Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mike Rowe ...

He hosts "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel.

He was on "Good Morning, America" in his shark suit (shark, not sharkskin; as in diving with sharks, not sleeping with fishes).

I want to listen to him speak for the rest of my life.

And hey, he's single.


Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

yeah, but his water bills must be sky high due to the number of showers he has to take...

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that he is gay. This is not a jab at him, etc... That just happens to be the way he swings.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Well, if that's true, that would neatly fit into the pattern of my life. Most of the men I'm attracted to are.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a singer for the San Francisco Opera and he lives in San Francisco proper, in the Castro district.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because he lives in San Fran doesn't mean he's gay. On the DJ fan site he says he is with a very understanding woman in CA and is serially monogamous- he said WOMAN!

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Mattfn said...

Your authority didn't check with that woman eh?

He did sing for the Baltimore opera. But he's not said he's ever sung in the San Francisco Opera, and he doesn't live in the Castro. Strike three. (He's said he gets together to sing with small groups for fun, I'm betting a cappella stuff.)

I second that you may want to check out Discovery Channel's message board on Dirty Jobs, which has a detailed FAQ written by Mike, with all these answers & more.


12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he's gay?! I met him ALONG time ago in BALTIMORE, and agian in CHICAGO one time...He's a damn sweet guy, and is soooo charming. Im gay, and i don't care if he is (Which by the way he's NOT)

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Ky said...

Living in the Castro district makes you gay.

No, in all sincerity, I don't know if he is. I do and don't get those vibes from him. Sure, score one for our team if he is, but otherwise; he's still handsome with a soothing voice.

I like it when he calls himself a dirty boy. ;D

PostScript- Love the blog, Beth!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm amused that even nearly a year later, this post still gets comments!

Thanks, Ky! Glad to have you reading!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mike Rowe is straight I am having a sex change operation. Now.

3:50 AM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

im in love with this beautiful funny awesome creature,,,marry me

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

bonniecody2000@yahoo.com------------Mike e-mail me --u make me Laugh

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Tonya said...

Mike Rowe is one of the hottest men I have ever had he pleasure of laying eyes on! ;)
And I'm jsut now wnadering into this gay/not gay thing.
Has anyone ever figured that out?
If you're sure...email me at blondton13 at yahoo!!

10:18 PM  
Blogger TopherSF said...

Everything about Mike is HOT!!! Personality, smile, body, sense of humor, voice... HE IS ONE SEXY MAN!!!

He supposedly lives in Cow Hollow, does anyone know where he buys his grocieries? (Bird watching is for the birds ... I WANT TO "MIKE WATCH")


3:39 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...


That is not Mike Watch. That is "Mike Stalk," which is a little creepy.

Not that this means anything, Mike was on Jimmy Kimmel and implied that he is straight when he talked about his opera experience that there were 20 guys, 40 women. 15 of the guys had no interest in women; of the remaining 5, 3 were married and 1 had an ugly mole on his face with hair sticking out (leaving him as the lady's man more or less). So who knows (or who cares!). I just like that he is funny, down to earth and he has a nice DJ voice!


12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is has got it on so many levels! Number one he is funny as hell. I rarely laugh at too many shows on TV but a couple of nights ago I was surfing through the channels and came across "Dirty Jobs". This guy is an absolute expert on innuendo which can be much funnier than coming right out and saying it. There was one scene where a worker operating a piece of machinery was moving his hand back and forth over it. Mike's comment was "now there's a motion I'm familiar with". Then he had some huge clam (I'd never seen anything like it before) which had something coming out of the shell which looked just like a penis, it even dripped out of the end. He had a smirk on his face and said he received more mail from this subject than any other and he couldn't get his hand on it and grasp it.

I know if I knew this guy we would be friends. He seems like someone that everyone would want to hang out with. I've seen the questions concerning his sexual orientation. We all know how people stereotype gay men many times as being feminine. Well, this guy is anything but feminine, he is actually masculine. There are a lot of masculine gay men out there the general public just assumes they are straight. I'm one of them. I have no issue with my sexual orientation but when about 99% of the people I tell find out they think I am kidding them. I think it is important for people to see that not all of the gay community is feminine. I do think Mike is Gay although I might be wrong. If he is Gay and not out I totally understand why. Unfortunately in our society it can still mark the end of a career in the entertainment field.

I can't put my finger on why I believe he is Gay maybe because I am and felt like I clicked with him through the TV! Gay men usually click on some level. The other thing Mike has going for him is his good looks. This guy is absolutely hot and adorable. Whoever he ends up with is one lucky person male or female. I will be watching that show now not necessarily due to the content because some of it is gross but to see him and his innuendos. I hope the next episodes were as funny as the one I saw the other day.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up 4 houses down from Mike in Balto. Was friends with him and his brothers, even went to his house alot to hang out. I can't say from experience, but I seriously doubt this man is gay.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, everyone has to make everything black and white. Has it occured to anyone that Mike may be BISEXUAL?

You do have to admit - late 40s male, never married, lives in the Bay area... but true, it doesn't mean he's gay. Some shrinks say taht there are more bisexual people in the world than gay and straight people combined. It's a very underdiscussed and unthought of topic in America.

I could care less. I think Mike is funny. But if I were just bored and placing a bet, I'd say he's bisexual.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike was on Rachel Ray today and said that he has a girlfriend who he lives with. A gree though the name is hot.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the guy. He's got a great show. Ever think: George Clooney isn't gay and he's not married either.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny part is that it matters to so manny people who WILL NEVER HAVE SEX WITH HIM....m/f...NEVER

Who cares?

Enjoy your fantasy, and let homeboy be who he is or claims to be. I'm straight, but honestly...i'd bone him. He is the altar of gay hotness. Like Rudy from Generation Kill...'it's Okay if you think Mike's hot...we ALL think he's hot.'

But really...who GIVES A SHIT?

I bet he's straight as an arrow, but masturbates thinking about all the gay ass you all gaurantee him. I'm too sexy for my shirt....blah

Shit...even if I was homophobic, I'd still get off thinking all the queers thought I was sex jerky (for the record...I'm a troll)

lol sex jerky.....mmmm...chewy

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Dirty girl said...

Get your facts straight. Mike Rowe is from Baltimore, not San Francisco. He sung in the Baltimore opera, not San Francisco opera. He only lives in San Francisco because he was on Evening Magazine and that was in San Francisco. I love Mike. And I get pissed off when people spread rumors about Mike that are NOT true. Mike Rowe is NOT gay, or bisexual. He is straight as an arrow. STOP spreading rumors about Mike Rowe being gay or bisexual.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if hes gay, im moving to san fran
he is the most gorgeous man ive ever seen
oh what i would do to him

3:30 PM  
Blogger donna said...

From the other side of the fence, I'm a lesbian and I think he's adorable. (Although I have to admit the woman on last night's maggot farm episode gave him a run for his money in that department.)

He has got to be one of the wittiest men on TV. And one of the smartest. I was thinking he may have been a writer prior to show host...

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the people that met him, supposedly know him etc. HAVE ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY ASKED HIM? i hate when people speculate about other people without having the balls to just fucking ask!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish he were gay, and a pedophile... considering our massive age difference. I know this shall never be though.
Oh, Mike Rowe. You are the perfect, unachievable man. You are the Sun in some respects, shining above us all but never to be touched.

And, though I'm sure he's straight, having a girlfriend doesn't mean shit. My father had four kids with a woman and came out years later.

First gay-hate comment wins a snow cone!

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NY Times feature artcile on him mentioned that he was single but lives with his longtime girlfriend in San Fran. I suppose he lives with a fag-hag. Can you imagine if he came out? He would risk alienating his large straight guy fan base that follow his shows religiously.

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the woman who gets "pissed off" over the "nasty" rumors that Mike Rowe is gay. Well, YOU are spreading nasty rumors that he is straight. Why do you so badly want him to be straight? Is it because you have a crush on him? Is it because you fantasize about getting into his pants? Well,maybe other people do that too? It's all a fantasy and you're as guilty as the rest, so get over it.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the poster who made the IDIOTIC comment that "he lives in the Castro, so that makes him gay". First of all, he doesn't live in the Castro. There's an old article in the San Fransisco Chronicle of ehich the header reads, in part: "Cow Hollow resident." Secondly, where the hell does it say that, because you do not want to get married, you are automatically gay? How about, I don't want to become a statistic (50% divorce rate), and just marry for the sake of marriage? How about my job requires me to spend so much time on the road I have no time to make such a huge commitment? Maybe Mike is being SMART. Thin about it. If you can.

10:43 AM  
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11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is dating a male model by the name of Jarried Gragg, resides in Los Angeles. Saw them out together, too much sexiness in one room! Why are all the hot men gay? : (

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Mike Rowe!!! He's smart, funny, and really good-looking! STOP spreading all these false things about his personal life! Don't you idiots have anything better to do?!? All of you need to GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha I love how people defend that he isn't gay.
They get so worked up about it because they think people are trying to be mean when half of them are just gay people that think he's super adorable ;D

I see where that's coming from though, he's so good looking and he's such a nice guy and it feels like you know him on a personal level when you watch him. awww :3

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Leastways in my dreams....*sigh*

