“JUST A NORMAL MASC GUY LOOKING FOR SAME”
i wonder if any of these homos have any idea how difficult their appropriation of the word “normal” makes it for the rest of us. as if we’re not “normal” if we care to watch logo instead of espn once in a while. and this internalized homophobia that “normal masc str8 acting sports watching” faggots wreaks havoc on the lgbt community. because now, the “average straight person” (and believe me, i cringe at those words) thinks the “bro-ish” gay guys are the normal or average ones because those gheys find it ok to use the word “normal” to describe themselves. these “normal” gay guys who watch sports and drink beer become the standard against which i am judged by the rest of the world when, in fact, these “normal” gay guys are often in the minority in the lgbt community.
so fuck you gay guys who have taken it upon themselves to claim the words “normal” and “straight acting” because you make it infinitely more difficult for those with the slightest amount of sass to be taken seriously in this world.
Yeah. What she said.
This was all a highly-engineered social media experiment, wasn’t it?
Interview has to be rescheduled.
And I put on cologne and everything. For a phone interview. In case you were wondering what kind of head space I was in.
Treaty of Tripoli - June 10, 1797
NO WONDER THAT GODLESS MUSLIM COMMIE OBAMA LOVES LIBYA SO MUCH.
In my experience, at least. It always sounds something like “thissssissssissstant.”
That’s how many people would have to pay the New York Times the full year all-access rate of $455 in order for them to break even on erecting the paywall, which apparently cost $40 to $50 million to build.
In case you were wondering.
This is exactly how I feel about last night’s speech. I got the sense that Obama is holding his breath a bit, waiting to see if events on the ground there will pan out for us in a way that makes this look like a good idea. I don’t think he knows yet. I don’t think anyone knows yet. But if this gamble pays off, he will have laid to rest both the Bush Doctrine and the idea that he isn’t willing to use our military might to further American interests. And we have now solidly positioned ourselves on the side of the repressed populations of that region, where before we reflexively backed the most convenient despots.
Individuals who say they’re X character from The Office at their office.
Don’t be such a Stanley.
I was at a party with this guy a few weeks ago. A grim reminder that we still face senseless violence because of who we are, even in the West Village:
26 year old Damian Furtch was on his way home from work at a restaurant late Sat night (Sunday morning), when he stopped off at a McDonalds in NYC’s West Village ( a predominantly gay area) to get some food. It was approx. 4:30 am. While inside the restaurant Damian noticed 2 men staring at him – giving him “looks” – we have all been there, we know what this feels like. It was late, Damian was tired, he felt uncomfortable and he didn’t want any trouble so he left. He was across the street, walking away while on the phone to a friend when the 2 men from McDonalds approached him and asked him “if he had a problem” before he knew it he was punched in the face by one man, then instantly felt another punch by the second perp, and then he heard it – “You Fucking Faggot”, the words as hurtful as the punches.
Haha, no, but I bet no one can top this question.
BTW, for what it’s worth, I think there’s too much attention around the magic number 20.If you’re a daily, devoted reader of the NYT, you’ll pay. If you’re not, you won’t. I doubt many people will teeter at the edge of 20. (Ask me anything)
I ask the UNTOPPABLE QUESTIONS.
China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Yemen.
The 25% drop is huge progress. Those of you who are concerned about executions in the United States should donate to the Innocence Project. No other group is doing as much as the Innocence Project to reduce executions in the United States.
Agreed. You can donate here at PsyDoctor8’s.
It’s a hard fact that the freedom uprising in Libya contains elements of a nasty contingency. As McCarthy says, 3/4 of Egyptians have essentially voted fundamentalist Islam into power. The point has made by McCarthy and others that intervening in Libya, no matter what kind of despot Qaddafi is, only breeds more anti-American sentiment in the region. By tacitly supporting the rebels (though we keep insisting we’re not really in contact with them!), we could ostensibly be promoting the next bin Laden. I’m strictly against current (and any further) intervention, because I think the risk to our security in the future is much higher than it is from the present Libyan situation.
Let’s see what my boy Adam Smith would say about these fears:
Our analysis follows the lead of Adam Smith who laid the foundation for the economic analysis of religion in 1776. In The Wealth of Nations, Smith (1965, pp. 740-766) argued that self-interest motivates clergy just as it does secular producers; that market forces constrain churches just as they constrain secular firms; and that the benefits of competition, the burdens of monopoly, and the hazards of government regulation are as real for religion as for any other sector of the economy.
Smith’s insights were overlooked for more than two centuries, by sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists who approached religion as decidedly non-rational behavior, and by economists who ignored religion altogether. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of 19th and 20th-century social scientists dismissed religious institutions as a dying vestige of our primitive, pre-scientific past. But contemporary scholars have returned to Smith’s insights. Viewing religious behavior as an instance of rational choice, rather than an exception to it, economists have analyzed religious behavior at the individual, group, and national levels. Sociologists are doing much the same, and many now speak of rational choice and market models as the “new paradigm” for the study of religion (Warner 1993)
The sentence “I’m 34 years old and this is it.” just set me back several years in therapy.