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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Salt Lake Acting Company: Saturday's Voyuer 09'

As the theater season comes to a close all around town, some of the finest performances now come out of the woodwork to close up shop

Feel the heat!

This Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30 PM Ichiban Sushi will host its 21st annual Burn-off contest.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Caymus is coming!

Louis Koppel, the talented sommelier at Spencer's for Steaks & Chops dropped me a note saying that there are a few more seats still available for next week's Caymus wine dinner at Spencer's.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Jackpot!

And the winner is: winner!  That would be Winner, S.D. This tiny berg has about 3,000 residents and got its name in 1909 because it won a bid to establish a town along a railroad right-of-way.The "winner" this time around hit the Powerball jackpot worth $232 million.  The winner contacted authorities and the hoopla will begin shortly.  There are 30 states along with D.C. and the Virgin Islands that play the game, and Utah isn't one.  What surprises me is that when the Powerball gets up to those kind of numbers, they usually do stories in our local rags and people head up to Idaho, home of the Utah lottery. Have the local papers become so small in staff that they only have three people on the city desk and they missed this story?  I have been a huge advocate for Utah to stop exporting our money to Nevada and Idaho for decades, but the liver-lipped, potbellied, fat and balding legislators who fill cartoonist Pat Bagley's art work won't hear of it.  I think their worst nightmare would be that a gay couple would win and buy everybody in the state a mojito in celebration now that we have eliminated private clubs.  I know the chances of hitting the jackpot are an Obamazillon to one, but it is that one that makes all the difference in the world.  At least for a buck you can dream.

It's Only OK When the Mormons Do It ...

Apparently, the LDS Church and other 'phobes have suddenly decided that it's wrong to denigrate whole groups of people and capitalize on irrational fears to win political campaigns. That's certainly a change of heart since it funded a campaign of lies to denigrate gays and prey on people's false fears to overturn marriage equality in California. 

Two Weeks Till The DTV Apocalypse

We're two weeks away from the June 12 digital TV conversion--you know, the one that was supposed to happen in February but people were too damned stupid to pay attention to over a years worth of advance warning? Yeah, that one.

Mark Shurtleff disagrees with 'sexting' study

Peter Cumming, an associate professor at York University in Toronto, presented a paper to 8,000 researchers in which he argues that sending nude images through text messages is a fairly harmless activity for teens, similar to "playing doctor or spin-the-bottle." But Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was quick to disagree; he firmly believes that 'sexting' and teens sending nude images of themselves and others to each other constitutes child pornography.

New Face of Racism?!?!

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s controversial comment when she was asked to respond to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's famous remark that "a wise old man and a wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases," ushered in heated criticism from leading conservatives, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and radio rabble-rouser Rush Limbaugh. Besides labeling the Supreme Court nominee as a “racist” for stating, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," conservative pundits have also criticized her as an “activist judge” who relies on her personal feelings, rather than the law to make decisions.

Cut to Rachel

Ok, this might be the most ridiculous post ever. Flying through the blogosphere is a story so devoid of interest, it has become interesting… Oh wait, no it hasn’t. Apparently, ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols is catching the eye or ears of late night Sports Center viewers.

Countdown to Pride | Stock Up on Mylar!

Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod, it's here already!?! You better believe it, sweetcakes: Pride is upon us. 

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