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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 12:48 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. 6th, 2010 12:46 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 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 military.com, Guard Opens First Academy for Dropouts. Neato! :)
:: Also from military.com, Working With War Wounds. Best wishes, Sgt. Ranno.
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, TRMS Insani-Tea: Conservatives Rally Around "Teabagging" Oh, here they come. Going through April is gonna be FUN!
:: From @DonLemonFans, Viral Web site mocks Wal-Mart customers. I'm looking through People of Wal-Mart, and as a Southerner, I haven't found anything particularly offensive yet. Most of it's just funny/embarrassing.
:: From @Scoop44, Why Objectivity Just Won't Matter
:: From @gayatheist, Protect Maine Equality Releases First Two TV Ads Well done!
:: From Encyclopedia Dramatica, quoted by [info]zevshir:

how being verbose works to your advantage:

"If your teacher assigns you a paper on some boring-ass topic like the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, you know that bitch isn't gonna read every single paper in your 500 seat lecture class, so you can just fire up the copypasta machine and make your paper so long and boring that she'll get about 3 pages in before giving up and scribbling a "B" on it before running off to some seedy motel with one of her other students."

:: Neato! From [info]zevshir, North Carolina Town Prints Own Currency to Support Local Business
:: Awwwwwww. From [info]exceptindreams, I know you little, I love you lots.
:: WIN. From @GayRainArmy, Finger Bitten Off in Fight At Health Care Rally. The injured anti-reform man walked to Los Robles hospital to have the finger reattached. He has Medicare.
:: This, this, and this, and this on the conservative freakout over President Obama's speech to schoolkids on Sept. 8th.
:: Awwwwww! From @sarking, Squirrel nuts over builder friend (from news.bbc.co.uk, automatic audio/video)
:: From @USArmy, Pledge of support from first lady begins family conference Nice.
:: YAYS! From @gayatheist, BREAKING: Calif. Assembly Passes Harvey Milk Day Bill :D :D :D
:: From an [info]atheism comment thread, this (an NZ survey) and (a US survey) on religion, non-religion, and demographics. (from openparachute.wordpress.com and doubtreligion.blogspot.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. 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. 19th, 2010 09:46 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 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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:: Ah. Someone linked to the BoingBoing article: here it is. ^_^
:: From the comments to that (now you see why this is called Sidetrackedery?), Stanford Sapolsky on primate sexuality: funny, fascinating, educational aaaaaand: Sapolsky on primate sexuality part two: required viewing for the horny :D
:: From a [info]rahmbamarama comment thread, Sepia Mutiny Rock on.
:: From [info]antitheism, Evolution: 24 mythis and misconceptions and The Geologic Time Spiral. Makes you feel tiny, huh? (the first from newscientist.com, the second from wikipedia)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, The 2008 Pigasus Awards Dishonorees include Jenny McCarthy and the producers of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Also, The Jenny McCarthy Body Count.
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Oh, NOW they tell us *facepalm*
:: From [info]mil_wives, How Personhood USA & The Bills They Support Will Hurt ALL Pregnant Women This scares the crap out of me. (youtube, automatic audio)
:: A [info]metaquotes context: Things I am Not Allowed To Do At Work: Medical Warehouse Edition, and linked from there, The Domino's Truck Driver Edition. ^_^
:: From photojojo.com, The Zumi Digital DO WANT. :D
:: From [info]trialia via Gtalk, ButYouDontLookSick.com. Excellent site.
:: And another from Tria, Emails From Crazy People heehee... :P
:: From @AllisonRockey, Finally -- a Model Who Looks Like Us!
:: This is great. From [info]atheism, The Different Kinds of People That There Are :P
:: Lordy. From [info]ontd_political, Bachmann to host town hall with Rep. Ron Paul W. T. F.
:: From [info]zevshir, This is Baghdad. *wibble*

