Friday, October 26, 2007

Reparative Therapy

The Daily Show takes a look at reparative therapy.

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Confession Meme

Finally. The definitive personal inventory.

1. Taken a picture completely naked? Yes.
2. Made out with a friend on your MySpace/Facebook page? No.
3. Danced in front of your mirror naked? No.
4. Told a lie? Yes.
5. Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? Yes.
6. Been arrested? No.
7. Made out with someone of the same sex? Oh yes.
8. Seen someone die? No.
9. Slept in until 5pm? No.
10. Had sex at work? Yes.
11. Fallen asleep at work/school? Yes.
12. Held a snake? Yes.
13. Run a red light? Yes.
14. Been suspended from school? No.
15. Totaled your car in an accident? No.
16. Pole danced? No.
17. Smoked? Yes.
18. Been fired from a job? Yes.
19. Sung karaoke? Yes.
20. Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Yes.
21. Laughed until a drink came out your nose? Yes.
22. Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes.
23. Kissed in the rain? Yes.
24. Sung in the shower? Yes.
25. Given your private parts a nickname? No.
26. Ever gone out without underwear? Yes.
27. Sat on a roof top? Yes.
28. Played chicken? No.
29. Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? No.
30. Broken a bone? Yes.
31. Mooned/flashed someone? Yes.
32. Shaved your head? No.
33. Slept naked? Yes. All the time.
34. Played a prank on someone? Yes.
35. Had a gym membership? Duh.
36. Felt like killing someone? Yes, but I've heard the food in jail is crappy.
37. Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? Yes.
38. Cried over someone you were in love with? Yes.
39. Had sex more than 10 times in one day? 'Fraid not.
40. Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? No.
41. Been in a band? No.
42. Subscribed to Maxim? Ewww.
43. Taken more than 10 shots of alcohol? No.
44. Shot a gun? Yes.
45. Had sex today? Yes.
46. Played strip poker? Yes. With a straight high school buddy. He lost. See #5 above.
47. Tripped on mushrooms? Yes.
48. Donated Blood? Yes, prior to becoming sexually active with men; now they discriminate and say if you've had gay sex even one time since 1979 you can't donate. There is an effort underway to undo this ridiculous requirement.
49. Video taped yourself having sex? No.
50. Eaten alligator meat? Yes.
51. Jumped out of an airplane? Nope.
52. Been to more than 10 countries? Yes.
53. Wanted to have sex with a platonic friend? Yes.
54. Shaved yourself bare? No.
55. Dressed in drag? Yes, on Halloween. It was not a pretty sight. I'm more of the 'linebacker' type.

BONUS: If you could be any celebrity for an entire week, who would it be and why? Laurence Olivier when he was young. Why? Because he looked great in boots in Wuthering Heights.

N.B. If you read all the way to this point, you are so tagged. Get busy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What's on the tube

Luke and Noah finally talk about their future.

Daytime teevee at its finest.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Collateral damage

We rarely hear the perspectives of the women who find themselves unexpectedly in mixed-orientation marriages. Here are two videos where their stories are told.

I post these because the discussion about whether a man with SSA should enter into a mixed-orientation marriage often focuses on his issues-- his desire for righteousness and exaltation, his desire to retain his family's approval, his fear of rejection by the church. What is left out of the discussion is the question of what risks such a marriage pose for the woman he might marry.

Via: Besen
Posted from: India

There is a third video on this subject that I will link to but not embed, since it more political than I intend in my blog.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Even more random things about Japan

What I learned on my summer vacation. The list continues:

  • All schoolgirls in Japan wear uniforms. Many straight men in Japan have a fetish for schoolgirls and their uniforms. A lot of the popular pornographic comic books feature uniformed schoolgirls. I have no idea what the age of consent is in Japan, but it has to be fairly young.

  • Pornographic comic books sometimes feature sex and romance between young men, but these are only read by heterosexual women! There is a special comic book genre just for this called yaoi. (The reason for yaoi's popularity with straight women is complex and deserves its own post.)

  • It is socially acceptable to look at pornography on a train or bus in Japan.

  • Bicycles are common, but there are no helmets to be seen in Japan.

  • You take a shower before you take a bath. Really.

  • Fish and pickles are breakfast items, as are pungent, fermented soybeans.

  • Many toilets have automatic water jets to clean your bum. They even include blow driers. Ladies may push a special pink button on the control panel. Electrically heated toilet seats are everywhere.

  • Pancakes in Japan contain shrimp and squid instead of blueberries, are covered not with maple syrup but with mayonnaise and thickened Worcestershire sauce, and are topped not with butter or whipped cream but with seaweed, pickled ginger and dried fish flakes. I cannot tell you how tasty they are. Truly delicious.

  • Riding in a car with an infant in your lap isn't the capital crime that it is in the U.S.

  • The Japanese postal service is amazingly efficient. Most streets are not named. A special block numbering scheme compensates for the lack of street names.

  • There's a lot more to shoe etiquette than just taking them off in the vestibule. Slippers are sometimes provided, sometimes forbidden, and special shoes are required while using the restroom. (I made a few innocent mistakes and was quickly corrected. Shoes matter in Japan.)

  • You can sometimes see vending machines next to rice fields. Vending machines are everywhere.

  • Traditional Japanese men's underwear (called fundoshi) is really sexy. Google it if you dare. I'm not going to corrupt your morals by providing a hyperlink. Okay, maybe just one, but I'm not asking you to click on it.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

John Kovalenko interview

This interview is shows the impressive change in spirit in gay Mormon youth. This interview could never have happened 25 years ago.

Via: Mormon Enigma