Friday Links (stand up edition)

It’s a Friday. I’m usually happy and excited that the work week is almost over. Happy is not an emotion I’m feeling right now.

However, I also know what a grind it is to confront nothing but more stories about the big thing that happened this week. So I’m changing the format of this post from the usual. We’re going to start with a couple of music videos, followed by Science links and so forth that have nothing to do with the election or its fallout. Then I’ll have a warning that the rest of the links are on the other topic, so you can stop scrolling down and go read some other part of the web instead if you want.


Nathan Sykes – Famous:

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Eli Lieb – Until You’ve Fallen Down:

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Fastest Animals: Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat Takes Top Mammal Spot From Cheetah.

Rats Can Laugh—Provided You’re Willing to Tickle Them.

Power outage in the brain may be source of Alzheimer’s.

Extinction or Evolution? The Answer Isn’t Always Clear.

Oldest Beer Brewed from Shipwreck’s 220-Year-Old Yeast Microbes.

A funnel on Mars could be a place to look for life.

Wireless brain-to-spine connection gets paralyzed primates walking.

Your flu risk may be linked to the year you were born.

Electrons cooled close to absolute zero reveal their quantum nature.

Beetle Bailing: Beetles represent about 40% of all insects and 25% of all animals.

The Difference Between Highly Sensitive and Hypersensitive: High sensitivity is biological. Hypersensitivity is a coping style..

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Joshua Sky interviews legendary author Larry Niven.

Fabulous, Darling!

‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek to Play Freddie Mercury in Queen Biopic.

Orlando to buy Pulse nightclub, turn it into memorial.

Why anti-gay discrimination is illegal, in one short footnote.

Human Rights Campaign President “Formally Apologizes” To Transgender Community.

Drawn to Comics: Annie Mok’s “No Exit” Will Make Your Heart Stronger.

This Week in Tech

Many iCloud users receiving spam Calendar & Photo Sharing invitations, here’s how to fix.

New MacBook Pro has already outsold every other notebook in 2016.


How to restore the classic Mac startup chime to Apple’s new 2016 MacBook Pros.


Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78.

2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell Remembers ‘True Florida Icon’ Janet Reno.

Leonard Cohen, singer/songwriter and master poet, dies at 82.

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82.

Dreadful Things

If you don’t want to read anything about the election, turn back now…

Ain’t That a Kick to the Rubber Parts?

Margaret and Helen: This too shall pass… like a kidney stone.

It Really Is That Bad.

What Happened on Election Day.

Elections have consequences.

The Audacity of Hopelessness .

This Week in Denial

On “Woke” White People Advertising their Shock that Racism just won a Presidency.

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

Consider a Monarchy, America.

This Week in Enablers

Media obsession with a bullshit email scandal helped Trump to the White House.


States that passed voting restrictions saw decreased turnout, flipped to Trump.

This Week in Understanding

The Cinemax Theory of Racism.

I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America.

This Week in Dismay

I Still Love America. But, After Trump’s Victory, I Don’t Trust It: I’ve never felt less American and more Jewish. I hear my grandmother’s voice in my ear: As Jews, we know history doesn’t always march forward toward a better day.

In America, Love Does Not Trump Hate.

Trans group reports suicides post-election; LGBTQ hotline calls surge.

Love Will Be the Center of My Resistance. “This election was a referendum on how this country values the humanity of marginalized people, and the message we received is that we are not valued by a vast number of our fellow countrypeople.”

This Week in Wishful Thinking

Despite Republican pledges, ‘repealing Obamacare’ will be almost impossible — but it could be vandalized. Since kicking 8 million children off of insurance rolls in one of the things this article classifies as “vandalism”…

Culture War and Hate Crimes

Transgender Woman Shot to Death in Virginia.

Pence confirms once and for all that Trump will be an anti-LGBT president.

Vandals Scrawl Nazi and Pro-Trump Messages in Philadelphia.

Maple Grove School Investigating Racist, Pro-Trump Graffiti.

Anti-LGBT activists set out their plan to roll back equality under President Trump.

Message Left on a Car in North Carolina: ‘Gay Families = Burn in Hell. Trump 2016’.

Day 1 In Trump’s America.

Ku Klux Klan Steps Up Recruiting After Trump’s Win: Stand Up For The White Man And Fight “Black Savages”.

White Supremacist Leader: Trump’s Victory Means We Now Can Drive A Stake Into Jews And Minorities.

This Week in Cracking Down

Trump’s potential Homeland Security chief says anti-Trump protests ‘must be quelled’.

How I got arrested while recording New York City’s first protest against President-elect Trump.

Trump Shows Every Sign of Carrying Out Sweeping Immigration Crackdown.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Calexit: Californians want to secede now that Trump won.

Here’s What We Can Do When the Trump Administration Challenges LGBTQ Rights.

Muslim Americans Grapple with a Trump Presidency.

No, Let’s Not Congratulate Him.


How to preserve the ideals of liberal democracy in the face of a Trump presidency.


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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. For more than 20 years I edited and published 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 near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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