Today's Mighty Oak


Alright, let’s see what have today. First up, and most importantly, a reminder for November:

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt want to start an Avengers DnD game and I’m all for it!

This comic is relevant to my career.

There were so many things I loved about Mayor Pete (and of course, things I didn’t), but his representation matters so, so much. Here is just one example of it, something I would have never dreamed of seeing growing up.

Also in political news, and especially after he’s been attacked for it, I love this ad from Bernie.

And in great news to help flip the Senate, Democratic challengers are leading in four tight races against incumbents!

An amazing look at the sets of The Mandalorian.

Aaron Schock is fucking trash.

Romero’s Day of the Dead is getting a new treatment as a short-run series on SyFy.

But in sad news from SyFy (although not wholly unexpected), The Magicians will end at the end of this season. An amazing show and book series, although both very different from each other.

And finally, bringing it back to the comic linked above, here’s some trucks in a towing contest:



Alright, let’s see what we have today, a bit of a longer update, and lots of videos:

Because it’s a shit show, the president’s newest judicial nominee thinks trans* kids are part of ‘Satan’s plan.’

In the spirit of Halloween, the Internet thinks that Pennywise and the Babbadook should date.  Awwwww.

The new Wes Anderson movie:

Need a game to play to unwind?  Play some font games!

Pittsburgh gets its own Drag Queen Story Hour!

Netflix sends an awesome “Stranger Things” cease and desist letter.

Birds made into a musical composition:

David S. Pumpkins will return!

Billy Crystal is right, Miracle Max and Valerie do need their own spin off!

The new trailer for The Punisher is intense:

Wesley Woods is interviewed about him calling out the white privilege of a certain gay porn actor.

The Satanic Temple is amazing. ¬†They have announced that if the current prevails and bakers can deny gay couples wedding cakes, they’ll demand cakes for Satan. ¬†Because religious freedom.

You guys, the floor is lava.  No really, THE FLOOR IS LAVA:

In good news, the US Census will add back in a question about sexual orientation, reversing the decision to effectively erase LGBT citizens (and any possibility of funding for resources).

The superintendent at an Air Force prep school said, in no uncertain terms, that racism has no place in his school.

I don’t have Amazon Prime, but I listen to this podcast, I’m super excited it’s being turned into a show:

Edie Windsor, who recently died, was known for her fight for marriage equality.  But she was also a computer science whiz!

An Australian pizza shop trolls the anti-gay billboard next to it.  However, I disagree, pineapple can go on pizza!

This is the trailer for a zombie Christmas musical that legit looks amazing:

Russell Tovey, of Looking, fame, will play The Ray in the Arrowverse.

Dale Hansen, sportcaster from Texas known for his amazing viral videos, does it again.

The federal government is set to argue that gay workers should not have any workplace protections, although they’ll be arguing this against other parts of the federal government. ¬†This is a hugely important case, and one that I’m worried about.

That’s it for now, have a great one!



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, lots more to post today, and I’ll be back with more as I finish catching up with everything from November, but let’s see what I have.

First up, the 2012 election in one photo

Fun and snarky (and not real by the way):

So this exists. ¬†Read the reviews, it’s worth it.

Fun ad for Durex.  Well done, and strange to watch in slow motion.

The most memorable AR campaigns of the last year.

The trailer for Decay, when the Higgs Boson creates Zombies:

See, it’s not just me talking about fonts. ¬†Don’t use these ones. ¬†Please.

Have you been following along the “adventures” of John McAffe? ¬†Seriously, it’s all kinds of crazy.

I can’t wait to try this out:

A roundup of some of the best Tumblrs of the year.

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back again soon. ¬†Have a great one!



First up, Joss is amazing:

So, Hurricane Sandy, which is huge:

Is causing people to do strange things:

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

And has pushed back Halloween trick-or-treating for a lot of communities.  Which gives you time to study:

And just a reminder, Romney wants to defund FEMA.

