“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Post-Grad Hipster's Guide to Inhabitable U.S. Cities

Cartographer Katie Gillett’s Post-Grad Hipster’s Guide to Inhabitable U.S. Cities:

I thought all you students would get a kick out of this...  I especially love ours, 'Austin, "Blue dot in Red Sea, but at least there's a good music scene" Texas.'

Katie Gillett (pronounced like the razor) is a multimedia storyteller with roots in Orlando and pieces of her heart across the globe. In 2010 she quit her theme park photographer job to go on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California—via Canada—with: 6 of her best friends, an unregistered yellow Mustang, a Toyota Corolla named Tinkerbell, 2 walkie talkies, and the motto “No pants, no plans, no priorities”. The plan was to “find herself”…or something. She now finds herself living at home again. She enjoys rewriting pop lyrics to make them relevant to social justice issues and making socio-environmental documentary films. You can check out her work at: www.groundwaterup.com and reach her at: gillett.katie@gmail.com.

The X-Muppets

OMG, I absolutely love this pic from artist, Rahzzah at Deviant Art.  The X-Muppets!

It was 2 weeks before my high school graduation, when I learned of  Jim Henson's untimely death - it was a sad time indeed.  Thank you Jim, because we'll always love our Muppets.

What a Hot Mess: The Ultimate Betrayal

Things just keep getting worse for Maria Shriver, doesn't it?  First, she goes through the heartache and pain of losing her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President Kennedy, a little over a year ago.  A year later, in January of this year, she sadly goes through her father, Sargent Shriver's death.  And, in the same month, learns of her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity.  But it doesn't end there... 

Last week, the famous couple separated, because he screwed the housekeeper who's worked for them 25 years!  Come to find out, there's a lovechild!

Seriously?  What made him cheat on his beautiful wife, with this person, Mildred Patricia Baena, who ABC revealed on television this morning?

I've been cheated on before, but this is beyond pathetic.  I feel so sorry for Maria, because this just keeps getting worse for her.  Can you imagine finding out you lived in a home for the past 10 years with a person who's had a child with your wife or husband? And you didn't know a thing about it?  I cannot think of a more horrible deception.  What's even more sickening, is the fact that Maria was pregnant with one of their boys while this woman lived in their home.  The least he could have done was paid her to go away, instead he chose to have this woman interact with his wife and kids over the holidays, birthdays, and other special events.  This, I feel, is far worse than the affair itself.

You know, I followed the election of Governor Schwarzenegger, because he was a famous actor who was married to a famous Kennedy.  But I remember vividly, the allegations that were pouring in from several women stating he had groped them, allegations that he so vehemently denied.  This is just one huge, Hot Mess!

I'm sorry, I do feel bad for the 14 year old boy who is learning all of this at the same time we are, and it's getting uglier everyday.  Lord watch over him, because it isn't his fault, and I have no idea what it feels like to have your parents being criticized online.  I hope he finds solace in knowing that his Dad, while wrong, took care of him, and didn't leave his side.

OMG Hilarious! - City Council Fail

Make sure the next time you visit your city council meeting you bring a gas mask, literally.  LOL, this video was hilarious.

From the YouTube page:
Someone farted 2X during the Medina, Ohio council meeting. Watch the complete video for the repeat farts. The blond is mayor Jane Leaver. I'm so proud of my city!! December, 2008. NEW --- Played on Jimmy Kimmel and FOX news!!!

The G.O.P.'s March to the White House in 2012

As most of you know, President Obama has no Democratic challenger in 2012, but on the Republican side, they have a whole slew of folks they are undecided about.  While some in the chart have already dropped out, the race continues.

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A Huge Water Bomb!

We've all seen water balloons burst - we've either played with them as children, or as adults. But have you seen one burst in slow-motion? 

As with my previous two posts, The following video uses high-definition cameras to capture the destruction of a water balloon.  This time, the artists are The Slow Mo Guys - this is my first time hearing about them.  Regardless to say, they don't burst a regular water balloon, they burst one a thousand times the size - 6 foot, to be exact.  

I actually enjoyed watching this, it was quite entertaining.

Movies to Watch: The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

I'm actually kind of excited about this movie.  I grew up reading lots of books as a child and a teenager, and Tintin was one of my favorites - actually Tintin and The Hardy Boys were my favorite.  When I became an adult, Mary Higgins Clark's books on mystery, suspense, and psychological thrillers became my favorite past-time hobby.  But there again, there was nothing like the feeling I got when I read about Tintin and his dog, Snowy's adventures.

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn will be released this Christmas, and it's going to be spectacular!  Especially in 3D, so I can't wait for all the great special effects.  Produced and Directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, the movie boasts some pretty awesome actors.  Daniel Craig (James Bond) as Red Rackham, Cary Ewles (Saw) as the Pilot, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Tintin, Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings) as Captain Haddock, and countless of other characters I'm anxious to see.  This will be the first of a supposed trilogy based on the books written from the 1940's through 1970's.  I wish they would cover them all! LOL

Older folks will probably remember Tintin as a comic strip, but I don't.  In fact, I just read up on Wikipedia that it was a comic strip created by a Belgian artist back in 1907, and later translated into English.  It's amazing what you can learn online.  Anywho, check out the trailer below...

OMG Hilarious! - Mustache

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