Friday Links (keep it in the family edition)

“Gangsters don't hire family members because they're qualified. Gangsters hire family members because they're less likely to talk to the FBI.”

“Gangsters don’t hire family members because they’re qualified. Gangsters hire family members because they’re less likely to talk to the FBI.” (Click to embiggen)

It’s Friday. July is flying by. We’ve had 34 consecutive days without rain, which isn’t a record, but would surprise some people about Seattle. We have to go at least 18 more days before we’ll tie the existing record. After the wettest winter in the recorded weather history, it would be appropriate if we broke the rainless summer record, too.

This week has been another of very long hours at work, so the links round-up may be small.

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

Links of the Week

Creation and consumption.

Why every office should scrap its clean desk policy.

This Week in Economic News

The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis.

This week in awful people

Fact Check: Does Oregon CPS “Err” On Believing Kids Who Allege Abuse?

Parents Who “Gifted” Underage Daughters to “Prophet of God” Will Go To Prison.

News for queers and our allies:

“American Gods” Super-Producer Bryan Fuller Reveals How TV Studios Kept De-Gaying His Characters.

Queer Geek News Roundup: July 16, 2017.

Bosom Friends: The Gay Anne of Green Gables Scandal.

5 Canadian Queer Beach Reads.

Science!

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years.

Dinosaur that looked like a massive bird discovered in Canada.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

One of the greatest science fiction magazines is now available for free online.

Sleeps With Monsters: Stop Erasing Women’s Presence in SFF .

Before ‘Valerian,’ ‘The Fifth Element’ Subverted Sci-Fi Movies.

This Week in History

Local Japanese Americans remember their imprisonment during WWII.

This Week in Tech

Apple previews new emoji coming later this year.

Apple’s risky balancing act with the next iPhone.

Culture war news:

Why I’m Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention .

Rev. Barber: An open letter to clergy who prayed with Donald Trump – The Scripture cautions us to lay hands on no man suddenly, lest we become a party to his sins.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

The Late, Great Jimmy Breslin’s columns on Donald Trump.

A breakdown of the latest New York Times Trump interview.

News about the Fascist Regime:

Pope’s Confidantes Pen Blistering Critique Of Steve Bannon’s View of Christianity.

Why did Don Jr.’s emails surface? Because Robert Mueller is already changing Washington’s lying ways.

The GOP failure on health care is just a hint of what’s to come.

Vulnerable Republicans Just Showed Why Fighting For Trans Rights Is A Political Winner.

This week in Politics:

Colorado to require advanced post-election audits.

Why isn’t voter suppression considered political corruption?

Farewells:

Martin Landau Dead at 89: Oscar-Winning Actor in Ed Wood, Mission: Impossible.

George Romero, ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Director, Dies At 77.

Things I wrote:

Being reactionary – bad rules and good expectations.

Definitions matter, except when they don’t — more adventures in dictionaries.

Videos!

Christopher Marlowe was a Gay Atheist Spy (Yes, really.):

(If embedding doesn’t work, click here.)

Caught On Video: Bison On The Loose In Gilford, New Hampshire:

Can’t embed, so, click here.

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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. I publish 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 in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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