Sunday, November 30, 2008

"I'm So Friggin' Excited!"

I just saw this over at Joie Mayfield's new blog, Joie to the Max, and I LOVE IT!!!

This is Kristen Wiig as a VERY excitable woman. And other than brilliant political skits they did prior to the election, this is the funniest thing I have seen on SNL in years!



From now on, whenever anyone says anything to me about a party or an event, I'm going to start rocking back and forth and saying, "Oh, my God. Oh, my God! OH, MY GOD!!!" So damn funny.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Let's Get Soakin' Wet!"

My boo, Andy Coopy - - otherwise known as Anderson Cooper - - and Michael Phelps.

The two of them. Half naked. In a pool. Many strokes.

I never thought I would touch myself inappropriately while watching a clip from 60 Minutes

Well, you know... unless it was an Andy Rooney segment. Daddy Rooney makes me so hot...


Watch CBS Videos Online

Thanks to Planet Homo for introducing me to this.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fratboy Friday

Not only did I work today, I actually was extremely busy because Season of Concern's Chicago AIDS Quilt Songbook benefit is only three days away. 

But before I dive back into my War & Peace sized To Do List, I need a little Fratboy Friday to get my juices flowing. So to speak...

In honor of yesterday's holiday...


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BOYS IN CAPS

I'm thankful for my health.

Although, this man makes a broken bone look good, doesn't he?


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SAGGERS

I'm thankful for my Southern roots.

I mean, really. If their sons grow up to be this hot,
what's the big deal about cousins marrying?


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MOONERS

I'm thankful for my friends.

Always there with a thumbs up when I need it.



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DAMN, I WAS DRUNK LAST NIGHT

And I'm VERY thankful that my junk 
will not fit neatly inside a small-sized plastic cup.

Obviously, the more a man drinks, 
the more he believes that an inch actually does equal a mile. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

"A Day Without Art"

Look who's event is listed first in TimeOut Chicago's list of ways to honor the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

That's right, the genius that is Eric Reda scored a wonderful mention about his event, The Chicago AIDS Quilt Songbook, which benefits the organization that I run, Season of Concern. And the recipients of Season of Concern's Larry Sloan Awards are mentioned as well.

Congratulations, Eric! I know this is going to be an incredible evening of music and earn lots of money for direct-care programs for people living with HIV/AIDS.

And y'all, I'm singing in the concert. I'm singing George Howe's song. It's me and a bunch of opera singers. Pray for me.

Here's the write up in TimeOut Chicago...


"In Hyde Park, the Court Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard host a musical event to benefit Season of Concern, Chicagoland's theater-community fund-raising effort. Based on A Day Without Art, a musical rendition of the AIDS quilt started by the late baritone William Parker, the Chicago version will feature 20 artists—including former CSO composer-in-residence Augusta Read Thomas, cabaret artist George Howe and Columbia professor Natasha Bogojevich, among others—creating and performing a wide range of new musical works. A preconcert reception honors CSI star William Petersen; Jersey Boys' stage manager, Larry Baker; and the Jersey Boys cast."

"Just For the Taste Of It"

Happy Thanksgiving!

Very lazy day, here. And much needed.

Once I get my fat ass off the couch, I'll be showering, going to the store and bringing back the ingredients to make my signature potluck dish - - Rader's Corn Pie (otherwise known as Paula Deen's Corn Casserole).

But in my channel flipping, I caught just enough of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to see these boys - - Varsity Fanclub.

I had never heard of them before, probably because I'm not an 8 year old girl, but being a 38 year old gay man, I'm the next best thing.

I'm considering them the light snack before my big Thanksgiving feast.

You know, a twink for breakfast, a twink for lunch and then, eat an entire turkey.

Check out these girls... I mean, guys... fellas... okay, people...



I'm sorry, but they wear WAY too much pastel to be straight.  Unless you're a cast member at EPCOT Center, pastel is a fashion statement that says...

"I suck dick like I drink Diet Coke - - just for the taste of it."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My New Favorite Caption Contest #41

She's baaa-aaack!

