“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Daylight Saving Time Explained

It's that time of year again.  Time to move your clocks forward one hour.  Yep, you'll be losing an hour of sleep and an extra hour at the bar.  LOL.  How many of you actually know why we even have Daylight Saving Time?  

If you've ever been curious, this video does a great job of explaining it.  The questions is... should we even have this ridiculous time change every six months, year after year? 

From the same guy who brought you  "2012 & The End of The World," comes this excellent video on Daylight Saving Time, and quite frankly, I learned more about Daylight Saving Time than I ever thought I knew.  Hope you enjoy it.

If you live in the United States make sure to move your watches and clocks forward one hour, starting Sunday, March 10th, at 2AM. Unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii.

If you liked this video you will definitely want to check out CGPgrey's other fantastic videos I previously blogged about. In addition to the one I highlighted above the video.

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever
Daylight Saving Time Explained

Pennies Should Be Abolished

8 animal Misconceptions Rundown.

Primary Elections Explained 

10 Misconceptions Rundown

Quoted - Kristin Chenoweth on Being Anti-Christian

"I think it is very anti-Christian [to hate gay people]. It is the antithesis of what I believe. It is the antithesis of what you should believe if you believe in Jesus. It’s not what he taught, it’s the opposite of what he taught. If Jesus was to walk the Earth today, or Buddha or anybody, they would be horrified. Those people saying they’re doing it in the name of God? No no no no no. I speak as a Christian person, and as a woman and as an artist. I would love nothing more for my friends who love each other to get married. I don’t think it’s a sin, I think we’re born how we’re born. Look at me, I’m 4’11’’, and so if it was a sin to be short, what would I do? Well I’d just be, you know, it’s how God made me." 

- Kristin Chenoweth, in a recent interview with the Gay Star News.

Rates of Travel in The 1800's

And you get frustrated because it takes so long to get somewhere or hate standing in line at the airport.  Take a look at this map that uses New York as the starting point and continues as you go westward.  Using an excerpt from Mother Nature Network, "it took a whole day to barely get outside of the city; two weeks to reach Georgia or Ohio; and in five weeks, you could just about get to Illinois and Louisiana."

Can you imagine?  Most of you folks would die.  I was so frustrated when I left work yesterday and it took me an hour to get home.  And this is why I come in early and leave early.  While living back in the 1800's would be something I would like to experience for a day, a week, or two;  A lifetime would be excruciating.  Then again, I'd more than likely be shot, being that I'm Latino and all. LOL.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in LEGO!

This is for you LEGO fans or anyone fascinated by anything made with LEGO bricks.  Alice Finch built this amazing, amazing replica of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry from the Harry Potter series.  It is absolutely stunning, and the amount of time she spent creating this masterpiece is almost unheard of.  She recently won the "People's Choice" and "Best in Show" award for this spectacular project.
Using 400,000 bricks, she created every nook and crevice you could think of.  From the Great Hall to the Quidditch Courtyard, Hospital Wing, Clock Tower and The Bridge.  I've included a few pics, but you can read more about Alice and her interview with The Brothers Brick here.

Magical Fun 101: The Invisible Driver

Let me start your day off on the right track.  Let's laugh, smile, and watch some Magical Fun!

You all remember Rahat, right?  He was the one who lit his wallet on fire, made a dollar float in mid-air, levitated a fountain drink and when reaching for his meal got static shocked in front of bewildered and confused drive-thru employees.  

Well, the fun and magic is about to continue as Rahat explains how he's going to play an invisible driver at several drive-thrus.  The video is hilarious and fun to watch.  If you haven't seen the others, you can view them by clicking on the links above.  Enjoy!

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter