1. Women’s Last Stand: Dodge Charger Commercial Spoof — The superbowl commercial was offensive and I’m glad someone made this spoof. As a spoof it’s rather humorless with one or two exceptions, but the point is well made.
2. Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps at TED — Augmented reality is the main reason I got my Droid. I wanted to play with it! Three dimensional Google Maps, the whole world turned into a computer game. It doesn’t get better than this!
3. UCSD frat holds a “ghetto themed” party — We’re so not post-racial. This article has the invite and the UCSD administration’s response to the party. It’s true that, since the party was held off campus, there’s not really much that can be done about it. Still, it’s highly offensive and depressing. We still have so far to go.
4. Hannity points to the snowstorms this month as proof against global warming — I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this one. Hannity is such a sleeze, I don’t want to give him more energy. But, hey, I did it anyway.
5. Cheese or font — Now THIS I love since I adore both cheese and fonts. Is Ferdosi cheese or a font? I correctly guessed font. FTW!
6. Here is how my husband got all his Zulu coconuts. Zulu coconuts are a traditional “throw” at the Zulu parade during Mardi Gras. They don’t throw them anymore because of potential lawsuits. So my husband makes it easy for the Zulu guys to drop the coconut into his possession.
7. How Christian were the Founders — This NYT article talks about the politics consuming the board that determines the K-12 curriculum in Texas. These political battles have been going on for decades and the curriculum is growing more and more right wing and Christian fundamentalist. It’s disheartening.
8. Digital Books and Your Rights — A checklist of questions about digital books and ownership issues from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The checklist of questions is followed with explanations about why it matters. Issues covered are things such as DRM and privacy. Important stuff.
9. Fashion Week’s Latest Trends, Plus Size Models – So, “plus size” models means size 12, most American women are size 14.
10. The perfect storm for white anxiety — What is terrifying the tea baggers. I really like Tim Wise.