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11/16/2012

John Waters Supports SF's Roxie Theater, The USA's Oldest Running Cinema and Public Wanking Haven: VIDEO

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Filmmaker John Waters appears in a Kickstarter video to save San Francisco's Roxie Theater, the USA's oldest continuously running cinema, which says it needs support to become a sustainable non-profit.

Says Waters: ""On a slow night, if few people are there, you can masturbate in the theater! Or better yet, have sex with a fellow ticket-buyer on a really good night there! Afterwards, you can have a drink in one of the many alarming bars of this neighborhood...If you don't give them money, you're an assh*le, plain and simple."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And here's the Kickstarter page for you non-assh*les.

Writes the theater:

The Roxie has remained true to its mission to promote and support truly independent film / filmmakers and programming that would likely never be presented at more mainstream, profit-based venues. That’s right, the Roxie continues to stay rooted in a commitment to taking risks with non-traditional and experimental films – works that are critical to challenging the status quo and inspiring viewers. Films have become one of the most important and effective sources for presenting stories that need to be told and communities that need to be recognized.

(via louis virtel at afterelton)

Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 11:45 AM EST by in Film, John Waters, News, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (21)


Massive Gay Kiss-In Held in Front of Hôtel de Ville, Paris as France Mulls Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Videographer Morgane Thibault sent us this video she shot of a massive kiss-in held last night in front of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The Hôtel de Ville is the building housing the City of Paris's administration

She writes:

This is a video I shot last night in Paris while LGBT people were kissing in front of Hotel de Ville, to show support for the "marriage for all" bill which would extend marriage rights and adoption rights to homosexual couples. The bill is being harshly debated by a very aggressive right wing, which has prompted LGBT groups to show support in various ways including this symbolic action (a nod to the famous "Baiser de l'hotel de ville" photograph by Robert Doisneau)

One woman even brought her gay dog to observe the lip-locking.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 11:08 AM EST by in Activism, France, Kiss, News, Paris | Permalink | Comments (13)


Hurricane Sandy's Gushing Deluge in the PATH Station: VIDEO

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Many of you will remember a photo released during Hurricane Sandy similar to the screencap above showing water gushing into the (still out of service) Hoboken PATH station. Now, the Port Authority has released CCTV video showing the Day After Tomorrow-like deluge taking hold there.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 10:45 AM EST by in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, New York, News | Permalink | Comments (2)


Jon Stewart Mocks Bill O'Reilly's Lament of the Loss of White, 'Traditional' America: VIDEO

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The mandate of a new diverse America means the final expulsion of his Leave It To Beaver world, and Bill O'Reilly is very upset.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Mediaite adds:

Stewart offered O’Reilly some soothing words of advice, telling him not to worry so much, because “America’s greatest tradition” is a “frightened ruling class lamenting the rise of a new ethnically and religiously diverse new class,” and every generation rises in the United States in order to give themselves and their children the opportunity to “sh*t on the next group” to show up.

Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 10:25 AM EST by in Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart, News | Permalink | Comments (19)


London's Top Court Rules for Christian Punished by Employer for Anti-Gay Remarks on Facebook: VIDEO

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London's High Court has ruled for Adrian Smith, a worker at Trafford Housing Trust in Manchester, who was punished for anti-gay comments he wrote on Facebook.

AFP reports:

Smith lost his managerial status, had his salary cut by 40 percent and was handed a final written warning after posting on Facebook that gay weddings in churches were "an equality too far" and following up with other comments.

Although the remarks were not visible to the public and were posted outside work time, Trafford Housing Trust said Smith had broken its code of conduct by voicing religious or political views that could upset his colleagues. Judge Michael Briggs ruled that the trust had no right to demote Smith and had breached its contract with him, while the Facebook posts did not constitute misconduct.

Smith was awarded less than £100 in damages but the judge said he could have won far more if he had launched proceedings for unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal.

Smith's follow-up comments on Facebook were: "I don't understand why people who have no faith and don't believe in Christ would want to get hitched in church. The Bible is quite specific that marriage is for men and women. If the state wants to offer civil marriage to the same sex then that is up to the state; but the state shouldn't impose its rules on places of faith and conscience."

Watch the BBC's report and a press conference with Smith, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 10:03 AM EST by in Evangelical Christians, Evangelicals, Facebook, News | Permalink | Comments (19)


Matthew Broderick and Ty Burrell Have a Nipple-to-Nipple Moment and a Kiss on 'Modern Family': VIDEO

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Matthew Broderick guest-starred on Wednesday's Modern Family as a gay friend of Cam's who met Phil, a fellow Bulldog alum, at the gym and mistakenly thought he had been invited over for a date. Phil, of course, had just invited him over thinking they were just going to have a few drinks and watch some football.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 16,2012 at 9:32 AM EST by in Matthew Broderick, Modern Family, News, Playing Gay, Ty Burrell | Permalink | Comments (18)



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