Back on April 19th in the height of the Boston Marathon Bombing, some hick from Arkansas State House Tweeted I wonder how many liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 high capacity magazine. Aside from its incredible insensitivity, I couldn’t believe anyone would think anyone here in Boston was cowering and I dubbed Nate Bell – Dick of the Year in this post that went viral.
Apparently I spoke too soon. Today in a speech to NRA members in Houston, Texas, Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the NRA, was quoted as saying How many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?
Who are the dumb asses giving this quack money?
Mr. LaPierre trumps dumb-ass Nate Bell if only because of his stature and the attention he knows his comments receive vs. some hick from the sticks who is probably unaccustomed to even his wife listening to him let alone a nation. I won’t waste my breathe explaining why LaPierre’s comments are offensive, or why I (and I’m pretty sure all of the law enforcement officers working to keep the public safe) were probably happy that trigger-happy LaPierre and other quacks convinced that their vigilante mentality would do nothing to make me and others feel safer. Feel free to share this nut-job’s comments. The more people realize how bat-shit crazy this guy is the better.
According to tradition, the color underwear you choose to wear tonight signifies the change you want in 2013. For those who like the status quo, I suggest going commando.
With the Christmas holiday now over, many start thinking about New Year’s Eve and making predictions for the coming year – so here are a few of mine.
The number of overused “buzz words” that make me roll my eyes will continue to grow. Buzz words from 2012 like “Artisanal” and “Fiscal Cliff” will join others from years past such as “Foodie” and “Organic”. With regards to the aforementioned buzz word with political connotations, I predict the political shenanigans in DC will only serve to further disappoint and frustrate. While I don’t expect the economy to collapse, I also don’t expect the politicians to make any meaningful fixes.
However, not all my predictions for 2013 are negative. I predict the NHL will learn its lesson and reconcile for sake of hockey fans. I also predict a much less painful baseball season for Red Sox Nation and lastly, I predict we will hear increasingly less from the “Tea Party”. All of which makes me quite optimistic for all of us. So should I forget to say it later this week – Happy New Year.
According to a recent article published in the Washington Post, Americans are very emotional. Since 2009, the Gallup polling firm has surveyed people in 150 countries and territories on, among other things, their daily emotional experience. They’ve determined that Singapore is the least emotional country and The Philippines the most. However, I’m somewhat suspect, because I’ve been in a relationship with a Brazilian for quite awhile and we are nowhere near as emotional as our Latin friends to the south.
What do you think about this survey? What nations would you assume would be the most and least emotional?
My Mom taught me this, but it seems like a few people need to have a refresher course since their Mom’s weren’t as awesome as mine.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of text messaging. Can you believe it? Although I predate text messaging (by a lot) it is hard for me to imagine life without the ability to text.
I have come to use text messaging as one of my primary ways to communicate with friends. I’m far more inclined to text a friend to see if they are busy than call.
Without this technology, one of my favorite sites Texts From Last Night would never have been created. Are you a texting-fiend or do you barely ever text?
Annette & Rebecca – Merritt Island, FL support Marriage Equality (actually both are currently engaged! Congrats!)
Last month I wrote about The Seattle Times “I do” social media campaign supporting the Marriage Equality referendum on their ballot in November. To show my support, each day this week I will post photos of people posing with The Seattle Times “I do” sign.
Will you speak out and show your support?
If you would like me to post a picture of you, please download this PDF, take a picture with this sign, and email it to: BosGuymail@gmail.com.
Alex – Milford, NH supports Marriage Equality
Caroline – Mashpee, MA supports Marriage Equality
Who else supports Marriage Equality check out I do 74.
Rumors suggest we can expect The Aquitaine Group’s, Cinquecento, to open to the public on Monday, November 12th.
Cinquecento has had more than its share of rumors regarding opening so its understandable to be circumspect, but I’m marking the date in my calendar. While the restaurant will be new, much of the staff are Gaslight alum, including: Chris Robins in the kitchen and Eric Hogan and Sarah Pope on the floor.
Buona fortuna Cinquecento!
Cinquecento: 500 Harrison Ave Boston / Phone: (617) 338-9500
This post is dedicated to the millions of men & women who cannot be true to themselves and live the life they deserve because of political and religious pressures that tell them they are wrong.
No matter how comfortable you try to make it – it is still a closet and you deserve so much more. To quote Dan Savage, It gets better.
I’ve chosen to use today to reflect upon how my life changed after I chose to come out. My reasons for staying in the closet were many but mostly due to a feeling of deep and abiding shame perpetuated by my religious affiliation, how I saw homosexuality portrayed on television and addressed by religious and political leaders and lastly a sense of isolation that is hard to imagine in this age.
What changed? I got fed up and the isolation I felt melted away. Not everyone’s story is as positive as mine and there are places in the world where one must remain closeted for one’s own safety. For those men and women, I dedicate this post as a sign that hopefully the changes underway here in the US will ripple out and help kick down the closet door. Want to read more about National Coming Out Day? America Blog has a great article here.
Proving once again that no matter how old I get I still have the sense of humor of a 7 year old boy.
Google actually filed for incorporation on September 4, 1998, but according to Wired the search giant celebrates their birthday “whenever we feel like cake”.
To celebrate, Google.com has an animated cake to mark the occasion. The cake has its candles lit, before being eaten away to reveal the Google logo.
Happy Birthday Google