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Alright, let’s see what we have today.¬† First up, Mark Hamill pays tribute to Carrie Fisher in a wonderful way.¬† Joe Manganiello remembers the time she glitter bombed him.

This optical illusion is blowing my mind!

USA Today did not hold any punches when writing an editorial about Drumpf.

Jessica Jones is coming back, and I”m very excited:

We have a new chapter of Harry Potter!  Kind of.  Not really

DeRay McKesson is suing FOX news after being constantly slandered, good for him.

2 Political Junkies has an amazing icon of Darlene Harris, Defender of Faith and and Small, Noncompliant creches.

Did you know Wikipedia has a list of individual dogs?¬† They’re all very good boys.

A great take on being gay for the holidays:

In horrifying legal news, SCOTUS has declined to hear a case about employment discrimination, leaving a split in circuit court decisions.  This will be the followup to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Also in bad news for us, gay people are more likely to have trouble sleeping.  But some good news, we tend to have happier relationships.

More scientific evidence about why some people are born gay, and the correlation to having older brothers.

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



Alright, let’s see what we have today.¬† First up, in a great bit karma, a man who was refused a legal marriage license by Kim Davis is running to unseat her.¬† And she had to watch him fill out the paperwork.

One of my favorite podcasts, Welcome to Nightvale, is coming to TV, on FX.¬† I’m really not sure how this will work, but I’m excited!

An interesting, and infuriating dynamic concerning harassment, Matt Lauer and his treatment of Hillary during the campaign.

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Need a DIY holiday gift?¬† Here’s how to make wood-infused liquor.¬† As easy as is sounds.

Carrie Fisher’s dog, Gary, her constant companion, will appear (or at least an alien version of Gary), in The Last Jedi!



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, the obligatory remix of all the Superbowl commercials. ¬†It wasn’t a great year for the broadcast ads, but here you go:

Ragan Communications, which I greatly admire and love what they do, says it should be one space after a period. ¬†I disagree. ¬†Yes, it is an antiquated vestage of the typewriter era, but I still think it is good to have that extra space to reinforce the end of one complete thought and giving you a place to take a breath. ¬†I’ll keep fighting the good fight.

Awesome package designs.  I love the ketchup packets.

And the Gen Y photo of the day via Buzzfeed.

PA Rep Brian Sims has introduced a comprehensive bill to combat school bullying.  Hopefully it gets passed.

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



First up, I’m at a bit of a loss for words. ¬†Remember how the Catholic Church is strangely concerned with all of our private bits and the sex that we have? ¬†You know, with the “pro-life” stance and the marches and the protests and whatnot? ¬†Well, they can change that position as soon as it’s financially beneficial to them¬†(you know, after basically killing the two children in this sad, sad story).

And just a reminder, open, legal, safe access to comprehensive health care (which includes abortion and family planning services), as well as marriage equality, results in more stable families.

People being awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6XUVjK9W4o

So now we can 3D print houses for use on the moon! ¬†And of course, it’s a Mobius strip, which is totally cool!

The Good Men Project is launching the Hacker Scouts. ¬†Building rockets, small electronics, sounds like fun. ¬†If you’re in NYC, check it out.

The good Men Project also looks at the unthinkable: What if my son doesn’t like Star Wars?

Too nerdy not to pass up:

 The original Batmobile sold for 4.2 million.

So, in Utah you can be fired for what your boss thinks your political affiliation is.  Crazy.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, lots more to post today, and I’ll be back with more as I finish catching up with everything from November, but let’s see what I have.

First up, the 2012 election in one photo

Fun and snarky (and not real by the way):

So this exists. ¬†Read the reviews, it’s worth it.

Fun ad for Durex.  Well done, and strange to watch in slow motion.

The most memorable AR campaigns of the last year.

The trailer for Decay, when the Higgs Boson creates Zombies:

See, it’s not just me talking about fonts. ¬†Don’t use these ones. ¬†Please.

Have you been following along the “adventures” of John McAffe? ¬†Seriously, it’s all kinds of crazy.

I can’t wait to try this out:

A roundup of some of the best Tumblrs of the year.

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



Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, a really cool webpage from Starbucks that allows you to look up referendum that are going on in your state this election.  Note to those in Pa: we got nothing.

But I do have to say to the House of Pa: WTF.  No seriously.  YOU WANT NEWBORN BABIES TO STARVE.  What is wrong with you?!

This is going around, I saw it from Betty Bowers, and of course, Santorum make an appearance:

Amazing take-downs of Ann Coulter.  Although I am loath to even mention it, I hate giving her any attention.

And President Obama takes down Ayn Rand.  Very well done.

But this will make you a smile, a fun radio ad airing in Minnesota.

And quite possibly the best tweet ever:

This has made me happy all day: “Not my problem” in Polish is “nie moj cyrk, nie moje malpy.” Literally “not my circus, not my monkey.”

‚ÄĒ Howard Tayler (@howardtayler)¬†October 24, 2012

So here is the first TV spot for The Hobbit:

Or if you’d rather learn about Middle Earth, check out the LotR statistics project.

Penguin and Random House are in talks to merge.  Not great for the publishing world, or readers.

This is really cool:

And finally, coming soon to The Nerdist channel on Youtube:

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, a larger update today, let’s see what we have today.

First up, today is the 25th Anniversary of The Princess Bride.  Tor has a great article about some little known facts.

J.K. Rowling may publish a new Harry Potter book, or go back and do “Director’s Cuts” of the series.

The best word ever?  Probably not, but a cool bracket:

Tuesday, October 9 on the CW. ¬†Watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing A Long Blog. ¬†And check out the promo.

Also from the Whedonverse, season 6 of the guild starts in a week:

I somehow got to the mobile site, but check out the new Rock the Vote, from Funny or Die.

PittGirl does a cool article about Pittsburgh clubs.  Check it out!

Copyranter also has some good ads for when you’re having a bad day:

And today’s politics news: Why voter ID is really voter¬†suppression, but since Republicans in Florida are committing it, we should go police it.

This is awesome, and can be done with any magazine, presumably.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Real quick update today, first up, Copyranter has some of the best ad installations:

I think I posted about the flea one before, which is amazing.

And really, this guy is running for President? ¬†I don’t think politicians should have Ph.D.s in physics, just some sort of common sense, please:

Update:¬†Romney said it as a joke. ¬†Thank goodness! ¬†I guess the press is still working on understanding Mitt’s own dry sense of humor. ¬†But here’s the big takeaway from the article,¬† he’s 65? ¬†Really? ¬†I’m a really bad judge of age, but I don’t think he looks 65, he looks much younger!

That’s it for now (see, real short), but I’ll be back soon. ¬†Have a great one!



Another update today, let’s see what I’ve found today.

First up, Ellen envisions a political world in which the ads are kind.

Amazing, and crazy footage of a volcano:

A movie theater in London has employed ninjas to remind people of movie etiquette.  Awesome.

McDonalds is counting on the McRib to save Christmas. ¬†I’m hoping we can turn that into a heartwarming children’s special, or something like that.

The popinator may actually become a real thing, believe it or not:

Social networks can actually help to encourage people to go out and vote.  Pretty awesome to see our online lives helping us to be politically involved.

Speaking of voting, it’s very vulgar (of course, it’s Sarah Silverman), but it’s important information:

And finally, it’s the same day as Homecoming, but I’d like to see it, Stewart and O’Reilley are going to do a live debate!

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



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, check out Mars in 3-D (if you have the glasses)!

Amazing images of the crumbling mansions of drug lords:

This Advertising Life has a great post, that makes me laugh, every time I see it.

BuzzFeed shows you how to say goodbye to your coworkers.  By the way, I did not do this.

Awesome new iPhone app, it turns your phone into a light to make it safer to bike at night:

This is cool, a wall of animated blocks.

A fun concept mirror for graphic designers:

The Walkabout looks at the 6% experiment, pretty cool to read about.

If you read nothing else political today, read this very short story.  And learn who the real job creators are, and how to distract from that fact.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon!

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