Thursday, January 19, 2017

Random Musings

First and foremost ... boycott the inauguration tomorrow. I mean, we all know how much _____ likes to brag about TV ratings so wouldn’t it be great if this was the least watched inauguration ever? And, even if it isn’t, you’ll feel better for not having partaken in the glorification of a man endorsed by the KKK and the KGB.

‘nuff said ... oh, except .... #Resist.
Speaking of the inauguration ... one Scottish newspaper description of the event has gone viral.

In the TV description section of the Herald Scotland, “President _____: The Inauguration” is described as if it is an episode of The Twilight Zone.
“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful."
Scary sh*t indeed ... so, again ... #Resist. 
Marriage equality may soon be coming to the Land Down Under, but not if the Australian Christian Lobby has anything to say about it.

They have been fighting equality hard, but now they also have a new target ... a fashion campaign from the Volley Australia shoe label, which encourages people to “root” for change.

Volley’s new #grassroots ad campaign features gay and straight models frolicking in cars, in nature, and on the tennis court with the tagline:
“We’re sick of being socially engineered and we shun political correctness. We’re young and we’re rooting for change. We are children of the sun and are comfortable in our own skin, so don’t tell us who to love or how to be. Our campaign is all about the celebration of sexual expression whilst remembering to stay safe. For this reason we’ve joined arms with Ansell condoms in support of safe sex, as whilst we’re all about rooting, we believe in ‘safety first’. So stay safe this summer and root for us, root for change, root for VOLLEY.”
But Wendy Francis, a member of the Australian Christian Lobby, says Volley has something dirtier in mind ... The Sex! Or, as they say Down Under, “rooting”—which is “doing the sex” in Oz-talk.

Um, Wendy, you and your ilk think everything is about The Sex. It isn’t. It’s about equality, something Jesus tried to do but folks like you have ruined. And perhaps if you were doing a little “rooting” you’d be less uptight.

Just sayin’.

DisruptJ20, a series of mass actions supported by the activist collective DC Welcoming Committee, is planning protests around the inauguration, one of which is a Queer Dance Party at the Chevy Chase, Maryland home of VP-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday.

Yup, they held a Queer Dance party at Mike Pence’s house and you just know he ran away from that lest he be spotted in a window choking Little Mike as he watched the Boys dance.
Betsy DeVos, _____’s nominee for education secretary said during her Senate confirmation hearing that local authorities should decide whether guns should be barred from American schools — citing the case of a school in Wyoming where a special fence protects students from bears.

Yes. She did. When Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy—whose state saw the worst school shooting in history at Sandy Hook Elementary—asked DeVos to explain whether she thought guns belonged “in or around schools,” DeVos argued that some schools — like those in Wyoming — need weapons “to protect from potential grizzlies [bears].”

Yup. She did. Pray for us with loons like this in government.
As a gay man it is part of my obligation to be obsessed with The Wizard of Oz.

Naturally, I love the Judy Garland film, and I loved the Broadway show with Stephanie Mills, and the movie version of The Wiz starring Diana Ross. I also loved the Wicked books by Gregory Maguire and have seen the Broadway show Wicked and several touring companies of the show.

I have also watched every version of Oz that appeared on television, though there was one set in a men's prison, that didn’t include Dorothy or Toto but did have, um, merit.

Now, NBC is showing Emerald City, a  kind of Game of Thrones Oz. it’s quite beautiful to look at ... the Witch of the East’s costume alone was fabulous, but it also has two other things going for it ... Oliver Jackson-Cohen, left, a British actor, riffing on the Scarecrow, and Mido Hamada, right, a kind of Emerald City guard searching for Dorothy.

Two hot reasons to keep my fascination with all things Oz going.
Chris Christie is talking again, and is now saying that it was his wife, Mary Pat, who kept him from taking a position in the _____ administration because she refused to move from New Jersey to Washington, DC:
“He didn’t offer me a job that I thought was exciting enough for me to leave the governorship, and my family, because Mary Pat made really clear she wasn’t coming to D.C.”
In December, _____ transition sources said Christie was offered cabinet-level posts like secretary of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, as well as a slot as a top White House aide or as US ambassador to Italy.

Ambassador to Italy? It must be love if Christie turned down two years of Italian food.

Just sayin’.
So, recently Leslie Jordan, who played pint-sized homo Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace announced that the show would be returning to TV for ten new episodes next season and Debra Messing, the Grace of Will & instantly shot that down saying nothing had been confirmed.

Um, except now it has been confirmed ... NBC announced this week that a one-off season consisting of 10 episodes of Will & Grace  is coming  and pretty much everyone from the old show will be involved. Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show, will be back to direct the revival episodes as well as produce. 

It’s baaaaaack. And just in time ... I need a Karen fix.


Raybeard said...

I'm hoping that from tomorrow onwards ________ isn't going to slack off on his tweets - and if he ever needed reason to keep them going, by God he has them aplenty now! When he uses it as a means to open that little, puckered-lips gob of his he digs his hole deeper and deeper. Don't stop, PLEASE!

mistress maddie said... the tweet! I so will not be watching the train wreak either. I think it's funny that Trump could hardly get any entertainment for the event. Who knows what will happen, but if he is impeached or resigns, if will get even worst, since Pence is even more evil, not to mention all the buffoons in positions.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen....ahhhhhhh one of my favorites. I don't know it will be enough to make me watch though. I was feeling the show.

Professor Chaos said...

On inauguration dau,turn your YV to Comedy Central and leave it there all day. Lets make Trump lose the ratings battle to a South Park marathon!

the dogs' mother said...

School can be dangerous. Our principal made the rounds of the outside of the school every day. One day he found a rattlesnake curled up outside the door of a second grade classroom. He killed the snake with a shovel. AND he kept the head in his desk.... I was on the committee to choose a new principal when he retired and you can bet we asked the candidates about killing rattlesnakes.

the dogs' mother said...


Pres.-elect Donald Trump on his cabinet: "We have by far the highest IQ of any cabinet ever assembled."


Dave R said...

On The Emerald City, watch it on, not TV, no commercials and... you can pause the action.

And on tomorrow's event - ratings will be high because everybody wants to see the protests and the riots and... well, you know, the mayhem DT brings, it will be like going to one of his rallies on acid.

Bob Slatten said...

I DVR Emerald City so i can pause and stop and rewind at will!

And I will not watch that mess on TV. I will not play into _____;s ego.

anne marie in philly said...

I will be at work AND I don't watch tv anyway; no orange shitshow at THIS house.

FUCK every last one of them!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

SO happy that "Will and Grace" is coming back for a 10-episode miniseries! One of my all-time fave shows! I've been in Jack and Karen withdrawal for too long!

Frank said...

Will will likely be hiking with the dog, and going for a nice late lunch/early dinner during the inauguration. In a restaurant without a TV.

Anonymous said...

I don't think a Scottish Newspaper has ever been so read.


Helen Lashbrook said...

There is not enough money on earth to make me watch Trumpelstiltskin's inauguration replays; the photos show that there were far fewer people attending than in 2009.

As for IQ; most of the cabinet must be supernaturally smart given that Betsy deVos has the IQ of a cabbage while Trump, as we know is super smart....his IQ must be at least 50, otherwise he wouldn't be able to walk and talk....actually, can he do both?