Friday Links (Live and Let Die Edition)

keep-calm-and-go-seahawksWe’ve reached the final Friday in January. In just two days the Seattle Seahawks are going to play in the Superbowl again, and while I do not expect them to obliterate their opponents as they did last year (we didn’t just mop the floor with the Broncos, we stomped the Broncos until they were the floor, and then we mopped them), but I do believe we’re going to beat the Patriots. Go Hawks!

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:

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch: “I’m here preparing for a game”.

The obscenity of calling Saudi King Abdullah a “reformer”.

7 heinous lies “American Sniper” is telling America.

Simon says the Republican Party’s clown car has become a clown van..

America’s best-selling cars and trucks are built on lies: The rise of fake engine noise.

What ‘Explicit’ Gay Sex Scenes Is Billy Crystal Talking About, Exactly?

The Cop Who Choked Eric Garner to Death Won’t Have to Pay a Dime in Damages.

Oklahoma’s Refreshingly Honest Plan To Discriminate Against Gay People.

Astronomers Catch A Quasar Shutting Off.

Unseen Galaxies of the Universe Detected.

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon.

Fox News, American Sniper, Jesus, and…well…I can’t even.

Bobby Jindal’s Prayer Rally Explicitly Advocated a Christian Theocracy in America.

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers.

Mary Jane Watson was not the sort of girl you brought home to meet your mother.

Dwarf Planet Ceres Reveals Tantalizing Details in Best Photos Yet.

The Absurdity of Infinity: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Explains Whether the Universe Is Infinite or Finite in Letters to Her Mother.

The Secret Douglas Adams RPG People Have Been Playing for 15 Years.

Some Thoughts on White Anti-Racists and Angry Black People.

Study: Men more open to feminism when it’s paired with a photo of Canadian actor Ryan Gosling.

More of Seahawks Tight End Cooper Helfet’s Modeling Career.

The Real Learning Channel: A Straight Spouse Of A Gay Husband Speaks Out.


Newfound Mormon LGBT Tolerance Is The Same Old Discrimination.

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement.

For Lawyers, a Rocky Walk Down the Gay Marriage Aisle.

My boyfriend in Dragon Age: Inquisition broke my heart when he told me he was gay.

TED Talk: the Myth of the Gay Agenda. “This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that were already written.”

Three policies Obama can adopt to support LGBTQ criminal justice reform.

Okay, New Starbucks Palace on Pike Street, What the Hell Are You?.

The Cops Don’t Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now?

The AFA Cannot Wash Its Hands Of Bryan Fischer’s Bigotry That Easily.

Bryan Fischer Was Not Fired From Wingnut Central For Saying Any Of The Following.

The serialist’s dilemma.

In case you haven’t already seen it: Lars Andersen: a new level of archery:

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George Takei presents, My Husband’s Not Straight:

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You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive by Ruby Friedman Orchestra:

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The Dancing Traffic Light:

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What happens when men find out the women they’re catcalling are actually their mothers in disguise:

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