Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, in amazingness, a hotel clerk clapbacks at a racist customer trying to book a room.

In case you haven’t seen it, the trailer for the sequel to Breath of the Wild:

In Pride month news, an Alabama mayor defends his plan to kill queer people and a ‘death to gay’s pastor is going to hold a rally in Orlando because Pulse.

But in good news, the NYPD Commissioner has officially apologized for the raid on the Stonewall Inn.

Google has released a beautiful digital monument for the 50th anniversary called “Stonewall Forever,” preserving our history.

XKCD hits it out of the park. This. Absorb this:

And finally today, Mika announced a new album and he released the first single:

Shocker, people are idiots.

It’s decorative gourd season!  Check out this video years in the making:

Kids can become certified ninjas in Japan!  Well, close enough, at least!

A photographer added Pennywise into the engagement photos she did for her sister.

An awesome local protest piece of art here in town.

I”m so excited for Black Panther, check out the new trailer:

What happens with Chris Griffin and Pinky read Star Wars dialogue?  Tons of laughter.

Disney brought real sloths to the DMV to recreate Zootopia.  I’m so jealous!

Wizards of the Coast has pulled together some statistics about the most common race and class combinations, it’s pretty interesting.

Mika’s new song has dropped, and it’s catchy:

Another mystery solved: the scrolling text from The Matrix was a sushi recipe.

As always, XKCD makes a great point.

The trailer for season 3 of Eastsiders looks great (and even includes a stop in Pittsburgh)!  But sadly, Colby Keller is in it, so I may not watch it because of that (although I think this was filmed before he was doubling down on his white privilege):

That’s it for today, have a great one!

Lots of video today, but lots of other things as well, hope you enjoy.

First up, in case you missed it everywhere else on the Internet, the season 4 trailer for Arrested Development:

There are a lot of videos, so I won’t embed this one, but also in case you haven’t seen it anywhere else on the Internet, the first music video from space (of Space Oddity, of course)

From a favorite blogger Clintus, this is actually very accurate:

Also from Clintus, the definition of a very, very bad day.

And we’re all glad she’s back, and of course wish her the best, but Hyperbole and a Half knocks it out of the park.  Read this.

The final piece of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz):

 The UK Parliament is finally working towards apologizing to Alan Turing, the man pretty much responsible for all modern computers.

Congratulations to Minnesota on passing marriage equality.  And the mayor of St. Paul is pretty awesome:

And speaking of marriage equality, Mika is throwing a free concert in Paris to celebrate as well as to fight homophobia.

And if you want to follow along with the next state to debate (most likely Illinois), here is a good BINGO card.

The first promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has been picked up for the fall.  I don’t think the trailer is that good, but of course I”m excited for it:

And as it turns out, this year may be the time that Pennsylvania catches up and enacts an anti-discrimination ordinance.

A massive map of the dialects of North America.  Not much happening out in the Midwest and West Coast.

And what I think is the last video today, the greatest hits of the last 10 years of Mythbusters:

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


Alright, let’s see what we have today.

I’m going to warn you about following the link in this article.  The thinking of so backwards, and so full of logical fallacies that I almost got an aneurysm.  Not to even mention the leaps of judgement and total void of logic.  I think I may have already gotten a nosebleed.

It was a bad day for me, but this made me feel better:

So DC and Marvel own the copyright to the term “Superhero.”  That’s weird.

Need some inspiration?  Check this out:

So this of course is the big news of the day.  Because it’s a man in one of the big four American sports.  Yes, it’s a bit sexist, ethnocentric and rude to other professional sports, but based on reach alone, it’s a big deal.  And here’s the fascinating (and heartfelt and touching) behind the scenes of the article.

In case you missed it, this is the cover of “Boston” Magazine, made from shoes from runners of the marathon:

Oh happy day, you can use your XBox Kinect to order Pizza Hut.

The summer movies coming up:

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Alright, another update today, a lot of videos, but let’s see what all we have.

First up, make your own Twinkies (or go to Canada, you know, either one):

Sweet burn from JCPenny:

Mika’s new single (Stardust is better, but this is good):

She didn’t win, but the best campaign slogan ever:

To get into the Christmas spirit:

This is so true:

And finally, the movies of 2012:

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Let’s see what I have today.  First up, the track sampler of Mika’s new album:

If you haven’t donated yet, there is still time to donate to help build a Tesla museum.

ManMadeDIY has an awesome post of funny WiFi network names (click through for more):

Pretty ingenious, although I’m sure it will be obsolete (I’m hoping to be able to record a hologram of myself), QR codes on gravestones.

A fun beer commercial:

And my favorite post from This Advertising Life this week!

That’s it for now, have a great one!

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

Adobe is showcasing their anti-blur technology.  Really awesome, I have no idea how it works, but I’ll figure out some way to break it, don’t worry.

For those returning to college, here are the types of drunks you’ll be seeing:

I’m surprised this didn’t get more attention: apparently Padre Pio was using carbolic acid to fake his stigmata.  I’ll have to go back and watch Stigmata, which I always get mad at because while it is set in Pittsburgh, they got a lot of details way wrong.

I forgot to post this before Christmas, but now that it’s finally snowy, it feels like Christmas, so enjoy it:

Here are Chris Baty’s awesome reflections on NaNoWriMo 2011

This week in human rights abuses, those who did not mourn publicly, or did not mourn enough, or were though to be faking their mourning in North Korea are going to be sent to labor camps.  North Korean labor camps result in the death of about 25% of their inmates.

I tumbled down the rabbit hole on youtube, and this one explains the cost of the royal family:

That’s it for right now, back later with more!

First up, this came out a while ago, and it’s in French, but it’s Mika’s new single:

Gizmodo reports on an awesome free t-shirt which was given out to German white supremacists, which, when washed, revealed a message of equality.  We had shirts over the summer that when they got wet the ink would disappear.  Close, but not quite.

Unplggd has a cool article about integrating your TV into your decor.  Check it out.  Or check out their article about clocks.  There are a lot of cool clocks out there.

Remember when the Pirates were doing awesome, and then we were the victim of a horrible call which sent us into a ten game losing spiral?  Well, Benstonium put together this video:

Big Think puts the odds that we’re all just Sims in some kind of giant computer program at 20%.  Does it still count if we discuss that possibility?  I’m getting confused.

I actually don’t like this that much, it seems impractical, but you can buy bookshelves to spell anything.

Back before the split, Jason Alexander was trying to get humanitarian aid for those affected by the Netflix price hike.

A good friend is a huge Michael Buble fan, and I found this awesome bad lip reading of his video for “Just Haven’t Met You Yet,” which becomes “Russian Unicorn:”

I was always kind of interested in this case, and it seems as though the code of the Zodiac Killer may have been cracked.

Awesome list of insane job titles, and points for the Arrested Development reference at the end, here’s a great one as well:


It takes a little bit of moving around to see it all, but should I work for free?  Check out this flow chart to find out.

I just want people to watch this:

And finally, need some propaganda for social networks, check out the posters here.


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.”

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:

I’m heading to Fort Wayne for Practice Thanksgiving, but before I go, I wanted to pass on a few things.

It’s a bit over the top at the end, but it’s a great trailer.  It does remind me why I’m so scared of public protests, how crazy and violent they can get.  And yes, it’s a bit one sided, and it itself is probably propogating hate, I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle, I just don’t know where it is:

Disney is working on a new game, Epic Mickey.  It looks dark and creepy and all kinds of cool.  Even cooler: they traded an ESPN sportscaster for the rights to the villian…in 2006.  Apparantly it’s been in development for that long.  Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

If you’re not watching Glee, shame on you.  And besides, Joss Whedon is going to direct an episode!

The picture of the Pope at this article is frightening.  But really?  I find it very uncalled for, and quite frankly, detremental to any kind of honest eccumenical dialogue.  Rowan Williams was suprised, but I think is handling it fairly well, for this to come out of left field at least.  Shame on you Pope.  Andrew Sullivan examines it here.  My favorite line:

Now recall that the celibacy requirement has clearly contributed to the decline of the church in the US and the West and has led indirectly to the sexual abuse problems of screwed up celibates. Why would the Vatican make an exception for Anglicans but not for, you know, Catholics?

And he chimes in again here:

For now, however, it seems an almost baldly political move, made at a pace more reminiscent of modern politics and public relations than the traditional ecclesiastical creaking of the wheels. That is troubling to me. Churches are supposed to be about eternal truths and freedom of conscience, not what amounts to an unfriendly take-over bid for a franchise.

And it does not seem to have occurred because of some deep resolution of the theological disputes between Anglicans and Catholics, but merely by a shared abhorrence of women priests and openly gay ones. If you want to switch churches, prejudice seems a pretty poor reason for doing so. But this is so sudden it will take some time to absorb and it’s a little hard to take in. Stay tuned.

Fresh on the heels of “Blame it on the Girls,” comes the new video from Mika, “Rain.”  Watch it here.

I first saw this video a few months ago.  It is heartfelt, moving, and short, so there is no reason not to watch it.  It’s making a huge resurgance right now since marriage equality is on the ballot in Maine:

These photos made me smile.  A lot.  Take old war photos…and add superheros.  My favorite:

A few days old by this point, but crazy local politics.  This is a direct quote from one of our elected officials in an e-mail calling veterans traitors for working against global warming:

Remember Benedict Arnold before giving credibility to a veteran who uses their service as a means to promote a leftist agenda. Drill Baby Drill!!!

I can get behind him saying whatever he wants, however big of an asshat he wants to be.  However, when you end an e-mail with that many exclimation points, as well as the phrase “drill baby drill” I will laugh.  A lot.  Then weep for the state of politics.

Bad AT&T, bad!  Don’t do that!

I was given a link to information is beautiful, and I love it!  If you love charts and graphs, you probably will too.

Ok, that’s all I have for now.  I have a lot more to go through, but I should get some sleep before packing tomorrow.  Have a great one everybody!

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