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With charges that he killed 143 residents of the village of Dejail in 1982, Sadam Hussein’s trial will begin soon. Of course, these are just the initial charges the toppled former leader of Iraq faces. Iraq’s national security adviser said that to prove Hussein will be treated and tried fairly, the trial will be televised. No date for the trial has been announced.
You Should’ve Gone For It
DL Hughley, formerly of ABCs The Hughleys, has a new Comedy Central show for the next 13 weeks – Weekends At the DL. No pun intended, but wouldn’t Weekend On The DL suit the show better? I mean, I know the recent negative connotations the DL (down low) may have and a black man hosting the show would’ve added credence to it, but the truth is, it probably would’ve suited the show better. I’m not saying this because I have the scoop on Hughley. The show is just plain horrible. Poorly scripted, poorly acted and Hughley seemed so uncomfortable in his role as host that I cringed several times during his attempt to interview pretty interesting guests. His first show included Chris Rock and Regina King – both of whom seemed to want to run off the show. All said, if you’re watching this show we sure hope you’ll just keep it on the DL…. it’s not worth telling anyone about it.
Great Adventure; Gay Day
Six Flags Great Adventure is holding its Gay Day At Six Flags in Jackson, New Jersey, on Friday, September 9, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. The park is closed to the general public and opens strictly to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. The park boasts 13 roller coasters and plenty of other attractions. Tickets are $38 in advance and $55 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.circuitticket.com.
Lost In Translation
Last night I ordered new plates for my vehicle. Yes, I figured it was time to personalize things and make the ‘ole Boricuamobile say something more than, “I’m a frugal bitch with shallow pockets.” So I got online and played with several different options: UWANTME; KISSIT; NYRICAN; unfortunately, my inner freak won out. My new plate…drum roll please – “KUM4ME” Don’t say it. I initially chose this plate because we have a saying… well, in the gay community. “Come for me,” simply means let’s see what you’ve got and I’ll set you straight. A challenge of sorts. What I came to find out – after my order had been confirmed, of course – is that straight people see it as a crass and overt request to do me a “favor” of sorts. Well, I’m not changing it. Call it my birthday gift to myself or my new found defiance for the “norm.” So just honk your horn when I KUM by. I’ll be sure to honk back!
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