Friday, September 21, 2007

Wacky Shit from All Over!

Jesus Died on the Cross So Kathy Griffin Could Win the Emmy!

(best headline today!)

The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee spent $90,440 for a full-page ad in USA Today that condemns Kathy Griffin for her jokes about her Emmy rather than using the money to feed the hungry or to do something like, ya know, like Christian, with the money.

Personally, I’d like to know where a pissant theater company, anywhere, gets that kind of bread to blow on bullshit ads rather than putting on actual productions. If you ask me, them getting that kind of scratch was the real fucking miracle.

The Senate passed a bill condemning MoveOn.org for the Betrayus ad (thereby sending a clear message loaded with irony to the rest of the world about our double-standard regarding free speech.)

No matter how you slice it, domestic partnership versus full-blown marriage is still the same old “separate but equal” baloney that kept blacks in their places for nearly a century. But bullshit is bullshit despite the window-dressing of bigotry wrapped in religious fervor. (I've yet to see these same folks who blast gays condemning people who eat shellfish or pork… or who sleep with their wives during their “unclean” times, despite the fact that all the injunctions come from the same historical source).

But the enlightened Renaissance Man in Sacramento obviously disagrees.

And why am I still not hearing people demanding that government get OUT of the marriage game altogether?

Yom Kippur starts at sunset today. To all my Jewish friends, may you have a Blessed and Serene Holy Day of thoughtful introspection.

And for all my Gentile friends, tonight is one of the two best nights of the year to do anything (movies, eating out, theater). So get your asses in gear and make plans!

Mazel Tov, everybody!

5 comments:

Bev Sykes said...

It kinda makes you want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over your head, doesn't it!

JoyZeeBoy said...

Oh, hell's bells, Ms. Sykes, Tuesday makes me feel that way.

This is all just icing on my isolationist cake.

Alan said...

i've expressed my views before so a simple bravo for continuing to talk about this.

and responding to you here since you are more likely to see it than on my blog

yes, Joel was a very accomplished photographer by the time he died and was also quite a photoshop maven. in his younger days he had been an actor and singer in community theater (in boise and here in tacoma) and he had a life long flare for decorating-- there was literally NO wall space in our apartment that was not completely covered with pictures, prints, posters, statuary, figurines, etc, etc, etc. Joel's place made Bucca di Beppo (the restaurant in the photo on my blog Now) look positively Restrained.

Bev Sykes said...

Alan -- I had to smile at the notiong of making Bucca di Beppo look restrained. That paints a perfect picture for me!

Alan said...

thanks, bev. if you get the chance some time get Kathi, Frances or Tamara to tell you about the old apartment, it was really something. (my Ron and my mother could talk as well but their comments would be much less complimentary ;)