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Dumbfuck Mountain

Dumbfuck Mountain Originally uploaded by _Faith . Just got this from my brother...after seeing Jake and Heath giggle their way through presenting the film at last night's SAG awards...well, shall we all agree this is the straight people's gay movie? Anyone else catch Sean Hayes basically come out (again) last night? Very brave of him to toe the line like that... 'Though it was shut out, "Brokeback" did get a shout out from "Will & Grace" actor Sean Hayes during his acceptance speech for best actor in a TV comedy for his role as the flamboyant Jack McFarland. "First of all, I would like to thank Ang Lee for taking a chance on me," said Hayes, who elicited a chuckle from Lee for his sly jab about the cowboy love story. "I know everyone in Hollywood knows it's such a risk to play a gay character."'

Andy Jones and the "Bruin Alumni" At "It" Again

and in other queer news, did you know Andrew Jones is scared of me? Only profs on the Dirty Thirty? /articles/dirtythirty.html Can't you just smell the closeted* control freak? That's right I said it, me the raving loony queer black pagan liberal! *FAITH DOES NOT HELP HOLD CLOSET DOORS SHUT FOR THOSE WHO WOULD HATE THEMSELVES AS MUCH AS THEIR OWN COMMUNITY, VIVA LA QUEER PRIDE!

World of Warcraft Homophobic or Heterosexist or NOT QUEER FRIENDLY?

Blizzard of GLBT gaming policy questions POPULAR MAKER OF ONLINE GAME WORLD OFWARCRAFT CITES A GAMER FOR HARASSMENT FOR USING THE TERM 'GLBT'; OTHER GAY GUILDS REQUEST CLARIFICATION '...Blizzard's stance was clear that recruiting for a guild using "GLBT" was inappropriate as, the company said, it may "incite certain responses in other players that will allow for discussion that we feel has no place in our game." Gamer John Blatzheim, who heard of Andrews' situation, e-mailed Blizzard to express his concern of a double standard that game masters would send her a warning that she could not use "GLBT" as an advertisement to express a safe place for gay gamers after an incident a few months ago where a plague occurred within the game and players yelled in general chat, "Don't get the AIDS!" Read it all at InNewsWeekly Heterosexism simply defined /Heterosexism

Eddie Izzard

Good Will Hunting 's Minnie Driver will star in FX's new drama pilot Lowlife . She and Eddie Izzard will play a husband-and-wife duo of traveling con artists who decides to settle down in a suburban community. What deliciously sexy bitches!


"In this day and age it is impossible to prevent stories that are fed abroad as part of psychological operations propaganda from blowing back into the United States - even though they were directed abroad," says Kristin Adair of the National Security Archive. Credibility problem Public awareness of the US military's information operations is low, but it's growing - thanks to some operational clumsiness. When it describes plans for electronic warfare, or EW, the document takes on an extraordinary tone. It seems to see the internet as being equivalent to an enemy weapons system Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were wr

"Boondocks" Picked Up for Second Season

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has greenlit production on a second season of "The Boondocks" from creator Aaron McGruder, based on his comic strip of the same name. His production company, Rebel Base, produces the show in association with Sony Pictures Television. The show's Nov. 6 debut was the highest-ranked series premiere in Adult Swim's history. On Jan. 10, the show picked up a nomination for Best Comedy Series at the 37th annual NAACP Image Awards. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network and airs Saturday - Thursday from 11 p.m. - 6 a.m. ET.

End Of The World Watch

END OF THE WORLD WATCH: If the acceleration continues at the current rate, the scientists warn that sea levels could rise during this century by between 28 and 34cm. Dr John Church, a scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation based in Tasmania and an author of the study, said that higher sea levels could have grave effects on some areas. "It means there will be increased flooding of low-lying areas when there are storm surges," he told the Associated Press. "It means increased coastal erosion on sandy beaches; we're going to see increased flooding on island nations." There is now a consensus among climate scientists that rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are the major factor behind rising temperatures. Increased temperatures can lead to higher sea-levels through several mechanisms including the melting of glaciers and thermal expansion of sea water. Through the 1997


GMAIL DOWN! GMAIL DOWN! I felt like some sort of Paul Revere, but then I read this weblog comment thread (often the best place to find techead help, i.e. help for techeads)... THE ANSWER (for today at least) 29. Use the secure server and it works. Posted at 1:27PM on Apr 11th 2005 by John Over at John's Blog Oh dear, ever so tempting EVER SO TEMPTING should I try LiveMail Hmm, must sign up with a hotmail account. (wonders if it's worth signing up for a hotmail account. or alterntatively finding my password to my old one...) new email address created and now i wait...till someone over at hotmail decides i should have an invite.

UK obsessed with OLD Jolie Tattoo

The American actress, who most famously played an English woman in the Tomb Raider series of films, has the Latin inscription Quod me nutrit me destruit - What nourishes me, destroys me - written in Gothic type across her lower stomach. - Telegraph HAHA That's a way old tatt, but I love how she's showing it off these days... See the belly in zoom... Fun Article in light of the recent ridiculousness Mystery, thy name is Angelina Or for a better understanding of why I have a signed autograph of her on my wall...* *Donated by her to a RAINN benefit, cause she's fracking cool

Those CRAZY Golden Globes: 2006

GOLDEN GLOBE HIGHLIGHTS "So I was playing Barbies with my daughter and the voice came out and she kind of stopped and asked 'What was that?' I told her, 'I think that's Willy Wonka' and sh e told me she liked it and it went from there I guess." - Johnny Depp on the Golden Globes red ca rpet. I swear he reconsidered what he was saying as he said barbies with my daughter, but then he grinned. Oddly enough I wonder if Gene Wilder was influenced as well... Mariah Carey looking pleased as punch and letting Tommy Mottola Have It. *finger snaps* Hugh Laurie springing up to accept best tv drama for medical dramedy House, slight pause as people go "He can walk!" He proceeds to draw names out of his pants to name 3 random people who work on House, and makes a few jokes. "Wait he's British?" lol "I have to thank Bryan Singer who's rampant hypochrondia had informed the entire thing,haha" Lewd shots of A

Chris Penn Dead!

Chris Penn's latest film, "The Darwin Awards," was scheduled to premiere Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival. HIS LAST FILM IS CALLED THE DARWIN AWARDS? Hmm, well. Damn.

The Passion of Kanye West

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Interesting New York Times Book Review: The Romance of Two Black Victorian Writers

The Romance of Two Black Victorian Writers like Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Paul Laurence Dunbar and his wife, Alice Ruth Moore insisted; like the English poets, they eloped against the wishes of disapproving parents. By the time of their marriage in 1898, Dunbar -- an appealing, dark-skinned dandy of a man -- had been anointed by the reigning critic, William Dean Howells, as the first American Negro to have ''evinced innate distinction in literature.'' Moore, a light-skinned beauty with hazel eyes and auburn hair, had, at the age of 20, published her first volume of writings in 1895, the same year that Dunbar saw her picture in a Boston magazine and fell precipitately in love. READ IT Paula J. Giddings teaches black women's studies at Smith College. Her most recent book is a forthcoming biography of Ida B. Wells. "Ida: A Sword Among Lions : Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching" Amazon has it has not released? Sonnet I used to love


'N Sync's Lance and Joey Couple Up -Sarah Hall Tentatively titled Out of Sync, the comedy-reality hybrid will feature Fatone as the slovenly Oscar character, and Bass as Felix, the neurotic neat guy. Fatone and Bass previously teamed up for the 2001 romantic comedy, On the Line. Fatone also appeared in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and stage productions of Rent and Little Shop of Horrors. Bass, meanwhile, spent a good chunk of his post-Sync days attempting to get himself launched into orbit, a quest that was eventually nixed by Russia's space program. Read it (Guess someone's still not "out"?)

Bin Laden's Truce

Truce offer?! from the BBC... Despite the warning of renewed attacks, the speaker also offered the US the chance of a long-term truce in light of the fact that US public opinion polls showed growing opposition to the war in Iraq. Your president is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq Voice said to be Bin Laden "We have no objection to responding to this with a long-term truce based on fair conditions," the speaker said. "We do not mind offering you a truce that is fair and long-term... so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan... there is no shame in this solution because it prevents wasting of billions of dollars. "Your president is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq." White House spokesman Scott McClellan quickly dismissed the truce offer saying: "We do not negotiate with terr

New Orleans, Nagin, and White People still not getting it

Ya know what, it was Martin Luther King Day, the only holiday that celebrates African American culture and our struggle. WHAT HE SAID: God must be "mad at America... for being in Iraq under false pretences". "This city will be chocolate at the end of the day," The only predominatly black city in America suffers catastrophic flooding, and no federal or state help was/is forthcoming. Fuck Amerika for wanting to sweep this tragedy under the rug, Ray Nagin's still pissed and you want to blame him on MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY no less????!!!!

Oh, the English!

bi way of msnbc... Playboy magazine asked Hugh Laurie — a Brit who plays an American on the show House — which American actor had the worst British accent. “I suppose at the top of every Englishman’s list would be Dick Van Dyke in ‘Mary Poppins,’” he replied. “That would have to be construed as a virtual act of war.” CONGRATS TO HUGH LAURIE WINNING A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR HOUSE!

Transphobic reporting from Rolling Stone?

The Mystery of Larry Wachowski by PETER WILKINSON for ROLLING STONE Overall the piece reads like a well informed look at a famous transsexual. It's not. J. Michael Bailey, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University and the author of The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism , is a vocal proponent of the science behind autogynephilia, and although he declined to comment about Larry Wachowski, he did describe typical autogynephilic behaviors. "Autogynephiles frequently mention having a longing to be a girl that begins in childhood," says Bailey. "But the first outward manifestation of it usually crops up in early adolescence, when they discover that it turns them on to wear women's clothing. What you do not see, despite frequent claims to the contrary, is evidence that these folks were notably feminine in childhood." - The Mystery of Larry Wachowski Wikipedia's entry on J. Michael Bailey: Northwestern Un

Anne Rice Moves, Again

"She had been used to the heat of New Orleans for so many years, and she found La Jolla cold," said Bonnie Adams of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, referring to the San Diego neighborhood. I can attest to the odd, dark cold of La Jolla at times. The desert will be much warmer, and I think closer to her son. Lucky to have moved from Nawlins when she did, 'cause it was totally colder there of late. Anne Rice's New Orleans home before Katrina FOR MORE GREAT NEW ORLEANS PHOTOS

Cultural Connotations: Middle Eastern Barbie news...

Mideast Barbie dolls don Islamic veil Fulla can now dress her perfect albeit slightly less busty figure with tight t-shirts and jeans and wear the same colourful head scarves donned by most young Egyptian women today.

Yup, Lesbian: Remember Our Dead

On March 13th, 1964, one of one of the most infamous crimes in American history occurred in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York. At around 3 AM, 28-year-old Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was attacked, sexually assaulted, and murdered as she walked from her parked car. The assault lasted thirty-five minutes and occurred outside of an apartment building where a reported 38 witnesses either heard or saw the attack and did nothing to stop it. A front-page article in the New York Times sparked an avalanche of press and weeks of national soul searching. The case has lived on in plays, musicals, TV dramas -- it even spawned a whole new branch of psychology. Today the name Kitty Genovese remains synonymous with public apathy, although almost nothing is known of who she actually was. It was not reported in 1964 that Kitty Genovese was a lesbian and that she shared her home in Kew Gardens with her girlfriend, Mary Ann Zielonko. In this piece, the first broadcast interview sh

Sexiest Fetus Alive: Pitt and Jolie Baby Confirmed

Jolie Expecting a Baby With Brad Pitt This is not new news if you read the tabloids. They're getting to be ridiculously accurate...wonder about the account of Joli and Aniston talking, golly blogs make EVERYTHING so accesible. What would their child look like? Bobby Jolie Pitt @ I'm all for the hottest baby ever, and knowing the 'rents the kid will want to save the world right out of the womb. All for that! CONGRATS! for fun... WHICH WAY DOES THE SPIN GO? who's spinning who? Pitt 'had phone sex with Jolie'

Jt Leroy?

