Thursday, July 14, 2016

Random Musings

Last Monday, July 11, marked the day that sixteen years ago I stepped off a plane in Ft. Lauderdale and met Carlos.

It’s not a day we celebrate, really — I just happen to have a good memory with dates — but we clinked beer glasses over it … and then ate pizza.
In case you didn’t realize that GOP stands for Gay Oppression Party, the Republican Party’s official platform this year will describe marriage as a “union between one man and one woman.” 

Sorry, asshats, you’re not undoing my marriage.
Last weekend Carlos and I watched The 100 Foot Journey because … Helen Mirren, but we both became enamored of a couple of Hot Men in the film. I liked one in particular and Carlos was enchanted by the other — I won’t tell you who picked which Hot Guy, you can guess.

Clément Sibony, left, was the haughty French chef Jean Pierre, and Manish Dayal was the Indian cook Hassan.

Who is Carlos’ pick, and who is mine? And, of course, who is yours?
Speaking of the Gay Oppression Party, just days ahead of the Republican Convention in Cleveland, the Cleveland City Council unanimously approved legislation to allow transgender people to choose whichever restroom, shower or locker room aligns with their gender identity, without fear of discrimination.

Last week, in reaction to a South Carolina Secessionist Party raising the Confederate flag at a public event at the State House, the Black Lives Matter movement staged a counter protest that blocked the I-126 corridor.

In response, Capt. Jimmy Morris, a 16-year Columbia Fire Department captain posted this to Facebook:
“Idiots shutting down I-126. Better not be there when I get off work or there is gonna be some run over dumb asses.”
And then he added this thoughtful post:
“Public Service Announcement: If you attempt to shut down an interstate, highway, etc on my way home, you best hope I’m not one of the first vehicles in line because your ass WILL get run over! Period! That is all....”
The next day Capt. Jimmy Morris was fired from his $53,722-a-year job.

Good on Columbia.
More on the GOP Clusterf**k, er, Convention?

Well, it seems that some anti-Trump delegates — I call them people whose brains fire on all cylinders — are preparing a rules change proposal that would allow the convention delegates to choose their own vice presidential nominee instead of voting for Donald Trump’s choice.

Infighting is fun.
Mike Pucillo, former Ohio State 2008 NCAA Division I Wrestling champion, has come out as gay, becoming the first openly gay Division I national champion wrestler:
“I’ve always known, I guess. I wish I was able to be myself seven years ago while still competing in college, but it isn’t until now that I am comfortable with myself to tell my story. I want people to know that you aren’t alone. If I can just help one person get through, then I will be happy.”
Welcome out, Mike, and please accept these gifts from HOMO HQ: the Obligatory Coming Out Toaster Oven and a copy of the Gay Agenda.

Welcome out … and you sure know how to rock the wrestling onesie!
Remember when North Carolina passed their anti-LGBT HB2 and even Donald Rump spoke out against it? And remember in the days after the Orlando shooting when he made a Vote For Me Beg by saying:
“I am better for the gay community.”
Turns out he’s had a change of heart — and is a liar — and now says the law allowing discrimination against the LGBT community is just fine.

So, the University of North Texas began selling coffee mugs with their logo imprinted on them.

Good idea except … I don’t see UNT, I see...

... CUNT.

I know, right?
I loathe The Bachelor, a show about how many men can bang one girl, or how many girls can get banged by one guy. I find the whole notion kinda STD-gross.

And so I wasn’t keen on the idea of LOGO doing their own spin on the show called Finding Prince Charming that will feature a gay male ‘bachelor’ and 13 suitors vying for the, um, heart of ALLEGED first Prince Charming is designer Robert Sepúlveda.

Thirteen men in tight Speedos making out with that hot guy … wait, what? When is this on?
This week Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda performed their new song, a tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting, called “Love Makes The World Go Round.”

JLo then Tweeted a photo of herself and Lin-Manuel Miranda to promote the tune but added an unfortunate hash-tag: “All lives Matter” and Twitter exploded … until she deleted the Tweet.

Here's the explosion …


the dogs' mother said...

I heard about a reporter, who was getting ready to go
to a hot spot in the Middle East say it felt safer to
be sent there than to Cleveland next week!

anne marie in philly said...

Who is Carlos’ pick - the french guy
and who is mine? - the indian guy
who is yours? - the indian guy

16 years and you wouldn't trade it for the world! :)

jlo is a has-been, the GOP sucks, good for firing that asshat captain, and (heh heh heh) you said "cunt".

the dogs' mother said...

ps - glass clink to 16 years :-)

krayolakris said...

Congrats! How wonderful! Oh, I picked the Indian guy for myself!
How did Prince Speedo Charming's tattoo switch shoulders?
Raising my new coffee mug in a toast to you!

brewella deville said...

UNT should really consider a change of mascots. Fighting Cunts sweats and tees would be a goldmine.

MMTampa said...

Mr. Pucillo is a very brave guy - congrats. . .

Mitchell is Moving said...

No thanks to Finding Prince Charming (or any variation of The Bachelor)! I'd rather see natural hunks on our local beach than these "performance-enhanced" buffed and polished Ken dolls. They may be pleasant to look at but they send all the wrong values and body image messages... of course, that's in my humble opinion only.

Too bad those delegates apparently have lost their battle.

So glad you and Carlos found each other.

Can you BELIEVE UNT could produce that mug without realizing what it would look like. They DO provide mock-ups! Just like the founders of ASSoL (Antonin Scalia School of Law)... Is no one actually thinking?!?

Bob Slatten said...

I liked the French guy and Carlos liked the Indian actor.

Helen Lashbrook said...

@BS that's the way I figured your choices would go

Surely all lives matter, it's just that some are more endangered than others. In the US it is black Americans who seem to be being targeted, in India it's Muslims, in France it's the French and in Turkey it's the Kurds. They are all precious each and every one of us.