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Weekend links for 9-10-2011

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Music to listen to for you.

First up we have Josie Charlwood who may not be everyone’s cup of tea but she is incredibly talented. Her voice reminds me of somebody but I don’t know who.
Next up is actor/musician/funny as hell man Hugh Laurie. Yes Dr. House/Bertie Wooster/The Prince Regent can play and sing.
Finally, not music but in honor of what would have been his birthday on 9-4 we have Brian May’s essay on his first meeting Freddie Mercury.

The 9-11 Links

Refuting the idiots, sorry the fucking idiots who think 9-11 was an inside job.
What one actor and former firefighter did on September 11.
How other actors also helped out.
In the aftermath of 9-11 what remains to be done.
The plan of two F-16 pilots who were sent up to intercept flight 93: a kamikaze mission.
The final funeral for the passengers of flight 93.
Lastly, welcome to Texas unless you’re from al-Jazeera.

Fact checking the Republican debate.
Lest you think the Republicans are a big happy family, they’ve already begun their war of words against each other.
Despite the cheers for it, did Rick Perry execute an innocent man? Probably.
Don’t blame the Tea Party for all of this. A blue-dog Democrat points out who really destroyed bipartisanship.

A better idea. What Astrophysicist and Nova:Science Now host Neil deGrasse Tyson would do if he were president. Not be president.

What the government doesn’t seem to get:
Exxon is betting on global warming being real while funding denialists.
Partisan cock-blocking is probably to blame for the feelings of fear.
Some of the rich do feel that they should pay more taxes.

DIY Libyan style. Mounting a U-38 rocket launcher on the back of your pick-up.
Speaking of Libya. Why shutting down social networks doesn’t stop rebels from communicating.

Headlines that lie to you:
man dies from toothache because he lacks medical insurance. He chose to buy pain pills over buying anti-biotics.
Why netflix may be on your side. They aren’t. They are on the side of their shareholders and that is all.
Not a lie but definitely exaggerated. Using media to forecast global unrest and find bin Laden, well after the fact anyway.

Recent deaths that you didn’t know affected you and the world you live in.
Founder of Project Gutenberg and e-book creator dies at age 64.
Bill Kunkel, writer of the first magazine column about video games, dies at age 61.

Things to make and do:
Make a flashlight from cereal boxes and aluminum cans.
Make a duel camera tripod.
Obsolete skills that show how old you are.
How to boost your self-confidence by making a list of your failings.

Finally, the pictures of the week
Kitty!!

Death Sta… sorry lunar eclipse.

Dragon con cosplay Day One, Day Two, Day Three.

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Links of the Week for September 3, 2011

September 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Music you should give a listen to
For the country fans we have anime voice over actor and Godhead frontman Jason Charles Miller. Check out his cover of Pat Benetar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”

Far be it from me to not pimp my buddy Trent and his hard rocking band Hemi even if their lead singer is a soul patch wearing hippy.

And finally The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. You may have heard there song “Around the Bend” in an iPod commercial but don’t hold that against them.

The joy of test driving a BMW S1000RR motorcycle is in not getting run over.

Dress up your pool table light and your pool table as well.

Another foot washes up on the shores of Vancouver BC bringing the total to 11 to found along the BC/Washington coastline in the last four years.

Humanity is doomed by its own anger.

Here’s something cool for your Halloween party or goth bar.

Denny’s new 895 calorie heart attack sandwich debuts

How to tell an area is recovering from a natural disaster? Check the Waffle House Index.

Denny’s ups its own ante with the 1690 calorie heart attack sandwich. No, it doesn’t come with free angioplasty.

Nature attacks the Eiffel Tower.

Bad ass of the week: The Bear Puncher.

Maybe humanity isn’t doomed.

The definition of a good month in Iraq.

Live action Captain Planet? Yeah, I’d watch that

How to shit on the fans who made you a millionaire.

What George Lucas is a hypocrite.

Michigan governor: Fuck the poor and unemployed.

Is it anti-science or saying whatever it takes to get elected?

The History Channel lying to the public just for the ratings.

Idiot on vacation

Rebels to idiot: Go the fuck home!

I see your true colors shining through, and they are pretty awesome.

Basic math: If people are worried about lay-offs they aren’t going to buy luxury items to help grow the economy.

Devotion to duty

Follow up: A new home

What you should know about time: You get what everyone gets, you get a lifetime.

Countdown to Netflix streaming failing in 3, 2, 1.

Here. Go learn something.

Fine. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but let me be a bigot.

A reasonable fear for Dick Cheney.

Barack Obama proving he can cave with the best of them.

If you only check out one link, make it this one. A new way to let the White House know what’s important to you.

Tolerant cat is tolerant.

A cosmic perspective of everywhere mankind has set foot.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra finds new classical music to play.

How to stand behind your product.

Proper reporting of sexual assaults is key. Idiotic comments are expected.

Donald Duck lied to you.

Endangered or Threatened? The only species that is both.

Bad Science idea of the day: Capture an asteroid.

Women don’t know science. Do they?

Where do all those damn cat videos come from? Now you know.

Some stop-motion retro cartoon fun.

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