Movies and tv

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

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:
Bob and Ray radio routine on the Komodo Dragon

2/5/11: Saturday afternoon sickroom movies
Yellow Submarine, Pirates of Penzance

4/13/11: Were the World Mine:
2008 gay-themed movie

5/5/11: Idiocracy:

5/22/11: Portmanteau to libfix
the Godzilla movies and –zilla

6/5/11: The Social Network:

3/21/12: Horror movies
Dr. Moreau, Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, werewolves, zombies

7/1/12: Mammoth (2006)
the horror / monster movie

8/14/12: Zippy’s movie career
the notion of film noir; examples

8/16/12: Possessed by film noir
more on the notion of film noir; prison-break films

10/23/12: The Invisible Man
Invisible Man movies

12/11/12: Nightmare stories
Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands

12/12/12: Noun incrporation in Gayland
Jeff Stryker’s first gay porn flick Bigger Than Life

12/21/12: Dude Wipes
Dudeism in The Big Lebowski

1/29/13: 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
Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander

3/30/13: 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” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch

4/10/13: Double entendres
movie Little Fockers

4/30/13: Mounties with guns
Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders (1953)

5/5/13: A five-pack
section 1: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2001)

5/18/13: Briefly noted: mind-bottling
Blades of Glory (2007)

5/21/13: Verbing garbage
Never Too Young to Die (1986)

5/24/13: The liquor-poker joke
The Love Guru (2008)

5/28/13: Porn play
gay porn flick The Porne Identity

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

6/25/13: Stella Dallas
the 1937 movie

6/26/13: meet cute
Double Indemnity; Barbara Stanwyck

7/1/13: Screwball comedy
The Mad Miss Manton (1938); screwball comedy in general

7/1/13: Shirtless on the Great Plains
actor Kellan Lutz

7/1/13: Another shirtless North Dakotan
actor Josh Duhamel

7/14/13: Three sex workers
gay porn actors Erik Rhodes, Arpad Miklos, Wilfried Knight

7/29/13: Interpreting photographs
gay porn flick Cross Country Part 2

8/4/13: 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
7 actors who have portrayed Superman, plus actor Brad Pitt

8/6/13: Chokecherries and Ulmer
Director Edgar Ulmer and his movies

8/9/13: Don’t Bother to Knock
the 1952 movie; actor Richard Widmark

8/15/13: 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
section 1: monster movies with portmanteau names

8/20/13: On cartooning
movie My Dinner with Andre

8/20/13: Five television hunks
actors James Marsden, David Boreanaz, Shemar Moore, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

8/20/13: Spike / Marsters
tv actor James Marsters

8/22/13: BK twink
actor Brian Krause

8/27/13: Genre studies
“strained pulp” movies

9/7/13: kick-ass news
the Kick-Ass movies

9/10/13: Cyrus – Timberlake
actor Justin Timberlake

9/24/13:to clean up well/nicely
actor Charlie Hunnam

10/18/13: Jimmy Olsen
Superman character Jimmy Olsen on tv and in the movies

10/19/13: In the comics world
Jerry Lewis movie The Day the Clown Cried

10/27/13: House men
actors on tv’s House

10/30/13: girls, women, gals
movie His Gal Friday

12/17/13: My Favorite Year
Peter O’Toole and the movie

2/14/14: More deaths
tv Sid Caesar; movie Babette’s Feast

2/25/14: Party on, Darth
tv Wayne’s World, Star Wars movies

3/1/14: Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing comics turned into movies

3/6/14: Another cultural allusion
movie Taxi Driver

3/7/14: More cultural allusions
Gone with the Wind

4/22/14: 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
#4: Creature from the Black Lagoon

6/14/14: Noir 1949
The Big Steal, Cover Up; Robert Mitchum

6/15/14: Chuck Jones
Looney Tunes animator Jones

7/5/14: Bunnies run amok
movie Night of the Lepus and other monster / horror movies

7/19/14: Saturday monster puns
monster movies: Godzilla, Creature from the Black Lagoon

8/18/14: Ruthie (mis)interprets
tv: Gilligan’s Island

10/2/14: Female archetypes in the movies

10/4/14: Bromantics: Pine and Quinto, Kirk and Spock
Star Trek on tv and in the movies

11/16/14: No cultural clichés!

11/18/14: The Beastmaster
the movie

12/9/14: Tricks of memory
Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

12/25/14: A Christmas Story (1983)
tv show based on Jean Shepherd’s writing

1/6/15: Dingburg noir
The Prowler, The Asphalt Jungle, The Black Dahlia, Touch of Evil, Cape Fear

1/16/15: Gio Black Peter
Eban and Charley; Otto

1/21/15: 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
tv: Rocky and Bullwinkle

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

2/3/15: Three morning names
Artists and Models (1937)

2/6/15: Two more morning names
Silk Stalkings on tv

2/10/15: Snowed in
The Shining

2/12/15: Danny Pino
tv shows with Danny Pino

2/18/15: Morning name: Dana Delany
China Beach on tv

2/23/15: From the Oscar watch
actor Neil Patrick Harris

2/24/15: Cops and DAs
actors cast in tv crime dramas

2/28/15: 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
actor Peter Sarsgaard

3/4/15: Hunks of CSI: NY
actors on CSI: NY: Hill Harper, Carmine Giovinazzo, Eddie Cahill

3/9/15: A note on morning names
Ed Wood movies

3/14/15: Two more mornings
actress Robin Wright; movie The Princess Bride

3/14/15: 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
movie The Flying Serpent

3/29/15: 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
actor Doug McClure; tv shows The Virginian, Checkmate; movie The King’s Pirate

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

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic diversity (Savalas)
Telly Savalas in various roles

4/1/15: Movies and tv: ethnic diversity (Shalhoub)
Tony Shalboub in various roles

4/1/15: Movies and tv: Doug McClure, Troy Donohue, Robert Conrad
Troy Donahue; Robert Conrad and The Wild Wild West on tv

