Separated at birth? Bachmann vs. Otho.

Every time I see a photo or footage of Marcus Bachmann I’m reminded of the character Otho from Beetlejuice. Marcus Bachmann is Michelle Bachmann’s husband. Michelle is a U.S. Representative from the Minneapolis area who is currently the top Republican campaigner for the 2012 Presidential race. Mr. Bachmann runs a clinic where unhappy gays go to receive reparative (conversion) therapy. The irony here is that the actor who played Otho – Glenn Shadix – was openly gay and as a teenager survived electroconvulsive aversion therapy in an unsuccessful attempt to become straight.

Now all of us friends of BrettCajun know it’s no crime to be a big ‘ol nelly queen. And of course we shouldn’t assume that just because someone appears to be the love child of an orgy between Charles Nelson Reilly, Liberace and Paul Lynde that they are also gay.

But from personal experience sometimes a strong hunch turns out to be true, and let’s just say Mr. Bachmann is a prime candidate for more than just being the First Lady. And as I mentioned to a friend recently, I’m fine with gays going into conversion therapy (which doesn’t work) or even running around thinking they’re straight – as long as they don’t attack the gays who are out and trying to do their own thing. But once you start to attack or convert the gays, the gloves are off. It always seems our worst enemies are the closet cases. These days most actual heterosexuals don’t give a shit about the gay anymore. If you don’t get my point, Dan Savage clarifies what I’m trying to say better than I do.

Anyway the Bachmanns also remind me of the Salahis. Both couples are so fake yet utterly convinced of their own realness.

Kurt Russell and his beard will kick your ass.

Speaking of fantasies and sci-fi, I’ve been a bad nerd this summer and haven’t even seen either the new X-Men or Green Lantern movies. And I totally lose nerd points for not knowing who John Carter is, but the movie looks awesome. I also need to see the last Harry Potter movie, but am willing to wait until the crowd dies down. But have y’all seen how Neville Longbottom has turned out? He was the greasy awkward buck-toothed kid in the Harry Potter movies played by actor Matthew Lewis, who has turned out to be quite a handsome woofer. And I hear tell that his character is a hero at the end of the movie [Sorry for the spoiler! But I could be wrong on that fact...].

I’m dismayed somebody thinks they need to redo the John Carpenter classic sci-fi horror flick The Thing. This time the heroine is nowhere near as beardy as Kurt Russell was. But they appear to be trying to make up for that by putting woofy Joel Edgerton into the cast. We’ll see how cold CGI ranks to good ‘ol fashioned latex and gelatin goo – I’m betting on latex and goo. Anyway even though the 1982 movie version still scares the shit out of me, it’s nice to think of freezing polar conditions this time of year.

The weekend at Darth Jersey’s was fun. The Sith Lord of the Garden State has the wrap-up here. Highlights include completely eradicating a loving family of possums, seeing 4 young bucks, 1 drunk Jersey girl, and a super-hot Jersey Fresh farmer.

Tonight I’ll be running with the shadows of the night at the Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo concert at the 930 Club. It’s going to be hot as hell inside but I hear they put on a good show.

5 Comments

  1. Dax Books says:

    I thought the same thing regarding the new “The Thing” movie. Then I found out it is a “Prequel” regarding the events to the other base mentioned in the 1982 film. I dont know why they are making it, I just hope it is as scary and as suspensful as the first one.

    I also found the ending of the Harry Potter 7 pt 2 to be underwelming.. especially the battle of Hogwarts. I find that to be the opinion of many Potter fans (Im not a Potter fan)

  2. brettcajun says:

    PLEASE call me a big ‘ol nelly queen to my face and see what a nice surprise you get. :) SMIRK.

    Michelle and her gay BFF Marcus Bachmann should be required to watch Glee’s “Prom” episode from last season. Sure, the Kurt Hummel character is irritatingly extra sassy and flaaaaming in that episode, but it really brings home the point of what it’s like to be gay in America.

    I would totally marry and take care of Dave Karofsky. SWOON! Wait… did that come out too gay? COUGH. SCRATCH. Who’s ready for some football?! GEAUX TIGERS! Drew Brees and the Saints in the Superbowl baby!!! ;)

  3. Blobby says:

    Hell, I’m laughing at ‘friends of BrettCajun’. STOP it. You’re killing me!!!!!

    Neville Longbottom (Brett’s alter-name) has grown-up nicely and of course is a hero for the ‘HP’ series. No spoiler if you haven’t read or seen.

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  5. Shawn says:

    Carpenter’s “Thing” is itself a remake of the 1950s alien thriller of the same name.