Friday, May 12, 2006

Whispers at the bus stop

Oh my. Where are my manners? Grandma would be mortified, were she not already rigor mortised. It's after noon and I have yet to offer you some meat. Why the delay? I was doing a little self-google-desktop search to see if I'd previously featured Mr. Anderson Cooper on MEAT FRIDAY. Turns out he's been oft-discussed, like when I mentioned him as the seed for why I'm horny for hurricanes. Or when I fantasized about Sanjay Gupta and I being the bread for an Anderson sandwich. But I couldn't find him on the MEAT roster. I really should keep one of those to save time. Who the hell cares anyway, right? Who deserves the Meat Redux more than the man who nightly brings the Blue Steel to CNN?360 degrees, indeed. Who else would gladly go around the world with/on A-Coop? And yes, yes, he's nearly 40
::gasps from the twinkophiles:: but I promise that eventually, once again, youth will be served. As meat. Just not yet. Cuz right now, as has been apparent with my posts of late, nearly 40 is at the low end of my target demographic, or rather, the demographic that hits my target. Oh, and you know he's gay, right? Gay Sean Hayes-stizz, though. I'm not sure what I think about that. Is it just keeping one's private life private or is it being unnecessarily obtuse for some other purpose? Anyway, he's the HAWTNESS and he's the MEAT. Seriously, he covered Katrina with storm effluvia up to his knees, but he was wearing Prada up to his neck. Love.Special thanks to freakgirl for the suggestion. Gay guys, straight girls, we all love him.

20 comments:

maddie said...

Of course he was wearing Prada... his mother was a designer! :) I love reading about this guy. From growing up in NYC, to his brother's suicide, to keeping his private life/orientation, to choking up on national tv during his Katrina coverage, he really is a fascinating guy. Not to mention completely gorgeous, with those blue eyes. Mmm. Nice.

freakgirl said...

You're welcome. :)

His mom was Gloria Vanderbilt, yes?

maddie said...

That's right, freakgirl.

Michael said...

His mom IS Gloria Vanderbilt. GV is still kickin' it. Quite the fascinating person herself.

Speaking of hot guys, there's an incredibly hot guy standing in my bedroom as we speak. The Phantom Guy. Sounds good, but he's actuall The Phantom Screen Guy. Installing the retractable screen for the french door to my patio. I think he sensed my Pavlovian response to his craggy tanned face and tight lil' bod cuz he was mentioning his wife after a few minutes. Damn, am I that obvious? Speaking of obvious, I'm about to attempt a surreptitious phonecam shot of him, for your enjoyment.

freakgirl said...

Damn, I thought GV was dead. My bad.

Michael Guy said...

ANDERSON COOPER is coverboy on the JUNE issue of VANITY FAIR. Major profile story. And, yes, his mother IS Gloria "Poor Little Rich Girl" Vanderbilt of THE Vanderbilts. But some of HER money came from those great Seventies 'Gloria Vanderbilt' designer jeans...by Marjani?! And then there was the fragrance line. Sheesh!

The double-page spread of Anderson and his mom must have kept a PhotoShop pro fairly busy; she's well into her seventies..and looks fairly good for her age. But then again, not like she was a cashier/bagger at the local KROGER's for any part of her charmed existance. Still...watching one's son fly over the Park Avenue penthouse balcony is no charmer either. She wrote a book about that sad chapter in her life; "A Mother's Story" is a heartbreaking tale of that dark tragedy.

Michael Guy said...

"nearly 40 is at the low end of my target demographic"

I suck at math, Michael; how many times does 40 go into 50?

My bad.

Michael said...

It means FIFTY hits my SWEETSPOT, darling.


PS I know I'm overdoing it with the "darling" all the time, but ever since reading The Line of Beauty, I can't stop myself. I just found that there was a BBC movie of it. MUST. HAVE.

Michael Guy said...

:: blush ::

xiaoxia said...

Anderson Cooper is NOT gay! I've had a couple of discussions about it with Mr. Jones/Max but I've yet to be convinced of Anderson's homosexuality. I KNOW he's straight because he's going to marry me later in life. Duh.

freakgirl said...

Aw, poor sweet xiaoxia. ;)

Don't stop believing! Hold onto that feeling!

Michael said...

Here's where Xiaoxia and I bust out our take on "The Girl Is Mine", y'all. Enjoy.

Later, if the mood strikes, we might do our variation of "Ebony And Ivory".

The Other Andrew said...

Michael & Michael sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G...

(You're* the cuteness, both of you.)

* Look and learn, big guy. You're (not your) welcome!

Michael said...

Andrew,
ONE TIME! One time and you'll never let me live it down. It's like that time I _______ed myself at a bar on Cinco de Mayo and do you think they ever let me live it down?

The Other Andrew said...

:)

You _________ed yourself? Dude.

Michael Guy said...

MICHAEL: I'm hoping that means "PISSed" myself...cuz if it's "FUCKed" myself I need pictures.

ANDREW: We are not sitting in a tree. But we're near some woods.

Jen said...

Even if you had done him already, it's not like it's gauche to do him again. Repeat meat: it's a good thing.

Michael said...

No, no, nothing so dramatic. I exposed myself. But there is possibly extant photographic evidence of it out there somewhere.

Jen, wise words. Wise words.

Michael said...

I just picked up the Vanity Fair issue that MG mentioned. The one with Anderson on the cover. They excerpt his forthcoming memoir. I hadn't thought of picking it up, until now. Good stuff in there. And Xiaoxia, just read a few lines and all will be answered. So. Gay. Anyway, MG alluded to Anderson's remarkably preserved mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, but holy crap, I was not prepared for the picture included in the piece. Now I'm not so sure that she isn't dead. How else to explain virtually no change in her appearance since Anderson was a wee sprite? She's either embalmed and they just prop her up in different poses, or she's Queen of the Damned.

xiaoxia said...

Damn you all! A girl can only dream...