January 17th, 2006

Dark Baby

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Doncha hate it when you know you should go to bed, because you have to get up early in the morning for harder-than-normal work, and yet, you just don't want to? Yeah. And no, it's not to stay up and play CoH, I just don't wanna go to bed, dammit.

*sigh* Sucks to be responsible, sometimes. Off to bed.
  • Current Mood
Jet (Cowboy Bebop)

Long Start

You know how you say "Boy, been a long day!" after one that has been filled with things to do? Well, my day is only half over, and I'm already saying it.

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It Keeps You Runnin'

So, we get done early, I get ray to drive me home. Deaf from the screaming circular saw ripping metal. On the way home, watched a semi with a tanker trailer slide sideways into a ditch (another foot, and he'd have been proper fucked, as it was he was barely able to make it out). Got home, watched him roll away, and went around to my back door, which is almost always unlocked.

Except today.

And me without my keys.

Luckily, purpleflake was home, and I was able to boost her through the tiny window over my kitchen sink...the one that I damn near lost a testicle trying to climb through. No one will ever accuse THIS fat bastard of being a cat burglar anymore.
  • Current Music
    AC/DC - Thunderstruck

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Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important.
- Eugene McCarthy
Frank The Bunny (Countdown)

Shut Up, Asshole

Some groups really do need to be reminded of the facts of reality.
Golden Globe winners spark righteous anger

Christian groups led a furious campaign against Hollywood yesterday, accusing the Golden Globe Awards of promoting films with gay or “leftist” themes to serve a political agenda. The criticism was made after Brokeback Mountain, a film about the forbidden love between gay Wyoming cowboys, won four awards. Other winners included Philip Seymour Hoffman, named Best Actor for his portrayal of the homosexual writer Truman Capote; and Felicity Huffman, the Desperate Housewives actress who played a transsexual with a gay prostitute son in Transamerica.

"Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit," Janice Crouse, of Concerned Women for America, said. "None of the three movies — Capote, Transamerica or Brokeback Mountain — is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped $25 million (£14.2 million) in ticket sales. If America isn’t watching these films, why are they winning the awards?"
First off, who gives a shit about the Golden Globes? Christ, do we have enough award shows or what? Art is what it is, and is not exactly something you can judge, anyway. Movies win all the time that I think are complete piles of rotting shit, and films that I feel were incredible and more than noteworthy get little more than an acknowledgement of existence...but that's the way it is. Thus, who cares if it was a hit? Scream was a hit, and it sucked donkey balls. And, come on, Brokeback Mountain is still in theatres, it may very well turn out to be a huge hit, you never know. What a dumb fucking comment.

Secondly, there's, what, 25 awards at the Golden Globes, and 4 happened to involve homosexuals. So, call it 15%. Now, figures for the percentage of American citizens who are gay or bisexual vary, according to who's doing the telling. Anti-homosexual-oriented sites claim the 10% figure Kinsey stated is a myth, and say the actual number is only 1-2%. Homosexual-oriented sites seem to agree that 10% is incorrect, but figures still show between 7% and 9%. Now, keeping that in mind, figuring for statistical error and for natural variances, 4 out 25 isn't unbelievably off the mark.

Thirdly, talk about the pot and the fucking kettle. The awards don't go their way, and suddenly it's a huge political agenda...but if there was ever ANY group that had a huge political agenda, it's the Religious Right. Up in arms about every little thing they don't like, always forgetting that it's a free country. So what if a movie happens to involve homosexual themes or have a homosexual character or actor? Guess what, it's part of the world, it's gonna be there.

I love the fact that a group who has 'love thy neighbour' as a central tenet is so rabidly and adamantly xenophobic.

Need Seattle Help

Attention Seattle People: I have it on good authority that a buddy of mine may be shooting a movie near Seattle sometime this spring/summer. There's going to be a scene in a bar with a band playing. Do you know any bands in the area that might be interested in being in the flick? Let me know, and I'll see about getting you in touch with him.