Australia Sees First Same-Sex Weddings [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports:

Australia’s first gay weddings took place on Saturday, ushering in a new era after the country’s marriage equality law came into effect this month.

The historic reforms were given royal assent on December 8, the final step in a process that began with a national postal vote in September.

There was supposed to be a 30-day waiting period after couples registered to marry, with the first weddings expected on January 9.

But some sought an exemption due to their circumstances, and the first ceremonies went ahead on Saturday, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne.

“Australia’s first legal same-sex marriage has just taken place. Congratulations Amy and Lauren,” Equal Marriage Rights Australia announced on its Facebook page.

Stick around for the final moment in the clip below for a hilarious assessment from grandma.

  • Gustav2
  • bkmn
    • FAEN

      Clearly not from that shitty baker who also refused to put rainbow sprinkles on a kid’s birthday cake πŸ™„.

    • Reality.Bites

      Purple food colouring for cakes is clearly not yet perfected

      • Shy Guy

        It can be done. Your cake mix needs to be as white as possible.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFvp4ud8Ng

        I’d have made this cake myself, but not living in the US, the gel colourings are almost impossible to find, and really expensive.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Grandmas comment is EPIC!

  • another_steve

    And a thousand kangaroos did not commit suicide.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey Christians….Booga Booga…..

    https://i.imgur.com/HcpvWwK.gif

    Congratulations Ladies!!!!

    • gaycuckhubby

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • JCF

      -ists, ‘kay?

      At the end of every choir practice at my (Episcopal!) church, we gather in a circle, and ask for prayers. One of our members asked for prayer for a firefighter, currently in SoCal fighting the HORRENDOUS wild fires (and please, offers some good thoughts for them?). Who, specifically, was the firefighter we were praying for? “My niece’s wife”

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Sorry, but we will have to disagree here.

        • JCF

          I’m not sure what we’re disagreeing about? I was just telling you a first-person story is all.

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  • clay

    . . . AND IT’S NOT EVEN CHRISTMAS YET!

  • Hue-Man

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (read catholic church) has just issued its report. The link has the full report and recommendations. Two take-aways:
    2/3 of the victims were male
    “The average age of abuse victims at Catholic institutions was 11 years old.”

    Key findings (from ABC)

    – Religious ministers forced to report information confided in them in confessional
    – Creating a new criminal offence for failing to protect children within an institution
    – The creation of a new National Office for Child Safety
    – Celibacy in the Catholic Church would become voluntary
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/royal-commission-into-child-abuse-makes-almost-200-new-findings/9261286

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I wish the government could say, “If you don’t follow our recommendations, your organization will be expelled.” Because you know and I know, if it was ANY other sort of org, it would be shut the hell down. Imagine if a national grocery chain had this problem, nobody would shop there and rocks would be heaved at the windows.

    • ChrisMorley

      Sydney Morning Herald summarises the depths of the abuse
      http://www.smh.com.au/cqstatic/guaixa/web_royalcommission.jpg

      • Andymac3

        We need an analysis like this on the catholic church in America for when ever Cardinal Dolan starts spouting his ‘think of the children’ homophobic remarks.

      • Statistics Palin

        What’s the difference between a Catholic priest and acne? Acne doesn’t come on your face until you’re 12.

    • GayOldLady

      The RCC doesn’t want to come into the 21st Century. They are contented in their archaic traditions that are driving people away in droves.

      • Dagoril

        The Reformation happened the last time the RCC refused to get it’s act together. You’d think that they would have learned something from that…

  • Ninja0980

    Congrats to the happy couple!

  • FAEN

    Mazel Tov ladies.

    πŸ––πŸΌ Live Long and Prosper.

  • clay

    Maria Pilar Aguilera– What Sarah Huckabee Sanders could have been.

  • sometimes, i wanna be a wedding planner. what an awesome job that can be. i was maid of honor in one wedding with the most together wedding planners ever. wow, what a team they were. they will be running a fortune 500 company someday soon. i guess like them, i’m one of those personalities who enjoys high stress. but i look at these images and all i can think about is the hair, the flowers, the shoes, the nails… and of course the money.

    • clay

      better you than me.

      • the joy comes from the fact that every day, your job is to make someone achieve the ultimate of happiness. that’s a challenge, my friend. meh, flying an airplane or manipulating a large amount of paper wealth in a short time… try making a bride not have a meltdown on his special day.

        these are the people who should be running the world, imho.

        • clay

          I’ve got no problem with that– it’s that I didn’t think of hair, makeup, shoes, dresses, flowers, or photos as having anything to do with that.

        • UrsusArctos 🐻

          Being tangentially part of the “Bridal Industrial Complex” I admire those who are directly involved and successful. The ability to realize that no matter how much of a “friend” they are to the client they KNOW they’re hired help, do the job, and cash the checks or things fail. It’s emotional high stakes poker for the client, so the ability to put the job ahead of personal feelings makes things work. Friendship may or may not result from the job.

    • Reality.Bites

      I don’t know why, CD, but for some reason your wish to be a wedding planner immediately made me think of a mash-up between wedding planning and Fantasy Island, with you as a mysterious wedding planner who says she’ll give people the wedding they want but instead gives them the wedding they deserve.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Greenlight!

        • Reality.Bites

          If CD doesn’t want to do it, it could be a Modern Family spin-off with Nathan Lane as Pepper.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Too bad Ricardo MontalbΓ‘n and HervΓ© Villechaize (?sp) are both gone, or they could have done cameos for the Pilot

  • another_steve

    Grandma is so right… there are so few good men around these days. I found myself one, but I’ve caught him checking out the other guys.

    Gotta keep an eye on him…

    • GayOldLady

      “Gotta keep an eye on him”

      As he’s keeping an eye on you.

    • Ben in Oakland

      One eye on the Jared, one eye on the husband…

      Don’t trip!

    • Gerry Fisher

      >but I’ve caught him checking out the other guys.

      This doesn’t mean that he’s going to be unfaithful. It means he’s still breathing.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        GMTA

      • another_steve

        Lol. So true, Gerry.

        When he catches me eyeing another guy, I say to him, “Hey… I ain’t dead yet.”

  • GayOldLady

    Grandma: “when you look around at the men there are today there’s not much choice really”. THAT.MADE.MY.DAY!!!!!

    • Phillip in L.A.

      I’m a man, and I agree with that sentiment One Thousand Percent (1,000%)

      • GayOldLady

        I have some grandsons that I think are pretty special.

        • BockMcMillan

          Names and location, please! πŸ™‚

          • PickyPecker

            Hello, Bock dear!! I hope you are having a beautiful holiday season (with no snow…I know how you hate that). XO

          • BockMcMillan

            Dear Picky, it’s wonderful! The rest of Europe is covered in heaps of snow, and I haven’t even seen a single snowflake yet! YAY!

            I hope you and Paddington and his other master are having a spectacular time too, my dear man!

          • PickyPecker

            Don’t forget to take Tomias to Calas Galadhon for some romantic dancing/skating. That was always so lovely. Enjoy!

          • BockMcMillan

            Will do! πŸ˜‰

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Are they in Portugal, or Middle Earth? (Not that there is necessarily any difference) πŸ™‚

          • eddiebeskeddie

            no snow here in Copenhagen – at least, not yet.

          • BockMcMillan

            Yeah, I am in Lund, Sweden. The same latitude and just across the Oresund strait.

          • JCF

            LOL

        • Phillip in L.A.

          I will withhold judgment on that particular question, until I actually meet them in the flesh

  • worstcultever

    Noice! And I still love Aussie accents! And granny – LOL!

  • margaretpoa

    Oh, fuck. That’s why the sun didn’t come up this morning….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    So Great ! Happy for them.!!

    But please don’t marry lawnmowers, like what happened here.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh fuck! Did I miss the meteor strike and demons popping out of the Delaware River? Well damn it to hell. Serves me right for sleeping in.

    Congrats to them both. And I love Lesbians. Love, love, love all of the Lesbians. Backbone of this community they are, and that Granny rocks.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      I have a YUGE group of lesbian “family”. It seems most of the gay men I know are long term types, happy with being open sluts, or single because of partner loss. Almost all the women around me are serial monogamists, staying “paired” for 5-8 years. That makes for exes of exes who stayed friends and brought in new partners, rinse repeat.
      I was almost banished for pointing out that my dyke circle of friends was multiplying like a yeast colony, always growing. *INNOCENT LOOK*

    • GanymedeRenard

      I’ve always thought lesbians are the chosen people.

  • PickyPecker

    SO, so wonderful. I hope they know that there are well-wishers all over the world celebrating with them.
    I hope they had a fabulous time and a great party!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FONwVvceyAI

  • Treant

    Grandma Leslie is awesome, and might just have a hot young lady hidden under her skirt.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Who’s Lauren? Does Elise know about Lauren?

  • Tawreos

    Is it wrong that the pictures of happy couples are made even better by the knowledge that somewhere Margaret Court is grinding her teeth and dying a little on the inside?

    • Treant

      Wrong? It adds a sweet tangy note to these weddings! So tasty!

    • Bambino

      It’s not the denture the dehydrating corpse should be worrying about.

    • Ben in Oakland

      She was always pretty dead.

  • Paula

    A bit dated now, here’s what the x-sties were hoping for.
    Nothing says apocalypse like giraffes in the streets and Lesbians getting married.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhF7dQl4Ico

    • i totally fell for the hype. it’s funny to think about today. too much apocalyptic sci fi when i was a child, i think. πŸ˜‰

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Good morning, c d! So nice to see you here! Hope you are having a great day πŸ’‹ πŸ¦„ 😎

  • Bambino

    What a beautiful couple! Just don’t mind somewhere some bakers are melting faster than the butter they use in their cakes.

  • Slippy_World

    Congratulations to ALL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2982984fbe0c4a98a3bb499f26551671ee64d1a41d671019358a260bcbc28de8.gif

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  • Friday’s_cat

    How much of the hate comes from Mediocre Men watching as women are taken out of circulation?
    Not that they had a chance anyway.

    • Treant

      About the same as comes from Forgettable Females watching as men are taken out of circulation, I should think.

  • Tomcat

    OT: sorry to OT so soon in a new post but this IS important to all.
    https://www.fool.com/taxes/2017/11/13/the-republican-tax-plan-30-things-you-need-to-know.aspx

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      A lot of it is just plain bad though I find this one bitterly humorously ironic considering Paul Ryan exhorting people to breed and some of the fundajelicals love to pump kids out.

      7. Personal exemptions get the boot

      Large families could be in for a bit of a surprise, considering that
      the Republican tax plan is proposing the elimination of the
      $4,050-per-household-member personal exemption. Yes, individuals and
      married couples filing jointly will see a major boost to their standard
      deduction, but eliminating the personal exemption could result in a net
      negative for larger families.

      • Tomcat

        A lot of things people need (if not billionaires) are eliminated.

      • Tomcat

        Loss of deductions IS tax increases. Ronald Reagan would be proud of this benefit killing bill.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I”ll just turn myself into a corporation and then I’ll be set.

      • William

        i want to start a Messianic cult.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Go for it! You can pay yourself whatever you think you are worth, and then juggle the books to show “no profit”–what most accountants do nowadays anyhoo for ‘not-for-profit’ corporations

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s good to inform people, but that article is over a month old. The final bill is different is several important ways.

  • Refugay

    I love that grandma! My husband and I were married almost 10 years ago (April, 2008). Both of my grandmothers, in their 90’s, were there and my father in-law came all the way from Croatia-he was in his 70’s at the time. We are incredibly fortunate to have had the support of our family and friends. Both of my grans have since passed.

    That’s not to say there are not family members, like my husband’s one-and-only brother, who won’t accept us and has gone so far as to not allow us to be around his children. That’s easy now as we are in the States and he’s in Croatia. But fuck him-we send the kids postcards from our travels from all around the world which grandpa hand delivers and reads aloud to their delight. We also have a savings to help them with their university educations.

  • DonnaLee

    Aww….Love the title of Wedding Belles!

  • Congratulations to the happy couples!

