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Architecture Wednesday: 7 Ashley Park Road

11/19/2014 17:00:00 PM

This home is cool. I mean, c’mon a > read more

The Weddings Have Begun ... With More To Come

11/19/2014 13:00:00 PM

It’s game, er, wedding on!A Charleston County judge has issued South Carolina's first same-sex marriage license to Charleston County councilwoman Colleen Condon and her fiancé, Nichols Bleckley; it’s only fitting since they were the first couple > read more

UPDATE: It's Marriage Equality, Y'all!

11/19/2014 06:00:00 AM

It’s a great day in South Carolina.Barring a stay, or emergency order, from the Supreme Court of the United States, marriage equality has come to the state; twice! A pair of rulings released yesterday by two > read more

Rick Snyder: Asshat or Ally?

11/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

The last time I spoke about Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was … wait a minute, let me recall, I think it was, it could have been, oh yeah … yesterday.See, it was just yesterday that Snyder asked that the 300 same-sex marriages performed during th > read more

UPDATE: South Carolina Marriage ... Where We Stand Today

11/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

Where do we stand … let’s see:Last week, in an historic advance for marriage equality, and LGBT Rights, in South Carolina, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Still, he also held up > read more

Hot.Smart.Compassionate.LGBT-Ally. Did I Mention Hot?

11/17/2014 17:00:00 PM

But first, a disclaimer.I find Colin Farrell hot; extremely hot. I always have. He’s been easy on the eyes and, because I love a man with an accent, the ears, ever since I first saw him. I even found him hot during those years when he was kind of a > read more

WTF? Anne Hathaway

11/17/2014 13:00:00 PM

I saw this picture of Anne Hathaway at the > read more

How Would You Like Your Marriage Voided?

11/17/2014 09:00:00 AM

I know firsthand what a feeling it was to go from being “partnered’ to being married; it’s really a subtle difference, maybe a change in speech — > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/16/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

11/15/2014 08:00:00 AM

Andy Dick has done it again!It seems that last week Andy was riding his bike around Hollywood when he saw a guy wearing a chain he liked. So Andy rides over, pops the kickstand down, and asked if he could see it.The guy recognized Andy — though he > read more

PR All-St?rs 4 Ep 2: A Wicked ... Bad ... Outcome

11/14/2014 15:00:00 PM

The show starts and we find the designtestants walking the streets of New York, headed to the Gershwin Theatre. Now, as a show queen — end even though I live in South Carolina — I > read more

Which One Would You Hit?

11/14/2014 12:00:00 PM

Okay, so today we have Jon Kortajarena [on the left], a Spanish model and actor, and [on the right], > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/14/2014 09:00:00 AM

Laverne Cox, on her rather historic year:“So much of the year I’ve had is historic, but this is a moment that is bigger than me. I meet people who say that my role has given them the courage to say, ‘This is who I am’ and ‘I can transition > read more

Random Musings

11/13/2014 15:00:00 PM

You know, last week when the Sixth Circuit Court ruled that discrimination against The Gays re: marriage was just fine, I loved the wingnuts coming out of the woodwork — the Bryan Browns, and the Brian Fishers and the Tony Perkins, and all those re > read more

Photo Screenshot of the Week

11/13/2014 12:00:00 PM

We all know the GOP is a bunch of War Hawks, many of whom never served in the military. They have no problem sending our men and women off to war, even the ones based on lies, but they have real issues with taking care of our veterans when they retur > read more

South Carolina Marriage Equality: Where We Stand

11/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

So, we had kind of a big day here in South Carolina yesterday after Judge Richard Gergel, a US District Court judge, struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban saying it violates the U.S. Constitution. Gergel did, however, issue a stay on his or > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Majorca Villa

11/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

I know it’s winter — or at the very least, fall — for many of you, but this past week in Smallville has been a little bit Indian Summer-ish, with daily highs in the 80s.So, I figured what better time than to jet off to Spain for a stay at a mod > read more

NEWSFLASH!! Love Wins in South Carolina!

