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May. 19th, 2010 02:29 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(This is where the new stuff--the stuff that wasn't posted at my personal journal--starts.)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Neato! From [info]lavenderfrost, When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite (from colfaxrecord.com)
:: I LOOOOVE The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Thanks as to [info]exceptindreams for posting the poem.
:: Another BAD-ASS FEMALE. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The only woman in the French Foreign Legion. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: ARGH, people suck. From @haterhater, Census Worker Found Hanged. (from care2.com)
:: From @trexsandwich, another article on the Census worker who was hanged. (From the AP)
:: @haterhater perusal continues (will do this with several tweeps): Police Report Filed by Acorn Exposes False Claims in Gotcha Vids. (from alternet.org)
:: From military.com, Reporter Injured by IED Bounces Back to Help Wounded Warriors. With non-automatic audio. (from podcasts.military.com)
:: From the National Partnership for Women and Families ActionSpeak, Health Insurance Reform as a Women's Issue: The First Lady's Take (from whitehouse.gov)
:: Another from ActionSpeak, With H1N1 Spreading this Labor Day: We Need Paid Sick Days, Not Another iPhone App FOR REALS. (from blog.nationalpartnership.org)
:: From military.com, Canadian Bill Would Aid US War Deserters.
:: From the above link, Swedish Women Troops Want 'Combat' Bra. I'd like one too, just for jogging.
:: Also from military.com, Standoff at VA Hospital Ends Peacefully.
:: Why am I not surprised? From NPfW&F: Teen Birth Rates Highest in States With Greatest Levels of Religious Belief, Study Finds. (from nationalpartnership.org)
:: From HuffPo, Keli Goff: Why I'm Grateful for Joe Wilson and the Fury of Racists. Well done, ms. Goff.
:: From the above link, The Millennial Generation. Been saying this for like two years now--we're gonna pass stuff like marriage equality because more and more progressives keep turning 18 and registering to vote! (from americanprogress.org):
One likely consequence of the Millennial generation’s rise is an end to the so-called culture wars that have marked American politics for the last several decades. Acrimonious disputes about family and religious values, feminism, gay rights, and race have frequently crippled progressives’ ability to make their case to the average American. Millennials support gay marriage, take race and gender equality as givens, are tolerant of religious and family diversity, have an open and positive attitude toward immigration, and generally display little interest in fighting over the divisive social issues of the past. Almost two-thirds agree that religious faith should focus more on promoting tolerance, social justice, and peace in society, and less on opposing abortion or gay rights.

Right. The fuck. ON.

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May. 14th, 2010 03:30 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 29, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: It's about damn time! From the Human Rights Campaign, DOMA Repeal Introduced, Time to Get to Work! (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: From an [info]atheism comment thread, The Messed-Up Teachings of Jesus with quoted chapter and verse. (from gretachristina.typepad.com)
:: And another: The True Faith: Liberal and Conservative Christianity (from gretachristina.typepad.com)
:: Right on! Another from HRC, Mainline Christian Denomination Opens Doors to Gay and Lesbian Ministers in Committed Relationships Open-mindedness WIN. (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: And another, NY Times and Washington Post editorials about the critical importance of passing the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (from hrcbackstory.org)
:: Fucking awesome. Via Greta Christina's Blog, Kanye Interrupts Jesus and My 80s Mix from Homosecular Gaytheist. I love that name. :D
:: Another from Greta Christina's Blog: Defending the Blasphemy Challenge: A Reply
:: From...I don't remember...on Twitter, Report: Growing Ranks of Nouveau Poor Facing Discrimination From Old Poor (from The Onion)
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Steve, Don't Eat It! Vol. 3: Beggin' Strips Icky. (from thesneeze.com)
:: This is fantastic. From IAVA, Colleges Try to Ease Veterans' Move From Combat to Classroom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Afghan Blast Raises New Doubts in Europe. (from nytimes.com)
:: Another from IAVA, Lawmakers conflicted on VA claims fixes (from militarytimes.com)
:: And another, poignant story: During World War II, a Soldier Turned Cantor on the Battlefield. (from nytimes.com) Listen hereat YouTube.
:: From HuffPo, Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are.
:: One more from IAVA, Bill to help homeowners moves forward (from militarytimes.com)

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May. 13th, 2010 01:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 26, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From IAVA, 4 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan ;_; (from cnn.com)
:: Also from IAVA, U.S. gives new rights to Afghan prisoners. (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Making Media Partisanship Work.
:: From Brave New Films, SickForProfit.com. The video will make your blood boil.
:: From @trexsandwich, NatalieDee. Awesome and funny comics. :D
:: From @shannynmoore, Frank Schaeffer: Glenn Beck and the 9/12 Marchers: Subversive From Within Very informative, please read. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @newsminer, Yes on sales tax Some of the comments are even smart. (from newsminer.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. Wilson Shouts 'You Lie' After Wife Fakes Orgasm (from borowitzreport.com)
:: From a link from HuffPo, The 9/12 Project: What? (from trueslant.com)
:: Beautiful time-suck win. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Orisinal : Morning Sunshine (from ferryhalim.com)
:: Why am I not surprised? From HuffPo, 9/12 March 'Tea Party' Photo: False Image Spread By Anti-Reform Activists and thisfrom PolitiFact that goes into more detail.
:: This will make your head explode with RAAAAGE. From Trialia via Gtalk, Steven L. Anderson: Killing Gays is Not Murder (from signorile.com)
:: From BBC News, Is race a factor in Obama protests Um, do bears shit in the woods?
:: From military.com, Military Spouses Create Group to Help Troops, Vets Find Jobs :D
:: Also from military.com, Military Chief Suggests Need to Enlarge U.S. Afghan Force (from nytimes.com)

