Keahu Kahuanui Is Abtastic, The Gay TV In Memoriam: HOLIDAY BRIEFS

Happy New Year!

Here are last week’s caption pic winners. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Caption #1. The winner is “Apparently this year not just the stockings were hung.” Congratulations to RoryNow!.

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Caption #2. The winner is “George Lucas shows he has learned from his past mistakes with this all-new Star Wars Holiday Special.” Congratulations to Dostka!

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Holiday Weekend Birthdays! Joe Dallesandro (above) is 67, Joey McIntyre is 43, Bebe Neuwirth is 57, Sir Ben Kingsley is 72, Sir Anthony Hopkins is 78, Taye Diggs is 44, and Todd Haynes is 54


This will be the last Briefs of the year, so I’d like to wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year’s Eve and holiday weekend. The Briefs will be back on Monday (unless I imbibe some bad eggnog again)


Since this is the end of the year, it’s time for our sad but obligatory tradition, In Memoriam: Honoring The Gay TV Characters We Lost This Year. This is our sixth annual! last look at the gay men we lost on TV due to cancellation, death, or straightwashing. All throughout the Briefs we’ll be paying tribute. These aren’t the only gay TV characters we lost, but these guys deserve special mention.


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Speaking of the In Memoriam, here’s a former honoree.


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Here’s the first look at the return of The Walking Dead.


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The six resolutions gay men should make.


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Here are 15 of the worst ANTI-LGBT villains of 2015.


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The best weather news bloopers of 2015


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Here’s the Friday Puzzler! “Cleans Up Well”


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NOTE – Because this is a short week (with only three Briefs), it would be unfair to rush through a Weekly ShoutOUT™, so we’ll pick back up on Monday.


Three years ago I presented my personal favorite Briefs list, The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s, and because if there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, it’s that sequels and reboots and remakes are ALWAYS better then the original, we’re going to the well again with The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: The Even More Forgotten

We’ll be spotlighting 100 more of the greatest minor hits of the decade, the songs you don’t hear on any 80’s nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty … or top forty. Hopefully these forgotten gems may ring a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provide a pop music history lesson.

At #36 is “Emotion In Motion” by Ric Ocasek

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Ric Ocasek had his only hit outside The Cars with this fragile, lovely ballad that was far removed from anything his group recorded (but then, so was “Drive,” one of the greatest pop songs of the decade). “Emotion In Motion” peaked at #15 in November 1986, and is best remembered for it’s Legend-esque video.


 


Congrats to jazz, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Sisters.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?

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Here’s this week’s caption pic, of Stephen Amell watching football. You’re welcome. H/t Ed Kennedy.

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Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!)

Today’s Briefs are brought to you by … New Year’s Furry Friday Guy Thiago Oliveira

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80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.
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