We don’t need a special day to be fools! Speaking of fools, check out Crystal’s interview with lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith!
1. Despite reports that a same sex kiss would be censored out of Australia’s Home & Away on Tuesday … it wasn’t! (Is this an april fools joke?) (@the advocate)
2. This might be the best Top Whatever List I’ve Ever Read: 24 of Our Favorite Movie/TV Tomboys. Obvs Scout and Corky are on it. (@ew.com)
3. This isn’t gay but it’s super interesting, which is kinda gay, ’cause gay people are interesting: Tweets heat film shoots. (@the hollywood reporter)
4. Zurich Elects Lesbian Mayor on the Eve or Europride: “The Swiss city joins a short but prestigious list of cities around the world with openly gay mayors, including Paris, Hamburg, and Berlin.” (@edge boston)
5. Vermont House passes gay marriage bill despite veto threat. In other words, Vermont Hose passed the gay marriage bill, now it will get veto’ed.
6. Japan OKs same-sex marriage abroad. (@AFP)
7. Heavy supporter of gay marriage ban, Tony Dungy, invited to join the White House’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Okay, that seems super upsetting BUT! -I’ve been reading a lot about our bubble lately – “One 12-nation study found Americans the least likely to discuss politics with people of different views, and this was particularly true of the well educated.”
New York Magazine writes about Obama’s policies w/r/t the new book Going To Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide: “… spending too much time in the company of like-minded people serves only to exaggerate your own views and make you less tolerant of differing opinions.”
The New York Times, about “The Daily Me” enabled by the internet age: “… there’s pretty good evidence that we generally don’t truly want good information — but rather information that confirms our prejudices. We may believe intellectually in the clash of opinions, but in practice we like to embed ourselves in the reassuring womb of an echo chamber.”
It’s also this kind of environment that makes April Fool’s Jokes still possible, even in the cyber-world where no real news is ever reported by just one source. Yannow? Ta-da!
8. 125 Minutes with Lady GaGa – “from Sacred Heart Girl to Bisexual Disco Queen.” (@new york magazine)
This article Design Artwork for a Shrinking Album Cover [@wired] made me feel really guilty for downloading instead of buying CDs and poring over the artwork like I used to. I do miss a good album jacket.
Reuse First is a cool little shop in Chicago that utilizes unwanted paper products discarded by local companies to create something unique and functional. I have a woodgrain book and a paper cube that I la-la-love. Don’t miss the vocabulary notebook—made from old vocabulary flash cards and scrap paper. Do you realize you could own a notebook with the full definition of diphtheria on the front cover?! Hello, Awesome! [@Etsy]
I just now found out that the rather charming Sarah Paulson was on Letterman on March 23rd to promote her new show Cupid. But instead, she talked about her intense anxiety (I totally feel you there, girl) and did some impressions (Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter, a dolphin). It’s a great way to spend almost 7 minutes of your life, video is here.