Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, these adorable parents who play a game of Mario Kart every morning to see who has to put on the kettle for their tea.

This dog responds to Harry Potter spells. Something to strive for in a pet!

A version of Fahrenheit 451 that can only be read when heat is applied to the pages.

Billy Porter is a treasure. He gives it to Kevin Hart and I’m all for it.

Christian Bale credits Satan for him being able to play Cheney. And it’s perfect.

Brazil elected their own far-right politician, and he spent his first day in power stripping rights from the queer community.

For something a bit lighter, here’s the Powerpoint presentation as to why Belle should have picked Gaston instead of the beast. Spoiler: The French Revolution.

The cast of The Magicians talks about their commitment to diversity, another reason to love that show!

Liberty Counsel, a hate group, is lobbying against an anti-lynching bill because it protects the queer community.

And in sweet, sweet hypocrisy, an anti-gay preacher wants you to know that he still hates gays, even though he was caught with sex workers.

Federal courts have blocked the horrific ‘citizenship’ question that was going to be added to the census.

The nominee for the next Attorney General ran HIV internment camps at Guantanamo.

In horrifying, saddening and infuriating news, the gay purge in Chechnya has resumed.

And after all of that horrible news, we need some comedy:

Alright, another update today, a lot of videos, but let’s see what all we have.

First up, make your own Twinkies (or go to Canada, you know, either one):

Sweet burn from JCPenny:

Mika’s new single (Stardust is better, but this is good):

She didn’t win, but the best campaign slogan ever:

To get into the Christmas spirit:

This is so true:

And finally, the movies of 2012:

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Note: This was mislabeled and unpublished from the back-end of the website, sorry about that!

Alright, let’s see what I have this time. ¬†First up, some amazing ads from Greenpeace:

ABC has ordered a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, to be written by Joss Whedon, which is so incredible to hear! ¬†But don’t worry, Captain Hammer is ready to help!

It’s funny and cute:

Sadly, a lot of Facebook Brand pages look like this.

If you’ve ever wondered what the layout to the apartments from The Big Bang Theory are, here they are (although I can’t imagine an actual building would have these kind of layouts, they strangely work well for TV:

What if a t-rex fought in WWII?  Find out here.

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


Just a real short update, two things really. ¬†First up, the discussion has died down for now, but here’s an awesome (and short) article over at Slog about the Catholic Church’s “outrage” at the birth control mandate.

And this picture is just too adorable not to share:

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!

Mini update for everyone:

First up, amazing:

But I got scared when he was just holding it with his chin at the end!

I’ve never been a fan of the Susan G. Komen foundation, mostly due to their sue-happy nature (any other charity that has the audacity to use the phrase “for a cure” or¬†apparently¬†the color pink faces a lawsuit). ¬†However, they recently dropped all funding for Planned Parenthood, a partnership which provided cancer screenings for women, all because one Republican in congress thinks their money goes to abortion. ¬†So let’s recap, again, what all Planned Parenthood provides (women, men and families):

And finally, some brevity:

Okay, big update, here’s what we have, hope you enjoy:

I’m thinking last year’s Star Wars ad (for VW I believe) will be better, but I’m excited for this, if nothing else, the promo:

Courtesy of Copyranter, coupled with the fact that only 39% of American’s believe in Evolution:

Ogilvy is a giant of a ad agency, and Copyranter pulls out a great quote:

If all else fails, I drink half a bottle of rum and play a Handel oratorio on the gramophone. This generally produces an uncontrollable gush of copy.

How much do I love Sesame Street:

Clintus posted this awesome pic on his blog, check it out.

I also don’t usually link to food type things, but this looks delicious:

This also comes from Copyranter (I’ve been clearing out my RSS feeds) and he found it from Australia:

Ragan reports on an awesome interview given by the CEO of Morgan Stanley:

Morgan Stanley’s employees need an attitude adjustment.

At least that’s what CEO James Gorman thinks of his staff who are aren’t happy with recent 20 to 30 percent pay-cuts among senior executives. He also limited cash bonuses. In this Bloomberg Television interview, he outlined three reasons his employees shouldn’t be upset with a smaller salary.

1. They’re “na√Įve” and should read the newspaper.

2. Compensation shouldn’t define their overall level of happiness. If it does, “you have a problem which is much bigger than the job.”

3. Life’s too short. “If you’re really unhappy, just leave. I mean, Life’s too short.”

This man is amazing!  But is it sad that just using some common sense is now considered amazing?  Check out the article at Ragan to see the interview and read more.

 The most amazing peephole ever:

I have mixed feelings about this, but I think we should keep the leap second.¬† There’s something quaint about the atomic clocks lining up with the solar calendar.

This video is about the ad world, but much of it applies to clients trying to describe what they want:

Need to figure out what to eat and drink together?  Check out Foodpairing.

Joseph Gorden-Levitt lends his talents to autotune the news:

It’s macabre, but I like it, I just think it should have been a :30 spot.¬† So great idea, but sloppy execution.¬† But still, powerful:

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


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