You can tell the haters are really reaching for straws, when they’re attacking random swaths of all kinds of people: for adopting children. And just remember, NOM is a certified hate group, hopefully this will make some other people notice.
So, my thoughts on the new pope: it’s awesome that he took the name Francis, as he’s one of my favorite saints. Also cool that he’s a Jesuit, although I think that I always heard they had the sterotype of buying lots of land and making lots of money, which is the opposite of Pope Francis, who rode the bus to work! Now, just like the other 114 cardinals, he still hates the LGBT community, women and you know, anyone who’s different, not that I expected anything different though. More importantly, the new Archbishop of Caneterbury is enthroned on Thursday!
Awesome note from a dad to his son. It popped up in my newsfeed at work and I teared up a little bit:
This of course, comes after Rob Portman, sitting Senator from Ohio comes out for Marriage Equality. You know, when it affects his son. Yes, we’re happy that he’s supporting equality, but you should be able to see the need for equal rights without it personally affecting your immediate family.
Sooooooo, at the big conservative political gathering last week, there was a real life, true racist walking around. Now to be fair, there are crazy people everywhere, but it’s fun to point this out.
Over the summer we searched for fake merit badges and found this page. I really like the “Easy Button” on!
How about a lot of Iron Chef America secret ingredients? Ok:
Amazon is now selling more eBooks than physical books. Kind of scary, but interesting. Slate takes a look at it, I can’t remember if it is that article, or another that makes mention of the idea of dynamic eBook covers, which I think is an awesome idea.
And on a related note, a candidate for Governor of Florida (and their current Attorney General) wants to ban same-sex couples from adopting, based on his personal religious views. Dan Savage takes him down a few pegs:
We’re not allowed to slam McCollom for this because, you know, he’s talking about his personal, religious faith here… a personal, religious faith that McColloum would like to impose on everyone in Florida by force of law. And I think we can all agree that every child deserves a mother and a father—particularly the 20,000 kids that are in foster care in Florida right now because they were failed, neglected, abused, or abandoned by their mothers and fathers.
And finally, AFER (American Foundation for Equal Rights), the lawyers for the plaintiffs in the trial, put together this video about one of the couples they represent (points for including Wii Tennis!):
Couple things for everyone real quick before I get back to work. Firstly, Mika sings the title track from the upcoming movie, Kick Ass:
Here’s a bunch of Glee spoilers, all kinds of awesome things in there, including the fact that Matthew Morrison and Neil Patrick Harris will be doing an Aerosmith duet, and this gem of a line cut from Sue’s part:
“I will kick you square in the vagina.”
And on a related note, Brooklyn has their own brand on condoms and recently the city voted (online) for a new design, the one I liked the most won:
Although to be fair, I did like the one with the manhole cover, and the one with a top hat, it was classy!
The Guild Season 3 is now being released on youtube (and DVD and iTunes), check out the trailer:
And on a related note, here is a great series on how to make Codex’s staff. Check out Felecia Day and her use of power tools! She makes the Sears’ Blue Crew proud!
Best. Cuckoo. Clock. Ever.:
Would you like to know more about Daylight Savings Time? Of course you would!
The government is finally moving forward a little bit on the issue of gay blood donation. Here’s what I don’t understand. Why is it only if someone has had homosexual sex since 1977? What happened in 1977 that made blood after that unsafe? What if a couple was having sex at midnight from December 1976 going into January 1977? So many questions, so little thought. Also, hemophelia groups? I didn’t even know that was a word.
And finally, another video! This one for an academy award nominated movie: