Archives: May 2010

links for 2010-05-30

10 Ways Parents Can Humiliate Their Kids On Facebook. – @TremendousNews! Actually a very funny list. Don't read it, Mom. (tags: facebook socialmedia funny)

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links for 2010-05-28

Homemade Goat Cheese | Eating Is Art Looks delicious. (tags: cheese recipes) The dawn of the redesign « The Design Cubicle (tags: webdesign design redesign) Photographers Say BP Restricts Access to Oil Spill – Newsweek Of course – they don't want us to see how bad it really is. (tags: censorship photography corruption) The Apostle

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links for 2010-05-27

There's Something Queer about That Face: Scientific American Gay Face – it really does exist. (tags: social science research psychology lgbt)

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links for 2010-05-26

The Grand Old Duke of York – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Because I heard the song twice while in England, and wanted to know what it meant. (tags: lyrics nurseryRhymes)

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London

Photos from our stay in London on the last two days of our England trip.

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Stow Bardolph

We visited the Hare Arms Pub in Stow Bardolph one evening, which was a charming place and very entertaining because they keep chickens and peacocks in the gardens. The last excursion we went on while visiting Stacy and her family was to Church Farm in Stow Bardolph, which is a really cool children’s play farm

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Castle Rising

Today we visited Castle Rising in Norfolk and had a picnic near the castle. It was built around 1140 AD. The Castle that is. The picnic came much later.

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links for 2010-05-19

Black Swan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saw one today in Ely, hence the look up on wikipedia. (tags: biology history reference swans)

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Bircham Windmill, Norfolk Lavender and Hunstanton

Today, we visited the Bircham Windmill – a real working windmill and farm in Norfolk. We climbed up five stories to the top of the windmill and I took tons of photos. Mom even climbed all the way to the top, and she’s very afraid of heights. We also watched sheep being milked, chickens running

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The Queen says hi!

Despite my whining about seat assignments, we ended up together on the plane. The first leg of the trip was on a tiny jet but the Boeing 757 wasn’t bad at all. It was an overnight flight, but we didn’t get much sleep on the plane, so we’ve been catching up here. Once we landed,

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links for 2010-05-13

Arizona Outlaws Ethnic Studies – Because they're racist against white people It's not possible for people of color to be racist. They can have a racial bias, but to racist (or sexist, or homophobic) you have to be the party in power. People of color are in the minority and are the oppressed, not the

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links for 2010-05-12

Tax bills in 2009 at lowest level since 1950 – USATODAY.com Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found. Some conservative political movements such as the "Tea Party" have criticized federal

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Continental Airlines seat assignment problem

So we booked our flights to England back on April 3rd, and at that time requested seats all in the same row – three people traveling together, seats in the same place – makes sense right? In double-checking our flying information today, we discovered they had moved our seats and placed my mom about 10

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links for 2010-05-11

Supreme Irony – Kagan Nomination Ends Gay Marriage Hopes Crap. She's against same-sex marriage. Boo. (tags: theSupremes Kagan equality) Dogsbody – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A dogsbody, or less commonly dog robber in the Royal Navy, is a junior officer, or more generally someone who does drudge work. A rough American equivalent would be a

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Johnny Weir Skating Clinic at IWSA

Back at the end of April, Stephanie was able to participate in a skating clinic conducted by Olympic Skater Johnny Weir, sponsored by the Indiana/World Skating Academy. It was downtown at the Pan Am Plaza rink where Stephanie takes lessons and often skates. Johnny did different sessions for different skill levels, and then went through

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links for 2010-05-10

The 30 Best Anti-Westboro Baptist Church Protest Signs: Pics, Videos, Links, News Oh so funny. (tags: funny signs WestboroBaptistChurch homophobia)

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links for 2010-05-09

Autostraddle — Kristin Chenoweth Stands Up for Gay Actors, Calls Out Homophobic Newsweek Article When Kristen Chenoweth calls you out on your selection bias, you should probably write a mea culpa as quickly as possible. (tags: homophobia awesome acting lgbt Chenoweth)

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links for 2010-05-06

Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe | Environment | The Observer Colony collapse – still a problem. "Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in terminal decline has emerged from the United States where, for the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies have failed to

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links for 2010-05-05

Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy" – Page 1 – News – Miami – Miami New Times This is a guy who claims gay people can be cured and is behind practically every homophobic piece of legislation in the last 20 years. And he took a male prostitute on vacation with

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links for 2010-05-04

Using an American iPhone in Europe… without going broke | Budget Travel Tips – EuroCheapo (tags: iphone travel)

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Wheel of Fortune Tryouts

Last weekend, there were Wheel of Fortune tryouts locally, and Stephanie and our friend Melissa decided to go see if they could get on the show, and I tagged along to take photos. This is definitely Stephanie’s game show – she’s very good at it. Watching the show with her is fun, if a bit

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links for 2010-05-02

School Cuts Gay Student Photo from Yearbook Not enough that Jackson, Mississippi comes across badly in the book "The Help." They want to maintain their status as bigots into the 21st Century as well. (tags: discrimination homophobia mississippi lgbt education)

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links for 2010-05-01

This is Not an Analysis of Rape Culture. This is a Rant. — The Curvature Heartbreaking. "They raped her as she was dying, and they confessed to it. They plead guilty to rape, to rape, to raping her as she was dying, and the Philadelphia Daily News can’t even bring itself to use the fucking

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