Weekend Open Thread: Happy OC Pride Weekend! Get Ready to Ogle!

Thai ad with Soaky added

Don’t prejudge — this really will not be as bad as it looks.  Admittedly, that may be a relatively low hurdle to clear.

While you’re reading the OC Pride-occasioned reporting on LGBT OC by our cousins at the Weekly — and you really should, especially the first-person perspectives of local LGBT notables, which are quite well done — take a moment to enjoy this sexy ad from our more distant cousins in Thailand:

Impressed? We knew that you would be!  Soaky was just inserted there to throw you off the scent.  Here’s the source for a story on the ad, which (as you might guess) is for an extremely effective push-up bra.  Meanwhile, Soaky also wants you to read this story, from our second cousin once-removed at the Weekly Brandon Ferguson, in which Asmb. Sharon Quirk-Silva again suffers the burdens (in the URL itself!) of being the only member of the County’s state legislative of whom anyone has any better expectations than this.

This … is your Weekend Open Thread.  Talk about the above, or anything else you wish, within broad (and this week slightly broader) bounds of decency and decorum.  (But be careful out there this weekend: Pride goeth before a fall!)  The Dearthwatch will appear, as is its habit, sometime later today … or so.

Oh — there it is!

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No two ways around it: this week sucked for the local blogosphere.  As it’s clear that Alexa does keep some sort of six-month ranking, one wonders if the blurgh you see here has anything to do with our just having passed the six-month anniversary of the shelving of FFFF.  The Register continues to rebound, leading me to suspect that everyone is missing a story out there about their having done something to loosen the bonds of the paywall.  But that is the sheerest speculation.  Maybe it’s that people got their rebates from non-compliant health insurance companies required by Obamacare — and they’re spending the money on Register subscriptions!

UPDATE: Doubt was expressed as to whether this was the one and only true Weekend Open Thread.  Well, if it wasn’t, do you think that you’d see … this?


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)