Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, a quick update today, let’s see what we have.

First up, a salute to WoW:

Zachary Quinto has a new movie out, and it looks pretty awesome, especially for all the friends in my life who work weddings.

NPH is going to be playing Hedwig on Broadway, and I need to go and see that. ¬†If you’re unfamiliar with “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” it’s the love story only made possible by a back alley castration in East Berlin before the fall of the wall. ¬†Seriously.

And America’s Best Christian, Betty Bowers is back:

That’s it for now, see, really short! ¬†Have a great one!

Alright, a larger update today, let’s see what we have today.

First up, today is the 25th Anniversary of The Princess Bride.  Tor has a great article about some little known facts.

J.K. Rowling may publish a new Harry Potter book, or go back and do “Director’s Cuts” of the series.

The best word ever?  Probably not, but a cool bracket:

Tuesday, October 9 on the CW. ¬†Watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing A Long Blog. ¬†And check out the promo.

Also from the Whedonverse, season 6 of the guild starts in a week:

I somehow got to the mobile site, but check out the new Rock the Vote, from Funny or Die.

PittGirl does a cool article about Pittsburgh clubs.  Check it out!

Copyranter also has some good ads for when you’re having a bad day:

And today’s politics news: Why voter ID is really voter¬†suppression, but since Republicans in Florida are committing it, we should go police it.

This is awesome, and can be done with any magazine, presumably.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

I have a bunch of stuff to pass on, but I cut the tip of my index finger, so typing is strange, at best.¬† I’ll see what I can do, but I should be back soon with the rest of what I have (unless work does in fact manage to kill me this week).

First up, amazing, amazing video from Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.


From an amazing piece from Slog:

If you truly believe that labor unions are so evil and/or unnecessary‚ÄĒindeed, un-American‚ÄĒthen why don’t you volunteer to give up all the rights and benefits the labor movement has won for working Americans over the past 140 years? You know, little things like the 8-hour workday, weekends, paid overtime, paid sick, holiday and vacation days, child labor laws, workplace safety, workers compensation for on-job injuries, unemployment insurance, health care insurance, maternity leave and family medical leave… not to mention the minimum wage, Social Security, and Medicare, plus a whole lot of other things I’m probably forgetting.

Go ahead, give those things up. Because without organized labor, you wouldn’t have any of those rights or benefits in the first place.

Apparently there is friction in a vacuum, who knew?¬† Scientists, I guess.¬† Crazy photons, what can’t they do?

In honor of President’s Day, Nerve has ranked the Presidents and First Ladies in terms of sexiness.¬† You should easily be able to guess who tops the First Lady list, but, points for this description of number 28:

Abigail Adams was not the ugliest first lady, by any means. Just frighteningly severe and voted most likely to ‚Äúcut a bitch.‚ÄĚ

So it looks like some movie studios are thinking about releasing their features as Apps.¬† Interesting concept, and it would enable you to take it with you to new devices since app purchases are tied to your e-mail permanently.¬† We’ll see how this plays out.

Did you know that Felicia Day is staring in the new webseries “Dragon Age: Redemption”¬† I know, pretty sweet, check out the trailer:

Also speaking of nerdy things, The Wheel of Time is being made into a game.  Guess I should get working on finishing books 9-13 (and 14 when it comes out).

What if the Mississippi River was really a transit map?¬† This is really cool, although I was sad to see the Yough wasn’t listed.

Also, I’m really excited that the Scottish Deer Hound won Westminster!¬† I saw it for the first time on Thanksgiving and think it’s a really cool dog!

Thank you James Earl Jones, for everything:

Okay, let’s play a game with youtube.¬† Of the two following movie trailers, one is for a “Direct to YouTube” movie.¬† The other is a trailer for a Porn.¬† See if you can tell them apart:

Sometimes reality is weird.  And in sad movie news, the producer of the Narnia films has died.

Also, does anyone else find this weird?

So the Wesboro Baptist Church has finally pissed off Anonymous.¬† This will be fun to watch, I can’t wait.

How to get a sitcom canceled, as told by Arrested Development.  A small piece:

Audiences love fast cars and exciting vehicles

So see if you can put in some heavy machinery like a stair-car, that isn’t easily associated with speed or sex appeal.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon, have a great one!

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