There were so many incredible captions for the #40 Contest, but with only one submission, Philip nailed it. Here's his winning entry...

"I canna do it, Cap'n. I Juss. Canna. Do it!!"

I just have this mental picture of Shatner approaching James Doohan with that - - THING! - - and seeing this look of sheer terror in Scotty's eyes. 

Because something tells me that neither Kirk nor Shatner are gentle with it. Just ask Yvvonne Craig.

That said, banging a girl who is all green isn't nearly as bizarre as whatever-the-Hell is going on in the picture for the #41 Caption Contest. Check out the flip side of Lars and the Real Girl...


Yeah. But you know, who am I to judge. Me and My Imaginary Boyfriends. Well, as far as you know, they're imaginary.

No, they're all imaginary. If I even tried to sleep with Johnny Hazzard, Philip would cut me like the bitch I am!

Anyway, give this couple a caption. And give her some tweezers for the splinters.

Oh sweet Jesus, why did my mind have to go there?!? Yeah, you're right. Because that's what I'd have done with him. I'd never have to sleep in the wet spot...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Look Out! Here Comes the Spider-Man!"




A very good friend of mine - - who I won't recognize just in case he chooses to remain anonymous - - sent this pic to me yesterday.

He found "Spidey Undressed" on Manhunt

Now, I haven't cruised Manhunt in a long, long time. 

At least 5 or 6 hours.

But it looks like I better find my password and update my profile.

Because Peter Parker is lookin' for love and I am so ready to play MaryJane it ain't even funny!

Monday, November 24, 2008

"I Heard the Turkey Say a Bad Word"

Once again, Onion Video knocks it out of the park. 

You know, comedy is going to be a lot harder after that man who needs two and a half hours to watch 60 Minutes leaves the White House. 

Not that I'm complaining. In fact, could he leave the White House sooner? Like tomorrow?

"Work Your Fingers to the Bone, What Do You Get?"

This song came on my iPod this evening as I was coming home from work, and after my afternoon talk with Alanda about the state of the world and how our friends and family are all losing their jobs and their homes, I think this song needs to be shared with everyone right now.

I remember singing this - - LOUDLY - - in the car with my mom, dad and brother when it was popular in the 70's. The video accompanying the song is pretty simple, but the song says it all. This is the late, great Hoyt Axton singing "Boney Fingers."



We'll get through this, y'all. With friends, family and a little bit of humor. 

"My Name is Harvey Milk and I'm Here to Recruit You"

Last Thursday, Karen and I attended an advanced screening of Milk and all I have to say is... GO!

It's a brilliant film, a brilliant performance by Sean Penn, and it feels as if something greater than all of us aligned the stars so that we could see this movie and be filled with hope.

Hope that we can beat Prop 8. Hope that our stories and our history will be told. Hope that Harvey Milk's spirit lives on in us. In our struggle. And in our victories.

Hope will never be silent” - Harvey Milk



If a bullet should go through my head,
let that bullet go through every closet door
.” - Harvey Milk

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"A Cross Between a Hemorrhoid and a Toothache"

When is the last time someone on Saturday Night Live parodied the White House Chief of Staff? Not to mention the White House Chief of Staff-Designate?

Yeah, that would be "never."



I know this is exaggerated, but I hope (and believe) it's just a little true. Not only do we finally have Democrats with balls in the White House (Thank you, Mr. Obama), but now, with Rahm Emanuel, we Democrats have our own, personal asshole in the White House. 

I couldn't be happier.

"Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever"

I've spent most of this weekend sleeping.

Yesterday, I woke up with aches, took several naps throughout the day and didn't think much about it. 

This morning when I woke up, the aches were worse, so I decided to force liquids and sleep. A lot. Now, at 8:20 p.m., I feel better. We'll see if I've kept a cold or flu from taking hold. Hopefully, I have.

No Desperate Housewives tonight? What's a sick boy to watch?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"How Do You Hold Up?"

You know I'm homesick when I start watching clips of Greater Tuna on YouTube. 

Looks like I won't be going home for Thanksgiving as I had hoped. With Season of Concern's World AIDS Day benefit only a few days after Thanksgiving, I can't really leave town. I thought I might be able to fly in and out of Knoxville in a couple of days, but the flights are  just too expensive.

I'll just have to watch Pearl and Vera to get my fix of life back home.



P.S. If you don't know Greater Tuna, do yourself a favor and watch this clip. You'll be hooked on all things Tuna.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fratboy Friday

BOYS IN CAPS

"You know who wears sunglasses inside?
Blind people and assholes." - Larry David


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SAGGERS

"How low can you go? How low can you go?"


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MOONERS


What are these boys planning to do to that lattice fence?

And more importantly, how can I convince them that I am a lattice fence?!?


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DAMN, I WAS DRUNK LAST NIGHT

You're know you're straight when you see a naked man with THAT ass
and you reach for the booze! Oy...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Of All Concoctions Alcoholical..."

The person who uploaded this brilliant video of Dorothy Loudon singing Gershwin's hilarious ode to my favorite drink, "Vodka" writes in the video's description...

"The funniest performance by anyone, ever?"

Well, Ms. Loudon definitely tears this song up, but Spider Saloff's version makes me do multiple spit takes every time I listen to it. And we Chicagoans know that nobody performs this song better than my friend Rus Rainear. No one.

Then again, I've never seen Rus and Dorothy in the same place at the same time. Hmmm...


"Sky Rockets in Flight!"

I just read the names of the 2008 inductees into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame and I have a question...

If, a few years ago, a man with a penis so large it would have made Catherine the Great very happy and her horse extremely jealous, came to your apartment, bent you over your couch and gave it to you like the bitch you are - - hard, fast and with malice aforethought - - causing you to scream "Drill, baby, drill!" eons before the Republicans made that a losing catchphrase...

If that man - - your penultimate Afternoon Delight - - is inducted into the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame this year, does that mean you'll probably be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year? By way of some sort of "Gay Trick Legacy" rule?

It's just a question. You know, hypothetically speaking, of course.

P.S. No, I did not trick with Jane Addams! That's ludicrous. She never unlocks her pics on Manhunt.

"I'm as Straight as a Line, a Chorus Line, Even..."

Wanda Sykes isn't the only celebrity to come out of the closet this past week in reaction to and to help stand in defiance of the passing of Prop 8 in California.

To be honest, I do wish that these stars had come out sooner, but I understand that Hollywood does not take kindly to women who love other women or to men who love Judy Garland and/or other men.

And when the primary focus of your career has been entertaining children, I imagine that your agent, your manager, your personal assistant and your pool boy ALL become Anita Bryant and unfortunately, there isn't a fruit pie to be found for miles!

But this past Saturday, following in the footsteps of Bert & Ernie, Peppermint Patty and Marcie and the always dapper Vanity Smurf, another beloved star of the cartoon world came out.

And while you didn't need flash cards to figure it out, it's great to have Snagglepuss as an official Friend of Dorothy!

Watch the video to find out who his lover has been all these years.

And no, it's not Jabberjaw. He's with Scrappy Doo and they... well... Trust me... Don't ask...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Assume the Position"

You know you're gay when you've never signed up for the C-IN2 line at all, and yet you somehow end up on their mailing list.

And they send you this - - CIN2U.

But baby, I ain't complainin' .

Not one damn bit.

"He Sees You When You're Sleeping, He Knows When You're Awake"



I know that I'm breaking my own "No Christmas Crap Before Thanksgiving" rule, but...

I just saw this Christmas card at The Onion Store and I kind of need it.

Oh, how I wish it were true.

I mean, I wish that I had seen YOU masturbating.

Not that Santa had seen ME masturbating.

I'll just stop now.

"Can't You See What You Mean to Me?"

I sent this song to The Boy in Florida months ago because I love it so much. Well, I love Nell Carter's take on the song.

This is from My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies. If you think that Nell Carter is just Gimme a Break, then watch this. Listen to her sing "Mean to Me." And make sure you have a box of tissues nearby.



This song just came on my iPod and I immediately thought of The Boy in Florida. Then, a song he sent me - - a song written and performed by someone in his family - - came on immediately after "Mean to Me" and that's not coincidence - - that's God telling me that mourning the death of whatever the Hell kind of relationship I had with this boy is the right thing to do.

I sent "You're Mean to Me" to The Boy in Florida months ago, not as some kind of hidden message to him, but because I loved the song so much. Now, the song makes me think of him because some of the lyrics seem to fit so perfectly...

"I stay home each night when you say you'll phone.
You don't, and I'm left alone singing the blues and sighing."

I know that he lives miles away and I know that he's in a relationship with someone else, but I stupidly fell in love. I fell in love with someone so obviously unavailable to me. I know. Not so smart. 

Well, at least this time my heart is broken because of someone being unavailable and not someone intentionally trying to destroy my soul.

That's progress I guess, right?

P.S. When Nell Carter speaks and just barely whispers the lyrics, "You shouldn't," it takes my breath away. Every single time I hear the song. Brilliant phrasing. Outstanding interpretation.

"Make a Hawk a Dove, Stop a War with Love"

I just found this over at Dial H for Homo - - a Wonder Woman Bobblehead.



Go ahead. Slap her. I dare you.

Go here for your own DC Universe bobblehead. They have Superman, Batman, The Joker, Harley Quinn and Green Lantern. 

I personally enjoyed slapping Hal Jordan around. It made me feel all Sinestro inside.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"I Got Gloss On My Lips, a Man On My Hips..."

Move over "It Girl," the "It Boy" is here, his name is Shane Mercado and he's FIERCE!  And he ain't going nowhere anytime soon. This boy is becoming famous fast.

You know you're the new "It Boy" when Saturday Night Live parodies your YouTube video and you're asked to recreate that video on the Bonnie Hunt Show

Here's Shane dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies on Bonnie's show. Talent - - real, honest-to-God talent - - is sexy and Shane, baby, you are HOT!

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Thanks to Eric McCool for sending this to me!

P.S. I grabbed the damn video and uploaded it in Blogger because no one would allow it to be embedded on YouTube or on the Bonnie Hunt Show's damn site. What is this, people? Nazi Germany?!?

"My Life in Tights"

After my Robin, the Boy Wonder post a few days ago, you knew Gui would be back on Super Tuesday, right?

I sure did. I can't get enough of Gui.

Thankfully, Kenneth at F6, Queer Views of Life Along Our Three River sent me several more pics of Gui Wandresen, as well as the link to Gui's MySpace page and his YouTube channel.

Thank you, Kenneth. Thank you VERY much!

As you can see from this picture, that Exterface shoot wasn't the first time that Gui has donned Robin garb.

And as if I wan't in love already, Gui is a circus performer. How friggin' perfect is that?!?

I know that the CW scrapped their plans for a "Dick Grayson Before He Was Robin" tv show within weeks of the show being greenlit, but if someone at that ridiculously stupid network would just take a look at Gui, I have a feeling "Grayson" would be back on track.

Dick never looked so good.

Yeah, I said it. And I meant it.

"He's the Boy with Intergalactic Powers. She's His Equally Far Out Sister."

I just saw this at Superheroes-R-Us. I had no idea that Disney was making another "Witch Mountain" movie: Race to Witch Mountain.




"Escape"
had Eddie Albert ("Green Acres is the place to be..."). "Return" had both Christopher Lee ("The Man with the Golden Gun!") and Bette Davis ("What a dump!"). So, what does the 21st Century give us with "Race" to Witch Mountain? The Rock. (Meh)

Yeah, The Rock is hot and all, but what I feel for him is NOTHING like the SEVERE crush I had on Ike Eisenmann (a.k.a. Tony) when I was little boy.