4/4/15: Morning: Cybill Shepherd
Cybill Shepherd, in Moonlighting, Cybill, and Psych on tv; other actors in these shows

4/5/15: 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
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
films: The Grand Budapest Hotel; Felix Krull; Grand Hotel. tv: Hotel. actors from all of these

4/11/15: Ambling through television
tv shows: The Greatest American Hero, Perry Mason, I Spy, Ironside; actors in all of these

4/11/15: Two obits
actor Richard Dysart; tv show L.A. Law

4/12/15: Sunday pun
movie The Mummy’s Curse

4/13/15: Morning: Ronald Arbuthnott Knox
movie Maltese Falcon

4/13/15: 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
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
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
a variety of X Must Die! movies

4/19/15: More Freaks
movie: Tod Browning’s Freaks

4/20/15: Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts; tv shows Remington Steele, Everybody Loves Raymond, Just Shoot Me! and actors in them

4/25/15: Morning: Conrad Ecklie
tv: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and actors in the series

4/26/15: More detection
movie: Murder by Death

4/26/15: The Great American Dream Machine
tv: The Great American Dream Machine

4/26/15: A playful poetic footnote
movie: Trent’s Last Case

4/27/15: Elsa Lanchester
movies: Bride of Frankstein, Witness for the Prosecution; Elsa Lanchester and other actors in these

4/28/15: Unconventional lives
more on Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton; movie: The Night of the Hunter

4/28/15: A sense of place
Baltimore in movies and tv: Anne Tyler, Barry Levinson, John Waters, The Wire

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Simon & Simon
tv: Simon & Simon and its stars, Gerald McRaney and Parker Jameson

4/30/15: Feuilleton: Allan Kayser
tv: Mama’s Family and its actors

5/1/15: 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
movie: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

5/12/15: Morning tune
tv: Three’s Company, actor John Ritter

5/13/15: Morning Olives
movies: Stella Dallas, Now, Voyager

5/15/15: Morning: Steve Burton Richter
tv: General Hospital, actor Steve Burton

5/24/15: Witch’s cat in the morning
movie Bell, Book and Candle; actress Kim Novak

5/25/15: Portmanteau pop music
tv shows Shindig!, Hullabaloo

5/31/15: Sam Waterston
Waterston in The Tempest; tv Law & Order; tv I’ll Fly Away. Regina Taylor.

6/5/15: 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):
actor Terry Kiser, tv show Hill Street Blues

6/13/15: Ant-Man:
the movie

6/14/15: 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:
musical of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

6/15/15: 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:
actor Joseph Cross; tv shows Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Smallville

6/22/15: Movies and tv: Ian Anthony Dale:
actor Ian Anthony Dale; tv shows Murder in the First, Hawaii Five-0

6/26/15: Happy Ending:
tv show Happy Endings, movies Happy Endings, Happy Ending, The Happy Ending

6/26/15: At the movies for Pride:
LGBT films; Brokeback Mountain

6/29/15: 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:
actor Chris Pratt in various roles; character B.J. Hunnicutt in tv show M*A*S*H

7/2/15: Pecs, abs, and dancing:
movie: Magic Mike XXL

7/3/15: Laila Robins:
versatile actress Robins on tv: Murder in the First, Law & Order

7/4/15: 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:
tv: Sense8; actors Alfonso Herrera and Miguel Silvestre

7/10/15: Feminist pirates and their chanteys:
tv: Key & Peele

7/12/15: 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:
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):
actor John Stamos; tv show Full House

7/14/15: 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:
Larroquette and others in sitcom Night Court; CSI: NY

7/17/15: Television watch: David James Elliott:
Elliott on tv: JAG, CSI: NY

7/19/15: Protecting fictional brand names:
Duff Beer on The Simpsons

7/19/15: Sitcom watch: Ted Danson:
Danson in Cheers, Becker, CSI; cast of Cheers

7/19/15: Geoffrey Nauffts:
the actor and playwright; Law & Order episodes, his play Night Fall

7/20/15: 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:
omnibus posting on AZBlog postings about actors

7/21/15: Mark Feuerstein:
actor M.F.; tv shows Law & Order, Royal Pains

7/21/15: 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:
Scott Bakula, Eisenhower & Lutz; Dan Hedaya, The Tortellis, Dick

7/22/15: Two Bakular notes:
Scott Bakula in Murphy Brown, Looking

7/23/15: Great years in film:
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the Back to the Future movies

7/25/15: A dash of ornamental hunkiness:
tv show Charmed; actor Antonio Sabàto, Jr.

7/26/15: 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:
tv show The Big Bang Theory

8/2/15: Danny John-Jules:
actor in Death in Paradise, Red Dwarf; other actors in these tv shows

8/3/15: 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:
Davies gay tv shows: Cucumber, Banana, Tofu

8/15/15: 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:
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:
Jerry Springer

9/1/15: Giving two hoots:
tv show Hootenanny; Hooterville tv shows; Hoot Gibson movies; Hoot Mon movies

9/2/15: TV series circuit party animals:
Zippy on 15 tv series

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

9/6/15: Birthday flowers:
play, novel, and movies of The Scarlet Pimpernel

9/11/15: Cochinita pibil:
movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico

9/19/15: Betty Boop:
animated movie features

9/20/15: 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:
videos: Gay Porn Minus Gay Sex; pornstar Mark Mason and others

9/25/15: Boy in the sand:
filmmaker Wakefield Poole; Boys in the Sand; actors Casey Donovan, Peter Fisk

9/27/15: Two memorable actors:
actors Marianne Jean-Baptiste, CCH Pounder; tv shows Blindspot, NCIS: New Orleans (and more)

9/28/15: On display:
movie Taxi Driver

9/30/15: Another bagpiper:
tv show The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

10/3/15: 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:
Mel Brooks’s movie The Producers; play within it, Springtime for Hitler

10/4/15: (the) Batman:
movie The Dark Knight Rises

10/4/15: 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:
movie Rocky Horror Picture Show; actor Tim Curry; tv show Criminal Minds

10/12/15: You must remember this:
movie Casablanca; tv show As Times Go By

10/13/15: 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:
theatrical performance troupe

☛ 10/18/15: Morning: monotreme, marsupial:
tv series Phineas and Ferb, with Perry (the) Platypus

☛ 10/20/15: 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:
movies Role Models, American Pie

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

11/4/15: Bullshido, bullshtein, and cork soakers:
movie Johnny Dangerously; tv show Saturday Night Live

11/4/15: Diversity officer:
tv Star Trek

11/9/15: PUMP! Boys and Trojans:
musical Pump Boys and Dinettes

11/10/15: Movies and tv: Matthew Gray Gubler:
actor in tv show Criminal Minds

11/12/15: Annals of miniaturization: Fantastic Voyage:
movies Fantastic Voyage, Myra Breckinridge; actress Raquel Welch

11/12/15: Movies and tv: Grimm:
tv show Grimm and its actors, esp. David Giuntoli:

11/15/15: Title generator, Pavlov:
animated tv show Peppa Pig

11/16/15: 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:
the Police Academy movies

11/20/15: stat!:
tv series M*A*S*H, Emergency!

11/21/15: Kijé and Jimson:
Russian movie of Lieutenant Kijé, British movie The Horse’s Mouth

11/22/15: big game:
the movie Big Game, with Samuel L. Jackson

11/22/15: Luis Valdez:
play (and film) Zoot Suit, movie La Bamba; tv show Longmire; actor Lou Diamond Phillips

11/23/15: motiion-goal BE:
movie Adentures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

11/30/15: Monster Mash:
movie Young Frankenstein

12/1/15: Like Father Like Son:
the gay porn flick, discussed at moderate length

12/4/15: 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:
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:
director David DeCoteau and his The Brotherhood films; actor Kristopher Turner in The Brotherhood III: Young Demons

12/7/15: A Montalbán Hanukkah:
tv show Star Trek; the movie The Wrath of Khan

12/8/15: 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:
Bergman movie The Seventh Seal

12/10/15: 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:
Tarzan movies; actors Skarsgård, Crabbe, Weissmuller

12/11/15: animated gay werewolf boyfriend movie:
animated short feature Dirty Paws

12/12/15: Dev Hynes:
tv show Orange Is the New Black

12/15/15: Hugh Jackman:
the actor and his roles

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:
documentary on Mankoff and New Yorker cartoonists

12/16/15: Go H+A+R+D:
the movie Mandingo

12/17/15: Jockstrap with a rainbow pouch:
the 1962 movie Kid Galahad

12/24/15: More harnesses:
the Mummy movies with Brendan Fraser

12/25/15: More Damien Crosse:
porn movies and videos with Damien Crosse

12/25/15: 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:
Janet Perlman animated movies

12/28/15: 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:
movie Strangers on a Train

1/6/16: The New Year’s resolution:
tv show Monty Python’s Flying Circus; movie Shoot the Piano Player

1/7/16: Bilkpoe (and fractured Stein):
tv shows Phil Silvers Show, Bewitched

1/8/16: Morning name: The Duck Factory:
tv show The Duck Factory; actors Jim Carrey, Jack Gilford

1/9/16: More on the Bundy Bunch:
movies Brokeback Mountain, The Wild Bunch; tv show The Brady Bunch

1/10/16: Get Sporty:
movie Get Shorty

1/13/16: 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:
Percy Jackson movies, Sky High

1/21/16: The Ascent of Bruce:
Caitlin Jenner tv shows

1/21/16: Tim Lockley and Ods Bodkins:
movie Dr. Strangelove

1/22/16: Rabble, rouse yourself from this pastoral torpor!:
1963 movie Tom Jones

1/25/16: In the burlesque boat with Zippy:
tv: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

1/27/16: Bruce Bruce Bruce:
tv: Monty Python; stage: Dame Edna Everage; movies: Barry McKenzie

2/2/16: 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:
tv: the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones, Lost in Space; movie Shall We Dance

2/5/16: Valete Bob and Ray:
radio, tv, and stage performances by Bob and Ray

2/17/16: A passion for pickles:
tv: Mr. Pickles (X-rated), The Dick Van Dyke Show, Barney Miller

2/21/16: Getting Go:
2014 gay-themed dramatic (and romantic) movie; actors Matthew Camp and Tanner Cohen

2/23/16: 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:
Muppets on tv and in the movies

2/25/16: A family thing:
tv: Monty Python’s Piranha Brothers

3/5/15: xmosexual:
Steam Room Stories videos

3/6/16: Sex in the shadows:
stage and movies: Dreigroschenoper, Threepenny Opera

3/10/16: 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:
various incarnations of the Hansel and Gretel story

3/14/16: 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:
movie actor Ralph Forbes

3/20/16: 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.:
Joe Manganiello
movies: Spider-Man trilogy; Magic Mike XXL; Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
tv: True Blood series

3/23/16: Klimt Eastwood:
actor Clint Eastwood in various movies; Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

3/26/16: 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:
movie of The Tenant

3/30/16: Anhedonic with Velda:
movie Kiss Me Deadly

4/1/16: Look who’s talking!:
tv show Castle and its stars; movie Look Who’s Talking

4/4/16: The watermelon files:
Porgy and Bess, opera and film; Watermelon Man

4/5/16: 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:
TitanMen’s Fallen Angel

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

4/20/16: Jon Huertas:
Huertas in tv show Castle

4/22/16: Morning name: ivermectin:
actor and composer Ivor Novello

4/24/16: 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:
the actor, and a Twilight Zone episode he starred in

5/3/16: Lawyers, Gubs, and Monkeys:
Woody Allen’s Take the Money and Run

5/3/16: 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:
Saturday morning cartoons on tv; the show Sports Night

5/10/16: Butch and Sundace: the photo gallery:
historical photos and photos from the movie

