Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.
Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.
Did you know that the Human Rights Campaign gave Columbus a perfect score of 100 on its 2013 Municipality Equality Index?
Only 24 other cities scored as high.
When you find out that Theodor Geisel was doing stuff like this before writing his perfect children’s books, you realize he was a radically amazing dude.
Dr. Seuss was not even in the general area of fucking around.
Happy birthday, Sloopy!
Steubenville native Dorothy Sloop, whose nickname is synonymous with Ohio State football and the state of Ohio itself, would have turned 100 today (she died in 1998 at the age of 85).
Photo courtesy of Brett Rutland: Dorothy Sloop at the piano, performing in New Orleans with Yvonne “Dixie” Fasnacht, left.
Aww, yeah! (Also: go to Spoonful. Great record store!)
Best. Thing. EVER! (x)
Ok, this…this is so touchingly human and wonderful. Fuck yeah.
We’re all doing this, yes? Because we’re breathing human beings with souls, correct? Good.
Happy 614 Day, Columbus. Please make me proud of you.
A local politician says he was asked to step aside as the commencement speaker at a Catholic high school in Columbus because he has been an advocate for same-sex marriage rights. Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady offered the explanation yesterday after a parent told The Dispatch he had failed to show up at Saturday’s graduation at Bishop Ready High School on the Hilltop.
Ok, this is fucked. Thoughts: A) the principal’s name is Seamen. That’s inherently hilarious. B) It’s the same diocese that fired an experienced and beloved Bishop Watterson teacher for being a lesbian earlier this year. C) Does the Columbus diocese and the administration of Bishop Ready really think that treating a dedicated alumnus of their school like this encourages loyalty in the class O’Grady was to address? Uhhhhhhhhhh….no. You just told them that being liberal, loving, and HUMAN is not the way to get recognized by your old school. That’s whaaaaaaaaaack. The more I think about this, the faster my heart beats and the angrier I get. Imbeciles.
Columbus, Ohio’s WWCD-FM is a throwback. It’s one of just a handful of independent, major-market commercial music stations left in America.
Man. I do love me some CD101.
Large Binocular Telescope image shows the supernova in M51
An otherwise nondescript binary star system in the Whirlpool Galaxy has brought astronomers tantalizingly close to their goal of observing a star just before it goes supernova.
In the first survey of its kind, the researchers have been scanning 25 nearby galaxies for stars that brighten and dim in unusual ways, in order to catch a few that are about to meet their end. In the three years since the study began, this particular unnamed binary system in the Whirlpool Galaxy was the first among the stars they’ve cataloged to produce a supernova.
The astronomers were trying to find out if there are patterns of brightening or dimming that herald the end of a star’s life. Instead, they saw one star in this binary system dim noticeably before the other one exploded in a supernova during the summer of 2011. [ … ]
The system is believed to have contained one very bright blue star and one even brighter red star. From what the astronomers can tell, it’s likely that the red star is the one that dimmed over the three years, before the blue star initiated the supernova.
Credit: Ohio State University
Yes, yes, very cool. More importantly: OHIO STATE.
Did you know that we have a pretty kick-ass astronomy department? And that we share many of the world’s best telescopes with other institutions, even in Chile? Dude. It’s the coolest.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has introduced her first piece of legislation. It’s called the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, and would reduce the rate students pay on federally-subsidized student loans for one year, from 3.4% to 0.75%.
Without congressional action, on July 1 the rate is set to double from 3.4% to 6.8%.
Warren brings up an interesting point – her bill simply asks students to pay the same rates that big banks pay for borrowing.
She’s literally just asking if college grads can get the same deal as bank CEOs. The exact same interest rate. Not even a bailout or anything fancy (pipe dreams!) - just the same interest rate.
BLESS YOU ELIZABETH WARREN.
YOU GOTTA FIGHT! FOR OUR RIGHT! To pay no interest on our bullshit college loans.
I wish politicians gave as much of a shit about us as Elizabeth Warren does.
Elizabeth Warren is a goddess. Clinton/Warren 2016.