“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, February 28, 2011

Born This Way Video Premiere Hits Internet

OMG Hilarious! - Working For Their Sweets

And you thought you had it bad when you were a kid.  Omg, this was so hilarious I had to share it with you guys.   

Not only, do these kids have to make their bed to get their reward, but they need to work for their candy as well.   

Just how parenting should be, LMAO!

The Most Vile Man In The Republican Party

Let's see...

You're against me and Ryan getting married,

You're against me and Ryan becoming parents,

You're against me and Ryan retaining our jobs,


You're against mine and Ryan's friends joining the military.

Hmmm. what else would you expect from a man who has preached from the pulpit for over 30 years?  Who are you to judge us Mr. Huckabee?

Gay people having full equality has no impact what so ever on anyone who disagrees with the "homosexual lifestyle" as you often mention. It changes nothing in your home life, your family, or your church; your life will continue as it always has. You only have to deal with the fact that we exist and we are entitled to the same rights as everyone else. There is no personal toll or impact for you.

When people make moves to limit, remove, or block our equality it impacts our legal and financial standings, our families (especially if there are children involved), and wrongly implies that we are somehow less deserving of life, liberty, and equal protection under the law than our hetero counterparts. 

And lets get one thing very clear, the term "homosexual lifestyle" is a worthless statement that is used only as a scare tactic to ignite fear and anger. The reality is that all homosexuals have only two things in common, they are attracted to people of the same gender and they will face familial, societal, and legal discrimination because of it; the similarities stop there.

Just like heteros we all have vastly different beliefs and practices regarding work, family, children, religion, politics, sexual behaviors, morality, education, where we live, who we socialize with, and what we are willing to tolerate from others. We are not all "cut from the same cloth", and if in 2011 you believe that we are than your ignorance is beyond staggering. 

Differing opinions regarding homosexual relationships doesn't make anyone evil. It's when you attempt to block our rights, take away our children, forbid us from adopting children, align us with pedophiles and animal rapists, discredit our families, fire us, evict us, tell us we can be cured (as if we had a sickness), tell us that your imaginary friend's book says we should be put to death (even though you ignore everything else Leviticus said), beat us or actually murder us; that's when it becomes evil. 

How Faucets Should Be Made...

How many times have you turned on the shower and while you've set the perfect temperature, it took you a while?  There you are, moving the faucet right or left until you hit it just right.   Annoying isn't it.  Well here's a good idea...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 4 - Arrogance

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Arrogance."

These are meant to be funny, and in no way meant to be taken seriously.

We Are Going To Be Uncles For The First Time!!!!!

On Thursday night, my partner and I learned that we are going to be Uncles for the first time!  Hell, my parents will be Grandparents for the first time!  Even though my step-daughters from a previous relationship call my parents Granny Trina & Pops, the informal words have a deeper purpose, because one of their own children is having a baby.  "Their baby girl" is having a baby.

There are no words to explain my excitement and the amount of joy I have in my heart for both my baby sister and her husband.  I only have one sibling, hence another reason this means so much to me.  I can't even describe the feeling I get when I talk about this or mention it to other people.  I also can't imagine my sister being pregnant or with a big belly.  Ahhhh, the joy of seeing her progression in the coming months, even if it is primarily through Facebook. LOL. She knows Ryan and I love her - she knows her nieces, Francesca and Jessica love her.  We are all happy for her and her husband.

Just to explain where I'm coming from, I'd like to share a little of what this means to all of us...

When I was with my previous partner of 4 years he had two beautiful baby girls, Francesca and Jesssica, whom he had with his ex-wife, Debbie.  I became an instant parent overnight, helping them with schoolwork, dance recitals, swim meets, and even coached their soccer teams; I continued to do so even after my relationship with David was over.  Then I met Ryan and the girls just kept getting older and older and before you knew it, they were both in High School.  The oldest, Francesca, just had her 16th birthday and got her driver's permit within the last 2 months.  Last month my parents drove up from Corpus Christi to Houston for Francesca's birthday party.  And even though they may not see Francesca and Jessica but twice a year, they know they are loved as Grandparents, and will forever be a part of their lives.   The girls are their first grandchildren through my relationship with David,  but baby Fasnacht (my brother in law's surname) will be their first grandchild by birth.

