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Let Ms. Whoopi Goldberg Make Ya’ll Babes Feel Better!

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So I was going to write this blog post, when suddenly our good friend Whoopi Goldberg stopped by!

Whoopi let me just say, I love your work in film and television and its an honor to have you hear with us today,

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Aw Whoopie, you’re so nice.  Well, ok then, do you have any advice for us today?  Im trying to make this blog so everyone has something to look at that can leave them smiling, feeling good, and empowered.  Im sure going through Hollywood you probably know all about having to empower yourself right?  Can you shed some light on it for the rest of us? 

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Ah very true.  I know that happiness has to be found inside…but sometimes it just seems so hard.  I mean, sometimes when i look inside myself it seems like there is no power to find.  And to make matters worse, it feels like others don’t really care.

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You know Whoopi, somehow, that actually makes me feel reassured. And thanks again for stopping by again Whoopi!  Its always a pleasure to be able to get some inspiration from you.

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Ah, we’ll thats… ugh… good to know.

Well thanks for reading, and thanks for stopping by whoopi!  

Later bitches, The Dark Horse 

Feeling Down? Let Me Blow Your Mind! Part 3!

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Hello all my honeybabies!  So I have not blogged in a while… and Im not going to lie, its because Sim City 4 Deluxe was released from Mac last week and I’ve been completely consumed by it.  Judge me if you must, but at least I can die knowing I was honest! 

But anyhow, Im back bitches with another installment of my favorite blog post!  Its time to BLOW YOUR MIND!   When Im feeling down, nothing helps me feel better than some crazy facts about life.  So, here we go! 

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So it was once believed that the movie Anaconda could have never happened.  Obviously Hollywood took some liberty to enlarge the snake a bit and turn him into a man-eater.  The average size of a Green Anaconda (which is the largest variety of Anaconda) is between 15 and 22 feet.  However, stories of giant snakes have been around in the folklore of tribes for centuries…. until 2012 when this video was taken:

This snake is much larger than 15 feet, in fact some say its double that and is around 30 feet long.  Also to note, cows are much larger than most animals on an anaconda’s diet.  An anaconda will eat pigs, turtles, sometimes birds.  But a full sized cow is larger than other recorded incident.  Whats to stop them from eating people? 

 

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So have you ever seen the movie Contact?  (have I mentioned this movie before?)  If you haven’t seen it go watch it right now.  So do you know you don’t age in space?  Ok, so the reason I bring up Contact is because, do you remember that old guy who secretly built the second machine for Jodie Foster?  (Again, if you haven’t seen it, just say yes and act like you have. Then after reading this IMMEDIATELY run home and watch it!)  So anyway, the reason he moved to space was because it was the only way he could stay alive because of the cancer.  

Ok so heres why:

First off.  Time Dilation. This is part of the theory of relativity.  Blah blah blah science blah…. long story short.  The faster you move, the slower you age.  And in space you’re moving very fast.  Why? Well an object in motion will stay in motion unless there is something there to stop it.  And in space, you have nothing there to stop you.

On top of that, you don’t have anything to age you.  here on Earth we have the elements.  The changing of seasons, the bacterias and viruses being spread, and most importantly GRAVITY.  That little bitch who constantly pulls your body down and ruins your skin, joints, bones, and muscles.   In space you don’t have that.  its all smooth sailing.  So hypothetically specking, is space the best place for a retirement home?  (…if nothing else, it would keep them off the roads) 

 

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Ok, so this something that has ALWAYS been super interesting to me.  So in the city of Portland, Oregon, there is something called the Portland Underground….but more comely known as the Shanghai Tunnels.  Why, well my dear because it is believed that they were used for an old swashbuerking practice known as Shanghaiing. This is where you take someone and force them to be your slave on your pirate ship. 

So these tunnels were connected to the basements of many hotels and bars in Portland and so the story goes: Man and woman go to a bar to have a night of drinking…drinking….and more drinking…

Little do they know the bar owner has a little deal with some pirate friends.  And once your so piss drunk you’re about to pass out, you’re escorted into a back room where your wife is kidnapped and taken into prostitution.  You are given a stiff punch in the face to knock you out and are then dragged through these tunnels which lead to the harbor and when you wake up you’re a slave on a ship! 

Ah, The Good Ole’ Days! 

 

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Did you know that in the state of Ohio it is illegal to hunt for whales on Sundays?  For those of you who don’t know anything about Ohio, it is a landlocked state in the middle of the continent.. the only body of water it touches is Lake Erie…which granted, is one of largest bodies of fresh water on this planet, but its still fesh water… so no whales.  

They do however have “Bessie”.  Bessie is like Nessie….but the lake Erie version.  Between 1793 and 1900 heaps and heaps of sightings were reported of this supposed creature

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One account, probably the most famous, was an account from a boat departing from Buffalo, NY to Toledo, Oh where the entire crew reported seeing the serpent in front of the boat.

What is so strange about Bessie is how similar all the sightings are.  it isn’t like Nessie where you just hear, “oh it was a big thing with a hump”.  Bessie supposedly is a large serpent-like fish, about 30 feet long.  with its front fins that can be used almost as arms (much like the real-life Snakehead)

Ok so there you have it!  Hope that made you guys see that there is always more than meets the eye and that life is totally crazy! 