5/16/16: Morning name: zygomatic srch:
supermodel Carola Remer, actor Benedict Cumberbatch

5/17/16: Joe Dallesandro:
JD in Warhol movies

5/20/16: Old fashioned Super Duck:
movie Super Dick

5/24/16: 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:
tv game show Wheel of Fortune

5/29/16: Kookie Zippy:
77 Sunset Strip, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

5/29/16: Memorial pun:
Bogart in Casablanca, Schwarzenegger in Terminator

5/31/16: 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:
Maurice Chevalier’s films and theatrical roles

6/11/16: Schmitts Gay Beer:
SNL skit from 1991

6/16/16: From the Harey train:
MGM movie The Harvey Girls

6/18/16: At the Head of the Wolf:
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Montgomery Clift

6/20/16: A quick sponge-bath:
tv: Supernatural, Happy Endings

6/23/16: Annals of lexical inventiveness: sternum bush:
tv show Psych

6/24/16: 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:
categorization of movies and tv shows

7/16/16: oiks, yobs, and prats:
in tv series Midsomer Murders

7/16/16: Morning name: Colquhoun:
Midsomer Murders

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

7/20/16: Lola Albright:
tv: Peter Gunn

7/21/16: guv:
Midsomer Murders

7/23/16: Cute pornstars:
Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting; five actors in gay porn

7/27/16: 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:
tv: Inspector Morse

7/28/16: Lives of the pornstars: Jeff Quinn:
Tab Hunter Confidential

7/31/16: Cisco in the morning:
Cisco Kid in the movies, on radio, and on television

7/31/16: Mister Zwicky and Miss Edna:
video game Fallout 4

8/4/16: 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:
actor Victor Spinetti; movie Hard Day’s Night

8/7/16: Fixed expressions:
movie Working Girl

8/7/16: Ianto Jones:
tv Torchwood, movie Brokeback Mountain, actors Gareth David-Lloyd, John Barrowman

8/7/16: Ianto Jones: the shirtless sequel:
actor Gareth David-Lloyd

8/8/16: Wild in the morning:
movie Cimarron (1931 and 1960)

8/9/16: Dick’s rhyme:
tv Hinterland / Y Gwyll, musical South Pacific

8/12/16: Trapped in the morning duff:
movie The Duff, tv The Simpsons

8/14/16: News for penisis: 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.:
movie Pink Cadillac

8/19/16: 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:
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:
actors Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson; tv show The Fall, movie Fifty Shades of Grey

8/25/16: November 24th, 2016:
#1 British detectives on tv

8/30/16: Annals of public art:

8/31/16: Annals of ellipsis:
Murdoch Mysteries

8/31/16: Gorey the illustrator:
Michael Stewart’s musical comedies

9/4/16: Two OBHs:
the round Three Blind Mice

9/4/16: Diversity on screen:
Jon Polito’s roles on tv and in the movies

9/9/16: Juian and Sandy :
BBC radio Around the Horne; movie The Maltese Falcon

9/9/16: The name game:
movie 4th Man Out, tv Glee, actor Chord Overstreet

9/16/16: Going all the way gay with the X-Men:
X-Men movies; gay porn parody

9/22/16: Bare bear poets in their youth:
Pull My Daisy

9/26/16: Hipsters, beats, and raconteurs:
mostly radio performers in 5 Zippys

10/1/16: ambliance:
documentary Bridegroom

10/4/16: Beefcake on screen:
tv show Glee; actors Charlie Hunnam, Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Mark Saller

10/5/16: A conundrum:
Star Wars movies

10/6/16: 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:
Australian tv show Bondi Rescue

10/8/16: Film fantasy:
movie Purple Rose of Cairo, tv show Charmed

10/9/16: Masculine jaws of Wyoming:
tv show Longmire; actors Robert Taylor and Bailey Chase (and others)

10/17/16: More Zwicky postings:
film The Zwickys

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

10/22/16: SuperCamp penguins:
musical comedy It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman!

11/8/16: News for animated penises:
movie Sausage Party

11/8/16: Perverted tastes:
Olivier and Curtis in Spartacus

11/9/16: 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:
Steam Room Stories episode “Camping It Up”; Julian Clary tv shows

12/4/16: The joy of foreign accent:
Prairie Home Companion

12/7/16: More news for cigars:
movie Viva Las Vegas

12/9/16: The eyes reject:
tv: Freaks and Geeks, Saturday Night Live

12/17/16: Two late December holidays:
show and movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch

12/20/16: It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12/21/16: The advancing horde of shelf elves:
Saturday Night Live

12/22/16: Edible adjectives:
Monty Python “Crunchy Frog”

12/29/16: Wally Cox:
Mister Peepers, Underdog

12/31/16: Surrealists, but especially Jess:
Eraserhead, Un Chien Andalou

1/1/17: Morning names for the new year:
tv The Osbournes, Ozzie and Harriet

1/2/17: Whimsical Park:
movie Jurassic Park

1/2/17: Queens & Cowboys:
the documentary

1/4/17: Jizzball:
Queer as Folk

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

1/7/17: The epiphany’s over:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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

1/12/17: Dolores del Rio and Erno Piffle:
del Rio in the 1928 Ramona

1/14/17: 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:

1/21/17: A label of love:
movie Labor of Love

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

1/27/17: 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:
US Queer as Folk and its cast; Cagney and Lacey

2/4/17: doing fag:
gay DVD More of a Man, 1976 movie Car Wash, documentary Paris Is Burning

2/6/17: Two numerical ambiguities:
tv The Mary Tyler Moore Show

2/7/17: Punk piano:
movie Rock ‘N’ Roll High School

2/8/17: On the road from Frog Rock:
movie Body and Soul with John Garfield

2/8/17: Another tv hunk:
tv The Fosters

2/9/17: Dwarfs for a new age:
Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

2/10/17: Annals of adorable:
tv How I Met Your Mother, Sports Night. musical and movie Hedwig

2/18/17: 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:
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:
Moliere, Le Malade Imaginaire

2/25/17: This weekend’s tv hunk:
Pana Hema Taylor in The Brokenwood Mysteries on tv

2/26/17: An ambiguity you might not have noticed:
Star Wars movie The Last Jedi

2/27/17: Today’s morning name: Topher Grace:
tv That 70s Show; Grace and Ashton Kutcher

2/27/17: CK basks in Moonlight:
a great deal about the movie Moonlight and its actors

2/28/17: Edward Sorel:
movies Beau Brummel, The Maltese Falcon, actors Mary Astor, John Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart

3/2/17: New Yorkistan:
Animal House

3/3/17: 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:
tv: George Lopez

3/5/17: Body works:
animated game of the Conan the Barbarian world

3/5/17: Body works, Part III: Axillary Delights:
Steam Room Stories episode

3/6/17: Komodo dragon day:
Bob and Ray routine about a Komodo dragon expert

3/6/17: A Pinter moment:
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Pinter’s No Man’s Land

3/8/17: 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:
tv: Monty Python; movie: Dick

3/13/17: The (groan) burgers of Calais:
radio: Prairie Home Companion

3/14/17: Pop, ejaculated the weasel:
tv: The Monte Carlo Show

3/14/17: Five tv hunks:
tv: Psych, Orphan Black, The Flash

3/19/17: It was correction killed the desire:
1933 King Kong

3/22/17: They are revolting:
History of the World, Part 1

3/26/17: On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll:
movies: Pacific Coast Highway, Gigolette, Gigolos, Sunset Boulevard

3/28/17: 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:
actors Zane, Alyssa Milano; movie The Phantom; tv Twin Peaks, Charmed

3/31/17: 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!:
movies Batman, Barebackula, Vampires Suck

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

4/6/17: 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:
tv show Trophy Wife

4/11/17: hockey puck:
Don Rickles, on stage, in movies, on tv, etc.

4/12/17: The Jargon Matrix:
movie The Matrix

4/13/17: Three more Reapings:
Godfather, Part II, Zoolander

4/14/17: On the quote watch:
movies All That Jazz, The Boy From Oz, tv show ER

4/15/17: New Yorker artwork 4/17/17:
tv Duck Dynasty

4/16/17: Out gay male bands:
Pansy Division documentary

4/17/17: 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:
the movie G.B.F.

4/24/17: 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:
tv show The Doctor Blake Mysteries

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

4/30/17: The Gay Sisters:
1942 movie, with Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, etc.

5/2/17: 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:
the Star Wars films; “May the Force be with you”

5/11/17: The news for food, 5/11/17:
Monty Python’s “Cheese Shop” sketch

5/13/17: 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:
Tony Danza, Stephen Colbert

5/15/17: Reading in the ’50s:
movie theaters in Reading PA

5/16/17: Write like the wind:
1936 movie version of Under Two Flags

5/23/17: “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:
Joan Crawford in the movie Mommie Dearest

5/31/17: Shamisen moments:
animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings

6/11/17: Shit yes! Fuck no!:
vampire flick From Dusk Till Dawn

6/11/17: Making fun of Batman:
60s tv show Batman; animated series Darkwing Duck

6/14/17: 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:
theatre: Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, Chekhov’s The Seagull

6/21/17: It was ever thus:
movie Dead Poets Society

6/22/17: The Three Delfts:
the Three Stooges

6/22/17: Rainbow TARDISwear:
tv’s Dr. Who

6/23/17: Typo time:
tv: Hercules, Xena

6/27/17: Rainbow Batman:
tv: animated Batman series

6/28/17: More Magrittean disavowals:
movies Freaks, Three Little Words

6/28/17: 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:
movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

7/12/17: Toonies and their toons:
movie Krull

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

/17/17: Amoeba humor:
Monty Python’s “Village Idiots” sketch and several other bits from movies and tv

7/20/17: Ovaltine mornings:
tv The Real L World

7/21/17: Taking a dark ride:
movie The Outsiders, with Tom Cruise; movie Dark Ride

7/23/17: Codpieces on Cellblock 13:
movie Batman & Robin, actors George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell

7/24/17: 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:
Yogi Bear animated tv show

8/1/17: Capitulum in corpore magno:
Tod Browning’s Freaks

8/2/17: Self-referential cartooning:
Andy Warhol’s Sleep

8/5/17: The clean-gasm:
web tv food show Foodgasm

8/7/17: trug:
tv show Agatha Christie’s Poirot

8/7/17: Young love:
animated short “In a Heartbeat”

8/8/17: The taunt:
James Whale’s Frankenstein

8/8/17: Who was that masked Pinhead?
tv serial Zorro’s Black Whip

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:
#8: movie Saturday Night Fever

8/10/17: Kangaroo Paste, the Australian hair gel:
tv shows Psych, Hercules

8/10/17: All the /do/s:
movie Meet John Doe, tv shows Psych, The Simpsons

8/12/17: The War of the Weeds:
War of the Worlds on radio and in film

8/19/17: An urban jungle:
movie Cruising

8/21/17: Angels in Palo Alto:
Angels in America

8/24/17: Annals of NomConjObj: Miss Adelaide:
musical Guys and Dolls

8/25/17: Revisiting 2: Despacito:
Sesame Street parody

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

8/30/17: 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:
stage performances at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, mascque Comus by Milton, movies Marmaduke, Voices

9/3/17: 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:
Weber & Fields 1925 silent movie

9/17/17: Hot Lips:
tv show M*A*S*H, Loretta Swit

9/19/19: Disney meets Tom of Finland:
Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Daddy and the Muscle Academy

9/20/17: Sports Monday Linguistics:
tv show <emFriends

9/22/17: Husbands and wives:
movie First Wives Club, tv Trophy Wife, Cheers

9/30/17: The archangel Michael:
tv Supernatural, movies Fallen Angel, Dracula Untold

10/5/17: He opened his mouth:
tv Glee

10/12/17: The pizza boy as cultural figure:
#16 Daveo Favaleo video

10/13/17: Ascending and parting:
movie Casablanca

10/13/17: Traveling around with Zippy:
tv show I Led Three Lives; Mickey Rooney and his movies

10/14/17: Angel Eagle’s knights:
movies Spartacus, Mixed Kebab

10/16/17: Revisiting 8: Rod Canyon:
movie Laurel Canyon; actors Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale

10/21/17: Household gifts:
movie March of the Penguins

10/21/17: Gift postcards:
Mario Lopez in tv show Nip/Tuck

10/30/17: 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:
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:
Mazursky movie The Pickle

11/4/17: 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:
The Wizard of Oz

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

11/8/17: From the great Anatomic War:
The Twilight Zone, You Are There

11/17/17: Singing in parts:
animated feature Logorama

11/21/17: Pengaddendum: Xmas 2014:
John Lewis tv commercials for Xmas 2014 and 2017

11/29/17: Talking to the hand:
tv shows Match Game, Martin, Da Ali G Show; movie Terminator 3

11/29/17: The Unusual Two:
actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson; tv shows Twilight Zone, Bewitched, movie The Magnificent Seven

12/1/17: 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:
actor Stang; Milton Berle tv show; Top Cat tv show

12/11/17: Exercises in high macho style:
tv show Mr. Robot, actor Max Irons

12/13/17: 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:
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore comedy sketch “The Frog and Peach”

12/21/17: 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:
tv shows: Supernatural, Teen Wolf

12/26/17: Sterek:
Teen Wolf

12/28/17: 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:
animated film My Neighbor Totoro

1/3/18: Chandleresqueness to Mittyesqueness:
Walter Mitty films 1947 and 2013

1/3/18: More Spent Husks:
quote from the movie Dr. Strangelove

1/4/18: 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
tv show Friends and its main characters

1/16/18: Reindeer and lynx — and wolves and bears, oh my!:
movie The Wizard of Oz

1/18/18: Out of the Inkwell:
movie Babe

1/21/18: Donnelly Rhodes:
movie and tv actor Rhodes

1/24/18: Gay men and straight women:
G.B.F. film and Will & Grace tv show

1/28/18: Four more recent cartoons:
the film Harvey

1/30/18: Andrea Zwicky:
the film noir short Scotchend

2/4/18: 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?:
Doris Day in various movies (and a tv show)

2/8/18: 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:
2017 documentary fim Talking Black in America; BUILD Series NYC tv interviews

2/17/18: Morning millionaire:
tv show The Millionaire

2/21/18: An Oscars-night groaner:
movie Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot

2/28/18: 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:
movie Call Me by Your Name, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer

3/4/18: Two memic cartoons:
Batman on tv and in the movies

3/7/18: Aria 51:
movie The Fifth Element

3/7/18: The Euclid pun again:
movie Casablanca

3/9/18: Totorons:
movie My Neighbor Totoro

3/9/18: The further adventures of Dick Danger:
porn flicks Dick Danger, Dick Danger 2

3/13/18: 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:
Firesign Theatre; gay porn flick Cock Tease

3/20/18: Perfectionist in pink satin:
movie Pretty in Pink

3/21/18: Fifty shades and the Justice League
movies Fifty Shades of Grey, Justice League

3/22/18: 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:
actor, director, writer Ethan Hawke

3/25/18: this guy:
movie The Sky’s the Limit

3/25/18: Haiku Robot:
movie Love, Simon

4/1/18: Jewish gay men:
Michael Lucas’s Men of Israel, Inside Israel

4/2/18: 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:
tv show Will & Grace

4/22/18: The Shadow knows:
the Shadow in various media, including radio, tv, and movies

4/23/18: 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:
William Shatner, esp. in Star Trek

4/29/18: 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:
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:
show The Roar of the Greasepaint — the Sound of the Crowd

5/5/18: Lusty days:
show and movie Camelot; porn flick Muscle Bears and Lusty Lads

5/8/18: mailman lady:
movie Shakespeare Wallah

5/11/18: The patio boys: Cuppy, Ti-Boi, Cairo Callen:
Woody Allen, The Purple Rose of Cairo

5/11/18: Differentiae:
Superman tv show, Broadway musical

5/12/18: For Mothers Day:
Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson

5/12/18: Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar:
movie Call Me By Your Name

5/12/18: News for penises, Icelandic edition:
Elmo and Zac Efron on NPR’s Sesame Street

5/13/18: Gay butterflies:
movie Pink Narcissus

5/14/18: Fenwick the semi-generic:
movie The Mouse That Roared

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):
Godzilla movies; stagings of plays and operas; Julius Caesar

5/24/18: Syntactic phrase, compound word, portmanteau:
tv RuPaul’s Drag Race

5/26/18: 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:
Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

5/27/18: A-lists and B-lists:
tv movie And the Band Played On

5/28/18: More porn for the holidays:
several gay porn flicks, but especially Falcon’s Urban Spokes (2017)

5/29/18: It’s alive!:
movies Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein

6/2/18: Panic in Quercy Park:
movie The Panic in Needle Park

6/2/18: Two little words:
movies Casablanca, 2001: A Space Odyssey

6/3/18: What happened in Vagueness?:
movie What Happens in Vegas

6/3/18: 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:
Chinese tv series Journey to the West

6/16/18: Background foods and food discoveries:
Anthony Bourdain’s tv show Parts Unknown

6/17/18: An old mishearing:
tv sitcom The Golden Girls

6/24/18: 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:
#7 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

7/3/18: World UFO Day:
6 movies with extraterrestrials

7/3/18: Foswelch in Formstone:
play Death of a Salesman, movie Tin Men

7/8/18: Word division days:
Muppets tv show

7/12/18: Golden Meanies:
movie Yellow Submarine

7/20/18: 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:
movie The Exorcist

7/23/18: Rubber and glue:
#3: tv show The Big Bang Theory

7/24/18: Hybrid referent, portmanteau name:
radio show Says You!

7/25/18: Death by staircase:
SHARK WEEK on the Discovery Channel; documentary The Staircase

7/26/18: Hi-g pun for Xmas in July:
1940 movie Christmas in July

7/30/18: Mud, shit, and chocolate:
scene from Full Metal Jacket

8/2/18: Male crop tops!:
movie Sleepaway Camp (and other movies and tv shows with male crop tops in the 80s)

8/4/18: Cultural knowledge:

8/4/18: Creams:
Wayne’s World 2; Police Academy films

8/16/18: Central Shark:
SyFy’s Sharknado Week: Roboshark, Dam Sharks!, Swamp Shark

8/16/18: Rainbow. Sharks. Rainbow sharks.:
#2 movie Trailer Park Shark; #7 tv show Glee

8/18/18: Morning names: Hai Karate, Dirk Diggler:
The Dirk Diggler Story, Boogie Nights; porn movies

8/25/18: 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:
Margaret Rutherford in Murder Most Foul

9/3/18: Goldenrods and Boston cops:
tv show Rizzoli & Isles

9/11/18: I gotta go:
Ian Shoales comedy on radio

9/17/18: Mornings in Greece and Rome:
Italian peplum films; Goliath and the Barbarians

9/21/18: 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:
tv show Gunsmoke

10/6/18: 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!:
tv show The Good Place

10/23/18: Taffy was a Turk:
tv show The Magic Clown

10/24/18: Three exercises in cartoon understanding:
tv show The Incredible Hulk

10/31/18: Famous wolf on the Yellow Brick Road:
Muppets on Sesame Street etc.; Rowlf

11/1/18: Revisiting 20: X Places:
tv show The Good Place

11/3/18: 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:
tv show Wild Kratts

11/6/18: Halloween detritus:
zombie movies and tv shows

11/7/18: Arousing the beast:
werewolf movies and tv shows; Bart Simpson

11/10/18: Cartoon understanding in parallel worlds:
Jay & Silent Bob movies

11/17/18: 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:
Peter Jackson’s Tolkien films; Andy Serkis as Gollum

11/29/18: A grotesque word:
1972 Gargoyles

11/29/18: He came from the sea … And can love only me:
tv show Twilight Zone; gay porn movie Boys in the Sand

11/29/18: 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:
tv: The Honeymonners, Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har

12/8/18: News for bears: cities of bears
movie BearCity and its sequels

12/17/18: Penguins and packages:
Priyanka Chopra

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

12/20/18: Ask not for whom the Reaper scythes:
Visconti’s Death in Venice

12/22/18: Santa Jaws:
Syfy Cristmas movies Santa Jaws, Snowmageddon, Christmas Icetastrophe; Love Actually

12/25/18: Santa Paronomasia:
movies Santa Jaws, Santa Paws, Santa Claws, The Santa Clause

12/28/18: Yet another Switzerland:
Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, “Armenia”

12/28/18: News for penises: Bourdain’s Bhutan:
Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, “Bhutan”

1/1/19: Annals of indirection:
tv My Favorite Martian

1/22/19: Squirrely:
animated movie Get Squirrely

1/22/19: Uri and Avi:
movie Out in the Dark

1/23/19: The dog who would be penguin:
1975 movie The Man Who Would Be King

1/25/19: Pythonic curtain line in The Economist:
Monty Python “Spanish Inquisition” sketch

2/10/19: 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:
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra

2/13/19: Captain of our fairy band:
Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

2/15/19: Be more Michael B. Jordan:
MBJ’s acting career

2/18/19: 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:
movie The 300 Spartans (two versions)

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

2/24/19: The great work begins:
Angels in America

2/25/19: Grammar pirate:
2 movies of Treasure Island

2/27/19: Inhaling pop culture:
movie Wizard of Oz

3/3/19: Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name:
movie Les Biches

3/5/19: Another 100k spams:
Sondheim musical Company

3/7/19: The cable gremlins:
movies The Cable Guy, Ball of Fire

3/12/19: 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:
Cast Away and other Tom Hanks movies; French short film Le naufragé

3/20/19: Low back issues:
1998 movie Paulie

3/21/19: 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
the animated movie

3/27/19: Two cents, common sense, incense, and peppermnts:
segment from The Simpsons; Disney’s 1937 Snow White

3/29/19: 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:
tv’s EastEnders; Shane Richie

4/2/19: 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:
movie The Nutty Professor; Jerry Lewis

4/7/19: Control your johnson:
movie Bad Johnson

4/10/19: Crunching the festive rabbits:
Godzilla movies

4/11/19: Monsters and their Peeps:
Bob and Ray routine about the Komodo dragon

4/16/19: She got pinched in the As … tor Bar:
High Society (1959)

4/18/19: 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?:
tv shows To Tell the Truth, The Twilight Zone

4/24/19: A Ceci disavowal:
stage show Beach Blanket Babylon

4/27/19: 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?:
tv show Sledge Hammer! and its 3 stars

5/1/19: Here we come a-frankerin’:
movie Putney Swope

5/2/19: Revisiting 30: Fragonard at Neuschwanstein:
movie The Monuments Men

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

5/7/19: 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:
tv shows Fraggle Rock

5/16/17: Is Timmy in trouble?:
tv show Lassie

5/18/19: Ostentatiously Playful Allusions:
film Sunset Boulevard

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

5/28/19: Learnèd cowboy joshing on the dusty plains:
tv show Rawhide and its main characters

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

6/19/19: The Magnificent WaterSports:
movie The Magnificent Seven; Steve McQueen and three other actors in it

6/20/19: Two comics explained:
Star Wars and its Death Star

6/22/19: 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:
tv Romper Room, stage Boys Will Be Boys

6/25/19: Torus! Torus! Torus!:
movie Tora! Tora! Tora!

6/26/19: A postcard from the (northern) edge:
movie Postcards From the Edge

6/28/19: Some of us are gay:
Sir Ian McKellen

6/29/19: A bit more reaping:
tv show Grimm; movie The Brothers Grimm

7/1/19: O 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:
Gunfight at the OK Corral

7/17/19: 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:
tv show Hee Haw

7/23/19: 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:
2005 film of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

8/6/19: Gloating over them apples:
movie Good Will Hunting

8/8/19: Annals of social learning:
tv show All American

8/11/19: Deux clouseauismes:
Pink Panther movies and the Inspector Clouseau character

8/13/19: Melon eaters of 1937:
musicals Gold Diggers of 1937 and Shall We Dance

8/20/19: News for penises: ocean edition:
tv shows Gossip Girl, The Boys

8/22/19: Annals of phallicity: symbol and simulacrum:
tv show The Simpsons

8/26/19: Revisiting 31: That’s Good, That’s Bad:
tv show The Simpsons

9/6/19: The news from Nadoland:
tv film series Sharknado

9/7/19: Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream:
animated tv series South Park; character Big Gay Al

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

9/12/19: BOY Party!:
movie Party Boy

9/17/19: The amazing talking pirate:
Pirates of Penzance; Pirates of the Caribbean

9/18/19: The hollow:
character Sam Winchester from Supernatural

9/19/19: Sousa thump:
musical The Music Man and its film; “76 Trombones”

9/24/19: In the cowboys’ locker room:
Hopalong Cassidy films

9/29/19: Musclemen from Mars:
various incarnations of Flash Gordon

10/5/19: 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:
Shakespeare’s Richard II; actors Derek Jacobi, Ben Whishaw

10/14/19: Space Candy:
the movie Full Metal Jacket

10/18/19: 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:
movie The Princess Bride

11/1/19: 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:
tv sitcoms Mr. Pickles and The Big Bang Theory

11/17/19: Shoe-high pie:
movies The Big Lebowski, The Brothers Grimm; tv show Grimm

11/20/19: A regular festival of ambiguity:
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

11/25/19: Revisiting 38: more male beauty:
Clint Eastwood (esp. in tv’s Rawhide), Jean-Paul Belmondo (movie Breathless)

11/28/19: Thanksgiving sacks of cement:
WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving turkey episode

11/30/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets:
the 1949 movie; other Ealing comedies; Alec Guinness

12/3/19: 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:
Jackie Gleason in the tv show The Honeymooners

12/8/19: A syncretic religious holiday:
Star Wars movies

12/13/19: 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:
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:
tv Streets of San Francisco; Karl Malden and Michael Douglas

12/27/19: Holimanteaus and restaumanteaus:
tv show The O.C.

12/31/19: The year in spam:
tv show NCIS; actor Brian Dietzen

1/13/20: Just one peanut:
MTM show “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode

1/21/20: It’s a metaphor, son!:
1947 movie It’s a Joke, Son!, radio show, Looney Tunes animation

1/22/20: Three little digits:
tv shows The Prisoner, Route 66

1/24/20: This isn’t hospitality, this is animosity:
Terry Jones and Monty Python’s Flying Circus

2/4/20: Verbizing on the lam:
tv show Nash Bridges

2/5/20: I made some art:
movie Eat the Rich

2/7/20: 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:
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:
Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, their collaborations; Penn & Teller

2/26/20: Golden jubilee:
tv show Hawaii Five-0

3/10/20: 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:
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:
movie composer Dimitri Tiomkin

3/31/20: The smoulder:
Hercules and Xena tv shows; actor Kevin Smith

4/4/20: Clouds of glory:
movie Deadwood

4/8/20: 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:
movie The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

4/13/20: What’s on YOUR shelf?:
tv: Monty Python’s “Crunchy Frog”

5/3/20: Morning name: Bene Gesserit:
Frank Herbert’s Dune movie and related films

5/5/20: Play me, Sam:
movie Casablanca

5/7/20: Minnesota hotdish:
radio and tv show Prairie Home Companion

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

5/9/20: 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:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; The Court Jester; Lord of the Rings; The George Gobel Show

5/15/20: Edgar Allan Wrench:
Roger Corman’s The Premature Burial

5/18/20: The things they touched:
Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain

5/21/20: Bro Buddies:
the porn flick; movies with hands run amok; breasts

5/22/20: The Age of Anxiety:
the movie Torch Song Trilogy

5/25/20: Pandemic gifts:
Arthur Miller’s plays

5/31/20: The death of images:
MSNBC programs and persons

6/2/20: The flying fickle finger of foam:
tv show Laugh-In

6/3/20: The voice of authority:
Lily Tomlin from Laugh-In

6/5/20: Death trap:
stage play and movie Deathtrap

6/8/20: To Serve Man:
the episode of tv’s The Twilight Zone

6/9/20: Higashi Day cartoon 3: sentence-inital anymore:
quotation from The Wizard of Oz movie

6/29/20: Spiled his seed on the ground:
Hedy Lamarr and the movie Ecstasy

7/2/20: Learn to Drawl:
Sam Elliott and The Big Lebowski

7/8/20: That 70s style:
tv: The Bob Newhart Show; movies: Saturday Night Fever, Grease

7/22/20: Gay Highander:
tv: The Highlander, Tracker

7/24/20: 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:
actors Bobby Cannavale and Eddie Cahill and their performances

8/1/20: Nuancy Nancy:
Nathan Lane in Nance on Broadway

8/8/20: Thighland:
Babes in Toyland, Chess

8/20/20: Hard cruisin’ Daddy:
Latin Boys in Hell

8/28/20: Daniel Goddard:
various incarnations of Beastmaster

9/1/20: The brokini;

9/7/20: Le Male, the men’s fragrance:
Fassbinder’s movie Querelle

9/9/20: Red Löbster Cult:
Saturday Night Live sketch

9/10/20: diaphoretic:
tv show Emergency!

9/19/20: Marrow among the courgettes:
BBC show Beyond the Horne; Kenneth Williams

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