Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, the crew of Queer Eye makes over my favorite sports mascot, Gritty!

A thing which I did not exists, is the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. And they’ve done an at-home concert!

Also in musical news, a saxophonist accompanies himself!

Sam Smith has an amazing cover of Coldplay’s, “Fix You:”

In uplifting news, John Boyega (Star Wars) delivers a great speech at a BLM protest!

We’ve had some good SCOTUS rulings lately (And some bad ones), but buried detail in the earth-shattering workplace discrimination ruling is the Trojan Horse that we’ll be seeing next: religious liberty laws. This fight is far from over, but for now, we can celebrate the bit of ground we gained.

And speaking of queer rights, the fascist in the White House used the anniversary of the Pulse massacre to remove healthcare rights for trans people.

Ending on something fun, The Hamilton Polka!



Quick update for everyone, let’s see what I have today for you.

First up, an amazing flash mob.  I was impressed when I saw the bassoon, then I saw the horns!

Paris is going to be offering rest areas around the city that include benches, interactive maps and WiFi hotspots.  Add an outlet and you would never have to leave!

Buzzfeed has 18 strange bus stops from the Soviet Union.  PAT should stick with what they have.

Wondering how fireworks work?  MaddowBlog has you covered:

PittGirl’s new column over at Pittsburgh Magazine takes on the Post-Gazette’s new policy on not using the word Jaggoff.

The Nerdist covers the demolition of The Igloo:

The Guardian interviews the dog from Text from Dog.

It’s a few days late, but it’s patriotic.  ‘MERICA:

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



Quick update for everyone.  First up, enjoy this awesome orchestrated version of the Mega Man 2 theme:

Clintus posted this to his blog, and it’s strangely profound:

 

Did you know that Herman Cain is running to be the president of Sim City?  Maxis’ response is priceless, although I wish they would have added “reticulating splines”:

We encourage politicians to continue to look to innovative games like SimCity for inspiration for social and economic change,” said Katsarelis. “While we at Maxis and Electronic Arts do not endorse any political candidates or their platforms, it’s interesting to see GOP candidate Herman Cain propose a simplified tax system like one we designed for the video game SimCity 4.”

Adopting such a simple tax structure, Katsarelis said, would allow fantasy political leaders to focus their energy on infrastructure and national security. “Our game design team thought that an easy to understand taxation system would allow players to focus on building their cities and have fun thwarting giant lizard attacks, rather than be buried by overly complex financial systems.”

 Here’s the actual trailer for the Muppets Movie:

The comments with this Occupy Madison Avenue flyer are awesome.  Seriously, who still uses Lotus notes, and no I will not make the logo bigger.

And here’s a great video from Occupy Seattle:

I kind of want to make this cable manager, it’s an AT-AT from Star Wars!

Once again, Benstonium hits it out of the park (I know wrong sport metaphor):

 

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