the shitlist: NBC’s Olympics Coverage.

28 July, 2012

I’m a total Olympics fangirl. I also have a longstanding crush on London. Needless to say, I’ve been looking forward to the opening ceremonies and these events for weeks. I thought Danny Boyle did an extraordinary job with the opening ceremonies and there was a lot that I loved about it. That is going to […]

Rhode Island State Rep. Dan Gordon Gets Schooled!

15 April, 2011

In the post I wrote yesterday, I discussed recent comments Gordon had made regarding the Tiverton High School GSA and also mentioned how other officials and the school’s superintendent had publicly voiced their disapproval of his remarks and support for the group.  The growing chorus of responses to his comments is a very good thing […]

on the Day of Silence + bullies in high places

14 April, 2011

Tomorrow is the Day of Silence.  It is an annual day of action started by GLSEN in which students and teachers at schools across the country plan protests, events and take a day-long vow of silence to represent the bullying and silencing of LGBTQ youth. Obviously the necessity of a day like this personally resonates […]

This Week in Aggressive Apathy

15 July, 2010

The beat between apathy and rabid, nagging, annoyance.  Do I have distaste for these things?  Not necessarily, I don’t care enough.  I start to develop exposure angst, when I do not I wish to see, hear, read, or discuss them EVERYWHERE. 1.  Justin Bieber + his stupid hair Unless everyone wants to join me in […]

The Vigil and Funeral Procession Against the Veto

21 November, 2009

This is a follow-up to my previous post on how the Governor of RI is an Asshat. The protest was well attended and beautifully planned/designed.  There was no yelling or signs and although I understand how powerful large people in groups with anger can be… this was totally different.   Everyone was there because of the […]

On How Carcieri, the Governor of RI, is an Asshat

19 November, 2009

It’s not a secret that Governor Donald Carcieri is a first-class AssHat.  He’s earned that title several times over, but his latest veto is extra extra on the douchenozzle, even for him. Towleroad sums it up the best: If you’re gay and you die in Rhode Island your domestic partner won’t be able to make […]

Everything I learned about how to be a teenager.

6 August, 2009

… and if I’m honest, a lot of how I shaped the adult I want to be, or at least the tiny seedlings of the way I learned how to critically think about otherness, class, and empathy got planted while watching movies written by John Hughes. John Hughes died today at 59 from a heart […]

This Week in Aggressive Apathy

28 April, 2009

The beat between apathy and rabid, nagging, annoyance.  Do I have distaste for these things?  Not really, I don’t care enough.  Nor do I wish to see, hear, read, or discuss them EVERYWHERE. An extra-special “now with more profanity” issue.   Because I’m in that kind of mood tonight. The top five things this week that […]

Watch this. Sign. Pass it on.

18 February, 2009

This video made me cry. “Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. I wish this would be broadcast on the nightly news in every town and city in America. I wish people were forced to expose their most hateful/fearful/pious/biased thoughts and try to connect them directly to the human lives, loves and faces of […]

And the poor choice of words award goes to…

23 January, 2009

Guessing she was referring to a fist bump … like so: h/t to BoingBoing for this absolute gem

At last…

21 January, 2009

I’m sure you’ve all already seen this video, but it made me cry.  So I wanted to share. Because Barack and Michelle are SO beautiful.  Because “At Last” is one of the most amazing love songs ever written. Because this dance came towards the end of an amazing day, where the majority of our country […]

Many ways to watch the Inauguration today!

20 January, 2009

Lifehacker has a very comprehensive list of ways to catch the Inauguration online, on any web compatible device. This is very helpful if you, like me, do not have tv reception or if you are at work or elsewhere. The swearing-in ceremony commences at 11:00 AM EST, he will take the oath of office right […]

The Inauguration in LEGO!

16 January, 2009

Love this! The LA Times Travel Blog has a story about the mini-inaugural scene at the Legoland themepark. A 4-inch-tall Barack Obama rendered in Lego bricks will be sworn in as plastic president before more than 1,000 miniature-molded dignitaries at Legoland California’s inaugural pre-enactment. Go to the blog for more pictures and details. EDIT:  Just […]

Congratulations, Dr. Horrible team!

8 January, 2009

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog won a People’s Choice Award last night, for “Favorite Online Sensation”. I thought it was a brilliant and fun short piece.  I am pleased to see something written and produced exclusively for the internet get recognized by a national award.  (even if I think the People’s Choice Awards are kind of […]

Franken for the Win!

6 January, 2009

Al Franken has been declared the winner in Minnesota.  After a very long recount, in which residents of all nine circles of hell had to go through each ballot by hand while listening to a constant droning soundtrack of lawyers endlessly argue over their validity, Franken came out ahead by 225 votes.  As soon as that […]

Proposition 8 – The Musical!

3 December, 2008

Starring Neil Patrick Harris (LOVE nph), Margaret Cho, John C. Reilly, Jack Black, Alison Janney and lots of other fun people.

On the Out-of-Control Consumer Frenzy

29 November, 2008

This is such a down note to be blogging about right now, since I haven’t been writing so very much lately, but I just had to post something about this Walmart incident yesterday: A worker was killed in the crush Friday after a throng of shoppers eager for post-Thanksgiving bargains burst through the doors at […]