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Links of the Week – January 9, 2015

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* 12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

* 27 Times Teachers Had Fun In Their Jobs

* Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 People In America Every Day

* Apple Peanut Butter Delights

* Backstage At The Fox 1929 – (Incredible historical stuff for lighting and audio nerds!!!)

* I’m A Butch Woman. Do I Have Cis Privilege? – (I wonder this about myself. It ain’t easy being a tough girl.)

* Fuck Yes Or No – (A guide to relationships)

* Georgia Hiking And Backpacking Trails

* Hiking The Appalachian Trail Georgia Section Useful Tips

* Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

* How To Live Out Of Your Truck In The Woods

* How Driver’s License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

* How To ‘Fry’ Cheese In Your Waffle Iron – (!!! Praise Break !!!)


* Fisticuffcuffsandshenanigans: I Also Put Sequins On My Jock Strap – (Blog post of the week! I’ve found a kindred spirit! 😀 )

* In Preventing Trans Suicides, ‘We Have Such A Long Way To Go’

* John Smoltz Had To Stand On A Chair To Help Randy Johnson Put On His Hat

* ‘Darmok’ Is Basically What Happens When The Memes Win…

* Mother Trying Her Best To Project Same Amount Of Insecurities Onto All Her Daughters

* NASA’s Chandra Detects Record Breaking Outburst From Milky Way’s Black Hole
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* French Bees Producing Blue Honey – (What the what???)

* On Patrol With Skid Row’s ‘Angel Cop’ – (Best article I read all week!)

* Archie McPhee ‘Love Note’ Postcards – (Neat-O!)

* Seabirds Are Massively Dying Off – And Scientists Can’t Figure Out Why – 😦

* So Let’s Talk About The Puppy Bowl Lineup To Distract Ourselves From Everything Else

* Steven Gerrard To Los Angeles Galaxy – (Steven, if you ever need a place to stay in Atlanta…)

* Stockton AA Hockey Team Will Play On Ice Painted By Fans For A Promotion

* Study: Black Atlantans Prefer Suburbs, Whites Moving To City ‘Core’

* Ten Months After Alleged Homophobic Attack In Midtown Caught On Camera, No Suspects In Custody – (OK. Somebody must recognize these asshats!)

* The 25 Dumbest Tweets Of 2014

* The Thing About Millennials And The Church That Nobody Wants To Talk About – (THIS!)

* Tim Hudson Has Ankle Surgery

* Tiny Greenhouse Could Fly Plants To Mars In 2018 – (Cool beans! ((Heh! See what I did there?)) )

* A Womanonymous: Voice – (Hush, hush. Keep it down now…)

* ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Exhibit At Atlanta’s Bremen Museum – (This looks amazing! I want to sink into that giant bowl of soup!)

* Be Sure To Let Your Cat Know About These Drug Warnings…

* The Legendary Red Barber Tells The Story Of Branch Rickey Related To Him About One Of The Reasons He Was Moved To Integrate Major League Baseball

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“Don’t be scared of your hunger. If you’re scared of your hunger, you’ll just be one more ninny like everyone else.”
– “Olive Kitteridge,” Elizabeth Strout

 

“And so, if this man next to her now was not a man she would have chosen before this time, what did it matter? He most likely wouldn’t have picked her either. But here they were, and Olive pictured two slices of Swiss cheese pressed together, such holes they brought to this union – what pieces life took out of you.”
– “Olive Kitteridge,” Elizabeth Strout

 

“She had even tolerated having to take armfuls of groceries and armfuls of babies around to the back door because he hadn’t built those damned steps. Building the steps whould have been such a simple thing. He could have done it. He should have done it. The not-doing spoke volumes.”
“The Fire Shut Up In My Bones,” Charles Blow

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Links of the Week – January 2, 2015

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* In France, Vestiges Of The Great War’s Bloody End

* Stinky Poo and T.P. “Friends Forever” Mini Plush Set

* A.A. Milne Quotes

* Georgia Tech Student Indicted For UGA Website Hack – (OK. This WAS a great prank!)

* 18 Reasons The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place – (Illustrated in grilled cheese!)

* 19 Mind-Numbingly Easy New Year’s Resolutions For Lazy Slobs

* 19 Of The Worst Lyrics Of 2014 – (I laughed until I cried!)

* After A Sea Of Christmas Sweaters, An Ode To The Forgotten Baseball Sweater

* Because You Need 75 New Ways To Say “Fix It, Jesus” – (Hysterical! Post of the week!)

* Clippers Retire Donald Sterling Jersey

* Comet Lovejoy The First Naked-Eye Comet Of 2015

* Maury, Yes Maury, Had The Best Christmas Sweater Of The Year – (!!!)

