September 28, 2012

Deportation Guidelines Change: Same-Sex Couples Are Now Considered Families

As a gay dude growing on the American - Canadian border in Buffalo, the thought of falling in love with a hockey playing Canadian guy crossed my mind from time to time.

As I got older, I realized that within the LGBT community, issues regarding deportation and the breaking up of families is something that happens quite regularly due to lack of marriage equality on a national level and strict guidelines on what it means to "be a family."

On Thursday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that she will now instruct immigration agents to consider gay relationships the same as heterosexual ones in determining whether an individual should be deported.

This past July,
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) led more than 80 House Democrats in calling for the Department of Homeland Security to add a specific mention of same-sex couples to its guidelines.

In other news, This Is Why You Should Have Sex With Illegal Immigrants.

Ke$ha Banged A Ghost In Africa

Leave it up to Ke$ha to bang the whitest guy in Africa.

In a recent interview about her new album with Ryan Seamencrest, the Generation Y rocker said
"[Warrior is] about experiences with the supernatural...in a sexy way. I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural. I don't know his name! He was a ghost!"

It's not that far fetched, right?

Well, I mean the part about not knowing his name.

Dumbo Arts Festival 2012

This weekend, the Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 is happening in the ever hip Dumbo, Brooklyn. I know this neighborhood wasn't featured on Girls, but I swear, it's fun, young, and trendy.

The Dumbo Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, September 28th, Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th.

The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 9pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm and sundown to midnight all three nights for all outdoor projections.

I'll be there Saturday! See you there -- and don't forget to check out the fashion forward company Modavanti!

Apple Issues Apology Over Maps

Yuppies and upper middle-class folk are upset about something, so an apology is in order.

The new iOS 6, the highly anticipated software update, was released last week and the Google maps were anything but cute, with various issues ranging from lack of public transportation spots, gaps, and inaccurate directions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is gay and perhaps one of the most powerful LGBT people in the world, apologized for the issue:

"We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better," Cook said in a letter to customers released on its website. He went on to say that the company "fell short" of its commitment to deliver "the best experience possible to our customers.

Further,
"While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."

Bing? Are you serious? I spend all my time over the weekend trying to bang, I'm not wasting any time on Bing. Why is life so hard?

In other news, I am aware it's Fall, but don't ask me to go apple picking unless it's to pick out a new iPhone 5. Thanks.

September 27, 2012

Please, Marry My Lesbian Daughter For $64 Million

Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, a property developer in Hong Kong, has offered HK$500 million ($64 million) for any man that can seduce and propose to his lesbian daughter, Gigi Chao.

It is reported that Chao married her female lover, Sean Eav, in a ceremony in Paris last week.

Chao, as well as her father, confirmed to CNN that the $64 million dollar offer was true, but she said she was "not in a position to verify" the rumored marriage.

In other news, my parents have been known to bribe people with $15 Blockbuster gift cards in an attempt for them to take me on more than one date. After little luck, the bumped it up to twenty bucks.

Gay Dating Advice For Generation Y

A Cute Picture Of A Young Brooke Shields Smoking Pot

            9 Signs That You Were Gay If You Grew Up In The 90's

Millions Of Gay Slurs On Twitter

It looks like gay slurs are pretty popular on twitter. #notcooldude

The website NoHomophobes.com, which comes from
the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, tracks words such as "faggot" and "dyke" on Twitter.

Well, maybe those tweeting "dyke" are talking about digging a ditch, but that's still no excuse.


Cute Nicknames For Lesbians
 
Kristopher Wells, associate director for the institute, said, "We never imagined the scale of casual homophobia that actually exists on social media. The use of homophobic language remains one of the few socially acceptable forms of discrimination in our society and make no mistake, leads to isolation, bullying, beatings, and tragically youth suicide."

Since it began in July, the website has counted the use of "faggot" over 2.5 million times.

9 Funny Myths About Gay Men

September 26, 2012

7 Important Things I've Realized As A Gay Dude

1.  The hottest gay guys are not found in gay bars, but straight bars. Usually pubs or dive bars. Go out with friends, be yourself, and eventually things will fall into place. If not, black the fuck out.

2.  Gay guys that seek "masculine, normal guys" act gayer than Ryan Seacrest. Not that he's gay or anything, right?

3.  Some bartenders will not give you the ladies night drink special when you and your girls hit the town. Still not impressed.

4.  Your life will be better off without Grindr and other dating / hooking up apps on your phone. Trust me. In your 20's and 30's, it's not that terrible to be alone for some time.

5.  Don't ever wear a sweater to a gay bar. Lesson learned.

6.  If you have a walk of shame in Chelsea, no matter the time, everyone you pass will know; don't try acting coy, it only makes things worse.

7.  Don't let that one asshole ruin your day when 99 others make it great.

2 Ways Gay Dudes Can Help Straight Dudes Get Laid

September 25, 2012

Alcohol Enemas In Tennessee Fraternity Leads To Suspension

It looks like those down south ain't that dumb after all; they know how to get drunk faster than us northern folk.

"Upon extensive questioning, it is believed that members of the fraternity were using rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol as the abundance of capillaries and blood vessels present greatly heightens the level and speed of the alcohol entering the bloodstream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver," Knoxville Police Dept spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Monday in a statement.

Those involved were members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Tennessee. A dozen members were cited for underage drinking and the chapter was suspended after a student was sent to the hospital in critical condition with a blood alcohol content of .40.


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, close to 2,000 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries that are unintentional.

Come on Generation Y, let's get it together. Are we really in that big of a rush to get drunk? Didn't think so.

Is Hollywood White Washing? Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana, known by straight girls and gay guys as "that lucky bitch who snagged Bradley Cooper," and by straight guys as "that hot alien chick from Avatar," was recently cast as Nina Simone; an African-American singer and civil rights activist. In other news, it's Tuesday and people are pissed.

Critics are upset that Saldana, who is of Puerto Rican and Colombian descent, will further perpetuate the belief that light skinned actresses are favored over those who are "more black." Yes, more black. Well, do they have a point?

A petition entitled
“Replace Zoe Saldana with an actress who actually looks like Nine Simone” on change.org reads:

“Getting light complexioned actors to play the roles of dark complexioned historical figures is not only a sign of blatant disrespect to the persons they are portraying, but it is also disrespectful to their families, to history, to the people who look like the persons being whitewashed, and to the intelligence of the audience."

My suggestion is that we somehow find a way to revive Ms. Simone from the dead and have her play herself.

Fiona Apple Can Now Add Major Drug Mule To Her Resume

Looks like our home girl Fiona Apple recently spent the night in jail. While crossing the Texas border, the following was found on the tour bus of the singer:

0.010 pounds of hashish and 0.010 pounds of marijuana.

After she was released from jail, she went to perform at her concert in Houston, where she said:

"Most of the people were very nice to me. There are four of you out there, and I want you to know that I heard everything you did. I wrote it all down with your names and everything you did and said stupidly thinking I couldn't hear or see you."


Apple went on to say that if members of the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office wanted to be famous, she would release the information.

According to CNN, the public information officer, Rusty Fleming, gave the following rebuttal:

"First, Honey, I'm already more famous than you, I don't need your help. However, it would appear that you need mine. Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say. Now that you've been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump started. Don't worry, Sweetie, I won't bill you," he wrote.

I could give two shits about this. However, I'm still not over that creepy music video for "Criminal" that was released in 1997. And what police officer says, "honey?"

Cute Nicknames For Lesbians

1.  Vagetarians

That's all I could come up with.

You go girls.

But, hey straight dudes! Do you think your girlfriend may be a lesbian? Well, find out here: Signs Your Girlfriend Is A Lesbian

Straight girls. Don't worry; I didn't forget about you: Signs Your Boyfriend Is Gay

Global Bacon Shortage Predicted. Is There A God?

According to the National Pig Association in Britain, an industry trade group, "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable."

Not impressed.

In the report, it says that in the second half of next year, the number of slaughtered pigs could fall 10%, which in turn, doubles the price of European pork. As a result, the trade group urged supermarkets to pay pig farmers a fair price for the meat to help cover the drought-related losses.

If no action is taken in Europe, the fall will be "mirrored around the world."

I'm slowly drifting from agnosticism to atheism. Bacon is a past time and a fundamental right in the United States of America; much like apple pie, baseball, and closeted frat guys. PS gay people are cool.

September 24, 2012

Cute Quotes From President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Of Iran

On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Piers Morgan on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." The ever charming Ahmadinejad had a few comments about the Holocaust and homosexuality, among other things.

His comments regarding the Holocaust. Please note that he has many times questioned if this terrible occurrence even happened:
"I pass no judgment about historic events. I defend the human freedoms. Whatever event has taken place throughout history, or hasn't taken place, I cannot judge that. Why should I judge that? I say researchers and scholars must be free to conduct research and analysis about any historical event."

His comments regarding homosexuality:

"I'm sorry. Let me ask you this. Do you believe that anyone is giving birth through homosexuality? Homosexuality ceases procreation. Who has said that if you like or believe in doing something ugly, and others do not accept your behavior, that they're denying your freedom? Proper education must be given ... the education system must be revamped. The political system must be revamped. And these must be also reformed, revamped along the way. But if you, if a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition."

In 2007, he gave the following statement during a speech at Columbia University:

"In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I do not know who has told you that we have it."

Idiot Of The Week: Mitt Romney

This week, Ann Romney had her flight diverted due to smoke in the cabin. And our boy Mitt didn't quite understand why she couldn't open her window mid flight.

Please note this is a real quote from his
$6 million dollar fundraiser in Beverly Hills:

"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound."

7 Things I'd Rather Do Than Have Mitt Romney Elected

American Millennials Optimistic About Finding Employment

A new study, "The Multi-Generational Job Search," released by Beyond.com and Millennial Branding, helps put things in perspective for millennials and a few other generations. 5,268 job seekers were surveyed total, including:

742 Gen Y (18-29 )
1,676 Gen X (30-47)
2,850 Baby Boomers (48-67)

88% of millennial job seekers describe themselves as optimistic about finding a new job. This was in comparison to 81% of Gen X and 73% of Boomers. In addition, about half of us in Generation Y have considered going back to school instead of continuing with a job search, while those numbers were slightly lower for Gen X (35%) and Boomers (23%).

Most of the insight is technology driven and makes sense from a generational perspective; of course we are more likely to use social media outlets to seek potential jobs and yeah, and we are more likely to be underemployed, if employed at all.

Find out how LGBT marketing and advertising is making a difference for Generation Y: How America Subconsciously Evolves.

Plan B Available To NYC Teens

Whenever there is drama regarding Plan B, I always think of my girlfriends from college. Not that they had loose morals or anything, but some of them had so much Plan B in their bodies that they could probably look at a pregnant woman and the baby would evaporate.

Last year, a pilot program took place in 13 schools throughout New York City. According to the Board of Health, 4.7 % of 12,000 girls in these schools were given the controversial prescription drug, which is also known as "the morning after pill" and is used as a safeguard against pregnancy.

The ages of the girls ranged from 14 to 18.

7,000 girls under age 17 got pregnant last year throughout New York City and 90 percent were unplanned. Of those, 64 percent were aborted. About 2,200 teens became mothers by age 17.

According to ABC, the program - which is the first of it's kind in the country - may be implemented city wide.

As Paris Hilton would probably say, "All teens in New York City are disgusting. They, like, are probably all pregnant and use Plan B."

Paris Hilton: Most Gay Men Probably Have AIDS

Art For Obama 2012

In June, I had the amazing opportunity to interview artist Gayle Kabaker for my website. At the time, her painting "June Brides" appeared on the cover of the The New Yorker and was a subtle nod to marriage equality in the state of New York.

A Talk With Gayle Kabaker


The talented artist recently launched Art For Obama 2012. As you could guess, the campaign has posters and art that shows support for President Barack Obama, such as the painting to the right, by Kabaker.

Take a moment to become a fan on Facebook and visit her website; you won't be disappointed! In addition, make sure to read Funny Reasons Why Gays Should Not Marry.

Hey Millennials: Let's Get A Backbone & Change Things


I believe I can speak for a majority of young adults in Generation Y and say that, while growing up, we did more than a few things that we’re not proud of; cheating, stealing, and lying, in addition to taking risks and doing outrageous things that would give us heart attacks down the line if we ever imagined our children doing the same in the future.

We are at an age where we can understand – or at least, realize – the things our parents did while they were in the 20’s and early 30’s. Whether we want to think about it or not, our fathers we once horny college guys and our mothers had a few drinks too many. Their overprotective nature and pleas to “be safe” and “don’t drink too much,” of course, comes from a place of protection and their roles as parents, but are also driven by the aspect that they have been there and done that. Heck, if they grew up in the 1960’s or 1970’s, they probably did worse.

It’s been at least a decade since most of us left middle or high school, but sadly, as a seemingly liberal and outspoken generation, we are still doing something heinous; and no, I ain’t talking about those of us who still wear Abercrombie & Fitch, although that is pretty brutal, too.

A lot of us still “go with the flow” and let our ideas and beliefs line up with popular opinion. This spectrum ranges from everything from the newest movie that was released to important aspects such as reproductive rights to equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Yeah, it’s awkward, and even though I consider myself pretty outspoken with my personal beliefs and political stances, it’s one thing to easily type out the way I feel to readers who are generally accepting and open, but it’s another thing when you’re faced with opposition, and sometimes, ignorant rationale against something that one considers important in life. Things I consider important in my life.

5 Things I Learned The Hard Way In My 20's So Far

While in friendly debates, particularly those about marriage equality for the LGBT community, it’s easy for millennial generation to brush things off and not really go deeper into what people are actually saying.

“I don’t think Gina should bring her girlfriend to the prom. It’s going to make people feel uncomfortable”

Is that an excuse? Is a “comfort” excuse for people to give generalized beliefs, and more so, speak for an entire population of students?

“I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman”

Okay, that’s your belief … but why? Why do you feel that way? I think it’s horrible when individuals speak before politicians and anti-gay groups and that’s all they say without divulging further. It’s a line that’s been used to easily dismiss valid arguments and points.

Do you know that over 50% of American Republicans of Generation Y support marriage equality? As you can imagine, that rate is much higher for Democrats. There are so many fucking issues in the United States, and the longer we sit around and make let misguided and bigoted beliefs slow down the gay rights movement, the longer it’s going to take to make progress and make America for other issues.

Everything Happens For A Reason, Right?


The next time you hear that someone is uncomfortable, or that someone believes in something because “that’s just the way it is,” speak up: it’s one thing to say how you feel and what you believe, and it’s an entirely different thing to explain why you feel that way.

September 23, 2012

Short Story: The Radical Relationship


I walked over to Jude, tugged at his hand, and we walked through the park towards the church.  We didn't look at each other, which was odd, and the sun was late.

In early November, the sun is usually down by five or a few minutes after, but today, it was late in setting. I think it was waiting for us to get across that stretch of path that led to the road. It gave us a little courage and boost to make it to the other side, cause God willing, both Jude and I were scared as hell, walking hand and hand like it wasn't a big deal.


After the park, it got dark and we seemed to pick up our speed. We went past the church, down the street, and into the restaurant where Jude had been before; he had always gone there, since he was a kid that would sit at the counter with his grandma eating fries and ice cream while his grand daddy walked around and talked with everyone in sight.  Now, years later, it was the first time he wouldn't be welcome, and that was thanks to me.  


