Interesting, comical and current

Quick post on a couple of current things that, at least to me, are both interesting and comical.

First, Joseph O. Patton of the Capital City Free Press posted a new article late last night. It’s about the recent J. Crew catalog and the outrage over a young boy with pink toenails. If you haven’t heard of the controversy, Yahoo! posted about it Wednesday with a story titled, “Hot pink-toenailed boy in J. Crew ad sparks controversy.”

Joseph’s article (I’m the CCFP’s managing editor, and I know Joseph, which is why it doesn’t say “Patton’s article” right there; and for the record, he makes some awesome amaretto cheesecake squares and peanut butter and jelly cookies) is titled, “One pink toenail over the line.”

Here’s a nice little quote from the article:

“They’ll belittle and condemn pretty much anyone who doesn’t look, talk, chew their food, dress, declaw their cat, worship, fart or vote the way they do. And I’m no Bible scholar, but I’m pretty sure Jesus ain’t down with that….”

The other thing I enjoyed reading lately is a short chapter in Christopher Hitchens’ book God is Not Great. Chapter 3 is called, “A Short Digression On The Pig; or, Why Heaven Hates Ham,” which deals with some religious prohibitions on consuming pork – he calls it “porcophobia” – and some ideas behind some reasonings for it, such as a supposed similarity between the texture and taste of pork and… well… um… a cannibalistic diet. (That was the nicest way I could think to word that.)

And here is yet another reminder of some shows you should plan to attend:

Tonight at Head on the Door in Montgomery, Ala.: Mr. Fahrenheit and …and the Lawyers. No cover. 21+. 10 p.m.

Tomorrow at the Alley Cat in Carrollton, Ga.: Johnny’s in the Basement and Hail the Titans. 10 p.m. (Please tell your friends. This is HtT’s first time in Carrollton.)

Tuesday at Village Gallery in Montgomery, Ala.: To All My Dear Friends, Breaking Aim and The Rhythm, Clint Darby and me. 6 p.m. “Free show with donations.”

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