Today's Mighty Oak


Alright. First up, here’s the roundup of Superbowl commercials. I loved the ones from GM, Paramount+ (even if we don’t need yet another streaming service), Bud Light lemons, Fivr, Klarna (just because Maya Rudoulph) and of course, the beautiful, beautiful, Michael B. Jordan for Alexa:

Clue, which had at one point been adapted into a comic series, is not becoming an animated show. We’ll have to see how this goes.

In politics, the GOP is spending its time, across the country, trying to restrict voting. Because that’s the only way they win (but they are very, very good at this, and this is a huge threat).

In exciting news, John Fetterman is running for Senate!

And lastly today, a new preview for The Nevers, which looks like a neat Victorian era Magicians, kind of. I’m excited for it!



Alright, let’s see what we have today, a bit of a longer update, and lots of videos:

Because it’s a shit show, the president’s newest judicial nominee thinks trans* kids are part of ‘Satan’s plan.’

In the spirit of Halloween, the Internet thinks that Pennywise and the Babbadook should date.  Awwwww.

The new Wes Anderson movie:

Need a game to play to unwind?  Play some font games!

Pittsburgh gets its own Drag Queen Story Hour!

Netflix sends an awesome “Stranger Things” cease and desist letter.

Birds made into a musical composition:

David S. Pumpkins will return!

Billy Crystal is right, Miracle Max and Valerie do need their own spin off!

The new trailer for The Punisher is intense:

Wesley Woods is interviewed about him calling out the white privilege of a certain gay porn actor.

The Satanic Temple is amazing. ¬†They have announced that if the current prevails and bakers can deny gay couples wedding cakes, they’ll demand cakes for Satan. ¬†Because religious freedom.

You guys, the floor is lava.  No really, THE FLOOR IS LAVA:

In good news, the US Census will add back in a question about sexual orientation, reversing the decision to effectively erase LGBT citizens (and any possibility of funding for resources).

The superintendent at an Air Force prep school said, in no uncertain terms, that racism has no place in his school.

I don’t have Amazon Prime, but I listen to this podcast, I’m super excited it’s being turned into a show:

Edie Windsor, who recently died, was known for her fight for marriage equality.  But she was also a computer science whiz!

An Australian pizza shop trolls the anti-gay billboard next to it.  However, I disagree, pineapple can go on pizza!

This is the trailer for a zombie Christmas musical that legit looks amazing:

Russell Tovey, of Looking, fame, will play The Ray in the Arrowverse.

Dale Hansen, sportcaster from Texas known for his amazing viral videos, does it again.

The federal government is set to argue that gay workers should not have any workplace protections, although they’ll be arguing this against other parts of the federal government. ¬†This is a hugely important case, and one that I’m worried about.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, the second season of Zombies, Run! was just released. ¬†I’m still working my way through their training program and season 1, but it really is an awesome way to get into running:

The Chicago Tribune bought the staff of The Boston Globe lunch.

Well this is pretty amazing:

A one night stand stretches into two days…because of the Boston bombings.

The Onion is coming to Amazon video, and I couldn’t be more excited:

Hopefully this link works (it may or may not), but the Chicago Tribune takes a look at the state of American fantasy.

There have been some good gun control ads, I think this is one of the best:

It’s a little trippy, and if you get motion sickness, it may not be for you, but a really cool video made from images from Google Earth. ¬†Also a great way to showcase the persistence of motion.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Another update for everyone, here we go.

First up, take a look at the 2011 year in movies:

If you are inclined, take a look at the top 50 memes of 2011.

Ever wanted to ride a swing while riding a subway?  Of course you have, check out the video here.

I’m unable to embed it, but we finally have a trailer for Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods (lots of Dollhouse alums).¬† Watch it here.

Funny or Die puts together D&D Character sheets for the Presidential Candidates.  Awesome, in such a nerdy way.

I missed it before, but…Oh little town of Baconham:

 

The band Hanson is going to be brewing a beer called Mmmmhop.¬† Awesome, but I don’t like IPAs, so I’ll be passing.

Pizza hut wins.  Total win.

Staples is going to be selling Dunder Mifflin paper, pretty awesome.

This is scary, take a look inside Amazon distribution centers and warehouses.

Graphic Novel giants take on each other in a fight about Occupy.

The top images of 2011. And 11 anachronistic photos from movie sets.

And finally, something that I thought i heard something about it before, but now it’s coming to market: condoms with a Viagara type gel inside.¬† No reason to not be safe!
 



Goodreads has a good article up about the elimination of the Middleman in book sales and publishing.¬† Am I the only one who is scared about the loss of book stores?¬† Don’t get me wrong, I tend to buy a lot of books from both book stores and Amazon.¬† But I like my experience better at the store.¬† I can ask the sales associates for their recommendations, take my time, and maybe even write a book (we’re thinking of doing our NaNoWriMo write-ins at Barnes and Noble this year).

And additionally, I can’t quite figure out where Goodreads is coming from, it’s almost as if they’re advocating for what Amazing is saying, get rid of the middle man and let everyone publish themselves.¬† The commenters bring up the valid point that without the publishing houses, how else will all the horrible books be taken out of the pile.

Anyway, it’s an interesting read, and it’s a scary, busy time in publishing, that’s for sure.

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