It is as if someone has handed a beaming stick of light to Mr. Savage and said “Sonny Boy, within this here said stick lies the power to create meaning and intention within language. By me giving you this glowing wand of awesome, you will kick ass in so many ways.”
And he took that stick. Did he ever take that stick. (All innuendo intended.)
As I hopped onto the streetcar yesterday, I chose a seat that was pleasing to my personal Feng-Shui and happened upon NOW magazine flipped open to the back wherein lies the never tiring Savage Love column.
Rick Santorum is running a presidential campaign. This is him on military and gay.
Google ‘Rick Santorum’ and the second link down is where you can witness the power of Dan Savage.
‘Spreading Santorum’ is now defined as “the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.”
Now, it is a personal goal to try and avoid fighting fire with fire, and I’m not going to say that I necessarily support the mission of turning someone’s name into a visually and viscerally unappealing sort of sexual discharge. But, reading this last article in NOW, I have to say, not only was I kind of really impressed (as I march forward altering the negative associations revolving around the word ‘slut’) but I laughed heartily in public, and that, to me, is like a distant telepathic high-five to Mr. Savage.
“You know what gave me a sad? Reading about Janice Langbehn and Lisa Pond. The women, together 18 years, were vacationing in Florida […] when Pond suffered an aneurysm. Langbehn and [their] children were barred from Pond’s room when they arrived at the hospital. A social worker informed Langbehn – who was distraught – that she wouldn’t be able to see her wife because they were in an ‘anti-gay city and state.'”
A Twitter commenter: Time to follow through on your threat to redefine ‘rick,’ Dan.
“Already done: to ‘rick’ is to remove something with your tongue – the ‘r’ from ‘remove,’ and the ‘ick’ from ‘lick’ – which makes ‘rick santorum” the most disgusting two-word sentence in the English language after “vote Repuplican.”
Tell me you didn’t laugh. At least a little.