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Apr. 10th, 2010 05:59 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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. 10th, 2010 05:58 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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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:: From [info]mothwentbad at [info]atheismA Religious Liberal Blog: Religion in America: Not Encouraging. (from religiousliberal.blogspot.com)
:: The article mentioned in the above, There's a new power in America - atheism Well, I sure hope so. (from timesonline.co.uk)
:: While looking up internet accessibility, I found this at the BBC Disability Blog: Disability BitchI like her. :D
:: From [info]quill18 in an [info]atheist comment thread, "Be exellent to each other." "Party on, dudes!" (link goes to YouTube; automatic audio)
:: From [info]azurecobalt in an [info]atheist comment thread, List of fictitious atheists and agnostics (from wikipedia.org)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuchHome Decorating With The Obamas Classy!
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes. Kitteh pwnage FTW. :)
:: From @GayRainArmy, List of Glenn Beck Sponsors/Advertisers: Dropped & Remaining Frequently updated.
:: I love this. From [info]metaquotesThe First Church of the Intergalactic Fruitbat Steve :D
:: From Chris via Gtalk, a Chugworth Academy comic about coloring one's hair. ^_^
:: I LOL'ed. From [info]metaquotes, about [info]rahmbamarama.
:: From [info]i_iz_normlSt Francis de la Sissies Awesome. (from youtube.com; automatic audio)
:: An article about [info]rahmbamaramaRahm Emanuel shows mettle, preparedness Right on.
:: This is so freaking cute. From [info]metaquotes.:: Neato! And useful. From [info]pushingarockOneLook Reverse Dictionary 

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Apr. 9th, 2010 03:03 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:09 pm
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[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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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 11:37 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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Mar. 20th, 2010 07:32 am
orbitaldiamonds: penguin in a green shirt with Earth on it, "<3 Earth" sign (Default)
[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 3, 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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:: COOOL! From Fizzy via Gtalk, Yarra's unusual visitors cause a stir (from theage.com.au)
:: This would be awesome. The goal: make solar more accessible (from heraldtribune.com)
:: And this is why we need a public option, like, YESTERDAY: 'Pre-existing' hits hard (from heraldtribune.com)
:: A happy story to warm the cold heart: Army veteran and her children ready to start over (from heraldtribune.com)
:: UGH and UGH. That is all.
:: From @zev4 Some veterans of recent wars find homelessness at home (from latimes.com)
:: THIS ONTD_POLITICAL COMMENT THREAD.
:: From @sarking, Chai's Big Bite Cocktail :D
:: From military.com, How to Lay Old Glory to Rest
:: From another link from someone on Twitter, Paleontologists brought to tears, laughter by Creation Museum (Fizzy, we should go there during the Epic Road Trip! It'd be Epic lulz. :D)
:: Well said, Tom! Meanwhile, back at the war... (from ac360.blogs.cnn.com)
:: From @Scoop44, Obama Urges Congress to Repeal DOMA

Obama said he wouldn’t tell gay rights activists to “be patient” for progress, but he did ask them to judge him by the promises that his administration keeps.

In other words, we’ll have to wait and see.

:: From @PaulReikhoff, Marine Finds Unlikely Reinforcements Online: Nerds :)
:: What the fuck? From military.com, INS Plans to Deport Wife of GI in Iraq
:: Neato! From cnn.com, Fourth of July goes global

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Mar. 20th, 2010 07:30 am
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(From June 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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:: This is fucking awesome: She finally has a home: Harvard
:: FUCK YEAH TAMMY BALDWIN. Baldwin Pitches Gay Health Care Bill
:: COOOOOOL. (from [info]a_tergo_lupi who found it at boston.com)
:: A great cause! Who Else Wants to Change a Child's Life? (from darrenrowse.com)
:: This and this are making my blood boil. Not the text of the second post, but the horror stories of the American "health care system" on both that just make my blood boil.
:: DO WANT. From [info]saucydwellings, Giant World Map, Earth-toned
:: Neato. From gayrights.change.org, Of Gay Penguins and Lesbian Fruit Flies
:: Huh. From homelessness.change.org, A Bad Alternative to Panhandling
:: From humantrafficking.change.org, Is Hershey's secret Ingredient Child Slavery? Important to know.
:: From @zev4, Rising toll at US military hospital in Afghanistan
:: From @zev4, Vets Under Siege: How America Deceives and Dishonors Those Who Fight Our Battles Not good for one's blood pressure.
:: From [info]skywaterblue, Pink dolphin appears in US lake
:: Also from [info]skywaterblue, Bush Adm. Weighed Restricting 1st Amendment *fumes*
:: And another from [info]skywaterblue, Kepler Spacecraft Will Search Cosmos for Earth-Like Planets Cooooooool! :D
:: Well done, Barry! From [info]eh_notsomuch, Obama Suspends Bush Rule on Endangered Species :D
:: I have this fear too, every time I hear the doorbell. (A [info]mil_wives post, locked)
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Obama Vs. The Washington Estabishment
:: From @sarking, Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him I didn't even read the article. The title is just pure win.
:: Also from @sarking, CNN bit on media reading of lovey-dovey emails
:: LAWL. Morning Joe crew cracks up over "Pearl Necklace" Okay, that totally rofled my copter. :D

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Dec. 26th, 2009 05:17 pm
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(From June 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 @8C on Twitter, from the BBC: 'Gay penguins' reare adopted chick. All together now: AWWWWWWW! :D
:: From military.com email: Chasing Taliban 'Ghosts' in Afghanistan
:: From military.com email: Awards Winning Mom Took Brave Path
:: AWWWWW. Gay Flamingos Become Proud Parents (via Sky News)
:: Further AWWWWW: Gay Birds of a feather parent together at Israeli zoo (via CNN)
:: From @Schontse on Twitter, EPIC CUTE 'workout' from [info]sf_drama. (Quite possibly the only LJ post that's not mine that I'd send to my mom. :D)
:: From 8C on Twitter, Homeless and Online in San Francisco. Like @8C said, hardcore.
:: From [info]aronstale at [info]sf_drama, Rat devour's (sic) leopard's meat under her nose - and lives
:: From @newsminer (the Fairbanks Daily news-Miner), Alaska-based soldier dies in Afghanistan. *moment of silence*
:: Another from @8C, from the Dept. of Didn't Know But Not Surprised, Health Insurers want you to keep smoking, Harvard doctors say (from the Scientific American Blog)

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From early this morning (June 5, between midnight and one a.m.):

Found on my walk. on Twitpic New construction on Twitpic Another found by a dumpster on Twitpic

Sorry two of the three are stuff found in front of dumpsters. I'd love to take pictures of the new housing (it's really nice, so of course I live in the old housing), but I don't want to get in trouble--especially since I walk after midnight when it's not too bright or too hot out.

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:: From buzzfeed.com: Latvia's Blonde Parade Neato!
:: From telegraph.co.uk: Blondes march in Latvia to 'cheer-up nation' It was also a charity fundraiser:
The parade was part of a "Blonde Weekend" which also featured a blonde golf tournament, a little lady fashion show, an evening ball, and a children's drawing competition.

"It's a great time to spend in the parade and contribute to a charity," said Ieva, one blonde spectator.

"Finally something different, something positive because I'm tired of hearing about the crisis," said another, 70-year-old Ausma.

The event attracted many locals and puzzled tourists.

Following the parade, blondes climbed into open-topped cars and drove to the local shopping centre.

The money collected during the event will be donated to support children's safety and playgrounds for disabled children in Riga and across Latvia.

Thanks to BBC America's BBC World News's Odd Box for tipping me off to it! :D
:: By Melissa Harris-Lacewell for CNN, Don't Hold Obama to race agenda.
:: From @msnbc, Delayed Spacewalk ends successfully.
:: From @USArmy, D-Day commentary: Values bind servicemembers together across span of time
:: Official Comedy Central: "OPERATION IRAQI STEPHEN: GOING COMMANDO"
:: From @USArmy, Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture
:: From alternet.org, American Amnesia: We Forget Our Atrocities Almost As Soon As We Commit Them by Noam Chomsky.
:: From @USArmy, Modern-day medic pays tribute to grandfather's legacy on Normandy's Utah Beach
:: This makes me happy. From [info]ontd_political.
:: An example of fundie fucknuttery. From [info]ontd_political.
:: From @msnbc, S.D. rancher wins $232.1 million Powerball
:: From @algore, Gore's green groups kick into campaign mode to push climate legislation
:: From Wonkette, Someone Please Send Sean Hannity to Pakistan or Bagram Forever w00t! Hannity's one of the worst take-out-of-context-ers EVER.
:: This and This, in response to Rob and Arney's transphobic rant. From [info]wook77, who is made of useful researchiness win. :) (Yes, I posted the text of that article a few hours ago, but here it is anyway.)

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Nov. 25th, 2009 10:57 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
More interesting stuff found from patiently going through my flist, and how often I get sidetracked and how far...

...and also from Twitter and from looking back through friends' LJs. :)

:: From the military.com newsletter: Prostleyzing is a no-no, dammit!
:: The "Creation Museum" doesn't refute evolution, it refutes Pokemon. (from [info]antitheism)
:: Thanks to [info]sailorptah, Kittens on a Roomba!
:: This PostSecret makes my heart go flippity-flop.
:: THIS. SO MUCH THIS. (I'd so love the Ranma curse because then I could switch back and forth at will!)
:: And the comic itself is just freaking cool. And it'll make you think. (I've been reading this comic for hours now!)
:: Duuuuuude. THIS is freaking cool!

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