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May. 13th, 2010 01:47 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 24, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From @natthedem, President Obama Memorializes Walter Cronkite Is an excellent speech. (youtube)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Barack Obama with a Cricket Bat. :D 'Cause Fizzy sent me that link when it was new, and I'm sure it'll make her smile again since she knows who the other guy is too. ^_^ Also, is a wholly perfect use of the "liberal riot bat of justice" tag. XD (is locked since it's RBR.)
:: This warms the cockles of my heart. From @books4soldiers, from 1SG Rob :)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What Would Jesus NOT Do? Well worth the watch. (youtube)
:: From @rkref, Tim Pawlenty: I Might Invoke the 10th Amendment to Stop Health Care Reform Well, there hasn't been much federalism discussion lately, but it's still bullpucky. (from washingtonindependent.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, The Bigots' Last Hurrah I'll say it again: SUCK IT, @NOMTWEETS. (from nytimes.com)
:: This addictive game that Fizzy showed me: Bubble Spinner It's addictive. (from addictinggames.com)
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Ana Marie Cox -- Why We Should Get Rid of the White House Press Corps (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, John Green -- Why We Should Get Rid of the Prom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]atheism, Laughing at Religion, a compilation of the YouTube Religion Wars.
:: From [info]sunoftheskye at [info]antitheism, This week (of Apr. 20th) in Holy Crimes.
:: About time! From change.org, Department of Labor Releases List of Slave-Made Goods.
:: Also from change.org, It's Time to End the Federal Ban on Gay Blood Donations It's past time. That ban is my age!
:: Another from change.org, Don't Let Kellogg's Buy Scientists: Froot Loops Aren't a Healthy Breakfast. Fo'reals.
:: Lubna Hussein rocks my socks. One more from change.org, Lubna & Her Pants *fistbumps from Alaska*

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May. 9th, 2010 08:49 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 15, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. The "H" stands for "Hussein." (from [info]atheism)
:: From [info]queer_theory, 100 Unintentionally Hilarious Spam Subject Lines LAWL. (from cracked.com)
:: Also from [info]queer_theory, the Mudhouse Cafe in Springfield, MO :)
:: This gem from [info]fancy_galloway:

I liked church. which is odd.

I came to a conclusion: I have not accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, I have however added him to my buddy list. I friended him on myspace. I commented on his facebook.

So yeah, we are not exactly in the "close intimate relationship" the pastor described, but I dont mind him living next door, he can date my sister, and I'd buy a car from him.

:: And this unfortunate funneh from [info]sarken:
As I do about once every year, I took my contact out, dropped and couldn't find it, and concluded I must have missed and left it in. I tried to take it out again, thereby reminding myself that OW FUCK IT HURTS WHEN YOU GRAB YOUR EYEBALL AND PINCH.
:: This well-considered commentary on Genesis from [info]solid_squid at [info]antitheism.
:: From @msnbc, Tweet by tweet: Breaking Down Obama's speech (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: COOOOOOL. From @aesthetik_dekay, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Touring Exhibit. XD
:: From whitehouse.gov, Remarks by the President to a Joint Session of Congress on Health Care. Full text, yo.
:: From @ontd_political, Text of letter to the President from senator Edward M. Kennedy.
:: From [info]metaquotes, a modern reboot of Passover. :P
:: From @impeachmybush, The Obama-Pelosi-Biden "bitch plz" face at Joe Wilson (FUCK YEAH.)
:: SCHAWEET. From Fizzy via Gtalk, The Passion of the Facebook :D
:: From @rkref, Joe Wilson of South Carolina said Obama lied, but he didn't. (from politifact.com)
:: From @books4soldiers, ACB maintainers keep Apaches in air (from booksforsoldiers.com)

