Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

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).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I quite enjoyed the premiere of the new Doctor Who season, flaws and all. I think I learned more about the character of Clara from this one episode than I did all of last season. And Capaldi is absolutely delicious. Better than average, if you've seen this video about the average face of the Doctor:



Admittedly, the math lost me a bit. Via io9.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Tomorrow begins the new season of Doctor Who. Here are the Fine Brothers, Benny and Rafi, with their recap of what's gone on in the past two seasons so you're all caught up. Confused? You will be!



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

So the Emmys are next Monday, which is weird but heaven forfend they interfere with football that it isn't even the season for yet. (I mean, English football season is underway, but in this country they're still in pre-season, aren't they? You can tell I don't usually watch American football.) And in preparation, the Academy released this little gem that's been all over:



I mean yeah, it's sponsored by Audi money, but it's still cute.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

In amongst all the depressing news today, there are a few cultural notes regarding inappropriate use of social media for naughty purposes. Not that I have any experience in the matter, certainly not with Web 2.0... For those of you who find this stuff as amusing as I do, there's always the not-safe-for-work Sexts From the Void (via io9).

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Here's a clever photo collage project by Samantha Decker (via Laughing Squid), in which she has a new twist on combining photos from the past and present.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Rob and I just finished binge-watching Billy Connolly's Route 66, which reminded me in places of this post from Neil Gaiman about the artist Plastic Jesus. Some clever stuff, and pure Americana.