No Sympathy for the Devils

Via Crooks&Liars comes this story of Georgia inmates staging a “strike” and demanding ”getting paid for their work, better nutrition, better medical care and more educational opportunities.” While I’m certainly against “cruel & unusual punishment,” taking away their cigarettes and not paying union dues for laundry labor is a far cry from having to pound…

DoorQ

Let me help (yeah, right, I get 20o visits on a good day and found this on a megablog) announce a new website: DoorQ.  (Pronounced “dork”)–the new website/blog aims to dedicate itself to gay scifi/horror/fantasy.  As a writer of the “always a bridesmaid, never published” type, I have to admit this new site has me intrigued…

That’s It. I’m Turning Hermit

If this is an indication of how dumb this world is becoming, I’m glad we’re getting closer to being self-sufficient at our house.  If I could only figure out how to make electricity from horse manure . . . It’s clearly not safe to leave the house anymore.  Not with people like this on the…

Meowch

Last night was quite the adventure.  Skyler, my cat, was on top of the freezer, and I shushed him off of it because, as he well knows, he’s not supposed to be up there.  Exactly why he chose to try and jump through the flypaper strip hanging there, I don’t know, but after he ran…

This Just In

I don’t know much about fashion, but evidently the teenage hustler look is “in.”  I used to know people who dressed like this in high school.   You could often find them in the parking lot, getting the crap beat out of them. 

Perspective

Years ago I was a vegetarian, and a member of PETA.  For three years I ate no meat, and supplemented my diet in numerous ways, as many vegans do, in order to spare the poor creatures from the slaughter.  Well, needless to say, I got over it.  Gimme a good steak and some A1 and…

Work Is Its Own Reward

At least it sounds like it: Durex said 200 adult Australians — men and women — are wanted to test a range of its condoms. While the successful applicants will not be paid, each will receive a pack of Durex sex products, a chance to win 1,000 Australian dollars ($857 U.S.), plus professional prestige, the…

UAFA Needs A Boost

Chris Crain has extensively documented his difficulties in maintaining a bi-national gay relationship.  American immigration laws are extremely prohibitive when it comes to gay couples–so much so that Chris has moved out of the USA to be with the man he loves.  Other binational gay couples have also moved abroad, as it seems to be…