William Belle

William Belle
January 01
Some cross-posting of my blog (see below under My Links). All the best to you in your world. wb :-)


April 4, 2011 at 10:45pm: I just discovered the Facebook group mentioned below has been taken off-line.

 Those blankety blank oil companies are making obscene profits. I know what I'll do; I'll not buy gas on April 15th. That will show them. Boy, are they going to feel the… Read full post »

N.B. This is not a professional technical overview of the new Firefox. These are just a few random thoughts on my preferred browser.

Okay, it's here; I've installed it and now, I am trying to see what the entire hubbub is about. Right off the bat, I have to chuckle. Somewhere, somebody/…

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MARCH 26, 2011 10:44PM

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau

This 2011 film, a "romantic science fiction thriller", is loosely based on a 1954 short story by Philip K. Dick called "Adjustment Team". The film was written and directed by George Nolfi and stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt with Terence Stamp and John Slattery. Slattery is recognisable from h…

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MARCH 25, 2011 8:34PM

Why isn't Wall Street in jail?

Recently, Rolling Stone published this question with a 10 page answer from reporter Matt Taibbi detailing some of what's gone down since the worldwide financial meltdown of 2008. I'm certain that as cynical we all are, the answers will not come as any sort of shock, but more of a confirmation/…

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MARCH 24, 2011 10:10PM

God Hates Fags

Catchy title, eh? Those three words can be easily explained with another three words you may or may know: Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). As I have been sitting here reading through various news reports, studying information sources like Wikipedia, and looking at videos, I have been laughing out loud./…

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An armed man enters a house of prayer. He kills 29 people and injures another 125 before being killed by the crowd. Some now revere this man and his gravesite is considered a shrine.

A 19 year old woman leading a small group of accomplices hijacks a bus and takes the passengers/…

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Over the years I have heard the odd statement that death can be the best thing to happen to an artist. The demand by the public goes up and consequently the value of the art goes up. With death, the public realise there will be no new "product" so the public/…

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MARCH 21, 2011 10:08PM

Movie Review: Limitless

Do I write a review of the movie or do I write about the questions the movie raises? Do I tell you about the plot or do I wait until you've see it then talk about what it means?

Okay, let me try to do a little of both.

This American thriller was/…

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Last November 26, 2010, I wrote a short article about a web site dedicated to cooking called "The Cook in Heels". The online newspaper Oye! Times reprinted my blog posting and now, almost four months later, the author of The Cook in Heels has left a comment saying that her web/…

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On Saturday, our "full moon" is going to be what NASA is calling a "super full moon". Like me, I'm sure you're baffled but it turns out the explanation is relatively simple.

The moon's orbit around our planet is elliptical, that is, it's not a circle; it's not moving in an evenly/…

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MARCH 18, 2011 7:39PM

Internet song "Friday" goes viral

You're 13 years old. You decide to try your hand at a music video. You post it to YouTube and the next thing you know, it has been viewed 16 million times. Sounds great; another overnight sensation. Unfortunately, the critics and the public seem to be unanimous in calling this first/…

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MARCH 17, 2011 8:12PM

The Motels: Only The Lonely


We walked the lonliest mile
We smile without any style
We kiss alltogether wrong
No intention

We lie about each other's drinks
We live without each other thinking what anyone would do
Without me and you

It's like I told you
Only the lonely can play

So hold on here we/…

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Stolen from Bob at "I Should Be Laughing"I grew up in the 50s and 60s. Oddly enough, there were no gay people living at that time. Everyone was heterosexual. Yes, there were some rumours floating around, but there was never any proof.

In 1996, I said good-bye to an old high school/…

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This coming Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, we will be showing our support for Mother Earth by turning off our lights. This now global event was humbly started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with 2.2 million residents of that city switching off all non-essential lights. This idea, init/…

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MARCH 14, 2011 7:07PM

3.14 reasons to celebrate Pi Day

Okay, now just how geeky is this? The mathematical constant Pi is equal to three point one four one five nine yadda yadda yadda. - Some clown in the audience is going to impress us all by reciting this to 20 decimal digits. Geeks rule! - Well, who would have guessed?/…

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MARCH 13, 2011 12:07PM

Catholic school disciplines pro-choice student

The port city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, population 110,000, sitting at the top of the Great Lakes system on Lake Superior, would not be, at first glance, a hotbed of civil disobedience. However, on Thursday, March 10, 2011, Alexandria Szeglet, a 15 year old Grade 10 student at St. Patrick High…

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A new survey draws a picture of single Americans which suggests the attitudes and behaviours of today's singles have radically changed from their counterparts of just a few decades ago. The results show men to be more interested in love, marriage and children than in previous times while women want m/…

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Sex is dirty, unnatural, and should be restricted solely for the purposes of procreation. Sex, whether alone or in partnership, is a wonderful expression of our humanity. Erotica (or porn) is perverted, deviant, and the height of all that is aberrant in the world. Erotica (or porn) is an artistic exp/…

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MARCH 10, 2011 6:49PM

The Tubes: She's A Beauty


Step right up and don't be shy,
because you will not believe your eyes.
She's right here behind the glass
and you're gonna like her,
'cause she's got class.
You can look inside another world.
You get to talk to a pretty girl.
She's everything you dream about...
but d/…

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Name not familiar? No bells ringing? Just who the heck is Dean Wesley Smith? This is a reminder that the world is a big place; there's a lot going on and the view from my window doesn't go much further than the end of my backyard.

Mr. Smith has written over 90/…

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MARCH 8, 2011 7:03PM

Sting: Demolition Man


Oh! Demolition, demolition
Demolition, demolition
Tied to the tracks and the train's fast coming
Strapped to the wing with the engine running
You say that this wasn't in your plan
And don't mess around with the demolition man

Tied to a chair, and the bomb is tickin/…

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International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women… Read full post »
MARCH 7, 2011 10:53PM

Gay male romance for women

Saturday's Globe and Mail (Feb 12/2011) ran an article by Elio Iannacci with the intriguing title, "What women want: Gay male romance novels". What? They do? Is this the explanation behind the phenomenal success of Brokeback Mountain?

Mr. Iannacci explains surprisingly enough that not only is the "m/m/…

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MARCH 6, 2011 9:30PM

Christwire, satire and anal bleach

This is a story of great complexity, riddled with conundrums and addled by a satirical saviour who strives to save your soul while tickling your funny bone. Now, if that introductory line isn't enough to pique your curiosity, let me add how I am going to first discuss a cosmetic procedure/…

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MARCH 6, 2011 8:53AM

Toto: Georgy Porgy


It's not your situation, I just need contemplation over you
I'm not so systematic, it's just that I'm an addict for your love
Not the only one that holds you, I never ever should have told you
You're my only girl
I'm not the only one that holds you, I never ever/…

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