Sometimes it’s important to report back.
1. In the “justice has prevailed” category, I am happy to report that Presse Internationale carries soft-core gay porn. You may remember my trip to an outlet near my house to buy a copy of Out Magazine, which turned up 18 knitting magazines but not a copy of Out or The Advocate. You may remember my promise to investigate whether this was a Riverdale-related oversight or an instance of systemic bigotry. I’m happy to report that although the Bloor and Bathurst branch of Presse Internationale was sold out of Out, I was directed to some alternate titles featuring nearly-naked men on the cover. You can rest easy.
2. Also in the justice has prevailed category: Pluto gets taken down a notch. Well, finally. Didn’t I recommend this in the strongest possible terms?
3. Someone requested a photo of the double Ferris Wheel from the Minnesota State Fair. Here it is, though I have to protest that it goes really fast and so is much scarier in person. Lulu wouldn’t even go on it with me, so I had to take my Dad, who’s fearless. We also went on a roller coaster and in the row behind us was a girl of about 8 and her father. She spent the whole ride shrieking, “Dad! Dad! Dad!” and though I had twenty years on her, I was unable to speak. But I was saying the same thing in my heart.