Monthly Archives: February 2010

>Sunday Funnies

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>I Ain’t One To Gossip, But……

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ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption co-host, and clueless moron, Tony Kornheiser made some rather downright insulting comments regarding SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm and her wardrobe.
On.The.Air.
“She was wearing a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a Catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing?”
So, the “sports” guy morphed into Mister Blackwell, and took his comments to the airwaves. And, as is par for the course in these cases where people open their yaps before thinking, Kornheiser apologized for his insulting comments:
“I was wrong. This is sort of what I do, and I’m sorry for it. … Not the first time and won’t be the last time, but I apologize for it this time.”
His backhanded apology wasn’t good enough for ESPN and they suspended him indefinitely.
Good for ESPN.
Sting released a new CD this past year, but he really hasn’t toured much since The Police Reunion Tour of 2008.
Now, however, he is planning a world tour this summer, playing all of his music, reworked for the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The tour begins June 2nd in North America, and a UK leg is set to follow.
In a statement, Sting said:”I’m delighted by this new opportunity to tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and reinterpret the songs I’ve been playing for many years.”
I will be looking for, and hoping, that the tour comes somewhere near Smallville, even in a neighboring state. I am a huge fan of his music, and, well, in the interests of open dialogue, I once stalked Sting up and down the West Coast, seeing him in concert eight times in nine days, everywhere from Los Angeles to Seattle.
Don’t judge.
After saying he wouldn’t, because he doesn’t have any sort of substance abuse issues ::::any more:::: Charlie Sheen has checked himself into rehab for alcohol and cocaine.
But, not, however, the same rehab facility where his current wife, Brooke Mueller, is seeking treatment for her crack habit. This is ::::allegedly:::: Brook’s first trip through rehab, and Charlie’s third.
People close to him, say he’s seeking help because: “He loves his children and ultimately that’s what convinced him to get help.”
Hmm, love your children, but cannot give up the coke’n’booze; and then mom has her own crack troubles. Lovely set of parents for those children.
Charlie, while in rehab, is apparently trying to re-negotiate his contract with his mindnumbingly dumb TV show Two and a Half Men, because, well, rehab, and maybe another divorce, cost money.
In a case of crazy meets crazy, Paula Abdul will film a pilot for Oprah Winfrey’s I-Have-More-Money-And-More-Cake-Than-God-Network, I mean, OWN.
Paula would be doing a daily talk show–who told Paula she could talk–in the vein of the old Oprah show, with celebrity guests and inspirational tales.
Seriously, this is the craziest thing ever.
Paula hasn’t strung a coherent sentence together since 1984, and Oprah thinks she can have a talk show?
People wonder, though, if Paula’s talk show–I laugh just typing it–takes off, will she still do the American X-Factor show with Simon Cowell, and Paula answers, “If Ellen DeGeneres can do it…so can I!”
Honey? You’re no Ellen.
You’re Paula Crazy Abdul.
I smell a trainwreck.
Evgeni Plushenko is a sore loser. An asshat of epic proportions.
Since losing the Gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics to American Evan Lysacek, Evgeni Plushenko has gone on a tear about how he was robbed and he’s the better skater and he does a quad and ::::blibbety blah blay blue:::: get over it.
Now, it seems that Evgeni and his webmasters have created a website where he declares that he won, and this is so funny it’s stupid, the ::::ooooooh aaaaaaah:::: Platinum Medal.
Do you see what he’s doing there? Platinum is much more precious than either Silver or Gold, so he’s rewriting Olympic history to say that was the winner, going so far as to create a medal category that doesn’t exist.
Poor Evgeni Plushenko.
You can change the name, dear, but you’re still a big pile of Number Two.
Lorenzo Lamas, hasbeen TV actor from the early 1980s, is apparently taking a page out of Charlie Sheen’s book. Not the cocaine and booze page, but the serial groom page.
Seems, La Lamas, fifty-two years, um, young, is getting married again, for the fifth time, to his 23 year-old girlfriend of three months, Shawna Craig.
Good thing The Gays can’t marry and the Straights can do it again and again and again and again and again.
I bet they have loads in common. For instance, she probably went to high school with a few of his six children. And, though she wasn’t born yet, she can catch up with Lorenzo from his days on Falcon Crest in the 80s.
Good luck to these two crazy kids!
Tiger Woods is pissed at PETA.Not because he’s a fur-wearing starlet, but because of a proposed billboard PETA wants to us.
It’s clever, but Tiger ain’t laughing. His lawyers, already working overtime on other issues, have contacted PETA and the animal rights group seems to be backing up:
“In light of conversations we have had with Mr. Woods’ attorneys, plans to run our billboard are on hold at this time.”
I think it’s funny.

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>Diva-licious Diana Ross

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For all the wannabes out there, this is how it’s done!

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>There’s A Hero

>During the ongoing Health Care debate, Representative Anthony Weiner shouted from the podium:
“Make no mistake about it! Every single Republican I’ve ever met in my life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry!”
He was asked to stop speaking, but allowed to resume if he promised to change his words.
He did not.

source Joe.My.God.

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>Is He Import-able?

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In November we elected a man who called himself our “fierce advocate,” an ally for the LGBT community, although he hasn’t really proven himself to be quite so fierce in his first year-plus in office. I will cut him some slack because of the economy and health care and the environment, but a part of me still harbors some resentment over his failed promises to our community.

And, I get a tad more annoyed when I read about British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who, with his decidedly pro-LGBT stance, both in the UK and around the world, seems, by a wide margin, to truly be a fierce ally to lesbians and gays. Not to mention his wife, Sarah’s, support of our issues.

Brown was one of the first world leaders to, not only acknowledge, but speak out against, the Ugandan “Kill The Gays” bills; he even took his case directly to President Obama. And his missus regularly walks in Britain’s LGBT Pride parade. We don’t see that kind of out front support of the gay community by our politicians, and their spouses, in this country.

And the Browns continue their support this month with their second annual reception, held at Number 10 Downing Street, their official residence, to celebrate LGBT History Month. It was during that reception that Brown spoke directly to several people and groups about his stance on LGBT rights; to gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, serving openly in the British military, he said:

“You are the pride of our country and we thank you very much. We know this debate continues in America today. I would say to people who still favour ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, look at our experience in Britain.”

Prime Minister Brown also spoke about hate crimes, and talked to James Parks, who was gay-bashed in Liverpool last year, saying:

“We all went into shock and morning as a spate of homophobic and transphobic attacks happened and as James Parks was hospitalised our thoughts were with him.”

And then he introduced James Parks to the crowd, along with Parks’ newly-wed civil partner, Tom.

At the end of his speech, Brown closed, by saying:

“I will not give up on the fight for justice until justice is achieved.”

We’ve heard that from some of our leaders. Heard it, but never seen action, never seen much recognition, never seen a decided stance on DADT. It would be nice if our politicians would take a page from Brown’s book.

Failing that, I wonder if we could import Gordon Brown and have him run for president.

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>I Didn’t Say It

>Johnny Weir on the Canadian broadcasters who thought he might need to have a “gender check” before he skated:
“I’m not somebody to cry over something or to be weak about something. I felt very defiant when I saw these comments. It wasn’t these two men criticizing my skating, it was them criticizing me as a person, and that was something that really, frankly, pissed me off…I hope more kids can grow up the same way I did and more kids can feel the freedom that I feel to be themselves and to express themselves and that’s the most important thing.”

Lady Gaga on safe sex:
“Women need to protect themselves. You put that condom in your purse and save your own fucking life.”

Elton John on Jesus’ sexual orientation:
“I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don’t know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East — you’re as good as dead.”
Elton John after the religious right uproar over his comments on Jesus’ sexual orientation:
“I think everybody’s individual faith is their own business, and I do believe in Jesus and I believe he was a compassionate person, and from my point of view, and that’s just my point of view, as a compassionate person — someone who was persecuted, someone who forgave people. And that’s how I see him…I identify, in my own mind, as someone like that…I’m not saying to everyone that he definitely was gay. That’s how I see him. That’s my idea of faith.”

Andrea Fay Friedman on Sarah Palin’s comments about the Family Guy episode that featured a character with Down’s Syndrome:

“My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the “Extra Large Medium” episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine’s day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in ” Smudge” but I was a blonde in “Life Goes On”. I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm”.In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”

Jennifer Lopez on being dropped by her record label and the news that her newest album is a dud:
“I am making this statement to put an end to any confusion in regards to my next album, titled Love. I have belonged to the Sony family since the beginning of my career as a singer and together we’ve had great success. I have fulfilled my contractual responsibilities with Sony/Epic up to this point, and we have both reached friendly terms about my departure from the label. I’m also happy to say that we’ve found a new home for my album Love? and that it is slated for release in the summer of 2010.”

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>Girls Just Wanna Help

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Cyndi Lauper has long been a fan and friend to the LGBT community, and this week, in New York City, she’s done it again; this time for homeless LGBT youth.

True Colors Residence, located in Central Harlem, will be New York City’s first permanent housing facility with support services exclusively for 18-24 year old LGBT youth with a history of homelessness. The idea, conceived by West End Executive Director Colleen Jackson, singer Cyndy Lauper, and Ms. Lauper’s manager Lisa Barbaris, entails the construction of a new, energy-efficient multifamily building, indoor and outdoor community space for residents, and a computer room and resource library. The building is named in honor of Cyndi’s Lauper’s support for the project and her hit song, “True Colors.”

Cyndi Lauper: “Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth living on the streets and in foster care need our support more than ever. In New York City, the True Colors Residence is going to play a big role in providing these young people with the leg up and encouragement they need. I am thrilled that construction has already begun and I am honored to be a part of this important project.”

More info HERE

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