Monday, December 21, 2009

Stuff Rob in Your Stocking

The wait is over! You can finally take Rob home for the holidays. Rob's CD "Foiled Again Live" is available on starting today!

You can order MP3s of the disc there or just listen to audio samples.

Click here to listen or order a CD

And how about that sexy album art? That painting was used by permission by our dreamy friend and out Chicago-artist Matthew Lew

Friday, December 11, 2009

Craig's List Ad: Free TV... too funny.

Found this on the Craig's List:

Free workingLCD tv (west burbs)

Date: 2009-12-07, 2:56AM CST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Free LCD TV.Yes it works perfectly.Yes it has a remote. No i wont deliver. Why is it FREE you ask????? My room mate thought it would be "hysterical" to pause gay porn on my TV while my girlfriend and I were on vacation for
2 weeks, thus burning and image into the screen. So...If you dont mind a sillouette of a skinny white guy taking a load in the face from the biggest black penis in recorded history forever adorning your new TV, Its yours.

Location: west burbs

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hot (Church Lady) Cocoa Mix Time!

OMG it's cold out there. So it's time for that Iowa tradition so dear to the Purge Boys hearts!
Church Lady Cocoa Mix!

From the Alta United Methodist Women's Cookbook 1993

1 (8qt) box of Carnation instant (powdered) milk
1 6oz jar of coffee creamer
1 16oz box of Nestle's Quick
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Use 1/3 to 1/4 cup powdered mix for each cup of hot water. TOUCH OF FANCY: top with mini marshmallows or whipped cream with Chocolate or Cinnamon sprinkled on top.

Stay warm y'all

Monday, November 23, 2009

You stay classy, Adam Lambert

So I didn't watch much of the American Music Awards last night but I did happen to catch Adam Lambert's performance.... eek.

Now, IN MY OPINION, I get that he's trying to break out of the "Up With People" vibe that some American Idol folks have, but the simulated blow job, on top of flicking off the audience, on top of a really shitty song, sung poorly... ick.

See for yourself:

I will say that I found it kinda emo hot when he made out with the keyboardist... BUT STILL.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Levi's Peen (maybe, well 90% sure)

From Huff Post:
Levi Johnston will almost definitely exhibit full-frontal nudity in Playgirl next month, his manager says. Manager Tank Jones is "90 percent sure" that Johnston will bare all. TMZ reported in September that the former boyfriend of Bristol Palin wasn't sure whether he would show "the front or the back."

A representative for the magazine told the New York Post that the shoot will happen in mid-November "in order to get the pictures out for the holidays."
"We're working out the actual details day-by-day, and have come to a very happy conclusion, which we feel readers will be enthralled by," the rep added. Johnston has been working out six days a week in preparation for the big reveal.

Read more at:

I hope it's big, or this is not going to be a good move for him...

Shake Weight for Men (or porn stars)

Looks like he's about to get dynamic inertia all over his face... am I right ladies?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

If I could turn back time... hubba, hubba

While our "Fall Back" daylight savings time doesn't start until Nov. 1st, the UK is getting ready now:

I think our public service announcements should be like this. I think if we had a "The More You Know" with a naked soap stud, it would be pretty effective.
BTW that's Robert Kazinsky, from the British soap EastEnders. delish.

(via Towleroad)

Improv Everywhere: Brightening Up Old Ladies Days, One Uncomfortable Musical at a Time.

The folk at Improv Everywhere have produced another impromptu musical, this time at a grocery store. They actually got some good singers this time:

Also, you might remember the Food Court Musical from a few years ago:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

As if Gossip Girl could get any gayer...

This is the big gay kiss on Gossip Girl that all the blogs were a twitter about a few months ago.

"Do you really think I've never kissed a guy before?"

No, no I don't...

Sunday, October 18, 2009


The Daily Purge is now being hosted on new feed. If you subscribe via iTunes, you don't need to do anything. You have probably noticed a new Purge icon popping up on your list of podcast list. This is where the new episodes will appear. However, if you are a subscriber through other feed catchers, please update your feed to:

Thanks for listening, as always, we adore you!

Friday, October 16, 2009

March Montage

I might be turning into a political gay.

Favorite sign? The one that says "Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine."

Love you gays! Love all of the people out there working their tails off and marching for our rights. Very inspiring.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Last night's Modern Family and Glee are MUST SEE's!

Set your TiVos ladies...

I haven't laughed so hard at a pilot for a new TV show is a long time. Really great!

Unfortunately it is on the same time as Glee... thank goodness for duel tuner DVRs and/or Hulu.

Last night's Glee was pretty damn awesome too...

Friday, September 04, 2009

The Joans' "Mad At The Dirt"

Here's the music vidjo for "Mad At The Dirt" by The Joans
Check out their new CD! Fun stuff.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Horrifying... but does it work?

