Life is an ongoing education, as they say... and no I dunno who the hell "they" are... so here is what I learned this week:
1- I would be much more successful on the teen tournament series of Jeopardy than in the regular brainiac version.
2- Mr. Bean's Vacation was on TV this week, and I watched it yet again, laughing out loud as I sat with the dogs in the basement. Apparently I am in the minority because I think Mr Bean is effing hysterical? You people are wrong, I am right, he is effing hysterical.
3- The new men's fragrance by Chanel, Bleu, is sexy as hell.
4- There is a catapult-like gizmo called an avalancher used to launch rockets towards mountains that are at risk of an avalanche, in order to start a controlled/planned smaller avalanche before there is a natural more dangerous avalanche. Hmmm, what could go wrong with this plan?
5- "Releasing the hounds" is farting.
6- Jaime Foxx's birth name is Eric Bishop.
7-It aint's easy being a rentboy. Okay, I didn't actually learn that, I read that online. Still, good to know.
8- 150 Orthodox Rabbis have signed a statement calling for the acceptance of gay men and women into Conservative synagogues. Most recent to sign on? Three rabbis from Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, the synagogue where I went as a kid and where I had my Bar Mitzvah. This is big big big steps forward for that culture!
9- Chris Rock makes crappy movies, most recently his remake of Death At A Funeral. Prior to that, his remake of Heaven Can Wait. And some piece of dreck called I Think I Love My Wife.
10- The View's blonde right-winger Elisabeth Hasselbeck supports marriage equality and a woman's right to choose. Shocked the hell out of me, and made me hate her a little bit less. Not the same for Sherri Shepherd. She is still an airhead....
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