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May. 19th, 2010 02:24 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 30, 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 HuffPo, Remembering Henry Gibson.
:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]a_human_bean at [info]antitheism, The Atheist Apocalypse. I can has? (from viruscomix.com)
:: From change.org, Who is the Most Discriminated Group in America? The answer: GLBT and Muslim Americans.
:: UGH, this is horrible. 62% of Disabled Unemployed (from change.org)
:: Sweet! From IAVA, The Pentagon's Bionic Arm. (from cbsnews.com)
:: From the Washington Post, School Lunch Punch.
:: Right on. From [info]antitheism, about Carrie fucking Prejean.
:: From this [info]metaquotes post, this homophobic Chick Tract.
:: This is what happens to you if you cover your cornflakes in crystal meth. From an odd ducky troll at [info]antitheism. :P
:: From [info]exceptindreams, "Letter from a Friend on Her Anniversary" by Katharine Coles.
:: From Beacon Within via Gtalk, Richard Dawkins's intro for his new book The Greatest Show On Earth. 'Tis awesome. (from richarddawkins.net)
:: Courtesy of [info]olberfanns, My Box in a box creators interviewed by Keith Olbermann. :D (youtube)
:: From a locked entry in [info]atheism, 82 Hovind Lies or False Statements. (youtube)
:: From this post in [info]antitheism:
Instead, they do what I have now wasted ten minutes doing. They jerk off to word play in an attempt to belittle viewpoints. Ah, pot and kettle, but at very least I will admit my potential for hypocrisy. I am a-shame in this respect, because better to get people talking about the way atheism is belittled through language dissemination to the point that Christians tend not to even know what the term means beyond an equivocation with communism and/or a lack of morality.

:: From @Books4Soldiers, Patrol Base Mahwil offers the unflushable toilet. With pictures! (from booksforsoldiers.com)

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May. 15th, 2010 01:49 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 30, 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 HuffPo, Remembering Henry Gibson.
:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]a_human_bean at [info]antitheism, The Atheist Apocalypse. I can has? (from viruscomix.com)
:: From change.org, Who is the Most Discriminated Group in America? The answer: GLBT and Muslim Americans.
:: UGH, this is horrible. 62% of Disabled Unemployed (from change.org)
:: Sweet! From IAVA, The Pentagon's Bionic Arm. (from cbsnews.com)
:: From the Washington Post, School Lunch Punch.
:: Right on. From [info]antitheism, about Carrie fucking Prejean.
:: From this [info]metaquotes post, this homophobic Chick Tract.
:: This is what happens to you if you cover your cornflakes in crystal meth. From an odd ducky troll at [info]antitheism. :P
:: From [info]exceptindreams, "Letter from a Friend on Her Anniversary" by Katharine Coles.
:: From Beacon Within via Gtalk, Richard Dawkins's intro for his new book The Greatest Show On Earth. 'Tis awesome. (from richarddawkins.net)
:: Courtesy of [info]olberfanns, My Box in a box creators interviewed by Keith Olbermann. :D (youtube)
:: From a locked entry in [info]atheism, 82 Hovind Lies or False Statements. (youtube)
:: From this post in [info]antitheism:
Instead, they do what I have now wasted ten minutes doing. They jerk off to word play in an attempt to belittle viewpoints. Ah, pot and kettle, but at very least I will admit my potential for hypocrisy. I am a-shame in this respect, because better to get people talking about the way atheism is belittled through language dissemination to the point that Christians tend not to even know what the term means beyond an equivocation with communism and/or a lack of morality.

:: From @Books4Soldiers, Patrol Base Mahwil offers the unflushable toilet. With pictures! (from booksforsoldiers.com)

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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. 14th, 2010 03:26 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 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 IAVA, Vets impatient with GI Bill payment delays (from militarytimes.com)
:: Also from IAVA, Obama to present Medal of Honor to Monti family Thursday (from militarytimes.com)
:: From HuffPo, Lorelei Kelly: Screaming Joe Wilson: Newt Gingrich's Frankenstein *sigh* Nevermind that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the creature.
:: This and this on the arrests made in Iraq after a rocket attack launched on the U.S. Embassy which coincided with Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Baghdad. (from militarytimes.com and nytimes.com)
:: From IAVA, Duckworth tells VA directors in Asheville to expect more women, more funding GOOD. (from citizen-times.com)
:: Heehee. From DailyKosTV, President Obama calling Kanye West a jackass. Off the record means off the record, but damn, that was fun to hear.
:: Right. The fuck. ON. From HuffPo, Trey Ellis: Mr. President, More "Jackass" Outbursts, please! XD
:: Getting TVTropes'd by HuffPo, cont'd: "Tea Party" Leader Melts Down On CNN: Obama Is An "Indonesian Muslim Turned Welfare Thug" Um, whut?
:: From a HuffPo Link, NineTwelvePhotos's photostream on Flickr.
:: From HuffPo, Reese Schonfeld: CNN Has Lost Its Way. He wrote:
When I heard one of the protesters demanding that President Obama and his "kind" were leading us to Communism, I had little doubt what "kind" he was talking about. Giving an audience of millions to enraged extremists is too great a gift to qualify as "freedom of speech."
And I disagree. Part of the beauty of freedom of speech is that everybody gets to be heard. I mean, yeah, CNN gets to decide what's shown on their air, but why not let the nutters hang themselves with their own rope?
:: So sad. Henry Gibson Died: Dead at 73 :( (from HuffPo)
:: SO not the change I voted for. RJ Eskow: Top Five Reasons the Baucus Bill is Really, Really Bad (from HuffPo)
:: Mo' HuffPo: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Pretends Her Medicare Flub Never Happened I have a hunch that Maria Bartiromo is getting paid under the table by anti-reform corporations. But it's just a hunch. :P
:: This awesomeness about family from [info]metaquotes.
:: OMFFSM Dorkiest advice request ever. Is [info]mil_wives and therefore locked.

