After last week’s blowout premiere, we are back with episode 2. Let’s just jump right into it!
The first challenge this week was to re-design the RuPaul Doll, well re-design her outfit anyway. The girls are paired up (except for Mystique who worked alone) and gave the glamorous RuDoll a whore makeover. The winning team for this challenge was Pandora & Sahara, and the reward was they were the team captains for the next group challenge. Which is a burlesque group challenge.
Wow, everything is this episode is centered around stripping, being a whore, and making money with you body. Fitting no?
We are introduced to the 2 guest judges this week, Kim Cole (have NO idea why) and Dita Von Teese, who as we know is the world’s most famous burlesque performer. Werk.
Pandora and Sahara got to chose their teams. Here’s the breakdown…
This chiseled stud is a Canadian freestyle skier that competes in aerials. His best overall World Cup finish came in 2006, when he placed third, right behind teammate Kyle Nissen (who’s also a hottie). He had qualified in 3rd place at the Torino Olympics, but ended up with 6th place for his two jumps. He’s got a really good chance this year!
Here are some of his stats:
Event: Freestyle skiing
Age: 26 (Born April 1, 1983)
Achievements: 3rd place at 2009 World Championships & 6th Place at 2006 Torino Olympics
Watch: February 22, 2010
He just ranked in 3rd place on January 18th at Lake Placid. Photo of his victory above. The aerialist recently suffered a concussion after he fell and injured himself landing a jump in the men’s finals of the Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix, in January, in Mont Gabriel, Quebec. He has since recovered and still going to give it his all at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, which starts in 3 days.
According to Dr. Jimmy Bell (professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London), “Being thin doesn’t automatically mean you’re not fat.”
What he means is that slimmer people aren’t necessary healthier than their hefty counterparts. The amount of fat that surrounds our vital organs which we can’t see can be just as dangerous as the muffin tops and back fats that we can see. That being said, you skinny people shouldn’t try to eliminate your internal fat altogether. Your vital organs need some fat for protection which cushions them to prevent injuries or damage. People that rely on diet to maintain their weight rather than combining it with exercise are likely to have major internal fat deposits even if they appear to be slim on the outside.
This just shows that regular exercise in conjunction with a regulated diet is important to an overall healthy lifestyle. Exercise doesn’t mean you have to invest in hours at the gym. It could be anything from indoor/outdoor sports, jogging outside, rollerblading, hiking and many more fun alternatives.
Check out the full article on the next part of the post.
Trying to stay under the radar, American Airlines announced via business-travel columnist Joe Brancatelli on Friday at his Joesentme.com subscription website. Essentially, for people flying coach, starting May 1st they’ll have to pay $8.00 if they would like to have a blanket & pillow. Not so comforting, huh?
I first heard the news this morning on The View when Whoopi expressed her outrage on charging people who are flying Coach quite obviously don’t have as much money as people traveling in First Class, so why would you charge people in Coach more – why not the people in First Class? They blankets & pillows are complimentary in first class. Domestic flights less than two hours will not have blankets and pillows available.
Time and time again, I seem to end up commenting on the dumber aspects of politics while maintaining that I’m the cast member of Homorazzi the least interested in this world of prorogues and filibusters (don’t worry, I only use words I know ;). Still, I often come across something too funny not to put out there in retort to fellow writer Rich’s eye-rolling anger at me for not being more “involved” by being a “voter” (yes Rich, I put quotation marks around the word voter). This time it was the original Renegade herself: Sarah Palin. Though I spent this Sunday shouting “SCORE!!!” at the football big screen alongside my handsome and equally uninterested new friend Scott, others were apparently following a speech and interview by Sarah Palin amidst some sort of Tea Party Republican revolution against taxes, Obama and the like. Of importance to the hilarity of the situation is that Palin starts out her anti-POTUS rhetoric by mocking him as a “podium president” who wins the hearts of the people merely by repeating empty words prepared for him and parroted to his audience without thought… and then this happened!
Palin literally looks down at her hand and reads off some “key words” she hastily scribbled onto her palm before heading out on stage. I don’t mind the need to cheat, but come on: in a speech about the falseness of prepared words where Obama is mocked for being over-educated and not enough of a leader you end up looking like an 8th grade debater with cheat sheets up your sleeve? Please remember this woman very nearly became the next Vice President of the United States. You gotta love the Americans… and politics… and voting haha. What words did she choose as important enough to make her special list?
Lift American Spirit
Seriously?? Jon Stewart put it best in asking: “Do you really need a note to remind you to lift peoples’ spirits?” Icing on the cake: the tickets to this presentation were $300 a pop- no joke.
So why is a gay blog choosing to write a post on who’s on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover? Umm, because she’s hot and gets to sleep with one of the cutest guys on the ATP tennis tour. The 22-year-old beauty gracing the cover of the annual boobfest is none other than Andy Roddick’s wife. Here’s his official reaction:
“So happy/proud of my wife… the new cover for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue!!!! Unreal… so excited!!!!!!!!!!”
Brooklyn Decker was revealed as the cover model during last night’s episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman”. The cover was revealed as a Times Square billboard, after Letterman pulled a prank with a faux cover. Decker is scheduled to appear on The Late Show on Tuesday night to talk about her excitement and shock about being this year’s chosen one.
This Canadian hottie started on skis when he was only 3 years old. When Kyle was 8, he was lucky enough to get to carry the Olympic torch in the relay, considering it was right in his home town of Calgary in 1988. The next year, when Kyle was 9, he started freestyle skating. Almost 20 years later, he’s still doing it and from holding the Olympic torch when he was 9, to competing in his second Winter Olympic games here in Vancouver after competing in Torino, Kyle’s dreams keep coming true.
Here are some of his stats:
Event: Freestyle skiing
Achievements: 5th place, 2006 Olympic Games in Torino
Competing On: February 22, 2010
Kyle is dead set on Gold, given the opportunity of having Canada host the Olympics once again, and him being a part of it:
Competing for Canada at those Games has been the highlight of my career and a truly amazing experience. Now to have Canada hosting the Games once again, there is nothing else on my mind other than winning gold for Canada at the Games in Vancouver in 2010. An opportunity like this only comes along once in a lifetime, and I intend to do everything in my power to be on that podium.
Infuriating. Blake McGrath must have got one of these pamphlets recently. Some students in Maryland received the pamphlet below with their report card! Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) wanted parents and young gays to know that their gayness can be cured through therapy. Nightmare. The flier is a one sheet showing some happy guy that is pretending to be cured of being gay. The flier states “Every year thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity.”
How can they get away with doing this? Well, unless it can be proved that the fliers constitute “hate speech,” then they fall into the category where four times a year, messaging from a non profit organization must be sent out with report cards.