Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, Mark Hamill pays tribute to Carrie Fisher in a wonderful way.  Joe Manganiello remembers the time she glitter bombed him.

This optical illusion is blowing my mind!

USA Today did not hold any punches when writing an editorial about Drumpf.

Jessica Jones is coming back, and I”m very excited:

We have a new chapter of Harry Potter!  Kind of.  Not really

DeRay McKesson is suing FOX news after being constantly slandered, good for him.

2 Political Junkies has an amazing icon of Darlene Harris, Defender of Faith and and Small, Noncompliant creches.

Did you know Wikipedia has a list of individual dogs?  They’re all very good boys.

A great take on being gay for the holidays:

In horrifying legal news, SCOTUS has declined to hear a case about employment discrimination, leaving a split in circuit court decisions.  This will be the followup to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Also in bad news for us, gay people are more likely to have trouble sleeping.  But some good news, we tend to have happier relationships.

More scientific evidence about why some people are born gay, and the correlation to having older brothers.

That’s it for today, have a great one!

Update for everyone, let’s see what we have today.  First up, in major Pittsburgh news, a new program called “Mister Rogers for Adults.” is creating a series of short clips to air before movies and online.  I love Mister Rogers so much, so this is just amazing.  Check out the story here and subscribe via YouTube here.

NYC may be getting an underground park.  Which would be a cool compliment to the raised park that is nearing completion:

In sad news, the famous falling bear was struck by a car and killed.

To make you feel better, watch this video about dogs riding in cars.

MaddowBlog covers the new scare tactic by those who ignore science.

North Carolina will vote in less than a week to inscribe anti-marriage equality into their constitution.  In a strange and sickening turn, the effort has been endorsed by a White Supremacist group, after it was revealed it was written to “protect the white race.”  If that makes no sense to you either, don’t feel bad, it doesn’t to me.  Unless they were more concerned about the news that gay couples are more inter-racial and inter-ethnic (could someone explain the difference to me, please) than straight couples.

To cleanse your palate after that sickening development, watch this video on full-screen with the sound on.

A couple quick updates for everyone, then back to some work behind the scenes.  I’ve been playing around with Joomla 1.6, I’ll be migrating at some point, but have to figure everything out soon, so look for that probably in the fall or something.

Today’s sad but true picture:

Are you sick of Charlie Sheen?  Get rid of seeing any news about him with this browser extension!

If you haven’t seen it, make sure to check out this amazing post from Hyperbole and a Half about her two dogs.  It includes amazing drawings such as this:

I’m learning about nature…as narrated by Randall.  Here’s an example:

Thank you, Randall.

I posted an interesting chart before describing The Crown, the UK and all things associated.  Now here’s Europe:

The UK is going to release these stamps!  And they are awesome, including Merlin, Harry Potter, Narnia and Discworld.  Although now that I think about it, I”m shocked that Lord of the Rings is not represented:

The Good Men Project took on sexism, and it’s hysterical:

That’s it for now, but more to come soon.  Have a great one!


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