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May. 9th, 2010 08:46 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 13, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From the awesome artist [info]quirkybird, her comic Bite Me! :D Go read it!
:: From [info]queer_theory, the blogs 69 Love Songs, Illustrated and Feasting on Art. :)
:: Heehee. From a link in an [info]atheism comment thread, the Cult of Cthulu. :P
:: From a friend on Yahoo! IM, Pangender on Wikipedia, from there to Genderqueer.
:: From Genderqueer, United Genders of the Universe, Gender Queer Revolution, Genderfork.com, and Polygender.co.uk, and thus I felt a little less alone. Not exactly androgynous myself, but I do rebel against rigid gender roles.
:: Wow. From CNN Politics, Wilson calls White House to Apologize.
:: This is something Fizzy showed me. It's the last piece from the NYT reporter in Afghanistan who was killed. 'I would not leave Afghanistan'
:: From [info]poor_skills, this and this on Amish Friendship Bread starters and recipes. :)
:: From another [info]poor_skills comment thread, Paula Burch's All About Hand Dyeing. :D
:: From @milblogging, Wisconsin Troops: A World Away, But Maybe A Little Bit Closer Than You Thing with the Power of a Military Blog :) (from milblogging.com)
:: From [info]greencow, Waking up Canadian (youtube)
:: HAHAHAHAHAHA! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Chris Franklin - Bloke Famous Aussie comedian Chris Franklin doing a parody of Meredith Brooks's "Bitch." (youtube)
:: Heehee. Fizzy just showed me this to show Chris: Super Mario man: 20 years and still chasing Princess Peach. XD (from theage.com.au)
:: From [info]quirkybird, the Stumpdown Comics Fest 2009! (Yes, it already happened.):: Another from Fizzy: SA pigeon 'faster than broadband' :D (from news.bbc.co.uk)

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May. 6th, 2010 12:50 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 9, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This is pretty neat. Another from [info]i_iz_norml, Colorful way to better autistic kids' social skills :)
:: While picking [info]europelaughing's icons for the icon meme, I got to [info]bitsy_icons, which took me to spiffy Twilight snark by [info]cleolinda. :D
:: Another bit of awesomeness by [info]cleolinda linked from [info]bitsy_icons: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Fifteen Minutes Awesome.
:: The above post was a [info]m15m, so I went there, and from there found [info]made_of_fail_pc, and from there, Peter David's blog! Peter David is one of my favorite Star Trek writers.
:: From this post in [info]antitheism, this funny comedian by Maria Bamford:

I had a friend invite me to this "class" he had taken. "It's really changed my life. Would you like to come to a newcomers class at 7:30 PM? There's no obligation, and it's free!" And I was like "sure I'll join your cult!"

And I went! I went to the cult because they said they had free food, and that's MY religion. ;)

:: From @gayatheist, Michelangelo Signorile Takes on NOM's Brian Brown.
:: This is the only link I'm going to post regarding SurveyFail. From Hoyden About Town.
:: Neato! From kink_bingo at DW, Slash Books :D :D
:: This awesomeness from [info]thepodsquad, quoted by [info]supersuncspaz7 at [info]metaquotes:

Me: can I just say, really quickly, that whenever I watch shows about Jesus, I'm like, "Damn, Jesus, you were awesome."
Me: and then I get sad for him chillin' up in heaven having to deal with so many assholes invoking his name for stupid shit.
Me: Like...Creed.
Me: I bet Jesus is so not a fan of Creed.
Me: He's like, "Really, Scott Stapp? Really? This is what we're doing now?"
Me: Only in Aramaic or whatever.
MADELINE: i say that all the time
MADELINE: jesus is totally like OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO MY ROOM UNTIL THESE BITCHES CALM DOWN
MADELINE: and God is like, Jesus? Honey? Come out.
Me: And he's like, "DAD. DAD. I cannot deal with these people, okay? I mean, at least you can smite them. I'm just sitting up here chilling and wishing I could have a chocolate Easter egg."
MADELINE: and God's like, honey. come on.
Me: and eventually, God has to go get Mary
Me: and Mary's like, "He's your son."
Me: and God's all, "Mary, please. Not now. Your son needs you."
MADELINE: LOL
MADELINE: And Mary's all, you know, I try and I try, but let me just tell you this: when he lived with me, he was not like this.

:: From [info]thrifthorror, Evil Bunny Megapost D: (from shewalkssoftly.com)
:: After Fizzy saw the bit in an earlier Sidetrackedery about Barnacle Bill, she sent me the link to the lyrics to "Eskimo Nell" and it are NSFW.
:: Also from Fizzy, a bawdier version of Barnacle Bill.
:: A quote from [info]polyanarch posted by [info]torasama in [info]metaquotes:

Christianity: The belief that life and all of the universe is a gift from an imaginary magic spirit who lives in space and is angry at all humans because a woman he made of spare ribs was talked into eating the fruit from a magic tree by a talking snake. This is the same magic spirit who later came down and impregnated a virgin so he could have a son who would be killed and turned into a zombie. This was so that people could eat the meat and drink the blood from his zombie body and be saved from the stigma of what that rib-woman did by eating the magic fruit that made the magic spirit mad in the first place. Only by eating this magic zombie flesh and blood, and telepathically pledging their lives to him, can the descendants of the spare-rib woman be forgiven and follow his son whom he sent to save them from himself.

