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The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by swirls of color.Recommended Reading:Happy 11th blogiversary to Mustang Bobby!Kali: [Content Note: Misogynoir; abduction; violence] Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They're Proven WorthyDavey:...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Dolly Parton: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Homophobia] Last Thursday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, which will likely force the issue of same-sex marriage before the US Supreme Court, possibly as soon as this term. Show More Summary

Film Corner: Interstellar

[SPOILER WARNING] So, I saw Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar this weekend, and I wanted to open up a thread for anyone else who saw it and would like to talk about it. And let me be very straightforward about the fact that it's...Show More Summary

This F@#king Guy

Over the weekend, former President George W. Bush appeared on Face the Nation, because of course he did, and Bob Schieffer asked him if he had any regrets about the Iraq War (video should start playing at 1:21): Schieffer: Do you have any regrets about that, Mr. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch Nominated for Attorney General

[Content Note: Police brutality; sexual assault; sexual harassment.]Current Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder resigned in September, and President Obama has nominated as his replacement US Attorney Loretta Lynch, who,...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a zamboni.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter Z.

Open Thread + Programming Note

Hosted by Ziggy Stardust. I have some personal stuff to do today, so I'm taking the day off. I hope everyone has a nice weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Dr. Jan Itor: "What is a pop culture 'phenomenon' that you just never got the appeal of? It could be because you find the subject uninteresting, you find it problematic, or you sort of like it but can't understand why so many people are so passionate about it."I could never get into Harry Potter. Just wasn't my cup of tea. Shrug.


Here is just a terrific video of a dog and a horse playing keepaway. Enjoy! Video Description: A yellow, medium-sized dog runs around a pasture with a piece of white fabric in its mouth. A young brown horse chases after it, and the dog playfully dodges just out of the horse's reach. Show More Summary


The upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars installment finally has a name. And it is... drum roll So, there you have it. The Force Awakens. And it totally has morning lightsaber.

They're Not Even Bothering with the Compassionate Conservatism Pretense Anymore

Just aggressive ruination as quickly as possible:Legislation allowing the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, repealing Obamacare and reducing the nation's debt are at the top of Republicans'...Show More Summary

Update on Ghomeshi Investigations and Allegations

(CN: descriptions of physical abuse and sexual assault, workplace harassment, bullying, rape apologia, rape culture, graphic description of the treatment of murder victims.) There have been a number of developments in the ongoing case involving Jian Ghomeshi. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Matilda vs. The Red Chair. This epic battle happens at Shakes Manor on a near-daily basis. She can easily spend an hour or more leaping and twirling in that chair, and basically just being the colossal goofball that she is. Video Description:...Show More Summary

Three Good Reads

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism.]1. Andrea Grimes: "White Women: Let's Get Our Shit Together."Among voters, 94 percent of Black women, 90 percent of Black men, 61 percent of Latinas, and 49 percent of Latinos in Texas voted for Wendy...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Theme from Blossom (Has anyone figured out this week's theme yet?)

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Murder; domestic violence; video may autoplay at link] In a follow-up on one of yesterday's items, the man who posted pictures of a murdered woman to 4¢han has turned himself into...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign. I'm pretty sure I will take some actions that some in Congress will not like. That's natural. That's our how democracy works."—President Barack Obama, at a post-midterm press conference yesterday,...Show More Summary

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