Category Archives: Entertainment

Throwback Thursday: Lion Country Safari

The LA Times has a great story about the 30th anniversary of the closing of Lion Country Safari in Irvine, CA. I seem to remember going there as a kid, but then again it could be just me remembering the legendary Far Side cartoon below:

From the Far Side Copyright Gary Larson All Rights Reserved by Gary and not me.

From the Far Side Copyright Gary Larson All Rights Reserved by Gary and not me.

At any rate they have some great photos of people in their cars casually being attacked by animals like this rhino:

(Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times) Rhino vs Cadillac

(Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times) Rhino vs Cadillac

It seemed like such a good and bad idea at the same time…

Props to Perfume

The Perfume concert with Daniel on Sunday was a pretty great show. Of all of Daniel’s eclectic mix of music he enjoys, I have to say I enjoy them the best. My favorite song is 2012’s Spending All My Time and I am glad that it was played during the concert. One of the requests from the band was that we don’t reveal details of the show until the final performance of the World Tour on Saturday in New York. Keeping that in mind, all I will say is that I have new found respect for the singers Kashiyuka, A-Chan, and Nocchi as they really made a connection with the audience. I really grew attached to A-Chan as I fell for her emotional appreciation of the audience asking for an encore.

Here is the video for my favorite song:

And here is Perfukky (a group of kids dancing to Perfume songs) with their version(apparently a popular thing to do in Japan):

My Everything #LoveBoat

The Love Boat crew re-united in Florida yesterday for the christening of the new Regal Princess and part of the festivities was a Gold Carpet walk for the 50th anniversary of Princess Cruise lines. One photo that was in People Magazine is my everything. It features all of the original cast of the Love Boat with a bunch of celebs that were on the show including Charo!!

The Cast of the Love Boat and some of their Guest Stars

The Cast of the Love Boat and some of their Guest Stars

Some other great photos can be found at the Miami Herald Site

Can’t Believe the Reaction

Last night’s Doctor Who was pretty awesome in an awesome season. It’s interesting to me how people have reacted to the big reveal of Missy’s true origins (no spoilers here). I can’t believe that people who have watched a show over 50 years about a character who changes everything about them get shocked and/or dismayed over this particular plot twist. I guess we still have a long way to go for gender equality.

Part of me thinks that this is why being Transgender is one of the most difficult things a person can be. You not only get the stigma of being “gay” since people don’t really get what transgender is, but you also get all of the gender bashing that happens on top of it. I think people’s reaction to the episode is symptomatic of the greater population as a whole and how far we still need to go to get to the point where the only thing that matters is you – not who you sleep with or what gender you are or what clothes you wear or how thin you are or if you have a messed up toe.

The only thing that matters is you as a person. Period. Everything else does not matter. People need to accept people for who they are.

And quit hating on this season of Doctor Who. It’s been one of my favorites! (And remember frothy haters of everything you don’t like, I accept you for who you are – just respect other people and we will get along just fine)

< / end rant >

The Giants Win the Pennant!

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants heading to their third World Series in 5 years. It was 25 years ago tomorrow that the Giants and I had our run in with the Loma Prieta Quake together and I’m glad to see they are a bit more successful now vs then.

I wonder if there was any sort of remembrance before the game today?

This is part 4 of Earthquake Week at Club Josh for the 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Quake on 10/17/1989.