Quick update for everyone, let’s see what I’ve rounded up this time:
First up, if you’ve seen the many parodies of “Shit Girls Say,” this is probably one of the more clever ones. Although not accurate (unless it’s a silent order of course):
Following yesterdays political news in Iowa, BuzzFeed has 25 people google’ing “Santorum” for the first time. Hilarity ensues.
One of the blogs I follow is UpADownA. And they posted this very beautiful image of an oatmeal stout (my favorite kind of beer):
Makes me want to to drink a New Holland Poet.
George Michael (the singer, not the Arrested Development character) is rightfully pissed…after Christian groups were praying for his death while he had pneumonia. Note to those groups: Jesus told us to love one another. I don’t remember anything about hate. You’re doing it wrong.
They had handed out a few letters to friends to answer, but not nearly enough to make a dent in the pile. Each day when one of them would check the mail more letters would fall out of the box.
One option: Take the letters to the Main Post Office, where they would be added to the thousands of other letters sent to Santa each year. Thoughtful strangers, in a perfect world, would pick them up and buy the letter writers gifts.
But Jim imagined the worst: “If we bring them back to the post office, are all the kids getting a letter back with ‘Return to Sender’? I don’t want that to happen.”
It’s interesting to think about kids growing up and learning that Santa was really two gay guys in Chelsea. How do you think that will make them feel? Jim: By the time they grow up, it won’t matter. Years from now, they won’t even think in terms of gay or not-gay.
Alright, I’m finally starting to go through everything from last month, let’s see how much I can cram into this one post before it gets too unwieldy or I get lost and confused. I’ll try to break up the links with images and videos, so read and click away!
I’ve followed the story here and abroad for a while because I’ve found it extremely interesting, but it seems that now gay men can donate bone marrow in Canada. Another step in the right direction for Canada, we’ll see how long it takes the U.S. to follow. Sweden also recently ended their ban on gay blood donation.
I kind of like Lady Gaga’s music, and even though she sometimes comes off as bat-shit crazy, she really is a good person. Seen here, she meets Queen Elizabeth II, obviously knowing when to pick her publicity/battles. I wonder what she would be called if she was ever given the title “lady”?
The Episcopal Church elected its first openly lesbian bishop. Canterbury isn’t too happy, I can’t even imagine (or care for that matter) what ex-bishop Duncan is saying.
When you click through to see Yale students protesting some evangelical preacher on their campus, make sure to see how many categories on his sandwich board you fall into. Obama voters, Dirty Dancers (really?), Hindus, Feminists…you’re all on there. And going to hell, apparently. Like I always say, it will be a party, and we’re all apparently invited!
I think the evangelical preacher at Yale would like this link. It ends up making me angry if I read too much, but if you want to see the hilarious things that people worry about, namely, people working retail during December that would dare to with you “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas.” Stupid people aren’t allowed to believe things that I don’t. Currently the most offensive, GAP, mostly due to their awesome commercials. Here’s an example:
I am absolutely sickened by the new Gap commercial comparing Christmas to Solstice and “do what you like”. I will NOT shop at the Gap, Old Navy, or their sister stores any more nor will my teenagers. …
And here’s the commerical
I’m liking the campaign mostly because it’s pissing off the right so much. And from what I can gather, a direct response to the right after they pulled shenanigans back in the fall.
The Catholic diocese of St. Louis sent $10,000 to Maine to help overturn their marriage equality law. I have a big post coming up for that, with all kinds of links and updates, really everything that has happened since NaNoWriMo, and the election at the beginning of November. People are now protesting the diocese of St. Louis, but truth be told, $10,000 was just a drop in the bucket. It will make your skin crawl, stay tuned.
Dollhouse may be cancelled, but their marketing is just really starting up (thanks a lot, Fox), here is Rossum’s November ad:
I found this song on a mix CD that I’ve had for a while, and I’m really liking it, although the music video leaves a lot to be desired:
If I was in Seattle, I would go here, and blow up golf balls and use cannons for mini-golf! I would go there a lot.
This has been making its rounds, and it rocks:
And since it is the end of the decade, we’ll be getting lot of these vidoes. Although I think this left out a lot of stuff, it’s a good start.
Ok, one more video then I’ll break it up a little bit. This video made me like Martha Stewart a lot. It’s a good thing:
If you liked Harry Potter, or even if you didn’t, you should really read The Magicians, I read it, and could not put it down, and was really hoping there would be more than one, but as of now, it’s a one off book. However, you should pick it up, it examines what a magical world would be like if it was college, instead of a prep school, and the hazards and problems young adults have to face instead of teenagers. Check out this article from io9 about it if you’re interested, and you should be.
Ok, I think that’s it for now, sorry for the length, although there is still a lot more for me to go through and post for you. I’ll be back with more soon, enjoy the day!