“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 24 - Climb Biscuit Climb!

I don't know what it is about Jack Russell Terriers, but Lord have mercy on them. They can do everything from climbing trees, like Toby here, to rock climbing like Biscuit in the video below. Geezus!

Isn't This The Truth? Zombie vs. Baby

Hmmm, I never thought of it this way, but it actually makes sense.  Zombies have the same characteristics as babies.  The Messy eater, no sense of right and wrong, bent on destruction, keeps you awake at night in fear, and can turn others into a zombie. Isn't this the truth?  LOL.  My sister will be finding this out soon enough.

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Spider-Man: Reality or Fiction?

OMG, I'm LMFAO over here! Well, maybe I shouldn't be laughing so hard.  I do have friends who have gotten bit by spiders, and it wasn't a pretty sight..  What would really happen if a spider bit you?  You've got to watch this, it is absolutely hilarious.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Summer

Gay Ads That Matter - Issue No. 006 - Come As You Are

I honestly didn't realize it had been over 2 months since I posted an issue of "Gay Ads That Matter," until today, when I came across an ad that was released by McDonald's back in 2010.  There was a lot of controversy over this ad, primarily from Republicans, and the conservative right.  Fox News' O'Reilly went all psychotic on it.

I remember posting this ad on Facebook about a year ago, and it's titled "Come As You Are."  The reason why it matters, is because it features a young guy, either in high school or college, eating in a McDonald's restaurant with his dad, who doesn't know that his son is gay.  While the video doesn't say he's gay per se, it does imply it by having the boy talking to a classmate while looking at a class photo of  an all boys school. At the end of the commercial, it confirms it by saying, "Come As You Are."

The brand director of McDonald's in France had this to say...
"We wanted to take a look at how French society is today. We're very comfortable with the topic of homosexuality, there is obviously no problem with homosexuality in France today". While the statement sounds a bit naive in a country where same sex couples cannot legally marry nor adopt, the idea was to give a positive image of the brand: "The point was not to show someone who is troubled, especially a teenager. We know it can be difficult for some people, but we wouldn't have dared show someone who is struggling".
I commend McDonald's for doing this commercial; I only wish they would have made an American version.  Until then, we'll only get the ones that will make fun of who we are.  Especially around Super Bowl time.

Fireproof Granchild

I went to get a drink around 4:30 am and the whole living room was as hot as balls. LMAO. That was priceless!

Isn't This The Truth? Mail, Email, Mail

Remember the time when we used to get mail?  Yeah, the kind that looked like some type of rectangular-shaped paper object with a sticker on it?  Yes, we'd get all excited about that. 

Isn't This The Truth?
Then came the email revolution and it pretty much wiped out the U.S. Postal service.  No, really, it has.... they are thinking of closing over 3,600 post offices across the country, in the next year or so.

In either case, it's now gotten to the point where we get so much email that it goes unread for days at a time. Whenever I take off from work, I have returned to find a gazillion emails in my inbox - it's frustrating.  I get so tired of email that when I get home, I look forward to finding some type of "real" mail in my mailbox.  Those were the days. LOL.

Foods That Will Make You Fat - Issue No. 16

Go ahead, as yourself, "Why the hell am I fat?"  Oh.... because you just finished eating a MoFo "Meat Ship!"  As if any of my previous issues of "Foods That Will Make You Fat" are any different.  Once again, here's the next issue of foods that will make you barf.  Seriously, I could title this series many different ways.
Okay, first things first, anyone who would buy this jar of crap is out of a job and hurting for some real hard-earned bacon (cash).  The economy must have hit them real hard, otherwise they'd be out buying some Grey Poupon.  Hell, I'd be buying me some dollar store mayonnaise before I touched a spoon of this shit. Make me barf now!

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Ahhh, the sound of a Dominoes Deep Dish pizza sounds real good right about now.  Scratch that!  After taking a look at this disgusting picture I don't think I ever want to see a pizza again!  OMG, they might as well have called this the heart-attack pizza.

Meat Ship
Anything that would have 20 sausages, 48 slices of bacon, 1.2 lbs of sausage meat, 1kg of pork mince, 10 franks, 1 lb. of pastry, 1 onion, 1 mushroom, 2 packets of chipolata sausages, various food colourings, and some sage has got to be out of their fucking mind!  Seriously, they outta lock you up and throw away the key.  A meat ship? Really? That is unbelievably disgusting!  If this doesn't put you on a diet, I don't know what will.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blade's Box of Jams: Track #1 - All Yr Songs

I'm so excited to introduce a new series to my blog, Blade's Box of Jams.  From time to time I like to turn-on my headphones at work, and listen to some music.  Today is no exception, I'm currently listening to Diamond Rings' "All Yr Songs."   

Before I created my blog, BLADE 7184 in January, I posted this video on Facebook, and vividly remember writing that the lead singer may seem strange to most people, but I absolutely love him.

John O’Regan's voice, the group, and the music remind me so much of the glam rockers from the 80's; David Bowie, Culture Club, Erasure, The Pet Shop Boys, the list goes on.

A Slice of My Sister's Diaper Cake!

This past weekend I worked on my sister's Diaper Cake for her upcoming baby shower extravaganza, and I'd have to say I outdid myself - it turned out better than I thought it would be.  

I love my sister, Victoria, so very much, and Ryan and I can't wait to be there to share in the festivities with her and her husband Luther.

On Sunday evening, I sent my sister a text with a "slice of the cake (pictured above)," and asked if she wanted to see the whole thing.  Needless to say, she was beside herself, and responded by texting, "OMG Peter! I'm going to cry.  It looks awesome.  NO! I want to be surprised. LoL"

I will post pictures of the diaper cake after the shower this friday.  If you want to see the final product before then, you can email me directly at blade.7184.x@gmail.com

OMG Hilarious! - Free Wifi

X-TREME MACHINES: Sentinel Mod5 MarkC PI

I have posted this because I know how much my partner, Ryan will love it.  I didn't grow up watching X-Men, I grew up watching He-man and She-ra, LOL.  In either case, Ryan is having me watch the X-men animated series, and he's talked about these robotic creatures before - the Sentinels!  Click the image to check out all the cool stuff.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Issue No. 6

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In order to grasp at what the artist is trying to convey, you have to enlarge the picture of his self-portrait, "Facing My Dreams."  If "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words," this is it.  The artist, who goes by the name hworangi107, is a graphic designer currently living in Chicago.  

When I read the words that make up this typography, it takes us back to a time when we were teenagers, or still are, and the wishes our fathers have for us.  But it wasn't about what dreams our parents had for us, it was about "OUR" dreams that we wanted to fulfill.  

We hear stories, read books, or watch movies about this sort of thing, aka "Dead Poet's Society."  We want to make our dad happy by becoming a doctor, when in reality, we want to be an actor.  Or like in the reality show, Master Chef, that Ryan and I are currently watching.  Many of the amateur cooks who want to win this competition, are professionals who have always wanted to follow their dreams of becoming a chef.  I'm talking about doctors, lawyers, and accountants here.

"We all have dreams, we all have wishes, but it's facing them that will make our future." 
~ Peter aka Blade

I Quote That - Make Me Smile

With The Heat Comes The Dried Up Lakes and Rising Utility Bills

Still think it's not global warming?  Check out this picture of a Catfish decaying in a dried up lake in San Angelo Texas, on Monday.  
Things are getting pretty bad.  When my water bill is hovering around $179.00 and my A/C rounding up around $400.00  in one month, we have some serious problems.  Our land is getting scorched at an all time high.  Indices this week will be between 105 - 110 degrees according to CNN, some even as high as 112, like in Killeen, TX.

It's so bad I overheard some people wishing for Hurricanes the other day.  They feel that if a hurricane comes ashore, we can get all the rain that comes with them; that's desperation folks.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Woes of Being a Bad Parent - Woman Locks Two Babies In Car

Okay, so maybe she isn't a bad parent.  Well...  I don't know, this is a tuff one.

On the one hand, it was an accident.  How many times have you locked yourself out inadvertently, whether it be a house, or car? I have, many times. So because of this, I have a spare key in my front pocket and one in my wallet. 

On the second hand, she's a parent of two precious babies, shouldn't she have had a spare key in her purse, or underneath the vehicle somewhere?  

In the video you're about to see, a mother locks her babies inside her car in the middle of our hot, scorching summer.  Worried that the locksmith will not make it in time, she asks some nearby skaters if they could help break a window in her car, but after several unsuccessful attempts, a man comes by and breaks it for her instead.  The video contains vulgar language not suitable for the workplace.  Put your headphones on. :-)

Quoted - Adele on Amy Winehouse

May She Rest in Peace
"Not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try. if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say fuck off. it came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. we believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing. i don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming. although im incredibly sad about Amy passing im also reminded of how immensely proud of her i am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise xx"
- Adele
on the recent death of Amy Winehouse

X-men Were Born That Way

Yes, according The Warp Zone, the X-Men were born that way.  
There's a new music video parody out, and this time around it's the X-Men dancing and singing to a rendition of Lady Gaga's, "Born This Way."  
The video starts off with the lyrics appearing at the bottom of the screen, "It doesn't matter if you love men, or the X-MEN" and then goes on to say, "Just put you're claws up.. cause baby... you were born that way..."  Absolutely hilarious.  "I'm a mutant not gay, I think God made a mistake, but I'm an X-Man baby, I was born this way"

OMG Hilarious! - I'm On Fire!

Policy Changes Under Two Presidents

I'm posting this because the blaming is still going on.  Really?  Do we still have to play this stupid game?  Really?

As in the article from The New Republic states, 
Critics of President Obama never tire of blaming him for today's high deficits.  But if blame belongs with one President, it belongs with Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush.
Just take a look at the chart below; this was created based on the figures from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

What more do you people want?  Obama is trying to fix it, give him the chance to do it. 

Geezus, you've heard time and time again, Senator Mitch McConnell say, "I want this President to fail," and he has also stated that he will do whatever it takes to get that done, even if it takes destroying this country to do so.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 23 - I Want My Indoor Pool

This video is too cute and too funny.  No matter what the woman in the video tells him, Gus is going to have an indoor pool.  With or without water, he's going to have it.  Check out the video below absolutely adorable, it's purely animal!

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 22 - Failure

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

Quoted - WHOEVER believes in him SHALL NOT PERISH!

"These people are idiots.  The Bible says in John 3:16, 'For GOD so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, so that WHOEVER believes in him SHALL NOT PERISH but have eternal life.' AKA bi's, gay's, and lesbian's can go to heaven if they accept Christ just like ANYONE ELSE!
- Anonymous Commenter referring to The Westboro Baptist Church from my post,
"God Hates You and Me"

Post-it Note Art Using The Power of Love

Being a fan of intriguing concepts and art, the video below surpasses all of that.  The mural in the film was made using personalized post-it notes to create a stop-motion film.  It is absolutely genius.  The YouTube description states the following:
Animation made with 350 thousand sheets of Post It ® on the front of the Galeria Melissa in São Paulo for the launching of the "Melissa Power of Love." Photographed step by step and performed by 25 animators in five months, and a beautiful film action generated an extra special surprise: more than 30 000 spontaneous messages of love left by fans of Melissa and visitors. This is the power of love that causes Melissa.

Stephen Colbert - It Gets Better

The host of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert has a message for LGBT youth: "It Gets Better."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Quote That - Letting Go

OMG Hilarious! - The Club

What a Hot Mess: The Target Prankster

Do it enough and it comes back to bite you in the ass, literally.  You may remember the Staples Con-Artist who bought a company shirt from eBay and posed as a Staples employee.  Well, Jack Vale, another prankster on the internet, got punched in the face by a Target customer after he farted in front of the old man's wife.  No one was arrested, but What a Hot Mess!

A Post-College Flow Chart of Misery and Pain

What is it like after college?   It's pretty much what this chart is trying to convey.  I had to move back into my parents home, not once, but twice.  Oh boy, those were the days. LOL.  

You know what?  I have no regrets!

Chart created by Jenna Brager for the new e-book, “Share or Die: Youth in Recession”.

You're A Superstar!

Why don't we start our Saturday morning having a Superstar weekend!  I miss hanging out with our friends watching RuPaul's Drag Race - can't wait for next season!

No Internet Connection on Friday

I woke up to NOOOOO internet connection yesterday morning, and my life fell apart! LOL. Just kidding.  My day was actually quite productive.  I had my Avalon inspected, went to Lowe's to look for a grass catcher for my riding lawn mower, and ended up having to drive to Tomball, which took about 40 minutes.  Ugh Friday Traffic.  

