This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) welcome back Marcos Luevenos for another rowdy discussion of all things pop culture. The trio tackle all those red gay marriage profile pictures on Facebook as well as Kim Kardshian’s much documented pregnancy and the “Real World’s” notable MTV history. There are many tangents and off-shoots along the way, as well as one very squeaky dog. Come listen!
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If someone were to make a viral video starring a handful of ’80s and ’90s child stars, that would be enough (dayenu, as we say at Passover). But the fact that they also have a good and FUNNY message? Well, that’s just great.
My friend Louis has been doing stellar work with his biting web series Verbal Vogueing. On this latest episode, he makes withering remarks about pretty much all the teen idols of today before finishing off with some decidedly off-color variations on country songs. Check it out.
There’s nothing better than watching an idiot politician get taken down by a humble student. In this case, we have Rick Santorum, who thinks society will fall into decay with the acceptance of gay marriage. He rants that he’s yet to hear a evidence to the contrary… which is where one plucky student chimes in and provides it, courtesy of a study by the American Psychological Association. Santorum then soundly rejects said evidence, saying that the APA is a biased group only willing to listen to evidence that supports its own theses. Hmmmm…. sounds familiar?
Watching Lawon squeal and sputter his way through the Big Brother house this season in his wide-lapelled, patchwork blazers, it got me to thinking that he may be one of the very worst gays this fine series has ever cast. Further reflection made me realize that Big Brother has a checkered history when it comes to the gays, often casting shrill variations on the Lawon prototype. The lack of gay diversity is particularly surprising given how popular the program is with the community. Furthermore, if Lawon represents the worst, who could possibly be the best? And that’s when I got to thinking that maybe it was time for a list.
After the jump, a comprehensive look at all the Big Brother gays, from worst to best (excluding season one because who cares about that?).
My friend Louis has just started a sassy lil’ web series called Verbal Vogueing, and I’m happy to report that it’s VERY funny. It’s also highly inappropriate and full of incredibly bad language. If you’re at work or near a grandmother, you’ve been warned.
Like farming? Like gays? Like gays farming? Well, this show is for you. When World of Wonder sent me this video for the upcoming second season of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, I was skeptical. But then there was a fussy llama. And then there was a guy crying over his goats (some of whose names are Doreen and Sparkle). Chuckles ensued.
Check out this preview of the Planet Green show, which is apparently already ramping up for a second season. Who knew?