Friday, November 28, 2008
Tons of people recorded the show apparently, and dozens of clips it seems are already up on YouTube:
Hey, had a nice Graciasgiving dinner yesterday, but am glad it's over, because I'm not a big fan of the holiday anyway. Some pics of our very small gathering with mi familia; my mom, my brother Carlos, my growing niece Adriana, and yours truly:
Milk has gotten rave reviews! Way ta go cast and crew!
Happy weekend to ya!
Monday, November 24, 2008
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican's newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a "boast" by a young man grappling with sudden fame.
We want to thank the Church for their kindness; I'm sure his soul will now be taken out of the HELL it's been in the last two decades or so he's been dead!
Are these heathens even for real?! What?! Who needs/wants THEIR forgiveness anyway right? This is the institution that sanctioned the conquest and rape of the New World; millions of Native Americans died horrible deaths at the hands of the Spaniards and Portuguese whose greed for gold and other resources decimated the native peoples, ruined cultures forever, and destroyed their rightful "ownership" of this land. The Catholic Church was behind it all of course. For shame! And ya can't forget the Spanish Inquisition! Yes, anyone in Spain or its colonies that was Jewish or Muslim and had not converted to the "right way" was tried and sentenced to a host of horrible torture methods and death! Mel Brooks wrote the best muscial number ever however on this very subject. LOLOL!
I'm not even going to get started on the priests and the history of child abuse and other sexual naughtiness! I AM SO GRATEFUL I wasn't raised Catholic! No disrespect if you were, but! My mother had the good sense to get sick of the nonsense a while before I was born! I was however, raised somewhat Pentecostal, which is also one big giant kooky organization that's sending me to hell nonetheless. HA!
Speaking of kooky full-of-crap religions/churches, my good friend sent me this bit:
The only Mormon musician we know that wears Guyliner.
Damn this boycott’s getting hard, Brandon Flowers the endlessly talented for The Killers is a Mormon who has publically stated he’s against us gays having our civil right to marriage so we WILL NOT endorse their new album Day & Age.
Brandon plays both sides of the fence, and was even written up in November’s Advocate Magazine (which cowardly skirted around his religion), yet he’s hush hush about the fact he doesn’t support gay marriage and also sides with his church on all matters of “morals.”
Alex has loved The Killers for years but if they don’t love their fans back, why bother? We can live without The Killers.
That’s his religious right of freedom, but some say you can download the entire thing online and not put one penny into his pocket.Somehow I'm hoping this story is wrong, because I really like THE KILLERS and the lead singer Brandon, crazy Mormon or not!
I didn't enjoy COLDPLAY earlier this year due to my seats and the shitty venue, so I'm going to check them out again tomorrow! Wish me better luck this time!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Ya know, I should be asleep at this ungodly hour, but alas I felt the need to blog about something. BLOG ABOUT WHAT WAT?! Oh, I dunno. I should keep it short since it is a Saturday, and it is rare for me to even blog on the Sabbath! There's several big news stories right now but I can't get into it all: the sewer economy, modern-day pirates taking over ships, and some kid shooting his dad, etc. Most of it is sickeningly depressing, and like the hot-as-hell young Armenian stud at work told me yesterday, "Gotta enjoy life no matter what, and just be aware that it's going to be bad." Enjoy the puppies, the kitties, the sunny days, the flowers, the birds, the bees, yer friends, your loved ones, good food, good music, hot orgasmic sex, and any other little things that make life tolerable and wonderful, because the future is sadly tainted by forces that none of us can really control. We pray for you Obamee, to do a good job after the retard finally leaves, and although I wasn't goo goo ga ga over you or voted for your lanky ass, I still find u adorable somehow, like in this pic of you visiting a deli sometime yesterday I believe:
Yeah. He is a cutie, even though his long boring ass speeches put me to sleep. LOL! Will BILLARY take up the office of Secretary of State? It's all too interesting and happening so fast...
