“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, April 8, 2011

X-men: First Class Does The 1960's

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Fox Studios, working together with Total Film Magazine created these vintage magazines as part of their X-men: First Class marketing campaign, and a pretty awesome creation it is.

Since the new movie is about the start of X-men (a prequel of sorts), the magazines reflect publications made back in the 60's; One can pretty much tell by the lettering who they are paying homage to.  Starting with the first magazine, Vogue, the second one, Esquire, and the third, Life.  The fourth one doesn't reflect a vintage collection, but posted it anyway.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 054 - My Special Issue

I have been posting postcard secrets in my blog for well over a year now, and none has hit me as hard as the one I'm posting today.  It's hard to look at these cards every Friday knowing that somewhere out there, someone sent this card in to PostSecret.com, and the compelling images and riveting words truly touch my soul.  

It isn't so much that most of the cards are about unhappiness or depression, but it touches the human spirit in a way that makes one believe they can help.  As a gay man, I remember being suicidal in my younger years, from the molestations to the fear of rejection from family and friends for being born this way.  

I will always look back and reflect on all the lessons I have learned growing up, and the ones I continue to learn today in hope that my puzzle of life will be complete some day.  

I am truly blessed to have the man of my dreams (Ryan), our dogs, our home, a wonderful job, and our wonderful family & friends. There's truly nothing more that I could ask for.

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


Hi Frank,

When I saw the secret about the person wanting to cross the street, my heart sunk as I remember how I felt when I looked across the street at all the cars and realized being hit was better than making it across.

Thankfully, the realization scared me enough that I got help — and I too am glad I didn't. I've now been treated for depression for almost a year. Words can't describe how I felt at the time, but this postcard somehow captured it and even makes me feel a little better that I wasn't alone in these thoughts.

And if you are curious, I was right here:

I'm the person who sent in the secret about crossing the street, and I just wanted to say hi to the other person who sent in the email and had the same secret. Hello other person - I'm so glad you didn't do it either.

This is exactly why I decided to send in my secret. I think there are probably an awful lot of us out there that have been in that situation -I know the statistics say that something like a person out of every four will suffer from depression in some form at some point in their lives. No one really likes to talk about it but I think maybe we need to.

The isolation was the worst part of it. As soon as someone knew what was going on in my life they started helping me and things began to get easier, so I just wanted everyone else to know that there is still hope. Call someone. It doesn't have to be a family member or a doctor - there are helplines or you can just tell a friend. Things can get better. Yes it takes time. And No you are Not the only one.


The postcard, and response, of individuals wanting to step into traffic made a knife turn in my stomach. I commend both for getting the help they needed. Not only are they changing their lives for the better, but they've stopped themselves from changing the lives of the individuals in the vehicles.

I've never been suicidal myself but just over a year ago that very thing happened to my sister, mother and I--in the dark of night, on the highway, a man walked in front of our car. He didn't survive.

I don't have a photo of the side of the highway, but I do have a photo of the car. It's jolting. But I think it shows that even if someone does go through with suicide, their decision affects more than just the ending of their own life. It transfers their hurt, pain and depression to those in the vehicle who are "lucky" enough to survive someone else's suicide.

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Till The World Ends

Yes, the song and video grew on me. WOAH OH OH OH OH OH WOAH OH OH OH... 

I blogged about the release of this song back on March 4th, and my views remain the same.  While the song only has two verses, the catchy chorus gets us every time; And sometimes that's all one needs.

So Good Morning and let's get our Saturday started... Till the world ends...

OMG Hilarious! - Doll

Hot Doll For Dog - Literally

Princess (2001-2010)
Just when you thought you heard it all, they introduce us to sex toys for dogs.  Oh... how my little Princess would've loved this toy, God Bless her.

She used to have a small stuffed lamb that would squeak every time she played with it, And I mean really played with it.  Ryan would always laugh hysterically when he found her humping this poor lamb, and as she humped the lamb the squeakiness would get louder and louder, 'squeakie, squeakie, squeakie, squeakie,' it was hilarious.

I actually don't know where the company is located, because it's in English, and I believe, French, but the site is called hotdollfordog.com

Everything was going okay until I saw the video, oh dear Lord, please help me.  The advertisement starts off with what sounds like a 'Home Alone' soundtrack playing in the background.  Then it proceeds to state what the toy offers, beginning with  curves/fluidity, it's contemporary, offers stability, and has audacity. I guess the audacity part is because the fact the toy has a plug in it's rear you could remove if you have a male pet.

So what do you say? Need a Hot Doll for your dog?  Well I guess if Princess was still around, she'd want one. Until then, our other four chihuahuas will have to suffice with what they have.

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter