“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 22, 2011

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 056

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

Adele's "Someone Like You" for the Gays

More often than naught you get a song that fits perfectly for a heterosexual couple - either going through a failed relationship or a happy one.

But boy is it hard to find a cover to a song that leans towards a gay audience, and Adele's song, "Someone Like You" does just that.  I was listening to several covers of her song last night, and Eli Lieb's version of her song simply blew me away; I had Ryan listen to it, and it drew us both to tears.  It drew us ever more closer to one another - which only goes to prove that I can never be without him in my life.  Take a listen, as Eli changes the word "girl" to "boy."

It's amazing how such a simple word like "him" and "her" or "boy" and "girl" can make a huge difference in someone's life.  I feel more artists should look into this, because you don't have many who perform songs that play to both genders.  It's either a woman singing about a man whom she loves or hates, or a man singing about a woman in a similar situation.  It's never about man singing about another man, those are few and in-between.

Chris Kennedy to the left and below is from the UK and part of a three-person group called "The Shures."  The group formed when a girl from the U.S., a boy from the UK, and another boy from Australia met over two years ago on a music networking site and fell in love with each other’s voices.  Group member Ashley Burns from West Virginia brought up the idea of creating an online album to her two friends and from there, the online band concept was born.  They entered an online competition but when they needed to enter a name, they noticed they were nameless. Third band member, Gabriel Cabrera from Australia came up with “The Shures” and they all decided to run with it.  Chris also changed the gender of the song from "girl" to "boy" in the video below.

Nick Jonas Is Getting Hotter Every Day

Color me stupid, but doesn't Nick Jonas look more muscular today, than yesterday?  Lordy, this boy is only 18 years old, but he's turning into one fine specimen of a man.

It's An Iceberg - Straight Ahead!

I spotted this online and thought it was really cute.  

Can you see it?  

You can "click here" to see what it is, but can you figure it out before cheating?  :-)

OMG Hilarious! - Roofies

Happy Earth Day 2011

Over the years, Ryan and I have done our part by planting trees that will last for years to come, bought energy-efficient light bulbs for our entire home, and recycled as part of our community's efforts to preserve our beautiful land, but I learned a few things about Earth Day that I previously didn't know, like...
Earth Day was founded by Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin in 1970, after making a trip to Santa Barbara, California in 1969; He was so outraged by the devastation that he proposed a national teach-in on the environment to be observed by every university and campus in the U.S..  He felt the need for this teach-in was really important for the new generation approaching them.

In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day 

Over 20 million people participated on Earth Day held on April 22, 1970, and is now observed by more than 500 million people worldwide, and several national governments in 175 countries.

Senator Nelson chose the date in order to maximize participation on college campuses for what he conceived as an "environmental teach-in". He determined the week of April 19–25 was the best bet as it did not fall during exams or spring breaks.  Moreover, it did not conflict with religious holidays such as Easter or Passover, and was late enough in spring to have decent weather. More students were likely to be in class, and there would be less competition with other mid-week events—so he chose Wednesday, April 22.
You can read more about this amazing holiday at the Earth Day Network and Wikipedia, which provided the wonderful information above; They do a really good job of covering it's history.  So check it out, it doesn't hurt to read more about the countless efforts millions of people around the world have made to help save Mother Earth.

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter