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Monday Morning Music – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Okay, so here in the U.S. a lot of folks like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Kind of like St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday isn’t quite as big a partying deal in Mexico as it is here, but USians do love excuses to drink, so there you go. I like having excuses to play fun videos, so yay! Here are two for you this morning. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Music

Well, my apologies for not posting a video for you last week. Not sure why it didn’t happen. But I’m back today! And just in time for Xmas.

I’m not a fan of most Xmas songs, I must say. The ones I like, I’ve heard so many times, I don’t really need to anymore. And the songs I don’t like… Well, there are a lot more of them.

That said, Bad Religion‘s latest interview on NPR has me kind of psyched to get their new album. I love Bad Religion, you see. And they’ve put out a Xmas album. Yes, indeedy! From what snippets that were played during the interview, it sounds like a serious hoot.

Perhaps even a hootenanny.

Since I missed last week, I have two videos for you today. First up, Bad Religion’s performance of “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”

And, huh, I was going to post the video they put together for their version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” but it’s been taken down. It was a fun speeded up video of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with BR’s version on top. I guess the MTC didn’t approve.

Instead, how about a little Erin McKeown? She came out with a fun anti-Xmas album a few years ago, partially in response to the absurd “War on Xmas” crap that’s still going on. Here’s “Christmas (Love It Or Leave It)” from McKeown’s Anti-Holiday Spectacular.

Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever you celebrate!

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Weekend Linkroll

So, you thought I might have been kidding about my fingers last week, didn’t you? It got so cold on Friday that one of them turned white as I was driving home from the day job. Talk about startling. I wish I’d thought to take a picture. You would have been impressed, or creeped out, or something. I know I was. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen again. Yeesh.

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Not my hand. Imagine my entire middle finger looking like this woman’s pinkie. You get the idea. And you can learn more about this strange phenomenon by checking out the blog post this pic came from.

So, anyway, links. More links. Other links.

Best Not To Exchange With Haters
Cool folks turn the tables on a homophobe. Love it and Not Always Right.

Mamas, Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Geeks
Katie Bug shares what is so cool about being a geek. “Raise your daughter to be a geek because geekdom is a beautiful place.”

The Voice of Authority: Morality and Dictionaries
Kory Stamper discusses what dictionaries are and what they aren’t.

Can men and women be friends? An essay and a website launch.
Captain Awkward (JenniferP) takes on the ancient question of whether men and women can be friends. Why do people keep getting this wrong?

Baby Got Back (In The Style of Glee)
Jonathon Coulton records a new version of his cover of “Baby Got Back,” based on the Glee cover which is identical to his cover. Glee and FOX basically told him to fuck off when he complained about not getting credit on the show. Because they’re awesome that way. JoCo’s giving the profits of this “new” version to charity.

The Inaugural Bad Graph Thursday
Skepchick begins a new weekly feature. Male fertility dropping as Florida manatees become more popular? It’s got to be connected. There’s a graph!

Miss Piggy’s Version Of Global Warming: What About Me?
Robert Krulwich at NPR links to a New Scientist app that lets folks see how climate change is happening anywhere they want to click. Vermont? Yep, getting warmer up here. (In general. Not today, although it could get near 40 next week.)

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