Saturday, June 27, 2009

Now Obama's using signing statements...

I seem to remember us rejecting the Repugs because their guy did the same thing... and Obama promised a break from those shady practices.

If Obama refuses to stand by his word, I see no reason to support him in the future.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Minister proves Satan is FABULOUS!!!...

Don't drop the lead, as journalists might say.

Turns out this minister has been exorcizing gay people to rid them of their gay demons... No, really.

But that's not the important part of the story.

The important part is that we now know that demons are gay. No wonder the Repugs have been so against gay marriage!!! It all makes sense now! And Satan's snappy dressing - of course!!

.... wait. That also means the best parties are going to be in hell.... God dammit....

Saturday, June 20, 2009

John Hodgman gives geek love...

The inner nerd in me is compelled to post this...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sometimes we find our way…

Completed. Done. Finito Benito. Play number seven has been wrapped up and put to bed.

… well, except for revisions/rewrites/proofings, etc. but that first draft is history, baby!

It started out as a play about my father – well, about losing my father. It’s a play about a mother and son and how they relate when the father he never knew and the husband who could never commit dies and leaves them together. But then, it turned into more than that. Much more.

Because the father couldn’t commit to the mother, it also became a play about loving someone who could never love you back, about longing for that love, spending your whole life missing what you never had and wishing for the impossible. So, though it was far from my original intent, it also became a play about Rosa.

There are still days when I can hear her voice. There are days when I wonder how she is. And I feel horrible about it. Guilt creeps up and smacks me in the head. Because I have someone now who loves me. Her name is Vicky. So, this play deals with that horrible possibility that I could have ended up spending my life striving for something that wasn’t real and I realize that missing her now and then is nothing compared to the mistake I almost made.

And that’s what we do as writers. We take what was and write about what could have been. We take we didn’t happen and write about if it did. We worry away at possibilities and create impossibilities. And we end up with characters we feel very sorry for – we regret the things we do to them, even if they aren’t real, because they have to face the horrible realities of our imaginations.

If I had stayed with Rosa, I would be living a life of ice-cold neglect and empty loneliness. The alternative cost me years of regret that was nearly intolerable but it was still a better price to pay, in the long run. And I got to find Vicky, which made it worthwhile, for the most part.

And I got a new play, too. So, there’s that.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I’m thinking about going into evangelical songwriting…

I’ve decided to give up my atheist lifestyle. Why swim against the mainstream? The Christians have all the political clout and all the power so, hey, why fight it? In fact, I’ve decided to write my praises to God in song. Here are just a few of them…

Suck me Jesus

Suck me Jesus
Suck on my sin
Suck it deep
Again and Again
I like when you suck
It’s like a Win/Win
Suck me Jesus
Suck long and hard on that sin

I’ve been touched by God but not in that way

I’ve been touched by God but not in that way
I’ve been touched by God but not in that way
If God was a man, would that make me gay?
I’ve been touched by God
But I don’t think he meant it that way

The Lamb of God is Great

The Lamb of God is Great
The Lamb of God is Good
I’d fuck the shit out of the Lamb of God
And if you could, you know you would, too.

You think they'd rather I stayed an atheist?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bill Maher says about Obama...

... what I keep wishing Obama would hear...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Among other things...

If Earth is God’s creation, and everything on Earth is God’s creation, wouldn’t that make pollution blasphemy?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It's "Idiot Religion" Day...

Check out more religious idiocy over on One Path...

Monday, June 01, 2009

In honor of the religious nutjob who killed Dr. Tiller...

You ever notice that most of the same people against abortion also think homosexuality is a sin... which doesn't make much sense because you almost never see homosexuals needing an abortion. Hell, they don't even need birth control!!