Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Me Teach You Long Time

For Now, Ore. Ex-Prostitutes Can't Teach - Yahoo! News

The Real Work Grind

Worker killed in meat grinder fall - NEWS.com.au (31-05-2005). Wasn't this an opening death on Six Feet Under.

That Boy Ain't Right

Teen Kills 5 in Ohio Farmhouse Shootings - Yahoo! News. This boy shot everybody in the house, including himself, just before his graduation. He should have just gone to his graduation and then killed himself only.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Mostly Likely to Keep This Yearbook

Yearbook Prank Rankles Colorado School. Yes, you just read the word "rankles."

Aren't Phone Rates Cheaper At Night?

Canada suicide hotline to open only from 9 to 5 - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

We Still Matter Too?

Ok, so my post today will be different from those normally posted. But I would like to believe that falls under the "We Still Matter" posts that show here often. Mine is just in a different genre (single moms).
So Puffy is in the "baby momma drama" hot seat. I personally think he's dead wrong and I think most don't agree with me. I think its more so b/c no one I know is IN that lifestyle or deals with that type of money. But let's take money out of this and focus on what has me so HOT!!! Puffy was quoted as saying, "I take care of my son and that should be rewarded, not punished". This blew me. So bad I wrote a letter (sent to my group, we call them "rants") here it is:

First off let me say that I believe that Puffy "takes care of his kid"...I don't think that is the question....but overall and for a lot of men, why the HELL do they think the should be "rewarded" for doing so???? "I do take care of my child to my fullest, that's something that should be rewarded."
Mr. Combs,
Let me tell you something....first off, NO PARENT (Mother or Father) gets "rewards" in private or the public eye for taking care of something THEY CHOOSE TO BRING INTO THIS WORLD....THEIR CHILD....You don't get rewarded just b/c so many other men (and women) aren't doing what they are supposed to...This is the task/job/challenge you choose to take on when YOU choose to lay down with this woman and BREED!!! Whether you intended for this child to be brought forth or not is NOT the issue. You had control of the situation before that point and you choose to succumb to it whether it was in love or weakness. Let me get DEEP for just a moment...at what point did you forget that this child was a gift from God to you? At what point do you get rewarded for any GIFT that you get from God? Is that not reward enough?
Now, Mr. Combs you must deal with it and all that comes with raising a child. You say ADULT support and I am sure that many agree with you, I would venture to say that its b/c MOST OF US don't deal in those kind of numbers (that much money). But truly whether 'baby momma' was, is or going to be in a divorce process has NOTHING to do with the level of support and lifestyle you are able to provide your son. When she was married $5,000 was probably all she needed to maintain YOUR child at the lifestyle (or close to it) that YOU, YOUR OTHER BABY MOMMA (who by the way WAS getting $7,000 more) and YOUR OTHER SON live at....I am sure her HUSBAND at the time contributed to the household....Divorce causes significant changes financially, emotionally, mentally etc...That income is NO LONGER apart of her household and your child (and any others in the house) need to be supported at the SAME lifestyle (by BOTH DAD's).
Your claims that the OTHER BABY MOMMA pays for everything and you pay nothing is false...You are currently paying everything as we see her with you alllll the time and her and her/your son lives with you. I am sure the $12,000/month you are currently giving her is POCKET CHANGE!!! I can't imagine you are charging her rent to live with you....or to sleep with you....
"He said the new payment is an injustice, noting that billionaire Ron Perlman was ordered to pay about $12,000 in his child custody case several years ago."
Notice this happened years ago. Quit comparing yourself to others and situations that happened years ago.....This is now and this isn't about Mr. Perlman's children...this is about your son and you are making it about principle. Unfortunately for you, your business is ALL in the media with everyone commenting and guess who has access to it all? Your son...I hope you spend more time protecting this child from your stupidity and all the comments the media will be making about you "not wanting to take care of yours"....You actions may show that you are taking care of him and I hope he's old enough and mature enough to really see that....but TRUST....the comments and accusations will still hurt him.
I am disappointed that a HIGHLY successful black man feels he should be rewarded for doing his job instead of setting an example for others that aren't.
You may not be a deadbeat dad...but your attitude certainly reflects one in my mind....

