movie Up In Smoke; the tv show Nash Bridges; other actors Tommy Chong, Don Johnson

3/19/16: Smooth operator:

Smooth operator

movie actor Ralph Forbes

3/20/16: Bulking up for Thor:

Bulking up for Thor

Chris Hemsworth on tv, on Saturday Night Live; in various movies, especially the Thor superhero films

3/21/16: Manganiello. The Huge. The Body-Proud.:

Manganiello. The Huge. The Body-Proud.

Joe Manganiello
movies: Spider-Man trilogy; Magic Mike XXL; Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
tv: True Blood series

3/23/16: Klimt Eastwood:

Klimt Eastwood

actor Clint Eastwood in various movies; Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

3/26/16: Ken Howard:

Ken Howard

actor Ken Howard and his career, notably in 1776 on stage, and on tv in The White Shadow and Crossing Jordan

3/28/16: Roland Topor:

Roland Topor

movie of The Tenant

3/30/16: Anhedonic with Velda:

Anhedonic with Velda

movie Kiss Me Deadly

4/1/16: Look who’s talking!:

Look who’s talking!

tv show Castle and its stars; movie Look Who’s Talking

4/4/16: The watermelon files:

The watermelon files

Porgy and Bess, opera and film; Watermelon Man

4/5/16: Ain’t It the Truth:

Ain’t it the truth?

Bert Lahr in The Wizard of Oz; Lena Horne in Cabin in the Sky

4/17/16: Another winged man:

Another winged man

TitanMen’s Fallen Angel

4/18/16: Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns:

Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns

Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Meet the Blacks

4/20/16: Jon Huertas:

Jon Huertas

Huertas in tv show Castle

4/22/16: Morning name: ivermectin:

Morning name: ivermectin

actor and composer Ivor Novello

4/24/16: Meteor Storm:

Meteor Storm

disaster movie Meteor Storm; actors Kari Matchett and Michael Trucco and movies and tv shows they’ve acted in

4/24/16: Ed Wynn:

Ed Wynn

the actor, and a Twilight Zone episode he starred in

5/3/16: Lawyers, Gubs, and Monkeys:

Lawyers, Gubs and Monkeys

Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run

5/3/16: Morning names: thistles!:

Morning names: thistles!

tv show Supernatural, actors Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins

5/7/16: binge-bingeing:


on binge-watching

5/7/16: Calvinesque humor:

Calvinesque humor

Saturday morning cartoons on tv; the show Sports Night

5/10/16: Butch and Sundace: the photo gallery:

Butch and Sundance: the photo gallery

historical photos and photos from the movie

5/16/16: Morning name: zygomatic srch:

Morning name: zygomatic arch

supermodel Carola Remer, actor Benedict Cumberbatch

5/17/16: Joe Dallesandro:

Joe Dallesandro

JD in Warhol movies

5/20/16: Old fashioned Super Duck:

Old fashioned Super Duck

movie Super Dick

5/24/16: Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Nouri):

Movies and tv: ethnic versatility (Nouri)

actors Michae Nouri, Jennifer Beals, Coté de Pablo, Tony Shalhoub, Telly Savalas, Jamie Farr, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Salma Hayek, Kathy Najimy

5/28/16: Two word-play cartoons:

Two word-play cartoons

tv game show Wheel of Fortune

5/29/16: Kookie Zippy:

Kookie Zippy

77 Sunset Strip, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

5/29/16: Memorial pun:

Memorial pun

Bogart in Casablanca, Schwarzenegger in Terminator

5/31/16: Lili Darvas:

Lili Darvas

Darvas and Billy Mumy in Twilight Zone epsidode; plays, movies, and tv shows featuring Darvas; plays and movies by Ferenc Molnár

6/9/16: What the wind says:

What the wind says

Maurice Chevalier’s films and theatrical roles

6/11/16: Schmitts Gay Beer:

Schmitts Gay Beer

SNL skit from 1991

6/16/16: From the Harey train:

On the Harvey train

MGM movie The Harvey Girls

6/18/16: At the Head of the Wolf:

At the Head of the Wolf

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Montgomery Clift

6/20/16: A quick sponge-bath:

A quick sponge-bath

tv: Supernatural, Happy Endings

6/23/16: Annals of lexical inventiveness: sternum bush:

Annals of lexical inventiveness: sternum bush

tv show Psych

6/24/16: Word times: two Ruthies, three Psychs:

Word times: two Ruthies, three Psychs

tv show Psych

7/9/16: chimichurri:


the movie Mary Poppins

7/10/16: goober:


Goober Pyle on Andy Griffiths tv comedies

7/11/16: On the digital media front:

On the digital media front

categorization of movies and tv shows

7/16/16: oiks, yobs, and prats:

oiks, yobs, and prats

in tv series Midsomer Murders

7/16/16: Morning name: Colquhoun:

Morning name: Colquhoun

Midsomer Murders

7/18/16: The Insolence and the Ecstasy:

The Insolence and the Ecstasy

movie The Agony and the Ecstasy

7/20/16: Lola Albright:

Lola Albright

tv: Peter Gunn

7/21/16: guv:


Midsomer Murders

7/23/16: Cute pornstars:

Cute pornstars

Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting; five actors in gay porn

7/27/16: Arthur Godfrey and friends:

Arthur Godfrey and friends

Arthur Godfrey, Jerry Van Dyke; The Dick Van Dyke Show, Coach, My Mother the Car

7/27/16: Pronoun case in the Thames Valley CID:

Pronoun case in the Thames Valley CID

tv: Inspector Morse

7/28/16: Lives of the pornstars: Jeff Quinn:

Lives of the pornstars: Jeff Quinn

Tab Hunter Confidential

7/31/16: Cisco in the morning:

Cisco in the morning

Cisco Kid in the movies, on radio, and on television

7/31/16: Mister Zwicky and Miss Edna:

Mister Zwicky and Miss Edna

video game Fallout 4

8/4/16: Alarming annals of cinematic lexicography:

Alarming annals of cinematic lexicography

possible film of The Professor and the Madman; Mel Gibson, Sean Penn

8/6/16: Dick Deadeye in the morning:

Dick Deadeye in the morning

actor Victor Spinetti; movie Hard Day’s Night

8/7/16: Fixed expressions:

Fixed expressions

movie Working Girl

8/7/16: Ianto Jones:

Ianto Jones

tv Torchwood, movie Brokeback Mountain, actors Gareth David-Lloyd, John Barrowman

8/7/16: Ianto Jones: the shirtless sequel:

Ianto Jones: the shirtless sequel

actor Gareth David-Lloyd

8/8/16: Wild in the morning:

Wild in the morning

movie Cimarron (1931 and 1960)

8/9/16: Dick’s rhyme:

Dick’s rhyme

tv Hinterland / Y Gwyll, musical South Pacific

8/12/16: Trapped in the morning duff:

Trapped in the morning duff

movie The Duff, tv The Simpsons

8/14/16: News for penisis: the Orgy logo:

News for penises: the Orgy logo

porn movies by Christopher Rage

8/14/16: PE6-500:


movie Transylvania 6-5000

8/19/16: Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.:

Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.

movie Pink Cadillac

8/19/16: A filmic Zwicky from Perth:

A filmic Zwicky from Perth

movie and tv director Karl Zwicky

8/19/16: Meatballs!:


movie Meatballs

8/20/16: Give me some men who are square-jawed men:

Give me some men who are square-jawed men

tv: Murdoch Mysteries, Broadchurch, The Fall, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Due South, High Tide; movie Renfrew of the Mounties; actors Bisson Yannick, Dylan Neal, Hélène Joy, Rick Springfield, George Segal

8/21/16: Jamie Dornan:

Jamie Dornan

actors Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson; tv show The Fall, movie Fifty Shades of Grey

8/25/16: November 24th, 2016:

November 11th, 2014

#1 British detectives on tv

8/30/16: Annals of public art:

Annals of public art


8/31/16: Annals of ellipsis:

Annals of ellipsis

Murdoch Mysteries

8/31/16: Gorey the illustrator:

Gorey the illustrator

Michael Stewart’s musical comedies

9/4/16: Two OBHs:

Two OBHs

the round Three Blind Mice

9/4/16: Diversity on screen:

Diversity on screen

Jon Polito’s roles on tv and in the movies

9/9/16: Juian and Sandy :

Julian and Sandy

BBC radio Around the Horne; movie The Maltese Falcon

9/9/16: The name game:

Name time

movie 4th Man Out, tv Glee, actor Chord Overstreet

9/16/16: Going all the way gay with the X-Men:

Going all the way gay with the X-Men

X-Men movies; gay porn parody

9/22/16: Bare bear poets in their youth:

Bare bear poets in their youth

Pull My Daisy

9/26/16: Hipsters, beats, and raconteurs:

Hipsters, beats, and raconteurs

mostly radio performers in 5 Zippys

10/1/16: ambliance:


documentary Bridegroom

10/4/16: Beefcake on screen:

Beefcake on screen

tv show Glee; actors Charlie Hunnam, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Mark Saller

10/5/16: A conundrum:

A conundrum

Star Wars movies

10/6/16: A Euro-hunk:

A Euro-hunk

tv shows Crossing Lines, Spartacus; actors William Fichtner, Lara Rossi, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sutherland

10/7/16: Barebackula:


movies Blacula, Zoolander, plus gay porn

10/8/16: Naming his Essence:

Naming his Essence

Australian tv show Bondi Rescue

10/8/16: Film fantasy:

Film fantasy

movie Purple Rose of Cairo, tv show Charmed

10/9/16: Masculine jaws of Wyoming:

Masculine jaws of Wyoming

tv show Longmire; actors Robert Taylor and Bailey Chase (and others)

10/17/16: More Zwicky postings:

More Zwicky postings

film The Zwickys

10/21/16: Pingu watches over the gay boys:

Pingu watches over the gay boys

Pingu tv show

10/22/16: SuperCamp penguins:

SuperCamp penguins

musical comedy It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman!

11/8/16: News for animated penises:

News for animated penises

movie Sausage Party

11/8/16: Perverted tastes:

Perverted tastes

Olivier and Curtis in Spartacus

11/9/16: Eliding the black penis:

Eliding the black penis

penises in movies and tv; Tarantino movies, Blaxploitation movies; The Birth of a Nation, Moonlight

11/24/16: Moonlight:


about the movie

12/3/16: Camping it up:

Camping it up

Steam Room Stories episode “Camping It Up”; Julian Clary tv shows

12/4/16: The joy of foreign accent:

The joy of foreign accent

Prairie Home Companion

12/7/16: More news for cigars:

More news for cigars

movie Viva Las Vegas

12/9/16: The eyes reject:

The eyes reject

tv: Freaks and Geeks, Saturday Night Live

12/17/16: Two late December holidays:

Two late December holidays

show and movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch

12/20/16: It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/21/16: The advancing horde of shelf elves:

The advancing horde of shelf elves

Saturday Night Live

12/22/16: Edible adjectives:

Edible adjectives

Monty Python “Crunchy Frog”

12/29/16: Wally Cox:

Wally Cox

Mister Peepers, Underdog

12/31/16: Surrealists, but especially Jess:

Surrealists, but especially Jess

Eraserhead, Un Chien Andalou

1/1/17: Morning names for the new year:

Morning names for the new year

tv The Osbournes, Ozzie and Harriet

1/2/17: Whimsical Park:

Whimsical Park

movie Jurassic Park

1/2/17: Queens & Cowboys:

Queens & Cowboys

the documentary

1/4/17: Jizzball:


Queer as Folk

1/5/17: Gay men on the new subway walls:

Gay men on the new subway walls

Queer as Folk

1/7/17: The epiphany’s over:

The epiphany’s over

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1/9/17: Sweet Jesus on a waffle cone!:

Sweet Jesus on a waffle cone!

Such Good People

1/12/17: Dolores del Rio and Erno Piffle:

Dolores del Rio and Erno Piffle

del Rio in the 1928 Ramona

1/14/17: Two character actors in the morning:

Two character actors in the morning

Gale Gordon in various tv roles; Tamara Tunie in two tv roles

1/16/17: I won’t even mention the auto-da-fé:

I won’t even mention the auto-da-fé


1/21/17: A label of love:

A label of love

movie Labor of Love

1/22/17: Poppin’ Fresh in a pink dress:

Poppin’ Fresh in a pink dress

Hitchhikers’ Guide

1/27/17: A kiss is just a kiss:

A kiss is just a kiss

movie Casablanca, tv As Time Goes By, tv A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

2/2/17: QaF and its men:

QaF and its men

US Queer as Folk and its cast; Cagney and Lacey

2/4/17: doing fag:

doing fag

gay DVD More of a Man, 1976 movie Car Wash, documentary Paris Is Burning

2/6/17: Two numerical ambiguities:

Two numerical ambiguities

tv The Mary Tyler Moore Show

2/7/17: Punk piano:

Punk piano

movie Rock ‘N’ Roll High School

2/8/17: On the road from Frog Rock:

On the road from Frog Rock

movie Body and Soul with John Garfield

2/8/17: Another tv hunk:

Another tv hunk

tv The Fosters

2/9/17: Dwarfs for a new age:

Dwarfs for a new age

Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

2/10/17: Annals of adorable:

Annals of adorable

tv How I Met Your Mother, Sports Night. musical and movie Hedwig

2/18/17: They don’t get it:

They don’t get it

movie Men in Black 3

2/22/17: Meathead:


tv All in the Family

2/22/17: Playing for laughs:

Playing for laughs

tv: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Shameless, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Barney Miller, Firefly
actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Joan Cusack, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Ron Glass

2/24/17: Morning: La Salade Imaginaire:

Morning: La Salade Imaginaire

Moliere, Le Malade Imaginaire

2/25/17: This weekend’s tv hunk:

This weekend’s tv hunk

Pana Hema Taylor in The Brokenwood Mysteries on tv

2/26/17: An ambiguity you might not have noticed:

An ambiguity you might not have noticed

Star Wars movie The Last Jedi

2/27/17: Today’s morning name: Topher Grace:

Today’s morning name: Topher Grace

tv That 70s Show; Grace and Ashton Kutcher

2/27/17: CK basks in Moonlight:

CK basks in Moonlight

a great deal about the movie Moonlight and its actors

2/28/17: Edward Sorel:

Edward Sorel

movies Beau Brummel, The Maltese Falcon, actors Mary Astor, John Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart

3/2/17: New Yorkistan:

New Yorkistan

Animal House

3/3/17: Abstraction and the Movies:

Abstraction and the Movies

Some Came Running, The Long Goodbye, La La Land, and others in an exhibition at Stanford’s Anderson Collection

3/3/17: Name fame:

Name fame

tv: George Lopez

3/5/17: Body works:

Body works

animated game of the Conan the Barbarian world

3/5/17: Body works, Part III: Axillary Delights:

Body work, Part III: Axillary Delights

Steam Room Stories episode

3/6/17: Komodo dragon day:

Komodo dragon day

Bob and Ray routine about a Komodo dragon expert

3/6/17: A Pinter moment:

A Pinter moment

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Pinter’s No Man’s Land

3/8/17: In the West Wing:

In the West Wing

tv: Royal Pains, The Tommyknockers, SNL, CSI, Intelligence, the 1994 movie The Cisco Kid

3/13/17: Risible (faux-)commercial name:

Risible (faux-)commercial name

tv: Monty Python; movie: Dick

3/13/17: The (groan) burgers of Calais:

The (groan) burgers of Calais

radio: Prairie Home Companion

3/14/17: Pop, ejaculated the weasel:

Pop, ejaculated the weasel

tv: The Monte Carlo Show

3/14/17: Five tv hunks:

Five tv hunks

tv: Psych, Orphan Black, The Flash

3/19/17: It was correction killed the desire:

It was correction killed the desire

1933 King Kong

3/22/17: They are revolting:

They are revolting

History of the World, Part 1

3/26/17: On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll:

On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll

movies: Pacific Coast Highway, Gigolette, Gigolos, Sunset Boulevard

3/28/17: Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean

tv: The Rookies, Twin Peaks; movie Making Love

3/29/17: Three:


tv: Glee; movies Making Love, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Jules et Jim, The Love Triangle; actor Murray Head

3/30/17: Billy Zane:

Billy Zane

actors Zane, Alyssa Milano; movie The Phantom; tv Twin Peaks, Charmed

3/31/17: The Phantom of the jungle library:

The Phantom of the jungle library

The Phantom movie (Zane, Jao); The Phantom tv series (Carnes); superhero genre; jungle hero genre; fantasy action/adventure genre

4/1/17: Hitchhiking:


William Higgins and Joe Gage porn flicks

4/4/17: Quick, Bruce, the blat!:

Quick, Bruce, the blat!

movies Batman, Barebackula, Vampires Suck

4/5/17: The blat-bray instrumental report:

The blat-bray instrumental report

Django Unchained

4/6/17: Hail to the Hyena-in-Chief:

Hail to the Hyena-in-Chief

Marx Brothers, Duck Soup

4/8/17: snatch:


the movie snatch

4/9/17: The trophy boys park the beef bus in tuches town:

The trophy boys park the beef bus in tuches town

tv show Trophy Wife

4/11/17: hockey puck:

hockey puck

Don Rickles, on stage, in movies, on tv, etc.

4/12/17: The Jargon Matrix:

The Jargon Matrix

movie The Matrix

4/13/17: Three more Reapings:

Three more Reapings

Godfather, Part II, Zoolander

4/14/17: On the quote watch:

On the quote watch

movies All That Jazz, The Boy From Oz, tv show ER

4/15/17: New Yorker artwork 4/17/17:

New Yorker artwork 4/17/17

tv Duck Dynasty

4/16/17: Out gay male bands:

Out gay male bands

Pansy Division documentary

4/17/17: Chub and chums in the morning:

Chub and chums in the morning

Filipino gay porn movie Chub Chaser

4/21/17: Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task:

Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task

the movie G.B.F.

4/24/17: Alien signage and Arbus in Anaheim:

Alien signage and Arbus in Anaheim

movies Being John Malcovich, The Shining, tv Lost in Space

4/25/17: Zwicky takes us to Ballarat 60 years ago:

Zwicky takes us to Ballarat 60 years ago

tv show The Doctor Blake Mysteries

4/30/17: Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, and more:

Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, and more

the documentary Obit

4/30/17: The Gay Sisters:

The Gay Sisters

1942 movie, with Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, etc.

5/2/17: To Be Young, Gay, and Chinese-American:

To Be Young, Gay, and Chinese-American

the play To Be Young, Gifted and Black

5/4/17: Closets:


tv: Dominick Dunne true-crime series, documentary on James Beard, Queer Eye

5/4/17: Star Wars Day:

Star Wars Day

the Star Wars films; “May the Force be with you”

5/11/17: The news for food, 5/11/17:

The news for food, 5/11/17

Monty Python’s “Cheese Shop” sketch

5/13/17: Toxic moments:

Toxic moments

tv show Death in Paradise; actors Kris Marshall, Sara Martins

5/14/17: Fags Before Flags, and other in-your-face t-shirts:

Fags Before Flags, and other in-your-face t-shirts

Tony Danza, Stephen Colbert

5/15/17: Reading in the ’50s:

Reading in the ’50s

movie theaters in Reading PA

5/16/17: Write like the wind:

Write like the wind

1936 movie version of Under Two Flags

5/23/17: “Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”:

“Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”

actor Farley Granger; movies They Live by Night, Rope, Strangers on a Train

5/27/17: Rodeos and sword dances:

Rodeos and sword dances

Joan Crawford in the movie Mommie Dearest

5/31/17: Shamisen moments:

Shamisen moments

animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings

6/11/17: Shit yes! Fuck no!:

Shit yes! Fuck no!

vampire flick From Dusk Till Dawn

6/11/17: Making fun of Batman:

Making fun of Batman

60s tv show Batman; animated series Darkwing Duck

6/14/17: Pride Time 4: gay porn and gay bioflicks:

Pride Time #4: gay porn and gay bioflicks

movies: Earthbound, King Cobra, Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk, Howl

6/16/17: Woolly Mammoth flips us the bird:

Woolly Mammoth flips us the bird

theatre: Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, Chekhov’s The Seagull

6/21/17: It was ever thus:

It was ever thus

movie Dead Poets Society

6/22/17: The Three Delfts:

The three Delfts

the Three Stooges

6/22/17: Rainbow TARDISwear:

Rainbow TARDISwear

tv’s Dr. Who

6/23/17: Typo time:

Typo time

tv: Hercules, Xena

6/27/17: Rainbow Batman:

Rainbow Batman

tv: animated Batman series

6/28/17: More Magrittean disavowals:

More Magrittean disavowals

movies Freaks, Three Little Words

6/28/17: The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever:

The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever

movies Man of Steel, Batman Forever, Batman v Superman

6/30/17: The Treasure of the Singlet Padre:

The Treasure of the Singlet Padre

movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

7/12/17: Toonies and their toons:

Toonies and their toons

movie Krull

7/14/17: Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit:

Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit

movie Wonder Woman

/17/17: Amoeba humor:

Amoeba humor

Monty Python’s “Village Idiots” sketch and several other bits from movies and tv

7/20/17: Ovaltine mornings:

Ovaltine mornings

tv The Real L World

7/21/17: Taking a dark ride:

Taking a dark ride

movie The Outsiders, with Tom Cruise; movie Dark Ride

7/23/17: Codpieces on Cellblock 13:

Codpieces on Cellblock 13

movie Batman & Robin, actors George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell

7/24/17: No moths, no squirrels, no rats:

No moths, no squirrels, no rats

tv show WWE SmackDown; musical and movie No, No, Nanette

8/1/17: Zippy and Griffy on the Hanna-Barbera diner tour:

Zippy and Griffy on the Hanna-Barbera diner tour

Yogi Bear animated tv show

8/1/17: Capitulum in corpore magno:

Capitulum in corpore magno

Tod Browning’s Freaks

8/2/17: Self-referential cartooning:

Self-referential cartooning

Andy Warhol’s Sleep

8/5/17: The clean-gasm:

The clean-gasm

web tv food show Foodgasm

8/7/17: trug:


tv show Agatha Christie’s Poirot

8/7/17: Young love:

Young love

animated short “In a Heartbeat”

8/8/17: The taunt:

The taunt

James Whale’s Frankenstein

8/8/17: Who was that masked Pinhead?

Who was that masked Pinhead?

tv serial Zorro’s Black Whip

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:

Further adventures in cartoon understanding

#8: movie Saturday Night Fever

8/10/17: Kangaroo Paste, the Australian hair gel:

Kangaroo Paste, the Australian hair gel

tv shows Psych, Hercules

8/10/17: All the /do/s:

All the /do/s

movie Meet John Doe, tv shows Psych, The Simpsons

8/12/17: The War of the Weeds:

The War of the Weeds

War of the Worlds on radio and in film

8/19/17: An urban jungle:

An urban jungle

movie Cruising

8/21/17: Angels in Palo Alto:

Angels in Palo Alto

Angels in America

8/24/17: Annals of NomConjObj: Miss Adelaide:

Annals of NomConjObj: Miss Adelaide

musical Guys and Dolls

8/25/17: Revisiting 2: Despacito:

Revisiting 2: Despacito

Sesame Street parody

8/28/17: Solid Chet and lean Bo:

Solid Chet and lean Bo


8/30/17: The Fountain of Angels in America:

The Fountain of Angels in America

Part Two of Angels in America; more on Guys and Dolls; actors Nathan Lane, Al Pacino, Ron Leibman, Dan Futterman, many others

9/2/17: Bosco 3:

Bosco 3

stage performances at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, mascque Comus by Milton, movies Marmaduke, Voices

9/3/17: Sex puppies for the holidays:

Sex puppies for the holidays

tv: 77 Sunset Strip

9/8/17: Irmas:


various incarnations of My Friend Irma with Marie Wilson; Dumb Blonde characters in radio, tv, movies; movie Irma la Douce

9/16/17: The NL:W punchline:

The NL:W punchline

Weber & Fields 1925 silent movie

9/17/17: Hot Lips:

Hot Lips

tv show M*A*S*H, Loretta Swit

9/19/19: Disney meets Tom of Finland:

Disney meets Tom of Finland

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Daddy and the Muscle Academy

9/20/17: Sports Monday Linguistics:

Sports Monday Linguistics

tv show <emFriends

9/22/17: Husbands and wives:

Husbands and wives

movie First Wives Club, tv Trophy Wife, Cheers

9/30/17: The archangel Michael:

The archangel Michael

tv Supernatural, movies Fallen Angel, Dracula Untold

10/5/17: He opened his mouth:

He opened his mouth

tv Glee

10/12/17: The pizza boy as cultural figure:

The pizza boy as cultural figure

#16 Daveo Favaleo video

10/13/17: Ascending and parting:

Ascending and parting

movie Casablanca

10/13/17: Traveling around with Zippy:

Traveling around with Zippy

tv show I Led Three Lives; Mickey Rooney and his movies

10/14/17: Angel Eagle’s knights:

Angel Eagle’s knights

movies Spartacus, Mixed Kebab

10/16/17: Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon:

Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon

movie Laurel Canyon; actors Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale

10/21/17: Household gifts:

Household gifts

movie March of the Penguins

10/21/17: Gift postcards:

Gift postcards

Mario Lopez in tv show Nip/Tuck

10/30/17: Zipparchitecture on two coasts:

Zipparchitecture on two coasts

actor William Gillette; Sherlock Holmes stage productions; Flintstones animated tv; Parasol restaurant sites used as locales for movies and tv

11/2/17: Singing at the Theatre de Lys:

Singing at the Theatre de Lys

actors Lotte Lenya, Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae, and many more; Three Penny Opera on stage; tv shows The Golden Girls, The Facts of Life

11/3/17: On the pickle watch:

On the pickle watch

Mazursky movie The Pickle

11/4/17: Can you say “cat”? Can you spell “cat”?:

Can you say “cat”? Can you spell “cat”?

tv: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Saturday Night Live; Fred Rogers, Eddie Murphy

11/4/17: Show me the way to go home:

Show me the way to go home

The Wizard of Oz

11/5/17: In a bun, in a bun!:

In a bun, in a bun!

Monty Python

11/8/17: From the great Anatomic War:

From the great Anatomic War

The Twilight Zone, You Are There

11/17/17: Singing in parts:

Singing in parts

animated feature Logorama

11/21/17: Pengaddendum: Xmas 2014:

Pengaddendum: Xmas 2014

John Lewis tv commercials for Xmas 2014 and 2017

11/29/17: Talking to the hand:

Talking to the hand

tv shows Match Game, Martin, Da Ali G Show; movie Terminator 3

11/29/17: The Unusual Two:

The Unusual Two

actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson; tv shows Twilight Zone, Bewitched, movie The Magnificent Seven

12/1/17: Male scale:

Male scale

actors Woody Harrelson, Robert Urich, Ted Danson, Marisa Ramirez, Donnie Wahlberg, Marc Blucas, Tom Selleck; tv shows Cheers, Blue Bloods

12/3/17: Arnold Stang:

Arnold Stang

actor Stang; Milton Berle tv show; Top Cat tv show

12/11/17: Exercises in high macho style:

Exercises in high macho style

tv show Mr. Robot, actor Max Irons

12/13/17: Revisiting 17: Bills Ballhaus in Bilbao:

Revisiting 17: Bills Ballhaus in Bilbao

musical Happy End (Brecht / Weill / Hauptmann)

12/13/17: A decent woolly mammoth and a nice bit of shirtless cowboy:

A decent woolly mammoth and a nice bit of shirtless cowboy

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore comedy sketch “The Frog and Peach”

12/21/17: The flying bucket on Sepulveda:

The flying bucket on Sepulveda

Dinah’s Family Restaurant in Little Miss Sunshine and other movies and tv shows

12/23/17: they kitchen-kissed again:

they kitchen-kissed again

tv shows: Supernatural, Teen Wolf

12/26/17: Sterek:


Teen Wolf

12/28/17: Bromance for Biffs:

Bromance for Biffs

tv: Teen Wolf, Supergirl; actors Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Wally Cox, Marlon Brando, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine

12/31/17: News for penguins, penises, and Totoro:

News for penguins, penises, and Totoro

animated film My Neighbor Totoro

1/3/18: Chandleresqueness to Mittyesqueness:

Chandleresqueness to Mittyesqueness

Walter Mitty films 1947 and 2013

1/3/18: More Spent Husks:

More spent husks

quote from the movie Dr. Strangelove

1/4/18: Two puns for Thursday:

Two puns for Thursday

tv show Me, Myself & I; movies Me, Myself & Irene; mutiny on the Bounty movies

1/7/18: Epiphany morning with Joey Tribbiani

Epiphany morning with Joey Tribbiani

tv show Friends and its main characters

1/16/18: Reindeer and lynx — and wolves and bears, oh my!:

Reindeer and lynx — and wolves and bears, oh my!

movie The Wizard of Oz

1/18/18: Out of the Inkwell:

Out of the Inkwell

movie Babe

1/21/18: Donnelly Rhodes:

Donnelly Rhodes

movie and tv actor Rhodes

1/24/18: Gay men and straight women:

Gay men and straight women

G.B.F. film and Will & Grace tv show

1/28/18: Four more recent cartoons:

Four more recent cartoons

the film Harvey

1/30/18: Andrea Zwicky:

Andrea Zwicky

the film noir short Scotchend

2/4/18: Two cute guys with accents:

Two cute guys with accents

tv shows CSI: New York, NCIS: New Orleans, Friends; actors Eddie Cahill and Lucas Black, also Jennifer Anniston, Scott Bakula, and CCH Pounder

2/6/18: When is Doris Day?:

When is Doris Day?

Doris Day in various movies (and a tv show)

2/8/18: The Sex Games:

The Sex Games

movie Gladiator with Russell Crowe; movie series The Hunger Games; gay gladiator porn movies

2/11/18: Talking Black in America, West Coast:

Talking Black in America, West Coast

2017 documentary fim Talking Black in America; BUILD Series NYC tv interviews

2/17/18: Morning millionaire:

Morning millionaire

tv show The Millionaire

2/21/18: An Oscars-night groaner:

An Oscars-night groaner

movie Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot

2/28/18: Nanette Fabray:

Nanette Fabray

Fabray, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Oscar Levant; The Band Wagon, Singin’ in the Rain; writers Comden and Green; shows about show people

3/1/18: Call me by your name:

Call me by your name

movie Call Me by Your Name, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer

3/4/18: Two memic cartoons:

Two memic cartoons

Batman on tv and in the movies

3/7/18: Aria 51:

Aria 51

movie The Fifth Element

3/7/18: The Euclid pun again:

The Euclid pun again

movie Casablanca

3/9/18: Totorons:


movie My Neighbor Totoro

3/9/18: The further adventures of Dick Danger:

The further adventures of Dick Danger

porn flicks Dick Danger, Dick Danger 2

3/13/18: Zane Grills:

Zane Grills

actor Billy Zane; Joel Grey in Cabaret; Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey

3/19/18: I was a cock-teaser for Roosterama:

I Was a Cock-Teaser for Roosterama!

Firesign Theatre; gay porn flick Cock Tease

3/20/18: Perfectionist in pink satin:

Perfectionist in pink sequin

movie Pretty in Pink

3/21/18: Fifty shades and the Justice League

Fifty shades and the Justice League

movies Fifty Shades of Grey, Justice League

3/22/18: The Legend of Hercules:

The Legend of Hercules

movies Legend (2014), Hercules (2014), Twilight series; tv Hercules; actors Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Kevin Sorbo

3/24/18: A hopeful misreading:

A hopeful misreading

actor, director, writer Ethan Hawke

3/25/18: this guy:

this guy

movie The Sky’s the Limit

3/25/18: Haiku Robot:

Haiku Robot

movie Love, Simon

4/1/18: Jewish gay men:

Jewish gay men

Michael Lucas’s Men of Israel, Inside Israel

4/2/18: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning:

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

movies Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express; actor Albert Finney

4/20/18: The rainbow beard:

The rainbow beard

tv show Will & Grace

4/22/18: The Shadow knows:

The Shadow knows

the Shadow in various media, including radio, tv, and movies

4/23/18: Samuel Beckett’s sitcoms:

Samuel Beckett’s sitcoms

Beckett plays Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Krapp’s Last Tape; tv shows Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Frasier

4/27/18: The shateria:

The shateria

William Shatner, esp. in Star Trek

4/29/18: Visit to a Small Planet:

Visit to a Small Planet

the play and the movie; Cyril Ritchard

4/30/18: Books and their covers:
The Grapes of Wrath, Henry Fonda

5/1/18: Stanford Arizona IV:

Stanford Arizona IV

The Three Mesquiteers series of cowboy movies; gay porn Saddle Tramps and other flicks

5/5/18: The roar of the reporter, the sound of the comics:

The roar of the reporter, the sound of the comics

show The Roar of the Greasepaint — the Sound of the Crowd

5/5/18: Lusty days:

Lusty days

show and movie Camelot; porn flick Muscle Bears and Lusty Lads

5/8/18: mailman lady:

mailman lady

movie Shakespeare Wallah

5/11/18: The patio boys: Cuppy, Ti-Boi, Cairo Callen:

The patio boys: Cuppy, Ti-Boi, and Cairo Callen

Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo

5/11/18: Differentiae:


Superman tv show, Broadway musical

5/12/18: For Mothers Day:

For Mothers Day

Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson

5/12/18: Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar:

Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar

movie Call Me By Your Name

5/12/18: News for penises, Icelandic edition:

News for penises, Icelandic edition

Elmo and Zac Efron on NPR’s Sesame Street

5/13/18: Gay butterflies:

Gay butterflies

movie Pink Narcissus

5/14/18: Fenwick the semi-generic:

Fenwick the semi-generic

movie The Mouse That Roared

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):

(I just) can’t stop (it)

Godzilla movies; stagings of plays and operas; Julius Caesar

5/24/18: Syntactic phrase, compound word, portmanteau:

Syntactic phrase, compound word, portmanteau

tv RuPaul’s Drag Race

5/26/18: In the morning: the B list actor and the scholar:

In the morning: the B list actor and the scholar

Lisa Whelchel and The Facts of Life on tv; A list and B list celebrities; the acting corps; Margot Kidder

5/26/18: Porn for the holidays, with narrowed eyes:

Porn for the holidays, with narrowed eyes

Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

5/27/18: A-lists and B-lists:

A-lists and B-lists

tv movie And the Band Played On

5/28/18: More porn for the holidays:

More porn for the holidays

several gay porn flicks, but especially Falcon’s Urban Spokes (2017)

5/29/18: It’s alive!:

It’s alive!

movies Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein

6/2/18: Panic in Quercy Park:

Panic in Quercy Park

movie The Panic in Needle Park

6/2/18: Two little words:

Two little words

movies Casablanca, 2001: A Space Odyssey

6/3/18: What happened in Vagueness?:

What happened in vagueness?

movie What Happens in Vegas

6/3/18: The rose and the flames:

The rose and the flames

two silent films entitled Tongues of Flame

6/4/18: Bromuniqués:


tv show How I Met Your Mother and others using Bro Code

6/6/18: Now We Are Nine, a Journey to the East:

Now We Are Nine, a Journey to the East

Chinese tv series Journey to the West

6/16/18: Background foods and food discoveries:

Background foods and food discoveries

Anthony Bourdain’s tv show Parts Unknown

6/17/18: An old mishearing:

An old mishearing

tv sitcom The Golden Girls

6/24/18: The musician, the mayor, his instrument, and their vermin

The musician, the mayor, his instrument, and their vermin

movie The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

7/3/18: Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals:

Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals

#7 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

7/3/18: World UFO Day:

World UFO Day

6 movies with extraterrestrials

7/3/18: Foswelch in Formstone:

Foswelch in Formstone

play Death of a Salesman, movie Tin Men

7/8/18: Word division days:

Word division days

Muppets tv show

7/12/18: Golden Meanies:

Golden Meanies

movie Yellow Submarine

7/20/18: Jurassic Jeff:

Jurassic Jeff

Jurassic Park; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; actors Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Richard Attenborough, B.D. Wong

7/20/18: Bewitched, bothered, and bedeviled:

Bewitched, bothered, and bedeviled

movie The Exorcist

7/23/18: Rubber and glue:

Rubber and glue

#3: tv show The Big Bang Theory

7/24/18: Hybrid referent, portmanteau name:

Hybrid referent, portmanteau name

radio show Says You!

7/25/18: Death by staircase:

Death by staircase

SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel; documentary The Staircase

7/26/18: Hi-g pun for Xmas in July:

Hi-g pun for Xmas in July

1940 movie Christmas in July

7/30/18: Mud, shit, and chocolate:

Mud, shit, and chocolate

scene from Full Metal Jacket

8/2/18: Male crop tops!:

Male crop tops!

movie Sleepaway Camp (and other movies and tv shows with male crop tops in the 80s)

8/4/18: Cultural knowledge:

Cultural knowledge


8/4/18: Creams:


Wayne’s World 2; Police Academy films

8/16/18: Central Shark:

Central Shark

SyFy’s Sharknado Week: Roboshark, Dam Sharks!, Swamp Shark

8/16/18: Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.:

Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.

#2 movie Trailer Park Shark; #7 tv show Glee

8/18/18: Morning names: Hai Karate, Dirk Diggler:

Morning names: Hai Karate, Dirk Diggler

The Dirk Diggler Story, Boogie Nights; porn movies

8/25/18: But is it a cartoon?:

But is it a cartoon?

tv show Route 66

8/28/18: Melodramamine:


melodrama on stage

8/30/18: Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon:

Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon

Margaret Rutherford in Murder Most Foul

9/3/18: Goldenrods and Boston cops:

Goldenrods and Boston cops

tv show Rizzoli & Isles

9/11/18: I gotta go:

I gotta go

Ian Shoales comedy on radio

9/17/18: Mornings in Greece and Rome:

Mornings in Greece and Rome

Italian peplum films; Goliath and the Barbarians

9/21/18: A transatlantic exercise in cartoon understanding:

A transatlantic exercise in cartoon understanding

Abbott and Costello comedy routine in the movies; tv show Doctor Who

9/29/18: Swine alive or dead:

Swine alive or dead

tv show Gunsmoke

10/6/18: News for French penises:

News for French penises

play La Cage aux Folles, movie of that name, musical of that name, movie The Birdcage

10/11/18: Contractualism, the sitcom!:

Contractualism, the sitcom!

tv show The Good Place

10/23/18: Taffy was a Turk:

Taffy was a Turk

tv show The Magic Clown

10/24/18: Three exercises in cartoon understanding:

Three exercises in cartoon understanding

tv show The Incredible Hulk

10/31/18: Famous wolf on the Yellow Brick Road:

Famous wolf on the Yellow Brick Road

Muppets on Sesame Street etc.; Rowlf

11/1/18: Revisiting 20: X Places:

Revisiting 20: X Places

tv show The Good Place

11/3/18: News for penises: the Halloween gay porn report:

News for penises: the Halloween gay porn report

The Twilight Saga movies, Quantum Leap tv show, actors Robert Pattinson and Scott Bakula

11/4/18: Panda Puffs and Fruity Pandas:

Panda Puffs and Fruity Pandas

tv show Wild Kratts

11/6/18: Halloween detritus:

Halloween detritus

zombie movies and tv shows

11/7/18: Arousing the beast:

Arousing the beast

werewolf movies and tv shows; Bart Simpson

11/10/18: Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds:

Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds

Jay & Silent Bob movies

11/17/18: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day:

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day

Elizabeth I movie and tv mini-series; Edinburgh Fringe Teddy Bears’ Picnic show

11/22/18: A fantasy exercise in cartoon understanding:

A fantasy exercise in cartoon understanding

Peter Jackson’s Tolkien films; Andy Serkis as Gollum

11/29/18: A grotesque word:

A grotesque word

1972 Gargoyles

11/29/18: He came from the sea … And can love only me:

He came from the sea … And can only love me

tv show Twilight Zone; gay porn movie Boys in the Sand

11/29/18: OBH information:

OBH information

tv Dora the Explorer, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives; porn movies with Harry Reems

12/3/18: Wok it to the golden Lab for analysis, har-de-har-har:

Wok it to the golden Lab for analysis, har-de-har-har

tv: The Honeymonners, Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har

12/8/18: News for bears: cities of bears

News for bears: cities of bears

movie BearCity and its sequels

12/17/18: Penguins and packages:

Penguins and packages

Priyanka Chopra

12/18/18: The Swiss diaspora: Steinlen in Montmartre:

The Swiss diaspora: Steinlen in Montmartre


12/20/18: Ask not for whom the Reaper scythes:

Ask not for whom the reaper scythes

Visconti’s Death in Venice

12/22/18: Santa Jaws:

Santa Jaws

Syfy Cristmas movies Santa Jaws, Snowmageddon, Christmas Icetastrophe; Love Actually

12/25/18: Santa Paronomasia:

Santa Paronomasia

movies Santa Jaws, Santa Paws, Santa Claws, The Santa Clause

12/28/18: Yet another Switzerland:

Yet another Switzerland

Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, “Armenia”

12/28/18: News for penises: Bourdain’s Bhutan:

News for penises: Bourdain’s Bhutan

Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, “Bhutan”

1/1/19: Annals of indirection:

Annals of indirection

tv My Favorite Martian

1/22/19: Squirrely:


animated movie Get Squirrely

1/22/19: Uri and Avi:

Uri and Avi

movie Out in the Dark

1/23/19: The dog who would be penguin:

The dog who would be penguin

1975 movie The Man Who Would Be King

1/25/19: Pythonic curtain line in The Economist:

Pythonic curtain line in the Economist

Monty Python “Spanish Inquisition” sketch

2/10/19: Gin and glassware:

Gin and glassware

Glenn Gordon Caron (of Moonlighting); Nick and Nora Charles (Powell and Loy) in the Thin Man movies; Astaire and Rogers

2/11/19: Age cannot wither them:

Age cannot wither them

Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

2/13/19: Captain of our fairy band:

Captain of our fairy band

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

2/15/19: Be more Michael B. Jordan:

Be more Michael B. Jordan

MBJ’s acting career

2/18/19: Film watch: men kissing men:

Film watch: men kissing men

movies: THE PASS and its two lead actors; GOD’S OWN COUNTRY and its two lead actors

2/20/19: News for penises: notes on phallophilia:

News for penises: notes on phallophilia

movie The 300 Spartans (two versions)

2/21/19: For gay penguins, science, and Canada!:

For gay penguins, science and Canada!

Rocky and Bullwinkle

2/24/19: The great work begins:

The great work begins

Angels in America

2/25/19: Grammar pirate:

Grammar pirate

2 movies of Treasure Island

2/27/19: Inhaling pop culture:

Inhaling pop culture

movie Wizard of Oz

3/3/19: Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name:

Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name

movie Les Biches

3/5/19: Another 100k spams:

Another 100k spams

Sondheim musical Company

3/7/19: The cable gremlins:

The cable gremlins

movies The Cable Guy, Ball of Fire

3/12/19: The SemFest 20 handout:

The SemFest 20 handout

Matt LeBlanc playing Joey Tribbiani on Friends playing Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of our Lives

3/16/19: le naufrage, le naufragé:

le naufrage, le naufragé

Cast Away and other Tom Hanks movies; French short film Le naufragé

3/20/19: Low back issues:

Low back issues

1998 movie Paulie

3/21/19: The moving sale:

The moving sale

radio and tv addresses in: Fibber McGee and Molly, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Partridge Family, Charmed, Desperate Housewives

3/23/19: Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

the animated movie

3/27/19: Two cents, common sense, incense, and peppermnts:

Two cents, common sense, incense, and peppermints

segment from The Simpsons; Disney’s 1937 Snow White

3/29/19: Lilacs in California: Lavender Lady:

Lilacs in California: Lavender Lady

Agnes Moorehead in many roles; Paul Lynde (Bewitched); Humphrey Bogart (Dark Passage)

3/31/19: Moon shorts 1: the Moons:

Moon shorts 1: the Moons

tv’s EastEnders; Shane Richie

4/2/19: Moon shorts 1a: Cosmé McMoon:

Moon shorts 1a: Cosmé McMoon

movies Topper (and its sequels), Florence Foster Jenkins; tv series Topper; actors in all of these

4/4/19: Ed (the) Ped:

Ed (the) Ped

movie The Nutty Professor; Jerry Lewis

4/7/19: Control your johnson:

Control your johnson

movie Bad Johnson

4/10/19: Crunching the festive rabbits:

Crunching the festive rabbits

Godzilla movies

4/11/19: Monsters and their Peeps:

Monsters and their Peeps

Bob and Ray routine about the Komodo dragon

4/16/19: She got pinched in the As … tor Bar:

She got pinched in the As … tor Bar

High Society (1959)

4/18/19: Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses:

Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses

movie Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, tv show The Umbrella Academy

4/20/19: Will the real Zippy please stand up?:

Will the real Zippy please stand up?

tv shows To Tell the Truth, The Twilight Zone

4/24/19: A Ceci disavowal:

