Friday, February 27, 2015

When Opportunity Clucks

It seems Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, is expanding into my neck of the woods.  In a column about how we in liberal Seattle have a predilection for boycotting, today's Seattle Times noted that around here Chick-fil-A is best known for its donations to anti-gay groups, not a way to make friends with Seattleites.

One Times reader, though, found the silver lining in Chick-fil-A's move into our area:  "This is awesome news.  I've spent years not eating there from a distance and now I can not eat there locally."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This Week's Quote

LSD?  Nothing much happened, but I did get the distinct impression that some birds were trying to communicate with me.

W.H. Auden

Source:  Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This Week's Quote

I'm not involved in tennis but committed.  Do you know the difference between involvement and commitment?  Think of ham and eggs.  The chicken is involved.  The pig is committed.

Martina Navratilova

Source:  Cassell's Sports Quotations

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dancing All Together in the Altogether


I'm posting this for Valentine's Day.  I'm a day late.  Can't decide if these people are a dollar short.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This Week's Quote

I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart, ’cause you got me four Grammys.

Sam Smith

Source:  The Washington Post

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Moore Is Less

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the caveman preventing same-sex marriages from taking place in Alabama, is deeply concerned about the implications of gays getting hitched.

That became clear when he posed this question today to a "Good Morning America" reporter:  "Do they stop with one man and one man or one woman and one woman?  Or do they go to multiple marriages?  Or do they go to marriages between men and their daughters or women and their sons?"

I've given this notion all the thought it deserves, and I can say that I have no interest in marrying my father, and not just because he's been dead for 17 years.

He was a Mets fan.  It would never have worked.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This Week's Quote

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.


Gore Vidal

Source:  The Guardian

Mayor Murray, the Early Years

Last week I highlighted The Seattle Times' casual mention that the mayor of Seattle was accompanied to the Super Bowl by his husband.  In case anybody in Seattle hadn't yet grasped we have an openly gay mayor, yesterday's Times removed all doubt.

In a column about a gathering to celebrate a radio station's new home, Nicole Brodeur wrote that the first album Mayor Ed Murray bought was Tom Jones' "Delilah."  And he saw the film "Funny Girl" nine times.

"That's how I figured out I was gay," Murray quipped to the crowd.

That's certainly how the ticket taker figured out he was gay.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Big Game

Here in Seattle, the local paper has run approximately 67,000 stories about the Seattle Seahawks over the last two weeks.

In one of today's offerings, a piece about the wagering that traditionally goes on between the mayors of the cities represented in the Super Bowl, The Seattle Times casually noted, "Seattle's mayor will attend the big game in Phoenix with his husband."

I grew up a New England Patriots fan.  But that sentence alone is enough reason to pull for the Seahawks.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Far Better Late than Never

At the age of 82, Broadway star and movie actor Joel Grey has come out as a gay man.  There's only one thing to be said to the fellow who played the Emcee in "Cabaret" so memorably:  Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!