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Sex Please, We're British

Brits last longest at sex. If you have to watch the clock, darling, you're not doing it right.

The Unexplainable
I guess not every woman has a maternal instinct. There are truly some people that should not breed, nor care for children.

I tried long and hard to make this "pretty" with the link and all, but I am not the proficient yet...sorry folks...here's the story:

A woman was arrested after the California Highway Patrol officer who pulled her car over found nine people crammed inside, including two children in the trunk.

"I have never heard of this," said Officer Wendy Hahn. "There was no room left in the car, so she puts two of the kids in the trunk. We're trying to get people to buckle up, and this is what we find."

Lavern Dunlap, 35, of Glendora, was pulled over about 8 p.m. Friday after another driver reported seeing a woman closing the trunk of her Toyota Corolla with two children inside as the vehicle sat parked on a shoulder.

Dunlap told the officer she was heading to her sister's house in Palmdale, about a 60-mile trip.

The officer discovered a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl in the trunk, four children in the back seat, an adult in the front passenger seat with a child on her lap and Dunlap behind the wheel. No one was wearing a seat belt, she said.

Dunlap was booked on suspicion of child cruelty and was released. She is scheduled to appear next month in court.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Tribute To My Granddad

I was given the task of writing a tribute on behalf of all my Grandfather's grandchildren. Below is what I wrote.

We, collectively, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great great grandchildren have had amazing and wonderful opportunities. We have lived in distant places from Guam to London. We gave received degrees and scholarships from universities and graduate schools. Some have received recognition and honors for service to our country. Many of us have received medals, awards, and trophies for excellence in scholastics, sports, and our various vocations. But there will never be a greater honor than being the grandchild of Thomas Mosley, Sr., or PáPá (PawPaw), as we liked to call him.

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride…

We all know the words to the song but PáPá lived by them. All of PáPá’s grandchildren were told at some point in time that “You’re smart,” or “You’re cute,” or “You’re cool,” these phrases were usually followed by a “Ain’t ya?” As in, “You’re good, ain’t ya?” And when Granddaddy said it, you always believed it because he believed it. His love and approval was usually accompanied by a hug, a kiss, or a smile (teeth were optional). His humor, which was brilliant and infectious, was always available if you needed it.

This man that once worked in Kentucky coal mines; and bragged about riding untamed horses; would be overcome with emotion and his eyes would be filled with tears when one of his grandchildren got married, or received straight A’s on their report card; or graduated from kindergarten. He was fiercely proud of all his grandbabies aged 0 to 38. There is not one of us that wasn’t personally indebted to the man. His charity, loyalty, and dedication built a better world for all of us.

Everybody’s searching for a hero…

Maya Angelou said that our heroes are found in our neighborhoods and families. PáPá was a hero to all of us, each in our own way. All of us have volumes of personal stories with PáPá but collectively we have BBQs, Christmas breakfasts, and the greatest love of all, which PáPá gave as a gift to all of us. That love will be with us always. We will travel home with it. And it will comfort us through this hard time because we’re going to miss him so much.

Oh Bobby

ABC News: Members of Bobby Brown's Entourage Stabbed. If you read closely you will note that Brown was performing during open mike **Pip shakes head in disbelief**

I'm NOT Crazy

Ok, so here's my post for the day. I am not homosexual, but very much an advocate of Gay Rights. I think discrimination in ANY form is destructive for a society. I am a firm believer that the "sex" you have (unless you have a liking for children and animals) is YOUR business, healthy and has nothing to do with the person you are, the type of parent you are or will be and all that other good stuff...but its about time that a Medical Association speaks up and makes a strong statment basically stating that this IS NORMAL and not some sort of deviation...Hoorah!

Psychiatrists back same-sex marriage

Items compiled from Tribune news services
Published May 23, 2005

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a statement Sunday urging legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

If approved by the association's directors in July, the measure would make the American Psychiatric Association the first major medical group to take such a stance.

The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and promoting mental health."

It follows a similar measure by the American Psychological Association last year, little more than three decades after that group removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

The psychiatric association's statement, approved by voice vote on the first day of its weeklong annual meeting in Atlanta, cites the "positive influence of a stable, adult partnership on the health of all family members."

The document clarifies that the association is addressing same-sex civil marriage, not religious marriages.
Its me again T-Rob...here showing love. My condolences to you and your family. I am not a highly religious (but spiritual) person, but know that your grandfather is with his higher power and at peace. As sad as death is for us, isn't being with the higher power and peace what Life is all about...what an oxymoron right? Love you a lot...hugs and kisses.

Friday, May 20, 2005

In Memoriam

My grandfather Thomas Mosley, Sr. passed away peacefully today at 1:30 pm CT. This is a man that I loved dearly and will miss even more.

Allow me to introduce myself...

T-Rob here just filling in until the original Uptempo Orpheus returns...I enjoy reading this blog everyday, in fact its one of the first things that I do in the morning at work. I am not as good as it as he is and unfortunately I haven't had a chance to scan over current events and give my input...I tend to get passionate about children and animals and usually find things were my unsolicited input get puts. The only thing that really caught my eye was this article in the Trib:
A northwest suburban woman charged with killing her two young children by stabbing each of them more than 200 times may soon undergo a mental health evaluation

Here's my question - MAY undergo?? She stabbed her babies TWO hundred times...YES, she may be a little bit sick and mentally unstable NO? And how does a woman get that far without the husband noticing? Such a sad thing when innocent children get "taken" out by their own parents (remember the two Zion girls)...
Well hopefully if I ever asked again to do this I will be able to give my "guestmanship" <--my made up word for the day...more flare.

Thanks for letting hit your spot...I was honored.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

American Idol:Final 3

We have come to this three contestants sing three songs. The first song was chosen by music mogul Clive Davis. The second by the contestants. And the third song was chosen by one of the judges. I love the final three. They are so diverse. We have an R & B diva, a rocker, and a country queen.

I'll Never Love This Way Again
Chain of Fools
On The Radio

Clive chose the Dionne Warwick tune and it was only so-so for me. She had some trouble sustaining the lower notes and went a bit flat in the middle of the song. This is a tough song to sing. It is incredibly rangey but she managed to pull out at the end. Her Chain of Fools was okay but at this point in the competition, I was expecting to be wowed and I wasn't. Finally, she sang On the Radio and won me over. It wa a perfect song for her vocal abilities and personality.

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Within A Dream
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

This night belonged to Bo Bice. The man can sing. He sang three very different songs and made them all work. The only song that I personally like is Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me but he carried the other two songs like a pro. He even sang his middle song acapella. I can not for the life of me think why Paula chose Satisfaction for him to sing. I suppose it is light, spirited and fun but he is deserving of better material.

Makin' Love Out of Nothing At All
I Feel Like a Woman

I have liked her since the beginning. She has an incredible voice and it showed tonight when she sang her first and last song. Cryin' is a personal favorite and she did a great job with it. I hate Makin' Love... The song is cheesy and bad and she didn't do much with it. Her final number was perfectly chosen for her. She will be a great country pop singer and probably outsell previous Idolites.

My Fave: Bo
My pick to leave: Carrie
America will pick: Vonzell

Overall, a grand night for singing. I think our finalists will be the rocker and the country queen. I wonder what they have to say over on the unofficial American Idol blog.

Bad-Ass Kids

Research Finds a High Rate of Expulsions in Preschool - New York Times. I am currently working with Pre-K kids with the StoryBus. Don't think that I am above kicking some little 3 year old ass if I have to (just kidding).

Todays Special

Softcore Vegetable Porn. Followed by Hardcore Veg Porn. Is there anything that cyberspace can't provide?

Monday, May 16, 2005

Get Your Hair Did

Do you want to look like a TV star? Then get your Star Jones™ Wigs. This link courtesy of Page SixSixSix

Invitation To Dance

I received the following invite today with instructions to pass it forward to any teens that I may think are interested in attending. I no longer work with teens but I thought I would put it out there anyway.

I didn't go to my own prom. I just discussed this topic with my boyfriend (yes, it's official I have a boyfriend) over the weekend. It is not that I couldn't go. I was invited by two or three ladies but I was more interested in working an extra shift at Hardee's. I needed the cash more than I needed a corsage. I don't regret having missed the prom. But if there are queer youths that want to go, I say GO!

Noche de Arco iris: Queer Prom 2005
Friday May 27th 2005, 7PM*

*The space will be open at 6pm for pre-party preparations.
Any youth who want to come and get ready at the museum are welcome.

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago. IL. 60608
Dinner. Music. Dance. Drag. Break Dancing. Performances.

Tickets are $10 / Sliding scale

Dress to express

We deserve to have our queer prom because even though we are athletes, class presidents, students, and activists, a lot of times in our schools we get pointed at, excluded, and harassed; because we are an important part of this community, and we have a right to a claim spaces within our neighborhoods that reflect the complexities and diversity of our identity; because we need to erase the invisibility of LGBT youth in our communities; and mostly because we like to party and have fun.

We invite all LGBTQ identified youth and their allies

(adults, hetero and otherwise) to join us for the first

"Noche the Arco iris: Queer Prom 2005"

If you have questions, want to volunteer, or want to buy tickets in advance, contact Tania at or 312 455 9455 x 108

This event is organized by Homofrecuencia, the first Spanish-language LGBT youth radio show in the country. Listen every Monday night from 8-10 PM on Radio Arte 90.5 FM Chicago or on the web at www.radioarte..org/homofrecuencia.

Homofrecuencia is a production of Radio Arte WRTE 90.5 FM Chicago.

Radio Arte is a youth initiative of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.

We Still Matter

Pro-gay group blocked from Communion. I am still not sure about which side is more "un-Christian" in this battle. It seems like a peaceful way to show support but the church seems to think otherwise. I don't know guys. I say, start your own church.

More Chappelle NewsRunaway comic speaks. Dave speaks out to let people know that he is not crazy or a crackhead. Thanks for the update Dave. Hang in there. I'm still behind you.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Here's Some Good News

Boston.com:US judge voids Nebraska's ban on gay marriage. I post a lot of stupid and homophobic decisions that people make but here is one that works FOR the gays.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Good Luck with that Paraskavedekatriaphobia

Friday the 13th: Information From Answers.com. Ever wonder about why Friday the 13th is such a big deal? This website gives some quick answers to that very same question. BTW, the next Friday the 13th will be in January 2006.

Free Jr. Frostys

Wendy's International, Inc. - Corporate & Investor Website. This weekend, Wendy's will be giving away free Jr. Frostys (no purchase neccesary). Severed fingers not included.

We Still Matter

Chicagoist: "One Million Moms" Don't Love Kraft Mac & Cheese. I guess a bunch of moms are pissed off because Kraft is a sponsor of Chicago's Gay Games in 2006. Advice to Moms: Get a a fucking life. Look after your kids. Find out what they are doing. Forget about corporate sponsorships. This is none of your business. I bet these women know more about Kraft's sponsorship of gay men running the 400 meter than they know what their children are actually doing. Do me a favor, send a positive message to good the folks at Kraft. Tell them that you are glad for their support of the Gay Games.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

I'm Crazy, Bi-atch

Report: Chappelle in Psych Facility . Faithful readers know that I have been following Chappelle's drama. I just want the best for Dave. If that means help in a South African Psych facility than you do what you got to do Dave. Get well soon.

