America

Does she look like Cher to you?

Another favorite from the Tokyo Pride Parade last weekend. I love her outfit and her pose. Somehow, she reminds me of Cher. And her American-themed outfit is at once a tribute to the still occupying super-power, and also a desecration of its national symbol. I half-expected her to belt out “Half Breed” while sitting on a stationary horse.

Moe in America: Saddlebacking

Who says there’s no moe in Amerika? In honor of Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church,  popular homophobe, and inaugural preacher, Dan Savage has created a new word, saddlebacking.

Saddlebacking: sad•dle•back•ing \ˈsa-dəl-ˈba-kiŋ\ vb [fr. Saddleback Church] (2009): the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities
After attending the Purity Ball, Heather and Bill saddlebacked all night because she’s saving herself for marriage.

For more information on Rich Warren, author of Purpose Driven Life, and his Saddleback Church:
http://saddleback.com/index.html