Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Change

It is time for a change. Why do I do this? I am merely moving on to the next level of blogging. Many bloggers has moved on to establish their own websites as the means to launch their careers. It may help me to an extent, who knows?

You cannot fail unless you try it first. This particular blogsite has been a pivotal role in shaping my relationships with many people (enemies, friends, family and acquaintenances). The experience has been very rewarding and I do not mind for it to continue. But I need a new look and a massive upgrade to indicate that I meant the business.

I was fortunate to have a friend in Eric Hamlow for helping me out with the glitches and all that. Thank you, Eric!

The brand-new website is:
RidorLIVE.com

More details on the new website. Check it out and do share your feedbacks.

Cheers for the final time on blogspot.com,

R-

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

When My Scrotum Is Loose And Hot ...

I already mentioned a while ago that I noticed that if I feel my scrotum being too hot, loose and uncomfortable, it means one thing: I'm going to be sick with something else. True biz, I was sick on Sunday and Monday. Today, it is Valentine's Day. And Chlms' birthday.

Happy Birthday, Chlms!

Did you hear about Dick Cheney shooting "his friend", Mr. Whittington in his face, despite the fact that he wore a blazed orange jacket in quail hunting? Dick Cheney said that he did not see Mr. Whittington. He did not bother to inform the press for 18 hours and it took a private citizen, not the Office of Vice-President, to notify the press that Dick has shot someone else in the face. And I think it was justified that the White House Press Corps was relentless on Scott McClellan for dogging on press' inquiries.

And it amused me to no end when I read entries on different blogs that they attempted to compare Cheney's shooting with Ted Kennedy's incident 20 years ago. It is so old. The matter was investigated and closed. Case closed. Finish! Done! Why is that the Conservative pigs and dirty Republicans are still on Ted Kennedy's incident, even after 20 years? It proved one thing about conservatives and Republicans -- they are so obsessed and into mudslinging factors. Grow a spine. The press reserved the right to question the 18-hour span between the shooting and the notification, it has nothing to do with left, right, conservative or liberal.

Suppose if it happened to an ordinary citizen, they would be punished immediately. Hypocrisy, is it?

Ahh, I love speedskating events at Turin Olympics. I wish we have that in Deaflympics. I once asked Dwight Benedict why we do not have it, he said that we need to have five or more countries to participate in that contest, otherwise, no event at all. I like speed. It looks beautiful, graceful and perfect. Ahh! Double cheers to Chad Hedrick and Joey Cheeks.

Back to work on my new blogsite!

Cheers,

R-

Sunday, February 12, 2006

And What Is Tim Kettering?

Who is he? That guy, Tim Kettering, is pure anal retentive. When I first knew of him at Gallaudet, he was in the closet. In fact, he vehemently denied that he is pure faggot.

Not that I was interested in him, I never find him attractive at all. He is what I termed: A twink wannabe. Naturally, people are prone to make fun of others' based on appearances, intelligence or social skills. I'm very certain that there are some people that made fun of me at times. So making fun of Tim was easy, though. He's what you'd call: Pizzaface because of his bad acne all over his face.

Basically, he was rude, abrasive and condescending towards anyone else. In other words, he lacked civility and respect for others who disagreed with him. At Gallaudet, he made fun of gays when he was in the closet. Then he left school, and conveniently came out of the closet.

I think he is intelligent and ... bitter. Especially towards people that he did not like nor agree with. And I'm one of these people that he loathed. I thrive on the fact that he despised me just because I said as it is.

When I posted the poll in my last entry regarding the new blogsite, I withheld several names from being mentioned on the poll because I suspected that people like Tim Kettering would go out of his way to purchase the sites to block me from getting it. And my suspicion was correct. Tim Kettering of 1317 R Street, NW in Washington, DC purchased all names that I mentioned on the poll. Good thing he fell for that bait.

I'm so thankful I took out about 4 names off the list because I expected people like you, Tim Kettering, to do the exact thing!

Tim always claimed that I was vicious and all that, but in this situation, who started it all? Tim Kettering. I think I'll leave the readers to judge what kind of person Tim Kettering is. Oh, by the way, this is not the first time that Tim Kettering has done stuff like that to me. I never started anything at all with him. It is always him that started things with a malicious approach. I do not think I even mentioned what kind of person he is on my blog in the last three years, and Tim managed to irritate me at times.

And I have some friends who, unfortunately, are also friends with Tim, they seemed to be oblivious to the fact that Tim is anal retentive at its best. Perhaps, this should serve as a warning to others that Tim could do that to anyone else who disagreed with him.

What kind of person is Tim? A pure coward faggot who could not deal with me upfront but is able to irritate me like a fucking gnat at times. Childish and pitiful character, though.

Oh, by the way, I purchased a new site! In time, I'll be ready to operate a new blogsite. Wish me luck!

Cheers,

R-

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Decisions and Lesbian Story

It is true. The rumors are right. After 3 years of using blogger.com, I'm ready to move on. To a new website. But since "ridor.com" is taken by some fool in Las Vegas, I'm open to any suggestion. You have 48 hours to help make me decide with the name of a brand-new website.

No, my current blog's archives will be moved to a new website, simply put. I intend to redirect this to my new website in few days. But I would like to hear your feedbacks in order to make it very accessible for anyone else. Except using the sounds. Who gives a shit about that, really? Of course, a new layout will be crafted in my own image. ;-)

Decisions Has To Be Made, What Name Of Website Should I Name For My Blog?
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www.theoneandonlyridor.com
www.ridortheterrible.com
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On Turino Olympics: Suffice to say, it motivated me to contribute my time and energies to 2007 Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City.

No. 2 Duke 88, Virginia 65: Coach Ryan has outlived her coaching abilities after 29 seasons. It is time for a change.

Snowstorm vs. East Coast: It looks like the massive blizzard is slated to hit DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston today or tonight. In Richmond, they said that we get about 2-4 inch of snow if not for rain. If snow, it may interfere with Richmond's first DPHH event at Capital Ale House tonight. The snowstorm may end up ruining BLADeaf's (Baltimore Leather Association of the Deaf) Leather contests in Baltimore, Maryland. Only time will tell.

Smoking Ban In Virginia? Bizarre legal process in Richmond. I'm not sure how it works but I hope it paves the means to ban smoking in restaurants and bars. The smokers does not have the right to smoke in bars/restaurants, mainly because they are the cause of secondhand smoke. Once they smoked these damned cigarettes, they infringe others' rights to breathe under normal circumstances!

Deaf Woman Arrested In Sioux Falls: Daphne Wright was arrested in the murder of Darlene VanderGiesen in Sioux Falls. It appears to be some kind of lesbian triangle. Since they mentioned three women being involved. Check this out. This is big news in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Cheers,

R-


Friday, February 10, 2006

2.10.06 Tidbits

Ex-Giants Not Allowed In Super Bowl: In Detroit, former NFL lineman for New York Giants, Roy Simmons, who eventually came out of the closet as gay and HIV Positive, has claimed that the Super Bowl in Detroit denied him the press credentials to get in while others received them.

On Second Thought, Ex-NFL Player OK With His Gay Son: This is very charming article about the former NFL player's gay son.

My Letter To Style Richmond Two Weeks Ago: I do recall writing a letter to the Style Richmond (mini-Village Voice from New York or DC's City Paper) about Brokeback Mountain. I kinda forgot about it until my hearing sister mentioned it last night. I found the link. I did my part, did you?

On Second Thought, Who Wants To See ... ? Heath Ledger's penis? Then click on this. [Work not safe, of course!]

Oh, This Is Not Good: Former President James Carter's son is vying to be the US Senator, representing the state of Nevada, against Republican John Ensign. I'm not sure if this is good idea at all. Hat tip to Karen von Pills.

Wayne Gretzkly Scandal: Apparently, the authorities in New Jersey is sacking several people including Wayne Gretzky's close friend, Rich Tocchet because of its nationwide gambling on basketball and football. Wayne Gretzky is the icon of hockey. Now the reports are coming out that Wayne's wife was very active in gambling, spent more than $500,000 to that. Umm. Wayne claimed that he was not part of this at all.

My response: Bullshit.

