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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by icicles.Recommended Reading:Brittney: [Content Note: White Supremacy; misogynoir] Black America's Hidden Tax: Why This Feminist of Color Is Going on StrikeRagen: [CN: Fat hatred; diet talk] Diet Ad BingoDavid:...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelda, patiently waiting to see what we'll be doing next. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Llamas: The Musical

If you weren't on the internet talking about the color of a dress yesterday, you might have been talking about two escaped llamas [note: video may autoplay at link]. Once the llamas, who were eventually safely captured, were on the loose,...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

David Bowie: "Heroes"Live in Berlin, 2002. Plus some chit-chat at the beginning. You know, watching this video, and his HAPPY JOYFUL FACE at the end, as he holds out the mic to the audience, singing along to this song he must have performed literally thousands of times, I feel like David Bowie just totally knows the secret to doing life LIKE A BOSS.

This F#@king Guy

[Content Note: Climate change.]If you're not familiar with Jim Inhofe, here are two things you need to know about him:1. In 2012, he published a book titled The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Leonard Nimoy. Sob. His final tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." Sobbbbbbbbbbbb.[Content Note: Guns; death; self-harm] Last night, at least eight people, including the shooter, were killed at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri. Show More Summary

Blue and Black? Or Gold and White?

When you look at this picture, do you see a blue and black dress, or a gold and white dress? Or maybe something sort of in-between, like light blue and orange?In case you didn't celebrate your net neutrality last night by joining inShow More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a rainbow over the Copper River.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by rainbows over rivers.


Right now, all the occupants of the Republican Clown Car 2016 are making their cases at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015. CPAC is a yearly conference that yields all kinds of gems from conservatives, and today's gemShow More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...My thanks again to everyone who weighed in yesterday![Content Note: Terrorism; death; descriptions of violence] This is utterly breathtaking: Following is the entirety of a Reuters story on another...Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism. Video may autoplay at second link.]Earlier this month, I linked to a piece ("Washington Official Fears 'Another Ferguson' After Cop Shooting Video Goes Viral") about the police killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Livsy, the picture of contentment as I scratch her back. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by broccoli.Recommended Reading:Cate: [Content Note: White Supremacy] This Is What I Mean When I Say "White Feminism"Paul: [CN: Illness; contemplation of death; descriptions of surgery] Before I GoSusan:...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "What music are you currently listening to that you think is just awesome?"

Not Bad Fortune. Bad Choices.

[Content Note: Rape culture.]Last month, I wrote about the processing of sometimes decades-old rape kits in Detroit, and how the dangerous indifference to processing them let at least 100 serial rapists continue to victimize people without...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley and his impossibly long tail. If you're thinking: Um, don't greyhounds usually have shorter, thinner, curled tails? You are correct! They do! But no one sent the memo to Dudley's genetics. Which means he's always a shoo-in for "longest tail" at the greyhound picnic games. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Tina Turner: "Simply the Best"

Quote of the Day

"No one—whether government or corporate—should control free open access to the Internet."—Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler today, after the FCC "approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote."The policy...Show More Summary

Phenomenal Girls

Via Kimberly Foster at For Harriet, this video of black girls reciting the first verse of Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman" for Nickelodeon, in celebration of Black History Month, is 100% THE BEST: Video Description: Piano music. A male voiceover, over text onscreen saying the same thing, says: "Nickelodeon celebrates Black History Month. Show More Summary

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