Thursday, February 18, 2010

FUNNIEST "REAL" COMMERCIAL

I saw this over at the Mangina Monologues and had to share it, it is too funny! I did do some searching and could not find a real company by Goggling or in Yellowpages.com so I'm sure it's just a spoof.

ANOTHER REASON WHY I LOVE ADAM


At the 28-year-old entertainer’s iheartradio secret show last night at NYC’s PC Richard & Son Theater, Adam had to ask a chatty cell phone talker standing up front to get off the phone while he sang over her!

“You’re not watching TV, honey - it’s a live show!” he said before starting a performance of “Whataya Want From Me?” for a second time.
Source Just Jared

BRAINWAVES by BETSY STREETER

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Being Human Series 2 Coming to BBC America!




BBC America announced today the acquisition of two new U.S. premiere seasons of Being Human. The show’s highly anticipated second season will premiere in late summer with the third season following “shortly.”
Well, let’s give thanks to whatever deity is in charge of British shows about vampires, werewolves and ghosts. This is great news! The “shortly” part is frighteningly vague, but I’ll take it. I’m guessing they made the announcement today since people will be in the werewolf mood after seeing The Wolfman in theaters this weekend.
I’m going to celebrate by watching all of series one on my iPod on Valentine’s Day. Just me, two pounds of See’s dark chocolate truffles, a case of champagne and a very emotional Russell Tovey. I’ll put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.
Here’s more from the press release:
Russell ToveyLenora Crichlow and Aidan Turner return as George, Annie and Mitchell, the three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a werewolf, a vampire and a ghost. After the death of vampire leader Herrick at the end of season one, the supernatural friends are hoping they can now get on with their lives, but an even greater danger is lurking, within the very human world of which they want to be a part.
Werewolf George is coming to terms with the fact that he has Herrick’s blood on his hands, and a girlfriend who knows his horrific secret. Meanwhile, turning down the door of death has implications for ghost Annie, but her confidence is at a peak and she’s determined to stand up and be counted in the real world. And, with Herrick gone, Mitchell must appease the vampire world--can he find a way to lead by example?
The entire first season of Being Human is currently available on iTunes and Xbox LIVE Marketplace.”

TMI TUESDAY (ON WEDNESDAY) - IF YOU HAD TO

My answers are in red.

1- Free tickets to see Queen Latifah in a jazz club, or Jennifer Hudson in concert? I love both these women and enjoy their work, however, I'm not a jazz fan so I'd have to see Jen.

2-Wake up in the body of Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? I like Jen's looks and body much better. Angelina may have Brad but Jennifer can and has been having her pick of men - that's for me.

3-Wake up in the body of Ashton Kutcher or Brad Pitt? OMG! To be one of the sexiest and best looking men on the planet and have a conscious and be politically active, WOW! Unfortunately, I'd have to drag Brad out of the closet and go after all those Hollywood hunks.  

4-Overdress, or under dress everyday? If a stylist and budget are included then overdress me. I'm a more casual dresser but that's because I know what looks good but can't put a wardrobe together for myself and it's safer from being made fun of.

5-Eat, for a whole week this item only, chocolate chip cookies, or chocolate ice cream? Do they come with accessories? I'd need milk for the cookies and Redi Whip for the ice cream but regardless, I'd go with the ice cream. It's my second favorite dessert behind cherry pie but is my #1 comfort food.

6-Nigthmares for a year, or real haunting for a year? I've had nightmares and I think they could be much worse than a real haunting plus, how cool and fun would it be to finally have proof of the supernatural?

7-Sleep with George W Bush, or Ann Coulter? I'm gay all the way. I've never been past 1st base and the thought of going down there just grosses me out. Besides, as people they're pretty equal in the evil department but he was kinda hot in that flight suit he never flew in.

8-Go on Price is Right, or Jeopardy? I'd want to win and would stand a much better chance on The Price is Right and there always seems to be a bunch of uniformed servicemen in the audience.

9-Sleep with Jay Leno, or David Letterman? Either or. I think they'd both be bad in bed.

10-Hang with drag queen RuPaul, or Varla Jean Merman? I'm not a drag fan, not a drag basher either. It's just not my thing but I do love Ru and would love to hang with her in or out of drag.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CAPTAIN JACK ACTION FIGURE


These pillars of pop culture plastic were teased as “Coming Soon” on Tonner’s website for ages. I even signed up to be notified the second they became available. Naturally, I received no such communication. But then, the Doctor and his friends don’t appear to be available to order just yet, though they are listed under the 2010 collection. 

I don’t know how final these images are, so I won’t be too critical. I will say that the sculpts on Captain Jack and Martha Jonesare impressively accurate. Gwen...well, they were kind to Gwen. And the Doctor looks more like post-Botox John Barrowman than our beloved David Tennant. I’m curious why they started with Martha as a companion, instead of Rose. Probably a likeness issue.

If you’re already pulling out your credit card, beware. Jack will cost you $199.99. Gwen, of course, is a bargain at $169.99. Martha is $174.99, and the Doctor is $179.99. Wait, Jack is the most expensive? Not so fast. The Doctor is $179.99 without his trademark trench. The coat is sold separately for $49.99. (It’s genuine faux suede and fully lined.) So, the whole package will run you close to $775. I have resisted buying any Tonner dolls thus far, though I suspect I’m close to giving in and getting Miss Piggy. Realistically, though, would I invest in these, even in a late-night, drunken moment of weakness?

The problem is I’m still furious with Jack because of Children of Earth. I even removed my Captain Jack action figures from my display case. I’d be most likely to get the Doctor, but only if I knew a Donna Noble doll was coming. Oo, if they had a Donna doll, I’d probably forget the Doctor and the rest all together and start customizing a Lauren Cooper.

Just in case, we will keep tabs on this line and see what develops. 

Blog Swarm: Ask HRC To Demand Obama Work To Repeal DADT This Year


UPDATE: Today's blog swarm has been picked up by FireDogLake, Mediaite, the Advocate, and numerous gay and gay-friendly blogs. Thus far, HRC's official blog has remained silent, although its Palm Springs affiliate basically said it is a waste to time to contact HRC on this issue. I happen to think that's true, but not entirely for the reasons given.



A coalition of LGBT and progressive bloggers are today asking their readers to contact the Human Rights Campaign and ask that they use their famous White House access to demand that President Obama work to achieve the repeal of DADT in 2010. Via AmericaBlog:
OUR MESSAGE TO HRC IS SIMPLE:

Publicly demand that President Obama take the lead in getting DADT repealed this year.

1) That means the President needs to state publicly that he wants Congress to repeal DADT this year; and

2) The President needs to take the lead in working with Congress to make sure the repeal happens.

HRC Front Desk: (202) 628-4160
TTY: (202) 216-1572
Toll-Free: (800) 777-4723

HRC Web site comment page.
General membership email at hrc: membership@hrc.org

Some may say that there is little the President can do, or that this is up to Congress now. That is simply untrue. The President can send a powerful signal that he wants the repeal done this year. He can include the repeal of DADT in the Defense Budget he sends to Congress in the next few months. If the President is serious about keeping his promises to our community, now is his chance to prove it.
BLOG SWARM SPONSORS

Today's blog swarm is sponsored by the following bloggers and sites, all of which will also be writing about this issue today, and urging their readers to contact HRC:

Joe Sudbay and John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Pam Spaulding, Pam's House Blend
Michelangelo Signorile, Sirius OutQ & the Gist
Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos
Andy Towle, TowleRoad
Joe Jervis, Joe My God
Bil Browning, Bilerico
Taylor Marsh, TaylorMarsh.com
Dan Savage, Slog
MOMENTUM HAS TURNED TO CONFUSION

HRC may argue that it's already told the President it would like to see DADT repealed this year. Well, that's not enough. And here's why.

We've had an amazing few weeks of momentum on DADT repeal following the mention of DADT in the State of the Union, the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing during which both the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs both stated their support for repeal, and the unexpected support we've received from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary and Vice President Dick Cheney.

But that momentum is quickly slipping away. After talking to people around Washington over the past two weeks, Joe and I have found a vacuum of leadership that is leading to confusion. The Hill has no idea if the President does or doesn't want them to move ahead with repeal this year. The House has already said that it's waiting for the Senate to do something. The Senate is in turmoil after the Democrats lost a single seat in January. And the DADT proposals being discussed in the Senate are focused on every possible approach
except full repeal this year.

As we painfully learned last year during health care reform, nothing happens in Congress unless the President leads. And when the President doesn't lead, disaster is guaranteed.

Whatever HRC has been telling the White House about DADT, it clearly isn't working. In spite of the President's positive comments during the State of the Union, no one knows where President Obama stands on repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" 
this year. All the while, unnamed administration officials are telling the media that itcould be years before repeal finally happens. The White House clearly didn't get HRC's message, and as a result, we are losing this historic momentum.
WHY HRC?

Why are we focusing on HRC? Because HRC is our community's largest, best-funded gay rights organization in Washington, and they carry the most sway with the White House. In fact, HRC often boasts about their close working relationship with the White House. HRC's President, Joe Solmonese, is so close to the White House that he gave the President political cover during the uproar over the administration's brief in support of DOMA. It's time HRC, and our entire community, got something in return for everything we have done for this President, this Congress, and the entire Democratic party.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

FAMILY GUY


I took a break from watching the Olympics last night and watched The Simpson's win a gold medal in Mixed Curling Demonstration, Cleveland's son act pregnant because he swallowed a gold fish and then The Family Guy!

This was one of their more 'out there' episodes and that's saying something when you're talking about The Family Guy. The two key elements of this episode are Chris's date with a girl who has Down's Syndrome and says her mother is the ex-governor of Alaska and Stewie's song and dance performance of Down's Syndrome Girl. (above clip, first three minutes only)
The whole bit with Chris dating this girl with down's syndrome isn't all that funny but it is significant for all the CRAZY that Palin could unleash and how Faux News handles one of their own shows.

The best part of the show is Stewie's performance of Down's Syndrome Girl. It is one of the best Family Guy musical numbers, is an original composition, very well choreographed, humorous and has an amazing climax that had me rewinding several times. Enjoy!

Chris asks out the ex-governor's daughter (starts at 1:50)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

SUNDAY SHERFFIUS and FRIENDS





HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!



Valentines Day Graphics

Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day)is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Valentines Day Graphics

Valentines Day Graphics
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