This explains some things…

February 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm (my life)

Hi everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been Gynomiting as much as I should- I’ve been busy traveling a bit, writing a bit for other sites, writing for myself, and working on the new gig I just got as a theater director (more about that when I’m ready to stop squeeing about it and start talking!).

Just know that I love you all, and I have some fun stuff about poisonous mammals coming up soon, and in the meantime, enjoy this bad joke:

This is the most boring name for a sex club ever.

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Would you hold it against me?

February 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm (pop culture)

I couldn’t put it any better than Eliot Glazer, who said “Someone needs to snort some Nasonex, quick!”

Poor girl. She just can’t help but be a mess. This makes me appreciate all the handlers that must have been keeping her messiness under wraps during the pre-breakdown years.

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Come on, ideeli. You should have thought this through a bit.

February 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm (fashion)

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And now, here’s your song of the day.

February 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm (music)

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A rape is a rape is a rape

February 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm (women's issues)

This incredibly powerful and incredibly short Tumblr entry was forwarded to me by Eli, and it is from Tinaisall. I’ll shut up and let her speak.

When has the definition of rape become so blurred? No matter what led to this, I am the victim. I did not sign up for what happened. Just because I didn’t fight (enough), it doesn’t mean I wanted it to keep happening. Just because they have video of me flirting back with the seemingly flamboyantly gay men at the diner, it doesn’t mean I was planning on going back to my apartment to get raped. Just because I was acting flighty, it doesn’t mean I was experiencing any enjoyment at all.

I am disgusted with the system. I am disgusted with the human race. I can only hope this experience will somehow lead to change.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room

February 25, 2011 at 9:12 am (gynomite's reading room)

Five brutally honest tips for dating a blogger- from Village Voice.

Here’s my husband Kumail on Conan last night!

10 amazing facts about YouTube- did you know you can play Snake within any YouTube video? And that’s just one out of ten!

Thin Mints are dangerous- this girl stabbed her roommate for taking hers.

Citizenship test tips- just memorize the answers they give you! Fascinating stuff at Slate.

Here’s a fun interview that Jonah, Kumail, and I did about The Meltdown, complete with fun pics documenting the show. Thanks to Turnstyle!

Beyonce in blackface for fashion and a very well-done editorial about the use of blackface for art’s sake- at Necole Bitchie, via Atlanta Post.

The supposed secret recipe for Coca-Cola was revealed last week, and now a Muslim man in Israeli has filed a class-action lawsuit because that secret recipe shows that Coca-Cola contains alcohol. I guess the eternal punishment of drinking alcohol for Muslims could be offset by 1.2 million dollars.

I wrote an open letter to Rush Limbaugh about his slagging our First Lady about her appearance, at MyDaily!

Just when I was starting to get bummed, there’s a new post from Hyperbole and a Half. Go read now!

Best ever photo of Nessie, taken a week ago- do you still care?

Terrifying news- there’s a virus transmitted via oral sex that is the cause of the catastrophic rise in throat cancer in people under 50. The virus? Terrible old HPV. Seriously, guys and gals, get yourself vaccinated.

A very cynical guy wants to teach you how to be a Twitter guru in six easy Tweets.

I wrote about a woman who is suing Century 21 for 1.5 million dollars for shortchanging her 80 cents. She is an awesome lady. For MyDaily!

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The best pitch email I have ever received.

February 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm (my life)

I should probably get a sample, right?

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Gay News!

February 23, 2011 at 11:31 am (GLBTQ issues, movies, music) (, )

Two very different stories, both made me clap my hands with glee!

First, Lady Gaga made a deal with Target to release an exclusive, remix-filled version of Born This Way in their stores. But wait, you say, doesn’t Target donate to a bunch of anti-gay organizations, including icky gay-hating political group Minnesota Forward? Well sure, they did, but their CEO apologized.

Not enough for Gaga.

Via ONTD:

“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Lady Gaga said. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.”

As a result, the company has committed $500,000 to LGBT community projects, although that is a tiny fraction of the $156 million it donates every year to ‘community efforts’.

And just like that, I love Lady Gaga again.

 

Second, some eagle-eyed film fan noticed something familiar about the set of The King’s Speech- that gorgeous, well-windowed apartment where Geoffrey Rush lived and worked.

He thought he’d seen it in a movie before….  (VERY NSFW after the jump)

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So excited!

February 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm (Uncategorized)

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This is why Link doesn’t talk in the Zelda games.

February 22, 2011 at 9:58 am (video games)

Today, over at Kotaku, they want us to remember that not everything in the Zelda canon is perfect, and in fact, one thing that Zelda spawned may be the worst thing ever made: The Legend of Zelda animated series.

It ran for just 13 episodes in 1989, and somehow, god help us, Link managed to squeeze in a terrible catchphrase:

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