And I SO wanted to be Kim Richards (a.k.a. Tia). Nice to know they have cameos in the new movie.

I would post the shirtless picture that I found of Ike as Tony from "Return," but I'd feel too much like a dirty old man.

And since I'm 23 years old, I'm just so NOT a dirty old man. What's so damn funny?!?

Back to my point - - Disney has shirtless little boys in their movies. Is this weird to anyone else? I guess a ticket sold is a ticket sold to Disney. I just wouldn't sit next to any gentlemen wearing buttoned up trench coats inside the theatre if I were you.

"Excelsior!"

Yesterday, legendary comic book creator Stan Lee was awarded a National Medal of Arts.

In an interview in The Washington Post, Stan had this to say about the award...

"I wonder what took so long."

Which he followed with...

"Say 'He said it with a laugh'
or I'll shoot you."



That's why we love "Stan the Man."

He revolutionized the comic book industry by giving the characters in "funny books" real, every day problems. He also somehow brought adult themes into what was considered a low-brow, childrens' art form. And while heightening the medium, he also injected his own unique style of joy, wackiness and wit into each comic book. He's one of a kind.

Other recipients of National Medals of the Arts yesterday included actress Olivia de Havilland, jazz pianist Hank Jones, sculptor Jesús Moroles, and songwriting brothers Robert B. and Richard M. Sherman, who wrote many songs for Disney, including everyone's favorite song that gets stuck in your head for way too long, It’s a Small World (After All).

Melanie from Gone with the Wind and the Spider-Man's daddy get the same award. Who'd a thunk it?

For those who don't know Stan Lee very well, here's one small part of an interview he did with Kevin Smith about 6 years ago. It's pure Stan Lee.



Thanks to Newsarama for the info.

"Tax Paying, Law Abiding, Second Class Citizen"

Just now on The View - - yes, I'm still at home... I collected at WICKED on Saturday and I'm depressed... deal with it - - Elisabeth Hasselbeck just said...

"They call you a bigot 
if you don't approve of 
Gay Marriage."

And all I have to say is: Yes, we do. Because you are. A bigot.

Not just you, Elisabeth, but so is anyone who votes or spends money to take away rights that a group of people in this country already had.  

You are a bigot.

That said, here is another one of my favorite signs from last Saturday's Gay Marriage Rally in Federal Plaza in Chicago.

"Tax Paying, Law Abiding Second Class Citizen." 

Amen, brother. Amen.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My New Favorite Caption Contest #40

The election and a rally and preparation for Season of Concern's big December 1st World AIDS Day benefit have kept me from choosing the winner of the #39 Caption Contest.

I've been busy, but it's taken me this long to choose a winner because all of the submissions were so damn good! One, however, really made me laugh and seems to be the exact words being spoken by this Superman of Earth-"Oops, I Crapped My Pants."

The winner of the #39 Caption Contest is Bunny from Down the Rabbit Hole with her caption...

"Yes, I'm waiting for the G-D bus. 
If one more person asks me why I just don't fly . . . "


Brilliant! I love it! His face just SCREAMS that!

And by the way, if you want to read a kick-ass comic that deals with an older, different Superman, I HIGHLY recommend the Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: Superman, written by Alex Ross, art by Alex Ross. It's really wonderful.

As for the picture for the #40 contest, ever since I saw the trailer for the new Star Trek prequel that was shown before Quantum of Solace, I knew what picture I was going to use...

Somehow I doubt this rock formation dildo is going to be featured in the new Star Trek film, but if it did find its way in - - to the film and into either Chris Pine or Zachary Quinto - - I'd love it. Hold on... I'm getting a mental picture... Okay, I'm back...

Give Kirk and his Shatastic rock formation a caption. Before you get lost in the same mental picture I did. 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"We're the Dancers!"

Apparently, I'm not the only one in love with Shane's fabulous take on Beyonce's Single Ladies video.

Check out Paul Rudd and Justin Timberlake on last night's SNL.



P.S. The assholes at NBC have been ripping this video off of YouTube faster than anyone can upload it, yet I can't seem to find it on the SNL site. So, if it's removed here, let me know and I'll try to find it again.

Oh, and NBC: Get a fuckin' life.

"No More Mr. Nice Gay"

There were several incredible signs at yesterday's Anti-Prop 8 Rally in Federal Plaza here in Chicago - - and I will be posting them little by little in the coming week or so - - but as we started to march to Millennium Park, I saw this this woman's sweatshirt, which sums it all up.

She was walking with her boyfriend and said that the words came to her on the train ride to the rally. A Jennifer Beals-inspired sweatshirt has never looked so good.

The rally was good, there were many inspiring speakers and the plaza was filled with people young and old, gay and straight of all shapes, sizes and races, but after we made it to Millennium Park, the entire crowd ran into Michigan Avenue and stopped traffic. That's when I left.

I understand our anger, I understand wanting to do something that shouts, "We demand our rights!," but stopping traffic, in my opinion, is at cross purposes for what we really want.

The poor guy driving north on Michigan Avenue trying to get home or the bus driver just trying to get his riders to the next stop may or may not have a strong opinion about gay marriage one way or another, but stopping him dead in his tracks and forcing him to wait in traffic for however long it takes the crowd of homosexuals to get out of the street does nothing but piss him off.

And pissed off people aren't likely to take our side. Pissed off people are likely to do just the opposite.

Be angry, be filled with rage, but point that rage at the right people, at the right institutions. Demand our rights from someone who can actually DO something to help us achieve them.

Pissing off average citizens who have nothing to do with our struggle isn't going to help us or our cause. It's only going to make our fight harder. That's what I think, anyway.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"The Sensational Character Find of 1940: Robin, the Boy Wonder!"

I've always loved the French. 

When all the Red States were ordering "Freedom Fries" to go with their shake, I still called them French Fries. I still ate large amounts of French Toast. I thought that Maurice Chevalier singing a song about little girls was creepy as Hell, but I had always thought that.

Yes, during that period of time when America treated our relationship with France like we were "frenemies" starring in The Hills, I never crossed out the name of my Je 'appelle Barbra album and changed it to "My Name is Barbra." She already HAD an album named My Name is Barbra. Hell, she had TWO albums called that. What would be the point?

No, I've always been good to France and now France is being VERY good to me. In the form of a site named Exterface, created by two 24-year old French artists named Julien and Stéphane.

Their site is truly amazing and I'm not just saying that because they are feeding my Robin the Boy Wonder Fetish HARDCORE right now.

Many people saw these images and sent me the link (thank you, Jody and Lance!), and my only reaction is... well, like the kids say today - - OMFG!

This is Gui Wandresen. In all his Boy Wonder glory...


Check this out...

That ass is SO my desktop background right now.

Yes, that's Batman's cowl down there. HOT!




Dirty. Sexy. Robin.

Thank you, Exterface. Thank you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fratboy Friday

BOYS IN CAPS

This is what happens if you watch too much Eli Stone.



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SAGGERS

"It's a bit chilly out. Do I need a bracelet?" 

- Paul Rudnick from his play Regrets Only



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MOONERS

That's it girls!  
Grab 'em  while their hot!



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DAMN I WAS SO DRUNK LAST NIGHT

The guy on the right is kind of double-fisting, isn't he?

All my wildest dreams come true.

"The World Will Look Up and Shout, 'Save Us!'..."

I haven't heard anything about the legal case brought against the release of this movie- - has anyone heard anything about that? - - but apparently, hottie director (that I SO wish was my boyfriend) Zack Snyder is confident that The Watchmen will open as scheduled on 03.06.09.

Because here's the second trailer for the film. 



Thanks to Raven for sending this to me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Pass the Yams!"

My brother, Jeff - - you know, the one who all of you love to see shirtless when I post pictures of our family's annual Hilton Head vacation (seen here with my mother) - - needs some help.

Jeff is the full-time social worker at a school in Atlanta that serves students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders and once a year, he organizes a Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and their families. This year, with economy spiraling downward, he is having a very hard time securing food donations for this event.

