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May 16, 2005

gay sci-fi geek's wet dream photo

Just found this photo, which is a gay scruff-loving sci-fi fan's wet dream - Ben Browder and Michael Shanks together, w. Mr. Shanks sporting a beard. WOOOF! The pic is from the upcoming season of Stargate SG-1.
ben + michael, sitting in a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g.  then they fuck, then they marry, then they get all woofy and hairy

Attention LiveJournal and Blogger.com bloggers: please be aware that the blogosphere does not consist entirely of Blogger and LiveJournal bloggers who can comment freely in your comments section. In fact, back inna day, most of them were not. I'm sick of being asked to register for Blogger.whatever.com just to make comments, and seeing Livejournal comment areas restricted to Livejournal users. Doing this is missing the point of blogging, which I percieve as a 2-way revolutionary media form.

Anyway, when you restrict your comments area to only those using the same system that you're on, you create blogstipation, and a bit of elitism at that. Granted, we can all do what we want with our comments system, but having mine completely open has not been much of a problem. People have mostly been civil.

I am going to Vancouver in late July! I'll be meetin' up with Kenn and his partner for din-din, perhaps attending GateCon 2005 (ohmigawd MICHAEL SHANKS!!! EEEE! Ooops, looks like he won't be showing up, but Tahmoh Penikett is a suitable consolation - looks like there'll be a lot of BSG stars there ) and Vancouver Pride featuring the beefed-out former Broadway gurl turned Neo-Village Person Scott Bolton!

Speaking of gay travel, there was a remarkably large piece in Sunday's Travel section of the Post about Ft. Lauderdale as a gay mecca. Kind of surprising in this day and age, but a welcome ray of light and recognition that sort of said, "Yes, gays travel and are people to be represented on occasion as travelling functioning humans in the Post like heteronormative families." Or something like that.

I was just thinking yesterday how nice it would be if all these rabid people that call themselves "Christians" would spend their time fixing actual social ills like hunger, poverty and illiteracy instead of thier fruitless efforts on putting down gays, how much nicer this world could be.

Midnight screening of Revenge of the Sith on Wednesday ("MWAAARRRGGGGH!!!"), final exam for The Class That Absorbs All Time And Space the next day. That's gonna suck.

Tuesday the 17th is Syttende Mai, Norway's day of independence from the evil Danes. Down with the Danes. If you suspect you might have even a little Norwegian heritage in you, eat some pickled herring and get a little drunk, but not too drunk. Norwegians don't get wasted, just a little tipsy.

Posted by jimbo at May 16, 2005 10:45 AM

Comments

OMG they are both SO hot. I can't wait for the new season!

And I agree about livejournal, seems like most of them are just really clickish.

Posted by: Scott at May 16, 2005 11:53 AM

Ok so now I'm really going to have to get home earlier on Fridays. I can get both scruffy and smooth all at once.

Monotheisms like Christianity is uniquely adapted to being used to subvert the greater good, and crush those who disagree. Charity is not a default of religion, it is a necessary function of humanity. Many American Christians, at least the born-agains, believe personal acts of faith are more important, while established churches are active in chartity.

Norway:They got a seperate constitution but were given as a consolation prize to Sweden. This year is especially important as it is 100 years since independence.
"Norwegians don't get wasted, just a little tipsy." I recall high school the day after, all the Norwegians were still drunk from the night before.

Posted by: copperred at May 16, 2005 12:11 PM

I wouldn't mine some Norwegian heritage inside me. Preferably blonde and super furry.

Posted by: homer at May 16, 2005 2:57 PM

"I was just thinking yesterday how nice it would be if all these rabid people that call themselves "Christians" would spend their time fixing actual social ills like hunger, poverty and illiteracy instead of thier fruitless efforts on putting down gays, how much nicer this world could be."

Yes. I've arguing that for years now, and it never gets any less frustrating. ESPECIALLY if you're a Christian and constantly have your faith put down as "too liberal" or some similar nonsense for the crime of daring to care about people's material needs. The Church used to be about the idea of helping the downtrodden and less fortunate; lately, most Christians I know seem to feel it is instead meant to drive its boot into the necks of the very people it is meant to help.

Believe me, it is more maddening from the inside.

Posted by: Josh at May 16, 2005 4:48 PM

Blogger no longer requires you to register to comment. But thanks for being the blogger's answer to Judith Martin.

Posted by: chrisafer at May 16, 2005 5:11 PM

I lived with the Danes for six months in 1990, and after that, I was a bit down on them.

But I've heard that the Norwegians are even worse. No offense.

Where has Ben Browder been all of my life?

Posted by: Eric at May 16, 2005 10:41 PM

I'm w/ya on the whole comment thing. Annoying as hell having to register just to leave a comment. I don't anymore. I just move on.

Posted by: moby at May 17, 2005 1:55 AM

Hey, drop me an e-mail sometime if you like. I'm in Vancouver ... I'd be happy to show you something of my beautiful city if you have time. My boyfriend and I will be at Pride too ...

I use livejournal, but anyone can comment. I don't see the point in restricting that option. As you said, it's elitist and defeats one of the main aspects of bloggings: free-flowing communication and connection.

Posted by: Joel at May 17, 2005 8:10 PM

Yummy Sci-Fi hotness...now if they'd only do a cross-over with Jamie Bamber.

Agreed about the so-called "Christians" but those anti-gay thumpers don't have a clue.

As for bugsplat...er...blogspot'ers, some of us DO use other types of comment software! ;-)

Posted by: Lee at May 19, 2005 1:37 AM

I can already anticipate the onslaught of Stargate: SG1 Cam/Daniel slash stories on the internet.

Heck, I might even write one myself.

Posted by: palochi at May 20, 2005 4:01 PM