Bert and Ernie Come out for Prop 8/DOMA Ruling

new yorker bert and ernie coverDOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) is gone and Prop 8 was re-passed in California.

I’m going to wait to celebrate until gay marriage is legal for over a year in Cali and for my gay friends to have equal rights in more than just a handful of states.

Personal pessimism aside, people are rightly excited.

San Francisco’s City Hall was lit up to look like a rainbow xylophone, Pajiba and other websites showed us millions of gifs and pictures of iconic gay couples kissing, and The New Yorker, well, they made Bert and Ernie more than just friends…

The cover, featuring the two puppets snuggling like the lifelong lovers we always thought they were, is in no way associated with or approved by the folks over at Sesame Street, who have always maintained that B & E are platonic buddies like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The image, “Moment of Joy” by Jack Hunter, is said to have originated on Tumblr years ago. Thoughts?

J.K. Rowling Ditches Wands For Cleavage In ‘The Casual Vacancy’

Back in April, it was announced that Harry Potter darling J.K. Rowling would put hand to computer for a book directed at a more adult audience.

In just a day, Rowling’s first book since the series that sold over 450 million copies and made her the most famous living author in the world comes out.

It’s called The Casual Vacancy and it’s “a comic tragedy,” five hundred and twelve pages long, and about some sort of rivalry. Most importantly, it contains multiple laughable references to genitalia.

Here are three excerpts to blush and cackle over:

“That miraculously unguarded vagina.”

“The leathery skin of her upper cleavage radiated little cracks that no longer vanished when decompressed.”

” …With an ache in his heart and in his balls.”  Continue reading “J.K. Rowling Ditches Wands For Cleavage In ‘The Casual Vacancy’”

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [9-11-12]

New Yorker banned from Facebook for cartoon boob post. (Gawker)

Here’s Kate Winslet’s original screen test in Titanic, feat. Jeremy Sisto. (Bleeding Cool)

Zac Efron loves gay men, isn’t necessarily a gay man himself. (OhMyGAHH!)

A “source” says Vanessa Hudgens was “creeped out” by Nicolas Cage. (Entertainment Wise)

Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Tweeted by Oprah. (Advocate)

Enquirer says O.J. Simpson identifies as Khloe Kardashian’s father. (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Blake Lively and her bridesmaids walked the aisle in custom Marchesa gowns. (Huffington Post)

This purse full of wine is perfect for…Hamptons-type alcoholics in denial? (Grouchy Muffin)