Friday Five (finally December)

“Always jingle all the way... nobody likes a half-assed jingler.”
“Always jingle all the way… nobody likes a half-assed jingler.”
It’s Friday! And it’s the first Friday in December. Yay!

I am repeating a tradition I’ve followed for many years: all the rest of the Fridays this year are vacation days for me. Since I get more paid time off then my husband, this is a good way to burn some of that without creating too much weirdness. My plan this weekend is to finish Christmas shopping. We’ll see how far I get…

Welcome to my Friday Five: Only the top five (IMHO) stories of the week and five videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my posts).

Stories of the Week:

Want to Get Away With Harassment? Become a Cop.

Due Process Is Needed For Sexual Harassment Accusations — But For Whom?

Catholic Bishop Calls Popular Two Josephs ‘Gay Nativity’ Scene ‘Sacrilege’.

New HIV Cases Hit All-Time Low in New York City. Let me just say as a man who was an out adult in the ’90s and remembers years when so many people I knew were dying from complications of AIDS that some weeks I had to decide which memorial service I wouldn’t go to so I could attend others, this headline brought tears to my eyes.

NASA engineer, 81, has worked at agency longer than any woman.

In Memoriam:

Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, dead at 87.

Gay Actor-Singer Jim Nabors, Known for Gomer Pyle Series, Dead at 87.

Things I wrote:

Decorating season is in full swing!

Managing our personal technology, time, and attention.

Crying creeps—perception, rationalization, and tradition.

To absent friends….


Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer:

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The Flash 4×08 Leonard Snart and Rebellion Kiss:

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OK Go – Obsession – Official Video:

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Vlog Brothers – On Hating Christmas (I’ve linked to this for a couple of years, but it’s great):

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HANSON – Finally It’s Christmas (Official Music Video):

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