But in better news, check out this funny disappointing day-planner.

And if you haven’t checked out today’s Google Doodle, make sure you do, it celebrates this birthday:



Fairly big update for you today, let’s see what I have.

First up, pretty awesome spot via Copyranter:

Tampa Bay drafted a¬†paralyzed¬†player, who would have been in this year’s draft class. ¬†Very, very classy.

I was just talking about Stephen King yesterday, so it’s nice to see him asked to be taxed, but here is the more important quote:

¬†¬†I don’t want you to apologize for being rich; I want you to acknowledge that in America, we all should have to pay our fair share. That our civics classes never taught us that being American means that — sorry, kiddies — you’re on your own. That those who have received much must be obligated to pay — not to give, not to “cut a check and shut up,” in Governor Christie’s words, but to¬†pay¬†— in the same proportion. That’s called stepping up and not whining about it. That’s called patriotism, a word the Tea Partiers love to throw around as long as it doesn’t cost their beloved rich folks any money.

This is a bathroom I would never, ever use.  Although I guess it would certainly help you shit, just from fear.

Awesome ad:

MaddowBlog also covers the war on voting, here in Pennsylvania.

Totally not appropriate for work, but I love watching these three grandmas as they watch the Kim Kardashian sex tape:

 The Good Men Project has a top ten list, of why you should only read top ten lists.  Very clever, I especially like number four.

There’s a big stink about Dan Savage and his recent remarks. ¬†I have a lot of thoughts about it, although he sums it up very well. ¬†Please have a read here, it’s long, but it’s worth it. ¬†And the sad but true follow up, a study has revealed that non-religious¬†are more compassionate that those who are religious. Guess that’s why the “Christian” Right has been able to draw up so much fake outrage and cries of being bullied when someone uses their own freedom of speech to disagree with them and point out some¬†hypocritical facts about parts of religion.

But anyway, go read the first link, totally worth it. ¬†Have a great one, I’ll be back with more soon!



Quick second update for everyone, let’s see what we have.

First up, two quick updates to my first valentine’s post. ¬†If you really love someone give them roses. ¬†Made of bacon:

Or of course, there is this Zombie valentine.  I love it!

This is floating around, and I love it. There are a couple things I would have added, and a bit of the editing is weird towards the end, but I love it:

The ongoing debate over women’s reproductive health is abhorrent. ¬†A snipped I found from Maddow:

The Bishops’ position, which the Republicans have now adopted as their own, is that religious leaders have the right to override that decision, even though it will affect employees who have no moral or religious qualms about birth control. Writing in Newsweek, Andrew Sullivan captured the Bishops’ thinking perfectly: “Catholic doctrine should, according to the bishops’ spokesman, also apply to non-Catholics.” […]

[T]he principle seems pretty clear to me. The Bishops want a veto over public policy. And the Republicans want to give it to them.

Go read the whole thing here, and check out a cool post at Slog about the crazies that are ruining the Republican Party (and yes, I do wish that there was actually a rational conservative party.  In order to find the best solutions to our problems, we need to have good, actual debate, and we need ideas from all parts of the spectrum.  However, the reactionary Republicans that have taken over the conservative side of the spectrum are preventing that rational discussion).

And to cleanse the palate, the trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: 

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



Couple more things for everyone, I hope you enjoy.

First up (a  little late), Woot! presents their annual CES awards:

Are you a teacher or know of 13-18 year olds who are interested in science?¬† Check out Google’s Science Fair!

Remember Chatroulette?¬† Here’s what the creator is up to now.

I liked the idea of the bills getting larger as the amounts increased, and I like the style, but I don’t think these new bills (created for a contest, not official) would be able to have enough security features to be used.

Pittsburgh is going to be producing a zombie opera!¬† I’m really excited and hope that I’ll be able to go!

Really awesome: Wabash College is including the game Portal as part of required items during the Freshmen year.  Really awesome to see video games used like this and respected.

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

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