Tuesday, May 29, 2007


It scarcely matters that it's only in a provincial election, and that it's the smallest province at that. It's just always good news when Tories bite the dust.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketAppropriately, the dust the Tories bit in Prince Edward Island is red; the Liberals entirely reversed their fortunes. Going to the polls the Tories held 23 seats and the Liberals 4. Today it's the other way around.

The new Premier, Robert Ghiz, is already a seasoned veteran at 33; his father, Joe Ghiz, was Premier of PEI from 1986 to 1993.
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I Be Illin'

It's amazing to reread the past few days' posts; when I don't feel well, I'm really a bitch. A sad, bitter bitch though, not the fun kind.

I think, though, the end is in sight. No, not death, I mean relief.

There's a simple remedy for bloating, which I learned from Gone With The Wind of all places... A thimbleful of straight vinegar after every meal is a holistic aid in digestion.

Turns out, the three weeks or more I was on antibiotics almost two years ago played havoc with what they call my "gut flora".

I was just glad the problem wasn't "gut fauna", because the remedy for parasites is... You guessed it! Antibiotics.

Damn doctors really get you coming and going don't they?

The best of it is, today's crunches actually worked past my next meal, and the sitting crunches I did at work seemed to take as well. I'm still a little sore from the bloating the past couple of weeks, but at this rate I'll be jogging again next week.

The best part is, it's $2.39 for a year's supply. That that Pharmaceutical Companies!
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Australian Pub Bans Heterosexuals

Gay-owned and -operated Peel Hotel in Melbourne has won an injunction giving it the right to ban heterosexuals from the premises if they don't play nice.

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Despite some 2000 venues in Melbourne catering to straights, straights invaded the gay space of the Peel Hotel and made themselves some trouble, forcing the owners to go to court to resolve the issue.

Vancouver needs a few of these injunctions. Celebrities, the largest gay nightclub in the city, had a problem in the mid-90s, which came to be known as "the Biff and Candy scandal".

Despite a giant neon sign just inside the door proclaiming "This Is A Gay Establishment" on any given night, half of the patrons of Celebrities would be straight. And not the enlightened straights one frequently runs into downtown, but knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing suburban types who come downtown occasionally to enjoy themselves a faggoty floorshow.

Fights ensued, of course, because often the monkeys refused to dance. Despite Biff and Candy's dancefloor antics bordering on the gynecological, if two men so much as air-kissed near them fists would fly. After all, what's a greater display of insecurity than a man kissing a woman on the dancefloor of a gay bar? And how better to display insecurity than gay-bashing.

The straight owners, naturally, sided with Biff and Candy.

Celebrities was closed for a few years after these incidents (business fell off, some kind of "boycott", whatever), and reopened last year, again as a "gay" bar. The last time I walked past it on a Saturday night, at least half of the substantial queue out front looked like incipient Biffs and Candys, so I have my doubts. Too bad, too, because the place has a massive dancefloor.

Both the story and the photo are from Towleroad; click on the photo to get the rest of the story.
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Cindy Sheehan Giving Up...

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...and having read some of the comments the stories about her have gotten, I can only think "Why did she stay at it so long?"

It's amazing to me that a peace activist could inspire such hatred, even death threats. "Pissing on her son's grave" was one of the more enlightened quotes I read.

Now, I'm a huge supporter of the Internet, but the weasels who write stuff like that and then hide behind a screen name have corrupted the Constitution in a far worse way than a grieving woman whose son was killed for nothing. At least when Sheehan committed her "treason" (as another commenter put it) she did so with her face and her real name.

Peace be unto you, Cindy Sheehan. You've earned it.
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What Is The Collective Noun For Birthdays, Anyway?

A passel? A bevy? A mess? A shebang?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketCharles II - King of England (1630)
G. K. Chesterton - English author (1874)
Beatrice Lillie - Canadian actress (1894)
Josef von Sternberg - Dietrich's discoverer (1894)
Bob Hope - comedian's comedian (1903)
Tenzing Norgay - Sherpa hero (1914)
Gene Robinson - shown right (1947)
Danny Elfman - "Simpsons" composer (1953)
Annette Bening - actor/goddess (1958)
Rupert Everett - fop/hottie (1959)
Melissa Etheridge - lesbian singer (1961)
Lisa Whelchel - "Blair Warner" (1963)

Whatever you call it, it's an embarassment of riches.

Happy Birthday y'all!
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