* Mo’ne Davis Wins AP Female Athlete Of The Year

* NASA Spacecraft Approaching Dwarf Planet Ceres – (I didn’t even know there WAS a dwarf planet Ceres!)

* Nutella Buckeyes – (Calls for ANOTHER praise break!)

 

* Rape Investigation Finds Star Quarterback Has All The Goods: ‘He Can Make All The Throws And Has A Cannon For An Arm,’ Confirms Sexual Assault Inquiry

* Remembering The Ones We Lost – (Beautiful!)

* Run Bum Races – (You know you want to – hurt! They’re awesome!)

* Three Small Words That Will Improve Your Relationships – (I need to tattoo this on my brain!)

* Transgender Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Christian Parents In Blog – (We can do so much better.)

* Transgender Teen: “My Death Needs To Mean Something”

* God Doesn’t Make Mistakes, People Do

* What Transgender Teen’s Death Should Show Us – (“Our innate ability to identify with the needs and experiences of others — to have compassion, empathy — is the very thing that makes us human.”)

* The Transgender Life: What To Know, What To Say, What To Understand

* Vin Scully Momentarily Lost His 1988 World Series Ring While Shopping, Found It In A Bag Of Ribs

* Washington Nationals, Dan Uggla Agree To Minor League Deal

* Watch This Boy’s Reaction As He Gets A New Dog For Christmas – (My hearrrrrrt!)

* Shower Thoughts – (Whoaaaaaaa!)

* Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs – (Astounding. Not. My mom was doing this for a living as an elementary school counselor 40 years ago. Why did schools ever stop???)

* The Cockspur Lighthouse – (Bucket List!)

* Tiny Japanese Cat-Shaped Treats – ❤ ❤ ❤

* Homer & Ned Flanders Change Up AC/DC

* Steven Gerrard Reportedly Set To Leave Liverpool For MLS

* Spaghetti Toes: Artist Illustrates Statements Of 3-Year Old Daughter – (PERFECT! 😀 )

 

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“There are few people who will love you unconditionally. You should strive to be one of them.”

– http://tinybuddha.com/blog/6-things-instead-comparing-others/

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Links of the Week – December 12, 2014

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* Light Painting

* Motion Exposure

* Kids’ Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

* Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

* Mall Santa Poses For Best Santa Photo Ever

* Right Whales Begin Migration To Georgia, Florida

* NASA Takes One Small Step Back Into Space: But Is Orion Really Taking Us In The Right Direction?

* Santa, Don’t Pigeonhole My Kid

* Behind The Picture: The Photo That Changed The Face Of AIDS

* When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them

* 5 Tips To Stop Dating ‘Fixer-Upper’ Guys

* SpaceX Will Try To Land Rocket On Floating Ocean Platform Next Week – (AWESOMESAUCE!)

* trekbedtimestories: This Is A Thing You Can Buy

* All Kirked Up And No Place To Go – (“There’s a man out there!”)

* A Man Selling His Koala Makes The Best Craigslist Post Ever

* Hudson’s Hickory House, Douglasville – (Tastes like home. We’ve eaten there so much they sent flowers to Daddy’s funeral.)

* No Love For Leather: Nike’s Innovative Vapor 360 Baseball Glove Is Here

* Dick Allen May Not Be In The Hall Of Fame, But Here Are Six Reasons He’s In The Cut4 o’ Fame

* The Driver Behind Public Transportation’s Transformation In Atlanta

* What Will It Take To Run A 2-Hour Marathon – (Fantastic article!)

* Man’s Family Rises To Record High Fourth Priority

* Heart Of Winter Frozen Forest Glow In The Dark Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤

* Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley On ‘The Addams Family,’ dies at 59

* Rape Rage Driving Feminism’s Third Wave

* North Pole Reindeer Baseball Cards – (Click through on the Baseball Reference link on the bottom of the cards. Donner played in the minors for Rankinbas!)

* Nerdy Nativity Scene

* Pope Rummaging Through Vatican Basement For Plastic Nativity Scene Figures – (The. BEST! 😀 )

* Last Christmas I Swallowed A Ball Of Yarn…

* Lumpy Space Princess Sweatshirt – (Oh my glob!)

* Lumpy Space Princess Plushie – (Dawwwwwwww!)

* Chastity Sweater – (I don’t think this guy has anything to worry about.)

* Full Moonrise Hike At Stone Mountain January 4th – (This should be amazing!)

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“Cigarette”

Fred Jones was worn down
from caring for his often
screaming and crying wife
burning the day but
He couldn’t sleep at night for fear that she
In a stupor from the drugs that didn’t
ease the pain would set the house ablaze
with a cigarette.

