“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 38 - Jerry Needs No Help

I absolutely loved watching this! See Jerry fetch his own ball.

The creator of this fabulous machine had this to say:
I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete.

Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls than that the machine could count! According to the computer, he played with the machine by himself only 3 times in his life.

I recently put this video on YouTube to keep alive my earlier memories of him and (hopefully) provide some "humorous distractions" for anyone that might drop by.

Please enjoy the video.

Oh Steven, Oh Steven

Vampire Diarie's most gorgeous guy, Steven R McQueen takes his dog for a run, and he looks absolutely fine doing it.

Red Ribbon Runway Auction

The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) and the dancing queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be auctioning off the red ribbon-inspired gowns they wore in a public service announcement back in July.  It started on December 1st, but Logo TV, along with eBay, will be auctioning off these dresses until December 11. 

The PSA featured Carmen Carerra, Alexis Mateo, Delta Work, Shangela Laquifa Wadley and Manila Luzon.  Unfortunately I couldn't find Delta's gown, but I'm sure it was just as fabulous!

You can catch the PSA after the jump.

Crimes of the Century - No. 2 - Stealing The Mona Lisa


As I continue my series, "Crimes of the Century," it boggles my mind that people would go above and beyond to steal precious art.  But it happened to the Mona Lisa in 1911.

In the coming weeks, as you read through the 25 crimes Time Magazine has selected, you will wonder which of them will remain in the popular, perhaps even the artistic imagination in the years to come? How will they be retold and with what kinds of lessons and cautions in mind? Here's the second issue, the second crime on Time's infamous list.  How do you think they will fare?  Visit my blog every Saturday as a new crime will be posted each week.
She had been the chattel of French monarchs. Francois I bought her. Louis XIV set her up in Versailles. Napoleon moved her into his bedroom. She was Italian, created by Leonardo da Vinci over four years' labor in Florence, but France was her home and there she stayed for four centuries. Then on Aug. 20, 1911, the space she occupied on the walls of the Louvre was discovered bare. The theft shook France: the country's borders were closed, administrators at the museum were dismissed, enemies of traditional art were suspected of evil intentions. (The avant-garde poet Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested as a suspect; he implicated Pablo Picasso. Both were eventually dropped as possible culprits). As the months went by, the fears grew that the Mona Lisa had been destroyed. Then the Louvre received word from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The Italian officials said they had arrested a man named Vincenzo Perugia, who had brought the Mona Lisa to a local antiques dealer in order to sell it and restore it to Italy. (Perugia, who had single-handedly stolen the masterpiece, may or may not have been part of a plot to inflate the prices of forged Mona Lisas; he had lost contact with his co-conspirators and decided to sell the original wood panel painting himself.) On Jan. 4, 1914, the painting was returned to the Louvre. Hailed as a patriot in Italy, Perugia, while found guilty, served only a few months in jail. Patriotism is also a refuge for art thieves.

OMG Hilarious! - Blow-up

The Flowers of Evil [NSFW and not suitable for Children]

So how do you introduce your latest fashion designs?  Oh, I don't know, make a short film that will scare the crap out of you? LOL.  

Agent Provocateur, billed as the sexiest website in the world, released their latest luxury lingerie in early November and used director Justin Anderson to do it.  The short film titled, "Les Fleurs du Mal" was produced by Epoch Films, and I'd have to say its pretty darn creepy.

The short film is not safe for work and not appropriate for minors.

Isn't This The Truth? Drunk At Your Holiday Office Party

Yes, oh yes!  I guess it all depends if you're hanging around some cool people or not so cool people.  Oh, and for those who don't know what the slang "cog in the machine" stands for, it just means the unimportant people at your job.  You know, the majority of us.

I have organized my blogs with 3 days worth of postings, so if you wish to continue reading the days before that, and so forth and so forth, you can click the "Older Posts" button /\ /\ /\ right /\ up there.

There are 3 other ways you can find interesting topics to read as well.

*Clicking on any of the links under my "Favorite Categories" section on the left hand side of your screen

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter