Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Listener Deal: Vail Gay Ski Week

Join Derek at Vail Gay Ski Week, Jan. 27-31, 2010!

Derek will be travelling to Vail, CO for Gay Ski Week and wants you to join him and lots of other fun members of the LGBT community for exciting adventures in the Rockies. Plus, Vail Gay Ski Week has a great deal for DNR listeners. Book your stay through VailGaySkiWeek.com at any of the hotels and get two nights in Las Vegas FREE.

The 2010 Vail Gay Ski Week will include, but is not limited to, events such as ski days, après ski, after parties, Vail Splash Club, and more. Hang out with Derek on the slopes or relax at one of the many official parties and activities. Vail is an easy distance from Denver and features breathtaking sites, world class skiing and lots of fun. Join us!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Special DNR Offer: Canyons Resort In Utah

The Canyons Ski Resort in Utah is offering DNR listeners the "Breakfast and Bed with Ed" package, featuring The Canyons' traditional “Bed and Breakfast” package AND an additional 15% discount on lift tickets. Offer expires 4-15-10. Visit thecanyons.com for resort information. To book this package, call (866) 604-4171.

o The Canyons’ “Bed and Breakfast package”: Available at all of our official mountainside lodging properties, there’s no better way to start a full day on the mountain than with a hearty breakfast. You”ll receive two breakfast vouchers each night of your stay that can be used at a number of restaurants throughout the resort. This package is available all season long and prices start at just $98.00* per person per night.

o Note: Guests selecting 2-bedroom or larger suites will receive four breakfast vouchers each night of their stay

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

12/18: SPARK in Pittsburgh, PA

I am the host and Kristine W is the headliner at the SPARK fundraiser for Pittsburgh Pride on Friday, December 18th. Join us there at the Pittsburgh Opera House for a special event!

EXCLUSIVE FOR DNR Listeners: Use the discount code "derek" (lower case) to get $20 off the ticket price. This offer is only good until Saturday morning at 8am.

So go to PittsburghPride.org now to get your tickets for the event.

And listen to the show tonight to hear Kristine W spin some of her favorite tracks in our Friday Night Dance Party in the 9pm ET hour. She will also be taking your calls at (866) 305-6887.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tis the season for Otter!

they have donated AMAZING dog tag necklaces that our stocking winners will absolutely love ( model is not included...sorry!!)

/baskit/--simply the best underwear!

We have talked about this underwear on our show before and now the lucky winners of our stocking will also get to experience what we have all been raving about... and YES, apparently they do make you look "bigger" ...so what more do you need to know? Go to http://www.baskitwear.com/ to check out all of their great styles!!!

Body Art, Brief -- "Designed from actual body art, this body art print is definitely one of a kind and only brought to you by Baskit."Brawn, Boxer Brief -- "Baskit’s Brawn line is nothing if not masculine. This boxer brief is a high quality pair of underwear that stays up on your waist, down on your legs and keeps your “boys” right where they belong."Contrast, Bikini Brief -- "These Baskit bikini briefs show off your sexy waistline and grab attention with fun, contrasting colors. Made to fit perfectly to your body and provide you with the sexiest look possible."Dip Dyes, Bikini Brief -- "We took with our classic urban styles in ultra white, upgraded the waistband and then added some amazing colors."Action Cool, Jock Mesh -- "A cotton mesh jock that allows you to stay cool and dry."Action Cool, Bikini Brief Mesh -- "Comfortable bikini briefs made of a 100% cotton mesh to keep you clean, cool, and dry."Action Cool, Low-Rise Mesh -- "Sexy and practical low rise trunks made of a 100% cotton mesh material to keep you comfortable and dry."Snugfit Seamless, Brief -- "The Seamless Brief from Baskit shows off with its bold logo waist band and grey stripe. Snug fitting so it keeps your boys in place. Pouch is designed to expand to your body shape. Very sexy underwear for any man."Wild Stripes, Bikini -- "Embrace your wild side with these hot bikini briefs."Wild Stripes, Low-Rise -- "Embrace your wild side with these hot low rise trunks."

NBC / Universal

When our stocking winners are tired from playing with all of their amazing toys they can get some rest by watching some of the great new DVDs from NBC Universal...

