Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Footnote: Farrah and Ryan's troubled son, Redmond O'Neal, who was the sole heir to his mother's estate, had this to say about his father's re-involvement in his mom's life: "My dad's only goal was to make sure he would be in the will. It was so disgustingly transparent as soon as he found out she was terminal. I consider him a vulture presiding over a carcass."
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Me (holding a pair of jeans that weren't exactly what I was looking for): Do you have these jeans, but without the design on the pocket?
Her (20something sales clerk): Over here, what size?
Her (handing the jeans I wanted to me as I set the ones I didn't want on the shelf where we were both standing): Awww, nooooooooo! (Foot stomp, full shoulder shrug and look of complete contempt with exaggerated audible sigh)
Me (look of total disbelief): Don't you think you're overreacting just a bit?
Her (still completely flummoxed -- slowly trying to regain her composure): You wanna know why I said that?
Me: No, not really. I'm just trying to buy some jeans.
Her: Because I was told that whoever puts pants back in the wrong slots would be fired.
Me: Well I don't work here.
Her (angry and sneering): I KNOW you don't work here, but I do and this is MY bread and butter (turns back and starts walking away)
Me: Well, I think you're being kind of rude
Her (turning around): Well, I think YOU'RE being rude to me! (storms off)
Me to Michael (as I place the jeans deep into a pile where they do not belong): Well, I'm not going to be buy something here. Let's go.
Me to Her (who is near the front door now): Good luck finding that pair!
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
A weekly look at what's making news in the free gay mags:
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Friday, May 27, 2011
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Sadly, all the hush money in the world can't make this image disappear from my mind.
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Received this message from my friend Bill in Cleveland yesterday. It made me happy:
Thought you might enjoy this bit of boycotting suggestion: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-york-lgbt-center-takes-side-of-anti-semites-122667263.html
I can barely figure out which side I'm supposed to be on, but I have learned that Queer Neo Nazis would make a good band name. Or at least album title.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 12:34 PM
I was so mortified by this racist tweet by Fox Business Network's Eric Bolling that I couldn't even come up with a snarky comment to go with it on Facebook. Luckily, my friend Rob was not at a loss for words:
They need to cut Obama some slack. He's gotta chug the 40s to help get down the fried chicken and watermelon.
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Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 12:17 PM
In addition to seeing the utterly delightful "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird" over the weekend, Michael and I also saw Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," and newcomer Kareem Mortimer's "Children of God." Woody's latest is getting rave reviews, but I don't supposed I'd have liked it any better even without the hype. Don't take that the wrong way -- it's fine, and certainly better than a lot of the crap he doled out in the 2000s. But as is often the case lately, it's a "fantasy," which kind of defeats the purpose of seeing a Woody Allen movie, as he used to produce the best films about real New Yorkers around. (Couldn't he have quit while he was ahead with "The Purple Rose of Cairo"?) The good news is, Owen Wilson is charmingly restrained in his role as a neurotic writer. Whether it was the director's doing or his proxy's -- more likely the latter, as Allen is famous for not giving directions when he "directs" -- at least we don't have to sit through two hours of someone else "doing" Woody Allen. And Kathy Bates and Cory Stoll are fun as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway -- he even got to bring his mustache back -- so there are some charming moments where Wilson's character meets his idols and learns that even the Golden Age wasn't as golden as he thought. But ultimately, the film is all meringue and no lemon, and I barely remembered a thing about it by the time I got home. (I actually just added that part about the Golden Age as I just remembered it an hour after posting this!)
"Children of God," which we attended the premiere for at the Quad on Friday night, was far more memorable. Described by the New York Times as a "lush Bahamian romance" about "a skinny white boy from Nassau who falls for a buff black islander" that's "stalked by homophobia and religious hatred," "Children of God" has a important story -- violence against LGBT-ers in the Caribbean is rampant and deadly -- and huge performances by its cast. Johnny Ferro (Jonny), whom I'd describe more as "lean," Stephen T. Williams (Romeo), whose natural charm radiates off the screen, Margaret Laurena Kemp (Lena), who deftly handles the complex role of being the villain (as an anti-gay pastor's wife) as well as the victim (of course her pastor is a closet case, who brings STDs home instead of flowers), and Van Brown as Rev. Ritchie, as an open-minded pastor to whom Lena turns for comfort (you would too if you saw this guy!) take a fairly narrow story, and bring it to life, in a film about a topic that may be well-known for some news junkies, but a real eye-opener for many others. More information HERE.