Thursday, October 17, 2013

Random Musings

I’ve said it before: I am an Awards Show Whore™. I love ‘em all—well, for the most part … I think there are far too many country music awards and the Kid’s Choice? Oh honey, no—but I love a good show and a good host; or hosts.

And so this is why I was rolling out the red carpet to the news that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who killed at The Golden Globes last year — will be back hosting in 2014 and again in 2015.

I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl!

Ted Nugent, faded rock star, gun nut, Teabagger and serial baby-maker has said he might run for President.

His own proposed campaign slogan — and this is real y’all … it came straight from Nugent’s ever-running piehole: 
“Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women and I’m running for president.”
He really just ought to run for sperm donor. On second thought …. Ick.

Greg Louganis traded his Olympic Gold Medals for a band of gold.

He’s married. Greg married his partner, the adorably hot Johnny Chaillot last week in Malibu:
"It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful, I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are." 
The two men — and it’s still a rush to say “the two men” when speaking of newlyweds — are asking for donations to charities like the Human Rights Campaign and Mending Kids International, in lieu of a traditional wedding registry:
"We are both in our mid fifties and don't need another blender so we really wanted to give back."—Johnny Chaillot 
Congrats to the happy, cute couple.

I loves me some Nashville, even before they added the closeted gay country star played by hottie-in-tight-jeans Chris Carmack.

That show really plays to its gay audience with some of the hottest men around, like …
Michiel Huisman , who plays Liam, the renegade record producer and Rayna’s new love interest, and blond beauty Charlie Bewley, who joined the show last week as Juliette’s new love interest.

I’m also interested.

In other same-sex wedding news …

Indiana's first openly gay countywide official, Zach Adamson, will be making history once more by marrying his longtime partner Christian Mosburg in Washington D.C. this week.
"It's important that people see this doesn't have to be the wedge issue or the divisive issue that it is often portrayed as. We are just doing what other people do."—Zach Adamson
He added that the positive reception he and Christian have received as an engaged, same-sex couple “speaks to how far we've come."

We’ve still got a way to go, but each couple that married breaks down the walls.


What’s this, North Dakota? You now have a tax form for married same-sex couples even though you don’t recognize such marriages?

Well, since the IRS announced in August that it would allow same-sex couples to file as married couples if they were legally married in a state that allows such marriages, even if they live in a state that doesn’t, North Dakota saw that as a problem.

But Lorie Bowker, of the North Dakota tax department, says the answer lies in a new form: ND-1S, which allows for the divvying up a couple’s federal tax filing so they can file as individuals in North Dakota.

Bowker said, like the federal government, there is a “marriage penalty” built into the North Dakota tax code, so filing as individuals could be beneficial to same-sex couples who would then save on their tax debt.

All well and good, but some advocates for same-sex marriage say the discrepancy between federal and state tax filings could be grounds for lawsuits based on the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

And that would mean … channeling Oprah … Everyone gets a marriage. You get a marriage! And you get a marriage!

So, the new TV season is basically in full swing, although I am awaiting the return of Grimm ­— with the delicious David Giuntoli — and the start of Dracula — with the oozing with sex appeal Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Loving:  AHS: Coven.
Also loving: The Crazy Ones, especially the adorable, and funny, James Wolk.
Liking ... for now: Sean Saves The World.
Beginning to loathe: Trophy Wife and Hostages
Annoyed: It took three weeks to bring Brody back to Homeland, and then when the episode aired it was dull, dull, and dull.

And you? What do you love, like or loathe?

File this under It’s About Freakin’ Time:

The Harvey Milk Foundation has announced that the United States Postal Service will issue a stamp in honor of LGBT political icon Harvey Milk.

This makes Harvey Milk, who made history as the first openly gay man to win political office in California when he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly LGBT official ever featured on U.S. postage.
“Harvey Milk’s legacy is alive and well. His historic run paved the way for a new generation of LGBT leaders who can be open and honest about who they are, and it’s encouraging to see the U.S. Postal Service honoring his legacy of perseverance and pride today.”— Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute
The stamp is expected to be introduced in 2014, and though I rarely snail mail any more, you can bet I’ll be lignin up for the stamps and whatever else I can get.

It’s about time an LGBT icon and hero was recognized.

The Houston Chronicle has come out and apologized for endorsing Ted Cruz for political office in light of Cruz’s recent descent into egomaniacal insanity:
Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison? We're not sure how much difference one person could make in the toxic, chaotic, hyperpartisan atmosphere in Washington, but if we could choose just one it would be Hutchison, whose years of service in the Senate were marked by two things sorely lacking in her successor, Ted Cruz. When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution. We feel certain she would have worked shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in crafting a workable solution that likely would have avoided the government shutdown altogether. But we'll never know.


anne marie in philly said...

greg louganis - (swoon). so sexy!

ted nugent is as looney as the redumblicans in the house. talk about irresponsible parenting (ew!).

the harvey stamp - notice it has a value of 32 cents (postcard mail price). boooooooooo to the USPS for not putting him on a first class stamp; what does THAT say?

the dogs' mother said...

Mythbusters - new season premieres tonight with Zombie myths. Not sure how that works but it is Mythbusters so we're there.

Huntress said...

That Harvey Milk stamp art was created back before we had "forever" stamps. I would expect the new ones to be worth as much as the going rate for mail if not a "forever" stamp as well.

Yes, I'm buying a crap load of them.

viktor kerney said...

Can we send Ted Cruz to Space?

Ask the Cool Cookie said...


The Michael J Fox show exhausts me, and that not good.

Super Fun Night? No it isn't.

For Love of the Game. Out.

How I Met Your Mother should have been over YEARS AGO.

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...


Sleepy Hallow - much better than Grimm

Witches of East End - a little easier to watch and much sexier men

May have to give Sean and Crazy a second look.

Debbie said...

viktor kerney said...
Can we send Ted Cruz to Space?

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! BREAFE !!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

“Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women and I’m running for president.”

This would makes him totally eligible for Obamacare.

Ron Buckmire said...

I dunno, I'm not really feeling AHS: Coven I feel like it is TOO GAY even for me.

I love me some Homeland so I am willing to cut them some slack. But, really, how do you come back from being imprisoned in a Caracas slum tower? Methinks Brody;s arc may be short....

I am loving The Good Wife! To me they are the most consistently good drama on TV: excellent writing, great acting, hot actors.

I think I may be addicted to Revolution even though I know it is BAD BAD B A D.

I'm hoping the new JJ Abrams show starring the yummy Michael Ealy (Black man with blue eyes!) as an adroid partner in a futuristic cop procedural is good.

And Wakling Dead is back!!

S'A said...

I hope Nugent runs-it'll give the comedians soooo much new material!