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May. 7th, 2010 01:59 am
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(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.

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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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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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Apr. 6th, 2010 10:12 pm
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[personal profile] orbitaldiamonds
(From August 13, 2009)

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

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:: From friendlyatheist at tumblr, 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs (from wired.com)
:: From Chris via Gtalk, this catgirls-and-ninjas goodness from Yosh! Comics. (from yoshsaga.com)

From HuffPo:
:: James Rucker: GEICO Pulls Its Ads from Glenn Beck Show
:: Bob Cesca: Keep Your Goddamn Government Hands Off My Medicare!
:: Bob Cesca: Republicans Lying to Old People About Euthanasia, Robots
:: After "Death Panel" Claim, Palin Now Calls For Civility
:: Cenk Uygur: The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man
:: Kathleeen Reardon: The "Death Panel" Already Exists! It's called private insurance.
:: Dean Baker: Governor Palin's Crazed Health Care Rant: Blame the Washington Post You mean EX-Governor.

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:: From a link at HuffPo, Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! Go! (bobcesca.com)
:: From another link at HuffPo, Anti-Reform Group takes Credit For Helping Gin Up Town Hall Rallies (from theplumline.whorunsgov.com)
:: From Fizzy via Gtalk, Are US healthcare protests genuine? (And she showed me this before I mentioned my getting TVTropes'ed by HuffPo.) (from news.bbc.co.uk)
:: AWWWWW. Chris just sent this to me, with "How i feel about you" (only he doesn't share the pictures I send him). (Also, this.)
:: Another from Chris: Overlord 2: Minions at a Glance Best. FAQ. EVER. (warning: bit of automatic audio when you first get there) (from overlordgame.com)
:: From @USArmy, A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year (from army.mil)
:: From @jorajo, Rachel Maddow is my sweetie Awwwww. (from sfgate.com)
:: Twister Duvet Cover. DO WANT.
:: From military.com, Russia Holds US Humvees as Trophies:: Neato! Also from military.com, GI launches recycling effort in Iraq 

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

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

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

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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.

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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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