Friday, November 02, 2007

Semi-random thoughts

● A Halloween costume is good for no more than two wearings.

● As a general rule of thumb, there is an inverse relationship between a rock group's quality and its volume.

● Where did all the South Beach Diet Whole Wheat Snack Crackers go? Suddenly none of the stores have them.

● Flats can cause just as many blisters as heels--but in different places.

● Am I the first person to notice that if a space gets between the N and the D, Indiana Jones becomes a porn movie?

● This weekend they're going to return the hour's sleep they "borrowed" from us last spring. The least they could do is to give us a few minutes interest.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Colbert is not always so funny

A little while back I posted about comedian Stephen Colbert's candidacy for president. I did this without really knowing that much about him--I've seen his show only once or twice. Now I find out that he regularly makes fun of transgender people.

I discovered this from a post by Julia Serano on the Trans Group Blog. I recently got her book, Whipping Girl, which has been garnering a lot of praise on the My Husband Betty discussion boards. Now all I have to do is find the time to read it.

Getting back to Colbert, it's not just him. The transgendered are about the last minority group that's still pretty safe to make fun of, without being thought of as politically incorrect. Well, us and overweight people.

Come to think of it, I'm in both groups.