Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, Hero registration cards!

Seattle had an opt-out program for phone books, which was just declared unconstitutional. ¬†The courts say phone books are protected speech. ¬†I have to disagree, but we’ll see how this progresses.

A new CD comes with a cardboard turntable!  Pretty cool!

Courts have also overturned a ruling, now saying that cities can place restrictions in place barring protests (think Westboro). ¬†As strange as it is, it’s probably better if cities cannot stop that kind of speech. ¬†But then again, when they protest, they always take the risk of being taken to task. ¬†And while that is what they want (they then sue to raise money), it is great to watch this takedown as Westboro protests a funeral of a solider (only because she was a lesbian).

A law that has lost in federal courts five times, which the majority of the country opposes, and Speaker Boener had to request a special amount of 1.5 million to defend is a giant waste of time. ¬†Now that he’s run out of money, he wants more, even after a year and a half of defeats. ¬†Colossal¬†waste of money and time.

Italy is now charging property tax on its churches, as a way to raise money.  Seems like a good plan, hopefully it helps them.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Let’s see what I have today. ¬†First up, the track sampler of Mika’s new album:

If you haven’t donated yet, there is still time to donate to help build a Tesla museum.

ManMadeDIY has an awesome post of funny WiFi network names (click through for more):

Pretty¬†ingenious, although I’m sure it will be obsolete (I’m hoping to be able to record a hologram of myself), QR codes on gravestones.

A fun beer commercial:

And my favorite post from This Advertising Life this week!

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Alright, back again, let’s see what we have right now:

First up, the short list for the first-annual Information is Beautiful awards have been announced.

The title says worst puns ever, I say best.

Please, please, please learn to kern:

Um, a python that was caught in Florida was 17 feet. ¬†Well I know what I’ll be having nightmares about now.

Also in animal news, Aphids may have evolved to use photosynthesis.  Pretty amazing!

It’s long, but worth it, the Lego story:

Famous CD covers recreated via the medium of…socks.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Been a while, and I have a lot to share, so let’s get going. ¬†First up, this has been floating around, and it’s been overdone, but this time, it’s at my alma mater:

Fun fact, the Steelers are the only football team to have a training camp day for those with special needs.  Shame on all the other teams!

After years of waiting, and hunting for a copy that wouldn’t put me in the poor house, The 50 Year Sword is being reprinted in America and the cover was just revealed in io9:

I’m really hoping that Yinztagram comes to Android. ¬†I would totally add Rick Sebak to just about every picture ever.

Here are some awe-inspiring (in a bad way) of the interior of Monsour Medical Building, which I pass all the time going to SVC.

This is amusing:

An artist has used thousands of CDs to create amazing works of art. ¬†Makes my coathanger and AOL CD suncatchers look like child’s play…since they were.

This is a really cool table, although I don’t know how much it costs, but I’m guessing it’s really expensive.

Also amusing:

Act Classy took the ruined Jesus Fresco and showed his whole life.  Funny, because all we can do is laugh about the situation.

Click here to listen to the sound of a star dying.  Seriously.

A great riff on Warhol’s famous quote:

I’ve always loved utensil-less cooking while camping, this looks really awesome. ¬†It’s totally for breakfast.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon with more!

Second bonus update for everyone, let’s see what else I have for you:

First up, this is just too cool, I’m just not sure how well he could see:

Apartment Therapy has a couple cool posts: first up, playing laser tag with your smartphone.  They also cover what they think Siri looks like:

And lastly, art made from old CDs.

The first picture (the one on the post) to me looks altered, but if you click through it’s actually a series of pictures: Meh, Romney.

Science is working on creating a thread that converts body heat to electricity, allowing you to charge electronic devices, pretty awesome.

Oh, somebody was bitter:

Slog covers the future of photography, as well as billboards and real-life Google Googles.

And finally, we’ve found the corner in which you can place baby:

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