:: Okay, for the rest of this one I'll just link to the [info]metaquotes post. :P
:: This bit of Richard Dawkins awesome from [info]atheism. :)

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May. 6th, 2010 12:48 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Hee. From [info]atheism, US religious Right concedes defeat
:: This is fucking awesome. The Gonzales Cantata A choir work based on transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Alberto Gonzales, by Australian composer (who's lived in the US for six years) Melissa Dunphy.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, this adorableness of kids' responses to "What does love mean?" found at [info]sw_fangirl's LJ. :)
:: From [info]mil_wives, Working Around the Military: Challenges of Military Spouse Employment. Very well done, methinks.
:: From [info]words_spoken, her fantastic professional photography website featuring her often-breathtaking images.
:: This are epic smackdown. From [info]atheism, Christopher Hitchens vs. Todd Freil on Wretched Radio. FULL POINTS SIR. Also, Todd Freil is a douchebag. (from atheistmedia.com)
:: From [info]navytron89, these sci-fi-ish pics from the Paris Fashion Show I always wonder when I see stuff like that, who would buy such a thing, and where would he/she wear it? (from [info]wendylady2)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Stephen Colbert on Whose Line Is It Anyway! (youtube)
:: Awww. :( From Fizzy, Mr. Percival's last flight. (from theage.com.au)
:: Here, have some creationist bullshit: From [info]atheism, How God Helped Noah by Using Earth's Magnetosphere. And I was really impressed with this comment, which is rare because it comes from [info]vox_diabolica, one of the community's trolls:

Wait... Doesn't hydrogen need to combust in order to combine with oxygen to make water? That was strangely missing from the Genesis account. 'And Noah said: "Oh the humanity! The sky is on fire!" And lo, the boat he made out of very flammable wood was fried.'

:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]amuin at [info]metaquotes, [info]elenbarathi on same-sex marriage: (yes, I'm gonna quote the whole thing)

"I'm very much against ALL marriage, except in the religious sense. If people want to get married by the rites of their church, whether it's the Catholic Church or the Church of All Worlds, that's fine with me and I wish them all mazel tov (or the Martian equivalent.) I totally support the church's right to say who may or may not be married within its tradition. HOWEVER, this joyful religious ceremony should have NO standing under U.S. law, any more than baptism has. In this country, Church and State are separate.

Let adults wishing to legally share their resources and responsibilities with their adult cohabitants go down to City Hall and file a contract specifying the details of their arrangement. The number and sex of the signers and which (if any) of them are sharing a bed should be NO business of the State's.

:: ARGH. From [info]ontd_political, Trigger Warning (It's about the public option, it's not actually triggery.)
:: Cuteness picspam here! Is [info]rahmbamarama so it's locked.
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Michigan part of growing push for autism coverage. 'Bout time.
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, Still Overlooking Austistic Adults. Another one to file under #HCRNAO

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May. 2nd, 2010 04:31 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds

(From August 27, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]metaquotes, It's a coming of age thing, really... (O noes, where to hide teh pornz!)
:: From [info]thrifthorror, Meet Damien the Demon Fish
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Dad, Mum, and the Dogs of magnificient ordinariness (from theage.com.au)
:: Another from Fizzy, Seeing the funny side when it's no joking matter :)
:: Meanwhile, back on [info]metaquotes, a homophobe gets called on his point-missing. XD
:: From an [info]antitheism comment thread, Idiocratic Design, with commentary on and pictures from the movie Idiocracy. (from underconsideration.com)
:: Ugh. From somewhere on Twitter, Conservatives Crow About Ted Kennedy's Death on Twitter though I think the potshot taken at Meghan McCain was uncalled-for. (from airamerica.com)
:: From the above page, The Accomplishments Of Senator Ted Kennedy, 1962-2009 Well done. :)
:: From @lechatsavant, Creative Poodle Grooming. Freaking awesome. :D
:: From military.com, Ermey Says He'll 'Square Away' Birthers Right on!
:: Neato! From @aesthetik_dekay, SongMeanings :)
:: From [info]marlykins, I dunno if I've posted this before, but Twistori is always interesting. :)
:: From a link from @litterthisheart, Star Trek Parody 'Tis awesome:

UHURA: What can I do for you, baby? Say the word. Anything you want. Carnal relations. In this elevator.
SPOCK: Keep performing admirably. Er, not in the elevator.
UHURA: Oh well, it said 'Vulcan' on the box when I bought it.

More:

SPOCK: You again? What do I have to do, choke a bitch?
KIRK: In this time of war, while you are in a delicate condition, I would just like to say this. Your mom.
SPOCK: GUESS SO. RAR!

:: From supergee at Dreamwidth, A Message on Ted Kennedy to Conservatives Who Hated Him (Mostly Profanity-Free for the Kiddies) Right on.
:: From the above link, Edward M. Kennedy, Address to the People of Massachusetts on Chappaquiddick. I'm posting this for people who, like me, didn't know the story before he passed away.

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Apr. 10th, 2010 05:59 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: I love this muchly. Water, by Sharanya Manivannan (from [info]exceptindreams)
:: OT3, yo. :) (The original post is awesome too. From [info]rahmbamarama and therefore locked.)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuchAdam and Jamie from Mythbusters on Countdown! :D (from msnbc.com)
:: From [info]metaquotesA wholly NSFW and AWESOME poem by [info]vito_excalibur.
:: From the author of the poem linked above's "poetry" tag, *88 Lines About 44 Fangirls* (by [info]drewkitty)
:: And this awesomeness from [info]odditycollector. :D
:: It's fun to watch the folks at [info]atheist feed the trolls. :)
:: And Apologetics from [info]atheism. (If you don't get it by the time you read the comments, check the date. :P)
:: From [info]skywaterblueMIND MELD: If We Ran Battlestar Galactica SF writers discuss what they'd have done differently.
:: From Chris via Gtalk, The Sith do not bottle-feed kittens! (from chugworth.com)
:: This cartoon at [info]antitheism led me to the same cartoon at [Bad username: politicalcartoons], which led me back to the comm for the first time in awhile, which led me to this and its, um... interesting comments.
:: And from the comments from that last, Man Who Brought Assault Rifle To Obama Rally Was Part Of Radio Stunt (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: This is neato! From Fizzy via Gtalk, The Moods of Ginger Mick. A series of poems in Old Strine. Full text! :D
:: From [info]metaqotescumaensibyl and witchsistah have some advice for Jensen Ackles' girlfriend *gigglefits*:: From [info]atheismthisthisthisthis, and this about "Liberty" University. :P 

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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:02 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 19, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]ontd_politicalObama's Man on the Budget - Just 40 and Going Like 60
:: This fucking awesome music video full of badass women getting what they want from [info]greensilver (via 
:: From [info]metaquote[info]james_nicoll on whether Canada should annex the Turks and Caicos Islands
:: From the above, The Rhinoceros Party of Canada Neeeeeato. (from wikipedia)
:: ARGH. *stomps around, fuming* Anchorage Mayor Vetoes Gay Rights Ordnance. I'd so like to make the drive there just to kick this motherfucker in the shins. (from newsminer.com)
:: From [info]metaquotesan excellent turn of phrase :D
:: I love these kind of lists. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Things that say 'Melbourne' (even more than a big M) :D
:: From @marlaerwin, OMG, how accepting: Australian Ruggers, and from there, This Is Oz - Speak up for an inclusive Australia EPIC WIN, Y'ALL. :D
:: From McClatchy, Who's behind the attacks on a health care overhaul?
:: From [info]ontd_politicalSpeaking Freely, Biden Finds Influential Role (from nytimes.com)
:: From @8C, Language Log >> An Old Person's Guide to "No Homo" I've seen this on an "Army / No Homo" T-shirt, and I even heard it at a barbecue with Reid and some of his Army buddies...but now I know the origins. (from languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu)
:: Also from @8C, Sweet Surrender: A Little Debbie Death Match :D :D:: One more from @8C, A Selection of People You Will Always Find in a Yoga Class ...heehee... 

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028.

Apr. 9th, 2010 03:01 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 17, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Awesome. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Browns join Twitter war over NHS (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From six degrees of , One SyStep Forward, Two SySteps Back. Who'd'a thunk it? A fail bigger than the name "SyFy" itself.
:: This is so cool. From Fizzy, Sit-Skiers relish fruity instruction
:: From @JoinTheImpact, Assembly OKs gay rights ordinance 7-4 :D :D
:: Another from Fizzy: School pupil, 90, dies in Kenya What an awesome guy. :)
:: From [info]ontd_politicalCanada prepared to fight zombie invasion! So. Fucking. Cool. (And the source article, Scholars put braaaaains together to thwart zombies :D)
:: From a comment in the above, the comic President Evil. (from ontd_political, locked)
:: From a link from one of [info]liz_marcs's cut-the-bullshit posts, the one for countries with government health care, Say Hello to Yellow: State-Sponsored Healthcare in Denmark I really like the card idea. (Though you'd think something like a Social Security Number would work here.)
:: From HuffPo, Michael Krantz: Who Would Jesus Insure? Tea Party Dispatch From San Francisco
:: From [info]fizzylandDNA Sculpture is "Vile and Offensive" Whut.
:: From the site of the last link, Being Religious is like Eating Sand
:: Heehee. From [info]atheismJesus of the Week :D
:: From [info]maddow_kicksRachel Maddow on Afghanistan -- ang Groupies and finally buying a TV (PODCAST) (but it's not automatic audio)
:: I call BULLSHIT. But this comment is fucking hilarious:

"Keep your Jesus off my penis, keep your Bible off my balls, keep your prayers outta my ears and your crosses off my walls. You can have the virgin mother and the ressurection[sic] too, but keep your Jesus off my penis and I’ll keep my penis off of you."
:: Another one from Fizzy: 10 Popular Porn Scenarios That Seem Highly Implausible (from cracked.com) 

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:09 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 9, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]atheismGod 'will not give happy ending' About climate change. (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: From a link from the above article, Camp offers 'godless alternative' :D
:: This is bullshit. From @MODwife, Hero dog Sandbag forced to stay in Iraq despite desperate please from British troops(from dailymail.co.uk)
:: From [info]rahmbamaramaWhite House Peep of Staff Rahm Emanupeep :D :D :D
:: Sweeeet. from [info]ontd_politicalRahm Slammed Dems Attacking Other Dems as "F--king Stupid," Sources Say (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: This meta-meta-worthy gem from [info]kyra_neko_rei at [info]metaquotes:

New theorem: Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from sarcasm.