The New York Times even published an article last September under the byline JT Leroy in a Sunday magazine supplement, T: Travel. (A subsequent T: Travel article by Mr. Leroy, about the HBO series "Deadwood," was reassigned by editors when questions about his identity began to surface.)

THE LOST ONES: Hugh Thompson Jr. My Lai Hero

THE LOST ONES: Hugh Thompson Jr. My Lai massacre hero dies at 62 It was 30 years before the US military honoured Thompson (left) Hugh Thompson Jr, a former US military helicopter pilot who helped stop one of the most infamous massacres of the Vietnam War has died, aged 62. Mr Thompson and his crew came upon US troops killing civilians at the village of My Lai on 16 March 1968. He put his helicopter down between the soldiers and villagers, ordering his men to shoot their fellow Americans if they attacked the civilians. "There was no way I could turn my back on them," he later said of the victims. Mr Thompson, a warrant officer at the time, called in support from other US helicopters, and together they airlifted at least nine Vietnamese civilians - including a wounded boy - to safety. He ret

Brokeback NOT Bareback: A Photo Essay of sorts

I spent the holidays with my amazingly religious family, including my lil sister Bk who's the most adorable sweetest person ever (she's so nice we're at times unsure how we're related to her, until her disarming charm wraps itself around a wallop of a good intentioned insult). My family is a film family, over the holidays my mom and sibs watched around 20 movies, going to the theater maybe 4 times as one week people. I call over to my brother's where my mom and sisters stayed during the holidays, Me: So what are you watching now? Mom: Silence of the Lambs, gotta go! So it runs in the family, the ability to be enveloped in story, that deep love of film. My sister Bk is over at Baylor, which she told me is more liberal than one would think. I replied it's gotta be more liberal than Bob Jones University. That my sister hadn't heard of Bob Jones made me actually feel reassured she wasn't going to turn into a gay hating religiosity spoutin

Ariel, not The Little Mermaid, dying?

The dramatic decline in Sharon's health comes as Sharon runs for re-election on March 28 at the head of a new centrist party, Kadima. He enjoys a wide lead in the polls. The party's strength is centered on Sharon, and if he were forced to step down, Israel's political scene would be thrown into turmoil. I feel as if we should pray for him, but then I think of the decades of vitriol Not to mention giving "Ariel" a bad name... But seriously, I wish him health and continued life. Without redemption, what is left of a story?

Remember how the Bush campaign was big ballin in 2004?

Here's How! People familiar with the investigation said federal investigators are interested in questioning Abramoff about his dealings with DeLay and Ney as well as other lawmakers and officials. Those include Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif., Rudy and Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., as well as former deputy Interior Secretary Stephen Griles and former top Bush administration contract officer David Safavian, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Abramoff's information is likely to be submitted to a federal grand jury.


I'm cynical and optimistic at the same time. Everything that's FUCKED up can and will happen to you. But you can still laugh about it; doesn't that feel beyond good? Makes me feel nearly whole. Smile, it's 2006 and that fucking rocks. Bless'd, every day I've been alive and live since! if that makes sense. *giggle* “Poetry saved my ass.” Do read the entire interview with Rob Brezsney in Common Ground magazine, it's good for the soul Jeff Buckley - New Year's Prayer (listen/buy via Amazon? or?) (J. Buckley) Jeff Buckley samples one of his father's songs in "Dream Brother", ask me which sometime in 2006 and I'll give you a hug Oooooo Fall in light, fall in light Fall in light, fall in light. Feel no shame for what you are Feel no shame for what you are Feel no shame for what you are Feel no shame for what you are Feel no shame for what you are As you now are in your heart Fall in light Feel no shame for

Choose Your Own Adventure: Iraq

Teen runs off to Iraq by himself By JASON STRAZIUSO BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Maybe it was the time the taxi dumped him at the Iraq-Kuwait border, leaving him alone in the middle of the desert. Or when he drew a crowd at a Baghdad food stand after using an Arabic phrase book to order. Or the moment a Kuwaiti cab driver almost punched him in the face when he balked at the $100 fare. The Wiki Save Farris?