Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Evil of Glee

Glee: A Very Glee Christmas

 ...I think it’s interesting that they chose to have the desexed gay boys sing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ as a duet. There are pretty solid grounds for thinking of the song as a rape anthem, considering that it involves lines like ‘Say, what’s in this drink’ and ‘Beautiful, what’s your hurry’ (to someone who expresses a desire to leave, and is then told to drink some more) and ‘Baby, don’t hold out.’ The show has yet to show us any serious nonheterosexual making out although it’s happy to show us het people rolling around on various beds, but I guess it’s fine to use the gay characters as a vehicle for…yeah. I don’t even know.

PREACH IT

Interesting Editorial Decisions

English university students protest en masse in Parliament Square against a tripling of tuition fees - and the CBC goes with the headline:

"Prince Charles's car kicked in tuition riot:

British lawmakers pass controversial law"

 

Really? 

 (Very.Unfortunate.Typo.)

 

This is Becoming a Movie



Beastie Boys making 'Fight For Your Right' film with Elijah Wood

Seth Rogen, Jack Black and Will Ferrell also have roles in the clip

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is to write and direct a short film, set to star Elijah Wood, about the band's 1987 music video '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)'.

The film, called Fight For Your Right Revisited, will premiere at the Sundance Short Film Festival, which runs from January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Although details about the short are scant, Sundance.org reports that Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C Reilly and Jack Black will also feature in it. The film has the tagline: "After the boys leave the party".



Um. What?

Remember all those jokes about Sarah Palin...

...traveling to other countries where hatred of her would unite warring peoples, thereby bringing about world peace? I think she may have been listening. Satire is truly going to kill us all in the end:

Palin to visit Haiti for "humanitarian effort" (derisive quote marks mine)


JUNEAU, Alaska -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to visit Haiti amid a period of political upheaval this weekend to aid humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean country.
A Palin staffer confirmed Thursday that Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and a potential 2012 presidential contender, planned to travel to Haiti with the Rev. Franklin Graham as part of the outreach of his Samaritan's Purse relief organization.

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Yes, this is the same Franklin Graham who is totally concerned about women's rights in the Islamic world. The evil, warlike Islamic world. It's interesting how the fundamentalist right wing drags out the rights of women when it's convenient to deride other cultures. Funny coincidence that. And yes, this is also the preacher who kept repeating the easily, often and thoroughly debunked "Obama is a Muslim" meme, which led to him being disinvited from a Pentagon prayer breakfast in May. Please don't spend any time contemplating the fact that the PENTAGON has an official Christian Conservative prayer breakfast. You'll just do yourself damage. Graham prayed in the parking lot with the other psychotic zealots.

Not that there is any question about the kind of company Sarah Palin keeps, nor is there any doubt about the agenda of her backers and handlers, but it's nice to keep these things in mind when you're trying to one-up your friends and co-workers in your daily "the world is coming to an end, for real this time and not in a Christian way" contest.