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May. 13th, 2010 01:47 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 24, 2009)

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

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:: From @natthedem, President Obama Memorializes Walter Cronkite Is an excellent speech. (youtube)
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Barack Obama with a Cricket Bat. :D 'Cause Fizzy sent me that link when it was new, and I'm sure it'll make her smile again since she knows who the other guy is too. ^_^ Also, is a wholly perfect use of the "liberal riot bat of justice" tag. XD (is locked since it's RBR.)
:: This warms the cockles of my heart. From @books4soldiers, from 1SG Rob :)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What Would Jesus NOT Do? Well worth the watch. (youtube)
:: From @rkref, Tim Pawlenty: I Might Invoke the 10th Amendment to Stop Health Care Reform Well, there hasn't been much federalism discussion lately, but it's still bullpucky. (from washingtonindependent.com)
:: From [info]bisexual_world, The Bigots' Last Hurrah I'll say it again: SUCK IT, @NOMTWEETS. (from nytimes.com)
:: This addictive game that Fizzy showed me: Bubble Spinner It's addictive. (from addictinggames.com)
:: From [info]i_iz_norml, Ana Marie Cox -- Why We Should Get Rid of the White House Press Corps (from washingtonpost.com)
:: Also from [info]i_iz_norml, John Green -- Why We Should Get Rid of the Prom (from washingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]atheism, Laughing at Religion, a compilation of the YouTube Religion Wars.
:: From [info]sunoftheskye at [info]antitheism, This week (of Apr. 20th) in Holy Crimes.
:: About time! From change.org, Department of Labor Releases List of Slave-Made Goods.
:: Also from change.org, It's Time to End the Federal Ban on Gay Blood Donations It's past time. That ban is my age!
:: Another from change.org, Don't Let Kellogg's Buy Scientists: Froot Loops Aren't a Healthy Breakfast. Fo'reals.
:: Lubna Hussein rocks my socks. One more from change.org, Lubna & Her Pants *fistbumps from Alaska*

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May. 9th, 2010 08:47 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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:: This is fucking awesome. From [info]forwrathandruinPartially Clips: Canoe in Storm *guffaws* (from partiallyclips.com)
:: From [info]antitheismStupid things Atheists are Assumed to Be. *sighs, shakes head*
:: This awesomeness from [info]antitheismJoss Whedon on Humanism :D
:: [info]thecuriomuseum suggested I look into RuneScape, and it looks interesting. I'm not an RPGer, but I'm putting the word out there in case any of y'all are. Some really spiffy graphics, it looks like.
:: This is so sad. From [info]aliyaskieAt an Age for Music and Dreams, Real Life Intrudes (from nytimes.com)
:: Dumbass NOM is dumbass. From [info]rahmbamaramaAnti-Gay Group Sends Letter to Colbert Thanking Him For Mocking Them *eyeroll* (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From [info]rahmbamaramathe Racism Bingo Card (from amptoons.com)
:: This very good observation from [info]peapods42:
1. I am once again stunned by the fact that my head has enough room for all this snot.
:: Also, since RBR is locked, I'm gonna link individually all the posts from the April 19th mod post on racism.
:: On privilege: Unpacking the Knapsack, and Things you Need To Understand #4. (Also, Teabag Me and Ann Coulter really is a cunt, people.)
:: On how to respond when told your arse is showing: How Not To Be Insane When Accused Of Racism (A Guide For White People)How To Fuck UpHow to Apologize, and IBARW: Racism and intent.
:: Examples of racist imagery: The Jim Crow MuseumSubconscious Connection Between Blacks, Apes May Reinforce Subtle Bias (from ssri.psu.edu)Racist Historical Images of the Chinese, and Nazi Propaganda, 1933-1945.
:: Others that were pointed out: [info]ibarwStarkeymonser's "for clueless white people" bookmarksHow to Suppress Discussions of RacismSixteen Maneuvers to Avoid Really Dealing with RacismThe Angry Black Woman's Required Reading,...
:: continued: [info]rydra_wong's extensive archive of RaceFail09[info]sophy with More on RaceFail09 and racism 101, etc., from [info]paradox_dragonBaby-stepping away from racism: A guide for white people[info]debunkingwhite[info]deadbrowalking, and [info]mystickeeper's 101 Primer
:: Conversations about Being Afraid to Write PoC characters:[info]vito_excalibur's Being An Imaginary Conversation[info]friendshipper's Cruel little lies, and [info]shewhohashope's Cultural Appropriation and SF/F.

048.

