Saturday, March 21, 2009

A celebrity marriage 'apology'

In this article:
Portia De Rossi "Apologizes" For Marrying Ellen (VIDEO)
Huffington Post | Alex Leo | March 21, 2009
Portia De Rossi appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night and talked about being a teenage model and her new show "Better Off Ted." She also brought with her a new PSA she made about gay marriage.

Then that video was reposted on AOL NEWS' Political Machine:
Actress Portia De Rossi Apologizes for Marrying Ellen DeGeneres
by Tommy Christopher - Mar 21st 2009

hint ... don't miss the comments to it there, particularly the tête-à-tête there between bob and David:
bob 6:11PM Mar 21st 2009
David S. 6:20PM Mar 21st 2009
and then
bob 6:51PM Mar 21st 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We need more advertisements like this one!

This is a bank ad from Banco Provincia in Argentina which I am very glad to share with you.

Spot with transgender woman.

Thank you to Jackie at THINGS according to me and Joe. My. God for sharing it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Extreme poverty is not beautiful

Jayne Cravens wrote:
I was in a convoy heading to the Pansjir Valley in Afghanistan once upon a time, when a non-Afghan man in the back seat started talking to his non-Afghan colleague about how beautiful and simply the people lived in Afghanistan, how idillic it was, how it was a shame to bring them aid and development if it meant they would have to give up their beautiful, simple life.

I wanted to stop the SUV, throw him out of it, and let him see how he liked living "simply" for a few weeks.

Being poor is NOT the same as living in extreme poverty.
My comment... be thoughtful about what you make 'exotic' and 'beautiful' without the experience of being.

Please read
Extreme poverty is not beautiful
by Jayne Cravens ~ 1 March 2009
in Jayne Blog on Volunteerism, Nonprofit Tech, Civil Society, Aid & Development, Communications & Random Thoughts

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