Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Hey Guys, Just wanted to pop in and wish you guys a Happy Halloween.  Are you guys doing anything to celebrate the holiday? Last night I went to a nice little gathering held by my friend Sonya.  She made a delicious spread of appetizers...
Lots of goodness...caramel apples,  spiced pecans, pesto dip, chips & salsa, sausage balls and a bacon/pumpkin dip made by my friend Bunny. I made a pumpkin cake(no picture-dang it) and swamp water...
This ugliness is actually quite tasty. I found the recipe online and decided to try it because it was very festive and easy to make. You just mix 7 cups of orange juice with pulp, 750ml of vodka & 3/4 of a  2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper(I used diet). Sounds disgusting but it was GREAT!.  I filled a latex glove with water and froze it to make the ice. Very Martha, don't ya think? 
Ooops, some of the fingers came off. hehe! That's me and Sonya having a little fun with ice.

And because It's Halloween. I had to leave you with this...
Michael Jackson's
Happy Halloween!
Bob Out

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gretchen wins Project Runway

This blog is brought to you by the letters...

Did Gretchen really just win Project Runway? OMG! I have to know...did you guys like her collection?
I didn't at all! I thought it was very bland.  Mondo should have won. However, I didn't like those damn head pieces he designed. Maybe if he had canned those his collection wouldn't have looked as costumy(is that a word?) to Michael and Nina. Who knows? I guess they know more about fashion than me. I am just soooo disappointed. This was the best season yet(to me)... until this.

Bob Out

That's So Gay: The Pink Triangle

I hate it when people use the phrase "That's so gay" in a negative way. It's usually used to describe something tacky or tasteless. I've decided to take the phrase back and make it positive. This is the second in a series of posts I am doing about all things gay.

The Pink Triangle

The story behind the pink triangle begins prior to World War II. Paragraph 175, a clause in German law, prohibited homosexual relations. In 1935, during Hitler's rise to power, he extended this law to include homosexual kissing, embracing, and even having homosexual fantasies. An estimated 25,000 people were convicted under this law between 1937 and 1939 alone. They were sent to prisons and later concentration camps. Their sentence also included sterilization, most commonly in the form of castration. In 1942, Hitler extended the punishment for homosexuality to death.

Prisoners in Nazi concentration camps were labeled according to their crimes by inverted colored triangles. "Regular" criminals were denoted by a green triangle, political prisoners by red triangles and Jews by two overlapping yellow triangles (to form the Star of David, the most common Jewish symbol). Homosexual prisoners were labels with pink triangles. Gay Jews- the lowest form of prisoner- had overlapping yellow and pink triangles. This system also created a social hierarchy among the prisoners, and it has been reported that the pink triangle prisoners often received the worst workloads and were continually harassed and beaten by both guards and other prisoners.

Although homosexual prisoners were not shipped en mass to the Auschwitz death camps like so many of the Jewish prisoners, there were still large numbers of gay men executed there along with other non-Jewish prisoners. The real tragedy though occurred after the war. When the Allies defeated the Germany and the Nazi Regime, the political and remaining Jewish prisoners were released from the camps (the regular criminals- murderers, rapists, etc.- were not released for obvious reasons). The homosexual prisoners were never released though because Paragraph 175 remained West German law until 1969. So these innocent men watched as their fellow prisoners were set free, but remained prisoners for 24 more years.

In the 1970s, the pink triangle started to be used in conjunction with the gay liberation movement. When people, especially public figures such as law makers, were confronted with such a symbol, they risked being associated with the Nazis if he or she were to attempt to openly limit or prosecute gays. In the 1980s, when the triangle's popularity truly began to take off, ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) adopted  it as their symbol, but turned it upright to suggest an active fight rather than passive resignation. I've also been told that some people wear their triangles pointing up if they personally know somebody who has tied of AIDS. In any case, the pink triangle is definitely a symbol very closely connected to oppression and the fight against it, and stands as a vow never to let another Holocaust happen again. Like the word "queer," it is a symbol of hate which has been reclaimed and now stands for pride.(Information taken from

Bob Out

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hump Day Hunk(Jon Stewart)

Today's hunk may not be a hunk in the traditional sense of the word. That's just because he doesn't have a super hot physique.  While he does lack ripped abs he more than makes up for it in wit and intelligence. He's been named the most trusted man in America and just yesterday, the most influential according to
Jon Stewart

Check out this cute pic of Jon from his college days at William & Mary...

Don't forget...