  • BearEyes

    Mazel Tov.
    Nice to see some happy news.
    Love grandma – she’s seen it all.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Woo-hoo! Great news, Australia! Congrats to all the newly-married, and those-about-to-be-married.

    To the single Aussies out there: don’t let it get you down; I’ll be visiting your continent one of these days, soon. 😎

  • gaycuckhubby

    Congrats!!!!

  • gaycuckhubby

    I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but marriage has been amazing for me

    • Friday’s_cat

      It’s a matter of fairness, that same gender couples have the same rights, and privileges as their hetero married neighbors.
      And the same right to a religious ceremony if they are so inclined.

    • fuow

      For us, too.

  • DaddyRay

    I am so glad these couples didn’t have to wait – congratulations!

  • Ben in Oakland

    Love grandma. All the good ones are gay or married. Especially now.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Or both?

      • CanuckDon

        sigh…was just going to say that.

  • Blake J Butler
  • JT
  • fuow

    Beautiful!

  • Boreal

    Finally some good news in the world.
    Slippery slope Australia, expect your conservative politicians to be busted for man on underage Kangaroo sex.

    http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/106000/Kangaroo-Wedding-on-a-Beach–106039.jpg

    • Reality.Bites

      If human women had the self-defence skills of kangaroos and human men had the skills of human men, there wouldn’t be much non-consensual sex going on.

      • Friday’s_cat

        Shades of Tricky Ricky Santorum

  • JT
  • Bambino

    I think grandma is right. Very few good men are made for women. It’s best to let men deal with each other bullshit.

  • Andymac3

    Thank you Australia for shaking off the nay sayers and ‘thou shalt not’ and passing this wonderful legislation. Now can you focus on spreading Australian rules football round the globe cos that’s hot!

  • JWC

    O/T but only to anothem item on JMG Strange that the religious right hate groups of “murica are failing here, they have to export theit hate to “softer countries” in Europe an Africa . where their hate can flourish

    • leastyebejudged

      They basically buy their way in, and then the idiot superstitious locals suck up all that moronic Jesus crap.

  • billbear1961
  • fuzzybits

    Congrats Amy and Lauren! Haha Grandma!

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      I just can’t generate any sympathy for them (I’m at, like, a lifetime low in terms of tolerance for the willfully stupid, unethical, or Republican).

      I live in an area where the ACA offers 30 different plans. And given Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and shifting population, we may not pass a mandate but it won’t be for lack of trying.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I still think the blue states should form an alliance and do their own version of single payer.

        Also there needs to be a way to keep red staters from trying to sneak over the border to take advantage of a policy they refuse to vote for by having it only for people who either have lived in the state a set period of time and/or have a job here if they just moved there. It’s the only way to force people in red states to vote it for their own state or nationally.

        • Boreal

          The same type of residency system used to determine eligibility for citizen tuition rates at state colleges could be used.

        • Treant

          Easy-peasy, make a residency requirement. Even a month would be more than sufficient as you’re not going to sneak over the border for treatment and stay 30 days while your wound bleeds out.

    • billbear1961

      CALLOUS and MORONIC Trump voters will reap what they sowed.

      I only feel sorry for their children.

      • Treant

        I don’t. Nits beget lice.

        • billbear1961

          They won’t all go down the same dark road as their vile parents, T.

          I feel especially sorry for the ones who are LGBT and have to grow up with monsters as parents.

          • Treant

            Let me amplify that. Those who end up growing up to be Good Ol’ Boys like their parents can go hang in a vinegar-soaked rose bush.

            I can manage sympathy for the Ugly Duckling, but there’s nothing I can do about it and, by their parents’ will, nothing to be done about it. Fortunately, that’s a reasonably uncommon outcome.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I think most of the smart ones will keep fleeing to the blue areas. The Trumpeteers in the red areas who hate us just made the blue areas that much more desirable as more and more will be done by the blue areas to make healthcare more equitable.

          • Treant

            And the red areas get redder and ever more hellish. I can work with that.

            Now warranted, I’m in a very purple area of a very mixed state. Which way we go is not in that much question; every year, New York and Philadelphia move a little bit closer. But the state as a whole?

      • JWC

        Hello Mr Billbear1961 Just me again wondering if you or anyone has heard from “Tampadink” since his move going on 2 weeks

        • billbear1961

          No, I haven’t seen him, JWC. πŸ™

          But I haven’t been here a lot, recently.

          I hope he’s okay!

          • JWC

            Me too , Neither were in the greatest of health adding to that a stressful move ,resetting up a house , Christmas.. Thanx for your response I guess we wait

          • billbear1961

            Unless someone is in private contact with him and can email him, yes.

          • JWC

            he gave a new e-mail a few weeks back but it somehow got lost so I wait Thankyou so much for your time and Have a Merry Christmas

          • billbear1961

            Merry Xmas, JWC.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I’m not even go to fell sorry for them.

    • Boreal

      Fuck trump voters. They are getting what they voted for:
      Air and water pollution, poor or no healthcare and less services with higher taxes.
      #Winning.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        They’ll stupidly whine “Why we no get goodies? WE best people!”

        • Boreal

          and I will laugh at them when they do.

      • Ninja0980

        Along with some Bernie or Bust folks who will discover their magical revolution still won’t happen.

        • Boreal

          Oh the revolution will happen just not they way they think it will.

    • DaddyRay

      They will still blame it on Obama

      • Treant

        Let them. Lacking health care, they’ll have to drop crotch fruit at an even higher rate to keep up their own population. Nobody will want to move there, and some percentage of said fuck trophies will actually grow up to be decent people and move to blue states.

        Eventually, they lose Electoral College votes and their stranglehold on the House and Presidency.

        • Boreal

          Companies won’t want to locate in states where they can’t attract talent either. They will take an even bigger economic hit.
          Edit:
          More good news for the states with the highest divorce rates

          Alimony will now be taxed under GOP bill
          https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/taxes/alimony-will-now-be-taxed-under-gop-bill/ar-BBGNuEi?li=BBnb7Kz

          • Treant

            My heart bleeds. Fortunately, look who that’s gonna impact:

            https://www.statista.com/statistics/621703/divorce-rate-in-the-united-states-by-state/

          • Boreal

            I know. Red states have always historically had the highest divorce rates unlike those heathens in the blue states. more winning for them.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup.
            Family values my butt.

          • leastyebejudged

            This benefits the entire Bible Belt, where divorces are significantly higher than anywhere else !

        • billbear1961

          As things are going at the moment, unless they change and people stand up in a MAJOR way to Trumpism, to the ongoing and intensifying coup (the threats to end the Russia investigation and to shut down or ignore Mueller), democracy’s not going to survive that long in this country.

          • Treant

            I’m working under the assumption that it’s already long gone. We actually have a Senate Majority Leader refusing to seat an opposition party Senator according to the law and demanding to wait until the recess regardless of how the certification turns out.

            And that’s acceptable, somehow.

          • billbear1961

            It’s “acceptable” because the Democrats won’t FIGHT for ANYTHING, and the people won’t PROTEST.

          • Friday’s_cat

            Don’t forget President Obama’s SCOTUS appointment. There were qualified female jurists of Asian decent but Barack went with the Safe White Guy choice thinking republicans would go along. In hindsight if he would have picked one of the ladies Hillary would have picked up the POed Asian vote.

          • Treant

            She got the Asian vote anyway. πŸ™‚

          • Boreal

            Trump is pushing them to end it before the new year.

            https://www.pressreader.com/usa/los-angeles-times/20171216/281483571735506

          • billbear1961

            You cannot allow that.

            If you do, your democracy is pretty much dead.

            I’m tired of posting what I think needs to happen, what needs to be done (I’ve said, many times, and given my reasons, again and again and again and again). It can’t wait until the midterms–they’re destroying your democracy right NOW.

            I just have to accept that Americans have lost the will to fight, that you’re not going to launch massive and relentless protests, that you’re going to bow down to fascism.

            Your institutions are failing you: you can’t rely on the CORPORATE press, and you have no REAL leadership. The Democrats are pathetic cowards.

            And, as one tweet on this thread points out, you’re quickly deteriorating into a police state.

