As luck would have it, or maybe it wasn’t luck at all,
right across the street from the office was a bar called “Chuck’s
Rockin’ Ranch.” But I never went to Chuck’s or drank on Thursdays. That was Seinfeld night. I didn’t want my head to be all fuzzy watching that show. It was always the highlight of my lonesome week.
Religious zealots are also protesting the DOMA
review because they believe gay marriage and gay parents will ruin
America’s children, despite the fact that there are plenty of straight
people out there — murderers, cult leaders, narcissists — who probably
shouldn’t have been allowed to commingle.
A press card means we’re special until we
irritate someone who can ignore it or take it away. It doesn’t matter
what level of government is involved; the power to issue a press card is
the power to withhold.
TUESDAY JUNE 25: An Ohio man’s recent trip to Michigan took a turn for the worse
after he took some mushrooms and was found trespassing inside Ypsilanti
Middle School. Responding officers noted that the man had ripped part of
his penis off.
This happens to me like clockwork around
the start of summer, when the weekend air is pregnant with the fumes of
grills and charred hamburgers. You don’t really want it, I tell myself;
sometimes I’ll even linger in front of the meat displays at Findlay
Market, a stomach-twister on command: no, no, no.
There was this woman with a deep, slow
drawl spoken in something between a rasp and a whisper who had a
lightning bolt inked high on her right cheekbone not as thuggery, irony
or defiance but as a simple, stunning marker adding to the mystique of a
woman easily mistaken in her era-defying androgyny for a man.
The crazy cool thing about the X-Men
was always the many splendored nature of those loves and lovers. Mutants
of various abilities and appearances could, at any given moment, fall
for one another, regular old human beings from other worlds, god-like
personages, what have you, and readers never seemed to care or make a
SUNDAY JUNE 16: The Muppets from Sesame Street
today introduced a new character named Alex whose father is
incarcerated. Since we live in the nation that imprisons a higher
percentage of its populace than any other in the goddamned world, it
makes sense to reduce the stigma attached to this aspect of our society.
Many parents attest that when your child is born,
some instincts just kick in. In nature, this is seen all the time.
Females are generally the primary caregivers to their offspring, but
there are plenty of species whose fathers don’t just hit it and quit it.
Sixteen months ago in a gated Sanford,
Fla., community patrolled by a zealous, jittery and armed volunteer
neighborhood watchman who felt threatened by the mere presence of an
“unfamiliar” black kid walking alone, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died on a sidewalk of a single
gunshot to the chest.