The Crazy Woman’s Guide to FaceBook

About a week ago, a miracle happened. You probably noticed the heavens opening up, the angels singing, and trumpets sounding in the distance. In other words, my partner Fey decided she was going to start “doing FaceBook” again.

She asked on her page for recommendations for groups/people/pages to investigate.

As you can see from the list below, my response was somewhat—unwieldy. J So, once it was all organized and groovy, I thought I’d do a public service and share this magnificence with my readers here on WordPress. What follows is several of my favorite pages, for a variety of reasons. I hope you enjoy.

My Personal Lists:

Hay House Authors: My personal collection of pages from the best of Hay House Radio personalities, including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Cheryl Richardson, Karen McCrocklin, Louise Hay, Denise Linn and more.

Other People’s Lists:

Chefs: Pages from a collection of gifted chefs.

Food Media: For the cooking show aficionado.

TV Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Grimm, Eureka, Warehouse 13, SyFy, and so much more.

Sci-Fi/Gaming/Fantasy/Geekdom

I fucking love science: One of my favorite pages on FB.  So much awesome, such geeky fabulosity.  Can’t help the squee.

George Takei: GLBT activist, actor, and extremely funny guy, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu enjoys a social media renaissance as the Naughty Purveyor of LOLS!

Nichelle Nichols Communications Page: Not as audacious as her former cast mate, Star Trek’s original Uhura still enjoys sharing with her fans (including that awesome viral photo with a certain world leader).

Hot Nerd Girl: “A lot of people nerd out. I just nerd harder.”

The Matrix of Gallifrey: Memes, vids, and links to fill your every Whovian craving.

CultBox.co.uk: If it’s British, on television, and even remotely cult-like….

Gaming Geeks Etc.: You don’t have to be a hard core gamer to enjoy this site. Lots of geeky fun. Funnier if you game.

Temple of the Geek Goddess: Another nerd goddess of the Interwebs.

The Mary Sue: A collection of awesome from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comics, and pretty much anything else the mods find cool.

John & Bjo Trimble: If you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t be there.

Twig the Fairy: Ren Faire awesomeness, great photos, whimsical posts.

Women, Politics, LGBT, Social Activism,etc.

Upworthy: Über-shareworthy links and stories…..

Veracity Stew: Grassroots progressive blog.

RePeace: Pro-accountability peace movement, not anti-war.

The Provocation: An online paper that doesn’t even pretend to be unbiased.

The Liberal Fallout Shelter: Politics with a bite.

The Christian Left: Progressives with Soul: Reclaiming Christianity from the Right.

Trying God’s Patience: “Thoughts from the great prophets, philosophers, writers and artists on humanity’s ONENESS…plus a little silliness.”

Middle Aged Woman: Opinionated, savvy, and entertaining. “Posting for the women who will not be tamed and the men who love them.”

Beware of Images: BEWARE OF IMAGES is a feature-length, animated documentary about the history of visual representation. The movie explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of mass media.

SouthernLiberalHippieWoman: “saving the country from stupidity, one smartass post at a time.”

Equal Rights Amendment: I can’t believe we still have to fight for this shit.

Addicting Info: News and info for moderates, independents, and people on the left.

Mother Jones Magazine: The grandmother of social activism in print.

A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World: Feminism with a sense of humor and a great ‘tude.

The Christian Left: Reclaiming Christianity for people who, like, you know, do what Jesus wanted (not the Koch brothers).

It’s OK to be Takei: LGBT news site inspired by The George himself!

Politicians/Writers/Celebrities

Sen. Al Franken: Smart, funny, and progressive.

Former VP Al Gore: Great source for intelligent information and green news.

Elizabeth Warren: The Massachusetts politician who gives me hope for the future of politics.

Keith Olbermann Fan Page: I think he was too liberal for MSNBC… Very in-your-face and sometimes offensive, he will definitely get you engaged in the issues.

Dennis Kucinich: Illinois politician. I look forward to the day when the world is ready for a man like this as president of the USA.

Bill Moyers: Our last, best hope for critical, unbiased journalism. The man is an icon.

Michael Moore: Love him or hate him, Michael Moore never fails to get you thinking.

Paula Poundstone: Highly underrated, the comedian’s 1-2 line posts are often the funniest thing you’ll read all day. And the comments are a scream, too.

Anne Rice: Rice caused a stir a few years back when she loudly left the Christian faith. She’s a better provocateur than fiction writer, imho.

Mark Morford: This columnist for the San Francisco Gate never fails to deliver. His columns may offend, unnerve, or make you uncomfortable, but they’ll always make you think. And they’ll usually make you laugh out loud.

Nancy Lee Grahan: After twenty years of playing a fake lawyer (Alexis Davis) on TV’s General Hospital, Grahan is highly qualified to…well, be funny as hell. Liberal, opinionated, and often unruly as a teenager, she’s hugely fun to follow.

TV Shows:

The Rachel Maddow Show: No histrionics, no gimmicks (okay, a few gimmicks), no dirty trick reporting. She’s just smarter, funnier, and better at her job than 99.9% of the journalists out there.

The Daily Show: Face it—many of us get better news coverage from Jon Stewart than mainstream media.

Star Trek: Do I even need to explain?

Once Upon a Time: Gorgeous, wickedly clever retelling of Just About Every Fairy Tale Evah. Hint—the Wicked Queen is notably drool-worthy.

Haven: SyFy’s series based on a Stephen King story. Small town Maine. Quirky people. Weird shit. Yeah, good solid King.

Alphas: Another SyFy show about humans with special abilities forming a secret group. Great cast.

Eureka: Coolest, weirdest, most geek-forward town in America.

Warehouse 13: One of the most awesome shows on television. End of sentence.

Glee: Gorgeous, talented kids who get treated badly because they can sing their asses off. And Jane Lynch. Don’t forget Jane Lynch.

Bitchin’ Kitchen: If you’ve never seen this show on The Cooking Channel, you are missing out. Nadia is funny, irreverent, and in your face. And the food looks pretty good, too.

TED Talks: Not technically a TV show, but c’mon. It’s TED! I dare you to watch five videos and not come out inspired.

BBC America: Cuz underneath it all, we’re all Anglophiles.

Pagan/Spirituality

One Witches Wonderland: A pagan-oriented page with a good combination of news and ideas.

Perpetual Optimism: Just what they advertise. If this page was a phone number, it would be on my speed dial.

Aquarius: Hippies of a New Age: Thought provoking and intelligent. A new perspective on the hippie ideals.

Dalai Lama: What? You need a resume?

Just plain funny:

The Onion: Wicked satirical news site that has fooled many a person, even certain Louisiana politicians who should have known better.

Wittitudes: This app allows users to create their own captions on standard cartoons. Some stupid, some offensive, some outright hilarious.

Mother Mayhem: She’s mad, I tell ya. Maaaaaaddd!

Did the Wizard ever get back to you on that brain?: Every snarky-ass comment you wish you’d thought of yourself.

My Prozac Moment: More snark. It’s getting thick here…

What Fresh Hell is This?: Even more snarky snark than you are used to. Which by this time should be a lot.

Andy Borowitz: The Ralph Waldo Emerson of Snark. Highly quotable.

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian: Undercover snark—check out her YouTube page.

Texts from Hillary: For those of us who haven’t discovered Tumblr…

Dogs Against Romney: Note to those considering a career in politics: NOTHING ever goes away. Especially animal abuse.

If Fox News was Around…: How history would have looked had the FOX News Network been around at the time. Hilarious.

So. I have now shared my favorite time wasters with you. No links were harmed in the making of this post.

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