Thursday, December 08, 2005

Morning Edition - 12/8/05

Noah’s Arc; Update
With only one episode left this season – short season, huh?! – Noah’s Arc is shaping up to be an interesting series with as many issues as some of its more well-developed straight sitcom predecessors. A girlfriend of mine called up yesterday to announce she believed Noah’s Arc reminded her of a gay Sex and the City. Last night Ricky reverted to his selfish ways as he attempted to dispose of HOT doctor new-comer and piece-of-eye-candy, Junito. The scene was a reminder that discrimination and ignorance regarding HIV+ people is still alive and well – even in the gay subculture. Alex is blindly abusing Trey’s time. Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to recognize that your partner is not at your beck-and-call simply because you’re in a relationship. Chance and Keith will be tying the knot – but not in Chance’s childhood church. Both have opted to hold their ceremony where their vows will be celebrated, rather than tolerated. Finally, Wade has taken a HUGE step forward in asking Noah, whom he has been rooming with temporarily, to make the shared living arrangement permanent. Noah appears apprehensive about the idea – somebody please slap this queen to the ground! For the record Wade, I’ll press your t-shirts any day!! Next Wednesday is the final episode of season one – and there had better be a season two or LOGO will be getting a serious letter and petition from moi’! Look for the BIG Chance and Keith wedding day with some shocking cast surprises.

J’Moo better; Meets Noah’s Cast
Resident blogger J’Moo aka Clent J., is out of the hospital after a bout with diverticulitis. Immediately following his discharge from Mt. Sinai hospital, J’Moo joined his ex and hairdresser to the celebrities, Oscar at NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s table for the G-MAN Annual Awards festivities. While at the awards J’Moo rubbed shoulders with the cast of Noah’s Arc – well, minus characters Trey and Eddie -which strengthens my belief that both actors might very well be straight in real life.

Brokeback Mountain; Begins Friday, December 9
Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, opens in selected theaters this Friday, December 9. It is being touted as “the most poignant love story.” Straight actors Jake Gyllenhaal (as Jack Twist) and Heath Ledger (as Ennis Del Mar) play gay cowboys who deny their love for each other and forge on with straight lives – including wives and children. Does true love win in the end or does the need to conform to society establish itself as the glue to keep relationships together? Based on the Annie Proulx story about a secret – and extremely forbidden – relationship, the story shows two cowboys and their lives over a course of many years. This movie is not about gays and acceptance; it’s about true love and the desperate need to have it survive. Please let me know if you’d like to join T and me to catch a Sunday matinee of this flick. Bring a tissue box.

Real Thirsty; Real Stupid
Police officer Ronald Dupuis of Michigan was riding shotgun with partner Prema Graham when he demanded she pull the patrol car over so that he could buy a soft drink. When she refused, Dupuis pulled his taser gun and shocked Graham in the leg. She was not seriously injured, but Dupuis was fired and charged with assault. He may serve up to three months in jail.

Manners…Moron!
Today we are skipping our On Blast column and instead publishing our first EVER, Manners Moron, piece. This is where I share manner items that we can all address to live more peaceful – and sometimes more productive – lives. Today’s point of contention – Address the question; save the wit. When someone asks you a question that a “yes” or “no” answer will answer, DO NOT attempt to add wit or sarcasm by elaborating or going into a “What do you think….” or “I thought we discussed….” It is much easier and word efficient to simply answer “yes” or “no.” Let’s cut the unnecessary sarcasm with friends, family and others by sticking to answering the question asked, first. If the person making the inquiry chooses to have you elaborate, then you may ZAP their azz. Until then, save the sarcasm, answer the question at hand and realize that sometimes you make matters much worse by expanding unnecessarily.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

12 comments:

donya said...

You okay this morning sweetie?

Lorraine said...

Good Morning Everyone!

Cocoa Rican said...

LOL Donya! Yes, I'm fine. That last column (Manners Moron) really seems out of character, huh? Well, it's a column I announced a while back - before I eased-up a bit and was wearing my rosey-colored glasses. Anyway, T kind-of inspired me to revisit the idea this a.m. :)

Lorraine said...

OK, OK, I know I haven't been around for a minute but dam....

Cocoa Rican said...

Mornin' Lorraine! How's it goin' pumpkin?!! Welcome back.

Lorraine said...

Good Morning Love...I've been reading every now and then, trying to keep up with your o so interesting life! The Noah's Ark thing, well, uh, I haven't the slightest clue. Holiday plans?

krisalmighty said...

Has somebody been avoiding Cocoa's questions????. Good morning Mr. C

Cocoa Rican said...

Mornin' Mr. Almighty!

Anonymous said...

H.M."T"C.-M.

petite morceau said...

I confess...I often give sarcastic answers to questions that seem to me to be very obvious.

However, if you and T insist, I will try to change my attitude and become more tolerant. ;-P

:::note to self, when asked stupid question, bite tongue, count to 10 and give straight-up answer and smile:::

Cocoa Rican said...

Yeah Jeanine, brotha-man made me a little HOT this morning when he decided to get sarcastic on me instead of just answering "yes" or "no". Truth is, I knew the answer (as he surmised) but was asking the question to avoid ordering T around. I thought by asking the question I would urge you to move to action.

Here's the scenario: I ironed my clothes last night in an effort to buy T and I more time in the morning. We both have been running a little late each morning and wanted more quality time with each other. Also, we both are beginning our bouts with the gym this week and need to have our acts together before leaving the house. T chose to sleep on the couch while I pressed my clothes last night and needed to iron this a.m. When the alarm went off this morning, I simply said, "Good morning baby....hope you slept well." When he didn't move, I said, "Baby, do you need to press your clothes this morning." Rather than say "Yes" and getting up to iron, he countered with, "You know I didn't iron last night, why would you ask me that?" I said, "Baby, we can both smart, but I think we'd both benefit from simply answering each other's questions first. The truth is, I was trying to have you get up and iron and rather than order you to, I thought it would make you feel better if I urged you along..."

Hence today's inspiration for the Manners Moron topic! :)

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