“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, June 9, 2011

War of the Roses - Megan & Hershel

When you think of War of the Roses, the first thing that comes to mind is "that movie" with Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, and Danny Devito.   But this is not the case in Houston, Texas.  In our city, you think of Roula & Ryan's Roses

Roula & Ryan are currently Houston's #1 Morning Radio Show, which airs locally on KRBE 104.1.  They have hosted their show on this station for a little over 5 years.  The segment I'm speaking of is on every Thursday morning, and was actually called War of the Roses. when they worked together at another radio station.  Unfortunately for them, they were not allowed to to take the name with them.  Hence, Roula & Ryan's Roses.

The premise behind Roula & Ryan's Roses is...

You have a caller (male or female), who calls in to the radio station requesting assistance with their relationship or marriage.  They're not seeking advice, they're seeking a little "private investigating" on the part of Roula and Ryan.  They (Roula & Ryan) ask the caller about their relationship and what's been going on with it.  The caller proceeds to tell them that they have either found something online, seen their partner talking to someone, or they tell them about anything out of the ordinary. 

Now, this is when things get a little tricky...

Roula will take on the role of a flower shop sales person, or manager, and attempt to call the person in question (the spouse or partner).  She will then introduce herself to this person with a fictitious name and company.  After offering to ship a dozen "free" red roses to anyone they like, the caller will either accept, or deny the offer.  If he denies the offer, Roula does her best to keep him on the line - 99% of the time they take the offer. Roula then proceeds to ask for the name of the person they would like to have the flowers shipped to, and a greeting for the card.

Keep in mind, this is all going on while the spouse or partner are listening-in on another line.  Roula & Ryan always advise them to stay quiet during the entire conversation, so as not to botch the call.

Now, a couple of things can happen during the time the name, and greeting are revealed.  The spouse or partner loses it, and start yelling at the person on the phone, or they wait patiently for host, Ryan to chime in.  Ryan will usually come on the line, introduce himself and Roula as hosts of KRBE, and explain what is happening to the deceived, at which point the spouse or partner will come on the line and start accusing the deceived of lying and cheating.  The deceived party is usually taken aback, and either he/she confesses, or they lie their way out of it.

These conversations can get ugly or humorous at times, it all depends on the outcome.  Sometimes it doesn't work out as the concerned caller hoped it would.

In this morning's call, Roula took on the role of Kathryn from Plants & Flowers, Incorporated.  She spoke with Megan, who had found something questionable on her computer's internet history - a link to a hotel suite which was unknown to her.  She also stated that her husband, Hershel had been "kind of shady lately".  It's actually rather sad, because she says she's ready to have a baby after 4 years of marriage to him.

In what was a surprise turn of events on the Roula & Ryan show; Hershel asks Roula if he can have 2 dozen red roses for free, and he would be willing to buy a third from her. Could this possibly be three people he wants to send roses to?  Roula agrees, and the rest is history.

You can listen to all the drama down below.  I had to post it in 2 parts, but there are no commercials.

Part 1

Part 2

Make sure to stay tuned for next Thursday, as this will be a regular series on my blog, titled "War of the Roses".  And please feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook or email. There's a little Facebook button right underneath this post, under "This Post Written By".

Wonder Woman Releases CD

Still looking beautiful at 59, the lovely Lynda Carter made an appearance at a Barnes & Noble CD-signing event.  Yes, she still sings.  Who knew, right?  Well, I did. I've known since I was a teen, because she was every gay boy's superhero growing up.  Everyone wanted to be Wonder Woman, everyone wanted to dress like Wonder Woman.  Hell, when my sister and I went to play outside, we would get into a disagreement on who would play her part.  And being the drama queen that I was, I would win. Needless to say, I was older. :-)  I just wanted to do that 'spin'. LOL.

In either case, Carter has been singing since she was 13 or 14 years old, and she sang all over the country during her years as Wonder Woman.

On her music and her Wonder Woman role:
'It is an iconic character, and if the way to connect with people is the way they feel they can connect to me. In many ways, because they can connect to me, they will sample my music'
She also stated she was disappointed at the collapse of the new Wonder Woman series featuring Adrienne Palicki.
'I was really happy they were going to re-do it because the story is a great story and it needs to be re-told and go to another generation of people,' she said. 'I was really disappointed it didn't work out.'

Magical Fun 101: The Magical iPad

Since we're on the subject of magic this week, how about I let magician Simon Pierro give you a preview of the iOS5 for the iPad2, and who knows maybe he can pull a straw out of a hat. *coughs* I mean an iPad.  Check it out, it's really entertaining.

Doggone Fonts

I thought this was pic was really cute.  Each font is associated with it's particular type of dog.  Now, it actually makes sense. LOL.

Quoted - Lady Gaga

“When I was told I won this award, Anna Wintour sent me a text message. She text messages. So she sent me a text message, and it said, 'We’re so excited to tell you you won the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.' And I actually thought it was Anna Treblin, who was one of my very close friends and [my stylist] Nicola’s assistant. So I have a couple Annas in my phone, so my reply was, 'Yes, bitch, we did it.' So quite quickly I got a reply that said, 'How lovely, and we will all be waiting to see what you will wear.' And then I thought, 'Well won’t you be helping me choose what I will wear?' And then I said, 'Oh! It’s Anna Wintour.'" – Lady Gaga, as she accepted her Fashion Icon Award at Monday's CFDA Fashion Awards.

I guess it didn't matter that the Lady called Anna Wintour a bitch, since she's probably used to people calling her that already. LOL. Just sayin' :-)
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