Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, catching up on a bit of a backlog in addition to some current items, but let’s see what we have today. First up, a favorite web comic/series, Surviving the World is returning with classic reposts! Here’s where he ended it. Class Dismissed.

Science news you can use: don’t drink your whiskey ‘neat’:

The United Methodist Church is splitting over gay issues. As someone who has come out of that on the other side, hey welcome, it’s a bumpy ride. Sorry you have to do this, it’s painful.

This fight (is still going on all across the country) happened in September in Arizona. Their GOP governor said they don’t need to extend non-discrimination protections to gay people, and their supreme court said businesses can deny service to gay people. The fight continues, and is seemingly never ending.

In other disturbing news, the Interior Department cut sexual orientation from their internal discrimination policies as well.

I wrote earlier about my displeasure at Marvel (and Star Wars) for LGBT erasure. The upcoming film, The Eternals, will, for the first time, feature a gay superhero (and kiss). Yes, it’s progress. Should it have taken 11 years? No.

In other movie news, the trailer for the new Wes Anderson film looks amazing:

If you haven’t, check out Eastsiders on Netflix. It was an amazing series, and here’s an interview with the creator.

Stranger Things 4 gives us a present from Russia (with love).

In good news, a New York state park will be named for Marsha P. Johnson!

The Church of England said sex is only for straight, married people. Then they apologized for offending people, not actually changing their minds.

Firefighters who got angry comments when they showed their support for the queer community hit back in an awesome video.

NASA is adding a luxury hotel to the ISS. Spoiler, if you’re reading this, you will not be able to afford visiting.

An awesome video from a favorite creator that I’ve been mulling over: death and minimialism:

The Utah Governor pulled the campaign that put AMAZING art on condoms to prevent STIs. They’re all great, and it’s a shame he pulled them.

Speaking of, the UK has seen a massive decline in HIV infections due to PrEP. No surprise there.

The Catholic bishops in Texas have blasted their governor (who is Catholic)over his rule to not accept refugees. I’m highly, highly critical of the Catholic Church, so I have to give them points when it’s appropriate. Good for them.

Disney is announcing more details of their immersive Star Wars hotel for their resorts, and it looks amazing and I can’t wait to go!

Google pretty much hit it out of the park with their Superbowl ad:

And another great ad, this time from Microsoft:

Couple things for everyone, here’s what we have:

First up, check out this awesome video (let’s also see if my embed code will work):

Beautiful Day at the Dog Park from Kelsey Wynns on Vimeo.

 I feel like I linked to this before, but maybe I didn’t.  A new study shows that low IQ and conservatism is tied to racism.  Out of politeness, I’ll act surprised.

What the crap PA lawmakers?  Get to work on transit funding, not meddling with religion!

Feel free to remove your sweater vest.  Best line of the whole thing.  Here’s the sexual morality flow chart:

Awesome news from France, Scientology has been declared a business (scam) not a religion.  Exciting to see!

Let’s see if I can get this one to embed, a new version of “Starry Night

Starry Night (interactive animation) from Petros Vrellis on Vimeo.

This judge is amazing, and you can’t fault his logic when he responds to those praying for his death.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Quick update for everyone, check it out:

I know this is being used at Occupy Seattle, not my cup of tea (I’m not a fan of the type of sleeping bag), but it’s pretty cool:

This might be the best tip ever:

io0 has a picture tour of the seed vault: humanity’s only hope if we lose agriculture

Not much to add to this, it’s the trailer for The Avengers:

Mikey Welsh apparently predicted his own death, with striking accuracy.

A filmmaker pits Siri against his real life assistant.

Iran is calling Occupy Wall Street (and the Occupy movement) the “American Spring.”  And so many people agree, including (the cows of) Ben and Jerry:


And finally…what if Dr. Seuss….had written a book on Sex Ed?

Hello everybody, another update for you!

Check out this really cool interactive billboard from McDonalds, pretty awesome.

Here’s an incredible little story.  Father and son at the first and last shuttle launches:


I think we all knew this was coming, and honestly, I think it may even make reruns more relevant, and fun to watch to spot them, but now there are new ads inserted into old sitcoms.

Your daily dose of politics from me:

 Okay, one more link for you.

Worried about what will happen to your online life after you die?  Here’s the Dead’s Man Switch and a way to help plan your funeral.

I missed this the first time around, but part of the big news is that Scissor Sisters are doing some of the soundtrack for the New Fraggle Rock movie.  The other is, how did I miss there is going to be a Fraggle Rock movie?!

If only this shirt was still true:


Oh yes, how very true:


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