A Ceci disavowal

stage show Beach Blanket Babylon

4/27/19: A standout in his shorts:

A standout in his shorts

musical Once Upon a Mattress; tv show The Office (US); tv show Mr. Bean

4/30/19: Where are you going with that?:

Where are you going with that?

tv show Sledge Hammer! and its 3 stars

5/1/19: Here we come a-frankerin’:

Here we come a-frankerin’

movie Putney Swope

5/2/19: Revisiting 30: Fragonard at Neuschwanstein:

Revisiting 30: Fragonard at Neuschwanstein

movie The Monuments Men

5/4/19: The Discreet Sportswear of the Bourgeoisie:

The Discreet Sportswear of the Bourgeoisie

movie The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

5/7/19: It’s come around again:

It’s come around again

4 movies: Spanking the Monkey, It’s All About Mary, American Pie, Don Jon

5/9/19: Super Calla Fraggle-istic:

Super Calla Fraggle-istic

tv shows Fraggle Rock

5/16/17: Is Timmy in trouble?:

Is Timmy in trouble?

tv show Lassie

5/18/19: Ostentatiously Playful Allusions:

Ostentatiously playful allusions

film Sunset Boulevard

5/20/19: Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file:

Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file

film King Cobra

5/28/19: Learnèd cowboy joshing on the dusty plains:

Learnèd cowboy joshing on the dusty plains

tv show Rawhide and its main characters

6/6/19: What makes the world go ’round?:

What makes the world go round?

Universal Studios

6/19/19: The Magnificent WaterSports:

The Magnificent WaterSports

movie The Magnificent Seven; Steve McQueen and three other actors in it

6/20/19: Two comics explained:

Two comics explained

Star Wars and its Death Star

6/22/19: Over the edge with formulaic language:

Over the edge with formulaic language

movie Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne; Bill Maher’s Real Time on tv

6/25/19: Fashion notes for Pride 2019:

Fashion notes for Pride 2019

tv Romper Room, stage Boys Will Be Boys

6/25/19: Torus! Torus! Torus!:

Torus! torus! torus!

movie Tora! Tora! Tora!

6/26/19: A postcard from the (northern) edge:

A postcard from the (northern) edge

movie Postcards From the Edge

6/28/19: Some of us are gay:

Some of us are gay

Sir Ian McKellen

6/29/19: A bit more reaping:

A bit more reaping

tv show Grimm; movie The Brothers Grimm

7/1/19: O Canada baby, ripple my maple leaves!:

Oh Canada baby, ripple my maple leaves!

movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL; tv show Strip Search; stage show Oh! Calcutta!

7/16/19: Singout at the CA chorale:

Singout at the CA chorale

Gunfight at the OK Corral

7/17/19: I do like a bit of cowboy butter to my meat:

I do like a bit of cowboy butter to my meat

tv shows Wanted Dead or Alive, Rawhide; Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood

7/22/19: Oh that’s good:

Oh that’s good

tv show Hee Haw

7/23/19: A note for Terry Kiser:

A note for Terry Kiser

the actor and the tv show he’s currently in

7/30/19: Ralph at the Port Authority:
The Honeymooners, The Flintstones, Seinfeld, Friends, All in the Family; love and friendship triangles in the movies and tv

8/2/19: Never go out without a speech balloon:

Never go out without a speech balloon

2005 film of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

8/6/19: Gloating over them apples:

Gloating over them apples

movie Good Will Hunting

8/8/19: Annals of social learning:

Annals of social learning

tv show All American

8/11/19: Deux clouseauismes:

Deux clouseauismes

Pink Panther movies and the Inspector Clouseau character

8/13/19: Melon eaters of 1937:

Melon eaters of 1937

musicals Gold Diggers of 1937 and Shall We Dance

8/20/19: News for penises: ocean edition:

News for penises: ocean edition

tv shows Gossip Girl, The Boys

8/22/19: Annals of phallicity: symbol and simulacrum:

Annals of phallicity: symbol and simulacrum

tv show The Simpsons

8/26/19: Revisiting 31: That’s Good, That’s Bad:

Revisiting 31: That’s Good / That’s Bad

tv show The Simpsons

9/6/19: The news from Nadoland:

The news from Nadoland

tv film series Sharknado

9/7/19: Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream:

Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream

animated tv series South Park; character Big Gay Al

9/9/19: Revisiting 34: sing out, Arnold!:

Revisiting 34: sing out, Arnold!

musical Gypsy

9/12/19: BOY Party!:

BOY Party!

movie Party Boy

9/17/19: The amazing talking pirate:

The amazing talking pirate

Pirates of Penzance; Pirates of the Caribbean

9/18/19: The hollow:

The hollow

character Sam Winchester from Supernatural

9/19/19: Sousa thump:

Sousa thump

musical The Music Man and its film; “76 Trombones”

9/24/19: In the cowboys’ locker room:

In the cowboys’ locker room

Hopalong Cassidy films

9/29/19: Musclemen from Mars:

Musclemen from Mars

various incarnations of Flash Gordon

10/5/19: A man, his hands, his pants:

A man, his hands, his pants

actors Luke Perry, Zac Efron, Scott Disick, Dirk Caber, Daniel Craig, Victor Webster, Mark Wahlberg

10/12/19: The verb of the American moment:

The verb of the American moment

Shakespeare’s Richard II; actors Derek Jacobi, Ben Whishaw

10/14/19: Space Candy:

Space Candy

the movie Full Metal Jacket

10/18/19: Heavenly POP:

Heavenly POP

the animated movie All Dogs Go to Heaven

10/25/19: B.Z.P.D.:


the tv show Nash Bridges

10/27/19: The Potato Fried:

The Potato Fried

movie The Princess Bride

11/1/19: Bears in the woods:

Bears in the woods

slasher movie Don’t Go in the Woods

11/2/19: Gaysper:


movie Ghostbusters, movie version of Casper

11/12/19: Comedic NomConjObj:

Comedic NomConjObj

tv sitcoms Mr. Pickles and The Big Bang Theory

11/17/19: Shoe-high pie:

Shoe-high pie

movies The Big Lebowski, The Brothers Grimm; tv show Grimm

11/20/19: A regular festival of ambiguity:

A regular festival of ambiguity

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

11/25/19: Revisiting 38: more male beauty:

Revisiting 38: More male beauty

Clint Eastwood (esp. in tv’s Rawhide), Jean-Paul Belmondo (movie Breathless)

11/28/19: Thanksgiving sacks of cement:

Thanksgiving sacks of cement

WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving turkey episode

11/30/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets:

Kind Hearts and Coronets

the 1949 movie; other Ealing comedies; Alec Guinness

12/3/19: Edward Winter:

Edward Winter

M*A*SH, The Greatest American Hero, Cagney & Lacey; the Actor Corps

12/4/19: NO PENGUINS:


movie Mary Poppins; Dick Van Dyck’s penguin dance from that movie

12/7/19: The signs of speechlessness:

The signs of speechlessness

Jackie Gleason in the tv show The Honeymooners

12/8/19: A syncretic religious holiday:

A syncretic religious holiday

Star Wars movies

12/13/19: Two actor POP days:

Two actor POP days

Kurt Russell in tv’s Gilligan’s Island, movies Silkwood, Escape from New York; Eva Marie Saint in various productions

12/15/19: The images quilt:

The images quilt

R2C1 reference to the film Psycho

12/19/19: Zeitgeisty:


actors Brad Pitt, Steven Seagal; movie Marked for Death

12/23/19: Pareidolia, they control ya:

Pareidolia, they control ya

tv Streets of San Francisco; Karl Malden and Michael Douglas

12/27/19: Holimanteaus and restaumanteaus:

Holimanteaus and restaumanteaus

tv show The O.C.

12/31/19: The year in spam:

The year in spam

tv show NCIS; actor Brian Dietzen

1/13/20: Just one peanut:

Just one peanut

MTM show “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode

1/21/20: It’s a metaphor, son!:

It’s a metaphor, son!

1947 movie It’s a Joke, Son!, radio show, Looney Tunes animation

1/22/20: Three little digits:

Three little digits

tv shows The Prisoner, Route 66

1/24/20: This isn’t hospitality, this is animosity:

This isn’t hospitality, this is animosity

Terry Jones and Monty Python’s Flying Circus

2/4/20: Verbizing on the lam:

Verbizing on the lam

tv show Nash Bridges

2/5/20: I made some art:

I made some art

movie Eat the Rich

2/7/20: The Dread Pirate Swisserhand:

The Dread Pirate Swisserhand

the 1904 Barrie play Peter Pan and its performances; dramatizations of Treasure Island; 1990 film Edward Scissorhands

2/10/20: Basil Ratburn:

Basil Ratburn

actor Basil Rathbone; movies The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Court Jester; BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers

2/24/20: Ho, ho, the three of clubs:

Ho, ho, the three of clubs

Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, their collaborations; Penn & Teller

2/26/20: Golden jubilee:

Golden jubilee

tv show Hawaii Five-0

3/10/20: Double damask:

Double damask

comedy routine on stage and tv, by Cicely Courtneige, Bea Lillie, and Kukla, Fran and Ollie

3/10/20: Spanish fetish all over the guy:

Spanish fetish all over the guy

movies Saving Private Ryan, All Over the Guy, tv show Friends; Adam Goldberg, Dan Bucatinsky, Doris Roberts, Sasha Alexander

3/15/20: Higashi Day cartoon 5: hoods and newts:
movie Boys N The Hood

3/22/20: coronteaus:


Bravo tv network

3/24/20: On Vadim Temkin’s surname:

On Vadim Temkin’s surname

movie composer Dimitri Tiomkin

3/31/20: The smoulder:

The smoulder

Hercules and Xena tv shows; actor Kevin Smith

4/4/20: Clouds of glory:

Clouds of glory

movie Deadwood

4/8/20: It’s … it’s … it’s …:

It’s … it’s … it’s …

tv show Monty Python’s Flying Circus

4/9/20: 1879:


PBS documentary on Wyomissing PA

4/12/20: The 5,000 Garlic Fingers of PEI:

The 5,000 Garlic Fingers of PEI

movie The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

4/13/20: What’s on YOUR shelf?:

What’s on YOUR shelf?

tv: Monty Python’s “Crunchy Frog”

5/3/20: Morning name: Bene Gesserit:

Morning name: Bene Gesserit

Frank Herbert’s Dune movie and related films

5/5/20: Play me, Sam:

Play me, Sam

movie Casablanca

5/7/20: Minnesota hotdish:

Minnesota hotdish

radio and tv show Prairie Home Companion

5/8/20: Thrift, Brave, Clean, & Flammable:

Thrifty, Brave, Clean, & Flammable


5/9/20: The Book of Norman:

The Book of Norman

Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests (stage and tv)

5/13/20: The goblet with the hobbit has the wine that is fine:

The goblet with the hobbit has the wine that is fine

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; The Court Jester; Lord of the Rings; The George Gobel Show

5/15/20: Edgar Allan Wrench:

Edgar Allan Wrench

Roger Corman’s The Premature Burial

5/18/20: The things they touched:

The things they touched

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain

5/21/20: Bro Buddies:

Bro Buddies

the porn flick; movies with hands run amok; breasts

5/22/20: The Age of Anxiety:

The Age of Anxiety

the movie Torch Song Trilogy

5/25/20: Pandemic gifts:

Pandemic gifts

Arthur Miller’s plays

5/31/20: The death of images:

The death of images

MSNBC programs and persons

6/2/20: The flying fickle finger of foam:

The flying fickle finger of foam

tv show Laugh-In

6/3/20: The voice of authority:

The voice of authority

Lily Tomlin from Laugh-In

6/5/20: Death trap:

Death trap

stage play and movie Deathtrap

6/8/20: To Serve Man:

To Serve Man

the episode of tv’s The Twilight Zone

6/9/20: Higashi Day cartoon 3: sentence-inital anymore:

Higashi Day cartoon 3: sentence-initial anymore

quotation from The Wizard of Oz movie

6/29/20: Spiled his seed on the ground:

Spilled his seed on the ground

Hedy Lamarr and the movie Ecstasy

7/2/20: Learn to Drawl:

Learn to Drawl

Sam Elliott and The Big Lebowski

7/8/20: That 70s style:

That 70s style

tv: The Bob Newhart Show; movies: Saturday Night Fever, Grease

7/22/20: Gay Highander:

Gay Highander

tv: The Highlander, Tracker

7/24/20: The Pierogi Western:

The Pierogi Western

Spaghetti Westerns, especially The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

7/29/20: Portrait of a man: the head and bare torso image:

Portrait of a man: the head and bare torso image

actors Bobby Cannavale and Eddie Cahill and their performances

8/1/20: Nuancy Nancy:

Nuancy Nancy

Nathan Lane in Nance on Broadway

8/8/20: Thighland:


Babes in Toyland, Chess

8/20/20: Hard cruisin’ Daddy:

Hard-cruisin’ Daddy

Latin Boys in Hell

8/28/20: Daniel Goddard:

Daniel Goddard

various incarnations of Beastmaster

9/1/20: The brokini;

The brokini


9/7/20: Le Male, the men’s fragrance:

Le Male, the men’s fragrance

Fassbinder’s movie Querelle

9/9/20: Red Löbster Cult:

Red Löbster Cult

Saturday Night Live sketch

9/10/20: diaphoretic:


tv show Emergency!

9/19/20: Marrow among the courgettes:

Marrow among the courgettes

BBC show Beyond the Horne; Kenneth Williams

9/27/20: Film blanc:

Film blanc

as a contrast to film noir

9/30/20: The Acting Corps: Chris Mulkey:

The Acting Corps: Chris Mulkey

the tv actor

10/15/20: No offense (intended):

No offense (intended)

tv show Emergency! and its actors

10/15/20: cubeb:


movie The Music Man

10/18/20: Paul Newman rises from the sea:

Paul Newman rises from the sea

movies: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Boys in the Sand

10/18/20: Flesh Gordon:

Flesh Gordon

Flash Gordon serials and movies; Flesh Gordon

10/20/20: Desert island discs:

Desert island discs

BBC radio’s Desert Island Discs

10/25/20: Tico Tico:

Tico Tico

the movie Tico-Tico no Fubá

10/25/20: Louis Mandylor:

Louis Mandylor

tv show Martial Law

11/3/20: Stirling Silliphant:

Stirling Silliphant

tv and film writer; film In the Heat of the Night

1/6/21: Western medicine:

Western medicine


1/24/21:It started with a kiss:

It started with a kiss

the US movie It Started With a Kiss

1/28/21: The Acting Corps: Cloris Leachman:

The Acting Corps: Cloris Leachman

Leachman in various films and tv shows

1/30/21: Bert and Ernie’s 51st anniversary:

Bert and Ernie’s 51st anniversary

the two Muppets on tv and in fims

2/2/21: Ethical Surrealism:

Ethical Surrealism

tv series The Good Place

2/2/21: The Stranger:

The Stranger

the Orson Welles movie

2/7/21: Chekov’s phaser:

Chekov’s phaser

the Star Trek tv shows and movies

2/21/21: Seeing the Invisible Man:
the Invisible Man films

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