“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 20 - The Great Escape

OMG, this video is too cute.  Watch as "Ferris" puts a plan into motion, and helps his sister, "Dot" do the Great Escape!  What's funny is that he actually looks back, and makes sure no one is watching first.

OMG Hilarious! - Oreo

A First Look At The New Series, DALLAS, on TNT Monday!

As most of you are aware, Ryan and I are fans of the television series, "Dallas."  Okay, well... maybe me, more-so than him, but that's besides the point. :-)

Back on April 25, I gave this brief little excerpt:
After two long years (357 episodes of oil drilling, backstabbing, and back-handed deals that included sex, adultery, alcohol, drugs, gays, murderers, and BBQs), Ryan and I finished watching 14 seasons of one of the world's most-beloved televisions series of all time - DALLAS
And boy, was it great!  We loved every bit of the drama and intrigue that came with the show.   After a long time waiting, we are finally getting a teaser this Monday on TNT while we watch the season premiere of "The Closer."   

The return of Dallas doesn't actually start till next summer, but I'm fine with that, I can wait 10 more months, it's no biggie.  If you're interested in a really cool intro, check out the TNT website for the show - it's really, really awesome.  Can you tell I'm excited? LOLClick on the picture up at the top to visit the site.

For an exclusive look at photos from the new series, and the cast, I posted them after the jump.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 067

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
On the back of the card, the writer wrote, "I hope you had the strength and courage to face your dreams."
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On the back of the card, the writer wrote, "they may not say it back."
Want to see find older PSF issues? Go here.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm... The Naked Mole Rat

I originally started this series on Facebook back in 2010, and it successfully ran for 67 issues.  I enjoyed reading up on these facts, and sharing them with my friends.  I've always felt that it's the small things in life, that impress us the most, hence, I'm re-booting the series on my blog.  I will start out by posting past issues, and slowly transition to some new and interesting facts.

Today's issue begins with a small rodent.  I was reading an article today about the Naked Mole Rat, and had to re-post this issue from my Facebook years.

Naked Mole Rats are immune to cancer. They have an additional gene to prevent cell growth.  In addition, naked mole rats cannot feel pain because they lack a neurotransmitter that other mammals have called Substance P that sends pain signals to the brain. They also are one of the only mammals known to be eusocial; they live underground in colonies with a queen like ants and bees. They mostly eat tubers (like potatoes) and their own feces, and they live very long lives spanning 3 decades!

Dr Joao Pedro Magalhaes explains:
"The naked mole-rat has fascinated scientists for many years, but it wasn't until a few years ago that we discovered that it could live for such a long period of time. It is not much bigger than a mouse, which normally lives up to four years, and yet this particular underground rodent lives for three decades in good health. It is an interesting example of how much we still have to learn about the mechanisms of aging.

"We aim to use the naked mole-rat genome to understand the level of resistance it has to disease, particularly cancer, as this might give us more clues as to why some animals and humans are more prone to disease than others. With this work, we want to establish the naked mole-rat as the first model of resistance to chronic diseases of aging."

Bullets Made Specifically for Acting

Didn't you know?  Yea, they have bullets specifically made for acting, and the Barats and Bereta boys are back to give us a short demonstration.  Now, only if Overacting bullets, Bad Acting bullets, and "do an impersonation of" Al Pacino bullets were easy to come by.

Simply hilarious, "These are fantastic!"

I Quote That - Everyday

In Tribute to Rod Castle, may he rest in peace.

Stunning Video of The Dust Storm that Moved Through Phoenix on Wednesday

I can't imagine living back in the early 19th century when dust storms were prevalent.  Imagine waking up one morning, tending to your crops, or farm animals, when, not too far in the distance, you notice a huge brownish-black cloud heading towards you. These weren't just ordinary clouds, they were huge storms of wind, dust, and depending how powerful they were, other elements of nature that were carried with them too.  

Dust storms like the one that occurred in Phoenix, Arizona two days ago, were common in the western days; Especially in the mid-west, down from Texas up to the Dakotas.  While almost everyone calls them sandstorms; here in the states we tend to call them dust storms.  Unbeknownst to you, they still occur in "arid regions throughout the world," known as haboobs.

Courtesy: http://www.mikeolbinski.com/ and http://www.krazywake.com/
These amazing pictures were shot by two photographers - Mike Olbinski and Blaine Coury - in Arizona. These time-lapse videos show a wall of dust moving through the city of Phoenix in Arizona. Sandstorms like this happen during the region's monsoon season, which is underway. They occur over desert land and can reach thousands of feet into the air, spurred by strong winds. The dense cloud dramatically reduced visibility, grounding flights at a major airport and leaving thousands without electricity. p.s. A haboob is a type of intense sandstorm commonly observed in arid regions throughout the world.

Proud To Be A Gay American

In the midst of discrimination, hate and everything else that could go wrong in our world, it's videos like this that make me...

"Proud to be A Gay American."

Under all the normal circumstances, I would have clicked this video, only because I saw a cute, shirtless guy, and not so much to hear what he had to say.  This just goes to prove how most gay or straight people are.  In either case, this video you're about to see, really shows us how beautiful some people can be, inside and out, regardless if they speak or not.

Keith Edwards, the hottie pictured in the video below, really doesn't say much.  In fact he doesn't say a word.  Instead he shows us a very "unoriginal" idea - communication through paper with written words on them.  Did he get his message across?  Hell yes, he did.  And I will help him spread it around.

Thank you Keith!   Once again, it's folks like you, that have made me so Proud to be A Gay American!

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter