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1. Go to Google Maps.
2. Select Get Directions.
3. In the first space, type "the Shire." In the second space, type "Mordor."
4. Select walking as your mode of transportation.
5. Read the warning.
6. Be geeky with me.
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"Serge protector." Because we have to be protected from the Twill Menace....
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... he said as he followed the lemmings over the cliff. Have a meme, taken from [livejournal.com profile] triplemare.

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod or mp3 player and write down the first 20 songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!

1. "Astral Plane" - Stephan Michael Sechi
2. "Mona Lisa Overdrive" - Juno Reactor
3. "Wanderlust" - Mark Knopfler
4. "Lightning Field" - Sneaker Pimps
5. "Round & Around" - Alanna Davis
6. "I Can't Turn You Loose" - The Blues Brothers Band (from the "Blues Brothers 2000" soundtrack)
7. "Sexplosion!" - My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
8. "I Got To Find Me a Woman" - Robert Lockwood, Jr.
9. "I'm Calm" - Hysterium (from the "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" soundtrack)
10. "That Old Black Magic" - Louis Prima & Keely Smith
11. "7/29.04 the Day Of" - David Holmes ("Ocean's 12" Soundtrack)
12. "Cuz Mapfumo" - Boiled in Lead
13. "Agoraphobia" - Incubus
14. "Short Circuit vs. Jack of Spades" - DJ Hero Soundtrack
15. "Behind Stage" - Lou Bega
16. "Lobachevsky (Live)" - Tom Lehrer
17. "Tape Decks All Over Hell" - Boiled in Lead
18. "Of These, Hope" - Peter Gabriel (from "The Last Temptation of Christ" soundtrack)
19. "My Favorite Mistake" - Sheryl Crow
20. "Hang On St. Christopher" - Tom Waits

Bit of an audio whiplash there, dontchathink?
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


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In honor of those fine men who brought up the rear of the annual State Fair of Texas parade this afternoon:

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So, a while back, I was cruising around TV Tropes when I should have been working, looking at random stuff, when I came across a reference to something called "Marble Hornets." Curious, I clicked on the link and read the entry. And thus began my descent into the Slender Man mythos.

The TV Tropes page goes into detail, but basically, the Slender Man is a mysterious, supernatural, and undeniably creepy figure that was spawned on a Something Awful topic where people were photoshopping ghost images and other supernatural stuff. It's since then gone viral to the point that "Marble Hornets" was created, along with several other stories. This week, I went to the Marble Hornets Wiki and watched all of the video entries to date (the last one was 9/6/11, which means that they've been doing this for about two years; good lifespan for an Internet viral video project). I was thoroughly creeped out. I will watch more, just not alone at night.

A friend has recommended another of the stories focusing on the Slender Man, Everyman HYBRID. I will probably check this out, because the guys doing Marble Hornets are doing the kind of sanity-warping Lovecraftian horror that I like right, and I'd like to see more. Plus, the strange viral nature of the Slender Man mythos is just fascinating. I keep expecting someone to start featuring it on one of SyFy's supernatural "documentary" shows. (If they did it as an example of the spread of myths in the modern age, that'd be really interesting. If it crops up as a Ghost Hunters special and those goombahs are hunting the Slender Man, it'll just be comedy.)

Eb Bob sez, "Check it out." Enjoy. Don't let the Slender Man find you.
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I think I'll be doing this from now on.
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The reason that the Doctor is so good at football is that Matt Smith was going to go pro when he was younger, but injuries prevented it. (Well, that and because he's the Goddamned Doctor.)
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I'd open this file. Looks completely safe.
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The Lone Wanderer of the Waste, the player character of Fallout 3, has a birthday of July 13, 2258. This evidently ties into several other Biblical references in the game, referencing the scripture, Micah 7:13: "The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds."

Well played, Bethesda. Well played....
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Anyone check Richmond for Mole Machines? It might be those pesky Pellucidarians trying to invade.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.


Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.


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"Strength is the first virtue... That is not a pleasant fact. Its distastefulness does not alter the truth that without strength to protect them, all other virtues are ephemeral, ultimately meaningless." - Alera, First Lord's Fury

Say what you will about his writing, but Jim Butcher puts out some good lines
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Does anyone know what the gender-opposite of "to wench" might be?

Oh, God...

Jun. 24th, 2011 03:59 pm
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... I've started editing TVTropes. My productivity is going to go out the window.

Dallasites

Jun. 16th, 2011 08:23 am
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If you don't have to be in Downtown today, DON'T! Kudos to the Mavericks and all that, but the victory celebration has clogged the trains, jammed the streets, and all the pay parking lots are charging weekend rates.
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"Indiana Jones and the Once and Future King."

Yeah. That would be interesting.

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