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For those unaware, the LGBT community is great at commandeering technology.  Case in point, the myriad of hook-up apps available for smartphones.  The most well known one is grindr, and a new comedy video features women reading real messages from the app.  Warning, not safe for work, but funny (and a bit sad):

All my best,

Mike

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Alright, let's see what we have today, first up, now your goldfish can finally tour the house:

Seven things gay guys are sick of hearing.  Yeah, especially the first one when it comes from politicians.

Holy crap!  We're really close to getting nuclear fusion.

A Lego figure captures his vacation photos:

The actor that played Rufio is back...recreating scenes from Hook.

Funny how the state with the highest minimum wage has the best job growth.  Who would have thought.

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play professional sports in the "big 4" got a standing ovation the first time he took the court at home:

The proceeds from Collin's jersey, which has become a best-seller, are being donated to GLSEN and the Matthew Shepherd Foundation, and Jason even met Matthew's parents (he took the number 98 in honor of Matthew).

You can play Tetris on a business card now!

Also in news that everyone knew, anti-gay bigotry drives people away from religion.

This may be my favorite Sochi video:

Privilege is tough, we oftentimes don't realize how lucky we are.  Give this infographic a quick look, you'll be a better person for it.

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Alright, pretty sizable update, let's see what we have today.

The car crash was horrific, but there's some sort of cosmic karma for the man who was campaigning so hard against Obamacare is now loving it, since he lost his insurance.

This is really awesome, NYC public schools will get Muslim holidays off.  I always wondered why we didn't, since we got Christian holidays off.

fun.'s new project called "Bleachers" has its first single, and it's awesome:

In case you haven't heard, the Ugandan President signed into a law a horrific bill making it illegal to be LGBT in the country.  The bill is so extreme, you can be locked up for life just for opposing the law.  Their ethics minister is even quoted as saying that they show "tolerance" to gays by "not slaughtering them."  The Center for Constitutional Rights is suing US evangelical pastor Scott Lively, citing that he is directly responsible for the bill coming into existence (he has also been linked to the anti-LGBT bill in Russia).  So yeah, it's all disheartening and tragic and infuriating that a US citizen is partially responsible for these crimes against humanity.

Also in crazy anti-LGBT news, Arizona is inching closer (the Governor can still veto it) enshrining discrimination into law.  In response, a pizza shop put up this amazing sign.  The bill, at its worst, can lead to public servants refusing service to gay citizens.  So say I live in Arizona and my house is burning down.  The firefighters see a HRC flag, they could legally let it burn by refusing me service.  Andrew Sullivan reminds us that Catholics should be more concerned with divorce than gays, if they really want to be able to legally discriminate, considering Jesus specifically mentioned the divorced.

And Boehner is still refusing to bring ENDA up for a vote, even though it would probably pass.  No real surprise, but still sad to hear.

In the last bit of bad LGBT news, members of the LGBT community who live in anti-equality areas, die 12 years earlier than LGBT citizens in safer places.  But, being homophobic takes two and a half years off the hater's life.  So that's something at least.

A music video staring 3D printed stars:

 An awesome back tattoo that gets colored in as he visits countries around the world.

 Guys.  We're running out of clowns.

An awesome compilation of pop culture from the New York Times:

A troll on Twitter took on Dan Savage, and he and his husband hosted an impromptu fundraiser for Planned Parenthood to fight back.

 

And just as a reminder, a mere three percent of Planned Parenthood's budget is for abortion services.  The rest is basic reproductive and medical care, they are a great resource for the community, both men and women.  And speaking of, the abortion rate is at the lowest levels since 1973.  That comes from more access to comprehensive sex education and access to contraception.  The crazy draconian laws that have come onto the books the last few years aren't in this study, as there isn't data for those years yet.

 

I think it's a cool campaign, but it took some flack.  Either way, it makes the point that we tend to donate towards breast cancer, while we forget the brutal forces of other types of cancer, especially pancreatic.

 

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

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Alright, let's see what we have today.  First up, this amazing series of Post-It notes from a new father.

The Mars Rover Opportunity celebrates its 10 year anniversary!  Not bad, considering it was supposed to be a 90-day mission!

Putin wants to "cleanse Russia of homosexuality"  But he TOTALLY HAS GAY FRIENDS.

Harry Potter World is expanding, which means now I really have to go!

And finally, Lust for Love, which pretty much features the cast of Dollhouse, finally has a trailer:

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

 

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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.

That's it for now, have a great one, and I'll be back with more in 2014!

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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:

Here's to a great 2014!

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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.

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

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