Friday, February 22, 2008

Round Two

Gay kiss is missed on soap

Well, readers in America's two largest cities will learn about Luke and Noah today. The New York Daily News has a piece on the couple and their lack of kissing this morning.

Who knew that if a bunch of people wrote to TV critics, those critics might write articles about the subjects of all those letters?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Going National

Soap fans claim bias against gay characters - Los Angeles Times

Well, would you look at that! A journalist at a big paper has written about the Luke and Noah storyline!

Don't be surprised if this isn't the last you see about them...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Putting a Hole in the Floor

Concerns over Economy Push George W. Bush's Overall Job Approval to New Low

According to this poll, his approval rating is 19%.

That's right. 19.

The previous low in this poll is 25; last month he was at 34. Can Americans really be getting smarter THIS quickly?

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Most Unusual Birthday Gift

Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location - New York Times

Thank you, Sam Roberts! An article about the semicolon--one of my favorite pieces of punctuation, right up there with the long dash--is exactly what I wanted for my birthday!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gimme a Kiss

There are a lot of reasons to be outraged in the world, so I don't expect you to add this to your list. But on Thursday, for Valentine's Day, As the World Turns aired a special fantasy episode in which different couples on the show imagined how their lives might have played out if certain things had happened. In Luke and Noah's case, they imagined what would have happened if Noah had followed his father's wishes, enlisted in the Navy, and never met Noah.

Over the course of the episode, well...

Everyone kissed but them. As the video shows, they were about to kiss in "reality," but an extra walked by.

They have not kissed, on-screen, since September 26. At this point, the show has achieved quite a feat--it has managed to make its portrayal of an extremely romantic young gay couple seem homophobic.

If that strikes you as wrong, feel free to visit the Support Luke and Noah page to find out how you can help.

In the meantime, I've written a sequel to The Photo Shoot. It's called The Dressing Room. It may be the last part of this little tale...time will tell!