Sunday, July 16, 2006

Website Updated, Win $50 Bucks in the Blogger Quest Challenge, Daily Eye Candy

Hi-di-ho blogger friends, the weekend is almost over (sigh). Well I did it, pretty much, lol, the July 16th Gay Guru Website update is complete. I decided not to update the "grooming/fashion" page or the "food/drink" page until the end of the month. There is some great stuff over at the site. Bruce did a great job on the "media review" page, with a stellar interview with an up and coming gay musician, Richard Cortez, and had some kewl tv and dvd reviews. Mikey came thru as always on the "HIV Awareness" page, and the Jeanne White-Ginder interview, Ryan White's Mom, was a home run. As we are in the 25th anniversary of this terrible disease, it's good to look back on the fear and stigmatism of the past, and contrast it to today and see where we have matured and where we haven't. Ryan White and his Mom Jeanne, were true hero's, not to the gay cause, but to the entire HIV/AIDS cause for their bravery in getting the word out that it was NOT a gay disease, but a human disease and they put a face on the national news and in Congress, as to what needs done. I want to thank the Boifromtroy, as we faced off on the "leaning left" political page and we both gave our viewpoint on Arnold Schwarzeneggers gay rights legacy as the Governor of California, and whether we thought his veto of the Marriage Equality Act was a step forward or back for gay rights. The "Ask The Guru", "Health/Fitness", and "Fun and Laughs" pages were also all updated.

Well, it's finally here!! The contest I told you about that has been in the works for the past few weeks is finally up and starts TODAY!! Here is a chance for all of you, my blogger friends, to win yourselves a $50.00 dollar shopping spree over at From now until July 31st, you need to follow the clues as I take you on the Gay Guru's first ever, "Bloggers Quest". This contest was inspired by a fellow blogger and watching the summer TV show "Treasure Hunter". The goal is to get you acquainted with blogs you may or may not have read, which I enjoy and are on my blogroll and links list. There are 15 questions you must answer by figuring out the silly rhyming clues I have given you. Some are easy, some are hard, but hopefully all of them are a little bit fun. If you get stuck on a particular clue, drop me an email and I will be providing hints from time to time on this daily blog. Whoever emails in the most correct answers will win the $50.00 shopping spree. In case there are more than one winning contestant, I will put all of the contestants with the most correct answers into a hat and draw out the single winner. I am trying to arrange it, so I can record the drawing of the name on video so you can all see it was done fair and square if the need arises. So are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go on a "Blogger Quest"?? I am going to copy and paste the contest rules and questions here on the blog today only. After that, you can easily go to the website page and get the rules and questions and the email address to send in when you are done. The link to the website contest directly is HERE.

"Blogger Quest"

Rules of Play:

1) You may only enter the contest once.
Email your answers to the Blog Quest
questions, to the Gay Guru HERE, by Monday,
July 31st, 6pm Eastern Time.

2) The contestant with the most correct
answers will be the winner.

3) In Case of a tie, all of the contestants with
the most correct answers will be dropped into
a hat and one name will be pulled out as the
sole winner of the contest.

4) Correct answers are at the sole discretion
of the Gay Guru, and if a partial answer is
incorrect, it may count against you.

5) All answers will be found in the Gay
Guru's Blog, or under the "Favorite Blogs" or
"Links" section, on the right column of my
blog. (I am sorry adult blogs, but I want
everyone to be able to enter the contest, so I
will not be using any of your blogs in answers)

5) Winner will be announced on the daily
blog and the Gay Guru website update, on
August 1st...........Good Luck....GG

Sample Question: Rosie's are red and violets are blue, coming September you'll hear her point of View. On Valentine's Day, one of the kid's saw a curious sight, but in the end, thought it was alright. What am I talking about?

