Sunday, September 10, 2006

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall



As so often happens for me, photos (or just about anything, if you ask Donica!) become a jump-off to some other (and hopefully related) thought.

In this case, I got a real kick outta the different beer bottles represented by my family at Farm Day in Michigan a few weeks ago. Talk about DIVERSITY! That Amstel Light would be Donica's and mine, our favorite for as long as I can remember.

Now switch gears a sec. In the gay community, "diversity" is a big word. You don't have to explain anything about different bottles of beer because, well, we know "different." We know about diversity. We live it; we expect it. But we are well aware that not everyone else does.

Segue now to something I saw in the news on Friday. Brad Pitt said, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."

Whatever you think of Brad and/or Angelina (or the gay-marriage "issue"), that's a statement about diversity and "different" that resonnates with me. For one straight couple to say they won't get married until Donica and I can get married.... WOW! That makes "99 bottles of beer on the wall" have an entirely new meaning.

If one of those [diverse] bottles should happen to fall, would it matter to the rest?

14 comments:

  1. Funny you had a post about beer botles, as I have a pic of a Norwegian type of beer in my last post.
    If one of them fall: Does it matter as they are all empty LoL
    Have a great week ahead:-)

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  2. Well you could always have your residence in either Canada, Germany or Netherlands and be welcomed with open arms to be married...

    Great symbolism as always.

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  3. Where is the "real" (German) beer? ;-)))

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  4. Thanks for the metaphor. I love what Brad Pitt said.

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  5. Renny: That IS funny, especially your brand :) Like minds and all!

    ET: Oh, yes. We know! Is America really that far behind?!

    KPK: HA. And what might THAT be! Which one, BTW, do you like the most? I wonder if I've tried it.

    Ruth: Thanks. Yes, what Brad said surprised me.

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  6. I'm not surprised that someone associated with Angelina would say something like that:) She is a wonderful person and has obviously had an effect on Brad.

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  7. I hope that the USA will allow gay marriages soon. BTW, you can now (as of 2007, I think) marry in Switzerland. I vote for the 100th bottle on the wall... liberalizing! :-)

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  8. DW: I actually agree with you! I really like both of them and hope they stay together a long time and "make a difference" in our world!

    CS: It's people like you who will make it happen! Thank you.

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  9. I just don't understand why two people can't live together happily without everyone expecting them to get married.

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  10. I don't think the issue is marriage per se, Rachel. The issue is everyone being able to be married or not with the same "rights."

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  11. I knew I liked Brad Pitt for more than just his good looks! Heehee.

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  12. i love that quote. what a great thing to say during these crazy times.

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