Why Supporting Marriage Equality Is Important to GOP

Ken Mehlman

Ken Mehlman

Ken Mehlman (the former National Republican Committee Chair) and his organization Project Right Side, which fights for same-sex marriage equality,  have produced this lovely infographic that breaks down why the GOP needs to favor marriage equality.

Mehlman also joined the 131 Republican and conservatives who today signed onto an amicus brief asking SCOTUS rule in favor of marriage equality. Take a look and use these talking points next time you eat dinner with your evangelical tea bagger Aunt Myrtle…


Fire Island: Say Goodbye To Nude Sunbathing (NSFW)


Apparently, Fire Island officials have had it with nude sunbathing on the gay summer vacation resort and have banned your freedom to tan your arse:

A decades-long tradition of nude sunbathing on Fire Island beaches is coming to an end this summer: Fire Island National Seashore authorities have announced plans to enforce long-standing laws banning the practice.

The surging popularity of Lighthouse Beach in particular has led to increased complaints and observations of assault, sex, masturbation and prostitution, said Fire Island chief ranger Lena Koschmann. On some summer days, as many as 4,000 people descend on the narrow strip of land east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5, in the shadow of famed Fire Island Lighthouse.

“We’ve been struggling to make it work because Fire Island has a history of that type of use and people have been coming there for years,” Koschmann said. “The more we talked about it and researched it, the more we realized that that use wasn’t compatible with an area like Lighthouse Beach.”

The beach’s proximity to the lighthouse generated complaints from tourists about public nudity, which now would be seen more frequently because the beach’s dunes, decimated by superstorm Sandy, no longer obscure sightlines, she said.

And don’t think about pushing the envelope with your cock all hanging out – you could face a $5,000 fine and up to 6 months in jail. So, reserve foreskin tanning for your private, fenced-in pool.

And, on a related note, is this really Ricky Martin nude?


Dude Builds Oreo Separator – To Harvest Cream in Middle

Lawsuit Seeks To Ban Oreo Cookies In California


Seriously. From Ubergizmo:

If there’s anything you should hate more than anything in the world, the cream filling inside of an Oreo cookie might be extremely low on the majority of people’s lists. But artist and inventor David Neevel absolutely, positively hates the cream in Oreo cookies. Instead of completely avoiding the cream-filled treat, he decided to create a machine that can remove the part of the Oreo he dislikes the most.

In a short video commissioned by Nabisco, Neevel shows off his Oreo Separator Machine, or OSM as he likes to call it. His monstrous creation if a combination of scrap aluminum, wood, a hatchet and floss that was built in his Portland, Oregon garage.

Building the machine took a lot of sacrifice from Neevel as he says the contraption took about two weeks to build. “It was a big time commitment,” he said. “I had to work some long hours. I didn’t see my girlfriend or my dog for hours at a time.” Neevel also said it was rather difficult for him to find a good sandwich shop in that part of time, something all sandwich lovers could easily relate to.