Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wide Angle Wednesday

Does 2008 seem to be passing by like there's no tomorrow? I don't about you but I'm wondering just how all these months have bounced this forum into the 3rd Quarter of the year which will meander into the Dog Days of a August haze. Yet, I still here in the big chair churning out news, commentary, updates, links and anything else I can muster. All in the name of outreaching to the GLBTQ community statewide as well as allies in the struggle for human rights. Ladies and Gentlemen you've entered a wide angle Wednesday courtsey of Arkansas' only daily GLBTQ online source, COP: 24/7!

Hairy Boxers: Bears, Cubs and underwear, Oh My! Yes, it's true my pretties, there are men preparing to S & M ( stand and model) in there underwear come this August 9th at a local Central City venue. The invite states that "all types of underwear is acceptable... but if you are not comfortable in your undies..." Well if you are going to flop at this type of throwdown, then you shouldn't be the shy type, if you ask me. If you need further info, it's labeled a private affair even though it's being broadcast over the net? (go figure?) Click it to Let me know who's doing boxers or birthday suits.

It's A Gas Affair: What about them gas prices? Are you just plain ole sick about it and need some jump starting ideas of just how save a few bucks? The we've got your back with our top ten frm a little ditty called 29 Ways to save money on Gas. If you've got ideas then feel free to share them, but until then, here we go..

People used to believe the tipping point was $3.00 a gallon. Well, obviously 3 bucks didn’t do the trick. What is or was the tipping point for you?
If it’s already happened for you then you can find the complete list at 29 Ways to Save Money on Gas. I’ve highlighted ten below but click over to the guy’s complete list for the expanded explanation:

1. Brake the Right Way: the less you have to break, the less you have to accelerate. A car consumes more gas as it accelerates

2. Shifting Manual: a manual transmission is supposed to be more fuel efficient.
3. Reduce Weight: keep the trunk empty.

4. Turn Your Car Off: an idling car burns fuel… more fuel than it takes to restart it again.

5. Drive Slower: driving fast increases the drag and therefore increases fuel consumption.

6. Close Your Windows: opening your windows increases the drag as well and uses more fuel.

7. Fill Up at Arco: it pays to drive by Chevron and Shell and find an Arco station.
8. Pick a Better Route: avoid heavy traffic and the route with a lot of traffic lights

9. Ride the Slipstream: don’t tailgate, but on long trips drive your car into another cars slipstream and you will use less fuel.

10. Carpool and Combine Trips: do the math.
Bonus: Buy a More Fuel Efficient Car: eventually we all need a new car… make a better choice the next time around.

Summer Reading: He's back and just in time for Black Pride...E.Lynn Harris has penned another steamy novel for when you're consuming that next cool frothy beverage. Entitled "Just to good to be True," Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere-a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future-but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She's also determined to protect the secret she's kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady's idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other-are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a bestselling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.

E. LYNN HARRIS is a nine-time New York Times bestselling author. His work includes the memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, and the novels I Say a Little Prayer, A Love of My Own, Just as I Am, Any Way the Wind Blows, If This World Were Mine, and the classic Invisible Life. Harris divides his time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of his beloved college football team The Razorbacks.

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