Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

I just love how at about 0:23 you see the guy opening the van say Fuck! about the hippies with heads full of zombie. Totally awesome early music video.

It's Land Down Under by Men at Work

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Starting Master Cleanse

I have decided I am tired of all the crap, figuratively and literally, in my body. Therefore I have decided to do The Master Clease. For those of you that don't know that's the lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper cleanse that you're on for 10 days, in an ideal world. I don't know exactly how long I'm going to make it but I'm going to try for the whole 10 days.

I've got all the ingredients and am going to start in the morning. I am currently at 5'7" and 185lbs. That's a BMI of 29 which is just under obese.

The BMI categories are:

* Underweight = <18.5
* Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
* Overweight = 25-29.9
* Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

You can calculate your BMI here. If you'd like to do the cleanse as well I would suggest doing a lot of research before you start. There are several days which can be unpleasant to say the least.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

How can you NOT love this song. With it's awesome catchy beat. I've always loved the German version better than the English. So here it is in all it's awesome German glory.

Neun und Neunzig Luftballons by Nena

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Another quintessential 80's band here. Slightly different fan base but most of the same teen and pre-teen girls wetting their panties for these guys. Probably not their most recognized hit but still a good song.

It's Duran Duran with The Reflex

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

So it's not her most famous song. There are no aliens eating cars in this one. However I like this one better. The lyrics are much better and I like the message I get from it. No matter how bad things are you can keep moving on.

It's Blondie with The Tide is High.

Monday, February 22, 2010

10 Names That Aren't All That Awesome

So I was trying to come up with an idea for this weeks list and couldn't think of anything. So I plagiarized part of 2 lists from Parents.com They had the top 10 of each sex and I am only posting the top 5 of each. So here there are in order of popularity with my own comments thrown in for fun. Girls
  1. Isabella/Isabel/Bella - Really ladies? We can't find better names for our girls than one popularized by a series of books about Sparkly vampires? Especially since the girl is obsessed with being a vampires housewife. A perfect Mormon woman whose name means devoted to God.
  2. Emily - I've never really liked this name. The last Emily I met was in karate class and she was a "pacifist" who liked causing pain on her practice partners. I've never met any Emily's who were industrious or striving for anything.
  3. Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzie, Beth, Ellie. Why should you have a name that can be shortened so many ways? And the only really good Elizabeth's I've ever even heard of were Queen Elizabeth I, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. If you're going to give your child a biblical name pick one that doesn't mean my God is an oath.
  4. Ava - I can't hear this name and not think of the Smashing Pumpkins. With a song that includes not only your daughters name but lyrics like

    And you'll always be my whore Cause you're the one that I adore And I'll pull your crooked teeth You'll be perfect just like me

    How can you expect your child to ever turn out normal? Also if you insist on naming your child "like a bird" prepare for a lifetime of eating disorders.
  5. Olivia - I hear Olivia and I think of a little blue haired grandma in a rocking chair knitting or something. I do not think cute little girl. I know there are quite a few Olivia's in the world. Olivia Newton-John perhaps being the most famous. I'd have to say that this is by far, however, my least disliked name on this list. I would possibly have considered it for my future daughter if it weren't for the meaning. Olive tree. Really? If you're going to name your daughter after a tree pick a better one. Like Willow or Rowan. Not something that is poisonous unless treated for at minimum a month before they're edible.
  1. Aidan - This one's not too bad actually. I just don't like how many different ways there are to spell it. Just on the website I stole these from there are 11 different ways to spell this one name. It does have a cool meaning though. Little fire.
  2. Jayden/Jaden - Yet another biblical name on the list. This time it means God has heard. So, appropriate if you've been praying to get pregnant. However like Aidan there are too many different ways to spell this name. 17 different variations on this one.
  3. Michael - My first real boyfriend was a Michael. You know what I called him behind his back? Mikey. I've never really liked the name since. If you're going to name your child after an Angel though why not go with the biggest and baddest of them all. The one that led the army for god.
  4. Jacob - Yet another name made popular by sparkly vampires. This time however NOT the lead. I'm surprised Edward didn't make the list but the werewolf did. According to the meaning though this name is only appropriate if you have twins and Jacob is born second.
  5. Ethan - Firm and steadfast? I've never actually met any Ethans in my life so I can't really say if this is true or not. But still I can't help but think of unemployed slackers when I read/hear this name. Remember this?
    Not exactly my picture of firm or steadfast.
As always some of the comments are made purely for comedic purposes. I know that what you name your child only in part influences how they'll turn out.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

By far one of my favorite 80's songs. I only wish it had a more poppy sound so the local 80's cover band would play it on Saturdays. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to survive without it there, but I can have it here.