Turino Olympics 2006: Like I told some friends, if I was a hearing person and lived in the northern states or Canada, I might be a speedskater. I seem to enjoy the sport more than anything else. Tonight is the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. For some reasons, I'm not motivated to check it out. I'm more motivated about 2007 Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City!

Richmond DPHH: Tomorrow night at Capital Ale House, my sister is organizing the first Richmond Deaf Professional Happy Hour. It should be interesting. At first, Hedy and I talked about it. She thought about getting one in West End, I told her not to, mainly because since it is first time, it is always better to centralize it by going back to Downtown. And Capital Ale House is perfect place, really.

Virginia vs. Duke: Tonight, Duke will host Virginia in Durham (women's basketball, of course), hope the luck is in for Virginia to pull the upset over Duke. After all, Maryland beat No. 1 UNC last night by 3 in an overtime. Anything can happen in the ACC. Or not.

Nerve Agent? Few days ago, there was a nerve agent scare in the US Capitol. I suspect it was a way to derail something important -- like ex-FEMA Chair Mike Brown, who just told the Committee that GW Bush *knew* the levees were breached on the first night when Katrina battered Louisiana. GW Bush claimed he did not know. Another lie on GW Bush's part. As usual.

Cheers,

R-

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Penis, Outing & Redick

Is It Me Or What? I checked the news updates on rawstory.com which is a daily fixture on my part. There was a picture on its website which I glanced. At first, I thought it has something to do with Middle East (and it is!). But if you look at the picture, it looks like a penis ejaculating, or is it?

I guess some Muslims will want to decapitate me because I made fun of their Islamic beliefs. Pray for me -- never mind. I don't believe in that crap.

BlogActive.com Update: I personally think Mike Rogers is losing his credibility when he attempted to play a cat-and-mouse game in attempts to OUT people that worked in the US Capitol. He should just cut the chase and OUT them each time they violated the respect and dignity of gay men and lesbians in general.

However, Mike is now narrowing down to the list of 35 Republican senators -- one of them is married but plays with men at Union Station's infamous men's restroom. I had been to Union Station's restrooms just to pee. How can men play in that environment is beyond me. Its smell is pretty foul. However, I was staring at the names, I'm hoping for Cronyn (R-TX), Coburn (R-OK) or DeMint (R-SC) because they are pretty much anti-gay legislators, to say the least. But I'd love for Thune (R-SD) to be busted, simply because he's hot. I'd do him anyday.

Speaking of Hot Guys: What can I say about J.J. Redick? I'm not a fan of Duke Blue Devils. I'm not a fan of J.J.'s play. His constant scoring outbursts turned me off, I guess. But he is a good player, I admit. And when he buried a 3-pointer, he would flap his arms as if he was flying as he streaked across the court. That was so cute and condescending of him to do that.

I'm grateful that he's a senior as of now. I'm grateful that he hasn't won the national championship. I'm grateful that he only went to the Final Four once. As of yet.

Yet, each time he played against Virginia Cavaliers, he scorched them. In fact, he averaged 20.8 points against Virginia -- oh, I should mention that few weeks ago, he scored 40 points on Cavaliers in Durham.

I read that he has a girlfriend. I was not amused. He should be mine. Oh, well. I'm not fond of taller guys, I'm 5'6, he's 6'4. But I'll break the rule just for J.J. This Thursday, I may be in Durham, North Carolina to watch No. 2 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball play Virginia Cavaliers -- maybe I'll be lucky to see J.J. at the game. If not, damn my luck. Probably that Coach K reads my blog and warns J.J. to stay away from me.

I thought Bomani Jones wrote an exceptional article on the fact that so many fans hated J.J. Redick but could not come up with a good reason why they hated J.J. Redick. I do not hate him, I just wanted him for myself.

On second thought, why was he signing "7" in this particular picture? Was that a sign for me? Nah, I'm just fantasizing, folks. Relax your soles.

Cheers,

R-

2.8.06 Tidbits I

Soldier Forced To Pay For Armor: In Charleston, West Virginia, a soldier was medically discharged from Fort Hood, Texas after being injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq. Then he was billed for the damage to the armor that he wore during the explosion. He was billed for $700. The local paper, The Charleston Gazette picked up on this subject. Then John Aravosis of AMERICAblog.org, a prominent liberal blogger, mentioned this and opened the donations to help William "Eddie" Rebrook.

Boom! $5,400 in all. And many dirty conservatives and whiny Republicans said that the Liberals hated the USA Armed Forces? I personally disliked the Armed Forces but in a period of struggle, I'm all for it. And the best part is that ... no Conservative/Republican has mentioned about this at all. I can vouch that they are not real patriots as they claimed to be.

The link from AMERICAblog.org also crashed The Charleston Gazette's server a while ago. There was an uproar in Charleston area where the prominent figures wondered what's wrong with the US Armed Forces. Suddenly, today, in Fort Hood, Texas -- they announced that this man will be reimbursed for $700.

But the point is ... why attempt to bill him in the first place when he was injured, serving for the United States?

Shut Up Conservatives & Republicans! Many conservative & Republican bloggers are trying to make a big deal that folks at Coretta Scott King's funeral, people took an opportunity to criticize GW Bush in his face. I say, go for it! Know why? GW Bush clamored that he's all for freedom of speech but often used his powers to block his detractors away as far as can be. Some Conservatives and Republicans attempted to speak for Coretta Scott King that she would be disgusted at how "Liberals" and "Democrats" used her funeral to punch in GW Bush's face. Please get a clue. Coretta probably are smiling right now, knowing that the opportunity is there for others to bombard GW Bush of his policies. It was fun reading some conservative bloggers who whined about this. Grow a spine, I say.

Spell This: I W-I-L-L S-U-E Y-O-U! Very amusing article.

Brokeback Mountain Captioned But Not Right Now: On February 19, that is. That would make 72 days, equalivent to more than 10 weeks (2.5 months) of waiting for the film to be open captioned so that Deaf people can watch. The first place to show the captioned film of Brokeback Mountain is Rockville, Maryland. For further information, check this website. Hat tip to Aaron.

Oh, Good Riddance to Lance:
I never liked Lance Armstrong. I was disgusted with his antics. Especially when he was ill, his wife took care of him. Then he got healthy, he divorced her for Sheryl Crow. Now Sheryl Crow dumped Lance. I'm so glad.

Cheers,

R-

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Coretta Scott King & Andrew Walter, Las Vegas and Gallaudet!

Is Andrew Walter Gay or Not? Perhaps he is, perhaps not. But nevertheless, his profile was found on Myspace.com -- maybe someone did this as a prank. Maybe it was Andrew Walter, Quarterback at Oakland Raiders, who is lonely and is in need of a male companionship. Be nice if he comes out of the closet, fellas. If not, I can always fantasize about Bill Cowher, the Head Coach of Pittsburgh Steelers, his jaw-faced personality is a huge turn-on. I understand why he coached the Steelers for 14 seasons, he is married to 4 females in his house -- his wife and three daughters. I mean, everything in his house is so girlie! So cute when Bill attempted to suppress his smile with 1 minute left in the Super Bowl.

Coretta Scott King Honored: In less than 3 months, two prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement has died. First Rosa Parks, now Coretta Scott King. Either way, both deserved the honor and respect from every American citizen. My hats off to the Governor of Georgia for making sure that everyone can pay her respects in its State Capital, making Coretta Scott King the first woman and first black person to do that. bon voyage!

Priceless Comments from Hobo: Loved this stuff from New York!

Speaking of New York: I'm heading off to New York on February 22, then fly off to Las Vegas on Feb 25 to March 1. Yep, flying with the same friend that I went last May. Yes, I'll get to see my second Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. I'll check "O". Chris said that he heard that it is good. Can't wait for this!

Now About Gallaudet: As much as I love Gallaudet, there is something wrong with Gallaudet. I was alarmed to learn about its antics. Especially with its relationships with corporations such as Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Sprint and Sorenson. I learned that Sorenson has forced Gallaudet to agree that if the students invented something in its new building (SLCC), Sorenson has the right to patent and own it for a certain number of years.

Excuse me? Where was Sorenson when we were here 10 years ago? They were not active participants of the Deaf Community at large! They are simply locusts, taking what they see in profits. Yes, they may have won the competition over CSDVRS, but for them to come in Gallaudet University and start to dictate the policies surrounding the new building just because they donated some cool $5 million does not mean that we have to submit to that audistic attitude! If they increased the amount to ... say ... $25 million, I might change my mind. But $5 million is pretty cheap donation, coming from a big-time corporation businessman like James Lee Sorenson who is worth $43 billion dollars and No. 73 on Forbes' List.

People has tendency to forget that James Lee Sorenson does not manage only Sorenson Video Relay Services. In fact, the SVRS is one "small potato" (to quote someone else!) out of many companies that James Lee Sorenson spawned, thus making him a billionaire to start with.

Perhaps Dr. I. K. Jordan has to stop coddling these businessmen. Perhaps it is good thing that he is going to be retired but again, he could leave a huge trail of mind-boggling legal mess for the University to clean and adjust.

Look at Kellogg, they just contributed money to Gallaudet and suddenly, the University gave the Conference Center to them. Spring contributed -- boom! We give them Sprint Multipurpose Room. Coca-Cola contributed -- BOOM! -- Gallaudet gave them Coca-Cola a room where Career Center is located at. I guess, if Gatorade donated a cool $10 million to Gallaudet for its Field House, we'd have to name after them as well.

Where is the sense of decency on our part? Giving our scraps to the corporations that has done nothing for the Deaf Community in the last 200 years?! I completely understood that business is business, we have to name after these corporations to foster such relationships so that someday, we might be lucky to touch that "old floating money" that has been denied to us for years. Like someone else said that it helps Gallaudet's future but it harms the current students in the process. A double-edged sword, really.

Laurent Clerc was the first Deaf teacher in North America and Gallaudet had the audacity to name him after a dorm, not any educational building like at all. Never mind that they associated Laurent Clerc with the pre-college programs, I'm talking about his association with Gallaudet University!

And I got this information from someone else who alerted me to this website at White House. Check the link for further information. It makes you wonder what Fred Weiner, Special Assistant to the President in Planning, has been doing so far?

What it was being said does not surprise me. And reading Fred Weiner's website made me wonder about many things. But again, perhaps Gallaudet is going through a period of parenthesis. With a new change, maybe the Fates will smile upon Kendall Green once again.

Cheers,

R-

Monday, February 06, 2006

2.7.06 Tidbits

59 Days And Counting: InSightCinema.org still hasn't distributed Brokeback Mountain. That is 8 weeks or 2 months. Gee whiz, anyone surprised with that?

Whua-Hey?! Last night, my sister mentioned that Richmond Times-Dispatch had an article that featured my comments regarding my compliants about the lack of open-captioned films in the area. Check the article if you want to. Hat tip to Hedor.

About Ben Soukup: Someone sent me the exact address of Ben Soukup's house so that I can google his home via EarthGoogle. Yeah, I saw the home. But I declined to provide the means because it is invasion of one's privacy. I feel it is inappropriate to give the link to the exact location. Sorry but that is bit too much for my taste, I think.

Cochlear Implants = Bacterial Meningitis: According to FDA, the children with cochlear implants are at high risk in getting bacterial meningitis more often than the ones that did not get it. All I can say at this is: About time, honey.

My close friend, Erin Whitney, had bacterial meningitis last year, she was hospitalized for a week with 105 degrees. Her thoughts on this subject? "Meningitis funny zero." Hat tip to Carrie.

Virginia Cavaliers Succumbed to No. 6 Maryland Twerps: Gee. Thanks to the Ewans, I was able to watch Virginia women play Maryland Twerps in Comcast Center last Sunday at noon with Darlene. Thanks to Referee Bryan Enterline's bad officiating (trust me, he was that bad!), Maryland won the contest, 85-71.

It was a game of spurts. Virginia came back within six, then Bryan took over and called fouls on Virginia one too many. Screw the Zebras! Argh. Then I had to endure the barrage of heckling comments by Darlene's father who seemed to enjoy in trashing my beloved Cavaliers. But I'm tough lad -- the Cavaliers is now 13-8 heading into this weekend's tough match-ups versus No. 2 Duke and No. 1 North Carolina. God preserve us, please.

What About Mike "McWeenie" McConnell?
As I suspected all along, I cruised through the Gallaudet yearbooks to see what kind of "activities" that this fool has been doing when he went to Gallaudet sometimes in the past. Apparently, this guy ... did practically do nothing at Gallaudet. He did not join any organizations. Perhaps this is the reason why he was virtually unheard of at Gallaudet. And yes, he ended up marrying a cafeteria worker. Bubba, you need to earn some stripes before you claim to represent the Deaf people in general, especially with your kind, on your blog.

Jacob Robida's Rampage: Jacob Robida used the fake ID to get in a gay bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He ordered two drinks then went on a rampage and injured three persons, using a gun and hatchet. He then drove to Norfolk, Arkansas where he ended up shooting a police officer dead and his friend dead. Then the cops in Arkansas blew his head off. And I have the access to Jacob Robida's myspace profile. I visited his profile -- it was filled with racism and all that. Very disturbing. Then boom, someone erased his profile. Go figure. But if you want to see his profile as is, you can find more about his profile through this article. Oh, by the way, Jacob's family member signed the anti-gay marriage petition. Go figure.

And what about fake IDs? All I can say is: Big deal. Many teenagers will find a way or other to get it, like it or not. Big non-issue here at all.

Speaking of Barfeteria: The rumors are true, Gallaudet's Barfeteria is indeed good. Despite the fact that it is good, the students still whined.

New Species of Animals Discovered! This is cool, man!

TV's CSI: Blame Me! I enjoyed watching CSI:Some City at times and sometimes I wondered if it actually helped criminals to polish their criminal activities. Apparently, it does.

Aguilera vs. Spears: I love it when Christina Aguilera talked trash about Britney Spears and I guaranteed that in the next few days, Britney will badmouth Christina ...

Volunteer ... ? After talking with friends, I may volunteer for this world-class event next year in ... Salt Lake City. Is that a hint already?

Muslim Extremists Need To Shut Up: They whined about the cartoons in Europe which ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslims has many of their injustices in many areas, and they are so upset about this? C'mon. Even some fellas in Syria hinted that European countries need to be reminded of 9/11. I say, "Go ahead and do it -- nations in Europe reserve the right to retaliate if they did do something in their nations! Especially to Syria!" The drama in Middle East is absurd -- that is why I'm going to give you the link to my favorite gay porn star, Michael Lucas who wrote a great entry on this Muslim wacko drama.

That's All Folks! I met many people at Gallaudet last week -- it was nice to be back once in a while. To some folks that I could not really have the time to chat, there is always the next time, guys and gals. Oh, thanks to Lambykins for two shots of Absinthe. I really enjoyed the taste of licorice.

Cheers,

R-

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Bitch Session XVII

Disclaimer: The comments were written by many readers. I simply copied and pasted the comments on the entry. You may defend your turf by firing back. As always, names and email addresses will be removed. Only comments will be posted. You can compliment or offend anything or anyone else. Confidentiality is assured 100%. Enjoy!

Don't be a Marbie Doll!

Rex, the bomb sniffer dog, sure did understood Bush's State of Union speech. ARF!

Joy, you crazy gal, you rock my world! From one of your fans!

Heather WhiteStone, I find you to be distasteful, and a pussy because you choose to ignore a wonderful side of yourself, your deafness. You only see it as a handicap and its folks like you that give the rest of us deafies a bad rep. Please grow up! Cochlear Implant doesnt make you hearing, anymore than Michael Jackson is white.

I secretly hate Chuck Baird for giving me an C in Intro. To Drawing class because I drew much better than him... He drew a stupid cat while I drew a hot guy with a monstrous cock. Perhaps because it had forbiddingly aroused him.

Sam, you tried to rip me off finacially, you tried to kick me out, you tried to bombard me with stupid ass emails, and guess what, I'm still here. Go fuck yourself and crawl back to the trailer youre from in WVA!

RT got it right about Aubrecht -- that woman deserved to be trashed!

Abenchuchan Boy, congratulations. Be sure to preserve your ass during your pledge probation. After all, it belonged to me.

Until you learn that you get what you give, dont come crying to me and expecting me to bend over for you to fuck me up the ass! After the kid smeared shit on the bathroom walls, after the roaches multiplied because you cant wash your fucking dishes, after the psychotic bitch from last year verbally abused me, I have no sympathy left for you at all.So let me sing, sign, yell, mime, write, do interpretative dance all to say the same thing, "GO FUCK YOURSELF!"

