Why I Think Tom Cruise is a Weirdo
Suri's first poo has been made into a bronze sculpture - And he wonder's why people the world over have deserted his movies, has been dumped by the studios and has been lampooned by SouthParkRead the article in SMH
hmmmm wish I had the balls at 102 to have a stripper for my party! I wonder how cute he was, and even funnier the name of the old people's home - THE NUNNERY LOL
Screw over anti-gay Focus on the Family
I was reading at Alex's blog over at the Great Cock Hunt how you can screw over Focus on the family. He had this article sent to him on how to oredr stuff from Focus on the Family and have it sent to you for free!
The way it works is that Focus on the Family have all this great stuff, like prayer guides, anti-gay literature and the like, but they also have things like the DVD of Narnia, or the spoken CDs of C.S lewis's other works.
The prices are only suggestions of a donation (it's their way of spreading the word of hate, sorry I mean bigotry, oh sorry I mean... ) But anyway if you put in $0.00 in the donation box it allows you to have the order sent for free!
Just make sure to keep the total of products valued at less than $100 or it doesn't work!
There are lots of things you can do with this stuff, a few have included selling it on ebay and giving the proceeds to charity - My favorite one is PFLAG, because they are the ones that have to mop up so much angst from the dickheads over at Family First.
So to all you bloggers out there spread the word and make them either have to trun off their shopping cart or start charging!
I have done my bit and have ordered some stuff which I will sell on ebay and donate the proceeds to PFLAG. I reckon that by now several hundred people have done this so let's totally innundate them and cost them tens of Thousands!
The new workout program
In between everything else for the last couple of weeks I have still been hitting the gym hard. I mentioned a few weeks back that it was high time to have my workout program updated.
The last program concentrated on one muscle group per workout and was a relatively short workout (on average between 4 - 6 excercises), along with my normal cardio workouts.
The next step in my workouts are for a multi- muscle group program, so I workout every muscle group at least twice a week, with a minimum of 6 excercises per workout.
Davey the ever adorable mate put this program together for me and I started this week. So this is my next five weeks of the six week program and fits in nicely with the fact that Sleaze ball is in five weeks tonight! (for those not in the know Sleaze Ball is the second major dance party (circuit party) of the Sydney Gay year)
MC Triceps Pushdowns
Rope Cable Pushdowns
Bent Over Rows
Close Grip Lat Pull Downs
Lay Back Squat MC
Incline Bench Press
Bent Over Side Raises
Tricep Pushdown (Wide)
Tricep Pushdown (Narrow)
Lat Pulldown (Wide)
Lat Pulldown (Narrow)
Isolated One Arm Curl
Day one was pretty hard because I pushed myself to get a full 10 - 10 - 10 reps out on each (I have been doing 10 - 8 - 6 on increasing weights for the last nine weeks). Even starting on my nromal mid rep weight it was still damn hard to get a full ten out on the last set. But hey that's the idea I suppose!
The aim is to get the following reps out each week:
Week One 10 - 10 - 10
Week Two 10 - 8 - 6
Week Three 10 - 6 - 6
Week Four 10 - 8 - 6
Week Five 10 - 6 - 6
Week Six 10 - 8 - 6
I am still debating whether to supplement with protein powders, I am still trying to los the last vestiges of my fat, but I am also trying to bulk up. And as one personal fitness trainer friend pointed out - "You can't have your cake and it eat it too".
My question that I have to answer to myself is whether I want to really bulk up or whether I am just happy changing my body shape and getting the definition I want? Oh well I am sure I will work it out!
Yesterday was Christopher's Funeral and 'Party' it was a lovely day of celebrating his life and catching up with people who I have not seen in a long time.
I managed to get through the entire day and party up till about 9 last night without really crying or being too upset. But the moment I walked in the door at home I cried, I think I am so used to putting on a brave face for everyone else that when I get into the sanctuary of my own home, I let my guard down.
Nonetheless, yes it is sad that Christopher is not physically with us, and yes I do feel some guilt for not having seen him in a long while. But as I was told yesterday, in the end it was his choice to let go, he was ready, and when it comes down to it, thats all that matters!
So goodbye you cantankerous Yorkshire bastard and will you bloody well stop being rude to people wherever you are!
