September 16th, 2011

boy porn

Mostly John the Bigot and His Boldly Biased Bigotry (plus Cobweb, who is not a bigot)

John the Bigot totally lost it in CWC's community meeting today and was, eventually, ejected. Burly bouncers did not emerge from the woodwork to drag him bodily out of the building, but he did leave in openly resentful disgrace. I don't think he felt disgraced, though -- I think he just felt pissed off and persecuted.

Before being asked (repeatedly) to leave, he interrupted the daily announcements to rant VERY loudly about religious discrimination at CWC, because apparently the exercising of his religion (some form of Christianity) requires the freedom (at absolutely any time, in absolutely any place, in absolutely any company) to vilify, denounce, and in all other ways revile anyone who isn't Christian, anyone who is homosexual, anyone who even believes that it is okay to be homosexual or non-Christian, anyone who believes that it is okay to have an abortion (under any circumstances), and pretty much just anyone who doesn't agree with John the Bigot about absolutely everything.

Tolerance is one of the big big goals and expectations at CWC, so if John the Bigot insists on being somewhere where he's free to spout hate speech, then he probably should go elsewhere. And the staff pretty much said that today, though they worded it more politely.

(He seems particularly offended by the fact that CWC meets in a set of rooms that are donated by a Presbyterian church. So we're in a building that is attached to and owned by a church, and yet he, John the Bigot, is prevented from preaching his own brand of religious hatred. He ranted and ranted about how we're in a church, but CWC is trying to take God out of it. But, dude, CWC has nothing to do with God. The rooms are just donated by a civic-minded organization, with no expectation of religious activity. They're just doing us a solid, while displaying tolerance and acceptance that not everyone believes exactly as they do. Tolerance, dude! Tolerance! Learn a lesson from the church!)

It's pretty rare that I feel anything that even approaches hatred of another human being, but sometimes when I'm around John the Bigot I just have this deep, visceral urge to smack him upside the head and tell him that he sucks at being a person. Tolerance, Kimberly, tolerance! Tolerance for other people's lack of tolerance! No, that doesn't really work for me. I think there are some things I shouldn't tolerate.

(Note: My choice of icon for this entry is in John the Bigot's honor. Here you go, John -- have some Godless boy porn!)



In other news, this week we made the difficult decision to cancel Cobweb's health insurance. Her kidney condition has been going on long enough that the insurance isn't paying for her drugs anymore, and we finally had to admit that she is unlikely to live long enough to develop an unrelated health problem which would then be eligible for payment by her insurance.

Plus, she seems to have almost entirely stopped eating lately, and spends most of her time just lying around. She frequently tells us she's hungry, but when we give her food she takes a bite and then walks away. Poor baby is probably having nausea problems again. And, unfortunately, one of her medications (Simplicef) can cause nausea if it isn't taken with food ... so if she isn't eating because of nausea, and then we're shoving a pill down her throat which will cause more nausea if she doesn't eat, and then she continues to not eat, that doesn't sound so good. So I've got a call in to the vet to find out if we should stop the pills.

She's not doing so well, and it's hard on everyone involved. I blame it on that dream I had a few nights ago -- my subconscious must have jinxed her.
television

The Secret Circle

Watched the series premiere of "The Secret Circle" on the CW today, and I am unimpressed. Okay, it was pretty much what I was expecting from a CW show: teen angst, supernatural drama, pretty pretty pretty girls and boys, a central love triangle, really cool clothes, cliched writing, bitchy girls who are mean to the main character, and did I mention the angst? Yeah, it's kinda like "Dawson's Creek," but with witches making water droplets float in the air.

My primary thoughts on the premiere of this show:

1. Dude. Teens ... the supernatural ... the love triangle ... the angst ... and they're running through the forests of the Pacific Northwest? Um ... Twilight, anyone? I don't know why, but the whole Pacific Northwest thing bugged me most of all. I understand that Twilight has pretty much infiltrated the entire YA supernatural fiction world these days, but at least set your story in Maine or something! And these characters are witches, who have no need to stick to the cloudy states (unlike those pesky vampires), so stick 'em in Tallahassee or Phoenix or Jackson Hole or something!

2. One of the main characters is played by this totally hot guy named Thomas Dekker, who reminds me a lot of the lead singer of Green Day, who I have always thought was really cute. Apparently, Thomas Dekker previously appeared in 12 episodes of "Heroes" (as a character named "Zach"), but I don't remember him from there. (Aha! Upon further investigation, I find that he played the character who was Claire's best friend at the beginning of the series, but partway through the first season his memory was erased by the Haitian, and so he and Claire weren't friends anymore, and he was never seen or heard from again, on the tv show anyway. I remember really liking that character, but I don't remember him being so hot. I guess he grew up a bit.)

3. I am old! I am old! I'm not wearing trousers at the moment, but if I were, I would wear their bottoms rolled! One of my absolute favorite actors from "Queer As Folk," Gale Harold, the guy who played the Sex King of Pittsburgh, the sex god everyone wanted to fuck, the guy who was presented as the most desirable and lust-worthy guy in that show's universe ... um ... well, he's playing a teenager's DAD in "The Secret Circle." Ouch! I mean, he's still hot, but he's a hot DAD. And Claire's clueless mom from "Heroes" (hey! another "Heroes" alum!) is playing another clueless relative of a supernaturally powerful high school girl ... but this time she's the grandma. Ouch! The world just keeps spinning, and people just keep getting older. It's better than the alternative, I suppose.