[ H/T ChicagoPride for all photos. Barack Obama, depicted as a cross-dressing, red-boots-wearing nancy boy. “I thought it would be funny because everyone says he’s secretly gay so I thought Obama would like wearing boots like this”, the young Columbia College student told me when Justin and I stopped him on the street to ask him to describe his costume. “Obama is a cake boy punk and I love it! He’s our first gay president like TIME said!”. It was actually Newsweek that said that, but it’s still hilarious. I didn’t get why the guy wore glasses to play Obama but it turns out he needs them to see and can’t wear contacts, so hence the glasses. ]
[ This is the only person I saw dressed up as anything related to Mitt Romney. I really thought there’d be a few people in “Mormon Underwear”, but there weren’t. I did see a few guys dressed up in blazers and ties wearing a rainbow-collection of briefs (with no pants) who were supposed to be “The Romney Boys”, each with a different color undies from red to orange, yellow to baby blue and all in between. Gay guys love going out in just underpants at Halloween and it’s kind of a thing to work hard in the gym all year to be able to do and get away with on the street. ]
[ Book of Mormon. I don’t think this was supposed to mock Mormons or the LDS Church…it is a reference to the Broadway Musical, “The Book of Mormon”. That either recently played here in Chicago or is coming soon because there are posters for it all downtown. I don’t think this is a Mitt Romney thing. ]
[ There were quite a few versions of Big Bird out and about, as well as other Sesame Street characters. It feels like THIS is how people chose to express themselves politically, since all Obama has wanted to talk about on the campaign trail is “Big Bird this” or “Big Bird that”. I did not see a single reference to “Binders” or “Battleships” or “Bayonets” though. Big Bird! ]
[ Mocking Christianity is always popular amongst gays at Halloween. There were also plenty of people out dressed as pregnant nuns, priests with blowup dolls tied to them like they were altar boys giving oral sex, drunk popes, etc. Never in a million years would any of these people mock Islam; they would be too terrified of Muslims murdering them for it. But it’s encouraged by Democrats to mock Catholics, in particular. Why Catholics keep voting Democrat is a bigger mystery to me than anything in the Vatican Archives. I know I tell this story every Halloween, but seven years ago when I was living with my then-boyfriend Harvey, he had very long hair and we were talking about Halloween. I suggested he go as Tarzan and I could be Indiana Jones. Harvey wanted to be Jesus instead, because “The Passion of the Christ” was still a big controversy (the Mel Gibson film) and Harvey wanted to be “bloody Jesus”…and he told me I could go as Moses or something. I refused. Then I tried everything to talk Harvey out of mocking Jesus, but he wouldn’t listen to me. So I decided to let him have his way while simultaneously ruining his Halloween. I worked out like CRAZY all September and October and got my chest and arms to be bigger than they’ve ever been…and I splurged on the best Hollywood-grade Superman costume I could find. I figured if Harvey insisted on going as Jesus, I’d go as Superman…and no one would pay any attention to Harvey if I look really great in the blue tights, cape, and red Speedo. Sure enough, we went out that night and people would shout, “Superman!” and would come up to have pictures with me. And they would ignore Harvey like he wasn’t even there. Because he made them uncomfortable, dripping blood from a craft store crown of thorns. Everyone knew he was a jackass. One woman told him he was sick and a group of Hispanic girls (who all wanted to kiss Superman) told Harvey he should be ashamed of himself because “that is disrespectful to wear”. Harvey lasted 40 minutes out at the bars before he went home. I stayed out until the sun came up, having a blast. When I came home Harvey was still pouting, saying, “You did that on purpose. You made everyone hate me somehow. I don’t know how you did it, but you turned everyone against me”. Yah, like I have that kind of magic. Jackass. ]
[ This is pretty good evidence Democrats know Obama is going to lose and aren’t pumped up about this election. The man above is dressed as Drew Peterson, who is a criminal here in Illinois who used to be a cop and killed his latest wife…and they think he killed his last wife too. You may or may not know about this, but the local news here talks about him any day that lazy reporters can’t think of something else to cover. It took me a long time to figure out but the woman above is dressed as Rod Blagojevich (who tried to sell Obama’s Senate seat back in 2008). So, these are people who like to dress in political costumes…but they deliberately chose NOT to do something from 2012. They went back to 2008, when they felt better about how the election went. THIS should tell you something about what is going to happen on November 6th. If Democrats couldn’t find topical political costumes to wear, that means there was not much good for them to pick from this time…and that is BAD for Obama next Tuesday. ]
