Mega Shark vs. Giant Denial

“Like maybe I’m having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin,” [Lindsey Graham] said. “I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry.” [NYT, via Benedick]


Maybe Benedick needs to call Sen. Graham and explain what being gay means. I don’t believe the GOP manual covers that subject very clearly.

There’s a mention of the gay in Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home”. Maybe this is what Lindsay Graham is worried about:

The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home
Tis summer, the darkies are gay

Of course now that line has been sanitized to the people are gay so nobody watching the Derby gets offended by the way white people talked not too long ago. Maybe Graham is afraid he might catch a gay condition once found only among the slaves.

@Dave H: I think the GOP manual pretty much covers it. pp 54-236 in my copy.

“I am not a crook”

in other news: The Last Airbender?


if you are not into effects and older than 8 dont bother.

but I gotta say, for Shamalama it was surprisingly watchable.

@Capt Howdy: The FX looked chip in a chip way on TV.

@Capt Howdy: Well, what do you expect? He shot the whole thing with his Flip.

He knows who Ricky Martin is, how gay is that?

the effects was the only thing that kept me in my seat. they were mostly very good.
since we went under something called “The Effects Council” which meets a couple of times a month it was why I was there.

The Effects Council? That’s awesome, I think Paul Weller is jealous.

Sounds like Jr would like the Airbender flick, he dabbled in the toon for a few years.

@Capt Howdy:
It’s 2X better than Battlefield Earf. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 4% vs BE’s 2%.

Admit it, Lindsay: you added the “I ain’t gay” bit at the end as an afterthought. The phrasing should really have stopped at “I ain’t available.”


thats hilarious. I didnt think it was THAT bad but that is very funny.

It reads like a coded letter to Ricky Martin that says, “MAKE ME YOUR BITCH, RICKY!”

What is that saying, the scar that reveals the wound?

Or, to put it in a way we can all understand: musical theatre!

It is a widespread belief that Bobby, the central character in Furth/Sondheim’s Company is gay because … well just fucking look at him. However, the authors, for some inexplicable reason (generational?) are still, publicly, deep in the closet. When the show was revived a few years ago, to stifle the whole Bobby’s Gay dispute they added a scene in which one of the other men (the most improbable, natch) comes on to him so Bobby can say “Dude, WTF! I ain’t no stinkin’ homo fag!” or words to that effect. Thereby proving conclusively, by means of that very denial, what everyone already knew: Bobby’s gay.

Anyhow, this Lindsey Graham denial is something like that. Only much more boring. And without the kick-ass score. Or Elaine Stritch.

@Capt Howdy: Truly, it will be the *Last* Airbender. No sequel here, folks.

I knew that it was gonna suck years ago when they announced the project and the director right about the same time that they announced the other Avatar. Bummer, and jinx. How/why do you live action an anime (although I gotta say: live action Gundam – I am fucking there, dude), especially one so distinctive? May as fucking well do “One Piece” with Michael Cera now.


and it begs for a sequel like a neglected Pomeranian.

@Benedick: Stritch!! She was on stage at the Sondheim 75th gala that I saw at the Hollywood Bowl. Sitting on a stool. Blew the bandshell off the stage.

@Benedick: Wait. You can’t just walk away after a line like that. Tell the story, please.

@Nabisco: I just randomely hit play on my new blackberry to show someone the music function, and Beat Surrender came blasting out, damn, that song is a fucking manifesto, “don’t you categorize punk, watch me make punk soul music.”

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Well, shit, it was like saying “I don’t have any Liza Minnelli albums.” “I’ve never used “Locker Room.”

I once saw a defendant, on the stand, when asked if he was at the scene of the crime, say, no shit, these were his words, “noone saw me, did they?” Thats kinda the situation Lindsay is in, there.

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