“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, May 31, 2013

Is Megan from Mad Men Doomed? [spoiler alert]

If you're a fan of Mad Men, you'll definitely want to read the following conspiracy theories on Megan Draper's outfit last Sunday night.  And they're just that - theories.  Of course, the coincidences are right here, and there's no denying this could mean something big, especially since the series ends next year.  Also, don't forget Stonewall happened in 1969...  definitely something to make you go "hmmm...  "

Thank you, James St. James over at WOW for sharing this amazing piece.  I couldn't have said it better myself. 

Sharon Tate Mad Men Jessica Paré Janie Bryant conspiracy theories On Sunday night’s episode of Mad MenMegan Draper wore what seemed like a weirdly anachronistic T-shirt with a red star on it. Not her usual style, and more ’80s than ’60s. But apparently the red star T-shirt was identical to one that Sharon Tate wore in an infamous 1967 Esquire photograph taken by William Helburn (pictured left). Helburn’s daughter tweeted Mad Men’s head costume designer, Janie Bryant, asking, “Dying to know if this pic of Sharon Tate inspired Megan’s look? My dad shot it for @esquiremag in ‘67. ” Bryant confirmed: “No coincidence! So nice to tweet meet you.” Since the exchange, an entire Reddit thread has formed, speculating about the symbolism of the shirt and any foreshadowing it could have for Jessica Paré’s character. According to Vanity Fair: “Like fictional Megan, Sharon Tate was an up-and-coming television actress in the 1960s. While married to Roman Polanski and eight-and-a-half-months pregnant with his child, Tate was murdered in her home by Charles Manson followers. Earlier this season, Megan admitted that she had suffered a miscarriage. While wearing the T-shirt in last Sunday’s episode, Megan is standing on the balcony outside her and Don’s Manhattan apartment while ambulance sirens ring out below — a nod to the city’s increased crime rates, which are acknowledged many times throughout the episode.” All of which could spell DOOM for poor Megan. Jezebel‘s Tracy Egan Morrissey has another theory, though: “While costume design on Mad Men has been as deliberate and layered as the writing on the show, the red star could also be a red herring. After all, Tate wasn’t murdered until 1969, but something else happened to her 1968 — she got pregnant just as her acting career was taking off.

Man of Steel: Create Your Own Kryptonian Name and Glyph

This is pretty cool - I'm a member of the House of Van.
While all of us are anxiously waiting for the return of Superman in a couple weeks, Warner Brothers has given us the ability to create a Superman-style glyph along with our Kryptonian name.

Once you've created your glyph, you can download it, share it or upload one of your photos to the site and have the glyph superimposed on your chest.

To get started click here and create yours now!

Post Secret Fridays - Issue 117

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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Iron Man 3 - How It Should Have Ended

So by now everyone should have seen Iron Man 3. If you haven't, don't watch the video - you won't get it.

Check out HISHEdotcom's hilarious take on how Iron Man 3 should have ended; From the same folks who brought you:
Jurassic park: How It Should Have Ended,  
Return Of The Jedi: How It Should Have Ended
Super Cafe - The Super Social Network,  
Super Cafe - Bat Phone
The Dark Knight Rises: How It Should Have Ended, and 
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - How It Should Have Ended.

Don't miss the special cameos by Superman, Batman and The Avengers. LOL.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sesame Street Characters Reimagined as Horror Film Icons

New York artist Isaac Bidwell created a series of illustrations titled, Puppet Massacre, where he re-imagined several Sesame Street characters as horror film icons.  Check them out, they're pretty cool.   I especially love Elmo as Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series and Big Bird as Pinhead from Hellraiser. LOL.

Source: Isaac Bidwell

Isn't This The Truth? A Facebook Update in Real Life

I'm posting this because we all hate those Facebook updates that seem to happen every month.  First, it was like once a year, then it turned into every so often, now it's heading towards MySpace ridiculousness!

