Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, here’s your reminder that the Republicans are about to once again care about the national debt, and that 45 added over 8 Trillion to it (but they won’t care about that fact, it’s all hypocrisy).

On a much happier note, it’s the 35th anniversary of the movie Clue! Celebrate with these 10 quotes (and if you’ve seen it, yes, you know what is number one!).

Here’s the trailer for The Watch, the BBC show based on the City Watch books of the Discworld series:

Hey look, it only took a global pandemic, but I may be able to donate blood in a year or two!

I got sucked in and loved watching Bridgerton, and it really does live up to it’s reputation as ‘horny Downton Abbey’:

More savagrey from the administration, and look for more of this tactic, especially from the states, in the future: using “religious liberty” as an acceptable way to discriminate.

And finally, the latest WandaVision trailer looks bonkers and wild and I cannot wait:



Alright, let’s see what we have today.  Oh hey look, Drumpf is rolling back transgender health care.  We keep fighting.

And a gay teacher in Kansas was run out of town due to death threats for being gay.  When we say this country still hates us, we’re not lying.  We keep fighting.

Republicans introduce a bill to allow anti-queer discrimination in adoption agencies nationwide.  We keep fighting.

Thank you, to Garfunkle and Oates for hitting it out of the park with this song:

This makes me laugh, but it’s what we deal with all the time.  A person makes some bigoted remark about how he thinks gay people are going to hell and then gets all upset when the pushback happens.  The hypocrisy is staggering.

The trailer for the new Ryan Murphy show Pose, about the ballroom scene.

Let’s talk about gun control.  Thankfully, America’s Best Christian, Betty Bowers is here to have the conversation:

In case you forgot, PA state Rep (from north of Pittsburgh, so not my elected official) Daryl Metcalfe is a bigoted, misogynistic,, racist waste of oxygen.  He’s also been single handedly holding up the bills that would give me some equal rights in the Commonwealth.

HRC is hitting hard against Mike Pence, which is good to see them going on the offensive as he starts campaigning across the country for the midterms.

The BBC released a really good video about what homophobia feels like in 2018.

From a favorite youtube channel, Ask a Mortician, let’s talk about funeral strippers:

A bartender who was organizing a drag show that was “supposed” to be a satirical look at Hitler has apologized.  How does someone even think that is a good idea?  Words escape me.

Are you excited for Infinity War?  Do you like to crochet?  I have the link for you!  Crochet your own Infinity Gauntlet!

Speaking of The Avengers, the new movie will have an Arrested Development reference in it!  I must admit, I was so excited I decided to blue myself early and I have a little bit of a mess on my hands.

Randy Rainbow hits it out of the park again:

A Neural Network created new DnD monsters, and the results are pretty awesome.

Speaking of DnD (and crochet from above), would you like to make your baby look like a Beholder?  I mean, please don’t, Beholders are the worst.

GLOW comes back this June!  Check out the trailer:

And finally, it looks as though Labyrinth is going to become a stage musical!



Alright, I hope everyone had a good weekend, I’m back with all kinds of stuff, enjoy everything!

First, I’m going to kill you with cuteness.  This monkey sounds like R2D2!

Last year it was announced that Joss Whedon was going to direct an episode of Glee.  And now it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris will guest star in that episode!

Speaking of Glee, the Christian Right is warning parents not to let their children watch it, for, and get this: including too many musical numbers.  Thank goodness they were here to point out the obvious!

But thankfully, the courts have ruled that colleges and universities can decide not to science credits from classes that taught only creationism.

Have you had the urge to listen to “Mrs. Robinson” lately?  It could be because of the huge scandal in Ireland recently.

Conan put the Tonight Show up on Craigslist, although it has already been taken it down, you can check it out at The Consumerist.

And here is the most expensive sketch, from his final night:

Speaking of, this is how the late night wars went down, according to a Japanese news station.  I don’t understand either:

Watch this clip of Gov. Rendell (The Gov. of Philadelphia, I mean, Pennsylvania), does me make some sort of slip implying that he’s gonig to run for Senate, or am I reading too much into his comment about “some of us” losing our races:

This is floating around out there, but apparantly, the number of Crayola crayons doubles every 28 years:

Would you like a Router made from Legos?  Of course you would!

Tim on Distorted View mentioned this one, as well as some other ones, but I do agree, this must be the best Rickrolling ever!

I’m not sure what to think about these signs.  I like them, I guess, and I appreciate how oddly specific they are…

This commercial played while I was at the bar yesterday, I laughed, a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4XQ2vPZgBo

More weight to the only reason I want a PS3: Little Big Planet is going 3D!

If you didn’t watch the Hope for Haiti telethon last Friday, here is my favorite performance of the night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSaCo39EaI

If you haven’t heard, the fear-mongering and hateful Focus on the Family will be running an ad during the Super Bowl.  Which is interesting, since CBS doesn’t show ads “touches on and/or takes a position on one side of a current controversial issue of public importance.”  Right…

And just to keep us up to date, The Onion has a great roundup of God’s Anger according to Pat Robertson, the jerkface.  Although to be fair, Satan did respond via a letter to the editor.  And here’s a fun little game to pass the time, staring Pat Robertson, Martin Luther and (wait for it) Hitler

I don’t like cats.  Never have.  However, I do have to give this cat credit.  A lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0fYZirSv8

The guys over at the NOH8 campaign have an awesome blog post called “Redefining Republican,” written after the two McCain’s (Cindy and Meghan) joined the campaign.  Worth a read.

Speaking of Prop 8, you’re telling me that the LDS church didn’t want anyone to know that they were involved?  I’m supposed to be surprised, right?  Here’s the followup, it’s just as important as the first link, as it corrects some of the reporting.  Basically, it’s not a direct quote, but how a witness observed the communication.

Patrick, once again, has an awesome blog post, this time about the Internet as support group, including a note from “The interwebs.”  A little past Cluetrain, but still related, so I’m going to tag it.

Go, right now, and play first person tetris.  Enjoy!  And speaking of video games, hardcausal has an awesome article about explaining games to your grandmother.  Worth a read.  And Nintendo Power makes fun of…Nintendo.

Guinevere the Boy Scout returns, check out her latest post here, an awesome entry about the Winter Parent and Son weekend.

The following video is supposedly DVR proof.  The concept is sound, and I believe proven.  If you keep your product in the middle of the screen, even someone fast forwarding through the commercials will see it long enough to make an impression in your brain.  And while yes, that is true, this ad misses the mark.  Seeing a picture of a grasshopper does in no way make me want to purchase their phone, it doesn’t even correlate, because the brand isn’t in my mind first of all, and secondly, since it isnt, there isn’t enough time for me to see the tiny phone and make the connection.  Not bad for effort, but totally missing the mark:

Contrary to the title, I did not find most of these funny.  While I do think they are good ads, not hilarious by any means.

Caution, more fun animals: Ok, moose are funny enough when they walk or run, they appear as though they  just have extra joints and their limbs just kind of flail about.  And the music in this video is awful.  But watch it anyway, just on mute.

Have I mentioned how much I love Representative Grayson?  And I’m still trying to learn more about the Supreme Court decision, apparently it doesn’t’ change as much as first thought, but it’s still a scary precedent, to be sure!

And now, a fun chart:

Speaking of food, good job, Giant Eagle!  This really is a good use of the Advantage Cards.  And to anyone who was surprised that they were monitoring your purchases I ask, really?

Interested in copy writing?  Appreciate the word ‘inconceivable?’  Check out the Princess Bride Guide to Copy Writing.  That’s right.

The guys from the Woot! podcast went to CES and made this video.  If the Wii by itself destroyed TVs, than that bowling ball is going to make so many, many people cry.  Who would think that that is a good idea?

What would The State of the Union be like of Steve Jobs delivered it?  Slate finds out.

The first live tweet was sent from the International Space Station.  And my mind has exploded a little bit.

Honestly, I’m surprised no one else thought of this.  The BBC straps a camera to birds heads and lets us fly with them:

Ok, that’s it for now, giant post!  Have a great one everybody!

 

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