“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Special Tribute to Adele

The first time I heard of Adele, wasn't because I heard her singing, Chasing Pavements.  It was because I came across a video of a hot, shirtless, YouTuber named Brandon (pictured below), who was singing a cover of the same song.

But since the subject is about Adele, and not Brandon, I thought I would post two impressive music videos by Adele, and in doing so, apologize "in a sense" to a couple of friends.

This young lady has class, has a voice, and has a new fan.  It's not very often that I get turned on to a new artist, but Adele is the exception.  After giving my friends hell the other day over her music, I take back everything I ever said about the artist, I didn't know her.  

I saw her video, "Rolling in the Deep," and was truly drawn to her words, her music, the person that is Adele.  She reminds me so much of Patsy Cline, another artist who's music transformed country music into one of the greatest establishments ever created.

And then I listened to "Someone Like you," which was performed Live in her home.  I've come to the conclusion that Adele is nothing, but pure magic in every sense of the word - She is a true artist.  I cried to this damn song.

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 10 - Consulting

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

The Bully Project Trailer

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If you're reading this I want you to click on that picture above and read what I circled in Red.  If your child has to resort to posting videos on YouTube and make a similar statement, you're doing something wrong.

I have two short sentences for you - If you're a parent, you should know better.  If you're a bully, blame your parents.

I grew up being bullied by classmates.  I know how it feels to be made fun of, picked on, hit, kicked, spit on, laughed at, the list goes on.  I can't even count the number of times I contemplated suicide, and if you know me personally today, you would never have thought that.  

You can also be bullied later in life as well. If you're in a relationship where your partner makes fun of you in front of other people, or mocks you for gaining weight, that's a bully.  If you make jokes about the person you love and then say, "I was just playing" - You're a bully.

"More than 18 million young people across the US will be bullied this year. This alarming documentary takes us into the disquieting day-to-day lives of five kids and their families over the course of a school year. Two families are left devastated by their sons' suicide, while one mother faces her 14-year-old daughter's incarceration after she threatens her bullies with a gun. Rare access to the Sioux City Community School District captures up close and disturbing 'on the ground' footage of bullying in classrooms, playgrounds, cafeterias, and school buses. Kids who are made into outcasts at school become the film's heroes as they defend their right to be different and courageously give testimony to the trauma and dangers of severe bullying. " - The Bully Project

OMG Hilarious! - Going Out

And On The 8th Day, God Created Fox News...

So what if Fox News always existed?  Courtesy of Dangerous Minds, comes news like you've never seen it before.  My favorite one is Bill O'Reilly's Talking points - it's definitely something he would say, LOL.

Three more after the jump...

Sorry, It's Over

Everyone has gone through a break-up, right?  If you haven't then you're in for a rude awakening.

Everyone has had a bad date, right?  If you haven't I suggest you see a shrink.  LMAO, just sayin'.

For those who have been through break-ups, relationships, dates, whatever - you more than likely have heard the phrase, "sorry, it's over," or something close to it.

Here's a straight male's perspective...


Can't wait to hear the female's perspective on this, or better yet, the Gay perspective, LOL.  It would be fierce!

Space Shuttle Facts

Now that the space shuttle orbiter is retired, and the remaining ships are going to their "chosen" cities (cries foul), I thought I'd share this informative chart on our popular spaceship.  

Both Challenger and Columbia encountered terrible disasters which happened during my lifetime.  Challenger exploded in 1986 while flying up into space, and Columbia fell apart over Texas during re-entry in 2003.

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