Today's Mighty Oak


The world is awful, and there’s a lot going on, but let’s see what we have. First up, let’s calm down a bit with a beautiful exploration on Canon in D:

Dumb Runner (The Onion but for running) had two great articles which made me laugh a lot recently. The first, local runner receives photos from his virtual marathon and one that is so true locally, ‘without the marathon, residents scramble to find something else to bitch about.’

Brass players (and percussionists, opera singers, etc), be the change you (and hero) you want to see in this world.

Feeling down? Here’s Chris Hemsworth to tell you, yes you, how awesome you are!

We’re getting a new Star Wars Holiday Special! Which….that is news, but this time it’s Lego!

Also, here’s how we should swap the titles of the Star Wars movies around.

Okay, buckle up, getting to politics. First up, the Mass Dem party coordinated with the College Democrats of Mass to try to levy false sexual abuse accusations at a gay candidate in the primary. The whole thing is dirty and reeks of homophobia, as well as a misunderstanding of the dynamics of gay relationships.

AT the DNC, Michelle Obama was immaculate (transcript here):

Likewise, President Obama set out in the starkest of terms what is at stake (transcript here):

On the final night of the convention, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was extremely funny, and since I enjoyed VEEP so much, a nice touch!

Pete Buttigieg had a moving moment talking about his marriage as he was introducing Biden.

And then finally, the acceptance speech:

Since then, of course, things have gotten worse, with more stoking of hatred and violence, but in a stirring move, the Mets and Marlins left their game and left a BLM shirt draped over home plate.

And finally, the NBA has come to agreement to turn their arenas into voting sites!

That’s it for today. Have a great one, wash your hands, wear your mask, double check your voter registration and make a plan to vote!



Thank you to the woman who fought for love and brought down DOMA.  She leaves a giant legacy behind, and we keep fighting in her memory.



Alright, let’s see what we have today (lots of video):

First up, it’s an overused song, but it is the encore to the musical American Idiot, and is a great arrangement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t72DuGpK1oM

My favorite bit about the entire horse meat scandal?  Denny’s wouldn’t deny that they served horse meat.

For those who like Sriracha, how about in your beer?  I”ll pass.

Thanks to Josh for finding this high adventure urinal:

I may have posted this before, but it is a beautiful episode, and timely, since I just read Hyrule Historia.

This is a little trippy, but I love it:

Woy posted this to twitter, and although it’s now a bit sad, it’s a great sign:

As a reminder, the ACLU defends free speech.  Even if it’s speech they don’t agree with.  That’s kind of their job and why I support them so much.

Lots of nerdy fun in this one:

The aptly named, Is Nate Silver a Witch (.com)  Probably, by the way.

NFL Quarterbacks and their Muppet counterparts.

I enjoyed this short TED video:

Alright, that’s it for today, have a great one!

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