Ask the US Soccer Team to wear Green wristbands for the Final

The US will be playing Brazil in the Confederation Cup final on Sunday. A world-wide audience will watch.

Please go here to send the team a message, asking them to wear green wristbands for the match.

You can copy and paste this message:

To the U.S. soccer team players:

Please consider wearing green wristbands in your upcoming match in the Confederations Cup finale. It would be a sign of solidarity and compassion for your fellow soccer brethren who were banned from the game they love and face unthinkable repercussions for simply adorning a green wristband symbolizing peace and freedom. This is not politics, it is human rights. Any slap on the wrist you may face from FIFA pales in comparison to what the Iranian soccer team faced, and what the Iranian people face.

Make us proud. Make the world proud.

15 Books

(Seen on various friends’ pages)
Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
2. D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
3. Star Wars by Alan Dean Foster writing as George Lucas
4. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
5. Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock
6. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
7. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
8. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai by Earl Mac Rauch
9. Dune by Frank Herbert
10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
11. Bare Bones: Conversations In Terror with Stephen King (a collection of interviews)
12. The List of 7 by Mark Frost
13. The Dark Tower (yes, the whole 7 books) by Stephen King
14. The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker
15. Sharpe’s Rifles (well, the whole series, really) by Bernard Cornwell