This was not proofread, nor have any of my posts been proofread, amor will any in the future

~love The Dark Horse

 

 

Tea Always Makes Me Feel Better

Image So, I got a package from home today.  From the States.  For Easter my mom sent me some tea… which I’m obsessed with.  Opening up that box and knowing my mom had sent me something to cheer my up made me feel good. Maybe people aren’t so bad huh?  (Well lets not go that far…)  But still, it was good to open it up, and on top of that, its super cloudy and rainy and misty out right now.  Its amazing. I live down the street from the tallest building in Melbourne called Eureka Tower, and its literally gone.  The clouds are so and fog so dense the building is seriously gone.  I love it. Its perfect tea drinking weather…. Oh, and what a coincidence! i have some tea!  Mwuahaah!  Image But lets get down to this.  Why should any of you care?  BECAUSE TEA IS BLOODY FUCKIN’ AWESOME!  1.) A study 5 year from the Netherlands reported that drinking tea reduced the chance of heart attack by 70%!  2.) Tea contains phytochemicals, which keeps minerals in the bones, which in result leads to better bone health!  3.) Did you know tea even contains fluoride? It also con taints tannins, these help keep your mouth nice and healthy!  4.) The plyphenols in tea can keep cancer at bay by inhibiting its ability to grow!  5.)Drinking tea reduced participants chances of having high blood pressure! Between 50% and 70% depending on how often they drank! So come on people!  When were feeling down tea can only help right?  Plus there are TONS and TONS of teas to choose from.  If you don’t like one, you’re bound to like another!  If you live in Australia i recommend visiting T2 for your tea, Image and if you live in the states I recommend trying to find your tea through The Republic Of Tea which can be found online and in certain grocery stores. Image

So come on folks!  lets drink up!  Want to leave with a smile?  just look at the picture below: 

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~Dark Horse out!

http://www.today.com/health/top-10-health-benefits-drinking-tea-2D12052713

http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/04/13-reasons-to-love-tea/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits

8 Songs To Make You Feel Amazing And Happy

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Don’t think, don’t judge, don’t hate. Just enjoy these songs on the pure basis that they are fun and will make you happy.

Feeling down and need a boost? Need to get some energy? Adding to a running playlist? Just want to smile?

Well babycakes, have I got some songs for you!

1.) Don’t Call Me Madam by Olivia Ruiz

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This spunky little tune always makes me feel better.  Kind of beachy, kind of swing, and kind of pop.  Its just great fun.  Great song for in the shower when you just need to have a little pick me up. (go back and look at an earlier post called The Anti-Craziness Shower.  This would be a great song for an Anti-Craziness Shower)

Don’t Call Me Madam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOoha66IXkA

2.)  Barbie Girl by Aqua

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Ok Stop right there! I hear the moaning and groaning already!  I know I know, you think this song was overplayed and annoying and you think that every annoying twat in the world likes this song BUT IT IS SOOO MUCH FUN!  It really is!  Just enjoy it because it seriously is amazing and a shit ton of fun!

Barbie Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A

3.) Doctor Jones by Aqua

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There is only one thing better than Barbie Girl…. and that is Doctor Jones.  Fun and bubbly song and fun music video (if you ever wonder where Katy Perry got the idea for the Roar video… it was probably Doctor Jones) 

Doctor Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1jPUB7gRyg

4.) Beauty In The World by Macy Gray 

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By far the best Macy Gray song ever.  Fun, happy, optimistic, and soothing.  When life gives you a sunburn, this song is the sweet sweet aloe to sooth the burns.  You go Macy! 

Beauty In The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qX7ZsxD3Ik

5.) SUPERMODEL by Jill Sobule

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Yes, its “That song from Clueless“.  But its sooooo much more! The music video is hilarious and ends in amazing Carrie-esque fashion. The song is fast-paced and fun.  its everything you need on a down day…. plus, for real guys… it was the song from Clueless, like how totally perfect! 

Supermodel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65VOaMJOukk

6.) Studio Hair Gel by Barcelona 

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Ok, Challenge.  Play this song and try not to be happy and just want to get up and dance… I hate to say it, but I’m pretty sure that if this song doesn’t get you going, you’re soul has probably been lost long ago.  Barcelona has tons of great songs.  Try I Have The Password To Your Shell Account, and Everything Makes Me Think About Sex as well.  

Studio Hair Gel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoyqIXR0YZY

7.) One Big Love by Patty Griffin

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Sunny day?  Pull out the lawn chair, grab the ice tea, put this song on and get the hell outside!   This is by far one of the ultimate summer songs for me.  It is just pure perfection.  

One Big Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLUqsCg92Mk

8.) Hello Seattle by Owl City 

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Ah, Seattle.  One of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to.  This is one of my favorite destination songs. Not to mention there is a shout out in it to my favorite animal, the Albatross.  Its fun, its upbeat, and its got really great and fun imagery. 

Hello Seattle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VlK2BOhmvU

8.) See The Sun by Dido

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I have literally cried to this song.  its just so good. SO SO SO GOOD.  Basically, this person loses the love of their life and Dido is the friend who comes over to help them get back to life again.  I don’t know.. maybe its the idea of having a friend who would be there for me during a loss, or how beautifully the song is compose, or the lyrical imagery.  I just find this song to be amazing and uplifting. 

See The Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjqCQ-E0S30