An old friend just called to tell me a friend has passed away. A friend that I hadn't seen in a couple of years - no reason why just kind of drifted apart.
Christopher was neither old nor young, but he had a hard last ten years or so. Fighting one infection after another in and out of hospital but until last night he had always managed to pull through.
So many times everyone thought that he was about to die came and said goodbye, but he kept up his fight and overcame the infections.
I don't know how I feel right now. I feel sad, but I also feel that he is finally resting and at peace and is in no more pain.
So goodnight goodbye and good luck Christopher Bull - Your yorkshire accent and wicked sense of humor will be remembered.
Puppy Preschool - Can I Hump Your Owner's Leg Too?
The boy and I went to the first "parents only" session for Lucy's Puppy Preschool last night.
Among the dozen or so people attending was a very attractive straight couple. The boy would have been mid twenties with a nice solid build, sexy stubble on that really nice olive complexion that has pinky rosy cheeks that I am so jealous of heheheheh. He was about 5ft 10 and a all round cutey.
We were talking about bad behavoior (of our new puppys) and the normal barking, chewing peeing etc all came up. Then mr cute boy says that his male dog has this very funny habbit of mounting his leg and trying to mate with it.
Now at this stage everyone in the class starts laughing, and I'm there thinking to myself, "Can I hump your leg too"?
Hubba bubba what a night LOL!
The trainer just says "yes it isn't sexual it just feels good"!
Yeah right what part about sex isnt supposed to feel good, oh well, four weeks of puppy preschool here we come!
Apparently I don't read my Bible Properly
This was an email I recieved this morning - I Find it fascinating that this person has included both their email address and their phone number!
When I recieve these I usually just send the Dr Laura Letter response because apart from being very humorous it strikes down all the arguments!
you must not read your bible much. Check out these verses:
Forbidden by God.
Lev 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
Lev 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
Rom 1:26–27 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
1 Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,
1 Tim 1:9–10 knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine,
Cf. Deut 22:5; Gal 5:19–21; Eph 5:3–5; Jude 1:7
MacArthur, J. 1999. The MacArthur topical Bible : New King James Version . Word Pub.: Nashville, Tenn.
I feel very sorry for you. I pray God will open your eyes and you will come to the knowledge of the truth. Homosexuality is a sin, however here is where you get in trouble: when don't call sin sin and you try to justify your sin. My freind, I am full of sin, but I don't try to justify it. This is one of the reasons God has been merciful to me. Call me if you want to know more about what the bible says about getting to heaven, because you can go to heaven if you repent of your sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Huge Project Launched
I have had a huge project launch yesterday and am now waiting for the bugs to be found (no matter how much you test there will always be some small unusual things found).
This has been a huge projeect both for me and for the company, not just in terms of the value of the project because we underbid so we would get the project. But more importantly it had allowed me to find a project to teach myself a specific new language and technology.
So the project did take longer than it would have if we had used our traditional technology, but now I have a huge new skill and a whole lot of new tools in my professional "warchest".
I still have a huge workload to get through in the next couple of months, but now that this is complete it will get better!
Australian Marriage Equality
Yesterday the boy, myself and Lucy were part of the National Australian Marriage Equality Rally.
It has been many years since I was at a political based rally like this and it was not all that different from my last! Some excellent speeches, some mediocre and some really interesting, speakers.
I still get amazed at the lack of action of so many poofters who want all the rights but aren't willing to get off their asses to help push change!
So to all those people who instead went and did wahetver else, if you want equal rights you ahve to help!
This morning I read a thought provoking article entitled "Face up to your problems, Muslims told", by London's former Police Chief.
The article basically suggests that British Muslims must face up to the fact that the terrorists in Great Britian are Muslim. And the Muslim community must make a greater effort to weed out the extremists in it's own midst or they will face an even greater backlash from security forces.
It makes some other points including the need for racial profiling for terrorism, which is a problematic area and is discriminatory in itself. This comment above all others is of greatest concern.
Any minority group has extremists in it's midst, and the statement will obviously concern decent peace loving Muslims, but will this have the affect of making the Muslim community open up and identify the extremists in their midst?
Racial profiling in the United States is used continually to harass and intimidate non caucasian citizens becasue they fit a racial "stereotype". We must be concerned as gay community of stereotyped profiling as we are subjected to this in many cases too.
