Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy birthday to Robin's Dad, one of my faithful blog readers! In his honor, we present Nice One, Dad, explained here by Laughing Squid.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and happy Labor Day to my fellow American workers! We just got back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, which Robin quite liked but which, for reasons I can't even articulate, left me pretty flat. As did its soundtrack, blissfully devoid as it may have been of any trace of Auto-Tune. I'm frustrated that I have no real idea of why my reaction to the movie was a mere "meh." I never got into any of the soundtrack songs when they came around the first time, and I never got into any of the characters enough to root for or against them. Maybe I'm just more cut out for Shakespearean pop sonnets (via BoingBoing)...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Silly Sites o the Day

In honor of Robin and I going to our first actual in-cinema movie in at least a half dozen years, here are some resumes of unemployed Disney villains (via Laughing Squid), as well as some Pixar pie charts (also via Laughing Squid).

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh, not the best way to start a three-day weekend. I seem to have pulled a back muscle or two. It's mostly eased now but that's because I was either inactive or unconscious most of the afternoon. We all need something to make us feel better - here's some lovely sculptures created from colored pencils and other everyday objects (via Laughing Squid).

Friday, August 29, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

It's time to get ready for the long weekend, which will include the second episode of the new Dr. Who season! I'm somewhat excited! But I'm also kinda leaning towards what this guy says:


Via Facebook.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Next time someone whines that feminists aren't funny or can't do effective pranking, show them this article about FORCE, purveyors of the BroBible hoax, Pink Hearts Consent, the mock Playboy campus guide and now the catcall flowchart which most people still think is from Playboy. Brava!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

So there have been lots of clever videos lately of people taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and here's one that I particularly admired from our friend Budgie:



Via the man himself.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

In honor of Women's Equality Day, here's the periodic table to end all periodic tables:

Via Laughing Squid.

A Better Anniverary

On this day in 1920 the 19th Amendment was signed into law, giving women in the US the right to vote. A much happier thing to commemmorate than the centennial of the War to End All Wars, particularly since it didn't. Here's a cool infographic (via Feministing):
Happy Women's Equality Day, everyone!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that was a fairly enjoyable Emmy telecast. Alas, Seth Meyers ruined some pretty sparkling writing with his fairly terrible delivery. Then again, I have a pretty low tolerance for ex-SNL guys as a rule. On the other hand, the girls... ah, the Girls...



Via Kerensa Cadenas at Women and Hollywood. (And to be fair, Lena Dunham looks a lot better as a platinum blonde than Guiliana Rancic (who still reminds me of Heidi) looks as a regular-blonde-with-deliberately-dark-roots.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was my first RenFaire day since Leah passed away, as Robin and I attended with my godson's mother Terri and her new girlfriend Nilsa. It was a lovely day, relatively bee-free, I had my requisite mead, and bought a pretty hat about an hour too late to avoid a nasty sunburn. Overall though a lovely time, marred only by the aforementioned skin woes and a poorly planned (on my part) hike through the woods, uphill all the way, to get from where Terri's car was parked to the full-up lot adjacent to the RenFaire - great cardio workout but not really what I'd planned! Between that and the sun's effects we were wiped by 2 PM; next time, better planning, more sunscreen and a hat, and definitely boarding the shuttle bus to travel between parking lots! Speaking of the Renaissance, here are some wacky animated GIFs based on Renaissance paintings (via Laughing Squid).