“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cover Wars 7

This has got to be the most difficult Cover War to date.  I spent 2 hours on Sunday listening to over 100 covers of Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," and I never grew tired of listening to it.  

All the artists in this month's war deserve a standing ovation, hell they each deserve a Cover Wars Album, they are all absolutely amazing!  I cried as I watched a cover of a boy with Cerebral Palsy and it made it even harder for me to pick these Top 12 people.  He didn't make the top 12, but I will tell you this... the courage alone was enough to make anyone vote for him.

Cover Wars 6 Winner Abraham Lim
This month's Cover War is going to be a little different, and I may do it like this from now on.  I am posting six covers of "Edge of Glory" today and you will have 7 days (until 9/10/11) to vote for the best out of these six.  The second round begins the next day (9/11/11), and will consist of another six covers to the same song; You will also have 7 days to vote on this round which will end on 9/17/11.  The top two finalists from the previous two weeks will compete in a final competition which will take place from September 18-24, 2011.

The winner will be declared the following day, September 25, 2011. On this day I will personally email the winner their Cover Wars Gold Record.  It's not an actual vinyl record, but a recognition award congratulating them for their amazing talent and their win; So your vote is really important.

Meet Group 1 of the Cover Wars 7 contestants, a group of talented artists I chose to start the first round of this month's Cover War! 
Top left to right: Neilo Rose, Alana DeBlase, Petie Pizarro;
Bottom left to right: Nick Pitera, Jay Loftus, Drew Chambers

To vote, simply leave me a comment indicating which artists you think deserves the win for the first round of the competition.

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 26 - Get To Work

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Get To Work".

Shooting Your Boss

Okay, admit it.  How many of you have wanted to shoot your boss?  

Fine, don't tell me, but I know who you are.  I think we've always had a reason to hate our bosses, either because they're rude to us, show us no appreciation, or make us do more than what our title entails.

Now, if you want to shoot your boss for any other reason, then seek some help. LOL.

In the video below, Trent Kimball, the President and CEO of Texas Armoring Corporation truly stands behind his product. He sits behind a safety glass windshield as one of his employees shoots an AK47 at him.  Pretty crazy stuff...

What's Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Mine is the Thin Mint, followed by the Samosas, Do-Si-Dos, and everything else after.  Below is a chart of the percentage of sales by type of Girl Scout cookie.  Pretty interesting...

A Special Post Secret Sunday

If you're a fan of Post Secret Fridays, wait no more, PostSecret.com has now released the Post Secret App, and people are raving about it.  It was just released this morning.

Check out the amazing and emotional trailer released from Post Secret two days ago.....

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter