Friday Five (there is no try edition)

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It’s Friday! It’s the final Friday before Christmas! Happy Holidays!

It is also the first day of my Christmas vacation I don’t have to go back to the office or think about work until January, and that is a very good thing. I’m not quite as cheerful as I ought to be. First, a friend of many of my friends was one of the victims who died in the train derailment this week. Then, the man who gave me my first job in the telecommunications industry and was one of the best bosses ever lost his long battle with cancer this week.

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:

‘Merry Christmas’ Is Bogus Issue, Voters Say 4-1, and other findings….

Kym Worthy: 817 serial rapists IDed in tests of Detroit rape kits.

Paleontologists Reconstructing Lost Worlds With Poop.

Sorry, NRA: The U.S. was actually founded on gun control – If you study your history, you’ll see it. Start with James Madison’s first draft of the Second Amendment.

The Curious Case Of THE LAST JEDI And Its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score.

Unmourned Death:

Disgraced cardinal who oversaw Boston clergy sex abuse scandal dies.

In Memoriam:

Friends and Family Remember the Great Pacific Northwest Actor, G. Valmont Thomas.

Things I wrote:

Sunday Funnies, part 26.

A mobile slice of life.

May the calendar keeping bringing happy holidays to you!

Little packages of joy, love, and light.


Gay Christmas – Tom Goss:

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OCEAN’S 8 – Official 1st Trailer:

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White Wine In The Sun by Tim Minchin:

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Foo Fighters: Christmas Medley (Live) – SNL:

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Carol of the Bells of Notre Dame:

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