Thursday, December 06, 2012

Daily Blend: Thursday, December 06, 2012

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Anita Sarkeesian
Anita Sarkeesian

My quest to reestablish a halfway-functional sleep schedule continues, so for now, enjoy these remedial links.

  • Awesome quote of the day: “The police department believes that, under state law, you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a 'Lord of the Rings' marathon in the privacy of your own home, if you want to.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) walks back on his previous confusion about the Earth’s age, says “there is no scientific debate” that “it’s at least 4.5 billion years old”. He then blathers about reconciling science and theology, but then, that he’s said this much is already extraordinary.

  • Anita Sarkeesian [pictured] talks about overcoming the massive campaign of sexist hatred she received for wanting to talk about the portrayal of women in videogames. Good on her for making more asshatty heads explode.
    (via Pharyngula)

  • And finally, here’s a trenchant representation of the archetypal sibling relationship as reenacted by puppies:
    (via @EmergencyPuppy)

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.