Today's Mighty Oak

Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, in amazingness, a hotel clerk clapbacks at a racist customer trying to book a room.

In case you haven’t seen it, the trailer for the sequel to Breath of the Wild:

In Pride month news, an Alabama mayor defends his plan to kill queer people and a ‘death to gay’s pastor is going to hold a rally in Orlando because Pulse.

But in good news, the NYPD Commissioner has officially apologized for the raid on the Stonewall Inn.

Google has released a beautiful digital monument for the 50th anniversary called “Stonewall Forever,” preserving our history.

XKCD hits it out of the park. This. Absorb this:

And finally today, Mika announced a new album and he released the first single:

Alright, let’s see what we have today.  First up, Run For Your Lives is coming up.  I did it last year as a zombie and it’s a great time, if you want to join me as a zombie (or meet up afterwards at the party), let me know:

Jimmy Carter has a great essay about equality.

Robyn Miller talked about Myst at this year’s GDC.  A good friend was at the talk and sent me notes right after it ended and I am forever jealous.  Forever.

I saw this on Facebook, and giggled.  You know, since I’m five:

So far, I’ve been as impressed as I can be with the new Pope.  He’s even reached out specifically to the Church of England, and it rumored that he will be the honorary chair of the 2018 Lambeth Conference (although honestly, those are contentious enough as it is, it may cause a lot of added drama).  Guess we’ll have to see what the new Archbishop of Canturbery will do as well.

The man who is Virginia’s attorney general, and running for Governor, is arguing that sodomy should remain illegal in their state.  And just so you know, even though anti-sodomy laws have been struck down by the Supreme Court because they were only used to invade the privacy and prosecute the LGBT community, it technically is any non procreative sex.  Strangely, he won’t answer any questions about his own sex life when asked, you know, just to see if he’s complying with the laws he’s fighting to keep on the books.

And lastly, awesome video showcasing music from the Legend of Zelda:

Alright, let’s see what we have today.

First up, it’s like the Humble Bundle, but for books!  Pretty cool

For all those children of the 80s, I choose to believe that this did work, even though science says it doesn’t:

Well this is absolutely infuriating.  And so is this.  And this is so scary, and yet another reminder why we need the Affordable Care Act.

But this is awesome, the mayor of Phoenix tries to live on food stamps, to better connect with those in his city.

The Information is Beautiful awards have been announced, check them out here.

Google has unveiled google maps for the coral reefs:

Fox News and the WSJ areboth wrong about climate change.  Raise your hand if you’re surprised.  No one?

And if you haven’t seen it before, the best animal photo bomb ever:

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Couple quick things, and I’ll be back real soon with more (I think Google Reader is eating some of my saved items, so I need to get through them real quick!):

This comes from the Maddow Blog, not sure if it’s is real or not (I’m guessing not), but fun nonetheless:


It looks like we finally have the official Zelda timeline.  Gamers knew it existed, but I honestly never thought we’d see it.  I’m hoping the book this comes from gets translated and released in America.  Check it out here.

So, it turns out that Santorum may or may not have acted illegally to get a sought-after endorsement.  I don’t know enough about campaign finance law.  But the other story is that he had a million dollars in his war chest.  Who knew?

It always amazes me how different sockets are around the world, here’s a handy guide:


I’ll be back with more in a bit!

Bigger update for everyone, hope you enjoy.

First up, please don’t die:


A really good ad, it even made copyranter tear up a bit:

Check out the Earthscraper, an underground skyscraper.  On a related note, I’ve been playing SimTower, I forgot how much I love that game!

In case you didn’t see it before, Joey quits:

This comes from Hazeltown, Pa.  People disgust me.  And why did the editors think this was okay to run?


Apparently, there is a correlation (not a cause) between the number of Facebook friends you have and the size of parts of your brain.  Strange.

Amazing video for cover-up, featuring zombie-boy from the Born This Way video:

Here’s the “list of demands” for the Zelda Symphony Orchestra concerts, it’s funny.

Just a quick comparison for you:


And check out the Brewed on Grant response to Occupy Pittsburgh, it’s fantastic.

Do you knit?  Penguins need your help!

Need a hat?  And a beard?  Check it out:

A couple more things coming later, have a great one!

And I’m back, sorry for the time lapse between posts, work keeps me busy.  But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy:

If I had an iPad, I would download this app, it arranges your music like space!

Nerve has a great list of what the internet does best: summing up the killing of Osama bin Laden in gif format.  Check it out.  Also cool, his death made the NYT stop the presses.  That never happens, contrary to popular belief!

My friend Steve’s girlfriend, Mallory (who I did not know had a blog, but now I’m going to subscribe to it), has a fantastic post entitled “The Death of One.”  It’s worth a read, please check it out.

Apparently this is a urinal in Germany, specially coated with a thermochromatic paint.  The weirdest thing I think is the person taking the photo of two men peeing:

Go Nintendo has an awesome article up about the new Zelda game, Skyward Sword.  Watch the video, and then listen to the music, which has been extracted and then played backwards.  Absolutely amazing!

The streets of Paris are having their potholes filled in with yarn!  How awesome:

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

I forgot to mention that we just passed the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda!  IGN has a cool feature up about it, so I guess I’ll have to go and finish Twilight Princess and Spirit Tracks!

A few, mostly nerdy things to catch up on.

First of all E3!  Here’s a cool recap from Nintendo, that I can’t embed.  Also are interviews about Epic Mickey, Lost in Shadow (which I first heard about from PG+) and Super Scribblenaughts.

I’m also excited about the new Zelda (Skyward Sword), Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Metroid: Other M.  I’m somewhat excited for the new Goldeneye, and I think it’s an awesome throwback, but I was never really good at the first one, but I can see the nostalgia and potential.

I’m not a  huge fan of the new art style for Zelda, although I can appreciate that it was inspired by Monet (no, really), I think I just need to get used to it:

And here’s the trailer for Kirby:

Also, how awesome is this orange(ish) 3DS:

The new Donkey Kong Country looks great, but again, not one that I’ll pick up, but here’s some info in case you’re interested.

The new Professor Layton looks awesome, although I still have to play the second in the series:

And likewise, I’m not if I’ll pick up Mario Sports mix, but it does look interesting, if a mini-game fest:

Ok, nerd mode is now off.  How about some fun news:

The Tea Party canceled their convention, or at least, pushed it back.

And The Pope can be brought to court, at least theoretically, thank goodness!

And for some brevity, Airpocalypse performed on America’s Got Talent:

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

One of the stars of “The Guild” has his own webseries called “The Legend of Neil.”  It is really funny, based on the Zelda series, and very, very inappropriate (don’t watch at work!).  However, it is in danger of not being renewed for its third season.  Take a second to watch the season 2 finale, and I’ll post my favorite episode, the musical (Season 2, episode 3).  Check out the entire series here if you want to start at season 1 episode 1.

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