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I’m Now a Drupal Association Member, should I be happy?

I’ve been programming with Drupal 7 for almost 2 years now. By no means this means I’m an expert but it has been a nice journey to learn this open source CMS (Content Management System). It’s very powerful, has at least 3 different ways to do the same thing, is nearly limitless with the right programmer, time and resources.

So I decided to give back. Sure I’ve filed issues, tried to submit patches and I help others when I can but I mean give back with my wallet. So I did just that. I gave them some ca$h and now I’m a Drupal Association Member. The only thing is that it really doesn’t mean anything other then I support them.  Anybody could give them money and be a member. So should I be happy?

Drupal Association Organization Member

Yes I should be happy. I’m supporting the tool that helps me do my job and in some way has given me a job by providing this tool that can be expanded in so many different ways.

In return I got a badge. It’s kind of nice looking too. So thank you to Drupal for this wonderful tool, I hope to be a part of your community for very long time.

Their forbidden love will tear them apart!

Nothing But Trash, a new play by Andy Halliday

(reposted from http://www.edgenewyork.com/entertainment/theatre/reviews//148548/andy_halliday:_an_off-broadway_icon_raising_money_for_trash )

Andy Halliday logged into his email account and found a message: “How do I make a donation for trash?”

Strange question you might ask, but one Halliday has been hearing a lot for the past month as he raises money for his original comedy Nothing But Trash, slated for production at New York’s Theater For The New City.

Halliday is far from alone in his efforts, as self-funded projects in the arts have become the norm. Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, Gofundme and Indiegogo are taking the role traditionally filled by producers, and showing exponential growth. According to a May 2013 article in Forbes, global crowd funding in 2012 raised $2.7 billion in revenue. That number is projected to almost double to $5.1 billion in 2013. What sets Halliday’s project apart from the one million crowdfunded campaigns globally is the way in which he’s doing it, as well as the artist’s pedigree.

 

A fixture of the downtown theater scene in the 1980s, Halliday enjoyed a long history of creating roles in plays written by Charles Busch, author and founder of Theatre-In-Limbo which produced Busch’s hits “Psycho Beach Party” and “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” Halliday recalls those early years in the East Village: “No one would go past Second Avenue. It was like walking into a crack den.”

But soon the company moved to legitimate Off-Broadway houses where Halliday and his original Theatre-In-Limbo cohort, Julie Halston continued to create roles in Busch plays, now considered to be camp classics. In Busch’s send up on Nazi-era melodramas, “The Lady In Question,” The New York Times called Halliday’s performance as Lotte, the Teutonic demon child a “psychotic hybrid of a Trapp Family Singer and Patty McCormack in ’The Bad Seed.’’’ For that role, Halliday received Playbill’s ’Scene Stealer of the Month’ award, and was immortalized in an Al Hirschfeld caricature.

 

Andy Halliday  

Eventually, after seven years (1984-1991), the legendary Theatre-in-Limbo disbanded, a casualty of fatigue and AIDS, as several core members were lost to the epidemic.

But Halliday soldiered on, writing and performing in his original works, “I Can’t Stop Screaming” and “Sex Slaves of the Lost Kingdom.” At auditions, he found himself repeatedly typecast in one genre. He confides,”I was auditioning for all these weird, bizarre characters. Once, I was up for the part of a deranged hairdresser who stabbed people. I didn’t feel comfortable.”

By 1997, desperate for steady employment, Halliday accepted a very un-bohemian position in the human resources department of an investment firm. But as with all artists, the day job came at a price. When Busch offered him a role in his new play, “Shanghai Moon,” Halliday’s new keepers subtly suggested he give up his theatrical career if he wanted to keep his job. Fortunately for Halliday, his buttoned down office career was cut short, thanks to a sizable severance package he received when the company was bought out, allowing him to return to writing films and plays.

 

Andy Halliday and G.R. Johnson  

According to its website, “Nothing But Trash” is “What happens when two beautiful teenage boys meet under the hot summer sun? [...] Tab and Troy are on the fast track to madness when their innocent love is destroyed by lies. Wrongly accused of a heinous crime, the boys must escape the horror of juvenile hall, or risk losing their sanity. And their lives!”

“Nothing But Trash” began as the basis for a short film, but eventually Halliday saw it more as a two-act play that paid affectionate homage to angst movies from the 1950s, films like “A Summer Place” and “Girls Town.” There was something in these films that spoke to him. How repression works upon the individual. What happens when love is repressed? He was intrigued. So he got to work.

But first he needed money. Halliday and his director, G.R. Johnson, investigated crowdfunding resources, but found they all came with caveats they couldn’t afford. Indiegogo charged a percentage fee, and they were not willing to pay the emotional price of Kickstarter’s raise-it-all-or-lose-it-all platform. Fortunately, like deus ex machina, in stepped Crystal Field and her Theater For The New City.

Founded in 1971, Theater for the New City has nurtured the talents of Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, and many other theater luminaries. Busch’s last two comedies the nun epic “The Divine Sister” and silent era biblical spoof “Judith of Bethulia” were both hits for Theater for the New City. Based on Halliday’s association with Busch, Field agreed to provide him with a theater and non-profit status, so that all donations are tax deductible.

With theater rental, the largest budget item, off the table, Halliday and Johnson are free to focus on raising funds to cover production expenses and salaries. To date, they have raised $11,498 through social media and email appeals, half of their projected $25,000 budget.

“I feel like Rocky,” Halliday admits, “fighting to create gay plays with heart. I grew up never fitting in, and now I embrace it rather than always trying to be ’the boy next door.’ It’s freeing and exciting.”

