Morning Meme: 50 Cent Would Do “Glee,” Matthew Mitcham Not Retiring, and Conan O’Brien Takes a Beating In Slow-Mo

50 Cent says he’s open to appearing on Glee, as long as he doesn’t play a rapper. First, I’m against this considering some of the homophobic crap that has 50 Centcome out of his mouth in the past, but if it does happen, how about Will starts rapping, he walks on the set, pulls the plug, and just says “No.”

This is an interesting question. Say you’re a gay dad, watching his sons practice youth football, and the coach tries to motivate the team by yelling “What are you, a bunch of pansies?” What do you do? And if you do take action, are you overreacting?

An Arizona judge is currently resisting granting Thomas Beatie’s divorce because he doesn’t think that Beatie is really a man, and therefore his marriage wasn’t legal to start with. Beatie counters he has legally changed his gender, and has the U.S. passport to prove it.

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is supporting the local gay Pride, and the U.S. hate groups are coming out in force to oppose the efforts.

Ron MossRonn Moss, who has played Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful has quit the show after 25 years after a change in licensing forced a pay cut. Moss is one of the original actors on the show, and it’s hard to imagine the soap without him, or the Speedo he occasionally appears in.

The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro has long hosted the Harvest Ball fundraiser of The Castro Country Club, a queer recovery group. But this year, with the new anti-gay Archbishop, the group has been told that their fundraiser is welcome, but not if they have any drag queens.

Matthew Mitcham may not have won a medal in London, but he’s decided that he can’t retire, he loves the Olympics too much. With injuries, he’ll probably transition to the 3M Springboard for Rio. “But I have been in discussion with Chava my coach about the possibility of becoming solely a springboard diver … Matthew MitchamI’m not really going to take a holiday when I get home — I’m actually going to start working on the strength required to be a springboard diver straight away.“It’s going to take a long time to get my thighs as big as [China's] He Chong’s.” He also talks about being a synchro partner for James Conner.

About 1,000 kilometers off the coast of New Zealand, huge chunks of volcanic pumice are floating in an area the size of Belgium, released by an underwater volcano. Lighter than the seawater, they bob on the surface, but don’t pose a danger to a modern ship.

A 67 year old man has won the annual AARP spelling bee with the word “rhizoctonia.” He won $1,000 and a five year membership to AARP.

Yet again, we have a vice presidential candidate in Rep. Paul Ryan who likes to shoot and kill animals. At least he doesn’t use a helicopter to hunt.

Before naming Rep. Paul Ryan to the ticket, the Romney campaign looked through “several years” of tax returns for all the short list candidates. The irony seems lost on them.

Tasmania isn’t the only Australian territory looking to enact marriage equality: South Australia is also planning a bill.

Eddie IzzardA new batch of secrets from WikiLeaks claims that the government has set up a surveillance network  on U.S. soil using connected private security cameras and facial recognition software. The program, called TrapWire, is being run by a private company named Arbaxas based in Northern Virginia.

Concerning Mockingbird Lane, Eddie Izzard says “It’s going to be probably as different from the original Batman, to Tim Burton’s Batman. We don’t have the action and the budget of that, but we do have quite an elegant, weird, twisted, dramatic, but dark and comedic pilot that we’ve just shot. We will see where that goes in the wide wide world of everything, but that’s where it is. And the Grandpa role is not quite the same as the original Grandpa role. He is just the patriarch.”

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