Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red White and Twitter Blue

Even as a Southern Gentleman, our soccer loving  Austin was a true blue Yankee today and have more than a few moments on twitter.  (Is there a Dr. in the house?)

Let's go USA!!! I believe!!! - AUS10

My country is about to give me a heart attack. Nail Biter. Tim Howard is a wall. - AUS10

 That was our shot!! I need a doctor. - AUS10

 Noooooo!!!! Time to dig deep USA - AUS10

 It ain't over. USA never gives up!!   -AUS10

Yes!!! USA goallllll - AUS10

This is insanity!! Our boys can do it!! I will need therapy after this. - AUS10

Warriors' effort gentlemen. Proud to call you my countrymen. USA!!   - AUS10

And yes many are a little blue today but oh so proud of the amazing effort.

As for the Red and White?

We turn to our friends in the north.....

Happy Canada Day!


prairiegirl said...

Thanks for your words last night, Special. Agree. That rainbow experience was incredible, truly spiritual. I was looking around for someone to share it with and point at it, hollering " Do you see that beauty?!" And usually, there's one or two people around at that hour, but not at that time. And by the time I had returned home, the double rainbow was fading. I still remember that moment of wonder and joy even right now. Just incredible.

I have to say that Austin killed me with his tweets. That was w/o a doubt him. The "that was our shot, I need a doctor" line was hilarious. And "Tim Howard is a wall". Just classic Austin. I hadn't realized how much I had missed that and it probably won't happen again, but for one day, it was very nice to have him.

prairiegirl said...

Man oh man. I have to tell you, that I guess Enemy is out on video, I think. And Twitter and Facebook are full of reactions once again. And I can't even express how many are like this:

Angela Bateman
1 hr ·
Do Not rent "Enemy" with Jake Gyllenhaal! It is the WORST MOVIE EVER!!!! Such a waste of my time. Can't believe he would make such a stupid film. This is my public service announcement for today

^^^ That was FB. I'm astounded. Yes, there are some people who like it and then there have also been some people who didn't like it at first, they watched it again and come to appreciate its "artsiness", but they won't recommend it to anyone they know. Or else they've told people "I've warned you, don't blame me." And again, a lot of people are hacked that they spent 1 1/2-2 hrs watching. I cannot express how many reactions are like that one above.

I don't know that it will affect his audience for Nightcrawler or Southpaw, I wouldn't think one movie would do that. But Nightcrawler better be good or else Jake will probably have a tougher time selling some people to rent or stream his movies again.

In my business, we get one bad reaction and we've probably lost that customer forever. That is what we're preached and so we have to strive for a perfect product every time it comes off the line. You don't even like to lose one customer.

The movie biz is probably different but I wouldnt' think you can afford much more of the reactions that Enemy received. Critics don't pay money - the public does. And that's the name of the game is money.

ABC News said...

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

The justices turned aside a legal challenge brought by supporters of so-called conversion or reparative therapy. Without comment, they let stand an August 2013 appeals court ruling that said the ban covered professional activities that are within the state's authority to regulate and doesn't violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that California lawmakers properly showed that therapies designed to change sexual orientation for those under the age of 18 were outside the scientific mainstream and have been disavowed by most major medical groups as unproven and potentially dangerous.

Huffington Post said...

Burger King Supports LGBT Rights With 'Proud Whopper' And 'Be Your Way' Campaign

The burger's release was documented in a short "Be Your Way" film, which was released on Burger King's YouTube page and can be viewed at top.

We are always looking to engage our guests on a local level and be part of regionally relevant events,” said Kelly Gomez, Director of West Coast Field Marketing, Burger King West Division, in an email statement. Given that a Burger King franchise was perfectly situated along the San Francisco Pride Parade route, she added, "It was a natural fit to be involved and celebrate by giving something back to the community.”

The "Proud Whopper" is available exclusively at the Burger King restaurant located at 1200 Market Street in San Francisco through July 3. Meanwhile, proceeds from the sales of the sandwich will be donated to the Burger King McLamore Foundation for scholarships benefiting LGBT college-bound high school students who graduate next year.

prairiegirl said...

Ha ha ha ha, stirring up the stuff on Twitter tonight.

Remember that fake @Jake_Gyllenhaal twitter account? Remember that thing? He tweeted all the time, pretending he was Jake and he had his own band of followers. Then the account pretended to be a Republican or something like that and made a big splash, thus prompting a "suspension".

Well, the acct has been back for awhile, but mostly very quiet. But for about the last week or so, it's been tweeting. A lot. And now the acct is pretending to be Jake again. Pure and utter nonsense. Well tonight a few of us are calling him out on his crap.

lol. It's been fun.

But seriously, you have to wonder why all of a sudden this account is very active again, clogging up Jake's twitter search...........

It is not a coincidence. Can't be.

Methodical Muser said...

I'm highly amused by the steady stream of Southpaw "extras" who are tweeting about how they are supposedly filming with Jake on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ad nauseam. Heck maybe even on July 4th too! Jake's got nothing better to do with his life.

Now, we all know that Jake is quite obsessive about his privacy and has a history of clamping down on info leaking from the set. Beginning with Rendition, he even made sure that people's cell phones were confiscated.

Yet, somehow all these strangers are allowed to blabber right and left, and the bread crumb trail just began this last weekend. Being that the fake Jake Gyllenhaal account has also miraculously started to flood Jake's search this week too, I suspect Jake "Greta Garbo" Gyllenhaal is on the move with the family, like he does every year around this time. Predictable.

Seaweed said...

Thanks for the great Canada Day wishes for our July 1st celebration. It's been 147 year for all of us Canucks.

Keeping a close eye on "Arthur" coming up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend and heading for Nova Scotia.... Yikes !

Cheers everyone !