Friday, July 10, 2009

Thank You Ginch Gonch!

There are some kind of wonderful psychic women using their powers for good up in Montreal.

Ginch Gonch's head of Schmoozing and Carousing (Media Coordinator), Rebecca, and her partner in crime, Cristina, not only graciously added my blog to the Ginch Gonch Blogroll but they also sent me two pairs of underwear!

And clearly they have psychic ability because one of the pairs they sent, the Marvelous Meow, is a pair I had my eye on for a long time. The brief features a fun jungle print and one sassy black panther!

They also included a brief from their Load'n and Dump'n collection called the Engineered Big Rig, which is also totally adorable.

I would like to say that the photos here are of me, but alas my workouts haven't taken that kind of effect just yet.

So thank you, ladies! I promise to drop trou all over town so that everyone in New York City will see and appreciate the delight you've brought me. I'll let you know if bail needs to be posted.

Long live Ginch Gonch!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Unforseen Obsession: Lady Gaga's Paparazzi

I don't know how it happened. I'd heard the song a handful of times. I liked it, but didn't really think twice about it.

I saw the video. I thought it was very intriguing and unique. Didn't think about it much after that. Though it did prompt me to download the song.

Then the other day, while sitting at home listening to my iPod, "Paparazzi" came on. And the next thing I knew an obsession was born. I've legitimately gone insane. I've been listening to the song almost non-stop for 24 hours.

I can only assume that Lady Gaga has employed some kind of subliminal message in the song to alter my mind and heart, because this song now makes me emotional every time I listen to it.

Even now... I can't stop!...

Promise I'll be kind,
But I won't stop until that boy is mine.
Baby, you'll be famous! Chase you down until you love me.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Urie Should Ask Me Out: Reason Five

Reason #5: Because I'll buy him a Build-A-Bear of his choice.

And one for me while I'm there. I've always wanted the turtle, but I don't think they make him anymore.

Hey Michael! Let's build a bear!

Lost in Translation

I am not a fan of the word "faggot" used as slang for a homosexual male. I think it is an offensive, negatively weighted, and all-around ugly word. Friends have "lovingly" or "jokingly" used this term in reference to me or someone else, and each time I have to issue a verbal slap on the wrist.

However! This sign, shared with me by my dear friend Jo, was in a fish and chip shop in Porthcawl, South Wales.

It made me laugh hysterically.

Apparently, faggots are a traditional dish in the UK, especially the Midlands of England. It is a kind of meatball. It is made from meat off-cuts and offal, especially pork. A faggot is traditionally made from pig heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavoring and sometimes breadcrumbs. The mixture is shaped in the hand into balls, wrapped round with caul fat (the omentum membrane from the pig's abdomen), and baked.

The end result would be something like what you see below, served with mashed potatoes, peas, and gravy.

*Of course, the image search for this dish also brought up a lot of photos of a teary black-eyed Perez Hilton.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Gay Moment: Shia LeBeouf and John Turturro

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Shia: Lube, condoms, massage oil, jock strap, butt plug. I think we've got everything.

John: Okay, but whatever we do, please, do not tell my mother.

Who Is That: Zelda Rubinstein

Name: Zelda Rubinstein
Occupation: Actress
Genre: Film/Television
Born: May 28, 1933
Died: January 27, 2010

"This house... is clean."

One of the most unique entertainers in Hollywood, Rubinstein has become an iconic staple in the sci-fi / horror genre. With her light, airy voice and 4'3" stature she has earned memorable roles in films such as the Poltergeist trilogy and had a recurring role on the hit television series "Picket Fences".

Having attended both the Universities of Pittsburgh and California, Rubinstein started her film career late in life after living in Europe for many years. Her first role was in "The Flintstone Comedy Show" in 1980, followed by a role in the comedy Under the Rainbow starring Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher.

In 1982 she was catapulted into stardom when she was cast as the eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the classic horror film Poltergeist, written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper. That year she was given a Saturn Award (the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films) as Best Supporting Actress for the role. According to Rubinstein, "Tobe was the nominal director, but this was a Steven Spielberg film."

Over the next two and a half decades, she would secure memorable roles in films including Poltergiest II and III, Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch, Southland Tales, Little Witches, The Wild Card, Cages, and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. She also filmed a cameo scene for the film Casper, but the scene did not make the final cut.

Another surge to her career came in 1992 when she was cast as regular character Ginny Weedon on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series "Picket Fences". Having done a wealth of television work as well, Rubinstein has made guest appearances on shows including "Tales From the Crypt", "Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre", "Mr. Belvedere", "Martin", "The Pretender", "Hey Arnold!", "Caroline in the City", and "Darkwing Duck".

She later provided the voice behind the Skittles commercials ("Taste the rainbow") and as the narrator of the ABC series "The Scariest Places on Earth".

A longtime advocate for gay rights and AIDS awareness, Rubinstein has a relatively strong gay following. She stated that she lost work for a year as the result of her involvement in a 1984 ad campaign in which she played a mother figure in the ads, which predated Elizabeth Taylor's and Madonna's AIDS involvement by at least a year. You can Click Here to watch the short interview at

On December 29th, 2009, it was announced that Zelda Rubinstein had been officially taken off of life support after being hospitalized for a month due to organ failure. News spread quickly that Rubinstein was on death's doorstep, however a few days later a friend of hers stated "She’s okay. Vitals are good. She’s apparently doing better. Internet sources exaggerated the story."

Unfortunately, just under a month later, Rubinstein died on January 27, 2010, of "natural causes" at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Eric Stevens, her agent.

The exceedingly talented, educated, and proudly outspoken actress will be long remembered and sincerely missed.