Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today, first up, the new Google ear buds are going to change the world with live translations.

Stan Lee takes a stand against bigotry.

Fitz and the Tantrums’ new song is my new jam:

A touching tribute to Matthew Shepherd.

And speaking of, the politician who was saved by a married lesbian spoke at a convention dedicated to taking away her rights.

Oh hey, so did the president.  The first to do so.  He spoke at a convention that has discussed ways to pass legislation to put gay men to death.  Let that sink in.

Also in the horror show that is this administration, Jeff Sessions has rescinded protections for trans* people.

The president has also removed all mention of the queer community from the Health and Human Services department, meaning no mention of queer focused health initiatives.

And Jeff Sessions rescinded other protections for all members of the queer community.  These are things that affect people you love.  Be fucking pissed.

Okay, quick pallet cleanser.  The new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey takes the form of a Big Band musical number:

After the horrific shooting in Vegas, just a reminder that your thoughts and prayers do jack shit.  We need comprehensive gun control in this country, including a rescinding of the second amendment.

It boggles my mind that it takes something personally happening to someone for them to take action.¬† It is not that hard to actually think about other people and try to imagine a better world for them, as well as yourself.¬† But, predictably, when gun violence is close to a gun fanatic, suddenly, he realizes his mistake.¬† It infuriates me that it takes a tragedy like this for him to realize how wrong he is, but hey, at least he came around I guess.¬† I just won’t be patting him on the back for his sudden realization.

A Dutch news program takes on (with dark humor) the insanity that we live with here in the US:

Okay, the graphic designers have gotten a hold of the US map.

Speaking of graphic designers, a great SNL skit about fonts:

And if you can believe it, the man who created Papyrus, responds!

Stranger Things 2 (or the second season, not sure what to call it) looks amazing:

The president rolls back the mandate for birth control under health care, because he wants to drive up abortion rates, the cost of healhtcare and get rid of preventative medicine.¬† Just kidding, he’s a racist and since it is both something Obama put into place and a GOP wet-dream, it’s gone.

And I’ll just drop this here, the 10 things you need to know about Patriotism:

In good medical news, due to PrEP, there has been a huge drop in new HIV cases in England (where it was studied).

And finally, the amazing trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, the new trailer for Kick Ass 2 (NSFW):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nje6dcArZrI

A Firefly MMO has been announced, although it appears to be exclusively for mobile phones. ¬†Will be interesting to see what it’s like, but it may be too late.¬†

A great ad campaign which uses national flags.  Very well done.

A mash-up I didn’t expect to see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJTVSyt7eMQ

John Williams has come on board to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

What if the Internet was laid out like a galaxy?  Check it out here.

It has some strong language (deservedly so), but the best response yet to Orson Scott Card comes from Harvey Fierstein.

Can Richard Simmons stay still for 60 seconds?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi7cVwHaXY

The new trailer for the next Hunger Games movies is here.

I was never into the boy bands the first time around, but I kind of like this song, maybe it’s a weird reverse nostalgia thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynBplqio1R4

Amazing “get well soon” wishes….to roadkill.

The best (or worse) drinking game ever?

Okay, one more video, this amazing thing happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dor96YnM_qo

That’s it for now, have a great one!



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!



Alright, let’s see what I have today for everyone. ¬†First up, this cool map of London that replaces all the labels with movies:

The Oatmeal has an awesome article up, “How to Suck at your Religion” ¬†Make sure to give it a read.

And again, I’m posting it because it’s funny, and I can have the sense of humor of a five year old. ¬†Also, learn to kern.

This is fairly amazing.  No really:

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

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