American Idol Results - No Spoilers

America chose right. The final three for this season's show is spot on right. These are the three people that deserve to win (although I favor two over one. These are the best contestants of the final twelve.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Final Four Bring It On

Oh, American Idol. You are like a bad drug. I do love their set. It's big. It's sparkling clean. And in five years, nobody will care. A lot like most of the contestants.

Last night's show themes were country and the "Philly sound" of Gamble and Huff. They could have cut all those sentimental video clips. Please, I don't care.

On to the Idolites:

1. Sin Wagon
It is totally appropo that she start off the country show. She is a country girl with a country sound. I hate country music. The vocals are usually great but the music...I don't like it. Much like this performance. She had lots of energy but it seems like she was running out of steam towards teh end. She did show some personatlity for a change. Note to Carrie's Stylist: Thanks for listening.

2. If You Don't Know Me By Now
Note to Stylist: What happened? Carrie went from Dixie Chick to Suburban Slut. This performance was not great. She didn't have the slightest idea how to deliver this song.

1. Just As Good
Please let him win. He is a great singer. He actually made me like this song. I"m sorry judges but I like it.

2. For The Love of Money
His look didn't do it for me. He just looked silly. The sunglasses were a huge mistake. He should never cover those baby blues. Good vocals though.

1. How Do I Live Without You
A good song choice. I love how she tried to make it her own and not try to sound country. She looked so scared out there and I couldn't figure out why until she broke down during the judges' comments. She messed up some of the lyrics but who cares. She delivered the goods at the finish. I wouldn't mind if she won but I predict she will get third place.

2. Don't Leave Me This Way
As a gay man, I approve of this song choice. A great performance of a clasic song. And since I bashed Carrie on her image, let me say that Vonzell looked great and she always does.

1.I'm Already There
I'm going to lead with a positive. He has a great voice but he is a terrible vocalist. He is so boring. If he's 'already there,' I wish he would leave.

2. If You Don't Know Me By Now
Oh, he is so milk toast. Maybe he is the next Clayken. The only reason he got positive responses from the judges is becuase he was better than Carrie. But I'm with Simon, where's the soul?

My Pick to go: Anthony
America will pick: Anthony

More Chappelle News

mtv.com:'Chappelle' DVD Extras To Air As Rumors About Hiatus Swirl. I'm hoping the best for you Dave. Keep the faith and bring the funny.

Does the Love Train Run Along This Street?

Ohio Votes to Rename Street for O'Jays. See, now this is news I can use. Almost makes me want to go to Canton, OH...Almost.

Myth #1, All Gay Men Can Dance

I love the folks at the WOW report. Recently they started featuring weird films and movies. This is one. My apologies to Stephen Sondheim.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

For Heaven Sake

Jesus Christ in Legal Battle in West Virginia. No, this is not a link to Weekly World News.

Teens: Don't Smoke. And Don't Deodorize Either

Secret smoker, 14, chokes on fabric deodorant fumes. I realize that this girl was someone's daughter but this is naturally selection at it's best.

Musical Genius

Stevie Wonder video accessible to the blind. I'm going to say it. The blind man is a visionary...or a nut, I'm not sure which yet. Still, the song has Prince on guitar and En Vogue on backing vocals. Even if the video sucks, the track should be sweet.

Toto, I Think We're Back in Kansas

A look at hearings on evolution. Kansas, I think we settled this already. Come on guys. You can still have your myths but lets teach the kids SCIENCE. And give all the damn fool money you spent on these stupid hearings to a teacher.

Smell Ya Later

Underarm odor may send very specific signals to potential mates.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Talk To Me Baby

Look who's talking: Gadget promises to translate baby babbling. I believe that Uncle Herb already invented this on The Simpsons.

