Now you've all heard the anti-gay-marriage campaigners - in all their self-righteous raging homophobic glory - droning on and on about "traditional marriage", "God's intentions" and "Biblical teachings", as they condemn same-sex marriage and cry out that it's clearly something evil sent into this world by Satan himself to destroy us all.
You've listened, you've heard, you've observed, but you're not yet fully convinced that the haters are right and you simply don't have the time to read the whole Bible yourself right now.
Well, you're in luck, people, because Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian", has done all the hard work for you and in just four brief minutes lets you know everything you need to know about the good Lord's intentions when it comes to marriage.
All you music lovers out there who have yet to watch Elvis Costello's fantastic talk show, "Spectacle", have simply got to wake up and realize what you've been missing.
As I said in my earlier piece, Attention All Music Fans! The Best Talk Show Ever: "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...", there's never been a show quite like this one. It is - I repeat - the best talk show ever.
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord...
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.
Excerpts from Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, January 20th, 2009
Isn't it great to once again have such an articulate, intelligent, thoughtful, level-headed person in the White House? Someone who's not only an incredible inspiration to so many people, but someone who's also genuinely compassionate and empathetic.
- "There's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail." - Oct. 4, 2001. George W. Bush, in Washington, D.C., remarking on a back-to-work plan after 9-11, though, of course, he just as easily could have been talking about his entire presidency.
Hey, all you fans of comedy and politics, Bill Maher has a new film out this weekend, a documentary on religion called "Religulous". I haven't seen it yet, but it sure looks great. What I have seen, however, is Jon Stewart interviewing Maher on "The Daily Show" earlier this week and, man, was it ever good! Check it out here:
With the Euro '08 Soccer Championship about to start in just a couple of weeks from now I think it's important that everyone should try to really understand the game. I'm not going to attempt to explain the intricacies of the world's most popular sport myself; no, I'm going to leave that to Canadian comedian Steve Patterson. All soccer fans and non-fans alike should most definitely check this out.
Ok, I think I may have found the greatest TV show ever made. I can't state that as absolute fact since I've yet to see every other show ever produced, but to my mind it really can't get much better than this. I mean, this is definitely one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Not just on TV, but anywhere... ever... period! Check it out and see if you don't agree. After all, a talk show called "Vagina Power" just isn't going to be boring now, is it? Especially not when a straight-talking host like Alexyss K. Tylor brings her mom along as sidekick - truly a classic combination.
Last month I posted a rave about that hilarious Sarah Silverman clip called "I'm F*cking Matt Damon", which has now gone on to become one of the most watched clips in internet history. Well, if you liked that then you've most certainly got to watch her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's response, which is, appropriately enough, called "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck".
Some things in life simply need to be seen. This, I promise you, is definitely one of them. It may not be as good as Sarah's, but it's pretty damn close. And this one's got a whole lot more guest stars and even a spoof of "We Are The World" to boot.
Now this is a great interview! It's Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report interviewing Joe Solmonese, a prominent gay lobbyist from the homosexual rights organization Human Rights Campaign, in a hilarious 2-part interview (5 minutes each). Definitely a must see!