The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Justin Bieber Duck Tape

Yes. It’s the Biebs. On Duck Tape. Now we can all be Beliebers.

Just trying to picture Justin Bieber’s face holding together my binders, my favorite lawn chair, and my ’92 Ford.

Justin Bieber Duck Tape staples.com

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Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order 

Best Selling Author and Social Media Jedi Kristen Lamb has some GREAT advice for authors who blog. Blogging for Authors, and How a Banana Slicer Saved My Marriage

Everyone who donates to charities wants to believe they are helping others in doing so. Shantnu Tiwari explains how that is not always what happens. Charities: Damaging Society and Hurting the Poor, Since 1886

An excellent non-partisan analysis of what the h*** happened to our money from Rolling Stone. Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

Hot Colors Light Up Frozen Sculptures at the Harbin Ice Festival

BREAKING STEELE as Pulp Fiction . . . An excellent review of Ellie Ann’s and Aaron Patterson’s BREAKING STEELE by Glenn Gordon.

Breaking Steele

Once in a Lifetime Shot of Line of Owls All Looking at the Camera

International Best Selling Author Vicki Hinze is an expert at getting things done. Some awesome advice from her on Keeping Those New Year’s Resolutions.

Julie Glover brings us a collection of brief quotes from Leonardo Da Vinci. If Da Vinci Tweeted

Nicole Basaraba makes me once again want to pack my suitcase. 21 Things I Miss About Brussels, Belgium

Edgy and excellent. My Lucky Thunder Thighs via Leanne Shirtliffe.

Yes. Things happen to the best of us. No. This is not me, but it could be. Belly Dancer Fail . . .

All the best to all of you for keeping it taped together this week.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse

The End is Near (and we deserve it). . . . Is Pole Dancing an Olympic Sport?

I realize I ran a similar End is Near recently, but with the Olympic Badminton Teams from China, South Korea, and Indonesia exhibiting such poor sportsmanship in trying to lose to each other (see below), I’m reconsidering the merits of Olympic Pole Dancing. At least these ladies are ready to bring it.

Photo by Lululemon Athletica

In case you’re not familiar with the athleticism of this competitive dance form, below is a world champion pole dancer, Jenyne Butterfly. She starts with more interpretive dance elements, but after about a minute, she begins a genuinely amazing performance.

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

London Olympics Badminton Scandal Raises Ethical Issues

In the face of copyright lawsuits against bloggers, Best Selling Author Kristen Lamb offers a solution. WANA Commons–Beautiful Blog Images without the Worry  

Great chance to catch up on your reading with New York Times Best Selling Author and Heckuva Guy James Rollins. ALMOST ALL of his books are on sale for $3.99 for a limited time. Get the scoop here. James Rollins Hot Summer Deal

Olympic Sports that Didn’t Quite Make It by Ellie Ann.

Lonny Dunn of ProNetworkBuild explains Texting in Politics. Check out his new happening site SocialInDC and watch there for Bayard & Holmes postings other great articles.

Great food for thought from Tami Clayton. Being a Genius vs. Having a Genius: Creativity and the Tormented Artist Construct

Renee Jacobson asks, Is It Wrong to Type Thank You Notes?

I know I can use this. From Donna Newton, Words are Words, But Grammar is Grammar.

If you watched Olympic coverage in America, you likely missed this beautiful tribute to terrorism victims. Can’t imagine why NBC found Ryan Seacrest more compelling. Abide with Me with Scottish singer Emeli Sande.

Now for our Pole Daddy Poll Daddy campaign style question of the week.

All the best to all of you for a week of dancing to your tune.

Piper Bayard–The Pale Writer of the Apocalypse