I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine

Latest News - Suicides 'Soar in Springtime'. I always thought the sun made people happy. I guess not if you're a Brit. That's got to be a kick, it finally warms up and people just go off. Depression is a powerful thing.

Come Back To Us Dave

Pressure, Partying Dog Chappelle? I guess it is lonely at the top but now is the time for Chappelle to just go for it. Everybody's in his corner but he if stays in hiding...this could get worse.

Ooh, Not Good

Scuba Instructor Drowns While Testing Equipment. That sucks. Be careful at work kids.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mothers Day

What's Wrong with this Picture? is a film that educates and reminds us that raising a child is a tricky thing. This site is dedicated to tired mothers everywhere. If you are not sure if this applies to you, find out with this test. While you're cruising around cyberspace, take a bit of time to donate to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Together, You and I Will Destroy The Gays

This phone prank kills me. Did you know that God hates At&T, Verizon and MCI. It comes courtesy of blogging out loud via Rod 2.0

Saturday Musings

Two Kids Lip Synching. The kid in the foreground is super animated . The one in the back has these burst of hilarious energy. And for some unknown reason, there is a guy in the very back doing something on a computer. Courtesy of the WOW Report.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Today is No Pants Day

Originally uploaded by mylilpip.
Just in case you missed it last year. Today is No Pants Day. I'm celebrating right now.

Finally, Someone Does Something

CNN.com - Police: Man defaced Virgin Mary image. Last night, while I was pouring Margaritas down my face in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Victor Gonzalez wrote "Big Lie" over the salt stain that some idiots believe is an image of the Virgin Mary. Gonzalez had to go to jail but I want to express my deepest thanks to you Victor.

We Still Matter

Today's post comes courtesy of my friend T-Rob. This is some major bullshit. This really ticks me off. They won't let the gays give blood and now they don't want our sperm. And based on what? Science? No. Actual real statistics? No. Just plain old prejudice. Come on America. Give up the hatin'.

NEW YORK -- To the dismay of gay-rights activists, the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

The FDA has rejected calls to scrap the provision, insisting that gay men collectively pose a higher-than-average risk of carrying the AIDS virus. Critics accuse the FDA of stigmatizing all gay men rather than adopting a screening process that focuses on high-risk sexual behavior by any would-be donor, gay or straight.

"Under these rules, a heterosexual man who had unprotected sex with HIV-positive prostitutes would be OK as a donor one year later, but a gay man in a monogamous, safe-sex relationship is not OK unless he's been celibate for five years," said Leland Traiman, director of a clinic in Alameda, Calif., that seeks gay sperm donors.

Traiman said adequate safety assurances can be provided by testing a sperm donor at the time of the initial donation, then freezing the sperm for a six-month quarantine and testing the donor again to be sure there is no new sign of HIV or other infectious diseases.

Although there is disagreement over whether the FDA guideline regarding gay men will have the force of law, most doctors and clinics are expected to observe it.

The practical effect of the provision -- part of a broader set of cell and tissue donation regulations that take effect May 25 -- is hard to gauge. It is likely to affect some lesbian couples who want a child and prefer to use a gay man's sperm for artificial insemination.

But it is the provision's symbolic aspect that particularly troubles gay-rights groups. Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, has called it "policy based on bigotry."

"The part I find most offensive -- and a little frightening -- is that it isn't based on good science," Cathcart said. "There's a steadily increasing trend of heterosexual transmission of HIV, and yet the FDA still has this notion that you protect people by putting gay men out of the pool."

In a letter to the FDA, Lambda Legal has suggested a screening procedure based on sexual behavior, not sexual orientation. Prospective donors -- gay or straight -- would be rejected if they had engaged in unprotected sex in the previous 12 months with an HIV-positive person, an illegal drug user, or "an individual of unknown HIV status outside of a monogamous relationship."

But an FDA spokeswoman cited FDA documents suggesting that officials felt the broader exclusion was prudent even if it affected gay men who practice safe sex.

