Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today.

I really, really, really hope they don’t get sued, but a children’s hospital has rebranded chemo treatments as superhero formula.

So under oath, a gun executive called proposed gun control legislation “common sense.

Surviving the World celebrates victories of marriage equality:

Sometimes, I hate the world. ¬†White supremacist¬†are all up in arms because…well does it really even matter. ¬†The point is Cheerios.

A bunch of really awesome people debate how Superman shaves.

Following up “Ship My Pants”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1yir-p68xM

I was all excited about the great outreach the Pope was doing, and then the Vatican reminded us all that Atheists are going to hell.

An idiot Idaho sheriff is dropping his BSA charter because “sodomy is against the law.” ¬†While it is true that law is still on the books in Idaho, that law has been rendered void by the Supreme Court.

The best wedding photo ever.  Seriously.

More about the Oregon bakery who won’t bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. ¬†Their version of City Paper called and was able to order cakes for Pagan ceremonies, divorce parties and even stem cell/cloning celebrations. ¬†The bakery claims it didn’t act with an anti-gay animus, just faith principles, but I’m not seeing it.

I spent Friday night watching the house floor of the Illinois legislature.  Their marriage equality bill failed, and this was the tearful ending of the night.  The bill however, in a surprise move, has been extended until August 31 by the Speaker, giving it a new chance.:

The Lutherans join the Episcopalians with their first openly LGBT bishop.

That’s it for today, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†

They’re cute as babies, but seriously, hippos are not something you want to attack you.

The headline is perfect, so I’ll just repeat it: Brave CBS Reporter Speaks Up for Underprivileged Older Christian While Men

And why is the Jason Collins story so important? ¬†Here’s why, and here’s why we’ll keep talking.

Next up, because I’m a huge typography nerd:

An amazing ad for child abuse prevention.

Rumor is that the next musical from Parker and Stone (Book of Mormon, South Park) will be about Scientology.

So…trees can gasp out loud for water.

That’s all I have for today, but I’ll be back soon with more! ¬†Have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, the best Taxi ads.  I love the Milky Way one:

It’s kind of sweet, but still funny. ¬†Oh the Internet, will you ever cease amazing me?

Some big news from the BSA: Both Train and Carly Rae Jepsen have cancelled their concerts at the National Jamboree because of the membership ban. ¬†Jepsen has been welcomed by the Canadian Scouts (she’s Canadian, by the way), and the world jamboree is a joint effort by the scouts of the USA, Canada and Mexico (but hosted here in WV), but here’s the bigger question: Did anyone at national even watch the “Call Me, Maybe” video to the end? ¬†The guy Carly is drooling over is gay. ¬†You’d think that would have tipped them off that she’s interested in equality.

Also in BSA news, petitions were delivered to the National Geographic channel, asking them to cut “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout,” or at least put a disclaimer before it. ¬†Personally, I don’t really care either way, I can’t imagine it’s going to get great ratings, only based on the fact that I don’t think Nat Geo is included in many cable packages (but I may be wrong).

As Conclave approaches, I have a new candidate I want to support:

In other equality news, President Clinton is calling for the end of DOMA, the law he signed.

The hatred and bigotry of the Catholic Church leaders, further and further moves away from the Catholic laity. ¬†In fact, 54% of Catholics support marriage equality (civil marriage I believe, but that’s kind of the point, religions can do what they want).

I can’t wait for Joss’s new movie to come out:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today, first up, the sequel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqIZa3PTX6c

Amazing photos from when we detonated a nuclear warhead underwater.

Interactive light sculptures.

I think this is smart, flash drives that are tied to your fingerprint.

I try not to give their hate any publicity, but this is a great video:

This looks like something Dr. Seuss came up with, and it plays music for hospital patients.

This is probably only interesting to me, but the typography manual from the MTA from the 1970’s¬†has surfaced

A bicycle bridge that hovers over major intersection

Beautiful photography of light streaks:

Some great Valentine’s Day cards.¬†

Hiking boots with a hidden fire starting kit, which is a great idea!

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, the music video made from all stock footage:

If you haven’t seen it yet, the saddest map in America: by state, how most people post in Craiglist’s missed connections.

