Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, this amazing series of Post-It notes from a new father.

The Mars Rover Opportunity celebrates its 10 year anniversary!  Not bad, considering it was supposed to be a 90-day mission!

Putin wants to “cleanse Russia of homosexuality”  But he TOTALLY HAS GAY FRIENDS.

Harry Potter World is expanding, which means now I really have to go!

And finally, Lust for Love, which pretty much features the cast of Dollhouse, finally has a trailer:

That’s it for now, have a great one!


Short update, let’s see what we have today.

Sometimes North Korea makes shit up to amaze its populace.  This one may take the cake though: they have “found” a unicorn lair.

The Advocate ranked Pittsburgh as the 15th gayest city in America.

Kansas City is getting a new 17-story waterslide.  Yeah, not happening:

The cast of Orange is the New Black do an awesome photoshoot for Elle magazine.

The Manliest (Gay) stuff on the planet.  Great list from the Good Men Project.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, Sweden’s recycling programs are so good, they’ve run out of trash.

Are you allergic to cats, but your significant other loves them?  Science may be able to save your relationship.

A teaser for the new season of American Horror Story:

I’ve tried to explain it before, but the Good Men Project does a great job talking about the concept of “family of choice.”

I have a different story to link to about Pope Francis’ comments, but a great follow up from the head of the HRC can be found here.

That’s it for now, short update.  Have a great one!

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, today marks a congress of firsts.  Check out the list here.

And let me just say how much I love the Vice President:

But as a reminder, the last GOP controlled house let the Defense of Women act inspire, while simultaneously refusing to vote on Hurricane Sandy relief.  Assholes is the only correct word.

Warning, this is hear-wrenching.  I pretty much lost it.

But to get rid of the bad feelings, the Good Men Project also presents the heroic men of 2012.  Amazing.

And finally, somewhat confusing, a fireworks display in reverse:

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, we now know what the tubes of the Internet look like:

If you need some good sports news after the Lance Armstrong scandal, check out this touching story from The Good Men Project.

The Good Men Project also has a cool time-lapse video from the LA Times of the trip of the shuttle Endeavor.

Remember how the republicans have been shouting from the rooftops about voter fraud?  And remember how those who fight against something the most are normally committing it themselves?  Yeah, republicans are committing more voter fraud.

Romney is also possibly getting into the illegal by asking employers to tell their employees how to vote.

Here’s the Lego version of the space jump:

The big Seattle newspaper is giving away free political advertising, but only to one party.  They are stating it is to prove how effective their advertising is, so they can gain more business in the future.  Kind of strange, and throwing objectivity out the window.  Now, to be fair, they can throw it out the window, but then they can’t go back and claim to not have a bias.  Anyway, a good portion of their writers have signed on to a letter, saying the policy affects their journalistic integrity.

Ben Stein went on Fox news and told them that to fix the economy we have to tax the wealthy.  Also, I had no idea he didn’t believe in evolution.  Guess he isn’t as smart as I thought.

This has been floating around, a great response (from a fake CEO) about maxi pad commercials:

Marriage equality is on the ballot in four states (and I have friends in each one of those states), so here’s a reminder: instead of you know, helping the poor, as Jesus said, the Knights of Columbus spent over 15 million dollars fighting equality.  Guess you didn’t really need to help the sick either:

And lastly about politics, a play written by Dan Savage about Obamacare (via Twitter).

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

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, this is clever:

The woman who ruined a priceless fresco of Jesus, has a lawyer and wants money now that her creation is on display.

Want a sneak peak of the sequel to Angry Birds, Bad Piggies?  Click here for the details.

I’m really excited for this movie, and love the poster:

The Good Men Project has a great, heartwarming story about a bus driver, go read it and restore some of your faith in humanity!

I can’t embed it, but check out this cool video of an art project involving swings!

Need some recopies for beer milkshakes?  Man Made DIY has you covered.

So, Senate Republicans rejected a bill that would provide jobs for Veterans.  I don’t understand how anyone could be so awful.

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

I think this is an amazing video, because I have such a strange sense of humor:

Announced last week, the Science Channel is going to do a 10th-anniversary Firefly special.  So excited!

AHAHAHAHA: Some evangelicals are trying to boycott Google due to their support for marriage equality.  Good luck with that:

And speaking of marriage equality, at our triannual general convention, the Episcopal Church approved a blessing of same-sex couples.  There’s a lot of caveats to that, I’ll be putting up a post at Metblogs about it, so look for that.

When will news anchors learn that Bill Nye is smarter than you.  She asked him with such snark, it was nice to see him smack her down:

And lastly, the Good Men Project has an awesome poster about words we probably use in our everyday conversation and why they hurt people.  Check it out here.

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Alright, let’s see what I have today.

First up, a strange, and what looks like a very uncomfortable bike:

Also, what happens when someone else locks up their bike but you want to leave?

Apartment Therapy has a post up about surface computing.  I like the idea of being able to “create” a coaster, an area that is movable, that won’t interact with what is placed on it.

Aside from the fact that guys are reading Playboy while getting their hair cut (that seems odd to me), it’s a good ad, I didn’t see the ending coming at all, either:

In case you didn’t hear, CNN reported the ruling on the ACA incorrectly on Thursday:

Some of the Lebanese people are sick of protests.  So they protested.  But at least they didn’t get fined.

I saw this floating around Facebook, and The Good Men Project picked it up as well:

Quick update, let’s see what I have today for you all.

First up, this must have been very awkward, for so many reasons, I don’t think it could have been better planned on tv.

I’m really digging this awesome beervertising, although it should work with most amber and dark beers, not just Guinness:


Steven Colbert made Maxim’s list of 100 hottest women.  Yes, you read the correctly.  He once again used a write-in campaign to win.  Pretty awesome.

A good read about DOMA, and my favorite line:

How many live in the eight leastpopulated states? Less than 3 percent. Three percent — also known as the margin of error. (Which raises a terrifying scenario: It’s possible these states are completely empty.)

And from Copyranter, a cool ad for the torture museum:

That’s it for now, I’ll be back in a few days after the wedding festivities, until then, have a great one!

Fairly big update for you today, let’s see what I have.

First up, pretty awesome spot via Copyranter:

Tampa Bay drafted a paralyzed player, who would have been in this year’s draft class.  Very, very classy.

I was just talking about Stephen King yesterday, so it’s nice to see him asked to be taxed, but here is the more important quote:

  I don’t want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share. That our civics classes never taught us that being American means that — sorry, kiddies — you’re on your own. That those who have received much must be obligated to pay — not to give, not to “cut a check and shut up,” in Governor Christie’s words, but to pay — in the same proportion. That’s called stepping up and not whining about it. That’s called patriotism, a word the Tea Partiers love to throw around as long as it doesn’t cost their beloved rich folks any money.

This is a bathroom I would never, ever use.  Although I guess it would certainly help you shit, just from fear.

Awesome ad:

MaddowBlog also covers the war on voting, here in Pennsylvania.

Totally not appropriate for work, but I love watching these three grandmas as they watch the Kim Kardashian sex tape:

 The Good Men Project has a top ten list, of why you should only read top ten lists.  Very clever, I especially like number four.

There’s a big stink about Dan Savage and his recent remarks.  I have a lot of thoughts about it, although he sums it up very well.  Please have a read here, it’s long, but it’s worth it.  And the sad but true follow up, a study has revealed that non-religious are more compassionate that those who are religious. Guess that’s why the “Christian” Right has been able to draw up so much fake outrage and cries of being bullied when someone uses their own freedom of speech to disagree with them and point out some hypocritical facts about parts of religion.

But anyway, go read the first link, totally worth it.  Have a great one, I’ll be back with more soon!

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