Today's Mighty Oak

We’re all on death’s door repeatedly ringing the doorbell, like maniacal girl scouts trying to make quota.

And I’m back, just like I promised, although with a much more media-intensive entry than I thought I would.  Enjoy!

I don’t watch The Simpson’s that often, but I know a lot of my friends do (I’m looking at you, Brad).  Can someone explain this to me:

I know, I’m very needy.

Updates on the oil spill, first the sad comedy:

And some more sad, angering news:

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You know what will make you feel better after all that depressing news, fun movies about the Arenas!  First off, this awesome tribute, set to music from The Chronicles of Narnia:

And now, a time-lapse of the building of the Consol Center:

And also to make you feel better: just remember, you could be at home (or the DLLCC) playing the Furry Card Game.  I kid you not.  Click over if you dare, and have some mind bleach on hand.

Here’s my first part about Star Wars: Did you know when The Empire Strikes Back was coming out, there was a special 1-800 line you could call to get “hidden” messages from the characters?!  And that it was so popular it broke AT&T?!  Now you can listen to them, and I suggest you do!

I can’t believe I’m about to write this sentence: but I think I’ve found something that was made worse by the addition of lightsabers!  I know, hard to believe, but why mess with what is perfect already:

It’s been mentioned elsewhere, but I’m going to grab a newspaper and smack PennDOT on the nose, “Bad PennDOT, bad!  You need to make it wider, not taller!  Wider!

Have you met Gary and Elaine?  They live in a catalog.  Go check it out!

Andrew Sullivan links to an awesome quote from tinfoiler:

“When my son Hunter asked me why it was okay for Bristol Palin to have a baby before she was married, I told him that God has special rules for special people.  God knew that Bristol could become very rich from having a baby, so He granted her a pregnancy.  Since she is the daughter of Sarah Palin, and the name Bristol Palin can be rearranged to spell “Orbit Plans” she is pretty much an angel, at least by the official bible definition.  And that pretty much makes her son like a Jesus, technically speaking.  This is just more proof that the blessed Palin family has wonderful and holy plans for true Americans.  After explaining this to my son, he told me that he wanted to be sex-educated at a public school so that he could have a Jesus baby too.  I smacked him in the mouth and told him that sex education is only for liberals and atheists. As good Christians, we should be ashamed of sexuality and our bodies, unless you are chosen by God, like Bristol Palin,”

You might also want to check out Tea Party Jesus:

Woot! was bought by Amazon, and as amazing as that it, it pales in comparison to the letter sent to the Woot! employees, I really think that this actually went out.  Knowing Woot! it just seems to fit.  Here are some of my favorite quotes:

Other than that, we plan to continue to run Woot the way we have always run Woot – with a wall of ideas and a dartboard. From a practical point of view, it will be as if we are simply adding one person to the organizational hierarchy, except that one person will just happen to be a billion-dollar company that could buy and sell each and every one of you like you were office furniture.

Q: Where can I get one of those vuvuzelas?
A: Are you even paying attention?

They’re not looking to have their folks come in and run Woot unless we ask them to, which incidentally you can do by turning off the bathroom lights and saying the word “Kindle” three times; a helpful Amazon employee will appear in the mirror.

Q: Is Snapster leaving? A: Are you kidding? He’s out the door about ten seconds after that check clea- that is to say, Snapster will continue as CEO, just like before, and the rest of our staff’s not going anywhere either. Woot and all ourvarious sites will continue to be an independently operated company full of horrible, useless products and an untalented jerkface writing staff, same as it ever was.

And finally today, I would just like to brag a bit.  Ginny over at That’s Church asked for a motivational poster, and I happened to have a few free minutes (I was off of work that day), so I quickly threw one together and sent it over.  If you don’t read her blog, you really should ,nothing else makes me laugh on such a consistent basis, and she cares so much for Pittsburgh it hurts sometimes (why we love her!).  I of course, complain that I wish I had more time, things I would change, but as my friend said, “shush!”  Here’s the post, and here’s my work:

As always Ginny, your wish is my command!

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

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