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April 2, 2006

You are not a strong black woman.

Advice for Recent Arrivals - Dos & Don'ts & More Don'ts for Gay Boy Refugees - by Nate Lippens

I'll have to admit I have been guilty of several of the criticisms from the list above in my time. Good for a chuckle though.

I'm currently digging the CD Jack Johnson and Friends: Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George. Like the soundtrack for O Brother, Where art Thou, this album is likely to outshine the film. While the songs are both for children and adults, the tunes have a nice mellowing effect that negates all the hype and hysteria you can get from watching too much TV. Plus Jack Johnson is kinda woofy and somewhat adorkable. I spent a lot of time this weekend with just the stereo on with this album and another favorite (and Christmas/birthday present - thanks!), Lonely Runs Both Ways by Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Posted by jimbo at April 2, 2006 9:25 PM

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I so couldn't do Seattle, so depressing; England was rainy enough. I've seen the list before, and some of it is amusing, some of it direct and honest, some of it judgemental and tired and some of it ok. And how on earth is Jew a verb?

You're not the first to point out Mr. Johnson's hotness. The line forms a mile behind him now, at least at last count.

Posted by: copperred at April 3, 2006 1:17 AM

I am a huge Alison Krauss fan as well. Her harmonies with the band are very soothing on a Sunday night.

Posted by: Sarah at April 3, 2006 6:10 AM

And how on earth is Jew a verb?

Oh my - maybe we are making progress. To "jew" someone down used to be a common way to say that you bargained with someone - i.e, "He wanted $1,000 for the car - I jewed him down to $750."

My favorite on the list:

20. Make friends with at least one dyke, you silly faggot. When the shit goes down--for instance your mother dies--fags will drop you in an instant if you aren't fun. Dykes will come to your house with food.


Posted by: Andy at April 3, 2006 12:23 PM

20) Maybe the writer is a bitter, twisted fag who picks his friends poorly and gets what he deserves? It sounds like an excerpt form the Blade's "Bitch Session".

Shame about the wedding ring on that there left ring finger; I didn't notice that yesterday.

Posted by: copperred at April 3, 2006 1:07 PM

What is this "strong black woman" business? I don't get the reference. Who the hell goes around pretending to be that?

Posted by: Fitz at April 3, 2006 1:28 PM

Jack Johnson looks like Jeff Corwin's hippie brother.... and that's not a bad thing

Posted by: ZZ at April 3, 2006 2:20 PM

"Lonely runs both ways"....and apparently so do Christmas presents....it was actually for your birthday...or are you implying that you have a Messiah complex?

Posted by: pat at April 3, 2006 9:32 PM