Saturday, July 24, 2010

News 7/24/10

(My favorite Man of Steel: 1985 photo of Christopher Reeve by Jbfrankel.)

Friday, July 23, 2010

News 7/23/10

(Your daily nerd: John Glenn. PS Nerds Rule!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

News 7/22/10

(Today in mustaches and Edwardian attire: David Lloyd George in 1908, Chancellor of the Exchequer and future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.)

  • Queers get consultative status at United Nations. President Obama describes the victory as bringing "the United Nations (...) closer to the ideals on which it was founded, and to values of inclusion and equality to which the United States is deeply committed." Isn't that nice?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

News 7/21/10

(The brown suit. The paternal gaze. Everybody love Dwight D. Eisenhower.)

  • Roy Ashburn apologizes for his past bigotry and urges the Republican party to stand up for what it claims to believe in: minimal government intervention in the private lives of people and the American ideal of equality for all people. Good luck in your noble effort senator. Seems like a pretty heavy lift for today's GOP.

Monday, July 19, 2010

News 7/19/10

 (Today for no good reason: Dancing Cowboys of unknown origin.)

  • John Marcotte cleared to gather signatures for his California ballot measure banning divorce. I am really excited for all those "sanctity of marriage" folks to throw their support behind his noble efforts.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

News 7/18/10

(Zsa Zsa "cop slapper" Gabor in 1954 with international playboy and glamorous man of mystery Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza. I love public domain photographs.)

  • I just killed a mosquito. They've been unusually aggressive here in Portland this year.

  • Nate Silver over at has some great statistical analysis and commentary regarding the upcoming elections and how 2010 is and is not like 1994.

  • 93 year - old Zsa Zsa Gabor has fallen and broken her hip. Ouch.