Morning Meme: “Caprica” Falls, Elder Gays Say It Gets Better,”The Dark Knight Rises” and “Avatar 2” Launches

U.S. Catholics are to get
guidance from Rome in advance of election day
, according to U.S.
Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke. The guidance will be to vote against
candidates based on their pro-choice, pro-stem cell research, pro-euthanasia, and pro-gay marriage.
Catholics will be told they must do “their civic duty in accord with their
Catholic faith.” That includes:

So, the Catholic Church in teaching
that sexual acts between persons of the same sex are intrinsically evil, are
against nature itself, is simply announcing the truth, helping people to
discriminate right from wrong in terms of their own activities.

Gay down! We’ve lost Sam Adama (Sasha Roiz), because SyFy has pulled the plug on Caprica, just days after greenlighting Battlestar: Blood and Chrome. I’m not surprised, but they owe us
two gays, minimum, on the new series. Plus, they’re pulling it from the
schedule, and we don’t get to see the final five episodes until sometime next

Local NBC affiliate in Texas allowed host Garth Maier to run an entire radio show
based around “Will the Acceptance of Homosexuality In This Society Be the
Downfall of America?” Garth obviously believed it did, and his callers were
mostly on his side. It’s pretty horrific to listen to.

Script pages from the Alien
prequel gay sex scene that we wish we’d written.

Prince Edward Island, a generally accepting place that even
has a gay library, has had an arson attack on the home of an elderly gay
couple. Neighbors believe it was a hate crime.

TAG Body Spray is done. Now we just have to end Axe and I’ll
be able to walk through the movie theater on the weekend.

Billy Ray Cyrus
and his wife have filed for divorce. I guess we’re about to get a sequel
to “Achy Breaky Heart.”

Futurama is going
to pit our delivery drivers against the bloodthirsty Robosanta in an all new X-Mas special November 21st on Comedy Central.

When I lived in Washington D.C., the annual High Heel Race
was one of the great events for the community. Sometimes the mayor even put on stilettos
and made the effort. The Washington Blade
has great photo coverage of this year’s event.

Need IED-proof underwear? Blast Boxers are for you.

Olympic speed skater Blake
makes an excellent case that Justin
is one of the most bullied teens on the planet, and even
worse, a lot of the bullies are adults. He could become a powerful force for the
anti-bullying cause.

Tony Scott says
the Top Gun sequel is still a few years out, which will put Tom Cruise at retirement age for military
service. The story will center around the pilots remotely operating drones in
combat while being based in Nevada. In other words, it’s a movie about video

I don’t know what Four Loko is, beyond some weak mix of
alcohol combined with caffeine, guarana and taurine in a can. But young
drinkers are dying by binge drinking it, and the FDA is considering
banning it. I’m still not sure how it can be that different from Red Bull and

Indiana Jones is
being remastered into 3D
for theatrical release.

On Wednesday, December 1st in honor of World AIDS
Day, Showtime will premiere The
Other City
which documents the politics surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nation’s capital.

Conan O’Brien
says that NBC will not keep him from using some of his signature bits
on his new show, including the Masturbating

Christopher Nolan
says the next Batman film will be called The Dark Knight Rises, and that the villain
isn’t Riddler or Mr. Freeze. Most people think the villain is Catwoman, but
nobody knows. It also won’t shot in 3D, just IMAX.

James Cameron is making Avatar 2 &
, not Cleopatra. He’ll
be tied up for at least 5 years.

Nelly Furtado is going to duet with Sir
Elton John
on a new version of “Crocodile Rock” for the animated Gnomeo & Juliet.

Whipped Lightning,
flavored, alcoholic aerosol whipped crème.

Dave Holmes takes issue
Barb Anderson of the
Minnesota Family Council saying “It becomes homosexual advocacy when you allow
this curriculum to come in under the guise of anti-bullying.” And when Dave
Holmes takes up issue with something, it’s a thing of beauty. 

And to end the page on a high note, if you haven’t watched the
young, adorable, and stunningly earnest young man who learned to sign for a
cute deaf boy he met, please click on over and remember what it’s like to be
young and in love. This is the single happiest thing I’ve watch 50 times this

Standing where she is, I can’t help but believe that Kathy Griffin is getting a contact buzz from her mom’s box wine and high cholesterol from standing next to Paula Dean.

Not that I don’t want to be standing there myself.

The United Bamboo calendar is now available for order. I can’t help but think that forced indignities like this are why cats want to kill all humans. If he’s the cover model, think of how resentful the interior cats look.

There will be blood and shredded furniture for this.

Some are wondering if Glee has a muddled message when it comes to body-image issues. And they had a point in a way, since Finn’s body issues had a six-pack.

I see no issues with this body.

So this is evidently the only new sketch in Monday’s Women of Saturday Night Live show. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but here’s hoping they throw Andy Cohen over their knees and spank him for unleashing the Real Housewives of  … on the world.

I don’t even know all their names.

So the Sesame Street controversy over Bert’s tweet keeps growing. We’ve made coverage in Australia, and here in America Fox News wrote a fairly reasonable article on the subject, including a new quote from the Sesame Workshop VP of Communications who sounded like she might need a nap. The comments weren’t so kind, and numbered 844 the last time I checked, with a few reasonable people trying to explain the to the bulk of the commenters that no one felt they needed to channel block PBS. I was called several disgusting things. But this is what amused me:

Wednesday afternoon it was the third most read story on Fox News.

Literal tramp stamp.

The folks over at HijiNKS ENSUE weighed in on the sanitized Rocky Horror Glee Show, and were kind enough to let us republish. It is absolutely the gayest geekiest comic you can find, and part of my daily reading. I’m developing a crush on Josh.

I’m so stealing "leaning at a slight angle."

This is an 18-year-old Eddie McClintock in a wrestling singlet, face deep in concentration. You’re welcome.

Also, words to live by.

The Walking Dead premiere on AMC Halloween night, and more previews are trickling out. This shows a weak, barely dressed Rick Grimes encountering his first undead zombie.

I thought this It Gets Better video from the LGBT Aging Project was uniquely touching. We don’t see enough of our GLBT seniors, and these folks came out when it was a bit rougher than it is now. They made it, they’re happy, so they are living proof that it gets better.

Laura Bush is doing a lot of press. She tells CNN "Memo to the ex-President, turmoil in East Timor is no longer an excuse not to pick up your socks." She also talks to ABC News about the bullying problem in America. Is there any chance at all that the right will take a cue from her?

Signature Productions’ Angels In America starring Zachary Quinto has put out a trailer, which is something I was unaware that plays did. But I enjoyed getting a peek at what looks to be a stripped down, emotional production.

Kylie Minogue performed "Get Out Of My Way" on this week’s Dancing With the Stars results show. She has the most beautiful dancers money can buy.

Anderson Cooper says that Arkansas Midland School Board Vice President Clint McCance Needs to know the name of the dead teenagers that whose death he celebrated on Facebook. Thank you Anderson, it was a powerful piece. I’m just sad that there’s no mechanism to remove him from office as an elected official.

I’m not at all sure what BBC Knowledge is, but I love this "Honk If You’re Human" trailer for it. I’m a sucker for stop motion.

In honor of Halloween, we give you Rue Brutalia Introduces Us to the Women of O.W.L.R.A.P.E. As a child, I hated the women of O.W.L.R.A.P.E.

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