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"Calgon — take me a gay!"
December 10, 2008 – 3:33 PM | 24 Comments
"Calgon — take me a gay!"

"Shhh, Daddy's stories are on."
To all my friends and readers who called in gay today, Lee and I salute you. Don't forget to take a nice hot bubble bath with your favorite boy or girl …

Prop 8 is enough
November 14, 2008 – 1:18 AM | 76 Comments
Prop 8 is enough

It's more than enough, in fact. We've had more than enough codified discrimination in this country over its long and sometimes misguided history, and whatever semantics those in favor of Proposition 8 choose to hide …

Two more things, only one of which is embarrassing
November 6, 2008 – 9:29 PM | 30 Comments

The non-embarrassing: you guys, the Newsweek special election report is gripping stuff. All day, I've given myself one page each time I finish something from my to-do list, but a little while ago I gave …

Yes We KECHONK!
November 5, 2008 – 2:19 AM | 187 Comments
Yes We KECHONK!

In lieu of the regular Vine, a few words of advice: remember when this happened, and how awesome it felt. Remember that you, the Nation, have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people. …

Please please please, let me, let me, let meeeee get what I waaaaaant this tiiiiime
November 3, 2008 – 2:38 PM | 184 Comments
Please please please, let me, let me, let meeeee get what I waaaaaant this tiiiiime

Election Day is nigh at last; I can't WAIT to vote. And, honestly, to have this campaign madness over with at last…not to mention the last eight years' worth.
In case it didn't go without saying, …

Update/Local Biz: October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008 – 10:59 AM | 5 Comments
Update/Local Biz: October 18, 2008

A hair away from 67K at this writing. Don't forget: at 75K, a match kicks in automatically. You know the "Double Your Impact" notices you may have seen on certain projects? The Tomato Nation is …

At The Death House Door
August 31, 2008 – 2:00 PM | 12 Comments
<I>At The Death House Door</I>

UPDATE: At The Death House Door is airing on IFC on Monday September 1 at 9 PM, with other airings to follow.
Speaking of famous boyfriends…I recorded At The Death House Door when it first aired, …

Awww.
June 17, 2008 – 6:35 PM | 31 Comments

That's damn right, California.

Due Respect
May 29, 2008 – 9:43 AM | 74 Comments
Due Respect

"Everyone except me is just so STUPID."
I like finding out that people or institutions don't suck as much as I'd thought. It happened three years ago, during the writing of the TWoP book; I had …

Hillusions of grandeur
April 23, 2008 – 1:16 PM | 89 Comments

From John Helton's PA-primary postmortem on CNN.com: "Look for Clinton to head into upcoming contests with the message that Obama can't win in the big states like Pennsylvania and Ohio that Democrats will need to …