Dishing with Mark and Carrie

Dishing with Mark and Carrie

Nephew of the Week: Daniel Lancaster

This hard-working young man, a journalist, grew up at the Suncoast Resort and in the GaYBOR District. Today he dedicates many hours each week to the community as an active member of  the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

This past weekend I met a nice charming Midwestern mother and her daughter while I was working as the bartender at Hamburger Mary’s. The daughter was in her early 20s and had just moved here from Chicago. The mom was in her 40s and here for a visit.

They shared a disturbing story that happened to them the day before at a beach bar on the Causeway. They were sitting at the bar when a guy walked up to them and started to chat.

The mom told me he was okay-looking, with a dark tan and in his late 30s. Then all of a sudden, the conversation went creepy scary. He said the he wanted to show them a photo of him as ‘a child smoking a cigarette next to a cigarette machine.’ He took out his phone and started to scroll past dozens of naked photos of himself. Then he started to talk about how good he was at anal sex. The two ladies turned away from him.

Then the guy grabbed the girl by her hair and turned her back around. He reached down and grabbed her hand. He then placed her hand on a gun he had in his pants and said, “The three of us need to go to my place right now!”

The terrified mom turned to the couple sitting next to her and said, “Excuse me, I don’t know you but I have never been more scared than I am right now.” The man next to her stood up and told the bartender in a very loud voice that they needed the manager here right now.

He walked over between the ladies and the man with a gun. The guy with the gun got up, called them dirty names, and walked out. The ladies did the right thing.

If you’re ever in a creepy situation, open your mouth and tell somebody right away. I am so glad they were here to tell me the story the next day. Who knows what could have happened if they left with that guy?

Nephew with the Mostest

A lot of trick or treat boxes full of pretzels are stacked next to my nephew and niece’s front door in Wisconsin Rapids. They are prepared for up to a thousand costumed kids ringing their doorbell for free goodies. They all get dressed up to scare the youngsters as they open the door as well. Our great-nephew, Carson, looks at the high stack of goodies to be handed out to many of his neighbors and friends.

2015 COLT Calendars Arrive at MC FILM            

The famous risqué and naked COLT Men are out with their new 2015 Hot Colt Men calendars and toys! Also, our big MC FILM Fall 40% off Swimwear Sale is happening now! Come in for great deals from our designers and boutique suppliers, such as Aussie Bum, Pistol Pete, GO SOFTWEAR, Kurt’s Fashions, UNICO and more.

Angelo Montanaro 1957-2014

This week we said a sad goodbye, way too early, to the owner of one of Tampa’s oldest gay bars, Baxter’s Lounge. Some of the many activities Angelo hosted include Suncoast Softball League events, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, charity benefits, weekly Sunday football buffets, bus trips to baseball and football games, front-row stadium seating at the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Parades, and many Pride activities. On Saturday night, Angelo was the host of his annual infamous Lady Baxter contest. A few days later he passed.