Ryan and I plan to have our own children someday, and soon there will be many more grandchildren, who knows, but one thing is certain... nothing can beat the joy of raising a child.  I've had my chance and now my sister will get hers.  What a blessing this is.

Ryan and I love you baby sister; may God watch over you and Luther in the coming months.   We pray He help guide you and keep you healthy as you bask in the joy of this beautiful pregnancy.

And thank God there will be no more "May" Babies!!! LOL

Saturday, February 26, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Smells Like A Fire!

Britney vs. Ke$ha

On the left hand side you have Britney, on the right you have Ke$ha and just like a James St. James novel, it's not quite as cut and dry as you might think. Yes Britney's Britney and we love her, and Ke$ha's Ke$sha and we loathe her, but "Hold It Against Me" is lyrically lazy and every time she says "HAY ZAI" instead of "hazy" I just want to drag her to a speech therapist (I GET IT, IT'S HER THING, BUT REALLY... HAY ZAI?). Sure, I like Britney battling herself and Jonas Akerlund is always interesting, but I'm still not sold.

Ke$ha's video, on the other hand, has unicorns sipping champagne and James Van Der Beek in full-on Rules of Attraction mode, which is QUITE DEVASTATING. And for once Ke$ha doesn't look like she spent the weekend in a Burning Man port-o-potty. She looks rather fashionable, in fact. I even approve of the freckles.

So what do you think? Is it: A) Britney rules 4EVER, B) Ke$ha wins by a hair, or C) Neither, I'm just waiting for Gaga's "Born This Way" video to blow both bitches out of the water.

The Really Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Facebook


Every 20 minutes on Facebook there are: 

1 million Links Shared, 
1.5 million Event Invites, 
1.3 million Tagged Photos, 
2 million Status Updates, 
2 million Friend Requests Accepted, 
2.7 million Photos Uploaded, 
2.7 million Messages Sent, 
10.2 Million Comments Made, and 
1.5 million Wall Posts

Again, that's every 20 minutes!

And that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Check out the video below to find out what else you didn't know about the site that led you to my blog.

I Quote That - Crazy

I love this quote by Marilyn Monroe so much that I couldn't find a title for it.  I think "Crazy" would suffice, wouldn't you say?

Toy Story Returns!

Just when you thought you finished watching the final installment of the Toy Story series, it returns with a bang. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, images of Toy Story's "Hawaiian Vacation" surfaced.

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang return in a series of shorts being released in front of the upcoming movies, Cars 2 and The Muppets.  The first short will be released on June 24 in front of Cars 2.

An article from The Playlist states the following:
The short’s director (and former sound designer) Gary Rydstrom, who also made the Pixar short “Lifted,” said of the short, “Woody becomes kind of like what’s-his-name on “Love Boat”...Captain Stubing!” While that reference is going to fly right over kids’ heads, he also elaborates vaguely on the story. “As toys who get played with all the time, they have a pretty good imagination, when it’s time for a little playacting, they’re good at it.” As for the images, it looks like all of our favorite toys are back and we’re sure they will try to find a way to wring some tears out of us during their brief few minutes onscreen. If anyone can do it, Pixar can. You can check out the second image below and we’ll update the images when EW posts them online.

An Entertaining Dont Drink & Drive Video

Want to make a short movie? Why not turn your "Don't Drink & Drive" video into a 3 minute short film? That's exactly what the Danish did.  

Made in Denmark, the video is rather graphic and not what you would expect from a PSA.  It does make for great entertainment though.  Check it out for yourself.

What Are Words?

I'll be the first one to admit.  I haven't watched one minute of American Idol this season.  Yes, I'm still bitter that my chosen ones didn't win the last three years.  Crystal Bowersox in 2010, Adam Lambert in 2009, and David Archuletta in 2008.  I told Ryan that 3 was the charm  and I've kept my word.

But after hearing the song by eliminated contestant Chris Medina from American Idol 2011, we may just have to watch this season after all.  The Top 24 have been chosen, which means we wouldn't have to sit through anymore agonizing weeks of auditions.

