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May. 19th, 2010 02:24 am
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(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. 5th, 2010 02:13 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 5, 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 will make any sane person's blood boil. From [info]rpeate at [info]antitheism, NOM's Marriage Talking Points. Nope, it's still bigotry and discrimination.
:: From @jorajo, this super-cute kitty .gif! :D
:: From a comment thread in [info]atheist, shitty advice is shitty. (from salon.com)
:: And this excellent comment to said shitty advice from [info]chron_job. (Also, a lot of the other letters in response to the article are very good.)
:: An excellent bit on friending and LJ by [info]skreidle, found at [info]fragbert:

It occurs to me that you may just want to lay out some ground rules...about how this LJ is for you first, audience second; that there will be some days you don't post, and that's just life, please don't email/comment/txt about the lack o' dailypost; to keep the drama out; and that when you boil it down, listing someone as a "friend" on LJ only means two things: 1) 'I currently enjoy reading what you write', and 2) 'I'm allowing you to see my Friends-Only posts.' Anything beyond that is icing."

:: From @danielabrams, Voices Revealed: Kidnapper's Blog Flooded With Vengeful Comments. Because that's so constructive, yanno? *eyeroll* (from mediaite.com)
:: More Beckshit. From @danielabrams, Glenn Beck Accuses Obama of Starting Oligarhy (Sic) :P (from mediaite.com)
:: From [info]aesthetik_dekay, the [info]autism community, and from there, Carly's Voice. Is fascinating.
:: Have some Newt Gingrich being an ignorant jerkoff: from [info]repate at [info]antitheism, Obama administration 'anti-religious,' Gingrich says. Dude, liberal non est secular. There is a religious left.
:: From @roomerholmes, H.R. 3200 IN ITS ENTIRETY. And I'm determined to have read it all by the end of the month.
:: Heehee, right on. From [info]ksol1460 at [info]olberfanns, Barnacle Bill the Sailor. Mightily NSFW, this is the bawdy version. :) (from kristinhall.org)
:: And here's the clean version she posted at [info]olberfanns. :P
:: From [info]lady_sci_fi (I still think that's an awesome username) at [info]olberfanns, Aaron Sorkin returning to TV? Possible fictional show based on Countdown with Keith Olbermann? That would be frakkin' AWESOME.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Biden's Puppy Breeder: "Never, Never, Never Again". Lordy, people were dicks to her.
:: WORDY GOODNESS. A comment thread in [info]mil_wives led me to [info]stupid_free which led me to a post in [info]ohnotheydidnt and in a comment thread therein I found World Wide Words. :D

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May. 3rd, 2010 02:57 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 2, 2009. Oops, out of order!)

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 second YouTube clip here at [info]olberfanns:

Joel McHale: We weren't born with wings.
Craig Ferguson: We weren't born with wheels either; you still drive a car.

:: From [info]landfill_sky, Birmingham Repertory Theatre: His Dark Materials Part 1 I'd so love to see that series on stage! :D
:: From a comment in one of [info]sideofzen's entries, How to Get Melted ChapStick Out of Clothes. Useful! (from ehow.com)
:: From [info]atheist, for the love of all that's cute and fluffy, The United States is NOT a Christian Nation!
:: From a [info]metaquotes comment thread, THE KITTY CAT DANCE. (YouTube, automatic audio, automatic AWESOME)
:: From [info]quirkybird, the poem How to Name Your Familiar by Erica Jong. Is lovely.
:: From @andersoncooper, Dear President Obama #221: Inch by inch ... it's a cinch ... maybe (from cnn.com)
:: This makes me cry. And it makes my blood boil. From [info]mil_wives, Why Are Army Recruiters Killing Themselves? ;_; (from time.com)
:: From @DonLemonFans, Protests to focus on doctor who performed 60,000 abortions *sigh* (from cnn.com)
:: From @DotGay, Linda Ronstadt's Gay Mission (from planetout.com)
:: SWEET. From @gayatheist, Referendum 71 Supporters Names & Addresses Will Be Released. :D
:: From [info]atheist, UMD Senate Votes to Drop Commencement Prayer Right on! :D (from wjla.com)
:: From this entry to [info]atheism, The End of Philosophy. I think [info]chron_job's commentary was better than the article. :P (from nytimes.com)
:: "Hey kids! Have you heard of NOM? And did you know that WaPo has their head up Brian Brown's ass?" From @GayRainArmy, Profile of Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage (jerk.) (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, Vermont lawmakers legalize gay marriage Marriage is a state issue. One at a time is how it should be. (from msnbc.msn.com)

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Apr. 19th, 2010 09:45 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 25, 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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:: The comments on [info]olberfanns leading up to Keith's anticlimactic "big announcment" are fucking great.
:: Yeah, so I've linked to or copied just about every poem that [info]exceptindreams has posted that I've seen in keeping up with my flist. Well, they deserve to be linked/copied. Here's another, Listen! by Vladimir Mayakovsky.
:: From a comment thread in [info]atheist, 10 myths -- and 10 truths -- about atheism by Sam Harris. A really, really excellent article. Go read it! (from latimes.com)
:: This from [info]metaquotes:

My debit cards are, evidently, made in Outer Mongolia, on a machine that only works on days when it can be powered by the divine light of the full moon. It is then shipped by camel to Uttar Pradesh, where it's lost for six days. When, finally, one of the child workers in that factory amputates a finger on a diamond drill, it turns out, in quest for the first-aid kit (which is actually just a gun to shoot the kid with) that my debit card was being used to hold a door open. Acting promptly, the factory foreman grabs my card, uses it to slit the kid's throat, and then drops the bloodstained card into an envelope, which is probably addressed to Maine. The UPPS drops the envelope into the hold of a tramp steamer going the wrong direction, and eventually the card winds up in Africa, where I see it being used as a ping-pong paddle in the slums of Nairobi on Another Touching Discovery Documentary About Somewhere You Never Want To Live. The producer of the show is only available via carrier pigeon during the day, but can be reached by a pillar of fire at night, so eventually he takes the card from the kids playing ping-pong and sends it off to me, where it will be, for NO EVIDENT REASON, rerouted to Des Moines, IA, because Des Moines, WA is close enough, despite the zip code being wildly different. Eventually, the card will be hand-carried to me by a convicted serial killer named Opus, who is pretty sure I gots a purdy mouf.

On the plus side, I never, ever notice the bloodstains from the kid in Uttar Pradesh, because by the time I have time to examine the card, I've had to use it to kill Opus, so I assume it's his blood.

(And for all of you who laughed, there's plenty of room for the lot of you in Heather's Happy Hellbound Handbasket.)
:: This, this, and this, from [info]a_tergo_lupi. (from photoninthedarkness.com and sciencebasedmedicine.org)
:: From change.org, Students vs. the Defense of Marriage Act I wanted to stay umarried for just this reason, but with Chris going back into the military...I still feel guilty about it, like I'm flashing my heteronormative privilege around, even though I'm not heterosexual.
:: From change.org, A Global Look At Women's Attitudes Toward Domestic Abuse :(
:: From a link from change.org, Why I need a Public Option For Health Care Reform, by Danine Spencer (from danine.net)
:: Most of these are spot-on. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Uncomfortable Plot Summaries
:: From this [info]metaquotes context, How do you explain a missing hand to a child? Excellent article, and excellent comments. (from bbc.co.uk)
:: And then I looked up Kids Like Me So. Freaking. Cute.
:: Also from that context, Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs And they are neato. :)
:: So a comment in that context mentioned BoingBoing, though I didn't see the nephew's project mentioned there, but I did findthis awesomeness from [info]naominovik: her book His Majesty's Dragon, the full text!, and others. :D
:: And this deserves extra pimpage: The Suvudu Free Book Library! I don't think I'll be in a "book funk" for quite some time. XD Lots of series to get into here!
:: Two more links from that context's comments: Student Activism and A Fabulous Child's Story. Is super-neato. :)

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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:03 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 20, 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]lady_sci_fi at [info]olberfannsCBS Interview and bio of Keith Olbermann from 2007
:: From [info]sarkenVVC Premiere Vid: Oh My God (Better Than Chocolate) (from [info]butterfly)
:: I love this. From [info]sarken's weheartit, I love this style and the fun words that get put where "Keep Calm and Carry On" would go.
:: From weheartit, thisthisthis, and this. :)
:: From weheartit, Dexter the Screen Cleaner XD
:: From @newsminer, Report: Gun case, Bible among gifts sent to Palin
:: These gems from [info]zevshir:

"The frontal assault is the least preferred method of attack. Unless of course you're a marine, and then it's hey diddle diddle everybody up the middle."

-- from a lesson on infantry tactics this weekend

(Ranks right up there with the advice on why you need to get yourself squared away: "If you suck as a platoon leader, your company commander is gonna be all up in your kool-aid.")

:: And another from [info]zevshir:

overheard

W: I'm inebriated off life.

R: Well, don't drive if your blood-life content is .08 or over.

:: Neato! From @newsminer, Fairbanks Special Olympians let the bocce roll :D :D :D
:: ZOMFSM DO WANT. Saw the commercial on MSNBC just now, and Googled it: KEITH OLBERMANN BOBBLEHEAD. XDDD
:: Cooool! From fleursdesoleils at xanga, Books-painted staircase!
:: From Weather.com via Google search, Major Hurricane Bill: a threat to land? *keeps watching, worrying*
:: From military.com, Time for 'Don't Ask' Policy to Go? Good article, but I'd recomment avoiding most of the comments. *facepalm*
:: Also from military.com, Vision Care Center Still out of Sight *sigh* 

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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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