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Arizona State Sen. Steve Gallardo came out as gay yesterday, saying the debate over his state’s controversial pro-discrimination bill inspired him to finally be publicly honest about his sexual orientation.
"I am gay, I’m a Latino, I’m a state senator and it’s OK," Gallardo said at a press conference, according to the Arizona Republic. …
"After I stood up on the floor and argued against 1062, as I’ve done on many bills before, I sat down and said, ‘Wow. This bill affects me. It affects me directly,’" Gallardo said at the press conference, according to the Phoenix New Times.
"Seeing the people out there, protesting. I thought, it’s time," he added. "It’s time to let people know about me. And to send people a message. I’m more interested in letting people who struggle with this know that it’s okay."
Damn. Now that’s how it’s done.
After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”
what did i just read
Irish women are strong as fuck
I’m Irish and I can conclude that we are motherfucking metal
The Hammer Museum recently opened a major historical survey titled "Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology." It describes the show as “the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the intersection of two vitally important genres of contemporary art: appropriation (taking and recasting existing images, forms, and styles from mass-media and fine art sources) and institutional critique (scrutinizing and confronting the structures and practices of our social, cultural, and political institutions).”
One of the artists in the exhibition is Barbara Kruger, the New York-based conceptualist whose work often examines the intersection of marketing, design, want and gender. Wilson was the guest on Episode No. 36 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, about when she debuted this continuing installation at Washington’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Have a listen, or download it using the button in the upper right above!
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See more images of art discussed on the show.
Image: Barbara Kruger. Untitled (Hello/Goodbye), 2014. Installation at the Hammer Museum, January 27 – May 18, 2014. Photo by Brian Forrest.
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