Beard And Moustache Championship Contestants of the Day: On the one hand… awesome.
On the other… what is wrong with these guys? Do they go to this much trouble every day?!
If you’re in or from Newfoundland/Labrador, or interested in local food projects and root cellars (are there people who aren’t??) you should take a look through this site, Root Cellars Rock, it’s pretty good stuff.
Speaking as a person who just jarred their first relish anyway. You’re dang right I did.
Internet Voter Registration Day of the Day: It’s important to register to vote, and it’s also incredibly easy — you can do it right here!
RIP: Sally Ride, at 61: Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
In addition to flying for NASA — “All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary,” she once said – Ride was a physicist and a science writer.
After retiring from space, she founded Sally Ride Science, an organization created to inspire young people, especially girls, to stick with their interest in science, and pursue careers in science and engineering.
What is the best title for this special order gift basket?
I’m thinking Apocalypse Rations
Now, the Internet is getting a cat signal in defense of an open Internet — and its launch, both virtual and IRL, is planned for the same night as next week’s midnight showings of The Dark Knight Rises.
The cat signal is the brainchild of the Internet Defense League, “a network of people and sites who use their massive combined reach to defend the open internet and make it better”:
So on Thursday night, as Hollywood’s latest superhero movie opens in theaters for a midnight showing, IDL members in select cities can celebrate the launch around powerful spotlights rented for the occasion. The spotlights will beam the IDL’s “cat-signal” into the stratosphere, across obliging clouds, or onto neighboring buildings.
Parties like this are being planned in San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, London and Ulaar Bataar, Mongolia (!) and a few more we haven’t decided on yet.
Join the launch and/or help fund it here.
The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.