According to news sources, Medina was booted off the competition on Thursday night's episode in which the top 12 boys were chosen.  And as quickly as he was booted off the show, he's been able to put together a song, a video and release date - all within 2 days.  That is a record unto itself.
"What Are Wordsis everything you’d expect it to be- it’s heartfelt and moving. It tells Medina’s heartbreaking story about his fiancee, Juliana Ramos’ tragic car accident and her subsequent brain injury. The poignant lyrics talk about Chris’ undying love and promises he made before the accident and how he’ll stand by those same words even during this difficult time.
 Here’s what he told to PopEater in an interview.
“It’s a song about making promises and fulfilling them, about telling someone you love that you’ll be there and having them be able to count on you because you said it. Because the words that you say really mean something. It’s a powerful song,”
One of the changes that Season 10 has above the rest, is their new partnership with Universal Music Group, replacing Sony Music Entertainment.  These people at Interscope Records are not going to sit by and let musicians pass them by.  If they can make a buck here and there, why not?  When he was eliminated on Thursday night he was told by famed producer, Rodney Jerkins that he wrote a song and wanted to produce it for Chris.  Another change to the season is the addition of producers to the show who were there to mentor the contestants during the auditions.

Chris performed his new single on The Jay Leno Show last night and has released it on iTunes to purchase.  It is poignant, it is powerful, and it has made my love for Ryan much more stronger.

Take a listen and watch the video:

Friday, February 25, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Problem Solved

What Is My Dad To Do Without His Two and a Half Men?

What is my dad going to do without his all-time favorite show?  I guess he'll have to sit around and mope.  He's very picky about the shows he watches and doesn't care much for the shows my mother enjoys.

On Thursday, Charlie Sheen, the star of CBS' comedy show "Two and a Half Men" gave a ridiculous interview with a conservative radio host in the Bahamas.  In less than 20 mintues, he not only managed to insult the creator of the show, but talked about his recent porn star hook-ups, calling them godesses and curing his alcoholism "with his mind."

"I violently hate Chaim Levine (Chuck Lorre). He's a stupid, stupid little man and a pussy punk that I'd never want to be like."

The interview was so insane (actually he's fucking insane, pardon my French) that CBS announced yesterday they were shutting down Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season "based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition."

Listen to the interview everyone's talking about down below, but let it be known, I could care less what happens to this idiot.  As for the 200 or so people who work on the show who aren't high-paid writers or actors, they are the ones truly caught in the crossfire between Sheen, CBS and Warner Bros.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ends Tonight!

It seems just like yesterday when I was blogging about the series premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, but the time has come, the end is nigh.  At 9:00 PM Central Time tonight, with a special extended episode, the series prequel has made the events leading up to this point so much more clearer.  I now understand how things started when we were first introduced to the characters in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.  Watch the preview for tonight's episode, "The Bitter End" here:

Entertainment Weekly has an awesome interview on the progress of Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) and his ongoing struggle with cancer and the direction the new show will take.
Can you give fans an update on how Andy Whitfield is doing?
Last I heard he’s doing great, fighting the good fight, very much concentrating on his health and family. It’s a horrible thing, I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. I have no doubt Andy will beat it. He’s one of the strongest and most centered men I’ve ever met. He’s very private, but I hear third-hand that he looks great and is in high spirits.
Liam McIntyre, who will play Spartacus in season 2, looks a lot like Andy. How important was that?
Not important at all. We were trying to find somebody who didn’t look exactly like him. We saw a thousand people. It came down to a handful of choices. Liam was the only one who resembled Andy. What we really loved about Liam is he had an honesty and intensity and compassion and sympathy in his performance — something that Andy really brought to the role. Spartacus doesn’t come from a place of anger.
You can read more about the new series, when it will air and what to expect tonight without any spoilers being dished out. Check it out at Entertainment Weekly.com.

There's also a special one hour episode of the new series, Camelot after the series finale of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, so make sure to check this out too.

The Question Is... Will This Cowboy Be There?

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, with attendance approaching over two and a half million visitors per year, is the world's largest livestock exhibition as well as the world's largest rodeo event, requiring the support of sixteen thousand volunteers.

Traditional trail rides, which start in central Texas and end in Houston, precede the Rodeo events. The three-week long event is held at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas and features bull riding, livestock judging, concerts, a parade, a carnival, trail rides, barbecue and wine competitions, shopping, sales, and auctions.

