Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up: Star Wars made an appearance at the Olympics figure skating!

Also from the Olympics: judging the fashion of the opening ceremony.

Also also from the Olympics, out skeleton slider Andrew Blaser raced with rainbow tape on his sled!

Randy Rainbow once again hits it out of the park:

Also, to no one’s surprise, gays and lesbians have the highest vaccine rate. It’s like we’ve lived through a plague before…

South Korea now has a walkable roller coaster as an art installation and place to stretch your legs!

That’s it for now, short update, but I’ll be bakc with more soon!

Quick update for everyone.

First up, sadly, it looks like the Senate is trying to pass another SOPA, just with another name. Bad Senate!  Don’t do that.

Al Jazeera has a good segment about a proposed bill in Australia which will fine parents who don’t get their children vaccinated:

Hint, if you keep talking about how vaccines are evil and a ruse by the government, I will delete you from my Facebook newsfeed.  That will….certainly not teach you anything.

So once upon a time, there was a horror movie made aboard the International Space Station.  Who knew?

And lastly, a reminder to eat healthy and slowly:

Wikileaks has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  How awesome would it be if it won?  I can only hope.

Buzzfeed has a list of Darth Vader doing strange things (at least, strange for the Dark Lord of the Sith), this may be my favorite:

And here is what Star Wars would look like if it was drawn by Dr. Seuss.

Warning, this will overdose you on cuteness:

And following that explosion of cuteness, this made me so incredibly proud.

I was never a huge fan of Groundhog Day, but maybe I wasn’t old enough when I first saw it.  But anyway, here’s a bunch of estimations about how much time actually takes place.

What would it look like if the entire population of the world moved together to a density like many cities:

I find this strangely funny, I think mostly because of the kid’s reactions:

And as a follow up to that, Newt Gingrich tries to defend his view of marriage.  And the response:

Gingrich would like to remind everybody that that marriage is between one man and one woman whom you abandon riddled with cancer on her hospital bed while you fuck the shit out of your mistress whom you later marry and cheat on with a third woman while screaming with Godly moral outrage about the infidelities of the president.

Bill Gates talks about this latest endeavor, eradicating polio around the world.  My favorite quote however, is where he states the vaccine-autism link is an ‘absolute lie.’  I’ve never really listened to him speak for that long, but he is very well spoken.  Maybe not as good as Steve Jobs, but better than what I had perceived he would be.  Anyway, here’s the clip:

And lastly today, this is scary first, because of the oppression of expression (and bloggers) and two, because it is a reality that in some areas, certain ethnic groups have limited rights.

We’ll start off this update with an awesome video:

As well as another I told you so moment.  Although this one, I think most sane people knew already, it’s fun to see how deep the crazy can go!  I’m also thinking that if this ploy hadn’t worked, the next idea would have been cough syrup.  Why not?

To everyone that reads That’s Church, you know about Ginny’s hatred of pigeons.  Well, a writer in Seattle has the same reaction to crows.  Fair warning, it contains foul (fowl) language.

According to Palin, environmentalists caused the oil disaster, by not letting us drill for oil.  I can almost, almost grasp her reasoning.  But then I remember that I have a brain and am usually grounded in reality.

I think the Student Flush might be the best named event almost ever.  At least this month.  Good luck to everyone participating!

I don’t think I’ll be able to pull a team together in time, but how much fun would this mini-golf fundraiser through the South Side be?  Also, why have I not know that this happens every year?

Here’s an article about online ads, and specifically, why they suck.

And finally, here’s an article detailing the worst Pope’s ever.  To be fair, it does include the soon-to-be-famous Pope Lando, so don’t take it too seriously.  And here’s a follow up about whether or not the Vatican is a State or not.

Pope Lando (913–914)

History’s turncoatiest pope. Sold his best friend to a bounty hunter for a couple of lousy space-bucks. Loved Colt 45. Died like immediately.

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