To learn more about Halliday’s trash, visit the “Nothing But Trash” website.

 

Thanksgiving 10 Deadly Sins!

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day. While I know many have the wonderful memories of families being at their best, their are some ‘lucky ones’ who have the kind of family that will drive you to the insane asylum.

 

Here are the top 10 deadly sins that you never want to do.

1. Never get drunk at dinner; that’s even worst then bringing flowers for the host. Yeah flowers? OH so nice so pretty so much freaking work for the host. Now they have to cut the damn things and find a fucking vase, thanks for the fucking flowers….

2. Never have a fight; this probably started over the white chilled wine you brought which was oh so thoughtful…you idiot now they have to serve it cause why else would you bring a chilled bottle?

3. Never change the music or TV channel. This is like saying, thanks for having me over, I’m actually going to take you up on that offer to ‘make myself at home’ and totally take over the media center and subject all of your guests to my horrible taste, I mean your taste sucked so clearly this is a win win!? SMH!

4. Don’t ask someone, “When are you going to get married?”. Yes fine I get it, gays can now get married in more states then ever but stop pressuring me to  get hitched up.

5. Don’t ask where some food is that you don’t see unless you brought it. That’s rude, you might as well just say that the food is dry, chewy and tastes like you imagine a dog toy treat tastes…. well unless you actually eat dog treats then speak from experience! (Probably best not to share your knowledge!)

6. Don’t fall asleep. Yes I know, the turkey has trip something whatever in it which makes you sleepy. Did you really eat that much turkey? NO you’re just old, fat, and lazy and this is a perfect way of getting out of any sort of clean up work.

7.. So actually I don’t have 10. COMMENTS – I need 3 more.. Help me out!

So what are your best memories from Thanksgiving Day from the present to the past? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Justin Beiber Lolly

Ok so you know the song by Maejor Ali featuring Justin Bieber and Juicy J? Of course you do. It shows off Justin’s tattoos while he’s rapping with his shirt off. We all know that Bieber is trying to rub off that tween twink pop star image and be the bad ass man that the rap culture love but looking at this photo I just see a twinky boy with some tatts. I think the only thing that will transform him in to a man is old age.

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Lyrics

She say she love my lolly
She wanna make it pop
She say she love my lolly
She wanna kiss the top
She say she love my lolly
She love my lollipop
She say she love my lolly
She say she love my lolly

[Verse 1: Maejor Ali]
She say she love to party, girl, I love your body
Why you on the table? Cause you know I’m watching
She say she love my molly, so we can leave this party
And go back to my hotel, and don’t stop for Hibachi
Don’t stop in the lobby, I hope you massage me
I hope you can take it when I make you call me papi
Club about to close, come up out them clothes
I’m about to give you what you asking for

[Pre-Hook]
Order what you want girl, it ain’t no problem
I’mma tell the waitress that my baby need a bottle
Order what you want, said it ain’t no problem
Got a piece of candy and it’s all for you

She say she love my lolly
She wanna make it pop
She say she love my lolly
She wanna kiss the top
She say she love my lolly
She love my lollipop
She say she love my lolly
She say she love my lolly

(Girl I love them heels, and yeah I love that dress
I wanna take you home, show you I’m the best)

She say she love my lolly
She wanna make it pop

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
Throwing up a G note, like I’m at a casino
I’m all fancy, yeah I’m popping Pellegrino
I’m in the El Camino when I pull up on the scene though
You know I’m a real OG and baby I ain’t from the T.O
I’m messing with the clique though, meet me on the sixth floor
Know you ain’t a model, you should let me take some pics though
Windows down, speakers loud, look down at my sneakers now
Got so many features, tell the creatures just to beat it now
Fifty for the necklace, look down at my set list
Got your girlfriend at my crib watching Netflix
Let’s just admit that I’m the bestest
Guess this, you ain’t never ever on the guest list

[Pre-Hook]
Order what you want girl, it ain’t no problem
I’mma tell the waitress that my baby need a bottle
Order what you want, said it ain’t no problem
Got a piece of candy and it’s all for you

[Hook]
She say she love my lolly
She wanna make it pop
She say she love my lolly
She wanna kiss the top
She say she love my lolly
She love my lollipop
She say she love my lolly
She say she love my lolly

(Girl I love them heels, and yeah I love that dress
I wanna take you home, show you I’m the best)

[Verse 3: Juicy J]
Yessir
Ass everywhere, throw them dollars in the air (mhmm)
Bring your swimming gear, Juicy J the millionaire (mhmm)
She pop that pussy on me, I fell back in the chair
Bands a make her dance, molly make her lose them underwear
Booty cheeks, I’m geeked, (you know it) all her friends are freaks (you know it)
And I think she love me, I’ve been hitting it for a week (swish)
I drill it, slap it silly, need a super freak like Ricky
I’m Rick James bitch, I slip myself a mickey
Got so much money in my pocket
With a real bad chick from the tropics
With silicone racks with a real big ass
Make her bounce it like hydraulics
Kevin Hart, I got purple on the plane (we smoking)
Let’s call a bull (let’s go), let’s run a train (trippy)

[Hook]
She say she love my lolly
She wanna make it pop
She say she love my lolly
She wanna kiss the top
She say she love my lolly
She love my lollipop
She say she love my lolly
She say she love my lolly

(Girl I love them heels, and yeah I love that dress
I wanna take you home, show you I’m the best)

She say she love my lolly
She love my lollipop
She say she love my lolly
She say she love my lolly