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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Local Columnist Appreciation

posted by on September 4 at 9:30 AM

Dan wrote recently about his affection for the P-I columnists D. Parvaz and Cathy Sorbo, and I’ve written previously about my love for the Seattle Gay News columnist Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid. But the newest column by Ms. Dirzhud-Rashid is so impressive I can’t bear to offer an excerpt.

Here’s the online version in full.

After reading the first paragraph in the print edition, I put down the paper and applauded.

It only gets better. (Key components: astrology-based sexual boundaries, the miracle of an SPD officer’s smile, and the greatest use of parenthetical statement in the history of journalism.)

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WOW. I'm speechless... WOW

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 4, 2007 9:48 AM

I'm reconsidering my decision to teach my son to read.

Posted by Eric F | September 4, 2007 10:20 AM

Me too, I'm speechless at the bare-faced bigotry. Replace "Taurean" and "Leo" by "Aryan" and "Jew" and see how impressive you think it is then.

Posted by Matthew | September 4, 2007 10:21 AM

Or, or, replace all the verbs with the N-word, and see how impressive you think it is then. Or wipe dookie on it, and see how impressive you think it is then.

Posted by sniggles | September 4, 2007 10:26 AM

Does she get paid to write that column or is it a public service?

Posted by keshmeshi | September 4, 2007 10:43 AM

@5: I do believe it's both.

Posted by David Schmader | September 4, 2007 10:52 AM

well I agree with her comments about the rudening of american life but other than that I found her column only slightly easier to read than the other slog post from Courtney Love's Myspace page- painful!

Posted by NELBOT | September 4, 2007 11:33 AM

That was more stream-of-conciousness than a William Falkner novel or a David Lynch movie!

Posted by Original Andrew | September 4, 2007 12:08 PM

Like Mr. Schmader, I think transitions are overrated.

Posted by J.R. | September 4, 2007 12:20 PM

Wow. Just wow. That's a "special" outfit she's wearing, too.

Posted by Fnarf | September 4, 2007 12:27 PM

I don't think any of the columnists get paid at SGN...

I'm guessing she gets a price break on the ad she posts for her psychic services...

Reading her column is almost as good as Mark "mom" Finley's, but not quite...

Posted by michael strangeways | September 4, 2007 12:32 PM

What really amazes me is that people pay her for advice as a psychic and spiritual adviser. How fucked up and/or clueless would one have to be to think she is wisdom personified?

Posted by inkweary | September 4, 2007 12:48 PM

"The person you save could be yourself from extreme rudeness."

Amen to that.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 4, 2007 1:19 PM

"Viva la lezbo tendencies for this one"

Quote above from the column - none of the male posters here so far seem very African Chicago/Seattle Lesbian, possible reason for the lack of interest? Gay boy small town conformity problems here? Wet Spot (lezbo sauna/play space) adventure not your cup?

I think she is very original, creative - not like all the other over edited conformity in most pubs. She makes Nicole Brodeur sound like a hapless spouter of canned amateur blah blah.

Going to find her poetry book - a friend of a friend mentioned she, Shani, writes Sci-fi as well and has been published. Hum ...

And she flirts with female cops ... what is the rub? Nobody here flirts a bit with the cute males ... there are some hotties in the SPD, and every female cop I have ever met seems like a Big Dyke. Go Shani, and write the column the Stranger would pant for, "Seducing Female Cops."

Posted by lee ann wong | September 5, 2007 3:44 AM

I had the profound displeasure of encountering this behemoth size "womyn" at the GLB Film festival last year. I waited an hour in line to get a good seat for me and my friends... About 2 minutes before the movie started, who should show up but BadnintonRacket Rasheeshi Radooka (or whatever the hell she calls herself) and demanded that we move down to make room for her. My friend looked at me with an expression that said "your call". So against my better judgment I moved down a seat- which put me directly behind another behemoth sized person. Damn was I pissed!
Anyway- my point is that this BadmintonRacket “womyn” seems to have a lot of run-ins at movie theatres…

Posted by MemyselfandEYE | September 6, 2007 3:56 PM

I prefer this incoherent drivel to the self serving, self delusional spewage mark mom finley (or "MOM-Zilla" as he is better known these days) defecated in the SGN. Boy talk about CRAP!!!

Posted by Clayton | September 6, 2007 4:01 PM

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