The Lord of the Ring’s director Peter Jackson uploaded a video entitled “Goodbye Orlando” on Sunday, after Orlando Bloom finished “battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting – part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie.”
On his Facebook page, the Oscar-winning Jackson explained that he just “couldn’t resist” having the actor sing along with the electronic song dedicated to a single line his character, Legolas, shouts in The Two Towers after spotting the Uruks: “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard.” The footage above shows Orlando playing peek-a-boo with an iPad showing the video as he sings/shouts along with the chorus.
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The second week of George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial began with a recording of the neighborhood watch volunteer describing his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to a police officer soon after it happened.
Plus, actor Jamie Foxx explained his decision to wear a Trayvon Martin T-shirt at the BET awards on Sunday night
Smokers have grown accustomed to graphic warnings on cigarette packs, detailing the havoc cigarettes can wreak on their lungs, their teeth, their libidos, basically anything related to their well-being. But in case they haven’t gotten the message, health researchers have devised a new way to grab smokers’ attention: cigarette packs that talk back to their owners.
Researchers at the University of Stirling in Scotland have designed packages that play a recorded message each time the lid opens. The BBC reports that the message would warn smokers about fertility risks and offer a helpline number for further information on quitting. The messages showed initial promise among a sample group of libido-concerned teenage smokers. Aside from the content of the message, some test subjects considered quitting just to make the packs shut up. According to the Daily Mail…
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Don’t panic, but there’s a honey badger following you …on Twitter.
Meet BG, a resident of the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa and quite possibly the world’s first tweeting honey badger in captivity:
— Tweeting Badger (@zootweetslive) July 2, 2013
In a video, the Johannesburg Zoo explained that it didn’t have the resources to hire a social media expert and decided to fill the position by promoting from within. Specifically, they turned over their @ZooTweetsLive Twitter feed to BG, a seemingly affable honey badger with an attitude.
To help BG implement his social media strategy, his cage has been outfitted with motion-sensors, which are linked to his Twitter account. When BG wanders to his feeding bowl, it triggers a camera that lets him take part in that great social media pastime of taking a picture of his meal:
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Jesus loves us all. . .equally!
On Monday, a California judge ruled that yoga poses like downward dog are not religious in nature and do not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits any law that would establish one religion over another.
Parents of two children sued the Encinitas Union School district in San Diego County, California, on the grounds that offering Ashtanga yoga classes in lieu of more traditional physical education like track and field or volleyball were meant to indoctrinate children into a religion. The parents’ attorney told NBC 7 San Diego that yoga practice is inherently religious, and its practice in a public school violated the separation of church and state.
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In his ruling, judge John S. Meyer acknowledged that yoga “at its roots is religious,” but the modern practice of yoga, despite its origins in Hindu philosophy, is well established in secular U.S. society and “is a distinctly American cultural phenomenon.” He also noted that the school district had developed its own version of yoga that was not religious but distinct and separate from Ashtanga yoga by altering the names of some of the poses and removing any chanting. “A reasonable student would not objectively perceive that Encinitas School District yoga does advance or promote religion,” he said.
The decision means that yoga can continued to be offered during gym class at all nine schools in the Encinitas school district that participate in the program, which launched last fall and is completely funded by a $500,000 grant from the K.P. Jois Foundation, according to NBC News.
The governors of Virginia, Ohio and Texas are in the news for signing into law bills which require women who want (need) to have an abortion. They believe that believe that these mere women do/could not understand how serious this undertaking is without a doctor, most likely a man, explaining their female bodies to them, reading to them an anti-abortion script and lastly, invading their vaginas with scope to decide whether there is a fetal heartbeat. You have, of course, heard of the transvaginal probe:
INVADING A WOMAN’S BODY AS REQUIRED BY INSENSITIVE LEGISLATORS
(WOMEN ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THIS INDIGNITY)
What’s the need for a colonoscopy?
Back to the old men in Congress (who fear the “Big C“). If they dared talk to their doctors about the need for a colonoscopy, they would be calmed by the fact that they would be asleep when their anus is invaded by the probe. (I think the women in the pre-ceeding procedure are awake.)
What’s the point of this post? Women – and the men who truly love them – are tired of having the predominantly male government ignore their input and make laws that take control of their bodies with no regard for medical necessity, dignity and the proper role of the state in our progressive society. If men suffer their bodies being penetrated in a private place, maybe they’d think twice before requiring their women to suffer a similar indignity.