In recent weeks, your love of all things draggy and sparkly may have momentarily given you a brain fart — seeing all those mentions of Ron Paul everywhere certainly did remind us of a certain leggy ’90s icon. But no, as much as we wish it were true, it’s Ron Paul that’s running for president — not RuPaul. Ru made a special surprise stop in New Hampshire this weekend to clarify that he shouldn’t be confused with Ron.
“I’m not really a political person by nature,” he said, “though stepping out of the house in six inch heels and a wig is a political statement of sorts.” And would it really be all that weird for Ru to run? “This country was founded by a bunch of men in wigs,” he continued. It does seem strange, though — “You better work” seems oddly prescient given our current financial crisis. Maybe Ru should reconsider. [Raw Story]
In my dreams, Danny Devito and RuPaul spend all of their free time together, shining each other’s bald heads, and eating Jewish deli at Kantor’s in Hollywood. Occasionally, Devito and wife Rhea Perlman invite RuPaul over for Must-See TV and Sloppy Joes. And sometimes, the three of them like to take a drive up the coast in Devito’s ’67 convertible. RuPaul’s long legs necessitate that he sits in the back, but he does get to pick the music–disco mostly. Please let this be true. Keep reading »
Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital DNA and snippets of human history as a time capsule to be stored at the International Space Station. The paranoid gamer is worried androids, the apocalypse, and natural disasters could make us all extinct. His fear has inspired him to create the project, called “Operation Immortality,” to ensure a future for humanity. So who’s genetic code is he cracking? So far, brilliant comedian and well-known narcissist, Stephen Colbert, has agreed to donate, but even the average Jane can offer up her stuff too! All you have to do is play the free trial of Tabula Rasa and your name could get selected at random to become a sample. But if DNA seems a bit too personal, you can simply send a message to the Universe by typing a note about the 21st Century here. Mr. Garriott will be collecting information until October when his shuttle launches. So, with a month to go, we’d like to recommend a few good peeps we think the future could use…
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Oh Johnny Depp. Youâ€™re so hot you can do a musical movie, impersonate Michael Jackson, drag it up as Ed Wood and still, no one questions your sexuality. We women refuse to lose you to the other team! But now, after seeing this video of your wife Vanessa Paradis, dazed and confused, lip-synching at the NRJ awards in France, I wish you were life partners with RuPaul. How is she your better half? Youâ€™re so suave, so sensitive, so sexyâ€¦.so bad at picking up cool chicks? This lame model makes me wanna cry, baby. But Amelia swears Vanessa is actually a decent chanteusse and pretty much the coolest girl in France — so she just gives a sucky live show? [YouTube] Keep reading »