Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Demand Fox news Apologize to Pagans and Wiccans


To: Wiccans, Pagans, and People who support Freedom of Religion, along with Equality.

Fox and Friends on February 17, 2013 decided to belittle women, make fun of a Federally recognized religion, present inaccurate information as "facts" concerning the religion of Wicca, and decide that religious freedom and respect is ONLY for the mainstream or "traditional" religions rather than for EVERY American Citizen regardless of their spirituality. Obviously they need to re-read our Constitution. They also need to reflect on the fact that this is -not- a "majority rules" based Country, a commonly held misunderstanding. If it were, we would not have an electoral college but would operate strictly on a one-person-one-vote system (which we do not). So while the majority of citizens may follow a more traditionally recognized religion in this Country, that in no way invalidates the rights of citizens of other "minority" religions to have the exact same rights and respect given to those of a traditional religion or a majority group. 

They are also doing a lot of damage control by removing this video from the public record due to the backlash it is receiving but I, and many others in the Pagan community will not allow them to hide their bigotry and pretend it didn't happen.

Fox News Personnel:

Brian Lewis, Executive Vice President
Corporate Communications

Phone: 212-301-3331
Fax: 212-819-0816
E-Mail: brian.lewis@foxnews.com

Irena Briganti, Group Senior Vice President
Media Relations

Phone: 212-301-3608
Fax: 212-819-0816
E-Mail: irena.briganti@foxnews.com
By signing this, you agree that Fox News was being hateful and Discriminatory against Pagans and Wiccans and they should apologize for their exaggerations, and should correct their mistakes by doing proper research before interviewing.
Like above, they are doing a bunch of damage control, getting rid of this on the internet, but I am not going to let this slide. THEY NEED to do a recap and provide the public with CORRECT and ACCURATE informatiion. We deserve equality just as much as Christians.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Betsey Johnson Breaks Out Runway Yoga Performance at NY Fashion Week – Photos

Betsey Johnson and her model yogis at NY Fashion Week, February 11, 2013.
A fashion show runway, not the first place that comes to mind when you think of yoga. Or even yoga fashion. But leave it to the creative and technicolored mind of veteran designer Betsey Johnson to bring a wild and wacky yoga spectacle to New York Fashion Week.
Debuting her new “active wear” fall line entitled “BJ Kicks A” Monday evening at Lincoln Center, Johnson took a slight departure from her usual living-in-a-teenage-daydream of prom dresses bursting with bright colors, sassy animal prints and plaids to living-in-a-teenage-daydream of yoga pants popping with bright colors, sassy animal prints and plaids.
Betsey Johnson, a 70-year-old breast cancer survivor and bundle of spunkiness personified, preceded her signature show-closing cartwheel with a full on aerobic performance featuring models on hot pink yoga mats using BJ-branded champagne for dumbbells and neon sneakers as, well, hand mitts? The hyperactive yoga/workout theatrics complete with push-ups, lifting “weights” and yoga poses continued for 15 minutes while showgoers looked on, likely in equal parts disbelief and delight, before Betsey Johnson’s surprise handstand followed by the cartwheel and split finale. (It’s like we always say, it ain’t over til the cartwheel splits.)
As for this collection, the Betsey Johnson fashion models always look kind of like if a troll doll and Rainbow Bright had a baby on the runway, but separately we could totally see the pieces giving Donna Karan and her demure black a run for her money. We’ve been getting used to this yogatime to daytime to nighttime thing for while now (please, we live in yoga pants) but to see it on the runway is still kind of a shocker. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Last Minute Valentines ideas for the Star Wars Fangrrl:-)

Adam Levine: ‘I love waking up, throwing on some yoga pants’