Happy Hump Day, Everyone!
Bob Out

Monday, October 25, 2010

That's So Gay: The Rainbow Pride Flag

I hate it when people use the phrase "That's so gay" in a negative way. It's usually used to describe something tacky or tasteless. I've decided to take the phrase back and make it positive. This is the first in a series of posts I will do about all things gay.

I have to admit I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to gay culture, symbols and landmark events. My lack of knowledge is what enticed me to want to do these posts. Do you know where the rainbow flag started and why? Do you know what Stonewall was all about? The origins of the pink triangle? If not, I hope you find these blogs as informative as I have researching them.

That's So Gay: The Rainbow Pride Flag

The Rainbow Flag as we know it today was developed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. At the time, there was a need for a gay symbol which could be used year after year for the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. Baker took inspiration from many sources, from the hippies movement to the black civil rights movement, and came up with a flag with eight stripes. Color has always played an important power in the gay right movement- Victorian England symbolized homosexuality with the color green, lavender became popular in the 1960s, and and pink from the pink triangle has caught on as well- and the colors of the gay flag were no different. Baker explained that his colors each stood for a different aspect of gay and lesbian life:
  • Hot pink for sexuality, 
  • Red for life, 
  • Orange for healing, 
  • Yellow for the sun, 
  • Green for nature, 
  • Blue for art, 
  • Indigo for harmony, 
  • Violet for spirit. 
Baker himself and thirty other volunteers hand-stitched and hand-dyed to large prototype flags for the 1978 parade. It was an immediate hit. However, when Baker took his design to the San Francisco Flag Co. to have it mass-produced for the 1979 parade, he had to remove the hot pink stripe. Baker had hand-dyed the color, and unfortunately pink was not a commercially available color.

Later that year, when the city's first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, was assassinated, the 1979 Pride Parade Committee found in Baker's flag the perfect symbol for the entire gay community to unite under in protest of this tragedy. The committee got rid of the indigo stripe to make the colors evenly divisible along the parade route: red, orange, and yellow on one side of the street; green, blue, and purple on the other. (This version also conforms to traditional color theory- the three primary colors and three secondary colors in art- rather than the spectrum of light colors of R O Y G B I V. Thus, today's six-color flag was born and displayed during the 1979 Pride Parade.

The flag quickly caught on like wildfire in cities across the country. It was even officially recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers. In 1989 the flag was given international recognition when West Hollywood resident John Stout successfully sued his landlords after they tried to prohibit him from hanging the flag from his apartment balcony. At New York's Stonewall 25 Parade in 1994, a gigantic 30-foot wide, one mile long rainbow flag was carried through the parade route by over 10,000 volunteers.

As with any symbol, the varieties that the rainbow flag currently comes in are limitless. When large rainbow flags were first carried along parade routes with the carriers at the corners and along the sides, they found that people along the parade route with throw change into convenient valley created in the flag's center. At first, some people in the gay community took offense to this- they didn't want people to feel that they were pitiable and in need of charity. But movements cannot exist on spirit alone, so many organizations took to this occurrence with enthusiasm and the practice continues to this day.

Bob Out
(Information about the Gay Pride Flag was taken from

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mel Gibson cameo cut from "The Hangover 2"

Mel Gibson was supposed to make a cameo appearance in "The Hangover 2".  Then today I read that his cameo has been cut from the film. The director, Todd Phillips, said this..." I thought Mel would have been great in the movie but I realize film making is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew".

Zack Galifianakis who plays Alan Garner in the film was rumored to be upset about the decision to cast Gibson in the cameo. Hmmmm, I agree with anyone that is upset about working with Mel Gibson especially lately. However, wasn't Mike Tyson in the first film? Come on Zack, if you have no problem working with a wife beater and convicted rapist, then working with Mel shouldn't be that big of a deal.

Now, don't take this blog as me supporting Mel Gibson because I don't! He's had a lot of despicable behavior lately. It just seems odd that you would work with Mike Tyson but not Mel... I'm just sayin!

Hey, do y'all remember when Mel was hot, not so crazy and people actually liked him? I found this pic when I was looking for one to post with this blog and it reminded me of the old Mel...

Bob Out

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hump Day Hunk(Chord Overstreet)

Today's hunk is super cute with a super cool name and a killer smile. I must confess I have a big crush on...
Chord Overstreet
Chord currently has a recurring role on Glee. He has such a great voice. I loved this version of Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat's song "Lucky"...
Did you know...Chord is the son of Country music singer, Paul Overstreet? Now you do! hehe
Hope y'all have a great day!
Bob Out

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tom Bosley has died

October 1, 1927-October 19,2010

Mr. C  from "Happy Days" has died at the age of 83. He had been battling lung cancer but died from heart failure. After "Happy Days" ended he went on to play the lovable crime stopping priest on "Father Dowling Mysteries" as well guest appearances on other shows.

This is a clip of Tom talking about his role on "Happy Days"...

RIP, Tom
Bob Out

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christina Aguilera & Sam Ronson a couple?

Christina Aguilera has seperated from her husband of five years, Jordan Bratman. Yesterday she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Today the rumor mill has started to turn that Christina and Sam Ronson are a couple. The two were spotted in Cabo last month. They were there for a girls weekend to celebrate Nicole Richie's 29th birthday.

That's Christina in the white shirt & Sam in the red shirt.

Sources are saying that there was already trouble in Christina's marriage but this weekend with Sam sealed the deal. She leaned on Sam for support and ended up falling in love with her. Do you think they are really a couple? or is this just gossip? I guess time will tell. If it is true...Welcome, Christina!
Bob Out

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In the kitchen with Bob Out: C is for Cookie

I've done a couple of "In the kitchen with Bo's Bowl" post but thought I would do a recipe from my own kitchen. I am famous around my office and the Humane Society for making cookies. This really is a great recipe and everyone loves them. I use the base recipe to make a lot of different varities. This one is for Peanut Butter...
Ingrediants for base recipe:
2 sticks unsalted butter-softened
3/4 cup granular sugar
3/4 packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tlbs milk
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix softened butter with granular & light brown sugar until creamy. Then add the eggs, milk, vanilla flavoring and beat just until all combined. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, baking powder & salt. Then add the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture.

At this point you add the ingrediants for the type of cookie you want to make.
For this recipe...
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts
I added the peanut butter to the butter/sugar mixture before I added the dry ingrediants. Then once combined the wet & dry ingrediants, I added  the salted cocktail peanuts.

Try these variations using the same base mixture...
1 12oz pkg of semi-sweet chocolate chips  &  1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 12oz pkg of white chocolate chips  & 1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups of crasins & 1 cup chopped almonds(subsitute almond extract for the vanilla extract in the base mixture)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Scoop out a tlbs of batter and dropped on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for appox 13 minutes or until slighlty golden brown. 
Serve with a big glass of milk & enjoy!

I hope you like this recipe. Let me know if you try it.
Bob Out

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hump Day Hunk(Daniel Craig)

Today's hunk is via request from a friend. This one is for you Sonya...
Daniel Craig
Mmmm...nice gun, Daniel! How U doin!
Have a great day, y'all!
Bob Out

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Scooby is a local celebrity. My local Humane Society had a pet pin-up contest. They were picking 13 local pets to feature in their 2011 fundraiser calendar. Scooby was chosen as one of the lucky winners. He was actually the 5th place vote getter. Woo Hoo! The winners were all photographed by a wonderful local photographer at Celestial Studios. She also did my glam transformation photo. Here is the cover of the calendar...
And here is Scooby's pic. He is featured as "Mr. April".

OK, now tell me that isn't the cutest dog in the world! I heart him! :)

The calendars are only $10.00 and all the proceeds go to taking care of the animals at the shelter. If you would like to purchase one, email me at . I will cover the mailing cost.


Courtney Cox & David Arquette announced they are separating. I don't know why that saddens me but it does. They just seemed like a fun loving couple. I was really rooting for them. They had been together 14 years. They released a statement saying they remained committed parents and best friends.


Today marks the 12th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. I will never forget him! This clip is of Matthew's mom, Judy, on Ellen last year...

Bob Out

Sunday, October 10, 2010

PRIDE in pictures

Today I went to PRIDE in Atlanta with my fag hag friend, Bunny. It was such fun! I decided to do a post full of pics. Sit back y'all...I couldn't decide which ones to post so I am posting them all. If you don't get too bored and want to see more...Hop on over to Bunny's blog and see the ones she took.

Well, I just had to have these guys pic...

Love our Troops...

It was the 40th anniversary of Atlanta PRIDE!

Just say NO to Nathan Deal for Governor of Georgia...
 Nicole Paige Brooks from season 2 of RuPaul's drag race...

Drink more Smirnoff!

Look at this cutie...

I heart Macy's...Delta Airlines & The Georgia Aquariam who were all there to support our community!

I guess he is riding an ass but not in the good way...

 Check out these freshly made potato chips...YUMMY!
TTFN! Hope you enjoyed the pics!
Bob Out