Archive for March 2nd, 2011

March 2, 2011

News to Me; Half of Men Have HPV

by Accidental Bear

Another concern on the check list or least be aware of.


Half of Men Have HPV

By Editors


Half of all men may be infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV, researchers in Tampa, Fla., said Monday.

Because HPV causes anal, penile, and head and neck cancers in men, in addition to cervical cancer in women, the discovery may bolster the argument that vaccinating boys against the virus is necessary.

Go to HIV Plus for the full story.


March 2, 2011

Is Charlie Rambling Fool or Genius? Take Poll

by Accidental Bear

Charlie you so crazy!


Contributed by Monkeypuzzle


Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway?

The US actor and the Libyan leader have produced some choice lines recently. Can you distinguish between them?

Gadaffi and Sheen 

Muammar Gaddafi and Charlie Sheen – ravers in arms? Photographs: Getty

  1. 1.I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists
  2. 2.Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body
  3. 3.Life without dignity is worthless
  4. 4.I’m extremely old-fashioned, I’m a nobleman, I’m chivalrous
  5. 5.I am like the Queen of England
  6. 6.I am much bigger than any rank, for those who are talking about rank, I am a fighter
  7. 7.Every great movement begins with one man
  8. 8.These resentments, they are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my sabre
  9. 9.I woke up at 4am, before dawn. You should be asleep. You’re all tired after a sleepless night
  10. 10.9/11 was ‘an absolute fairytale, a complete work of fiction’
March 2, 2011


by Accidental Bear

I am shaking in my boots over here with anticipation. I am in love with this full figured power house. You rock me on my gym head phones, Beth you rock me on my walk to work, my train to school. You Beth Ditto are the wind beneath my wings. And im heading toward 200lbs , so you better be so damn strong winds. March 7th is marked on my calendar and I will be ready to embrace your solo project like no other.


via Gossip website

It looks like Beth Ditto, from the pop/rock band Gossip, will release another solo EP on March 7th. According to The Gossip’s Facebook page, Beth will premiere a new music video very soon.



Beth Ditto will be releasing her solo EP March 7th (March 8th US). Also available on CD and 12” vinyl internationally. 12” vinyl available in the US exclusively through indie retail in April 16th. 

EP Track Listing:
“I Wrote The Book”
“Good Night Good Morning”
“Open Heart Surgery”
“Do You Need Someone”

The video for “I Wrote The Book” was shot at Grosvenor House in London and directed by Price James (Gossip, Hercules and the Love Affair, Peaches, Friendly Fires, SMD). James describes the video as “old school and cinematic” and “wanted to achieve an intimacy to put you ‘in Beth’s world’.


March 2, 2011

An Athlete’s Story of Coming Out; Be an athlete or athletic supporter ( wink)

by Accidental Bear


The following is from Brian Sims.  Sims is the President of Equality Pennsylvania and a former college athelete.  He was the first openly gay captain of an NCAA football team.  He played at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Just over 10 years ago, I had the honor of coming out to my college

football teammates, and it was an honor. In just a few short days and weeks, a group of men and athletes that I considered family, reminded me why I became an athlete and ultimately why athletics is about sportsmanship and not always just about winning. Just as importantly, I learned that a genuine commitment to sportsmanship, above all else, can be one of the most effective paths to winning.

In the last few days, Professional English Cricketer, Steven Davies has apparently been going through a similar time in his life. Davies’ decision to come out of the closet, to his teammates and to his fans, is a truly historic and courageous act. By coming out, he joins an incredibly small group of professional athletes that have done so, especially while still playing.

To be clear though, just as his family and friends have supported him for year, Davies’ teammates have already given every indication that they’ll also be supporting him this season, and as the rest of his career unfolds. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear that!

If I’ve learned anything from meeting out athletes at colleges and universities across America, and from the recent discussions about gay athletes from straight pros, it’s that for every courageous, out athlete we see at every level, there are many times more straight teammates standing in solidarity and support of them. Davies’ is learning a lesson that my teammates taught me – and that I’m trying very hard to share with America’s athletes – that sportsmanship is as much about your actions and behavior on the field, as it is off.

He’s learning that his teammates can, and should be, relied on and trusted. He’s learning that attitudes and expectations about gay athletes have changed dramatically in just the few short years that he’s been a professional athlete. He’s learning that young athletes all over the world have grown up with gay people in their lives, on their televisions, in their classrooms, and in their homes.

Steven Davies’ career and his life will never be the same. His public announcement that he is both a professional athlete, and an openly gay man reminds me so much of HRC’s mission to ensure our equal rights so that we “can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.”

I’m looking forward to learning more about Davies, and Cricket, this year but even more, I’m looking forward to hearing more about his newfound job as an out athlete and his teammates work as allies of a gay professional athlete. There’s a lot of work left to do but I know that every time Davies and his teammates take the field, they’re telling their friends, the fans and their opponents that they play to win, but they also play with the best players on their team, gay or straight!

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