Monthly Archives: January 2010

You Can’t Turn The Lights Off

Courtesy of 33 collaborators who were attending the Sundance Film Festival, here’s a cute Schoolhouse Rock-ish take on the decision not to broadcast the Prop 8 trail. The message is that in world of live-blogging and Twitter, the words of bigots will be known. The video was made by HitRECord, which was founded by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. (Tipped by ...

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San Francisco Rickrolls Westboro

On Friday the Westboro Baptist Church descended on the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter, because God hates social networking. Or something. The above photo from the exuberant counter-protest was sent in by JMG reader Craig. Go here for many more hilarious signs.

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American Family Association Radio Host: It’s Time To Imprison All Gays

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer has called for sending homosexuals to prison for forced reparative therapy, a move he says is sanctioned by the Bible. Below, he responds to an email from a complaining listener. Thanks for writing me about my comments on my program regarding homosexuality. It might be worth noting that what I actually suggested is ...

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Today In Unfortunate Names

(Tipped by fellow third grader Dr. Jeff)

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Pickle Smokers & Creatures

The TSA has launched an investigation of employees at their Orlando field office after learning of an office board game being played to mock gays, women and minorities. The board, resembling the TV game show “Jeopardy,” includes categories such as “pickle smokers,” “our gang” and “creatures,” which sources said were names used by managers for gay men, African-Americans and lesbians. ...

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How To Out-Gaga Gaga

“Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson of the Swedish electronic duo The Knife.”

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Tenth Annual Weblog Awards

Voting ends tomorrow in the Tenth Annual Weblog Awards, where this here website thingy writer is somehow nominated for a “Lifetime Achievement Award.” I feel like Betty White! In a good way! You have to scroll horizontally all the damn ass hell to the far right to see my ballot. I love the far right! Anyway, this (I think) concludes ...

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Voters Love Chubbies?

A strange new study publicized in today’s New York Daily News claims that when it comes to male politicians, voters prefer candidates with a little meat on their bones. Female politicos, not so much. “A candidate’s physical appearance plays a greater role in evaluation than we have thought in the past,” said Dr. Elizabeth Miller,” a political scientist at the ...

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Civil Unions Fail In Hawaii

Although the Hawaii House approved a civil unions bill last year, yesterday they voted to postpone a new vote indefinitely thank to enormous pressure from Christian groups. Last week the Hawaii Senate approved the bill by a veto-proof majority. The state House, conflicted by emotion and election-year politics, voted yesterday to indefinitely postpone action on a civil-unions bill. The voice ...

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How To Report The News

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Mrs. Tebow’s Big Lie Of Omission

For weeks now, we’ve been inundated with Christianist propaganda about how Tim Tebow’s mother made the Godly moral choice not to abort her son. Only now it turns out that the Tebows were living in the Philippines during her pregnancy. The Philippines, where abortion was and is illegal. Gloria Allred is on the case. In her exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com ...

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More NOM Defeatism

Read and enjoy. We are not hopeful that Judge Walker is going to do justice to the 7 million Californians who voted to protect marriage as the union of husband and wife–especially not after his rush to break all the rules to televise this trial resulted in the lost of key expert witnesses’ testimony. Respect for voting rights doesn’t appear ...

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Fireworks At Obama Q&A With House GOP

The president met with House GOP members today for an extended question and answer session that we’re hearing got quite hot and heavy. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch much of it yet, but here’s the entire meeting. In a session that resembled the British custom where a prime minister responds to questions in Parliament, Mr. Obama took questions ...

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CBS Rejects Mancrunch Super Bowl Ad

Entertainment Weekly reports that CBS has officially rejected the ad from gay dating website Mancrunch. Yesterday I posted the ad, whose low production values led many to suspect that the entire project was a prank on CBS. CBS has decided it will not air an advertisement from gay dating website ManCrunch.com during Feb. 7’s Super Bowl XLIV, EW has confirmed. ...

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iPad Vs. Stone

A little harsh, eh?

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This Is How You Do A “Gay” Ad

JMG reader Dave in the UK tips us to this great Renault ad.

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Go Daddy’s Rejected Super Bowl Ad

Domain seller Go Daddy will have at least two commercials during this year’s Super Bowl. According to the company, CBS rejected the below ad, which features an effeminate former football player turned fashion designer. Apparently CBS is worried about offending gay viewers. Worried about offending millions of pro-choices Americans, not so much.

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School Pulls Filthy Anne Frank Diary

A school system in Virginia has pulled a revised version of The Diary Of Anne Frank after a Christian parent complained about the book’s inclusion of previously redacted bits about homosexuality. Culpeper County public school officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank’s diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, ...

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Carried Through Manhattan

In order to prove that New Yorkers are friendly, comedian Mark Malkoff tried to see if strangers would be willing to carry him the entire 13.5 miles length of Manhattan. Last year Malkoff successfully completed his quest to make a purchase in all 171 Manhattan Starbucks in one day.

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American Anti-Gay Groups Continue Expansion In Africa

The anti-gay American Center For Law & Justice has opened a branch in Kenya, another ominous indication of the Christian right’s continuing push to demonize gays in Africa. From their site: The Christian response to all that is happening [in Kenya] has been ad hoc and reactionary. This has seen several laws passed that eroded the value system that we ...

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