Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, from Jimmy Fallon and The Roots:

Staples is looking to provide 3D printing in stores, pretty awesome!

HuffPo reports on the gene that predicts what time of day you’ll die.  Creepy.

Want a tour of the ISS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doN4t5NKW

And finally, some politics.  The far-right is convinced that immigrants are socialists and just want to steal your wealth:

The GOP will authorize wars without paying for them, but they won’t spend a dime to help those affected by Sandy unless they get tax and program cuts.

Florida, like Pennsylvania, admits that voter suppression is the goal of voter ID laws.

And here’s a look at the diversity of the 113th congress.  Holy crap, people born in the 1980’s are being elected (click for bigger):

That’s it for now, have a great one!

 



Alright, let’s see what’s going on today.  First up, in case you didn’t hear, from the lips of Mitt Romney and Lucille Bluth:

And on that note, the Million Muppet March.

And in case you forgot, the testimony from Mr. Rogers in front of the US Senate that saved PBS:

And lastly on the subject, from my favorite astro-physicist:

In more political news, the PA voter ID requirement has been delayed, but the state is lagging behind getting that information out here.  Rachel Maddow’s show had some fun with it:

As a complete and total no-brainer, access to contraception reduces the abortion rate.  Thankfully, Obamacare does just that, provides free and available contraception options to women.

And lastly in politics today, this is floating around, but give it a watch, it’s great:

There is a new captcha system, that brings light to human rights abuses.  Pretty awesome if you ask me:

And leaving politics for a little bit, for those of you eager to celebrate Halloween, check out how to make this awesome pumpkin keg.

Or even better for Halloween, printable poison labels:

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!

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