05/31/08 07:25 - 66ºF - ID#44501
Gay is Ok
I will admit that the way I look at things in general is that people should be able to do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, unless they want to be hurt but that is a completely different conversation itself. This is true in sex, love, and Marriage also. Hey if people love each other that is all that matters. Their love or sometimes lust doesn't hurt anyone and no one makes you watch so just leave people alone. I use this same belief for drugs and other things also. If you want to get high and stay at home all day or party it up as long as you keep your needle to your self and your dependancy doesn't fuck up any other persons life fine then.
I know that I'm not as open to things as I should be. When I was growing up you all ways hear the "hey fag" and things along those lines as a way of bashing someone (who isn't gay) by calling them gay. I will admit that some of that still sticks with me. I try not to do it but it is tough sometimes. I never really mean it in way that is hurt full it is just a way to mess around with someone else and it gets them upset because they find homosexuality wrong. I will admit I am trying to stop it. When someone says it to me I'm not offended since I don't think there is anything wrong about being gay.
Some people say that being gay in unnatural. I say that isn't true there are gay animals. I also think that there is a chance that being gay could be very natural. The best example I can think of is in china where they have the one child clause. Yes I know that there are ways for gays to have kids like invitro and adoption. But from a physical sense two people who with out help wouldn't have a child would be a way to cause population control.
Most people who spout that homosexuality is evil and a sin do believe it. I know there are things that use as examples to back up there point. But what I don't get is I thought you weren't supposed to judge people you know that "he who is without sin cast the first stone" story. I also think that the line that goes something like "a man shouldn't lie with another man" could have other meanigs other then gay sex is wrong. I think that line was put in as a way to put down the Greeks since they where known for gay sex, I have even heard gay sex called greek style. I'm not saying that people who think gay sex is wrong are wrong I just don't agree with how they get there ideas from there religion. I also think it is what they have been taught and then once they believe that they use their bible as a way to back it up.
I do think gays should be treated as equals. I think that one reason why there still is so much hate by some for them is that you don't know who is gay so unless there is a clue you assume someone isn't. For example Asians, Blacks, Women, and other minorities there is something physical that sets them apart. So you might not like blacks but then you know this black guy who is great with computers so you go "hey he isn't like the ones I see on TV, this guy is pretty fucking cool". So by meeting people you learn that all the sterotypes aren't true. But you could work with someone who is gay and go work out with him and be in a shower with 4 gay guys and never know. If you knew they where you might shower by yourself. I do think that they do have the right to be treated as equals and to march and have parades and stuff. I'm sorry but there is a however coming sorry, I don't think they should expect peoples ideas to really change. If someone thinks that homosexuality is a sin you can't expect them to change there religious ideas. Here comes another however, however I think it is fair to be asked not be be harassed by people who think homosexuality is wrong. There is for some people a strong feeling that gays try to push there beliefs that there life style is ok onto others. I don't believe that to be true. But I do see why someone who does think homosexuality is wrong would think that.
I think things like pride weeks, gay groups, and other things along those lines are a good idea. Let face it even rebels want to fit in even if it is just with other rebels a little bit. That is why I think those clubs are good. I also think that it is good to have pride in who you are (as long as it doesn't put you in danger).
I feel as if I have left something out other then Marriage. I do understand why people believe gay marriage is wrong. If you believe being gay is wrong or at least not natural how could you approve of marriage. I think that there are rights that you can only get from marriage and that in every state people both stright and gay should be able to get them and once you get one in one state it would be national. This could even cover Hetero Life mates (movie wise think Jay and Silent Bob, is that a good or bad example), this way you are considered family. There is a difference between getting Married in a church and by the state. I think gays should be allowed to get married by the state and currently it is a state issue. NYS looks like it will recongnize gay marriages in other states now. But currently it is a state issue and not a federal one. I think that it should become a federal issue and gay marriage should be allowed. The reason I say that is right now we are in a real gray area. What happens if say in CA it does become legal to get Married and then you have to move someplace else and that state doesn't give you the rights you just had in that other state. Polygomy is illegal, I think it should be but that is for another time. What if you are a family man living in say South Carolina and you have a gay lover out of state and you then get married if it was to a women you would go to jail but since your state doesn't know about it, there is no pollygomy. See there is so much gray area that I think the feds need to make it legal in every state. That being said Marriage is also a religious mater also. That is why I think that no church or priest should have to Marry anyone they don't want to. I also think they should have the right not to be sued for not doing so. If there religious belief is that it is wrong they can't be held resposneible for doing what they think is right. I don't mean they agree to do it then the day before the event go, oh I changed my mind sorry, that just wouldn't be right.