11/12/2014 10:08:00 AM

I'm a little shocked, a lot happy, and somewhat weepy, so I'll just copy and paste the story ...via LGBTQNation:"A federal judge struck down > read more

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings Blames Women For Rape

11/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

Stories of sexual assault on college campuses have been all over the news lately, especially with regards to college athletes who sexually assault women being given a kind of pass because, you know, football … or basketball … money. But, Robert J > read more

Papal Props ... Slight Papal Props

11/11/2014 15:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the Catholic Church, and it’s Pope. I have this thing where I don’t like people or organizations who harbor child rapists, who give child rapists pensions for life if they just go away, who pay off victims > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: South Carolina AG Alan Wilson

11/11/2014 09:00:00 AM

But first … I received an email last night from Carrie Warner, one of the attorneys for The Will of the People Fund case, Bradacs v Haley, with some encouraging news via > read more

People Say The Darndest Things

11/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

As I scour this internet thingy, I usually come across the occasional quote that I copy and paste into a future blog posting, like, say, ‘I Didn’t Say It …’ — appearing in this space every Friday morning at 10AM EST ... how's > read more

WTF? Miley Cyrus

11/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

I guess the Go-To Outfit for an amfAR benefit is a suspendered-duct-taped-bondage-looking thing that will take the focus off the cause and place it squarely on your media whoring shoulders.Eh, Miley? > read more

Is Gay A Choice? Did 'God' Make A Mistake?

11/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

When Michael Sam, hoping to join the NFL, came out as gay, a lot of professional football players went into overtly homophobic mode, talking about sharing showers with an openly gay player and how uncomfortable that might be, because, you know, gay m > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/09/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

11/08/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PRAll-St?rs 4 Ep 2: Construction Junction

11/07/2014 15:00:00 PM

The designtestants wake up to find a note directing them to the Skylight at Moynihan Station; it looks like a warehouse, in shambles, but we’re told it’s a very popular, cutting edge Fashion Week venue. I’ll take their word for it.But there are > read more

Would You Hit It?

11/07/2014 12:00:00 PM

I first caught sight of Eddie Redmayne in Les Miserables as Marius and found him totally adorable. He was also in The Other Boleyn Girl and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and will next star as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.All well and good > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

11/07/2014 09:00:00 AM

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, formally coming out as gay:"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has give > read more

Random Musings

11/06/2014 15:00:00 PM

The house next to Casa Bob y Carlos finally sold this week, and I think the new owners will be moving in soon, so I will be asking Carlos, and myself, to tone down our yelling; well, it’s really mock yelling, but to the neighbor’s it might seem, > read more

What's Up With Marriage Equality In South Carolina?

11/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

It was almost a month ago that the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban; and it’s been just a few weeks since other states in that court’s jurisdiction have complied with the ruling, with both West V > read more

Architecture Wednesday: A Bungalow in Teak and Stone

11/05/2014 15:00:00 PM

I don't have a lot to say about this five bedroom, four bathroom house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, except that I love it. I love the Balinese-style of the house; the tropic nature; the wood and stone; that pool.What I don't get, however, is that the a > read more

My Mid-Term Thoughts

11/05/2014 09:00:00 AM

First off, thank god that's over ... > read more

A Plea Deal Will State That Adrian Peterson Never Beat His Son

11/04/2014 15:00:00 PM

If you were sickened by yesterday’s post about the death of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez at the hands of his “mother” and her boyfriend — that post is > read more

North Carolina: Six Judges Resign Over Marriage Equality and the Law

11/04/2014 09:00:00 AM

It was just a few years ago that the people — at least some of the people, a bigoted majority — of North Carolina voted to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the state Constitution, and a lot has changed since then; except for the bigoted people p > read more

Daniel Pierce Joins Board of Homeless LGBT Youth Organization

11/03/2014 15:00:00 PM

Daniel Pierce was 19-years old when he came out as gay to his parents; he decided to videotape the process; it didn’t turn out well. See my post about that HERE.At the start of the video — which you can search out because I don’t need that kind > read more

WTF? Hilary Swank

11/03/2014 12:00:00 PM

Okay, Hilary Swank, we get it; you have a rockin’ body.But this mess, Oy, this mess. It looks like the dress is so bottom heavy that it pulled the top down exposing your bra and, yes, your abs. And the shoes? Oh goddess, those Miss America pumps! H > read more

Give Them Life In The Name Of Gabriel Fernandez

11/03/2014 09:00:00 AM

Gabriel Fernandez was an abused child; one day, his mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, discovered him playing with dolls and sent him to school the next day wearing a dress. That was the least of it; Gabriel; was regularly be > read more

Sunday Funnies

11/02/2014 07:00:00 AM

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Don't Forget! Tonight You Have To ...

