Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beautiful Thing

I love this movie! I’ve seen it multiple times since it came out. I want to say that I saw it on the Independent Film Channel once, but that may be a false memory from my obsessive ifc watching days. Anyway, I once watched the movie on YouTube. I had to watch it in 10 minute intervals. Imagine my surprise to find that the complete movie is now available on YouTube. Since when have whole movies been allowed? What happened to the time limit?

If you haven’t seen Beautiful Thing then you need to see it and if you have seen it then you might want to watch it again. I’m a sucker for happy endings. Bump what everyone thinks, just dance. Anyway, here’s Beautiful Thing:

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Video for Memorial Day

I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, but I saw this clip a while ago and I thought it was a good video to share in honor of Memorial Day. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is no longer an issue, but his father’s reaction could still happen.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?

Who knew that Arizona’s election chief was threatening not to include Obama’s name on the November ballot because he wasn’t satisfied that Obama was born in America? Or that Maricopa County (still in Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio “said in March that there was probable cause to believe Obama’s long-form birth certificate, released by the White House more than a year ago, is a computer-generated forgery and that the president’s Selective Service card was most likely a forgery”?

The article, “Hawaii verifies Obama’s birth records to Arizona” reminded me of why I have little faith in our society. How many times does Hawaii have to provide proof that Obama was born there? If you don’t like the fact that Obama is president, then don’t vote for him in November, but, stop with the foolishness because I’m tired of hearing this idiocy. Obama is an American citizen. If there was a way to prove otherwise, it would have been done by now. Let it go.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


“An adolescent boy, who serves the Austrian Military Forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. It's their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.”

I don’t know about you, but reading that made me want to watch the short film. The film wasn’t what I thought it would be, but it made me think about what our actions or lack of actions say about us. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

One Small Step for Hutchinson, Kansas

The Hutchinson City Council added sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination ordinance. The good news is that employers can no longer fire a gay employee for being gay and landlords cannot evict a gay tenant for being gay. The bad news: people may still find “other” reasons to fire or evict a gay person.
The actual article was on Fox News. Click here if you want to read it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


This video made me cry. Both of my parents have had cancer and it made me think about them. My mother had breast cancer. She had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I remember her being so sick and there was nothing that I could do but be there for her and hope for the best. Mother’s Day is tomorrow and this video made me think about all of the things that we have been through as a family. I’m lucky that my mother and father are still alive. I have quite a few friends who have already lost one or both of their parents.

I do my best to be there for my parents. I go to see them a lot and I call them a lot. I don’t want to lose one of them and regret not spending more time with them. I appreciate them now, while I have them because I know that I won’t have them forever. In truth, I probably spend too much time with them and that has had a negative impact on my love life. I’m currently working on trying to find a balance.

I’ve had a few personal setbacks recently, but this video reminds me that I shouldn’t complain. My problems are small when compared to fighting cancer.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thinking About Latter Days

I was thinking about Latter Days today and that made me think about this song. This song always breaks my heart. Even though the movie had a happy ending , I can’t help but remember the heartbreak that the movie showed.

Here’s my favorite song from the movie (Tuesday, 3am):

Monday, May 7, 2012

Twins: Black and White, Gay and Straight

I saw this documentary on twin brothers from England, one born black and gay, the other born white and straight. They had a white mother and a black father. I have quite a few mixed race relatives, so I was intrigued by the story. What stood out to me is that Daniel, the “white” twin, has gotten darker as he’s gotten older. He describes himself as “golden brown” and I think that is an accurate description. If I saw him on the street, I wouldn’t think that he was white. I might think that he was mixed or something else, but not white. He doesn’t look “white” in my opinion. I have a couple of cousins who are lighter than him. What I liked about the film, was the emphasis on the fact that it shouldn’t matter. Daniel said that he didn’t check a box when asked about his race.

Here is the "Twincredibles" documentary:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Almost Clean....

I want to be fair and acknowledge that the Obama campaign hasn’t remained above the mudslinging in every instance. That said, this response video is somewhat refreshing. I like that it addresses the claims directly and counters them with the correct information, while milking the truth to send a few subliminal messages. The Koch brothers back Romney because they will benefit financially from his policies. This ad could have addressed the attack ad without mentioning that detail, but I’m sure inserting that detail was too juicy to resist.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gay is Okay

There is a rap video titled “Gay is Okay.” I read an article about the song, but the article failed to show the video so I found the video. I like the lyrics but I’m not a big fan of the video. I’m spreading the word about this song because I think it has a great message so here it is:

Confession: Adair’s body distracted me in parts of the video.