“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's Purely Animal - Issue No. 60 - Puppy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Enjoy your day and be safe.
I just wish we Humans could get along just as easily as these baby chicks, bunnies, and puppies.

Who Are You To Judge Me!

My Christian Thoughts - Issue #6 - The History Channel and The Bible

I'm not going to say much in today's segment, just a short opinionated statement.  Ryan and I have watched the most acclaimed, most critiqued story of the Bible since The Ten Commandments and The Passion of The Christ - The History Channel's, "The Bible".  We have been watching it for over a month now, and we've thoroughly enjoyed it.

Now, I know most of you straight folks are asking, "Why are these two gays, "Ryan and I" watching a series that condemns homosexuality?"  But ye of little faith, behold your judgement.  Need I remind you that the Bible contains 6 admonishments to Homosexuals and 362 to Heterosexuals? But that's besides the point - Roma Downey (Touched by Angel) and Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice) have done a decent job with the show.

Sure, they could have chosen another actor to play Satan instead of someone that looked like our President, and used someone a little darker to play Jesus, instead of the hot, Abercrombie model they chose to use; But then conservatives wouldn't have watched it, and liberals would have shunned it.  And just so you know - while The History Channel has garnered the most viewers it has ever collected in it's lifetime, the producers of the show love our President, are Christian and have contributed to the Democratic Party.  Now that I've clarified that, run, hypocritcal Christians, run!!!!

The Bible, covers as much as it can in such a short span. It's almost impossible to make a movie or series that would cover every aspect of the Bible, but you could obviously tell Burnett and Downey were trying to link the story of Jesus from the very Beginning.  Tonight we watch the series Finale, as our savior will die for all your sins.  

Oh and mine and Ryan's too. :-)

Just Sayn'

Happy Easter Everyone!

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 57 - Risks

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Risks".

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cyanide and Happiness: Pretty Fountain

Quoted - Susan Olsen, "Cindy" from The Brady Bunch on her TV Dad & Gays

As a child, I was BLESSED to have another father figure in my life. He did not replace my own beloved, Norwegian version of Jed Clampett, nor would he have wanted to. He simply harmonized with all of my family values and brought his own heart to our table.

This wonderful man was a giant in my world, a true king among men. His name was, and is, Robert Reed (OK that’s his stage name).

This tempetuous actor who bottle fed puppies when he wasn’t quarreling with the heads of networks, shaped my heart as much as my biological parents did. So I really can honestly say, “My dad was Gay”

I can also say that being gay killed him. Because it was so taboo, he could never make peace with himself. He never allowed himself to have a genuine love. He was forever taunted by his own disdain for the natural inclinations that he was BORN WITH.

Bob was a family man. Had he been allowed to form a relationship with another man, he would have been the best husband ever and might still be alive. But Bob could not be at peace with this because the people surrounding him shoved their own judgement down his throat and, sadly, he bought into it. He thought he was wrong. He felt the shame that every hypocritical “God is love” fundamentalist wanted him to feel.

To me, the vilification of homosexuality is exactly like the primitive practice of people who killed babies who were born with cleft palates or birth marks. It is a worship not of God but of fear itself in the form of a God who hates.

I am eternally grateful for having a golden rule placed before me as a child. I had a gay father! I knew he was gay when I was nine years old and had the wisdom of a child. I knew it was OK and none of my business.. I knew with all certainty that this was a very good man. And so, any ideology that demonized such a good man would have to be evil itself.

Robert Reed, unwittingly, showed me the true nature of religion. And this is why I steer clear of it to this day.

God and I are good pals. We have a clear line of communication and I don’t need religion’s telephone service. It’s full of static.

I could never worship, let alone LOVE, a God who would put my beloved father into the fires of Hell because he loved men. THAT is a God who deserves disdain. THAT is a God who must be ignored. THAT is a concept of God that must go away just as surely s humans have shed their prehensile tails.

You might call it evolution. IF you believe in evolving.

I do not necessarily believe in evolution, religion, politics or even gravity. I think the flying spaghetti monster might be the real deal! All I truly know is what works right here, right now.

What works is love.

What doesn’t work is judgement.

If two people love each other enough to want their union consecrated by a mythological being – they are undoubtedly insane, but LET THEM HAVE AT IT!! 
                   - Actress, Susan Olsen, "Cindy" from The Brady Bunch on her
                     TV dad, gays & their fight for equality.

