Re: The Bachelor Party Was Bitchin'

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Does that mean we lose Labs too?


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 5:39 PM
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Live long and prosper.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 5:39 PM
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The bitchelor party was batchin'. Yep, batchin' up some data.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 5:40 PM
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One interesting thing about this gay marriage thing is that people I know, who may have been against it at one time, are now more likely to be trying to figure out a way to profit from it.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 5:43 PM
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Outside of the county clerk's office in Oakland, California, across the bay from San Francisco, a lone protester stood next to a camper covered in anti-gay marriage placards and criticized the state Supreme Court.

Awww. The Loneliest Protester.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 5:43 PM
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5: I'd rather have read about a crowd of protesters. There's a reason that we fear the lone gunman.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 6:02 PM
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I'm going to a former co-worker's street-legal gay wedding tomorrow morning. I already went to the ceremony in 2006, but now they're doing it with paperwork. Yay!

It occurs to me that I really should have nailed down the various contracts for my own wedding before the decision came down.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 6:47 PM
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Wait, why, Wrongshore? Are you worried you'll get gay married by accident?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 6:54 PM
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Too late!


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:01 PM
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To be clear, the service contracts. CA wedding demand is going to outstrip supply for the year to come.

I'm not worried, for example, that the ketubah factory is going to issue exclusively Adam & Steve versions to California customers.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:04 PM
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I'm wondering if there's a business plan in selling some kind of insurance or legal services to the heterosexual couples who worry that the advent of gay marriage will somehow unravel their own marriage.


Posted by: ed bowlinger | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:07 PM
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Oh, like booking things like reception halls and stuff.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:08 PM
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Homophobe.

California will be the marriage location of choice until Hawaii legalizes it.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:08 PM
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It will be really charming when New Jersey legalizes gay marriage and launches a promotional wedding tourism campaign.

"Oo, Pine Barrens or Big Sur?"

Actually, it could do a lot for Beach Haven.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:19 PM
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I would totally go to George Takei's wedding, but since Shatner didn't make the cut I guess I didn't either.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:44 PM
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California will be the marriage location of choice until Hawaii legalizes it.

I know for a fact that the quaint country inn sector in Vermont took a beating when Massachusetts legalized gay marriage (Why drive all the way to Vermont for a sub-standard civil union when you can get the real thing in Boston or on Cape Cod?).

I'm sensing a new scam for Jack Abramoff when he gets out of prison. He should get the gay marriage profiteers in California to pay him to gin up evangelical opposition to gay marriage in Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, and wherever else might become a competitive threat.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:49 PM
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14: Mantoloking would be lovely for a gay wedding.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:51 PM
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Slol is DeForest Kelley!


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:51 PM
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I thought Hawaii did legalize gay marriage, like 12 years ago. There was a joke about it in the "You've Got Leprosy!" Simpsons episode.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:51 PM
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15: that would be completely awesome. Bet it's a hard ticket to score.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 7:51 PM
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Slol is DeForest Kelley!

So Slol is a zombie?

it only makes sense that Ogged draw his blogging arc to a close on the day he gets married.

Does this mean we should refer to him as Gogged now?

max
['Zombie Deforest Kelly Killing Rampage at Takei's Wedding! With Exclusive to Enquirer Photos!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:05 PM
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The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in 1993 that they couldn't see any reason why those two lovely young men couldn't get married. Then the voters passed a constitutional amendment, and the Hawaii Supreme Court said well that's one.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:29 PM
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Chauncey Billups


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-16-08 8:49 PM
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Can I just mention that yesterday, when a friend of ours and I were setting off to see The Cure in Charlotte, we had NPR on and Talk of the Nation had as their guests, it seemed, various people from the wedding industry whose knickers were in a twist over the possibility that someone might call them mean names for refusing to offer their services to same-sex couples so really wouldn't it just be better if it stayed illegal and that the resultant boiling blood in my veins caused me to scream so loud that all the glass in Durham shattered?

Thanks.

Bitchin' concert, though.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 7:41 AM
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In case anyone doesn't know it, I am for this change.

But dang the fruit is hanging low this morning.

Outside of the county clerk's office in Oakland, California, across the bay from San Francisco, a lone protester stood next to a camper covered in anti-gay marriage placards and criticized the state Supreme Court.

Someone needs to bring that guy some warm brownies and ease him out of the closet.

I'm wondering if there's a business plan in selling some kind of insurance or legal services to the heterosexual couples who worry that the advent of gay marriage will somehow unravel their own marriage.

I know for a fact we MN husbands are planning to head to the big city for the hookers at the Republican National Convention. We were going to blame the Republicans but now we can blame the gays. "Sorry honey, but when they legalized gay marriage all the sudden I could see your wrinkles and hear your screeching. I'm off to the big city. Dobson was right!"


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 8:46 AM
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various people from the wedding industry whose knickers were in a twist over the possibility that someone might call them mean names for refusing to offer their services to same-sex couples so really wouldn't it just be better if it stayed illegal

I believe the phrase you were searching for was "Cry me a river."

Happy to help.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 8:48 AM
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Homophobia is wrong, but I am still in favor of flooding Minneapolis with Larry Craig memorabilia and imagery during the Republican convention. And paging all the good restaurants in town for Craig, Abramoff, Doolittle, and various other felons.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 8:56 AM
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I remain steadfast in my belief that making fun of Larry Craig is not homophobia, it is the pointing out of hypocrisy. If it makes conservatives uncomfortable because of their homophobia that is not our fault.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:15 AM
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27: What a great idea! You must do that.

Also, if you could get any p.a. announcer--say, at the MSP airport on the day the bigwigs are arriving--to say "paging Congressman Mark Foley, paging Congressman Mark Foley," you will go down in history.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:21 AM
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I still love the idea of planting foot tapping operatives in every other bathroom stall anywhere near the Convention. All the attendees will either be too scared to use the bathrooms, or completely frustrated that it's just a tease.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:22 AM
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But how are they likely to be embarrassed by the actions of 27? Most Republican operatives who have eyes in their heads appear to be deeply cynical on the subject, and have no problem with how many anti-gay gays they work with, while the capacity for denial of everyone else, to say nothing of those who believe hypocrisy and closeting to be good, decent responses to the condition, seem to leave no room for embarrassment.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:22 AM
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A lot of the people at the convention aren't necessarily operatives who have any relationship with any of the Washington operatives. They're local people from around the country.


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:24 AM
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I tried to account for them in my subsequent clauses.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:26 AM
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The Loneliest Protester.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:50 AM
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They're local people from around the country.

Why I think you've just invented the next test phrase for computer program natural language processing.

As far as I know the original test was understanding these two:

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit files like a banana.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:52 AM
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IDP: A fair number of convention attenders are sincere ordinary folk. And if there's a buzz, nobody likes to be ridiculed.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:54 AM
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Brilliant! It reminds me of a local 'congratulations' photo in our paper. The caption was something like "Congratulations on 40 wonderful years" and the photo was of two of the most unhappy, miserable people I have ever seen. The photo was even a studio portrait but how these people could not see how miserable they looked is beyond me.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:55 AM
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Other ideas:

Kids who work in the rental car stations at the airport: set ALL the presets on the radio to hip-hop or progressive talk radio.

Hotel chambermaids: bag and tag the contents of waste bins from the bigwigs' rooms. Put the contents in a bag by itself, throw in a slip of paper with the guest's name, tie the bag shut, and throw it in the bin along with the rest. Kossack operatives can then sort through the hotel dumpsters to retrieve them and sort through them.

Bellhops: slip a condom or two into the side pocket of the guests luggage. At least a few of them should be found by a spouse down the road.

Servers in restaurants: make a note of the names and credit card numbers of your prominent guests, then call the number on the back of the card to report it stolen. Ask to have a new card sent by regular mail to the cardholder's home address.

Bartenders: pour double shots for Republican bigwigs; the drunker they are, the more likely they are to get into trouble.

Hot young women: Take one for the team. Flirt lasciviously with Republican bigwigs in bars. Tell them that power totally turns you on. Encourage them to reach under your shirt and feel your breasts, while a confederate with a hidden video camera records the proceedings.

Hot young men: You get the idea.

Cabbies: Give GOP bigwigs blank receipts, but make careful notes of how much they actually paid you. Preserve photographic evidence, if possible ("I can't believe I'm driving a real Congressman. Can I take your with me?") Kossack operatives can subsequently go back and pore over the campaign finance disclosures and/or Congressional staff disbursement records to ascertain whether the big-wig inflated the reimbursement amount.



Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:56 AM
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IDP: A fair number of convention attenders are sincere ordinary folk. And if there's a buzz, nobody likes to be ridiculed.

This time I say "tough toenails." I gave these sincere ordinary folk eight years. If they attend this convention they deserve ridicule. You lay down with dogs you get fleas. No free passes this time. They should be embarrassed to attend.

Their elected officials and their minions never cut me any slack.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 9:59 AM
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No, no, Tripp. I was proposing that they be embarassed. IDP was arguing that they were beyond and beneath embarrassment, but I was claiming that it's possible.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 10:03 AM
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John,

Oh. Sorry. Shame should be an excellent weapon against some of them. I doubt the hard-core authoritarian followers would venture out to the convention, but many of the others understand shame all too well.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed | Link to this comment | 06-17-08 10:16 AM
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The lesbian wedding this morning was really fun.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 06-18-08 12:17 AM
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