“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Movies to Watch: Immortals - First Trailer Released!

It was released last week, and I keep forgetting to blog about it.  The trailer to the movie, Immortals is beyond spectacular!  Definitely more than what I anticipated it would be.  Our new Superman, Henry Cavill is playing Theseus in the movie, and boy does he shine.

If you remember, last month I blogged the actor's pictures and what characters they would be playing, click here to read the synopsis and who else will be in the movie.  The movie is being produced by Tarsem Singh, the same producer who introduced us to the movie, 300.

This movie is going to be a whole lot better than 300, I can tell you that right now.  Check out the trailer below.

Jell-O in High Definitiion Slow-motion Video

You may recall my post, "Wormhole in The Fabric of Time," where professional photographer, Tom Guilmette took his Phantom High Speed Digital Cinema camera, and created a masterpiece.  He was able to capture remarkable images we probably would never see if it were not for his camera.

The video below features another great collection of images taken with a similar high-definition camera, and the visuals are splendid. I'm not sure who the artist is, but credit is definitely deserved.  If any of my readers know, please inform me by leaving me a comment.

Modernist Cuisine is responsible for this video. The Art and Science of Cooking is how it's website describes it.  They have a book about the revolutionary new way of cooking. You can read more about it, by visiting, modernistcuisine.com.

Obama Befriends Rich Elderly Widow In Hopes She'll Put Nation In Her Will

President Obama denies he's spending hours at billionaire Adelia Scott's bedside as part of a scheme to lower the national debt, but many Americans think otherwise.

OMG Hilarious! - I Won

Currently Legal in Fifteen States, Marijuana Takes On America

Quite fascinating isn't it?  It's been illegal for so long, that some people think allowing it will help us get out of our debt a lot quicker than we think.  While we are talking of Medical marijuana, who's to say allowing on the streets won't help it either?  What are your thoughts?  
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I'm for allowing it for medical purposes only.  Too many cancer patients where I work, suffer from a disease that affects them in more ways than one, and sometimes excruciatingly.  Marijuana helps bring relief at a time when there's nothing else that can be done - doctors and nurses have seen it first hand. 

The chart above is from a groundbreaking study released in March:
The pipe dream has come to pass: Weed is legal. Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia have adopted medical marijuana laws and 20 more states may soon follow suit. And a slew of entrepreneurs may find themselves seriously considering what they never thought would be a legitimate business opportunity.
Not all Markets are Created Equal. Alaska’s weed has been legal for 10 years, but before you open a dispensary in downtown Anchorage, consider this: There’s no state law governing retail marijuana businesses. Compare that to Colorado where you can plunk down $7,500 at the Department of Revenue and apply for a Type 1 MMC license, permitting you to operate a medical marijuana center serving up to 300 patients. Prison or paperwork? You make the call.

The Situation Room: Photos and Video Included

 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
I cannot, for the life of me, imagine being in a situation where I had to make a decision, and hope things turned out as I planned.  For Jimmy Carter it was the failed hostage mission in Iran, for Ronald Reagan it was the fall of the Soviet Empire and Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, for George H. Bush, it was the First Gulf War, for Bill Clinton it was Bosnia, Kosovo and Somalia, for George W. Bush it was 9/11, the hanging of Saddam Hussein, and Katrina, and for Barack Obama it was the BP Oil spill, and Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan just after midnight yesterday.  There are plenty more situations, but these are just a few off the top of my head.

Yesterday, the White House released photos of the situation in Pakistan taking place before them. While the National Security team sat in the Situation Room they listened to audio and video, much like the video (right) of a soldier in Afghanistan with a camera on his helmet.  

I can only imagine what was going through their minds as they saw Osama bin Laden looking straight at them and being shot in the chest and the left eye.  It had to be one of the most dramatic visuals ever captured on camera.  Just looking at Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton (top picture), with a hand over her mouth, makes me think they either saw a possible failed attempt when a helicopter crashed yesterday during the attack, or they saw the actual assassination taking place.  In either case, it had to be truly emotional for all of them.

I commend everyone who took part in this mission, from our brave soldiers on the ground - to our National Security Team - to our Commander in Chief.  They all worked together over the last six months, and managed to come out victorious in the end.  

I have always loved my country, but I love it even more today!

More amazing White House photos here. 

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Issue 2

In honor of her new album being released on May 23rd (Mine and Ryan's 6 year anniversary), Lady Gaga graces the cover of my 2nd issue of A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.  

Lady Gaga by Skye Shettle
Along with her video, Judas, being released on E! and American Idol this week, her Monster Ball Tour Special at Madison Square Garden airs this Saturday on HBO.
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter