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Re: “Take a Sip: Beer on Ice

Thank you, thank you. I've been drinking boring American lager on ice for many years now. People sometimes ask me, "Why do you put ice in your beer???" .... to which I reply, "Why do you put ice in your Coke?"

Of course, more interesting craft beers and microbrews I won't add ice to. I would never put ice in my Guiness Stout. I'm not a barbarian!

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Posted by Chuck Anziulewicz on 12/28/2013 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Before he became a voice of the American right, Orson Scott Card wrote a really good book

The first time I ever heard of Orson Scott Card was by way of a short story, "A Thousand Deaths," which was published in the now-defunct Omni magazine. More recently I read and enjoyed the first four of his "Ender Wiggin" novels, and I slogged through all five books in his "Homecoming" sci-fi saga (though becoming somewhat puzzled by the Mormon imagery in the last book).

It was only LATER that I found out what a strident homophobe Orson Scott Card was. And trust me, I did my research into some of the horribly vitriolic things he has written about Gay people. And now I feel sorry that I spent so much time and money on his books. It's like finding out that an artist whose work you admire is secretly a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

And this isn't just about Mr. Card expressing his opinion. It's one thing to say you support "traditional marriage." After all, who DOESN'T? I have lots of Straight (i.e. heterosexual) friends, some married and some single, and if any of the singles finds a compatible person of the opposite sex to marry and make a solemn commitment to, no one will be happier than me.

But it is quite another thing to sit on the board of directors of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that works specifically to deny law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

So NO, I'm not going to throw any more time and money at him. And like millions of other LGBT sci-fi fans and our supporters, I won't be seeing the big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game."

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Posted by Chuck Anziulewicz on 02/20/2013 at 9:45 AM

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