First, a couple of posts I wrote for Babble:
People whose in-laws are obviously insane gave them presents and we get to laugh at them.
Disgusting GOOP that has to do with bathtubs but thankfully nothing at all to do with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Women complain about men and then it turns out everyone is pretty much equally assholic.
My kids are late to school because I am an idiot (and other reasons that you guys helped me with).
Second, some stuff our friends did:
Remember how we went to Chicago to hang out (awkwardly) with Second City people and eat Totino's Pizza Snatchers and I couldn't keep Kate off the pole? Well, one of our friends from that trip is a BRILLIANT and incredibly nice actress/writer/comedian named Wendy Mateo and she just made this video and we loved it - especially the last line:
Did you look at it? Then you're very welcome. Awesome, right? The Chicken is not an international superstar for nothing.
Thirdly, a little something about the interwebs.
Have you guys heard about SOPA? Or did you notice that Google had it's logo blacked out yesterday? Or that Wikipedia and some other websites shut themselves down in protest? It's because there's legislation in the House and Senate to prevent internet piracy that if passed, could shut down a lot of major websites. Basically, internet people are freaking out about this.
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We totally agree that stealing is bad. We've been ripped off in spectacular fashion before. And even though we tried to be all cool and laugh it off and take the high road, it still chafes my keister.And the issue of people or companies stealing films and music and other stuff and redistributing them for profit is serious bidness.
Now we don't claim to know that much about this legislation - we're not experts. But we do know we'll be effected by it. And if you spend a lot of time on sites like Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Wordpress, Wikipedia, Reddit or Pinterest - then so will you. This article was helpful.
Anyway, here are two responses to SOPA/PIPA from bloggers who we love and admire.
The Oatmeal made a lil' movie for us all! And it's filled with love. Also, some good info.
Here's a clip from Jenny The Bloggess - whom we love so much that's unhealthy.
And what's with them both talking about kittehs? Interesting...
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