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road.jpg Lambda Legal to file suit in Iowa today on behalf of six same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses.

Cruiseroad.jpg Tom Cruise appearance sparks rumors of cameo on JJ Abrams' Star Trek set, but he was really there to meet someone special.

road.jpg Al Gore on global warming skeptics: "You're talking about Dick Cheney. I think that those people are in such a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view, they’re almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the world is flat. ... That demeans them a little bit, but it's not that far off."

road.jpg The American Family Association gave up their boycott of Ford Motors, but it looks as though they're trying again with another automaker, GM. Good As You: "What the hell gives these folks the right to go apeshit simply because a company dares to advertise to the LGBT community?! Good God of fringe extremism, why cannot they not at least accept that we are 'sinners' with a degree of disposable income, some of which we like to put towards cars?! We know they think we're barreling down the Highway to Hell. Fine. Let them think that. But can't they at least respect the right of an automaker to try and sell us a car whose climate control features will help us brave the unbearably hot Lake of Fire?"

Sauloroad.jpg Saulo Melo: Your hot Brazilian for Friday.

road.jpg Dennis Miller does not share Bill O'Reilly's rage over San Francisco's Hunky Jesus pageant.

road.jpg Hate crimes inspiring call to action in South Florida.

road.jpg Senator Chris Dodd says we must end the Democratic primary: "Look, we've got five more months to go before the Democratic convention at the end of August and, candidly, we cannot go five more months with the kind of daily sniping that's going on and have a candidate emerge in that convention....We have two very strong candidates. So I'm worried about this going on endlessly and to a large extent...the media, a lot of these cable networks, are enjoying this. It's what is keeping them alive financially. The fact that this thing is going on forever, back and forth every day, all night -- I don't think it's really helping the candidates or the political institutions."

road.jpg The folks who market Basil Hayden's whiskey think we're all a bunch of prancing fashionistas.

road.jpg The Hills may be turned into a feature film: “I think if they were going to do a film of the hills they would basically film it like we do the show and they would just edit it into a movie. It would be like a really long episode.”

Federerroad.jpg Wii Tennis about to get lifelike versions of Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Tommy Haas.

road.jpg Prison Break brings a major character back from the dead.

road.jpg Exploring the time travel theory on Lost.

road.jpg UK urges gay men to get tested for HIV: "The Health Protection Agency made the warning after new diagnoses among gay men topped 2,600 for the third year. But the figures do seem to have begun to plateau after a surge at the turn of the century. Overall, the number of new cases hit an estimated 6,840 in 2007 - a fall of 1,400 from the previous year."

road.jpg An update on that school expulsion case in Kansas I posted about yesterday: "A lawyer representing a gay student charged with harassment said he was 'hopeful that things will work out' for the student after an expulsion hearing Thursday. 'We're all wanting him to get back into school. That's the main thing,' said attorney John McKean. 'We're encouraged and hopeful that it will happen rather quickly.' Jimmy Iniguez, 17, a junior at Metro-Midtown Alternative High School, faces expulsion for allegedly harassing a fellow student in a school bathroom Feb. 28. Iniguez, who has been suspended since the incident, says he is innocent and is being unfairly accused because he is openly gay. No decision was made Thursday. District policy dictates that the decision be sent to the student's family by certified mail."

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  1. If you want to see the proper way to sell alcohol to the homos, check out the following viral ad from New Zealand vodka producer 42 Below:

    There used to be about eight or so on the website but they've moved things around since the last time I was there and I couldn't find them - a few of them are in the "Related videos" section of the above page - they'll all good tongue-in-cheek fun, esp the "Hero" one (Hero is the occasional gay parade in Auckland)

    Posted by: johnnzboy | Mar 28, 2008 1:53:34 PM

  2. As a prancing fashionista I would never drink that crap.

    Posted by: thespeck | Mar 28, 2008 2:30:56 PM

  3. The Hunky Jesus contest has been going on for years. Everything the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do stirs up ire...who cares? I can't believe this is the first year conservatives have latched on to it.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 28, 2008 2:50:24 PM

  4. You shouldn't be skeptical about global warming, you should be skeptical about what they are planning to do (or not) about it. Talk about unknowns!

    Posted by: anon | Mar 28, 2008 3:09:14 PM

  5. The Iowa lawsuit was actually filed in 2005. The filings today were for the appeal in front of the Iowa Supreme Court.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 28, 2008 4:07:26 PM

  6. I've done something to prepare for global warming, I've purchased ocean front property in Ohio. Well, it's not ocean front yet, but given the rate that the ice caps are melting, it eventually will be.

    Posted by: Bob R | Mar 28, 2008 4:47:20 PM

  7. Dennis Miller is a fat, bloated asswipe.

    Posted by: peterparker | Mar 28, 2008 5:22:27 PM

  8. This Lost theory seems to explain it all better:

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 28, 2008 8:05:04 PM


    agreed. i don't know which one of these self-indulgent assholes i detest more.

    Posted by: nic | Mar 28, 2008 8:18:33 PM

  10. The right-wing really has an unhealthy obsession with San Francisco. I mean, seriously, this isn't the Soviet Union we're talking about.

    If your manhood is threatened by hippies inhabiting a little peninsula on the Pacific Coast, you're not much of a man.

    Posted by: John | Mar 28, 2008 10:02:29 PM

  11. Basil Hayden is quite tasty, for Bourbon. Really! Very very good. Too good, in fact, for most prancing fashionistas. Shows some consideration that they are trying to tailor their message to their market, even in a rather obtuse way.

    Posted by: James | Mar 29, 2008 12:30:59 AM

  12. Al Gore...WOW! So if you do not fully believe in global warming you are relegated to those that believe we did not land on the moon! Give me a break!!!

    I believe in global warming just like everyone else, I just don't think man caused it. Remember, we have had global warming before, the ice age ended, the snow & ice melted and the earth warmed all without any help from Ford, GM or coal. WOW, and he is now the authority.

    Funny, when a cow farting puts more greenhouse gases into the air than my vehicle I suddenly don't believe in global warming. Not Al's version anyway!

    Posted by: RB | Mar 29, 2008 9:16:55 AM

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