“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, June 8, 2011

And the Cover Wars Winner Is....

NO ONE!  It was a tie! This only means one thing....There has to be a tie-breaker!
After 21 votes, the Cover War between 16 YouTubers was decided by you, so we now have to vote and see which artist is better. Our current reigning champ, Sam Tsui, or Ben Chambers.

I have posted the two covers for, 'Jar of Hearts' down below.  I will reveal the results this Saturday, so make sure you vote.

      Sam Tsui          vs.         Ben Chambers
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri

Team Christina vs. Team Blake on The Voice

I love the way the producers have handled The Voice in comparison to the sloppiness that is American Idol.  With American Idol you feel like the show drags on, and on, and on.  

So this is how the performances work this week....

To start out, the live show is only one night a week, not two nights like American Idol, thank God! Carson Daly informed us last night that each of the contestants would sing a solo performance, and then later in the evening, perform as a group. Little did we know, their group performance also included their judge, which I truly believe was a creative idea on their part.  

Only one person from each of the teams will be able to advance depending on the viewers votes, but another one will advance solely on the judge's discretion.  What does all this mean?  It means Christina will lose half of her team and Blake will lose half of his team.  I'm loving this already.  Can you imagine having to wait for each contestant to be voted off one by one?  Not in The Voice's case, they got it together, it seems like.

Before the contestants sang for their lives, the judges belted out a few of Queen's hits, which was quite entertaining.  And another thing great about the show, is the judges' willingness to know their team.  Not only do they provide the one-on-on coaching the contestants desperately need, they spend a good amount of time together, going out to dinner and such.  I thought that was impressive.

Okay, so before we get started on the performances, let me reiterate.  Each judge will lose half of their team, one contestant chosen by the viewers and one contestant chosen by their judge will advance.  Next week Christina will only have 2 people on her team, and the same goes for Blake.  Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green's teams will be performing next week, and the same rules will apply.

Watch the performances, and my reviews after the jump...

I Quote That - Fall Apart

One Nation, One Bike Kid

Seriously, it doesn't get any better than this. I'm ROFL over here - this is ridiculously funny.  Last week, a kid gave an arousing speech after he just finished learning how to ride a bike.  You can catch the video on my post, "The Joys of Being a Parent."  The boy's father asked him if he had any advice for the other kids learning how to ride a bike.  His response was truly adorable.  I highly recommend you see it before watching the video below.

This time around, the bike kid has taken it to the entire nation, and has made it truly hilarious.  Watch as hundreds of thousands of people scream for the Bike Kid!

OMG Hilarious! - Drive Thru


The next time you visit your local flea-market, make sure to take your CRAPO game card.  What? You don't have one?  Well, that's okay, click on this one, and you can print it out.  Who knows, you may actually win a Super Pretzel and R.C. Cola.

What a Hot Mess: She Texted. We Kicked Her Out.

The next time you think you're right, think again.  Otherwise you may end up as a Public Service Announcement everyone will know about the next day, or better yet, the next 100 years. LMAO

Nothing annoys me more than phone users who constantly text or talk during a movie, this is why Ryan and I "REFUSE" to go see a movie in the evening or night.  All you hear is the clicking sound (if it's a phone with buttons), or the damn LED light from a cell phone when it's in our peripheral vision.

The Alamo Drafthouse, an eat and drink theater in Austin, which is a lovely city in my home state of Texas, wasn't going to put up with any of this bullshit.  So after repeated warnings to stop texting, she was kicked out of the theater.  What a Hot Mess! But it doesn't end there, she proceeded to call the theater, leaving a voicemail that would put Debra Morgan (DEXTER) to shame.

I'm not sure if she learned her lesson, but the theater took it upon themselves to make a PSA about it, and air it before each of their R-rated movies. You can tell how pissed management was about it, on the restaurant/theater's blog.  The titled to their post, says it all, "She Texted. We Kicked Her Out."

I'll be honest, it's annoying, but in certain cases, it doesn't bother me.  I mean if it's a quick reply to say you'll text after the movie, then I'm cool with it.  Or if it's an emergency, I'm sure you would walk out of the establishment anyway.  But if it's their rules, it's their rules, you're entering their place of business.  You wouldn't disrespect your parents' home, would you? Or you wouldn't want anyone disrespecting yours, right?
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter