“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OMG Hilarious! - Marriage

The Science Behind Hot Dog Eating Contests

Honestly, I've never understood the concept behind Food Eating Contests.  Quite frankly, I think it's rather dumb to shove food down your throat in such a rapid manner.  It's looks disgusting, and it's downright nasty.  Then again, this is just my opinion, so don't get offended if you're the current reigning hot dog champ. If you've never seen the contest, you can catch it every year on ESPN or in person in Coney Island in New York.

From 2001 to 2006, Japanese, Takeru Kobayashi was the champion of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, until American, Joey Chestnut, the current winner, took his title away, and he's not about to relinquish it anytime soon.  This is also the first year, women were allowed to compete in their own separate event.  Yesterday, Joey ate 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.  How does he do it, and how is it possible to consume that much food in such a short period of time?  

Well..... ESPN has broken it down for us, and this is how it works...

Cover Wars 5 - The Results

So the results are in for my first ever, Cover Wars by Category issue.  It was a close call between the group and teen performances, but overall each performance was fantastic.  You have to remember, I chose what I felt was the best of the best, and you decided which of them were the winners.

Each contestant sang their own cover of "Grenade" by Bruno Mars, and in the end, the winners were...

Lion Named Roar for Best Group Performance.  While many of you were impressed with Lawson's version of the song, Lion Named Roar came out on top as the best all-around sound, and I couldn't agree more, the vocals were great, the music was great, and the video was great.  Congrats Lion Named Roar!

As for the Best Female Performance, Lisa Lavie won this hands down, her unique voice made it all the better for her in the end.  Her strong vocals, accompanied with some great music, made it an even easier choice.  Giving it her emotional best, Lisa was the clear choice.  Congrats Lisa!

In the Best Male Performance category, it was the hot-looking "nerdy" guy, Alex Goot vs. the ever popular, Jason Chen.  Alex definitely provided a shocking element to his performance, his voice! The music was amazing, his playing the guitar, the piano and the drums added to a great video performance as well.  There  definitely was no competing with Alex, he won this hands down.  Congrats Alex!

 For Best Teen Performance, my readers were stuck between two teenage boys who gave it their all, Marko Stantic and Jordan Jansen.  In the end, Jordan took this home.  His unique voice, the emotion he provided, and the video accompanying the song, garnered him enough votes to take home the Gold Record.  Remarkable voice, remarkable performance, congrats Jordan!

Once again, here are your Cover War winners singing their cover to "Grenade"...

As promised, each winner will be sent an image of their Cover Wars "Gold Record."  It's a fictional image of my Cover Wars logo and a Gold Album embedded in a black frame. I created this image specifically for this series.  

This is also the first issue where I have sent the winner a personalized image of their Cover Wars album.

Woof vs. Meow

So what does owning a pet say about you?  I thought this chart was pretty cool.  Who knew owning a pet could probably help a relationship last longer.  60% of pet owners are either married or in a long-term relationship.  Interesting, huh?

Also 15% of people who own dogs are Extroverts, whereas 11% who own cats are introverts.  Which is so true, Ryan and I are total extroverts.  Don't know about the part of us being 50% more likely to be conservative - that just isn't right.  I don't think they're counting small dog owners - who are all gay. LOL.

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