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It was life-size, about 4in long, and, because it was old, handmade, and designed to be taken apart for study, it cost quite a bit of money. "When did Valentine's Day turn into this?" Hugh asked when I told him that he had to buy it for me. What could I say? Like everything else, holiday gifts escalate.
The presents get better and better until one year you decide you don't need anything else and start making donations to animal shelters. Even if you hate dogs and cats, they're somehow always the ones who benefit. "Eventually we'll celebrate by spaying a few dozen kittens," I said, "but until that day comes, I want that throat." The Observer Magazine . From an extract from David's new book, Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls , published Monday week.
By serendipity, BBC Radio 4 Extra are tonight repeating the episode of Meet David Sedaris where he reads this essay in a high-pitched voice. Oh, and there's also a rather sweet interview in today's Sunday Times .* Nutters love him. They are forever engaging him in inappropriate conversations about sex or throwing hissy fits on aeroplanes.
I think it s that I m not threatening in any way, he says. Also, I have this ex who had sex with so many people when we were together because he never took his open sign down. Sedaris reckons he has his own version.
My open sign says, Got something f***ed-up to say? He laughs. Open 24 hours!
PS Here's a short promo video for the book - how modern! * The Sunday Times have filed Sedaris under 'Books/Fiction', which may be libellous.
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Sick TV bosses say film - popular with homosexuals, drug addicts - "a much-loved family favourite". The Gays claim song Over The Rainbow "a gay anthem", and girl star - aged just 16 - a "gay icon". Dorothy's friends obvious "friends of Dorothy".
Characters without a heart or a brain branded "an insult to Daily Mail readers". Troubled star, Judy Garland, died aged just 47, after taking "accidental overdose" of 300 sleeping pills. Her death led to three-day orgy of destruction and mindless vandalism by militant homosexuals in New York, "the Stonewall Riots".
Lion played by father of biographer of obscene 60s playwright, Joe Orton, murdered by same-sex "partner" who then took own life. A damning indictment of gay marriage, says bishop. Ding Dong!
The Witch Is Dead lyrics written by Yip Harburg, a known communist. "Dong" a slang term for the penis, a sexual organ popular with the gay community. Song covered by Klaus Nomi, weirdo German singer who died of the Aids, and cast of pro-gay propaganda kiddies' TV series, Glee. The Wizard Of Oz also popular with junkies who watch while "stoned" on deadly mind-bending drugs, while listening to Dark Side of The Moon.
Movie set during America's Great Depression of 30s, loony Lefties blame banks, instability inherent in capitalist system. Experts tell Mail attempts to blame increase in devastating tornadoes on so-called global warming "ludicrous". Oz books banned across US for promotion of witchcraft, occult.
Anarchist behind sick "Maggie death parties" forced to admit Thatcher "wasn't actually a witch".
Heartless movie-makers forced dwarves to sing and dance, monkeys to fly, dropped house on elderly actress, dyed horse "a different colour". Continue reading
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10 Scoopy Tidbits From This Week's Harrowing 'Shooting Star' Episode of Glee . Warning - MAJOR SPOILERS. Here's the first pic from Captain America: Winter's Soldier .
Via Towleroad comes Sam Peters singing, "I'm In Love With A Man." But not that way. Jon Stewart takes on the sudden marriage-equality political "evolution." Introducing our new feature - The Weekly ShoutOUT . Each week we're going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline.
We'll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to ... Zachary Quinto .
After 24 . , Zach spent a season as Tori Spelling 's gay BFF Sasan on So noTORIous (below you can see him with Sasan's real life inspiration, Mehran ). Tomorrow - Zach plays a classic baddie. Here's your Tasty Two For Tuesday With Matt Bomer .
First up, here's Matt with Nick Zano at the "Meditation In Education" Global Outreach Campaign Event. I think I have the vapors. And you can look, lady on the right, but don't touch.
And here he is solo at the same event. Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80's! . we've now come to THE TOP TEN MOVIE SONGS OF THE 80'S!
At #7 is "Call Me" by Blondie , from American Gigolo Blondie had the biggest hit of their career (and one of the biggest soundtrack hits ever) with this Giorgio Moroder -produced classic. It debuted on the chart on February 16, 1980 and spent six weeks at #1 beginning on April 19th. Here's the clue for #6 - "This Bloody Road Remains A Mystery" Congrats to No One!
Nobody guessed that yesterday's Pixuzzle was Snakes On A Plane Here's today's Pixuzzle . Below you can see a character from a famous movie. Can you name it?
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I expect it to be an extremely controversial episode, which I love. Senator Orrin Hatch is a conservative from Utah, but even he seems to understand that equality is inevitable, even if he's going to fight it all the way. "I ll say this, I do believe this could be solved greatly by a civil-union law that would give gay people the same rights as married people. I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country." Edward Peters , a law professor in Detroit and legal advisor to The Vatican thinks that people who support same sex marriage should refrain from communion, because it's like perjury.
Meanwhile, an analysis of illegal torrents going into the Vatican reveal a predilection for lesbian, BDSM, and Russian slave porn. Electronic Arts looks poised to win Consumerist's Worst Company award, yet again. And EA is claiming it isn't bad games, crippling DRM, or a lack of respect for their customers that got them on the hate list, but their decision to embrace GLBT characters in their games.
Consumerist isn't buying it though. " EA received hundreds of nominations from Consumerist readers this year, by far the most of any contender in the bracket, but not a single one mentioned anything about sexual orientation." David Geffen has donated $25 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, who will name the premiere-grade theater after him as a thank you. $25 million sounds like a lot, but it's largely a roudning error to Geffen. Among the NBC renewals that will probably happen today, Deadline calls The New Normal "hopeful." Since it got so much attention yesterday, Ray J swears that despite the references to the sex tape and the pixilated image of Kim Kardashian on his album cover, "I Hit It First" isn't about Kim. It s a song, it s not about that.
It s about a concept. People are going way too deep. I'm a Bisexual man.
Why Is That So Hard To Say? Fox says that if Aereo, which transmits public airwaves broadcasts over the web to subscribers is ruled legal, Fox will consider abandoning broadcast for cable only. This will never happen, but it's interesting foot stomping.
I had no idea who Farrah Abraham was when I starting seeing everyone report that she might have a sex tape. Evidently she's one of MTV's Teen Moms . It turns out she evidently does have a sex tape, made with Canyons star James Deen , and it's garnering huge interest from porn companies.
On a side note, is it just me, or are straight male porn stars kind of disappointing when compared to gay porn stars? It turns out that Jay-Z and Beyonce's trip to Cuba was legal, because they were given a "person-to-person" license to travel to meet with local artists, and their trip doesn't qualify as a vacation because they didn't do vacation stuff like go to the beach. Congratulations to Sara Gilbert , who has accepted a surprise wedding proposal from singer-songwriter Linda Perry .
Reports say that the bipartisan immigration bill set to be unveiled shortly will not include provisions for binational same sex couples in the initial form. Can I see a show of hands of people who think it can be amended to include binational same sex couples? Anyone?
The Glee Project is not canceled, contrary to reports. Oxygen says they just haven't made a decision because Fox hasn't technically renewed Glee yet. Rick Santorum is claiming that Starbucks wants all supporters of traditional marriage to sell their stock, which is not what the CEO said at all.
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You could consider Roger Ebert an overly sympathetic critic, but more often than not he was succinct and truthful in his thousands of columns. It didn't matter whether you agreed with him because knowing Ebert's perspective was valuable and edifying by itself. Some critics try to wow you with wordplay and professorial authority.
Ebert always directed your awe back at the film itself. To honor his passing, I've picked out ten Ebert quotes about movies we've looked at in our Best. Movie.
Ever . feature. Let's use his great insights to buttress our own.
His remarks about each film is italicized, then my own remarks about that quote follow. (All Ebert quotes can be found on his Sun Times page.) Ebert: "Brokeback Mountain" could tell its story and not necessarily be a great movie. It could be a melodrama. It could be a "gay cowboy movie." But the filmmakers have focused so intently and with such feeling on Jack and Ennis that the movie is as observant as work by Bergman.
Strange but true: The more specific a film is, the more universal, because the more it understands individual characters, the more it applies to everyone. I can imagine someone weeping at this film, identifying with it, because he always wanted to stay in the Marines, or be an artist or a cabinetmaker. What I love about this quote is it points out two distinct things we need from the film industry: to make more movies about gay characters because our stories contain universal (and some un-universal, underdiscussed) truths and to be as thorough as possible in making gay stories realistic.
Some of the reviews of "Paris is Burning" have called the movie depressing - because the dancers are pretending to be the kinds of people who would not accept them in real life ("After all," one person says, "how many gay black males are there in the business executive ranks?"). I was not depressed. What I saw was a successful attempt by the outsiders to dramatize how success and status in the world often depend on props you can buy, or steal, almost anywhere - assuming you have the style to know how to use them.
Perfect. Drag/voguing culture is more about nervy subversion than appropriation. The central scene in the film - one of the most emotionally affecting scenes in any film on dying - involves Bruce Davison as the lover of a dying man.
The struggle has been long and painful, but now it is almost over, and what Davison has to do is hold the hand of his friend and be with him when he dies. The fight has been so brave that it is hard to end it. "Let go," Davison whispers. "It's all right. You can let go now." The scene plays for a long, quiet time, and it is about the absolute finality of death, but it is also about why we are alive in the first place.
Man is the only animal that knows it will die.
This scene shows how that can be the source of courage and spiritual peace.
This points to the movie's great triumph: As the film's characters fill with dread over the unavoidable, seemingly unpredictable devastation of AIDS, slowly a profound understanding of mortality and spirituality emerges. Continue reading