Hopefully I covered everything I wanted to and congratulations to anyone who made it all the way to the bottom and understood what I was talking about. I almost forgot don't ask don't tell makes no sense. If it was used correctly and stright guys couldn't talk about the girl they fucked then it would be ok. But when you have to fit in you can't go "oh after i fucked becky I walked out to the kitchen naked and saw her mom eating a strawberry so I got out the whip cream and fucked her to" with out lying. But if you tell the truth that you and the boyfriend went dancing and then fucked all day you can get kicked out. If you lie about that stuff what else will that cause people to lie about. Ok I think that is really it, and if anyone didn't see last years Pride Pictures they should be up on my webshots page now.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/30/08 07:54 - 72ºF - ID#44492
TiTs (BANDITS UPDATE)
I have heard it called Thursday at the square mostly and have never seen it in print in short form on any thing official, but on everything written it is at and not "in". I wasn't an English Major or anything so I don't know how to explain it but often people use the word at for in and vice versa incorrectly. Unofficially I have heard it both as "at the square and in the square". I can't give any real credit to the first person who I heard or say call it TiTs but I do know must recently it was (e:Chico) I believe when he wrote about how it was crappy this year. So for that reason I went with what is not really correct and called it TiTs. What it should at least be called if I'm doing it that way is T.i.T.S or for those who use the proper name T.a.T.S . In any event I had a great time and like the i version for the simple reason that a lot of people don't really go for who is playing but to eat drink check people out dance and maybe look at some boobies shaking or something.
Here is the link to the gusto article where there are some professional pictures. The one that made the paper I did see in person of the girl with the bag crowd surfing.
I learned from above that Galactic used to have a lead singer who left the band. I thought they where very good and Mr Liff (not sure on spelling) aka the hip hop guy was pretty good. I remember him so I must have seen them before and "The New Deal" where pretty good.
THE NEW DEAL
(not in order really)
In terms of a Bandits Rally I guess that was a good place to have it. The problem is that for a 15 minute thing it would be tough to do it where there was not something else all ready going on. Who knows maybe some music fans will become Bandit fans. I'm not sure but I thought I heard a lot of people boo the Mayor or was it Chris Collins or was it both. Or maybe they wanted to just hear the players speak. I'm not sure really but Had a nice time.
I wish that I had some pictures with some hot ladies. Hey does anyone know if Buffalobarfly.com goes to the square that would be a good place for them to hook up with. I think it would be fun and funny to post pictures with the caption of some hot lady who's name I don't even know or who is this? or something along those lines. Or even to caption them fake number 1 and 2 and 3 and so on that could really be funny. But take my word for it there where some cutie pies and not all of them where tall and blond I did see a guy and a girl trade a hit for a drink of beer that was pretty awesome then there where these girls who it was taking them for ever to roll up there stuff so some guy gave them the rest of his as they waited to roll theirs up, it was a pretty interesting time. I myself didn't smoke up but for those that chose to have fun that way good for them, unless they are that one dude who looked like Adam Sandler and kept falling down and being moshed around.
Long story short went for the Bandits and had a great time. I'm glad they where there because if they weren't I would have stayed home so "Lets Go Bandits".
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/28/08 05:45 - 59ºF - ID#44476
Family & Religion
It isn't weird to have a second family really. But what is weird is how you see them about as often as your 1st family. But what is crazier to think about is that you see people at work more and they are like (even if you hate them all) a 2nd family also. You most of the time don't bond with them like a family, your there to work after all. The reason they are like a 2nd family is there are some people who drive you crazy who you can't escape just like family. But it is more about the fact that you are there with them for 40hrs a week and maybe more if you count a lunch or Overtime. Not to mention some times someone might come in before work to drink coffee and talk politics as they read the paper. If you can't start till 7 and the bus gets you there at 6:15 as an example that is another 45 minutes (not true where I work but true some places). Maybe it is because I'm Irish (Irish vs. Irish American is a debate for a later time) or maybe not, but it seems that most of my family (and in this case my 2nd family) we only see at wakes and Funerals. The part that is kinda scary is I'm going on a little vacation to a wedding in Carolina this month so that will be like a family reunion. In the both today and in June then it shows that families often don't see each other enough. The thing is that is how it is. For example it was great to see a lot of people I haven't seen In a long time. But it is to bad this is what it took for me to see them and vise versa. I'm not saying all families are like this I see my mother about everyday (computer is at her house, not mine) and my sis (as annoying as she can sometimes be, but that is one family dynamic I really can't get into here) sometimes and we will do things and go places together.