Oh my goodness! Who died and made McWeenie king??

Chris Corrigan, one damn HOT guy on campus and why is that troll following him? Oh! Milana!

Haha DS is pledging Kappa Gamma! It should keep his hair short and his fly zipped shut for a while. His hair last year was scary. Maybe he really is becoming a man now?

Weenie and Whale have very strange priorities! They both need to get a life.

DSP?! Your pledge announcement = Lamest scene in gally history

Please pardon Nanc's drunken celebrations this week. After all, her Steelers won it all.

Tanya is one hot mama!

Sarah I miss you so much, I think about you often and you're not far from my heart. NYC isnt the same without you! I miss our talks, comparing sex lives and I just MISS YOU Pack!

William Schmidt, why did you cut your hair?? It was so cute before.

Muslims at Gallaudet needs to shut up and show some respect and gratitude that they are in this country. Who gives a fuck about drawing a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad, really? There is more issues to deal with than to whine about cheap cartoons!

Ricky you hot studmuffin, I wuv you and am addicted to your blog. You're not allowed to go more than 2 days without blogging! Its your God's given power, use it for good and to better mankind like you've been doing! mwah!

Roy Ricci is awesome--his art is so fab fab fab. Can't wait to see his show with Muck as special guest artist in two weeks!

Brokeback Mountain's open-captioned films still has not been distributed at all. Why is that we have to be apathetic when it comes to things like this?

We should be glad that Dr. I. King Jordan is going to be retired -- he is responsible for instilling many bad people that perpetuated the audism practices at Gallaudet!

i *heart* ty giordano!

Anyone saw Tate's comments about Brokeback Mountain? "I hurt myself." -- Priceless.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Weekend Tidbits & First Video!

But first thing, gotta tell few things.

DPHH Sux: Last night, after dining with two great gals at Urban Thai restaurant -- fabulous food -- I go umm umm on every bite. It did not make me feel full, just perfect dinner. Loved the name that I ordered: Pad See Eew. If you try to sign that in ASL ...

However, went to DPHH which was located few doors down the street. It was cramped, small, smoky and awkward. Stayed like five minutes -- saw some familiar faces. Greeted some. Decided to leave after 5 minutes, my friends and I kept on bumping people on the street more than we did inside. In fact, it is safe to say that we hung outside longer than the inside of the pub. That's how bad it was.

Stopped by Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant, the NOVA's only gay bar. Nice place -- too many lezzies. But that's OK. Was amused to see several Deaf patrons coming in by mistake. Asked us if we were here for DPHH. Told them that DPHH is at the pub down the street. Should see how they smiled when they had the pictures taken at a gay bar. Come to think of this -- the DPHH never took place at a gay bar. Homophobia? Maybe, maybe not.

Compliments, Compliments and Compliments: During my stay in the DC area, I received nothing but compliments about my blogsite. Naturally, I was bit surprised at the numbers of raves, considering the unique situation with my blogsite. Sometimes people wanted to shake my hands just because I write stuff. Basically, thank you for the compliments. I'm not quite used to accept the compliments. I guess, it is my weakness -- I grew up not getting enough compliments. And now people are coming at me in every directions and it kinda blew me away a little.

One most amusing comment by a reader: "Every morning, I get my coffee and check your blog for further information. And in the last two days you did not blog anything -- I think I need to check myself in rehab or detox or something!"

Bit Long Article But Think About It ... Read Slemo's article and reflect this upon many deaf-owned (and some hearing-owned, of course!) businesses. Is this familiar among us all? Discuss.

Remember PM Mark Oaten? According to PopBitch, the married man of 3 who was outed by the London tabloids last week for having lengthy relationship with a rent-boy -- in other words, a male prostitute. However, PopBitch has reported that Mark Oaten was interested in coprophilia. Apparently, PopBitch said that Mark likes to eat shit. Umm.

Thanks to PopBitch ... Check Ashton Kutcher when he went into the toilet stall. [work not safe] Now that is hot, Ashton!

Audism At Its Best? I winced when I read The Buff and Blue about the plans for Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC), it mentioned that the entire 2nd floor will be devoted to Audiology Department while on the first floor, half of the first floor will be reserved for Deaf Studies, ASL and Linguistics Departments. Why is that the Audiology has the whole floor while these three departments has to cramp together? Why? Someone said that the Audiology Department got $4.7 million from some grant. Perhaps it did. But this reeks of audism.

Irony But ... ! I purchased a plastic bracelet from Kappa Gamma for $3. The price is bit high for one plastic bracelet -- but I had to get it -- the color is black with white words: STOP AUDISM. One funny thing about this is that the Kappa Gamma fraternity is doing the fundraising to support the SLCC!

Now For Your Own Entertainment! I'm posting my very first video production on my blogsite -- this 7 minutes was produced, written and directed by myself many years ago when I was in college. Thanks to a dear friend of mine, I was able to transfer from VHS tape to the computer.

The title is very lame. The actors in the film were: the late Jake Temby, Christie Abrams, Stacy Abrams, Manny and Liam Sharpe. If a hearing person wanted the transcript, feel free to shout in the comment box. I'll come up with it sooner if you guys wanted this.

It is possible that you might see a glitch in the first few seconds -- be sure to play around with pause/play to continue the tape. The remainder of the film seems to work all right. Enjoy the film!

Cheers,

R-

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

I Should Slap Your Head Off, Allison Aubrecht!

Allison, people often told me behind your back that you're one incredibly whiner and liar. I care less about that. Because it does not affect me at all. It is your business to lie and whine, really. After all, this is free country.

But for you to say that I'm a troublemaker is something else, honey! Nothing is far from the truth.

You claimed that I did things despicable to Jake. I challenge you to prove it. All I did was to free him from the lies that he buried himself with -- by coming clean to his former wife whom he cheated on for months. Yes, I caught him in bed with that $1.29 slut by the name of Brooke Budzinski. Yes, Jake asked me to keep a secret from my own best friend (who happens to be his former wife) -- which absolutely goes against my very rule, I do not keep secrets from my best friend. I literally forced Jake to confess everything or I will. If you regard that as a form of troublemaking, then by all means, I am one!

I never went to his funeral and memorial services because that $1.29 slut whined a huge river about it, besides I had other plans on that day. So your claims that I plan to interfere is utterly ridiculous, Allison Aubrecht. In fact, Jake and I chatted online before he died. So I kinda knew the routine but for you to claim that I did this, that and there is silly, m'dear.

Coincidentally, today is 3rd anniversary of Jake Temby's death. Bet you a dollar you did not know about that, Ally? Today I saw you at Results DC Gym, and you actually fled the gymnasium after seeing me, eh? You were afraid of me, Allison Aubrecht. In fact, you told someone else that you could not believe that I was at the gym and you said you would not come back to the gym. You know what they say about liars and troublemakers? They often avoid the persons they bashed upon. Essentially, I should have confronted you about your lies. But lucky for you, I was busy doing the cardio.

You may run all you want, Allison. But at least, what people said about you initially is something that I believed as of now. You're truly a good liar, Allison Aubrecht! And I hope people knew what kind of person you are.

Cheers,

R-

MICA RUNWAY 2006

MICA RUNWAY 2006 is slated to happen on Saturday, June 16, 2006. Perhaps the most surprising thing about itself is its location -- it will be held at crobar, a massive nightclub geared towards gay men and open-minded persons.

I had been to crobar before. It is fun, huge and great. I'm certain that the MICA participants and supporters will enjoy the rest of the day and night at crobar!

Ridor To Support MICA Runway 2006: Since I'm enthusiastic supporter of MICA Runway 2006, it is only fair that I promote this on my blogsite from now on until June 16, 2006. I also offered them the option of blogging about any updates and announcements from the MICA Runway 2006.

Naturally, I shall be at MICA Runway 2006 to observe but not interfere -- and report it from there.

Its website is www.micarunway2006.com if you want to look around.

The theme of the MICA Runway 2006 is "As in Art ... be Daring, Avant-Garde, Guerilla, Creative, and Innovative."

MICA Runway 2006 To Set Up Scholarship for Sarah Marie Pack: Bravo to the Committee of MICA Runway 2006 for setting up the scholarship for Sarah Pack, a dear friend of mine who passed away suddenly last November. Check its website for further information on the Sarah Marie Pack Writing Award.

MICA Runway 2006' Call for Open Casting: The Executive Committee of MICA Runway 2006 is open to the auditions for anyone over 5'7 feet tall. Plus size models are welcome! Please contact info@micarunway2006.com for further information on modelling audition.

MICA Runway 2006' Prices: $100 per person. $250 for VIP Ticket.

Naturally, there will be updates on this in the near future. Stay tuned.

Cheers,

R-

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

So Much Things To Do, So Little Time To Blog ...

Yes, that is true. it is nice to be back at Gallaudet. I met so many old faces and friends on and off the campus. It was nice to see them up and running. I could go on and on and on ... but time is so limited. So I'll cover what is needed to be addressed.

blogACTIVE Warns Repubican Senator: Mike Rogers of blogACTIVE has issued a warning to the certain Republican Senator here in the Nation's Capitol that if he voted for any anti-gay legislation, he will be massively outed for his oral sex activities at Union Station! This is the best -- this particular senator is married! Hat tip to Lambykins.

ExxonMOBIL Nets Nearly $11 Billion: ... IN PROFITS! Wait a minute -- was it they who said that they had to increase the oil prices because of this, that and there? And yet, they produced enormous profits. Let's face the music, they are mocking at us. We need to do something about it. Did you notice something? When I was a child, there was TV commercials by Exxon. These days, you do not see one. Know why? These oil companies knew we needed them more than they do for us!

Shut Up, Muslims! Muslim Extremists are decrying about the cartoon that was produced by a company in Denmark. They pressured the Arab countries to boycott the Danish nation when they said that they do not prosecute the freedom of speech. Good for Denmark! For a long time, Muslims had mocked others for their beliefs and when someone joked about theirs, they cried a huge river. I am all for respect and dignity but this is silly, Muslims need to do something else than to decry this shit. My hats off to Denmark for being firm in this manner.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Among my best friends are from Seattle and Pittsburgh. I want Seattle to win. But at the same time, I want Nanc's Steelers to win just to see her react like a wild monkey. I can imagine her going haywire over this. She is bona fide Steelers fan. My prediction? Seahawks 31, Steelers 28.

Umm, Am I Supposed To Smile At This? I think it is not funny. I think this is lame, simply put. Hat tip to Philip.

Remember Vonetta Flowers? Few months ago, I mentioned about Vonetta Flowers being the first African American to win a gold medal in Winter Olympics. I also mentioned that she has a deaf son. She recently took her son to Italy to do some more damages to his head, as expected. Hat tip to Karen von Pills.

To have A Deaf Family Is Nice, But 11?! I'm not sure if having 11 deaf children are good idea. Another Visco in the making, I guess? But this article should be commended for not portraying such a negative image on Deaf family in general. In fact, it was very cute and positive. Hat tip to PJ.

Bitch Session Due This Friday: Wanna bitch at someone else? You know the drills.

Bored? Wanna See Jokes In ASL? Check this link -- look for "Videos for Jokes" on your right side.

Whatever Happened to the Freedom of Speech? Arrested Cindy Sheehan for wearing anti-war t-shirt, and kicked Beverly Young out of the Gallery for wearing pro-war t-shirt -- what does it spells for our so-called Freedom of Speech -- of course, it is blatantly violation of our freedom. Of course, it is allowed under the Bush regime! Either way, nobody cared about the State of the Union -- I even missed it. I did not care. I mean -- who cares?! Evidently, the press do not. For God's sake, they covered Cindy and Beverly's antics more than Bush's comments! Hat tip to Karen von Pills.

DC's DPHH: This Friday, I shall be at Crystal City Sports Pub for its DPHH function -- feel free to stop by and say hey. Today at Gallaudet, many people complained that I hadn't blogged in the last few days. I apologized for that, it is just that I was overwhelmed with many things. I met old friends -- met new faces including ... the fabled Alex Abenchuchan. He's good as advertised ... I think!

Next Entry Is All About MICA Runway 2006! Be prepared. I got enormous information to entertain the readers -- of course, I will be in attendance and you should be, too!

Confidential To McWeenie & Whale Fatterson: Both of you are impudent to start with. I think the idea of whining about one's tendencies is a sign of desperation. All roads must come to an end, and you both have reached the end of yours. Your lies wouldn't fool a child, in turn, you had to attempt some kind of amusing rhetoric to attack me directly and indirectly on your websites, comments and emails. Let's face the reality, you guys lost. I am simply beyond you both. Next!

Cheers,

R-

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Weekend Tidbits and the Recap of Delaware

CSD In Spotlight by its State Newspaper: Last August, I mentioned about the salary of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)'s CEO Benjamin Soukup in this entry. Then I heard about CSD laying off its staff last December. Now, the statewide newspaper of South Dakota, Argus Leader, has took on to question the need of CSD's CEO Benjamin Soukup's salary of $857,380. Trying to point out that Soukup deserved the salary for all the hard work he did out of closet-sized charity into the national powerhouse is not going to help at all. Look at Kenneth Lay, Ben Soukup! What goes up will go down, eventually.

This Woman Needs To Be Poisoned: Ann Coulter is pitiful as always.

Return of Deaf-Peddling? Check this link. Some people enjoyed reading bout the deaf peddlers. Hat tip to Krajnak.

Remember The Iraqi Marlboro Man? Turns out that James Blake Miller was from Pike County, Kentucky where my good friend grew up. It was rather sad to read this article. What a sempfer fi! Not.

The Week In Delaware: Simply magnificent. It was such a pleasure to get away from everything and spend time with Paul and Bob, a dear friend of mine. Paul and Bob has a fabulous home. I totally felt relaxed the whole time I stayed there!

They owned 4 dachsund dogs and they knew that these little cute dogs could not take the stairs to their masters' master bedroom on 2nd floor.

Guess what Paul and Bob did next? They personally built the doggie ramp from the master bedroom on 2nd floor into the first floor's den. These dogs are living luxury, really! You can view the pictures up close if you wanted to.

I was fortunate to be invited to a magnificent dinner last night by Alan, Paul's friend for many years. God! It was so impossible to describe the delicious food. In fact, it was amazing. I had a blast time being dined and wined by this particular gifted chef! I'm not a fan of zucchini but seeing onions, cheese and mushrooms on zucchini, who really cannot resist?!

The whole week was particularly wonderful for me, mentally and spiritually as I get to relax and recuperate to the fullest. Yeah, I get to work out with Paul on daily basis which is cool as well.

Then the weekend came when Brad, Imran and Masa arrived as well as my first meeting with Marc. In fact, everything ended on a high note that I really left with a good feeling. A part of me wanted to stay behind for another week or two. *sigh*

Laughter is the best medicine, especially when you spend the time with your friends, really..

Ridor Is Here, Act Busy! Yes, I'm in Washington, DC. Start the red carpet, folks. Make an appointments if you want to worship before your god.

Cheers,

R-

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Message to Dishonorable Senator Frederick Quayle!

I got this junk letter from Senator Frederick Quayle after I wrote him not to support the anti-gay marriage amendment. It is so pitiful. Frederick Quayle voted YEA for this anti-gay marriage amendement and wrote me this bullshit letter. I think I'll leave you to enjoy this.

Frederick Quayle, I do not consider you as my senator any longer. From now on, I shall dig up the dirts on you -- and perhaps in time, I shall find some interesting tidbits to derail your political career. The media surely will love this someday. Your tactics are transparent, Frederick. Your lies wouldn't fool a child!

Cheers,

R-

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For the original letter without words on it, check this.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Delaware III's Tidbits

It Is Nice To Relax In Jacuzzi: For the last few days, I had the opportunity to bask myself in my friend's jacuzzi. Of course, no clothing is needed. It was nice just to be myself. This place is absolutely stunning. A hearing friend invited me to spend few days at his palace and my gosh, I had a relaxin' time, doing nuthin' but doing errands and workouts. I also visited his sailboat which I am looking forward to experience for the first time ever in the summertime.

