“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 23, 2011

Whatever Happened To.... Megan and Paige from War of the Roses?

Unfortunately, Roula and Ryan took a vacation for the remainder of the week, and were unable to do their segment called, "Roula & Ryan's Roses."  If you're not familiar with my new weekly series, "War of the Roses," click here, and read about it first.

But not all is lost this week, Roula and Ryan did follow-up with Megan and Paige from the previous two weeks.

If you may recall, on June 9th, Megan confronted her cheating boyfriend, Hershel, who sent roses to 3 different women.  Roula and Ryan spoke with Megan several days later to find out what happened after their conversation ended...

On last week's issue, Paige was caught in an embarrassing situation when her fiance, Scott, sent the roses to her.  He was going to propose to her on Saturday of last week, but did it happen?  Roula and Ryan find out for you...

Make sure to stay tuned for next Thursday, as this is a regular series on my blog, and feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook or by email. There's a little Facebook button right underneath this post, under "This Post Written By".

Perform This Way by Weird Al Yankovic

The moment everyone's been waiting for!  Weird Al Yankovic's parody to Lady Gaga's, "Born This Way," titled "Perform This Way."

You may recall, back in April I wrote a post on how Gaga "lost it" when she was asked about the comparison between her and Madonna.  She simply yelled out, "That's retarded!"  Then a few days later, she chewed off Weird Al's head for making a parody of her song.  I suggested back then that she probably would be heading to Rehab soon, which was truly not the case.  She later apologized for any misconceptions she, and her manager may have had about the song, and gave Weird Al permission to use it however way he pleased. Here's there video:

Fox News: The Lying Dynasty

This is simply genius.  I'm not sure if you've ever visited the site PolitiFact.com; If you haven't, you should.  It's a really cool website that reports on the truth and false statements given from Politicians.  There is a "Truth-O-Meter," that will inform you if a statement is True, Mostly True, Barely True, Half True, a Flip Flop or just plain False.  You even have a GOP meter, and an Obama Meter that shows what promises are being kept, and what's not.  But this post isn't about PolitiFact.com, it's about Jon Stewart from "The Daily Show" getting back at Fox News for editing his interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."  Being critical of Fox News is nothing new for Stewart, but due to their apparent falsifying of information, Stewart felt he needed to clarify a few things, with a little humor along the way.

First, Stewart apologized for bringing up a false statement of his own during his interview with Chris Wallace on Sunday, which was, "Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Stewart asked Wallace. "Fox viewers, consistently, every poll" Stewart answered.

After thorough investigative reporting, PoliticFact.com came to the conclusion that Stewart's statement was False:
The way Stewart phrased the comment, it’s not enough to show a sliver of evidence that Fox News’ audience is ill-informed. The evidence needs to support the view that the data shows they are "consistently" misinformed -- a term he used not once but three times. It’s simply not true that "every poll" shows that result. So we rate his claim False.
So, without further adieu, the video below starts off with an apology from Stewart, and he does it by saying,
"I apologize for my mistake, to not do so would be responsible, and if I were to continue to make such mistakes, and misstatements, and not correct them. Especially if each and everyone of those misstatements happen to go in one very particular direction (gesturing w/hands to the right) on the political spectrum, well that would undermine the very integrity and credibility that I work so hard to pretend to care about. Hey, I wonder. You know what? I know PolitiFact checks mostly political statements from politicians and such, but has PolitiFact ever checked FOX for false statements? "
He gestures towards his ear, and says, "I'm hearing they have."

The video is not only funny, but Stewart proves how much Fox News' statements are false. I really, really loved it.

Furthermore, the next day PolitiFact.com released the following post: 
As many of our readers already know, a certain late-night comic aired a five-minute-plus segment last night featuring our work. We thought our readers might appreciate a one-stop-shopping source for all the Fox News-related fact checks that Jon Stewart cited on his June 21, 2011, show. So we created one.
If you don't believe what the list proves, then all you have to do is read about it here, or do your own investigative reporting.

OMG Hilarious! - Worst Day

Every 60 Seconds - This Is Happening

It's hard to imagine that all these things are happening each and every 60 seconds. Quite fascinating, isn't it?

The Voice: Semi-Final Results Show

And the final four were chosen.  If you missed yesterday's post on the Final 8 performances from Tuesday night's show, you can go here to view them, and read my reviews.

As I've mentioned many times before, The Voice has truly proven to be a better show than American Idol.  In MHO (my humble opinion), I think the producers knew what they were doing when they put this show together.  It was very entertaining, and all the semi-finalists are really good, despite some of my comments on Javier Colon.

So this is how the votes are calculated.  You have the public's votes and the judge's points from the previous night combined together to make it a total of 200 points.  On Tuesday night's show, each of the judges were given 100 points to distribute between their two contestants.  It was obvious from last night's show, the public's votes were converted to a scale of 100% in order to make up the total of 200.

In reality, the Judge's votes are important, because they can actually make it to where one of their "favorites" makes it through regardless of the public's votes.  All they would need to do is award their 100 points to one contestant, which was not the case last night.  It came close, but it didn't turn out that way.

In brief, this is how it went down...

Team Cee Lo Green:  Vicci Martinez garnered 124 points and Nakia 76 points;  Cee Lo had awarded Nakia 51 to Dia's 49, but in the end the Public voted her through.

Team Adam Levine Javier Colon garnered 138 points and Casey Weston 62 points;  Simply put, Adam was a douche.  He awarded Casey only 35 of his points and Javier 65.  You obviously know who his favorite was, not that he really had to coach him, because the old guy can sing already.

Team Blake Shelton:  Dia Frampton garnered 106 points and Xenia Martinez 94 points; Their total award was practically the same as Christina's team.  Both judges gave each of their contestants 50 points each.  Add in the public's percentage, and it gave them barely enough to overcome their competitor.

Team Christina Aguilera:  Beverly McClellan 107 points and Frenchie Davis 93 points; As the case with Team Blake, the public's percentage helped Beverly make it through to the next round.  Gay Power!

I'm voting for Beverly to win next week, but America will probably put Javier through.  Ugh!

Gay Power!

"Hey Peter, when you mention "Gay Power" in your blogs what the hell does that mean?"

That was a comment from one of my readers after reading the statement on one of my posts.

Okay, Anonymous commenter, here's your answer...

For my partner, Ryan and I, it is a voice of reason for the few and the proud.  This is something we usually do when we know there's "family" (gay slang for "He's a member of the family. He's gay."), on reality shows or elsewhere.  This is our way of cheering for those few gays who make it through to the next round of a show, or already part of one.

For example, we screamed, and yelled "Gay Power" on June 9, 2011, when Daniel Joseph Baker from Katy, Texas appeared on the show, America's Got Talent.  He stunned the audience with his rendition of Lady Gaga's, "Bad Romance."  He did exceptionally well.  Prior to his performance, we already knew he was Gay - you could only tell.  As soon as the judges revealed their score, and we knew he was making it to the next round, Ryan and I looked at each other, and screamed, "Yay - Gay Power!"

Had he not made it through, we would have no one to yell, "Gay Power" to.  It's just a form of celebration or statement indicating we have gays "in the house." The aforementioned "house" meaning "show" or "competition."

There's times we don't scream, "Gay Power," but we use it in regular conversation, "There sure is a lot of Gay Power on that show." In reference to a show having many gays on it.  In a perfect example, this year's Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance has a lot of Gay Power on it.  It does, trust me. LOL.

Well, I hope you got your daily laugh of the day.  I just had to explain it in the best way possible :-)

BLADE aka Peter 
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