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On this blog you I am going to share my world with you. What can you expect to find here -- First of all lots of sexy men, off all shapes and types, something for everyone, as I can find beauty in most men. You are going to find that I have a special fondness for Vintage Beefcake and Porn of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Also, I love the average guy, and if you want to see yourself on here, just let me know. Be as daring as you like, as long as you are of age, let me help you share it with the world! Also, you are going to find many of my points of views, on pop culture, politics and our changing world. Look to see posts about pop culture, politics, entertainment, sex, etc. There is not any subject that I find as something I won't discuss or offer my point of view. Most of all, I hope you are going to enjoy what I post. ENJOY!
Friday, September 9, 2016
Care Bears™ Share Your Care Day is celebrated annually on September 9.
For nearly 35 years, Care Bears have taught children of all ages about sharing their feelings and caring for others. The Care Bears toy line was originally introduced in 1983 to caring fans everywhere and they’ve never been out of the heart and minds of fans since. Recently, the huggable Cousins have been reintroduced for digital natives on Netflix in the Netflix Original Series: Care Bears & Cousins.
At their core, Care Bears have heart and are all about love, caring and sharing with others. Care Bears also support charities around the world that help families in need, including We Care Bears, ZachKapCares, Fathom/en-ABLE, United Way, Operation Smile and many more.
With help from a team of Care Bears Ambassadors, Care Bears hope to generate national support for a movement called #ShareYourCare to inspire people toward philanthropic generosity not just on that day, but every day of the year!
Hugh O’Brian, who starred in the long-running series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” died Monday. He was 91.
The actor died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement from Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.
ABC Western “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” in which the exceedingly handsome, muscular O’Brian starred as the title character, ran for 221 episodes from 1955-61. At the time he was one of television’s great male sex symbols.
In 1957 he was nominated for an Emmy for best continuing performance by an actor in a dramatic series for his work on “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.”
So popular and so much a part of popular culture was O’Brian that he showed up as Earp, uncredited, in the 1959 Bob Hope Western comedy “Alias Jesse James,” as well as in the 1960 TV movie “The Secret World of Eddie Hodges”; when the actor guested on “Make Room for Daddy” in 1956, the episode was entitled “Wyatt Earp Visits the Williamses.”
The actor had appeared in many feature Westerns by the time ABC cast him in its series as Wyatt Earp, a lawman who was one of the legends of the Old West.
Later he appeared in features including the 1963 comedy “Come Fly With Me”; in 1965, he starred in the feature “Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians” along with Shirley Eaton and Fabian and had an uncredited role in Otto Preminger’s World War II drama “In Harm’s Way,” starring John Wayne, Patricia Neal and Kirk Douglas.
In 1972-73 he starred with Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa and Burgess Meredith in the NBC series “Search.”
O’Brian had a small role in John Wayne’s last film, Don Siegel’s “The Shootist” (1976), as the last character ever killed by Wayne on screen — O’Brian, a good friend of Wayne’s, considered it a great honor.
The actor repriseed the role of Wyatt Earp for two episodes of the CBS series “Guns of Paradise” in 1989, and in the TV movies “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw” (1991), starring Kenny Rogers, and CBS’ “Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone” (1994).
O’Brian did plenty of work outside the Western genre, appearing in the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito comedy “Twins” (1988) as one of several men who donated DNA that produced the “twins” and guesting on “Charlie’s Angels,” “Fantasy Island,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “L.A. Law.” He appeared in an Animal Planet adaptation of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” in 2000.
Hugh Charles Krampe was born in Rochester, New York. Hugh lettered in a variety of sports.
He spent a semester at the University of Cincinnati but during World War II he dropped out to enlist in the Marine Corps — where his father had been an officer. At 17 he became the youngest Marine drill instructor, according to the TCM website.
After the war, O’Brian moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA. He had started doing stage work, and was discovered by Ida Lupino, who signed him to appear as the second male lead in the polio drama “Never Fear,” which she had co-scripted and was directing; for O’Brian that film led to a contract with Universal Pictures.
He had a brief, uncredited role in the classic noir film “D.O.A.,” starring Edmond O’Brien, but he was soon — almost inevitably — doing Westerns, appearing in the Gene Autry vehicle “Beyond the Purple Hills” (1950); “Vengeance Valley,” starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker; Budd Boetticher’s “The Cimarron Kid” (1952), starring Audie Murphy; Raoul Walsh’s “The Lawless Breed” (1953), starring Rock Hudson and Julie Adams; Boetticher’s “Seminole,” also starring Hudson; Boetticher’s “The Man From the Alamo,” starring Glenn Ford; “Back to God’s Country,” also starring Hudson; Walsh’s “Saskatchewan” (1954), starring Alan Ladd and Shelley Winters; “Drums Across the River,” starring Murphy; Edward Dmytryk’s “Broken Lance,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner and Richard Widmark; and “White Feather,” starring Wagner and Debra Paget.
Occasionally he worked outside the Western genre, as in WWII actioner “Fighting Coast Guard” (1951); “On the Loose” (1951), in which he had a supporting role as a doctor; “Son of Ali Baba,” starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie; the Douglas Sirk-directed musical “Meet Me at the Fair” (1953); the bizarre comedy “Fireman Save My Child” (1954), originally intended for Abbott and Costello; and the Ethel Merman musical “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” which also starred Donald O’Connor and Marilyn Monroe.
O’Brian dedicated a great deal of his life to a charitable effort he created himself in 1958, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit youth leadership development program for high schoolers. The organization sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries.
The concept for the program was inspired by the nine days O’Brian spent visiting with humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa in 1958.
At the Golden Globes in 1954, O’Brian won for most promising newcomer – male (tied with Steve Forrest and Richard Egan).
O’Brian won a Golden Boot Award in 1991 (the awards, sponsored and presented by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, are bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to the genre of Western television and movies).
He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Barber, whom he married in 2006 at the age of 81.
We will track the performances of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes at the Paralympics in Rio.
After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, the Paralympics are set to follow suit in Rio.
We know of at least 11 publicly out Paralympians who will be competing for gold in Rio, the most we have known of in a single Paralympics. Just as with the Olympics, we hope this list will grow during the Paralympics as we identify more athletes who have had the courage to come out. Also just as with the Olympics, the vast majority of out athletes we know of are women.
Track & Field
Great Britain's Claire Harvey, who was set to compete in the discus, had to withdraw due to a hand injury.
In addition there are also some coaches who are out, including Team USA's head women's wheelchair basketball coach and former Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Wheeler, along with her assistant coach, Amy Spangler.
We'll be tracking how all of the LGBT Paralympic athletes and coaches perform over the course of their competitions in Rio.
If you are an LGBT Paralympian or know someone who is publicly out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year on September 9th, International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is observed. Proclamations are issued in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world. Bells are rung at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from New Zealand to Alaska. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the
dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. Anytime is a good time to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Matt Lauer was widely panned on social media for his poor moderation of Wednesday night’s Commander-In-Chief Forum Town Hall on MSNBC. But at the top of grievance lists was Lauer failing to challenge Donald Trump as he blatantly lied about his position on Iraq.
Here’s the 2002 Stern interview where Trump said “Yeah, I guess so” when asked if he supported the invasion of Iraq.
Added Trump: “I wish the first time it was done correctly.”
As Think Progress notes, “There is no record of Trump saying anything else publicly about the Iraq War before the invasion.”
Buzzfeed has an excellent history of his statements on the topic.
Watch Lauer let Trump lie:
The other Lauer failure: Libya.
Think Progress adds:
Trump also did not oppose U.S. involvement in the military effort to depose Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. In a video blog about Libya from 2011, Trump said, “Gaddafi in Libya is killing thousands of people, nobody knows how bad it is, and we’re sitting around, we have soldiers all [around] the Middle East, and we’re not bringing them in to stop this horrible carnage… Now we should go in, we should stop this guy, which would be very easy and very quick.”Nonetheless, during his campaign Trump has repeatedly said he “would have stayed out of Libya” — a lie he’s previously been praised for on MSNBC. And tonight, Lauer didn’t challenge Trump’s false suggestion that Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time, “made a terrible mistake on Libya” by making a decision different from what he would’ve done.
Here we go again:
Compare the non-follow-up to that of Lauer’s tone and relentless questioning of Clinton over the email server:
Here are some thought on the issue from Michelangelo Signorile:
Matt Lauer is getting pummeled on social media and in many media reports for ambushing HIllary Clinton last night and softballing Trump.I don’t think this was about bias, or “liberal guilt” and trying to “prove” he could be tough on a liberal. I think it was about a few other things:1) Lauer is not a political reporter nor does he interview politicians about issues; he interviews personalities. I doubt he even followed the days of criticism by pundits of the media’s terrible handling of the emails/foundation and Trump getting off with nothing.2) Donald Trump is a celebrity and a formidable one, and in Lauer’s world — and NBC was Donald Trump’s home — that is more intimidating than a mere politician, even if it’s Hillary Clinton.3) Jumping off on number 1 and 2, Lauer was totally out of his league, not well-informed on the issues, thinking he had to do some gotcha, seeing only headlines out there and TV, and he was pressed for time. But he got caught up in the email thing — not realizing it’s all been played out — not able to really get the gotcha as he tried to keep going.Because he was pressed for time, he wound up then bullying a woman into answering questions quickly. But then he himself was bullied by a man who dodged, and talked over him, and Lauer fearful of challenging him. The result was a disaster, a lesson for the debate moderators and will probably help Clinton in the end. But we all need to express outrage at the media for the terrible job they’re doing in covering this election.
Every day we come in and they make sure the office is running smoothly. Problem with a client? You better believe it’s the boss who handles it first. Feeling sick and needing to go home? It’s your boss who says it’s OK and signs off on your sick leave. Up for a promotion? You better believe they’re the one who selected you to move up the ranks. It isn’t all roses either, bosses get a lot of flack for all the hard things they have to do, and sometimes you just need to give them a hug. Good for you Hug Your Boss Day exists to give you an excuse!
History of Hug Your Boss Day
Hug Your Boss Day was created by TipTopJob.com in 2008 with the intent of creating improved workplace relationships. They believed that if you were happy to hug your boss than you may just enjoy your job a little more and that would translate to improved productivity, morale, and of course motivation to do your very best at work. They’re the ringleader, the person in charge, and the moral and ethical compass of the company, so a solid relationship with them can go a long way.
There’s been a lot of research into the relationships people have with their bosses and what kind of effect that has on their productivity at work. The results are pretty profound, and your boss likely works every day to ensure that you and your coworkers have a bright and positive experience. Isn’t that worth a hug or two? We certainly think so. Hug Your Boss Day invites you to turn the situation around and find ways to brighten your boss’s day for all that they do. Maybe read a bit about how to be a better employee without sucking up, or just how to reduce the amount of unnecessary work they have to do. Your boss is sure to appreciate it.
How to celebrate Hug Your Boss Day
Well we got a good start above, didn’t we, there’s quite a few good ways to celebrate Hug Your Boss Day, but it pretty much starts with coming in and offering your boss a hug for all the hard work they do. From there on out you can organize a hug-in or just a general boss appreciation day, sometimes the hugs that come in a cup of their favorite coffee are the best. Whatever you do, be sure to show your boss you appreciate them on Hug Your Boss Day.
Upon hearing that the twin cities are hosting a Banana Festival many reply with, "Why Bananas?" While it is true our weather is not conducive to growing bananas, the twin cities have had a great impact on bananas in the United States.
In about 1880 the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad was the first to develop refrigerated cars. Suddenly those not living in tropical regions could have the same fruits year round that others enjoyed. Fulton, at the time, was home to a large railroad facility and became the redistribution point for the railroad because of its central location between New Orleans and Canada. The United Fruit Co, now Chiquita, began shipping bananas from South America by ship to New Orleans. The bananas were loaded onto railcars on top of 162 pound blocks of ice for the trip north. Fulton had the only ice house on the route north to Chicago. The bananas were re-iced with blocks from the Fulton Ice Plant, now closed. Empty railcars were pulled up to the side of the ice house and these large blocks of ice were loaded end up covering the entire box car. The bananas were then laid on top of the ice to continue their journey. At one point, over 70% of the bananas that were consumed in the US passed through Fulton. Fulton became known as "The Banana Capital of the World."
So now that the concept of Bananas in Fulton, Kentucky makes sense why all the fuss? Well we owe that in part to Carolyn Allen Dunavant. When Carolyn was an 8th grade student at Carr Elementary School, she wrote a letter to Chet Huntly, a news anchor for NBC, inviting him to the International Banana Festival. Chet took her up on her offer and sent national news cameras to cover the small town festival. Carolyn was honored as a Top Banana that year and invited to a luncheon with Miss America, Donna Exum.
The International Banana Festival has had many changes over the years. In the early years "Amigos", who ranged in age from 16-20, from South America would come about two weeks before the festival to stay with local families. They would attend parties, churches, schools, and socialize with local teenagers. This provided both groups with a wonderful experience that no textbook could match.
Several distinguished visitors have made appearances at the festival including Miss America, Miss Kentucky, Miss Tennessee, Miss Dairy Princess, officials from the United States State Department, congressmen, senators, and governors. Latin American guests have come from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela.
The highlight of the festival has always been the 1-ton Banana Pudding, deemed the world largest. After traveling in the parade the pudding is then distributed to hungry festival attendees. We hope you join us as we are "Pudding Back Tradition" to the Banana Festival. We are bringing back several events and adding new ones. We hope you find something for the whole family and help make the festival the highlight of the year in the twin cities!