It has drawn some of the world's biggest recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Selena, Bon Jovi, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others.

This year will be even better......so don't miss out!!!

Girls With Guns

And you thought I only posted pics of hot guys throughout the week.  WELL YOU'RE WRONG!

I'm bringing change, and posted some pictures of girls with guns.

Seriously, what is the world turning itself into, especially here in the United States and mine and Ryan's beloved home state of Texas?  Little girls carrying guns, or boys for that matter, shouldn't be out parading themselves in front of a camera, showing how proud they are to have a weapon in their hands that can harm or kill someone.
I feel sorry for the fools who took these photos.


Who's Winning Best Picture?

I thought this chart was hilarious. Check it out, and see what you've chosen. I picked The Kids Are All Right and Toy Story 3. Though, in reality I'm having a hard time deciding between The Social Network and King's Speech.

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Post Secret Fridays - Issue 048

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

What is the X-Factor?

You may have overheard it in a water-cooler conversation at work, learned about it while dancing at a club, or discovered it while browsing the web. The X-Factor is coming to the United States in September, and I'd have to say, apart from Wonder-woman this is the show I'm most eager to watch.

You're probably thinking that this is an American Idol rip-off doomed for failure, but that's where you're mistaken, the show has been around for 7 seasons.  With Simon Cowell at the helm, the show flopping is rather unlikely, he is the producer and creator of the show after all.

There are major differences between Idol and X-factor - the first one being that it's open to anyone, of any age.  You can be part of a group of 800, in a duo, trio, single, it doesn't matter.  The auditions are held in front of 3,000-4,000 people, the finalists are mentored by a judge who is assigned a category and then aids the contestant with song selection and styling.  There are many more surprises in store, check out this amazing trailer by Simon Cowell and you be the judge.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Foods That Make You Cringe - Issue No. 5

In my 5th issue of 'Foods That Make You Cringe,' you have your choice of two all-time favorites, cupcakes and Starbucks!

Every Thursday I'll be stating the obvious fact; that people make up the craziest shit, hence the reason people tell you, "This Is Why Your Fat."  Yes, I know it's Saturday; I got behind on my regular posts.

Spotted in Chelsea Market, NYC.

White Mocha Sauce, Mocha Frappuccino, Whipped Cream, Carmel & Mocha Sauce, Java Chip Frappuccino, Whipped Cream, Caramel & Mocha Sauce. Garnished with raw sugar and a double chocolate biscotti.

Flashback to the 1990's

Every week I would like to post a music video or song popular in it's own decade.  It will be similar to my "One Hit Wonders back when I ran Peter's Daily Blog.  

Without the focus of an artist who only had one hot track in their career, this weekly series will feature a blend of everyone and everything, from hot artists, to not-so-hot artists, to one-hit wonders, to 10-hit wonders.

I will consider last week's music video flashback of Cazwell's "Ice Cream Truck" as my first issue, and continue this week with my second.

This week's song features a very popular track from 1996; "Magic Carpet Ride" by Mighty Dub Katz.  It was huge success in all the major dance clubs of the time, and instantly became one of my favorite songs.  Yes, I still have the cassette. LOL.

I came out to my family in 1996, and this song truly brings back memories.  Take a listen down below.

OMG Hilarious! - Merderer

Today's post of my favorite comic, Cyanide & Happiness will have you ROFL!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Quote That - Acceptance

Don't Mess With Me!

Has anyone ever told you not to mess with them?  Well this little guy will let you know how he really feels.  He won't put up with your crap.

There is no other animal in the kingdom of all animals, as fearless as the crazyass Honey Badger. Nasty as hell, it eats practically whatever it wants.

Why Save PBS?

Republicans have never been fond of public broadcasting. Republicans have always thought that public broadcasting across the board is liberal, and not particularly supportive of Republican and conservative points of view.  Democrats tend not to think that, unless they're from very conservative districts.  

I grew up watching Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers and NOVA, hell I even watched Austin City Limits which was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush in 2003.  Here's a chart on why we should save PBS and tell me how you feel.