[ Zombies are always popular. Personally, Halloween to me should be either cute or sexy…not bloody, but about 50% of people like gory Halloweens. I consider the CDC zombie thing political since lately various government agencies have been training to kill American citizens who have been “zombified” as part of a supposedly tongue-in-cheek disaster readiness program. This is allegedly inspired by the huge success of AMC’s “Walking Dead” tee-vee show. Justin’s mom CarolAnne is a big Alex Jones fan and she keeps Justin up terrified many nights with her insistence that “saying they are fighting zombies is just cover for them training to kill American citizens in riots after Obama loses!”. There will be no riots. Obama will lose, but no one is rioting. I do think it was a bad decision for the government to train for “zombie apocalypse” but this is a product of people in their late 30s and mid-40s taking over at these various agencies, many of whom are males who still collect action figures and read comics in their extended adolescence. So, this tongue-in-cheek stuff is hip for them…and it changes up how they’ve done this training before. That’s why it’s happening. There is no conspiracy. ]
Halloween is one of the “Gay Drinking Days” or “Gay High Drinking Holidays” here in Chicago, with the others being: Black Wednesday (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so named because a lot of gay guys dread seeing their families the next day so they get smashed out of their minds the night before Turkey Day), Christmas Eve (more drinking to dull whatever pain gays expect at family events the next day), New Year’s Eve (which is one of only a few overlaps with straight drinking days), Oscar Telecast Sunday (less boisterous and more champagne and fancy drinks), St. Patrick’s Day (usually involving a pub crawl of the bars in Boystown), Black Saturday (the day before Easter…do you see a pattern where any day that’s before a family get-together day is a day for gay guys to get drunk in Chicago?), International Mr. Leather (this is Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago, which hosts a leather fetish festival the Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon of the long weekend), Pride Weekend (including a street festival for the first two days and then the Parade itself on Sunday…it’s like a big gay Homecoming Party with nonstop drinking), Madonna’s Birthday (in August), Market Days (first weekend of August for a street festival in Chicago), Night of 100 Drag Queens (a drag fundraiser in Chicago that’s the Wed and Thurs before Halloween), and then of course, Halloween.
That’s a lot of drinking, I know, but booze, drugs, and sex are a big part of the “gay community” because it’s imperative that Democrats keep gays in an extended period of debauched adolescence for as long as possible. Remember that the Left controls the various identity blocs that comprise the Democrat Party in different ways. Gays are controlled by Democrats promoting risky, promiscuous sex and reckless drinking and drug abuse so HIV/AIDS spreads and young gay men either become infected or never reach their true potential in life…so they then depend on the government for something. Blacks are controlled through abortion, the destruction of black families, inferior public schools, and an invented culture that rejects accomplishments and punishes blacks for speaking well, becoming educated, and making something of themselves as entrepreneurs…so they then depend on the government for everything. Women are controlled by Democrats by reducing them to walking vagina monsters who think only of having sex, being promiscuous, and then killing any babies they conceive because women who have children tend to worry more about the longterm future health of the country and see that Democrats’ agendas aren’t going to be healthy for America in the long term…so defining women as a group that must vote Democrat to “protect their right to kill their little babies” is key to keeping this identity bloc in the Left’s coalition.
Gays are taught that Democrats are good and Republicans are evil…and that if a guy is gay, he must vote Democrat. I’m sure lesbians are taught this too, but lesbians are just not a big part of the bar scene and don’t have much of a presence at events so I don’t feel comfortable speaking for them on a lot of things. Gay guys and lesbians rarely have anything in common, with lesbians tending to be more practical, better with money, and long-term thinkers while gay guys mostly act like those kids who turned into donkeys on Pleasure Island in Pinocchio. A lot of them end up being jackasses, especially those who listen to the gay “community leaders” for their political insight.
Since I met Justin I really don’t go out as much as I used to, though I do try to maintain the sources I have in the bar scene that feed me scoop or interesting gossip. I always go out on the “High Drinking Holidays”, even though I order diet Cokes these days, because I like seeing what the gay crowd here in Chicago is pushing politically and how the Left is using them in an election year, in particular.
