Thursday, February 13, 2014

Random Musings

It’s been snowing here in Smallville for two days now, and there are threats of ice storms, sleet, freezing rain — which, I think, are all about the same — before this is over tomorrow.

It’s bad, I guess, but what’s worse is that Carlos and I have been trapped in the house together for two days now and one of us just might kill the other.

And I don’t wanna go to prison.

I’ve been listening to this whole he-said-she-said, Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow mess, and I just wish they’d both shut up.

I don’t know if Woody molested Dylan; no one knows except Woody and Dylan, but the fact that that family, all of them, both sides, keeps airing their laundry in public makes me ill.

It serves no purpose other than making all of them look bad.
In a show of solidarity with the LGBT community, the towns of Newfoundland and Labrador will begin flying the Rainbow Flag over City Hall during the Sochi AntiGay Games. St. John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe said council voted unanimously to support the initiative:
"Flying the rainbow flag during the Olympics is really a sign of support for people in other countries, in this case in particular in Russia, the people who have been denied their liberties as individuals, and people who are being persecuted because of their sexual orientation. This is something we're very proud to be a part of, because it reinforces our position that all people in society have a right to realize their potential."
In addition, Rainbow Flags are for sale for half-off for people to display at their own homes during the games.

Thanks Canada.
After being gone from the show for a few years, Hugh Jackman, and his Huge Ackman, will be back this year to host The Tony Awards.

Nothing is hotter than Hugh.

Nothing is gayer than The Tony's.

I'm so there, though I'll miss NPH and his sense of humor, as evidenced by his Tweet though I will refrain from the triangulation of "Hugh Jackman, " "NPH," and "Suck it":

So, Michael Sam is gay?

And lotsa folks have an opinion; a quick glance at Twitter and you read some of the most heinous, offensive, bigoted crap. And there are a few nice ones.

You turn on a TV and they are all kinds of people debating the subject: Should he have said something? Should he have kept quiet? Will the NFL hate him? Will the NFL love him? Can I sit in the locker-room while he showers?

Okay, that last one was mine, but … on Dale Hansen’s Unplugged show, on a local TV station in Texas, of all places, he just splayed it all out, and it’s braziliant.

Last week the Dilbert comic strip outed Asok, the long-running Indian intern character Asok, in a series of cartoons criticizing India's recent recriminaliztion of homosexuality. Not all newspapers, however, were keen on running the comic strip …

The Sandusky Register wrote about the substitution:
Today and Saturday, the syndicate distributing “Dilbert” — in an unusual move — sent the Register two sets of comic strips. The main strip, intended for publication, features topics such as homosexuality, war and politics. The alternative strips exclude any talk of these matters. A two-day series essentially mocks a recent Indian Supreme Court decision to make homosexual behavior illegal. The Register decided to print the strips with controversial themes — the ones [Dilbert creator Scott] Adams and others intended for publication.
Good on them. And Scott Adams wrote about the flap on his blog: 
Today Asok the intern came out. Tomorrow he’ll have some things to say about the so-called government of India. Cue the inevitable cries of “Stop being political! You’re ruining Dilbert!” Allow me to address that right now. It’s only political if there’s someone on the other side of the debate. In this case, no one favors a government deciding which sexual acts among consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes are allowed and which are punishable by jail. If I am wrong, and you favor the government restricting what kind of sex you can have with another consenting adult, please proudly state your case. I’m listening. Cue cricket sounds…
And two snaps up to Nevada’s Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval, who now apparently agrees with his Democrat Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto, that the impact of the 9th U.S. Circuit's recent decision declaring that sexual orientation requires heightened scrutiny means that the state will almost certainly lose its defense of its law banning same-sex marriage and so he has decided not to proceed with said defense.

Masto issued an order "respectfully requesting the 9th U.S. Circuit allow her to withdraw her previously filed brief" defending Nevada's discriminatory marriage law on Monday and then Governor Sandoval was quoted as agreeing with her:
"Based upon the advice of the attorney general's office and their interpretation of relevant case law, it has become clear that this case is no longer defensible in court."
In other words, he knows he’d lose, because same-sex marriage in Nevada, hell, everywhere, is inevitable.

But thanks Governor, anyway.

And PS He's kinda hot, no?
So, W Magazine created this whole series of People Tweets, with celebrities in bed.
There were a lot of them that were women, which is okay if you swing that way, and just as I was getting bored … Bam … Joe Manganiello.

Oh, he is definitely a person I’d, um, tweet?

Or let him tweet me.
Last week Gary James, the owner of an Oklahoma restaurant called Gary’s Chicaros, declared that he does not serve, ahem, “freaks,” “Faggots,” the disabled, or people on welfare.

Well, as you can imagine, some folks took umbrage to his policies and took to Facebook to complain and then he basically said, “F**k you.”

 So, the stakes were raised and now there is an online campaign to declare Gary’s Chicaro the “Best Gay Club” in Oklahoma City!

One voter declared that Gary’s place was the “[b]est place for hot man sex!”

Another reviewer said “Gary doesn’t serve tube steak. He asks for yours when you walk in the door. But don’t ask to use his backdoor, he saves that for minorities.”

Gays 1, Gary’s 0.
I used to watch Good Morning America anchor Josh Elliott kinda kid and joke with weatherman Sam Champion and I used to ponder the idea that maybe Josh was a kinda lunk-headed adorkable gay.

Turns out Josh wondered the same thing. And it all started back when Josh was thirteen and his father came out as gay to him:
"My first feeling when my father told me was loyalty, thinking, I guess I have to be gay too. Maybe I'm gay. It’s a lot to work through as an eighth-grade boy."
Two years later, his father died from cardiomyopathy and Elliott says:
"The night before he died, I fell asleep on his couch, and he put a blanket over me. I grabbed his hand and for some reason said, 'Dad, I just want you to know I love you.' … For two years, I got to see him complete and out and proud. I got to see him as a man fulfilled and a man in full."
Josh Elliott was the recipient of a 2012 GLAAD Media Award for his ABC World News segment "Battle Against Bullying".

I used to think he was gay, now I just think he’s a kinda lunk-headed and adorkable


anne marie in philly said...

NO, don't kill carlos!

look at that smug ugly mug on gary james. makes me wanna punch him repeatedly.

and I LOVE the yogurt containers! :)

Frank said...

As a general rule, you're better off with sleet than with freezing rain. Sleet, being rain-drop size ice pellets come down already frozen and don't usually stick to things like tree limbs and cars and sidewalks. Freezing rain comes down as water, then freezes to whatever it lands on - crystal coating trees, branches, cars, sidewalks, roads. It is much more difficult to scrape off solid ice than ice pellets. And tree branches become very heavy and often break, bringing down power lines and falling on cars, etc. Welcome to winter.
As far as stir-crazy goes: leon and I have been spending weeks together as I am retired and he has little work in the winter months...we may take a break and come down to SC to visit his mom...but we'll wait till you all melt.

mistress maddie said...

This was a enjoyable Random Musing Bob!!! And yes don't kill each other, just drink. Hugh Jackman calling a gay guy to say suck it is just hot as hell!!! And yes I too was thinking Governor, Brian Sandoval is HOT AS HELL! He could be my daddy any day, and when he's done send in Joe Manganiello!!! Woody Allen make brilliant films but god is he creepy.......

the dogs' mother said...

Ratz, I don't know if our paper ran the strip or not. I don't read Dilbert very often as it is distressing like The Engineer's work. (It is banned from posting on the outside of your cubicle if that tells you anything.)

the dogs' mother said...

Okay, ever diligent cub reporter for ISBL I looked thru the back issues in the recycle bin and found them. Our paper went with the Asok cartoons. Bless their hearts.