Go! Go! Godzilla (and Friday Links)!

Go! Go! Godzilla!
It’s Friday again! Here’s a collection of news and other things that struck me as worthy of being shared:

Rare insect believed to be extinct since 1946 is pictured on Kent coast.

Oldest living orca ‘Granny’ visits NW over Mother’s Day weekend.

Gross. Disgusting. Weird. Watching NFL players kiss wives, girlfriends.

Virginia official: Non-Christian public prayer violates my rights ‘because I don’t believe that’. Talk about the mote in your neighbor’s eye…

The Seven Most Popular G.K. Chesterton Quotes He Never Said.

Bring asteroids to life with NASA’s Target Asteroids! project.

Dangers Of Supreme Court Prayer Ruling Quickly Become Clear.

Giant 17-million-year-old fossil sperm found.

Quantum positioning system steps in when GPS fails.

Magnetar Formation Mystery Solved?

The Last Living Recipient of VA Benefits from the Civil War.

Ohio teacher at Catholic school refuses to sign contract that requires her to condemn her gay son.

Dumbest argument against marriage equality yet?

The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science).

LGBT Couples Participate In Great Facebook Kiss-In.

And proof that no one is immune to writing headlines in click-bait cliches:Oddball Eclipse Makes Sun Brighter. Because titling it, “Binary star demonstrates gravity lensing” is too boring.

The Impossible Anatomy of Godzilla.


On ‘The John Green Effect,’ Contemporary Realism, and Form as a Political Act. Or, people who don’t actually read a lot of young adult fiction shouldn’t write about young adult fiction.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam:

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Tom Goss – Illuminate the Dark:

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Chris Salvatore covers Imagine Dragons – Demons:

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Awesome 1940’s Swing-style Cover of a Madonna Classic:

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Blue Oyster Cult Godzilla:

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2 thoughts on “Go! Go! Godzilla (and Friday Links)!

  1. How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam:
    That’s… on the one hand, it made me laugh… a lot. On the other hand, I felt really uncomfortable about laundry list of charges against players that doesn’t seem to upset anyone.

    1. That’s kinda the point.

      I’ve mentioned it in at least one of my series of posts about “rough, manly sport” and in a post a while back about the wrestler who was suspended for getting photographed nearly nude (not making a porn) to make ends meet when one of his parents was seriously ill.

      Folks get all upset about athletes being gay, or doing anything that looks gay (the straight wrestler’s photos appeared in somewhere marketed to gay men), but they look the other way on assault, rape, and all sorts of other things for other athletes. As long as it’s “manly” crimes, no one cares.

      And it should be disturbing.

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