Rosa Louise McCauley Park

Today is the 55th anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks told a bus driver she wasn’t going to give up her seat on the bus to make room for a white passenger. As someone who values justice, fairness and equality I am happy that Rosa had the courage to stand up for what was right. As a man who loves and has chosen to spend my life with a woman of color I am incredibly grateful for Rosa and every other person of color who has endured things that I cannot even imagine. I cannot imagine what it’s like to be treated differently than others because I don’t look the same. I cannot imagine being told that I am not as worthy simply because the pigment of my skin is darker. I cannot imagine being threatened or worse for no other reason than the color of my skin.

It saddens me to know that there are still people in this country, in this world, who actually believe that the color of a person’s skin makes them less of a human. Bigotry on any level disgusts me – even though I myself am guilty of it. Since knowing and loving Cristina I have a new found appreciation for how difficult it can still be to be “of color” in America. My hope is that on this day we can all take a moment and think honestly about our own prejudices – be they based on race, creed, religion, socioeconomic status, political affiliation – and maybe take some inspiration from a very brave woman’s act 55 years ago and set them aside.

Crazy crashes – a compilation

Just because I was feeling like it:


Crazy Crash Compilation – Watch more Funny Videos

This one scares the crap out of me. Where does the guy who rolls our from under the bus come from?


Crash Crash – Watch more Funny Videos

Yikes!


Available Crash – Watch more Funny Videos

Unbelievable.


Insane Crash With Two Fire Trucks – Watch more Funny Videos

Ok. This isn’t a crash but it’s just nutty!!


Homemade Bomb Causes Gigantic Explosion – Watch more Funny Videos

Holy Shucking Fit!!


Full Version: Fed Ex Crash – Watch more Funny Videos

What a dufus!


High Speed Treadmill Disaster – Watch more Funny Videos

To wrap it all up:


Compilation of Embarrassing and Busted! Photos – Watch more Funny Videos

That one just makes me laugh.

12 new TV show ideas

Alex Blagg of A Bazillion Hits posted a hilarious post on 12 new tv ideas that I think is worth a quick read.

I usually like Alex’s irreverence and wit but I found this post to be particularly witty and especially irreverent.

Game Theory Expanded

First and foremost I want this guy’s energy. I think I used to have it but I can’t seem to muster it anymore. I find his concept of applying game theory to the world around us interesting – there are some intriguing business concepts there as well.

Feel Better, Change the World

A call to action from Sheryl WuDunn that, by answering, will help us all feel better, happier and change the world at the same time:

Boulder is on Fire

It’s sad and scary how bad this fire is.

The latest update:

I have a colleague who lives in Four Mile Canyon who, as of 2:14 PM, does not know if he still has a house.

Open a bottle of wine with your shoe

This is very cool.

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