Today's Mighty Oak

Today, Google posted its third annual zeitgeist video.  I like last year’s a bit better, but this one is touching, amazing and the art direction is pretty cool:

There aren’t many end of the year lists/movies/projects that I post, but I always look forward to this.

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, it’s like the Humble Bundle, but for books!  Pretty cool

For all those children of the 80s, I choose to believe that this did work, even though science says it doesn’t:

Well this is absolutely infuriating.  And so is this.  And this is so scary, and yet another reminder why we need the Affordable Care Act.

But this is awesome, the mayor of Phoenix tries to live on food stamps, to better connect with those in his city.

The Information is Beautiful awards have been announced, check them out here.

Google has unveiled google maps for the coral reefs:

Fox News and the WSJ areboth wrong about climate change.  Raise your hand if you’re surprised.  No one?

And if you haven’t seen it before, the best animal photo bomb ever:

That’s it for now, 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!

Quick update for everyone, let’s see what I have this time.  On a side note, I’m finally getting to some really old links I’ve had stored away, so hopefully I’ll be getting through most of them soon, although I’ll have to see how many links still work.  Anyway, onto the content.

First up, awesome Star Wars portraits from the 19th century:


Pretty awesome video over on Vimeo: travel cross country via Google Street View.

This is a really cool idea, although I tend not to like the texture of onions, I really like the idea of the pepper rings.

And lastly, there is hope for humanity after all.  I can breathe a sigh of relief.

Quick update for everyone, let’s see what we have.

First up, the latest episode of the Flog, which includes a mini Buffy Season 8 reunion, and an ode to Carrie Fisher:

io9 explains, why you should wear black (if it’s the proper type of fabric at least) this summer.  Hat tip to Becky for passing that one one.

Fifth Avenue Frogger:

Ragan has 10 of the coolest products you never realized Google had.

America’s tourism board released this ad which is showing around the world and domestically.  Pretty cool, although I’m not falling head over heels for the song, but it’s sill cool.  The sky diver with the hawk is amazing!

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

Alright, update for everyone, heavy on the videos, but I hope you enjoy them all:

First up, a fan-made trailer for a Mega Man movie.  It takes a while to pick up, but not bad for less than $1,000:–PFbE

Scientists are working on new self-healing materials that use the energy from the sun to repair themselves, pretty amazing!

I just finished reading the Hunger Games Trilogy, and it was awesome, now I need to go see the movie.  In the meantime though, here is a trailer for The Hipster Games:

The NYT covers addictive digital games, pretty awesome.

Big stuff from Google with their augmented reality glasses, and the inevitable remake of it:

Also from Google, they’ve been working on using Street Maps technology in museums around the world, now they’ve shot the interior of the White House:

So…Santorum is crazy.  For a while, he was campaigning on a platform of outlawing porn.  I was talking with a friend this week, a speaker brought into her work place was also known for going on tirades about pornography.  And we all agree, it’s a case of “He who doth protest too much…”  But anyway, in response, porn stars (ahem, hard, ahem, working Americans who would be put out of work) came together to make a video in protest:

One of my favorite church signs, going viral:

And lastly, holy crap, you know people are stretching when they want to protest Desmund Tutu.  I saw him speak at my church, and the man is amazing and a living saint.  If you ever have the chance to listen to him lecture, please do, you will not regret it, I promise.

That’s it for now, thanks everyone, have a great one!

Let’s see what I’ve found today for you:

First up, this has been making the rounds, pretty amazing:

This just amazing.  It’s a cookbook, that is printed on lasagna noodles, so you bake it after reading it.  Pretty awesome!

From Copyranter, not at all what I expected, but I guess after reading “To Hair is Human”:

Also from Copyranter, the inevitable follow up from Etch-a-Sketch.

An interesting twist, a museum show, where the guests have to be naked (instead of the art being naked).  Head down to Australia if you want to see it.

I’m so excited to not have to drive by the way:

Microsoft has come up with a 3D desktop display, pretty cool looking.

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

Second bonus update for everyone, let’s see what else I have for you:

First up, this is just too cool, I’m just not sure how well he could see:

Apartment Therapy has a couple cool posts: first up, playing laser tag with your smartphone.  They also cover what they think Siri looks like:

And lastly, art made from old CDs.

The first picture (the one on the post) to me looks altered, but if you click through it’s actually a series of pictures: Meh, Romney.

Science is working on creating a thread that converts body heat to electricity, allowing you to charge electronic devices, pretty awesome.

Oh, somebody was bitter:

Slog covers the future of photography, as well as billboards and real-life Google Googles.

And finally, we’ve found the corner in which you can place baby:

Another fun update for you, let’s take a look at what I’ve found online for you.

First up, need an explosion?  Just use this link and click the button.  Thank you Old Spice.

And again, if you haven’t seen it, go see The Muppets:

Facebook has announced a new anti-suicide help tool.  Pretty awesome!  Although there are so many status updates that are just lyrics, this will be tough to work out:


Awesome article: Everyone should work a service job.  God how much did I hate folding the basic tee table at Bauer?

George Takai gets us all behind a common cause:

No words can enhance this amazing sign:


Check out this revisioning of the Dark Knight Rises trailer:

Check out the best wedding and engagement photos from 2011 here.

Pantone released their color of the year.  Eh, not impressed.

This looks amazing, I had no idea it was being made:

I love Google’s sense of humor, check out the instructions to walk to Mordor.

Occupy Wall Streets becomes Lego Sets!  Not really, but cool idea from Slate.

A fun Star Wars Video:

That’s it for now, back with more soon!

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