“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Battle Rounds - Week 3

Now this is what I'm talking about!  This week's Battle Rounds was fantastic!  Loved each pairing, and the battles were tough. If you've missed the previous two rounds, don't worry, because I have posted "Battle Round - Week 1" here, and "Battle Round - Week 2" here.  Next week is the final Round before the contestants go live in front of a large television audience, where we will decide their fate.  Not sure how this portion will work, but I'm sure they'll explain it as they did the Battle Rounds segment. 

As with the previous two rounds, Sia, Reba McEntire, Adam Blackstone, and Monica were back to help the judges with their contestants.  They offered advice, and suggested a few changes to their styles of singing; a few of them were nervous, but so were the judges.

In the following video, Julia Eason and Raquel Castro battle it out, singing, "Only Girl" by Rihanna
I didn't take me long to decide on this one.  Raquel looked intimidated by tiny Julia Eason who was kicking her ass on the song.  But it wasn't just the singing, it was the outgoing personality Julia contributed to the performance.  Luckily for Christina, she agreed with me on this. 8-1

In the following video, Serabee and Dia Frampton battle it out, singing, "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes
Wow, what a tuffie!  It was the preacher girl against the soft-spoken angel.  While Dia didn't belt it out like she was in the church choir down in the Bible belt, she held her own and was consistent throughout her performance.  It didn't take long for Blake Shelton to make his decision, during the mentoring session he stressed how much he didn't like loud singers or runs.  While most of America probably would have chosen Serabee, I chose Dia.  I don't know why, there's just something about her that I like. I lie. I do know why.  She's a damn good singer!  A little soft, but she was able to stand up to that preacher girl.  She was "Born This Way" dammit! 9-1

In the following video, Rebecca Loebe and Devon Barley battle it out, singing, "Creep" by Radiohead
OMG - definitely the best performance of the night!  I'm surprised Adam chose two of his best singers to perform against each other.  I think he knew he made a mistake, and it was too late to change his mind.  At one point he stated he couldn't pick anyone, but in the end he had to.  And he chose Devon.  There's something about him being the son of two doctors who want him to go to school instead of following his dream, that makes it bittersweet. Rebecca and Devon really sounded great together - they would make a cute couple too :-) 10-1

In the following video, Kelsey Rey goes up against sisters, Tori and Taylor Thompson battling it out to "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield 
What the hell crawled up Cee Lo's ass!?! Seriously!  Kelsey took this to the bank and back, and he chooses the Thompson sisters?  Really?  Where were you when they won "American Juniors?"  They still suck - nothing's new.  This was definitely disappointing. 10-2

Remember! Next week is the final Battle Round; Make sure to watch it!

Keeping It Old Skool - Issue No. 8 - Jelly Shoes

If you were not wearing these, you were not cool.  Seriously people, what were you all thinking?  Sometimes I revel in the idea that the 80's were the decade of the century, and it makes me proud knowing I was a part of it, but other times I'm caught having to re-examine my youth. LOL

Every girl had them, every mom loved them, and if you didn't have a pair, you threw away the chance of becoming a "Heather (I'll save that for another post)."  In my humble opinion, I think they were a hit, because all the girls could afford them.  It didn't matter if you were rich or poor, they were only a dollar.  Why did girls wear them? I'm still trying to figure that one out, all they did was complain about them.  They caused excessive sweating, blisters and even caused cuts on their feet; I have a younger sister, I know.

According to Wikipedia, the creator is unknown, believe me when I say this - I'm still trying to figure that one out too!  But it was interesting to find out they were made of PVC plastic - the same plastic your plumbing is probably made of, except condensed.  In either case, the shoes have come back in style, twice - once in the mid-1990's, and in 2003.  Now you can have jellies in heels, jellies in sandals, jellies, jellies, jellies!  And if you really want to join a fan club, you can "like" it's Facebook page here, i used to wear jelly shoes.  No really, you can.  Okay, I need to see a doctor after this post. Geezus!

Wish to see past issues of Keeping It Old Skool? View Them Here!

I Quote That - It's Up To You

OMG Hilarious! - Dropped Out

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 16 - Watch Dunder Grow

Dunder is a German Shepard who turned 1 year old this month.  His owner took pictures of him over a span of 44 weeks, sitting and playing in the same location.  He then produced this 40-second video of his progression from a puppy to an adult.  Enjoy!

Movies to Watch: Shark Night 3D

Can you say soft-core porn at it's best?  If you can, then you got the plot to the movie, Shark Night 3D.  And you know, you are all going out to dinner, and this is the movie you will be watching.  Granted, the movie was produced by the gory, and disgusting movie, Hostel, and one of the producers from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it seems mediocre at best.

As with most teen flicks, the boys are dressed in shorts, shirtless, and with girls prancing around half-naked.  I'm not complaining, they're hot. :-)

This is the last time I go to Louisiana, oh wait... I haven't been.  In either case, the movie has to do with some crazy dude who fills a lake with a butt-load of hungry sharks, and uses the hotties as test subjects.  Really?  Really?  Okay, I know Hollywood is having a difficult time being creative (with their remakes and all), but JAWS happened over 30 years ago and it still beats the crap out of this.

Anyway here's the deal:
Arriving by boat at her family's Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks!
Now I'm truly excited! Check out the trailer below:

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