Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
The exhibit features images such as an ant-covered Jesus, male brothers kissing, male genitalia, men in chains, and Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts.
According to the plaque at the entrance to the exhibit, "These themes, historic and artistic, come together in 'Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,' the first major exhibition to examine the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating modern American portraiture. Hide/Seek' chronicles how, as outsiders, gay and lesbian artists occupied a position that turned to their advantage, making essential contributions to both the art of portraiture and to the creation of modern American culture."
Nothing says Christmas quite like gay and lesbian artists. And brothers kissing.
Now, I'm all for gay/lesbian rights, 100%. But really? This is what they choose as an exhibit for the Christmas season? Pornography? In fact, they fact that it is gay or was created by gay artists has nothing to do with it. I don't want to see eroticism and a naked Ellen DeGeneres at Christmas. What the hell were they thinking?
Read the full article here:
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The now-prisoner David Weaving is counter-suing the parents of 'contributory negligence' because they allowed their son to ride his bike in the street without a helmet.
What an enormous dick.
This is what really gets me, though:
"The Kenneys say Weaving's license should have been permanently revoked in 1999 under state law because of the multiple convictions. They're seeking permission from the state claims commissioner to sue the Department of Motor Vehicles and its commissioner, Robert Ward.
"The department has acknowledged it made a mistake in not revoking Weaving's license and said it has taken steps to prevent similar problems."
If the government had done its job in the first place, this man wouldn't have been on the road in the first place. And you know what their response is to this fact being point out to them? They acknowledged they made a mistake and have taken steps to prevent similar problems. What a gigantic, steaming load of elephant crap that is. How many times have you heard a government agency say "Our mistake. We've taken steps to correct the issue" ? It's just enough impersonal ambiguity to make me want to smash some heads in at their office. They didn't even have enough time to write a personal apology.
Dicks... dicks everywhere.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Oh, what a wonderful consumer-based society we have when people are so desperate for electronics deals that they camp in front of a store for over a week. Seriously, what the shit? What about family? What about Thanksgiving? Sure, they're taking shifts, but is it really worth that much to you? Who cares?
I, for one, will never go shopping on Black Friday. I've had the misfortune of working retail on a Black Friday and it is chaos. I don't recommend it.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
*link broken, my bad* Don't worry, the story is still good:
Two boys decided to set up a baked-goods stand in their local park. Their dream? Save up money for several years buy a restaurant. I can't think of a more wholesome, heart-warming example of young entrepreneurship. The first day, they even made $130, enough to buy a cart and add water and Gatorade to their stand! Great work kids!
Oh, wait. The government has to come and screw it all up now, doesn't it?
A city councilman noticed the two boys and called the cops after realizing they didn't have a permit, sending them home in tears, worrying about their criminal records. It costs $150-350 for every two hours of use for a commercial stand in the park. God forbid two boys try and make some spending money.
Absolutely unbelievable. Yet another great example of people trying to make something of themselves only to be slapped down by a bureaucratic government full of pompous asses.