Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, the best Taxi ads.  I love the Milky Way one:

It’s kind of sweet, but still funny. ¬†Oh the Internet, will you ever cease amazing me?

Some big news from the BSA: Both Train and Carly Rae Jepsen have cancelled their concerts at the National Jamboree because of the membership ban. ¬†Jepsen has been welcomed by the Canadian Scouts (she’s Canadian, by the way), and the world jamboree is a joint effort by the scouts of the USA, Canada and Mexico (but hosted here in WV), but here’s the bigger question: Did anyone at national even watch the “Call Me, Maybe” video to the end? ¬†The guy Carly is drooling over is gay. ¬†You’d think that would have tipped them off that she’s interested in equality.

Also in BSA news, petitions were delivered to the National Geographic channel, asking them to cut “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout,” or at least put a disclaimer before it. ¬†Personally, I don’t really care either way, I can’t imagine it’s going to get great ratings, only based on the fact that I don’t think Nat Geo is included in many cable packages (but I may be wrong).

As Conclave approaches, I have a new candidate I want to support:

In other equality news, President Clinton is calling for the end of DOMA, the law he signed.

The hatred and bigotry of the Catholic Church leaders, further and further moves away from the Catholic laity. ¬†In fact, 54% of Catholics support marriage equality (civil marriage I believe, but that’s kind of the point, religions can do what they want).

I can’t wait for Joss’s new movie to come out:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Quick update for everyone today.

First up, new punctuation that we need to add.

Sadly, this is not The Onion.

And how Joss Whedon broke our hears, in less than one season.

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



First up, Joss is amazing:

So, Hurricane Sandy, which is huge:

Is causing people to do strange things:

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

And has pushed back Halloween trick-or-treating for a lot of communities.  Which gives you time to study:

And just a reminder, Romney wants to defund FEMA.

But in better news, check out this funny disappointing day-planner.

And if you haven’t checked out today’s Google Doodle, make sure you do, it celebrates this birthday:



Quick update today, first up, check out this amazing view of a black hole.

I read through this article about all the deaths in Joss Whedon productions (spoilers, obviously), and I got really nostalgic about all of them.  Also, really sad about quite a few of the deaths.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this awesome ad (language!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og35U0d6WKY

The Archbishop of Canterbury is stepping down at the end of the year, and he thinks the job is too big for one person.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Note: This was mislabeled and unpublished from the back-end of the website, sorry about that!

Alright, let’s see what I have this time. ¬†First up, some amazing ads from Greenpeace:

ABC has ordered a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, to be written by Joss Whedon, which is so incredible to hear! ¬†But don’t worry, Captain Hammer is ready to help!

It’s funny and cute:

Sadly, a lot of Facebook Brand pages look like this.

If you’ve ever wondered what the layout to the apartments from The Big Bang Theory are, here they are (although I can’t imagine an actual building would have these kind of layouts, they strangely work well for TV:

What if a t-rex fought in WWII?  Find out here.

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

 



Quick update, but I’m hoping to be back with more a little bit later.

First up, check out this awesome preview of The Muppets soundtrack, it’s a lot of fun (and great music of course):

This project reminds me a lot of The July Project I did over at Metblogs, I’ll probably cover it there as well, now that I think about it.

How amazing is Joss Whedon for playing along and doing this?  More reasons why I love that guy:

And an awesome video for the Canadian Paralympic Committee:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, I hope everyone had a good weekend, I’m back with all kinds of stuff, enjoy everything!

First, I’m going to kill you with cuteness.¬† This monkey sounds like R2D2!

Last year it was announced that Joss Whedon was going to direct an episode of Glee.  And now it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris will guest star in that episode!

Speaking of Glee, the Christian Right is warning parents not to let their children watch it, for, and get this: including too many musical numbers.  Thank goodness they were here to point out the obvious!

But thankfully, the courts have ruled that colleges and universities can decide not to science credits from classes that taught only creationism.

Have you had the urge to listen to “Mrs. Robinson” lately?¬† It could be because of the huge scandal in Ireland recently.

Conan put the Tonight Show up on Craigslist, although it has already been taken it down, you can check it out at The Consumerist.

