Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Fellate Pastry:
Here's a recent Macy's catalog, which features a car for a just-married couple parked near a vineyard. It's romantic, with the implication that they might be wine-tasting, picnicking, or roughly boning among the grapes. And, aww, look how sweet: they brought the wedding cake, which has remained strangely intact.
If you're a regular, shopping human being who wonders if there's a sale on socks, you move on. If you're a gay-hating wad of jerk, you then notice the cake topper. Oh, sweet Jesus, you might think, it's two guys in tuxes.
In case that so-blurry-it-could-be-Bigfoot photo doesn't work, here's a clear version:
This assault on the sensibilities of yahoos has made the stupidly named group One Million Moms (or the meditative "OMM," which goes nicely when chanted with "NOM"), an inflamed growth on the ass cheek that is the American Family Association, call for people to write to Macy's to have them pull the catalog. OMM, which, despite its numerical name, has about a 1100 Twitter followers (and 45,000 or so Facebookers), is best-known for failing to get JC Penney to drop Ellen Degeneres as a spokesperson because she's, shhh, gay, and we don't want the kids to think that it's okay to have a job if you're gay. Also, One Million Moms (motto: "Making sure you know what innocuous shit you need to be outraged about") bizarrely claims victories for things like the cancellation of the TV show The Playboy Club. Surely, it had nothing to do with the thing sucking and no one watching it. It was these nutzoid Christians that made it happen.
Meanwhile, instead of such visceral, irrational hatred running rampant and wasting time and energy (MIA's middle finger? We're really gonna bother with that?), end your week with Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh, a Republican from Walla-Walla, and her compassionate, thoughtful, and humorous floor speech supporting gay marriage legislation. It'll give you a feather-tickle of hope.