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Sunday News

This Wednesday is International Sex Worker Rights Day.  There’s an event happening in New York and other stuff happening around the world.

The GayVN Awards are happening after all this year.

The New York Times refuses to retract errors in the continuing stupidness surrounding fake hooker Hannah Giles and fake pinp James O’Keefe, the pair that made those stupid ACORN videos.  Apparently, in an article about O’Keefe’s subsequent arrest for wiretapping, the Times reported that he “made his biggest national splash last year when he dressed up as a pimp and trained his secret camera on counselors with the liberal community group Acorn.”  When questioned, The Times looked at the article again and decided that a retraction wasn’t necessary:  “The story says O’Keefe dressed up as a pimp and trained his hidden camera on Acorn counselors. It does not say he did those two things at the same time.”

Thinking about the popularity of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in all its many incarnations, I can’t help wishing it were a different Cohen song that was played at every important occasion.  Imagine living in a world where kd lang would sing “Dance Me To The End Of Love” at the Olympics.  (Now imagine Nelly Furtado doing the girl parts.)

I’m waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind with catching up on fall fashions, but Tim Hamilton’s Paris show (which was, what, five weeks ago now?) is full of items I’m completely coveting.

Is that stupid and ubiquitous Like button that’s attached to everyone’s Facebook updates/Twitter statuses/Tumblr posts/Google Reader streams actually making people nicer?  Maybe, but only because people want something out of you.  (Or is the writer of that article just living in Happy Irrelevence World?)

Maryland eighth-grader refuses to say the pledge of allegiance and the cops are called to escort her away?  Hmmm….

This year’s Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda and stereotypes.”  While I disagree with the idea that it’s insulting for Kathryn Bigelow to be nominated for “a typically violent all-male war movie,” I think there are probably some good points here…

Finally, why technology innovation isn’t always a good thing (which I’ve been saying my whole life…) and why Ommwriter is superior to Microsoft Word.

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I just love Leonard Cohen’s voice.

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