A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely...– Douglas Adams Happy Towel Day!
Curbed Atlanta: Atlanta Needs a New Football... →
After much deliberation, we’ve decided that Atlanta does, after all, need a new football stadium. However, before you accuse us of jumping on the Arthur Blank bandwagon, we should clarify that the stadium should contain about 50,000 less seats than the current one. And should be designed for the “football” played in every other country in the world; ideally, it would look something like this. ...
House GOP leader: ‘My goal is to end Fulton... →
mrchyoung3: The GA GOP finding new ways to reconstitute segregation Legislators representing north Fulton county say they are still working to make the recreation of Milton County a reality and have a plan. At a legislative session review meeting held in Alpharetta last week, local senators and House representatives were asked by residents for an update on the progress of the bill, which...
But let’s be realistic, the government in America is not a Christian government....– Matt Moore Matt Moore is a self professed ex-gay person who believes that same sex marriage is wrong. But, I’m starting to see this conclusion drawn by more and more conservative Christians and I want it promoted and brought to the forefront because this is the reality of the society we live...
The board of the N.A.A.C.P. voted to endorse same-sex marriage on Saturday,...– The New York Times, “NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage” (via inothernews) I’m so proud of the NAACP right now. I just can’t begin to express how much.
Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid...– Simon Pegg Thanks Julie Taylor @ Web Afternoon
Web Afternoon →
I’m at Web Afternoon’s May conference in Atlanta this weekend with the gang from WellSpring Studio School. Basically I’m sitting in a big room full of nerds all listening to something we all love. It’s like the Avengers marathon with less popcorn and better air conditioning.
The importance of learning to code isn’t so that everyone will write code, and...– A federal judge learned to code - O’Reilly Radar (via everythingisdisrupted)
USA.gov: Refunds Available for Sketchers Toning... →
usagov: From the Federal Trade Commission: The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Skechers with making unfounded claims that its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would help people lose weight and tone their buttocks, legs, and abdominal muscles. I’m not gonna gloat about how I said that those shoes were a complete waste of money back when they...
I think the cinema will become my place of...
dreamsofthesociopathwithaheart: Iron Man 3: May 3, 2013. Star Trek 2: 17 May 2013. Wolverine 2: 26 July 2013. Thor 2: Nov. 15, 2013. Catching Fire: 22 November 2013. The Hobbit 2: 13 December 2013. Captain America 2: April 4, 2014 Sherlock Holmes 3: 2014. AMC Theaters, your mission is to have marathons for every one of these releases. I can do it. Can you?
Some things are just true forever
America still doesn't get black voters →
Summary: People vote on certain tendencies. White voters tend to vote their values. Which is presumably why people (since they’ve discovered that black voters are anti-gay) think that black voters are going to turn on Obama. However, black voters tend to vote for their self-interest and they usually vote for the black candidate too. So basically Romney shouldn’t expect any surge in...
Despite the sad fact that Amendment 1 passed in North Carolina yesterday, I must say I couldn’t be prouder of the North Carolina NAACP for their Every 1 Against 1 campaign. There’s not a lot of love for the gay rights movement in the black community. And a lot of that has to do with what some of us saw as the co-opting the civil rights movement. In truth, the gay rights movement and...
Dear Friends, Well, it’s been quite a weekend. Someday, long from now, I will...– Joss Whedon - Whedonesque.com In which Joss Whedon says, “Thank you,” and makes nerds everywhere start the day off crying. (via laughterkey)
I don’t write for children. I write and somebody says that’s for...– Maurice Sendak (1928 - 2012) - the world’s most beloved grouchy old man who told some of the best stories that children and former children everywhere love.
Solution to Piracy
Top 5 opening weekends of all time Marvel’s The Avengers Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The Dark Knight The Hunger Games Spider-Man 3 Top Grossing Films of All Time Avatar Titanic Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Nerd Movies In Bold. Nerds like movies. Specifically nerds like really...
The race-baiting of the president has fallen to a... →
I’m not quite certain because I have difficulty translating from stupid but I’m pretty sure that what this guy is saying is that President Obama is a racist because he didn’t make any commentary about MCA’s death. The logic (I’m using this term so loosely here it really doesn’t apply) is that since Obama is “half-white” he should have said something...
Second Attempt at an Avengers Review
I was told that my previous post on the avengers was too much rant at the local AMC’s fail and not enough praise for the virtues of Joss Whedon. In my defense I was really tired and I was also working Friday (and Saturday). But, the Avengers does deserve a real review even though I’m having a really hard time expressing what I enjoyed about the movie without giving out spoilers. For...
Christianity according to Wheaton's Law
So this past Sunday I lead the discussion for the my Sunday School class. We were talking about the Nicene creed. Specifically the first paragraph where it defines the nature of God. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. My co-conspirator in this study made the challenge at the beginning to make it clear that the creeds are...