Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rantings of Single Man

FCC Warns Cable, Satellite: Clean Up TV Raunch
Tuesday, November 29, 2005




WASHINGTON — Declaring television coarser than ever, a top federal regulator served notice on cable and satellite programmers Tuesday to shield children from racy shows or risk coming under sharper government scrutiny.

"Parents need better and more tools to help them navigate the entertainment waters, particularly on cable and satellite TV," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin told Congress.

In addition to expanding federal decency standards to include cable and satellite programs, Martin suggested several options, including creating a "family-friendly" tier of channels that would offer shows suitable for kids, such as the programs shown on the Nickelodeon channel.

He also said that cable and satellite providers might want to consider letting consumers pay for a bundle of channels that they could choose themselves, a variation of the so-called "a la carte" pricing system that some in Congress have backed.

"(Parents) can always turn the television off and, of course, block the channels you don't want," Martin said, "but why should you have to?"



This pisses me off.
I am so tired of everything in this country being twisted to meet the needs of families.
I am tired of parents of screaming babies in movies, parents of kids that run around in movie theaters, and parents who drop off their kids at the mall and wonder why they never made it home.

How about taking some responsibility for the kids you insisted on bringing in to this world?


This is directly mostly towards these lame ass parents who throw their kid in front of a tv, numb their minds with video games, and demand that the internet entertain or occupy their child’s interest. This is especially for you lazy mo-fos who have to put a freaking DVD player in the back of your gas guzzling SUV to entertain your off spring. How about hanging up the cell phone and talking to your ‘tards in training? How about you read a paper or watch TV with your little serial killers-to be instead of locking them up in their room with a game cube and a game called "DEATH SQUAD?" How about taking a road trip instead of a trip to the video arcade.

If a parent cannot take the time to block content and channels that are not appropriate, they need to not have a friggin’ television. Whether cable, network, satellite, or internet. If you can’t PARENT your kid- don’t have kids. That is why I have a cocker spaniel and a doggy door.



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The Most Faggotty Music That Ever Fagged.



Teddie introduced me to Tuesday Tunesday, and it was good.

So today, I am sharing The Very Best of Erasure.

You will listen to this and have to remind yourself that they had this many hits.

Personal favorites include:
"STOP"
"SOMETIMES"
"LOVE TO HATE YOU"
"Oh LA'MOUR"
"CHAINS OF LOVE"
"A LITTLE RESPECT"
"TAKE A CHANCE OF ME"
"VICTIM OF LOVE"


Listening to this disc takes me back to the late 1980's and early 1990's when my hair was long, my jeans acid washed, and my music very synthesized.

These songs had me dancing around the house 10 years ago, and they had me dancing around the house this morning.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Here's To The Ladies Who (Cook) Lunch

Thanksgiving was good.

I woke up around 10 and ran my little (-shut up-) ass off from that point on.

Regina, Casey, Erin, Tracey, Travis, Ebony, Jim, James, my sister Anne, and her husband and son all came over for dinner.
Everyone brought something, so there were tons of things to eat.

After dinner, Buddy, Nathan, Herm, and Hunter all came by for wine, cider, and pie. It was really a great afternoon and evening.

I was a little stressed because I was trying to get everything together, time everything to be ready at the same time, and make sure everyone was having fun.
It was not THAT big of a job, really, but it kind of stressed me out.

It made me really appreciate my mom. Every year, she would pull out all of the stops for Thanksgiving that was not always an easy task for a family as big as mine. She would bake, cook, and clean all day. We are talking up all night Wednesday baking pies, cookies, and breads- and then up at 6 in the morning to start roasting a Big-ass© turkey that would be devoured in about 30 minutes. There were always mounds of mashed potatoes, vats of candied yams, scored of fresh vegetables, and an endless supply of sweet treats. Every year there were pumpkin, cherry, apple, banana cream, and minced meat (my father’s personal favorite) pies.

The point of this stroll down memory lane is that I think girls are just different. Moms especially. It about kicked my butt to get all of that madness together, and I only made about 30% of the meal. I have no idea how my mom did it. And my mom would not only get it all done, she seemed to LOVE doing it. I can not remember her ever complaining about it, begrudgingly stirring a pot, or stomping through the house in the wee-hours of the morning to baste a turkey.

Your friends at SEVILLOMATIC hope that your Thanksgiving was a memorable one!

Here’s to moms!



I found this when I did a Google search for "Cheers".
But it is not the FIRST thing that pops out, I mean up. See for yourself.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

All You Have To Do Is Dream, Baby We'll Be There!

I have never seen a production of DREAMGIRLS, but as a drag queen, I learned of this legendary musical as I was cutting my drag-teeth. It contains one of the drag anthems of all time: "And I Am Telling You."

It is a fictional story of three girls in the 60's (1960's, to be exact) who rise to super-stardom as the singing sensations, "The Dreams" and later as "Deena Jones and The Dreams".

Before super-stardom, they axe their big-boned, big-voiced singer (Flo, I mean Effie) in favor of their more photogenic, new lead singer of "The Dreams" (Diana, I mean Deena) who hoochi-coos, and breathlessly coos her way out of the group to launch a solo career of her own.

Oh, it is a tangled, twisted affir, to be sure.
Any similarities to "The Supremes" or "Diana Ross and The Supremes" are entirely accidental.

Surprisingly, Diana Ross is not a huge fan of this show.

Beyonce Knowles, who lived the part of Deena a little bit herself, is set to play the lead.

I guess I should not hold my breath for Miss Ross and Miss Knowles to record a duet as a bonus for the soundtrack.

Here is the website, and the temporary artwork for the show:

Dreamgirls


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Monday, November 21, 2005

"YOU CAINT WALK NO LINE!"

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I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved "Walk the Line."

