1. What a week. In all the wretched news, did you hear the awesome news that New Zealand legalized marriage rights for same-sex partners? Here is Rep. Maurice Williamson giving perhaps the most brilliant argument in favor of passing the legislation I have ever heard. It includes physics, a Bible verse, and the phrase “big gay rainbow”:


And then when the votes were in and the legislation passed, the gallery and parliament burst into songa WWI-era Maori song about longing for one’s beloved. Just try to watch this and not be moved:

Way to go, Kiwis. Way to go.

2. One more thing to make you smile: Sports Balls Replaced with Cats.