Sunday, December 25, 2005

Ho Ho Ho

File under Christmas-or-holiday-of-your-choice Cheer. See humor below.

But first, Quotes of the Day, both concerning 'Brokeback Mountain' and cultural attitudes toward gays:

1. One thing struck me as I watched it: This is what it must be like for gays to watch love and sex scenes in ordinary (i.e. heterosexual) American movies - physically alien but, at best, with an emotional universality anyone can understand.

2. All three performances of the year (Hoffman in Capote, Ledger in Brokeback, and Huffman in Transamerica) in different degrees are about gender crises and same-sex relationships. After 2005, the shaven-headed genie with the earring isn't going to go back into the bottle.

Some Humor:

From The Onion, my favorite feature, “What Do YOU Think?"

Question: “Apopohis, an asteroid that measures over a quarter of a mile wide, may be on course to hit the earth with the force of 100,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic blasts in the year 2036. What do you think?”

Answer 1: "Boy, that's a really long time to scream my head off in terror, but here goes..."
Answer 2: "I hear a mission is being planned to intercept and destroy the asteroid. All I can say is: Not with my tax dollars..."
Answer 3: "This sounds like something that would have to be co-managed by NASA and FEMA. God help us all."

Question: “The European Union is going to impose sanctions against member nations that cooperated with the U.S. CIA-run prisons. What do you think?”

Answer 1"Are they going around accusing people of torture? I mean, apparently we torture people who say that shit."
Answer 2: "It looks like maybe the CIA should return to its former purpose: toppling hostile governments. In this case, the EU."
Answer 3: "So suddenly the fatherland of S&M has a problem with torture?"

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