I did some re-designing, some layout work, added a pinch of user friendliness and some JT eccentricity, and after about 2 days of teaching myself CSS and HTML codes, I bring you: The Modern Synthesis!
Just trying to keep up with the times, mate.
Today's topics are some odds and ends that I acquired while learning aforementioned code, and other bits of important news. I also have a positively *magical* music video for you to watch today! I am shamelessly (and without pay, I might add) going to promote this band until they come to St. Louis in April. Yay!
First, I'm starting with another quote, and a picture, just to put you in the right mood:
thou the rainbow in
the storms of life.
The evening beam that
smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron
Ok. Now that bit of faggotry is out of the way, let's move on to Obama's State of the Union address. According to NYTimes.com:
President Obama used his first State of the Union address to try to convince Americans he was focused on issues that concern them most: jobs and the economy.
Why, Mr. President, you handsome devil, you!
CNN (along with an as-ever resolute and tired-looking Obama and smiling Joe Biden) is more optimistic:
Obama also addressed something that has needed changing for a very long time: getting rid of that stupid Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. If gays, lesbians, and transgenders want to serve their country, sexual orientation makes a pretty LAME excuse for turning them away. Just think, all those gay/lesbian soldiers will need tons less vacation time because they'll have all their boys/girls already with them!
One thing is for sure, America, it is a brand new day, and come rain, sun, or snow, we'll shoulder the burden and carry on just as we've always done. ☮
Okayyy, so I promised you a music vid. Here it is!
Yeasayer: Ambling Alp
this lovely video was brought to you by Pitchfork.tv
Oh, they're so good I may just have to post another one, sometime this week! They'll be in St. Louis at the Gargoyle (WashU's student-run venue) on April 26th... and I will be there.
I'll think I'll leave with this today, titled Children's Fantasy, via xkcd: