Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, Prince has his own Pantone color!  Of course it’s purple!

If you haven’t been convinced that ‘gay conversion’ torture is real, or harmful, new, horrific recordings have surfaced thanks to investigative journalism.

A new reality show is coming to (British) TV, and I certainly want to watch it: Bromans:

The mayor of Hell (Michigan) has banned straight people.

My new favorite thing on the Internet: Dungeons and Drag Queens!

A gay porn star calls out Colby Kellar for his privilege.  It’s beautiful.

And finally, the trailer for the new Netflix documentary about Lady Gaga:

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



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

First up, this must have been very awkward, for so many reasons, I don’t think it could have been better planned on tv.

I’m really digging this awesome beervertising, although it should work with most amber and dark beers, not just Guinness:

 

Steven Colbert made Maxim’s list of 100 hottest women.  Yes, you read the correctly.  He once again used a write-in campaign to win.  Pretty awesome.

A good read about DOMA, and my favorite line:

How many live in the eight leastpopulated states? Less than 3 percent. Three percent — also known as the margin of error. (Which raises a terrifying scenario: It’s possible these states are completely empty.)

And from Copyranter, a cool ad for the torture museum:

That’s it for now, I’ll be back in a few days after the wedding festivities, until then, have a great one!



Alright, update for everyone, heavy on the videos, but I hope you enjoy them all:

First up, a fan-made trailer for a Mega Man movie.  It takes a while to pick up, but not bad for less than $1,000:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ2NA–PFbE

Scientists are working on new self-healing materials that use the energy from the sun to repair themselves, pretty amazing!

I just finished reading the Hunger Games Trilogy, and it was awesome, now I need to go see the movie.  In the meantime though, here is a trailer for The Hipster Games:

The NYT covers addictive digital games, pretty awesome.

Big stuff from Google with their augmented reality glasses, and the inevitable remake of it:

Also from Google, they’ve been working on using Street Maps technology in museums around the world, now they’ve shot the interior of the White House:

So…Santorum is crazy.  For a while, he was campaigning on a platform of outlawing porn.  I was talking with a friend this week, a speaker brought into her work place was also known for going on tirades about pornography.  And we all agree, it’s a case of “He who doth protest too much…”  But anyway, in response, porn stars (ahem, hard, ahem, working Americans who would be put out of work) came together to make a video in protest:

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

One of my favorite church signs, going viral:

And lastly, holy crap, you know people are stretching when they want to protest Desmund Tutu.  I saw him speak at my church, and the man is amazing and a living saint.  If you ever have the chance to listen to him lecture, please do, you will not regret it, I promise.

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



Couple things for everyone, first up, happy day after the Rapture!

You’ve probably seen this already, but really, Santorum, what the crap?!  You honestly think McCain doesn’t understand torture?  My mind seriously can’t wrap itself around the stupidity of Santorum‘s thoughts.

And speaking of politics, here’s the official GOP bracket:

So, there are apparently porn parodies of everything.  However, one nerd took all the sex out, and it turns out Star Trek: The Next Generation porn is actually a pretty good episode.

Slog has an article up about MakerBot, the 3D home printer.  I just watched a podcast about this too, I can’t wait until this becomes cheaper and the technology advances.

Fun video:

Scientists may have found a new planet we can live on!  Awesome.

Points to Ginny for cracking the code as to why Pittsburgher’s brake unnecessarily:

BRAKE! Look! A tow truck. Let’s slow down in case a dozen children jump out of the truck and run into the road. It could happen.

That’s all I have for now, catch everyone later!



I have a bunch of stuff to pass on, but I cut the tip of my index finger, so typing is strange, at best.  I’ll see what I can do, but I should be back soon with the rest of what I have (unless work does in fact manage to kill me this week).

First up, amazing, amazing video from Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

 

From an amazing piece from Slog:

If you truly believe that labor unions are so evil and/or unnecessary—indeed, un-American—then why don’t you volunteer to give up all the rights and benefits the labor movement has won for working Americans over the past 140 years? You know, little things like the 8-hour workday, weekends, paid overtime, paid sick, holiday and vacation days, child labor laws, workplace safety, workers compensation for on-job injuries, unemployment insurance, health care insurance, maternity leave and family medical leave… not to mention the minimum wage, Social Security, and Medicare, plus a whole lot of other things I’m probably forgetting.

Go ahead, give those things up. Because without organized labor, you wouldn’t have any of those rights or benefits in the first place.

Apparently there is friction in a vacuum, who knew?  Scientists, I guess.  Crazy photons, what can’t they do?

In honor of President’s Day, Nerve has ranked the Presidents and First Ladies in terms of sexiness.  You should easily be able to guess who tops the First Lady list, but, points for this description of number 28:

Abigail Adams was not the ugliest first lady, by any means. Just frighteningly severe and voted most likely to “cut a bitch.”

So it looks like some movie studios are thinking about releasing their features as Apps.  Interesting concept, and it would enable you to take it with you to new devices since app purchases are tied to your e-mail permanently.  We’ll see how this plays out.

Did you know that Felicia Day is staring in the new webseries “Dragon Age: Redemption”  I know, pretty sweet, check out the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF2mPgwrlT4

Also speaking of nerdy things, The Wheel of Time is being made into a game.  Guess I should get working on finishing books 9-13 (and 14 when it comes out).

What if the Mississippi River was really a transit map?  This is really cool, although I was sad to see the Yough wasn’t listed.

Also, I’m really excited that the Scottish Deer Hound won Westminster!  I saw it for the first time on Thanksgiving and think it’s a really cool dog!

Thank you James Earl Jones, for everything:

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

Okay, let’s play a game with youtube.  Of the two following movie trailers, one is for a “Direct to YouTube” movie.  The other is a trailer for a Porn.  See if you can tell them apart:

Sometimes reality is weird.  And in sad movie news, the producer of the Narnia films has died.

Also, does anyone else find this weird?

So the Wesboro Baptist Church has finally pissed off Anonymous.  This will be fun to watch, I can’t wait.

How to get a sitcom canceled, as told by Arrested Development.  A small piece:

Audiences love fast cars and exciting vehicles

So see if you can put in some heavy machinery like a stair-car, that isn’t easily associated with speed or sex appeal.

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

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