May. 7th, 2010 01:59 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 12, 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]athiesm, Stupid Dinosaur Lies. It is win.
:: Ugh. From an [info]atheism comment thread, Vegan Couple Sentence [sic] to Prison for Baby's Death. What. The. Fuck.
:: Ooh, this is COOL. From [info]antitheism, Amazon tribe converts missionary. :D :D
:: This invective-filled fic awesomeness from [info]shakti at [info]rahmbamarama: Tea Baggin' It. XD
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, FreedomWorks Orchestrates 'Grassroots' Movements To Serve Dick Armey's Corporate Clients. O hai ASTROTURF. (from thinkprogress.org)
:: This awesomeness from [info]lavenderfrost explaining #teabagging.
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests.
:: From [info]antitheism, Cenk Uygur: If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong. Originally published at Huffington Post.
:: From [info]antitheism, Chick tracts make witnessing easy! Lulziness is lulzy. Poe's Law? Prolly not, alas.
:: From [info]antitheism, This I Believe: There Is No God by Penn Jillette at npr.org
:: From [info]rahmbamarama, Yunnan: My New Favorite Tea by Zeke Emanuel at food.theatlantic.com.
:: From [info]curriejean at [info]atheism, from a link at Pharyngula, The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time (Douglas Adams is at 43, and PZ Meyers is at 45.) (from brainz.org)
:: Fuck ye, Sarah: From @newsminer, Sarah Palin blasts health care reform in editorial (from newsminer.com)
:: From the 50 Most Brilliant Atheists page, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and it's chock full of useful text and video. :D
:: This gem from [info]metaquotes about the sometimes-contradictory nature of Harry Potter fandom.

047.

May. 7th, 2010 01:58 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 11, 2009)

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

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

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

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

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

046.

May. 7th, 2010 01:57 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(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.

044.

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

043.

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

040.

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...)

038.

May. 3rd, 2010 02:56 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From September 3, 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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:: Excellent! From @gayatheist, Uruguay Approves Gay Adoption (from thegayatheist.com from afp)
:: From [info]metaquotes, I know it would convince me... Wordy goodness. :)
:: FULL POINTS, CANADA. From [info]ontd_political, Thanks, Canada: Facebooks's 4 Big Privacy Fixes :D
:: From an [info]ontd_political comment thread, Everysaturdaymorning's Blog, written by one of the Escort Volunteer Coordinators for the only abortion clinic in Louisville, KY.
:: This makes me so sad. From [info]ontd_political, Reading Rainbow ends its 26-year run. I'd say my childhood weeps, but I've watched it as an adult too. I hope it comes out on DVD or something, I'd show the episodes to my kids someday.
:: Right. The fuck. ON. (from an ontd_p comment thread)
:: From [info]shiruartist, Great Geek Debates: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt *geeks the fuck out* (from wired.com)
:: WOOHOO! From [info]partlyyellow, Vermont Marriage Equality kicks in at Midnight Eastern! :D :D :D (from unitethefight.blogspot.com)
:: From @PaulReikhoff, Student-veterans pinched by aid delay. *facepalm* (from dailyiowan.com)
:: Awwww Joey! From [info]rahmbamarama, Biden Cracks Up Announcers With Jokes About His Baldness, Dan Quayle. With video! :D (from huffingtonpost.com)
:: From @roomerholmes, House Leadership Memo Urges Dems: Remember That Public Option Has Tons Of Support. (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: From this entry in [info]metaquotes, Asian Women Carnival #1, then Deconstruction of the Land, Which I Pledge No Allegiance, then Racism has consequences at UW, and You are guilty, Yellow. Can I go back to kindergarten where people were just people?
:: From this entry in [info]atheism, Medium Large. :)
:: From [info]exceptindreams, this lovely poem called The World Is a Beautiful Place, by Lawrence Ferlenghetti. An excerpt (emphasis mine on my favorite line):

Yes the world is the best place of all
for a lot of such things as
making the fun scene
and making the love scene
and making the sad scene
and singing low songs and having inspirations
and walking around
looking at everything
and smelling flowers
and goosing statues
and even thinking
and kissing people and
making babies and wearing pants
and waving hats and
dancing
and going swimming in rivers
on picnics
in the middle of the summer
and just generally
'living it up'
Yes
but then right in the middle of it
comes the smiling

:: From @DonLemonFans, President Obama's message in a bottle (from ac360.blogs.cnn.com)

035.

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 06:00 pm
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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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:: From [info]zevshir, this gem of an April Fools' joke:

This is too funny.
The PA Wing website (www.pawingcap.com) has been updated for April Fool's Day. Here's a sample:

Notice of Proposed Regulation
Wednesday, 01 Apr 2009, by JColgan

Part 2, Section 972 (a) 1 (c)

Section I
No CAP member, or person or persons acting on the direction or suggestion or supervision of a CAP member, may try, or attempt to try, or make attempt to try to comprehend or understand any or all, in whole or in part, of the herin mentioned Regulation, except as authorized by the National Commander or an agent appointed by, or inspected by the National Commander.

Section II
If a CAP member or any group of members becomes aware of or realizes, or detects, or discovers, finds that he/she, or they are understanding or have been beginning to understand the Regulations, they must immediately, within three (3) days, notify, in writing, in triplicate, the National Legal Officer using CAPF 129a, Notice of Impending Comprehension.

Section III
Upon receipt of the above-mentioned notice of impending comprehension, the National Legal Officer shall immediately rewrite the Regulation that is in imminent danger of being understood. Such rewriting shall be done in such a manner to eliminate any further hazard of comprehension.

Section IV
The National Commander may, at his/her discretion, require the offending CAP member or members to attend remedial instruction on Regulations until such time that the CAP member or members is too confused to be capable of understanding anything.

:: From [info]metaquotesExamples of what not to do at goth night :P
:: My favorites are the bunny on the keg and the dollar-store Cthulu. From [info]thrifthorror.
:: From [info]atheismThe Atheist's Dilemma: Family Guy Takes A Stand (from cinemablend.com)
:: Another lovely poem posted by [info]exceptindreamsIn Your Version of Heaven I Am Younger by Rachel Zucker.
:: From [info]antitheismthis amusing Chick Tract. :P
:: From [info]rahmbamaramaAll the President's Emails. Is fukken awesome. :D (from guardian.co.uk)
:: From [info]babyzblueze via MSN, GNW opening monologue texts! :D
:: And another from [info]babyzbluezeHow to Eat Cheese. Because it's funny and she insisted. :P
:: And another... ^__^ Doug Anthony Allstars: Case File
:: This is fantastic. From [info]antitheismNZers becoming less religious: Survey Those statistics, right on!
:: From surfing the above-linked NZ Herald News website, NZ growing bigger and further apart.
:: Lordy fuck. Another from the NZ Herald News, US funding for 'no' vote Focus on your own damn families! *facepalm*
:: AWESOME. From [info]rahmbamaramaExclusive: Rahm Emanuel's speech (from media.www.gwhatchet.com) And the comments!
:: Another great April Fools joke from [info]atheism.

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Apr. 10th, 2010 05:59 pm
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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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:: 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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031.

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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026.

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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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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021.

Mar. 25th, 2010 11:40 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From July 22, 2009)

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

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:: HAHAHAHAHAHA. From [info]metaquotes.
:: From military.com, Unknown No More; Fallen Troop Named Neato! :)
:: What would Pat Buchanan have to say to get himself fired from MSNBC? (from mediamatters.org)
:: Death to My Embryos! Long Live Stem Cells! (by Michele Kayal at HuffPo)
:: From [info]a_tergo_lupi, What's Left For A Soul To Do?
:: From [info]skywaterblue, EXCLUSIVE: Pocket Books Announces 2010 Star Trek Books -- Includes 4 'JJ-verse' Novels Um, in case it wasn't obvious, there are MAJOR SPOILERS therein.
:: Also from [info]skywaterblue, Doctor Who's David Tenant tipped to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Interesting!
:: This massive stack of win from [info]metaquotes.
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Holy hoon: flying nun clocked at 180km/h :D
:: From the Fairbanks News-Miner, Alaska firefighters grapple with blazes
:: From military.com, Rules for Rendering Hand Salute of U.S. Flag
:: LAWL. From Fizzy via Gtalk, Stand-up straight and listen when Barack Obama speaks to you (from smh.com.au)
:: This awesome, awesome article, found via a link from [info]rahmbamarama: The Unitarian Jihad For the win:

We are Unitarian Jihad. We are everywhere. We have not been born again, nor have we sworn a blood oath. We do not think that God cares what we read, what we eat or whom we sleep with. Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity notes for the record that he does not have a moral code but is nevertheless a good person, and Unexalted Leader Garrote of Forgiveness stipulates that Brother Neutron Bomb of Serenity is a good person, and this is to be reflected in the minutes.

And some more win:

Brother Gatling Gun of Patience notes that he's pretty sure the world is out to get him because everyone laughs when he says he is a Unitarian. There were murmurs of assent around the room, and someone suggested that we buy some Congress members and really stick it to the Baptists. But this was deemed against Revolutionary Principles, and Brother Gatling Gun of Patience was remanded to the Sunday Flowers and Banners committee.

People of the United States! We are Unitarian Jihad! We can strike without warning. Pockets of reasonableness and harmony will appear as if from nowhere! Nice people will run the government again! There will be coffee and cookies in the Gandhi Room after the revolution.

:: From this entry in [info]atheism, Quiverfull, the patriarchy movement o.O
:: Also, No Longer Quivering, the blog of the two escapees mentioned in the previous article.
:: This from [info]ontd_political on marriage from a [info]lavenderfrost entry, and also this, this, and this.

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Nov. 8th, 2009 05:44 am
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(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.

002.

Nov. 6th, 2009 08:39 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From April 4, 2009.)

More interesting stuff found from patiently going through my flist, and how often I get sidetracked and how far...

:: So much for debate: http://community.livejournal.com/mil_spouses/65936.html (locked)
:: AWESOME. http://community.livejournal.com/rahmbamarama/383208.html (NSFW)
:: An awesome meme at [info]alivemagdolene's LJ:

Da Rules
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3.http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way.

:: This, which was found here.
:: (Also, the OP's name is [info]_ass. LAWL.
:: This story which led me to the rest of the 'verse. :D

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