Whatever happened to..?

George Holliday was the man who videotaped the beating of Rodney King 15 years ago. Then the LAPD officers involved were acquitted of all charges, leading to riots that 54 deaths, 2,383 injuries and more than 12,000 arrests.

As a result, he’s been divorced twice, he’s scraping by financially as a self-employed rooter and lives alone with his 9-year-old son in a one-bedroom apartment. He has unlisted numbers for himself and his business, sends his son to a private school and spends his days alone.

Does he regret doing it? Yes, and no.

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Brazilish, the new Engrish?

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Here’s the link to my profile: http://my.gay.com/rogger30

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NY79: David, Klaus and Joey

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Don’t shoot the messenger

Incredibly, incredibly, incredibly, incredibly offensive. And also: hilarious.

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My thoughts exactly

Somebody sure is pissed off, but not, perhaps, at whom you may think.

Then again, with things the way they are politically in this country, there’s enough pissedoffness to go around.

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Faster food

It is not enough, apparently, to be able to sit in your car and avoid walking the extra steps and using the extra energy required to get off your ass and get your own damned cheeseburger. Fast food “restaurants” in the U.S. are in a literal race to make getting your drive-thru order even speedier.

The current record holder, according to some company that actually goes out and tracks dumb shit like this, is Wendy’s. They’ve been #1 since 1997, but the lead in this race has been cut to just three-tenths of a second. Obviously, new sacrifices must be made!

What are Burger King and McDonald’s doing to become the fastest fast food purveyors? McDonald’s has joined in with other megacorporations and is using call centers to answer drive-up calls instead of those slow, stupid high school kids inside prepping your Nuggets. Burger King has installed prepared food monitors to keep track of how old a Whopper is before it’s presented to you in all its sloppy horror.

And Wendy’s just wants to make your drive-thru menu pause more comfortable — they’re replacing text with pictures so you’re less confused, and placing lovely shady awnings over the menu so it’s like a little parking lot oasis of blood-clotting fun!

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Religious wrongs

Oy. This Washington Post article details some of the pending legislation (36 bills in 18 states) that would allow care providers, and in light of this article I use that term very loosely, to refuse to provide care to someone because of their religious beliefs.

For example, say that you, like me, are gay. Say it out loud, you’ll feel better. Okay, now imagine that you’ve just been beat up by one person because you’re gay, which offended them (or maybe it was your shoes) and you appear in a waiting room bleeding all over your new Dior shirt and when a doctor appears, and you tell him forlornly and probably hoping for a little sympathy, that you were gay bashed and, golly, how about a few stitches?

Under pending legislation, he can refuse to do so. Because you’re gay. Or because you want birth control. Or seek AIDS prevention. Or for any number of reasons that this particular doctor finds “morally repugnant,” they can legally refuse to help you. At least five of the pending bills reach even further, allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for services they deem objectionable based on religious reasons.

Of course, the gay thing is far-featched. For now. The real threat would be to those seeking abortions or morning after pills, and those requesting to have feeding tubes removed or wishing to have some control over the quality of their life — or death.

And another step backwards we go!

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Genius and so, so gay

Oh how I wish I’d done this, but I didn’t.

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“Celebrated unit”

Am I the only one who finds this headline suspiciously hilarious?

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Need: More money

I really need to get more work so I can have more money so I can buy more shoes. Shoes are a sometimes-obsession with me, and I know damned well that if I was independently wealthy all I would do is buy more shoes, which would mean more closet space for storing said shoes, which would mean a larger living abode, so I could go out more often and wear more shoes.

Current shoe count (and, no, I can’t believe it either): 48 pairs.

I used to be embarrassed by this fact, that I own more shoes than anything else. I don’t own, for example, 48 pairs of pants or 48 pairs of underwear or 48 T-shirts, although my T-shirt obsession is very close. T-shirts, however? Like, $15 each. I have spent, on more than one occasion, $400 for a pair of shoes, and generally every pair I own cost me at least $100.

But now I simply embrace this disease for what it is and glorify my shoes. No more hiding them all in cubbies in the closet for me, they now line my stairway and my favorite pairs are arranged on a set of shelves in my dressing area — and, yes, I have a dressing area.

I tend to favor outlandish, insane, multicolored monstrosities made out of leather and space-age polymers and cut into weird shapes and contrasting pieces. The soles are as important, and sometimes more important, than the uppers and the only type of shoe I eschew is the dreaded slide or clog. People, shoes need backs! Otherwise they come off at inopportune times!

So please feel free to send any money you don’t know what to do with directly to me and I’ll buy some really nice shoes and take a photo of myself wearing them and show you how smartly you’ve invested your money.

You don’t need another latte! But I need more shoes!

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