Just when I thought Virgin Atlantic figurehead and CEO Sir Richard Branson was out of ideas, he had to go out and place another one of his fantasies straight into reality. The latest endeavor (or should I say brainchild) of his ever-creating mind has caused quite a stir in the realm of what is possibly in both air and water travel options.
The latest project, Virgin Oceanic christened ‘Necker Nymph’ is being described as an ‘aero-submarine’. The concept involves applying the principles of airplanes and adapting them to work underwater, in essence creating an underwater plane. The vehicle is capable of carrying one pilot and two additional passengers to depths of around 130 feet below the surface. This revolutionary model is expanding people’s abilities to explore coral reefs and shipwreck remains in it comfort of a climate controlled cabin. The catch; however, is the cost. The current offering is a two-hour ride aboard the vessel, as well as a week’s stay on Sir Branson’s private Caribbean island all for a mere $113,000.
With one less guest performer on the results show, the producers decided to bring back the group performance. Tonight, Wham’s hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” received the Idol chessefest treatment. Hmm, I wonder what the judges would’ve said if one of the contestants had selected this song. They probably would’ve trashed it and deemed it old-fashioned and irrelevant. They’re called theme weeks, judges. Sometimes they’ll have to pick songs beyond the past decade. I digress. Can you just wake me up when 6 more contestants go-go? I’m so over this season.
Proving she should stick to pre-recorded upbeat guilty pleasure-type songs (like “See You Again), Miley was all kinds of pitchy during her performance. Thankfully she had smoke machines to distract me from her painfully awful live singing. Pretty dress though. It’s not hard to see why the Top 11 contestants didn’t fare better with their performances, when you factor in Miley’s wise tutelage. If she can’t teach herself to sing well, how in the hell should we expect her to assist others.
GO HAVE DINNER DAMMIT! And have a damn nice one dammit! Tonight (Thursday March 25th) is Dining Out for Life at all participating restaurants, and there’s a crap load of them. Just click here to find out what’s in Vancouver, and here for everywhere else.
Hold on. You don’t know what I’m talking about. Well you should ’cause it’s amazing. So here is:
With a little financial sponsorship, restaurants are put on the list of participants so that people can go to the website and find their dining hole. When you eat at said place, 25% of your food bill goes towards a local cause, helping fight, and to support those living with, HIV/AIDS. Restaurants’ business and promotion grow, and your money goes towards something fantastic and personal to your area. It’s a win win situation. I know in Vancouver, the benefits go towards A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life, both of which a lot of people in my life are involved with.
Previously on Survivor, the Villains kept kicking some puzzle ass and the Heroes kept losing. That’s ok because I’m in love with the villains. Team Heroes is more Team Douche… and that’s saying a lot because Coach is actually the Duke of Douche. So far, the Heroes have lost Sugar, Stephenie, Cirie, and Tom. Who else will they lose tonight? Or, can they get their shit together and send those dastardly villains to Tribal Council? And how will Russell’s hidden immunity idol come into play? Let’s find out!
We start off this week at Camp GI Joe. James asks Colby if he wants a hug. LOLs. I’d watch that. Sadly, Colby says no. Candice is conflicted about her vote. She wanted to get James out, but didn’t want to face the anger back at camp if she flipped, so she played it safe. Amanda confesses that she is sick of Candice and nobody trusts her.
Last month, the rockstar queen that locals in Vancouver know as Raye *Mother F!@#ing* Sunshine, stepped up as the 39th Reigning Empress of Vancouver for the Dogwood Monarchist Society. Although in it’s 39th year, she found a lot of people in cities around the country, including Vancouver, don’t know that their community is involved with, and doing noble work for, everyone around them.
The beautiful supermodel queen has always been known for looking flawless, giving her all in her performances, working the circuit, and turning it out at every possible corner. This year, Raye takes a different kind of journey having the honour of working for the DMS. I sat down with her at her home, The Odyssey Nightclub, to talk to her about this new path, her killer body, and to clear up what it means to wear this elusive big shiny crown for 2010.
NO: I am sitting here with the current 39th reigning Empress of Vancouver Ms. Raye Sunshine, hello!
RS: Hello, hello.
NO: How are you? We just actually finished the first set of Frequeency and are between sets at The Odyssey Nightclub.
Do you find yourself not getting past the first date? Or even getting to the first? Have you been single for an extensive period of time, but you’re now sure what it is about that doesn’t seem to be luring people to your doorstep? Well, thank goodness there’s a site where kind people that spot your flaws send your photos to this site so that you may learn from your mistakes, and so that others may learn as well! It’s kinda like Redd‘s Take That Off site, where he and others help people that they encounter throughout their day by pointing out their fashion fails.
Check out the promo video for the Undateable book & site to get an idea of what features or characteristics classify you as undateable. It’s hilarious.
Another equality ad campaign has surfaced, this time by Open Artist Movement featuring our studly friend Reichen Lehmkuhl! There are actually ten familiar faces that have participated in the shoot thus far. I’m a fan of the concept!
About the campaign:
“We Can Do It! is a photo campaign to build solidarity and personal strength through positive messaging. The goal is to bring to life modern iconic individuals, by depicting them as powerful and not victims in support of the global LGBT movement worldwide.”
Reichen (Refresher: Amazing Race, Lance Bass, Dante’s Cove, etc.) is always one to help out with the LGBT equality movement. He even wrote a book called “Here’s What We’ll Say,” talking about his experience and opinion on the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, having been in the Air Force himself. Reichen is to star as Andrew in the off Broadway musical, My Big Gay Italian Wedding. The show starts in about a month and a half.
ChatRoulette.com has started a new trend of online, instant video chat sites of an “adult” nature – so many of them in fact that it’s hard to keep up! I recently wrote about ChatRoulette, then a number of other gay-specific ones that have come up since then (all of which were thumbs down due to technical glitches or the inability to handle any sort of traffic volume).
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF GAY CHAT ROULETTE SITES HERE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!
If you don’t understand the concept, I’ll give you a brief rundown. You go to the site. Two boxes appear. One labeled “You” and one labeled “Partner.” Once you click the start button, a disclaimer will come up regarding the possibility of you being filmed, you click okay, and your webcam starts up. You are then connected with a random stranger somewhere. If you like them, you can stay. If not, you click next. The random stranger holds the same power. Well, a couple more of these sites were sent our way, and perhaps you should take a spin…