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Jamie Frevele

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Catherine Hardwicke's Lady Issues

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2011 | 4:18 PM

So, Catherine Hardwicke has decided to play the vagina card. Great. Another whiny lady, whining about how the Big Bad Men wouldn't let her direct an Oscar-nominated Man Movie, even though her Super Successful Girl Movie made a whole buttload of money. Maybe she does have a right...

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Gross. I Turned Into Everything I'm Against.

(5) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 4:25 PM

How the hell did I do that? Here's how: I've lost my sense of humor when it comes to politics. I've been mocking Tea Party people for taking themselves soooooo damnnnnn seriously, and meanwhile, I've just become a member of the Espresso Party - an angry liberal who takes everything...

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What We Are Experiencing, America, Is a GOP Hangover

(17) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 10:38 PM

It's a bad time right now. The economy is bad, and it's not visibly improving. And even though less jobs have been lost during the Obama administration than the Bush administration, some angry Americans are thinking about voting for Republicans again. Really. Even though they caused...

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I Have Figured Out the Tea Party

(22) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 12:31 AM

I have figured it all out. Formerly even-tempered Americans who have lost hope that reason may return to this country, I have figured it out. We don't have to worry for much longer. The teabaggers are the political equivalent of Justin Bieber. I'll explain.

Both of them rose to...

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A Second Chance at the '90s!

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2010 | 11:08 PM

It's back to school time, and according to everything I've read recently, the 1990s are making a comeback. And I'm psyched, because that means I get to do everything I did wrong in the 1990s all over again! This time, hopefully, correctly!

Since I was born in...

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You Know What Bravo? We Are Done ...No, Probably Not

(11) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 4:24 PM

My relationship with the cable crackpipe, better known as Bravo, has turned me into an actual, real live pathetic unemployed 30-year old loser. Since I hated my old job and was in desperate need of a fresh start, being 30 and unemployed isn't what I'm really worried about - it's...

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Part 2: Acupuncture - "Because It Works!"

(4) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 5:08 PM

Yesterday, I described my first experience with acupuncture. Today, Erin Hessel of Esema Healing Arts will tell you why you should try it and what's happening with those teeny little needles. (Seriously, they're so small - I was told that the needles are so small that they would...

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Part 1: Acupuncture -- "Needles Talking to Each Other"

(3) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 5:16 PM

I'd been meaning to try acupuncture for years. Stuck in a low-paying, miserable job, I was looking for ways to alleviate the physical symptoms of anxiety that had started to manifest. But I could just never fit it into my busy schedule outside of work.

Well, as of late March,...

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"My Name Is Gay"

(13) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 2:27 PM

So, my auction kinda died. I was really ready to get back into it, but after the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, it seemed inappropriate to pretend to auction off my right to marry, even to raise money for GLBT equality.

But while I re-strategize, I thought...

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NYC Artist Borbay Presents Urbania, January 20

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 10:01 PM

As usual, I was spending way too much time on Facebook (and recently discovered that the fun new privacy settings may have blocked my birthday from pretty much everyone - thanks a lot Facebook, the NBC of social media) and noticed that a high school acquaintance-turned-artist was voted

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Why I'm (Still) Auctioning Off My Right to Marry

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2009 | 10:06 PM

So, a couple of weeks ago, after the NY State Senate voted down marriage equality, I put my legal right to marry up for auction on eBay. My symbolic auction had raised $327 for the Point Foundation, which provides mentors, financial assistance, and support for LGBT...

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"Bones" Is Back

(3) Comments | Posted December 9, 2009 | 9:18 PM

At the end of last season, I declared that Fox's "Bones" had gone batshit insane. It's not out of the ordinary for a hit show to go off-track for a season, maybe two, especially after a major cast shakeup. I felt bad writing negatively about the show, not because...

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Take My Right to Marry -- Please!

(6) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 10:05 PM

New York's state senate decided to take the coward's route and vote down marriage equality in my home state. I'd always been proud of New York, but I'm truly ashamed that 38 senators -- including the one in my district -- chose to place themselves on the wrong side of...

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Too Awesome for Everything

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 9:17 PM

I read (and comment) on Gawker on an crackishly regular basis. I'm also inexplicably drawn to the word "awesome" when it appears in a headline as well as backhanded compliments. So there was no way I wasn't reading "Google Rejects Awesome People So It Doesn't Hog All of Them."

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Eric Millegan on Living (and Acting) with Bipolar Disorder: Part 2

(5) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 11:14 AM

(For Part 1 of this story, click here.)

Going on medication to treat mental illness is yet another painful aspect of the disease. First admitting that there is a problem, but then coming to grips with the fact that one's brain cannot function without pharmaceutical intervention is especially difficult....

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Eric Millegan on Living (and Acting) with Bipolar Disorder: Part 1

(8) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 10:19 PM

Mental illness is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a human being. It's like fighting an invisible war. Not imaginary -- invisible. It's there, but no one can see it, but the person fighting it feels every inch of it. And hopefully, others will believe it...

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The SNL Shorts: Part 2 - Reaching the Masses

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 11:26 AM

Yesterday, I talked about how the short films of Saturday Night Live have evolved since the show began. But what about reaching an audience beyond that of the show?

Gary Weis and Tom Schiller were sort of pioneers in their day because as Schiller notes, "There was hardly anyone...

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The SNL Shorts: Part 1 - The Beginning of Creative Anarchy

(4) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 11:29 AM

If there is anything worse than being unemployed, it's being trapped in a terrible job and having to remind yourself that you're lucky to have one at all, even if it means driving for over an hour in traffic with a knot in your stomach and a lump in your...

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Red Is the New Pink

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 2:18 PM

Full disclosure: I didn't watch President Obama's speech last night. For one thing, I know where I stand on healthcare reform (in favor). For another, I forgot. This is rather irresponsible for someone who regularly follows and occasionally writes about politics, especially since healthcare reform is one of the most...

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Top 10 Reasons Why I (Lovingly) Ripped Off "I'm On a Boat" (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Really, the reason I did it is because I wrote some really funny lyrics one day and couldn't just let them collect dust. But here are some other reasons why I did "I'm On a Date."

10. The world needs another white rapper.

9. The look of fear on the...

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