Friday, March 26, 2010

EARTH HOUR 2010






MISSION, HISTORY & EARTH HOUR 2010

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.

Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America. View the toolkits, to find out what else you can do to get involved including leading the Earth Hour movement in your community.

SET YOUR CLOCK

On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, Earth Hour will once again cascade around the globe, from New Zealand to Hawaii

SPARKING A MOVEMENT

Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour’s non-partisan approach has captured the world’s imagination and became a global phenomenon. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour 2009 – involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.

Last year, 80 million Americans and 318 U.S. cities officially voted for action with their light switch, joining iconic landmarks from around the world that went dark for Earth Hour, including:

Empire State Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Broadway Theater Marquees
Las Vegas Strip
United Nations Headquarters
Golden Gate Bridge
Seattle’s Space Needle
Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple
Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Great Pyramids of Giza
Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens
Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro
St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London
Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower in Paris
Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube
Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MAKE MINE A VENTE

OH MY!

I have been seeing this commercial all over the place and over and over again. I would have shared it sooner but couldn't find it on YouTube until today. I sent Sharp the following email:
"Thank you for using out actor and Star Trek icon George Takei in your Aquos Quattron commercial." You can send Sharp your thanks here.
I feel like I should know why George say, "On my!" but I can't place it. Can anyone help me out?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TIM TEBOW TOLD TO 'SHUT THE F*CK UP' AFTER REQUESTING PLAYERS JOIN HIM IN COMBINE TEST PRAYER

Pro Football Talk reports that at least one player at the Scouting Combine didn't take kindly to Tim Tebow's request that players say a prayer before taking a test:
"We're told that Tebow already has gotten a taste of the resistance he might face at the next level. At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups. The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test. Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow's group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam. Said one of the other players in response: 'Shut the f--k up.' Others players in the room then laughed."
Source Towelroad

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

THEY'RE SO CUTE

The other day I posted how to Queer the Census by ordering or printing a label. Today I have this very cute video by George Takei and his husband explaining how to complete the Census if you consider yourself to be married. Even if you're not married, watch it anyway -- they are very cute and funny.

Monday, March 22, 2010

IT'S TIME FOR TARA

Tara returns to Showtime tonight at 10:30 est. 

Toni Collette returns in United States of Tara after winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her first-season portrayal of Tara Gregson, a mom with dissociative identity disorder. 

Season two begins with Tara seemingly having overcome her penchant for yielding her body to alternate personalities. A neighborhood tragedy, though, stirs up buried memories of childhood trauma and the “alters” start to return. A new one appears, too, who’ll share consciousness with Tara.

Partly in her absence, husband Max (John Corbett) gets immersed in a neighborhood investment (ignoring Tara’s reluctance) until it’s revealed that Tara’s alters are getting her in trouble and he begins to get exasperated. Her young teen son, Marshall (Keir Gilchrist), is exploring his sexuality and older teen daughter, Kate (Brie Larson), adopts an online fantasy persona, guided by exotic artist Lynda P. Frazier (guest star Viola Davis).

Lio by Mark Tatullie

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