Corrollary: Sufficiently advanced sarcasm is indistinguishable from stupidity.

:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Hello Kitty Military Pach HELL YEAH DUDE. :D
:: This fantastic rant on preserving historical artifacts from [info]mhael.
:: From @ltdanchoi, Daniel Choi | Queer of the Month | August 2009 (from gaynewsdaily.net)
:: From [info]atheisma legitimate question and a page full of excellent answers.
:: Another from Fizzy, No longer shut away, people with a disability are still shut out (from theage.com.au)
:: Edit, 8/10: The report mentioned in the above article.

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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:08 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(from August 6, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Weekly Bonus Question Some good ones! (from bbc.co.uk)
:: Another from Fizzy, From chip shop owner to doctor In the words of Fizzy, "good on you, Dr Chippie" :D (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And another from Fizzy: Great Parliamentary Brawls From Around the World Niiice. (from asylum.com)
:: Oh look, another from Fizzy! No, she's not spamming me, these are over the space of a few days. Get a grip. Have a nice day. And lighten up, dude. (from theage.com.au)
:: From [info]_53 at [info]atheismWoman Accused of Church Theft Blames Satan (from weirdnewsfiles.com)
:: Also from [info]_53 at [info]atheismMalaysian Woman Jailed For Worshipping Tea Pot Lordy fuck, it's not like they were hurting anyone. (from weirdasianews.com)
:: From random surfing, this and this about the "birthers" from news.bbc.co.uk, which is good at explaining things in Q&A format.
:: This NSFW gem that Chris just sent me. (8/5) (from somethingpositive.net) Have one more, also NSFW.
:: And another. I swear, Chris and I might as well be under those speech bubbles. :P
:: Another from Fizzy. This is awesome. Strong African communities will defeat terror recruiters (from theage.com.au)
:: So there was a mention of Rule 34 in a conversation with Fizzy. She suggested I Google "maths porn." I wound up at the TV Tropes page for Rule 34, so of course I haven't found it yet. But I did google one of the things I did find...WHUT. LHC - The Large Hardon Collider NSFW.
:: Found at the DW comm polybigbang, this excellent primer on polyamory

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024.

Mar. 31st, 2010 04:23 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 29, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From [info]atheism, Pilot who paused to pray in emergency gets 10 years FOR GREAT JUSTICE. (from irishtimes.com)
:: From [info]syntaxia, Oversaving, a Burden for Our Times (from nytimes.com)
:: Just saw this site mentioned on MSNBC Live. (Jul. 28) bakemeawish.com Soup from a stone, fancy that!
:: A public service announcement from [info]kawaii_not.
:: From [info]sarken, Keith Olbermann looking into the camera and saying, "tit." WIN.
:: From [info]exceptindreams, The Crickets Have Arthritis. Yeah, I cried. But I think a non-nutter would cry upon reading that too.
:: This recipe for microwave bread from [info]poor_skills:

Microwave Bread

2 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of milk
1 egg.

Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl and stick it in the microwave for 5 minutes or until solid. Eat while hot.

If you like sweeter bread add some more sugar into it.

There are also several recipes similar to this on the internet if you want to check them out.
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/312
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15995.0

:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Shaken but not stirred by stadium-rock spirituality (from theage.com.au):

Christian pop, ’80s power anthems, Metallica meets Cheap Trick. A mosh pit for Jesus was jumping with teenagers in rapture and a balcony of Planetkids went off for Christ. Music blared from the stadium sound system while the screen seduced us with slick videos edited so fast the phrase ‘‘subliminal image" kept popping into my head. Lyrics flashed up: "Come like a flood and saturate me now." I wondered what Freud would have made of the disproportionate use of such words as ‘‘come’’, ‘‘touch’’ and ‘‘feel’’, and the phrases "move within me" and "being filled". My favourite was "King of Glory, enter in".

and

A pastor banged on about sacrifice and said it wasn’t important how much we sacrificed just as long as we gave as much as we could. No matter how small it was. I didn’t know what he was on about until the giving cards came round. And a little bucket for coins. No lid with a slot. A big open bucket, so you could be shamed by your paltry donation.

Then there were the plugs for the Mighty Men’s night and Beautiful Women Seminar. Male volunteers were encouraged to get involved with the ladies’ seminar with the promise of ‘‘being able to tell 3000 women what to do’’. Beautiful women. Mighty men. Note: not mighty women and beautiful men.

:: Bookworm WIN. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Library fan nears 25,000th book :D
:: From [info]klaudie via a train of links I can't follow back to its source, You Can Do Better!

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Mar. 31st, 2010 04:22 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 28, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: This is awesome. From change.org, Youth Taking Action: Serving Iraqi refugees
:: Found at [info]rahmbamarama, Obama's First 100 Days from The Onion.
:: From [info]aesthetik_dekay at my Tim Minchin post, "I have this horrible fear of zombies..." Is good tiems. XD
:: From [info]queer_yay, another WBC smackdown! WIN.
:: Yes, another post of mine to [info]metaquotes. :) (Re: the "Ex-Masturbator" T-shirts, etc.)
:: Lordy. From [info]zevshir, Does Policy Endanger Female Soldiers? (from cbsnews.com)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, An interview with Jerry Coyne (from americanscientist.org)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Attitude of Rahm Emanuel (from esquire.com)
:: From [info]olberfanns, this video and this video of Keith Olbermann on CSPAN.
:: Neato! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Top Gear star to build Lego house (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: During a conversation on sexuality, I looked this up on Google: Two Spirited People A fascinating read.
:: An awesome Keith/Anderson AU by [info]peapods42.
:: From [info]driftingfocus, 6 Reasons North Korea is the Funniest Evil Dictatorship Ever (from cracked.com)
:: From the above link, The Insane Histories of the World's 6 Tiniest Nations (from cracked.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, Big City - A Teacher's Commitment Ceremony, and the Seventh Grade Is Invited WIN.
:: From [info]colbertobsessed, Snacks and Shit and Porn SFW - Safe For Work Porn Pictures :D
:: From @FreedomToServe, Gay Soldier on British Army Magazine It is so beyond time to repeal DADT.
:: From [info]exceptindreams, this poem that made me wibble:

"The Wounding Moment"
Chris Ransick

Don't try to tell me now
we were otherwise kind to the girl.
Such lies mock both the truth and
what we've become since with our
accumulated years. I know I will walk
backward through nightmares forever,
trying but unable to catch her tears
in my outstretched palm.
When you tormented her that day
at the woods' edge, summer sky
stormed because your words
curdled clouds. Yes, she was fat,
and her skin raw with blemishes.
I flinched when she raised her head,
red-rimmed eyes fierce, and learned
from her how to speak none of it.
I was, as always, captive in my
little-brotherness to you, my captain,
but I disowned you there with the
sunlight glinting off your blond hair,
all your beauty still somehow less
than her anger, sheathed.

:: The comments on this entry of [info]atheism are creative-solution-finding WIN.
:: From Fizzy, State faces 'worst-ever' fire season I'll be over here, worried sick for Fizzy and her family for the next several months.

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Mar. 31st, 2010 04:20 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 24, 2009)

Sidetrackedery
, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: WIN. From [info]metaquotes.
:: WIN. From [info]atheism, This was amusing. Perphaps I would take a less violent approach. :P
:: Things to make you go "awwwwwwww :D" From Fizzy via Gtalk, Boys will be boys - unless we stop them NOW!" (from smh.com.au)
:: Another warm fuzzy courtesy of Fizzy:
Baby whale's first breath 'the treat of a lifetime' (from watoday.com.au)
:: This and for the WIN. (from PunditKitchen)
:: From @milblogging,
SFC Jared Monti - Medal of Honor (Afghanistan) ;_;
:: From @sarking via @roomerholmes, Echo Chamber of Secrets: 30 Media Muggles and their Harry Potter Counterparts I disagree with nearly all of these, but I heartily approve of the Rachel Maddow/Harry Potter comparison!
:: The Star Trek Rule, courtesy of this entry in [info]atheism.
:: Pimping this and this for Raise the Roof, hat tip to [info]shiruartist.
:: WIIIIN. Fic: Going Down Under int he White House, by [info]count_nikula at [info]rahmbarama.
:: DUDE. From Fizzy, Elmer Fudd doing "I'm Too Sexy" (YouTube)
:: Ignore the [info]ljsecret text, I just want the rings as my wedding set.
:: From change.org, Recession Babies
:: Also from change.org, Violence Escalating Against Anti-Coal Activists

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:40 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 22, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: HAHAHAHAHAHA. From [info]metaquotes.
:: From military.com, Unknown No More; Fallen Troop Named Neato! :)
:: What would Pat Buchanan have to say to get himself fired from MSNBC? (from mediamatters.org)
:: Death to My Embryos! Long Live Stem Cells! (by Michele Kayal at HuffPo)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What's Left For A Soul To Do?
:: From [info]skywaterblue, EXCLUSIVE: Pocket Books Announces 2010 Star Trek Books -- Includes 4 'JJ-verse' Novels Um, in case it wasn't obvious, there are MAJOR SPOILERS therein.
:: Also from [info]skywaterblue, Doctor Who's David Tenant tipped to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Interesting!
:: This massive stack of win from [info]metaquotes.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Holy hoon: flying nun clocked at 180km/h :D
:: From the Fairbanks News-Miner, Alaska firefighters grapple with blazes
:: From military.com, Rules for Rendering Hand Salute of U.S. Flag
:: LAWL. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Stand-up straight and listen when Barack Obama speaks to you (from smh.com.au)
:: This awesome, awesome article, found via a link from [info]rahmbamarama: The Unitarian Jihad For the win:

We are Unitarian Jihad. We are everywhere. We have not been born again, nor have we sworn a blood oath. We do not think that God cares what we read, what we eat or whom we sleep with. Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity notes for the record that he does not have a moral code but is nevertheless a good person, and Unexalted Leader Garrote of Forgiveness stipulates that Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity is a good person, and this is to be reflected in the minutes.

And some more win:

Brother Gatling Gun of Patience notes that he's pretty sure the world is out to get him because everyone laughs when he says he is a Unitarian. There were murmurs of assent around the room, and someone suggested that we buy some Congress members and really stick it to the Baptists. But this was deemed against Revolutionary Principles, and Brother Gatling Gun of Patience was remanded to the Sunday Flowers and Banners committee.

People of the United States! We are Unitarian Jihad! We can strike without warning. Pockets of reasonableness and harmony will appear as if from nowhere! Nice people will run the government again! There will be coffee and cookies in the Gandhi Room after the revolution.

:: From this entry in [info]atheism, Quiverfull, the patriarchy movement o.O
:: Also, No Longer Quivering, the blog of the two escapees mentioned in the previous article.
:: This from [info]ontd_political on marriage from a [info]lavenderfrost entry, and also this, this, and this.

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:38 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 13, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: Phelps (WBC) people getting pwned in an epic way, courtesy of [info]lavenderfrost. :D
:: Yeah, what she said! From [info]eh_notsomuch
:: Fizzy sent me this from Cake Wrecks. XDDD
:: Well, this hit a little too close to home. (from PostSecret)
:: From Daily Kos via @Shoq, Former CIGNA executive says Michael Moore was right all along
:: HOLY SHIT FUNNEH. Rule 34: If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions. (from PunditKitchen)
:: The sack lunches, from [info]militarylove. Made me cry.
:: FUCKING COOL. From [info]metaquotes.
:: Yes, another one from [info]metaquotes. I couldn't just let "Righteous American Penis of Justice" go un-re-quoted, now, could I?
:: How to make Rice Cooker Bread. From a post at [info]poor_skills.
:: Linked in an [info]antitheism entry, Don't ask, don't tell documentary explores gays in the military. Especially read the comments.
:: From this post in [info]antitheism, Atheists call for 'debaptism' (from the BBC) Neato. :)
:: Via [info]lavenderfrost, This is your Nation on White Privilege (Updated) (from redroom.com)
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes:

On that topic, it occurs to me that Easter is truly the original holiday of the Living Dead (one of the originals, anyways-- I'm sure there are older mythologies too). And that, therefore, it ought to be taken over by the zombie contingent and adopted as one of their holy days. So remember, kids, leave out a nice basket of brains for Jesus so he won't come after yours!

:: From [info]quirkybird, a lovely poem called "Woe".

Woe!

It is true, our tribe is similar to the bees,
It gathers honey of wisdom, carries it, stores it in honeycombs.
I am able to roam for hours
Through the labyrinth of the main library, floor to floor.
But yesterday, looking for the words of masters and prophets,
I wandered into high regions
That are visited by practically no one.
I would open a book and could decipher nothing.
For letters faded and disappeared from the pages.
Woe! I exclaimed-so it comes to this?
Where are you, venerable ones, with your beards and wigs,
Your nights spent by a candle, griefs of your wives?
So a message saving the world is silenced forever?
At your home it was the day of making preserves.
And your dog, sleeping by the fire, would wake up,
Yawn, and look at you, as if knowing.


Czeslaw Milosz

:: And some RBR fun that I posted to [info]metaquotes. :)

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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:37 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 7, 2009)

Sidetrackedery, n.: the weird, interesting, and/or fun stuff I find via my ever-behindness in my LJ flist, from Twitter, emails, going back through friends' LJs, and elsewhere.

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:: From the Huffington Post, Palin Facebook Message Slams Media, References "Higher Calling"
:: From the Huffington Post, Murkowski Blasts Palin: You Abandoned Our State
:: From cnn.com, USO: It's not your father's entertainment anymore
:: From feministe.us, Thoughts on disability and respectful language, by way of this entry from .
:: RIGHT ON, QSCRIBE! From Pam's House Blend, Christians and "Civility"
:: From this awesomeness from [info]metaquotes:

I'm also going to take the time to state that if I get an Ipod Touch and they update the shit in September with a camera, sparkles, an easy bake oven, glitter, the power to circumcise, a tattoo gun, sunblock/lube dispenser, UV teeth whitener, taser, waffle iron, froyo dispenser, a tiny little gay man to criticize my outfits, and the ordained powers that be to marry anyone or anything, or any other cool shit, I'm going to be PISSED.

:: From [info]driftingfocus, A purrfect place for fanciers of felines: A kitten cafe! :D
:: From [info]fizzylizard via Gtalk, Comic cultures combine as Islam meets Superman (from theage.com.au)
:: From @msnbc, Tax appeals slam local governments Yikes!
:: From the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Tell Speaker Pelosi: It's Time to Repeal DADT Please sign and pass on!

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