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Category: issues

11/17/10 08:04 - 45.ºF - ID#53118

Football Homosexuality on Glee

Now some might say that liking Glee makes you Queer. Or I've even heard the term of fag for people who love Broadway musicals but it was used in a good way not a bad way. Sometimes Glee is so great.

Now they deal with the issues of being different, being picked on and Homosexuality on the show.. One of the most recent ones is there is this football player who picks on the one openly gay kid and not in the nice way. So he stands up to the guy finally and the end the hater kisses him. Yeah that was on last weeks show. But there was a tie in about if he tells anyone that he will kill him and at one point he winks at him also....

What I don't think the show is going to talk about is the fact that Homosexuality is often something people can't admit to for many reasons. But one of them is because you lose who you are and what you love. See even if this character new he was gay (and not repressing it) and loved the fact that he was. He could never come out cause the day that he did, bye bye football. Anyone (say a dad) who had football dreams for him would be hurt as well. Why would football be over for him (not that I ever played in school)? It makes a non sexual thing sexual. Tackles in the mind become grouping. Lets not even get into the locker room and showers and all the awkwardness. Now some might say this is silly why should people stay hidden because of haters. It isn't really about haters though but it is some. This is the same reason why male teams don't want women on the team and if they do some how make it, get a different changing room.....

But that takes me onto a different issue. Women and reporters and camera men in locker rooms. Sorry it shouldn't be allowed. The Locker room is a place for the team. Where people change and get ready and no Cameras or women should be there. What there Should be though is A media room that players and coaches can go into and get treatments if they want to and do interviews....

How many girls would change if they thought a boy was watching through a peep hole. Well that is what it would be like if someone came out when they played football. Yes some people wouldn't care but some would not want that person looking at there stuff. Also how about when the o line holds hands or are neck to neck in the huddle or snap towels now all that all boys stuff boys being boys loses what it is because of the assumption of everyone being straight.....

There really is no way of changing this.... But what really causes this is in our society Gender roles are so strong. Boys do this and girls do that.....

There was this prowrestler I liked Named Chris Cannon . He was kinda a mid level wrestler. AFter WWE bought WCW he kinda went no where. Some Time he came out publicly and not sure how high he would have climbed but it sure derailed any chance he had... It is to bad. As Many Wrestlers he died at a young age. I'm sure it is because he came out and it killed his chances. Look at how wrestlers dress and the close body contact how could that work knowing someone is gay......

This is tragic that this is how things are but that is how things are. It is a real issue and no NFL player has ever come out during their playing time. In Wrestling yes there have been charcters that hint at it, but that is just a charcter a way to mess with the other persons mind but to really be gay is different.......

My Point is that often times because of how Society Is (not just certain people) there are reasons people can't come out or admit to what they really are because it would destroy there lives and it isn't only from hate.... This is a real issue that I don't have the answers to.....
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Category: photos

11/16/10 07:03 - 47.ºF - ID#53112

Sabres Part 2

I have to admit that those 200 level seats are nice. Plus between the periods things get so packed in the food area and bar, that I'm glad I ate before the game. But that being said you have to get the person's attention but they will bring food to your seat, I maybe should try that if I ever get that type of seat for a sabres game again. Well here are more photos from that game......
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Oh Yeah Game ON!!!!

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This Outfit coming up was odd even for a sports event for some reason it reminds me a bit of A Christmas Story....

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Ok Back to the game shots maybe I should have put those 1st?

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Vanek Scored an Amazing Goal in Overtime to win the game. On the way home I saw that Cereal at Wilson and Had to Buy it, it is my Favorite Sabres Player Ryan Miller
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Category: photos

11/15/10 06:12 - 45.ºF - ID#53107

Sabres Sat. Part 1

So I got to see My 1st Sabres Game of the year the ticket was from work. Those 200 level tickets sure are nice... Plus the Sabres won on a great goal. They changed how the Arena looks a bit. Not sure how viewable the stuff is behind the glass but here are the start of the pictures from Sat....

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I wasn't able to get pictures of everything with people eating in front of stuff. I would have also liked to have been there right at 5 so I had time to read everything but I had my Niece's Birthday Party to attend and that was a good time.... Hoping more photos from warm ups the grier thing and the game....
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Category: movies

11/13/10 12:22 - 59.ºF - ID#53098

Wartorn & Skyline

So Yesterday I went to see skyline. It is an alien movie maybe call it a monster movie not sure. I thought it was pretty cool. If I say what I both liked and kinda didn't like at the same time It would give away way to much of the movie but I had fun watching it.....

HBO showed this Documentary that I watched today (aired on veterans day) Called Wartorn . It is about (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They had old war footage and interviews and stories of current vets and people serving. Was it interesting yes! Was it disturbing Yes! It was very good though.

It Makes sense though that if you have never killed anyone that doing so could mess you up at some point. It also makes sense that once you are trained (and do it) to kill and fight in a war that it would be hard to turn that off at home. People are creatures of habits and habits are pattern forming.

As a Small example of this there was a wrestler Bill Goldberg. He was talking about getting into Character (He was one of those go out and destroy his opponent type of guy and had some huge winning streak being a beast). He said that he could turn that guy on in about 5 minutes but then when he was done it took him hours to get out of character..... That is just getting pumped up and putting on a show and being someone else not being trained to kill the enemy and defend your self and your fellow solders... Hey some people are fine and do readjust to life normally but this movie wasn't about them. I think it is a must see it is good to get shaken up a bit and get a bit disturbed by things some times......
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Category: holiday

11/11/10 05:28 - 53.ºF - ID#53092

Happy Veterans Day

So I decided not to go to Youtube and post songs about war there are a few good ones that might work. I just wanted to Wish all the Veterans a Happy Holiday and get into what the day means to me.

I Work at a company so it isn't a day off like it is for some. There have been many wars and I think these two current ones are a waste and that a lot of people are dying for no reason, that being said others hold the opposite feeling but that isn't what Veterans day is about. Yes at some point those troops that live will be Veterans. Memorial Day is when we remember Solders that died. But for me on or around that day I like to go look at the memorials and big ships and remember that not only did US Soldiers or what ever term you want to use die, but so did the enemy and that is very important to remember but that isn't this holiday. To me Veterans day is about all the people who served in the Armed Forces and are still around. I think that we due owe them gratitude. People join (or where drafted) into the Military for all kinds of different reasons. No matter what those are when your time is finally up and you are done then the Military/Government needs to treat you like how you are supposed to be treated. It is sad how often this isn't the case. It should be a crime if you aren't taken care of properly..... But hey that is just my view.

Happy Veterans day........
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Category: potpourri

11/08/10 06:49 - 42.ºF - ID#53082

Odd thoughts today

So today I got into a weird mood.... Has this ever happened to you? I was on the bus and saw one of those designer back packs that has a piece of shiny gold or maybe brass. That reminded me of back when I had a Karl Kani shirt that had that metal piece on it, how is one supposed to wash it. Then that reminded me other stuff not sure everything but like different kids dressed differently back in high school. There used to be some deodorant Called Power Stick. I few people from school and it was kinda mind blowing... Well maybe mind blowing isn't the right word but it was odd...

But that also gets me to I saw an add for Glee on Tuesday Night, I guess it is about Bullying. As I try and think back to High School I don't really remember any back then. Yeah my School was small and yeah maybe you had little groups of people but I was kinda known by a bunch of people and kinda on the fringe of how ever you might call those groups, at least from my perspective... Well there is one thing I can think of, off hand but don't remember all the details...

Yes Bullying has been in the News lately with the suicides. But what people don't get is that this movement should have started a long time ago. Most of those school shootings where because the kids where picked on or put into some social circle and where sick of it so they went shooting... The Problem I have with the shootings is that they weren't planed correctly. What I mean is if the metal kids are picked on and they did nothing to deserve it Then if they came in with guns and knew where the people who picked on them where and got them all together then that I could live with. Eye for an Eye right.... But in all these cases they just go after everyone.....

That is true in the Ft. Hood shooting as well. That guy was an Arab so he was put in like a circle of one and then he went nuts...

Now in Bowling for Columbine my favorite part is the Marilyn Manson Interview. It really is. Well now that I'm into movies I did watch a few over the weekend maybe that is part of what has effected my mood. It could also be that (e:JoyBlue) looks as if I have seen her someplace or somewhere before but that happens to me so often when I'm out walking... I think it happens from over the years being on a lot of social networking or free dating sites or some mix of those. But another thing about those that is so odd is that no one really looks like their user picture. Yes Part of it is that some pictures are old and some are new. but women change so much with hair style and cuts and makeup. There are couple Pictures of (e:Theecarey) on facebook that look really good (now I'm not saying she doesn't normally look like that) it is just a different perspective or a light I'm not used to seeing her in. There is a picture of me with (e:ladycroft) and (e:Imk2) at Edgefest where they both look amazing, and I can remember someone commenting about how young they both look. In that picture they both did.... Oh yeah Back to the movies. X-games the movie was pretty good. The Box was wild.. You get a box and can either push a button and someone dies but you get a $1,000,000 now that doesn't sound like a lot but it is set back in time so it was more money then. It gets pretty good I think and reminds me of The Twilight zone in some places with the Humanity Tie in. I also watched Avatar on the small screen and it was still good....

Ah I lost my train of thought so long ago... Oh yeah Friday met up with some ex-employees and current one of where I work... It was a good time. That being said I did see a few pictures on line from Mass Appeal it looked pretty cool.. Fridays sure does make a good Mojito is there any such thing as a bad one. And the server was pretty hot. Plus there was a beavy of hot ladies there as well, the one by the Galleria mall is pretty nice....

Sunday was Football and the quick thing is at least the team is looking better in their losing efforts... I think if they can get it together and get a win they could become good and that might lead to a good season next year?????

I think that is all I got sure I left something out, I do wonder what happened to some people from the HS though.....
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Category: politics

11/01/10 05:54 - 41.ºF - ID#53046

Is It Wensday Yet?????

I Will be so happy once Election day is here, and then overwith. All the canidates suck......... It isn't all their fault though the system is broken. I'm sick of all the attack ads. I'm sick of all the that person said this and that is wrong I'm not like that. Then on top of that you have these shiny fliers that come in the mail and they say 1 of 3 things and none of them are what they should say. They attack the person they fighting often times calling them a person who votes along the same lines as someone else.... They list all the great things this person has done. The 3rd isn't as common it is about how they are a great family person or there are pictures with some other family.... Shut the fuck up allready this is what we want to know....

1. What your stand is on every issue or at least core ones
2. What you are going to try to do or things you are going to try and fight for
---If you combine those two the right way that should cover it, maybe you could ad in some personal beliefs if they fit in politically but that is all we need to know..

Now on one news update they had on the radio they mentioned something about How Sarah Palin said a lot of democrats are getting voted out. Then some democrat disagred and said how they are getting stornger. See this shit is the problem it is all about The Dems. Vs. The Republicans. I have an idea there needs to be a political revoulution......

A. Maybe for non Presidental Ellections there should be A law that you can't do any promoting or campagining with the exception of gettin on the Ballot more then 2 months before the Primary.

B. All this Bipartiansianism needs to go out the window. It is all crap. The dems hated Bush cause he was Bush. Don't get me wrong I hate a lot of the stuff he did but not because he was on the other side. There where people who where glad Chicago didn't get the olympics cause that is where Obama is from. Hello love of Country first ass hole..... This stuff gets so ugly. The president told Paterson not to run cause it would hurt the Dems.... What a President told someone who was running for state office not to run, that sounds illegal and unconsititonal to me. Why because of all this Dems control this and Republicans control this....

C= The Two Party System has to go.... It causes to many problems. Yes it is good that the Tea Party is a 3rd party but they seem to line up with the Republicians. Yes there is the green Party and some others but there isn't really a 3rd storng party and there needs to be hey why not a 4th.

c
>D I think the only way to really get out of the two Party system is to change the way we vote on the national level and then that would go down to the regional level. There have been many suggestions on how to change it like things with run offs that I don't tottaly get. But here are a few ideas....

With the exception of others throw out the majority rules rule. In other words one person by percentage gets 36%, then 34% and then a 3rd gets 30% the person that got the 36% wins! Now if you used a system like this the winning the state thing wouldn't really be a fair but why not what ever Percentage you get in the state You get a Percentage of those points in the state that seems fair..... And it is understandable by everyone...

My other idea is the Rank system. It is kinda like when you rate the top 10 of something #1 gets 10 points #2 gets nine and so on. You would pick your top 3 people or you know what math might work better with four. Say one gets 100 points #2 gets 75 there would be some system in place for every state....


On a side note these new machines in the city suck. The problem is you walk in. Then you find where you are. Then they give you this big sheet. Then you have to hide it in an envelop type thing. Then sit down and fill it out. Then after that recover it and get into line again. With just a few people it turns into a fire drill quickly, the old machines where better......
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Category: photos

10/31/10 10:13 - 41.ºF - ID#53040

E:strip Halloween Part 1 of 1

So I few things , argh where to start:
1. It was a great time and I really enjoyed myself
2. The Ho Family is awesome
3. Where was (e:tinypliny) she all ways has an interesting take or perspective of things
4. The Grapes and the mosh pit and the hug or was it a tackle was funny
5. Not that there is a contest But Cindy and Keith had the best costume again this year!
6. Mike's changing costume was pretty intersting
7. Paul's costume was pretty out there, how he didn't fall out I have no idea, wish I could pull that costume off but on me I don't think it would work
8. The Pulling of the call reps hair was great and funny or maybe it is just me......

Well here are some Photos

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Just a thought here I think Tony should crop out that little bit to the left there and new avatar aka user picture, hey but that is just me..........

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I don't know as my shots really explain the changing outfit of mike, hopefully the others who took pictures will post some of them as well. Again thanks to (e:pmt) for having this. Also picture wise I know I didn't get everyone. A few of these will make facebook but not all of them. If you like your picture or a picture of someone you know go for it, and it doesn't have to only be facebook there are places like myspace and friendster... A great time was had... I was a monk and saying I was Prior Philp from "The Pillars of the Earth" . Yes he did god's work and not the Church's but he still seemed to do bad things or where they things that turned out bad?
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Category: holiday

10/30/10 04:38 - 54.ºF - ID#53036

Halloween Elmwood

Just wanted to say real quick that today out on elmwood it was kinda crazy. Went into Zillycakes and got a couple cupcakes that I smashed up a bit not on purpose but they where pretty good. But you had kids out trick or treating. I think it is a pretty cool idea plus there where adults in costume as well. I saw a couple of zombies and when waiting on a bus zombies flew by in a car. Not sure if there was some walk or maybe a gathering some place. I was going to see the stripteasers tonight but I'm skipping them. The first problem is a bar won't let you bring bottles in.. Plus I'm guessing they won't go on stage till about 122-12:30 with multiple acts who knows. So The peterazzi will be at the 24 in full effect hope someone else is taking photos as well. Not sure I can drink and snap at the same time and bless the drinks, wish I had some type of old school cup to drink out of but couldn't find one. Oh back to Elmwood. I like the idea of having kids come into stores to get stuff. It is good for kids and the shops to get parents or kids to see the stuff that is in there. But also with Halloween on a sunday it gives an alternative or maybe an extra time for going out. Some families have church, and people over for sauce and then sunday there is football then going out and the next day is a school night maybe Baseball not sure about that, so it could be a crazy day... Well off to find a movie or two before the party........
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Category: tv

10/26/10 07:28 - 60.ºF - ID#53016

The Glee Machine

So I admit that I like Glee. What I don't like is that makes me a gleek argh,,,,,, I was never a geek so how can I be a gleek. When it 1st came on I watched the Premiere episode. But then it wasn't on again for a month or maybe more so I didn't really get to watch it. It may have been on when I watched something else maybe wrestling not sure.... But I got caught up by watching the last few episodes of it.......

Yes Again I admit I do like that over dramatic way of singing (Musical Style) and that is why I watch it. But if it was all singing and no story would you keep watching I doubt it... There are some parts that are really funny... I wonder if the girl from the premiere who got the handler is going to show up again... I also wonder if the Asian girl is all ways the same actress (hey many people wouldn't be able to tell). Reason I say that is she doesn't all ways look the same.... But that is just me.... I also need to say that some episodes are better then others just like some songs are better then others.....

This leads me to the Glee Machine. Tonight is the Rocky Horror Picture show episode. Yes I hope it rocks and is very good. But you know you could buy the CD of the songs before the episode even airs.... That is just odd. That says to me that this is more then just a show it has turned into a selling machine. Not saying if that is good or bad really just what it is... Just hope that they don't put the selling of CDs and who they can get rights to, to sell to drive the show and base it off of that......

The Reason I say that is today On facebook I saw a link about a Glee Christmas CD that will be out before that show airs. Again I hope that is a good episode... If you go to a place like target you can buy the Glee CDs. I just hope that they are the product of the show catching on and maybe people doing there own parties or what ever and not the point of the show....

Just wanted to add that I do like musicals like Rent, Avenue Q, Phantom and I'm sure there are a lot of great ones I never saw like the Billy Joel one and the Green Day one........

I felt Like I had more to say going into this but kinda lost it someplace, ok off to make food and watch glee. Oh yeah two quick points. I have never seen the rocky horror picture show, somehow I need to change that...And somehow with Baseball the simpson's tree house of horror is after Halloween....



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