29 December 2009

Things That Take You Back To Childhood: 1: Sesame Street

Yeah, I admit it: I enjoy watching Sesame Street first thing in the morning. Go ahead, mock me if you will, but for me, it's a daily dose of childhood innocence, an hour for me to quietly wake up, without having to hear about another bombing in Afghanistan, or another incident in Iraq, or another rape, murder, or child abduction. It's also about all I can handle first thing in the morning -- my brain takes about an hour to "warm up," and I'm not about to try to comprehend anything more complicated than numbers, letters, and muppets before noon.

As an adult, I'm noticing there are so many layers to the show, things you never noticed (or even would have paid attention to) as a child. Sesame Street is, in short, very much complex within its simplicity.

28 December 2009

Unintentional Honesty?

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At the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

I think this speaks for itself.

22 December 2009

Creepy, But Cool

Akinator, the Web Genius

Holy HELL this thing is creepy!

It guessed Cthulhu, James Hetfield, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Fox Mulder, AND Barack Obama, all from yes/no/maybe/dunno answers. Now to see if it'll guess Weird Al....

Check it out, man!

21 December 2009

Homophobe Parent Behaves Like An Ass

Parent Files Complaint Against Gay Teacher for Corrupting Child's Innocence

What did the teacher do? Why, she announced to her class that she was getting married to another woman! And this asshat "parent" made a big fucking deal over it.

Why not just be happy for the woman? She's getting married to the one she loves, which is a beautiful thing!

But some people just can't wrap their heads around the idea that love isn't restricted to people of the opposite sex. (Or, thinking of a triad I know, solely the cisgendered.*)

I don't get what the big deal is over gay marriage. We're people, we live, we love, we want to formally declare that love -- JUST LIKE YOU. "Civil unions" won't cut it; I seem to recall a time when "separate but equal" was applied to another group of people, and that didn't work out well at all. Civil rights are for ALL people, regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, or any other arbitrary division you can think of.

*cisgendered -- this is the term for people who are not transgendered, that is, our physical gender and our mental gender match up.

20 December 2009

17 December 2009

Have A LOLcat.....

I got nothing, today. No interesting thoughts, no strange revelations, just Iron Maiden coming through the speakers, and a rather dull mind-scape.

So here, have a LOLCat.

*wanders off to sort links*

14 December 2009

Blog Reorganization

I need to update and sort the links into categories (i.e. "religion", "LGBT", etc). This may take a while.

Blah. Just... Blah.

Blech. I feel like I'm coming down with something.

10 December 2009

Go Team Maddow!

PZ Myers covered Rachel Maddow's complete evisceration of "ex-gay" Richard Cohen and his "de-conversion" bullshit. (PHARYNGULA)

Having watched it three times last night, I couldn't stop giggling at his lunacy. Sexual orientation, while fluid to a degree, isn't exactly something you can change.

I'm bisexual. Men, women, I find them both attractive. But I lean towards the "straight" end of the spectrum, with a definite preference for the Y-chromosome set. Come to think of it, a true 50-50 bisexual is a rare thing, most of us "lean" towards one end or the other. So, yeah, sexuality, for me, is a fluid concept, as is gender; I don't see the need to single out the LGBT crowd for "you, you're different, you're BAD" treatment, because it's all just a variation on the themes of sex and gender.

Likewise, sex isn't about which parts are going where -- it's about bonding with your partner, and having fun, and feeling good. It's something that should be enjoyed, not shut away as "dirty" or "obscene".

03 December 2009


I've been awake since 8:00 this morning. I'm freakin' BORED, man! I'm not USED to being awake that early, and don't know what to do with this extra time.

Have a LOLCat:

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