However when faced with simple hard cold facts that suggest the greatest threat of terrorism today are a specific racial group then a closer scrutiny of people fitting this bill is warranted.
BUT - and here is the but, not all of the terrorists arrested fit the racial profile. Some of those arrested were white males who ahd converted to Islam. So would they have been picked up if racial profile was the only factor being used?
This current state of hysteria relating to the newest terror threat in the skies is justified for the time being. Although liquid explosives are nothing new, in 1995 a terrorist tried to use liquid explosives to blow up a plane, we can understand right now that there is an issue to be addressed.
This will just make air travel even more painful than it already is. I don't travel internationally more than twice a year on average, but the boy travels internationally at least once a month if not more. So the changes for what you can and can't take on board are going to affect him enormously! I can't think of much worse than having to sit there for 15 hours to LA / SF with no books to read and no computer to work on.
I worry where the world is headed!
Goals & Objectives
I have been asked a few times how i did against my goals that I set out in my blog originally. As most of you know from following this blog some of the goals have chnaged whilst I also realised that some of them are still ongoing.
So to take stock!
I weigh about 72Kgs which is about 2 kgs more than when I started. I don't know my bodyfat but based on my waist size and the "pinch" test I would estimate it somewhere between 12 - 13%. I am not yet as lean as I want to be, but I have probably lost a great deal of body fat and gained lean muscle.
How do I feel?
Well obviously I do feel good, I am still hungry all the time LOL, but hey according to all my superfit older friends it's just a fact of life, that if you eat to always sate your hunger you will get fat!
So I am going to set some new goals for my personal body challenge and I will be throwing down the gauntlet to the blogosphere as well!
So stay tuned...
Makes My Blood Boil
I get a gay and lesbian news feed - source, it'ts not a hugely intelligent news roundup as it looks for keywords like Gay, Homosexual etc.
Today an article heading looked unusual - 35% of Foster-Parent Molestations Homosexual from the Family Research Institute, a right wing, religion organisation with an aim of keeing the discriminiation against gays and lesbians.
On first read of the article (and it is early and I was drinking my coffee) it infers that in a small sample of child sex assaults in two American States, the perpetrators were 'homosexual'.
On further reading the linkage is not that the pepetrators were homosexual, but 35% of the vicitims were the same sex as the atacker.
To suggest that these Attackers are then 'Homosexual' is absurd and is an old trick by the religous right, to distort statistics particuarly about same sex parenting where children are involved.
Anyone with knowledge of child sexual assault knows that the majority of children abused are done so by 'Heterosexually' identifying parents or parental figures. The sex of the child and the sex of the attacker is irrelevant.
Good well crafted research over th elast 30 years have proven time and time again that the children are not physically or psychologically harmed by havinhg a gay parent (s). In fact the children of same sex attarcted parents are better adjusted, more open minded, are more in touch with their own feelings etc etc.
John Howard & The New Wedge Politic
In Australia we have started the defacto election campaign with the incumbent Conservative government indicating that they will be seeking to ban the recognition of international adoptions by same sex parents.
There is no recognition of adoption by same sex parents in Australia presently so this is a huge backwards step for equality. As it is this weekend on the 13th of August represents the anniversary of the legislation banning the recognition of same sex marriage in Australia.
The issue of 'gay adoption' is such an off key issue, when we face soaring petrol prices, soaring interest rate rises, a significant reduction in civil rights and a government who simply lies to get what it wants.
The issue is only bought up to do two things,
1) Deflect the public's attention away from the actual problems,
2) Appease and consolidate the religous right (who have become a politically savvy group in Australia even if they represent a smaller minority than gays and lesbians do.
We can all see where this is heading, the government is pulling out the good old
"Look at the nasty Homosexuals, they want to adopt children so they can molest them", whilst with the other hand are sweeping the country's problems under the metaphorical carpet.
Alcohol and tobacco worse than LSD or ecstasy
From - Source
By Gary HughesWednesday, August 09, 2006 at 12:03am
Here’s one for all the Gotcha readers who launch attacks on me whenever I post on the dangers of illicit drugs, claiming that alcohol and tobacco are more dangerous. Two of the British Government’s most senior drug policy scientific advisors have just ranked alcohol and tobacco ahead of such Class A illegal drugs LSD and ecstasy in terms of the dangers they pose.
