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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:07 PM
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A Beer with John Kerry (upcoming GQ article)
Interesting stuff here, on GQ's press release:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040816/nym143_1.html

Excerpt (LOTS more at the link):

In the September 2004 issue of GQ, Senator John Kerry sits down with the magazine's deputy editor Michael Hainey, who bellies up to the bar with the contender and dares him to show some personality. Kerry reveals his favorite sports heroes and actresses, his greatest athletic moment, and gives advice on what to look for in a woman. In the interview, "A Beer with John Kerry," Kerry says he loves GQ and always has it around the house. Highlights of the interview include:

On the sexiest film actress of all time: "I think Charlize Theron is pretty extraordinary ... Catherine Zeta-Jones ... and Marilyn Monroe. I thought she was funny. Complicated. And obviously very attractive, very beautiful."

Kerry tells Hainey that he had a telephone relationship with Marlon Brando in 1985 and 1986, during the contras: "He took a huge interest in it. And he would call me. He was always asking questions. And he'd give me advice. I took his advice on a couple of angles. A couple of points."

On what it was like when he was the "Bachelor Senator": "Those were not good days ... I think if you ask anyone, Bob Kerrey, or anyone who's been single on Capitol Hill, you'll find it's no fun ... That's not a good world, and everyone wants a piece of you, and all I can say is thank God I found Teresa."
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:10 PM
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1. he reads GQ? that's almost like being GAY!
all that FRENCH fashion!

he should have given the interview to maxim.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:12 PM
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3. My SON is 18 and he reads Maxim AND GQ... not gay...n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:24 PM
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4. Nah, GQ has somewhat more CLASS than Maxim. (eom)
NT
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Waverley_Hills_Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:40 PM
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23. GQ has repositioned itself to be more mens, less style
...GQ used to be sort of closted gay, but they repostioned themselves a few years ago to be more macho and "mens". less gay.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:11 PM
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2. From what I read, sounds good. n/t
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NervousRex Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:33 PM
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5. Charlize Theron...Zeta-Jones...
not bad, but of ALL TIME?...HA!;) is he completely ignorant of

Norma:


Joan:


Louise:



and so many more...

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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:51 PM
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6. Well, he singled out Monroe...
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NervousRex Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:56 PM
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8. Not a fan, but I understand the appeal.
I wonder what his fav beer is?
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:59 PM
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9. Doesn't mention that, but here's his sports heroes:
On his sports heroes: "Bobby Orr, Jaromir Jagr, Wayne Gretzky. DiMaggio. I wore number 7 because of . I have a photograph, it's one of my most prized possessions, me with Phil Esposito in a charity game. And he wrote me, 'Keep your head up and your stick on the ice.' I like that." Kerry also includes on his list Greg LeMond, Lance Armstrong, Bruce Jenner, and Frank Shorter.
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NervousRex Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:08 PM
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12. Cool
He appreciated athletes with brains and stamina...not simply brawn and bluster...
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:44 PM
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25. Ah, Hockey...
It will be nice to finally have a President who appreciates hockey.

But Messier should be on his list. :cry:

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mfritz Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 02:31 AM
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29. Jagr? Aaack!
He loses points with me for naming Jagr. Jagr is talented, but has no heart. Mario carried him to two cups.

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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 02:53 PM
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7. The top picture looks pretty good, others average
Not that I know who they hell they are either. I'd agree on Theron though, she's PHAT!
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NervousRex Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:02 PM
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11. Yeah...no doubt..Theron smolders...
The pics I posted are: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Louise Brooks....actually I have seen someone around here using a Brooks pic as an avatar.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:41 PM
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24. Hey, whattabout MY avatar?
No one better than Theda Bara, baby! :)
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:00 PM
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10. what brand of beer?
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 05:10 PM
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18. GOOD I wasn't the only one wondering that same question then
eom
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:26 PM
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13. Having a beer with Bush
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:31 PM
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14. People always talk about "having a beer with Bush*"...
...but I thought he was off the sauce.


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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:56 PM
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16. Just another Bush lie, flip-flop and cover-up job
Karl rove wants you to know that bush is a sober adult who isn't anything like the boozer of his reckless youth, but he also wants you to believe that bush is a great guy to go have a beer with.

If that doesn't make any sense to you, congratulations!! Your IQ must be over 100 and you will be voting for Kerry.



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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 05:08 PM
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17. it's the whole "reglar guy" crap
but the thing with Bush is that he really isn't a regular guy. he has always failed at everything he did in life and has been bailed out because of his dad's name and money. if he was a true regular guy he would be in prison .

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 03:38 PM
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15. GQ and Esquire actually have some good articles worth reading
i'm female and found them worth reading also.

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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 05:41 PM
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19. I love what he says about his wife.
" ... reflecting on what he looked for in his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry: "Look for what gets your heart. Someone who excites you, turns you on. It's a quality of character. It's a kind of presentation. Sense of womanhood. Full woman. Confident. It's a woman who loves being a woman. Who wears her womanhood. Who knows how to flirt and have fun. Smart. Confident. Has a sense of self. Strong. And obviously sexy and saucy and challenging."

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NervousRex Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 06:35 PM
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20. ...cool quote, but then he names Marilyn?
...in my mind a symbol of decayed insecure male lust...phony, boozy floozy...used-up and thrown away...blech.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:53 PM
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26. Marilyn was a first in her time. Many adored her and still do.


A different look at Marilyn above. :hi:

I admire her REAL figure also. Today we've got Hollywood waifs who are half real and half silicone setting the standard for beauty.



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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 02:13 AM
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27. the more people have learned about her the more interesting she was
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 02:28 AM
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28. can you imagine Bush talking about his wife that way ?
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 06:43 PM
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21. Is this a real article or a satire like the GQ Bush article?
That Bush article was so dry it fooled many people.

Anyone read this whole thing? Is it real?
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:34 PM
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22. If it was a satire, they probably wouldn't go here:
On having prostate cancer and mortality: "You know, there's not much that scares me. So I'm not worried about things -- certainly not dying, because too many of my friends did. And so I think it empowers you to go out and tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. Bush and Cheney don't understand that. That's one of the things I think is most lacking in their stewardship of our country."

BTW, the article isn't on the newsstands yet.
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-17-04 03:07 AM
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30. On The Beatles, The Stones, And Dylan
And while Kerry won't say whether he thinks the Stones or the Beatles are the better band, his favorites Stones songs include: ""Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Satisfaction," and "Little Red Rooster." Kerry says he loves every Beatles song and the Abby Road album and the White Album.

On Bob Dylan: "I love Dylan. He's brilliant. I mean, I can name any number of his songs that I love, but you know, 'Lay across my big brass bed' -- 'Lay, Lady, Lay.'"



That's some big shoes to fill.
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