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January 26, 2007

Isaiah Washington is dumb, but forgivable

I guess the local rise in crime wasn't just a random observation on my part. People have been getting mugged on T and 14th street a lot lately, our packages going missing (including my birthday care package from mom!) and even murder. The queens are not amused, and we are have begun to marshall our forces. Beware the power of nonbreeding drones of the hive! Like Nikita once said: "We will bury you..."

Kylie Minogue + Scissor Sisters = White Diamond, performed live from the Showgirl tour. OMG KYLIE.

Friday Night TV Pick: Scary 'God Warrior' Marguerite Perrin returns to Trading Spouses at 9pm on Fox tonight.

Here's a documentary about a local DC/Baltimore L.A.R.P. (Live-Action Role-Playing) group. And you thought I was a big 'ol geek.

I think I'll pass on a backpacking trip to Anthrax Isle. But it sounds like a great D&D module adventure title.

I think this whole Isaiah Washington gay slur thing is a bit creepy. Really, the guy is an idiot for using the f-word in Hollywood - he's made his own career grave saying that stuff. But does he really need to go to some gay rehab for saying what he said? Sometimes people say things in the heat of the moment and don't always mean what they say. He and other people (Eddie Murphy, etc.) need to get a little slack sometimes. People make mistakes, people are young and say dumb things, then people change, and people need to be forgiven. People have a hard time forgiving even themselves sometimes. I think The Gay spend waaay too much energy holding anger against whomever was a douche bag in the past. Much too often I hear the same thing, "HARRR! I won't read/watch/listen to 'X' person because of 'Y' crime to the gays in 19XX-20XX." Even when it's been like 10 years since that person said 'Z' phrase and has changed and grown significantly.

Many people have come to me asking, "Jimbo: what do you think of men's leggings?" (Because I'm apparently officially a drag queen now). And I stare back at them, confused. Of course they will be worn by the dandies about town by this summer. But I already wear them now. And I have a question about proper use of leggings and tights: so like if I'm running or mountain biking and am wearing my running tights or biking tights with snuggly padding where it counts, and then have to go grocery shopping after that, is it appropriate for me to be shining my package in the produce department of Whole Foods, or should I slip a pair of shorts over my bulge? I'm always a little bit self-conscious when I do that.

After a rugby match I also like to slip off my rugby shorts and cool my balls off, even though i'm still wearing my compression shorts which keep my balls in place. Is it OK to do that around teammates' family and kids? Are compression shorts more like undergarments or shorts in this instance? I also love my short running shorts even though it is most customary to wear baggy basketball-style shorts in the United States of 'Merca. But I don't like basketball and I don't like running in those long basketball shorts. I prefer my short-shorts even though they make me look like a dork. But my junk sure stands out in them. I think running in those stupid long basketball shorts defeats the purpose, and the cause unnecessary chafing.

That is all. Have a nice weekend.

Posted by jimbo at January 26, 2007 11:45 AM


Regarding Isaiah Washington - EXACTLY. I find the whole "gay rehab" thing a bit creepy, and they way he's being muscled into all this false contrition kind of appalling. I would respect the guy if he just said, "I was an ass, I'm sorry, and we will never speak of this again" (and then told GLAAD, "No, I will not be your butt boy").

Posted by: John at January 26, 2007 4:13 PM

The problem with Isaiah Washington is that he insisted on bringing it up again, and lying about it to boot. At the Golden Globes, in the press room where his show had just won for best drama. Kind of high profile, embarrassing for the network, and clearly annnoying for his cast mates who spoke out against his statements of that night. I don't know what kind of rehab goes to for this sort of thing or how that would even work (does someone certify that he has been released by the homophobe demons?) but clearly this was no simple case of 'saying something stupid" and there was no real contrition.

So you are now wearing your compression shorts during your ball-cooling process? Is that a new phase?

Posted by: zz at January 26, 2007 4:38 PM

Well then Isaiah is an ass, but still forgiveable.

Ed, regarding my ball-cooling, should you document this behavior so closely? All I want to do is cool my balls off in peace after practice or a rugby match on a hot day.

Posted by: jimbo at January 26, 2007 6:51 PM

let ur junk hang out - makem' look!

Posted by: TOS at January 26, 2007 7:02 PM

Always wear shorts or track pants over biking shorts when not on the bike. Better yet, after the ride take the bike shorts off and go commando.

As for long running pants, there are plenty of non-lycra alternatives. Mizuno makes some really comfy ones, even if they are a wee bit clamdigger-y.

Posted by: mike at January 26, 2007 8:10 PM

Mike: what is 'clamdigger'?

Posted by: jimbo at January 26, 2007 11:30 PM

Ditto with John. He's goes to rehab for a word? Rehab for what? I didn't know there was a rehab place for opening yer mouth and inserting both feet in it.

Jimbo - Clamdiggers are pants that go to midcalf.

Posted by: Lee at January 27, 2007 12:21 AM

As a fitness instructor, I am all about wearing tights whenever, wherever, with whoever you want. I say show us your package in the Produce section of Whole Foods... hell, bring it over to the Grocery Department... I may just stare.

Posted by: tim at January 27, 2007 1:08 AM

I don't think compression shorts are any more/less revealing than said running tights, which DO seem to be okay dress for public ... not me, mind you, and I'd prefer it if people wore shorts over them in Whole Foods. But after a rugby match, pull OFF the rugby shorts while changing without fear, no matter who is around. I do!

Posted by: Mark in Portland at January 27, 2007 3:50 PM

Clamdiggers are like capri pants.

So how will you feel about Bush/Rove/Mellmann in 10 years?

Posted by: sam at January 27, 2007 5:06 PM

I beg to differ. Lycra is like free speech: the right to use it is subject to reasonable time, manner and place restrictions.

Posted by: mike at January 27, 2007 5:07 PM

Consider male ballet dancers. Very public, in fact, on stage.

Posted by: First mom at January 28, 2007 2:07 AM

What about long-undies? are those considered leggings? There's something to be said for a guy who keeps himself warm and protected from the elements.

Posted by: Brechi at January 28, 2007 4:30 PM

I saw a septuagenarian in a wrestling singlet at the gym on Saturday; don't be that guy.

Posted by: copperred at January 29, 2007 9:46 AM

I'm always amazed by hate from any minority group in America. Hello? It's oppression just in a different form.

For my 1 1/2 cents, I think it is a publicity stunt to save face (and possibly his career). I don't think he means it one bit. He is a bit fat homophobic A-hole.

Posted by: moby at January 29, 2007 11:48 PM

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