“Clark, my country is all women. To us, it’s not ‘gay marriage,’ it’s just marriage.”
It’s Friday. The second Friday in Pride Month. And the news in the real world continues to be both depressing and frightening. So, if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend you go see Wonder Woman, because no matter who you are, it should make you feel empowered (well, unless you’re an alt-right/neo-nazi/MRA jerk with enough self awareness to recognize what the bad guys believe). Seriously.
Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories.
Links of the Week
Why I cried through the fight scenes in ‘Wonder Woman’.
Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he ‘was keeping an eye on it’.
Mary Poppins sequel: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Dick Van Dyke connection.
This week in awful news
We Have Already Forgotten Yesterday’s Mass Shooting in Orlando.
Orlando Awning Factory Shooting Left 2 Teens Parentless.
Friend: Orlando victim feared workplace shooter would seek revenge over firing.
News for queers and our allies:
Philly Unveils New Pride Flag with Black and Brown Stripes.
Families of Pulse Victims Urge Churches to Toll Bells.
Scissor Sisters and MNDR Release New Track ‘Swerlk’ as Pulse Shooting Anniversary Approaches. (Video below)
Remembering the History of the UpStairs Lounge.
For Pride Month Shameless Fancies made these flags.
Sometimes You Just Outlast It .
Being Gay vs. Being Southern: A False Choice.
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Why there is still a need for Black LGBTQ Pride events.
This week in Wonder Woman
How ‘Wonder Woman’ Brought Colors to the DC Universe.
Is David Edelstein’s Wonder Woman Review Just Asking For It?
Wonder Woman Review: Gal Gadot Did Not Give Me a Hard Enough Boner.
Great satire of the horrible Edielstein review…
Blood Tribe actor from Alberta speaks Blackfoot language in Wonder Woman movie.
Why It Matters That DC Comics Confirmed Wonder Woman’s Bisexuality.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!
John Scalzi and Annalee Newitz Say Sci-Fi is Always Political.
Why Doctor Who Season 10 is the perfect palate cleanser for the current political climate.
Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species.
VHS Tapes: How Archivists Are Working To Save Them.
Scientists discover plants have ‘brains’ that decide when to sprout.
Ravens Remember People Who Have Wronged Them, Study Says.
Fossil mushroom discovered from the era of the dinosaurs.
This week in Writing
A Simple Trick for Better Self-Editing .
This week in Words
The order of the definitions may not mean what you think – Dictionary Facts and Trivia.
Culture war news:
Scott Lively Celebrates After Judge Condemns His ‘Crackpot Bigotry’.
North Carolina woman admits leading 30 parishioners in beating of gay church member to expel his ‘demons’.
This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:
Is Trump’s blocking of some Twitter users unconstitutional? A lot of people think the first amendment is only about personal expression and the press, but the first amendment also guarantees citizens the right to petition their government; Trump has turned his personal twitter account into an official policy communication conduit and some would argue a public forum.
Making Ignorance Great Again.
The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news.
How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business.
Trump campaign’s ‘Pittsburgh, not Paris’ rally draws ‘dozens’.
This week in Politics:
John McCain’s questions to James Comey did not make sense.
This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and other deplorables
Kids Are Quoting Trump To Bully Their Classmates And Teachers Don’t Know What To Do About It.
Things I wrote:
Weekend Update 5/3/2017: Heroes come in all genders.
Dancing my plot with a playlist.
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel, or an oncoming train?
The meaning of everything—more adventures in dictionaries.
MNDR, Scissor Sisters – SWERLK [OFFICIAL LYRICS]:
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Robbie Williams – Angels (One Love Manchester):
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