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May. 6th, 2010 12:48 am
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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. 5th, 2010 02:14 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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:: From this post in [info]ohnotheydidnt, Antiziganism, or prejudice against the Romani people (otherwise known as Gypsies).
:: **flees [info]stupid_free and [info]ohnotheydidnt for the relative sanity less-fuckity of my flist**
:: My goodness, this is awesome. From [info]outercourse in a [info]nacho_cheese comment thread, Los Colorados: Hot & ColdIs so cute!
:: From [info]iisz in [info]atheism, A Pale Blue Dot. YouTube vids here and here. :D
:: From the YouTube site of that second video, subtitle.in! Like the Braille Printer, another duh, of course it'd be out there kind of awesome thing. :D
:: This gem from [info]colbertobsessed:

Oh, and Glenn Beck is fucking insane, but I think we all know that already, lol. I saw that clip of him weeping for his country. HOLY MOO COW. Really? I mean, really?

:: From [info]ontd_political to [info]ms_treesap's userpics to [info]nextjuly to Rappin' Rudd vs. Hip-hop Howard HAHAHAHA "What up my diggers!" (youtube)
:: From @BWBooks, 'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter I know I've posted another link about this, but it's still sad. (from npr.org)
:: THIS EPIC FANART OF KEITH AND RACHEL by [info]jesidres, found at the Aug. 28 Shenanigans Friday at [info]ontd_political.
:: From a [info]poor_skills comment thread, RecipeMatcher, Supercook recipe search, and CookingByNumbers.com. Very useful!
:: From [info]atheism, Why Fred Phelps should be left the fuck alone. tl;dr Freedom of speech includes freedom of being an asshole.
:: AWWWWW. From @lechatsavant, Ted Kennedy and Bo Obama! :D
:: SING IT. From military.com, Vets' Groups Slam 'Death Book' Claims. A bit late on the draw, but very well done.
:: And here's Tammy Duckworth laying the smackdown on Fox News Sunday. And ugh, be moar of a douche, Chris Wallace. (youtube)
:: From...I don't remember...on Twitter, US extends Blackwater Iraq contract. FAAAAAIL. (from english.aljazeera.net)

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May. 5th, 2010 02:11 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 4, 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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:: Neato! From [info]a_tergo_lupi, Gay families to join White House egg roll :D (from msnbc.msn.com)
:: Also from [info]a_tergo_lupi, U.S. Census and Same-Sex Families: Epic Fail *disappointed sigh* (from bilerico.com)
:: And the main blog from above: The Bilerico Project | Daily experiments in LGBTQ. One for the blogroll. :)
:: WORD. "Senator Kennedy did not go to England" Because he was a US Senator who had some of the best insurance available. FAIL, Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women For America. FAAAAAIL. (from bilerico.com)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Obama's TV: sports, surprises Interesting. (from politico.com)
:: Horrible weird shit happens in Florida, makes Australian news. From [info]atheism, Deranged mother shoots son, self at Florida shooting range. *headdesk* (from news.com.au)
:: From [info]lavenderfrost, Not Yet Rain. Go watch it! (from notyetrain.org)
:: From [info]antitheism, IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN ATHEIST. Right on. :) (from soulpancake.com)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, The Avatar Face Maker! (from manga.com)
:: From [info]antitheism, Doctor pushes science over religion. (from media.www.gwhatchet.com) WIN:

Schempp, who holds a Ph.D. from Brown University, said he is a firm believer in the role of science and its dominance over religion. He is an accomplished physicist and was involved in the development of the MRI.

He said devotion to science is what made it difficult to believe in religion.

"The Bible is not a book of truth - no more than any other book written 2,000 years ago," he said.

It is because of these feelings that Schempp has devoted much of his life to limiting prejudice against atheists and increasing the separation of church and state. He finds the idea of forcing young children to recite prayers to be ludicrous, as they are doing so without meaning.

"Robots are neither patriotic nor spiritual," he said.

Ultimately, Schempp said he sees himself not as a critic of religion but as a firm believer in the First Amendment and the freedom of choice.

He told the audience to remember, "The Constitution mentions religion only twice, and both times 'no' is attached to it."

:: This fascinating conversation in [info]atheism: The conflict between parsimony and hypothesizing the infinite.
:: Fuck yeah Florida! (Well, part of Florida.) From @FreedomToServe, Broward County, FL Passes Resolution Against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
:: From @USArmy, Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment
:: From [info]eh_notsomuch, Rober Ebert on Bill O'Reilly. Right on:

Dear Bill: Thanks for including the Chicago Sun-Times on your exclusive list of newspapers on your "Hall of Shame." To be in an O'Reilly Hall of Fame would be a cruel blow to any newspaper. It would place us in the favor of a man who turns red and starts screaming when anyone disagrees with him. My grade-school teacher, wise Sister Nathan, would have called in your parents and recommended counseling with Father Hogben.

:: Two great webcomics: PVT Murphy's Law, which Chris introduced me to (we have all the books), and Jenny the Military Spouse (don't remember where I found that one...)

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May. 2nd, 2010 04:31 am
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(From August 27, 2009)

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

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

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

More:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New theorem: Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from sarcasm.

Corrollary: Sufficiently advanced sarcasm is indistinguishable from stupidity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microwave Bread

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

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

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

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

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

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

and

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Wounding Moment"
Chris Ransick

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar. 20th, 2010 07:32 am
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[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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Dec. 26th, 2009 05:18 pm
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(From June 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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:: Aww! The Best-Selling Car In America has No Carbon Footprint and Costs $50: The Cozy Coupe From Air America Media
:: I'm not just disappointed, I'm devastated. Obama Defends DOMA in federal court. Says banning gay marriage is good for the federal budget. Invokes indest and marrying children. FIX THIS, BARRY.
:: I am ridiculously amused by this. Fidel Castro's son tricked in Internet love sting From miamiherald.com
:: The GI Special is a gigantic repository of everything Iraq war-related.
:: FUCK YEAH THIS GUY. AND HERE IS YOUR UNICORN CHASER FOR SUNDAY: A NEW YORK REPUBLICAN BEING ONE BALLSY FIERCE BADASS YEA From [info]ontd_political
:: Some goodies from textsfromlastnight.com:

(804): I just woke up in bed with 4 girls. Either i dont remember the best night of my life or they think im gay.
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(626): Funniest shit happened at the grocery store. This kid kept asking his mom for candy over and over and she told him 'daddy said no' and he screamed 'he isn't my dad' so loud everyone in the store was silent it was awesome.
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(603): could you grab mr moo while you're at his apt?
(1-603): you brought your stuffed animal to a booty call?
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(780): Is it awkward that I've slept with every guy in this room?
(1-780): Only if they know about it too.
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(512): Played the LOTR drinking game last night. Ended up in boxers running thru the lot at ross's place screaming "for frodo"

:: From military.com, Liaisons Smooth Transitions to VA Care. Still sounds complicated.
:: What the living FUCK?! The world was shocked by Italian sunbathers ignoring dead gipsy girls... But now Italy is showing a chilling interest in Roma children
:: LAWL. Happiness is a warm bogan. (Go on, Mullet over) (from watoday.com.au)
:: Via Twitter, Iran's Clarifying Election (from online.wsj.com)

Mr. Ahmadinejad was credited with more votes than anyone in Iran's history. If the results are to be believed, he won in all 30 provinces, and among all social and age categories. His three rivals, all dignitaies of the regime, were humiliated by losing even in their own hometowns. This was an unprecedented result even for the Islamic Republic, where elections have always been carefully scripted charades.

:: Also via Twitter, Army takes new approach to suicide prevention (from army.mil)

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Nov. 25th, 2009 10:56 am
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(From May 6, 2009)

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. :)

:: I can't even remember the train of opening new tabs that led to finding this gem. :D
:: (Oh yeah. I'm doing my first ever friends cut [this was from the third to the fourth of this month]. Finding some interesting stuff. From the present!)
:: I wish [info]camera3 would be updated.
:: Some Guy With A Website makes awesome political cartoons. Thanks to @natthedem for the link.
:: Thanks to Fizzy, a great movie called The Dish, about a big satellite dish in a small town in Australia that made the world's viewing of the Apollo 11 moon landing possible. Why this isn't being shown in at least central Florida schools is beyond me.

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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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