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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. 10th, 2010 12:39 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 16, 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 @rkref, Paul Begala: Why I Loved Obama's Health Care Speech Right the fuck on, dude. (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: HAHAHAHAHA. From the links from the above link, Best News Blooper Ever? BBC Reporter Has Issues :D :D (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @ontd_political, AP FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on defecit pledge and other checks.
:: From @partlyyellow via @harrislacewell, The look you do NOT want to get! The comments are priceless! (from twitpic.com)
:: Wow, that didn't take long. From @sarking, Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition :D :D (from joewilsonisyourpreexistingcondition.com)
Some examples:
:: Joe Wilson laid off your dad just before his pension kicked in
:: Joe Wilson let his dog poop on your lawn
:: Joe Wilson pilfered your grandparent's pension account
:: Joe Wilson doesn't respect the constitution of your United States
:: Joe Wilson didn't refill your Brita pitcher
:: Joe Wilson sued your gramma for filesharing
:: Joe Wilson is on your death panel
:: Joe Wilson readjusted your car seat and rearview mirrors
:: Joe Wilson farted during your wedding vows
:: Joe Wilson stopped seeding the torrent at 97% complete
:: From @natthedem, Obama's Speech Moves Swing Voters to Support Reform (from democracycorps.com)
:: From @rkref, E.J. Dionne Jr. - At Long Last, Obama Fires Back on Health Reform (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from @rkref, Republicans Behaving Badly by Eugene Robinson. (from voices.washingtonpost.com)
:: Another from @rkref, On Brink, Obama Is Resolute and Clear (from nytimes.com)
:: And another from @rkref: More Reactions to Obama's Speech (from politicalwire.com)
:: Excellent! :D From @militaryavenue, Navy helps families with special-needs children (from nayvtimes.com)
:: Also from @militaryavenue, DOD Targets Drug Abuse During Red Ribbon Week (from militaryavenue.com)
:: Another from @militaryavenue, Guide for Helping Children and Youth Cope with Separation (a PDF from the DOD)
:: From @chrislhayes, Does Joe Wilson Believe the President Was Actually Lying? (from thenation.com)
:: From @militaryavenue, Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers (from militaryavenue.com)

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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. 7th, 2010 01:58 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 11, 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 spiffy post on regional accents from [info]driftingfocus. :D
:: Here, have a victory! Change.org Helps Negotiate Agreement Between ROCKSTAR Energy Drink and LGBT Rights Organizations :D Almost makes me want an energy drink. :P (from change.org)
:: From change.org, 5 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Homelessness.
:: Another from change.org. The Bible is Not About Beating LGBT People Up. More apologism. Sorry, folks, but Christianity taken literally hates teh gheys.
:: This gem from [info]rahmbamarama about the #teabagging (found at HuffPo):

Gergen: "They still haven't found their voice, Anderson. This happens to a minority party after it's lost a couple of bad elections, but they're searching for their voice."

Cooper: "It's hard to talk when you're teabagging."

:: This makes me sick, an anti-Day of Silence video by the certified hate group the Illinois Family Institute. From [info]antitheism.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, After Pirates, Tea Pariters, Obama to fight Vikings, Dinosaurs. Fucking awesome and funny! (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]atheism, the Your Religion Is False blog. :)
:: From [info]atheism, The God Debate featuring Sam Harris being okay, and Rick Warren being (as usual) a colossal douchebag.
:: O noes! Found this at [info]metaquotes, lady falls down trap door evil ( Mairi Duncan ) Poor lady.
:: I'll use [info]forwrathandruin's words: FUCK. YES. Phelps' Church Hit With $10.9 Million Judgment **celebrates good times, COME ON!**
:: From military.com, Baggers beef with green bags (from cinchouse.com)
:: Also from military.com, Don't Mess With The Force. tl;dr Non-nerd discovers Star wars through her young sons.
:: LOLLERSKATES. From [info]metaquotes, 14:01 flashing granniesw in the park, hi-tech style# tl;dr, twatter. :P
:: More awesomeness from [info]metaquotes: Revoking your Poetic License. :D

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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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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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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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(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. 25th, 2010 11:40 am
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(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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(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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Nov. 8th, 2009 05:44 am
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(From April 27, 2009.)

:: THIS awesomeness, from this [info]rahmbamarama post. :)

(Between chatting with Fizzy and the below quoted text, my day has been made. The only thing that could make this day (April 26) better would be if Chris were to be online, like now.)

OMG YES THEY HAVE TO PUT EVERYTHING IN CODE NOW BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THIS:

(a) ISSA IS A REPUBLICAN AND HAS A MIND LIKE THE INSIDE OF A VACUUM CLEANER FILTER (dusty, dirty, and overwhelmed by the suckage) SO HE INTERPRETS EVERYTHING AS CYBERSEX ANYWAY

(b) FAVS IS A FRAT BOY AND HAS A MIND LIKE A LEAF IN AUTUMN (beautiful, adaptable, but likely to end up in the gutter) SO HE ALSO INTERPRETS EVERYTHING HE GETS FROM RAHM AS CYBERSEX ANYWAY

(4) RAHM IS GETTING REALLY TIRED OF FAVS TALKING TENDERLY ABOUT HIS ~BABY CARROT~

:: THIS awesome analogy of evolution from PZ Meyers, courtesy of [info]atheism.
:: This, from Fizzy via Gtalk. It explains the significance of ANZAC Day way better than I did.
:: And this bit of good advice on the swine flu.

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