Monday Blog Commentary

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on what others are blogging about, and what is in the news (that interests me). So I’d thought I’d waste a few moments of Labor Day labouring away at the keyboard regurgitating what others have written.

First. Steve Irwin, the Australian Crocodile Hunter is dead. Irwin died while filming a segment in the Great Barrier Reef, and was attacked by a Bull Ray (otherwise a Smooth Ray) – one of the largest rays in that part of the world. It seems that the ray reacted and drove his poisonous barbed tail into Erwin’s chest, piercing his heart. Read Animal Planet’s tribute to Irwin here.

Tom Cruise apologized to Brooke Shields. This is news, how?!?!

Jonathan Chase (IMDB Image)Saturday night, we went to see Another Gay Movie. It was freakin’ funny as hell. If there was a boundary to be crossed, it was crossed! It was fun to see references to other teen movies that have been done over the years, with a very gay twist. The boys in the movie are worth watching (especially the very cute Jonathan Chase, pictured), and there are plenty of cameos by people that we would recognize from various TV shows and specialized films. The parts with Graham Norton are enough to make you go “ewww” and laugh at the same time. A definite must see, and DVD acquisition.

Andrew Sullivan reports that conservative Judaism will soon end its ban on gay ordination and same-sex marriage.

In the September 11, 2006 edition of Newsweek, three scholars argue that atheism is smarter. The article features commentary from Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett, and Richard Dawkins. A good read for the current thinking on atheism, and the role of God in America.