Friday, May 01, 2009
The Talent Portion
Am I the only one sick of hearing about Carrie PreJean, our new Anita Bryant? She's a beauty pageant queen, for crying out loud. She's entitled to her opinion about gay marriage as we all are. By answering the question that Perez Hilton posed (and the answer made her sound as dumb as a bucket of hair -- ie, we have a choice between same sex or opposite (?!) marriage in America. Really? Last time I checked, most states don't allow gay marriage), she casts herself as a martyr for the cause, claiming to know that her answer would cost her the tiara. From the sounds of it, she's just short of the type of courage required to hide Jewish people from the Nazis. A modern day Joan of Arc with fake boobs paid for by the state of California.
I could never get fake boobs. The pain alone must be something else. I could never run around with perfect hair talking about the sanctity of marriage. First, I'm divorced. Oh wait a minute, that didn't stop Anita Bryant. Okay, I'm not that pretty or perfect. Never been on an orange juice ad either. Also, I know what a civil union is, something Ms. Prejean doesn't. "I mean, I'll get back to you on that one," she said on FOX news. "I think the gays should have hospital rights." What the fuck? I agree with conservatives when they get enraged about actors going around, sprouting opinions about situations they don't really understand. An actor's job is to act. And a beauty pageant winner's job? Probably sticking to the talent portion of the show. When I was young, Miss Texas came from Mineral Wells and her talent was ventriloquism. Seems like that might suit the latest Ms. California.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The best way out is always through." Robert Frost
Drinking memoir suggestion: Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters Courtney Martin
Benedictions and Maledictions
A special hi to my newest commenter, Boneman -- you're always welcome here! I love what you said about the pictures being a sort of autobiography. I couldn't have put it better myself and Lord knows I've tried. Congratulations to beautiful Cheri who is having a girl! And yes to my girl Jodi -- it's a white wedding cake martini coming up. Why endure a wedding cake when you can have a wedding cake martini?