On any given day, as many as 250,000 veterans (male and female) are living on the streets or in shelters, and twice as many experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year. 45% of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness and (with considerable overlap) slightly more than 70% suffer from alcohol or other drug abuse problems. As you reflect on the tragedy of the past, support and believe in Heroes today. Do Something. Suggestions:
Summer’s Eve sure went full retard on this one, didn’t they? I have never felt so deeply connected to the earth’s rich lineage of women with profoundly stinky vaginas. We’re to assume it was primarily the stench that enabled Cleopatra to rule Egypt, yes?
It may only be mid-July, but “Summer’s Eve sure went full retard on this one” is a strong early contender for Phrase of the Year. Respect knucks, Halle.
Oh, look. It’s a gratuitous picture of the essence of my being.
Remind me to show you the trick where I walk into a room with lit matches on my nipples. It’s a showstopper at parties. But of course you probably know that one already, sister. ;-)
And BTW, I bust on burlesque because it clogs up my inbox, but I have learned a lot from those girls (both conceptually, ideologically and on a practical skills basis) so I hope everyone takes my FB kvetching with a double D sized grain of salt.
My spoiler policy for television is after it airs on the west coast it’s fair game. The picture went up at 2 am. If you’re reading Tumblr or Twitter or Facebook (or any source for current events whether it be sports, news, entertainment, etc), if you’re on the Internet in general, you run the risk of spoilers. In this particular case, the winner of a reality show, that to me is like the Oscars or a big game.
With DVR, DVD, and time shifting there’s too much grey area regarding the grace period for spoilers. There’s no way to please everyone. Is one day enough? Is two days enough? What about someone who was planning to watch it this weekend? Personally, I try to watch things on the same night, but am aware that if I don’t, I could see spoilers. It’s the individual’s responsibility.
Sorry folks, but welcome to 2011. If you don’t like spoilers, stay off the Internet.
Granted, but it’s important to note that Bravo in Canada (where I and many fine Tumblr users live) won’t be airing the finale here for another 3 or 4 weeks because of stupid international broadcast rights, and although I could NEVER wait that long, until this morning I wasn’t able to find a torrent link for the finale. I mean, I knew last night who won thanks to the aforementioned “it’s aired on the West Coast now” internet spoilage, and obviously I have to be okay with that, but it would be nice to see a little compassion for those of us that are geographically unable to watch some American shows as they air and have to frantically hunt around on The Pirate Bay as soon as we crack our laptops in the morning.
Please everybody, do not refer to CNN, or most American news networks for accurate updates on the development of the situation here. I would suggest Japan’s NHK news network.
Most news networks keep running the same 4 or 5 extreme damage loops focusing on the body count and tragedy. Those are valid points as well, but to repeat them with music and logos is sickening, and now Japan has become the lead star in American news network Natural Disaster Series.
There are also positive developments that keep hope and humanity alive and together. I know everybody loves to hear “the end is near!” And the news media is the food for more subconscious hunger for catastrophe, so we can all witness something that makes history, but in the end it will be just another 24 hour programming run to sell advertising for mortgage refinancing and arthritis medication.
Japan and its people are competent and caring individuals. Restoring order is what they are the best at. I feel most at ease knowing that the professionals and technicians involved are determined with a samurai spirit to manage the disaster at hand.
This life is as real as you want it to be, and it’s worth as much as you are. Enjoy your time in this body, on this planet, that’s all you have!