Eric's Confessions is a Youtube channel first created back in June of 2009 when, from a spot in his parents' backyard, Eric McLean revealed that he had leukemia and would have to undergo treatment to combat the disease. In total, Eric has recorded 108 videos, cataloging his battle with the disease. Now, the 28-year-old has exhausted all of his treatment options and is preparing to die. This is his final video. So long, dude. Well, in a day or two, anyway.
When my mother lost her fight with cancer back in 2002, one of the more popular series on HBO at the time was Six Feet Under. If you haven't had the pleasure -- trust me it was a great fucking show plus you get to see a pre-Dexter Michael C Hall -- it's a show about a family owned funeral parlor. Each episode begins with some random person dying and the episode unfolds loosely based around that person's funeral. Once I finally made it back to my condo in Massachusetts and started to catch up on all of the shows I missed while in New York for her death, I remember feeling really weird about watching Six Feet Under. Like somehow I shouldn't enjoy it anymore since it now struck a little too close to home now that I got to see the death experience from the other side of the glass. But a lot goes on behind the scenes to get to this stage. So here's a very interesting, if quite morbid, read... Staging Death: Behind the Scenes in a Funeral Home. As always, the finale to Six Feet Under is still one of my absolute favorite episodes of any show out there. Between that and Eric's final video blog, it really makes you come face to face with your own mortality.
Speaking of dead, do you remember Michael Leisner, the guy who started a fire outside of General Mills in protest of their support for gay marriage? Yeah, God smiteth him. On the upside? No arson charges!
Some actresses are comfortable with going naked in front of the camera, and others are not. Although going nude should arguably be mandatory by age 25, many beautiful, young actresses actually have a no-nudity clauses in their contracts. While disappointing for the male audience, it has helped to generate demand regarding the world's desire to see some of the world's most famous full frontals. Here is our list of the top twenty actresses I want to see do a nude role sometime in the near future. So help me God, we will end up seeing at least half of them nude before I follow Eric into the light.
An ace is a playing card. The word "ace" comes from the Old French word 'as' (from Latin 'as') meaning 'a unit', from the name of a small Roman coin. It originally meant the side of dice with only one mark, before it was a term for a playing card. Since this was the lowest roll of the die, it traditionally meant 'bad luck' in Middle English, but as the ace is often the highest playing card, its meaning has since changed to mean 'high-quality, excellence'. In the standard French deck, an ace has a single suit symbol (a heart, diamond, spade, or club) located in the middle of the card, sometimes large and decorated, especially in the case of the Ace of Spades. This embellishment on the Ace of Spades started when King James VI of Scotland and I of England required an insignia of the printing house to be printed on the Ace of Spades.
message written in portuguese in a japanese public park. they love us!!! Bruno -- NOTICE BARBECUING IS FORBIDDEN USING COAL OR WOOD AND ALSO IN THE GROUND. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE TRASH, TAKE IT BACK HOME. PLEASE DO NOT PRACTICE ACTS (SUCH AS NOISE AND SOUND AT HIGH VOLUME, NOISE, ABANDONMENT OF GARBAGE, BREACH OF TIME TO USE THE SITE, ETC) THAT MAY DISTURB OTHER USERS AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. ADMINISTRATION OF PARKS
testicle self exam from Amazon -- Note the keyword search term. I guess if you play with radiation you may get lumpy balls. Who would have thought? David
Kalimotxo also known as cocavino due to its main ingredients, is a drink consisting of approximately 50% red wine and 50% cola-based soft drink. In some areas of Spain (the Basque Country), kalimotxo is served in bars in short glass tumblers. Plenty of ice is added, then the red wine and cola. In other areas the cocktail is served in tall glasses. Sometimes Ouzo or anise flavoring is added. Another variation calls for a lime twist. In times of fewer available resources, a common occurrence among Spanish youth, (lack of one liter 'mini') drastic measures are taken by young Spaniards in order to save money. One common cheap way of mixing Calimocho involves a plastic bag and the Tetra Brik cartons of cheap red wine (Don Simon is a common brand). An entire two liter bottle of Coca-Cola and two liters of wine are emptied into a plastic shopping bag. Once the concoction is mixed in the bag, the bag is squeezed tightly around the rim of the two litre Coca-Cola bottle and the contents of the bag are poured into the bottle.
We all know that male celebrities do really well with the ladies, but some do better than others. And one of these guys is Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. But let's just start off by stating the obvious: the term "girlfriends" is probably a bit strong. This guy is notoriously averse to commitment, so most of the women on this list are better classified as special lady friends, also known as booty calls which is probably even more impressive. Bar Refaeli is a gimme, but mad props for Trishelle Cannatella.
Hi Ernie. Saw this sign in Newmarket, Suffolk, England. Please form a queue gentlemen. Regards. Martin in the U.K.
Hey Ernie, I raced Pike's Peak International Hillclimb this past weekend. There were many crashes but these two were spectacular [one - two - different view]. Keep up the good work, when will LBEH 2012 be starting? A
Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk. The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious -- that for the first time ever -- former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go 'on the record' in a special documentary titled "Dishonorable Disclosures." Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again. Here is the full 22 minutes video or if you're pressed for time, the 1 minute trailer.
In 2009, scientists at the University of Maryland teleported information from one atom to another one meter away. Not to be outdone, Chinese researchers in 2012 did the same thing -- over a distance of 60 miles. Instant teleportation. We don't mean it traveled really fast -- we mean it didn't travel at all. The "signal" was instantly just there. The phenomenon is called quantum entanglement. It means that two atoms that are "linked together" can then be separated, one taken miles away from the other, but (here's the kicker) whatever you do to affect one immediately affects the other. They're not communicating in any way, they're just "entangled" across space and time by forces that we're pretty sure are impossible for the human mind to grasp. Hell, even Einstein had a difficult time wrapping his head around this stuff.
Vrnjacka Banja is a town, municipality, and a resort, mineral spa located in Raska District of Serbia. It contains the world's only hot spring with a temperature measuring exactly that of the human body. It owes its reputation to its therapeutic effects known already to the Roman troops in the second century AD. It was upgraded by the Czech Baron Herder in 1835 after Prince Milos Obrenovic wanted it to be like Karlovy Vary, it has since received people from all of southern Europe, who came to rest or for treatment. Summers are pleasant, and the winter is mild. With organized walks along the tree bordered paths, Vrnjacka Banja is an ideal place to come to for one's own salvation. Natural springs can be found on five mineral water sources well positioned in the park. The warm water (36 degrees Celsius) is ideal for massage, and cool (17 degrees Celsius) sufficiently reviving. Mineral water from these springs is bottled and sold both in the domestic and foreign market. Bukovicka mineral water won its first quality awards as early as 1906, in Brussels and later on in 1907, in London.
the continuing, sad saga of fast and furious
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