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If You Like “300,” Are You Gay? The Issue of Homoeroticism in Heroic Films

Dude, does this mean I’m gay? If this is the case, I’m going to need a new wardrobe and start listening to techno. While there are only 5 comments, I am sure since this just made it to the front page that there will be more comments.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
It’s no surprise that the most serious and ambitious surf movies convey a traditional and heroic ethos. And it’s probably no surprise that they sometimes share a peculiar fate with other films that offer idealized portraits of heroic masculinity, such as this year’s 300
—the tendency to have clueless film critics misread them as “homoerotic.”

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June 29, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

50 Cent busted lip syncing

LMAO!!!! 227 comments.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
RAPPER 50 Cent has suffered an embarrassing blow at the BET awards, when he was caught lip synching live on stage, watched by millions of people.
Entertainment site MediaTakeOut.com report that 50 Cent was caught out from the beginning of his performance, after being ceremoniously lowered onto stage on a podium.

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June 28, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

The Woolly Mammoth can now be cloned but should we?

Tis is very interesting. I love the fact that someone recognized that people interact in the comment… but not so sure about the idea of cloning a Woolly Mammoth. 481 comments for a story that has 1337 (isn’t that backwards for leet?) votes.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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June 27, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

How-to-Develop Digger Integrity : 10 DIGGER COMMANDMENTS

Well now isn’t this interesting… 88 comments so far.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
If you want to be a quality digger and are seriously interested in understanding the secrets behind the mysterious digg algorithm, this guide will help you develop your integrity and your intuition. 10 DIGGER COMMANDMENTS – Tips for learning how to digg it!

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June 27, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

If the image of what the show is going to look like actually true (the image is on the right in the article), then I don’t think it will be that great. It will be on the Cartoon Network and of course Hasbro will be on the team.

Now, there are actually NO COMMENT on this blog about this. I am actually shocked that no one has said anything directly on the blog especially considering that Transformers will be coming out next week (and that most people on Digg are tech geeks… yeah, this blog post was featured on Digg just a few minutes ago) .

Well there are comments on Digg about this. 31 comments currently… which is kinda low considering the topic…

My favorite comment so far was made by Gotar:

Loonatics anyone?

LOL!!! If anybody remembers the Loonatics (a futuristic version of Bugs Bunny and crew), it was not that good (but at the same time it was… which is kind of odd). Let hope that the new new NEW Transformers (Generation… what are they u to now… 10?) does better than that. And lets hope that they keep the transforming sound… because if they don’t

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Movies, TV | Leave a comment

Calling Cheney’s Bluff

Calling Cheney’s Bluff

With the news focused on Paris Hilton being released and then interviewed, I am surprised that this got any airplay, but a few places caught it (NBC and the NY Times to name a few) and it is an interesting catch.

Digg lead me to a blog/news site called The Nation. Basically the post is about how the vice president says that the office of the vice president isn’t part of the executive branch therefor doesn’t have to follow the rules of the national archives.

The twist is that one democratic (you now a republican would not say something against his own… then again democrats don’t do that either) basically says if your not part of the executive branch then why are you getting executive branch money? You should get president of congress money for your staff.

Digg is going crazy over this. I guess some of that spilled over to the blog because its got plenty of comments (84 total) on the subject.

Best comment:

So the same crowd that wouldn’t defund a FAILED WAR….are going to “step up” and defund Cheney’s office?!?!?!?

As for Cheney’s claim, though seemingly idiotic (How could a man a “heartbeat away” from the Presidency NOT be in the Executive Branch?)….he may be able to fight it out in the Supreme Court.

Consider…the Vice-President is ALSO Constitutionally…the President of the Senate, overseeing procedures and able to cast a tie-breaking vote. The President nor any other Executive Branch person has a vote in the Senate, therefore it opens up the possibility that the Veep has BOTH Executive and Legislative powers.

And the Bush/Cheney guys aren’t stupid. They can figure this as well AND figure that if it goes to the USSC (the US Supreme Court), that with Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas….ALL they need is one more Justice on their side to win.

Posted by MASK 06/25/2007 @ 08:59am

I hate to admit it, but Cheney might have a valid argument. I don’t think its too valid because he is obviously part of the executive branch and his seat as president of the Senate is only there for checks and balances… and can he even vote on anything unless it actually is a tie? In other words, when exactly does he vote on anything (other than voting on 50-50 tie decisions)???

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Digg, Government, Politics | Leave a comment

Following the 13-year journey of 23 Harlem New York Kindergartners

Wow…

Digg Link Pick Quote:
They started in the same kindergarten class in Harlem but have taken different paths in 13 years of navigating the New York City schools. Here’s a look at where they’ve been and where they are now: one of the girls would grieve the murders of both parents. One of the boys would be arrested 3 times. One would get involved in a gang. Read more…

read more | digg story

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

Secret Habits Of the Super Rich

Interesting….

Digg Link Pick Quote:
The best things in life aren’t necessarily the most flashy objects but instead discreet, meaningful experiences. Luxury goes undercover in the lives of the rich and famous.

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June 26, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

New anti-speeding ad tells speeders their small penis is why they speed

LMAO… that is all I have to say about this.
769 (get it? lol) votes for the story, and 209 comments. I guess there was allot to talk about. 209 comments on a article with 700+ votes is unusual.

Digg Link Pick Quote:
Young men who speed do so because they have a small penis – or so the new RTA road safety campaign implies. Ads from the $1.9 million campaign – which targets speeding among 17- to 25-year-olds – aired for the first time on TV last night. They show onlookers who see speeding male drivers wiggling their pinkie fingers.

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June 26, 2007 Posted by | Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

Et Cetera: Publick and Privat Curiosities Harlem’s Painted Lady: 65 East 125th Street «

Et Cetera: Publick and Privat Curiosities Harlem’s Painted Lady: 65 East 125th Street «

This was a featured blog post on WordPress many days ago, but I just saw it only a couple of days ago. At any rate, I find this blog post very enlightening. What a wonderful idea to take it upon yourself to chronicle the life of an areas environment. This must take allot of fortitude to continue to do ‘caue we are talking about years, even decades of history being captured.

I am very into spacial environments and how they are designed and how they end up working. Its the reason why I went into Architecture many many years ago. What I am glad to see is that many other people find it interesting too. Plenty of people commented on the work being done here.

This blog post has 33 comments and all of them are insightful and help to create a place where you are safe to think and write what YOU think. I think this is someplace you should take a look at… again.

The most interesting comment:

  1. Jim d’Esterhazy Says:
    June 8th, 2007 at 6:01 pm As a native New Yorker exiled in Florida, it’s interesting, but sad, to have the deterioration documented. On a recent trip back to my old neighborhood, the decline was similar, but to my amazement there was one street – for at least a four block stretch- that had remained the same since the 60’s. I was amazed and curious. What imunity did those four blocks have that shielded them from the decay all around them? It would be interesting to find out.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Blog Post Review, Business, Culture, Economy | 1 Comment