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Maria Aragon Sings Born This Way on Ellen

The 10 yr old girl who became an internet sensation overnight, with over 10 million hits on YouTube, appeared on Ellen's show yesterday.

"It’s about just being yourself because God made you who you are and you’re no different than anybody else,” Maria Aragon said. “That’s a good message, isn’t it,” DeGeneres replied.

You can say what you wish about Gaga and her music, but this song has meaning and this little girl has proven it.  Children are the future, and if kids believe in the message that the song sends out, there will be a lot less discrimination and a lot less teen suicide in the world. Lady Gaga herself was brought to tears when she saw this video, tweeting:
“Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future.”
Check out the video below and feel free to click on the picture above to use as a wallpaper for your computer.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Guns & Girls

MTV's Skins On A Downward Spiral

As I mentioned on Facebook several months ago, you cannot re-boot a show without it's lovely, gay character.  Sure they had their lesbian version of Maxxie, but there is no comparison when it comes to the beautiful young man who was on the British version for two seasons.  Needless to say, the U.S. Version of Skins is meeting its demise rather quickly.  When the show premiered on January 19th, the show garnered 3.2 million viewers.  Last week the show couldn't pull through a million.

All the major advertisers have refused to run commercials, aside from Clearasil and movie trailers.  When have you heard anything about the show?  I happen to agree with Ben Mandleker down below, I haven't seen anyone talking about it on Facebook or Twitter.

“Quite frankly—no one I know watches ‘Skins’,” TV critic and editor of bsideblog.com, Ben Mandelker tells FOX411. “Absolutely no one is talking about ‘Skins’ on the Internet. Maybe in some forum, somewhere, but it’s not being talked about on Vulture, Gawker—I’m not seeing links on Facebook, I’m not seeing things on Twitter. I forget the show is even on. I don’t even know when it’s on, to be honest.”

Ryan and I watched 3 seasons of the British version and thoroughly enjoyed it.  As for the U.S. Version, I think they got it all wrong.  Once again... another show gone bust that I knew wouldn't make it.

The Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport Walkers

Monday, February 21, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Bad News

Some Brothers Are Pissed

So the gloves have come off, and it's poor defenseless Britney holding herself against the big brother group of the late 70's, early 80's - The Bellamy Brothers.

Back in 1979, the duo released a self-titled track called, "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body" with the lyrics “If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”

What's so funny about this topic is I had mentioned it on Facebook when Britney released her song, "Hold It Against Me,"  and now it's coming back to haunt her.

As much as I loved the Bellamy Brothers way back when, I'm on Britney's side this time.  The lyrics don't exactly match theirs and it's been over 30 years c'mon.

David Bellamy states, “Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She’s a talented gal. But professionally we feel completely ripped off."  Really man? Really?

Listen to their song and tell me what you think.

Ryan Phillippe for InStyle Magazine

Photoshopped or not, Ryan Phillippe still looks good.  So he's been brushed up a little, wrinkles removed to look like he's 18 going on 17 when in reality he's 36.  Okay, so InStyle magazine went a little overboard.

Either way, he's still mighty fine.  Though, they could have used the Men's Health photos from last May; those were superb quality and more of the way he's supposed to look.

The Real Man here >

Sunday, February 20, 2011

American Shame?

A comparison of standards of living on several variables among the world’s wealthiest nations. Interesting presentation that encompasses both the underlying complexity of the United States but also its failures in a number of areas.

From Charles Blow, New York Times, February 20, 2011.

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Source: The New York Times

Justin Bieber Shot Dead!


Oh whatever...

I made you click the link, didn't I?  All you Bieber haters are wishing for the day this becomes true.

Truth is... Justin Bieber has been appearing in several episodes of CSI and has been playing a petty criminal.  Well, maybe not so petty, but after killing and shooting several officers what do you expect?  The CSI officers return fire by filling his body full of lead.  Sorry haters, the Biebs still lives on in real life.

And since I know all you haters want to see Bieber shot and killed in live-action, I have included the video below for your viewing pleasure.  Just click on the 'Read More' link underneath the last image.

I have organized my blogs with 3 days worth of postings, so if you wish to continue reading the days before that, and so forth and so forth, you can click the "Older Posts" button /\ /\ /\ right /\ up there.

There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.

*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen

*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.

*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.

Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter