Category Archives: Political

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A somehow adorable & informative animated explanation of Fukushima

Eevin Hartsough sent me this video (presumably for children?) to explain the Fukushima nuclear crisis. It’s a bit of levity for a really upsetting story. I particularly loved the explanation of Chernobyl vs Fukushima.

Revolution, WI

(link via High Definite)

Dear canvassers, stop destroying my positivity toward other humans

Portland, Oregon—not unlike SoHo here in NYC—is home to much socially/environmentally conscious foot traffic. With said liberal-minded pedestrians come many positives of urban living: Whole Foods, farmers markets, arts and parks, and growing small business. But one of the negative side-effects is canvassers. Here’s a segment of conversation I had with a canvasser for Children [...]

Helpful video: Great Britain vs England vs United Kingdom

(via Laughing Squid)

Poor Jim

(created by Gaywrites, via I Love Charts)

These things disappoint me.

I spent yesterday morning being angry (actually & viscerally angry) at Sarah Palin for her “blood libel” speech. My emotions disappointed me. I read comment after comment from my predominantly liberal friends on Twitter last week trying to direct the blame for the Giffords shooting at Republicans, effectively turning an IRL tragedy into self-oblivious attacks [...]

Wordclouds of Obama & Palin speeches

High Definite posted these really fascinating wordclouds. (Click either one for larger.) First is Obama’s memorial speech last night in AZ: Next is Palin’s facebook speech from yesterday: (via High Definite)

What words mean: a handy chart

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Corrected Huck Finn comic book

Click for larger (via Boing Boing)




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