Thursday, January 25

homo

busy with the eds note and concentrating on the Cape Town Pride festival happening this month - here're some great quotes found whilst surfing around for some factual thingies:

Homosexuality is god's way of insuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children. ~Sam Austin

Isn't it a violation of the Georgia sodomy law for the Supreme Court to have its head up its ass? ~ Letter to Playboy magazine, February 1987

You could move. ~ Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby," in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.


Jesse Helms and Newt Gingrich were shaking hands congratulating themselves on the introduction of an antigay bill in Congress. If it passes, they won't be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole. ~Judy Carter

Drag is when a man wears everything a lesbian won't. ~ Author Unknown

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons. ~ Letter to the editor, The Advocate

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation. ~Simone de Beauvoir

If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. ~Robin Tyler
Mothers, tell your children: be quick, you must be strong. Life is full of wonder, love is never wrong. Remember how they taught you, how much of it was fear. Refuse to hand it down - the legacy stops here. ~ Melissa Etheridge
Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
~ Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, January 24

god and a teapot

oh thank you thank you pienk zuit for this brilliant little gem

"If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time."
- Bertrand Russell


go to russell's teapot

Tuesday, January 16

The Caruso Kid

i love this site. few people do. but i think it's hysterical. HYSTERICAL. reading through a few pieces to brighten my first day at work, i came across a wonderful line about David Caruso:

...the man whose career won't die no matter how hard he or anyone else tries to throttle it, and who is now thriving like all those cockroaches who shake off nuclear fallout only to take over the world with their nasty little antennae. And [ref. CSI hack hack hack] Big Red rips off his sunglasses and puts them on again over and over and over while he spits out stilted puns and then hightails it off camera...

i racked my brains and thought and thought. the name sounded vaguely familiar - a distant bell began tolling in the depths of my memory and with a shudder his face came back to me.

shh, don't worry little amy, uncle davie's gonna be real gentle with you

let's just look at another one shall we...


i mean, i'm no flower and certainly not much photogenic myself. but seriously.

although i’ve only seen about three CSI episodes, i still feel a little violated by the fact that, as a viewer, I am supposed to swallow this face with a name like Horatio Caine. Horation Caine people. which overly romantic prepubescent thought that up? At least with all the soft focus, blurred, quick edit cuts, zoom focus tunnel zwooshes and highdefinition cgi splats one doesn’t actually have to see what these super copdocs actually look like in that bizarre otherworld called reality.