Thursday, June 20, 2024

Yeesh

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Here's a headline I just saw on CNN's website:  "Microplastics discovered in human penises for the first time."

I'm not even a man, yet I feel like crossing my legs.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

This Week's Quote

Image:  Facebook

Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. Instead, it's a celebration of progress. It's an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, things do get better. America can change.

Barack Obama

Source:  Country Living 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pride and Prejudice


As a queer humorist, I feel it's my duty to poke fun at the excesses of Pride, starting with the way corporations gay-wash the month of June.

In an attempt to appear allied and rake in LGBTQ dollars, companies pump out rainbow clothes, shoes, makeup, jewelry, eyeglasses, kitchenware, alcohol, candy, cake and so on. Activists are right to ask whether rainbow capitalism aligns with the revolutionary spirit of Stonewall.

But all such weighty concerns abandoned ship yesterday when a straight friend presented me with rainbow flowers. It was a thoughtful gesture of support, a sentiment that made me sentimental.

Or else it's just been too damn long since a woman gave me flowers.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

So Much for That

Image by Nina Garman from Pixabay

As I drove to work this morning on one of Seattle's busiest thoroughfares, my NPR station teased an upcoming story about the national demise of gay bars. That'll give me something to write about, I thought, prepared to be all ears.

Just as the story began and I slowed for a red light, a car on my right suddenly shot forward, smashing into a car ahead of me, then careening into another car in the intersection before squealing away in the opposite direction. 

After calling 911 and talking to other shocked witnesses, I'd missed the entire report on gay bars. I can't convey to you any of its conclusions. Frankly, after that experience, it was a strain to convey my own name.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

This Week's Quote

Image:  Wikipedia

I have my standards. They're low, but I have them.

Bette Midler

Source:  AZ Quotes