Hey guys, I just took 10 minutes to write my senators and let them know that I’m in favor of DC statehood. It was super easy. You should maybe think about doing it too, if you think DC deserves to be a state (and why wouldn’t you?). Here’s that great list of FAQs about DC statehood again, if you’d like to refresh. And here’s the Senate directory if you’d like to find your senators.
What the actual fuck?!
Whatever prompted the fight and the fire is still being investigated, but Azcárate says they are connected.
“One led to the other,” he says. “They’re not necessarily related, but one came from the other.”
Well, I’m glad the knife-and-chain fight and the burning truck weren’t occurring independently of one another.
Before the trip, family members and friends had warned them to keep up their guard, to watch for thieves and madmen, to not rely too wholeheartedly on the benevolence of strangers. “People said to be careful,” Barton recalled. “ ‘The world is a crazy place. There are a lot of crazy people out there.’ ”
Out on the road, in the America they were beginning to know better, crazy seemed far outweighed by kindness. Goodness trumped evil.
This was on the Post’s front page today. It’s a wonderful article, both hopeful and mournful with nary a mention of the shooter.
I’m sorry, Washington Post, but I was laughing too hard to read beyond this opening sentence.
(Source: Washington Post)
This NPR GAFFE-B-GON Primer about X-Men’s big gay wedding (an issue actually written by one of my favourite non-comics writers, Marjorie M. Liu) is amazing. Read it to learn all you need to converse intelligently about the wedding of Northstar and Kyle Jinadu, as well as many other things. Case in point:
His fellow super-Canucks, by the way, included his twin sister Aurora, Sasquatch, and Puck, because: Canada. We should count ourselves grateful the team did not also include Molson, Gretzky, Politeness and Good Improv.
“Doctor Who” is coming back to the airwaves this fall, but some fans of the show couldn’t wait that long to get their fix. Some of them hijacked a road sign in Boulder, Colorado and changed it to read something that Whovians fear (and love). It says “Warning Daleks Ahead.”
TURN YO CARS AROUND
The town has erected plaques with over 1,000 QRpedia codes on schools, public buildings, shops, and individual exhibits inside Monmouth museum, which take visitors to Wikipedia articles in their own language.