davidology: (penispower)
You know, I might like be able to tolerate musicals a lot more if they didn't sing so damned much.

 
davidology: (grinds my gears)
That's it. I'm starting a new "column": Oh, For Fuck's Sake. This will probably be the only one. I'm sick of reading about Obama using a Zune... days later... still. gah!

Actually, I'm more sick of the reporters and the "bloggers" who say things like "geeks are outraged" or "the technorati are..."

Let's get one thing straight: using an iPod does not make you a geek anymore than using a Fisher Price My First Record Player makes you a DJ.

iDJ


Any idiot can use an ipod or an iphone. That's the point and the absolute brilliance of it. My dad uses an ipod and wears his shorts up to his belly button with his t-shirt tucked into them, k? So get down off your iHorse.

Unless you're one of the ones running cron jobs or a web/email server on your jailbroken iphone, however, it is not... I repeat, NOT a measure of your geekiness nor give you the right to speak for all geeks, nerds, etc!

Running an unhacked iPhone != geek.

It perhaps speaks to how utterly white you are, but has nothing to do with your geek quotient any more than my getting turned on by guys in wet suits makes me a surfer, k?

So from those of us who were actually picked last in gym class: quit pretending to speak for us just because you can operate an iPod Touch and reached the technical sophistication required to sign up for a Blogger account. These asshats were probably introduced to the internet via AOL, so for the love of the gods, stop it already!

Thank you, and good night.

We now return you to your regular RSS feeds, already in progress.

 
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ln -f bird word ; chmod a+r bird



 
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mow mow mow  mow mow mowwww mow == mow mow mow  mow mow mowwww mow

 

davidology: (la)
my sinuses have been swollen all day. I just blew my nose, and a pet poodle and half a mobile home park came out.

need. sinus medicine. now.

JESUS CHRIST IT'S A FIRE GET IN THE CAR

 
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Prop 8 - Join the Impact

Prop 8 - Join the Impact

Prop 8 - Join the Impact - Los Angeles



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Most of you have probably received these ad nauseum on your facebooks, LJs, etc., so let me add one more spam to make sure you know about it!

There is going to be another, very large, this time nationwide protest for gay rights, tomorrow (Saturday) starting at the unholy hour of 10:30 am. For Angelenos, our location is downtown Los Angeles City Hall (200 N Spring St). If you hate driving and parking downtown like I do, remember the subway is an option (check metro.net for route information).

If you're not in L.A., there is likely a demonstration going on in your area as well. Please checkout JoinTheImpact.com for more information.

We need to keep up the visibility on this issue and make sure people know we're not going away... not this time, and second class citizenship is no longer acceptable.



"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr.


 
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My Dearest Trader Ming:

While I enjoyed your Shrimp Gyoza, I believe you may have left out a step in the directions.

I heated the oil in the wok on high and began pan frying the gyoza, flat side down, just as your directions indicated. It was, however, after those 4 minutes when you instructed me to "add 4 tablespoons of water to pan" that things went horribly, horribly wrong.

You seemed to have neglected to include the part where the gyoza would immediately go supernova. While the loud eruption startled scared the living fuck out of me, it was the geyser of oily, searing hot pain that rained down immediately after, causing me to slip while trying to exit what I believed at the time be an exploding kitchen, that I will remember most.

I can only assume that this was meant as payback for Hiroshima. We're even, okay? Please don't try to kill me again with your delicious frozen food treats.

 
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Last night was really incredible.

When I woke up yesterday morning, the mayor of West Hollywood had sent out a notice announcing the protest. Before leaving for work, I searched Facebook. I didn't see any mention of it so I quickly copy pasted the email into a new event and sent it to 100 or so of my friends who were local to help get the word out. The whole day I felt anxious, not sure what to do. In just a few hours, the invite list had risen to 8,800, with over 1,000 people confirming! It was crazy. This was just on the event I made. I placed an ad for the protest and targeted gays in Los Angeles and Weho. It just made me feel a little less helpless doing something.

At the rally, I saw a lot of really angry, pissed off people. As odd as it is to say, it helped. It helped me realize I wasn't the only one feeling this rage pent up inside from this feeling of betrayal by our fellow Californians. Couples were visibly stung and hurting, but there was some comedic relief (my favorite sign was "I can see discrimination from my house.")

The rally itself ended up not being the high point for me though. It was afterward, when the crowd broke out of the cordoned off area that was more envigorating. It was then you realized how large a crowd we were.

We shutdown traffic on Santa Monica Blvd and then flooded the Sunset Strip with a massive sea of thousands of people. The crowd shutdown down all east-bound traffic on Sunset Blvd (and much of the west-bound traffic as well). It was heartening to see the support from others standing on the side of the street, flashing peace signs from cars, despite the fact, we were directly responsible for them being stuck where they were. They understood why were there.

No matter which direction you looked, you couldn't see and end to the massive crowd. As we marched, more people joined in. Traffic was honking in support as we walked along side them in the opposite lane. It was so freaking awesome to see and be a part of. I've never seen so many people—gay, straight, bi, married, single—all united in solidarity behind equality. One of my straight, female coworkers emailed me to tell me she wasn't getting married until all of her friends could. It was all really fucking amazing.

I have to also say I was really impressed with the way the West Hollywood Sheriff's Office handled things. As we marched, they tried to shutdown traffic around where we were marching and anticipate where we were going. They seemed respectful of what we were doing. We broke off in groups. We marched from Sunset to Fairfax and then back again. Others went west into Beverly Hills, while others continued east all the way to Hollywood and Highland. Bus after bus switched its sign to "Not In Service" and sat on the side of the road.

This morning, I decided I should skip today's rally at the Mormon Compound though. This election cycle has been so really intense, and I just need to decompress a little bit (plus I was concerned I might accidentally light the place on fire).

I don't think the Mormon Church realizes what it started here. They've ignited support and a resolve in this community I've not seen, and they've brought us together. They didn't want their children to learn about gays? Well, I think to that end they will find they failed. I don't think we'll be out of their faces for a long, long time to come.

They've hurt our community. They've hurt my friends—deliberately, wantonly. But in the end, I think will have ended up hurting themselves more. Time and righteousness are on our side.

But last night felt good. It was really amazing to be part of it.
 

Protest

Nov. 6th, 2008 12:02 am
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Shutting down traffic on Sunset.

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Resolve

Nov. 5th, 2008 12:29 pm
davidology: (gay flag)
Last night and this morning stung. I never really thought my fellow Californians would vote for hate, but in the end, a lot of them probably had a hard time going against the will of their respective churches.

As much as these people acted as bigots, I'm slowly realizing that many Californians simply don't hate gays. Sure, it's a part of that vote, but it's not 52%. That's simply not who we are. The bigots have somehow found a home with the church, and we've unfortunately found ourselves countering years worth of rhetoric from the clergy and other leaders.

The past 8+ years, they've heard the politics of prejudice and hate preached by the likes of Karl Rove through the very leader of our country. Decent and good people have had that message bolstered by a Republican convention full of rabid fundamentalists willing to go to any length to make us the feared and hated target of their culture war, regardless of the cost to us. They wasted millions of dollars to do nothing but attack us.

I think I'd gotten somewhat complacent in my little bubble here in Southern California, and that's what makes this sting more to us, I think. We've had our very foundations rattled, in a place where we've felt safe to be ourselves, where we felt not just tolerated, but respected. The battle isn't just being waged here though. This whole event has made me realize how critically, critically important it is we take up this fight at all levels.

I do have some hope that with Obama, the Republicans will no longer have the White House from which to spew its messages of intolerance.

To the leaders of the Catholic and Mormon Churches, however, I kind of hope there is a hell. I'd love to see you judged by your actions this election. You spent millions of dollars that could have helped people to hurt people. If there is true evil in the world, you exemplified it with your bold-faced lies, your fear tactics, and your abhorrent bigotry. You've masterfully shown to the world why the separation of church and state must, must be maintained.
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
-Thomas Jefferson, 1814


 

Bittersweet

Nov. 4th, 2008 10:59 pm
davidology: (gay flag)
Obama

I cheered. We all cheered as McCain conceded defeat.

It was a truly a surreal moment, however, at the Henry Fonda Theater when they introduced Obama as the next POTUS. I actually teared up as I watched and listened to our new President.

It was amazing. It was truly, truly amazing. In all of the elections in which I've participated, I've never been so ecstatic, so moved, and so inspired. He's a great orator. In the end though, the real victory is that his election is symbolic of and sends the message of a course change that is so woefully needed by this country.

After his speech though, my friend informed of Prop 8's status, which was just depressing. I remember how surprised I was when Prop 22 passed, but this is years later. Little has apparently changed. The fact is, I live in a state that right now cares more about the rights of chickens (prop 2) than it does of its own citizens.

I know the fight isn't over, but I'm drained. Why do I have to feel as if I need to fight for my rights every, single election?

I guess I should be happy our country took a new direction tonight. I'm really disappointed in my state right now though.

I always thought we were different. I spoke to a friend in the south who reminded me that we still have it much better off than they do. It still stings though. In some ways, to be honest, I think it stings more. I didn't realize so many in my own state felt the way they do.

Here's to Hope. For tonight, though, I'm going to take my Ambien and go to sleep before the Prop 8 bigots announce their temporary victory. Our fight continues tomorrow...

 

Omg

Nov. 4th, 2008 09:05 pm
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Omg

Omg,

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Wow amazing. So happy

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Fuck yeah

Nov. 4th, 2008 08:02 pm
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HahahahahaHaha

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