Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
LET'S "KICK THE ICK" OUT OF OUR PUBLIC DISCOURSE.
I've spoken often about the "ick" factor — the visceral reaction many have to the sight of something unfamiliar, like two men kissing. When I was growing up, the reaction toward interracial couples was similar, and that disgust over white/non-white intimacy was used to justify laws against interracial marriage.
Many use their irrational discomfort over gay intimacy to justify discrimination. This video, shot in a restaurant in Mississippi, illustrates that all too clearly, underscoring deep social and religious divides over this question. But there is cause, too, for hope — especially among young people. The ick is fading away, as it inevitably will. So watch and ask yourself, "Do I have a bit of the 'ick' in me?"
by George Takei
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
She said, “Okay, so one night as I’m standing there brushing my teeth after my shower, this one decides the top of my head would make a great spot to chill out and groom herself and, well, it’s now become a routine…”
It might not be the most practical trick in the world, but it’s pretty adorable anyway.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
"I Expect My Life To End ... Soon'
the last interview of Johnny Cash, on 20 August 2003, less than a month of death of the eternal 'Man in Black'. He died on 12 September 2003.