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New Blog Recommendation: Putputt Eats

So, one of my Internet Friends, she who is known as Putputt, has started a food blog.

Now, I can’t cook.  This is known.  However, I occasionally look at food blogs for the pretty pictures.  It’s like food porn.  (I rarely make anything, as I’m fond of my house not being burned down.  I just look at the pictures.)

Putputt is a brilliant photographer, so her blog has pretty food pictures in spades.  But her recipes are also hilarious.  They include steps like, “Sneak bites [and] mutter, ‘Holy crap, I’m a genius,'” and “Mix them in, then do 10 jumping jacks.”  And because Putputt encourages us (YES SHE DOES), the comment threads are pretty much all silly people who enjoy being silly, so y’all should stop by and hang out, and maybe make some of Putputt’s recipes so those of us who have managed to ruin Kraft macaroni and cheese[1] can live through you vicariously.

Finally, I apologize in advance to Putputt for signal-boosting this, as I know I have at least two vegans reading this blog, who will now probably come over and bug you about whether it’s okay to substitute in textured vegetable protein and ask you for tofu recipes.[2]  (Vegan friends: You should TOTALLY DO THAT.)

  1. Yes, really.
  2. Which you should do anyway because TOFU IS AWESOME. </Asian>

Support Aaron’s Law

Those of you who have been following my blog posts about Aaron Swartz, please consider going to Demand Progress’s website and expressing your support for Aaron’s Law.  They have it set up so you can send a letter to your lawmakers with one click.

Here’s what Aaron’s Law would do:

  1. You know those license agreements you always click the “I agree” box next to on every piece of software ever?  Right now if you accidentally break one of those, it’s a felony.  The proposed law would decriminalize such violations; instead those agreements would be treated as contracts, with any disagreements handled in civil court (as they should be).
  2. There’s also a request to the Oversight Committee to open an investigation into possible prosecutorial misconduct in the Aaron Swartz case.

Demand Progress has a lot more detail on both these points, and it only takes a few seconds to register support for this law.  Please consider doing so!

Book Giveaway! And Comic Recommendation! In One!

Like comics?  Like free books?

Layla Lawlor, author of the excellent comic Freebird, has released it in book form and is doing a giveaway.  Pop over to that post (or here on LJ or here on DW if you prefer) and recommend her a webcomic.  She’s going to do a drawing from all the people who submit a recommendation to win a copy of Freebird!

And Freebird is SO worth checking out, folks.  If you’re in doubt as to whether you’d like it, most of the strips are online for free, so give it a shake—I did and I couldn’t stop reading (and I’m not big into reading comics, either!). Layla’s blog is also a great read; she posts about writing and wolves in her yard in Alaska and impossible landscapes and other fun stuff.  Go take a look!

And now, let this post double as a recommendation post for Freebird, because I’ve been meaning to recommend it here anyway.  Y’know, I’m just going to go ahead and list a bunch of things I like about the comic (no big spoilers):

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