11/01/2014 16:00:00 PM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But .... A 'Stupid Girl' Edition

11/01/2014 08:00:00 AM

Oh Lindsay, why do you speak off-the-cuff? You're a line-reader; you should not be talking, Tweeting, Instagramming; nothing.Remember her tweet to Obama after this Tweet from him:“I’ve cut taxes for those who need it: middle-class families, small > read more

PRAll-St?rs 4 Ep 1: Uptown Goin' Down

10/31/2014 15:00:00 PM

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Would You Hit It?

10/31/2014 12:00:00 PM

Jake Gyllenhaal. > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/31/2014 09:00:00 AM

Judy Shepard, on a conversation she once had with her son Matthew about Wyoming and marriage equality: > read more

Random Musings

10/30/2014 15:00:00 PM

Taylor Swift is everywhere this week because she has a new album coming out; get over it, I’m old, and I’ll call them “albums” until I die. But seriously, she’s everywhere and I am so afraid to see that Blow Up Doll’s bright red lips that > read more

PR All-St?rs Starts Tonight

10/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Fourteen of the most talented designers — read: has-beens and losers … okay, I kid, I like some of them — in Project Runway history are sashaying back onto the catwalk for a second shot at winning.Also back, is mentor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, as w > read more

It Was A Hate Crime

10/30/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen, or at least heard about, that airport incident, where an apparently drunken white man attacked a black man, while calling him a n****r over and over again. The whole episode was caught on a cellphone camera—as i > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Villa Modern

10/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

I like this house > read more

Spilled Milk: I'm Married, I'm Married Not by William Lucas Walker

10/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

A friend tipped me off to this piece from > read more

Reverend Schaefer Is Reinstated

10/28/2014 15:00:00 PM

I been following Frank Schaefer’s case for a long time; he’s the Methodist minister who was disciplined > read more

Miss Jones Discovers A Loophole

10/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Around Casa Bob y Carlos we have a few firm rules for the pets: Ozzo stays off all furniture and beds with the exception of the couch in the sunroom. Tuxedo and MaxGoldberg stay off the new chair; Consuelo Roca-Jones stays off all upholstered furnitu > read more

Eric Martin: Bullied and Beaten By Gang Of Students ... And Charged With Assault

10/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

A couple of things about yours truly: I know what it’s like to be bullied. I was bullied for being gay — or at least perceived as being gay — all through junior high and high school. I cannot remember a day going by that I wasn’t called “fa > read more

Phillip and Sandy Unruh Say Same-Sex Marriage Is Theft Of Opposite-Sex Marriage

10/27/2014 15:00:00 PM

The battle for marriage equality, while moving full-steam ahead with more and more states joining in on equality, still has some fights to win, one of them in Kansas.A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Kansas seeking to overturn the state’ > read more

WTF? Diane Keaton

10/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

I love Diane Keaton. I love her movies; I love her ideas; I love to hear her talk, and, well, mostly, I love her fashion sense which has been slightly modernized over the years, but really hasn't changed all that much from the > read more

UPDATE; Madelynn Taylor and Jean Mixner Will Be Buried Together

10/27/2014 09:00:00 AM

I first wrote about Madelynn Taylor — a 74-year-old US … > read more

Sunday Funnies

10/26/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

10/25/2014 08:00:00 AM

When last we left Taylor Swift and Katy Perry they were throwing shade at one another in interviews and on Twitter. Oh, they never say each other’s name, but it’s clear TayTay’s pissy with KayKay, and vice versa; about backup dancers and John M > read more

PR 13, Ep 13 & 14: Finally! The Finale!

10/24/2014 15:00:00 PM

Well, before we get into the PR Finale, I need to take a moment and say that this post is number :::gulp::: 6,000.Six-%$&#-ing-thousand.Even i didn't think I could talk so much, but I just wanna say Thanks for coming along and listening, er, reading > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Jai Rodriguez.I remember him from > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/24/2014 09:00:00 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, > read more

Random Musings

10/23/2014 15:00:00 PM

We don’t take a lot of long vacations here at Casa Bob y Casa. We might take a day trip to Charleston, or an overnight to Asheville or Savannah, but long trips? Not so much. Maybe once a year, if that.So, to leave the house for well over a week to > read more

When All You Have To Prove Your Point Is Lies, You Need To Sit Down

10/23/2014 09:00:00 AM

For years, decades, centuries, we’ve heard the lies that the so-called “religious” folk tell the world about The Gays; that we’re pedophiles, we f**k dogs, we’re mentally ill, diseases, immoral, amoral. We don’t count; we’re bad for fam > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Toro Canyon House

10/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

I always wanted a getaway house and this just might be it … though to “get away” it might require a seven-hour flight followed by a bit of a drive, but still …Toro Canyon House is located on a large plot of land > read more

The Battle of the Amendments

10/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve said it before on this bloggy thing, but it bears repeating: I am > read more

Mama Grizzly Bore™: Perennial ISBL Asshat

10/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

Can you believe it’s been six years since we dodged that bullet, that Double-Barreled Shotgun Blast that could have sent the McCain/Palin ticket to the White House? I mean, bad enough that we’d have Grumpy Grampa McCain perched on the front porch > read more

I'll Hold Off On My Parade For The Catholic Church

10/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

Last week we got word from the Vatican that maybe, > read more

Mr. and Mr.

10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

I remember as a kid — a not-yet-out-but-knowing-I-was-different kid — telling my mother that I would > read more

Wedding Week Repost: An Open Letter To Those Folks Against Marriage Equality

10/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Dear Anti-Marriage Equality People,So, you're against gay marriage? > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Mad About The Town

10/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Well, since I'm away, I thought I'd offer up a little tour of Smallville [real name: Camden} for those of you — and I'm assuming that's > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Happy Anniversary Wedding Day

10/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

I first posted this back on October 17, 2009, the first year of this blog. Back in those days there were only a couple of places where Carlos and I could get married, but we celebrated our anniversary anyway, like a couple of old married men.I seriou > read more

Wedding Week Repost: A Truly Wicked Getaway

10/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

One thing I love ... love ... LOVE ... is a showtune. I sing showtunes so often to Carlos that i fear when he has me committed, and since we'll be married in a couple of days, the possiblilty looms closer, he'll do so because I think I'm Ethel Merman > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Tie Him Up! Tie Him Down!

10/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

In a couple of days we'll become Mister and Mister ... not to be confused with that last century pop group Mr. Mister, so here's another one of those Carlos Stories that y'all seem to like.There are millions from which to choose, but this one, from A > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Straw Hats and Bow Ties

10/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

I remember watching an episode of Sex and the City ... I'm gay, so that answers that question ... and Samantha was asking if anyone is ever really happy in their relationship every single day.Charlotte said she was, and Samantha, stunned, asked, "You > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Equal Rights Aren't Special Rights

10/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

This first appeared on ISBL back in December 2008, and it reinfoirced the belief I had then, and the belief I have now, especially given that I am getting married this week, that, while some folks were all gung ho for Civil Unions, they were "less th > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Make The Yuletide Gay

10/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

Yes, I know it's not Christmas yet, but since we're getting married this week, I'm gonna post one because it looks like a party.I love a good happy jolly Christmas story and since I didn't have one I thought I'd repost this ....Make The Yuletide GayS > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Shake The Etch-A-Sketch

10/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

As we are now winging our way west to tie the noose, er, knot, I have decided to do some reposting for the week. > read more

PR 13 Ep 12: To The Tents!

10/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

Can you imagine? Tim Gunn strolling into your home and waking you up with those dulcet tones? I think Tim should sell his voice for alarm clacks: > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It ...

10/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

Ted Olson, who, along with fellow AFER attorney David Boies, represented Timothy Bostic and Tony London in their suit against Virginia, on the SCOTUS announcement:"It does seem to suggest, if I was a federal judge, I would read today’s decision as > read more

Random Musings

10/09/2014 15:00:00 PM

When we were at South Carolina Pride a few weeks back, Carlos found a kilt he wanted to buy. His grandfather was from England — he moved to Mexico as an adult and lived there the rest of his life — and Carlos has always been an Anglophile.Now, hi > read more

I'm In A Marriage State Of Mind: UPDATE: West Virginia Goes Equal UPDATE: Nevada Won't Fight it

10/09/2014 09:00:00 AM

Man oh man, do I have marriage on my mind these days, and not just my own—have I mentioned on here at all that Carlos and I are becoming Mr. and Mr. next week? I wasn’t sure ….Anyway, the way things stand in South Carolina right now is this: Go > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Narigua House

10/08/2014 15:00:00 PM

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American Horror Story: Freakshow

10/08/2014 12:00:00 PM

It debuts tonight on FX, with Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, Finn Wittrock, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters and Wes Bentley.Also set to appear are Patti LaBelle and Matt My-Husband- > read more

File Under: "Yeah, Like That's Gonna Happen!"

