Showing posts with label YAY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YAY. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trailer for Boxtrolls

GIF via BuzzFeed where you can also find the teaser trailer for the movie Boxtrolls...which looks amazing!

This is from the same animation company that brought us ParaNorman - which you should see if you haven't - and which included a gay character that, of course, pissed off all the uptight types.

Also, I'm sorry I can't have the trailer actually embedded here. I couldn't find the embed code on the BuzzFeed post nor is the trailer on YouTube. Meh. IDK.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Google Doodle Wishes Edward Gorey a Happy Birthday

Via Wired

Gorey would've been 88 today.

Gashlycrumb Tinies via Brain Pickings - click to embiggen and enjoy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy That Stain Came Out Beau

Via wankspiration

I'm so excited: for the first time in two weeks, I'm doing laundry. Thanks to the bad weather and my friend's rear-wheeled drive drunk, getting over her to do laundry has been impossible, but in a few hours, I will have clean clothes once again!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dan Savage and Terry Miller Get Hitched...Officially

Via seattlepi

One of the first same-sex couples to get a marriage license Thursday in King County was Dan Savage and Terry Miller, who started the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide along LGBT youth.

“It’s really a remarkable journey we’ve been on and such a remarkable sea change,” said Savage, who’s also known for his sex advice column in the Stranger and other works. “And not just for gay people, but straight people have changed, too. It’s gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us.”

The first marriage license in King County was issued at 12:01 a.m., and by 3:30 a.m. 212 had been issued, breaking the single-day record. Typically the county issues between 75 and 100 marriage licenses per day, but by 4 a.m. Thursday the count had risen to 247.

Savage, who married Miller in Canada in 2005, said he thought the most remarkable recent marriage equality moment came in the weeks after the election as more election results were counted.

“And it turned out that marriage equality passed by a wider margin here in Washington State than the other three states where there was a marriage vote,” Savage said. “That was really thrilling and affirming, and we’ve worked really hard to bring Washington State around.”

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mr. Murphy Goes to Washington

I'm sure you read over the week that Grand High Idiot Allen West finally conceded in Florida, so now Democrat Patrick Murphy is off to Washington! Happy Dance!

Via Daily Kos

Of all the big Democratic wins on election night, Democrat Patrick Murphy's defeat of tea party exemplar Allen West in South Florida is one of the sweetest. And it's not just because of who West is—though beating a man as hateful and crazy as West always feels especially great—but also because of the the guy who beat him. We all know West is a lunatic, but we aren't just getting rid of a lunatic: We're replacing him with a genuine progressive, one whom far too many people (including even myself at one point!) were far too ready to dismiss.

When he got into the race, Murphy was a young first-time candidate whom most Beltway folks were all too willing to view the same way West did, as some kind of entitled upstart. He never was. I admit that when we first heard about him all the way back in February of 2011—when Murphy was described as a "28-year-old accountant"—we had him figured for a proverbial Some Dude and even took to calling him "no, not that" Patrick Murphy to distinguish from the much better-known former congressman from Pennsylvania. But Murphy quickly wowed us with his fundraising, and he turned out to be a strong campaigner. After that, we started to take him seriously indeed—though many people had him written off until the end.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Google Friend Connect and Managing Your Reading List

Have you been unable to manage your Blogger Reading List (the list of blogs that you follow in your Blogger Dashboard or your Google Reader) for months on end? You click on the little Cog that says Manage Reading List and you either get an error message or more likely a message that your Friend Connect something another can't be opened?

Well, that is because Blogger/Google got rid of Friend Connect. It no longer exists. But if you click on the above link (or copy and paste it into the address bar), you will be taken to your Reading List and have the option to view the blogs you follow and by clicking on the Settings link actually manage said list.

I've spent the last two hours going through all my blogs and was able to unfollow blogs that no longer exist or haven't posted in several months or just didn't interest me anymore. Woot!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This has made me SO happy all month

For Neil Gaiman's All Hallow's Read (which is today) I did the above bulletin board at work!

Here is Gaiman explaining All Hallow's Read at its inception in 2011.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Getting a Late Start

Thanks to a meeting this morning, I'm getting a late start, but until I can post something humpible, check out this creepy ass book that I just found.

Shirley Jackson meets The Twilight Zone in this riveting novel of supernatural horror

A village on the Devil‘s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village‘s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, evocative of Stephen King‘s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm.

Sadly, the online image of the book doesn't do it justice...the orange should be more of a flaming orange rather than a sun-bleached orange.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Novak Djokovic is Hot and Awesome

Via OMGblog comes this video of hottie Novak Djokovic at tennis practice. When a young (male) fan screams from the side "Djokovic, will you marry me?" what does Novak do?

He waves the fan down to the court for a few swings and a hug.

I wonder if this will work for me too.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Go Harry, Go Harry

This is him using his Jedi mind-control powers. Though given the Repub ilk, he doesn't have to try hard.

Last night, Harry Reid did the undoable!

Via Daily Kos

The political maneuvering worked for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and failed for Republican Mitch McConnell. The Senate just voted to advance a middle-class tax cut extension by a vote of 51-48.

Reid finally succeeded in doing what Republicans have been fighting for nearly two years: separating the middle-class tax cut extension from the tax cuts for the wealthy, and that breaks the hold the Republicans have had on this hostage.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Love This Kid

Anti-gay haters get glitter bombed sprinkled by a notoriously dangerous young man. So dangerous in fact, that the douchebag camera man follows him around like the big man that he is, and the young man walks calmly as he should.

Via Queerty

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Because There Are No Fireworks Tonight

Via a friend's Facebook. :)

Here in Lexington cause of the lack of rain there are no fireworks tonight, but still a lot to do, and sparks to be had. Happy 4th!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mehr neue Kunst

I was trying to get images from a couple of different angles, but they seem pretty similar still. But I love this installation!

Apparently the Fayette Cigar Store decided to be punk-asses, and not allow the work to fill up the entire space between the art center (taller building on right) and the courthouse (taller building on left).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Good Man, Good Man

Via Los Angeles Times

President Obama has ordered his administration to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children and who do not pose a security threat, senior administration officials said this morning.

Effective immediately, young immigrants who arrived before they turned 16 will be allowed to apply for work permits as long as they have no criminal history and meet a series of other criteria, officials said.

The change comes at crucial moment in a presidential campaign that will turn in part on who wins over Latino voters.

Am I less of a person because not only do I support Obama doing this because it is the right thing to do but also because doing it will cause quite a few Republicans' heads to explode?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wooty Woo!

I would've posted the video of the news report but apparently no one at knows how to make an embed code that isn't thousand of pages long. So if you wanna watch, just click over.

Via Lex18News:

A controversial Lexington billboard condemning abortion and homosexuality went missing Wednesday and turned up inside a Lexington bar.

The Bluegrass Church of Christ in Georgetown put up the billboard along New Circle Road, near the Leestown Road exit. It read, "Homosexuality is an Abomination" and "Abortion is Murder" with scripture references.

On Wednesday, the billboard disappeared, replaced with graffiti - three cartoonish characters wearing cowboy hats. The creatures have what look like bar codes stamped on their torsos.

The billboard appreared to turn up at Trust Lounge in Downtown Lexington Wednesday night. It hung on the wall and had nine similar figures painted on it, but made up to look like devils, including horns and pitchforks. Workers at the bar said an anonymous person dropped off the sign. One of the owners of Trust Lounge contacted LEX 18 Thursday morning saying the billboard on display at the bar was a replica created for an art display.

Police say they don't know who might have removed the billboard.

The graffiti figures resemble those popularized by an organization known as Dronex Inc. The organization's website offers as vague description of its origins.

"Founded in 2004, Dronex Inc. is a collective of creative dissidents working to challenge our visual landscapes to empower the people who occupy them.. What started as water and dust seven years ago has grown into army of subtle influence that dots the landscape, growing ever greater in number with each passing day."

The Dronex Inc. Facebook page featured a post put up around 1 p.m. Wednesday advertising an event at Trust Lounge.