By Jeff Walsh
“Bring It On” hits all the notes you’d expect from a new musical inspired by the 2000 Kirsten Dunst cheerleading movie of the same name. There are catty cheerleaders, underdogs for the audience to cheer on, and high-flying aerial wizardry. But the members of its creative team have built their names by delivering theater that goes beyond our expectations, and that didn’t happen this time.
The story is pretty simple. A cheerleader is forced to change schools and goes from being head cheerleader of a winning squad to being anonymous in a more ethnic school that doesn’t even have or want a cheer squad. I never saw the original movie, but my friend who attended with me said it is not the same plot, so it is definitely more “inspired by” than “based on.”
Just wanted to make sure people are aware of new technology out there, so you all could take any precautions necessary to protect your identities on Oasis.
If you haven't tried it out yet, Google has a new image search capability. When you go to the Google home page and click Images, you are given a normal image search bar. But the new bit is that you can drag and drop an image onto the search bar and it will also search for that image elsewhere on the web.
So, if you grabbed a school picture that is available on your school website, your Tumblr page, your Facebook (if it is available to the public), etc., all of these can technically get linked together if the same photograph is on all of these sites.
Definitely not a good thing for people in the closet, or people who just don't want anyone to be able to link their online accounts to one another, etc. And, unlike the profile pages on here, which we can tell Google and other search engines not to scan, this is slightly different, as anyone can grab a photo and see if it appears elsewhere online.
Do with this information what you will. I just wanted to put it out there.
The safest bet seems to be using a unique photo for Oasis that appears nowhere else online, even in a different lighting/background than other pictures you've taken.
Just a heads up.
I'm not suggesting this technology has only nefarious purposes, of course:
Now that it is OK to be openly gay in the US military, there have already been gay marriages and other events our LGBT troops have been having.
This soldier came out to his father over the phone from Germany:
Sometimes you really piss me off.
Hey! I'm Ashley and I have dredlocks. I don't know what else to say. I live in "Brew City", WI. ( milwaukee, for those who don't know, now you know!) I'm nice and single and don't know where to look for other "family" members. I'm still in the closet but have the door half way open.
Hey!! Knew to this stuff but I am gay and would like to find some friends to chat with or whatever, I am cute with a great personality so drop me a line @ DeryckConrad@yahoo.com
I came out to my cat this morning before I left for work.
I highly suspect he was on to me for sometime now. The gay porn on my computer could have been a giveaway. Or it could have been that time he caught me making out with a cute boy on the couch... I told him I was confused. HE seemed to accept it at the time.
I hope my coming out to him will not change our relationship for the worse.. I do care for him so... I hope he acceps me for who I am...
so that friends with benifets situation is not going to happen, for many reasons. for one i was under the impression that some caring was involved. she wasn't even willing to wait a few weeks until i'm comfortable. i told her i couldn't so it and she signed off.
theres still heather, there for me as always. i really do have feelings for her but i told her i didn't because of the long distance...
I've been reading all these miserable coming out stories, and I feel so bad, becuase it was so easy for me. so I started wondering; whats the difference? Is it just where I live and who I hang out with that made it so easy? But I didn't feel nervous or anything like most folk, at least only with a few people, like my mom, brother and best friend. I figures it out the other day. The trick is, I didn't need to come out.
Next Thursday is your only chance this year to hear what I've been up to, as I will be reading two chapters from my forthcoming novel.