Saturday, January 24, 2004

Homosexuals are so fucking cool

This just in: Following up on its QEFTSG success, Bravo is working on a US version of the British show Straight Dates by Gay Mates.

Apply for the position of host here if you are a gay man "with great sense of personal style and organic sense of humor." Your job will be to "meet with a straight woman who is unlucky in love, give her a mini makeover (clothes, hair, make-up, dating tips) then go out and find her straight guys to date."

Quips the guy next to me: "What's next? Queer Financial Planning for the Straight Investor?"

Post-script

- Having a beautiful time here in St. John's. Notes on hacks of note at the 66th Annual CUP Conference:

+ CBC's Michael Enright gave a fine speech today, but disappointed the crowd by wearing a black turtleneck, not his famous bowtie.
+ The Globe and Mail's Marcus Gee: friendly and not what you'd expect. For example: I watched him do a Jello shooter tonight at the CUP Conference indy rock night.
+ Say what you will about Margaret Wente, the woman's got guts. She spent her keynote address trying to convince a room packed full of student journalists that the war in Iraq was a good thing.

- Guy next to me: Nathan White, from The Brunswickan.

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