Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Have No Purple Shirts

...nor pants, nor socks, nor shoes, nor sweaters, nor underwear, nor glasses. So today I wear my daughter's purple Mardi Gras beads and stand ready to bust the heads of bigoted bullies.

By the way, when I went for lunch on campus, I saw precious little purple. It's a shame, really, that I was surprised by this. I should know by now.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It Gets Worse (Take #2)

Here's the higher-quality, tightly edited version of my "It Gets Worse" video:

Though I had the idea last Saturday, I was slow to put togehter the video. On Wednesday evening, someone else beat me to it and scored the 20,000 60,000 85,000+ views and attention from everybody's hero, Dan Savage. But I got over it quickly. That other guy and I had the same idea, more or less at the same time. And the point has been made.

Here's the competition:

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I think it's funnier than mine but perhaps less cutting.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Having established my credentials as a part-time, whenever-inspiration-strikes, fly-by-night satirist, I thought I'd direct my special gifts toward Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project. There's a higher quality, tightly edited version in the works, so consider this Take #1: