“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, January 6, 2012

Darth Vader Montage

Being the iconic character that he is, no wonder so many corporations use him.  But they left out the best commercial of them all.  Last year's Volkswagen Superbowl commercial, featuring little Darth.

In either case, it was pretty cool to see some of the old cheesy ones compared to the newer ones.  Makes one feel older.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 089

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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Read a special message from Frank Warren of PostSecret.com about him closing down the Post Secret App after the jump.

OMG Hilarious! - Play Dead

Who Are The World's 1%?

Most of everyone of you!  Yep, if you make at least $34,000/year, you make the top 1% of the entire world.  And half of you live in the United States, the richest country in the world.  Read more about it here. [CNN Money]

What a Hot Mess: Last Friday Night

You gotta love it.  Even if it is a hot mess. LOL.  You know all of you have done it.  You're in the shower and you grab a bottle of shampoo and you start singing your heart out like your Enrique Iglesias in a bathhouse. You've probably even grabbed a comb or hairbrush and sung a song or two in front of your mirror.  Well, it didn't go to well for one of these two girls lip synching to Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night".

The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See

This is the perfect example of the little man vs. the big man, small business vs. mega corporations, little pharma vs. big pharma, and the analogies can continue, but I'll end it there as this blog is about a map.  Yep, a map.  And it's the greatest paper map of the United States you will ever see.

Before the power of smartphones people would buy paper maps at their local gas stations or supermarkets; Maps to cities, vacation spots, or their favorite destinations.  Hell, I remember buying city maps to Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Corpus Christi.

Well, in American mapmaking, the "Best of Show" award is the biggest honor one can achieve at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society.  Usually the big map makers like National Geographic, Rand McNally, C.I.A. Cartography Center and the U.S. Census Bureau wind up being the winner of this prestigious award. But not this time, the big award emerged from a little farmhouse outside of Eugene, Oregon.  It's creator? David Imus.

Imus worked on this map over a two-year period, and did it all on his own with no help.  He worked 7 days a week and nearly 6,000 hours before it was completed.  And he did it all by hand.
So what makes this map different from the Rand McNally version you can buy at a bookstore? Or from the dusty National Geographic pull-down mounted in your child’s elementary school classroom? Can one paper wall map really outshine all others—so definitively that it becomes award-worthy? [source]
Feel free to purchase this map directly from David Imus himself, visit his website at imusgeographics.com
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