Friday, August 11, 2017

Love your work Tim

The guns are drawn and loaded. May the best plebiscite organisers win. No surprise about where the fabulous Tim Minchin sits, and it is not on a fence. Strong language warning. What would a Minchin clip be without strong language.

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  1. Andrew, Such clever and funny words. I love the way Tim throws in the word phobic.
    Perhaps the video should be sent to Government Ministers, oh and Margaret Court.
    But I don't think I've ever seen Tim au naturel before. He does usually favour some heavy eye shadow and black Gothic like dyed hair.
    Now if only that song could become a gay anthem like Tom Robinson's "Glad To Be Gay."

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    1. Dee, I could not imagine how he could make the word homophobic scan for home, but he did. Tim has recently become less fond of mascara. A pity really. I know I know the song, but I forgotten Glad to be Gay. I will listen on my tablet in bed.

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  2. I listened to it a little while ago. And applauded him.

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    1. EC, so you were one of the 28,000 who liked it in the five hours between when it went online and I saw it.

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  3. I'll have to listen later, when I set up the alternative laptop. The external speakers I have for this one have stopped working for reasons known only to the Speaker Gods.

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  4. I couldn't turn on the sound.

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    1. Diane, mouse over and a thingie on the right hand sound will be there, along with other controls, to turn on the sound. That is Facebook thing.

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  5. Marriage equality is everything. Looks like the Government has a lot on their hands judging by the challenges brought forward as seen in the news. Greetings!

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    1. Blogoratti, so true. Our federal government is a mess about this, and other matters. Still, it doesn't have Brexit to deal with.

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  6. I love his work too, Andrew. I couldn't watch it here, because I'm not on Facebook, but found it on the SMH page. I'm sure it will be on The Age as well.
    Onya, Tim!

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    1. Thanks Rozzie. I should have mentioned that it has been widely circulated.

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  7. I couldn't get the sound to work, either, but I will catch it elsewhere. I like Minchin...clever man.

    All the bloody nonsense, waste of time and waste of money that is going on over marriage equality really angers and frustrates me.

    As far as I'm concerned I don't give a flying fig who marries who...as long as they are consenting adults, I don't give a damn! Also, it's none of my business. They don't have to ask for my approval. They have it, anyway! No cost- no charge!

    Unfortunately, I think "adults" are a dying breed!

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    1. Lee, when you know that a strong religious Catholic countries like Spain and Italy have legislated for same sex marriage.....well, in one way I like that the 'wonderful and progressive Australia' hasn't. All down to both our political parties. Gillard wasn't a bad PM, but I hate her for her lie that she did not support same sex marriage. Like Turnbull, she was beholden to the party. It really amuses me that the Liberal Party is tearing itself apart over such a simple and inevitable thing. Figging tossers.

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    2. Can't get clearer than that 😀😀

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  8. I wish ALL of the states in the U.S. would just legalize it across the board but instead we're going one by one by one. It's so frustrating. I have a gay son and the fact that he and his partner have to figure out which state they can legally get married in is ridiculous. They can't get married in the state they live in so everyone, including themselves would have to travel for the wedding and due to work constraints not everyone would be able to attend an out of state wedding. Just dumb and so, so frustrating.

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    1. VA, I understand what you say, and I am sure it will arrive in every state, but at least it is possible there by a little travelling. It is not possible here and overseas same sex marriages are not recognised. As it is here, it should be a Federal matter there, not state by state.

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    2. Very true. Ugh. Why is this such an issue?? Absolutely ZERO people will be harmed by my son and his partner getting married. Maybe the insurance companies don't want to give medical to spouses. Who knows. I can't believe that the "Christians" are the driving force. I'm a practicing Catholic. I love my son and my future son-in-law. My priest and my church are aware that I and several other members have gay/lesbian children. We don't catch any flack. I hope I live to see this resolved so the world can move on to something really important like a cure for cancer.

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    3. For a long time here gay couples have been treated as families by private health insurance companies. Yours really have a vested interest in not having gay marriage.

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