Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. Couple Game of Thrones things now that it’s ended. Did you, like everyone, want to see a buddy comedy spin off of Arya and the Hound (as well as Tormund and Jon Snow), here’s the 80’s sitcom opening.

And here’s the haunting rendition (By Florence + The Machine, in the show, it was Podrick that sang it) of Jenny of Oldstone from Game of Thrones:

And if you need some semblance of hope after a certain death, here’s the couple during happier times.

And finally in Game of Thrones, here’s one second from every episode.

A sloth, very slowly of course, thanks a human who helped him out.

The new trailer for the Downton Abbey movie looks awesome (although mostly just fan service, but I’m okay with that):

Good news: Philadelphia can exclude foster care agencies who don’t work with queer families.

Very bad news: The administration has unveiled their policy to allow medical providers to discriminate against queer patients.

And finally today, someone did some fancy refilming and editing of the lightsaber duel in Episode 4. Generally I like it!

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, for those enjoying the fourth season of Arrested Development, or in case you want to get caught up, there are two great summaries of the ongoing jokes here and here, and a good article at Nerve about what you learn about love from AD.

This is very scary, ice tsunami:

Wil Wheaton explains why it’s awesome to be a nerd.  Check it out here.

Jason Collins has revealed that he choose the jersey number 98 as a tribute to Matthew Shepherd.

I will never ride this (also because it’s in Texas):

I’m not a huge fan of the Pope, or the Catholic Church, but this new pope has made some good in-grounds.  Including his comments here.  Fun fact though: a crazy bigoted former coworker who is on his way to seminary, is freaking out because in his own mind, you can only go to heaven via the Catholic Church.  You know, ignore the pope, his boss, because he doesn’t hate the same people he does.  Sigh. 

In case you’ve forgotten that public transportation is important, to everyone on the round, check this out.

Google Glass from the perspective of a two year old:

A bridge (I believe the one that collapsed a few years back) in St. Paul lit up to celebrate marriage equality in Minnesota.

And in sad equality news, a baker has denied a cake to a lesbian couple for their wedding.  For those curious, just substitute, say, “African American” before couple and see if it’s still bigoted, and illegal.  Hint: it is.

This has been floating around, and it’s awesome.  Sad that it needs to be posted, but awesome:

It’s always fun to see hockey graphic departments show their nerd sides.

I’ve been working my way through Crash Course: Chemistry, and this is a great companion piece (that is not from Crash Course):

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back with more soon.  Have a great one!

Shorter post today, but let’s see what we have.

First up, 40 bizarre interview questions.  Many of which, I’m pretty sure are illegal to actually ask, or base employment on.

A Game of Thrones line of beer is coming out, pretty awesome.

Heavy handed, but fun:

A recycling system that takes discarded plastic and turns it into 3D printer ink.

Want to go on a blind date?  Like right now?  OKCupid has you covered.

How to charge your phone without plugging it in.

Amazingly beautiful bioluminescent leaves:

And finally, the terrifying real examples of design jargon bullshit.

Quick update tonight before I’m back tomorrow with a larger one, here’s what I have for you right now:

From Buzzfeed:

I feel as though I need this.  Because I do: a handy chart to tell you what produce is in season when.

This came up twice on my Facebook feed, and I love it:

Check out more, and I think those of us in PR should be posting this one more often:

And of course, The Onion Nails it: Republicans, Leukemia Team up to Repeal Health Care Law.

Okay one more:

Sorry for my absence as of late, I’ve been sick as a dog and trying to recover.  Here’s a couple quick things before I dive into some work I need to do this weekend.

Ummmm, Tiger.  You’re not helping yourself:

This is amazing, according to her own wishes, Elizabeth Taylor was late to her own funeral.  Awesome.

I’ve been told time and time again to read the Fire and Ice saga, which starts with “A Game of Thrones,” also being made into a mini-series on HBO.  However, this Better Book Title makes me think that maybe I shouldn’t read it:

What do $1,000 trash cans, the Strip District and Snoop Dogg have in common?  Ginny has the answer.

I have a really, really dark sense of humor.  So I can’t decide if this is the worst, or possibly the best product placement in the history of the world:


In a cruel twist of fate that I totally saw coming (and so did everyone on the Internet), Duke Nukem Forever has once again been delayed.  For those unaware, the game was first announced in April…of 1997.

And in other video game news, the Kinect is being used to perform surgery.  Ok, not really surgery, but to scroll through digital information (a la Minority Report I think) to keep their hands sterile while looking at the images and information.  It’s also being used to make battle bots and help the blind navigate the world.  Awesome!

Okay, that’s it for now, catch everyone later!


Social Links


How I’m Resisting

What I’m fighting for

What I’m running from

What I’m reading

What I’m drinking

What we’re writing

What I’m writing