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21 July 2005 @ 08:52 pm
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Sentence of the week: jason_brez... "Good thing that she's a zombie, or she probably wouldn't have survived."

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Something to do: Mom, in her unending desire to do good in the world, sent me to this page... Kraft Proudly Supports the Gay Games. This page is brought to you by the good people at the American Family Association. They show you absolutely shocking pictures of gay people doing gay things and think you ought to write Kraft and tell them what you think of them sponsoring this, and being the helpful people they are, they give you a handy dandy web page/form letter where you can either send a letter of their phrasing or they encourage you to write one of your own. I wrote one of my own. Their letter goes like this.


"I am greatly disappointed to learn of Kraft's sponsorship of the Gay Games. I ask that Kraft withdraw its sponsorship.

If Kraft does not withdraw its sponsorship of the Gay Games, and if American Family Association calls for a boycott of Kraft, I will participate."


...whereas I had American Family sent a letter on my behalf that said this...

"I am greatly pleased to learn of Kraft's sponsorship of the Gay Games. I ask that Kraft continue its sponsorship.

If Kraft does not withdraw its sponsorship of the Gay Games, I will try to make a point of purchasing more of your products."


I personally am highly amused at the idea of using American Family's tool for complaining to Kraft as simply that, a tool, and expressing the freedom given to us by the internet to support Kraft through the very programs created to bully them. Feel free to join me.

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Musings: At what point do you decide you're whining too much on your lj? If you're feeling really down, on the one hand, people might want to help you, but on the other hand, what if everyone is sick to death of you posting "my ice cream was really low quality AGAIN today.... I may never eat ice cream again *angst*" And how many times should you EXPECT people to listen to that crap anyways?

*angsts*

I never know what to say on this fu**ing thing.
 
 
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Amanda: AmP- I make AMVsviewpoints on July 22nd, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
This is brilliant. I intend to share!
...I read Ljs to know how people are- how they're feeling, what they'r eup to,. how crappy their ice cream is. I don't comment well, because I suck in that department, but I also don't necessairily expect comments back, especially if its just that my ice cream sucks...

it's kind of relative...
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on July 22nd, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
I haven't been commenty lately mainly because I've been a negative hopeless little thing and didn't wanna inflict it on anyone...
Garykingu on July 22nd, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
I gotta admit - I couldn't care less if Kraft pays off everyone in their drive to make sure they offend no one; one has to admit that there isn't a whole big market for them at the Gay Games by comparison to say, umm, the local county fair.

What does bother me is that if the presumption is that gays are just like everyone, why does there have to be a gay games to begin with? Aren't they creating their own impression of exclusion? Isn't the Olympics good enough for them? There's plenty of gays there, last I checked...

It just seems, well, wrong in a way. Bet if I started the Heterosexual Games I'd be shut down by a lawsuit ten minutes after the flyers came out of the printer, if not sooner.

Oh well. The sponsorship was cheap, Kraft is getting PR out of it, and store variations of mac and cheese are selling better, so I guess everyone wins. The whole thing just strikes me as a tempest in a teapot.
thudpucker: prisoner - by rimshotthudpucker on July 22nd, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)


That always gets to me, too. Why do people find some exclusive groups wrong, and other exclusive groups perfectly acceptable?

Imagine the furor over the National Association for the Advancement of White People, say, or the National Organization of Men.

Basically, I think that if you insist on being treated differently because of how you look or how you act, you shouldn't be surprised if people take you up on your offer.


(no subject) - fritters on July 22nd, 2005 06:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kingu on July 22nd, 2005 06:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fritters on July 22nd, 2005 06:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
Phoenix Anewphoenix_anew on July 22nd, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
As for your question.. if it makes you feel better to write it out, than do so. I tend to worry about the same thing sometimes.. usually judging by how many people are commenting to see if they care anymore. But when it comes down to it, you have to write your journal for yourself, and screw what anybody else thinks.
Fritters: Ed Confused by Frittersfritters on July 23rd, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, but driving off friends makes things worse for me, too. It's a fine fine line.
Nikki Fayre: Zen - c/o Frittersnfayre on July 22nd, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
I'm of the opinion that it's your LJ, and you can post what you like. If you feel like whining, then whine. Maybe that's what you need to do in order to work out your problems.

With you in the good times and bad *hug*
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on July 23rd, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
It's medical stuff, so I'm not sure how much the whining would accomplish. The medical stuff is making me all depressey though.
perlee_grace on July 22nd, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, people set up LJs for all kinds of reasons. Nothing wrong with whining or angst--who says everything you post here has to be happy or upbeat? I don't mind reading whinging about ice cream (because come on, some ice cream brands are really crap).
jason_brez on July 22nd, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
What to post:
links to cool stuff, cool art, cool happenings in the LA area.
  • there's a sergio leone exhibit at the gene autry starting end of this month. you and the pucker that thuds wanna go?

    lists of made up titles for spanish westerns that don't exist
  • Dos Riflas para Carlos Tumbas

    death watch
  • Bela Lugosi (see the pics of him as Jesus?): still dead
  • Dick Laurent (the fact that Bill Pullman and Robert Loggia are in both Lost Highways and Independence Day leads to some fun mashup ideas): still dead
  • Abe Vigoda: alive

    stuff like that.

    that's my 2 cents.
  • Frittersfritters on July 24th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
    Amusing list ^_^ So you think nothing personal should go in blogs? And we probably can't go to any museums anytime soon, as for the moment I need to stay off my feet. Rather not go into the details here. Martin may still be able to...
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    Robyn Goodfellow: bonsairobyngoodfellow on July 23rd, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
    If you feel like posting whiny-angst, feel free. If you don't want to drive people off... the make it a locked post. I'll read it.
    Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on July 23rd, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
    Somehow I knew you'd be willing to read it ^_^
    (no subject) - robyngoodfellow on July 23rd, 2005 06:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
    tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on July 29th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
    Hey, you. Just stopping by. You let me use an icon of yours (Jim Morrison) and I was surfing by to see if you had any others posted, and then I came across this delicious Kraft post. How wonderful to use their little automatic email set up to send a THANK YOU to Kraft! I wonder, though, I bet they are intercepting them at some point. Still -- fun to poke at them.

    Whining on LJ? Yep. I struggle with that too. And feel bad when I don't get lots of comments. For, yes, I am 5.
    Fritters: Gir Beating with text by inane and frittfritters on July 30th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
    We are always 5. As near as I can tell you age one emotional year for every 7 or so real year because I'm in my mid thirties and I sure as hell don't feel like a grown up. Maybe if I make it to 90 I will. But I doubt it.