Word was out around town that we were together, and no matter how progressive or liberal or whatever the rest of the country seemed to be, this sure as hell wasn't the rest of the country. The bell sounded, the door opened, and Jude almost crushed my hand without knowing it.


"Hey, Bob. How you doin' buddy?  Table, please. For two," said Jude.

Bob shifted his eyes from our hands to my face, back and forth, for at least a minute.  I couldn't read Bob.  I wasn't sure if he was more upset that he had come with me or that Jude was holding my hand.

"Get on out of here Jude.  You know I'm not serving you," Bob said as he came a little closer, "especially with half the town in here eating.  Go on."


The tail end of his request was a whisper - somewhat of a plea - to leave.  Did he want to serve us?  Was he embarrassed?

"Table for two, please" Jude said with clenched teeth.  "Or would it be easier to call Dougie?"


"Call em, you know the police ain't going to do shit. I said, leave.  Now."


Bob walked closer and I thought he was going to strike Jude. He grabbed him by the arm and pulled him closer.  I jerked back, bumping into the wall close to a table with a few kids, and a little girl spat at my shoes. It was like she had been waiting.


After a minute, I walked up to Jude, and he jerked out of habit.


"Babe, let's go.  I'm sorry, let's just go."


"Yeah, listen to that little bitch," said the father of the little girl who spat on my shoe, "cause a few towns over your next stop would be the cemetery. You're sick Jude."


We walked fast, still hand and hand, back towards the park where we came.  We didn't speak, but unlike before, Jude didn't have a strong grip on my hand. We got back to my apartment and he walked me to my door.  Some of my neighbors were out, and although they were watching us like we were tomorrows news, we were safe here.


"I'm sor-" I tried, but Jude put his finger to my lips.  He told me to forget it. He whispered that we were leaving soon and these conservative fucks wouldn't be a concern to us ever again.


"Okay," I said through tears, "only two more weeks left."

"Two more weeks is right, baby. Thanksgiving is almost here. Two days later we move, and before we know it, we're spending Christmas and ringing in 1966 in sunny California!"


Jude laughed and leaned in for a kiss.

"Night babe," I said.


"Goodnight Michelle."

A Short Story In 79 Words

Obamas Vs. Clint Eastwood


September 22, 2012

New Voter ID Laws, Dude

This week, I came across the website Let My People Vote 2012, which gives perspective on new voter identification laws in the United States, as well as some funny background on the upcoming election. The new laws are put in place in order to stop "voter fraud." And yeah, we vote for the President in a few months ...

Make sure you check out the site because it has a hilarious, informational video from funny lady Sarah Silverman.

Here are five things you should know about the new laws, compliments of the website:

1.  These are not bipartisan efforts. They are initiated by Republicans, passed by Republicans, and signed into law by Republicans. The State House Majority Leader in PA asserted that these voter restrictions would allow Mitt Romney to win the state.

2.  The voters most likely to be burdened by these new voting restrictions are Democrats. Consider which voters don't have ID. Among seniors and young voters, 18% don't have valid ID. Among African Americans, 25% don't have valid ID.

3.  Restrictions on voting, like poll taxes and "literacy" tests, have a long history. They are used by one party to prevent supporters of another party from voting.

4.  If someone were trying to steal an election, in person voter fraud, where a voter pretends to be someone they are not at the polls, is the last method anyone would chose. Absentee ballot stuffing is much easier. But more Republicans vote by absentee ballot. So no new restrictions on absentee voting.

5.  The Brennan Center has estimated that as many as 3.2 million citizens could find it harder to vote because of new voter ID laws.

PS - Obama was born in Iraq and Romney eats money.

Child Labor? Not Cool Samsung

Ever wonder why our technology devices are getting smaller and smaller? Well, maybe because they are modeled after the small children that helped build them.

Samsung is facing allegations that they employ children in their Chinese factories from the non-profit group China Labor Watch
.

A new report from the group lists eight factories that are owned by Samsung. In three of the factories, underage workers were reported, in addition to illegal overtime requirements, poor working conditions, and contracts that are difficult to understand.

You can learn more and sign a petition here: Samsung Stop Exploiting Child Laborers

September 21, 2012

Canisius College: No Place For The LGBT Community?

Although I have been known to criticize my Alma mater, Canisius College, from time to time, I still love the institution. I used to write for The Griffin in college, and now that I am two years graduated, I still read the school newspaper online in order to stay up to date on the happenings at Canisius and the Buffalo area.

I came across the article "Embracing Catholic culture at a Catholic school," which details the trials and tribulations of a Catholic's personal struggle with the ambiguity of messages on campus. The writer, Elizabeth Fuhrmann, is taken aback that the college is open and accepting.

Ms. Fuhrmann writes:

"
One of the things I was not prepared for was the school’s support of events for the significant LGBT community."

She goes on to say that she is uncomfortable discussing issues such as abortion and gay marriage, and that she has to seek out religion from Campus Ministry; which, I may add, is a great organization at Canisius and the backbone of the college. As a non-religious individual, I had many amazing experiences, trips, and retreats that, ironically, actually lead me away from religion and the Catholic church.

Fuhrmann is upset that because she chose to attend a religious college and surprisingly, Canisius College is not one that is overflowing with conservative students like her.

"
Organizations on campus do a great job of fostering good relationships, as well as providing a safe environment to do so, but we should commit ourselves to supporting the Catholic vision for a Christ-centered, abstinent gay population focused on the Church," she writes.
Canisius is a place that creates leaders; people that are both gay and straight, Catholic and Atheist, men and women. By understanding that acceptance is a core value of any religion, maybe Fuhrmann will realize that the diversity of human sexuality is not something that can be understood from a bible of any religion, and as educated, young adults, those of us in Generation Y are going to grasp onto something that many generations before us didn't quite seem to grasp: common courtesy.

If Fuhrmann feels uncomfortable talking about these issues with mainstream students, I recommend her seeking out clubs or organizations with students that share the same beliefs as her. There is even a "Students For Life" club which I was a part of my senior year.

I remember sitting in a meeting one night and the discussion of the death penalty was brought up. A Jesuit priest, who was our advisor, said that he agreed with the death penalty because it the bible said it was not an issue. That was the last meeting I attended.

My main point: Fuhrmann, although there is a vibrant LGBT community at Canisius College with students who come from accepting families and have good support systems, there are some students who don't. There are some students who come from families where people consider the bible as law of the land, and sadly, they are unable to come out due to fear and rejection, or worse, violence.

As a student at Canisius, I learned that every action - actually, every word - has a consequence, and be careful what you say or do; you never know who could be watching, listening, or reading.

Good luck on your journey at Canisius College.

September 20, 2012

Mitt Romney Reflects On If He Had Gay Grandchildren

On Wednesday, during the Univision/Facebook town hall event hosted at the University of Miami, Shit Romney expanded on his views regarding the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community:

"I love my children, and I love my grandchildren, and of course I'd want them to be happy. My view is this: individuals should be able to pursue a relationship of love and respect and raise a family as they would choose. I would like to have the term 'marriage' continue to be associated with a relationship between one man and one woman, and that certainly doesn't prevent two people of the same gender living in a loving relationship together, having   domestic partnership, if you will. I can see rights, such as hospital visitation rights, and similar types of things being provided to those individuals, but marriage for me continues to be between a man and a woman."

You could watch the click here: Mitt Romney Comments On Possible Gay Grandchildren.

Or, if you want a laugh, you can read: 7 Things I'd Rather Do Than Have Mitt Romney Elected & 6 Things Ann Romney Should Have Said At Her RNC Speech.

Wal-Mart To Stop Selling Amazon Kindles

Wal-Mart has joined Target in a decision to stop selling Amazon Kindles. The is a move that appears to have come after a pricing dispute. Wal-Mart only made a couple billion dollars last year, right?

On Thursday, a Wal-Mart representative told CNN Money the following via email:

"Our customers trust us to provide a broad assortment of products at everyday low prices, and we approach every merchandising decision through this lens."

Earlier this month, Amazon revealed a new line of Kindle e-readers and four Kindle fire tablets.

My book,
The Generation Y Handbook: Funny Stories About Sex, Dating, And Relationships for Millennials, is available on Kindle for $6.50.

You can buy the book online, as well as check out an excerpt, The Night I Was Kicked Out Of A Threesome In Los Angeles, from Next Magazine.

If you do not have a Kindle (thanks Wal-Mart and Target), you are able to read the book on your computer or smart phone.

The Hills / The Hills Have Eyes

Growing up, those of us in Generation Y were influenced by shows such as The O.C., Laguna Beach, Gossip Girl, and One Tree Hill. Well, straight girls and gay guys, but you get my point.

Alright, alright; some "straight" dudes watched these shows because they had "good story lines," but I digress.

There comes a point in your mid-20's that you realize: Fuck. I thought my life was going to be like The Hills, but it's more like The Hills Have Eyes.

I think it's easy for Millennials to think that college and our early 20's are the time of our lives; which, they are an amazing and fun time, but look what's around the corner ... our 30's. While I'm not really saying "yeah, dude, I can't wait until I turn 35," there are certain perks and downfalls at every stage of life.

Right now, enjoy the annoying shit that will make your 30's amazing. For those of us in Generation Y, I think it's easy to fall into a habit and become "comfortable" with things that we don't like, but guess what? You can complain all you want, but there's going to be people our age moving and shaking and making changes and pushing us forward; pushing the country forward. In theory, pushing the human race forward. Times are changing.

Let's go.

Paris Hilton: Most Gay Men Probably Have AIDS

Paris Hilton was in New York City for New York Fashion Week; probably one of the gayest things in the galaxy. Instead of embracing the LGBT community, Ms. Hilton had these statements about gay males on September 7th:

"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world...they're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

"I would be so scared if I was a gay guy...you'll, like, die of AIDS."

The conversation was recorded by a NYC cab driver as Paris Hilton and a friend discussed Grindr; a popular social media app for dating and hooking up.

The full recording can be found on Radar Online. Give it a listen.


A publicist for Hilton released this statement:

"Paris Hilton’s comments were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease. The conversation became heated, after a close gay friend told her in a cab ride, a story about a gay man who has AIDS and is knowingly having unprotected sex. He also discussed a website that encourages random sex by gay men with strangers. As she was being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people promoting themselves on the site."


Check out my Grindr interview --> The Grindr Interview: A Chat With Serge Gojkovich

September 19, 2012

Cancer Is Now The #1 Killer Of Hispanics In The United States

On Monday, the American Cancer Society released a report that said cancer has surpassed heart disease to become the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States of America.

With slightly over 50 million people, Hispanics are the largest growing demographic in the United States. According to the report, it is estimated that 112,880 people will be diagnosed with the disease and 33,200 will die of cancer this year alone.

For African-Americans and Caucasians, heart disease remains the leading cause of death.

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Too Fat For The Death Penalty?

A man who weighs close to 500 pounds is set to executed in Ohio. And no, it's not Jabba The Hutt.

Ronald Post, a convicted killer who murdered a hotel clerk in 1983, is scheduled to be executed in January. Post filed papers in federal court to stop the execution, claiming that it would cause problems for executioners, among other problems.

“Indeed, given his unique physical and medical condition there is a substantial risk that any attempt to execute him will result in serious physical and psychological pain to him, as well as an execution involving a torturous and lingering death,” the federal filing said.

Ronald Post killed Helen Grace Vantz in Elyria, Ohio. He shot the 53-year-old woman in the back of the head twice and escaped with $100 and a 13-inch television set.

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