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Benjy The Gay Bull May Have Found True Love: VIDEO

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Benjy the gay bull (above left) may have found himself a boyfriend at an animal sanctuary in England, reports NY Daily News.

Benjy made headlines around the world this month when an animal rights group in Ireland started a campaign to save the bull from the slaughterhouse. John Kelly, a farmer in County Mayo, Ireland bought the bull for breeding last year but was left disappointed when he realised that Benjy is more interested in other bulls.

Many donations were made to save Benjy but his final transfer to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary was made possible by a donation from Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons.

Within minutes of arriving at the sanctuary earlier this month, Benjy befriended 1-year-old bullock Alex (above right).

 

However, the romance is likely to be short-lived as Benjy is due to be castrated as per sanctuary protocols.

The sanctuary wrote on Facebook that although they are not certain that Benjy is gay, "the fact that somebody thought he was has certainly saved his life!"

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Benjy The Gay Bull Finds Sanctuary At Last - VIDEO

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Benjy the gay bull arrived at an animal sanctuary in the U.K. last weekend after activists in Ireland started a campaign to save him from the slaughterhouse, reports The Advocate.

John Kelly, a farmer in County Mayo, Ireland bought the bull for breeding last year but was left disappointed when he he realised that Benjy is more interested in other bulls.

However, when Dublin-based Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) highlighted Benjy’s plight, The UK launched a crowdfunding campaign to save his life.

Many donations were made to save Benjy but his final transfer to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary was made possible by a donation from Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons

In a statement, Simon said:

"It thrills me to help [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] and ARAN make Benjy’s fate a sanctuary rather than a sandwich.

"PETA told me about Benjy, and I felt compelled to help. All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because he’s gay would’ve been a double tragedy."

Kelly said he has learned a lot about "compassion for the bull" and "the concept of homosexuality." He added that Benjy's sexuality is "a part of nature."

Hillside farmer John Watson told the Irish Sunday Independent that Benjy will be castrated on arrival “because we want to rescue animals in need, not breed them and fill up the sanctuary.”

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Conan O'Brien, L.A. Gay Men's Chorus, and The Simpsons Join Forces in September for 'The Monorail Song'

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Fans of The Simpsons have something to look forward to in L.A. next month, according to an interview Conan O'Brien did with Buzzfeed UK:

...what’s really interesting, just because you brought it up, is two days before I left to come to England my phone rang and it was The Simpsons. And they said that they were doing a live show at the Hollywood Bowl, and all the actors are going to do the voices, and, “Would you be a special guest star and sing ‘The Monorail Song’ with the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir?” And the answer there is “YES”, so I am going to do that I think in September.


The Simpsons Meet Family Guy In Hilarious 5-Minute Crossover Clip: VIDEO

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The San Diego Comic Con unveiled 5 minutes of footage from The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover that will air on September 28.

While you might think that Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson would make perfect drinking buddies, they’re literally explosive. Plus, Baby Stewie’s prank phone call to Moe’s leaves Bart speechless.

Watch the clip (turn up your volume) AFTER THE JUMP

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The Simpsons' Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff: VIDEO

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Mr. Burns is one of those despondent Republicans upset over the recent election loss. However, he's still got some fear tactics up his sleeve - the upcoming "fiscal cliff". In this brief clip, he tries to explain what might happen if you don't let the richest people keep their tax cuts.

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In related news, if you're interested in taking action against Republican resistance on the Fiscal Cliff, here's a new website called The Action which is working to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent. You can sign the petition in support of Pelosi's Discharge Petition or learn how to call key members of Congress, and demand an end the Bush tax cuts. Here's also a round-up of related events.

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Mitt Romney Is Sad And Rudderless Post-Election

RomneyAloneThere's an early Simpsons episode in which Marge becomes the church's "Listen Lady," leaving pious Reverend Lovejoy with nothing to do but play with his model trains.

To the toy passengers on these trains, the brokenhearted and bored pastor, playing the conductor, says "If the passengers will look to their right, you will see a sad man. That is all..."

After reading this Washington Post piece, "A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid," I can't help but imagine failed president candidate Mitt Romney in that Lovejoy role.

An excerpt:

The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan.

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Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There’s no aide to make his peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and e-mailing his CEO buddies who have been swooping in and out of La Jolla to visit. He wrote to one who’s having a liver transplant soon: "I’ll change your bedpan, take you back and forth to treatment."

In the end of the aforementioned Simpsons episode, Lovejoy saves Ned Flanders from being mauled by baboons after Marge gives him bad advice. The fallen pastor becomes a hero once again. Will Romney pull off a similar comeback? Is he willing to risk his life fighting off rabid baboons to save a fellow American?


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