A few links, videos, and other online ephemera from our favorite sites this past week:
- This Halloween, get yourself a pumpkin and say: Yes We Carve!
- Raleigh, NC shines the Obama Bat Signal, while the Comics Industry for Obama boasts an awesome slogan: “Let’s Make Sure the Good Guy Wins.” (hat tip: Glyphs)
- And speaking of caped crusaders, I’ve all but given up on Heroes. Too many characters, ridiculous plot twists. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who thinks this tv show needs fixing.
- What’s with this creepy broccoli?
- I’ve listened to Vlad and Boris’s “Song for Sarah” three times this week and I still can’t stop laughing. You betcha! (hat tip: Jack & Jill Politics)
- And finally, I humbly offer a little Gwendolyn Brooksto keep us all grounded during these increasingly tense and racially charged days before the election. Brooks, in her poetry, resisted the urge to demonize those who fought change with hateful words, deception, and violence. Instead, her verses acknowledge our shared humanity in ways that are not just sorrowful, but strengthening. In “The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock” – written after the controversial desegregation of the Arkansas high school in 1957 – Brooks’ speaker explains:
I scratch my head, massage the hate-I-had.
I blink across my prim and pencilled pad.
The saga I was sent for is not down.
Because there is a puzzled in this town.
The biggest News I do not dare
Telegraph to the Editor’s chair:
“They are like people everywhere”
Read the full poem here.
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