UPDATE: The lesbians did what to the who now?



I don’t know how I missed this last week… classic Pat Robertson.

Is it any surprise that the Almighty chose to strike at Miss Degeneres’ hometown? This is the second time in a row that God has invoked a disaster shortly before lesbian Ellen Degeneres hosted the Emmy Awards. America is waiting for her to apologize for the death and destruction that her sexual deviance has brought onto this great nation.

Better keep a light on, something tells me it’s gonna be a long wait.

UPDATE: I fell for it… easy to do when the real press picks it up and the guy is already known for preaching feminism as leading to baby-eating… thank you for the heads up fine commenter.

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Bono’s Brilliance – the cool sheen of insincerity



Yesterday someone at work sends this company-wide email to sell their deux U2 tickets for $187. Each. I think to myself, go ahead and rip off your co-workers! Nice one. You go girl. Delete.

My mama never raised no fool.

Oh but think again, she actually did ’cause today I find out that $187 was actually the face value!

I have to say, to paraphrase Jim Munroe, this revelation casts an insincere light over the whole affair of Bono and third world debt. Don’t you think? I’m not the only one who thinks this.

So what does ClearChannel (U2’s concert promoter) do with this money? Actually let’s forget that and focus on who ClearChannel are and who they support/do business with. I think that will answer both questions.

1) ClearChannel executives gave 42,200 to Bush, vs. $1,750 to Kerry in the 2004 election.

2) ClearChannel’s political action committee gave 77% of their $334,501 in federal contributions to Republicans.

3) Clear Channel is “known for allowing animals to be killed live on the air, severing long-standing ties with community and charity events, laying off thousands of workers, homogenizing playlists and a corporate culture in which dirty tricks are a way of life.”

4) This is a list of songs Clear Channel deems inappropriate in the post-9/11 world. (Daniel by Elton John??! All Rage Against the Machine? It’s an amusing list except for the fact that Imagine is on it. That’s not funny at all.)

5) Some think Howard Stern was dropped by CC due to expressing his opinions on Bush and 2004 US elections. We know for sure that the Dixie Chicks had their music removed from CC stations’ playlists for expressing their shame that Bush is from Texas.

6) “Clear Channel is also the biggest live-concert promotions firm, which has angered some in the music world. Recording artists, for example, have alleged that Clear Channel ‘punishes’ musicians who do not hire Clear Channel as their tour promoter by reducing the number of times their album is played on certain stations or by taking it out of rotation. Clear Channel, of course, denies the charges.”

I’ll stop now. Is this the kind of company (the Fox of radio as one writer put it) you would do business with if you were serious about changing the world?

So thank you Bono. Your commitment to change is obvious.

Sources: USA Today, Salon, Buzzflash

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One of them Fire kids shit their pants, I’m sure.



Arcade Fire and David Bowie perform “Wake Up” at Fashion Cares a few nights ago… Arcade Fire make me so very happy! And David Bowie doubly so.

Thanks to witz.org for the tip.

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Toronto doesn’t like my bike.



This morning on the way to Harbourfront to meet the Huzbond and some friends at the Veg Food Fair, I decided that I’d had enough of my shitty-ass bike. Too many winters outside, a rusty lock that demands a wrestling match before every journey, brakes that require gripmaster exerciser force to depress… It was all too much so I decided to chuck the lock and prop the bike up against a billboard at the bottom of York Street. I figured, what the heck, somewhere out there is a genius bike mechanic who will get this sucker up and running again in no time. Me, I haven’t the patience.

In all fairness to the bike, I did take it in at the beginning of the summer to have it tuned up. The bike shop boys looked at the bike and laughed, turned to me, full of contempt, and said forget honey, your bike is trash… in not so many words of course. But I departed feeling like trash myself. Not worthy to even own a bike.

So this morning I left the bike at Harbourfront for at least two and a half hours, completely and very obviously unlocked – ripe for the picking. Yet, upon my return it was still there. The horror.

Truthfully, I wasn’t entirely disappointed because now I had a ride home. On the way I began to think about a new plan for ditching my metal liability. I also reminisced a lot about a long lost bike that I took down south with me a few years ago. A sturdy, totally rad pink lady’s Peugot – my dream bike. I ended up selling it for 50 bucks to a sweet Mexican couple who inhabited a big ol’ pickup truck to travel the US and paint houses for a living.

But I digress. My bike is now hanging out close to a bike rack, unlocked. I hope someone will take it in and give it a new home.

I’m done with it. Please be gone by morning. Please. Bye bye bike! Take good care and don’t come back now ya hear?

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