Alright, big update today, let's see what we have.
So in outrageously offending news, the defense in the PA marriage equality trial are seeking the complete sexual history of those challenging the ban. So no matter how bad your day has been, at least the state isn't asking for all the details of your sex life to continue denying you your rights. Sigh.
Awesome photo of a polar bear and a full moon.
A radio host, who is very popular in GOP circles, thinks that only property owners should be able to vote. He stopped himself from adding 'white male' is my guess.
Want to see what it's like to go ski jumping? Of course you do:
The divorce rate of evangelicals is higher than the general population. But even if you're not and evangelical, if you live in a heavily-populated area, you have a bigger risk of getting divorced.
The rumor was that AHS was going to be subtitled "Circus" next season, but maybe not?
Remember the 14th Amendment? The one that says we all should have equal rights? Well, the OK attorney general says that it doesn't apply to gay people.
If you haven't seen the new Duracell commercial, you should:
As a reminder, when you operate a business, you can't discriminate against a population. If you set out a sign saying you would not serve African Americans, it's the same as saying you won't serve gays. Not a hard concept (except when legal loopholes get involved). Or you can Arizona which is trying to make it legal to discriminate against the LGBT community because of religion.
I love the Muppets, even if they did get snubbed at the Golden Globes:
A great clip from Louisiana where a trans woman dared a bigoted city council member to put his money where his mouth was and stone her to death. He recalled his bill moments later.
The Great Agency Adventure follows a copywriter working at 14 agencies in 14 months. Sounds fun!
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Short update, let's see what we have today.
Sometimes North Korea makes shit up to amaze its populace. This one may take the cake though: they have "found" a unicorn lair.
The Advocate ranked Pittsburgh as the 15th gayest city in America.
Kansas City is getting a new 17-story waterslide. Yeah, not happening:
The cast of Orange is the New Black do an awesome photoshoot for Elle magazine.
The Manliest (Gay) stuff on the planet. Great list from the Good Men Project.
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Alright, let's see what we have today. First up, the only way to present a puppy:
Lord of the Rings tarot cards, pretty awesome artwork!
There will be a fantasy league for the puppy bowl this year. Yes, you did read that correctly.
A little late for this year (unless you celebrate Orthodox Christmas), but this is well done:
The Onion takes on hell. And it's fabulous take-over.
How big is the moon? This big.
How a choir of "silent monks" did to celebrate Christmas.
A son's Christmas gift to his dad:
An alternate ending to Harry Potter, very well done, actually.
How Libertarians have failed the country on gay rights.
When Thomas Kinkade and Star Wars mix. Pretty awesome!
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Real quick update, let's see what we have today.
First up, The Tea Party doesn't understand satire. Or play video games, but probably not understanding basic concepts is the core problem here.
The future of Jell-O shots:
Also from 3D printers: human livers! Good for after all those Jell-O shots....
Remember the gay soldier who got booed at the Republican debates? Here's a great, in-depth telling of his story.
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Alright, here we go, the big year in review post. First up, DJ Earworm's United State of Pop:
Next up, a great review of the year by The Onion:
This year, Google's Zeitgeist is really short, but still very good:
Also really short this year, is JibJab's year in review:
Youtube's Rewind was really good this year:
And lastly, instead of putting together a slide show for the camp staff kids, I didn't want to let the music go to waste, so I'm starting a new tradition. Here's a look at my life in 2013, all the adventures, friends and people that inspired me, hope you like it:
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Alright, let's see what we have today. First up, it turns out that intelligent people drink more.
In case you forgot, Rick Santorum is an idiot. Like, there aren't enough words to decry this man.
If lawyers were copywriters. It's sad, by the way.
And for fans of "Orange is the New Black"
The beginning of the year-end round-ups (I'll have a special post later, still waiting for one more video to be released), but here are 45 of the most powerful images of the year.
A man went an entire day (with one slip-up) by only saying "Hodor.
Research has proven that anti-LGBT legislation causes harm, especially on young people.
And sadly, speaking of, a prominent Russian actor was applauded when he said he wants to burn all gay men alive.
The final book in The Magicians trilogy comes out in August, and we have a cover.
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Alright, let's see what we have today. First up, the trailer for Disney's Maleficient:
I really can't prepare you for this, but 12 awful sex tips from Cosmo...presented by Gollum.
All the weird stuff that Blockbuster is putting up for sale on Craigslist.
And also, the new Muppets trailer:
Sadly, I don't fit the age categories, but if you do, you can audition for Star Wars Episode VII
As it turns out, dinosaurs might have been bigger than we thought. Scary!
Who knew that dollar bills could be such works of art. Check them out here
In breaking news, women make less than men. And it's awkward when it comes out in politics.
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Happy Guy Fawkes Day! (one of my annual posts):
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Hulloa boys, Hulloa boys, let the bells ring.
Hulloa boys, hulloa boys, God save the King!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope.
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah!
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Alright let's see what we have today. First up, I'm really hoping I can figure out a way to go see this, but here is the first poster of NPH as Hedwig.
A huge chart of beer. Freaking huge.
Chris Christie, Governor of NJ, is a giant asshole. He's on the record stating that if one of his kids was gay, he would tell them they had no right to get married. No, I take that back, he's not an asshole, he's a fucking monster.
A medal was struck to commemorate Pope Francis's first year and it quotes Lesus. Yep, they misspelled Jesus.
In case you missed it, Firefly is coming back as a comic!
My favorite Halloween costume:
On Jupiter and Saturn, it rains diamonds.
I'm not sure what's going on with Vogue UK, but if you put in the Konami code, you see a raptor. Seriously.
This is such a tragic and sad story. Get the Kleenex ready.
A new kind of horror movie:
Also in the spirit of Halloween, living with Jigsaw.
Jessica Chobot is coming back to the Internet, this time on The Nerdist!
A statistic that will shock no one with a brain: when funding for mental health goes down, suicides go up.
The big Disney songs from our childhood:
The headline is a bit ridiculous, but still not cool. But of course, it's Fox News, so it shouldn't surprise anyone.
I've never really trusted the ads using Google autocomplete, only because it's so easy to manipulate, or even photoshop. But the UN is doing a campaign to highlight LGBT issues.
That's it for now, I'm not sure if the Youtube Videos are going to work, they've been a bit wonky lately (as has the whole site, actually). They'll be some big updates coming next year (when the new version of Joomla is released), so we'll just stick it out until then. Hopefully!Add a comment
Because as we've learned this week, the world can still be a scary and awful place. But we make it better each and every day by coming out and being more visible; and just by that act, reminding those around us that we're humans. Just like you.
So if you are in a place where you can safely (physically, emotionally, financially, work-relatedly, yeah, I made that "word" up) come out, start with yourself, and work your way outward. You'll feel better, I promise.
And to celebrate the 25th annual national coming out day, a day dedicated to LGBT visibility, a quick video. And yes, Randy Phillip's still chokes me up a little bit, because we're in a world where he had to ask his dad if he would still love him.
All my best,
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