“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, March 3, 2012

Crimes of the Century - No. 13 - John Wayne Gacy


The warning signs were there: the arrest for sodomy with a minor; another sexual offense with a child; the strange smell, like dead things, in his house. But John Wayne Gacy was also an upstanding citizen: he helped out the neighbors, he was the chaplain of the Jaycees, he dressed up as roly-poly Pogo the Clown to entertain children. But when police came asking questions in December 1978, Gacy started confessing. And so the cops looked in the house's 40-ft. crawl space, beneath the garage and under the house. They found the bodies and remains of 28 young men and boys; Gacy said there were four others that he had thrown into the river. 

By the end of the year, police had practically torn the house down in their search. There was no question that Gacy would be found guilty; and a jury took barely an hour to come to that decision. He was sentenced to death, under new guidelines that would make sure the penalty was not "cruel and unusual" and therefore within constitutional bounds. But Gacy's execution by lethal injection in 1994 would reopen that question; instead of a five-minute procedure, the process took 18 and Gacy was clearly struggling as he perished. The critics asked: Was this cruel and unusual? His victims' families were unanimous: so was Gacy.
TIME Magazine posted this article online several years ago, along with a list of 24 additional notorious crimes that I have been posting and will continue to post every Saturday on my blog.  Hope you enjoy.
You can learn more about this notorious killer here, and how he became an embarassment to the Secret Service when he was photographed with the First Lady, Rosalynn Carter in 1978.  Gacy was an organizer of a Polish parade that was held in Chicago every year.  In the photo, Gacy is wearing a pin with an "S" on it - meaning he received some special clearance by the Secret Service.  Geez, it's amazing what you can learn by taking the time to read.
To read the previous 12 crimes - click the logo.

Special Poster of the Week: Toy Story

Quoted - Novelist Haruki Murakami on Hatred

Hatred is like a long, dark shadow. Not even the person it falls upon knows where it comes from, in most cases. It is like a two-edged sword. When you cut the other person, you cut yourself. The more violently you hack at the other person, the more violently you hack at yourself. It can often be fatal. But it is not easy to dispose of. Please be careful... It is very dangerous. Once it has taken root in your heart, hatred is the most difficult thing in the world to shake off.
- Novelist Haruki Murakami from his novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Laugh of the Day: Get a New Daddy

OMG! LMAO!  Okay children, so if you're not happy with your Daddy, here's a sure way of getting yourself a brand new daddy!   I stumbled across this video several years ago, and as stupid as this may sound, it was actually quite funny.

I started ROFL when the kid took shirtless pics of himself with a Polaroid camera and placed them in his mother's dresser.   Just another sure way for mommy to get rid of his father and "Get A New Daddy"

What a Hot Mess: Google Searches of Countries or Continents

The wonderful Jason Oberholtzer from I Love Charts has pointed out something I never realized about Google when it comes to doing a search of countries or continents.

Don't do this at work - trust me, it's not safe.  But when you search "European", "American", or "African", you pull up lovely images of flags, culture and history;  But when you search "Asian" it's not a pretty picture.  What a Hot Mess!

The chart below is an example - it's been edited for safe viewing.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly!

Gay Marriage: Nothing to Be Afraid of Anymore by Kevin Drum

Back in 2008, after the passage of Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, there was a lot of talk about putting a pro-marriage initiative on the ballot in 2010. That didn't happen, and my read of public opinion at the time suggested we'd be better off waiting a little bit to ensure victory. Time was on our side, after all.

This may all be moot if Prop 8 gets overturned by the Supreme Court, but in any case, it looks like the success of same-sex marriage laws in other states has had a galvanizing effect on California public opinion. According to the Field Poll, about 51 percent of Californians approved of gay marriage in 2008, and that number hadn't budged much by 2010. But their latest poll shows a huge shift: 59 percent of Californians now approve. Read Full Story Here.

Cyanide and Happiness: Giant Bird

Saturday Morning Coffee Break: Hitchcocked

I know it's been a few weeks since I posted my first issue, but it's time for your Saturday Morning Coffee Break, and if this video isn't steamy enough for you, there's always Corbin Fisher or BelAmi - this isn't porn, what's wrong with you?!?! LOL.

In the hottest gay short I've posted to date, Al and Fred discover that online hookups can be lots of fun... until somebody gets hurt.

Though brief, this hot, casual-sex encounter stirs up some surprising truths about Internet-dating, love, life... and death.

If you wish to look back at some previous issues, click my logo and enjoy.  And make sure to check out Saturday Morning Coffee Break every Saturday for another classic or current gay short film.

Quick-Pic 002: Alexander Ludwig

If you need further proof that Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig is hot, then look no further than my issue of Entertainment Weekly that came in yesterday!  Damn, he's hot!
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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter