Today's Mighty Oak


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!



First up, a couple social media updates.  First, the person responsible for the Red Cross’ twitter feed tweeted under that account, when he thought it was his personal account.  The result actually was a ton of people pledged to donate blood with some help from Dog Fish Beer.  Pretty cool to read about how a company dealt well with a faux pas.

And to follow up, Slog links to two maps: one here, the other here, to help you track the revolutions of the Middle East.

And here is the counter-argument about Twitter specifically not toppling governments:

I can’t tell if this is real or not, but this could only happen via the Internet:

Here is a great list of awesome flyers.  One of my favorites:

We went out last night for a friend’s birthday, and what has become somewhat of a tradition, there was a lot of Bacon on Dana’s fries.  So in honor of that, I give you this amazing chart.

Take a look at this, it’s really cool to watch.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen an older version of this as a TED talk, but this is way cooler:

Have you played Angry Birds?  If so, check out the letters home from the Pigs, really funny!

And this is just cool, check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFnuP9niRUg

BuzzFeed has an amazing infographic about Girl Scout Cookies that is just giant, so go check it out.  Also, I really miss the Lemon Coolers, they were great!

Okay, one more video:

Nah, I lied, here’s a new original from Funny or Die, the premise basically started in PA:

Daily Kos has an interesting article about Republicans and reproductive health

Okay, that’s it for now, but I’ll be back later with more, have a great one!

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