Items

posted by Mike on February 23rd, 2006

This week’s Items includes more Mr. Hetero.

Institutional Linens: has been demolished. It took only a few days.
Institutional Linens, February 2006Institutional Linens, February 2006
The yellow house at left is on the corner of Mason Street and Mason Court, in Worcester. My house is the white house just left of the yellow house.

Go ‘Nads! Via Volcanoboy:

The 2005 Can-Am League Champions [Worcester Tornadoes] will begin their season at home on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 7:05 p.m. against the New Jersey Jackals at . . . Fitton Field, located on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross.

Boston’s Archbishop O’Malley: is becoming a cardinal.

Tim Murray, represent! In a fun post, Tom Crouse avoids discussing the disastrous aspects of Mr. Hetero, and instead “calls out” Worcester Mayor Tim Murray for dissing the event. Crouse writes:

But it is interesting to me that in their description of the event they call it “hate speech”. Now anyone who was at the event including gay activists have stated it was anything but hate speech.

It is also interesting that gay activist and Mr. Hetero ticketholder Peterson Toscano, who admittedly told Crouse he didn’t think the event was “mean-spirited,” described it on his blog as full of “fear” and “downright dangerous.”

Of the mayor, Crouse writes:

He made this decision without seeing the event, in short he made this decision misinformed and uninformed. This is a man who runs the second largest city in the state!

Crouse blogged this claim misinformed and uninformed: City Manager Michael O’Brien is the man who runs the second-largest city in the state, if anyone does. Worcester has a “weak mayor” system of government.

Mr. Hetero video: If you want the feeling of actually being at Mr. Hetero, you can spin around in a circle real fast a couple times, or get equally disoriented watching the T&G’s video highlights of the events and the protests.

Here’s a frame of Tom Crouse patting the belly of contestant Peter Doyle (?). It looks more scandalous than it was.
Tom Crouse and Peter Doyle, at Mr Hetero

When I start my day-long “How to Talk to the Press” course, I’ll offer a half-price ticket to everyone in the video clip. This statement, in particular, is beyond comment:

I’m here to support my friends. And I’m also here to support heterosexual relationships. Because it seems like there isn’t tolerance for them anymore, and, um people are celebrating gay relationships but nobody’s celebrating heterosexual relationships anymore.

Update: my collection of Mr. Hetero-iana is here.

Keith Cardinal O’Brien of Scotland: reports on his recent trip to Darfur.

Television: Undertaker and PIP board member Peter Stefan discusses homelessness in Worcester on the Hermis Yanis Show, WCCA TV 13. Premiere: Thursday, February 23 at 10pm. Repeat: Friday, February 24 at 9:30am. Mr. Stefan has helped the homeless for many years, and has strong opinions about what the city should be doing about this problem. Turns out this week’s episode is a basketball game. Maybe next week….

The documentary Dealing Dogs is on HBO, Thu Feb 23 10:35pm PST; HBOHD, Thu Feb 23 10:35pm PST; HBOLAT, Thu Feb 23 10:35pm PST; HBOP, Fri Feb 24 01:35am PST; HBO, Mon Feb 27 07:30pm PST; HBOHD, Mon Feb 27 07:30pm PST; HBOP, Mon Feb 27 10:30pm PST; HBO, Thu Mar 02 08:50pm PST; HBOHD, Thu Mar 02 08:50pm PST; HBOLAT, Thu Mar 02 08:50pm PST; HBOP, Thu Mar 02 11:50pm PST. (Via Eric Prescott.)

Reusing plastic bags: “A couple in India have found a solution to the problem of plastic bags littering the streets of the country’s capital, Delhi – by turning them into fashionable handbags.” (BBC story)

You can do something like this in your own home: read “How to knit a plastic bag.”

Some very late Super Bowl links: The Snowsuit Effort, as always, brings the perspective of the people on the streets of Detroit.

Vern, writing on Seattle pride, mentions Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee before moving on to more recent times:

And let’s not forget the WTO riots. You know those Orwellian “freedom of speech zones” they use anywhere there’s a protest now? Everybody thinks that’s an invention of the Bush regime, but it’s not. The first time I ever heard of it was WTO the day Bill Clinton came into town. Clinton did it, to shut us up. Okay so that’s a negative contribution to society, you don’t want to go around bragging about that one but it just goes to show we’re some rowdy motherfuckers over here in Seattle. Bolt down your cars and board up your Starbucks windows if you hear the opening notes of “Electric Ladyland” off in the distance.

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  1. On February 23, 2006 at 22:53 Joseph Hill said:

    >>>>>
    This statement, in particular, is beyond comment:

    I’m here to support my friends. And I’m also here to support heterosexual relationships. Because it seems like there isn’t tolerance for them anymore, and, um people are celebrating gay relationships but nobody’s celebrating heterosexual relationships anymore.
    >>>>>
    Well, maybe not QUITE ‘beyond comment’.
    When IS this senseless–and vicious!–persecution of heterosexuals going to stop?! I stand four-square for allowing opposite-gender couples to marry, and for extending to heterosexuals the same rights and privileges that so many gay/Queer people take for granted. I’m proud to support the ENTIRE ‘Heterosexual Agenda’….even if I risk being ostracised (or bashed!) for saying so! Equal Rights for Straights….NOW!!!!!

  2. On February 24, 2006 at 12:44 Mike (Worcester) said:

    Joe Hill:
    >I’m proud to support the ENTIRE ‘Heterosexual Agenda’

    Hear, hear!

    If you watch the video, you’ll see that these folks are really sincere about convincing themselves they’re victims. I wish the reporter had asked them to name incidents when they were discriminated against for being straight, white women.

  3. On February 25, 2006 at 00:33 Joseph Hill said:

    >>>>
    If you watch the video, you’ll see that these folks are really sincere about convincing themselves they’re victims.
    >>>>

    Why…of COURSE they’re victims…they aren’t even covered by the ‘Hate Crime’ laws! It’s perfectly acceptable these days to beat up and murder heterosexuals….and EVEN to offend their sensibilities, without being held to any particular account for it (aside from your basic everyday ‘Assault’ and ‘Murder’ charges). Why do we value their lives less than those of the more privileged? What times we live in!

  4. On February 26, 2006 at 02:22 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    Hi Mike, re straight, white women: I operate an affirmative action scheme for them. Further particulars available upon request…. (Sorry, this one is too good to let pass. :)

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