            I think it’s over.

          • Friday’s_cat

            The late bartcop had a term for them “Pink Tutu Democrats”

            http://www.bartcop.com/

            He passed away almost three years ago but wouldn’t be the least bit surprised by Trump.

          • leastyebejudged

            I guess you missed the funeral, it was decades ago.

          • Boreal

            What can I do? I lobby my representatives each week- I call, write and email. I belong to resistance groups organizing people to vote and be activists. Most of us feel helpless. I am armed if it comes to stormtroopers knocking on the door, I’ll not go down without a fight but things are pretty bleak right now.

          • billbear1961

            I know some–many!–of you ARE willing and READY to fight–that’s what’s so FRUSTRATING: you have no REAL leadership! You’ve been all but abandoned by corrupt and failing institutions.

            One would hope the Democratic party could organize impressive protests–or at least provide assistance organizing them–AND make vigorous protests in CONGRESS, as well. (They’d BETTER be prepared to fight as they never have before, to make a SCENE, so to speak, to protest on the floors of the House and the Senate, as they never have before, if the GOP makes a naked attempt to VIOLATE the rule of law by pretending there are no grounds for the Russia investigation to continue, by ignoring all the mounting evidence against Trump, by shutting down Mueller’s investigation or ignoring his findings!)

            Are they or aren’t they an organized political party capable of mounting a vigorous and effective OPPOSITION? Do they or don’t they care about the rule of law and about preventing baldfaced corruption??

    • leastyebejudged

      Good, they voted for it, let them experience the consequences.

      They’re the ones that have the perpetual hard-on for “personal responsibility” at everybody’s else’s expense. Fuck them all.

      It is a problem that solves itself over time.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Huh?

  • Lazycrockett
    • billbear1961

      It has come to this in this evil country.

      • yeah, she’s really showing her privilege there; “emergence of?”

        honey, poor people have been living in that state for a long time now. i guess you just didn’t notice.

    • leastyebejudged

      There is no way you are EVER going to win against the organized conspiracy that is the US police, their unions, and their copsucking supporters, so you may as well just drop that subject right now, because it’s only going to backfire on us.

      Americans are the biggest, most insidious, copsucking authoritarians there are, we are trained from a very young age to be GLOBAL authoritarians.

  • GanymedeRenard

    YES!!!! Congrats, ladies!! May you be happy forever!!

    And congrats to you, too, land down under!! Love me some Aussies!!

    And FVCK YOU, religious zealots!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHGaW8lBlSk

  • JWC

    Ah for a little relevance time to dig out “Priscilla Queen of the Desert

  • KnownDonorDad

    Stick around for the final moment in the clip below for a hilarious assessment from grandma

    Strewth!

  • Max_1
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Hey! Who took that picture of the Bear ?!?!

    • Treant

      Somebody report this due to the naked bear sex going on in plain sight!

      I would but…busy…er…busy.

    • safari

      DaddyRay!

      • Treant

        DaddyRay and BillBear out in public. And in the snow. I mean…shrinkage. Never drop your pants unless the ambient temperature is above 55Β°.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Waaaa!!!! 😱

    • DaddyRay

      You people and your cameras – can’t a bear get a little privacy

      • Max_1

        Then I’d suggest the cover of the woods…
        … Dude, you’re in the wide open here. Geesh.

        • DaddyRay

          I was trying to be romantic under the starts

        • DaddyRay

          How was I supposed to know that Mexican I had at lunch would give me gas

      • Tomcat

        Look daddy, they are playing leapfrog.

      • JCF

        Grin and bear it!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Serendipity, rummaging around on a site I referenced below but haven’t visited in three years.
    http://www.bartcop.com/3173.htm

  • leastyebejudged

    I’m lovin’ the outrage today in Australia over the fact they don’t have to wait 30 days, lololol.

    I fucking DARE a family member say somersetting about it to me.

  • DaddyRay
    • thank you, Sir. Bugs was… everything to me, as a child. enjoy your immortality.

      • DaddyRay

        Kids today don’t know the excitement we had on Saturday Mornings

        • i am literally sickened by the cartoons today. i feel so sorry for my n&ns. they have NO idea what cartoons can really be like. or, maybe they do and it’s all about manga and i’m just too old to grok that. but the stuff that comes over the airwaves (the only TV we use)? wow. that stuff is bollocks, utter crap. and the sad part is that it’s also really stupid. not stupid-funny like bugs could be, but just… depressingly stupid and not in any way entertaining.

          • DaddyRay

            Part of it was because we only had 3 maybe 4 channels growing up and it was only on Saturday mornings so the cream of the crop was all that aired. It also took so much more effort to make so a lot of it was works of art

          • Tomcat

            Except now many of our cartoons from years ago are deemed too racist or violent.

          • DaddyRay
          • Revenge? The LPO hated Leonard Stokes.

  • Treant

    OT: The last soap is wrapped, including a last-minute emergency scentless melt-and-pour using colloidal oatmeal for my cousin (the only thing I can have ready in less than a month).

    Between appointments and whatnot, I’ve managed to jettison 75 bars of soap so far, and can probably get rid of another 25 before the end of the month. That should reduce me to only 200 or so in stock…

    • another_steve

      I want you to go commercial, boyfriend. I want you to sell your craft on the web.

      I personally would buy out your stock. I have lots of friends and they’re all into designer soaps.

  • JWC

    Ah for a little relevance time to dig out “Priscilla Queen of the Desert

  • Joe, my love, i know it’s saturday and you’re likely tying one on at some posh holiday party, but if i may? talk to the idiots over at disqus, please. this is getting silly. it takes me about 1/2 hr to load the comments on your blog. this was also a problem at a couple of other blogs but they seemed to have fixed it.

    i miss Haloscan. i cannot believe i’m even saying that, but i do.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Think this iteration of Disgus is bad go to Media Matters For America.

      • that would be ‘why i don’t read MMFA’ for $200, alex.

    • stevenj

      I (Mac user) haven’t had a lot of the same problems I see you and others mention here but every time I put my curser on the ^ to upvote it send the page into a tailspin. Sometimes all’s I have to do is pass my curser over the ^ and suddenly I’m halfway up or down the page.

    • Ben in Oakland

      get yourself an ad blocker. Don’t use your phone. That should solve most of the problems.

      • (((GC)))

        I’ll second the first part:
        get an ad blocker!

        JMG works fine on my phone (Android, Firefox, Adblock Plus).

        (Well, 99% fine. I can’t copy selected text the usual way from Disqus comments.)

  • I love dim sum

    Wow, it’s almost 2018, and Australia finally got marriage equality? Way to go Aussies (I guess)

    • another_steve

      All in good time, my pretty. All in good time. The world has a long way to go.

      Same-sex love is still a crime in some countries.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Tomcat

    Anyone know ANY republicans that are willing to vote NO on the GOP tax hack?

    • Tomcat

      This IS scary, no one at all?

  • JWC

    O/T A wee story In a particular cold and harsh winter many small animas succumbed to the bitterness. The porcupines thought they should huddle together for combined warmth. In doing so however, they found the spines of others caused irrations, so they separated once again, exposing themselves to the bitter cold Soon they realized that huddled for warmth was more important the the irriiatations The Moral is , simply , Learn to live with the ‘pricks’in your life

    • Tomcat

      Cute.

  • WitlessProtection

    And yet somehow the world keeps turning, The Sun keeps rising and setting, and tomorrow the haters will find something to blame is for.

  • Treant

    Well, I got the mail and apparently there’s a new spa opening up locally.

    A facial is only $59.95.

    If I wanted a facial, I’d wake up my husband and ask him to please give me a facial. He’d be more than happy to oblige.

    Or do they mean something else?

    • Ben in Oakland

      they mean something else.

      • Treant

        Oh. Too bad.

  • Dwight Williamson

    I would be ever vigilant ! Bermuda just reversed same sex marriage .

  • JCF
  • The New Paige Turnerβ„’

    The Grandmother in that story is so typical of Australian Women of that vintage.

    “When you look around at the Men these days….”

    She’s got that real “live and let live” approach.

    Love that.