Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what have today. First up, in cool space news, we have a new atlas of the Solar System!

NASA has also released a stunning photo of Saturn in its summer.

In other exploration news, NOAA is sending divers down a blue hole off the shore of Florida!

A video showing the evolution of the world’s tallest buildings:

Has your mail been slower lately? It’s not your imagination, the new Postmaster General admitted he’s slowing it down. It’s all an effort to discredit voting by mail, BTW.

Don’t come at me with any ‘both-side-ism’ because they are far from each other. The North Dakota GOP had to disavow it’s own platform because they admit that no, gay people don’t ‘infect society.’ Monsters.

In other state political news, Washington State is suing the federal government because they are trying to take away queer rights in regards to healthcare. So yes, things are in fact much worse now.

Back to federal again, Biden vows to allow the military to display pride flags again. With their new ban on Confederate flags (you know, the traitors that killed members of our military), it also banned pride flags (you know, currently serving members of our military).

And in what should cause you endless rage, the administration initially decided they didn’t need to do anything about the global pandemic because it was only affecting ‘blue’ states. Not only are they dumb as fucking bricks, they are monsters willing to literally sacrifice American lives for their own gain.

And some local bad news, protesters at a Pro Police Rally decided to chant about killing queer people. Because no where is actually really safe, sadly.

Okay, some good news. AOC delivered an amazing rebuttal to the lawmaker who insulted her and gave a fake apology. Worth a watch!

And surprise, surprise, the antifa movement has caused zero murders in 25 years.

Okay, pallet cleanser: check out this music video from The Mandalorian:

XKCD examines the habitable campfire zone.

Johnny Walker is coming out with a sustainable, paper based bottle! How cool is that!

A reminder, when we talk about toxic masculinity, not only is it bad for everyone around us, but it’s also bad for men. When we talk about defeating toxic masculinity, it’s also good for the men as well! A new study shows that those more disposed towards those toxic traits are more likely to be depressed themselves.

Okay, and finally, The Muppets take on Hamilton Act One and Act Two!

That’s it for now, have a great one!



Alright, let’s see what we have today. ¬†First up, the new trailer for Kick Ass 2 (NSFW):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nje6dcArZrI

A Firefly MMO has been announced, although it appears to be exclusively for mobile phones. ¬†Will be interesting to see what it’s like, but it may be too late.¬†

A great ad campaign which uses national flags.  Very well done.

A mash-up I didn’t expect to see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJTVSyt7eMQ

John Williams has come on board to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

What if the Internet was laid out like a galaxy?  Check it out here.

It has some strong language (deservedly so), but the best response yet to Orson Scott Card comes from Harvey Fierstein.

Can Richard Simmons stay still for 60 seconds?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi7cVwHaXY

The new trailer for the next Hunger Games movies is here.

I was never into the boy bands the first time around, but I kind of like this song, maybe it’s a weird reverse nostalgia thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynBplqio1R4

Amazing “get well soon” wishes….to roadkill.

The best (or worse) drinking game ever?

Okay, one more video, this amazing thing happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dor96YnM_qo

That’s it for now, have a great one!



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!



Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, in horrific news: bacon shortage.

This is just awesome:

One of Mitt Romney’s sons is mean. ¬†Just saying.

And the awesome Mitt Romney/Lucille Bluth mashups, a favorite:

This will totally be my brother and his wife’s child (if and when they have kids, as far as I know, not in the works):

It’s funny, because now Gov. Walker wants unions….:

This is pretty amazing, How I Met Your Mother in under a minute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6SJkBuXapU

Amtrak is testing 165 mph trains!

Scott Brown’s staff made a really racist video about Elizabeth Warren. ¬†She hits back:

And finally (a lot of video today), remember Shit ___ says?  The creators talk:

That’s it for now, have a great one!

 



Just like my last entry were items left over from my humor section of Google Reader, this time, the videos and articles come from my appropriately named “Dork” section.

First up, really awesome bicycle animation:

Next up, if you have not seen the new Muppets movie, go directly out to see it.  Then read and watch this awesome article about Mahna Mahna.

Some fun on Black Friday:

And finally, coming back to Earth:

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