This week I'm only presenting a bit of politics, deferring instead to things that I found particularly interesting or celebrative. The reason for this? I have no idea. Perhaps it's that I've had a very busy week and felt lazier than normal, or that the country has had a very busy week and I've decided to aim for diversion instead of seriousness.
First up is a site that I find hard to describe; I'm short any single word that works, so have decided on the slash motif. Hyperbole and a Half is amusing/diverting/poignant/absurd in roughly equal amounts (though one could argue on doubling the "absurd"). From Allie Brosh, the site's artwork alone is worth the visit.
Next is The Amendment Gazette, a simple, single, go-to place to see what the citizen movements are doing in the quest for Constitutional Amendments. Here you'll fine info on the currently popular Move to Amend (aimed at Citizens United), along with the Human Rights Amendment, cogent analysis, and, in an unusual display of balance in today's adversarial climate, a section for rebuttals. The site is run by Paul Westlake.
And, finally, twelve minutes and thirteen seconds of pure joy and amazement for any guitar player, or anyone who enjoys guitar virtuousity. Suggested to me by friend (and Words With Friends opponent) Gary Gertz, check out this video over at Dad's Big Plan: 100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock and Roll). One guy, one take, 100 memorable guitar riffs.