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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Feel Good Video Of The Day

Since we're on the subject of 'Les Mis', I thought I would share this clip.  It's of Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel of 'How I Met Your Mother' on the now defunct 'Megan Mullally Show'.  They're singing 'Confrontation'.  Hilarious.

Trailer: Les Miserables

With Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, and Anne Hathaway as Fatine, 'Les Miserables' is in theaters on December 14th.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Toddler Sings 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven' In Church

And the congregation goes wild!  Standing ovation!

This interesting little ditty was unearthed yesterday by Goodlawd.  It shows a little boy, not any older than four, on stage with his father.  He starts singing,
"The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven;
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven."

Note:  Please do not flag the video as offensive on YouTube.  It needs to remain up and playing, so that the nation and the world can see the hate being preached at this church.  It disgusts me as much as it does you.  Possibly more so.  But, people need to be aware as to what is going on in their neighborhoods.

Shortly after the Goodlawd's post gained attention from a number of other bloggers, most notably Joe My God, the video was removed from YouTube for violating their guidelines on hate speech.  Fortunately, someone had the sense to mirror the video on DailyMotion.   A mirror of the video surfaced on YouTube this morning.  Today, the clip has gone semi-viral, after being picked up by Buzzfeed and TMZ.

The church where this disturbing performance took place has been identified as the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana.  Coincidentally (or not), Greensburg is the community of 11,492 people where Billy Lucas lived.  Remember Billy Lucas?  He was the 15-year-old high school freshman that committed suicide on September 9, 2010, after being bullied at school for being gay.  His suicide inspired Dan Savage to create the It Gets Better Project later that year.

The church released a statement on their website's homepage, which reads,
"The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture."
Doesn't sound much like an apology to me.  Does it to you?  They're basically saying, "It is what it is".

If you would like to give your two cents on the matter, the church's phone number is 812-662-8224.  You can also send them a message online on their "Contact Us" page.  Also, please feel free to call Head Pastor Jeff Sangl.  His cell phone number is 317-979-8684.  His home number is 765-525-9488.

WTF Headline Of The Day

And I suppose 'The Avengers' makes the case for Norse mythology?


Feel Good Video Of The Day

Sophia Grace and Rosie are the first kids to visit Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure.  Is there anything cuter on television?  I love Sophia Grace's impression of Mater.  Hilarious.

Spellbinding (Video)

I could put this on a loop, and fall asleep to this every night.  More riveting than 'Twilight'.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Change Of Pace

I was telling the wifey earlier tonight that I have ZERO desire to continue my political activism anymore.  The fire is gone.  I think that for the last few years, I've been channeling my anger and depression into something else, instead of incessantly complaining.  Politics and religion were easy targets.

 Now...I'm happy for the first time in my life.  This feeling may be short lived, but I don't have the ability to criticize or be snarky like I used to.  Hell, for the last two days, I've posted a "Feel Good Video of the Day" on my site.  That's not like me. 'The Twitch' has been nothing but doom and gloom since it started nearly three years ago. 

I'm tired of being the asshole that constantly rains on everyone else's parade.  It's not something that I would like to be known for. 

That being said, some changes are coming to the site.  As you may have already noticed, the header at the top of the page has already been changed.  "You met me at a very strange time in my life" is quite fitting.  Those of you that have been following me for a while haven't had a chance to get to know the real me.  I thought I had forgotten who that person was, myself.  I used to tell people that I wasn't really a pessimist.  I was a "realist".  Let's face it.  I was an asshole.  Plain and simple.  But, could you blame me?

This is like writing for the first time, all over again.  I don't know where to start or how to do this.  I just know that I want to create something that my wife enjoys reading.  She stopped reading my site long ago, because my posts did nothing but depress her.

While I still may write the occasional post about politics, religion, or some bigot out there in the world, I'm not going to harp on it.  The update will be written because "this needs to be seen", instead of "take a look at this asshole".

Bear with me.  This is going to be a learning experience for all of us. 

Video Diary - Two Weeks Gluten Free

I have been gluten free for 14 days now.  The difference in the way I feel is unbelievable.  I will post details later (hopefully tomorrow), but I wanted to record a short video to show the improvement in my psychological state and tone of voice.

My wife hates these video diaries for a number of reasons.  The lighting sucks.  The audio isn't all that good.  I say "um" a lot...and I tend to ramble.   She's right....about everything.  Sorry.

Update:  34 "um"s in four minutes and twenty seconds.  If you were playing the "Adam Says Um" drinking game, you'd be dead.  :)

Quiz: Count The Body Mods

This is a photo of Joeltron, one of Australia's leading body modification artists.  There practically isn't a piercing or modification that he hasn't personally tried on himself.

