Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gay rights summary for 2011.

A cool video that summarizes the progress and set back of the fight of the LGBT community for equality. DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) needs to go away. I may not have a guy to marry now but perhaps someday I will and I like to have the same rights and privileges that some hetero couples take for granted.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Shame on you "Shame"

The other night I saw Shame at the Century theater with friends. The movie was endorsed by a different friend and on hearing of the full frontal scenes by Michael Fassbender, I was determined to see it.

Boy was I disappointed with the movie. It was so boring that I almost walked out. The story was pointless and mundane. The acting was good and convincing but no amount of good acting can lift a poorly written script and story. It was a story about this sex addict guy and his suicidal sister. The conflict of the story was lame and the resolution was even lamer. Not even the full frontal of Michael Fassbender was able to save that movie for me. 1 star out of 5.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fiddler's review

I have seen Fiddler on the Roof movie several times so I know by heart the story when I saw it in live theater at the Auditorium. This knowledge usually helps me enjoy the live theater version but it seemed to have dampened my enjoyment this time. Somehow the similarity of the movie version with the live theater version rendered the live theater somewhat lack luster. I was almost bored during some segment of the show. Besides the isolated near boredom, the show was entertaining. John Preece who played Tevye was delightful in his portrayal of the iconic role. All the other cast members did a good job in their respective roles. I like the set design and how it changed. There was not a lot of dancing in the show but the dance number of the Christian Russian with the Jew at the wedding of Tzeitel was pretty catchy. Act One was better than Act Two because it contained more of the songs we have grown to associate with the show.

It was a fun evening but does not rank high in my list. I will give it 3 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Very nice Christmas Lights.

During my bike home from the gym, I came across many Christmas light decorations that I normally do not encounter during my nightly walk with Janet. I was so struck by how nice these two were that I stopped and took a picture with my phone.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pet Peeve - Reply all

Every so often, I would get an invitation from a friend. And the email invitation would include my friend's other friends. And in some instances, an invitee will reply via email to accept or decline the invitation. And in those instances, they would reply all so that everybody in the email list will get their reply. Why can't they just reply specifically to the inviter and not flood my email with emails from people I do not even know. I seriously do not need to know that they can't come or otherwise cause I do not give a damn.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poz and not into Asians.

I encountered this guy's profile in Manhunt (batteriesnotreq) and Grindr. In both sites, he declared he is NOT into Asians. His Manhunt profile reads:

*READ THIS* I DONT REPLY TO WINKS! Get a personality and hit on me for Christ's sake!
I'm not a "daddy"....I'm more a "creepy uncle who drinks"!...
I'm looking for workout/running buddies. Kinky Hung Vers Bttm here, I'm not into Asians or guys older then 40.

His profile sounds like he is not only a racist but an ageist too. I am wondering how somebody who is middle age (41) and HIV positive gets to be so prejudice? I would think being older and Poz, he would get discriminated enough that he can be more tolerant to Asians and older guys. Perhaps he got at lot of attention from older Asians that he is just tired of it? Who knows why he has to phrase his preference in such a negative way. He could have said "prefer to meet younger white, latino and black guys". That would sound less prejudice than "not into Asians or guys older than 40". He makes it sound like Asians and >40 yo guys are so disgusting. Oh well, to each his own I say. If he wants to sound like a jerk, then it is his prerogative. My only consolation is that his situation is not going to get better. He will get older and get AIDS eventually. By then, not even older Asians will bother with him. Then perhaps he will learn to be more tolerant.

Monday, December 12, 2011