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Links of the Week – November 21, 2014

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* Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need – But Not Millions

* China’s 1st Round-Trip Moon Shot Sets Stage For Bigger Lunar Feats

* Tom Brokaw’s Phone Alarm Goes Off On TV

* Peanut Butter And Jelly Bars – (Making these this weekend!)

* On Bob Feller’s Birthday, We Remember The Time His Fastball Was Measured By Army Equipment

* Phish Plays Concert In SF, Breaks Out Into “We Are The Champions” Mid-Song When Giants Win

* 15 Things Men Need To Know About Women

* Midterms: Did Americans Get What They Want? – (Great article!)

* You Don’t Protect My Freedom: Our Childish Insistence On Calling Soldiers Heroes Deadens Real Democracy – (Spot on)

* ‘Promise Me’ Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤

* Ohio State Marching Band Does Impressive Star Trek Themed Halftime Show – (Awesome sauce!)

* Catching Up With Trek’s Lt. Kevin Riley…Bruce Hyde – (I’ll take you HOOOOME again, Kathleeeeeeen!)

* PostSecret: Hurt

* Cock Block

* Meet Monty: The Adorable Cat With An Unusual Face

* Royals’ Rise Managed Adeptly By Yost

* Make Fulton County Animal Services Pets Thankful, and LifeLine Animal Project Will Wave The Adoption Fee in November

* Seattle Seahawks Mascot Apologizes For Pre-Game Incident – (Hysterical!)

* How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue – (Fascinating)

* Common Core Reading: ‘The New Colossus’

* Bizarre Baseball Culture: Post-Schulz Peanuts Go To Tokyo In “It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!” – (Wonderful!)

* Craigslist Missed Connections: ‘You Farted In Kroger’ – (Maybe the funniest thing I read this week…)

* What Should We Call Me: Makeup Game

* Straight People Should Leave Homophobic Churches

* The Devastating Pattern Of Sexual Abuse In Competitive Swimming – (I’m becoming furious….)

* Report Finds New Orleans Police Department Basically Ignored Calls Reporting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse – (How long are we going to keep looking the other way…?)

* Actress Barbara Bowman: Bill Cosby Raped Me – Why Wasn’t I Believed – (How long will society continue to ignore the cries of our mothers and sisters and daughters…?)

* “Honey Boo Boo” Star Mama June Reveals Father Of Two Daughters Is Sex Offender – (How long will we offer our children to predators…?)

* Cobb Softball Coach Facing Child Porn Charges – (How long will men feel free and privileged to prey on women and little girls with little fear of serious punishment…?)

* The White House Asks Men To Stop Campus Sex Abuse – (Imagine a man touching your mother, your wife, your sister or your daughter – fondling her breasts, touching her genitals, kissing her, sodomizing her, fucking her – all against her will. And imagine that she will be so ashamed and fearful that she won’t tell. Why should she if she won’t be believed, or if the incident won’t be investigated – if people will just tell her that she was asking for it, that it was her fault – or if people just don’t care? Now imagine how this will screw with her head for the rest of her life. It’s time to SCREAM and RAISE HELL about this. WE DESERVE BETTER!)

Ani DiFranco
“Hide & Seek”

Me and all the kids from the neighborhood
We’d play out in the street all summer long.
Rule was we had to go home at night,
When the street lights came on.
We were oblivious to the rest of the world.
And we’d hold up the cars in the street.
Yeah, we’d always play boys against girls,
And both sides would cheat.

Strange men would stop their cars at the curb
Say: “Hey sweetheart come here.”,
And I’d go up to the window and they’d have their dick out in their hand
With a sick little sneer.
And I’d say
“Here we go again! Yeah, ok this time you win.”
And I would feel dirty, I’d feel ashamed,
But I wouldn’t let it stop my game.

We would play hide and go seek.
Territory would be the whole block.
Sometimes the older boys when they’d find you,
They wouldn’t want to tag you, they’d just want to talk.
They’d say “What would you do for a quarter? Come on, we don’t have that much time.”
And I’d think a minute and I’d say:
“Ok…give me the quarter first. Fine.”
This time you win.
Here we go again!
And I would feel dirty and I would feel ashamed,
But I wouldn’t let it stop my game.

I remember my first trip alone on the greyhound bus,
And the man who put his hands on me to see where his knife fell
And I remember when I left how excited I was
And I remember when I arrived I didn’t feel so well.
I remember the teacher at school got me so sick and scared
I went into the bathroom and threw up in my hair
And I could go on, but you know, it just gets worse
So I think I’ll stop there…

Girl, next time he wants to know
What your problems is…
Girl, next time he wants to know
Where the anger comes from…
Just tell him this time the problem’s his.
Tell him the anger just comes.
It just comes.