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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Andrew's Mental Health Break Today

For some reason, I've been hooked on American Idol this season again. After watching the primary this winter, the show can be almost a mental cleanser. Anyway, here's Jason Castro, on whom I might as well confess to having a major crush. But here is another reason I love America: it's a white dude in dreads playing a ukelele, a straight guy singing a song that could have been a national anthem for gay men for decades, in a version written by a Hawaiian in honor of a friend who died an early death because of obesity.

And it's also in a strange way completely sublime in its own right and on its own terms.

Thank You, Andrew Sullivan

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