Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sesame Street - orange sings Carmen

no more gay crap.


never mind.

so who remembers this?? I have been going crazy with old Sesame Street stuff on YouTube. Seriously. Any cartoon or sketch or whatever you can remember from SS is here!! CRAZY. I could watch it all day. Which I have.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year, Same Old Discriminatory Bull

What better way to kick off 2007 than with a new Constitutional Convention with more than enough votes to ban gay marriage? Sounds like a party to me. Because, of course, this is the MOST IMPORTANT THING PEOPLE IN MASSACHUSETTS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. People like Bry and I quietly living our lives together, making decisions for each other's health and well-being, sharing taxes and incomes, hospital visitation rights, etc., is THREATENING THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!


There was a letter in the Globe today from a man who said that he and his "real wife" (as he referred to her) of 49 years think gay marriage is a direct threat to them. If, after almost 50 years, a couple of dykes who want to shack up is a threat to his marriage, he needs counseling.

Sorry to get back on this tired old bandwagon, everyone. But the fact that people are voting on my civil rights is just sick, and the fact that even the pro-gay organizations and legislators say the ban will pass (thanks to heaps of money from anti-folks around the country) is enough to make me want to go crawl under something and give up.

Happy 2007. A year of tolerance and goodwill. Go, Prez Romney!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like

Not the last word on this, no doubt...
The Illustrious Scheffreens are returning, germ-riddled and starry-eyed, on Friday night, most likely. And then they shall bunk up in our beloved 30 Orne. And there will be much gnashing of teeth and beating of chests and tearing of hair and drinking of Chardonnay.

...the horror...the horror...

Thurs. night we're going to help Carol with her tree etc., in what we lovingly call the First Annual F**k Chuck Xmas Hoedown. Saturday is the annual "Little Dickens" Christmas Carol staged reading at the UU church. Yes, that wonderful time of year where I wear a skirt and work with folks who make me feel like crap. (Anyone wanna go? Let me know.) And for those who have seen this lovely production in past years, you know how...uh...in-tune Chuck's dulcimer playing is when he's NOT jet-lagged! I hope to God they're gonna use recorded music this time...Carol offered to play her autoharp, maybe I could stand in the corner and hum?

Repeat mantra: It's ALMOST funny, it's ALMOST funny...

Friday, December 01, 2006

It Was Only A Matter Of Time

So, yeah.
Chuck is going to India on Monday for two weeks. Hillary has Calcuttan Meningitis or something, and has been in a hospital there since before Thanksgiving. He's flying British Air (Motto: "We're radiantly good!") and went to NYC yesterday to get a Visa from the embassy. Carol is going bananas. It's a total mess.

Guess teaching ballet to orphaned lepers didn't work out so well, huh.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Is Niiice

So we put some Chardonnay and crackers in our pockets and walked down to the Cinema to catch a showing of "Borat". First time I actually have seen a movie there, since I started working in The Mall Of The Dead. What struck me most about this movie is that I wasn't shocked, offended, overly amused, or any of the things that apparently viewers are. Sascha Baron Cohen is an extraordinarily talented actor, and completely embodies this character he created -- I'd like to see him do something more, uh, legit -- maybe that's not the right word -- but I think this film could have been more over-the-top if it wanted to be.

Maybe it's because I watch a lot of, and am a big fan of, Jackass and CKY and Wildboyz and such, and have gotten to the point where I can watch Steve-o vomit up African testicle wine (or whatever) while I eat dinner...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

the buddy system

Better advice I have never seen.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


So...I guess Democracy still works. It's creaky, shifty, and expensive, but perhaps there is hope after all. For now.

I am very sorry about the Marriage Amendments, though. The Virginia one in particular. It not only forbids marriage, civil unions, etc., it nullifies any contracts folks might have drawn up in private with lawyers et al. So there is no outlet with which couples might secure basic rights. That, to me, is horrible and cruel.

Also, in Colorado, the voters enacted an anti-gay Amendment and also declined to pass a domestic registry bill (which would have granted couples the absolute bare minimum of rights, like hospital visitation and end-of-life decisions).

We'll see what happens in Massachusetts tomorow, with the Constitutional Convention...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Elect(rocu)tion Day

The Democrats have been leading comfortably in the polls for several weeks now. And look! What have we here? Oh, my goodness! Some *NEW* polls indicating that the Republicans are making unexpected gains after all! They just might...win anyway!

Okay. Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions, but I firmly believe that this whole election is just a sham. I believe the votes are fixed, the machines are pre-callibrated, and voter intimidation and supression is in full swing. I think that the media is being fed new poll numbers so when the Republicans steal this midterm election, they can say, "but the polls said we were gaining 16 points in 24 hours!" (or whatever). Oh, Rove & co. will throw us a couple of seats, a few governors, maybe a ballot initiative or two (as long as it doesn't involve fetuses or fags) -- but not enough to make a difference. Here in Massachusetts, we won't have trouble. Our state doesn't really count. There will not be people checking IDs at Town Hall in Marblehead. I didn't get a robo-phone call at 3 a.m. saying I'm not registered to vote properly and if I show up at the polls I will get arrested (which has been happening in Virginia and some other states).

I don't know whether I should read the news or not. I don't want to know, but I can't help it. Fastest info comes from Drudge and 365Gay, and also (if you can bring yourself to go there) Fox "News" site.

I swear to God, I'm moving to Micronesia. Or maybe Mars.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

she's put up with me for HOW long?

Today Bry and I are celebrating our sixth anniversary.

We're going to drink good wine and eat scallops.

Six years!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tootie always knew best

Q. "What do you get when you cross Saudi Arabia with Mexico?"

A. "Oil of Olay."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Mormons Are Coming! (look busy)

eh, so, The Absent Governor has quietly mobilized the whole Mormon/Latter Day Saints crew to help him sew up the presidency for 2008. He has also been using Brigham Young University (that bastion of tolerance and intelligence) for his base. Hey! After Liberty Sunday, only heaven itself is the limit!

LOVING the separation of Church and State.

Maybe we should all buy a piece of land in, like, Vermont or something, somewhere way the hell out of the way. We can make our own wine and wear burlap.

Because it's only going to get scarier.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"Liberty Sunday" (but not mine)

So this coming Sunday there is going to be a huge church service/simulcast, capable of reaching 79 million "Christians" and their parishes/families/etc. It's called Liberty Sunday and its main goal is driving home the message that one of the most important things all good Christians can do is make sure that homosexuality is not on the list of protected anti-discrimination categories. Apparently, it is vital to our nation's health to discriminate against and marginalize the wicked, wicked gays as much as possible. Our own Ann Romney will be a keynote speaker. (What, Mitt won't be there too? Oh, I forgot. He's trying to out-right-wing McCain. But he's a busy, busy guy. So he'll just send his wife. She already does the campaigning against stem cell research even though she has MS and knows that research might cure her someday...)

You know, kicking us when we're down and blaming us for everything that's wrong with the world ISN'T GONNA MAKE US GO AWAY. Every time I try to just brush off the latest news, or be buoyed by some article or opinion poll that says, "hey, your kind ain't so bad," Focus On The Family or its ilk comes screaming out of the woodwork, reminding harried Americans that those fucking faggots are raping your children and passing themselves off as normal!

I wish they'd just come out and say that they want us dead/banned/ghettoed/criminalized.

Happy National Coming Out Day, everyone. (October 11)

Friday, October 06, 2006

one year from today exactly

...I will be getting married.

The countdown begins in earnest!

*does happy dance, grinning foolishly*


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Republican Party's New Poster Child

Quote stolen from Daily Kos:

"Politics is like driving. To go backwards, put it in R. To go forwards, put it in D."

Oh, and by the way, howbout that Foley, eh? I like the part where his lawyer says, "he was molested...and he's gay." Well, of course! Because poor, poor Foley would never have been a homo otherwise. Then, by God, because he'd been soiled by a priest (what else could it be?), his only option was to start IMing that cute blonde page who worked for him. Hey, Kool-Aid! Oh, Yeah!

Honestly. I just don't know. What kills me is that I bet this won't matter enough to get the true Red Staters to punch a different square on that (totally neutrally callibrated) Diebold Machine.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

couldn't resist

Well, I certainly HOPE so.