Archive for January, 2009

Pepsi supports the gays, the gays support Pepsi

If you’ve been paying attention to the gay blogosphere, you may have noticed that a recent English Pepsi ad has earned the ire of the American Family Association because of its gay content. (Helpful hint: Whenever an organization has the word “family” in it, they’re sure to be insane. And probably closeted too, but that’s for another time.”

Here’s the clip in question:

I’m not necessarily bowled over by Pepsi’s inclusiveness given the fact that the buddies are contorting their faces in the final frame as if they’d just watched a lion disembowel a gazelle. But I suppose I’ll take what I can get in terms of gays getting mainstream exposure.

2 comments January 30th, 2009

The Super Bowl: Now with more awesomeness

Your editors (or at least the one who cares about football) would like to congratulate our fellow alumnus of the College of William & Mary on becoming the youngest head coach ever to take a team to the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin (class of 1995) began his coaching career at Virginia Military Institute, where he worked for Bill Stewart, who is now the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers (I have met him; he’s swell). Here’s some trivia to impress your fellow game-watchers: Tomlin is a year younger than the opposing team’s quarterback. And he is an adorable man who resembles Omar Epps a little and he seems nice.

Also, Bruce Springsteen will be there, and the game is being held in the Raymond James Stadium of Tampa, which features a pirate ship at one end. So there’s really something for everyone.

January 30th, 2009

The More You Know: If you lived in Edgeboro, you’d be dead by now

1 comment January 30th, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: Preview

Here’s a preview of Friday’s Battlestar, although it’s about as ambiguous as you can get. Pretty much the standard tribal drums paired with clipped phrases shouted by actors with furrowed brows.

In any case, enjoy!

January 29th, 2009

In the case of Scottish accents: Nevermind

So, remember the other day when I said that Scottish accents were my kryptonite?  Well, after seeing this — I think that’s all over.

After witnessing this, I can now only associate the Scots with the creepy stage mothers who force their children to smile pretty for the camera.

2 comments January 29th, 2009

The More You Know: Lisa Kudrow hangs with your third cousin

January 29th, 2009

A weird day of posts

This is the day of talking about shows that aren’t part of the TiFaux canon.

First, it’s The View and paper products. Now, it’s Wheel of Fortune. You’re up next, CSI: Miami.

I just thought I’d share this cute clip from Wheel of Fortune of a gay dude matter-of-factly introducing his fiance (no scare quotes), Chuck. And then he wins!  Yay!

I need to get a boyfriend and then win $40,000.  If anyone knows how to make either of those happen, please e-mail the TiFaux account.

Oh, and true story: I was totally watching this at the gym when it happened, but I wasn’t listening to it.

1 comment January 28th, 2009

Giveaway: Thom Filicia and products to catch various bodily fluids

bearsGiveaway time! It’s been a while, no?

This is a weird one, though. I don’t have DVDs of some offbeat show to give away (and, by the way, previous winners — I swear to God I’ll send out your stuff soon.  I don’t plan on stealing it.) — this time, I’ve got a book by Thom Filicia (the interior design guy from Queer Eye) as well as a heaping helping of Kimberly-Clark products for you and your family members to sneeze, poop or cry into.

So, here it is: Kimberly-Clark and The View are sponsoring the Room-A-Day Giveaway sweepstakes where you can enter to have good ole’ Thom sashay over to your house and undo all the damage you’ve done to the place. I’m tempted to enter myself, just so he can see the refugee camp-like squalor I live in and say “try me.” In any case, the reveals will be done on The View in a special segment with Joy Behar (fun fact: Joy Behar — not Jewish! Who knew?).

(PS – If I weren’t a gay Jew, you could read the preceding paragraph as both anti-semitic and homophobic)

Moving on, the prize pack includes several Kimberly Clark products (from brands such as Huggies, Scott, Kleenex) and Thom Filicia’s new book, Thom Filicia Style: Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms You’ll Love! If you’d like to enter the contest, visit

If you’d like to win the book and the paper goods, write in to tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “Diapers for my imaginary baby.”

3 comments January 28th, 2009

The More You Know: I want to go to bank

January 28th, 2009

Cadbury’s eyebrow dance

This clip has been making the rounds on the information superhighway over the past couple days, but it is indeed a commercial — and therefore television-related.

Kids are cute even when they’re weird.  Actually, especially when they’re weird.

January 27th, 2009

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