Today: Honestly there are so many things that are going to happen today on Autostraddle we don’t even know where to begin!
Well, let’s start with this just in: Autostraddle’s Big Gay Fall TV Preview (and it’s EPIC.) Get ready to LOL!
Pink is big in the U.S.A., but in Australia, she’s motherf*cking EPIC. Crystal & photographer Stef Mitchell checked out her Funhouse Tour: Pink’s “Funhouse: The Tour” Makes 58 Sold-Out Dates in Australia – The Autostraddle Concert Report!
GET EXCITED: Glee is premiering tonight at 9pm EST and we’ve created a drinking game for y’all and we will be live-blogging it, obviously.
We have your Tuesday Televisionary: We lose Vogue Evolution on America’s Best Dance Crew, Weeds ends with a nosedive, and Top Chef can’t win with pasta salad.
The Day Before Yesterday: Autostraddle’s Natalie interviews Knights Out member Lissa Young, a 1986 West Point graduate and current Harvard grad student and 2002 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell discharge: DADT Discharge Lissa Young: The Autostraddle Interview.
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PRIME-TIME HEALTH CARE: The New York Times’ Caucus Blog evaluates the early word on Prime Time Health Care and what we can expect tonight. MSNBC offers a look at Obama’s three audiences for tonight’s Health Care speech. Also, some MTV numbskull emailed me a video of the most annoying human on earth, Zach Braff (who Natalie has a misguided crush on) for Yes We Demand Health Care. Despite my personal aversion towards Mr. Braff, the cause is ace. We talked about it last week! Also if you missed it, Obama Indoctrinated the Schoolchildren yesterday, and the Wall Street Journal thinks the parents should get a speech too. (Probs not the gay parents, they don’t exist and are corrupting the sandbox.) (In the Texas school district that declined to show the Obama speech, they’ll be shipping their kids to a football stadium to hear the stupidest president of all time, George W. Bush, string words into ‘sentences.’)
GLEE FEVER: Before tonight’s premiere of GLEE, which will be live-blogged on Autostraddle as we have been lead to believe it is THE GREATEST EVENT TO EVER HAPPEN ON TELEVISION SINCE (the health care speech is clearly more important, but potentially more depressing if it doesn’t work out, and there will be no singing and dancing), a heartwarming homosexual tale of Chris Colfer’s journey from small town to GLEE: “My dad would look at me and go, ‘What the hell? I don’t know who you are. How did you come out of me?’ He would say things like that,” Murphy said. He may not have understood his son, but he accepted him, even when Murphy revealed to him that he is gay when he was 15 years old. (@latimes)
I actually think I have a bone to pick with every single headline on this magazine cover, starting with a blogger living the high life …
+Arts & Culture
WHIP IT: What’s more magical than a unicorn? Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page in the October 2009 issue of Marie Claire. YES THAT PHOTO BELOW IS FROM THE ARTICLE ALL CAPS. Ellen Page looks so cute in a flannel shirt and skinny jeans, p.s. Check out the rest of the photo spread.
FAME: They actually are gonna live forever, ’cause Fame completely changed the look of dance – Leroy, Legwarmers, and the Impact of Fame. Some sad sack in Cleveland would like to remind everyone that even if musicals inspire them to sign up, they’ll never really find real happiness. (@guardian uk)
GAY BOOKS: Lesbian Author Sarah Waters on Booker Prize Shortlist “Waters is on the list for her novel The Little Stranger. She has been shortlisted twice before, for her works Fingersmith and The Night Watch.” (@pinknews)
GOOD OL’ ANNIE: The photographer Annie Leibovitz’s $24 million loan was due Tuesday, but by the end of the work day, it appeared that little had happened between her and her lender.
TEGAN & SARA BUILT A WALL OF BOOKS BETWEEN OUR BEDS, THEN WROTE ONE: Tegan and Sara Releasing Book the Same Day as Sainthood! It’s going to be about how you’re like their BFF forevs and probs should go live with them and talk abt yr feelings forevs i swear!!
HAVE YOU HEARD?: Our very own Stef was born with the gift of translation and SPIN Magazine interviewed her! Q&A: Courtney Love Translated (@spin)
ROSIE: Rosie O’Donnell and Star Jones Reality Show? “The two are teaming up and have moved passed any past disagreements they may have had to join forces in their dislike for interVIEW legend, Barbara Walters.”(@homorazzi)
WATCH: New stuff from our friends at Anyone But Me! “What will Season Two Bring? A “spy” might just have the answers. In this brand spanking new video from Anyone But Me!”
+News & Politics
LEGAL TO BE GAY: “It hasn’t been enforced for years, but there’s an ordinance in Springfield that makes it illegal to “solicit” sex from people of the same gender. The AP says the city council is getting to take the rule off the books tonight. Oh, and they’re going to stop inspecting beer kegs — too much trouble.”
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Iowa Government Contender Wants to Repeal Marriage “Iowa governor Chet Culver, up for reelection in 2010, may face Republican challenger Bob Vander Plaats, who is vowing to reverse the state supreme court’s April 2009 marriage equality ruling.”(@advocate)
MATTHEW SHEPARD: What Does Judy Shepard Have to Show for her Decade Long Crusade? (@queerty)
HATE CRIMES: Gay Bashing in Ontario “A gay man in the U.S. border town of Thunder Bay, Ontario faces facial reconstruction surgery after being viciously gay-bashed by six to eight cowards with bricks.”(@joemygod)
RELIGION: OMG The Pope is Talking Crazy “According to Ill Papa’s general address last week, atheism is at the root of the world’s environmental ills.”(@joemygod)
OBAMA: Obama To Indoctrinate Schoolchildren Shortly “The text of the speech was released Monday, and to the surprise of exactly no rational citizens, it’s short on pinko brainwashing, long on “Do your homework.”"(@jezebel)
Auto-Straddler(s) of the Day
Surely something is being straddled in this photo, yeah?
If you don’t already follow 410bc on twitter, then you wouldn’t know that you can get 20% off on anything you buy from their store today by using the code FOURTEN. I’m just doing my civil duty for today and letting you know.
Wired Magazine has purchased a ticket for someone to take JetBlue up on their one month All-You-Can-Jet Pass for $599 (I bought one too which is what led me to this article). Enter Brendan. He will be blogging and twittering about his 30 days of constant flying. Other rules: he can’t leave the airport; can’t check any luggage; has to fly every day if possible; and must to agree to participate in any antics Wired asks of him. Follow his adventures on twitter.