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April 14, 2011

Silly Stuff: Wonder Woman Will Wear Star-Spangled Hot-Shorts; Bret Easton Ellis Not a Fan of Glee, Self

The most eagerly anticipated disaster of the season will at least have Wonder Woman wear her classic tighty-brighties.

Unfortunately she'll still be wearing the rest of her outfit, which, in an attempt to appear hip, cool, modern, and "classy," winds up looking cheap and stupid. Everyone says Wonder Woman's real costume is "stupid," which I guess it is, but it's a stupid we've come to know for 70+ years, so even though it's stupid, we don't think of it that way. Like Joe Biden, who is a moron, but no one seems to notice (except us).

Former bad-boy novelist turned bad novelist Bret Easton Ellis snarked at Glee's expense, on Twitter, that while he liked the basic concept of the show, every time he watched it he felt like he was "stepping into a puddle of HIV."

He previously angered gays by undermining the point of a don't-commit-suicide-if-you're-gay campaign by responding that, contra the campaign's message, it doesn't get better, "It gets worse."

Complicating this is the fact that Bret Easton Ellis, if the subject matter of his books has any basis in reality, should probably know: Almost all of his main characters are either bisexual or "straight" but dabbling in bisexuality, and Ellis himself...

...has said in the past that he doesn't identify as gay or straight.

And usually when someone says his sexuality is "complicated," I just clear matters up and say "No, it's not really very complicated at all, you're just gay."

Anyway, while rude, anyone familiar with the show knows it has moved from a heavy subtext of homosexuality to a heavy text of homosexuality. A lot of people seemed to like that, and I wouldn't demand that gays can't have an hour of tv a week, but I do question the 8:00 run-time for a show that's not just about gay sex, but also about straight underage sex, plus drinking and, I'm sure, eventually donkey-punching.

And, I mean, look: Gays and gay supporters need to chill. Anyone can criticize a show for being too much about any one thing, and people usually do. "Too much of this character." "Too much of this plot."

I don't believe that it should be forbidden to say that "Glee is just too gay for me." It's a gay show; before it was gay friendly, now it's just gay. That's what it is, and that's fine (except-- 8:00?), but gayness can't be the one thing in the world a show can never have too much of.

The last bit of silly stuff is the Harry Blodget, the guy behind the BusinessInsider website family, has apparently gone full birther, and I don't mean about Obama, I mean about Sarah Palin's son Trig, breathlessly pimping a "Professor's" claims that it's all a gigantic hoax and conspiracy that the media won't dig into, despite the huge amount of evidence.

These people always make a big deal of Palin's flight back from Texas to Alaska when her water broke. No one would do that, they all claim, despite the testimony of women who actually were pregnant saying, "Yes, I did stuff like that, you have up to a day before you actually give birth" or whatnot. They just blow that off.

But their theory doesn't make sense besides. If Palin was faking a pregnancy, then we know the hospital was in on it, since the hospital claimed Palin gave birth rather than one of her daughters (as the conspiracy theory goes). So the conspiracy was already in the works.

But so if Palin was actually not pregnant, why the hell would she even tell someone that her water had broke? Why not just fly home and say she gave birth the next day? Or the day after that? Or -- just when she got back, immediately?

If the hospital is already on-board with hiding Trig's actual mother they can adjust the time of birth, if needed. Since Palin is not actually pregnant and the hospital is in on the conspiracy (in this delusion), she doesn't actually have to rush back home to "cover" for her daughter; she can spend a frickin' week more in Texas, if she likes, then fly home and say "I just gave birth" and who can tell a week-old baby from a day-old one?

Again: The whole hospital is in on it so there's no real race-against-the-clock thriller/chase drama here.

Anyway, absurd, and I'm glad I never bothered to read this Business Insider site in the first place.


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