Answer: If you know that Rosie O'Donnell is starting on The View in September, you would check out her blog link, and you know that Valentines Day is on February 14th, so you would check out that date in her archives, you would read that, as she was putting her son Blake to bed, he asked why she was wearing makeup, she said it was cause she was on TV that day, but he liked it and thought it was up to her.....Answer: Makeup

Question 1: On your mark, get set, it's time to go, on this blogger quest, so other blogs you will know. You begin your quest on a continent far far away, where there's shrimp on the barbie, and they all say G'day! It's actually a little more South and more East, go check out the blog of this sexy beast. The answer you seek fly's on gossamer wings, it's up in a title, these cute little things.

Question 2: So you think that you've got it, you know how to play? Then I'm about to send you another way. Go see my friend over Los Angeles way, he lives an existential lifestyle, or so some may say. He links to a place with song info galore, if you make it this far, there is just one step more. On 4/25 the spotlight shone bright, on this fun new artist, who's name makes your answer right.

Question 3: Well you're on a roll, but there's lots left to do, I have a friend who sends me shampoo. I am peppering you with questions, but for this find the salt, Mama Guru loved this stuff, and so did Uncle Walt. Well now that you've found it, here's what I want to know, just how long must this solar crop grow?

Question 4: I love's me some star gazing, and this next blog might be found, as a celestial body that is usually big and quite round. Not that he's big or he's round, he's quite cute, though I wouldn't mind seeing him, in his birthday suit. Back on the 14th, just over a year, there is candy to be found, that had me grinning ear to ear. The answer to this question really quite rocks, what is the name on that funny candy's box?

Question 5: What a punk, what a scoundrel, think of a spoiled child who's all that, Why some would even call that scoundrel a ______. But this boy I am thinking of is really none of those things, he is mannered and friendly and good looks he does bring. He has a page where associates all are laid out, number 274, what is that all about? Now here comes some math, I know, dont complain, but for every ray of sunshine, falls a drop of rain. I want you to take 54 add 31 and times 2, and give me the name of the blog that number corresponds with for you.

Question 6: Is all this rhyming stuff driving you up a tree, well now you all know what it's like hanging with me. Off we go on another quest, dont stop now, no time to rest. At the theatre you might yell this to bring out an encore, but for here it's just another silly ol' door. Andrew's the best, he programs great shows, what happened with the designers, only Andrew knows. At the premier party, number 3, there was a big hit given away, yes it was free. What was this item, dont end in a rut, what man gave them out, think "Queer as Folk" "Honeycutt" (there are two answers to this one I am looking for)

Question 7: With working and blogging, honey boys and girls too, I don't know how he manages all the things he seems to do. He makes a good point, there's never one side, but two. Now listen up to what I need you to do. There's lots of things to like about being gay, 100 or more, but for this little question, my favorite's number seventy-four. Name it.

Question 8: For the answer to this, keep your hands off his stuff, wow that was too easy, I need to make these more tough. On June 12th, around 8 his value took quite a jump, I think I would kill to have such a bump. His value you say, what the heck do you mean? It's his value I want, take a look at that screen. The value of his blog on that date and that time, you must get it right, or it's not worth all the rhyme.

Question 9: Was the last one too difficult, I need to make them harder, I dont want just any ol' philly winning this 'pardner. So now off we go on a political quest, I will start to separate, who is good from who's best. Some of us are in the closet and Tricia's got her's too, but to win with this contest, here is what you must do. There's a song there that's posted, by a band that is great, If your lighter is out, use them to not wait. In the video the lead singer bumps into a guy who's shirt is red, he's also wearing glasses, but I want to know what is Exactly on his head.

Question 10: For question 10 there are two answers to be found, but I will give you a bonus if you want to stick around. This place is mine, and mine alone, a fun little space with a quite friendly tone. I've actually had more than 1100 friends visit me there, it's where the Guru got noticed and made people aware. So here's question one, it needs to be said. How many bites, till my 'lil pet has been fed? The answer to two is not far from the Games, but I have a friend a little south in St. J, and I want to know his name. For a bonus point to put you ahead of the rest, take a second to breath as you complete your quest. On the Map that is there are you on it yet? If not add yourself now, it's always a good bet. A bonus point will be given if you are not there, and then add, but to my friends already on there, dont be so sad. You have a shot, at a bonus point too, what is my sign in the zodiac zoo?