I lost my train of thought above. It was weird to take pictures but I did take some. I'm used to taking pictures of fun things and not funerals (they won't be posted on line, or at least not by me). It is good for the people to have pictures, I don't think pictures should just be of the good times. That being said when you are concentrating on the camera and taking a picture it takes away a little bit from what ever you are doing. Hey someplace you are having fun not a big deal cause taking the pictures can be part of the fun (an (e:strip) party is a good example of that) , but with things that are Sacred or Personal taking pictures feels odd or like a privacy violation a little bit. That being said I'm glad I took pictures but wish I took a few more. But at the same time you don't want it to be about just taking the pictures either. I don't know if what I wrote makes any sense to anyone else or not but maybe it does, well I feel a little bit better.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/24/08 05:25 - 64ºF - ID#44441
1000th Indy Potpurri
Well I was hoping it would be about some huge event like being on a white sand beach or Mountain or something along those lines. Then I meet a couple people and they have a bunch of girls and there is some event like a bonfire or being pushed over a waterfall and swimming in the Lagune (the thing at the bottom of the falls that is some how deep and calm and the water doesn't move.) Then of course every one would do some type of drug that bonds us all together and there is some kind of group or multi partner sex. After wards everyone gets the same tattoo that binds us all to that moment for life and to each other so we never forget it.
But nothing like that ever happens to me and even if it where to the timing isn't right so I'll just write about today and the movie I saw.
But before I do that I do want to add that I have been slowing down on how much a post, and not sure why that is. Who knows maybe it is because I don't do so much during the winter other then wake up early and trek out to work trek home go on line and watch TV. then there are also sports events but no Taste of Buffalo or anything like that. It is odd to think of that many posts I guess I'm a big mouth sometimes the fact that I have 2,853 comments currently that I've posted would agree with that, but other times I'm very keep to my self type of person. I did have the idea to video myself typing a blog then down load it then upload it to youtube but I don't really know how to video on my camera and I have no idea how to do you tube here. I also thought about putting links to other journals I had written on here but kinda forgot how to do that plus that would mean a lot of re reading. It is to bad I couldn't find 1000 hot ladies or neat Tattoo pictures that was another idea for a 1000th post. I didn't want to get into an issue on my about 100th post. So onto indy.
I can't compare the new Indiana Jones to the old ones because I don't remember much about them. Yeah I know I liked them and that at some theme park they had an Indiana Jones show that was pretty cool with huge flames and tricks, my guess is Epcott Center but not sure. One thing I have heard from a few places is Harrison Ford is old and then they break on the movie. Well I got some bad news for the people I have heard say this he is in Better shape then you are, and I'm guessing he is in better shape now then your where 5 years ago and maybe 10 years ago, if that is true then you need to shut up.
Some people say that they did this as a way to just make money. I do see there point because there are a lot of product tie ins, ceral multiple ones, and Burger King come to mind quickly. I tried the indy burger I think it is a new kind of Whopper and it was pretty tasty. I don't think it is all about the money. I could be wrong here But I think with the success of Movies like National Treasure and Tomb Raider it shows that people still like this kind of movie. I think this will not be the only new Indiana Jones Movie. I could Ford doing one more and there is another thing they could do and I think they might but to say it here would give away a part of the movie.
Ok onto the movie itself. How can you not like a movie that starts out with music by Elvis, It is background music and doesn't really have anything to do with the story. Story wise I liked it, again that is all I will say don't want to give anything away. Even though she was evil it was nice to see a strong women as being the evil lead charachter, I wonder if they will do a Sci-Fi spinoff (again if you saw how it ended you know where I'm going) that would be funny. Of course there is a lot of action including fighting and that is all ways good. I like that Indy wasn't perfect. I'm sure if you anyone has seen the previews the show the scene where he swings and doesn't make his target there is another scene kinda like that. It was a lot of fun and think anyone would like it. It is also good family viewing. You don't have to know about the cold war and that the (not nazi's here) nazi supposidly tried to find occult powers to take over the world. You don't have to worry about cursing or sex scenes or all kinds of blood. Yes that is good stuff but it doesn't fit in this movie and it wouldn't have seemed right if it would have been I don't do the star system but I'll say 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 and two thumbs up.
One thing I do need to mention before the movie though, and I don't mean the preview for the new Hell Boy movie that really looks amazing. I mean the coke ads. The most recent is two people debating on some show they say the same thing one buys one a coke and they tour washington, great ad it really is. I admit I'm a Perpsi Guy myself. That being said Coke has way better ads. There is one with santa who gives out coke bottles to this little girl over the ages untill she is old and then gives it to her graduaghter or something like that. There have been a bunch of great ones But here is the part where I need Help in all there ads (maybe they are all made in other countries) they always have tall glass coke bottles, hey maybe it is just me but where I live they don't even sell those anymore. Do they sell them in America anymore? Also it got me thinking is glass or plastic better for the enviroment. Granted I know glass breaks and is heavy but if you droped a bottle of (owned by pepsi) Sobe they land on there bottom and bounce into your shin or at least when I have done that, that is what happens.
Hope everyone gets to have a great long Holiday weekend, even if that means you have to do more at work on tuesday.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/22/08 05:58 - 55ºF - ID#44422
The Chinese food was pretty good. I think I had like two plates but it was worth it. The food and company was good The people who went where (e:Imk2) and Faben (sorry if I misspelled that), (e:Jenks) and Dan, (e:Tiburon), (e:Paul) and myself. It was nice to meet (e:Tiburon) I hope you liked everyone you meet and had a good time it seemed like you did. I have to thank (e:Imk2) that was a great idea. When I first heard about it I wanted to go the movie but got the date wrong and thought it was next month. To Dan and Paul thanks for getting me home. I really did have a good time and I hope everyone else did also here are pictures from the Buffet.
From inside the Theartre here is one original pictures of (e:imk2) and then two that where updated on my Camera. So I hope you enjoy them.
So now onto the movie at last. I have never read any of the Manga but I watch or record DeathNote on Adult Swim after Bleach on Cartoon Network. It isn't my favorite show that they have had on but it is still pretty good. The Shirgami was so cool looking and the voice was spot on that was really cool. I thought they got L perfect. That would include all the little movements like the feet and how he holds the phone. I'm not sure if it was all the same Voice Talent from the cartoon but if not it sure sounded just like them. You might not think it but those little touches make a movie so much better. I didn't really know how they where going to tell the story or how far they would go into it. I thought the story was told pretty well. I guess the ended the movie at a pretty good point in the story. I don't really do the stars or thumbs up but it has 2 thumbs up and enough stars to be good. Oh yeah the special features where pretty good also. The only thing that I thought could have made the movie better is that there was stuff in Japanese that they could have translated on screen but I think not doing that is kinda a common thing, but other then that it was pretty cool. There where people who dressed up and screamed when there favorites where introduced. That I wasn't used to but you gotta like the passion that people have. Part 2 looks like it will be very good, not sure if they will have another screening for that anytime soon or if it is better to see if it is on DVD anywhere. I think it would be cool to see it in the large screen. They did have an ad for a Bleach Movie they will be showing in June, but that is animated not live action. Bleach is a pretty good Show also, I should go see that also.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/18/08 02:53 - 48ºF - ID#44387
Bandits Win 4th Championship
Pictures can be nice as a reflection but the thing is there is so much they can't show like the atmopshere or energy and things like that. the game was so much fun and the place was sold out. It was for the championship and there was that something that I don't know how to say that is like excite where you kinda prey you team can hold on to win, when you score a big goal you jump in the air. Well here are a few more pictures from the game.
I'm sure NLL.com and Bandits.com have news on the game also. I look foreward to taping the game and listening to what the people say about it, that will be a way to maybe relive it a little bit. Before the game I watched Pan's Labyrnth and thought it was pretty good, I like that it was dark and had an ending of things being righted but not being happy. I thought it was pretty interesting.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/16/08 06:55 - 62ºF - ID#44372
not pro-life or pro-choice
One thing that I don't like about the Abortion debate is how you have to be Abortion is murder and wrong or It is great and I love abortion. It seems like people have it set up to be devicisive. The first thing is that the two terms are wrong. Pro-choice means that you think women should have a choice if they want an abortion but often this term is used to mean that you like abortions and that isn't really true. The term Pro-Life is also wrong also. The reason is that if you out law abortion then some people will go and still get them like how they used to in the old days and People would bleed to death sometimes so if you are pro-life you really are not. Some Pro-life people have also killed or taken life by blowing up abortion clinics or killing doctors so that doesn't mean they are really pro life then.
I think that Abortion should be legal. I don't think the state has a right to say what a women or anyone can do to their own body. That doesn't only apply to abortion, there was a time when Tattoos were illegal. Even if I thought that the State had a right to stop a women from getting an abortion. I would still want them to be legal. The reason for that is that some people won't get them any more but a lot of people will go do the "Back Ally thing" those are very (or where) dangerous and then the mother is in danger.
In terms of the if it is a taking a life or not I'm not sure. It really depends on how far along the lady/girl is. When you call it a kid or baby then I say that it is alive and it is wrong to abort it then, that is unless it is a danger to the mother. I do think that 3rd trimester abortions are wrong. I do think that ladies should be given all the facts and one option shouldn't be pushed over others or the facts shouldn't be bias. I think that for anyone who can they should go for adoption instead but I know that isn't all ways an option. There is a 3rd cause but I don't know if it has a name that tries to cut down on the number of abortions there are a year and I would like to see more of that, it seems more senseable as opposed to the war and crazyness that goes into both movements.
SO: Abortion should be legal and safe and in some cases it is killing but in most cases it isn't, I think it is ok today but wish more people would choose adoption instead, hope I covered all my thoughts on it.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/16/08 05:17 - 62ºF - ID#44369
Bandits & Copperfield
EDGE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: BANDITS VS 'JAX
Buffalo hosts Portland on Saturday at HSBC Arena
Final preperations are being made for the 2008 Edge Championship Game, which will be held on Saturday when the Buffalo Bandits host the Portland LumberJax at HSBC Arena.
The Buffalo Bandits will host the Portland LumberJax on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET in the Edge 2008 National Lacrosse League Championship Game at HSBC Arena.
The Bandits, who are the top overall seed in the playoffs, have defeated the New York Titans and Philadelphia Wings on their home turf in East Division playoff games, while the LumberJax, who were seeded eighth overall in the post-season, have been road-warriors, upsetting the Calgary Roughnecks and San Jose Stealth in their respective buildings on their road to the Champion's Cup.
Mark Steenhuis scored seven goals last week in Buffalo's 19-12 thrashing of New York in the East Division Final. His MVP performance included four consecutive goals in the fourth quarter to put comeback hopes out of reach for New York.
"I think we're playing very well right now," said Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour. "There's a lot of anticipation going on. We're ready for a very tough battle."
Ken Montour, who leads the league in save percentage (80.8%) and is second in goals against average (10.23), made 41 saves in the win, but Mike Thompson (11.81 GAA, 76.2% save pct) will get the start in goal for Buffalo. Thompson stopped 46 shots and allowed just 12 goals in Buffalo's first-round playoff win against Philadelphia.
Portland's Dan Dawson and Ryan Powell lead all post-season scorers with 12 and eight goals, respectively. Dawson also has 10 assists for 22 points, seven better than the next points-getter, John Tavares at 15.
"Guys are playing with a lot of confidence," said LumberJax bench boss Derek Keenan. "We're playing well certainly at the right time."
Starting goaltender Matt Disher went down with an MCL strain early in the game, but Veteran goaltender Dallas Eliuk, who has served primarily as a backup in 2008, answered the call with 35 saves for the win.
"There is a chance [Disher might play Saturday]," added Keenan. "We probably won't make that decision until Saturday. He's been rehabbing all week and it's sort of a gametime thing."
The Championship Game will be a rematch of the final weekend of the regular season. The two teams met on April 26th at HSBC Arena, with Portland falling 14-10. 18-year-old Peter Jacobs was the only Portland player to score multiple goals, while John Tavares chipped in four goals and four assists for the Bandits in the victory.
The Bandits, who including the post-season are 9-2 at home, can win their first championship since 1996 with a victory on Saturday, while the LumberJax look to make history and win their franchise's first Champion's Cup.
ESPN2 will air the game on Tuesday, May 20th at 2 PM ET. The game will air LIVE on ESPN360, The Score Television Network, Eurosport2 and online at NLL.com. SIRIUS Satellite Radio will also air the game live on channel 119.
Two Points to clarify ESPN 360 is a website so it is epsn360.com . Also the goalie Disher used to play for the Bandits but not sure how long ago it was.
David Copperfield yesterday was very good. I went to the early show. There was this neat part where there where clips of him or about him in pop culture. His big trick was to get people out of the audience and then they got up on this platform with chairs and covered them he gave them flashlights and then he made them vanish. I guess the people who know them found them in the lobby after the show. The people where selected by passing balls through the crowd. He did this trick that had a story about his father and grandfather and he made a car appear and that lead to him sending flying discs into the watchers and some people went up on stage and then some people called out number and answered questions. At the end of the trick he has all these people unlock this glass container with the metal locked box inside of it. When he pulls out the paper and a audio tape the numbers matched what was picked and it matched the answers of the questions. At the very end he he picked up his fathers licensee plates and put one in front of the others and it was the numbers that where picked. I think he has demonic powers how could he know what people where going to say, HA! My boss saw the later show and said the answers where different then the show I was at, so that takes away one way he did it. He did some other cool tricks to. He has a talent at finding sexy ladies to come on stage. It was a fun time and it really flew by quickly. I would think it would be worth it to go see him if he was someplace close.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/14/08 05:55 - 69ºF - ID#44338
Love of Star Wars
I know the love of star wars isn't really an Issue but it fits into being a fanatic. A lot of people think that there where 6 Star Wars movies but depending on how you count that isn't true. By my count there are 7 because of that all Ewoke movie and I heard there was another spin off some place. Not to mention the original 3 came out in those versions with all the added effects and scenes so you could get the count up to ten. Then you have the clone wars but they so far are only animated cartoons. They make comic books and movies and all kinds of stories that I never got into. But I'm still a fan. I have posters and some merch like figures on my wall and M&Ms and things like that. But It is very easy to go from I'll get this cool thing to I have to spend my entire paycheck on it and go overboard like dressing up as a stromtrooper and having your girlfriend dress up as lia and stuff like that, and putting it on line as a video with ewoks in the background.
I think the reason for being a fanatic though makes sense in this case. There are so many great ideas and themes in the movie like good vs bad, tryreny, abuse of power, fighting for freedom, love, companion ship, being rebelous, the entire Jedi thing. So there really are if you examine it a lot of reasons why Star Wars appeals to people. That doesn't even get into all the characters, action, special effects, cool costumes and great music.
Here is an example of someones dedication to star wars going to far that I saw on Yahoo today. Maybe it is more then just one person going to far. But maybe for the people at the church it isn't maybe the Jedi Beliefs kinda line up some with theirs so they kinda line up some so they aren't that nuts or maybe it is just fun.
'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks
Wed May 14, 7:36 AM ET
HOLYHEAD, Wales - A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.
Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones - aka Master Jonba Hehol - with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.
He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones - known as Master Mormi Hehol - bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.
The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.
The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."
"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."
Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.
"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.
Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon (10-liter) box of wine beforehand.
"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.
District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.
In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 - 0.7 percent of the population - listed Jedi as their religion.
Hey if anyone feels like chiming in go ahead, maybe there are more details I should know that shows these guys just love star wars like me an are not fanatics or maybe I'm one also but not expressing that I am here.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/13/08 07:35 - 63ºF - ID#44331
So for mothers day we went to Old Man rivers then walked around the park. I know some of it is called Niawanda but I don't know if the name changes at other spots. Here are a few photos I took.
Missing Image ;(
I wish we had a little bit more time and that it was a bit warmer I would have liked to have seen what was at the end of all those houses.
Location: Buffalo, NY
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I like your point that there was never a hetero persecution day. I will admit I have heard this same argument on race but not for Pride (I'm sure they are the same). It comes down to them thinking that if they had a Hetero (white pride march) then they would be called Haters or racist or what ever but when the Minority does it, that is fine. They are getting at Hypocry and from there side they have a good point but in terms of gays I disagree with them. That being said I have to give anyone who does the gay pride Parade credit. I know there is no way that I could do it. The fear that someone who knows me but doesn't get that I'm gay and then sees me on the news or something that all of a sudden goes from friend to hating me would freak me out. Stuff like that really does happen. That might be part of the reason why I wasn't so sure about going to the parade the first time and why I took so few pictures. I don't really care what people think of me. But at the same time I don't want to make any enemies out of people who where friends because I was at a parade.
I do think that there is one other reason why people don't like there being Pride and a Parade. Some people think that there is A gay Agenda and that they want people to accept them and think that there lifestyle is ok. From this perspective it is like gays are throwing there life style in there face. I can completely understand how people would think that, but don't agree with it my self.
I'm sure I left something out of response but if so that is ok.
I think the reason people think pride is weird is because most people have not seen gays really persecuted, only harassed. Say in the example where you were talking about how some people use the word fag in a harassing way. However, not that long ago and still in many place gay people were seriously abused and even killed or brutalized in insane asylums and concentration camps. People just forget about that part.
It really makes me insane when people complain abou their is a gay pride day but no hetero pride day. I think that lies in the fact that there was never a hetero persecution day. I bet that would change things a bit, lol.