Ah, Regret.

LiLo doesn’t like labels (is gay)
Mon, 10 November 2008, 1:49 pm
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From Lindsay’s interview in Harper’s Bazaar:

Would she classify herself as bisexual? “Maybe. Yeah.” Lesbian? “No.”

She goes on, “I don’t want to classify myself. First of all, you never know what’s going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn’t matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that.”



Erin (is Rachel Maddow)?

Lesbos love Rachel Maddow.  In fact, if you’ve ever perused AfterEllen.com, you’d think she was the new lesbian messiah (sorry, Ellen).  I have to confess that I never watched “The Rachel Maddow Show” until Sunday night (which is distressing, because I try to leave no lesbian stereotype unproven).  Luckily Bondy–that pioneer of uhauling–is hip to the Maddow madness and got me to watch it.

My impressions:  Maddow is cheesy but lovable (let the backlash begin!).  I think she should hire me to be a commentator on her show.  I could make a stream of snide remarks to help offset the cheesiness.  On the other hand–as evidenced by my brief yet illlustrious employment at AfterEllen.com–angry lesbians love her (and Gwyneth Paltrow?!?! Someone please explain this one to me sometime.), but they do not love me (explain this, too!).  So perhaps her agent won’t be calling my agent anytime soon.

Anyway.  Yesterday Alex sent me a link to this charming little NYT Magazine profile of Ms. Maddow.  I fully expected to find out that Maddow is just as lovable and down-to-earth as her AE-filtered image suggests.  What I did not expect to discover was that Rachel Maddow has a lot in common with… Erin?!

Now we all know that like Maddow, Erin is–despite her frequent outrage and general pugnacity–lovable.  But if you think that’s where the similarities end, you’re wrong.  Not convinced?  Look no further than the following point-by-point comparison.

Rachel & Erin: Cut from the Same Cloth (Probably Flannel)

More in common than a love of button-down shirts?

More in common than a love of button-down shirts?

Exhibit L.

What we learned this weekend
Mon, 13 October 2008, 12:43 pm
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Connecticut has joined the United States of Sodom and Gomorrah!  Yay!  So that brings the count to a whopping… 3.  *sigh*

Betty White called Sarah Palin “one crazy bitch” lol!

Now that I’ve graduated from college I’m suddenly good at beer pong (high-altitude, at least).  Ah, regret.

And the best news of all… Lindsay Lohan loves leggings.

This is already the best lesbian week ever.
Tue, 23 September 2008, 11:02 am
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So by now you’ve heard the totally awesome news:  Lindsay dropped the bomb!  Well actually, it wasn’t very bomb-like at all.  It was more like a casual affirmation (non-denial?).  But still a huge deal.  I know I said it was cool with me if those two didn’t want to do any relationship-defining.  But when I read the news today, I just  couldn’t prevent this little smile-type thingy from cracking on my surly face.

Special thank you to Virb for emailing me about the news an hour before I even got in to work.  It was a great, gay way to start my morning!  (Stupid Mountain Standard Time difference.  And poor Alex, another hour behind on breaking L. Ron news!)  But anyway, the important thing is that we’re all caught up now, so we can gchat about it incessantly for the rest of the day (and for days to come).

Also I love this pic.  I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately but I’m going to post it anyway.  And I’m not even going to alter it with Paint, because those smiles say it all, and I have a lot of feelings today.


Yep, They’re Gay
Tue, 23 September 2008, 8:59 am
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Gonna get a lil serious for a sec, bear with me
Wed, 17 September 2008, 12:38 pm
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Lindsay Lohan and the New Definition of “Out” (Thanks Alex)

As you can clearly tell, blogging incessantly about L. Ron is both fun and hilarious.  But it’s actually cool for another reason which I haven’t touched upon that much (except maybe with the Dunst quote): it’s positive media coverage of two women who live openly in a same-sex relationship, and don’t deny or hide it, but refuse to define it with words.  For those of us who “don’t like labels” (which, yes, is a gay thing to say, but is also true) this is pretty meaningful.

“But Val, you love labels!  Your blog is soooo gay.”

(You know you want to read my response to that comment.)

I turn my back on pop culture for two seconds…

As much as I love to devote at least eight hours every weekday to staying on the forefront of super-important pop culture news, let’s face it: I have better things to do on the weekend.  And usually it’s not a huge deal to spend five extra minutes catching up on Monday morning.  

Well this particular Monday morning, upon reading the usual sources, I found myself feeling completely… whelmed.  (Not overwhelmed, not underwhelmed, just whelmed.)  So I’m going to try to sort out my feelings for a minute here.

  • Lindsay went on (another) politix-blogging spree.  Except this time it would appear that the post was co-written by Samantha (hmm… just trying to imagine what a Val/Erin post would look like.  Title: Erin Has a Big Gay Crush on Jennifer Garner.  I Do Not!  You Do Too.  Hmph!!! Hmph.).  Wow, a joint blog post.  They. Do. Everything. Together!!! But no need to be alarmed, this is just typical lesbian behavior, I’m told.  Anyway, Lindsay, I demand that you stop this political commentary and get back to what’s really important: telling Sam how much you love her, using secret cryptic abbreviations.
  • Speaking of Palin (since it’s impossible not to), Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (!!!) performed a damn funny skit on Saturday’s SNL.  We are talking Debbie-Downer-level funny, here.  I’m sure you’ve seen it by now.  If you haven’t, then for the love of god stop reading this and click the link.
  • (EDIT) Gay marriage is now legal has been legal in Norway since June, but happened in a church for the first time.  (Good news for Gro and Katja ? if they care about god as much as handball, I suppose) I’m sure god will smite the Norwegians any day now, and when he does, I’ll be filled with relief that the U.S. hasn’t adpoted similarly evil legislation.
  • Paint-altered photos are now all the rage in the blogosphere.  I’m happy to take credit.
And on that note…