Two things I ran across on tumblr in quick succession that I feel go nicely together and made a better day for me. This is not the post I wanted to make — there's important other stuff I wanted to post about — but I have been mega sick and basically I just want something feelgood.


Item A: Two Men Tango; Follower in High Heels

I basically don't have words for how hot and awesome this is. I love dancing; I love ballroom dancing; I love gender fuckery and subversion; I freaking love how hot tango is. Anyone have more awesome tango videos to share?

(on tumblr, with source and talk from source)

Item B: First Sailor off the Ship Kisses Her Girlfriend

It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings — one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.

The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.

As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.

Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.

They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.

By Corinne Reilly
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 21, 2011

(on tumblr with source, etc.)

Speaking of tumblr, anyone know any themes that display things as... tiles, I guess, rather than in a long vertical column? The theme I have now ( ) used to do that, but then got an "upgrade" so now it's all broken and only has two columns. [personal profile] seventhe has something close ( ), but I like how on my layout things are different dimensions and text stuff is actually there, not just a preview (or it should be; layout is borked...). Any help? =\
Hey guys I am having a terrible day so that means it's time to pull up the Make Me Smile Files again. Fun fact: both songs/videos features to far have parenthetical subtitles!

But seriously this is awesome. I think my favourite is the skateboarding girl: her helmet is the best thing ever and she is just so unrepentantly feminine while doing her skateboarding thing. So awesome.

Youtube Link: Patrick Stump - Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)

They might try to tell you how you can live your life
But don't, don't forget it's your right
To do whatever you like, you like

Lyrics after the cut )

Hat tip: [personal profile] general_jinjur pointed me to both song and vid.
Hey, I need a smile! Anyone else need a smile? Have a smile:

Youtube Link: Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey (I Love You)
(ETA 2011/03/01: old link is now private, linking to new vid! old vid)

Seems like everywhere I go, the more I see the less I know

Lyrics after the cut! )




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