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Archive for May, 2009
… I have been trying to aviod politics lately, but the murder of Kansas abortion provider has really shaken me. I understand that people have very complicated views about abortion but in my opinion Tiller was a hero. He continued to perform late-term abortions in spite of anti-abortion groups targeting him for decades and inflicting what can only be called domestic terrorism. His clinic was bombed in the 80’s, he was shot in both arms, and the threats against he and his family were so bad he often wore a bullet proof vest in public.
Late term abortions in this country happen when it is medically necessary, and for fear of their safety there are hardly any Doctors who will provide them. Before today if you lived in Portland and needed a late term abortion Tiller’s Wichita clinic was the closest place you could get one. In spite of what people think about abortions, the procedures that Dr. Tiller performed were lawful and saved a lot of women’s lives.
Last week I posted about Atlantis411, a website where people preparing for a future gay cruise can post pictures and info about themselves in order to help meet people on the boat. Most of the pictures are pretty *meh* but some are completely fucking amazing! A big trend I noticed on the site is that a lot of the couples have these ridiculous professional pictures, frequently involving matching outfits. I have this theory that this is something that is available to purchase when you are on the boat.
My first reaction was “How retarded! There is literally no way Paul and I will do this!”
My second reaction was “How retarded! Me and Paul have to do this!“
Now we just need a theme…hmn, which do you think we should choose?
Gay-ified Asian Stereotype
Entry Level Office Mailroom Temp
“Sprite” from Rainbow Brite on his way to a candy rave and/or fisting
I just found another video by Blubaugh to promote The Adults in the Room that is mostly a discussion on the relationship between Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. Don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Read the previous post!
Completely by coincidence, I happened to google local film maker Andy Blubaugh to see what he was up to. Apparently I am psychic or something, because today just happened to be the day when he posted on-line the first trailer for his upcoming film The Adults in the Room. Not only does this look to be one of Blubaugh’s most provocative films to date, it is also going to be his first feature length. Blubaugh has been one of my absolute favorite local film makers for a while now, and I am totally excited to see what type of mojo he can work when given a larger pallet to paint on.
One of my new fav bands on the 2009 radar is Los Angeles duo, The Bird And The Bee.
Apparently, Ellen digs them too. Check out their performance of “Love Letter To Japan” on Ellen’s talk show!:
Beyond their clearly infectious pop jams (and genius choreography) I don’t really know much about The Bird and The Bee…
After I do more research I will return with a full report…