Chad Roberts, professional beardist and founder of the RVA Beard League, recently sculpted his ample chin mane into the shape of a massive spider. Paired with a muscular Spider-Man costume, the effect is kinda terrifying, and kinda sexy, no? OK, nevermind, it’s mostly terrifying. [Neatorama]
“Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told my wife, Jane, and me that he is gay. He said he’d known for some time, and that his sexual orientation wasn’t something he chose; it was simply a part of who he is. Jane and I were proud of him for his honesty and courage. We were surprised to learn he is gay but knew he was still the same person he’d always been. The only difference was that now we had a more complete picture of the son we love.”
This is a section of an editorial by Republican Senator Rob Portman that was published in The Columbus Dispatch on Friday, announcing that he has changed his hardline stance against gay marriage in light of the fact that this son, Will, is gay. “I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, personally, I think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage that I’ve had for over 26 years. That I want all of my children to have, including our son, who is gay,” he told CNN in a follow-up interview. Keep reading »
The seemingly diverse and random things we like on Facebook, from hard rock bands to politicians to “napping,” might be giving away a lot more information about us than we realize. Researchers at Cambridge University were able to accurately predict people’s gender, race, sexual orientation, and age based on Facebook likes alone. Some of the findings are kind of obvious–people who like Barack Obama are usually liberal? You don’t say!–but other findings are much more interesting. Check out a few choice tidbits after the jump! Keep reading »
Ready to get in the St. Patrick’s day spirit tomorrow? You’ll need green beer, obviously, but don’t forget to enjoy a few minty chocolate treats too! From mint chocolate pancakes to mint oreo trifles to mint chocolate cheesecake brownies, we’ve got you covered when it comes to green desserts. Click through for recipes!
OK, I know the picture of a cardboard box and the $5 price tag suggest this project is some shoddy workaround along the lines of this DIY hot tub, but I swear it’s actually a really cool tech hack that lets you turn your laptop into a projector. It’s marketed as a fun way to amp up your March Madness parties, but it would be just as cool to have some friends over, kill the lights, and host an epic movie night in your living room. [YouTube]
“We’re not, like, hard men. We’re emotional, weeping pussies. We’re not, like, rock ‘n’ roll. If AC/DC had ever apologized, that’d be the end of their career.”
– Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (pictured far left) discusses the band’s theme of saying sorry in their songs (their breakout hit “Little Lion Man” is basically a master class in taking full responsibility for your fuck-ups) in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story. Marshall added that the group’s sensitive nature often caused issues on tour: “You know, someone doesn’t say hello to you one day and you’re like, ‘I cannot believe the gall!’” [Rolling Stone]