So this is a Facebook Update in Real Life. LOL.  From the same guy who brought you "The First Honest Cable Company".

Kiss of the Week - Issue No. 026 - Anonymous

"When [he] kisses you he isn't doing anything else. You're his whole universe.. and the moment is eternal because he doesn't have any plans and isn't going anywhere. Just kissing you...it's overwhelming."
~ Anonymous

Texting Your Ex: Expectations vs. Reality.

It's time for another post of Expectations vs. Reality.  This time it involves texting your ex; Which I'm sure all of you have done. LOL.

Get Lucky by George Barnett

I don't know about you, but I'm liking George Barnett's cover of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk much more than the original.  What do you guys think?

Cyanide and Happiness: True Love

What Your Style of Eggs Say About You

So you like your eggs a certain way, or maybe you don't like eggs, who knows?  In either case, if you don't like eggs you're either a Vegan or a Ghost.  Remember that kid who picked his nose and ate it? Well, if you like your eggs Sunny-Side Up, that's you! LOL.

Source: Bite

Laugh of the Day: Game of Desks

This is for Game of Thrones fans only.  Well, I suppose anyone can watch it, but I doubt you'll get any of the quirky references.  

Last week, Jimmy Fallon teased his followers with sneak peeks of his parody to Game of Thrones, "Game of Desks" before releasing it on Friday.  It was quite humorous - you will not be disappointed.

Plus... don't miss the cameos by Seth Meyers and Jay Leno.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just Sayn'

And this is why all of you love watching Baseball.  Just Sayn'

The Human Test - Volumes 2 & 3

Ever since I posted the first volume to The Human Test, two more have been released.  The first two videos, produced by vlogger, ZeFrank, are quite hilarious and true, but the third is a little somber.

The second volume is titled "Volume 2,  Difficulty: Easy", while the third is titled, "Volume 3: Love & Loss, Difficulty: Medium".

I answered yes to most questions so I suppose this makes me human... Check them out, they're pretty cool.  Are you human?

The Ultimate Spaceship Face-off

If you're a Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, or science fiction aficionado, you may like this interactive chart.

Author, Chris Kirk over at Slate has created a "highly speculative search for the fastest ship in science fiction" by comparing the speeds of the Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701, Star Wars' Millennium Falcon, the TARDIS from Doctor Who, the Heart of Gold from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space, and even our very own Voyager 1 from NASA.

Kirk gives a very detailed account of his research in reference to each ship; You will find this by clicking on the image to the right, where you can set a course for the Alpha Centauri, Galactic Center, or Andromeda Galaxy.  

Surprisingly, what may take the Enterprise decades to reach, the Millennium Falcon can reach in hours, the TARDIS in just seconds.

Return From Blog Break

Two weeks ago I thought I was about to die, because Ryan and I came down with Strep Throat the day before our vacation;  It was not pretty, but we managed to pull through.  Luckily, we were still able to make our trip to Corpus Christi to visit my parents.  And what a breath of fresh air that was.  We went to Port A, did a few shopping, and ate and ate, and ate. LOL.  My mom's carne guisada and fresh tortillas were to die for.

When we got back to Houston, Ryan and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary by having dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in The Woodlands, Pallottas Italian Grill, watching a movie, and shopping.

Of course, as with any break, world events continue and trying not to write about them, or share my opinions was difficult, but I managed to stay off my blog during this time off.   

To close, I'd like to pray for those in Oklahoma who endured those awful tornadoes.  I cannot begin to imagine what this is like and I pray they will find solace in knowing many people love them.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Loving One Another - Issue No. 027 - Ryan Joseph Lopez

And this is what Loving One Another is all about...  My beautiful, handsome husband, Ryan knows how to really make my day.

You Are My Brick
We may fight, argue, disagree or discuss a subject kinda loudly; whatever you may call it, it doesn't make our love any less stronger than the moment before. More than likely the conversation probably helped solve a problem to make our bond even more powerful.

After nearly 8 years, no matter how much you may frustrate me at times, even though the instances are few, in the end I cannot hide the love I have for you.

I look into your eyes as you go to bed at night, and see them first thing in the morning as you kiss me goodbye. And I can never get enough of that.

Nothing could ever replace that feeling of compassion.

No one could ever make me feel that same way.

It's a constant reminder that after nearly 8 years together, there can always be too much of a good thing, except when it comes to you.

You are my better half that I do not wish to survive without. You are the brick which holds us together, the foundation that keeps us from sinking and the roof that always protects us from whatever comes our way. I'll be the tiny nails and screws in the wooden beams - though they may be small, they are mighty.

Together our loving relationship not only survives, it thrives and will continue to venture on for many more years to come.

I couldn't be prouder of the house we built together, and I couldn't be happier to live in it with you, my partner, husband and best friend forever.

Almost happy eight years together, my love.

We'll face all challenges together and conquer them, smiling, knowing nothing can ever stop us now.

Love you bunches, my one true love. 

- Ryan Joseph Lopez

Laugh of the Day: 1-800-Flowers Mother's Day Ad

Talk about hilarious!  This will definitely make your day.  

Over the weekend Saturday Night Live released an ad from 1-800-Flowers, but since Mother's Day is over and all, I'm sure her birthday would suffice.  Lol.

Back In The Day - The 50 Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods and Beverages

Time for some nostalgia.  Who remembers Vanilla coke?  How 'bout Crystal Pepsi and Spice Girl Lollipops?  Ahhh, the memories.

 Check out the other 42 discontinued products from the 90's here.

Opening a Soda on the Ocean Floor

So before Chris Hadfield showed us what wringing a wet towel in space was like, he was at the bottom of the ocean showing others what happens when you shake a soda can under sub-sea pressure.  

I'm assuming he didn't try this test on the International Space Station.

The Evolution of "Star Trek" (Infogrpahic)

This is absolutely terrific.  Especially if you're a Star Trek fan or just curious about the franchise in general.  Thank you Space.com for sharing this amazing piece of work!

On Sept. 8, 1966, an American science fiction icon was born. The “Star Trek” television show lasted only three seasons, but spawned a lasting legacy that has stretched across decades and led to four spinoff live-action shows, a cartoon series and a dozen feature films.
Gene Roddenberry and his team set their show aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, a sophisticated starship with a competent crew of professional astronauts.

A pilot episode starring Jeffrey Hunter was rejected by the NBC TV network as “too cerebral” for a general audience. The show was retooled with William Shatner in the starring role of Captain James T. Kirk. Leonard Nimoy was featured as the alien officer Spock.
After its cancellation in 1969, the show grew even more popular, appearing several times per week (or even daily) in syndication. 

The Star Wars phenomenon of 1977 led Roddenberry to consider bringing the show back to television. Soon the plan changed, and “Star Trek the Motion Picture” appeared in 1979 to lukewarm reviews. Not wanting to waste their investment, the studio replaced Roddenberry at the helm and made several sequel films with much lower budgets.

In 1987, Roddenberry created a new TV show from the ground up with an entirely new cast led by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  “Star Trek the Next Generation” debuted directly into syndication, not appearing on any of the major TV networks. Its popularity grew slowly but eventually it became successful enough to spawn its own set of feature films.

Three more TV series would follow: “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager” and “Enterprise.” When the latter went off the air in 2005, an unbroken run of 18 years of Star Trek on television was ended.
By 2009 Star Trek had faded from pop culture prominence, but a reboot movie, called simply “Star Trek,” changed all that. Director J.J. Abrams reimagined the original TV series, casting Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in the lead roles of Kirk and Spock. The film became the highest-grossing of the franchise.

In 2013, Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek into Darkness” features Benedict Cumberbatch as a terrorist villain.

Cyanide and Happiness: Some Math

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