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I never saw it. Actually I think I started it but ended up either finding it tedious or got distracted by something and gave up on it. Anybody who did see it agree with the following?
A UCLA professor's theory has caught the attention of the L.A. Times:
"Laure Murat of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies takes the exploration of this topic much further in her lecture Thursday, in which she delves into Remy's embodiment of 'the lonely gay, both refined and the object of disgust, excluded and successful' and the animated movie as 'the story of the Oedipus conflict, mixed with issues of race and species.... If 'anyone can cook,' any queer guy has a role to play in this world -- at least in Paris."
A Vassalboro, Maine coffee shop owner is trying to beat the recession by steaming up the product. ID's are checked at the door.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
Thirsty: Zac Efron goes on shirtless walkabout.
Something is terribly wrong here.
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center wants you to send a Valentine to a straight ally!
Writer/director Joss Whedon on gay characters: "With Buffy I was very strict about the idea that you just couldn’t make somebody gay with magic. It would send a message that it’s a part of you that can be removed or cured, or that it’s some kind of punishment. We didn’t go there."
Who inspires you? Milk filmmakers announce finalists in online contest. "The “Who Inspires You?” College Mosaic Contest, which was open to college students only, called for students to create a tile for the Milk mosaic (www.milkmosaic.com) – with full audio-visual capabilities and/or text-driven – commemorating their inspirations. Entry tiles were evaluated through the criteria of inspirational tone, creativity, and originality. Each entrant named a college organization to be gifted with prize money; a First Prize of $1,500 will be donated to the winning finalist’s selected organization, and a Second Prize of $1,000 will be donated to the runner-up finalist’s selected organization." Vote HERE.
Michael Jackson suffering from MRSA-type flesh-eating bug?
Encased Damien Hirst satire makes waves at Madrid's ARCO fest.
Bon appetit: James Beard Foundation Awards for culinary excellence semifinalists announced.
Ricky Martin is a doting DILF.
Man jailed for 20 weeks in UK for ongoing harassment of neighbors: whistling The Addams Family theme at them.
Warning: Dark comets may kill us all.
Orange County high school principal bans gay characters from school plays: "Mrs. Asrani (the principal) is firmly against the portrayal of homosexual characters in RENT, despite the fact that all displays of affection have already been edited out of our script. Of course, a gay couple kissing on stage should not be inherently more offensive than a straight couple kissing, but that's beside the point (sort of)."
Mexico City mayor hands out free Viagra.
Andy Samberg in bromance with OUT.
Melbourne, Australia's weekly LGBT magazine, MCV, is donating all profits from its next issue to Victorian bushfire victims: "The bushfires have impacted on every Victorian’s life, whether they live in the city or in the areas ravaged by the fires. Most of us know someone who has suffered loss and there are many GLBTIQ people out there either fighting the fires directly or contributing their skills to help relieve suffering."
BREAKING: SONY introduces goddamn piece of shit...
Curbed ranter wants hookers expelled from NYC's West Village...
White House press veteran Helen Thomas thanks Bill O'Reilly for calling her the "wicked witch of the east."
Dallas County lesbian sheriff Lupe Valdez adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Sheriff's Department non-discrimination policies: "While the city of Dallas has included sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policies since 1995, this will be the the first department in the county government to include gender identity. The policy first went into affect in January, two months after Valdez was elected to her second term."
Video evidence of the alleged gay bashing at Corner Bistro turned up on YouTube yesterday in the former of a surveillance tape which corresponds with the date and time BlackBook editor Nick Haramis says he was assaulted by the restaurant employee.
Here is Haramis' description of the incident, which I posted last week: "The recap: My boyfriend sat down at a four-top. A man—a busboy or a waiter, definitely not a host—told him that our group couldn’t sit down. 'You have to order food,' he said. 'We’ll start with fries,' said my boyfriend, not moving. The man then grabbed the back of his shirt, at which point I reached in, instinctively, to take his hand away. I was then thrown down, the side of my head the last thing to hit the ground. There was some confusion as my boyfriend tried to stop the whole thing, and was then punched in the face, while the Bistro worker screamed 'faggots' a few times, for good measure."
After viewing the tape several times, I was unable to see a moment where the employee grabbed Haramis' shirt, as he claims. What the tape does appear to show is Haramis acting first, grabbing the employee by the upper body or neck, before the employee strikes back.
Below, a sequence of frames of the incident, and the entire clip, AFTER THE JUMP...
Waatch the tape, AFTER THE JUMP...
This account from BlackBook's Nick Haramis is certainly not what I'd expect to happen at a popular burger joint in the heart of New York's West Village (331 W 4th St), but it deserves attention and investigation:
"The recap: My boyfriend sat down at a four-top. A man—a busboy or a waiter, definitely not a host—told him that our group couldn’t sit down. 'You have to order food,' he said. 'We’ll start with fries,' said my boyfriend, not moving. The man then grabbed the back of his shirt, at which point I reached in, instinctively, to take his hand away. I was then thrown down, the side of my head the last thing to hit the ground. There was some confusion as my boyfriend tried to stop the whole thing, and was then punched in the face, while the Bistro worker screamed 'faggots' a few times, for good measure."
More at BlackBook....