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The United States Postal Service release their Harvey Milk commemorative stamps next month. However, their Finnish counterparts have outdone them with their decision to honor one of the most influential gay artists in history. Pretty progressive for a country where same-sex marriage is still illegal.

Touko Laaksonen better known as Tom of Finland remains a towering and iconic figure in the gay art scene with his unapologetic depictions of gay sex. With over 3,500 illustrations to his credit, choosing which ones to highlight proved a daunting task. Graphic illustrator Timo Berry was tapped to select the artwork to be printed on the stamps released this Fall.

“The sheet portrays a sensual life force and being proud of oneself. There is never too much of that in this northern country,” says Timo Berry.

The release of the stamps will coincide with an exhibition of Laaksonen’s work at Finland’s Postal Museum. The above picture is one of three featured on a miniature sheet which contains three 1st class self-adhesive stamps. Check out the slightly NSFW sheet below.

check out the full sheet after the jump

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I’ve always found those brief interviews Alex Trebek conducts with Jeopardy contestants always a bit awkward. There’s only so much magic you can squeeze into 15-20 seconds of banter. This one, however, takes the cake.

When Trebek asked previous champion Tom Cavanaugh what he plans to do with this winnings, he revealed to complete a documentary about sweatshop labor he’s been working on. Tom then jokingly said, including “the 8-year-olds who made your fancy suit there, Alex.” A combination of gasps and nervous laughter then followed from the audience. “Was that a too low? Was that a low blow?” Tom asked, as Trebek recoiled.

My only question during this is where does Tom’s shirt and pants came from. I’m willing to do the investigative work and read the labels. Time to undress there Mr. Cavanaugh. Does anyone else think he’s kinda cute? Watch the entire thing go down below. To get to the juicy bits, skip to the 1:28 mark.

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Love Game of Thrones? Obsessed with House of Cards? Do you prefer Quiznos over Subway? If you’re three for three, this clip is for you. The fast food submarine sandwich establishment teamed up with Toasty TV for an oddly entertaining mashup parody titled House of Thrones.

Seriously, it’s so whacky you can’t help but finish the clip. The guy playing Kevin Spacey, Ross Marquand, does a sensational impression of the actor. It’s one of the best I’ve seen of Spacey. In fact, Kevin himself approves of the spoof. He tweeted, “We weren’t sure what should happen in #HouseOfCards Season 3 but I think I’ve figured it out,” as he linked to the video. Check it out below.

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Porn Hub Unleashes Cute Ad Campaign Contest

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Over 35 million people visit PornHub.com every day according to their statistics. The YouTube of adult clips wants to reach the next 35 million. To do so, they recently launched a contest searching for their next Creative Director. They’re asking people to submit work-safe ads that can be channeled through mainstream media.

Obviously the artwork has to be relatively “G-rated.” Pornhub.com Vice President for Marketing Corey Price revealed that early submissions had the appropriate level of humor without being explicit. Check out a few below. If you’re interested, you only have until March 31 to submit your creative.

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How To Tell If You’re A Basic Bitch

In: Donovan, Random Reads
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What is a basic bitch? She’s an extra regular female according to Urban Dictionary. I have a few other definitions but definitely not suitable to share here. Get me drunk one night and I’ll spill ;)

College Humor has come up with a hilarious new clip featuring Patrick Warburton. He plays a doctor who unfortunately has to diagnose a basic bitch about her basicness. From Uggs, tacky tattoos, to lame-ass hashtags, this poor bitch is oozing basicness from every pore. Is there a cure? How will her boyfriend react? Watch it all unfold below. It’s definitely something not to be missed.

The only thing that would make it better is if some homo was being told he was basic. I fully expect a gay version of this to surface online in the coming days. I can’t wait.

watch the hilarious clip after the jump

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I’m sure by now you’ve seen the “First Kiss” clip. It featured twenty complete strangers kissing for the first time. Naturally, since the video went viral, parodies would follow.

One of the first and most hilarious comes courtesy of Pimm’s Girl Comedy. Featuring cinematography by Luke Wyatt, their version is a bang-on take but with a twist. Instead of locking lips, the twenty strangers jerk each other off. It’s a definite must-watch. Check out “First Handjob” below. I guarantee a happy ending ;)

watch both clips after the jump

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For those gays who don’t watch Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise (Atlanta specifically) or RuPaul’s Drag Race, you probably aren’t up-to-date with all the latest gay lingo. Even if you do follow those shows, perhaps you don’t exactly quite understand what ‘hunty,’ ‘turnt up‘ or other numerous catchphrases mean. If either is the case, you’re in luck. Eliot Glazer is here to break it all down for you.

The comedian gives in-depth definitions for all of them in his Reluctant Gay Dude’s Guide To Modern Day Vernacular. He posted part one of his definitions when HBO’s Looking premiered. With the season finale upon us, Glazer uploaded the second part. Check out both clips below.

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At a certain point during Seattle Seahawks’ massive beatdown of the Denver Broncos, the commercials were far more interesting than the big game itself. Without a doubt, the advert that generated the biggest buzz was Coke’s “It’s Beautiful” spot. It showcased a wide array of American life including a same-sex family. According to GLAAD, it was a Super Bowl first.

“Including a gay family in this ad is not only a step forward for the advertising industry, but a reflection of the growing majority of Americans from all walks of life who proudly support their LGBT friends, family and neighbors as integral parts of ‘America the Beautiful.’” – GLAAD

Not surprisingly, many praised the commercial but others were outraged by it. However, it appears what angered people most was the fact the patriotic song “America the Beautiful” was sung in different languages. Yup, sadly racism reared its ugly head once again. Some even claimed Coke committed corporate suicide with their spot. Last time I checked, the nation was built by immigrants.

Personally, I thought it was an elegantly crafted commercial. It wasn’t the only one. The Microsoft ad was also a highlight, along with Radio Shack, Doritos, Cheerios, Hyundai and Budweiser. Check out all the commercials that aired during the telecast below. Be sure to share which ones were your favorite and which were the worst.

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