This is probably old news to those of you who follow other blogs, but I couldn’t help but comment on Spaghetti Cat, a pasta-dining feline that has been popping up in the strangest places as of late.
Just earlier in the month, on the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, the cat suddenly appeared during an episode on binge drinking, and then disappeared as quickly as it came, accompanied by no explanation whatsoever (watch around 0:44):
The origins of Spaghetti Cat have proven to be a mystery. Where did the cat come from? Why is it eating spaghetti? As it turned out, the photo was taken from an upcoming segment being produced for the show, and was used in place of a bleep — a so-called “bleep photo”. The talented kitty was apparently also featured on a previous episode of “Pet Star.” The damn cat wants to eat dinner with Oprah Winfrey. This is the way we wash our pawww.
In other news, for those of you tired of looking at your cat’s boring old ears and head, there is a new product line for you! Kitty Wigs! Really.
Electric blue's the one for my pussycat.
The only question left is which one best fits your kitty. Bashful blonde? Electric blue? Silver fox? The sky is the limit — particularly with new wig designs coming in the near future!
I couldn’t help but admit that the kitty wigs made me think of my absolute favorite wig-wearing non-drag queen, mistress of the piano, Miss Tori Amos, who just last week (August 22) celebrated her forty-fifth birthday and is on the heels of the release of a new graphic novel created with Neil Gaiman and an enclave of other artists, Comic Book Hero. As a belated birthday treat, here’s one of my favorite old-school clips of a live Tori fuck-up (Mr. Zebra):
Download: Ratatat ‘Wildcat’
Download: The LK ‘Private Life of a Cat’
Posted in life, music
Tagged cats, comic book hero, kitty wigs, neil gaiman, oprah winfrey, ratatat, spaghetti cat, the lk, the morning show with mike and juliet, tori amos
It’s been a busy few months for this ghey, but sanity has finally returned and Reality TV Makes Me Cry is now coming to you live from a new location — Chicago. I may not have cable yet, nor is my Internet connection the most reliable, but I intend to update this blog as frequently as I am able to with remarks on the various crazinesses of our world.
Yahtzee, game on.
Hallmark goes gay with new cards.
Ever read a news story while instantly visualizing the next three headlines on that topic in the coming weeks? This was precisely my experience with this announcement from Hallmark that they would begin selling cards appropriate for gay-marrieds becoming civilly unionized, or whatever they call it these days, just in time for Portellen’s joyous union. These new cards arrive on the heels of a series of “coming out” cards unveiled last year by the retailer.
Cue the protesters: A number of Hallmark stores in the state of Idaho have announced that they will not carry the new offerings. The esteemed American Family Association has also added Hallmark to their shit list by encouraging a protest, just as they had earlier this year with the homo-friendly, gay pride mongers McDonald’s. Their rationale?
“… promoting same-sex marriage for profit is not the very best for families or our nation. Hallmark is a private company obviously driven by greed,” reads the official AFA petition. “Let them know you do not appreciate Hallmark promoting a lifestyle which is illegal in 48 states.”
Ho hum. You would think that the right-wing conservatives would find it enough to simply not buy the ghey cards and let the Bush-endorsed capitalist marketplace work itself out by eliminating the unholy pieces of parchment stuffed in equally evil envelopes. This is almost as amusing as the post-9/11 Dixie Chicks protest.
Anna Pastuszwska fall down, go boom, at her July 19 straight-wedding.
Speaking of illegal lifestyles and weddings, check out this story about a Michigan couple that was recently straight-married and wound up being tasered and spending the night in separate prison cells. Is this proof that the homosexual agenda has finally gained steam? Or did a bunch of bitches just get schwasted? Judge for yourself
Download: Dosh ‘I Think I’m Getting Married’
Download: Wolf Parade ‘Call It a Ritual’
Download: Telepathique ‘Love and Lust’
Posted in music, politics, queer
Tagged american family association, andy somora, anna pastuszwska, dixie chicks, dosh, gay marriage, george w. bush, greeting cards, hallmark, marriage, michigan, protest, right-wing crazies, telepathique, weddings, wolf parade