neonvincent: For posts about geekery and general fandom (Shadow Play Girl)
To celebrate the return of "Game of Thrones" for its final season, I present the Michigan and Peen State Bands playing music from the series at their game last November.

neonvincent: For posts about geekery and general fandom (Shadow Play Girl)
I never played either of the Knights of the Old Republic console games, but having played Star Wars: The Old Republic for the past eight years, I've become familiar with them by proxy. Some of the same characters even show up in SWTOR. One of them is HK-47, who has a delightfully misanthropic personality. Here he is in KOTOR 2 trashing the companions of his previous master, Revan.

How much did HK REALLY know about his former companions in K1? And did he SPY on Revan and Bastila during their more private moments?
neonvincent: Coffee Party USA logo from the Facebook page and website (Coffee Party)

The volunteers of Coffee Party USA have voted on the nominees for the 2018 Coffee Party Entertainment Awards for movies, also known as the Golden Coffee Cups, so it's time to announce the winners. "BlacKKKlansman" won Best Drama or Comedy about Politics or Government of 2017 AKA the Best Political Scripted Movie. Chadwick Boseman won two awards, Best Portrayal of a Government Official in a Film and Best Performance by an Actor in a Political Film for his role as T'Challa, King of Wakanda, in "Black Panther." "RBG" won two awards, first for Best Documentary about Politics or Government and the second for its subject, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as Best Appearance of a Government Official in a Documentary. Congratulations to all the winners for depicting what the volunteers of Coffee Party USA considered to be the best of politics and government in film during 2018!

Movies are not the only type of entertainment Coffee Party USA recognizes. The volunteers will also be voting on the nominees and winners of the Golden Coffee Cup for television programs and their performers that demonstrate the best in politics and government. Watch for an announcement of the nominees from the 2017-2018 television season next month followed by the nominees of the 2018-2019 season in the summer.

Coffee Party USA ia a 501c(4) nonprofit social welfare organization dedicated to empowering and connecting communities to reclaim our government for the people. To support its efforts, which include educating the public on our website and on our Facebook page, registering people to vote with our partners TurboVote and National Voter Registration Day, and reminding them to vote through our Voter Buddy program, please consider donating. A donation of $10.00 for ten years of Coffee Party USA is recommended.* For those who wish to give at a higher level of support and be more involved in the organization, please consider becoming a member. To do the valuable work of the Coffee Party, as well as vote for future Golden Coffee Cup nominees and winners, volunteer. Not only will Coffee Party USA thank you for it, so will the country!
*I made my $10.00 donation before I wrote the paragraph urging my readers to donate. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Excerpted from the original at Crazy Eddie's Motie News on Blogspot.
neonvincent: For posts about Usenet (Fluffy)

Happy Apophis Day, when I observe the perils of space. Asteroids! Over at Crazy Eddie's Motie News, I posted Massive crater discovered under Greenland for Apophis Day 2019 to observe this day I made up myself to celebrate the two future fly-bys of the asteroid Apophis on April 13th. Here at Dreamwidth, I'm sharing a video that includes clips from the two videos I embedded at my Blogspot, but rejected because it was a bit incoherently edited; besides I prefer the originals.

neonvincent: For posts about geekery and general fandom (Shadow Play Girl)

Happy Yuri's Night 2019!
neonvincent: For posts about Twilight and trolling (Twilight Fandom wank trolls you)

Of course, it's "Supermassive Black Hole" from Muse. I couldn't resist.

ETA: I changed the icon to reflect this song being used in "Twilight."
neonvincent: For general posts about politics not covered by other icons (Uncle V wants you)

Here is a video I rejected for Trump Administration designating Iranian Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization updates 'U.S. leaving Iran nuclear agreement pushes U.S. oil price above $70 plus driving update for May 2018: Pearl,' a top post of the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

President Donald Trump announced the US will formally designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.
neonvincent: For posts about cats and activities involving uniforms. (Krosp)
The blog saw 24,171 page views and 32 comments on 31 entries over 31 days during March 2019.

Most read, commented on, retweeted, liked, and pinned entries of last month behind the cut. )
neonvincent: Coffee Party USA logo from the Facebook page and website (Coffee Party)

Coffee Party Entertainment Awards movie nominees for 2018
The scripted film with the most nominations is Black Panther with four, followed by The Death of Stalin, The Favourite, and Vice with three each, then BlacKKKlansman and On the Basis of Sex with two. Mary Queen of Scots, Sorry to Bother You, and The Hate U Give have nomination apiece. The most nominated documentary is Fahrenheit 11/9 with five nominations, followed by RBG and Mercury 13 with two each. Dark Money and John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls earned one nomination apiece.
neonvincent: For posts about Usenet (Fluffy)

Yesterday, I posted The 2018-2019 flu season is experiencing a second wave, an update to 'Flu killed 80,000 Americans last year, including 183 children, the CDC reported, so get a a flu shot', which I followed up with Following the measles outbreak in the U.S. and Michigan today. Here is a video I decided against including in the latter from the BBC.

A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles, but what's behind the rise in the number of cases? The announcement in Rockland County follows other outbreaks of the disease in Washington, California, Texas and Illinois. Vaccination rates have dropped steadily in the US with many parents objecting for philosophical or religious reasons, or because they believe discredited information that vaccines cause autism in children. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 314 cases of measles currently reported in the US. BBC Health correspondent Smitha Mundasad looks the reasons behind the increase.
neonvincent: For general posts about politics not covered by other icons (Uncle V wants you)

I wrote last week that each episode of "The Good Fight" so far has an animated music video of an original song. All of them have been uploaded. This is the first one.

🎵 If there's a secret and you want someone to keep it kept... 🎵 The first of a series of animated musical educational shorts brought to you by Jonathan Coulton and The Good Fight.

I'll post the rest of them as opportunities arise.
neonvincent: For posts about cats and activities involving uniforms. (Krosp)
It's time to post last month's saved comments.

March 2019's comments about booze, music, and politics behind the cut. )
neonvincent: From an icon made by the artists themselves (Bang)

CNET, reported April 2, 2019: RIP, Google Plus: People memorialize failed social network on Twitter.
The day has officially come for Google to subtract Google Plus.

The move has been a long time coming. Last year, the search giant said it would shut down Google Plus after it found and fixed a security flaw that may've exposed the personal data of 500,000 users. On Tuesday, Google began shutting down pages on the platform.
originally posted at deathwatch on Journalfen.
neonvincent: Ambassador Vreelak from DS9 (Fake!)
John Oliver wants you to boycott April Fools' Day.

April Fools’ Day is awful. Please stand with John Oliver and take the Last Week Tonight No-Prank Pledge.
Good luck with that. After all, you're reading this entry. April Fools!

Recycled from Vox on April Fools Day at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.
neonvincent: For general posts about politics not covered by other icons (Uncle V wants you)
"The Good Fight" earned only one Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Here it is, The Good Fight's Animated Guide To Impeachment.

How's impeachment work? This tongue-in-cheek animated video from The Good Fight, created by Jonathan Coulton and appearing at the end of Season 2, Episode 7 ("Day 450"), will tell you everything that you need to know.
That was the only song like this I remember watching from the second season, which my wife and I finally finished watching last week. So far this season, there are three of these segments, one per episode. I guess the producers and showrunners have decided to give the Emmy voters more of what they like.
neonvincent: Lust for  for posts about sex and women behaving badly. (Bad Girl Lust)
I didn't post a journal entry here yesterday, as I faced the page and had nothing to say at the time, no energy to get me to post, and no time to either regenerate my energy or figure out what I should post. To make up for it, here are two videos I looked at for #Connect2Earth for #EarthHour 2019 at Crazy Eddie's Motie News but decided not to use.

A lot of cities and major landmarks are going to go dark from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Saturday for what's called Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is a global call, for the protection of the planet and for people, to take a stand against climate change. The increased severity of climate change, and the staggering loss of biodiversity threaten the planet, and people the world over are urged to take action. Earth Hour is the climate change initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

"Happy Earth Hour, when people all over the planet shut their lights off for an hour after dark."
neonvincent: For posts about cats and activities involving uniforms. (Krosp)
Happy Throwback Thursday!

It may not be the star of a new month yet, but it is the start of a new blogging year, so it's time for me to use this journal as the attic for Crazy Eddie's Motie News by posting the most read entries of the previous blogging year. I've already started writing up retrospectives with 'Frontline' updates 'Facebook knows your political affiliation and much more,' the top post of the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News

Top posts for the year )

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