Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gearing My Grinds: Grindr's Year In Review

 Oh, hai!

Yeah, long time no blog, but here I am making an effort.  I stumbled across this little gem over at Towleroad and thought, this would be interesting to share and get your feedback.  I think I agree with about half of this list.  How about you?  Share in the comments!

Icon_iOS_GrindrGay icon of the year: Neil Patrick Harris
Straight ally of the year: Hillary Clinton
Enemy of the LGBT community: Vladimir Putin
Best coming out story: Sam Smith
Next celebrity to come out: Ryan Seacrest
Best TV show on air: ABC's How To Get Away With Murder
Best movie of 2014: X-Men: Days of Future Past 
Best song of 2014: Stay with Me by Sam Smith
Hottest Instagram account: Nick Jonas
Most wanted man in the Grindr cascade: Zac Efron
Biggest social blunder of 2014: Justin Bieber's arrest
Next celebrity train wreck: "Kimye" -- Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Biggest loss of 2014: Robin Williams
Best comeback of 2014: Legos
Hottest trend in 2014: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Must have holiday item for 2014: Money
Biggest prediction for 2015: Hillary Clinton announces presidential candidacy

In addition, there's the Ladies Looking series from The Second City, where they read messages posted on Grindr, SCRUFF and Growlr.  Some have loved it, some have hated it and some have called it "gay male bashing."  (this is where I casually mention, get a fucking grip.)  Hearing it coming from women makes it all seem so contrived, dirty, kinda wtf?, hot, and downright hilarious.  Sidebar:  I guarantee 8 out of 10 times, whether you're on one of these social media apps or not, if a guy came up to you in a club and said this stuff TO YOUR FACE, you'd for security!

part 2:

...and the latest third installment:

Monday, November 24, 2014


"We vacillate between heartbreak and outrage at the decision from the grand jury. Injustice is too tame a word for what today’s decision represents. The fact that an unarmed black youth can be fatally shot by a police officer with no accountability or consequence is a chilling commentary on the worth afforded to young, black lives and the sorry state of racial justice in this country...We stand with our colleagues in the broader civil rights community in condemning the grand jury decision, and send our strength and support to the family and friends of Michael Brown and the entire Ferguson community as they continue to grieve their tragic loss. We also urge the Department of Justice to take action to address the longstanding history of racialized intimidation and discrimination by the Ferguson police..."

Friday, November 7, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Boyish Face, Manly Body

 Brian has the classic "boyish" looks, but that bod says something else!

Is it just me, or does his junk look like it can't be contained!?

And just look at that Apollo's Belt, aka the iliac furrow*!

*don't say that The Lisp never taught you something!11111

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Enjoy The Silence...


I've been silent for quite some time...

..and yes, I have noticed that in recent weeks, the only posts I have done are for folks who have shuffled off this mortal coil, but...

...I am planning on bringing THE LISP back to life. 

I can't guarantee that I'll post often...


I can guaranttee that The Lisp often will be borderline NSFW or just plain ol' WAYLATAW (Why Are You Looking At This At Work?").

I want to get back to being HOMO-centric, to criticizing the POPular culture and probably most of all...sharing the music that I'm jamming to on my walks to work, at the gym, or at parties!

I'm happy to take suggestions as to what you'd like to see...you can post in the comments, or you can email me at thelispblog (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Peace Out

(June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014)

"I will only praise someone who can't take anything away from me."

When I was twelve years old, Geffen Records released Joan Rivers' What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?  I listened to it non-stop.  I could quote it almost in its entirety.  It was one of my many secret pleasures, as a child with deaf parents.  I could shout, "she's a tramp!" without so much as a "tut-tut."  To this day, it still sits in a red plastic milk crate, along with all my other vinyl records that I refuse to part with. 

She was a mouthpiece back then, and I wonder if it wasn't for the blossoming gayling that I was, would I have loved her so much?  I don't know.  I do know that as the years passed, she positioned herself very clearly as an ally to the LGBT community.  I just read that she was a Republican!  Is that possible?  I suppose anything is possible.

I think as she got older, she got a lot more irreverent.  Nobody was safe from her criticisms.  I watched her in an interview about Fashion Police, and she said something like, "If I say so and so doesn't look good, I'm talking about the dress, not about her as a person."  While that's true, she has taken many celebrities to task and sliced them to ribbons with their weight, their marriages, their fame (as inexplicable as it might be --- yeah, I'm looking at you Kim Kardashian) and even their miscarriages.

The ups and downs of her career are well-documented and there's no need for me to go into that now, but If there's anyone who could sing Sondheim's "I'm Still Here," made famous by Carol Burnett, Shirley Maclaine and of course, the late Elaine Stritch, and mean it, it's Joan. 

At the end of the day, she was what she started out as; a housewife with an opinion.  She was Every Mom.  Scratch that...she was Every Jewish Mom, and there's just no escaping the harsh reality of an old Jewish woman with something to say.

Besides, you were thinking it, too.

I gonna miss the old bitch!  The way I see it, she's up there outside the pearly gates with her microphone asking everyone about to enter, "Who are you wearing!?"

Rest in Peace, Joan...and thank you for the laughter.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

MDNA Megamix For MDNA!

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The 56 Ways

It's Madonna's 56th birthday, bitches, so you better...

Welcome to this year's tribute to The Queen of The Universe.  
I hope you enjoy many of these iconic images, and in some cases, rarities and outtakes from many memorable moments!



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