Sorry if I just ruined your innocence with this photo from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Yesterday’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured its first LGBTQ kiss during a performance of the Broadway musical, The Prom:

… and this will surprise you, but some people were assholes about it.

OK calm down, shitbird. Just say what you mean: you find homosexuality icky. You don’t have to hide behind the idea of theoretical children’s innocence being somehow stained by seeing a kiss.

The good news? Look at that ratio. People overwhelmingly responded to this nasty tweet with love and positivity:

As someone who has many gay people in her family and among her friends, I couldn’t agree more. Personally, I found Rita Ora’s lip synching more shattering to a child’s innocence than a kiss.

The good news is that more people saw that kiss, if the ratings shake out.

In more, shall we say, darkly funnier Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade news, I shared this on Facebook yesterday, but will share it with you here now (so apologies to those of you for whom I am repeating myself).

In 1997, New York City was hit by a windstorm during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with winds reaching up to 43 miles per hour. Unsurprisingly, high winds and giant-ass balloons shaped like cartoon characters don’t mix, and it resulted in absolute chaos that sadly left one woman in a Cat-in-the-Hat-induced coma for a month.

Barney was another casualty, ripped in half by the winds and having to be finished off by a team of knife-wielding police officers as the children in the crowd screamed in horror.

It’s a 4:45 minute-long video, so for the highlights, fast forward to about 1:30 for the moment there is no turning back for Barney and then about 3:45 for his final violent moments at the hands of NY’s finest.

I was living in New York City in 1997 when this happened, but I had no idea there was video until yesterday. Please enjoy:

Here are the first five minutes of Nightflyers — they are pretty intense. It will debut on Syy on December 2.

The other day I suggested that you stream Succession on HBO Go. Good news! This weekend HBO Go will be free to non-subscribers, so you can fill up on Succession and Game of Thrones and Veep and Big Little Lies and everything else you haven’t seen because you don’t subscribe to HBO.

Sabrina and the Satanists have come to a settlement about that whole Baphomet business.

In Real Housewives news: Jill Zarin is returning to New York? The actual TMZ story here is that her boyfriend will be part of her story, but am I the only one that didn’t know she was returning as a “friend” on the series?

Bill Maher doubled down on his assholedom: “I am agnostic on Stan Lee,” Maher said. “I don’t read comic books. I didn’t even read them when I was a child. What I was saying is, a culture that thinks that comic books and comic book movies are profound meditations on the human condition is a dumb fucking culture. And for people to get mad at that just proves my point.”

Look, the bottom line is that anyone who can’t understand the value of storytelling and mythmaking is a fucking idiot who does not deserve being paid attention to.

Fascinating: The “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror (which, if you haven’t watched it, remedy that this weekend) was inspired by a fascinating experimental docuseries. Maybe nursing homes should be designed to look like different eras. Also, the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, he has an eye for talent.

Connie Britton isn’t refusing to return to American Horror Story or 9-1-1, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Whoops.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season of The Bachelor. Heading out to the box wine store now.

A Fox News guest compared Hillary Clinton to herpes. Cool network you got there.

OK, who is going to tell Al Roker?

Renewals

In Development

Casting News

  • Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei from Game of Thrones) will star in the Four Weddings and a Funeral series on Hulu. And Andi MacDowell is joining the cast.
  • Jacob Tremblay and Riz Ahmed are in talks to star in an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Perfume, a German serial killer thriller (that looks to be the most German thing ever), will debut on Netflix on December 21.
  • Tidelands will debut on Netflix on December 14.

R.I.P.

Wayne Maunder, Actor in a number of Westerns

Devin Lima, LFO singer

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Frontier: Beaver trapping with Jason Momoa. That is not a euphemism. (Alright, maybe it is.) Netflix

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape: For those of you who like Jim Gaffigan as much as I do. 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Frosty the Snowman & Frosty Returns: Stories that children who grew up in Texas had a hard time relating to. 7 p.m., CBS

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Burgermeister Meisterburger is back to ruin everyone’s Christmas. 7 p.m., ABC

The Hunger Games marathon: Begins 11 a.m., TNT

The Matrix marathon: Begins 6 p.m., Viceland

Christmas Movies:

  • Poinsettias for Christmas: 7 p.m., Lifetime
  • Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe: 7 p.m., Hallmark
  • Every Other Holiday: 9 p.m., Lifetime

SATURDAY

A Christmas Story: But I can not condone watching this on any day other than Christmas Eve. 7 p.m., TBS

Elf: But you are allowed to watch this on any day of the year. 5 p.m., ABC Spark

Christmas Movies:

  • Christmas Everlasting: 7 p.m., Lifetime
  • Every Day is Christmas: 7 p.m., Hallmark
  • Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane: 8 p.m., HMN
  • Christmas Harmony: 9 p.m., Lifetime

SUNDAY

Dirty John: Chase away all those warm and fuzzy Christmas feelings with this dark romance based on a true story starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Bravo

The Walking Dead: When the group goes looking for a missing friend, they find a surprising threat that could doom them all. Midseason finale. 8 p.m., AMC

Christmas Movies:

  • A Shoe Addict’s Christmas: 7 p.m., Hallmark
  • Jingle Belle: 7 p.m., Lifetime
  • Christmas Cupid’s Arrow: 8 p.m., ION
  • The Truth About Christmas: 8 p.m., Freeform
  • Christmas Perfection: 9 p.m., Lifetime

Late Night: Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Connie Britton

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Child Support
(new)
20/20
(new)
CBS Frosty the Snowman Frosty Returns Magnum P.I.
(repeat)
Hawaii Five-0
(repeat)
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
(repeat)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Local
FOX College Football: Washington t Washington State
(live)
Local
NBC How the Grinch Stole Christmas Midnight, Texas
(new)
Dateline
(new)


SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football: Notre Dame at Southern California
(live)
News/Local
CBS Robbie the Reinder Robbie the Reinder The Story of Santa Claus 48 Hours
(repeat)
News/Local
FOX College Football: Oklahoma State at TCU
(live)
News/Local
NBC National Dog Show
(repeat)
Saturday Night Live
(repeat)
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(repeat)


SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(new)
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
(new)
Shark Tank
(new)
Shark Tank
(repeat)
CBS NFL Football
(live)
60 Minutes
(new)
God Friended Me
(new)
NCIS: Los Angeles
(new)
Madam Secretary
(new)
The CW Local Supergirl
(new)
Charmed
(new)
Local
FOX The Cool Kids
(repeat)
Bob’s Burgers
(repeat)
The Simpsons
(new)
Bob’s Burgers
(new)
Family Guy
(repeat)
Rel
(repeat)
Local/News
NBC Sunday Night Football: Packers at Vikings
(live)
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One thought on “Sorry if I just ruined your innocence with this photo from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  1. “… so they could push their agenda on little kids.” Translation: “Their agenda conflicts with my agenda and this should not be allowed because my agenda is right and can be pushed on little kids but theirs disagrees and is therefore wrong and cannot be.”

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