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Amazon Sues Reviewers; Daniel Murphy and Homophobic Past; Russell Tovey’s Big Penis Reveal

Amazon Sues Reviewers

I really hate linking to things like this because they show those network news people talking down to us even though we already know…at least many of us know…that fake reviews happen everywhere online, not just on Amazon. You never have to wonder why television is a dying medium.

But I digress…

Amazon has sued more than 1,000 people who offered to write fake reviews for a price. 

The lawsuit, filed Friday, targets users of Fiverr.com, an online marketplace where you can take on “gigs” such as designing a logo or writing a press release for $5. 

Amazon found that people were offering to write positive reviews of products they had never used, most often with text supplied by the seller. 

First, I hate fake reviews and if Amazon is going after fakes, good for them.

However, I’m on the fence about paying for legitimate reviews. Many seem to get this mixed up with paying for fake reviews. If the review is legitimate and the book reviewer is getting paid to write a legitimate review what’s so wrong with that?  Kirkus does it all the time. And Kirkus (and other elitists) charges hundreds of dollars to some authors for a paid review. Of course the trade off is that the author might not love the review he or she paid for, but that’s a chance that some authors are willing to take.

You can check out the rest of the lawsuit here. 

Daniel Murphy and Homophobic Past

Daniel Murphy is a second baseman for the NY Mets. Allegedly, he has a homophobic past that’s catching up with him now.

Here’s what he said about Billy Bean:

“I disagree with his lifestyle. I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual. That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him. That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent.”

The rest is here, with comments. I hate to totally attack the guy because it really doesn’t sound like a hate comment. And let’s face it, for most straight people who know nothing about the real LGBT+ community they aren’t getting the best examples from the mainstream media or entertainment industry. I’m gay and I can’t even identify with gays like those two on Modern Family. I can’t identify with anything James Franco does…too gay creepy for me.

I think Daniel Murphy has to “evolve” …you know, the same way her highness Hillary Clinton “evolved.”

Russell Tovey’s Big Penis Reveal

I always smile when I see things like this because if you follow celebrities like Russell Tovey you’ll find that most of them do things like this. It’s clickbait at its finest. You can’t blame them. It keeps them relevant in a highly competitive industry and if they have it they should flaunt it sometimes. I’m also a fan of Looking and I wish it hadn’t been canceled. I actually dropped HBO (and premium channels) after that. I’m not joking. I can watch Netflix (and stream from other places) and get more interesting content. In fact, I wish Netflix would pick Looking up.

In any event…

Look at the photo of Russell Tovey below. Notice anything? No, not his newly-blond hair (is this for the Looking finale?). Nope, not Rocky, his omnipresent and very adorable French bulldog. Keep going down. Look a little lower in the frame. Bingo!

If you really love French bulldogs, you can check out the photo here. 

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James Franco and Straight People Making Gay Films: King Kobra; Nude Locker Room Life; Guys and Their Relationships to Porn

James Franco and Straight People Making Gay Films: King Kobra

Update: Brent Corrigan commented on the film and gave a few thoughts on Facebook with a public announcement. As usual, he did it well. 

I don’t know how else to title this part of the post. In this case what I did use is clearly not my best clickbait, however, also in this case…it is what it is.

Gay content/dramatization is big this year and some straight people are taking full advantage of it.  

The recently announced Christian Slater/Molly Ringwald film King Cobra, though it also plans to dramatize a piece of gay history, will likely offer no such inspiration.

That’s because it will tell the story of gay porn studio Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis’ murder by two of his stars, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes (pictured above right), in 2007. Naturally, James Franco is involved, taking a producing and acting credit.

Naturally.

But there are a few names I haven’t heard since God was a proverbial boy… good old Molly Ringwald and Christian Slater.

They have a Disney twink playing the Brent Corrigan part.

Kocis’ involvement and subsequent legal battle with a then-underage Brent Corrigan, aka Sean Lockhart, added an unhealthy dose of scandal to the already-insane story.

You can read the rest here. 

I think we’ll be hearing more about this and I am curious to know what Brent Corrigan thinks. I follow him on Twitter and he’s a very nice, quiet guy who seems to be an avid equestrian. I hope someone interviews him.

Nude Locker Room Life

On a much lighter note, here’s a video about how the NFL Network aired a nude locker room scene.

Albert Breer’s NFL Network interview with Adam Jones after the Bengals’ win over Buffalo today was… interesting.

All you really need to know is that the NFL GameDay Live staff couldn’t stop laughing about it afterward. Butts and dicks herein. 

I guess if the NFL Network aired this it’s SFW. You can check that out here.  

Guys and Their Relationships to Porn

I love that Queerty continues to post these meme articles. I think they sum fascinating topics up so well they could be used as exercises in blogging for the more verbose bloggers out there.

This one is about how guys often both embrace and scorn adult entertainment.

Here’s one…

I’m gay but I’m really grossed out by gay porn. Does that mean subconsciously I hate myself? Ugh…

Here’s another…


As a gay guy I hate that I’m so immune to porn that I have to look for more taboo stuff.

You can read the rest of them here. It’s a really good example of how various guys feel about adult entertainment and I would imagine it’s basically the same for straight people…men and women.

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