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Tuesday, December 05, 2006
I feel like I'm been slacking off lately. It's not that I don't love you all, it's just that I've been really busy, and the last thing I want to do when I come home is think. Or write. I'd much rather relax, or "chillax" as all the hip kids would say. For example, tonight, rather than give deep or serious thought to any of the pressing issues of the day, or get caught up on comics I've been asked to review, I watched the DVD of Beerfest and ate veggie chips with chipotle ranch dip. And listened to our upstairs neighbor roll bowling balls across the floor.
Johanna mentioned that she's been listening to Robbie Williams' last album, Intensive Care lately, which reminded me that I hadn't really talked about his newest album, Rudebox at all. It's good, but not as good as Intensive Care, I think. It's not as coherent as a whole. Though I think "She's Madonna" really deserves to heard.
The new Scissor Sisters album is still getting a lot of play in my house. As is the new-ish Polyphonic Spree EP that came out in advance of next year's album. But I haven't heard a lot of material from new performers that has appealed strongly to me.
So, I notice that A&E is getting a fair amount of buzz for their upcoming film Wedding Wars. To put it bluntly, I'm highly skeptical that the film will have anything of merit to say on the topic of gay marriage rights. All the material I've seen so far suggests that the focus of the film is less "marriage is a civil right, and the legal inequalities presented by the lack of gay marriage rights is a serious problem" and more "straight couple inconvenienced by uppity faggot demanding to be treated with respect and dignity."
The "Apple ad parody" format is well past over-played (as it was when the first Apple ad aired), but here's a specific example of something straight couples take for granted: