Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday notes...

1. RIP Del Martin, founder of the Daughters of Bilitis, gay rights advocate, and one half of the first same-sex couple to legally exchange vows in San Francisco.

2. It's that time again! No, no, not the return to classes and being stuck behind yellow buses on your way to work (well, okay, yes, potentially that too), but time to answer the WAM! call for proposals! Sadly, with my starting my first year of grad school, I probably won't be making my own submission (although, you know, if anyone is looking for a someone to present about video games or comics, it wouldn't take a lot to convince me), but you should be thinking about it. On this, the sixth year of the conference, they're bringing in a theme. If you've got something to say- and I think most of us do- you should definitely consider answering the call.

3. For the love of Gromit, can someone tell The Media to stop making asses of themselves? First it was "One Legged Hooker Slain", and now a story about an obese woman accused of murdering a child that ends with the line "So, currently, the lady remains at large."

Now, I get it, apparently any story about a fat person must include some kind of jokes at their expense. Because, HAHA! Fat! But... no, wait. I don't understand that. I actually don't understand why a journalist thinks that it's okay or professional to make fat jokes in an article.

If nothing else, can we show an ounce of journalistic professionalism in the face of the fact that a child is dead, killed by having his head crushed?

Maybe I'm weird, but I don't think that's an appropriate place for jokes.


Anonymous said...

You're kidding, right? You actually give a whoop-de-fuck about an 87-year old dyke who decided to attention whore herself by "marrying" (NOT the proper term for it) another ancient dyke, obviously because no man in his right mind would touch either of them?

Here's some news to chew on: The world is waking up to how stupid and disfunctional radical feminism is. If you hurry, you might still be able to gb2/kitchen and do something worthwhile for a change!

Roy said...

You're kidding, right? You're actually bothered enough by my saying RIP that you've got to come insult a dead woman?

I'm just going to leave your post up, because I think it sends a pretty strong message when you're at the point where you're such a small, sad, hateful person that you have to go after the dead.

Here's some news to chew on: the world is waking up to how stupid, hateful, and wrong people like you are. Or maybe you missed the memo about Connecticut?

Times are changing. Slowly but surely people are waking up. It takes time, but more and more people come around all the time, and before too long, your brand of bigotry and nastiness will be seen for the archaic, backwards hate mongering that it is.