Friday, December 09, 2005

Week in Review

Lesbian motorcycle enthusiasts in San Francisco have won the battle. They have now won a court battle to trademark the name 'Dykes on Bikes'. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had refused their request as it was their contention that the word 'dykes' was disparaging to lesbians. The National Center for Lesbian Rights argued that 'dyke' is no longer a derogotory term and has been reclaimed as a positive term that denotes strength, pride, and empowerment. So now I am free to wear my 'I like Dykes' tee shirt.

In Ottawa, Canada, one of Canada's leading cinema chains 'Famous Players' stopped handing out Christmas wrapping paper. Parents and patrons complained that it featured angels fondling each other. A male angel was grasping the breast of his female partner, while she had hold of his genitals although both angels were fully clothed in white angel attire. The wrapping paper was a promotion for Virgin Mobile phone service. A spokeswoman for the chain stated that, 'It would have been great for the right age group but clearly it wasn't suitable for children.' Personally, I would love this gift wrap. I would then be tempted to send a gift to my snake-charmer neighbors.

December 7th marked the remembrance of 'A day which will live in infamy'. It seems that many have forgotton and the day is little marked. I would like to just say think you to the ever-shrinking number of survivors and to the veterens that fought for our country in the war that came from this day of treachery.

December 8th marked the 25th anniversary of the day John Lennon was shot and killed. No matter what your thoughts are concerning John Lennon, whether you thought the voice stood for a world in which to aspire or whether you thought it was a voice of a generation conspiring to destroy the correct world order, everyone must admit that it was a powerful voice that was stilled. In my mind the world is a little worse off for it's absence. Just imagine.

14 comments:

phred said...

Dykes on bikes.. kinda has a ring to it.
But this reminds me of an issue that has come up before..
Are they to be called ..
Mexican,
Meskins,
Latinos,
Hispanic,
Spanish,
MexicanAmericans,
or what?
Me thinks, even they can`t decide or agree.

Yes, Imagine.

Viva Las Vegas !

Ann Alsex said...

That wrapping paper sounds sooo cute. Who wouldn't love touchie-feelie angels? It is from a company named Virgin so it has to be wholesome.

Shay said...

Ooh!! I want some of that wrapping paper!!
Let me know if you find anyone who would be willing to send me some - I'd be *VERY* grateful!

:P fuzzbox said...

phred: Have fun in Vegas!

ann & shay: Doesn't that wrapping paper sound cool? Maybe some of the bloggers from up north would know where to get some.

Reiki said...

fuxx, you mean, you don't know where to get some?????

I guess I underestimated your powers of perversion

Laurie said...

I love your idea of sending gifts to the neighbors with that paper!

And I'm with you on thanking our vets - if not for them, we may not be enjoying the freedoms that we do.

John Lennon was totally cool..

Tina said...

I live in Canada and I didn't see that story anywhere. We don't have a famous players any more, where I live. Just an Empire and Cineplex Odion. It sucks.

I would have loved that wrapping paper though. For my naughty presents.

:P fuzzbox said...

dear jane: Distance has conspired against me.

laurie: Yeah my neighbor would have turned a Christmas red. I agree with you on Lennon. It seems a shame whenever Chapman and his unsupervised trips outside the prison are publicized.

tina: Thanks for the input. I am sorry that this particular chain isn't in your area. It sounds like a fun chain to watch a movie and great freebies.

Rocky said...

Amusing about the gift wrap. I wonder - would they have felt better about it had it been "horny" devils fondling each other?

:P fuzzbox said...

rocky: Makes ya wonder.

The Phoenix said...

With regard to the sexy gift wrap, I wonder how many people would even notice it if they got it...

David Amulet said...

Patent and trademark law seems like such a racket -- I'm glad to see they are spending lots of time and money debating these kinds of things ...

-- david

:P fuzzbox said...

pheonix: I wonder how obvious it would be since the angels are fully clothed. If they were naked, it probably would not matter what they were doing and they would be noticed.

david: Bureaucracy in inaction at it's finest.

Ann Alsex said...

Do you reckon that Dykes on Bikes are offended when they have to ride Bitch?