Joe Jervis

Labor Ponies Up To Fight Prop 8

Big money rolled in from labor organizations at Saturday’s Equality California event in Los Angeles. The Service Employees International Union presented a $500K check and the California Teacher’s Association kicked in $250K. Another $25K came from AT&T. A total of $2M was raised, much of which will be used to fund the No On 8 campaign. Equality California’s Geoff Kors: ...

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Worst Person In The World: Stuart Shepard

Last week I told you about Focus On The Family Anus spokespig Stuart Shepard asking for Christians to pray for rain at Barack Obama’s outdoor speech at the DNC. Last night Keith Olbermann tapped Shepard as the “Worst Person In The World.” UPDATE: Good As You reports that Focus On The Family has pulled Shepard’s video. Out of shame, we ...

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A Gay Revolution (But Not The Good Kind)

Famed science fiction writer Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) is so outraged about gay marriage, he wants to overthrow the government. From his op-ed piece in the Mormon Times: If America becomes a place where our children are taken from us by law and forced to attend schools where they are taught that cohabitation is as good as marriage, that ...

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BREAKING: Air Is Free

Huffing is no longer for bored teenaged suburbanites. Canned oxygen is reportedly “flying off the shelves” of NYC’s drugstores. At $16 a pop. With 1 in 10 Americans is chronically sleep deprived people are looking for anything to boost their energy. First there were Red Bull and double espressos, but now comes the latest — canned oxygen! It’s the latest ...

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PlanetOut Gets NASDAQ Warning

NASDAQ has issued a warning to PlanetOut that the company has not maintained the required $5M minimum value of publicly held shares and may be delisted from the exchange. The company has until October 30th to up its value. Earlier this year PlanetOut sold their magazine division (Out, Advocate) to Regent Releasing, the owners of gay cable network Here! TV. ...

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The Master Of Gay Divorce

Up in Massachusetts, the gay divorce industry is in high gear. Sometimes the joy of gay marriage is followed by the pain of gay divorce, but Peter Zupcofska is there to help. In Boston, he has become known as “the master of gay divorce.” And for a $25,000 retainer, he can lead couples through the intricacies of how to best ...

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Racism From Spain’s Olympic Team

Surprising racism from Spain’s Olympic basketball team: Spain’s Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advert making slit-eyed gestures. The advert for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country’s best-selling newspaper. The advert features two large ...

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Enough With The Floor Mics, Already

Nice photo that the New York Times provides us of the gold medal winning Chinese men’s gymnastics team, eh? Being stereotypical gays, we rushed back from dinner last night to catch the finals, but found ourselves mostly grumbling about NBC’s insistence on making us listen to the American team’s inane “we are gymnasts, but we are totally not gay” sports ...

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Celebrity Wars, Part 4

Another “Barack Is A Pop Star” ad from McCain. This “celebrity” war is so tiresome.

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NYPD: New Plan To Detect Dirty Bombs

The NYPD has a new plan to photograph the license plate of every vehicle entering Manhattan and to “sniff” all vehicles for radioactivity. The proposal — called Operation Sentinel — relies on integrating layers of technologies, some that are still being perfected. It calls for photographing, and scanning the license plates of, cars and trucks at all bridges and tunnels ...

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Morning View – IAC Building

Frank Gehry’s building for Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp on the West Side Highway in Chelsea is sometimes called “the glass schooner” for the way it evokes a ship under sail. Finished last year, it is New York City’s first and only Gehry. I’m not a tremendous fan of Gehry and this building doesn’t help. I do, however, give the man enormous ...

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Date Escape

Following up on the “I Am Rich” iPhone app, CNET has listed “10 (More) Absurd iPhone Apps.” Topping the list: 1. GottaGo, Price: $1.99This is one of those apps you hope is some sort of sick joke. Designed to get you out of a bad date or an awkward conversation, you can use GottaGo to ring you up with a ...

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The Wikipedia Candidate

It looks like John McCain is getting his foreign policy “expertise” from teh interwebs. In a speech given today about the growing war between Russia and Georgia, some of his lines appear directly plagiarized from Wikipedia. A Wikipedia editor notices some similarities between Sen. John McCain’s speech today on the crisis in Georgia and the Wikipedia article on the country ...

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Barack Roll

Meme note: A “rickroll” is the supposedly hilarious bait-and-switch trick of linking to something claimed to be outrageous or offensive, only the link actually takes you to the video for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Cute mash-up though.

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Do The Math

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Huge Hillary Rallies Planned For DNC

Crap. The never-say-die Hillary crowd is ramping up their plans for rallies and disruption at the Democratic convention. Frustrated supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) are planning multiple rallies at the Democratic convention in Denver, coupled with television and print advertisements. The disenchanted Democrats want to express their disappointment with the party’s presidential primary process. The Denver Group, formed ...

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Obama Hits Back On Celebrity Meme

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The Greatest Thing In the History Of Everything

I’ve watched the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics three times now and I still cannot get over how fantastic it was. Despite all of my issues with the Chinese government, I must admit that the first 90 minutes of the show is quite simply the most amazing thing I have ever seen on any screen. But aside from the ...

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Srsly, He’s The VP

Barack Obama will announce his running mate by text message. An email from David Plouffe, campaign manager for Sen. Barack Obama, sent tonight to supporters is sure to stoke speculation about the candidate’s announcement of who his choice for vice president will be. In a message entitled “Barack’s VP: Be the First to Know,” Plouffe writes: “Barack Obama is about ...

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Daily Grumble

The new bringing your USB keyfob over to a friend’s house so you can plug it into their TV and make them look at photos of your Atlantis cruise is the old bringing your projector over to a friend’s house so you can make them look at slides of your Amazon eco-tour. I’m just sayin’.

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