Received word today that The Ditty Bops' Abby and Amanda just got married after 10 years together! Congratulations! I'm a huge fan of the Ditty Bops and very happy for the newly married couple.
From their latest newsletter:
Hi Everyone! We just got married! We are so happy that after 10 years together we could make our union legal in the State of California. However, there is a ballot measure in California which would eliminate the rights for same-sex couples to marry and would write discrimination against gays and lesbians into our state constitution. Please join us in voting NO on Proposition 8.
Next week when (some) Americans go to the polls, Californians also have a number of propositions to vote on including the bluntly titled "Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry". The Ditty Bops also support voting YES on "Proposition 2: Standards for Confining Farm Animals", a measure which will help put an end to animal abuses in factory farming. If you're Californian, go vote! If you're American, go vote! And if you're like the rest of us, sit on your hands and hope! Or rather, tell your American friends to go vote!
The Ditty Bops - The Weeds are Winning
In other cool news today, the ultra-violent, controversial, and hilarious Preacher graphic novel was picked up by Columbia Pictures with Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Mr. Kate Winslet) slated to direct. At one point, James Marsden (dear god no!) was attached as Jesse Custer, the title character. More recently, the 75-issue run of the series (collected in 9 volumes) was going to be made as a on-going series on HBO (good!) by Mark Steven Johnson (bad! bad!) who was responsible for such gems as Daredevil, Ghost Rider, and Grumpy Old Men. It'll be curious to see if this comes to fruition since if you've read the book, much of it seems unfilmable or one would be hard-pressed to avoid a NC-17 rating as a live-action film. Well, with the "unfilmable" Watchmen gearing up to be one of the biggest films of next year, it's nice to know that Preacher is now in capable hands. Now who would make a good Cassidy, the Irish vampire?