Microdermals in his forehead.  Subdermals implanted under his eye.   Stretched labret and septum.  Then, the pièce de résistance:  A stretched ear lobe, going through a cheek piercing, and being held by a forked tongue.  

If my memory serves me correctly, Joeltron was the first person in the world to have his eyeball tattooed.  It is still considered an extremely rare and dangerous place to get ink (you can easily go blind), but it looks like it's turned out well.

Photo courtesy of BME

Flow Chart Of The Day


Feel Good Video Of The Day

Last Wednesday, May 23rd, Isaac proposed to Amy in one of the most creative and romantic ways possible.  The proposal seems to have included half of the residents of Portland, Oregon.  Set to Bruno Mars' 'Marry You', it's one of the most touching videos I have seen in a long time.

If you're one of the three people in the world that haven't seen this video yet (It already has nearly 6.1 million views), check it out...

"Dancing Jews"?!?  Seriously?!?  LMAO.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Insane Bike Race Must Be Seen To Be Believed (Video)

The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo (or Downhill) in Chile is easily the craziest thing I have ever seen.  It would be comparable to a downhill skiing event, but with copious amounts of crack and Red Bull.  You may want to sit down before you watch this...

I need a Xanax....

The OMGWTF Headline Of The Day

"Naked man killed by Police near MacArthur Causeway was ‘eating’ face off victim"

Police now believe the suspect suffered a "cocaine psychosis".  I'm calling zombie.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

For Donna...

In my mind, one of the coolest tributes anyone has given to an artist...

Donna Summer - Gone At 63

Numerous media outlets are reporting the passing of musician Donna Summer this morning.  She died at the age of 63, after a long, private battle with cancer.

Summer was the Queen of Disco.  Hell, she was the very definition of the genre.  Speaking for myself, I was never much of a fan of disco myself, but I always liked her songs.  She was one of the rare singers in this world that could effortlessly convey emotion.  When it comes to the disco era, that was hard to come by.

My favorite Donna Summer song, hands down, was 'On The Radio'.  From a very young age, the song affected me.  It still does.

On a side note, I'll share my fondest Donna Summer memory.  When I used to work as a strip club DJ, I made it a tradition to play Summer's 'Last Dance' at the end of each night.  Typically, songs in a strip club are limited to two-and-a-half minutes or less.  It maximizes the rotation of dancers, and prevents one from spending too much time giving a lapdance to someone that's skeeving them out.  I would play 'Last Dance' in it's entirety....all eight minutes and ten seconds of it.  Needless to say, I pissed a lot of women off.  The regulars loved it.  Some would get in the habit of waiting for a lapdance until 1:45AM.  Eventually, it got to the point where all of the dancers would mysteriously wander back into the dressing room for the last half hour of the night.  My "tradition" didn't last long.

Everything That's Wrong With America, In One Two Minute Video

Your 20 helpings of fried fish wasn't enough for you, so you had to call the police and start protesting?

We have become a nation of fat assholes, who think that they deserve the fucking world.  Stop whining like a little bitch and eat a salad.

Coachella 2013 Linup Announced

It would be funny if it wasn't true...

Video Diary - Episode One

I'm starting to believe that all of my medical/neurological issues may be caused by Celiac disease.  So, I recently started myself on a gluten free diet.  I thought it would be interesting to begin a video diary to document my progress. 

Please excuse the poor quality of the video.  It's the first time I have used this webcam.  I'm still working out the bugs.  Also, the constant itching of my nose is a Tourette's thing (in case you were wondering).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Video For 'Somebody That I Used To Know' That's Worth Watching

Personally, I find this one much more entertaining than the official video released by Gotye.  It features two six-year-old kids singing along to the song in the backseat of a car.  It's surprisingly stirring.  Take a look:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Your Daily Affirmation

 At least you're having a better day than John Travolta.

"Please Don't Go. We'll Eat You Up. We Love You So."

Earlier today, Maurice Sendak passed away, at the age of 83.  Sendak was the author of the ever-popular children's book 'Where The Wild Things Are'.

As a child, I was never allowed to read the book.  I don't know why.  Many times, random things would be forbidden, for reasons unknown to me.  Maybe my mother thought that the "wild things" were demonic.  She thought that of everything else, so why not this?

I read 'Where The Wild Things Are' to my daughter a couple of years ago.  It was the first time either of us had seen the story.  It was one of the most heartwarming experiences of my lifetime.  At the age of 34, I found the book to be profoundly influential.  I am glad that I got to know Sendak's work and am able to pass it on to my children.

In this 2010 interview, Sendak reflects upon his life.  It's incredibly touching and insightful.  He lived a full life, and had very few, if any, regrets.

It's sad to see him go.  The world is a better place for knowing him.

"Please don't go.  We'll eat you up.  We love you so."

Thank you, Maurice.