US Swimmer Ricky Berens does the splits... HONK! (nsfw)

US Swimmer and Beijing relay gold medalist Ricky Berens tore the back of his swimsuit in a qualifying heat of the 4x100m relay freestyle on Sunday during the World Swimming Championships in Rome. Shortly before stepping up to the starting block, the University of Texas senior leaned down to stretch and his suit tore.

"I kind of freaked out for just a second," Berens said. "I felt like [the hole] was almost down to my knees. I felt like I was putting on a pretty good show."

He did. And the US qualified for finals and won.

That just made my day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"I know how it is...": NEW/old JMH Podcast now on iTunes!

As I mentioned on this week's show, my story podcast, "I know how it is..." is making a comeback!
If you are still subscribed to the old ikhii feed, you can unsubscribe.
Then go here and resubscribe!

Also go check out the redesigned and comment on episodes.

The original 8 episodes are live on the feed right now and a new episode will be up this weekend!

Thanks for all of the email encouragement about my stories, hopefully this can be a good home for them.


Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Freak Out

I had a similar reaction when my mom refused to renew my Leonardo DiCaprio Fan Club membership.

(PS- watch the remote on his bed... )

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pride Moms 2009!

You all might remember the video that Rob did last year profiling these amazing ladies, Margaret and Nora, who we called the "Pride Moms" Well they were back this year in full force... even with a few obstacles in their way.

(sorry for the shakey cam, don't know what was happening there)

Here is the original video from last year:

Also, stay tuned, I'm putting the parade video together this week.

Hope you had an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Bean's New Ink

Here are the picture's of Jay's new tattoo we talked about on the latest purge.

Study Abroad Scarves

Click here to see pics of me and my friend Christine trying to make this hideous trend work out for us. I think we really nailed it.

Monday, June 22, 2009


This is a documentary short that a film students made and I really think that is it amazing to see what happens with people when you ask them a question as simple as "are you in love?"

The girl with the Little Edie vibe to her... goodness that is some PAIN.
This also makes me realize that I work with some damn talented kids.

Cereal Wednesday: YouTube Done Right!

So I found this YouTuber that does breakfast cereal reviews. At first I was all, "What the fuck is this?" but after listening him go on and on about Chocolate Rice Chex, it became quite funny to me. Also, he knows quite a lot about the cereal, which in turn is quite interesting. They are like 10 minutes each... lol. YouTube channel is here

Here is his review of Golden Crisp:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Does this dance make me look gay? (NSFW)

This video has the following description:
"i am dancing seductively for every girl on the internet do u care

please send this to girls that u know my gf just broke up with me and i lack fundamental human feelings again."

Is this how straight guys seduce now? poor girls...

The Times of Harvey Milk

YouTube is doing this awesome thing and posting the AMAZING documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" Watch it in it's entirety:

It's truly an amazing companion piece to "Milk"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Maybe drive-thru safaris aren't such a good idea...

The Real Housewives of NJ really know how to keep it classy.

The "Fire David Letterman" Rally: A clear picture of Right-Wing America

For those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know; I have been greatly upset by the right-wing extremists attack on David Letterman over a joke that he told about Sarah Palin's 18 year old daughter (though there was a misunderstanding and it was perceived as the 14 year old daughter). Anyway, they mobilized and picketed his show taping yesterday and here it is:

I think Dave will be fine...

Kathy Griffin on Larry King Live

I love her...

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Literal Translation of Joe Cocker.

This is very funny to me...

5 Days to New iPhones

I'm so excited... I'll be getting mine on Friday and Rob is getting his Saturday (I think). With the next gen camera and video recording, it will be much easier to post on this blog right from our phone. AND I know that a certain NSFW site will greatly benefit from the auto focus.... YAY!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

well, no f*cking sh*t...

"I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay. I've been living in Los Angeles for eight years as a gay man. I've been at clubs drunk making out with somebody in the corner...Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler. I didn’t want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context. I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It’s just another part of me....[Ultimately], I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader."

Anybody care? Is this a liberation? What are your thoughts?

She crazy

Two Tickets on the Nutballs Train

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our Matty Lew: Advocate's 40 under 40

Our dear friend and listener Matty Lew has just made the Advocate's 40 under 40 list!!!

From the Advocate:

One-of-a-kind, limited edition, and exclusive are terms that sell in the art world, but for Chicago artist Matthew Lew, the opposite has always been true. “Everyone should be able to have art on their walls,” he says.

Although prints of his works are widely available at stores like CB2 (a Crate and Barrel spin-off), they’re not homogenized. Location informs his process. For some of his works, Lew has infused his paints with waters and wines from around the world, to make them more emblematic of the places they portray. Lew is also inspired by the iconography of Chicago’s skyline and has created a series of multimedia works that

resemble the extruded towers and exaggerated verticality of artist Wayne Thiebaud’s San Francisco cityscapes.

“These paintings have a lot to do with the city’s architecture and how diverse it is,” Lew says. The mottling of bold colors in his works echo America’s quintessential multicultural metropolis and underscore the celebratory nature of his palette. Lew’s inclusive approach extends to his work in collage, photography, abstract art, and landscape painting.

“The way I make art is a process of complete experimentation. I could be inspired by the color combinations in an scene from SpongeBob SquarePants -- I never know where it’s going to come from.”

(via The Advocate)

Check out Matty's art at:


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kris Allen wins... end of story.

Personal Opinion:
So the media is making last night's American Idol vote in to a Red State / Blue State issue which I'm sorry to say is bullshit. Kris Allen deserved to win just as much as Adam Lambert. Non-news stories make me crazy!!!

I'm sure Adam will be wildly successful as well, so let's not make this a "America hates gays" thing.

End of Rant.

P.S. Kris is hot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

AHHH! The Online Speak & Spell!

If you were a child of the 80's as I was, the Speak & Spell was pretty much the coolest thing ever. Now someone has put a mostly functioning version online!

I love the internet! play with it here!

I have been playing it for a while now and quite unfortunately, I still suck at spelling!

Here is me with my Speak & Spell (approx 1984, I would guess... ugly couch)

Idol Finale Results tonight.

So who is it going to be?

Personally, I would be fine with either, but I want a re-write on that crap song that's going to be their first single. eww.


Glee! left me filled with glee.

I hope all of you caught the pilot of the new Fox series "Glee" last night after idol.
I personally thought it was f-ing awesome and filled with joy and put me in a place of missing my show choir days!

Here's the trailer:

I can't wait for Fall.

Here is the whole pilot:

Monday, May 04, 2009

NEW BLOG LOVE: Awkward Boners

This is a blog that I came across via OMGBlog and it is just delightful.

Check it out!

Happy Birthday Robbie!

It was Rob's birthday yesterday! We hoisted it up at the Sidetrack and had a wonderful time. Here all about on the next Purge!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Auto-Tune The News

I don't know if it is just me, but this shit really cracks me up.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Then there was Bea Arthur.

Bea Arthur died at the age of 86. My heart is broken but I know how much she was loved and how much she will be missed.
this is the autographed picture Bea sent me for my birthday.

RIP Bea, one classy lady.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grey Gardens Mini-Review

Oh hi.

Thanks to the good people at Entertainment Weekly I got to go to a special sneak peak tonight.


I'm a proud geek about all things Beales and Grey Gardens related.

And I have to say that I was very satisfied. There was no new information for me, but a lot of wonderful scenes that connect the dots for us and let us see pivotal moments in the Beale women's lives.

It still is trying very hard to answer the question posed by the documentary "How on earth could this happen?" Trying to answer that question is the chief problem with the Broadway show. And let me just say as much as I liked Grey Gardens: The Musical - this was a lot more on track for me. There was no queer sense of this all coming together on one magical/tragic afternoon. We get a full progression of high-life to squalor here - and it all makes sense. Although I still maintain that the magic of the documentary is that it just doesn't make sense - it doesn't need to in my opinion.

I had a great time reading the HBO website and all of the amazing research they did putting it together. I really feel that the design of the HBO film is amazing. One thing I've always wanted after seeing both of the Mayles' documentaries was a better sense of the floor plan of the home. The HBO film gives you a wonderful sense of the actual layout of the home. It was awesome. But the landscape around the HBO home? all wrong. It makes it seem like Lily Pond Lane is in the middle of the woods or something. It is not.

Jessica Lange is unreal - so effing good. Just hand her the Emmy and Golden Globe now. She found tiny nuances in Big Edie that she added throughout her performance. My favorite was the wicked little giggle and smile that she had down perfect.

It was great to see Phelan. And Buddy and Phelan, Jr. There's no Lois - no Jerry. Lots and lots of cats.

I liked Malcolm Gets as Gould - and bought this take on the Gould/Big Edie relationship much more than the grody/Cole Porter-wannabe character we get in the musical

A little correction - maybe a jab at the musical when they talk about how she and Joe Kennedy barely knew each other.

Instead we get to see her relationship with Cap - the married man Little Edie slept with while pursuing her acting career, played by Daniel Baldwin.

The scene with Jackie O was kinda cool. Although I don't remember Jackie's thighs ever being so meaty. Sorry Jeanne.

The make-up and costumes were amazing.

Drew, Drew, Drew - like most people I've seen try "to do" Little Edie - she was just a little off. Its hard - cause she's so Drew Barrymore - its tough to see her as another REAL person. But she does alright - and serves the story ok. She's ok. Again - Jessica is AMAZING.

I was very emotional when we saw the scenes about the raid that the Suffolk County Board of Health led. I had read that the women were deeply scarred by the event - so I was a little worked up watching this scene.

Favorite thing: The end credits showing Little Edie's cabaret show at Reno Sweeney. I've always dreamed that someone had a bootleg of that - or wished I could go back in time to see her finally be a star. So we get a little piece of it - and it is wonderful. Loved it - and I want those shoes.

I might have more to say or write later - so stay tuned to this week's Daily Purge for more Grey Gardens ramblings.

Can't wait to see it again.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bunny Fail.

"Cranston police have arrested an alleged cyberstalker.

Ann Bruno, a local costume shop owner, is accused of using a computer to harass a competitor.

NBC 10s Jim Taricani attempted to question her about it in what turned out to be an unusual interview."

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Adam Lambert singing "Come to Me, Bend to Me." (fill in your own joke)

I LOVE me some Brigadoon, and he is a American Idol's own singing my favorite song from the show!

It's real pretty.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The NEW Daily Purge Webiste

After countless hours of tedious trial and error, the new homepage for the Daily purge is complete.
Many of your have asked for these new features for a while now:
* Commenting ability on specific shows
* A history of episodes with music information
* Sharing to Facebook and other social network.
* Everything in one place... no clicking all over the place.
* A Contact Us Form, no need to open your email.
* A quick easy link to the blog.

Hopefully this will streamline a lot of the hick-ups of the old site.

Check it out now!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Poor JMH!

Purge Fans!

This just in - J. Michael had to have some emergency oral surgery! Yikers. So say a lil healing/get well prayer for him and we'll be back in the saddle again soon.

We have so much to talk about - Idol updates, WINGS opening, the play reading I did with Tony-Winner Deanna Dunnagan, and two weeks in a row of the Purge boys hitting showtunes night at Sidetrack

Get Well Johnny!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

BLOG LOVE: This why you're fat.

I was turned on to this blog by Ms. Wanda Wisdom...
This is why you're fat.

I love this, the sad part is when I look at this, I'm like 10% disgusted and 90% wanting it in me... the food that is...

32 Songs in 8 Mins... and a dreamy boy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Liza sings Michael Jackson

Tonight's American Idol made me think of this classic Liza moment.

Liz Taylor is another highlight

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The New Take on Grey Gardens (Updated)

Towleroad had this posted up today. The trailer for the new HBO Films "Grey Gardens":

and The Advocate has a "behind the house" special:

UPDATE: Here is another behind the scenes:

I hope it's good...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kenneth The Page and Gov. Bobby Jindal... twins.

The minute that Bobby Jindal started talking the other night, I imediately thought of Kenneth from 30 Rock, I was not alone...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NSFW: Naked People

Well this site is quite something...

If only the you had to click on people to make their clothes disappear... what would this world be like? ... probably disgusting.

(via OMGBlog)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

NEW BLOG: the haas note

For those of you that need to read blogs all day, I have decided to move my old personal blog to it's new domain. There you will find a more personal blogging reflection... more serious stuff then is appropriate here, general reflections, basic bullshit diary type stuff... and my amazon wish list ;)

Check it out.

More Dustin Lance Black


Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar's Best Speech: Dustin Lance Black

Here is the text:
Oh my God. This was, um. This was not an easy film to make. First off, I have to thank Cleve Jones and Anne Kronenberg and all the real-life people who shared their stories with me. And, um, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco, and our entire cast, my producers, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, everyone at Groundswell and Focus, for taking on the challenge of telling this life-saving story. When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life, it gave me the hope to one day live my life openly as who I am and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married.

I want to thank my mom who has always loved me for who I am, even when there was pressure not to. But most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he’d want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by the government or by their families that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours. (Wild applause from the audience.) Thank you, thank you, and thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What's Up, Universe... Antony in Chicago, Tonight!

So all of this talk about Antony and the Johnsons must have brought them here to Chicago. I got a call from the Bean just now asking me if I want to go see their concert tonight. I had no idea they were even in town...
There are still tickets available ($30, general admission) at ticketmaster.
They are playing at The Vic (3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago)
Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:30 show.

I'll be there! I can't wait!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Just Stunning: Antony & The Johnsons, "The Crying Light"

So, I know that Antony & The Johnsons is not for everyone, but their new album "The Crying Light" is just absolutely stunning. Thanks to our dear listener Mark who gifted it to me on iTunes (thanks so much!!!).
I know the cover art is a little freaky... but, if I may make one suggestion, if you don't want to buy the whole album. Buy the song "Everglade" it is well worth the $.99. It is my favorite right now... it moved me as I was walking home in the rain tonight. Here's the iTunes link
Here is a video made of the song, the sounds not great, but at least you can here it:

Here is the video for "Another World" also off this album: