TRY NOT TO CRY
I hope it’s ok to write to you - I wanted to say something about my brother, Jack. He was the smartest, kindest, most decent person I’ve ever known, and he was gay. He was subjected to the type of bullying described above through his first two years of high school (1960s). I always tried to help him; I was a freshman and the boys picking on him were usually junior and senior...
Does Rick Sanchez realize he comes across as such...
dailyhuff: No, he doesn’t. To some, I’m sure that’s part of his charm. But his show is sometimes like spending two incredibly awkward hours with your drunken, bipolar uncle. Funny in hindsight, but horrifyingly uncomfortable at the time. So true. Fucking Sanchez.
Correa challenged the protesters to kill him, according to local media....– A useful reminder that our political scuffles are still pretty tame, relatively speaking.
Ecuador and Gabon were early members of OPEC, but Ecuador withdrew on December 31, 1992 because it was unwilling or unable to pay a $2 million membership fee and felt that it needed to produce more oil than it as allowed to under the OPEC quota, although it rejoined in October 2007. Ecuador is one of twelve OPEC members currently. The police are at this moment rioting to possibly wrestle...
Interactive Model Makeup- NYTimes Magazine →
This is endlessly entertaining for some reason.
After living in New York City for a few weeks, I’ve reached a few...– Kathleen Parker just moved up here from the quaint ‘burb of DC, and has it all figured out now! Aw.
Going extinct his way.
[Bob] Garfield, who admitted he’s a bit of a media dinosaur, summed up his feelings about the future of journalism at the beginning of the panel: “We’re all fucked!”
I'm finding myself strangely upset by the news of...
dorothymantooth: But also surprisingly excited by the prospect of Comedy Central doing a Roast montage in memoriam. In my official capacity as the only person who watched Last Comic Standing, I salute you, sir. RIP.
If you’re not worried about the actual jack-booted thugs staging actual midnight...– Timothy Lee
Chip off the old block.
ninety9: This is going to light the fire of several thousand blog posts (too bad throwing puppies couldn’t be worked into the scenarios). One point is missed, however: killing whitey is the most utilitarian response always. All this really proves is that pretty much everyone would like to see a guy named Chip Ellsworth III die violently.
However, I wonder if Apple will soon lose their perceived industrial design...– Jason Fried This is an interesting hypothesis. (via geisen) Don’t worry, I’m sure someone will figure out how to make an all-glass tablet look ugly.
American Culture = White Men, according to white...
I think this is symptomatic of a whole bunch of things that are happening on our culture, the feminization of our culture. I see it in male, liberal sportswriters. I see how they’ve been feminized. I see how they have been feminist-ized. Our culture is more concerned with not offending our enemies today. We have a culture, if somebody attacks us, a growing percentage of our country wants to...
msavignon: joligreenredqueen: Gay Texas 13-Year-Old Asher Brown Shoots Himself In The Head After Horrific School Torment jonathan-cunningham: Asher was tormented for being small. For his religious beliefs. For the way he dressed. And for being gay. His bullies acted out mock gay sex acts in phys ed class. As is growing increasingly typical, Asher’s mother and stepfather Amy and David...
Quantum theory is certainly strange and surprising, but it is not so odd that...– Quantum theory is like a drug (via azspot) Man, I love this. The Secret really messed with everyone’s head.
THIS IS ONE OF MANY "REBLOGS" I JUST FOUND IN MY... →
DEAR WHOLESALENFLJERSEYS: FUCK YOU. You are one or two levels lower on the internet food chain than an email from a Nigerian prince. Your online social media “business model” is fucking pathetic, and I hope you go bankrupt and die in a fire. Srsly.
As a reminder, in the US today, 1% of the... →
“Robber Baron” seems so quaint now, doesn’t it?
Finally catching up on must-see TV.
Mad Men, Modern Family, Community, The Office! I am a whirlwind of emotions right now.
HEY AATOM, I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU SENT ME LIKE 4...
ohrohin: That’s all. It’s not easy luring people (especially Brooklynites!) to NJ, so I shamelessly pimp out my dog Rocco as bait. By pure wonderful happenstance, the Latin Grammys are happening at a riverside park 3 blocks away on Sunday. In a perfect world, Charo really would be there.
Is Facebook an interesting innovation built on top of existing technology, one...– “The Social Network”: Gatsby as a hoodie-wearing geek - Andrew O’Hehir, Movie Critic - Salon.com (via notthatkindagay) I’ve always been a “wallpaper” advocate, personally. I prefer paint.
Dear "Outsourced," Please Kill Yourself →
Ouch. I had a bad feeling about this show, and have not seen it, but I trust Gabe’s incisive wit: At another point in the show, an Indian man does a strip-teasy dance routine to the Pussycat Dolls “Don’t Cha.” Admittedly, it has been a little while since I have looked up the actual dictionary definition of “minstrel show,” but I do believe that some form of song/dance intended for the...
Why do men think putting giant phalluses in their...
I just saw a man coming out of one of the giant financial buildings near our office lighting up the biggest cigar I have ever seen. This guy was your proto-(and stereo-)typical alpha male, and he was enthusiastically giving the equivalent of a 12” dildo gentle tugs with his lips. What is it about the male psyche that is often oblivious to these gender fallacy ironies?
THE IVY LEAGUE'S BIG GAY ADMISSION
“In some students’ cases sexual orientation can weigh in the admissions committee’s decision, depending on how much the student tries to disclose and how much is appropriate,” says Irena Smith, a private college consultant in Palo Alto, California. “But I think a student’s orientation would also need to feed into something either like a really strong sense of...
I have to say, and I mean this in all sincerity, please don’t make me do this...– STEPHEN COLBERT, testifying before a congressional panel on the plight of migrant farm workers. I know a lot of people had a problem with him doing it, but the fact is he helped put the spotlight on this issue, and although he stayed in character, it was clear that it’s something he takes...
Every Single Episode of SNL Is Coming to Netflix’s... →
popculturebrain: Well, here’s some pretty amazing news for Netflix subscribers who like to stream stuff via the Watch Instantly feature. A new deal with NBC is bringing every single episode of SNL ever to the service, with new episodes being added the day after they air for at least the next three years. Holy moly. In addition to this, Netflix Watch Instantly is getting the latest seasons of...
"Activists Need To Get Their Shit Together" →
Sullivan makes the case for better organizing at the grass-roots level for gay issues, and a more honest conversation with America about why we deserve to be treated as full citizens of this country. I wholeheartedly agree. No more gauzy issue ads for marriage that don’t actually show any gay couples.
This is one of the three things in the world that I like. Ina Garten, Sweater...– Liz Lemon (via thefrontierwaseverywhere) I was slapping Jeff’s knee so hard in delight when the Ina Garten bit came on. The jokes about her and her husband Jeffrey were so perfectly done. My favorite sitcom toasting my favorite cooking show? Perfect.
hiredgoons: Nudists fight for bare essentials as swingers invade holiday colony “Old-fashioned naturists have been complaining for years that Cap d’Agde’s once-sedate nudist quarter has been disfigured by an influx of partner-swapping clubs and raunchy hotels. A flurry of arson attacks on sex clubs two years ago was blamed on low-level terrorism by nudist fundamentalists. Reblogged for the...
Indy Bakery Won't Make "Gay" Cupcakes →
daysinboston: That’s funny. I didn’t know bigotry was a family value. I’m pretty sure all cupcakes are a little bit gay, folks.