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One of my professors actually had this happen at her kid's school, and I think it's smart.

Today was the deadline for briefs for the Prop 8 and DOMA cases going before the Supreme Court.  Briefs have come in from Democratic members of Congress, Republican lawmakers, NFL Players Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadjeo, 300 major corporations and the rest of the 50 briefs can be read here.

President Obama weighs in here (the justice department submitted a brief):

Kathy Bates is joining American Horror Story for Book 3, very exciting!

A statue of Rosa Parks has been unveiled at The Capital.  Fun fact, she is a saint in the Episcopalian church.

I love when the Internet makes things like this:

How about a replica of yourself...made from gummy candy?

That's it for now, have a great one!

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Quick update for everyone today.

First up, new punctuation that we need to add.

Sadly, this is not The Onion.

And how Joss Whedon broke our hears, in less than one season.

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

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Alright, let's see what we have today.

First up, the music video made from all stock footage:

If you haven't seen it yet, the saddest map in America: by state, how most people post in Craiglist's missed connections.

I've mentioned it before, but just a reminder, the Republicans are only okay with the Violence Against Women Act if it specifically doesn't protect the LGBT community.

And in Texas, lawmakers want to take away funding from schools that support their LGBT staff and students.

So, I love the original song, but when Gollum sings it, it just adds a certain...something:

Some fun Scrabble ads:

Mantone, the men's color schemes.

And the Oxford comma discussion continues.  By the way, I usually go by AP Standards.

Meet a new friend in a ball pit:

Bill Nye tells it like it is.

I talked about it before, but the AP has finally come to its senses and is using the accurate terms 'husband' and 'wife' for all married couples.

And the human jukeboxes:

Rob lays it out.  Remember, if you exercise free speech for your faith (and the haters agree with you), it's okay.  But use that same free speech to disagree, and you're satanic.

Fun posters of the lies we tell ourselves and others each day:

As much as I think a celebrity Survivor would be awful, if NPH was on, that would totally be worth it to watch!

So....Mississippi just got around to ratifying the 13th amendment, you know, the one that outlaws slavery.  Awkward.

And no, I would not let this man cut my hair, but it is impressive:

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Alright, let's see what's been going on.

First up, if you use Chrome, check out this really fun map of the cosmos.

Here's what I just don't get about those who stockpile guns.  I can't imagine living life so scared of the world.  And that's what the NRA does, convince people to be afraid.  And just a reminder, the NRA represents the gun makers, and works to make them money.  So making the public afraid enough to stockpile guns is their goal.

And of course, death threats will be made, you know, for proposing any kind of gun-control legislation.

And in other far-right news, those who continue to fight, saying climate change is a hoax, are funded by the far right.

The far-right should really consider changing their views, as that holds back their technology.

So, the Pope is retiring:

And the Gutters covers it here.

Yes, I'm excited, considering Benedict continued to hide child molesters and defend them in court (see: Australia, L.A., et. al.).  But I can't imagine the next pope is suddenly going to drop the homophobic, misogynistic, anti-sex views.  I'm not holding my breath.  Corporate Hallucinations covers it here.

And this happened the day it was announced:

The other big news is Orson Scott Card being tapped to write a new Superman series.  Card, is a very outspoken homophobic bigot (as well as hating the Jews, you know, for being Jews).  He's entitled to his opinion, and I'm entitled to not buy his comics.  That's how it works, although you'll probably notice that the far-right complains and claims they are being harassed and victimized when the center/left does anything they disagree with.  However, when someone like Card, who has been quoted saying that it should be illegal to be gay, gives tons of money to hate groups like the FRC and NOM (and is a member of their board), it's a bit beyond his opinion and more like a crusade on his part.  So excuse me as I try to protect myself.  Anyway, the Gutters covers it here.

And here's a quote from Michael Hartney:

If this was a Holocaust denier or a white supremacist, there would be no question. Hiring that writer would be an embarrassment to your company. Well, [Orson Scott] Card is an embarrassment to your company, DC. And of all the characters Card could have been hired to write, you give him Superman? The character that taught me to lead by example? To do the right thing, even when it was hard? To keep going, even when it seemed hopeless? What an insult. Kids are killing themselves. They are killing themselves in a climate of intolerance and homophobia publicly fostered by people like Orson Scott Card. You don't have to contribute to this. You shouldn't. You mustn't."

Copyranter covers some of the greatest taglines:

And a freelancer goes up against a gym chain after they don't pay him.  Ballsy and awesome.

The amount of puns (and carbs) in this coming out is jaw-dropping.

In case you missed it, the cool Oscar poster for this year, showing 85 years of Best Picture.

Pretty cool ad campaign, dolphins and machine guns!

In case you missed the story, a group of parents and students in Indiana wanted a "traditional Prom," because the idea of seeing same-sex couples walk in holding hands is so repulsive to them.  The school has nothing to do with it, although one of the teachers has said on camera that gay kids "serve no purpose."  The community, a local church and the school are reaching out to all kids, and you can read about the whole ordeal here.

Buffy, well at least SMG, is coming back to TV, and with Robin Williams!

For the first time that I can remember (because I think it's the first time), a majority of Pennsylvanians think we should have marriage equality.

And as the UK debates equality, take a look at this amazing speech by one of the MPs:

And the last thing to talk about, the AP has decided that same-sex couples don't get to use the terms husband and wife.  Journalists have called them out on it, and have declared they will ignore the memo.  But Fake AP Stylebook (which you should follow on Twitter), wins the Internet:

Avoid using "husband" or "wife" in reference to same-sex married couples; instead use "roommates" or "confirmed co-bachelors."

That's it for today, have a great one!

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Alright, let's see what we have today.  First up, the obligatory remix of all the Superbowl commercials.  It wasn't a great year for the broadcast ads, but here you go:

Ragan Communications, which I greatly admire and love what they do, says it should be one space after a period.  I disagree.  Yes, it is an antiquated vestage of the typewriter era, but I still think it is good to have that extra space to reinforce the end of one complete thought and giving you a place to take a breath.  I'll keep fighting the good fight.

Awesome package designs.  I love the ketchup packets.

And the Gen Y photo of the day via Buzzfeed.

PA Rep Brian Sims has introduced a comprehensive bill to combat school bullying.  Hopefully it gets passed.

That's it for now, shorter update, but I'll be back with more soon.  Have a great one!

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Alright, let's see what we have today.  First up:

TNT is back with their stunts:

Musical port-a-potties.  Yes, you read that right.

Recordings are being made of Holocaust survivors, via hologram.  This is a great idea.

Physics defying amusement park:

Pantone color puns

Check out Google's new offices in Tel Aviv, pretty awesome.

Lego's pop culture riddles

A pen that tells you when you made a mistake.

External airbags to protect cyclists.

A museum is using special light bulbs to transmit data to people's phones:

Ordering snow via your phone (for Christmas)

This is a cool idea: bringing the beach into your office.

Beautiful wood cityscapes:

Sculptures that appear only when viewed in cylindrical mirrors

And finally, real life Mario Kart:

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Let's see what's come across in the world of ads:

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And we're back.  Here's what we have today.  First up, my new favorite song from Glee:

The Governor of Michigan admits that the war on unions doesn't benefit the workers.  Imagine that.

Really cool Walking Dead art installation, the fingers got cut off as the days counted down:

"Wait, I can do something.  There's injustice involving cake!"  More reasons to love Charm City Cakes.

Say goodbye to the iron, and hello to the cat.  This is why I only play Stars Wars Monopoly.

Speaking of Star Wars: Death Star lollipops:

It is sadly, now strange enough to print a newspaper, that it can be a reality show.

Awesome church sign of the day:

 That's it for today, have a great one!

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First up, I'm at a bit of a loss for words.  Remember how the Catholic Church is strangely concerned with all of our private bits and the sex that we have?  You know, with the "pro-life" stance and the marches and the protests and whatnot?  Well, they can change that position as soon as it's financially beneficial to them (you know, after basically killing the two children in this sad, sad story).

And just a reminder, open, legal, safe access to comprehensive health care (which includes abortion and family planning services), as well as marriage equality, results in more stable families.

People being awesome:

So now we can 3D print houses for use on the moon!  And of course, it's a Mobius strip, which is totally cool!

The Good Men Project is launching the Hacker Scouts.  Building rockets, small electronics, sounds like fun.  If you're in NYC, check it out.

The good Men Project also looks at the unthinkable: What if my son doesn't like Star Wars?

Too nerdy not to pass up:

 The original Batmobile sold for 4.2 million.

So, in Utah you can be fired for what your boss thinks your political affiliation is.  Crazy.

That's it for now, have a great one!

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I don't do this very often, but I have a flat-out product recommendation.

I was a kickstarter backer for an app called "Zombies, Run!"  You may have heard of it, I finally got the chance to use it, and I can't recommend it enough.

I've been using the weekends for strictly cardio at the gym, which is a nice change for me, and offers me some better people watching, so I loaded up some music and started the app.

The premise of the app is that you're a runner for the town of Abel in a zombie-infested world, although Mission one sets it all up.  You run out, collecting items the town needs and have to evade zombies.  Zombies will randomly pop up each mission and you have to run faster, otherwise you have to drop an item to distract them and get away.  The story is told to you between the music on your phone, and as you pick up items, you hear that over the music.

The voice acting is out of this world amazing and I've already become sucked into the story and the characters.

There is an "expansion" for couch to 5k, which I've done before, but I'd like to do it again, and it fits between missions one and two, so perfect for me.

I honestly wish I had more time at the gym during the week so I could do more missions, and I know the creators had said if it was a big enough success they would record a season two, so here's hoping.

I'll probably be adding a link to the sidebar, but until then, if you want to follow along and see my progress, check out my town here.

Zombies, Run! is available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone (the c25k expansion is not yet available for Windows Phone, but at least in Google Play, it's on sale for a buck right now).

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