Thursday, November 30, 2023

Non-Binary at the Bank

Photo by Reyna Montgomery at Pexels

I had to go to a Wells Fargo branch this week to make a deposit for work. As the young teller processed my check, I noticed one half of their head sported a short, stereotypically male, hairstyle, while the other half featured longer and stereotypically female locks.

"I'm both male and female," screamed the coiffure. Or was I reading too much into it? Perhaps this person did identify as one or the other.

When I got outside, I looked at the receipt for the teller's name:  Sage.

I wasn't reading too much into it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

This Week's Quote

Image by Maryse Rebaudo from Pixabay

China is sending pandas to the US to show good faith and I feel like that’s how all arguments should be resolved. If anyone wants to start an argument with me in exchange for a panda, I’ll take one for the team.

Dana Goldberg

Source: X

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Sinking to the Occasion

Image by DWilliam from Pixabay

I hope you read the heartfelt Thanksgiving message from a former president of these United States. It was so touching. Or touched.

At 2:00 a.m. on the national holiday when Americans go to great lengths to gather with family and friends, and to express gratitude, Donald Trump captured the spirit of the day when he posted on Truth Social "Happy Thanksgiving to ALL," and then dove into an expansive and unhinged rant against his enemies, calling New York Attorney General Letitia James "racist and incompetent" and Judge Arthur Engoron a "Psycho." 

Such class. Such dignity. Such projection.

Altogether it was a sublimely on-point holiday offering to a nation from a leader—as long as the nation is Freedonia and the leader is Groucho Marx.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Turkey Day 2023

Image by William Adams from Pixabay

It's been a strange Thanksgiving.

For the last several years, I've spent the holiday with friends about a half hour away. They always put on a sumptuous spread. Today I arrived to discover the 88-year-old matriarch had just been struck with Covid, so the family gave me a feast to go, and I drove back home and ate it in front of the TV.

I was distinctly sorry we couldn't have our traditional gabfest. But one part of the annual tradition I was actually happy to miss. A semi-regular attendee at these gatherings is a fella who works for a conservative organization. That's trying enough, but the capper is he seems to be the only one who doesn't know he's gay.

I fear that one of these Thanksgivings I'll whack him with a drumstick and yell, "Wake up and smell the cranberry!"

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This Week's Quote


  • Image:  Wikipedia
  • I saw what’s going on under my chin. I don’t want to be the one the president has to pardon on Thanksgiving.
  • Joan Rivers
  • Source:  Today

Monday, November 20, 2023

The Magic Number

Image:  Facebook

On Thursday the House Ethics Committee released a blistering report on the conduct of Rep. George Santos. On Friday the House Ethics chairman introduced a resolution to expel the New Yorker from Congress.

On the theory that things happen in threes, I thought we'd hear today that Santos has been banned from every tea dance from Ogunquit to Key West.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Status Update

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

The reason I haven't posted in weeks is logistical. I decided I needed to move the General Gayety website, and the accompanying technical glitches have been even worse than this card-carrying technophobe expected.

I trust the planets will soon align and I can start writing about LGBTQ matters again. They better align. If I can't get back to commenting on George Santos, I'm gonna explode.