I’ve mentioned it before, but just a reminder, the Republicans are only okay with the Violence Against Women Act if it specifically doesn’t protect the LGBT community.

And in Texas, lawmakers want to take away funding from schools that support their LGBT staff and students.

So, I love the original song, but when Gollum sings it, it just adds a certain…something:

Some fun Scrabble ads:

Mantone, the men’s color schemes.

And the Oxford comma discussion continues.  By the way, I usually go by AP Standards.

Meet a new friend in a ball pit:

Bill Nye tells it like it is.

I talked about it before, but the AP has finally come to its senses and is using the accurate terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ for all married couples.

And the human jukeboxes:

Rob lays it out. ¬†Remember, if you exercise free speech for your faith (and the haters agree with you), it’s okay. ¬†But use that same free speech to disagree, and you’re satanic.

Fun posters of the lies we tell ourselves and others each day:

As much as I think a celebrity Survivor would be awful, if NPH was on, that would totally be worth it to watch!

So….Mississippi just got around to ratifying the 13th amendment, you know, the one that outlaws slavery. ¬†Awkward.

And no, I would not let this man cut my hair, but it is impressive:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what’s been going on.

First up, if you use Chrome, check out this really fun map of the cosmos.

Here’s what I just don’t get about those who stockpile guns. ¬†I can’t imagine living life so scared of the world. ¬†And that’s what the NRA does, convince people to be afraid. ¬†And just a reminder, the NRA represents the gun makers, and works to make them money. ¬†So making the public afraid enough to stockpile guns is their goal.

And of course, death threats will be made, you know, for proposing any kind of gun-control legislation.

And in other far-right news, those who continue to fight, saying climate change is a hoax, are funded by the far right.

The far-right should really consider changing their views, as that holds back their technology.

So, the Pope is retiring:

And the Gutters covers it here.

Yes, I’m excited, considering Benedict continued to hide child molesters and defend them in court (see: Australia, L.A., et. al.). ¬†But I can’t imagine the next pope is suddenly going to drop the homophobic, misogynistic, anti-sex views. ¬†I’m not holding my breath. ¬†Corporate Hallucinations covers it here.

And this happened the day it was announced:

The other big news is Orson Scott Card being tapped to write a new Superman series. ¬†Card, is a very outspoken homophobic bigot (as well as hating the Jews, you know, for being Jews). ¬†He’s entitled to his opinion, and I’m entitled to not buy his comics. ¬†That’s how it works, although you’ll probably notice that the far-right complains and claims they are being harassed and victimized when the center/left does anything they disagree with. ¬†However, when someone like Card, who has been quoted saying that it should be illegal to be gay, gives tons of money to hate groups like the FRC and NOM (and is a member of their board), it’s a bit beyond his opinion and more like a crusade on his part. ¬†So excuse me as I try to protect myself. ¬†Anyway, the Gutters covers it here.

And here’s a quote from Michael Hartney:

If this was a Holocaust denier or a white supremacist, there would be no question. Hiring that writer would be an embarrassment to your company. Well, [Orson Scott] Card is an embarrassment to your company, DC. And of all the characters Card could have been hired to write, you give him Superman? The character that taught me to lead by example? To do the right thing, even when it was hard? To keep going, even when it seemed hopeless? What an insult. Kids are killing themselves. They are killing themselves in a climate of intolerance and homophobia publicly fostered by people like Orson Scott Card. You don’t have to contribute to this. You shouldn’t. You mustn’t.”

Copyranter covers some of the greatest taglines:

And a freelancer goes up against a gym chain after they don’t pay him. ¬†Ballsy and awesome.

The amount of puns (and carbs) in this coming out is jaw-dropping.

In case you missed it, the cool Oscar poster for this year, showing 85 years of Best Picture.

Pretty cool ad campaign, dolphins and machine guns!

In case you missed the story, a group of parents and students in Indiana wanted a “traditional Prom,” because the idea of seeing same-sex couples walk in holding hands is so repulsive to them. ¬†The school has nothing to do with it, although one of the teachers has said on camera that gay kids “serve no purpose.” ¬†The community, a local church and the school are reaching out to all kids, and you can read about the whole ordeal here.

Buffy, well at least SMG, is coming back to TV, and with Robin Williams!

For the first time that I can remember (because I think it’s the first time), a majority of Pennsylvanians think we should have marriage equality.

And as the UK debates equality, take a look at this amazing speech by one of the MPs:

And the last thing to talk about, the AP has decided that same-sex couples don’t get to use the terms husband and wife. ¬†Journalists have called them out on it, and have declared they will ignore the memo. ¬†But Fake AP Stylebook (which you should follow on Twitter), wins the Internet:

Avoid using “husband” or “wife” in reference to same-sex married couples; instead use “roommates” or “confirmed co-bachelors.”

That’s it for today, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, the obligatory remix of all the Superbowl commercials. ¬†It wasn’t a great year for the broadcast ads, but here you go:

Ragan Communications, which I greatly admire and love what they do, says it should be one space after a period. ¬†I disagree. ¬†Yes, it is an antiquated vestage of the typewriter era, but I still think it is good to have that extra space to reinforce the end of one complete thought and giving you a place to take a breath. ¬†I’ll keep fighting the good fight.

Awesome package designs.  I love the ketchup packets.

And the Gen Y photo of the day via Buzzfeed.

PA Rep Brian Sims has introduced a comprehensive bill to combat school bullying.  Hopefully it gets passed.

That’s it for now, shorter update, but I’ll be back with more soon. ¬†Have a great one!



And we’re back. ¬†Here’s what we have today. ¬†First up, my new favorite song from Glee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8IqcLVDr2o

The Governor of Michigan admits that the war on unions doesn’t benefit the workers. ¬†Imagine that.

Really cool Walking Dead art installation, the fingers got cut off as the days counted down:

“Wait, I can do something. ¬†There’s injustice involving cake!” ¬†More reasons to love Charm City Cakes.

Say goodbye to the iron, and hello to the cat.  This is why I only play Stars Wars Monopoly.

Speaking of Star Wars: Death Star lollipops:

It is sadly, now strange enough to print a newspaper, that it can be a reality show.

Awesome church sign of the day:

¬†That’s it for today, have a great one!



Alright, lots more to post today, and I’ll be back with more as I finish catching up with everything from November, but let’s see what I have.

First up, the 2012 election in one photo

Fun and snarky (and not real by the way):

So this exists. ¬†Read the reviews, it’s worth it.

Fun ad for Durex.  Well done, and strange to watch in slow motion.

The most memorable AR campaigns of the last year.

The trailer for Decay, when the Higgs Boson creates Zombies:

See, it’s not just me talking about fonts. ¬†Don’t use these ones. ¬†Please.

Have you been following along the “adventures” of John McAffe? ¬†Seriously, it’s all kinds of crazy.

I can’t wait to try this out:

A roundup of some of the best Tumblrs of the year.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back again soon. ¬†Have a great one!



Alright, I’m back, have a couple bigger updates to get caught up after my month of writing a novel, so here we go.

First up, an awesome ad from Germany:

Slog shows off the Book Vending machine.

Waaaallllmmmmaaarrrrttttt cccccaaaarrrrreeeessss:

Need an emergency compliment, for yourself or someone else?  Click here.

The Whiskey Advent Calendar. ¬†I don’t have anything to add to that, actually.

Awesome stunt by Best Buy on Black Friday:

I love Pantone, but even I think this is a little much.  But when you have to match colors, I guess you might as well go all out.

Anderson Cooper gets in an awesome burn on Twitter.  So fantastic and gratifying to read.

Let’s assume that this is in celebration of Movember:

And for some politics, guess what percentage of the popular vote Romney got. ¬†No really, go ahead and guess. ¬†You’ll never guess what percentage he got. AHAHAHAHA.

The Good Men Project breaks down what the electoral college map would have looked like had only white males voted, and MaddowBlog breaks down some other really cool maps as well the result of the gerrymandering that went on after the last census.

And if someone complains that the Democrats don’t care about the deficit, just show them this link.

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