Sunday Steals (4/2/2011)

Stephen Fry

Happy Sunday Steal, it's Stephen Fry! --Image via Wikipedia

As I was writing this post I found myself rambling on and on about me. Maybe it’s my subconscious needing to express itself or maybe it’s the unusual amount of coffee and chocolate and refined sugar I’ve consumed today. Either way, get ready for a lot of me time.

Reconsidering the Bible and Homosexuality

I have some conflicting feelings regarding this video. On the one hand I’m all WHOO! Evangelical Christian Showing That Commonly Cited Biblical Passages Used To Bash Homosexuality Are Actually Not About Homosexuality! but on the other hand this woman doesn’t seem to be an “expert” (no “formal” training in biblical history, that sort of thing) and I regularly dismiss those who use the Bible to say that homosexuality is wrong because they’re not experts. My plan is to watch this video with someone more knowledge about this subject and discuss it with them. (I’m kinda tired right now and am not really sure how much those sentences preceding this one make sense, sorry.)


Donald Trump Gets Weirder & Let There Be Light Bulbs

Here are two of Gail Collins’ most recent op-eds, they’re hilarious and right on the money (if your money is a bit on the liberal side of things). Quick confession: It’s only lately that I’ve discovered Gail Collins. I know, crazy right? Alright that might only be crazy if you understand my family. To do that think back to the second (first?) season of Brothers and Sisters where Kitty, the Republican, says to her mother, the Democrat, something along the lines of, “You didn’t read us bedtime stories. You read us New York Times op-eds.” While I did get nighttime stories like The Wind in the Willows and Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins my grandma has made it her mission to pass along to me every op-ed the Grey Lady publishes that she thinks I’ll enjoy. So I grew up around Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman and David Brooks but somehow I completely missed Ms. Collins. (When I told my grandma this she gave me the same look you’re giving me right now.) Anyways, these two pieces are, respectively, about Donald Trump’s recent presidential run antics and how good certain Republicans are at turning the smallest debate into political grandstanding.


The Twitter Account of Mrs. Stephen Fry

Apparently Stephen Fry wrote the diary of his “wife” Edna Fry and she has a blog and she has a Twitter account and I never knew this and I am really angry at myself for not knowing this. First of all, if you don’t know Stephen Fry I don’t know that I want you to come back to my blog ever (scratch that: Go look up Stephen Fry, read some of his writing and watch some of his videos and love him and then come back. I already miss you.). Second, this is bloody hilarious. Mrs. Fry is like those middle-class British housewives that Monty Python was so good at portraying only on Twitter so she’s always in your life. Which is fantastic and not irritating.



Tim Blank’s review of a Chanel collection shown in Paris over January is well written. His adjectives are precise and his sentences never go on for longer then they should, in many ways his review is like Chanel herself. Now my love for Coco Chanel may blind me so that I take an immediate like to anything that’s favorable to her or her brand but take a look at this review and tell me it’s not a joy to read. Also look at the photos, they’re great.  (One of my favorite lines was actually a quote from designer Karl Lagerfield: I was sick of all those Eiffel Towers, sick of all those violent colors. Amen.)


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