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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:20 PM
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Cool, Anderson Cooper used to be a punk and dated a black drag queen!
My friend Rima is a writer and one of her friends showed her a picture of Anderson in a punk mag from 1995. The article mentions his black drag queen boyfriend.

Wow, that just makes him sooooo much cooler to me.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:23 PM
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1. trust funds: not punk
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:25 PM
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3. Adam Ant fan?
Black Flag kills Ants on contact.
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Lubernaut Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:37 PM
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14. I remember
those Black Flag Kills Ants on Contact stickers. Summer of '81 I believe...
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:26 PM
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6. lol there was a trans-sexual union dock worker on Weakest Link tonight,
she was HYSTERICAL and smart!

She was not a pretty gal, being the burly dock worker type, but I have to tell you, she was working those legs and had a GREAT attitude!

She was older, retired in fact. All wrinkled and saggy, but she was working the woman thing and worked it very, very well and was totally game about her life.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:23 PM
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2. he's open and curious
that's for sure. way kool
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:25 PM
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4. i think he is cool
i liked what he said about doing something with his life despite the everything he grew up with and not wanting to be like Paris Hilton who he called a loser.

he even feels embarrassed about having hosted "the mole".

he has a lot of potential to be a great reporter. especially on serious global issues.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:42 PM
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10. I confess, I have a crush on him!
And also like the reporting he has been doing on the hurricane aftermath. Did you see his show yesterday when he went back to that one town (Waveland, I think), to check up on some of the people he had talked to just after Katrina hit. The other night, Larry King asked if being down there for a month had changed him. He said it definitely had. He went back home (New York?) for a couple of days, and he just could not relate to people watching their "reality" TV shows, going out for drinks, etc. He and the other reports down there have definitely been in a different world!

:loveya:
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ebal Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:25 PM
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5. Punk from 1995?
Do you mean Anderson Cooper was a punk back in '79 and they published a photo in another magazine in '95 of that?
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:27 PM
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7. Oh I just love Anderson.
But then, I loved him before. He's one of those trust funders who use their power for good not evil, and you can tell he's a bad ass, he's got that look in his eye. Even though now he's certainly respectable and reporter man.

Pretty dreamy.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:49 PM
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11. Waveland? Wasn't that where he
talked about that family that drowned but had all those salt and pepper shaker collection which was still high and dry and undistrubed. He looked really "awaken" doing that story. I really respect him. I like to see him and Aaron Brown (good looking too, don't flame me)doing their show together. Wouldn't they make a good team, the new Huntley and Brinkley types.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:04 PM
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13. I like that team too, actually.
Which is kind of strange, because Aaron Brown's meandering style gets on my nerves from time to time.

I didn't see the s&p shaker story...I can see how everyone thinks he is changed by this experience, and surely he has talked about this as well... but for a long time he's shown promise I think.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:32 PM
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8. I think we need that picture...
seriously! I wanna see it!
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:36 PM
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9. Sounds a lot like George Bush actually.
He's just a different sort of punk. Otherwise fairly close to the mark.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:55 PM
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12. I read his interview in Rolling Stone today
about the Katrina story and how he has changed. I can't wait till he writes a book about it. He's a Yalie and studied Vietnamese in Hanoi-this guy has some serious smarts.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:22 AM
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15. Gloria Vanderbilt's son, ain't he? She's a wild woman.
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