Friday, December 03, 2004


Since I moved to Los Angeles and started working in television, I avoid watching TV like the rest of America seems to avoid reading a newspaper. But I have it on right now for a dose of the Simpsons, and there's a T-Mobile commercial on that I have to write a bit about.

It starts with a couple sitting in their living room and the guy says, "My wireless bill is so high." The girl says, "Mine too." (beat) "Who are you calling?" (beat) The guy says, "You." Following this is a series of couples, each with the same premise... couples realizing all of their calls are to their significant other, and they're almost blaming each other for it.

What's so special about it? One of the couples is a GAY COUPLE. That's right, a GAY HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE. Yep, TWO DUDES IN LOVE.

See? I've said it before and I'll say it again: Equality will come... and it's worth the wait. This commercial is a step in the right direction, and I applaud t-mobile from a distance.

I'm not switching from Verizon, though. I'm not THAT gay.

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