A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

quarta-feira, outubro 08, 2003

Some history to tide us over...

Oct 7 1964

Walter W. Jenkins, chief White House aide and longtime friend of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is arrested for disorderly conduct two blocks from the White House. Jenkins was discovered in a YMCA pay toilet with another man. Ultimately, Jenkins is forced to resign, so as not to jeopardize Johnson's re-election campaign. Jenkins stated that during his arrest, his mind had been "befuddled by fatigue, alcohol, physical illness, and lack of food."

When a man is caught with a woman, he's applauded. When a woman is caught with a man, she's branded a slut. And when two men are caught together, they're even more maligned. Not much of a queer feminist myself, but don't you think there's some discrimination going on here. Either condemn public trysts uniformally or be libertines and let people bang like apes (as Johnny Arthur is wont to state).

Oct 8 1871

Mrs O'Leary's cow starts the Chicago Fire, killing 250 and destroying 17,000 buildings. Bad cow.
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