Question 11: Five questions left, you are doing quite well, so pat yourself on the back and give a big yell. Now please dont groan but it's time for math once again, you need to do it to move, on to the end. What is 16/9ths minus 13/9ths to the lowest it goes, to get this right, you need to be on your toes. My friend has a good eye, for candy and shapes, in fact he is studying buildings to make. A recent post gives a birds eye view, so here I pose a question to you. At the third letter of the American alphabet you will find, a place named for great man, who had a great "peace" of mind. What is the name of this place which i speak. Get this one wrong, I will consider you weak.

Question 12: We continue on, with this little quest, from the Gay Guru's home, we are moving Southwest. Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, he's republican bent, but we're friends all the same. His vow is to change us, one at a time, but I'll give him his views, if he'll give me mine. He actually blogrolls with 2 friends from Cleveland, though I missed them at pride, for their audio stimulation, I wont leave them. (damn these rhymes) Get the answer to my question and you'll surely be in, what award are they trying for, I hope that they win!!

Question 13: Though Letterman's funny, my boy Jay is the man, took over for Johnny, and I'm a big fan. While watching him once, he did a bit with a Paige, well an Intern really, but the move was sage. This guy got great ratings, with sarcastic fun wit, it was a star in the making, this was really it. He kept having him back, a really smart plan, with fan's of his own, he's become his own man. He hands out some tests, well, it's really a pop quiz, but to answer this one, you need to know who it is. This is one celebrity, who's really on the ball, and their favorite movie is "Annie Hall". Who is it?

Question 14: Almost to the end, the next to last step, keep up your energy, don't lose your pep. For those that don't know it, Boz is the best, so get to his link and you've passed part of the test. The recipe to winning is in your grasp, check out his blog and check it out fast. I'm looking for recipe's made from a wonderful treat, I can't believe it has a cookbook, that's pretty neat. This treat was a
favorite when I was in my "teens", and they'll be around forever if you know what I mean. If you name the cookbook, all is well, but if you find the answer...shhhhh, don't you tell.

Question 15: This is it, there are no questions more, you've done a great job, hope it wasn't a bore. The last thing you seek, I need to make a bit hard, but this place has gifts, and clothes and cards. It's a little obscure but there's a hint in two places, right before you get started, and somewhere on the blog down three spaces. If I was too charitable, I would give you a clue, but for now, this is all I will do. The answer I seek is really quite tough, but I want to know the price of an "art buff". So there we are we have come to the end, good luck to you all, fill out your emails and SEND.........GG

I want to give a special shout out to a blogger I really admire, that I dont have on my blogroll, but really should put it in my links section. He is the inspiration for this contest. When I first started blogging, he ran a contest similar to this and I thought it was cool as heck. I hope you enjoy it as well. So thank you very much Paul Davidson over at "Words for my Enjoyment".

I look forward to getting your emails and answers. I hope you enjoy participating in the contest as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. If I start noticing a lot of people struggling with certain wrong answers, or if you email for help on a specific question, I will be handing out occasional hints on the daily blog from time to time. I think it will be fun to see how many participate, and I look forward to giving out the $50 dollar prize to someone who needs a summer shopping spree. One of the purposes of this contest is to check out fellow blogger friends, so be sure to spend a little time at their blogs after the contest is over, I am sure they would appreciate it.

Well, if those questions have you spinning a bit, here's some nice soothing eye candy to help you relax....Have a great week blogger friends.......GG



could you PLEASE ask someone to help with the website design who progressed after the 80ies?

only the missing animated gifs make this site bareable.

The Gay Guru

hmmmm....ummmm...unless you are offering your services, or have some ideas you would like to I appreciate the feedback, but this blog is really just designed for function to post some thoughts and share some blogger love, and the website is supposed to be informational, not out to impress. Flash and Fancy Graphics, and bells and whistles are fine, but as long as the info is conveyed clearly, thats all that really matters to me. But I am willing to take any suggestions and volunteers who want to try to give it a makeover.


Very cool idea. Hopefully this weekend I can explore the different websites and see how many questions I can get right.

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