Morning Meme: “The Gymnast” Twists and Turns, ABBA To Do “Something,” and the Return of the Flaming Moe

Color me surprised that the #1 movie of 2010 according to Quentin Tarantino is Toy
Story 3
. I loved it, but I just can’t wrap my mind around Tarantino
watching Toy Story 3, much less
loving it.

Chuck Berry,
easily one of the longest performing and most dynamic figures in rock and roll,
collapsed on stage in Chicago. The 84-year-old twice tried
to return to the stage to finish the concert, making me feel really lazy about
that pile of laundry in the corner.

Newly emboldened House Republicans plan to make an early vote on repealing health care reform.
No one expects them to succeed, but it does set the tone for the next two
years, and they could still choke reform off with funding issues. Sadly, I fear
many of their constituents will die for lack of care before these asshats die
of old age.

Comments from ABBA’s
Agnetha Faltskog that she could see the band doing something together in the near
future has the internet buzzing and snicks
hyperventilating. She’s ruled out a full blown tour like the Rolling Stones,
but it could still be “something.”

Guess what? Pastor
Tom Daniels
of Rio Linda in California was a major supporter of Prop 8,
which stripped the right to marry from GLBT couples. He’s also been arrested for suspicion of multiple cases of
child molestation.

We may complain that Glee
violates the laws of good narrative each week, but it appears that 30 Rock is most likely to violate laws, at least workplace laws and
ethics.

The Navy has opened a
formal investigation
into Captain
Honors
, and his use of government equipment aboard the aircraft carrier
Enterprise to produce and distribute anti-gay, homophobic short films, along
with misogyny and sexist propaganda. Who wants to bet at worst he retires with
full pension and benefits?

Lady Gaga says
that the single “Born This Way” will drop in February, but we’ll have to wait
until May for the full album.

We showed you the movie-themed Seattle Quake rugby calendar a few weeks ago, and now thanks to a
spy I have in Seattle, we can refer you to team tryouts that are now underway. You
know, just so you can report how much Photoshop was used.

David Arquette
partied hard for New Year’s, then
checked himself into rehab
for alcohol and depression. Arquette has been on
quite a tear since separating from his wife Courtney Cox in October.

According to gay rights movement legend Desiree Reneee
Arceneaux
, Frank Kameny, while an important figure in gay history, was the founder of the assimilationist movement, and not
the counter culture figure we tend to revere him as.

Even the Radio Shack CEO doesn’t know how they’re still in business.

Toy Story goes to Hawaii in a new short to appear before Cars 2.

What’s your GLBT news IQ for 2010?

What little faith I had in American taste is being destroyed
by the continued success of Little
Fockers
at the box office.

 

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