Burn Notice: Season 2Burn Notice settles into a satisfying groove in its second season. The cast is cool and confident, the writers have mastered the mix of stand-alone stories and the season-long hook, and the blend of retro-70s flavor with 21st century self-awareness is delicious. Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) still hasn.t figured out who .burned. him--i.e., got him blacklisted as a covert agent and left him trapped in Miami. But he has uncovered a lead in the form of Carla (Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica), a mysterious manipulator who assigns Michael unexplained tasks. But if he resists these tasks, everyone he loves is at risk--including his mom, Madeline (Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey), his sleek and violent ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar, Scent of a Woman), and his squirrelly best pal, Sam (Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead II).
Psych Season 3As Psych's second year drew to a close, Gus (Dulé Hill) had become a pharmaceutical rep and Shawn (James Roday) welcomed his long-lost mother, Madeleine (Cybill Shepherd), back to town. In all other respects, the show remains the same. Gus just has two jobs instead of one, and the detecting continues. Later, Shawn reconnects with his treasure-hunting Uncle Jack (Steven Weber) and former flame Abigail (Rachael Leigh Cook), who seems likely to return in the future. The same goes for Chief Vick's sister, Coast Guard Commander Dunlap (Jane Lynch), who has eyes for the still-married Lassie (Timothy Omundson).

Fundex Games-- http://www.fundexgames.com/

These guys have more cool games then you have time to play...believe us!!!
Fundex Games, Ltd., founded in 1986, is a privately-held company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company produces a wide range of board games, dice games and card games, including award-winning Alfredo’s Food Fight™, Monster Under My Bed™, Highrise™ and top-seller, Phase 10®, for mass and specialty retailers in North America. Fundex also has a line of outdoor products including Recreaction Games and swimming pool games.
Mission Statement
At Fundex Games, Where fun comes firstWe listen, anticipate and act with a sense of urgency to the needs of our customers, colleagues and suppliers.
We are focused, efficient and disciplined as individuals and as a company.
We are an innovative, fun and caring organization.
A Ballot Box of Fun! This secret ballot game will keep you guessing so vote early and vote often! Players vote by answering a question and placing a Yes or No reply disc in the secret envelope and dropping it into the ballot box. Honesty counts, so answer truthfully. Then predict how many Yes answers are in the box. Guessing the correct number or coming closest to it wins you big points. So get out and rock the vote!

Make the Yuletide Gay -- DVD :: Buy it!

Here is a great CD for our stocking winners!!
A whimsical gay romance with a heart of gold, Make the Yuletide Gay follows a young gay couple Nathan and Gunn as they face their first Christmas apart. Sweet-natured Gunn (Keith Jordan) has to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky parents, and cutie-pie Nathan (Adamo Ruggerio, Degrassi: The Next Generation) is preparing to spend another Christmas with his cold-hearted parents. When Nathan surprises everyone by turning up on Gunn's doorstep, the couple is hilariously forced to juggle a hetero charade with their gay reality. With its bright, witty dialogue and handsome cast, Yuletide is one holiday treat you ll want to savor many times over. Starring Adamo Ruggiero, Keith Jordan, Alison Arngrim, Gates McFadden, Ian Buchanan, Derek Long, Kelly Keaton and Hallee Hirsh. Written and directed by Rob Williams. Produced by Guest House Films.Make the Yuletide Gay -- Soundtrack :: Buy it! The official soundtrack to the family Christmas comedy, "Make the Yuletide Gay," featuring original holiday/pop songs written for the film. The soundtrack includes new interpretations of favorite Christmas carols by songwriting duo Jake Monaco & Jen Hansen, and an original film score composed by Austin Wintory.

Great games for the stocking!!

What is Christmas without spending time with friends and family?? Hasbro has donated some of the most classic games from our childhood to help us have a season of nostalgia (after this shitty year--we need it!!). So be a kid again and have fun!!!
BATTLESHIP has been redesigned in 2009 to add more excitement to the classic ship-sinking adventure. Naval warriors plot their coordinates and mark hits and misses on a double-sided grid as they try to defeat their enemy’s fleet. Players are also charged with saving a crewmember deserted on an island in this updated edition. Lift the coordinate partition to uncover successful hits and ultimately declare victory – or defeat.CLUE Secrets & Spies Can you prove yourself as the world's ultimate spy? Agent Black- CLUE most notorious spy- is plotting, and it's up to you to stop him! Go undercover as an international agent to foil his schemes by completing missions and attending secret meetings. Scan with your spy light to uncover a secret, or check your cell phone for a Spy Text that could help or hinder your game. Your assignments will take you all over the world, so stay ahead of the other agents and earn the title of Ultimate Spy!
JENGA MAX introduces a new element of dexterity to the classic game of stacking and suspense. This all-new way to play JENGA is a true test of agility as players hook or hang plastic blocks onto each other without upsetting the balance and tipping over the wobbly tower. Build the structure up, straight out, or over the top, but be careful not to max it out! The player that causes the structure to crash, loses.

Jock Soap --www.thejocksoapcompany.com

These guys have your back to look and smell amazing...this is also a great gift for any man in your life...can't wait for all the lucky listeners to get their hands on these great products!!
The Jock Soap Company grooming simplified Thanks for checking out Jock Soap. Our goal is to supply you with the most effective grooming products on the planet. Designed to provide you with real results, each of our products makes the most efficient use of your time, simplifies your life and leaves you looking and feeling great. Although men's grooming products have been around forever, most are created by women -- who don't really know what it feels like to reside within a guy's body. Due to this very reason, I developed Jock Soap's namesake product -- a man-sized bar of glycerin soap, made with male-specific, natural ingredients and enhanced with a "studly" scent that guarantees you a great shower and, quite possibly, a great day. Jock soap became so popular that I developed a comprehensive portfolio of like-minded products just for guys. Each is designed to satisfy a male-oriented grooming need. And all are created to simplify the grooming process along the way. With that said, I invite you to discover the manly line of products only available at Jock Soap.
AMP UP Hydrating Eye Recovery Complex Good For All Guys, Look alert!Jock Soap's AMP UP is an intensive eye treatment that tightens under eye "bags" and reduces fine lines around the eye area. Use as often as needed. Works instantaneously.
At Jock Soap we try our very best to do the right thing. That means something different to everyone. But to us it means to evaluate everything we do to see if we can do better and if we can help our fellow man and planet as we conduct or daily business.We constantly look for ways to improve our packaging to reduce waste and do everything we can to not destroy the environment in the process. We also recycle packing materials whenever it’s appropriate – so don’t be surprised if you get a mix of colors with the packing peanuts in your order.Skin Cancer has taken its toll on members of our company and their families so we will always take an active role in educating our clients on the damage that sun exposure can cause.The Jock Soap Company, Inc. is committed to doing the absolute best we can do in everything we do. Please trust that we care about you, our client, and the world around us. We won’t stop trying to do the right thing.

2 in 1 Pics....Key Chains that remind you of us!!

2in1pics™ creates fun photo gifts and holiday cards using YOUR OWN favorite pictures. We make it easy, fun and affordable to come up with unique stocking stuffers and gifts for the holiday season. Simply email us two of your favorite pictures/images and we combine them into 1 card for a one-of-a-kind photo! When you twist the card in your hand, you’ll see the image magically change from one to the other so that it creates a mini-motion picture. Your moving picture can be a keychain, luggage tag, magnet or a greeting card.
For more information call us at 877-2N1-PICS (877-261-7427) or check out our website at www.2in1pics.com.

River Fruit Tropical Wines

These wines are soooooooo good!!! They make great tasting wines from a variety of cool fruits except for grapes...you know how we at DNR love a good drink-- and this listener owned company has definitely satisfied our urges!!!

River Fruit Tropical Wines a proud retailer of Florida's only ultra-premium tropical, citrus and berry wines (These are not fusion or blended grape wines... there are NO GRAPES in our wines) is excited to offer listeners of the Derek and Romaine Show FREE Shipping on all purchases of $55.00 or more. Simply use the Coupon Code: DNR when you check-out at http://www.riverfruitwine.com/

Dixie T's says Merry xmas bitches!!

We all love this company and their hilarious and well made shirts...perfect for a one of a kind gift for that special someone who shares your sense of humor (we hope!!)

Dixie T’s are hand-crafted, artisan designed sweatshirts. They are irreverent, mocking and disrespectful of everything that we hold sacred. But, above all, they are funny as shit! These are not your grandmother’s sweatshirts! Each sweatshirt design is created by hand, done in limited numbers and are signed by the artist. We can even do custom, made to order, one-of-a kind creations. We would love to work with you to create the perfect image to piss-off the world, hehehe!
We also create a line of t-shirts that carry out the same themes and are just as crazy as the sweatshirts! Check Us Out. You can even come see WHO Dixie is… http://dixie-t.net

Roof To Ground Rainwater Solutions

How cool is this?? Another listener owned company and this product is not only beautiful but also great for the environment too!! So when you are dome have sex with all your dirty toys you can do something nice with this one!!
In addition to rainwater harvesting containers, we are one of a very few suppliers of garden irrigation products known by Hispanic cultures as ollas. These items were historically used by indigenous peoples in the American Southwest, and there is evidence of their use in the desert regions of Africa and China. While most effective as a water conservation method in arid zone gardens, they are also useful in wetter climates since they remove the guesswork out of how much to water and when. Because ollas slowly leach water through the porous clay they supply plants with a constant, regulated volume of water. A gardener can leave town or forget to water for days at a time and remain confident the plant has water available.
Check our website for rain container information and the Underground Rain page of http://www.rooftoground.com/ for more information on ollas. We will also have a listing on eBay in the Home & Garden > Watering > Equipment section as a purchasing option.

Spin: A Novel by Robert Rave

Also included in our stocking is this great novel from another one of our loyal listeners, Spin: A Novel by Robert Rave . A great story about the crazy and exciting lives of a New York "Spinster". To buy a copy of his great book go to http://www.amazon.com/

Taylor Green is a corn-fed young man from the Midwest who stumbles into New York without a clue, a contact, or a proper wardrobe. Through true serendipity (or possibly misfortune), he is hired by the outrageous, Jennifer Weinstein, the sleepless city's most notorious public relations diva. Quickly morphed into her most trusted assistant and confidante, Taylor is sucked into a whirlwind of restaurant openings, gossip columnists, and fashion shows. Suddenly Taylor is in the core of a world he never knew existed, a world of sex, greed, power, and fame, that's ruled by Jennie Weinstein herself. Under Jennie's guidance, Taylor quickly discovers that there isn't a catastrophe, betrayal, or person that can't be spun to suit the client's needs. The perks are sweet: rubbing elbows (and other appendages) with big-name celebrities, the sudden opening of velvet ropes, and thousands of dollars worth of free designer duds. But like all swag, it comes at a price, and Taylor struggles to balance his own definition of sanity with that of Jennie's drug-fuelled, high-intensity world.
The stakes only get higher as Taylor rapidly climbs New York's social ladder and Jennie's assignments become increasingly bizarre. Finally, when his relentless pursuit of "spin" threatens to spin his own life totally out of control, Taylor is forced to decide whether the cutthroat ends of a top public relations business justify the diabolical and often hilarious means to a successful career.
Funny, sexy, and irresistibly dishy, Spin is a shocking look behind the scenes of the glittering celebrity world.

Not My Grandmother

Thanksgiving weekend, I journeyed up to a bar called Primetime in Highland, NY. It's the closest thing to a real bar near me that isn't in Manhattan, and it's not that close or that real. However, while hanging out there, I spotted a drag queen that looked so much like my late grandmother Doris, I couldn't help but stare. I even had to take a grainy photo with my iPhone to send to my mother.

Yes my grandmother never would have worn a wig that long (her blond wig dropped just below the ears), but in all other respects, that drag queen looked like my grandmother! I wrote about Doris quite extensively in my book, although there are no pictures of her included. So for those of you who got the book and were curious about what my grandmother looked like, this is about as close as you are gonna get.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Also a great listener owned company...En Fuego sauces are spicy, but seriously yummy!! These prizes are sure to spice up your holiday season so check out all of their sauces and products at http://www.enfuegosauce.com/

Welcome to En Fuego Sauce & Salsa
Your one stop shop for hot sauces, salsas, spices, and snacks. In addition to this web store, we have a retail store at 514 River Walk St. in San Antonio, TX. This site features our extensive inventory of hot sauces, spices, rubs, and other hot and spicy food. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to give us a call, and if you are ever in the San Antonio area, stop by and say hi. -Jason and Trip
Hello Derek & Romaine and Sirius OutQ Listeners!
We are very proud to be involved in this year's 'What's In Your Stocking?' promotion and want to welcome you to our newly created website. The products listed on this page are the same items we included in the stocking packs. The items are available individually or you can buy the What's in your Stocking combo pack at the discounted price of $39.99.Thank you for stopping by. If you need any assistance or just want to say hello, drop us an email at info@enfuegosauce.com


Also a listener company...Thad Cline makes some of the most beautiful rings and jewelry you have ever seen!!