So, if anyone is in the Atlanta area with connections to a restaurant or catering company that would be willing to donate some food, or if anyone anywhere would like to make a donation to the event, send my brother an email. His email address is Jeff.Rader@henry.k12.ga.us He would be extremely grateful for your help.

He might even send you a pic of himself with his shirt off. Just sayin'...

Here is the email Jeff sent me about the upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner at his school...

"Mainstay Academy, located at Smith Barnes Elementary School and Patrick Henry High School, is part of the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support. We serve students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. These students are receiving educational instruction in the most restrictive environments, as they need much individual attention and motivation. We as staff are continually trying to motivate and support our students. Our goal is for our students to make significant behavioral and academic improvements and return to their home schools.

"At Mainstay, we rely on donations to help provide special activities and personal items for our students. One of our biggest activities is the Thanksgiving Dinner that we host for our students and their families. The entire dinner is made possible through donations. Last year we fed almost 170 people!

"We are in need of the following food items to help with our dinner: green beans, dressing, ham, rolls/bread items, corn, sweet potato soufflé, dessert items, tea, and lemonade. A monetary donation will also be welcomed to play for the items that we were unable to get donated.

"The dinner is scheduled for Thursday November 20th, 2008. The food will need to be available for pick up that day. Your contribution is tax deductible."

"Outlive, Outlast and Outsmart the Bigots"

Once again, the brilliant and extremely witty Dan Savage tells it like it is. 

And in the process of describing and condemning the bigotry behind Prop 8, he turns Stephen Colbert into Harvey Korman



P.S. If anybody wants to saddlebag and soak later tonight, give me a call.

"I Just Wanted to Keep the Same President"

Funny or Die presents: An American Even Stupider Than President George W. Bush.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die


I can't adopt a child or marry another man in certain states, but this moron is free to breed, spread his seed and produce a huge gaggle of 21st century idiots.

And all of them will probably try to vote for George W. Bush. Even after he's dead.

We should track down the people who taught this man Social Studies or Civics and demand that all of the money we paid in taxes towards their salary over the years be given back to us.

Unbelievable.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Mama Was Smart. See How She Shimmers? I Mean, From the Heart"

The always witty and fabulous Miss Lola Rose with thoughts on Prop 8. Film by her brilliant daughter, Jill Abrams.

"Oh, Hello! Hello! Oh, Dear God..."

Since I drink at least one Double Gulp of Diet Coke every day, I go to the bathroom at my office a lot.

What I just saw and heard in the men's room has happened a few times before and I just have to talk about it.

And before your filthy mind goes there, this has nothing to do with glory holes. I'm well versed in the art of the glory hole, thank you very much.

And this isn't about some Larry Craig foot tapping either. I mastered tea room language years before Larry Craig had even started dating that beard he married.


No, as I stood at the urinal just now, I heard a phone start to ring. And then, the man seated in the stall to my right - - apparently his early afternoon coffee had just kicked in - - ANSWERED HIS CELL PHONE!!! In mid-poop!!!

And as he talked to whoever it was on his phone, under the partition, I could see his hand reach down onto the floor of the bathroom to pick up THE PLASTIC CUP OF WATER he brought with him into the stall! And he drank it!! Over and over!!

Buddy, are you really so busy that you have to take care of business on your cell phone while you're "taking care of business?"

And is going to the bathroom such an all-day event that you have to bring water with you so that you remain hydrated?!?

Please Note: If I ever call you and you're "taking care of some business, " DO NOT answer my call. It can wait. Even if I'm bleeding and have a vital organ hanging out of my body, it can wait!!

And if you do answer, for God's sake, don't tell me what you're doing!! Even if I ask!!!

Also, if you have to bring refreshments along for your mid-afternoon poop, you have no room in your life for me.

I've had a lot of things put a lot of places in, on and around me, but talking and drinking when pooping is just too much for me. Anybody else with me on this one?!?