Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's The Little Things II

(To read It's The Little Things I, click here.)

Carlos and I have a new Saturday night tradition - dinner and a movie. (For quite awhile, we had been staying home watching movies on Saturday nights.)

The first week was Zea's and The Dark Knight at The Palace Theatre Clearview.

The second week was Country Flame and American Teen at Canal Place Theatre.

Tonight is Vaqueros and Tropic Thunder at The Prytania Theatre.

I tried looking up the restaurant to make sure it was open in our post-Katrina world, but I couldn't find it. When I called Carlos to update him, not only did he immediately figure out that I was spelling it like Brenda Vaccaro, but he knew her birthday was November 18, 1939.

Cute and knows everything about pop culture!

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Discovery: The Subways

Every week, I watch Sundance Channel's TV show "Live From Abbey Road" . This week's show featured Gnarls Barkley, Herbie Handcock, and a band that I had never heard of before - The Subways.

No. Not all together, silly!

I really like their sound. They remind me of Dash Rip Rock or Reverend Horton Heat, yet they're from England.

Here's the video for their song Oh Yeah. It was released 3 years ago in the UK. I'm still a bit slow in getting hip to new music.

If you think the singer, Billy Lunn, is cute, check out my other blog devoted to Male Stars Shirtless (or my Yahoo group of the same name).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hallmark Corners Gay Marriage Card Market

From The Associated Press:

Not every state recognizes same-sex marriage - but Hallmark now does.

After California decided to join Massachusetts in legalizing the unions, the nation's largest greeting card company began rolling out its first same-sex wedding cards this summer to meet growing demand.

That puts them in a niche once served only by independent card companies, and one that No. 2 American Greetings Corp. has no plans to enter.

Hallmark started offering "coming out" cards last year, and the four designs of same-sex marriage cards are being gradually released this summer and will be widely available by next year. No sales figures were available yet.

The Greeting Card Association, a trade group, said it does not track how many companies provide same-sex cards but believes the number is expanding.