Thursday, June 21, 2007


There is a certain energy... a certain buzz in the air. Can you feel it? Can you sense the potential?

Ah yes, June 21, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Just this side of the 45th parallel, it's not exactly the land of the midnight sun, but we can get pretty damn close. More like the land of the 10:30 p.m. sun, I suppose.

Sunrise at like 4 in the morning. Sunset, well-near the end of prime time. The day is long, goddamn long, and it is good.

Which leads me to wonder, what else is long, but good?

How about the Dodger Dog? The worlds first foot-long all beef wiener. Sitting in the center field grand stands at Dodger Stadium, sucking down foot-long wieners! Now, that's the way to spend a Summer afternoon.

Oh, and, Long Johns! Nothing says "winter comfort" like thermal underwear.

Don't forget Lagaan, India's longest movie. Second only to the full three-volume extended edition of Lord of the Rings, Lagaan runs for many hours over the course of several discs. Sexy girls dancing, sweaty men playing with bats and balls. There is even a sticky wicket. Good long movie...

Shelly Long. Short career.

The Longest Day, another longish movie about D-day, starring absolutely everyone who was anyone in Hollywood between the McCarthy hearings and the moon landing.

Lastly, a yard of beer. Nothing proves manliness like grasping the long vessel by the neck, and tilting it back into your mouth, swallowing the foaming brew. No one really needs a yard of beer, but who says you should limit yourself to things you need?

Ok. That's about it. Are there any other long things that you happen to like?


  1. This was a very gay-friendly posting.

  2. I like long strolls on the beach and long novels by the fireplace.

    I agree with Fred. You get a C-

  3. John Holmes10:29 AM

    Good post.

  4. pinocchio10:33 AM

    Sit on my face and make me lie.

  5. long john silver10:41 AM


  6. captain bligh10:45 AM

    I like longboats.

  7. theres something to be said for length

    but width wins every time

  8. john j audubon11:25 AM

    I've always been fond of long-billed curlews and long-billed dowitchers.

  9. Tipperary12:01 PM

    It's a long way to go.

  10. george harrison1:18 PM

    Its been a long, long, long time.

  11. Barry Bonds2:06 PM

    I've hit a few long balls.

  12. henry v3:52 PM

    I heart longbows.


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