megotelek: (demoted from awesome)
eHarmony.com, the online dating site, just settled a lawsuit over not offering its services to the gay community and now has to create a dating site for gays.

And yes, in the comments to that article you'll find people who are happy that eHarmony is finally being called out for being "discriminatory".

Let me see if I can provide a good analogy. This is like a Wiccan suing a Catholic bookstore for refusing to sell Wicca-related products...and winning. Or a gay man suing a strip club for only having female dancers. And winning.

It would be different if there were no exclusively same-sex online dating sites or if there were some sort of law preventing someone from operating a same-sex online dating site. That's discriminatory.

But if you come across a company that doesn't offer the services you need, the answer is to not patronize that company and look for one that does offer the services you need. Not rocket science, people!
megotelek: (demoted from awesome)
So, about a month ago, I saw that there were tickets available for the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars. You know, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Jonathan Horton, plus the Hamm brothers & Shannon Miller, among others. "Oh, it's coming to Sacramento!" I cried. I was excited. I bought tickets.

It was last night...

Are...are my ears bleeding? )

High points: the actual gymnastics, the high-wire Cirque du Soleil stuff, the shirtless male gymnasts

Low points: the so-called musical performances WITH NO ACTUAL GYMNASTICS, the shrieking fangirls (yes, I know I should have realized this would be a factor, but I missed the giant SPONSORED BY DISNEY memo, okay?
megotelek: (american eyes)
This is SO NOT OKAY. The comments make me want to weep for humanity and find an island somewhere to live out the rest of my days unburdened by having to coexist with such people.

Seriously.

Put the shoe on the other foot, and then tell me it was perfectly fine to break into and distribute someone's personal email.

Edited to add: Even if she was using this email address to subvert having to retain government records, that's a matter for the authorities. By circumventing that process, it sets a horrible precedent that if we don't agree with someone or suspect something fishy is going on, their privacy rights are automatically forfeit and they are guilty until proven innocent. That doesn't sound like a country I want to live in.

megotelek: (olympics)
Shannon Rowbury is running for the gold in the women's 1500 meter (run? sprint? dash?) in the Olympics on Saturday. She went to my high school. She was a sophomore when I was a senior. I can probably find her in my old yearbooks which I am so doing tonight!.

This is SO COOL. Also, crap - I have to watch track & field now! Normally the only track & field event I am even mildly interested in watching (if it's on) is pole vault. But this is so frakking cool! Also - surreal!

WTF?!?

Aug. 20th, 2008 07:25 pm
megotelek: (darcy sparkle)
Okay, I'll say it.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles was really ghostwritten by a PMSing Jane Austen.


I may end up reading Breaking Dawn for giggles after this is over. Just kidding...I'll read the rest of the Ember books and possibly reread Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason to get my spirits back up.

Also, if you would like some serious Twilight/Breaking Dawn lulz, head over here.
megotelek: (Default)
I know, I know, it's been a while. Well, it's been quite an eventful weekend, let me tell you. Jessica came down from Oregon for the weekend, so Friday night I went out to dinner with her & Elizabeth & Laura. Then, Saturday, Elizabeth, Jessica & I went to the outlets for about...oh, all freaking day. Then we went to see Becoming Jane, which was just as good as we hoped.

Sunday we did pretty much nothing, and then yesterday we went to the California State Fair. I entered a pie this year, and won second place (yay!), so that was exciting. We went around the fair collecting goodies (my haul includes a mug, a water bottle holder with carabiner, a redwood sapling, a mini football and breath mints) and then, we went to have dinner.

The tables we were sitting at were near that bungee-jumping ride - you know, where they strap you in and the bungee slingshots you around for a while? Anyway, we were just finishing up when we heard this loud CRACK sound, almost like thunder. We looked around, and realized that one side of the bungee cord had broken, and was completely shredded. The people were okay, there was a safety line in place and they got down safely.

After dinner, we swarmed over to the stage, because we had fourth-row seats for the Weird Al concert! It was the best concert I think I've ever been to - there were costume changes, there were streamers and confetti and bubbles and fake money falling from the sky (during "I'll Sue Ya") and it was just perfect. The only person who I don't think was thrilled was the sign-language interpreter lady. Some of his songs - well, she has to spell out a lot of the individual words, and sometimes he goes really fast! After a couple of the songs, she was shaking her hands to get the feeling back in them and shooting him exasperated looks - when she wasn't trying not to laugh at the lyrics she was signing ("Bedrock Anthem" was particularly hilarious, watching her face).

Anyway, here are all the pictures I took - more later!

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