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May. 7th, 2010 01:57 am
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(From September 10, 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]antitheism, Why Do Christians Insit That Hitler Was an Atheist? 'Cause he, yanno, wasn't.
:: From [info]metaquotes, Straight men? in my gossip community? :P
:: From [info]antitheism, something I'd never given any thought to: foreskin restoration. Random sidetrackedery is random, y/n/foreskin?
:: From [info]trexsandwich just now, Pix Pâtisserie *om nom nom*
:: Awesomecakes! From [info]poor_skills, [info]poorskills and from there, TimeBanks.org, which is a freaking awesome idea. :D
:: This is fucking cool. [info]quirkybird linked to her Flickr photostream, and one of the sets is Battlestar Galactisimpsons!
:: From [info]curriejean at [info]antitheism, Articles written by Currie Jean at helium.com :)
:: I love puns. Especially puns from [info]rahmbamarama. :D
:: Well, shit. From @newsminer, State confirms swine flu cause of Fairbanks student's death :(
:: HAHAHAHAHA. From [info]antitheism, The Brick Testament. :D
:: This is so sad. From [info]eh_notsomuch, 10 years later, the real story behind Columbine.
:: Ugh. From @gayatheist, Catholic Church Steps Up Anti-Gay marriage Efforts In Maine. Dammit, what the hell is the problem with allowing consenting adults to marry?!
:: From [info]metaquotes, dome69 believes in the power of vagina. Is a great read that makes several good points.
:: Oh. My. Flying. Spaghetti. Monster. From [info]metaquotes, Aliens Rickroll the World. :D :D :D
:: Yep, more [info]metaquotes! kkatowll is having car troubles.

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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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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 05:58 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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:: 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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Mar. 25th, 2010 11:38 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 13, 2009)

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

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

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

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

Woe!

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


Czeslaw Milosz

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

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Mar. 20th, 2010 07:30 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(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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