Out of the Limelight


You know how it is with the awards shows. There’s always a sullen loser, who refuses to go to the after-parties and sulks for months about the lack of respect from the industry. So it is, too, with the Golden Dukes.

From TPM Reader CH:

Whither Gary Aldridge?


Liberty University alumnus, former employee for Jerry Falwell, pastor of
a Montgomery, AL Baptist Church.

Hogtied, auto-asphyxiated, bound with straps, still carrying a
condom-wrapped dildo in his anus, and wearing not one, but two wet-suits.

Gary Aldridge gave his life for a Golden Duke, but was denied even a
nomination. This is a travesty, and a sad day indeed for those aspiring
to one day bask in the glory of their very own Golden Duke.

What will I tell my children?

Alas, not everyone can dig their stiletto heels into the plush red carpet.


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