Friday Links (what would Yoda do edition)

“Do or do not. There is no try!”
“Do or do not. There is no try!”
We finished clearing out the old place. I went to bed early two nights in a row. I haven’t really worked on any unpacking at the new place the last few days. We have a lot to do in that regard, but we’ve been spending every spare moment dealing with the move for about six weeks, and we’ve both been exhausted and sore the whole time, so a couple of days of just going to work has been an incredible rest.

Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories.

Links of the Week

Proof Chris Evans Really Is Captain America.

15 Acts Of Heroism By Everyday People.

Restoring Our Faith in the Rule of Law

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina gerrymandering.

This week in Comments, Trolls, and Wankers

Take Your Platitude And Shove It Up Your…….

This week in awful news

Manchester attack: government ‘furious’ at US leaks of forensic photographs.

U.S. House Reps Introduce Resolution Condemning Anti-Gay Violence in Chechnya.

Manchester was an attack on girls.

This week in awful people

Miami ‘Joker’ Bonds Out of Jail, Speaks About Gun Charges.

News for queers and our allies:

Taiwan’s High Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal, In A First For Asia.

Nevada governor signs bill to ban conversion therapy.

Four facts reporters should include in stories about Texas’ pending attack on the transgender community.

Dear straight allies, please don’t come to pride until you’ve understood these 6 things.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Remembering Carrie Fisher on Stars Wars 40th Anniversary.

Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes Over Vanity Fair and It’s Glorious.

Where’s the Queer Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Media?

Why the 40th Anniversary of ‘Star Wars’ Matters.

Looking Back at Moonraker’s Insane Attempt to Turn James Bond Into Star Wars.

Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards.

Star Wars 40th anniversary: That’s no moon … but what if it were?

The Nebulas Do Diversity.

NEBULA AWARDS WEEKEND PATREON PANEL. Interesting advice on how to use Patreon…

Star Wars’ Head-Banging Stormtrooper Explains the Classic Blunder.

40th Anniversary Of Star Wars: An Ode To Action Figures, Both Past And Present.

‘Star Wars’ Opened 40 Years Ago: Background Actors Recount How Movie Changed Their Lives.

And other news:

Twitter Founder “Sorry” If He Helped Put Trump in Office.

As crime dries up, Japan’s police hunt for things to do.

This Week in History

Gendering The Past.

This Week in Tech

Safari vs. Chrome on the Mac.

This Week in Covering the News

The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American.

The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

As Trump unravels, so do Fox’s ratings.

Donald Trump, Our A.I. President.

Trump’s Election Integrity Commission Could Have A ‘Chilling Effect’ On Voting Rights.

Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?

The Pentagon Can’t Believe Trump Told Another President About Nuclear Subs Near North Korea.

News about the Fascist Regime:

Nope. No and Also No Way.

The Questions About Obstruction Now Spread to White House Staff.

Trump Budget Based on $2 Trillion Math Error.

This week in Politics:

Here’s what the ‘glowing orb’ Trump touched in Saudi Arabia actually was.

Jeremy Corbyn has defied his critics to become Labour’s best hope of survival: His anti-austerity manifesto has been therapeutic, renewing his party’s identity and sense of moral purpose.

This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and other deplorables

White supremacist converts to Islam — then kills neo-Nazi pals for disrespecting his new faith: police.

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag.

Donald Trump’s Base Is Shrinking.

FBI Investigating If Killing on University of Maryland Campus Is Hate Crime.


Roger Moore, beloved James Bond actor, dead at 89 after short cancer battle.

Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89.

The story everyone’s sharing about Roger Moore.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 5/20/2017: More words and pictures.

Confessions of a penny pinching packrat.

And we’re out!

Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls – more adventures in dictionaries.


Roger Moore Back as Bond! What if… Spectre Trailer:

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NY Library Brings Drag Queens to Kids Story Hour:

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Is Atheism Prideful?:

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Queen – Frankie Grande (Official Music Video):

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2 thoughts on “Friday Links (what would Yoda do edition)

  1. I always love Friday links. Oddly enough, the first thing I went to was the link for Comments, Trolls, and Wankers… and forgive me, lost me before it even started with a grammatical pet peeve and then went to something that also made me shake my head. So, if I were to comment there, or here, do I become a Troll or Wanker? Or maybe I’ve been trolled.

    It’s a shame because I wish I had a dozen thumbs “…for a reason” and “choose joy”

    The first statement offered nothing to the rest of the argument, and finally made me set this to journal, segments of which have been rattling around in my skull for years.

    “Apparently I Care a Lot About Who Could and/or Couldn’t Care Less”

    The second was “It is what it is”. “And so it goes” is an equivalent platitude, not a better one due to brevity nor because of who originally penned it, in my opinion. And I use that phrase, but not for quelling social or emotional unease… I’m not trying to placate anyone, I just find it quicker and more polite than (And I do mean this in the most lighthearted way possible) “You know I don’t like this, I know you don’t like this, neither one of us can do anything about it, the f%$# do you want me to do? Change the subject, please.” “Shit happens” or “that sucks, man” doesn’t convey to me an invitation to find a solution or a change of topic. Maybe the other two suggest more some hint of “I care”, but I don’t see it. Maybe i am a troll to vent that here. I wasn’t going to do it on a perfect stranger’s blog page 😉

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