On a new “league table” of both legal and illegal drugs, based on the harm they do, alcohol is listed as the fifth most dangerous drug and tobacco the ninth. That would male alcohol a likely Class A drug and tobacco a Class B drug – both illegal under the current classification system.
According to Professor David Nutt of the British Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and Colin Blakemore, the chief executive of the Medical Research Council, who drew up the list, tobacco and alcohol cause about 40 times the total number of deaths from all illegal drugs combined.
The list was provided to a UK parliamentary committee, which has just released a report delivering a broadside at the British Government’s illicit drugs policy. It said there was little connection between the danger posed by drugs and their classification on the illegal drugs scale. Some drugs had been added to the classified list because of political pressure or media attention, rather than because they were dangerous.
In the UK six drugs are Class A: heroin, LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, methyamphetamine, and illegal or “street” methadone. Tobacco and alcohol related deaths in the UK total 162,000 a year. The biggest killer behind tobacco and alcohol is methadone, which is prescribed to help treat heroin addicts.
The drugs on the new league were assessed across three broad categories of potential harm: physical harm, risk of dependence and harm to family and community. Alcohol ranked second highest (behind heroin) on the social harm scale.
Here’s the “league table” of drugs ranked by the risk of harm they pose:
13. Methtamphetamine (4-MTA)
16. Anabolic Steroids
19. Alkyl Nitrites
The parliamentary committee has said officially publishing such a list, where drugs were decoupled from criminal penalties, would “give the public a better sense of the relative harms involved”.
The Purina Diet
I used to have a Labrador retriever & was buying a large bag of Purina at Wal-Mart, waiting in the check-out line. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time. But, I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry, as the food is nutritionally complete.
So, I was going to try it again.
I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, especially a tall heavy man behind her.
Horrified, she asked how I'd ended up in the hospital; if I'd been poisoned.
I told her no;
I'd been sitting in the street licking my balls and a car hit me. The
tall guy nearly had to stagger out of the store, oxygen-depleted from laughter.
I paid for the food and left a lot of smiles behind me.
Well I never Knew That!
In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".
Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand Q.
What do bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, youcan read it..........
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
Non Surgical Targeted Fat Removal
I kid you not this is real and was in the newspaper today!
I am so going to get the last of my fat stomach removed!
Last night we had dinner with a good friend, organised at the last minute for his Birthday and a tad chaoticlly on our behalf! Although we were both exhausted form working most of the weekend we really wanted to celebrate his birthday with him.
Unfortunatley a friend of his came along who for anonymity we shall call 'Carl'. Carl is your typical self important dickhead who manages to not only insult everyone, but also incites a violent desire to push him under the nearest speeding car.
This was not the first time we had met Carl, but it WILL BE THE LAST!
Now don't misunderstand me, Hugh Grant's character of George in Two Weeks Notice is charmingly appealing even though he is a total arrogant prick. Carl, however had none of Hugh Grant's charm or compassion.
The disagreements or content of the discussions are not important, it's more the total lack of interest or even feighned interest in anybody else apart from himself. I love talking with people who have opposing views and having a logical argument, but I cannot cope with someone whose idea of a 'discussion' is to talk over and simply ignore the other person's point of view.
The boy and I were still feeling like we had been violated this morning by Carl's personality.
The funny thing is that my friend is an amazingly good judge of character and Carl is oen of his close friends, so there must be something more to Carl than I can see. Maybe it is my personality that grates on him and brings out the worst, who knows and quite frankly this morning I don't care!
Work work and more work
No matter how much work I seem to get done, I never seem to even make a dent in the workload. I had a bit of an over wrought week this week as I am weeks behind on most of my workload and I have been desperately trying to catch up, but there are always small challenges along the way.
I just need to site back relax and take a week some proper time off without projects or clients in my head. But it's not going to happen for a while...
Just to update the many people who emailed me! The blog is being republished I had just forgotten to update blogger with the new server details!
But it's all happening now!
Moving web hosts
Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days.
I decided to move web hosts because my last host had totally screwed me over!
So the site has been being copied and then uploaded over.
There will be a few glitches and it will take a few days for all the DNS Information to propogate over the web, but the site is so much faster! If it is still slow have a look at http://126.96.36.199/ and see just how much better it is!