Welcome to the Friday Five, where I examine my five favorites of the week!
A warning to you, my friend: This week’s Friday Five is a doozy. It’s SFW (safe for work), but just barely. It contains references to vulgarity, homosexuality, hate, unicorns and shamelessness. Are you up to it? Can you push your morals aside and read on? Are you sure? Well then … let’s get started. It’s The Friday Five.
#1. Vulgarity = Joan Rivers
This week I saw the new documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. The film followed Joan for a year, beginning with her 75th birthday. Though I’m not a long-time fan of Joan’s, I fell in love with her while watching her compete on the The Celeberity Apprentice and through her appearances on The Howard Stern Show. I wasn’t expecting such an emotional journey, but Joan’s struggle for acceptance and constant fear of failure just left me feeling sad. It’s a fantastically personal film — and if it’s playing anywhere near you, you must go see it!
#2. Sexuality = The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
This year’s nominations have to be the gayest nominations ever! Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, and True Blood all scored Outstanding Series Nominations and all feature gay characters. As for the lead or outstanding actor nominees, Toni Collette, Edie Falco, Lea Michele, Mariska Hargitay, Matthew Morrison, Ty Burrell, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, Jane Krakowski, Jane Lynch, and Sofia Vergara, among others, all play gay or gay-friendly characters in their television shows. With what feels like more acceptance in mainstream primetime television award-giving than ever before, who knows what’s possible? I’m thinking a Cocky & Rude sitcom for 2011, resulting in an Emmy that I’ll drag around everywhere I go (just like Kathy Griffin, WHOSE SHOW WAS ALSO NOMINATED!)
#3. Hate = Pets That Hate
Even if your soul is black and filled with hate, you still love adorable pet videos. But videos that depict hate? Not so much. Put them together, and you get this week’s uncomfortable should I laugh moment. Have a looksee and let me know if I’m allowed to laugh…
#4. Unicorns = UnicornBooty.com
(submitted by Mikey)
Number four this week is Unicorn Booty! No, not the ass of fictitious animals — the website. The two quirky, hilarious dudes over at Unicorn Booty have started promoting gay-friendly business through their company, as well as with YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Their videos are funny as hell and the products they pimp are fantastic. Where else can you find Bum & Ball Balm, awesome Dirty Fairy t-shirts and decals, and dates with boys from Washington State. Plus, they are adorable entrepreneurs who give 10% of their profits to nonprofits. They don’t come more awesome than that!
#5. Shamelessness = Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser
Are you skinny yet? Have we inspired you? Because our 2-month Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser competition has begun! Insert your finger into your throat and purge your way to the finish line! Even if you’re not competing, you can still follow along and compete at home (and get liposuction)! Look for updates every Thursday! [Thanks for reading my shameless plug!]
That’s it for this week! Did your boss walk in and fire you for looking at such awful vulgarity, blatant homosexuality, uncensored hate, unicorn booties and shamelessness plugging? So did mine! I guess next week we’ll be chatting about our favorites together in the unemployment line! Yay!