And here is the most expensive sketch, from his final night:

Speaking of, this is how the late night wars went down, according to a Japanese news station.¬† I don’t understand either:

Watch this clip of Gov. Rendell (The Gov. of Philadelphia, I mean, Pennsylvania), does me make some sort of slip implying that he’s gonig to run for Senate, or am I reading too much into his comment about “some of us” losing our races:

This is floating around out there, but apparantly, the number of Crayola crayons doubles every 28 years:

Would you like a Router made from Legos?  Of course you would!

Tim on Distorted View mentioned this one, as well as some other ones, but I do agree, this must be the best Rickrolling ever!

I’m not sure what to think about these signs.¬† I like them, I guess, and I appreciate how oddly specific they are…

This commercial played while I was at the bar yesterday, I laughed, a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4XQ2vPZgBo

More weight to the only reason I want a PS3: Little Big Planet is going 3D!

If you didn’t watch the Hope for Haiti telethon last Friday, here is my favorite performance of the night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBSaCo39EaI

If you haven’t heard, the fear-mongering and hateful Focus on the Family will be running an ad during the Super Bowl.¬† Which is interesting, since CBS doesn’t show ads “touches on and/or takes a position on one side of a current controversial issue of public importance.”¬† Right…

And just to keep us up to date, The Onion has a great roundup of God’s Anger according to Pat Robertson, the jerkface.¬† Although to be fair, Satan did respond via a letter to the editor.¬† And here’s a fun little game to pass the time, staring Pat Robertson, Martin Luther and (wait for it) Hitler

I don’t like cats.¬† Never have.¬† However, I do have to give this cat credit.¬† A lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0fYZirSv8

The guys over at the NOH8 campaign have an awesome blog post called “Redefining Republican,” written after the two McCain’s (Cindy and Meghan) joined the campaign.¬† Worth a read.

Speaking of Prop 8, you’re telling me that the LDS church didn’t want anyone to know that they were involved?¬† I’m supposed to be surprised, right?¬† Here’s the followup, it’s just as important as the first link, as it corrects some of the reporting.¬† Basically, it’s not a direct quote, but how a witness observed the communication.

Patrick, once again, has an awesome blog post, this time about the Internet as support group, including a note from “The interwebs.”¬† A little past Cluetrain, but still related, so I’m going to tag it.

Go, right now, and play first person tetris.¬† Enjoy!¬† And speaking of video games, hardcausal has an awesome article about explaining games to your grandmother.¬† Worth a read.¬† And Nintendo Power makes fun of…Nintendo.

Guinevere the Boy Scout returns, check out her latest post here, an awesome entry about the Winter Parent and Son weekend.

The following video is supposedly DVR proof.¬† The concept is sound, and I believe proven.¬† If you keep your product in the middle of the screen, even someone fast forwarding through the commercials will see it long enough to make an impression in your brain.¬† And while yes, that is true, this ad misses the mark.¬† Seeing a picture of a grasshopper does in no way make me want to purchase their phone, it doesn’t even correlate, because the brand isn’t in my mind first of all, and secondly, since it isnt, there isn’t enough time for me to see the tiny phone and make the connection.¬† Not bad for effort, but totally missing the mark:

Contrary to the title, I did not find most of these funny.  While I do think they are good ads, not hilarious by any means.

Caution, more fun animals: Ok, moose are funny enough when they walk or run, they appear as though they  just have extra joints and their limbs just kind of flail about.  And the music in this video is awful.  But watch it anyway, just on mute.

Have I mentioned how much I love Representative Grayson?¬† And I’m still trying to learn more about the Supreme Court decision, apparently it doesn’t’ change as much as first thought, but it’s still a scary precedent, to be sure!

And now, a fun chart:

Speaking of food, good job, Giant Eagle!  This really is a good use of the Advantage Cards.  And to anyone who was surprised that they were monitoring your purchases I ask, really?

Interested in copy writing?¬† Appreciate the word ‘inconceivable?’¬† Check out the Princess Bride Guide to Copy Writing.¬† That’s right.

The guys from the Woot! podcast went to CES and made this video.  If the Wii by itself destroyed TVs, than that bowling ball is going to make so many, many people cry.  Who would think that that is a good idea?

What would The State of the Union be like of Steve Jobs delivered it?  Slate finds out.

The first live tweet was sent from the International Space Station.  And my mind has exploded a little bit.

Honestly, I’m surprised no one else thought of this.¬† The BBC straps a camera to birds heads and lets us fly with them:

Ok, that’s it for now, giant post!¬† Have a great one everybody!

 

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