Friday Links (difficult people edition)!

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Thanks to the Sky-Man for linking to the infographic! (Click to embiggen)

It’s Friday! The fourth Friday in October, and Halloween is still a week away!!

Who knew that October ’14 would be the month when more than a dozen states would get marriage equality? We knew the good news about equality couldn’t last, but why did this week have to be all about douche-y people?

Anyway, 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:

Morning Maddow: Rachel’s Pantheon Of Heroes (Video). In case you’re losing your faith in humanity.

GOP using increasingly racist arguments against gay marriage.

How Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll Wooed Unchurched Seattle.

Alvin McEwan explains why “The Erasure of ‘Gay’ From Black History & the Black Community Must Stop.”

The Gamergater’s Glossary.

Isaac Asimov Mulls “How Do People Get New Ideas?” An previously unpublished essay on the origins of creativity.

The entire Idaho wedding chapel story is a lie. And it get’s better: Caught ya: Far-right’s latest marriage ‘victim’ edited website to make more solid legal case.

What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it. (Thanks to @tdjohnsn for the link!)

Phyllis Schlafly: End Early Voting Because It Helps Democrats.

>Conservatives Converge Around Fox News as Main Source; No Single Source Dominates on the Left

6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered.

Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb – Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?

In every heated conversation about faith and violence, there’s one thing that everybody gets wrong.

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle.

Get Down Tonight: Seattle’s first disco nudged the city toward its left-leaning future.

ADHD Is Different for Women.

The Bad Apples Of #GamerGate.

The worst known case of workplace lead exposure at a U.S. range happened during renovations at Wade’s Eastside Guns in 2012. But documented hazards there go back to 2008.

The real lesson of Ebola in Dallas: this virus is very difficult to spread.

Anti-Gay Group Vows War Against Rob Portman, GOP Over Marriage Equality.

Here’s a Better Idea for the Gay Man Who Wants to Raise $150,000 for Anti-Gay Bakers. The self-proclaimed “gay activist” referenced in the story is not; he’s gay, yes, but the only things he’s ever done is scold other gays for not being tolerant of Christian bigotry.

Vultures circle GamerGate: the narcissists, grifters and creeps arriving in its wake.

Unfortunately for a rare few of you, this is a necessary infographic.

Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby.

CNN disappointed with Canadians’ lack of panic.

Maybe Guys Are the More Emotional Sex. (thanks to @Sharpclaw for the link!)

Sweden May Have Mystery Sub Cornered, Ready To Use Force To Surface It.

We are citizen radio: Rainn Wilson to produce TV series with accused rapist, White people live life like it’s one long frat party.

13 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About Bisexuals. Listicles are always problematic, but this one suffers more than the usual amount of redundancy. #1 and #2 are the same myth, rephrased, for instance.

Stunning View of Solar System’s Largest Volcano and Valles Marineris Revealed by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission.

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad.

White menaces to society: Keene State and the danger of young drunk white men.

Kooky Straight Couple Claims Same-Sex Couples Want to Steal Their Marriage. They filed a typo-ridden epic privilege tantrum as a motion to a federal appeals court.

Churning galaxy boasts a fiery halo of baby stars.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL):

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A working hoverboard, it’s finally here:

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Star Wars (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!):

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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – Weird Al Performs:

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Pumpkins Spice:

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Stephen Colbert Sings Friday with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon):

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$5.7 BILLION Drop in Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs Due to Obamacare:

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Bright Light Bright Light – An Open Heart:

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HALLOWEEN PARTY MIX:

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Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Real Love [Official Video]:

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Ricky Martin – Adiós (English Version) (Official Video):

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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