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I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC November 23, 2010

 

 

Okay – that’s not really true. I like it, but not at Christmas. It’s like an overdosing of love and peace and joy and “happy, happy, happy” and forced familial frivolity (ooh –alliteration) coupled with Black Friday/Altamonte-level stampedes.

 

 

I can listen to it, at length, in the summertime. Weird, huh? And it’s not the usual stuff that get’s musak-ed to death, either. I prefer the nutty, Dr. Demento-type songs: Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer – Elmo and Patsy, Christmas Don’t be Late – The Chipmunks, The Twelve Days of Christmas – Bob and Doug McKenzie, Santa Claus and His Old Lady – Cheech and Chong, Walking Round in Women’s Underwear – Bob Rivers, Fuck Christmas – Eric Idle, Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

 

Or just other non-traditional songs cover versions: Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney, Don’t Shoot Me Santa – The Killers, Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms, Do They Know it’s Christmas?* – BandAid
(although it feels wrong to just cheerily sing along), Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys, Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles, Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins, Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town
by Bruce Springsteen, So This is Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon, Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley, Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano.

 

My favorite, though, would have to be Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. I found it on Youtube. That led me to cover versions that I never knew existed: one by The Donnas (not bad) and one by The Spice Girls (um … no!)

 

Listen and let me know what you think in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

*Do They Know it’s Christmas- BandAid. I have no musical cred whatsoever, but I think this is much better song than “We Are the World”. It’s just not something that lends itself to being played at any time of the year.

 

Stop the Bullying and the Hate October 7, 2010

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Matthew Shepard

(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998)

 

 


Matthew Shepard – wikipedia


The Laramie Project on wikipedia


The Laramie Project on IMDB.com

Article on “The Laramie Project”

Post on Matthew (via @officiallyben)

Democratic Underground post on Matthew

Flameout.org post on Matthew


Follow @officiallyben on twitter

 

Really? Grow up! October 4, 2010

 

Andrew Shirvell sounds like a bit of a nut job and possibly a self-hating closet case, if you know what I mean. You don’t “like” gay people? Okay, whatever. You’re a “concerned alumnus” who’s worried about an openly gay student pushing a “radical agenda”? Fine, be a concerned alumnus. But don’t stalk the guy. Standing outside his house with a video camera at 1:30 Sunday morning? Creating a blog for the sole purpose of excoriating the guy? Putting up pictures with “liar”, “racist” and a swastika crawled on them? (Very Perez Hilton, by the way. Totally high school) Calling him “Satan’s representative”? You’re a grown man going after a college kid!

 

You’re not a “concerned alumnus”. You’re an immature fucking scumbag. When Andrew (I can’t even call him ‘Mr. Shirvell’ because he doesn’t deserve that level of basic respect) was interviewed by Anderson Cooper, AC read the description of “cyber bully” and asked Andrew if that wasn’t him. Shirvell’s response was basically “I know you are but what am I?”

 

He claims he’s just exercising his First Amendment rights. You’re a stalker, a bully, a dumbass and a douche bag. (Hey – don’t get upset, I’m just exercising my first Amendment rights. But at least I’m not creating AN ENTIRE BLOG
about how much of a dangerous, psychotic head case I think you are)

 

Some people think he should be fired due to his bias over LGBT citizens and the possibility of him not being able to effectively protect their rights in his position as Asst. Attorney General for the State of Michigan. I think that might be best. But don’t worry Andrew; you won’t be pounding the pavement too long. I’m sure Fox ‘News’ is already thinking up opportunities for you.

 


 


Original article


CNN article & Anderson Cooper interview

 

#TMI rant September 28, 2010

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