So I can't seem to get a handle on how to talk about the Canadian figure skating organization and their attempts to make figure skating less gay. This effort is being spearheaded by ultra-butch skater Elvis Stojko. Should I even bother to be offended by this given that a) the powers-that-be in male figuring skating have always been trying to supress/discredit/play down the more awesomely flamboyant skaters and build up the comparatively more boring "straight seeming" ones; and b) that it's completely doomed to failure, as it has always been. I think rather than wasting energy getting pissed at this, I'll focus my energy on anticipating the gloriousness of Johnny Weir's upcoming reality show.
Via In Contention comes Christian Bale's latest attempt at spinning that whole ridiculous verbal assault thing. At the risk of being unpopular, he places the blame squarely on us, the consumer of behind-the-scenes materials: "I understand people are interested, I get that they want to hear about it, but to me I look at it as old school movie magic and with magic you do not reveal your secrets." Ah, yes, that old school movie magic. Seriously, what an asshole.
Glenn at Stale Popcorn takes up the cause of Monster director Patty Jenkins, and I couldn't agree more. Give this lady another gig, studios!
Finally, two blog series that I am absolutely loving:
1) Glark's Battles of the Bulge photo series, which I was fortunate enough to be able to witness up close and in person yesterday, Boy, those Americans never saw that masala coming.
2) Aaron Cameron's Tee-Ball Chronicles at That Bootleg Guy. Ignore the fact that Aaron is claiming the 5th entry in the series when there don't seem to be entries 1-4, and instead revel in this scouting report of Coach Cam's team of rivals, then this game log. Both are full of the child-hating comedy you just don't get in this PC, overly-litigious world of ours.