“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 27, 2012

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 092

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Don't Forget Your Grocery Bag

Portlandia is considered one of the funniest shows on television and why Ryan and I are not watching it is beyond me.  But as far as I can tell, it's funny because a lot of what happens on the show, happens in real life. 

I've posted a couple blogs with these two actors before, but I never really thought about watching the show until now. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play various characters on the show who's video clips obviously made me blog about them twice...

Battlestar Galactica Ruins Lives!
Laugh of the Day: Whose Dog Is This?

Oh, btw, the next time you go to the grocery store, don't forget your bag.  Ryan and I always do, but luckily for us they still have plastic. LOL.

Vintage Star Wars Characters

I thought these were pretty cool. Unfortunately, I do not know the artist, but if you're a Star Wars fan you'll get a chuckle out of these character portraits.  C-3PO, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Darth Vader are those pictured.

Wow - A Real 70 Day Transformation

In the fall of 2009 Chris Krueger suffered a back injury, which in turn led to months and months of eating unhealthy food. He literally got fat!  In the following video he tells you that he, "really don't understand how anyone could eat like this" while feasting away at what looks like an Ihop or Denny's.

Furthermore Chris goes on to say, that during his 70 day transformation he used no pills, powders, protein bars, vitamins, supplements, workout DVDs or extreme workout programs like P90X.  Just proper training and real nutrition.

What Chris looks like at Day 69...
Check out Chris 6 months and 269 days later after the jump...

Quoted - Lawrence O'Donnell on No Shame of Being Called "Liberal"

"What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party?  I'll tell you what they did. 

Liberals got women the right to vote. 
Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. 
Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. 
Liberals ended segregation. 
Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. 
Liberals created Medicare. 
Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. 

What did conservatives do? 

They opposed them on every one of those things ­ every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, 'Liberal,' as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won't work, Senator. Because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor."
 - Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. - Writer of The West Wing

OMG Hilarious! - Please

Microwaves Ruin Everything!

It's true!  Microwaves ruin everything!  No live animals were used in the making of this video.  But...

Ever wonder what would happen if you put a watermelon in the microwave? Or a lightbulb? Or a champagne bottle?  The following video was slowed down so you wouldn't miss a thing. Real explosions...just not in real time. And yep, it's true. Microwaves ruin EVERYTHING.

Disney Prince of the Week 003

In today's issue, and for the next 17 weeks I'll be posting a Disney Prince of the Week.  Can you guess which movie and the name of the character who played this week's Prince? 

Gay and Straight Teens Collaborate in the Making of a Lady Gaga's "Hair" Music Video

I get emotional over things like this, because it hits so close to home.  I remember growing up being bullied and tormented by the people I thought were my friends.  And here comes a classroom full of straight teens and gay teens showing us that "It Gets Better".  Thank you so much kiddos!

As most of us know, growing up isn't easy. Countless young people are faced with daily tormenting and bullying, causing them to feel isolated and alone. This is an especially harsh reality for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted, sometimes even tortured, simply for being themselves.

In support of the It Gets Better Project, Colton James Boettcher's artistic vision takes shape in the form of a music video interpretation of Lady Gaga's song, Hair. Hair is about being yourself, being true to who you are; as the song exemplifies, "you are the spirit of your hair, it's all the glory you bare", YOU are your #hair.

Credits after the jump...

Hotels To Stay In Before You Die

Almost everyone you talk to will tell you they want to take trip,visit a certain country, or stay in a hotel they've never been in before they meet the big man in the sky.  They may even want to complete or  try something they've never had a chance to in life.  

I came across these fascinating images of hotels that Ryan and I would like to try if we had the chance.  Most definitely the Underwater Hotel and Treehouse Hotel. I think those would be the most fun.

Movies to Watch - Maybe: The Lucky One

What the hell am I talking about?  I know that Ryan and I will watch this sappy ass movie.  

There's pros and cons to watching this movie like knowing that it stars the lovely Zac Efron, whose managed to bulk up and look manly for the movie, but unfortunately for him, still acts like Troy Bolton from High School Musical.

Second, the boy is trying too hard to emulate Leonardo DiCaprio and we all know how that ended up this week for the A+ movie star - another year with no Oscar nomination.  

And third if your like us, and cried during the movies "The Notebook" and "Dear John", you're going to absolutely love this one.

The "Lucky One" which also stars Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner is about a Marine who travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Oh Pablo!

Instinct Magazine is the longest ongoing subscription I've ever had aside from Out Magazine.  

I've had my Instinct subscription since 1997, and I'll tell you what, I've seen some really sexy models cover the spread of this magazine, but the February issue I received yesterday has definitely cut the cake.  

Aye, Aye, Aye, Pablo Hernandez.  Where have you been all our lives? :-)

Check out 2 extra hot photos after the jump...
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