Friday Links (bad hombres edition)

For those times when just acting like a dick isn't enough, now you can smell like one.
For those times when just acting like a dick isn’t enough, now you can smell like one.
It’s a Friday! And it’s the third Friday in October! Halloween is sooooooo close!

I’m still trying to recover from the cold/flu thing, so I haven’t had much energy to do anything other than work.

Anyway, here are links to some of the interesting things I read on the web this week, sorted into various topic areas.

Links of the Week

Why I Was a Teenage Hoarder. “only some compulsive hoarding is comprised of the need to acquire; many hoarders are driven only by the need to retain.”

“They Were Taken Alive, We Want Them Back Alive!” (Artists for Empathy, Part 2).

This Week in Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

City says liens against Pulse nightclub property will be nixed.

This week in mildly unnerving

Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill.

This week in Comments, Trolls, and Wankers

A third of pro-Trump tweets are generated by bots.

Twitter’s troll problem likely killed Disney’s bid.

Anti-Semitic Posts, Many From Trump Supporters, Surge on Twitter.

This Week in Difficult to Classify

The white flight of Derek Black: one man’s journey out of White Supremacy.

Voices From Wells Fargo: ‘I Thought I Was Having a Heart Attack’.

News for queers and our allies:

The most important gay rights case since marriage equality was won.

LBGT Students Are Not Safe at School.

New survey finds more U.S. cities protecting LGBTQ rights.


Hillary Clinton: “It is important that we not reverse marriage equality”.

Thousands of Men to Be Pardoned for Gay Sex, Once a Crime in Britain.

The Gay Film That Survived the Nazis Is Premiering in NYC.


5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath.

A possible ninth planet may be the reason for a tilt in our solar system.

Radio galaxies: the mysterious, secretive “beasts” of the Universe.

Biggest map of giant voids and clusters in the universe solves major cosmological puzzle.

‘Extremely rare’ ancient swordfish fossils unearthed in outback Queensland.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Mary W. Shelley: Life After the Monster.

GeekGirlCon Seattle 2016.

This week in Writing

Ann Leckie: On Blacklisting.

This Week in Tech

Samsung Issues Takedown On Video Of Grand Theft Auto 5 Mod Turning Galaxy Note 7 Into A Weapon.

Samsung sets up airport kiosks for last-minute Galaxy Note 7 exchanges.


This Week in Inclusion

There were enough women outlaws in the old west to justify an entire nonfiction comic series.

This week in Topics Most People Can’t Be Rational About

First criminal case filed from Washington state’s two year old background check law.

Culture war news:

After Pulse, coalition wants to drive change on gun laws.

GOP State Lawmakers Sign Brief Opposing Same-Sex Benefits.

Outrageous! Felony Charges Given to Journalist Filming Anti-Pipeline Protest.

How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream.

Louisiana attorney general wins court victory in fight against gay rights order.

Memo For The NY Times – The US Has Inequality, Not Child Poverty.

‘Calm down, dear’: how bishops talk down to gay people – by leading bishop.

Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

Keep America Great!
Keep America Great!
Burning Down the House.

How Trump’s Casino Bankruptcies Screwed His Workers out of Millions in Retirement Saving.

Trump Incorrectly Blames Clinton Campaign For Rally Violence.

Hillary Clinton’s 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins.

This week in Politics:

‘Rigged?’ Western PA Republican circulates fake meme about online voting in PA.

Miami Herald recommends Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate.

Inequality Defines the American Election.

Why Was There No LGBT Question in the Debates?

RNC Warns Against Poll Watching, Citing Decades-Old Court Decree.

The American Public Overwhelmingly Sides with Clinton over Trump on Immigration Policy and Politics.

This Week in Racism

How Interracial Romance ‘Loving’ Became the Most Relevant Movie This Election Season. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star in the true-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple arrested in 1958 for marrying.

New report details Trump-inspired surge in anti-Semitism.

This Week in Hate Crimes

‘Walking while trans’ can be a death sentence in the U.S..

This Week in Misogyny

The silver lining of Trump’s misogyny? More men are decrying his ways.

‘I refuse to be victimized anymore’: Former WA first lady on sexual harassment.


Think It’s #NotAllMen? These 4 Facts Prove You’re Just Plain Wrong.


Bhumibol, a King of the People, Leaves Them to the Generals.

Things I wrote:

Amazing and heart-wrenching: Cracked explains this election so accurately it hurts.

Judging or policing, or maybe just taking note.

False dichotomies: talking weather, mostly.

Trust the reader to keep up.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sneak Peek:

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BAD HOMBRES, NASTY WOMEN (ft. “Weird Al” Yankovic):

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Cher: I Got You Bae:

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