Some of my favorite movies of all time are based on real people or real events: Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Sound of Music, Tremors.

Ennywho, Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are both outstanding in this biography of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
I have been a fan of Reese Witherspoon since "Election"; even so, it is stunning how good she is in the part of June. Her singing scenes alone are worth the price of admission.

In fact, I will see this movie again this weekend (after RENT, of course).

It is a perfectly told story of an imperfect love. There are no car chases, no jaw-dropping special effects, no crazy "old-age" make up, and no "surprise twists."
My two favorite scenes are where June tells Johnny that he "..cain’t walk no line!" and where Johnny tells June that he has asked her to marry him 40 times "and it is about time (she) come up with a fresh answer."

I wish there had been more of "Ring of Fire" in the movie, and I also wish he had sang "A Boy Names Sue", but I am being picky.

It should earn Oscar nominations for Actor, Actress, and Picture.

It is that good.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lend Me Your Ear (or maybe a dollar...)

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According to my doctor, I am a lot tougher than I think.
My ear has been bothering me for a while, so I finally broke down and went to see my Doc.

She looked at my ear and asked me why it took me so long to come in. "Clearly," she said "this must have been bothering you for at least a week."

Turns out that the drainage from my brush with deatha few weeks ago has found a new home in my right ear and caused an ear infection, and slightly ruptured eardrum.

I thought the loss of balance, ringing in my ears, and inability to sleep at night were all just characteristics of a good old-fashioned hangover.

So now I am on ear-drops, antibiotics, and lots of ibuprofen to release the pressure on my eardrum, and reduce the swelling of my ear canal.

Even though I have pretty decent insurance, I never go to the doctor unless it is bad. My threshold for pain is much higher than you would think. I am actually kind of tough for a queen.

The saddest part of this whole ear infection, is that I cannot wear my favorite earrings.


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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Sevillomatic At The Movies

Dont read this if you want to see DERAILED.

*SPOILER ALERT*

So, it is safe to say that Jennifer Anderson (I know it's Aniston) has put Rachel Greento pasture. I saw DERAILED (that is really the link to the site, this time!) yesterday afternoon. It is really good. Like a lot of movies anymore, it has a "secret twist."
The movie would have been so much more enjoyable if I had not known it had a "secret twist." Since I read about the "secret twist", from the movie's commerical, I was on the look out for it. And found it long before it was revealed.

Here's my take on the movie:
Clive Owens (I know it's Owen) is a sexy mutha' phucka.
Jennifer Aniston is a better actress than she gets credit for. True, she is "America's Sweetheart," but she is also a good actress. She could probably "Julia Roberts" her way through her career, playing sweet, but goofy girls- but she has tested her chops with things like this and "The Good Girl."

In the movie, Jennifer meets Clive on the subway (oops, wrong subway), and after a few calls and visits, they dcide to hook up, even though they are married to other people.
Their tryst is interrupted by a gunman who beats up Clive and rapes Jennifer. (The filmmakers WISELY cut away from too much violence or sex with Jennifer. I think they knew people like her too much and would not want to see her roughed up.)

Ennywho, the gunman shakes Clive down and extorts $120,000 from him. (Money that is either embezzled from his "Cold, Faceless Company" or money that is earmarked for his daughter's kidney transplant and medicine.) Basically, he makes Clive's life hell for a few months. But then, through a series of unfortunate events and fortunate coincidinces, Clive figures out that Jennifer and the gunman are in on it together!
WHAT!?!?!

After Clive figures it out, he stops them from acting out this scene with another married man, but not before getting his money back. Of course, the whole thing gets botched, Jennifer Aniston gets popped, and the gunman gets killed.

Or does he?

The movie wraps up a little too neatly when Clive gets community service for embezzling the ca-zash from "C.F.C" and serves his sentence where *gasp* the gunman is actually alive and doing time. They meet up in the prison laundry room, and Clive sticks the gunman with a home-made "schiv" (not unlike the ones that MARTHA uses!).

Despite my snarky commentary, it is a good movie. I give it two (fake) thumbnails up!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

BAD PICS! HORRID LIGHTING! GOOD CAUSE!

Since, as one reader put it "I don’t come to barbraseville.com to see porn (or bestiality).." I have updated my humble web-log.

Unlike most people, who carp and moan; he offered a solution and submitted some new photos.

These, like the title mentions, are bad pics, with horrid lighting, of a good cause.


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Friday night, I hosted a wonderful event at THE BIZ.
It was called "Remember Me This Way," and it was in honor of a woman named Melinda, who died of ovarian cancer a few years back. The proceeds from the event, which were near $5,000 were divided between LESBIAN HEALTH PROJECT and BODY POSITIVE.

There were countless raffle and auction items, many handsome boys and sexy girls for the date auction, and performances by Coton Candy, Victoria London, and Phaedra (who, despite how gorgeous she looks here; WAS CROCKED! Not drunk, but C- to the ROCKED!). "FIG" even came out to be our celebrity D.J.

As my reader put it, it was nice reminder of what a great community we are.

Congrats to Marnie and Jason for a wonderful evening.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Woof! PT II

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Woof!

Last night I went out for Halloween.
You'd think I would be over it, since I have worked all weekend. Well, that, and the fact that I am in a costume a few times a week.


Maybe I have mentioned it before, but I have a thing for guys in costumes. Maybe I like the creativity, maybe I like the innocence that is portrayed by someone in a costume, or maybe I just like like guys in tights.


I wanted to do something totally different, so I bought some dog ears and a tail and went out dressed as a puppy.
A STUD PUPPY.


Heh heh.

I even had a cone around my neck to keep me from licking myself (it just feels so good...)
It was actually a lot of fun.

I took a few pictures- when I have time, I will post them.