“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 25, 2011

Google Goes Gaga for Gaga

It premiered on Saturday Night Live on May 21st, and if you watched the season finale of Glee last night you may have noticed it during a commercial break.  The ad showcases Lady Gaga and her new song, "Edge of Glory."

When covers of her song came up on YouTube shortly after it's release on May 8th, Gaga asked her little monsters for more videos to shoot in the commercial, and in less than 10 days the ad aired.

Google Chrome refers to the ad as a short film, as it is nearly 2 minutes long. 
This film celebrates Lady Gaga's special and unmediated relationship with her fans, the Little Monsters. The making of this film is a demonstration of the power of the web in its own right. The entire project, beginning with Lady Gaga's shoot in NYC on May 8th, to shipping materials to the television networks for air, took 10 days. Within hours of the release of her new single "Edge of Glory" on May 9th, fans began uploading videos on YouTube, making the song their own by dancing to it, singing it and playing it on all kinds of instruments. Lady Gaga then posted a message on her website asking for more videos to be used in the film project. Fans responded within minutes and uploaded hundreds more videos. Back in the editing room, in real time as fan videos streamed in, editors were putting them into the film. The film was completed on May 18th in time to air during Lady Gaga's performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and to also live on the web.
If you missed it, or you simply want to see it again, you can view the awe-inspiring commercial right here:

From Russia With Love

Andrei Vishnyakov took Russian model Anatoli Tolik to a lush forest and photographed him while he splashed around in a lake. 

The resulting images are clearly influenced by the work of Abercrombie & Fitch's Bruce Weber, but Vishnyakov’s vision has a bit more bite, don't you think?

More photos of this gorgeous hottie after the jump...

What a Hot Mess: Little Girl Eats Her Face

Okay, so the little girl doesn't exactly eat her face, but why do I find the video extremely disturbing?  I'm watching this now, and never will again - it's creepier than the TMNT art I posted earlier.  Lord knows I'll have nightmares about this child.  She reminded me of Freddy Krueger's fucked up face or Hannibal Lecter on crack.  Did her parents tape this?  Where they hell are they? Arrest them! Just sayn'

Disturbing video after the jump...

What If The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Were Real?

Who remembers the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  If you were a kid in the 80's and 90's, you vividly remember Shredder, Splinter, Rocksteady, and Bebop. But what if they were real?

Fellow blogger and artist, Dave Rapoza has given the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a whole new look, and they're downright creepy, but amazing at the same time. He is selling prints of his awesome work on his website, and I can see why.  The quality and fine detail of his work is stunningly beautiful!  He should definitely push this to movie producers.  Hell, we all know Hollywood has run out of ideas.
 More Awesome Prints after the jump...

We R Who We R

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm a fan of Ryan James Yezak's work, and I absolutely love his music video parodies.  The last one I posted was a parody to Rihanna's "Only Girl In The World".

The aforementioned parody titled, "Only Gay In The World" premiered earlier this month, and I thought it was utterly fabulous!  In the video below, Ryan features Kesha's dancing hit, "We R Who We R," which he posted late last year.  In it, you have guys kissing, superheros prancing, a sexy teacher teaching students that homosexuality is a sin, and lots, and lots of hot guys dancing.  I mean, what more could you ask for?

The World's Most Dangerous Animals - The Mosquito

If you're thinking it's Panthers, Cheetahs, and Killer Whales, you're wrong.  Sure these beasts will tear human flesh straight off the bone, but an attack by one of these is highly unlikely.  Now, the mosquito on the other hand, is a different story.  Mosquitoes are currently considered the planet's most dangerous creature, because it has the ability to spread diseases like malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and the West Nile virus.  And we all know how annoying they can be, they develop shortly after a rainstorm, and wherever standing water exists.  Even if it doesn't rain, if you have a bucket of water laying around the backyard, they will appear.  Adults live 4-8 weeks!
Responsible for: An estimated 2-3 million fatalities a year.
Hangs out in: Worldwide; harmful in Africa, Asia and North America.
Method of dispatch: Using serrated mouth parts, female mosquitoes pierce the skin and inject saliva containing a thinning agent to liquidise the blood. Most people won’t know that they have been bitten until the immune system reacts, resulting in red, itchy bumps that continue to itch for days after the initial bite.
Useful avoidance techniques: Mosquito nets treated with DDT are the most effective way to keep them at bay, as well as combative sprays and treatments that can be applied directly to the skin. Wear light-coloured, long clothes in the evening. If travelling to malaria zones, ensure that you take your full course of tablets before, during and after your stay.
Read More About It Here

Music Video Flashback - 1988

Ahhh. The memories!  So do you have the right stuff or no?

Growing up I was a huge fan of The New Kids on The Block.  

My family didn't know I was secretly "in love" with one of the boys, Joey McIntyre, but I vividly remember my sister and I jamming to this video.  If I recall, my sister even had a NKOTB shirt. LOL

OMG Hilarious! - Tall Justin

Art In The Most Fascinating Form

I found these photos by photographer Henry VIII quite fascinating.

Am I being biased when it comes to older folks re-enacting scenes from world history?  If you remember, I had written a post back in April titled "Art In The Most Despicable Form," and I wasn't kind to the photographer.  In fact, I was rather upset and angry at the photographer for using children as props for his "iconic moments in history" photos.  What do you think? Is it any different if it were old people re-enacting the scenes?

How many  iconic moments in history do you recognize without looking at the answers.

Answers here...
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