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.
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…