Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy PRIDE!

Happy Pride!

P.S: That adorables gif choice is no random googling accident; I just now started watching Sherlock because it was recommended to me and it is AMAZEBALLS.

P.P.S: And ugh, file this under nerdgirls are easy -- predictably, irrevocably (and as per usual, totally late to the party): Benedict Cumberbatch's brilliant turn on the BBC as Sherlock (okay, for real, it's also those thick. black. curls.), mind-blowing performance as bizarro reboot Khan in Star Trek, Into Darkness (okay, for real, it's also that. body.), and (just in case you're insane and didn't click on that Khan link) good lord sweet jesus his baritone, sex-oozing voice (gurl, for real, that. voice.). And so here we are, hook line sinker: one more for the man harem. If he stays away from man harem lifetime member James McAvoy's odd career choices he has a shot at a Paul Newman or Laurence Olivier caliber career.

The internets also pinky swear that Cumberbatch is, essentially, perfect: not merely satisfied with being talented, and handsome in that alabaster alien meets sexy ginger Keebler elf way, he is rumored to also be highly intellectual, modest, witty, polite, charming, and kind. He claims to love both his mother and reading books. He supposedly rides a motorbike, is OK firing up the occasional smoke, and speaks Latin. Holy hot hell. He's also remarked that he desperately wants to breed, so OK, baby daddy dealbreaker aside, he's almost my perfect man harem piece. But, since I will never really know any of those more intimate details for sure, better to stick with the basics, non? Can't go wrong with possessing documented talent AND teh sex (unless you're a rumored jerkface *cough*Fassy*cough*); most signs though point to his likability and general good guy-ness as fact. Cumberbatch is first string, lifetime member material all the way.

Seriously, click on that voice link. Do it.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013


California Proposition 8 Appeal Denied, DOMA Struck Down

The court found that the sponsors of California's Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage, had no standing to appeal lower-court decisions that held the initiative unconstitutional - a ruling that is likely to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the state within weeks.

Separately, the court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that married same-sex couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples.

Though striking down DOMA has far broader, more exciting implications for the US of A than simply striking down Prop H8, as a California native, it's great to know people I love will have immediate benefits from this, and it's amazing to be part of this historic victory today.

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013


Great story about the making of this track on Open Culture, here.

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