Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what’s been going on.  First up, did you know that Harry Potter makes you more understanding of others?  It’s true!

Joseph Gorden Levitt writes about Star Wars: The Last Jedi (spoilers,obviously).

Like me, do you need a chart to see who owns the rights to which superhero?  Well this chart is handy (but won’t be accurate for long, I’m sure).

Super Mario Bros. in ragtime:

These are really bad times for queer people.  Just recently, the federal government has taken steps to allow doctors to deny services to anyone because they’re part of the LGBT community.

A new study has shown that 40% of LGBT high school students have considered suicide due to bullying because they’re queer.

The majority of people still think it’s okay for businesses to discriminate against queer people.  And the Supreme Court denied an appeal and Mississippi’s law allowing businesses to discriminate is able to stand.

Waste of oxygen and poor excuse for a human being, Mike Pence, will officially lead the US Olympic delegation and openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon is having none of it.

And in other slightly better news, Senator Doug Jones’ son, who is gay, stared down Mike Pence at his father’s swearing in and it made my day.

Here’s the Star Wars Cantina Theme played with pencil and paper, writing out a math equation:

In better news, a new ruling from the International Court of the Americas (didn’t know that was a thing) is bringing marriage equality to a lot of different countries (potentially)

And new year’s resolutions for gay men (and everyone, in some cases).  And speaking of resolutions, Surviving the World has a great coming about them.

Watch a Katana disappear.  Makes me think of the novel, “The 50 Year Sword”

Quite possibly the best thing ever, a T-Rex conducts the Jurassic Park theme music.

Pittsburgh non-profits come out hard against the PG and it’s owner’s racist editorial, published on MLK Day.

And finally, a great little comic about our place in the universe.



Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, the music video made from all stock footage:

If you haven’t seen it yet, the saddest map in America: by state, how most people post in Craiglist’s missed connections.

I’ve mentioned it before, but just a reminder, the Republicans are only okay with the Violence Against Women Act if it specifically doesn’t protect the LGBT community.

And in Texas, lawmakers want to take away funding from schools that support their LGBT staff and students.

So, I love the original song, but when Gollum sings it, it just adds a certain…something:

Some fun Scrabble ads:

Mantone, the men’s color schemes.

And the Oxford comma discussion continues.  By the way, I usually go by AP Standards.

Meet a new friend in a ball pit:

Bill Nye tells it like it is.

I talked about it before, but the AP has finally come to its senses and is using the accurate terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ for all married couples.

And the human jukeboxes:

Rob lays it out.  Remember, if you exercise free speech for your faith (and the haters agree with you), it’s okay.  But use that same free speech to disagree, and you’re satanic.

Fun posters of the lies we tell ourselves and others each day:

As much as I think a celebrity Survivor would be awful, if NPH was on, that would totally be worth it to watch!

So….Mississippi just got around to ratifying the 13th amendment, you know, the one that outlaws slavery.  Awkward.

And no, I would not let this man cut my hair, but it is impressive:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Let’s see what I have today.  First up, the writers at io9 have to go and spoil science fiction with facts and science.  Sadface.

Nerd nostalgia:

Verizon was fined by the FCC for charging customers who worked around their ridiculous tethering fees.

This is amazing:

I’ve seen these events before, kind of a cool idea to get some closure.  The Brooklyn Cyclones have a “Trash Your Ex” night where you can take reminders of you ext to be destroyed.

The video for the new single from Matchhbox 20:

This has been floating around the Internet, but holy crap.  There are no words to describe the fury (and that some at the church, and even Mississippi’s governor have expressed as well).

Awesome t-shirt:

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon!



Smaller update today, but here’s what we got, hope you enjoy.

Huge news, URU is finally being released as open source!  I don’t quite understand how it all works, but I’m very excited that the community will finally get to sink it’s teeth into Age Writing (and everything that comes with it).

I”m really afraid of public protests, but I think I could hold this sign up, it’s smart, witty and makes an good argument:

Have you been following all the trouble surrounding Spiderman: Turn off the Dark?  George Takei is going to fix it all:

This is just amazing.  I now kind of want to go bread shopping!

BuzzFeed has the link to a survey of GOP voters from Mississippi.  I don’t think I can sigh enough:

A guy, for Lent, is doing a Monk-diet: only beer and water.  Follow his adventure here.

The new “Kingdom Tower” will be one mile high, twice the height of the Burj Khalifa.  A normal elevator would take 12 minutes to reach the top from the bottom.  And it was just given the go ahead to begin construction.  Crazy!  Take a look:

That’s it for now, catch everyone later!

 

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