Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Last Blogger Post

As you’ll notice The Gay Gasp has a new look and that is due to a change in blog platforms. Until now I have always used Google’s Blogger as my blog platform and for the most part I was very pleased with the service. Unfortunately they just announced that starting on March 23 they are changing their policies with regard to nudity. Nudity and sexually explicit images will no longer be permitted in Blogger. While The Gay Gasp isn’t primarily centered around nudity, I loathe the idea of eliminating it just because they tell me too. This forced me to make some decisions. First I thought about simply complying with their rules and removing all sexual images and continuing my blog in an edited PG-13 form. While I would still be able to talk about sex I wouldn’t be able to actually show it. I really didn’t like this option as I said because I don’t like the idea of someone else telling me what I can and can’t post. If I remove Joe’s Spank Me Time I want it to be my decision not theirs. Second I strongly considered just ending The Gay Gasp all together. I wondered if this was a bigger sign that things were changing and it was time for me to call it quits. There are moments when I have trouble coming up with new material and blogging can feel more like a burden. However the more I considered that option the more I came to the conclusion that I haven’t gotten everything out of my system yet and it’s not  time to say goodbye. It was at this point that I came to my senses and realized I could just move everything over to another blog service with more liberal policies. So after some tinkering behind the scenes, The Gay Gasp will now be brought to you by WordPress. (And yes they allow nudity)

To most of my readers this will have little to no impact on your viewing habits. However to those of you who follow me though through Blogger unfortunately you will no longer be able to do so. That’s the only thing I can’t replicate. Sorry to those loyal readers.But all of my new and past posts will still be found at so add me to your favorites and remember to give me a visit. 

To conclude, I’ll continue to write The Gay Gasp and hopefully you’ll continue to enjoy it.

Monday, February 23, 2015

574: A Love Story

 I LOVE New Balance 574s. Wide Width For Life!

A just bought a pair. Can you guess which ones?

Friday, February 20, 2015

14 Random Oscar Facts

I'm a bit of an Oscar geek and very little research was needed for these trivia factoids. 

1. Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were both nominated for Best Picture is the same year. (Gone With the Win won)

2. Citizen Kane is widely considered the greatest movie of all time but it lost Best Picture to How Green Was My Valley. 

3. The only movie ever to win in every category it was nominated for was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
4. Hilary Swank has never lost at the Oscars.

5. Bette Midler and Leonardo DiCaprio have never won.

6. J.K. Simmons' first name is Jonathan

7. Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominations of any actor. She also holds the records for the most losses by an actor. (16 losses and 3 wins)

8. Halle Berry is the only black woman to ever win Best Actress

9. 2/3 of Best Picture winners are movies based on other sources (books, plays, etc)

10. Orson Welles never won Best Director for Citizen Kane. The film's only award was for Best Original Screenplay. 

11. Only 3 women have ever been nominated for Best Director. Kathryn Bigelow is the only women to ever win in the category.

12. Since 1990, only 6 Best Director winners have failed to win Best Picture.

13. Regardless of who wins Best Actor this year, it will be his first time winning.

14. In the past 10 years (since 2004) 7 of the 10 Best Actor winners have won for playing real men. This helps to predict that Eddie Redmayne will be added to the list after Sunday's ceremony.

Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote
Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk
Collin Firth as King George VI
Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oscar Week: Red Carpet Preview

With Fashion Week underway in New York City and the Oscars less than a week away here is a glimpse of what we might see on the red carpet on Sunday.