Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
To anyone, especially the Hillary backers, who say she is the one who has talked about GLBT issues and concerns in this presidential campaign, whereas Barack Obama has not, well, here is your video proof of how wrong you are.
Now then, what are you waiting for? What are your excuses now? Get on the bandwagon already.
I really wish sometimes that U.S. Cellular was my mobile phone service provider. There are many reasons for me to admire this company; namely, that they are a Chicago company, giving jobs to Chicagoans, they used to have some really funny commercials with the always entertaining Joan Cusack, they sponsor the Chicago White Sox, and now I learn this, via Andrew Sullivan, from NPR. The company has a no e-mail on Friday rule.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
As a devoted disciple of Morrissey, I have pored over album covers, lyrics, bits of biographical information about the man and his influences for years, so in the same way that someone who has always been a fan of a band but has never seen them tour and hardly expected them to would go mad when they hear that such a near-mythical group is going on the road, I jumped for joy last year when I saw the press release from the Shattered Globe Theatre, which said the group was putting on Shelagh Delaney's "A Taste of Honey" this spring. Last weekend my Stephen scored a pair of tickets at a nice price, and we made our way to the Victory Gardens Theatre, which is in the middle of the post-collegiate beer-soaked alley that is Lincoln Avenue just south of Halsted Street, near DePaul University, to see it before I had to go to work.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I've always thought John Cusack was super cool, and this ad for moveon only confirms what I've thought. So much for John McCain the "Maverick," the "Straight-Talker," the rogue Republican. He's really, when it comes down to putting your money where your mouth is, no different from George W. Bush, now is he?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
A few months back I began to feel sorry for Sun-Times sportswriter Lacy J. Banks, in spite of the fact that according to all reports, he was a pretty crappy reporter and writer who owed his continued employment at the Bright One to the efforts of his union. That's because he disclosed that he had prostate cancer, a bad heart and at least one other serious potentially life-threatening ailment. He owed his continued survival to some great doctors and an unwavering faith in God. I admired his Job-like resolve in the face of these obstacles, until now.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Dave and Kristine are back and Thursday nights will not be the same!
His new video, for the song, "All You Need is Me," has just been released. Those of us who saw him in concert last year got to hear the song before it was released. It sounds much better now, and the video, in which actually acknowledges the camera, unlike many of his recent videos, is quite lovely, as well. I hope I can age as gracefully as he has.