Fug File: Man Fugs

Emmys Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Dudes


I cannot begin to express my delight at getting to watch an awards show that recognizes both Sterling K Brown and Keegan-Michael Key.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the GQ Men of the Year Awards


Doesn’t today feel like it requires some DUDES IN SUITS? I thought so.

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Recent Fugs: A Weekend of Justin Bieber


I just know you were all wondering if Bieber was still working all that extremely hopeful square footage in the crotch. The answer is yes.

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Fugs and Fabs: Jaden Smith and Ansel Elgort


This entire series of photos cracks me up.  Jaden Smith seems traumatized, and, frankly, I am ALSO traumatized by the sartorial choices Ansel Elgort has made at this event. (Also: One day I hope to be able to spell Ansel’s name correctly without having to look it up first. I apparently truly, in my heart, believe it to be “Anson Englehort.” Which, frankly, is the name he should use as a pseudonym when he checks into hotels.)

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Fug or Fab: Chris Pine


Recently Chris Pine decided to rock a tight-pants 70s swinger vibe.

Chris Pine

Here, he’s switched to a little bit of vintage Dylan McKay: brooding middle-distance gaze that’s tinged with skepticism (AND A FEAR OF VULNERABILITY and desire for Jim Walsh to just please love him like a son), hands jammed in pockets, and a shirt that’s a lot louder than you expected.

If we back out for the whole look…

Chris Pine

… well, now I kind of wish we hadn’t.

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What the Hmm: Chris Pine


I am learning a LOT about Chris Pine in this photo.

Chris Pine

One is that he might be a budding gangster and/or casino hustler from 1974. Another is that if you told me he was playing a young Clark Griswold, I’d believe you, because this seems EXACTLY like something Chevy Chase’s Clark would have kept in his closet and then worn again in 1992 and not realized it wasn’t still groovy and happenin’ and totally boss. The third is that he dresses right, and the fourth… pertains to the third and goes without saying, and is a lot more information that I anticipated getting this afternoon. On that note, it’s clearly acceptable to stare if we just call it learning.

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Your Afternoon Men: Arms of the Male Gymnasts at the Rio 2016 Olympics


The Wall Street Journal wrote an article the other day about how our male gymnasts WANT to be objectified. So I’m really just giving them what they want.

The premise of the piece is that men’s gymnastics is not nearly as popular as the women’s division, and while there is no overlooking the fact that this is because the men’s team is also not nearly as TALENTED, I like Sam Mikulak’s quote anyway:

“Maybe compete with our shirts off,” said U.S. star Sam Mikulak, the four-time, reigning all-around national champion. “People make fun of us for wearing tights. But if they saw how yoked we are maybe that would make a difference.”

Ergo: Look how yoked they are.

P.S. I knew as soon as NBC kept showing swim semis, and not the advertised gymnastics, that the men’s team had gone splat. But I’m hugely bothered for them, their families, their communities, and sports fans like me that NBC decided not to bother with them once they didn’t make the podium. They worked just as hard as any other team to get to Rio, so I’d have liked to support them in good times and in bad; furthermore, the competition was actually EXTREMELY tense and included one team quitting and two others in a hot battle for gold. NBC has gone on-record as saying women don’t care about the results of sports; they just want sob stories and drama. Well, up yours for that nasty, backward bit of sexism, NBC.

I don’t say this often, but: Learn from ESPN. When they decide not to show a scheduled event, they kick it down to ESPN2 or ESPNU and tell you about it. NBC has made a huge deal out of how many THOUSANDS of hours of Olympics coverage they are theoretically offering, and across how many different TV channels in the NBC Uni family, and yet NONE of them had space for the men’s competition? Streaming live is not an option for most people, so once USA’s scheduled coverage is done, boot the Law & Order marathons for three hours and let the gymnastics breathe there, if you ABSOLUTELY MUST evict it. Don’t just be gross and act like primetime only belongs to those who bring home spoils. How about human interest? How about the wonderful, heartening pep talk our guys gave to each other after the roughest night of their gymnastics lives? How about the lesson for our watching kids that class and sportsmanship and never-say-die are as much part of the Olympic spirit as winning? Shame on you, NBC. You’re not here for the athletes, you’re here for the dollars. We always knew it, but now it’s tattooed on your legacy.

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