I then had to rush back to the house; AT&T was on their way. They replaced my modem, and everything was right again.  By the time I finished mowing the yard, it was already 4:30 in the afternoon.   

I made some boneless pork chops with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and French Style Green Beans, and waited for Ryan to get home.  When he got home, we had dinner and headed to PetsMart and Petco afterwards.  

We went hamster and hamster accessories shopping!  

I was up till midnight working on Hogwarts (what I call my hamster village).  I'll have to take some pictures and share them with you at a later time.

This morning, I will be retroactively adding my regular posts for Friday, and of course posting Saturday's posts as well.  Once again, hope you had a fabulous Friday and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take Care,

Peter aka Blade

Friday, July 22, 2011

He Begins, He Falls, He Rises Again

I think this is a pretty awesome poster. Wouldn't this look great on a dvd set?  Batman begins, he falls, he rises again! Simply Sensational!

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Post Secret Fridays - Issue 069

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

War of the Roses - Julie & Adam

Wow, it seems like forever since I posted a War of the Roses (Roula & Ryan's Roses) segment, but I finally have one for you.  

Roula and Ryan were taking a break, and rightly so, everyone needs one from to time.

Once again, If you're not familiar with the "War of the Roses", then I suggest you read up on my first issue, here.  I wrote a detailed description on how it actually works.

In this morning's call, Roula took the role of Catherine from Plants & Flowers, Incorporated.  

Roula and Ryan received an email from a girl named Julie, who wanted to send roses to her boyfriend of 1 month, Adam.  At first R & R were hesitant on giving her a chance because their relationship was so young.  But Julie convinced them otherwise, by telling them that Adam had a separate Facebook account which stated he was engaged; It didn't say to whom, but she had a bad feeling about it.

Adam has been having the "time of his life" with Julie.  Could this spell the end to an otherwise exciting time?

Who does Adam send the roses to? 

Find out below...

Part 1

Part 2

Make sure to stay tuned for next Thursday, as this is a regular series on my blog.  Feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook, or email them. There's a little Facebook button right underneath this post where it says, "This Post Written By".

I Quote That - Making Choices

Sure, it may be controversial, but I found it rather poignant, and wanted to post it.  The quote is aimed at women or gays.

The People of Wal-Mart

Do you remember my post from Tuesday, titled Wal-Martians - A People of Wal-Mart Song?  I'm assuming you probably don't.  But if you do, then by all means check this next video out.  
Thanks to my Facebook friend, Michele, I was singing the damn song all day. My co-workers were wondering what the hell came over me.  Check it out, hopefully you won't succumb to the powers that be, the Wal-Martians!

The song is titled, "People of Wal-Mart" and yes, you can buy it on iTunes!  The artist, Jessica Frech has even included the lyrics on her YouTube page, which I have kindly added after the jump.

What a Hot Mess: Sewer Geyser Destroys Car

Next time you parallel park, make sure your car is not parked over a sewer drain.  I hope this guy's insurance company covers sewer geysers.  What a Hot. Fucking. Mess!

Hell's Kitchen: "I'm Not Your Bitch!"

I don't know how many of you watch "Hell's Kitchen," or if you even know of the show.  It's a show that airs on Fox that is hosted by Gordon Ramsay, a British chef and restaurant owner.  He's also known for hosting other popular shows like "The F Word," "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares," and "Master Chef," but what he's most famous for, is his fiery temperament and use of a wide range of expletives on these shows.

So yeah, there's plate throwing, food spitting, and calling people "chunky monkey." What I'm surprised at, is the fact that no one has killed or attempted to kill this man after he calls the contestants vulgar, and sometimes obnoxious names.  Last night, he told one of the women contestants, "shut your big fat mouth!"

The show is in it's 9th season, and Ryan and I have watched every season except for the first one.  It's actually quite entertaining, but not too many of my friends like watching it, because of Ramsay.  They prefer to watch Iron Chef or Cupcake Wars (mediocre shows), when this one is so much better.

Even though he tells someone to fuck off, or throws a plate of food on the floor; some of these contestants would probably drive me to do the same.  Here's a sample of the most hated man in the world...  It's pretty intense...

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter