Hurricane Isaac’s Penis Size?

One thing that always irritates me are all those people who compare experiences as if they were comparing penis sizes. In the gulf states (like where I live in Louisiana) this is a typical occurrence after a hurricane.

That’s right! A couple of days ago marked the 7 year anniversary of hurricane Katrina. The cable was out so I was offline a few days while Hurricane Isaac pounded some of our smaller cities in the state I live in. You see, the smaller towns still have the old levees so they really took a beating. A lot of us in my town never lost our electricity more than 1 hour and consider ourselves fortunate.

I have to say I was disappointed when I came back online today to find people posting the same old crap. One acquaintance on my Facebook was going on about “how dare you compare Isaac to Katrina”. etc. Her post even included an rude reference to Jesus which I found personally offensive. I often wonder why people can’t just stay with the facts rather than including the type of expletives that serve only to shut the reader down like that one did me. i.e. anything written after that was just whiny BS and I was over her tirade whether partially valid or not.

I also wasn’t impressed how nj.com (apparently some news source in bum f#ck NJ) posted a slideshow of pictures of people playing, swimming, jogging during the hurricane like it was all some big party.

So get this people. Hurricanes are DANGEROUS! They aren’t fun risks/challenges to be taken on or penis sizes to be compared. People who die in a Category 1 are just as DEAD as someone who died in a Category 4 hurricane. In the time it took someone to joke about it or make a nonsense post online they could have been calling and checking on friends and neighbors.

Here is what a hurricane can do.

These first 3 pictures are from Hurricane Isaac which was classified a category 1 hurricane pretty much from the get-go. If you notice the water. There is no less a chance of drowning in a category 1 hurricane than in a category 4.

Actually now that I think of it a person can drown in a tub of water, can’t they? Or have an auto accident on a sunny day?

My point is that it is ridiculous to waste time comparing hurricanes or for that matter any kind of tragedy!

The last 2 pictures were from hurricane Gustav who landed inland La as a category 2 I believe. These are pictures of the house I lived in at the time. I sure wasn’t running my mouth about how horrible it was compared to Katrina. It was horrible, and tough and I lost a lot but it wasn’t a competition. It was life. Thank God no one was injured except maybe my Star Trek collection boxed up in the attic. :/

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Neil Armstrong Dies At 82

The nations of the world have already began mourning the loss of the first man on the moon. It was 43 years 1 month and 5 days ago today that Neil Armstrong spoke the most legendary sentence of the 20th century when he said:

“That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”

Armstrong underwent surgery on August 7, 2012, to relieve blocked coronary arteries but died today, August 25, 2012, at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following complications resulting from those very same cardiovascular procedures.

I remember July 20th, 1969. It happened on a Sunday afternoon, I was too young to know that millions of people all around the world were glued to tellies, perched upon their sofas in their living rooms, just like me and my two brothers were.

I was a bit older than in this picture (about 4 years older) but this was were we all sat on that spectacular Sunday when every child gained a new hero and every nerd was represented in the most awesome and historic way ever!

Neil’s family made one simple request:

“Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

RIP: Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

The white socked pocket protector wearing, nerdy engineer who left a very LARGE foot-print on the universe.

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Jodie Foster chastises the media, defending Kristen Stewart and celebrity privacy.

Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle.

Now that you have (hopefully) read the above linked article and maybe some of the comments, here is my two cents. First notice how my headline greatly differs from The Daily Beasts. This is me departing from the theatrics often seen in the headlines of yellow journalism.

This may be my most unpopular point of view but I don’t think that Jodie is defending Kristen’s recent infidelity. Think about it, how could she? I think what she is trying to express is how hard it is to be a celebrity and live a normal life. I have read so many comments on so many forums and social networks focusing on the idea that Kristen deserves to suffer for hurting Robert and we have a right to demand info about it since she’s a “public figure” (which even if so, isn’t anyone’s business/judgement call).

I’ve noticed that there seems to be an idea about celebrities in general not deserving privacy because they chose their careers i.e. chose to be in the spotlight.  So does that mean that cops deserve to be shot? Don’t they choose their own careers also i.e. put themselves in the line of fire? Are we so disassociated with our own consciences (which is defined as the personification of the moral sense of right and wrong) that we feel a choice to wear a gun or badge, or a desire to entertain for a living justifies a loss of life, safety, and privacy?

I have been thinking about this subject for a few weeks now. Most people know that I’ve recently become a huge admirer of Evan Rachel Wood and never miss a tweet of her’s so in being so diligent in reading what she has to share I have had what some call a “consciousness raising” about how celebrities are often robbed of what we non famous folks take for granted like a bike ride with our loved ones without being chased by people snapping dozens of pics (meaning someone would have to be running or driving along side, or in front of them) of what would for us be a normal relaxing bike ride could be a dangerous distraction for celeb or photographer.

When is this type of  intrusion enough?

 

 

 

 

 

 

On to another of my favourite celebs.

How do those of you who enjoyed watching TV shows like “Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters” or even the current hit TV show “Revenge” think the Emily VanCamp must feel about not even being able to take out her trash without someone snapping off a dozen pics of it? Me? It sickens me that we can’t give a little thing like privacy to those who have given us so much joy with their performances. I know I would see it as a huge invasion of privacy if someone came up in my yard and started snapping pictures of me feeding my dogs or taking out the trash in my cut off jeans and morning bed head.

It should be a no brainer to at the very least respect celebrity privacy while they are at home or on what is obviously their day off to be with their loved ones.

In  closing, let me say that I am rarely more in awe of Evan Rachel Wood then when she is standing up and speaking out for her beliefs.

Evan telling of the Paparazzi

I think that says it all!

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Walk Away b’cuz the Boy is Gay

Gotta love Hollyoaks! Seriously. Where else can a person be rushed to hospital after 2 drinks and be declared suffering from ACUTE ALCOHOL INTOXICATION! Queue the melodramatic music: “DA DA DA!”

Poor Phoebe… He’s gay get over it, right!

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Great Idea for Gay H8ters!!

F@CK YEAH Paige (About: Pretty Little Liars) !!!

Okay, my heart can’t take this. I mean, I can’t. o m g, loving Lindsey Shaw on PLL ! Below is Question tweeted from a Paily (that’s Paige♥Emily) fan about Shay Mitchell:

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Tune into Pretty Little Liars for more Paige and Emily !!

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Evan seems more funny when I have insomnia!

I just really love this kid!! Watch her on Jimmy Kimmel. She is so wonderously goofy!!!

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