"The FDA is very much aware that strict exclusion policies eliminate some safe donors," said one document.

Many doctors and fertility clinics already have been rejecting gay sperm donors, citing the pending FDA rules or existing regulations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

"With an anonymous sperm donor, you can't be too careful," said a society spokeswoman, Eleanor Nicoll. "Our concern is for the health of the recipient, not to let more and more people be sperm donors."

However, some sperm banks, notably in California, have welcomed gay donors. The director of one of them, Alice Ruby of the Oakland-based Sperm Bank of California, said her staff had developed procedures for identifying gay men with an acceptably low risk of HIV.

Gay men are a major donor source at Traiman's Rainbow Flag sperm bank, and he said that practice would continue despite the new rules.

"We're going to continue to follow judicious, careful testing procedures for our clients that even experts within the FDA say is safe," said Traiman, referring to the six-month quarantine.

The FDA rules do not prohibit gay men from serving as "directed" sperm donors. If a woman wishing to become pregnant knows a gay man and asks that he provide sperm for artificial insemination, a clinic could provide that service even if the man had engaged in sex with other men within five years.

However, Traiman said some lesbian couples do not have a gay friend they know and trust well enough to be the biological father of their child, and would thus prefer an anonymous donor.

Dr. Deborah Cohan, an obstetrics and gynecology instructor at the University of California, San Francisco, said some lesbians prefer to receive sperm from a gay donor because they feel such a man would be more receptive to the concept of a family headed by a same-sex couple.

"This rule will make things legally more difficult for them," she said. "I can't think of a scientifically valid reason -- it has to be an issue of discrimination."

Pat Loves Rosie

pat_loves_rosie.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object) NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Courtesy of one of my favorite websites, TVgasm.com. What happens when Pat O'Brien wants to fuck a retarded Rosie O'Donnell? Now you can find out.

Just Couldn't Resist

bcs_morgancry, originally uploaded by mylilpip.

I just want to post one more pic of my sister's kids. This is Morgan and Brandon. Lauryn (their youngest sister) is not in this photo but I do love this one. A couple of nights ago, a friend mentioned that he had seen Brandon's photo on this site. My response was simple, "Brandon. Isn't he adorable? He looks just like me." Ahh, vanity...But he does look like me...And he is adorable.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


You Sho' Is Ugly

Ugly Children May Get Parental Short Shrift. The NY Times reports that little ugly kids get no respect from their parents. It certainly was a good thing you went through all the trouble to bring a life into the world so that you can treat them shitty. I have got to stop swearing so much. It is such an ugly habit.

Oh Yeah

originally uploaded by mylilpip.
Today is the first day off I have had in weeks. There are no auditions to prep for. No temp jobs. No performances. No StoryBus. No high school students to teach. No press interviews. Just me doing what I need to do, including sending off Mother's Day cards and seeing my friend Will (super cutie) in his music recital tonight.

Tuesday Means the Idol

This is the most boring season of American Idol, yet the show has had more controversy than any other year, go figure. Before I talk about the contestants, lets take the time to discuss Miss Abdul. Last night, she was cute, charming, and from the looks of it...sober (either that or her doctor finally got the drug combo right).

Last night's show allowed the idolites to perform two numbers. One written by the team of Lieber & Stoller and the other could be a song from the Billboard Top 40s. Basically, it was Smokey Joe's Cafe vs. Hokey Songs I Hate.

Anthony - Poison Ivy
His performance skills have improved over the the course of the season but like poison ivy, you just want it to go away.

Scott - On Broadway
Probably his best performance but still not enough to compensate for his amateurish lack of charisma and style. I have to admit I do like the clean shaven Scott better.

Vonzell - Treat Me Nice
I don't really know this song. I amy have heard it before but it seems unfamiliar. Her vocals at the top were not spot on but as she got it into it...she smoked it. Her vocals became dynamic and engaging.

Bo - Stand By Me
He picked the best song. Everyone loves this song and I love Bo. He made the song his own and he looked hot. Great outfit.

Carrie - Trouble
Great performance. Good song choice. And she showed some personality. Good job country girl. NOTE TO HAIRDRESSER: Thank you, yes, thank you.


TOP 40 songs currently on the charts. Let me say now that I hated each and every one of these songs and hope to hear none of them ever again.

Anthony II - Incomplete
Gag. Cheesy song performed cheesily with cheesy and uninspired vocals. In other words, same thing as usual for Federov.

Scott II - (Didn't get title because I didn't care)
NOTE TO FASHION CONSULTANT: No, Scott is not more "appealing" to me or anyone else. NOTE TO SCOTT: You suck, don't applaud yourself.

Vonzell II - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
I was a Tsunami would wipe this song off the face of the planet. Did Seachrest call her "The Vonz"? She sang the shit out of this insipid and unoriginal song.

Bo II - How Far is Heaven
Heaven is right there in those blue eyes. Okay, I know I gush about Bo but he is the stuff. He is the only one that doesn't seem like a nobody trying to be famous. He actually comes off as a legitimate established performer. He seems more like a guest star than a contestant. My money is on him to win.

Carrie II - God Bless the Broken Road...
This song made me want to hear another Backstreet Boys number. Gross. Any song with God in the title is probably gonna make me sick but I give her credit for singing it well. She fell back into the "personality-free" zone but she has some sweet vocals.

I wish the final was today. I would love to see Vonzell and Bo be the finalists but it looks like it will probably be Bo and Carrie.

My fave this week: Vonzell
My pick to leave: Scott
America's pick to leave will be: Anthony

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Skip the Apple and Give Them Some Cash

Today is National Teacher Day. I have worked as a visiting artist in some of Chicago Public Schools. It is no revelation that the state of our education system hangs by a bare thread. The situation seems to only worsen in most schools while others thrive. It is teachers that faithfully serve in the crumbling buildings of the worst schools that need the most praise. The life of the teacher that presses on unceasingly, though some of her students are malnourished, sleep deprived, drug addicted, physically or mentally abused, should be held up as a banner of civil excellence. My hat off to the teachers.

"Okay, whatever"

Lynndie England enters a guilty plea on Abu Ghraib abuse. How many times have I said, "okay, whatever"? I said it as a toss off. That toss can bounce back and slap you.

What Is Wrong with US

No one wants to see children hurt, especially me. I just don't want them to live...in my house. There is news that FL has passed a harsher child predators law. I have to tell you that I have mixed feelings. I can agree to 25 year sentences but GPS tracking systems for life? Aren't we agreed that cruel and unsual punishment is not for US.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Totally Missed the Bus

Did anyone see the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV Movie starring Rosie O'Donnell called Riding The Bus With My Sister? P-U. What a stinker. It was so bad that I had to watch all 120 agonizing minutes. Now you know a movie is bad when Andie MacDowell is the strongest one in it. It seems odd to me that they could make a movie about a retarded woman riding on the bus so...well, retarded. And I swear that Rosie's character voice sounded like Amy Poehler's kid character, Kaitlin only not as entertaining.

Oh Snap!

I am not fan of Matt Drudge, especially after he started that shit over Chris Rock being anit-gay but this article about Paula Abdul's possible Idol exit is a juicy tidbit.

Seems Fishy

According to the New York Post ,some gas stations will soon carry sushi. OK...I'll have a pack of Parliment Lights, a lighter, a coke, and a negihamachi maki please.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Going Down

Cemetery to bury dead standing up. My job often requires me to travel. I find that if I roll things up, I can fit more items in my suitcase and they come out less wrinkled. Just an idea for future burials. When I go, just burn me up.

We Still Matter

Courtesy of Rod 2.0 Alabama Bill Targets Gay Authors. This bill died in the state legislature but I think we will see more silliness like this in the next few years.