“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 10, 2012

Saturday Morning Coffee Break: The Defenders

How would you feel if someone put your marriage up for a vote?

Time go grab your cup of java and enjoy today's Saturday Morning Coffee Break

Today's short film is another great piece of work from Keith Hartman.  You may remember him from my blog on February 11th, titled "The License".  The film was amazing - if you haven't seen it make sure you check it out.

"The Defenders" in much the same way as "The License" is too close to reality to be funny.  It actually sends a highly effective message on the hypocrisy of those who would deny equal rights to men and women who want to get married, no matter who they are. You have to remember, "knee-jerk" reactions are the province of frightened and uninformed people. I believe that any heart can be softened with the right touch, and that we must counter the fear tactics being employed by proponents of those who wish to rob us of our future. 

This short, three minute film proves that none of us are immune to discrimination which is often taken to an ugly extreme. We are all the same--gay, straight, bi, parents, children, brothers, sisters, and spouses. Our blood runs red, and our eyes weep tears. We are everyone. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. This is a definite must watch!

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

Special Poster of the Week: FACT

Cyanide and Happiness: Big Bad Wolf

Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

How ironic that every month this year I've posted a Rube Goldberg video.  Not that I mean to, but if I come across one I'll blog about it.  I've always wanted to try making one, and these videos are inching me that much closer.

For those who have no idea what a Rube Goldberg is, it is a machine or contraption that is put together in a complex fashion, and usually causes a chain reaction of events that continue until it reaches it's final destination, thereby completing a task.  In this particular case, the capture of a monster!

Meet 7 yr old Audri Clemmons.  His hypothesis states that his Rube Goldberg will fail "upteenth, billion" times, but he manages to do it in 4 attempts.  Way to go Audri.

Take a look at my previous posts:
A Real Page Turner
Happy Valentine's Day Rube

Ron Paul's Drag Race Joins Twitter

You think I'm kidding, I'm not.  You gotta love The Advocate for giving us political satire at it's best!  Dressed in RuPaul's motorcycle garb, Ron Paul is ready for the race of his life.
@RonPaulDragRace, a new satirical Twitter account, pokes fun at current events and brings the seemingly opposing realms of politics and drag queens into one hysterical feed. See some of our favorite tweets, after the jump!

Facebook 101: Facebook via Adolf Hitler 1938

OMG, when I saw these, I couldn't keep myself from laughing!!!!  You have to see what Facebook would have been like during 1938, shortly before the start of WWII and 7 years before the end of Hitler's reign in 1945.  Germany, Japan, France, and the U.S. - All had Facebook!  It is rated NSFW do to some vulgar language.

Must Watch: Superman vs. The Hulk

I saw a video this morning on my Facebook newsfeed that blew me away.  I attribute this to Facebook friend, Sean Hodges for sharing it.  Thank you Sean. 
Since we're on the subject of Superheros.... you're going to love all three of these videos - Trust me, you will.  The artist is unbelievably talented, and I'd have to say a CGI genius.  I'm going to download the videos before DC and Marvel get a hold of his work.  You know there's always some type of legal ramification for this sort of thing.
How many of you have wanted to see two of the most powerful entities in the comic book universe square off in battle royale outside of the comic book pages? Since neither Marvel or DC Comics will cross their content streams in the world of movies–crossover comic stories don’t count; nor do video games–it’s up to the fans to provide what’s missing.
And that’s just what Michael Habjan did by bringing us installments of his “Superman vs Hulk: The Fight” series. There have been three of these installments of the fan-made series, with the latest one dropping earlier this week. Part one of the fight hit YouTube on June 11, 2011, and after over 4 million views, the incentive to continue with further “episodes” was obvious. It should be noted the series began with an introduction video before the fight episodes, acting almost as a trailer for the upcoming videos.

Note how Habjan made his Superman look like Christopher Reeve:

This led to the first episode of the fight, which dropped six months after the initial video, which gives you an idea about how long it takes Habjan to make these videos. Next up is the first installment of the Hulk/Superman throwdown:

For part two, Habjan concentrated on improving the look of the models he used for both Superman and the Hulk, and the results are noticeable:

Notice how it ends with something of a cliffhanger? Will the Hulk pound Superman into dust or will Kal-El be able to turn the tables and get the upper hand? Since Habjan has already indicated Part 3 will soon be available, it’s clear the fight between the two comic book power houses isn’t over. Not even close. As for the production and the credits, Habjan lists them over at video’s YouTube page, while acknowledging he’s not affiliated with either Marvel or DC. With that in mind, it’s a little surprising neither company has stepped in and issued a cease and desist request.
The credits, according to Habjan:
This is the second part to my ongoing animation project, a tribute project to Superman and The Incredible Hulk. As you’ll notice, the models and overall look has evolved and will continue to do so in future sequences. I’m already working on a new look for the Hulk on the next one. I got professional help this time in the music and sound design department, provided by the talented Francois Gratecap, which has made the whole project that much better. So my thanks to him. [WebProNews]

Batman Logos

Who would've thought there were so many Batman logos?
Even Batman is saying WTF?!? LOL.

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- Blade 7184 aka Peter