“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 10, 2011

Crimes of the Century - No. 3 - The Fake Ape Man

Eoanthropus dawsoni was the scientific name of this alleged missing link, and it would have been an extremely early example of a creature showing both human and apelike qualities.

At 375,000 years old, it put England in contention for a cradle of humankind, being found in the Sussex town of Piltdown. The "first Englishman" he was proudly called when the anthropologist Charles Dawson found him in 1911.

For decades, Piltdown Man was cited along with Neanderthal man and Heidelberg man as an example of early hominid life in Europe.

Then in 1953, the fragments, including a jawbone, were tested: they did not contain enough fluorine to be the age that Dawson claimed; worse, the jawbone was that of a 10-year-old orangutan, its teeth ground down to simulate age, and a crude chemical wash applied to the bone to make it appear ancient.

No one knows who perpetrated the hoax: Dawson had died in 1916. Very quickly, however, Piltdown became a synonym for phony; and England's claim to antiquity was cut short by several hundred thousand years.  

According to Wikipedia: The Piltdown hoax is perhaps the most famous paleontological hoax ever. It has been prominent for two reasons: the attention paid to the issue of human evolution, and the length of time (more than 40 years) that elapsed from its discovery to its full exposure as a forgery.
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?  Visit my blog every Saturday as a new crime will be posted each week.

Abercrombie & Fitch Opens Another Store With a Billion Hotties Posing Shirtless

Back in September, Singapore was pissed off because Abercrombie & Fitch placed this scantly ad outside one of their precious malls.  I wonder what they're going to do now that Abercrombie has opened their new store in Singapore with a billion half-naked, hot boys posing shirtless outside their store.

I think they hired the same boys from the store opening in France, don't you think?

OMG Hilarious! - Santa's Sack

Are People Really This Stupid? Issue No. 15 - Parallel Parking

Okay, imagine yourself parking..... you know what? Just forget it!  Are people really this stupid?  

I know I rant and rave about crazy shit everyday, but this has got to be the most idiotic thing I've ever seen.  If I came out of my apartment, store, or wherever the hell I was, and saw this idiot trying to parallel park in front or behind me, there would be hell to pay.  This guy literally squeezes his way into a parking spot, hitting the cars parked in front and behind him. 

True, he doesn't slam into them, he nudges his car in between them.  I'm sorry, I can't imagine any of you taking this from anyone.

Uh Oh, Santa

I think someone forgot to tell the Night Stockers at Wal-Mart that before they set up the soda display, Santa usually says, Ho, Ho, Ho.  Unless Santa was doing something naughty. LOL.

Must Watch: Christmas Day

Remember that movie "Valentine's Day"?  Yeah, me neither.
So the release of "New Year's Eve" was released yesterday, and.... well, they're already thinking of the next movie.  Yep, supposedly it's going to star everyone that is currently working in Hollywood.  Sounds pretty hot, doesn't it?

Well, now's your chance to catch a sneak peek of the 2012 movie, "Christmas Day."

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.

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter