Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Page 1 Consider (08/11)

  • Desert Son: My friend and talented artist Scooter LaForge has two limited edition prints now available. Check 'em out HERE.

  • Report: Gunman Was Questioned About Taking Grenade on Bus / Sadly, this is NOT a headline from The Onion. Since every nut in this country is allowed to carry a gun, why NOT a grenade, too? I'm not trying to rob anyone of their constitutional rights or anything, but could someone -- ANYONE -- show me proof of ONE TIME in the history of the world that someone's having a loaded gun on them turned out to be a good thing? "I was walking down the street and this man was raping and murdering four little girls and their kittens and I pulled by pistol out and shot him!" Come on, sell me on this. (NYT)

  • Almost Famous: They must be stars because they get so much press. But what is it they do again? (WaPo)

  • Nice Work if You Can Get It: See how my pal David makes a project out of a hard-bodied friend. (Pretty On the Outside)

  • No Doubt About It: I've never even been a fan of her music, but that Gwen Stefani really is adorable. (Bricks and Stones)

  • Leggo My Lego: Everyone in the world loves "Spinal Tap" -- except the makers of Lego. (NYT)

  • Hope Floats: Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese explains why he's certain we can trust President Obama. (U.S. News & World Report)

  • Truth in Advertising: Russell from "Big Brother" shows off his "love muscle." (OMG Blog!) (do not open at work)

  • Oh, Norm! News anchor Charles Perez explains why he "committed career suicide." (The Daily Beast)

  • Unforgettable: An interesting appraisal of the work of John Hughes by my pal Brian Sloan, himself a writer and director. Brian reports the he is working on a new filmed called "Prom Queens," which he describes as "a high school comedy" that's "practically a homage to the Hughes world with a personal twist." (Hi-Fi Bri)

  • Separated at Birth: George Bush and Charles Manson? (Close your eyes and see if you can tell them apart.) (FoxNews)

  • Fat Tuesday: Knock me for my snarky weight comments all you want. A new nationwide survey finds that more than two-thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese, and the percentage is still rising. In four states -- Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia -- more than 30 percent of adults are obese. Eight of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South, and Colorado is the only state with a rate under 20 percent. If this isn't a call for a single-payer health-care system, I don't know what is. (SciTimes)

  • Blonde on Blonde: Jessica Lange -- whom I adored back in the days of "Tootsie" and "Crimes of the Heart," talks to the Advocate about gays, marriage, Big Edie, and parading around with Drew Barrymore like a happy lesbian couple while promoting "Grey Gardens." (Advocate)

  • Grand Slam: Actor and model David August swings his bat for DMK-Designs. (Undies Drawer)
  • 1 comment:

    Mike said...

    Twenty-five years ago, Tom Palmer (of the Cato Institute) and a male companion were threatened by a group of 20 or so young males on an empty street in San Jose, California. The group shouted anti-gay epithets and made death threats.

    Palmer and his companion ran, and the attackers gave chase. Moments later, Palmer pulled out a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, one he owned legally, and pointed it at the group. Palmer was positive they intended to seriously harm or even kill him and his companion.

    The gun stopped the group in their tracks. Palmer told them that if they got any closer to him, he would use the gun and shoot. The young men didn't take that chance, and Palmer credits that pistol for saving his life.