Every Heard of Mercury Retrograde?
Well, we’re in one right now. Disclaimer: If you don’t believe in astrology or horoscopes (ADAM! ), then don’t read on.
A planet is in retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. Planets are never ACTUALLY in retrograde (or stationary), but they seem that way due to this cosmic event. It happens three times a year, and in 2009 it happens four times – and we are in the middle of one right now – until October 18th. Yeesh.
Why do I say yeesh? Well, because it seems to effect people a lot. Retrograde planets mark a period where everything comes to a head – seemingly inevitable events that relate to their sphere of influence. Whether it is unresolved issues from the past or other issues relating to the sign in which the retrograde occurs. For example, Mercury retrograde in Libra (relationships; tastes; harmony) which is what is happening right now, awakens quite different sets of circumstances from those generated when he retrogrades into Virgo (analysis; critical ability).
I feel that it has definitely affected people around me, and myself over the last week. I’ve been much more introspective, I’ve been a little oversensitive about things (and I’m generally sensitive) and it’s been difficult keeping up with everything going on around me. Then I was reminded. We’re in Mercury Retrograde right now.
Recently, Manhunt decided to tackle on the question everyone wanted answered. Which state has the largest *ahem* manhoods. Ever since Manhunt added penis size as part of member’s profiles they have slowly been gathering intel to conduct this all-important survey. Are all you size queens ready for the results? Turns out that Washington D.C. has the largest average coming in at around 7.59 inches. And just like that, inquiries for flights to nation’s capital on expedia.com and travelocity.com just skyrocketed. I guess the phallically shaped Washington Monument has more than one meaning.
So who came out on bottom? Coming in at an average of 6.34, the nation’s most northern state clocks in the lowest average. If you factor in how most guys give their “members” a half inch to an inch extra grace, Alaskan men could come in below 6 inches. No wonder Alaska has a shortage of women- they all took off looking for bigger “opportunities”. Could it be that the state’s cold climate exposes Alaskan men with extreme shrinkage? Who knows. I think further investigation is needed. Maybe all you power bottoms out there need to take one for the team and find out. Check out below to see where your state factors in.
What was in the water this weekend? I haven’t been inspired to write a “Bitch, Please” post in ages and than BAM, BOOM, I’m writing two back-to-back. Let me just preface this by saying that I’m a HUGE Venus & Serena Williams fan. Ever since they stepped onto the tennis scene years ago with their beaded hair, I was on their side.
Fast forward to Saturday night where Serena lost some points in my book. In the rain-delayed semifinal match between Serena Williams & comeback queen Kim Clijsters, all hell broke lose during the last few moments of the match. Tensions were running high during the hard-hitting slugfest between the two top players. Serena was serving to stay in the game when a lineswoman called Williams for a foot-fault which gave Clijsters two match points. Rattled and upset, Williams went up to the lineswoman and started to yell at her which, let’s face it John McEnroe, Marat Safin and a few others have gained notoriety out of throwing tantrums. For this action, I’m not going to bitch her out. What took it over the line was when Williams said “If I could, I would take this … ball and shove it down your … throat”. Maybe I’m a bit of a sadist and a tad cold-hearted but I kinda thought that was funny. Regardless of the unintentional comical pleasure I got from it, the lineswoman felt threatened, ran to the head official and stated that Serena said she would kill her. After a heated discussion between officials and Serena who denied using the word “kill”, the officials docked Serena a point which gave Clijsters the win. It was an ugly way to end a thrilling match.
I stumbled upon this video after watching a Madonna promo video for her upcoming greatest hits collection. I was always aware that bodybuilders preferred to have darker skin as this was more conducive to showing off their physique and muscle definition. Unaware I was on how pale some of the bodybuilders were. Teen champion bodybuilder, Sean Susini, is shown here getting prepped for a competition. The tanning lotion is being applied on by his dad who is a former bodybuilder himself. It’s pretty amazing how “natural” his tan looks afterwards. He looks like a muscled oompa loompa. He mentions in the video that this comes off quite easily in the shower- yeah right. LOL. I can only imagine how brown/orange your white tub would be after washing all the goop off your body. On a side note, it’s pretty sick how teenagers can have amazing bodies like this at the age of 17. Yeah I’m jealous and can admit it. Enjoy the vid.
I came across an article today on HealthDay.com outlining recent findings that the family dog has the same developmental skills as a two-year old toddler. The average dog can learn about 165 words while some experts believe canines have the ability to learn up to 250. Before you try teaching your household pet some swear words, you might be wise to know that different breeds differ with their mental capacity. Border Collies top the list for working and obedience intelligence. Other top dog breeds are: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, Shetland Sheepdogs and Labrador Retrievers.
Not only have researcher found that dogs have the ability to learn but they can also experience emotions like fear, anger, happiness and disgust but not guilt. Apparently humans aren’t able to feel guilt until the age of 4. Between you and me I know some adults as well that don’t know what that word means. I digress.
HOMG… I just learned that the world’s hottest Police and Firemen are coming to Vancouver just in time for Vancouver Pride 2009!!
Everyone needs to check out their website!!
So, July 31st to August 9th 2009 there are some very hot and potentially gay (15% right?) men coming to Vancouver. The world’s very best in sporting superheros are coming to our fair city to show us how it is done ;)
The list of sports is spectacular and should make quite an amazing show!!
I recently got the chance to try out the Equmen Core Precision Singlet and I have to say, when I pulled the generic looking tank top out of the cardboard box, I was a little skeptical of all of the hype sprawled across the Equmen website (http://www.equmen.com/):
Equmen high-performance men’s compression clothing is designed to immediately improve how men look and feel, street to sport, work to weekend. Equmen compression undershirts and underwear are engineered with seamless athletic technology and physiotherapist techniques for ergonomic results. Equmen Helix-Mapping Technology focuses on core body mechanics – optimising support, improving posture stability and slimming at the same time. This makes Equmencompression clothing ideal for any man, whether he wants to slim his body under a suit, reduce back pain, or improve performance in any sporting activity. Equmen is for every man, every day, every wear.
Core Precision Undershirt: Singlet
EQUMEN’S singlet style structures and supports the core. Exclusive HELIX-MAPPING DESIGN builds in physiotherapy taping techniques to gently pull the shoulders back and promote optimal alignment.
The website also claims that the tight-fitting shirt:
· Improves Posture
· Supports Core Muscles
· Visibly Streamlines and Slims
· Controls Body Temperature
· Promotes Circulation
Having been raised by eternal hippies definitely had a few upsides. For one, there was somehow always a pair of small scissors kicking around the house. A second benefit, was that I was exposed to natural foods and medicines from my conception. When you get organic carrot muffins with carob for your first birthday, you know you’re in for a semi-alternative lifestyle. Being raised so, I’ve always tried to search out natural solutions to a seemingly chemical world. One such discovery is the natural sweetener, Stevia.
Stevia should not be confused with Splenda – a heavily marketed poisonous chlorocarbon which deserves it’s own, less favorable, post altogether. Stevia is a native shrub from Paraguay, which is between 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar. It contains no calories or carbohydrates, which will help anyone cut down on those not so sweet love handles. There is also a number of reported health benefits including: inhibiting the development of plaque, stabilizing blood sugar levels, shortening cold and flu times, and aiding in alleviating addictions to tobacco and alcohol. It can be also be used in most dishes in cooking and baking as a replacement for sugar and chemical sugar substitutes.