Sir Paul McCartney says he wants to release a long lost epic Beatles track for the world to listen to and enjoy. Okay, so bring it! He's also due to release a new album, which is said to have some of his finest songwriting yet. McCartney may be old and not as relevant as he once was, but I tells ya something, the man can still write some damn fine songs. No kidding. I BLOODY mean it!
To be a genius, to be so wealthy; listen if ya like:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I feel shitty. I gots a cold, and I blame those fires this past weekend. Our economy continues to sink even further, if that's even possible!? Our auto makers are pretty much done for! Can you believe it?! Questions remain about where Obama was actually born?! UH OH!
My fellow blogger Junk Thief will be pleased to know that my mind is very much on San Francisco as of late; that beautiful city by the bay. And that mayor! THEIR MAYOR! MY GOD! What a stud! Gavin Newsom! YEEHA! L.A. has a pretty nice looking mayor too, but not as handsome as Gavin up north! He's straight right?! Fully hetero? I wonder about that, but I'll take the rumors of his perverse heterosexuality and believe them I guess. It'd be nice if Gavin could go beyond the S.F. confines and run for governor of our state or something, but he recently upset a lot of people for being against PROP 8. He's seen as too liberal and many conservatives hate San Francisco for this reason, but those religious nuts are a dying breed anyway. Good riddance! I hope Gavin goes far in his political career, because he is so damn good looking! LOL! I'm superficial, I know.
Another S.F. politician on mee mind as well is the late Harvey Milk! I found the old documentary of his incredible life on YouTube which I still have to make time to watch, but the buzz on this gay martyr icon should be growing quite a bit in the next few weeks, thanks to the upcoming Gus Van Sant movie Milk starring the amazing Sean Penn as the legendary Harvey. Oh yeah baby! This film's got a super talented cast indeed! I can't wait! Yeah, these incredible events all happened in my very naive infancy, and ended tragically (as many of you know) with that envious homophobic sicko Dan White shooting Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Milk in cold blood.
That's all for now. This terrific band Of Montreal is playing the Hollywood Palladium this Saturday, but I have no one to go with! And they're so good too:
Monday, November 17, 2008
I didn't go protest on Saturday, but the good news is my mother may be softening her opposition to gay marriage. Mind you, her old-fashioned religious Hispanicosity might rear its ugly head at any moment, but she seemed to be more compassionate over the weekend; a news story about some young Ecuadorian immigrant who was tragically murdered just because he was Latino and gay really upset her. She seemed to really mull over and consider what my brother's roomie said about hospital visits and how gay marriage would help make that much easier for a couple, if one of the partners was in there dying. And then she totally agreed with me when I said that we had bigger problems in this world/on this planet to worry about than people's personal lives. With these fires, other natural disasters, our economy in shambles, global warming, and humankind's continuing stupidity, we sure as hell got our hands full of REAL issues to be preoccupied about. She seemed to agree as we both bit into our hamburgers Saturday evening. LOL! She probably felt bad too that last Thursday whilst at my brother's place, I pointed at her and loudly declared, "That woman over there hates gay people", as she washed the dishes! AHAHAHAH! She immediately got defensive and said, "No, I dun't!" in true Ricky Ricardo fashion.
Congrats to comedian Wanda Sykes! It takes guts sista, but good for you!
I like this cartoon. It made me chuckle:
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thank you so much for introducing the Beatles to my sister and I. I really enjoyed watching the Anthology videos and especially the films such as Help! and A Hard Day's Night. Now I simply love The Beatles and mention them at least once every day. I've become a Beatleholic.
The Beatles have changed my life and influenced me positively. I was kind of sad when we finished the last Anthology film. I didn't want there to be an end.
When I get a job, whatever it may be, I'll be sure to decorate my working area with pictures and posters of The Beatles, just as you have done.
Thank you so much for spreading and sharing the love of The Beatles with Alice and I.
Here's the actual inside of the card. You can click on the pic to make the text larger if you like:
Isn't that the nicest sweetest thing? Man, that made my day! The Beatles have changed lives, and my admiration for them has influenced the new generations! I'm a true Beatles ambassador!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I had a very nice long weekend, ending with Veteran's Day yesterday. Didn't really go anywhere. Didn't do anything that special. I got stoned a couple of times. All in moderation of course, but still. Yeah, I should go get a license so I can do the stuff legally, but I gotta shell out about $125! Aren't there bigger problems in this world than arresting people for minor possession of marijuana?! I sang this amazingly long song/medley for karaoke last night! It was hilarious to see the impatience on certain people's faces! LOL! My bar friend Paul went to see Madonna in Vegas on Saturday night, and he HATED the show, HATED Madonna! "I hate that c**t so much right now! The Confessions Tour was so much better and fun, this was a disaster, and her singing and new arrangements were dreadful, she started so late, and even insulted us as an audience! I'm so disappointed", he said. Well thank you Paul! HA! I told him the vibe was much more positive at MY show; the divorce must be getting to Maddie or something and she gave the Vegas crowd a shit show I suppose.
I'm back at work today, and I'm blah! There's this one co-worker in particular whom I've shared quite a few laughs with in years past and been pretty nice to time and time again, but she made it clear to me the other day what a hateful horrible phony Christian bitch she is by having voted for PROP 8. So now my demeanor with her has changed, even though I remain strictly diplomatic with her of course. I wanna sock her in the jaw now when I see her. I know that's a horrible thing to say, but it's how I feel. I've lost a lot of respect for anyone who voted for that damn thing; I see it as a personal assault on gays and lesbians to support such a mean hateful measure, and I don't give a f**k if its due to ignorance/lack of knowledge/religious upbringing, but you still SUCK as a human being if you believe in YES on PROP 8. You suck! Period. And I do wanna know if you voted YES for it. So I can immediately cease relations with you. Yes, I am bitter/resentful at my own mother right now. You better believe it. It's not like I want to get married anytime soon myself, but the whole thing is so anti-gay and hurtful, that YES I DO TAKE IT PERSONALLY.
I'll keep repeating, "I'm grateful to have a job", and try to believe it, as the economy keeps sinking further into the colonoscopic depths of hell.
Thanks for stopping by, for reading, and most of all for commenting! You've all been so awesomely responsive lately!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Motivating me even more now to fight for what's right and hopefully protest soon myself, is my own mother's little diatribe on gay marriage last week. God, could she have been any nastier?! She said something to the effect of:
"Y allí están protestando/queriendo estos el matrimonio gay, y yo no estoy de acuerdo con eso. ¡Como friegan/odiosos! ¿Y para qué quieren casarse? ¿No están contentos con lo que tienen? Dios no va a permitir esto. ¡Le voy a orar a Dios para que esto no pase! No les da vergüenza depravados. ¡Si pasa el matrimonio gay, eso sería apocalíptico!
"And they're out there protesting/wanting gay marriage, and I don't agree with that. You guys are so irritating/hateful! And why do you guys need marriage? Aren't you happy with what you have? God will not allow this. I will pray to God that THAT never happens. Aren't you ashamed perverts? If gay marriage passes, that would be apocalyptic!"
I tried to put her heaven-awaits-thee hetero world into some real perspective as to how full of crap so many of them are, and it was met with silence. You ever seen this movie? Have ya? THIS IS MY MOTHER; played so brilliantly by the late great Anne Bancroft. MY GOD THIS IS MY MOTHER:
I guess that makes me Harvey Fierstein? LOLOLOLOLOL! I'm not exactly that hoarse or feminine, but I know how he feels and what he is saying.
OH! And I knew that voting for Ron Paul was the right thing to do. YOU MUST listen to Ron answer these horrible anti-gay questions (by the asshole host) so neatly, so cleanly, so righteously, so fairly. I love you Ron, and am so proud to have voted for you:
Friday, November 07, 2008
Check out my slideshow anyway:
And here's some cool YouTube highlights:
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
First of all, I wanna congratulate Barack Obama on his awesome victory. It is indeed a historic moment that a man of color (or half in this case) has ascended to the highest throne. I like you sir. Don't care much for your wifey, but I like YOU. I will pray that you do your best for our deeply troubled country. How ironic too that Obama's white grandma died like a day before the election right? That is almost too cinematic to even believe.
HOWEVER. Yes. HOWEVER. This is where my cynicism creeps in. I had to vote third party this time around (Ron Paul), because of the insane cult of worship revolving around Obama. He's only a man people! I've said it before, this is not JESUS! I know that eight years of Bush has left us scarred and crap, but this carrying on over Obamee and footage of people crying and jumping for joy is kind of bizarre! Calm down y'all! Our economic/social troubles are not gone just yet! Lots of work is to be done, and Barack has a lot to prove! I watched his victory speech last night and was just about to lose it when I saw Oprah and Jesse Jackson in the audience. GIMME A FACKIN' BREAK! UGH! YUCK! Jesse Jackson can finally stop his bullshit racism against whitey; you're out of a job you dumbass! LOLOL! Jackson doesn't even like Obama, what a phony! And that beluga whale OPRAH! She irritates me as well! She's as fake as they get/come!
And Proposition 8 has passed! JOY OF JOYS! Heterosexual marriage has been protected! Wow, what a downer man. In essence, all ye carpetmunchers and fudgepackers are going to hell okay? My holy heterosexual union produces children, unlike yours you filthy fags and dykes, so PEE U to your agenda! Florida and Arizona also passed gay marriage bans. I feel so unwanted right now. My own mother said she supported PROP 8. Their warped belief in Christ blinds them so. That blacks overwhelmingly supported this makes me even angrier! I guess discrimination is okay then?! I chose to suffer a life of rejection and ridicule right? And to top it off, I get to go to a burning purgatory for it!
I'm attending my first-ever Madonna concert live tomorrow night. YAY! Some real joy at least, in my otherwise pitiful bitter life.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Anyway, going back to what I was going to write about before WAT stupidly interrupted me, the MOTHER of all elections is tomorrow my fellow Americans! The world is watching with bated breath as to who will take office as the head CEO of the White House! I will be going to my local polling place, and will justifiably be allowed to leave work early to go and vote! YEEHA! I wonder how long the line will be? Should be a record turnout; we got an old white dude vs. a mixed race hipster and a big proposition here in California as to whether gay rights will stand or crash and burn. A YES vote on Proposition 8 will eliminate gay marriage in our state, and the religious nuts are all over this in true form/fashion. If I even see one more of those horrible intolerant YES on 8 signs I'm going to scream man! My neighbor has a new one up after the righteous desecration of the last one, but cowards they are as they are rarely seen and quickly go in and out of their condo. I will be praying for a miracle that PROP 8 goes down in flames. The victory dance I would perform will be astonishing! LOL!
This movie Blow, is not particularly amazing in any way, but it is the acting I believe which elevates it beyond its simple story of a man who became a drug smuggler. Johnny Depp is terrific as always, and Paul Reubens turns in a fascinating performance as a rich gay pot dealer. What surprised me the most were the two Spaniards in the film, Penélope Cruz and Jordi Mollà. Cruz does a good job in her role as a coke-snorting bitch wife, but it is Jordi as Depp's cellmate/business partner that really left me impressed. He has some of the most beautiful eyes I think I have ever seen, and I had no idea his English was so damn good! Mollà is also great in Segunda Piel with Javier Bardem, which has some raunchy racy scenes that make Brokeback Mountain look like a joke, and he played King Philip II in the last Elizabeth film with Cate Blanchett. Anyway, kudos to Jordi! Blow left me in tears, and I don't know why, but it was ultimately a very moving film based on the true-life story of George Jung. So there.
I leave you with this fairly new Oasis song which is most catchy and very Beatlesque of course: