The Joys of Holiday Time

OK, this is basically a post to keep the page updated. Sort of. I've been busier than the proverbial one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest (and, yeah, apologies in advance to all of you fucking whiny amputees out there who are gonna be offended. whatever.)

What have I been up to? Well, mostly I've been trying to squash 60 minutes of monologue into my rapidly-aging grey matter. The picture, I think, should speak for itself. And to think someone once told me that "The Theatre" was a noble profession. Little did I know that they had been snorting Ben Nye #5 for years.

So, yeah, it's going pretty well, and got a pretty good review, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

Anyway, that's where I've been. Still angry, but now wearing a fucking stupid hat. This is what I do for a living. Does that explain anything?

If you're dying for the details, here you go. Click on "Santaland Diaries"


Too bad condoms don't prevent influenza

I love this story - and not only because I was once a parishioner of St. Michael's in Brattleboro:
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – When it came time for the communion offering at Thanksgiving Mass in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Stanley Deresienski blessed the sacramental bread and wine on the altar, preparing it for distribution among the 40 or so congregants.

But the wine never touched the parishioners' lips, for in the war against the flu, not even the sacred is spared.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington is the only one in the country that has formally asked priests to refrain from using the communion chalice and parishioners to avoid the usual handshake, hug or kiss when they make the sign of peace during Mass until the end of flu season, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says.
Welcome to Wacky World...

So, let's see... the Catholic Church believes only in abstinence, saying that promoting the use of condoms to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other STDs is "immoral". And yet, it's perfectly acceptable to take measures, which to many Catholics are out of the ordinary, in order to presumably prevent the spread of the flu? Why is my bullshit detector reverberating like Tom DeLay's head does when struck with a mallet?
Maybe the flu bug is more evil than HIV? Perhaps this is acceptable because you don't have to use your "naughty bits" in order to catch this particular virus?
Isn't hypocrisy convenient?