“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, December 30, 2011

Blade 7184's 2011 Top 20 +1

It literally took me all day to put this together. But I've listed the Top 20 songs of 2011 I felt were the most popular, most emotional, most danced to, most listened to, and overall, most loved. 

The "Plus One" is due to the fact, that I had to single out the artist whom I felt brought the world to it's knees. The power in her voice not only made people cry, but it made them see things in their own relationships with God or their partners they never thought was possible.  Across the seas and across our land, she moved us in a way we could feel the hair on our arms rise as she bellowed each and every lyric.  Adele, you pwned this year's Top 20.  You are my blog's most distinguished Plus One!

20. Set Fire To The Rain by Adele
19. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

View the remaining Top 20+1 after the jump...

Laugh of the Day: Debbie Downer and The Birthday Party

If you haven't had your laugh of the day, then by all means watch Rachel Dratch.  She will definitely make your day a whole lot brighter.  OMG, she was absolutely hilarious on Saturday Night Live with her most famous character on the show, Debbie Downer.

For those of you who never seen the show, Debbie is a woman that can take any great situation or experience and turn it into crap with negativity, some of you might know people like that in real life.

What a Hot Mess: The Twilight Thigh

OMG, I seriously hope this person never loses weight, imagine what Bella, Edward, and Jacob would look like then. What A Hot Fucking Mess!

Okay, I take that back. I shouldn't hope they never lose weight. But it's still a hot mess though.

All Grown Up - Jake T. Austin


How do you go from looking like this (pictured right), to looking like the pic down below?  

Pretty impressive.  The Wizards of Waverly star has surely outgrown his dorkiness.

Look for him in several new movies next year. Including The Love Boat, New Year's Eve, and Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn.

OMG Hilarious! - Date

SIRI: The Horror Movie

Okay, so what if it's a bit campy or a bit cheesy.  Wait. Does that mean the same thing?  Oh what the hell, you knew it was only a matter of time a Siri movie would transpire. That annoying little bitch on the iPhone 4S is on a rampage, and she's taking no prisoners.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 088

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

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 Want to see older Post Secret Friday issues? Go here.

3 Minutes

This short film is really great.  I absolutely loved it.  I came across it earlier in the year, and have now found the time to blog about it.

It stars my favorite character on Glee, the lovely Harry Shum, Jr. and former So You Think You Can Dance contestant, Stephen 'tWitch' Boss.  So as not to give the story away, there is a reason the film is titled "3 Minutes". 

Check out the video after reading how this short film came to be. It's really interesting.
I liked the idea of this short story called “The Most Dangerous Game” so I adapted it back when I was in film school, but when I made it back then I didn’t have many people to help me make it so it didn’t turn out too great. After being in the industry and living in LA for a few years now, I got a chance to make new friends and really take advantage of their professional talents.

The producers of the piece, George Wang and Don Le were in talks with Harry Shum Jr. to collaborate on something when I met them. They brought me on the project, and were initially going to do a different idea involving dancing, however, the more we developed the idea, it proved to be not very feasible. That’s when we decided to do this “3 Minutes” idea. [source]

A Christmas Letter to My Gay Son

The following letter was written by retired teacher, Randi Reitan, who currently writes for the Huffington Post.  The letter was written to her son, Jacob and posted on the Huffington website. 

My intention was to share this with you before Christmas but I completely forgot about it.  But since it's almost the end of the year, there's no better time like the present.

My dear Jacob,

As I was going through a box of keepsakes, I came across a Christmas list you had written when you were a young boy. On the list were things we could easily find in stores, and I always enjoyed finding them for you, wrapping them up and putting them under our tree. You were always so appreciative and opened them with great joy. The joy Papa and I felt was even greater.

There is only one gift I want to give you this year. I have wanted to give it to you for many years. I have tried in every way possible to find a way to give it to you. It would bring me the greatest joy of all.

How do I give you equality? How do I give you back the years you have missed "not being equal" in this world?

Your high school and college years should have been ones where you dated and went to proms and dances with someone you were attracted to and wanted to spend time with as a couple. You should not have had to spend those years working for your equality. You should not have had to defend your dignity. You should not have had to miss out on the simple pleasures of a young teen and a young adult.

There is no way I can give you back those years, those times when you should have been having fun, enjoying life, and growing from those experiences.

You had a passion for justice even as a child. I remember when you were 4 and refused to eat supper until I had actually written the check for Save the Children. You were the watchdog in your kindergarten classroom after you felt your teacher was wrong to rip up a child's painting in front of the class in her effort to teach them to write their names on their papers. On that day you spoke truth to power so eloquently as you confronted your teacher after school.

As soon as you came out to us, you wanted to start a gay/straight alliance at your high school. We worried for your safety, but even more for the isolation it might have brought as you worked to make it happen. You reached out to students, teachers, and the administration and created your school's first gay/straight alliance. When you were in college and heard that there were students being kicked out of colleges simply because they were gay, you founded the Soulforce Equality Ride to confront that terrible wrong.

Each of those times you taught me to take action and not be silent in the face of injustice. You have led me, and you have taught me throughout your life.

Maybe that is why it is so hard for me to face Christmas each year and not be able to wrap up the one gift I most want to give you. As a mother, it is such a part of my being to want to nurture and love my children. It is the mother in me that wants to protect and provide for you. It is the mother in me that is hurting so much when I am helpless in being able to give you the one gift I have wanted to give you since the day you told us you were gay.

I want to give you equality. I want to wrap it up in a beautiful box, and I want to put it under our tree right now. I want to see you open it on Christmas Eve and with great joy live with it all your days.

I love you,


The Beginning (Happy Ru Year!)

Happy Ru Year!!!

Who's ready for some Drag Racing in 2012???  Can I hear an Amen up in here???? 

I, for one, am so looking forward to a whole new year of RuPaul's Drag Race!!!  Can't wait to sit down and watch this hilarious new season with our friends.  Better yet, the fights, the drama, and the couture!!

Check out this short music video of "The Beginning" by RuPaul.  The song is off her current album, GLAMAZON available on Amazon...and iTunes.  Featured in the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 4, Mondays on LogoTV, starting January 30th.

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

*Using the Google Search bar under the scrolling text.

*By choosing a date from the drop down list on the right hand side of your screen.

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

- Blade 7184 aka Peter