Friday Links (with truth bombs)!
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It’s Friday! I’d be happier about it if I wasn’t sick. Don’t forget, September birthdays are extra special, because September babies are superior. It’s a fact. No, really.

Anyway, in honor of this second Friday in the glorious month of September, here is a collection of news and other things that I ran across over the course of the week which struck me as worthy of being shared:

5 ways America changed God. (Thanks to @foxraven for the link!)

Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing.

Straw man arguments are the scourge of public discourse, but there is an alternative.

Possibly headline of the week: Man With Horns and Bolts Tattoos on his Face Stabs Couple and Skates Away.

But this one is also a contender: Devil statue with giant erection pops up in Vancouver, BC [NSFW].

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Has A Giggle Fit In This ‘Sherlock’ Blooper.

How they made those gorgeous end credits for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I love these as a work of art, but also how they evoke some of classic illustration technique while evoking the characters and events of both Captain America movies.

Hot Alaska Gossip: Sarah Palin’s Whole Family Was in a Nasty Brawl. Best quote: “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!”

Pop Sonnet: Is this the waking world, or do I sleep?

Cold Dark Matter May Have Kept Our Milky Way All Alone In Its Corner Of The Universe.

EA Pledges to Fix “Gay Filter” in Sims 4.

Bush apologist hits new low: An infuriating attempt to rewrite Iraq history.

It’s hared to love gay culture if you don’t know what it is.

Social Contracts and “the Cult of Likability.”

A Conservative Judge Did A Stunning About-Face On Gay Marriage.

A Black Hole Doesn’t Die — It Does Something A Lot Weirder.

Remarkable 3,900-Year-Old Suit Of Bone Armor Found In Siberia.

Sir John Franklin: Fabled Arctic ship found.

Our birds are in real trouble. Can we fix it? Yes we can!

Pennsylvania town will no longer evict domestic violence victims who call the police seeking help.

Georgia State Senator: Voting Is Too Convenient For Black People.

Ancient Egyptian Art Contains The Records of Past Extinctions.

Al Franken Drops a Truth Bomb On The Senate: Citizens United Is Money Laundering.

The Best Commentary on Ray Rice’s Suspension Comes From Joe Biden.

Southern secessionist group forming paramilitary unit called the “Indomitables.”

With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce.

20-Year Mystery of the Universe’s Brightest Objects Solved.

Huffington Post: We Figured Out Why The Westboro Baptist Church Hates Us So Much.

Tennessee Pastor Robert Gallaty Suggests Gays ‘Must Be Put To Death’ Or Remain Celibate.

Two New Rulings Unmask the Weakness of the Case Against Marriage Equality.

Fossils push back origins of modern mammals.

Shattering DNA may have let gibbons evolve new species.

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats.

The Planets that Never Were.

A High-end Watch Guy’s Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal.

Life In The Only State Where Gay Couples Can Get Married One Day, Fired The Next.

Robert Plant – Rainbow | Official Music Video:

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In The Ray Rice Situation, Everyone Must Go:

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What a lovely song: Holly Johnson ‘In And Out Of Love’ (Official Video):

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A Den Of Kittens (just 2 and a half minutes of purring kittens, really):

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Baby Bear on Golf Course – At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC:

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