Friday Links (All I Want for Christmas edition)!

Santa explains how to explain gay people to kids.

Why are flying reindeer less confusing than people who belief differently than you?

It’s Friday! The third Friday in December. The third! I’m hosting a big party tomorrow and don’t have all the shopping or baking done, yet! I’m doooooooooomed!

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:

Christian right’s vile PR sham: Why their bizarre films are backfiring on them. Delving into why the fear and false persecution narrative underlying fundamentalism prevents them from knowing how to tell an interesting story.

HILARIOUS: Model from ‘ex-gay’ twins billboard is ‘out, proud gay man,’ not a twin.

Let’s Say Goodbye To ‘White Collar’ With The Best Shirtless Matt Bomer Moments, In GIFs!

Do Pacific Northwesterners Have An Accent?

Gay W. Virginia high school soccer player comes out by dancing with homecoming king.

“Rape Exceptionalism” and Protecting Law Students from “Triggers”. And this is a problem because… victims of sexual assault actually need lawyers, prosecutors, and judges who are familiar with the relevant law.

“The Messier 67 Mystery” –Is Our Solar System an Orphan from a Distant Star Cluster?

New Family Tree Illuminates ‘Big Bang’ in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction.

Genes that leap from one species to another are more common than we thought. Does this shake up the tree of life?

Stephen Colbert Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert.

Top 10 Things to Love About Letterman’s Top Ten Lists.

The cute rolling ball droid in the new Star Wars is a real robot not CGI.

News Corpse eBook ‘Fox Nation vs. Reality’ Reviewed By Wonkette.

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck.

INDIANA METHODIST CHURCH TO CLOSE AFTER FIRING GAY CHORAL DIRECTOR – VIDEO.

Eartha Kitt – Nothin’ for Christmas:

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Every year since 1986, David Letterman has invited Darlene Love to perform on the last show of the year before Christmas. Every year, she sings “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” her Phil Spector-produced 1963 Christmas classic. Every year, Paul Shaffer and a sprawling cast of musicians backs her up. Next May, Letterman will retire from late-night TV, which means that when Love appears on Friday’s show to sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” it’ll be the last time singing it on Letterman’s show.

Here is a super-cut Best of Darlene Love Singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on David Letterman:

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The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight):

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Billy Idol – Jingle Bell Rock:

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Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You:

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Wham! – Last Christmas:

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Robbie Williams – So This Is Christmas:

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Andy Williams – The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (From The Andy Williams Show):

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The Muppets ** It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year ** Xmas@Rockefeller Center:

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The Muppets sing Jingle Bell Rock from “Muppet Family Christmas”:

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The Muppets: Ringing of the Bells:

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Doctor Who in Dominoes:

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All I Want For Christmas Is You – Christmas Charity Single – Oxford A capella group Out of the Blue:

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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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