Wednesday, September 26, 2007

and then they do this

Ich+ Ich - Du erinnerst mich an Liebe.

This has to be one of the most beautiful music videos I've seen in a very, very long time. "You remind me of love"

them crazy Germans

How cool is this!! "I am a gummy bear..." darnit - it's corny, silly and addictive. This won't make the list of "All Time Classics" - but it's good for at least a few parties ;0)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

when Love and Politics collide

I found this clip on kellystern.net If you've ever wondered if the US had humans in politics - this emotional speech about a resolution to support/veto gay marriage might open an eye or two. It has me reconsidering some of my (less open-minded) opinions regarding the States.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

an old favourite


Reaching out to all the homophobes out there:




Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear prescription glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

More from the Dr. Laura Collection

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lest We Forget

Lately it seems Geoff is my main source of inspiration for blogging. But if you look at this video he made - you'll understand why.

Brilliant job Geoff!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cool new toy!

Animoto (beta) makes photo-to-video conversion fun and easy!!
Thanks to Geoff for finding this little gem ;0)

Friday, September 07, 2007

One moment of compassion

Geoff has the uncanny ability to stir emotions that have been bottled up for years. Read this, and click through to his blog to show how much you love him! (Keep your kleenex handy!)

The Pinwheel

I saw a rainbow pinwheel on the way to work this morning. It was spinning furiously in the wind, the colors blurring together under a storm filled sky.
It only took a fraction of a second for it to grab my attention, a bright patch of color on a dank morning. Scattered rays of morning sunlight made their way through the gloom as if to shine a celestial spotlight on this pinwheel and it was beautiful ---the colors were luminous.
As a gay man, I’m conditioned to claim sight of the rainbow.
The rainbow flag is a symbol of pride, living your life openly without apology so my first thought as I drove by was “How cool”…. and then before I could finish the next thought, “I wonder who would put that……”-- I realized I was passing the cemetery.
It was placed on someone’s grave.

My disappointment evaporated quicker than it took for me to hurtle by at 60 mph as I realized someone must have been loved very much to deserve such a colorful announcement. I resolved to stop by on my way home after work and have a look.
I was right.
Someone was in fact loved very much.
As I drove into the cemetery and wound my way along the narrow road I found the pinwheel. It marked the grave of a little boy.

The pinwheel was only one part of an elaborate collection marking the baby’s grave. I stood there looking at the shrine, cars and trucks whizzing by several yards away just as I had that very morning and I was surprised at my own emotions viewing the grave of this infant.
I didn’t know him or his family. I didn’t know the specifics of their situation or the circumstances of his death, but I felt the loss nonetheless.


I could imagine the excitement, all the planning and preparation that must’ve gone into his intended arrival. I could imagine the laughter and joyful anticipation as his parents discussed their dreams for their miracle of life.

I could also clearly imagine the tears and heartbreak which must have replaced all those hopes and dreams. It was evident by the care and choice of their display on his grave.

I know tomorrow when I pass that little pinwheel on my way to work, I’m going to smile at the sight of it just as I will each day it greets me. I’ll smile because of the love that child was met with before and after his birth. A physical existence all too brief. A spiritual existence which will last forever in the hearts of the people who knew him…..and in my heart as well, even though I only came to know him through a spinning pinwheel on a rainy morning on my way to work.

Life and Times of a Gay Man In Idaho

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Relationship advice

Love should be honest.
Avoid that which is bad in favor of that which is good.
Let your affections be kind, sincere and honorable.
Honor each other.
Be the example.
Never cool in your commitment.
Nurture and develop your enthusiasm!
Serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope.
Be steadfast in the face of oppression.
Pray.
Help those around you.
Always be courteous.
Bless those who persecute - for they are hurt.
Never curse another.
Share in the joy of those who rejoice.
Share in the sadness of those who weep.
Always find agreement amongst yourselves. ("find" is a verb.)
Never, ever be conceited - in fact, avoid the conceited.
Choose in stead those who are humble - and be humble.
Be mindful (not proud) of your opinions. Learn more.
Forget about getting even - hurting those who hurt you, hurts more.
Rather fill your hearts with goodwill towards all mankind. All year long.
As far as possible, live in peace with everybody. Make it possible.
Revenge is not in your jurisdiction - leave that to God.
Rather care and provide nourishment to those you believe to be your enemy.
Even more so to those who believe you are their enemy.
(The lesson goes both ways.)
Do not let evil overcome you.
Defeat evil with good.

This is taken from Romans 12:9 onwards. It's the passage my dad read this morning and, when he read it, I realized that those guidelines would work perfectly in same-sex relationships. Especially those around me at the moment - and most definitively when it comes to the one I'm hoping for! Obviously I translated loosely - but I really like it! My heart feels all fuzzy now :0)

Here's hoping you have a glorious Tuesday (or had, if you happen to be on the other side of the planet)!

Oh, one last bit of advice: Talk.

Love you all,
Willie

Monday, September 03, 2007

Missing Persons



I've just been contacted by a supposed "missing" person - informing me that he's never been missing and that the notice was an incredibly embarrassing hoax!

In light of this, I am removing all missing persons reports from my blog. Rather look towards www.missingchildren.co.za (they have a facebook group and applet too).

Saturday, September 01, 2007

just now a homo saved my life from a broken heart

just now a homo saved my life with a song!
again, thank you to Perez Hilton for introducing me to Sia Furler.


I just ordered her album. "Breathe Me" is probably one of the most amazing indie songs I've ever heard!

This is Sia's bio on her space: http://www.myspace.com/siamusic

"my name is sia furler. i am a unicorn fart. i was born out of the butthole of a unicorn called steve. someday i'll die. between now and then i'm going to keep my shit together and sing my fucking heart out. i love dogs. they're my people. one day i'll write a real biography."

also check out: http://www.siamusic.net/

Tori Amos sings "about" Lindsey Lohan

Thank you Perez Hilton!
(this is copied directly from perezhilton.com)

This gem is from earlier this summer, but Perez Hilton just discovered it.

During one of her legendary improvs, the Goddess that is Tori Amos sang a song about Lindsay Lohan!!!

Click here (hand-held cam-corder) to listen to the brazilliance.

Lyrics below!

“Just a little chat
I need to have
When I was 21 do you think I had a bag of cocaine
in my car?

If I did - if I did
You’d never know it because it would have been hidden
I’m not stupid.
But why are so many 21-year old millionaires so stupid?
Stupid and cute.
But stupid - I don’t know.

Let’s just say
When I was 26 (or seven - or eight)
And I was a billionairess
What would I have done?
Many naughty things.
Many, many, many naughty things.
But I would have had a DRIVER!

‘Cuz I’m not stupid, no.
I’m not stupid, no.
Not THAT stupid anyway
‘Cuz if I had been naughty
(I like being naughty)

But I haven’t been caught so far
and I am almost 44
44
And I’ve done many, many, many, many, many bad things.

They are hidden inside my *mmm - mmm*
Inside my *mmm - mmm*
So there’s no record or no fingerprints on it

‘Cuz I’m not stupid
‘Cuz I’m not stupid
No, not stupid!”