10/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

In what surely must be the most delusional thing to ever come out of his mouth — including his assertion of heterosexuality, which is laughable, at best, and pathetic, at worst — this week South Carolina’s own Lindsey Graham has said he is thin > read more

Two Cases Of Bullying ... Two Ridiculous Outcomes

10/07/2014 15:00:00 PM

We’ve heard all the stories about students bullying other students; pushing, shoving, taunting, teasing, beatings; we’ve heard it all. And we’ve heard of teachers who bully students, or allow the bullying of one student by another to continue, > read more

Haley and Wilson Won't Give Up ... Even When They've Already Lost

10/07/2014 09:00:00 AM

First, some back-story: in August 2013, Katie Bradacs and her wife, Tracie Goodwin-Bradacs, filed a lawsuit against Nikki Haley and the state demanding that South Carolina recognize their same-sex marriage — performed legally in Washington DC. > read more

Those Two Little Words May Be Coming To South Carolina

10/06/2014 15:00:00 PM

There I was, at home this morning, getting a list of things that we need for our trip to Washington; money for the license, money for the judge; money; something nice to wear when I say ‘I do.’And I started thinking, again. Is this going to chang > read more

WTF? Tara Reid

10/06/2014 12:00:00 PM

A few year's back, Tara Reid, who was Lohan before Lohan became Lohan, was at a premier and the spaghetti strap on her gown slipped off revealing her bare breast ... just the one.Now, Reid has > read more

Thoughts on Life and Death and Dying

10/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

I don't think this is as maudlin as the title suggests, but give it a read and you be the judge ....We have had three deaths in our little circle of friends this past month, and, as happens, it’s gotten me thinking — not always a good thing, some > read more

Sunday Funnies

10/05/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

10/04/2014 08:00:00 AM

Jennifer Love Hewitt is one of the most annoying people on the planet, and not just because > read more

PR 13 Ep 11: Storage Wars … or … The Bitterest Loser

10/03/2014 15:00:00 PM

Well, well, well, wake up to Heidi! Actually, wake up to the surprise [?] that sometime during the night, while you slept, someone crept into your room and left a Samsung tablet on the counter and that’s where you find Heidi the next day, directing > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/03/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It ...

10/03/2014 09:00:00 AM

Eric Holder, US Attorney General, on whether or not the country is ready for marriage equality nationwide:"Yeah, I think the country is ready for that. I think all the polls certainly show that. The reactions to the continuing number of court cases t > read more

Random Musings

10/02/2014 15:00:00 PM

Overheard at Work:Me: CJ? Can you pass me that folder?My Boss: His name is Clinton ...Me: Funny, when he introduced himself to me he said his name was CJ so I'll call him CJ.My Boss: Well, his name was Clinton.Me: > read more

An Open Letter to Melissa and Aaron Klein

10/02/2014 09:00:00 AM

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Architecture Wednesday: A2 House

10/01/2014 15:00:00 PM

This house is one of my favorites to feature: an old home, in this case an old Italian farmhouse, transformed into a modern day home with a new, more efficient, more 21st > read more

Happy Birthday Jeri

10/01/2014 09:00:00 AM

Life is strange; I’ll start there.My mother passed away from lung cancer on February 17, 2007, and this past February 15, 2014, my sister passed away from the same disease. I somehow knew my sister, who had been in failing health, would go right ar > read more

Things Stupid People Say, Part 2: Republican Glenn Grothman: People Should Work Seven Days A Week

09/30/2014 15:00:00 PM

I thought it might be hard to picker a winner of the Things Stupid People Say Contest, but it wasn’t difficult at all.It’s > read more

Things Stupid People Say, Part 1: The Benham Twins: We’re Like ISIS Victims

09/30/2014 09:00:00 AM

David and Jason Benham are a couple of mildly attractive contractors, or house flippers, or do-it-yourselfers, who managed to attract the attention of HGTV over the summer. And when the network offered them a TV show, they leapt at the chance to shar > read more



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