Yoga Dork

Adam Levine parsva rockasana.
Oh Adam Levine, you are fastly becoming our favorite tattooed celebriyogi rock musician who co-hosts a TV show and has a penchant for speaking his mind about his love for yoga. Look out, Russell Brand.
Here’s the stuff we know, your yoga boyfriend Mr. Levine has been very vocal and rather exposed (ahem) about his yoga practice and how it’s positively affected his life over the past 5 years. His lastest gush comes in the form of an interview in the March 2013 issue of Men’s Health magazine.
Here’s an excerpt – WARNING: this is easily a segue into the yogini’s version of  Shades of Gray:
A brief hour ago, he was relaxed and goofy, gamely striding through the photographer’s frame, flexing his tattooed arms and flashing muscleman poses. But this is different: It’s yoga. And when it comes to yoga, Levine doesn’t mess around.
The yoga asanas become tougher and more athletic: Warrior. Sage. Peacock. Monkey. At one point, the wiry 6-foot, 165-pound Levine balances his entire body weight on his arms. His torso and one leg are parallel to the ground, and the knee of his other leg is drawn up toward his chest. He’s a serious student of the art. Even extending his back into a crescent, balancing on his head, and twisting around himself like a cruller, Levine knows exactly where he is.
Whew…open a window. But there’s more, and we have to warn you again, you may very well fall in love and grow three sizes in your heart chakra.
On why he loves yoga:
“I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.”
On not being a yoga cliche:
“There’s a very specific yoga cliché. Eat these foods, wear these clothes, believe only these things. I don’t want to be that.”
On “winning” yoga:
“A lot of times people will think, ‘I’m strong, I’m in shape; why can’t I do this pose? But that’s not the point. There’s nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.”
On his love for yoga pants (OMG!):
“When you look at anyone who I considered a fashion icon, the clothes are always a collage of different looks and moods. I love waking up, throwing on some yoga pants, and hanging out all day looking like a psycho. And then that night I’ll throw on a suit and go out looking like a businessman. I love that flexibility. I wouldn’t do any of this (stuff) if it weren’t fun.”
[ed: hey! who's a psycho? yoga pants rule]
On the benefits of his practice:
“It’s made me more successful. I love it and don’t know what I’d do without it.”
And with that, Mr. Levine, we are putty. Yoga putty.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Lords of Salem trailer - Thoughts?

CONTEST!!! For 'Oz the Great and Powerful: The Witches of Oz'

I had so much fun with the last one, I decided to have another!  Great how that works;)

This one is for the Disney children's reader
'Oz the Great and Powerful: The Witches of Oz'
It is full of spoilers, so if you don't want to know identities, don't enter or read it early.

You have been warned!

All you have to do is message me the movie you are looking forward to most in 2013.  
I will have a drawing on Sunday night during the BAFTAs.





Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Oz the Great and Powerful" CONTEST!!! For a Funko Wicked Witch by POP!!!

For the super cute by Funko Wicked Witch...


1) Who is starring as the possible Wizard in "Oz the Great and Powerful"?

2) Who wrote the books that the film is based on?

3) Who starred as the original Dorothy?

The prize goes to whoever messages me first on Twitter or Facebook.


Emraan Hashmi shocked to hear about existence of witches

The Times of India

It is learnt that when he started shooting for his forthcoming film, 'Ek Thi Daayan', actor Emraan Hashmi was shocked to hear that real daayans (witches) do exist. Even more so when told that they are very much active and still practicing witchcraft even in a metropolitan city like Mumbai.

Seems the actor found it hard to believe all this initially, till director Kannan Iyer told him about the existence of Wiccans in the city. The filmmaker also got one of their film's crew member, who had done research on the subject, to share some of the material with the actor. That's when Emraan agreed that 'daayans' not only exist but are also active in the city, we're told.
A source associated with the movie tells us that the crew member who had done extensive research on the cult of Wiccans invite the actor to join him on a visit to see how womenpractice witchcraft.
"The guy also told Emraan about the signs and symbols Wiccans use, that common people can't understand their meaning, and even showed them on the doors and windows of the house of one such Wiccan," recalled our source, adding that only when the actor saw the signs and symbols for himself did he believe that the cult still exists. "At the same time, Emraan hasn't been able to get over the fact that 'daayans' still exist," sums up our informer.

Monty Python re-unites for sci-fi comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Ain't It Cool News

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm starting to think I died and didn't know it. Am I living Beetlejuice right now? Seriously, we have the promise of a crazy number of promising looking Star Wars movies, Marvel is dominating popular culture with an incredible slate of movies past, present and future and now Monty Python is getting back together? It's too good to be true, but Variety claims it is very real.
Now they're trying to downplay the importance of Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam reteaming (Eric Idle hasn't signed yet, but they're in the process of wooing him), saying it's not really a Python film, but then saying it will feel like one!
Terry Jones is directing this film called Absolutely Anything, which is a tale of asshole aliens who give an earthling the power of God (he can do absolutely anything... now you understand the title, dontcha?) just to see what happens. It'll be a CGI animated/live-action hybrid deal with the surviving Pythons voicing the aliens and Robin Williams voicing a dog. He's apparently a very smart dog. His face will be seen as well, as he will be playing a character that is only described as a "pompous Frenchman." Are there any other kind of Frenchmen? (Sorry, my French friends! It was too obvious a joke for me not to go for it)
Apparently Jones has been toying with the script for two decades with Gavin Scott.
If Williams is also appearing in the flesh, I have hope that the Python members get to play some live action scenes together, but hey... if it's just them getting together and performance capturing aliens that like to fuck with humans then I'll take it.
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