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'Weird Al' Yankovic Covers Lorde's 'Royals' with 'Foil': VIDEO

Weird Al Yankovic Foil

Foil: it both protects your food from spoilage and your brain from indoctrination by the Illuminati. Just ask Weird Al Yankovic as he performs his tin-foil hat trick follow-up to the pedantic "Word Crimes" and star-studded "Tacky" with "Foil", a spoof on Lorde's "Royals".

The lesson in aluminum use begins AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 8:15 PM EST by in Music Video, Weird Al Yankovic | Permalink | Comments (2)

Utah Files Emergency SCOTUS Request Over Gay Marriage Recognition

Utah has filed an emergency request with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor asking her for a stay of the order forcing Utah to recognize nearly 1200 gay marriages performed there, FOX13Now's Ben Winslow reports:

SotomayorIn the filing, special assistant attorney general Gene Schaerr refers to the marriages as “interim marriages” and writes that the nation’s top court is likely to take the Amendment 3 case and rule in Utah’s favor.

“Utah believes it is highly likely — and certainly likely enough to warrant a stay — that at least four Justices will vote to grant certiorari if the district court’s decision is affirmed, and that at least five Justices will agree with Judge Kelly that the district court’s sweeping legal conclusions ‘simply cannot be’ — and emphatically are not — ‘the law.’ Indeed, the district court’s misunderstanding of the legal status of a law subject to a non-final decision of unconstitutionality is so fundamentally erroneous, and arises in a context of such importance to all of the states and to this Court, that a summary reversal could well be in order,” he wrote.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Urah to recognize the marriages last Friday, and the state said it planned to appeal to Sotomayor.

Read the brief below:

Application for SCOTUS Stay Final (w Addenda) (1) by Ben Winslow

Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 7:35 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Utah | Permalink | Comments (19)

Wisconsin Democrats Ask Governor Scott Walker to Drop Defense of Gay Marriage Ban

Scott walkerA group of 15 Democratic state senators in Wisconsin sent out a letter on Wednesday urging Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing it’s a waste of taxpayer money.

Last week, Van Hollen filed an appeal to U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb’s June 6 ruling that overturned the state’s ban. Walker is named defendant in the lawsuit.

The AP reports:

Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster says "Walker takes seriously the oath of office that he took to support the Wisconsin Constitution. If others do not take that oath seriously, that is their decision."

Van Hollen's spokeswoman Dana Brueck says he is fulfilling his oath and doing his job.

Arguments are set to be heard before the Seventh Circuit Court in Chicago on August 13. 

Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 7:08 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Scott Walker, Wisconsin | Permalink | Comments (1)

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1590

UN: End of AIDS by 2030?

SQUISHY ROBOTS: Phase-changing material built from wax and foam developed by researchers at MIT is capable of switching between hard and soft states.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: Kacy Catanzaro amazes America.

RING OF FIRE: Hottest pool dunk ever?

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Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 5:00 PM EST by in News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (5)

News: Adele, North Carolina, Yellowstone, Billy Eichner, Singapore

RoadLesbian De Baca County sheriff candidate found dead beside squad car.

McgowanRoadRose McGowan will not have her face compared to Michael Jackson's: "Has anyone stopped to think that Michael Jackson used to be black, and tried to turn himself into a white, possibly Irish person with a cleft chin and a tiny nose? I was born Irish. So f--k off losers.”

RoadAnne Hathaway tried out some man drag.

RoadNorth Carolina pastors get together for gay marriage ban: "On the steps of the old Capitol building, about 30 people from the North Carolina Pastors Network rallied. The group referred to rulings that have overturned gay marriage bans across the country as judicial tyranny."

RoadA thing that exists: Gummy Bear bratwurst.

RoadSignorile envisions ENDA nightmare scenario: "...believe it or not, right now some Republicans are working feverishly to get support for ENDA in the GOP and try to pass it in the House in this session, with the dangerous religious exemption that caused LGBT groups to withdraw support. The irony here is off the charts, but the idea being floated is that Republicans should realize that LGBT rights are inevitable, and that anti-gay GOPers should therefore grab at the chance to pass a bill that could broadly give an exception to religious organizations and the businesses they own and enshrine that discrimination forever."

RoadAdele album 25 'confirmed' with tour to follow.

HoleRoadMysterious hole appears in Siberia.

RoadWyoming gubernatorial candidate calls for drilling in Yellowstone National Park: "Yellowstone National Park’s days as a pristine ecological retreat could be numbered if Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes (R) gets his way. Haynes, a physician and former trustee at the University of Wyoming, wants all national parks and federal lands in Wyoming to be turned over to the state."

RoadMutation stops worms from getting drunk: "Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal."

RoadEllen Page is moving to West Hollywood.

RoadDavid Beckham to release his own brand of whiskey. "David chose a deep blue bottle with hints of butterscotch and toffee flavors...The bottle sells for upwards of eighty US dollars and is only available in London thus far."

HoustonRoadDeborah Cox's voice to stand in for Whitney Houston's in upcoming Lifetime biopic: "It was announced in May that Bassett, who co-starred with Houston in Waiting to Exhale, would make her directorial debut with the Lifetime original movie about the late singer. The movie is said to be focusing on Houston's relationship with Bobby Brown. Just yesterday, Lifetime released the first photo of DaCosta as Houston and Arlen Escarpeta as the former New Edition singer."

RoadBilly Eichner to write book: "The Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street creator/host has signed a deal to pen his first book — an as-yet-untitled comedic take on Hollywood and pop culture..."

RoadSingapore book prize judges quit over censorship of gay books: "The three judges of the non-fiction category of the biennial Singapore Literature Prize condemned a National Library Board (NLB) decision last week to pulp three titles that went against its "pro-family" stance. "We condemn in the strongest terms the NLB's decision to remove and destroy these books, given that it is responsible for the dissemination of information rather than its destruction," said T. Sasitharan, Romen Bose and Robin Hemley in a statement."

Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 3:30 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (12)

41 Fun and Furry Facts about Dogs: VIDEO

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Did you know smaller dogs dream more often and big dogs have shorter life expectancies? And poodle haircuts, it turns out, actually used to serve a functional purpose. 



Posted Jul. 16,2014 at 2:35 PM EST by in Dogs, News | Permalink | Comments (18)


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