Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Resistance Pointers, Gone Home Deal, Rainbow Ammonites, Turkey Truths and More!

Good day, my lovelies! I have some wonderful links for you. Let’s get started, shall we?

The Art of the Protest provides good explanations of powerful methods of civil resistance. Via Courtney

Gone Home has been bundled with 150 other games to support two great causes: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood. Via Amy

Illustrator Vorja Sánchez draws whimsical storybook beasts and birds.

There’s so much to enjoy here. Check out the winners and contenders for the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year competition.

Retail find: Our own Chief, Surly Amy is ALWAYS making things. Here are two new pieces — A lovely multi-colored ammonite scarf and her art Respect Existence or Expect Resistance that can be applied to a variety of items. Or search around her RedBubble store for all her fantastic amazing work.

DIY find: San Diego Mitch shows us how to make a backpack out of an Ikea bag.

Retail find and great Secret Santa gifts: So many fabulous things at LoveBacteria’s Redbubble store.

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Did you know that cheese has more tryptophan than turkey? Whaaaaa?

Food myths: Does turkey make you sleepy?

from the page

You finish that thanksgiving feast and immediately all you want to do is sleep. Many people blame the turkey for their sudden comatose state, but that may not be 100% true.

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Featured image is by Vorja Sánchez.

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Donna

Donna

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4 Comments

  1. November 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Donna,

    Gone Home has been bundled with 150 other games to support two great causes: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood.

    That’s great news, and it ought to tick off the religious right. They hate both organizations with a passion.  I’ll consider buying those games from them.  I’m an avid gamer.

  2. November 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Bravo!
    Always great to hear from you, Dragon.

  3. November 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Donna,

    You’re welcome.  I should drop by here and at the other Skepchick affiliated sites more often.  I’m just strapped for time, and I working a lot lately.

  4. November 24, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Donna,

    Speaking of art, here’s something else that might interest you, especially since Christmas is coming up.

    A Natural History of the Fantastic – Book Review and Contest UPDATE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYwvxHW9grI

    The contest that he is talking about is already over by the way.  If you’re still interested through, Arthur discuses, and shows off the winners in a later video.

     

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