Thursday, November 20, 2008

Queer Eye for the Protester Guy

[update 21 November, 2008, 11:42 AM: more detailed photo credits]

Above are some photos of the Rochester, NY rally against the passage of California Proposition 8. (Thanks for the pics, Gerry Szymanski and Bess Watts!) The crowd ended up filling the entire block, despite the rain.

There was a lone counter protester, and I'm afraid that he wasn't really up to the task. We probably should have sent a gaggle of gay guys across the street to gussy up his message. Here are a few pointers for future counter-protestors:
  1. COLOR! You are competing against a freaking rainbow flag. Now is not the time for minimalism. (Partial credit, though, for the yellow rain slicker and red hat.)
  2. VISIBILITY! That Sharpie isn't working for me, and let's not even start with the penmanship.
  3. SPELLING! If you love marriage so much, please learn to spell it.
  4. FACTS! SaveMarriage.Org is not a real website. (Neither is SaveMarriag.Org, if we're going to be sticklers.) You can't just wish a website into existence.
  5. LAMINATE! How do you think God felt when you gave up after 45 minutes just because your sign fell apart?
The sad irony is that you were only two blocks away from the best art store in New York. Next time God calls you to heckle, stop into the shop beforehand and ask the nice folks to help you. Yes, they're artists. Yes, lots of artists are gay. God is totally OK with that. You don't see him complaining about the Sistine Chapel, do you?

Today's writing totals:
Novel: 786 words (I found the ending!)
Blog: 247
DAILY TOTAL: 1,033 words

NOVEMBER RUNNING TOTAL: 7,380/15,000 words


Mark said...

As always, you're one of the funniest ranters I know.

Bittersweet Sage said...

And, Mark, as always, you are the most astute judge of wit that I know.

It is so satisfying to have one's genius recognized within one's lifetime.

Brad said...

I love you, Damon. You consistently make me laugh. Any other country in the world and I would marry you!

Bittersweet Sage said...

(My) Brad: "Any other country in the world and I would marry you!"

Well, not any country, love. Just...

Czech Republic
Netherlands Antilles
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
Uruguay (yeah... Uruguay... who would have thunk it...)

Brad Green said...

Funny stuff here. When I was in California just a little while ago, the radio stations were filled with Prop 8 discussion. It was all new to me. I'm an insular Texas guy with my nose buried in an old book.

Bittersweet Sage said...

Brad G wrote: "Funny stuff here...I'm an insular Texas guy..."

Hooray! Does this mean that I'm now big in Texas? (Then again, isn't everything big in Texas?)

Again, I really love Brad G's blog Elevate the Ordinary. Check it out, everybody.

Jules said...

Best laugh I've had all week!

Where'd you get the photo?

Bittersweet Sage said...

Jules wrote: "Where'd you get the photo?"

The crowd photo is by my friend Gerry Szymanski. (Follow the hyperlink in the above entry, which leads to his Flickr page.) The protester photo is by Bess Watts, who was a key organizer of the local rally.

In an email Gerry told me "...the bearish guy near me... thought that guy's sign said 'Sale at Neiman Marcus?' - advertising to the gays."

Babs67 said...

PD - I didn't know you had a blog! I'm so excited. I guess the rest of the afternoon's work won't get done while I peruse your posts.

Babs67 said...

In my excitement over finding your blog, I forgot to comment on the original post - duh!

Just why are Fundies so dang dumb? Is it inbreeding?

Dr. Skullstars and I are having a Christmas party this Saturday - I wish you and Brad could be there. :(

Bittersweet Sage said...

Hey Babs67, thanks for stopping in.

A Christmas party, huh? I thought you Godless liberals couldn't say the word "Christmas." ;-)

Bittersweet Sage said...

I got my first bit of SPAM posted to the blog today. Forgive me if I'm a bit teary-eyed at this momentous event. (And Anonymous, wherever you are, God bless you for taking such a personal interest in my sex life, If I am ever "Feeling the lack of energy for performing with [my] girl", you will be the first person I call!)