Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonder Woman gets a makeover

Read about the new changes coming to Wonder Woman today in a cute article. In recent years, for reasons unknown, I've really become more interested in comic book characters, more specifically, the WOMEN Superheroes.
I've been following the new Batwoman since her latest debut as a lesbian crime fighter in '05. She too, was made over when she was re-released in the Detective comic book series a couple years later - which I've collected.
Her original debut of '05 is by far my preferred look for Batwoman. She's tough, sexy, sophisticated - everything a hot-ass superheroine should be. The newest look for her is a bit on the SEXPOT side of things. I think I like her outfit more but not so much the RED hair - I thought she smoldered more as a husky auburn. Anyway, this is about Wonder Woman. The bustier is gone, the shorts, hm...underwear, are gone. Even that multi-functional crown appears to have been left by the wayside. In it's place, an Olivia Newton-John "let's get physical" headband. Her new look? It's a bit grittier - she's more clothed, which I rather do like - and they recreated her, in my opinion, to look more like the lesbian crime stopper than Batwoman. Like the tough jacket- so 80's Members Only, now that's hot!

I do find myself missing her legs, they looked so long, ...and shoulders. You decide.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Is she not just the most adorable thing???

VIDEO She's at the .50 (second) mark - wait for it....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Don't read the news.

I am going to try to stop for the remainder of today -(big sacrifice :)...just read this. We wonder why we are living with more youth behaving violently...when there are no consequences (ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!) what are we to expect. Four violators, aged 8-14, gang raped an 8 year old girl. Not one will be punished for this horrific crime. The victim will see no justice and has lost her "family" for shame that this put upon them. She is hopefully, strong enough to rise above this travesty and live a full and meaningful life for herself.

Monday, June 14, 2010


WTH?! Did someone hop into a Delorean and run us back in time? How is it possible the FDA voted 9-6 against lifting the blood ban from gay men? Does the FDA read any medical journals, news papers, or even a rag mag? This is a FEDERAL agency that doesn't, apparently, know how HIV/AIDS works.

Needles and sex. That's it, folks - needles and sex. Can be men/men, women/women, men/women - including elderly and teens - sex is sex and when fluids collide HIV is possible should EITHER of those involved be infected.

There is no comprehension to their decision - no justification - no rationalization. It is simply INCREDIBLY STUPID for anyone with half an education living in 2010 to think HIV is a "gay man's disease" and I am disgusted and offended and saddened.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

A hero for the right reasons

There's been much buzz about a baseball game and a specific pitcher of that game looking for a place in history. Armando Galarraga, of the Detroit Tigers, was headed for a perfect game.

It was the 9th inning with two outs and he threw the pitch inside. Batter hits it infield, right between first and second; Galarraga grabs the bag as the first baseman grabs the ball - throwing it back to first base.

Galaraga snaps his glove closed as he tags first...before the runner makes contact with the bag. Umpire Jim Joyce calls out, "SAFE!" Instantly smiles and cheers of a perfect game turn to confusion and disbelief. Armando Galarraga just turns back toward the mound with a smile on his face and finishes off the game like the pro he is. Jim Joyce later apologizes, after watching the replay, as he made a bad, bad call.

I've been in an umps shoes; it's very tough knowing your view, your call changes what happens in the game. It's a tremendous amount of pressure and in a split second you think you see so many things and question all of it in nanoseconds. He was crushed knowing he took a Perfect Game from this athlete. He approached the pitcher, after the game, with tears in his eyes.

People will remember Armando Galarraga, but not because he was robbed of a perfect game; that's been done before. He will be remembered for his professionalism and his control, and most of all, his smile.

It's great that he maintained his composure, finished the game, and set a tremendous example for his children along with everyone else's children. This is how sports should be played. It should have integrity, nobility, and pride. There's so much whining today in sports that it's almost a shame there's SO MUCH attention to Galarraga's post call behavior. That should be the standard. But it's not and Armando Galarraga should be (and is being) comended for his attitude.

We could all, children and adults alike, learn from him.

See the video here.