Your 15-Minute Fame Is Finished, Heather: I got a tip from a friend to check the latest issue of GLAMOUR (February 2006) on page 206. I went to the store and checked it, it reads:
"The KISS I'll never forget"
"I was born mostly deaf, but a few years ago my hearing was restored with a cochlear implant. I remember my first kisses as a hearing person. My husband, John, kissed my forehead, cheeks and ears. I could hear his breathing and the sound of itmade my head spin. It was a brand-new world, even though we'd been married for six years. His breath in my ear can still melt my heart sometimes -- it reminds me of a very calm ocean." -Heather Whitestone McCallum, 32, Miss America, 1995
Are you sure, Heather, it was the ocean itself? I thought the sounds of flushing toilet is fitting thing to compare! Hat tip to Perlis.

Bad Luck for This Fan! This fan once had a ticket that he sold to someone else -- thus he missed the once in a lifetime feat by Wilt Chamberlain who scored 100 points in one game. Then 44 years later, he sold his ticket to a friend while he had a plan of his own. He missed Kobe Bryant's 81-point outburst. What a bad luck for this man.

This Is Amusing:
Behold the production of Manny and Merritt ... in this video! Hat tip to Manny. Made me smile.

Something To Whine About Brokeback Mountain: I wrote a letter to Style Weekly in Richmond last week about its review of the film. They printed my letter this week. OH, by the way, it is now 52 days (Nearly two months) since they debuted the film and no film has been captioned on a big screen (never mind the announcements by InsightCinema.org -- they are lying!).

Gee, Thanks A Lot! These pesky Xian nuts who whined a huge river about Book of Daniel, a NBC's drama-comedy series. The NBC took the series down after only two showings. Not only that, putting them on Friday night slot is not the best way to go.

A Nice Surprise E-Mail: Last night, I was surprised to get an email from someone else that we loved for years -- the late Chanda Smith's brother. It was simply wonderful to hear from him regarding Chanda's mother.

As for the pictures regarding the ramp for the owners' dachsund dogs, I shall issue the pictures tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, hon. It is so relaxin' here in Delaware. Gee, thanks, Paul & Bob.

Cheers,

R-

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Delaware II's Tidbits

This Blog Mentioned In Gallaudet's Buff and Blue: I was told by few friends that I was mentioned in The Buff and Blue newspaper. Anyone get a copy and scan it for me? You know where to reach me via email. Thanks!

This Blog Made Cam Franklin Think: I found this link via the site meter and was delighted that GayWired.com's Cam Franklin reading my entry about the Oklahoma couple that lost everything because of one accursed cousin that stole the lands. I kinda wished they could mention that the current film is not captioned as of today. Yes, check the websites, you won't find it anywhere. How nice is that?

For Your Information: Remember the blogsite where I posted Jason's pictures of cop surfing on the hood? Well, NBC4.com has inserted the video that showed a little action of me via the videophone. You can see here at this link.

Oh, By The Way, Colin Farrell's Sex Tape Is Still Up:
Ssh! It's still there. Resume the email attacks! I already got about 20 readers asking for the link. Of course, we love Colin!

New Links: I added some cool links to the list on my right. Among them is one of my favorite blogs -- I Probably Hate You by Rocco. He's great fella.

Few New Things To Pop In Store For Ridor's Blog: I'm currently planning to purchase a website where I can make it the top-notch quality blog for the long run. Not only that, I want to indicate that my first video will be make its debut on this blog in few days.

Now In Negotiations: I'm currently working with a group where I am preparing to legitimize the Deaf Blog Awards and that I will not be part of. In other words, I'm turning it over to a certain group. I shall make a formal announcement in few weeks.

Chris Penn Dead At 43: I think I'm more of a fan with Chris Penn than Sean Penn. No question that Sean Penn is the talented of all, but Chris Penn has a side that is pretty amusing to deal with. I can empathize with his frustrations on the ancient film titled, Footloose, I cannot dance worth a shit. And it was touching that Kevin Bacon's character took his time to teach Chris Penn's character how to dance. Stuff like that, I'm sucker for that. Later, I was alarmed to see him as fatter guy in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Chris Penn was found dead at his residence. Probably a drug overdose or suicide or anything -- that is so Hollywood.

Who The Heck Does Pope Benedict XVI Thinks He Is? He talked about loveless sex -- this coming from a guy who does not know how to love nor fuck. That old geezer needs to shut up, serious case.

Yes! Male Can Wear Skirts In Schools! It was not many years ago that I first saw Alan Wilding walking down the Kendall Green in his classy skirt. Naturally, it caught many eyes of others. Few sneered, many complimented. I thought it was cool -- I'd like to wear a skirt someday -- probably scottish kilt. But not right now -- I want to lose some weight in my legs and raise my ass a little more -- then I'll wear one at some function. Perhaps at MICA Runway 2006, eh? Would that raise eyebrows?

However, this article indicated that the school district permitted the male student to wear a skirt to his high school. Good.

You Go, Lady Bunny! A famous drag queen in New York named Lady Bunny whom I had the opportunity to meet and chat with her at The Slide Bar on Bowery. She is classy, fabulous and funny at its best. But she is wickedly smart. Which is why she is a good friend of Pamela Lee Anderson. She blasted the Xians' thoughts on life itself:
One of Larry's gay guests was a christian, who wrestled with the christian idea that homosexuality is a sin until he formulated his own way of talking to god which worked for him--a loving, forgiving god who embraces his sexuality. I think it's interesteing that this gay actor molds god to make him say what he wants to hear, just like the evangelicals, the suicide bombers, and Pat Robertson do. Remember, if you are a christian, you have certain BELIEFS--something you believe, but can't prove. No matter how strongly you FEEL that god is a part of your life, there is no fact that backs up the existence of a higher power. Oh, I know many will say "How could you explain the sunset, the planets, the seasons, the intricacies of a butterfly's wings, if there's no god?" I can't. But just because I'm mystified by the universe doesn't mean I have to invent an old man with a long white beard who lives in the sky to explain everything that's beyond my comprehension. So, I'm definitely not going to base my life or notions of right and wrong on an ancient, contradictory, mis-translated book of fairy tales inspired by "him." NEXT!
Hat tip to Michael Lucas.

I Practically Shriek When I Learned Of Its Location! Bravo to Jade and her team for doing something so cool. The MICA Runway 2006 is going to be held at ... crobar! Don't you realize this? This is big! This is going to elevate the level of sophistication on Deaf group. NO, the club is not captialized at Crobar. In fact, it is crobar. crobar is better than Roxy, better than Avalon and that shitty Webster Hall. You can bet I'll be there all in glory. IN few days, I shall put up the advertisements for MICA Runway 2006 here on my blogsite for the world to check.

On Politics Crap In Iraq: It appears that the Saddam Court is in disarray as new reports are popping in. I suggest to hold a trial against Saddam in ... Tel Aviv. That would ignite such an outrageous response from the Arab nations. Hell, these Israelites are tough and would be willing to go that far to enact such a punishment that is fitted for one's crimes.

American Idol: It is no secret that the first few weeks, I loved to watch how Simon, Randy and Paula Abdul judged the contestants -- rained them wint insults and hilarious comments. But when the contests began, I stopped watching. I heard the persistent rumors that Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest is an item in Los Angeles. Even the Punk'd zeroes in on Simon Cowell coming out of his car with Ryan. Umm. Gaydar alert! Gaydar alert!

Amusing Comment by The Riddler: In one scene in a comic book, The Riddler shouted, "What living thing that stinks but smells deliciously when it is dead?" C'mon, can you guys answer this? No, I'll answer this for The Riddler -- it is pigs. Of course.

Up next: Photos of Paul & Bob's Dachsund's own ramp -- any small dogs would die to have one!

Cheers,

R-

Monday, January 23, 2006

Delaware's Tidbits

Don't You Hate This When ... ? Someone like a train conductor putting a note above your seat without your knowledge until I got up and saw the note, it reads: HEARING IMPURED. Scary to know that our conductors knew how to do things like that.

Main Street Station Is Gorgeous: In Richmond, Virginia -- the Main Street Station is absolutely stunning -- but they need to expand the rail schedules and close that shitty Staples Mill Road train station. According to this website, the city is planning to make the Main Street Station the hub of all transportation: high rail service, buses, taxis, car services, trains to convene in one location -- just like DC's Union Station or New York's Penn Station.

