Dub Not Dubya

Friday, September 12, 2003
Johnny Cash has died. John Ritter, too. Insert here snarky comment about these things coming in threes and the Pope.

Snarkiness aside, I meant to mention a while back that I was really rather pissed that the brouhaha over The Kiss at the MTV awards overshadowed what should have been the story, Johnny Cash's video for "Hurt." I read about the video before the awards but had not seen it. Until now. Watch it. It will blow your mind. Rest in peace, big guy. You're reunited with June now.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003
It seems people in Russia are a little odd. In this NYT article about two gay men there getting married, we find the following strange quotes:

Another chauffeur, named Oleg, exclaimed: "My goodness, a man kissing a man. What if they've both been smoking? What's that like?"


They had already been in the news, though, after Mr. Morozov was accepted as a contestant in the Miss Nizhny Novgorod beauty pageant in June.

Government officials were aghast, and Mr. Morozov was quickly removed from the list of contestants. In a television interview, though, the contest organizer, Dana Borisova, said, "If he changes his sex he can compete next year, because he's a truly beautiful boy."

Okay, whatever!

Monday, September 08, 2003