It's Tears for Fears with Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Todays hit has by far one of the most bizarre videos to accompany the music. However the music and lyrics don't make much sense either.

It is awesome though to picture little people running through fields singing and dancing dressed in ren faire garb. If you haven't already guessed what today's video is it's Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays

Here it is the quintessential 80's band and video. The awesome hair, the awesome use of mirrors in the video, the crazy make-up. It has it all. As well as an annoyingly catchy chorus.

It's I Ran by Flock of Seagulls

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesday

Again not technically an 80's hit as it came out in '79, however it was popular enough and fits the 80's pop genre well enough that I'm including it here.

It's Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesday

Another weekly installment of Totally Tubular Tuesdays here. We were going to be playing White Wedding today, however not ONE of the videos on youtube that are of the actual video are embeddable. So instead we get pop sugar.

It's I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Totally Tubular Tuesdays Are Back!

I bet you thought I forgot all about my awesome 80's tributes. Bet you thought you'd never see them again. But here we have the next Totally Tubular Tuesday installment. Nearly a year after the last one but it's here.

Today we have a great love ballad from the 80's. One I loved and sang all the words to when ever Rick Dees in the morning played it on KIIS FM in LA. It's True by Spandau Ballet.

Monday, January 11, 2010

46 Reasons to Donate to Love146

So I haven't done this in quite a while. Monday's a list day. At least according to Anna at abdpbt.com. I participated for a while and then I stopped. Right around the time I stopped blogging on a regular basis the last time. Today however I have found something worth creating a list for.

So here it is. 46 reasons to donate to Love146

  1. For your daughters

  2. For your mother

  3. For your sister

  4. For your niece

  5. Because you never had to go through this

  6. Because you did

  7. So no child will ever have to suffer through sexual exploitation again

  8. For little girl number 146

  9. For the two children sold every 60 seconds

  10. Because there are more slaves today than there were 150 years ago when it was abolished

  11. For the over 100,000 children forced into prostitution or pornography each year

  12. For all the girls that "lose" their virginity multiple times

  13. For all the abortions that these girls are forced to undergo

  14. For the little girl that was sold by her sister to a brothel

  15. For that same little girl that was forced to watch sex tapes and other girls service clients to learn the business

  16. For "Cristiano" who sold himself for $1 to survive from the age of 8

  17. For "Maly" who was gang raped at 11 while scrounging for food

  18. For all the girls that are routinely electrocuted if they don't comply

  19. For all the girls that are forced to live in underground concrete rooms under conditions worse than our prisons

  20. For Long Pross who had her eye gouged out for asking for a few days rest after a forced abortion at 4 months

  21. Because human beings are not commodities

  22. Because children should not be for sale

  23. So pedophiles from the west don't have anywhere to escape to

  24. Because Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love."

  25. For the 99% of European victims that are never rescued

  26. Because the legal age for sex in the Czech Republic is 15

  27. Because those same girls are sold for as little as 15 Euro (approximately $22 US)

  28. Because you believe that change IS possible

  29. Because there are better ways to live

  30. Because we are spoiled in America

  31. Because I am willing to be offended so that children can be protected, are you?

  32. Because the average age that someone enters prostitution in the U.S. is 13

  33. Because an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 adolescents are sexually exploited annually in the U.S.

  34. Because human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world

  35. Because they're earning an estimated USD$5 billion to $9 billion annually

  36. Because the children are treated as sexual objects and as commercial objects

  37. Because children aren't objects

  38. Because these children often suffer irreparable damage to their physical and mental health

  39. Because they face early pregnancy and risk sexually transmitted diseases, particularly AIDS

  40. Because child sex trafficking is often only treated as a form of child abuse

  41. Because children make up 40% of prostitutes in Thailand

  42. Because it is estimated that 2 million children are exploited in prostitution or pornography every year

  43. Because it is estimated that there are 60,000 child prostitutes in the Philippines

  44. Because many of the 200 brothels in the notorious Angeles City offer children for sex

  45. Because one-third of runaway youths in America will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours on the streets

  46. Finally, because it's the right thing to do.

This list was originally going to be longer. However, the more research I did the more my heart hurt and I had to stop or I was going to be non-functional for a while. I know that this is a very depressing list however it is something that I feel very strongly about and needed to share with all of you. If we don't know it's going on in the world how can we ever expect to stop these atrocities.

Even if it's only one dollar please visit my Firstgiving page and help do something to stop this horrendous practice.