I found this video last week when I was browsing one of Visible + Real’s Weekend Treats posts. She found it at Trust Tending. The band is Walk Off the Earth, a Canadian indie band, and the song is “Gang of Rhythm.” A nice, upbeat tune for this Monday morning. I hope you like it, too.
Busy weekend, plus new toys in the house. We finally have an ereader AND a tablet. Kind of exciting. Now I want to read ALL THE THINGS!
Instead, I’m posting interesting links for you. See how much I love you?
Why society still needs feminism
Caitlin O’Donnell at Times-Delphic with a great, yet sad, list of reasons why feminism is still sorely needed.
Wrong on the Internet: Bogus USA Spider Chart
Bug Girl with some good info on a spider chart that’s been making the rounds.
The Essence of the Process Is Revision
It took me a long time to get this, but now that I do, I find I really like the editing and revising. There’s a better story/book waiting at the other end of it, and it’s worth the work. H/T Visible + Real for the link from The Art of Non-Conformity.
The Final Epic Act Of The Departing Commander Of The International Space Station Truly Rocked
This video (created by Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station before he returned to Earth) made my week. I’m guessing you’ve already seen it, but if you haven’t, go watch it!
Celebrating Mighty Girl Heroes: Ten Women You Might Not Know, But Should
Jennifer de Beer at A Mighty Girl shares a great list of awesome women you may or may not know about. I knew seven of them.
Categories: Weekly Linkroll
Tags: A Mighty Girl, Bug Girl, Caitin O'Donnell, Chris Hadfield, cool science, feminism, hero, Jennifer de Beer, spiders, The Art of Non-Conformity, Times-Delphic, upworthy, Visible and Real, women, writing
150th post! Yay!
Okay, I’ll admit right up front, this isn’t one of my favorite songs on the new Frank Turner album, which, in general, is pretty damned good. But the video for it is quite nice, unexpected, and dilutes a bit of the sappiness of the tune. Or maybe it doesn’t. I just like it. What do you think?
Frankie says dig!
Happy Sunday, all! We’ve had some lovely rain this week, and the garden is pleased. Creamed asparagus on toast (the asparagus fresh from the garden) was our breakfast this morning. Yum!
Now for some yummy links.
West African Black Rhinos Are Now Extinct
This makes me sad. Good job, humans.
Watch These Straight People Answer A Question Gay People Have Been Asked For Years
This, from Rebecca Eisenberg at Upworthy, on the other hand, was happy-making. Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker made the video.
A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It’s Pretty Fantastic.
Ms. Eisenberg is also responsible for me finding this great TED Talk from Jackson Katz.
Tesla Museum Saved!
The Oatmeal updates on us the Tesla Museum fundraising effort. More good news!
Are you missing the three-leafed clovers?
Carla at Living Wild and Precious on being present. Plus, kitty! (thanks to V+R for the link)
Tags: cool science, video, The Oatmeal, Nikola Tesla, feminism, upworthy, Jackson Katz, Rebecca Eisenberg, Living Wild and Precious, rhinos, questions, Time, Travis Nuckolls, Chris Baker, Wipe Out Homophobia, presence
Janelle Monáe always makes interesting videos to go with her music, and I really dig this new one. Here she is with Erykah Badu and “Q.U.E.E.N.”
“Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” is one of my favorite lyrics from the song.
Just a note that Weekly Linkroll will probably be late today/this week/combined with next week’s. Spring finally arrived and there is work to be done!
And to everyone visiting thanks to the 17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “The Wizard Of Oz” article that’s popping up everywhere, welcome!
Today’s video is a result of the pondering I’m in the midst of. I’m working on a punk mix cd for a friend, which has been fun, partly because I’m realizing how many more punk cds I actually need. The Ramones, the Clash, and X–I’m pretty well covered, but why don’t I own any Black Flag or Dead Kennedys? This just isn’t right.
So, this morning, I bring you a Black Flag video from 1982. The song is “TV Party.” Thanks to all the old tv shows they call out and just how freaking young Henry Rollins is, I find the video kind of hilarious. Rollins looks a little like Steve Reeves, too, which is really strange.
See what I mean? It’s the beard. Um, and the pecs…
Anyway, I hope you like the video, too. What do you think of hardcore punk?