I was really surprised to see so few political costumes out and about last night. I’m still waiting for some of the other nightclub photographers to post their pics online, but the ones I collected above were probably the only political outfits in the Boystown Halloween parade. I’ll update this post in the next few days when I get the New York, San Francisco, West Hollywood, New Orleans, and Atlanta pictures from bars and photographers in those cities…and then we’ll have a good idea of what sort of political statements gay guys (and the women who waste their lives hanging around them) made for Halloween 2012.
If you spotted any political costumes last night, tell us about them in comments below. Link to pics if you can find any online too!
I always feel a need to explain to some conservatives why things like this matter — and it’s because gays are like canaries in the cultural coal mine. Gays are trendsetters of fashion and pop culture. A lot of what spreads amongst low-information people out there via the entertainment websites and publications is incubated in gay urban enclaves in New York, San Francisco, LA, Chicago, etc. So, if gays aren’t bothering to get political at Halloween, that means gays are not fired up politically. And that means Democrats at large aren’t fired up politically…which means Obama’s in the remainder bin on November 7th (much like his Halloween masks are today!).
I saw this commercial on TV this weekend and was horrified. I cannot believe that AT&T would condone and encourage flash mob behavior in such an off-handed manner. What I have seen of flash mobs are not the innocent dance/verbal rhetoric depicted in the commercial but a lawlessness that is disturbing and detrimental to the fabric of our society.
I have tried to contact AT&T to voice my complaint but cannot get through to anything other than a computerized menu. Perhaps this needs to blasted in cyberspace instead.
Laura in New Jersey
What do you think of these “flash mob” things?
When this all first started, in Europe of course, five or six years ago, I thought the people involved were mainly sad women who never were asked to the prom and closeted gay men who dreamed of living inside Broadway musicals (or, at least, the “Once More With Feeling” episode of Buffy).
Back then, groups of dancers or musicians would assemble in train stations and start singing carols or playing classical music of some kind, as if none of the people involved knew each other.
In time, these “flash mobs” became more obnoxious as more people possessed the technology to take part in it.
The same thing happened to the short-lived adventure “sport” of geocaching — which I used to love because it felt like being part of a Scooby gang, hunting treasure. This is before cell phones with all the do-dads, when we used portable GPS devices to hide treasure boxes in odd places and an honor system was in place where you’d take one item of treasure from a box you located and replace it with something of yours for another person.
Just like with the flash mobs, geocaching was ruined when the GPS technology got so cheap that young punks and thugs had access, and of course they just took all the treasure out of the boxes, or they’d leave fake clues to dangerous places where people could get robbed or otherwise harmed.
Has anything you’ve personally ever enjoyed been ruined like this?
What do you think of the flash mob phenomenon?
What’s your opinion on the commercial above?
What do you think is the next weird fad related to technology?
It’s official! Oprah Winfrey banned from ever becoming a Marine. Stedman Graham still clings to dream of being “Maureen”, however.
Word came down today that a new bureaucratic policy officially prohibits Oprah Winfrey from ever being a United States Marine.
Oprah, hard at work driving viewers away in droves from her OWN (Oprah’s Weird Noises) network, apparently was agast at the new regulations.
“Too many chili days at Harpo Studios, too much demon in me,” the former talk show host and proprietress of a cable station watched primarily by household animals reportedly said.
Margaret Hicks is an absolute riot.
She’s a local tour guide from Chicago Elevated who gives the most amazing tours of various parts of the city, with as much emphasis on humor and fun as history. If you are coming to Chicago and looking for something interesting to do, then Hicks’ walking tours are a really fun way to do something different…and actually SEE Chicago, instead of looking at mostly the tops of cars driving by while on other tour buses.
Hicks’ new tour is about famous Chicago diasters.
If you are a straight guy, you can totally still enjoy the above. Just think of “hot” as being dudes out in the desert. Singing Glee.
While there’s no way possible for me to make that remotely straight, in the least, it’s JOURNEY they are singing. And Journey is, in a word, AWESOME.
I always love seeing soldiers using their creativity to let off a little steam, putting these videos together. It is a blessing they get any down time at all to have fun, when they are doing so much to protect our freedom. These are British troops in the video above, providing back up support to our own men and women in uniform. There aren’t enough words to adequately express how grateful I am every single day for the sacrifices they make.
I hope I am not alone in praying that every soldier singing to Glee above comes home safely, so he can make videos to his heart’s content wherever home is.
Interesting Facebook exchange in Boystown evidencing disenchantment with Obama even in the Leftiest of Leftist ranks
Here’s an interesting exchange I noticed on Facebook today, involving mainly guys here in Chicago’s Boystown. Remember, these were people who bought all the hopeychangey snake oil Obama sold back in 2008. On top of that, most of these people screamed and yelled RAAACIST! at anyone not supporting Obama or believing he could deliver unto us a perpetual flood of unicorns. The gay community is routinely used by the Left as goons to target, intimidate, and berate conservatives…and in 2008 this dovetailed with the Left’s committed usage of the black community to call anyone opposing Leftist policies RAAACIST…just because.
While I caution you that it’s very unlikely any of the people in the thread below — all of whom I’d wager were 2008 Obama voters — would ever think of voting Republican, it sure seems likely at least a few of these gay guys will find something better to do on Election Day in 2012 than making a production of going out to vote for Obama a second time.
I’m sorry…I know there are some very serious things going on in this world….but sometimes you just need to laugh. Are these guys serious?
The very wise Van Helsing sums it up nicely….If you managed to sit through that, you now understand why moonbattery isn’t something to be reasoned with — it is something to be eradicated, like a horrifically repulsive fungus.
This is just downright creepy.
The big Oscar night party is at Sidetrack here on Boystown. If you are watching the show, chime in with your thoughts.
There are times when I talk about Oprah and the things she does here in Chicago that people don’t know whether or not to believe the Charybdis of Lake Michigan was capable of doing whatever it is we’re talking about that day.
Sometimes, it’s clear (to me at least) that I’m joking, like when my boyfriend Justin and I were at the Shedd Aquarium a few weeks ago and I took him over to the Beluga whale tanks and told him they were newly renovated (which they indeed were), “because Oprah is moving to California and that frees up her old tanks for smaller creatures to move into”. Justin is 25, and is very nice, but gullible at times (he grew up on a farm in Arkansas), and he actually wondered if Oprah did, indeed, live at the Shedd Aquarium for a while, possibly only when she was sick, so that vets could better take care of her.
Later that day, when Justin and I were looking at the sea dragon exhibit, I told him how Oprah admitted to eating 30 pounds of macaroni and cheese the night “Beloved” tanked at the box office. She was so upset, she just kept demanding her personal chef make her Kraft macaroni and cheese, endlessly, until she felt better. 30 POUNDS LATER.
Justin didn’t believe that really happened, but it did. Entertainment Weekly covered it, which is about as accurate and respectable as the New York Times these days. And EW.com is a huge fan of Oprah’s, so if even they admit this happened, then it really and honestly did happen.
“But, it’s just not possible for one woman to eat 30 pounds of anything at a time. That can’t be true,” Justin insisted, trying to picture Oprah disappearing that much pasta and powdered orange cheese sauce into her epic and legendary gullet.
If you spend any amount of time in Chicago, you will hear all sorts of stories like this, with Oprah making a pig of herself on the rare occasions she attends public events. This is the reason, in fact, that she rarely attends events. She can’t trust herself with the snack table, so she just RSVPs in the negative.
Which, of course, is a net positive for anyone else hungry that night.
IOwntheWorld.com has a hilarious take on Oprah up today, directly aimed at the “friendship” she and Michelle Antoinette Obama share. Remember, it was this dynamic duo that flew to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009 at massive taxpayer expense (on an Air Force jumbo jet assisted by staff leftover from the defunct Aurora, Ohio Sea World) to secure the 2016 Olympics for Chicago…a trip that resulted in Chicago coming in fourth place because the International Olympic Committee members were treated so poorly by Oprah and Michelle Antoinette at a reception that they took those hurt feelings out on Chicago’s bid.
It was Oprah who promised millions of suburban housewives watching her show that Obama was “the One” who would be “the great Lightbringer” to solve all our problems and usher in “The Golden Age of Hope and Change”. Though, to be fair to Oprah, those same housewives also believed Dr. Phil, Nate Berkus, and Rachel Ray were good for anything, too, so they really should have known better with Obama.
Check out the IOwntheWorld.com Oprah/Michelle Antoinette comic. It’s great fun.