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if he were gay? He is still really funny and and comes off as a down to earth regular guy(and a character). I don't have any problem with someone being gay, but it is annoying when they overcompensate on the flaming meter. Just be yourself.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have it on excellent authority that MR is gay. The first time my bf and I (yes, I'm gay) ever saw MR on the tube, my bf yelled out "hey, I had sex with that guy! He was from around Baltimore and sang opera, his name's Mike." We live about an hour from Baltimore.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We watch Dirty Jobs how over here in Australia (earlier episodes though). So have not seen all yet!
Mike is wonderful, he reminds me of my hubby- solid build, same age, dark hair, very witty and masculine. If I lived over there and saw him back in 1990's I soo would have found him my type. But alas I found my rugged Aussie man would likes to fool around like Mike.
Excellent show! The dirtiest job I believe would be , but could not do, due to patient confidentiality is a NURSE- wiping hairy guys arses when done Number 2's and all that gory stuff. Could never be a nurse!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous A.N. said...

Rowe makes too many jokes related to phallic stuff to not seem suspicious. Just one example was the show with the ex-cop who seals old mines. Watch the part where Rowe jokes about going down in the mine together. Rowe is funny and entertaining in what he does, so I'm not trying to bash him, but his image does seem cultivated.

Having mentioned that, keep in mind that many straight guys (like myself, in my 40s) avoid marriage because it's very hard to make it work these days. We just have the foresight to not get bogged down due to others' expectations. Some of us simply don't want to hassle with kids and all those major expenses, either. Some also see that the world is overpopulated and having kids just makes is more so. I think it's immoral to crank out kids just to prop up an image of normalcy. We are secure enough to not care about possible image problems due to lack of a spouse or family. It's better to abstain than end up a deadbeat dad, late on child-support, or engaged in constant whining about the "old lady," etc.

Plus, marriage is claustrophobic for any guy who strongly needs variety and the unknown to keep life interesting. Read about the male biological imperative. It's not cheating if you don't get married and stay honest with one woman at a time, as I do. Many guys are too phony to pull that off, but they like to bask in the superficial image of a happy marriage. In fact, I think many guys who get married (especially under age 30) are lying to themselves that they'll never want to cheat, unless they've found an amazingly satisfying woman and don't want to risk losing her.

People need to seriously question whether marriage is natural in today's society vs. the old agrarian days when women didn't mingle with other men in the office and kids were essential for helping with farm chores. If someone questions your orientation because you don't do everything by the book for appearances sake, the hell with them.

12:34 AM  
Anonymous A.N. said...

Adding to my previous comment:

Some guys (like me) just aren't people-intensive enough to stand the constant togetherness of marriage over time. You can care about a woman a lot and still not want 24/7 companionship. That's why sex is so often the best when you've been apart for awhile.

True freedom means not having to answer for every little trip to the store, or how you leave the toilet seat. Natural hermits and misanthropes must be accounted for in any assumptions about marital status.

1:26 AM  
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8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike,is expert at sexual innuendo on his show. He often appears to have a semi going. In his Ford truck commercials, Mike is wearing low cut jeans and he sticks his hands in his pockets basically cupping his cock. He is definitely a very masculine bear or leather type gay man.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked Up Jarried Gragg and OMG! He is sex on legs!!!! If he is Mike Rowe's partner I'd like to be the meat in that sandwich!

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a family member: Mike Rowe is not Gay.
if you think he is then bring on your girlfriend for a test !
No that would not work, as Mike has to many scruples to complete the test as such.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, if Mike's closeted then his family either might not know or would assist him in maintaining the ambiguity around his sexuality.

He may also have a vested interest in maintaining a hetero image since he's the spokesperson for Ford and the "everyman" host on Dirty Jobs. He may be concerned that coming out as gay would significantly hurt his career ... and sadly he's probably right.

Also, as for "living with a girlfriend" ... a lot of gay guys I know refer to their same sex spouses as girlfriends or wives. It's easier to work into normal conversation.

Long story short, my money's on the dude swinging both ways.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Rowe isn't gay. I knew him when he was still a want to be actor in baltimore and he most definately wasn't gay, just a really funny great guy, just as comfortable and down to earth as he is on tv. I'm a 50 year old, beautiful, never married woman, so i guess everyone thinks i'm gay too.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As to the gay question. He does seem happy.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I dont care if he's gay or or straight or just happy.I love him. I will say it doesn't matter,I don't guess I'll ever get close enough to check.I can use my imagination though.I wish he would make more "diry job" episodes.I really enjoy them!!!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


In 2012 Mike Rowe was dating Danielle Burgio.

You're welcome.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous anjela johnson said...

I agree...He's a sexy man and
I never miss him on tv. Older men do it for me. Too bad he's out of my reach. Anjela

10:33 PM  
Anonymous David Bonner said...

Who cares if he is gay or straight? Why do have to continually disect and attack people? He seems nice, is intertaining and loves his parents. Let that be enough. Everything else is not oyr business.

7:55 AM  

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