The incredibly true story of actual rollerderby girls like in the upcoming movie Whip It! Crystal went to see the girls at the Sydney Roller Derby and she liked it.– read now read! And a MASSIVE(ly HILARIOUS) Tuesday Televsionary: Drop Dead Diva (Margaret Cho’s new show!), True Blood, Weeds, Intervention, 10 Things I Hate About You, Better off Ted, Nurse Jackie, My Life on the D-List and two Hot Girls of the Week.
MOSTLY G: 42% of HBO Shows Include LGBT Characters: “Virtually all non-sports original HBO series included LGBT content, with shows such as “True Blood” and “The No. 1 Lades Detective Agency” lauded for featuring “complex and authentic LGBT characters from diverse backgrounds.” ” (emphasis on the “G”) (@the hollywood reporter)
FOUR BOMBS EXPLODE BUT THE SHOW GOES ON: Bomb Explodes at the Outgames: “Locals tell us that Denmark, which is known world wide for its openness and diversity, has been plagued recently by increased hate crimes and violence aimed at gays and lesbians. Of course, we are also determined that this will not stop or spoil the Outgames.” (@out&about)
MATCHING T-SHIRTS, TOO: Jenny and Marina Grow Up, Cause Dyke Drama: “A 62-year-old woman faces a felony charge after allegedly hurling wine bottles at her girlfriend of 35 years after an argument, according to an affidavit released Monday.” (@tcpalm)
ANTIGAYS:Photos from Both Sides of the Ordinance 64 Protest in Alaska (@the mudflats)
VAGOYNA: Yiddish Slang for Vagina: “One of Yiddish’s great legacies in American culture is, of course, the plethora of crackerjack terms it has provided for male genitalia. But female genitalia achieved no such preeminence. In fact, female body parts hardly retained a presence at all” (@tablet)
MICHEAL F*CKING JACKSON: Book: Michael Jackson Was Gay, A Bottom, And Had Progressive Views On Porn: Tracie goes on vacation, uncovers all of MJ’s secrets. (@jezebel)
THE POETRY OF PALIN: William Shatner Reads Sarah Palin’s Resignation Speech as Poetry:
THE CASE FOR More to Love: “Outside of the fetish spectacle of the whole thing, my second thought when seeing an ad for it on TV was relief. I am fat and I appreciated seeing other fat women on TV, not on a show about weight loss, but on a show about accepting themselves as is and finding love as is.” (@feministing)
THIS MAN NEVER LEARNS: American Apparel is the new Abercrombie! Dear Dov Charney recently freaked out due to a dip in sales and as such made every store send in a group photograph of the staff. The ones labeled unattractive by the head honcho were encouraged to be fired. (@gothamist)
THE SPORT: Why Don’t They Have KissCams at Women’s Basketball Games?: “Understood is that women’s professional basketball has two major fan bases: dads and daughters, and lesbians. The KissCam issue, frivolous on its surface, puts the effort to cater to both audiences squarely at odds.” (@deadspin) [via intern x!]
BOOKS: Whitewashed Book Covers: “So basically bookstores are acting like restaurants in the Jim Crow South, segregating “black covers” in a special section, or refusing to allow them at all.” (@sociological images)
GAY LADIES IN SPACE: Did you doubt the power of GLAAD? DID YOU? Did you doubt the power of glaad to seal and keep your leftovers fresh for up to eight hours OR their fondness for the gays? In light of their “F” from GLAAD, the Sci-Fi network has reminded everyone about the gay lady coming into Stargate Universe this fall, as well as a few other gay characters. (@seattle pi)
RACHEL MADDOW: Lou Dobbs you need to stop talking shit about my girl!
THE LIFE OF PRINT: American and International Time and Newsweek Covers: “Americans are notorious for their ignorance of global issues and international news. This may be because Americans aren’t interested or it may be that our news outlets feed us fluff and focus us only on the U.S. Probably it’s a vicious cycle.” (@sociological images)
If you haven’t heard of Eileen Myles you should fix that ASAP. The quickest place to start is Eileen Myles‘ Sorry, Tree. She writes poems, stories, plays, operas, novels, news-stories and also starts danger and also gave her first reading at CBGB in 1974. Other lez-tastic books of her’s worth checking out are the anthology The New Fuck You, which she edited, as well as Cool For You and Chelsea Girls.
The New York Times calls Myles: “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde.”
Her poems say things like: “I love you too / don’t fuck up my hair / I can’t believe / you almost / fisted me / today” and “we’re a bunch / of turtles / when it comes / to feelings.”
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Intern Hot Laura:
since i’m moving this week, i’ve been dealing with how many @things@ i have. this is really cool and really reassuring in the i-have-too-much-stuff department. i wonder if his mum lived in an empty house while the exhibit was showing.
Rubiks cube art + The Beatles + The Clash = awesome.
Paris Not France is the story of a beautiful dog also named Tinkerbell. It is lovely with lights and pretty people. As there are more tinkerbells in the world, there will be civil rights for all.
Garbage’s Shirley Manson is going to feature as a playable character on the new Guitar Hero game. You can watch a video demo and behind the scenes footage here.