Then I Arrived In Wilmington: It was always nice to pass Gallaudet's Tower Clock -- each time I passed, I always try to look over at least once to remind myself that it is still there. That place has a special place in my heart. Wilmington, that town has done nothing but good to me. Last time, I visited the town, I was with Carl Denney and Mike Boucher visiting this massive museum where we get to check the last Czar family from Russia's stuff and their famous eggs where they painted lots of stuff on it -- I forgot the name for that kind. Then Mike, Carl and I hung out at a park where the sparkling river runs through the rocks ... beautiful. It was nice town, really.

Yay! No. 2 Duke Blue Devils Wallops No. 1 Tennesse Lady Vols, 75-53: Good riddance, Lady Vols. Go back to your corner. Overrated!

How About Georgetown? Despite the 41 points by JJ Reddick, No. 1 Duke lost to Georgetown at MCI (now Verizon) Center, 87-84. But Coach Krzyzewski was right -- the Duke players just watched Reddick play it all. That's why they lost.

Remember Improv Everywhere? Few weeks ago, Neil showed me the link. I laughed, laughed at their creative improvisations in attracting attention. Well, they just picked up the national press today after getting arrested in subway for "forgetting their pants". Absurd! Check this press' article at this link. But if you want the comprehensive information on the incident, go to Improv Everywhere's website.

Speaking of NYC's Fabled Subway ... : Who can not love the quirky moments associated with its subway system? Check this link.

Top Gun 2: Brokeback?
Very funny video to check out.

Remember Anthony Natale? A bird has informed me recently that Anthony Natale is in Philadelphia for its production of a movie called "Universal Signs" directed by Ann Calamia. According to one source, Anthony was pretty rude towards the residents who attended a party that geared to get people to sponsor the production. One local said he was "asshole to us locals here!"

Not only that, another source alerted me that someone saw him cruising in a gay bar in Center City, looking for a guy to hit off. Ahh, at least, it confirmed my suspicions from day one -- since 1997!

Universal Signs Update: Much to my chagrin, it was reported that the film's producer/director, Ann Calamia and Catherine Miller, has already brought 5 deaf actors/actresses to be part of leading roles in the film -- and guess what? More than 40 film crews are hearing persons! There are many Deaf filmmakers who struggled to break in for an opportunity to prove their skills but nah, Ann Calamia chose to ignore 'em in order to get 40 hearing people to work as film crew. I think the film would be successful if they had several Deaf crew -- they provide the best perspective of what it is like to be Deaf -- better them than hearies' fucked-up assumptions!

How nice is this?! Once again, the film is produced, written and directed by whom? Hearing woman. Only one deaf person, Rob DeMayo, gets to work with actors/actresses as the production's "ASL consultant". That's all. How fantastic! Not.

Shameful but surprising? Of course not. Jeers to Universal Signs for not hiring Deaf people to showcase their talents and skills. This movie may be performed by Deaf people but it is designed to entertain hearing people in general. Barf.

One Last Tidbit About Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Last night, I shot an email to blast my delegate in the area regarding his interest to pursue the ban on same sex marriage, ignoring other priorities. Here is his response:
Dear Mr. Taylor,

Thank you for your email regarding the Marriage Act. I understand your concerns and frustrations and appreciate you taking the time to write to me. Please be assured that I will think about this very carefully and study it thoroughly. Although we may not always agree, please know that my constituents' opinions are very important to me.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact my legislative office at 698.1074. Updates about the General Assembly and other information can be found on my website at www.donaldmceachin.com.

Thank you again for taking the time to write. Government works best when citizens are interested and involved. Please let me know if I can ever be of any service to you.


Sincerely,


A. Donald McEachin
No, Donald, if you voted for that ban, I'll make sure and do everything in my power to make sure that you will lose the next election. Readers, what more do you want me to fire back at this delegate?

Cheers,

R-

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bode Miller, Tom Kaine & Few Other Things

Virginia Gov. Kaine, like many Virginians, Sucks: It was reported that the gay marriage ban amendment has been approved overwhelmingly by the House of Delegates who seemed to be interested in passing the laws to discriminate than to deal with the transportation and education issues in this state. Now, the anti-gay amendment heads to the Senate for its vote, then Governor Kaine will sign it to make it a referendum for the residents of Virginia to vote. This anti-gay marriage ban amendment is designed to discriminate gays and lesbians from having the contracts with their partners in terms of insurances, wills and benefits.

If Governor Kaine has the balls, he will do the right thing. But do I expect him to do so? No. He does not have the balls. I am encouraged to see that many sensible residents wrote the letters to their editors in Richmond's Times-Dispatch and Staunton's News Leader, blasted their own state legislators for creating a law that continues to hold the progress of Virginia down.

I propose that if this state went ahead with this anti-gay marriage amendment, all pro-gay businesses (deaf and/or hearing alike) across the nation should not come to any conferences or vacations in this state. Virginia does not deserve a cent at all. Boycott this state by any means. Hell, many Xian organizations attempted to cajole many pro-gay businesses, it's time to return the favor. Kick their asses!

Great Article by Bode Miller
: In Newsweek, Bode Miller was interviewed about the general state of Olympics -- which he will ski for 2006 Torino Winter Olympics next month in Italy. Bode Miller is honest person, which made some people uncomfortable. These people that did not like what Bode Miller merely wanted to keep this under the carpet. Bode mentioned that the Olympics ideals are not pure any longer. He is so right, "Look, a lot of the people involved with the U.S. Ski Team—the people that I'm representing—are unbelievable a--holes. Rich, cocky, wicked conceited, super-right-wing Republicans. But because of my morals, my principles, I can't judge them for that. The things they've done for me warrant respect, and I'm trying to pay them back."

You can read more on Bode Miller via here.

Marion Downs Hearing Center ENCOURAGES ASL: I am writing a response to some information provided by one of your readers. The hat tip is attributed to, "Jules". The information provided indicates that the Marion Downs Hearing Center (MDHC) discourages ASL.

This information is incorrect and false. In fact the opposite is true.

The MDHC embraces the use of ASL and respects Deaf Culture. There are no policies that forbid the use of ASL! In fact the MDHC encourages the use of ASL! Also, the MDHC always welcomes anyone to come and visit and learn more about its programs----it is NOT keeping a low profile----it has nothing to hide. Please contact us at mdhc@uch.edu for more information!

It is a shame that some people will resort to such low tactics as lying to discredit an organization that hires signing deaf and strives to provide accessible services! Jules or who ever provided this wrong information, please identify yourself! I would be happy to show you around MDHC and to show you how wrong you are.
--Robert Baldwin

Virginia 77, Miami 65: Wonder if Jeff Carlson went to the game? Virginia Cavaliers is now 13-4, 2-3 for the season. Up next is at Boston College in Boston. Ack!

Why Are We Still Having This Group? Our own favorite company whom the Bush Administration pushed for Pentagon to sign with -- Haliburton which absorbed billions of dollars in profits to "serve" the US Armed Forces across the world -- was cited for delivering the contaminated waters to our soldiers. What's up with that? I bet you few dollars that people like McWeenie and others will say that it was another "lie", "fabrication" or so on. It is quite absurd and amusing to see them trying to refute many things in life.

Confidential to Sherry, the Texas' Dumbfuck Fat BORGized Chick: You had been a "yes-sayer" for many years, that's why you got cochlear implants in your head -- you're nobody. Get this -- I am somebody. You ain't. That's why you sided with this loser over there. Whine all you want, nobody can hear you from here, you denegerate piece of trash.

Cheers,

R-

Weekend Tidbits

Richmond Capitol Tragedy: In 1870, Conservatives and Republicans flocked to the State Capitol's second floor courtroom where the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals was holding a hearing on the dispute related to the city of Richmond's leadership positions. The second floor was packed with hundreds of men watching the proceedings. Meanwhile, on the third floor where the gallery (balcony) was, it was overcrowded as well.

Suddenly, the gallery gave away and tumbled itself onto the second floor courtroom -- and the added pressure from the above caused the second floor courtroom to cave into the first floor where the House of Delegates was located. 62 men were killed, 271 were injured. Of course, all are conservatives and Republicans!

Where did I get the information? I read the history of Richmond at the local library today right after completing the hour-long workout at the gym. Great stuff, is it? When I read it, it made me smile a little.

Do Not Cheat When You're Around Parrots! "I love you, Gary!" But I'm not worried. I'm deaf. Unless my partner is hearing.

Lost Whale Dies in River Thames: I had been keeping tabs on this particular whale that swam up the River Thames past the United Kingdom's Parliament. The bottle-nosed whale died today after being stranded in the river.

Dying Lesbian Struggling But Did It! In New Jersey, a lesbian who has an inoperable brain tumor was dying. She was concerned that her partner would be denied with the benefits when she dies. At first, the Ocean County of New Jersey refused to acknowledge the dying lesbian's wish to help her partner. But now they reversed the decision after lots of support were poured in for the couple regarding the unfair decision.

Another Scandal In London: This time, Mark Oaten, married man and father of two, resigned from his position with the Liberal Democrat party, after it was reported that he had a "lengthy relationship with a rent boy". In London, rent boy is like an escort -- in other words, a male prostitute. See? Married man! Father of two! He still finds a way to have sex with a MAN! Let's face the reality -- it is normal to have sex with both genders. I look forward to the day I get the report that McWeenie engaged in a similar situation with Mr. Oaten someday.

I Saw Colin Farrell's Sex Tape! And it was quite good. Colin Farrell's cock is good as advertised. He probably made me the happiest guy for few seconds then I ended up having to deal with jealousy due to the fact that he was banging this woman, not with me. Anyone else wanted to view Colin's sex tape? You know where to reach me.

UPDATE: Bad news, the site that I showed the link has been taken off. Probably due to the ligitation that Colin Farrell has on her ex girlfriend. But me so lucky. Me enjoy it!

Am heading out to Delaware this week. Should be fun. Of course, my workouts still is on, I probably will do it in Delaware.

Cheers,

R-

Friday, January 20, 2006

1.20.06 Tidbits and Superboy Psycho

Find Someone Familiar? I was approached by the Editor of AOL's Gay and Lesbian few days ago that they were interested in doing a profile on me for its website. Naturally, I was set aback by that. Totally flattered but why not?

So I went ahead with it. And today, you can find me on its AOL Gay & Lesbian website. Don't know how long I'll be there, though. It's nice to be recognized. Thanks, AOL!

Only in Moscow! Many of you heard that it is friggin' cold in Moscow, Russia -- mostly in sub-zero temperature, I got this information via the email regarding the animals in Moscow Zoo. It reads: Moscow Zoo tried to warm up an elephant in the -30 degree weather with a bucket of vodka. It sent him off on a drunken rampage.

Only in Moscow, my dear, would they think something like that!

Xians, Conservatives and Republicans: I would like for you to defend your arguments that the same-sex marriage is not necessary after reading this article. Tell me why it is necessary to protect your "traditional" marriage but forbade gays from protecting their assets with their loved ones? C'mon, tell me what is so noble about banning gay marriages? Tell me why it is important to make it "traditional" marriage? Most of your arguments regarding the issue to protect the traditional marriage are not valid at all. Shame on you, dirty Xians, Conservative pigs and filthy Republicans.

CWU's Article on Deaf Gal:
At Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington -- it was rare that an article pops up about the deaf student at CWU, let alone take the front cover of the college's paper. Congratulations, Regina!

Damn! UVa Women Lost: In overtime to Maryland Twerps, 84-74. Damn. Next time, perhaps.

Tales of the eBay: I enjoyed surfing the eBay.com at times, they sometimes sell funniest things out there. Thanks to Zachary, I can surf these just to amuse myself. Check this out. Hat tip to Zachary.

Superboy Psycho? I'm still reeling from shock after reading Infinite Crisis #4. Too bad, Pa Kent is not around to administer some kind of parental punishment. Come to think of this, it is very homoerotic if you look at it. Har har!

Someone mentioned that Superboy Prime acted like this because he was frustrated over the years of doing nothing but watching outside of current Earth's timeline. Superboy Prime (Psycho?) snapped.

It was crazy seeing Superboy Prime wanting to talk with the current Superboy but ended up instigating a massive fight that laid waste to Smallville and Keystone City. Then he decapitated Pantha. He said he did not mean to do that. Then he went on to attack several more, killing two, injuring many. It is absurd, really. I feel there is more to the story than this regarding Superboy Prime's insanity. I suspect that it has something to do with Superboy Prime's relationship with the ancient Anti-Matter character. Maybe it has something to do with Alexander Luthor. To see how Superboy Prime butchered few people, you may read this and that. Then I inserted the last page where Superboy Prime was pulled into the Speed Force with some help from the older speedsters. Superboy Prime kept on ranting until then -- someone said he did not die at all. In fact, someone else had a theory that the Speed Force will help Superboy Prime to an extent.

But the whole point is that for generations, Superman (or Superboy) is kinda the American icon that we grew to know and love -- he never killed anyone else. At least, did not do it with malice or intention. I do not think I'll look at Superboy in the same manner ever again. Maybe Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez ruined it all for me. Good thing I had drastically cut down on reading 'em all.

Cheers,

R-

Thursday, January 19, 2006

1.19.06 Tidbits

Deaf Man With No Arms? Shoot me dead if I am armless. I do not want to use my feet to sign anything! Even with the fact that my left foot can sign fuck you but c'mon. This lacked the dignity .. I cannot imagine a life without my arms -- I'll die before I ever communicate with anyone else with my legs and ass in the air. Hat tip to Travis.

Another NBC News Tidbit: No, the article is not about me or Jason at all. It is about the deaf students in a school bus, involved with a wreck. Hat tip to PJ.

Remember What Conservatives & Republicans Said?
They claimed that few people died during the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina but guess what? 3,200 is still unaccounted for. No comment from conservative fools? Maybe Mayor Ray Nagin was right when he said that thousands would be dead. After all, where are they?

Since I'm Still on Katrina: Check this out. This is how our magnificent insurance works at its best.

Few Thoughts About Golden Globes Awards: I got an email from Michael Lucas asking me to think a little -- he was right. Ever notice that this year's Golden Globe's big winners are about, by or for gay or transgendered people? Best Director, BestSeries, Musical or Comedy, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Original Song -- no one took the time to demonstrate how they felt about gay issues. No one. Not even one.

Mel Gibson, Shut Up: Mel Gibson sicced the lawyers on this fella who set up the blog to do the parody of Mel Gibson -- hilarious blogsite.

Only Time Will Tell: Osama Bin Laden is at it again. He said that the national security has not really prevented his group from planning to strike on our land. Oy vey. Read what he said in this link.

Superboy Psycho? I got to read Infinite Crisis #4 today and I was shocked to see Superboy Prime going insane as he attacked another Superboy (Conner Kent) and laid waste to Smallville. Who is Superboy Prime? He is a fella whose his "world" ceased to exist after the famous Crisis On Infinite Earths and was forced to live in a paradise, watching the current Earthlings from afar, before the elder Superman broke the barrier and was attempting to craft a new world separate from the current Earth -- Conner refused to acknowledge Superboy Prime as "Superboy", so he went on to attack Conner Kent then he was forced to get the assistance of JSA and Titans to stop the insane Superboy Prime from attacking Conner Kent.

Then in one whim, Superboy Prime killed Pantha by socking his fist into her head so hard that her head was totally decapitated. Just like that. Then Superboy Prime started to sob and said, "Oh, no! I did not mean to do this!"

Then he went on to attack others and ripped two heroes' bodies in half -- it was so chaotic -- so evil -- before two speedsters took Superboy Prime (Psycho?) on a run into the Speed Force as a surprising guests from the Speed Force grabbed the Superboy Prime from behind as Superboy Prime wailed, "You can't get rid of me! When I grow up, I'm going to be Superman!"

The surprising guests pulled Superboy Prime into the Speed Force to prevent his rage from going unchecked -- as much of Smallville was destroyed and many heroes were savagely butchered by Superboy Prime.

It left a lot of questions to wonder -- why is Superboy Prime so angry, so angry enough to rip people into pieces? Anyone want me to scan the pics of Superboy Prime decapitating someone else as well? Lemme know. It is very gruesome art by Phil Jimenez, a fellow I knew for many years -- some of readers knew that I once invited Phil to my floor program as RA at Gallaudet many years ago.

I'm going to email Phil to rant about this shocking issue.

Cheers,

R-