See You Oxt Tuesday

08.15.2009

http://oxtweekend.com/

How many times have you been frustrated by the ambiguity of such terms as “this weekend” and “next Friday? Maybe it’s even gotten you into some hot water.

When you say next weekend, and today is Tuesday August 4th, do you mean the 8th or the 15th? When I hear it, which do I interpret. We already have a term for the weekend coming up, called “this weekend” so logically “next weekend” would be after “this weekend.” But this weekend is the next weekend that we will come to.

Oy, so much confusion… until NOW!

From now on, “this weekend” is coming up, or happening now. If you mean the weekend after this weekend, you can say “oxt weekend.” If today is Sunday the 9th, that’s this weekend, Saturday the 15th is oxt weekend and Saturday the 22nd is the weekend after oxt. If it’s Friday now, oxt Friday is in a week and this Friday is today. If it’s Christmas Eve, 2009, the Christmas after oxt will be December 25th, 2011.

This guy is a genius. My new hero. Sure the site is clearly tongue-in-cheek humor, but it’s just such a perfect solution to a very real problem.

I say we run with it.

If you convince everyone you know how wonderful the concept of “oxt” can be, this could be in the common lexicon by oxt winter.

The Dragfather

08.15.2009

Father Capretta by Day; Big Mama Capretta By Night

THERE is much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Roman Catholic circles in the US over the recent revelation that a Catholic priest, Father Anthony (aka Vincent Capretta), is a drag queen who performs as Big Mama Capretta.

Not only that, the gay priest, from Columbus, Ohio, has a single that is currently No 25 on Billboard’s Club Play dance chart called “Big Mama’s House.”

He’s a big guy, so you’d think it would be his panties in a bunch, but instead it is Catholic Online that is quick to point out he’s a different kind of Catholic and not a real Catholic.

To set the record straight, Capretta is actually listed as rector of the Community of Charity, an Independent Old Catholic Church that describes itself as all-inclusive. That definition includes ’sexual orientation’ in this group. He is not a part of the Roman Catholic Church and his church is not in communion with the See of Rome.

The Dragfather[Hold on. I just strained my eyes from rolling them too hard. Ow. Alright, I’m good.]

Oh yeah? Well, I’ll See your Rome and raise you a catchy dance tune from a guy who is living life on his terms.

[Aw crap, now I’m rolling my eyes at my own dumb pun. I’m going to get a repetative stress injury here. “See your Rome and raise you…” *groan*]

I like how they don’t attack him directly which might come off as uncouth, so they take the opportunity to bash a religion slightly different than theirs.

You go, Father Anthony. Shake that Original Sin.

If you’re curious, the single is on Youtube. I have to warn you, you’ll never get those two minutes back, so you might as well get up dance your ass off when you listen.