Lucky you if you are the winner of one of our silver stockings you could be getting a pair of commitment rings from Thad Cline jewelers valued at $500. Check them out at http://www.thadcline.com
Thad Cline, a jewelry designer and goldsmith for over twenty years, designs each piece of jewelry to transcend fads and trends. His designs are stylish and classic with a hip, modern twist allowing the wearer the ability to invigorate her own existing jewelry collection.
“I believe that jewelry is an investment and my designs allow women options for incorporating their own style and flair. I have always felt that my designs should flow from casual to cocktail and my customers agree.”
Make a bold fashion statement of your own with a beautiful piece of Thad Cline jewelry.


Also, from our loyal listeners these beautiful knitting needles and crochet hooks from Brittany Hooks and Needles...tis the season to be crafty so make something special for a gift this year.

Brittany Hooks and Needles
Tel: 707-877-1881Fax: 707-877-3777
Email: knittingneedles@mcn.org

Made in America by a family of craftsmen, ensuring consistent quality and individual care. And, of course Brittany hooks and needles look beautiful.
We think you deserve the best, not just for special occasions but every time you pick up your needles.
The Brittany Company is a family business. For the past twenty five years, we have been specializing in craft tools. Being a small business has many advantages over big companies. We can give you personal and truly friendly service, and we care about what you specifically think of us and our products.
Our Commitment to the Environment
We pride ourselves in being an environmentally-minded company and try to minimize our impact at every stage of production.
We have worked very hard to develop the "greenest" packaging possible for our needles. It is made from 100% recycled paperboard and is 100% recyclable. If the label is removed it is perfectly safe to put in your compost pile. The package is as small and lightweight as possible to be efficient in shipping and thus consume less energy getting to the final customer.
We recycle everything we can at our workshop, from catalogs to containers. Office paper and cardboard are reused if possible before being recycled. Shipping material is reused from packages we receive and we only buy eco-friendly packing material - never styrofoam. The actual amount of trash we create is minimal, much less than most households. The birch used to make the needles is sustainably harvested. We try to get the other materials used at the shop in the most environmentally friendly form available.
We appreciate the natural beauty and clean fresh air of the Northern California coast where we live and work and understand the importance of preserving it and the rest of our planet.


Another amazing prize from one of our loyal listeners is a box of fantastic retro candy from the guys at the Cosmic Candy Company...This selection is called their "Time Capsule" and it is filled with those hard to find, nostalgic candy brands from when you were a kid...they even have candy cigarettes!!
Check out their website www.pentwaterpopcorn.com for great holiday gift ideas. They will send their great selection of candy and their famous Pentwater popcorn anywhere is the U.S.A!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stocking stuff!!

As you are all aware...we are well into our famous stocking season !!!
Romaine and Derek have asked that I write about some of the great products that are included in this year's stockings. Most importantly, we wanted to give a shout out to the amazing products from our loyal listeners...these really are some of the most special gifts as they are from the listeners of DNR to the listeners of DNR!!

Firstly, The Maple Hill Manner Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky who have donated gorgeous Alpaca scarves from their gift shop. (These are softer that cashmere and perfect holiday gifts)

"We specialize in Suri Alpacas which represent only 2% of the overall Alpaca population in the world. Maple Hill Manor is one of the first farms in Kentucky to raise Alpacas and Llamas! These rare and exotic South American animals are as beautiful as they are fascinating. The fleece of the Alpaca, especially the Suri Breed, is considered to be one of the finest fibers in the world! We breed, board, show, sell, and feature fiber products on our farm. Guests of all ages enjoy these wonderful animals - whether it's an overnight stay or a Farm Visit. Groups welcomed too - with advance notice."

Voted "Best B&B in the South" by BedandBreakfast.com in 2009
Voted #1 in the U.S. as the B&B with the "Most Historic Charm"by readers of Arrington's B&B Journal for 2003 & 2004
Voted "Kentucky's Best B&B" byreaders of Kentucky Monthly Magazine for 2004
Voted "Best Breakfast in the Southeast" byreaders of Arrington's B&B Journal for 2005 & 2006
Voted "Outstanding B&B in the South" in 2005

So go onto their site to see their whole range of alpaca clothing and accessories or if you are interested in visiting their stunning Inn for a much deserved break!

Historic Maple Hill Manor
2941 Perryville RoadUS 150 EastSpringfield, Kentucky 40069
(859) 336-3075(800) 886-7546
Todd Allen and Tyler Horton, Innkeepers