Crimes of the Century - No. 17 - The O.J. Simpson Case

So ingrained are the details of the saga in living memory that it is, perhaps, pointless to summarize them. The impression is of a hydra-headed debauch: it was a classic Hollywood celebrity legal melodrama; a race-relations story; a marriage-gone-acrid; a foray into detective work and into genetics; a primer on the jury system; proof of the overwhelming profits to be made from tabloid TV; a domestic tragedy with feuding families; a comedy of errors with irritating consequences. If the Crime of the Century has to be a congeries of issues and emotions, then this is the contemporary champion. Indeed, it was done twice because much of the public needed an alternative ending: the first jury acquitting; the second jury finding civil wrong. And the saga is relived again and again whenever Simpson decides it is time to get more attention (as he did at the end of 2006 with a proposed but unpublished book that speculated on what he might have done if he were indeed the murderer). The only tragic thing is that no one has seen prison for the horrendous murder of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman on the night of June 12, 1994.
I remember watching everything unfold as I sat at home glued to my television set.  Like everyone else at the time, I wanted to know what would happen to the pro-football player, turned actor, turned sportscaster, who I assumed was the killer.  And still do.  Simpson eventually got arrested, but not for this; He got arrested for stealing items that once belonged to him.  Unfortunately for him, he went about it the wrong way - he did it Mafioso style. LOL.  For those who were not born at the time, or want to read about this dramatic story, go here.
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.
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What Does 2000 Calories Look Like?

So supposedly the Recommended Daily Allowance should be 2000 calories a day; Actually now it is termed "Recommended Daily Intake."  

Sure, you can calculate how much you should be consuming on a daily basis by clicking here, but I don't necessarily agree with it.  I mean, c'mon, I'm supposed to be eating 2800 calories/day?  That's not gonna happen.  I've lost 62 pounds for a reason, and it wasn't by eating 2000 calories/day, much less 2800.

On a side note, this is what 2000 calories looks like...


Friday, March 29, 2013

America by an Australian

So apparently this anonymous Australian artist doesn't know too much about America, or does he?  At least Texas and "Prob Mexico" are in the right spot. LMAO.  

Well... they got some right - others not so much.

The One That Turned You Gay

Who's in for a little humor this morning?  I saw this video a couple of years ago, but completely forgot to post it.  YouTube Vlogger Shane Dawson, did a parody of Katy Perry's, "The One That Got Away" and titled it, "The One That Turned You Gay".  The lyrics are pretty darn funny.

How was Aunt Hilda to know she would turn her nephew gay?  Lol.

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 110

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
On Back of Card:  I like to think that she's my dad, reincarnated.
Email Response from Sender:  Frank, I'd like to share the good news that came from my PostSecret App Secret I posted several months ago.

Six weeks ago I got the text of a lifetime, after five weeks of courage we finally talked for a couple minutes, awkward but encouraging. I am flying out to see him in five days to reunite after seven years. I still don't know what I am going to say or do when I finally see him but I am nervously excited.

While it may not be smooth sailing ahead, I can say that I have stopped having nightmares, my heart is starting to heal and that my soul is finally at peace.

I am now a firm believer that there's real hope for us all.

P.S. I hear you'll be at my alma mater tomorrow. Sad it sold out before I bought tickets, enjoy the beautiful campus!
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Isn't This The Truth? The First Honest Cable Company

You know? As many times as Ryan and I have called the cable company over the past year, I'm starting to think that everything in this video is true.  Cable companies are all in cahoots together - just so they can make "pools of money".

Little do they know I'm getting a $50 credit on my monthly bill until 2060, LOL.  I love it.  In either case, watch this video, it's absolutely hilarious, and oh, so true.  NSFW - contains some vulgar language.  Not suitable for children under 18.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cyanide and Happiness: It Isn't Even In Color

Kiss of the Week - Issue No. 022 - Author Unknown

Drawing A Spider: A Tutorial

Bieber Strips For Poland - FOR FREE!

So apparently when it's -10 degrees outside and you arrive at an airport, you're supposed to strip until you're half-naked.  At least that's what Justin Bieber thinks one should do.  Poor kid, what is up with him lately.  Granted, he's cute and all, but c'mon.

A spokesman for the airport said, “He wasn’t told to take off his clothes. He had no metal objects on him... He’s quite skinny so I assume he was probably freezing."
I think he's just one of those boys that doesn't like wearing much clothes.  And he loves the attention.  Full story at the NY Daily News.

The Shadow Dancer - Diet Wiegman

I spotted this crazy video online today and was fascinated by the artist behind it.  Diet Weigman takes piles of junk or objects of no importance and turns them into a work of art.  But it isn't the junk that creates the art, it's the shadow the rubbish portrays on the screen or wall.

When lit, the images of Michael Angelo's David, miscellaneous objects or various people appear before your eyes.  Video below.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm... H2O

Hydrogen is an explosive gas. 

Oxygen supports combustion. 

Yet when these are combined it is water which is used to put out fires.

Zombie Story

You want proof The Walking Dead and Toy Story are very much alike? Then look no further, I found it!  LMAO.  

Written by John Wray and posted by redditor jimmylegs50, the following images are absolutely hilarious, but they truly fit.  You can see a few below and all forty after the jump.
Check out the rest after the jump...

Sir Ravi The Juggler 2

Yep, Ravi is back, and this time he isn't messing around.  Two weeks ago I posted a video of him juggling two balls and a Rubik's CubeHe solved it in 1-1/2 minutes! WHILE JUGGLING!

But this time around, Ravi juggles three Rubik's cubes and attempts to solve all three at the same time!  Does he do it?  Check him out.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Gay Agenda

I thought this image was humorous, but I had to say something about it...

Yeah, so we've heard it all before.  We gays have an agenda.  All gays want to force homosexuality down people's throats, molest their children, keep people from saying Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, and we all have AIDS.


Yes, we have an Agenda, and I can tell you right now, it doesn't interfere with your lives.  We don't want to know what you do in the privacy of your own home. We don't want to take away your marriage licenses, or sleep with you.  We don't have a desire to molest your children, actually the likelihood that it's one of your family members (who's straight) is a more plausible answer, considering statistics show that straight people molest children more often than gays.  Hell, look at all those teachers (straight women and men) sleeping with their students.

As for the AIDS issue, this shouldn't even be one.  AIDS is a sexually transmitted disease that can pass from male to male, female to male, male to female; Either way you look at it, it is not a "Gay" disease.  It's your disease too.

And finally, the Christmas thing is actually a religious nut idea, nothing really to do with gays - I just through it in there to be funny, because we're blamed for everything.  Republicans, like Sarah Palin think non-christians are out to take the Christ out of Christmas.  What does it matter? I say Merry Xmas (and yes I used an X), and say Happy Holidays too!

Must Watch: Coca-Cola - If You Stand Up, We Lose

I saw this video the other day and I'd have to say it's one of the best Coca-Cola advertisements I have seen in my life.  The ad is titled, "Chairs".
I remember drinking up to 6 diet cokes a night while watching our TV shows.  Not only was this contributing to an unhealthy lifestyle, but it was hurting our budget at the same time.  Ryan doesn't drink soft drinks, so it took me a while to learn.

The ad is phenomenol, you have to watch it.

I'd have to say the did a terrific job of telling us what we should do with our lazy asses.  Stand Up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 14 - Ride the Bus

I can't even recall the last time I rode a bus to work.  But the one time I did, I was living in Corpus Christi, TX.  I remember having to rely on the bus for at least two weeks when the transmission in my Chevrolet Lumina (don't ask), fell out.

There were two good things that came out of that experience, I met some wonderful people on the bus and saved a bunch of money on gas!!!!  But just as I was able to keep some extra money in my pocket, I contributed to our environment in some form or another.

Giving credit to TIME,  I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can help save the environment.  Just one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!
                                                   ~ Peter aka Blade7184

14. Ride the Bus

With transport accounting for more than 30% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, one of the best ways to reduce them is by riding something many of us haven't tried since the ninth grade: a bus. Public transit saves an estimated 1.4 billion gal. of gas annually, which translates into about 14 million tons of CO2, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
Unfortunately, 88% of all trips in the U.S. are by car. Partly, that's because public transportation is more readily available in big urban areas. One promising alternative is bus rapid transit (BRT), which features extra-long carriers running in dedicated lanes. Buses emit more carbon than trains, but that can be minimized by using hybrid or compressed-natural-gas engines. A study last year by the Breakthrough Technologies Institute found that a BRT system in a medium-size U.S. city could cut emissions by as much as 654,000 tons over 20 years. 

Thanks to high gas prices, miles driven per motorist dropped in 2005 for the first time since 1980, according to the Pew Research Center. The U.S. is ready to change. We're just waiting for the bus.
The original version of this article misstated the total amount of CO2 emissions saved annually by public transit. It is 14 million, not 1.5 million, tons.

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What a Hot Mess: Gaming at Wal-Mart

You see, this is what happens when you sit around all day doing nothing.  What a Hot Mess! 
Thank God I did nothing but play outside when I was a child.  But then again, we didn't have the luxury of online gaming and consoles to keep us inside. Or is this truly a luxury?

Look, maybe I shouldn't be so judgmental with this, because I've lost 61 pounds over the last 8 months.  But I did this in my later years and "I" chose to eat the things I did. When we were children, parents made those decisions.  They told us to go biking, or play at the park.  As a matter of fact, we did have a game console... It was ATARI, but this game in a box didnt' define who we were.  We wanted to play Superman and Wonder Woman, and run around all day long.  I know, it's the little things in life that made us happy. LOL.

What's Up With All Those Damn Red Equality Signs?

So in case you haven't noticed, your Facebook news feed is probably covered with Red Equality Signs.  That's because the Human Rights Campaign is encouraging you to stand up for marriage equality, as the Supreme Court will take up two cases involving Gay Marriage starting today.

And if your Facebook isn't lit up with all these red equality signs, its probably because you're one of my straight friends who doesn't hang out with too many homosexuals, but that's okay, because we love you all the same. :-)

The first arguments will be heard today involving the infamous Proposition 8 ruling in California where opponents of gay marriage managed to strip away the rights of all those couples who wanted to be recognized as an equal.  Tomorrow the court will hear the arguments involving the Defense of Marriage Act.

In short, if Proposition 8 is upheld (ruled unconstitutional), same-sex couples in California who were married, and want to marry will be legal.  

The Defense of Marriage Act is a whole 'nother story.... the decision here could legalize gay marriage nationwide, something most conservatives, Republicans, and Christians will go nuts over.

We should hopefully hear something before June, if not, sometime in July or August.  Stand up, wear your red and be proud.
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