Friday Five (can’t logic around hate edition)

“One of the most common patters seen in mass shooters is a history of violence against women. But I highly doubt you'll see folks in power calling for more gun restrictions for men with a history of domestic violence since that would impact many in the government and police forces.” —Bree Newsome
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It’s the first Friday of March!

We’re still having colder than usual weather, including a rather weird graupel storm last Sunday that I got stuck in traffic in for a long time. I seemed to then come down with a cold for a couple of days in the middle of the week. And things continue to be super busy at work.

Once again I bring you the Friday Five: The top five (IMHO) stories of the week and videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

Georgia Can’t Afford Another Anti-LGBT Bill.

Humans Behave Surprisingly Bat-Like in Echolocation Study.

Mars Curiosity rover can now drill again, and more like a human.

Report: Media Largely Ignored Unprecedented Anti-LGBTQ Violence of 2017.

Olympian Gus Kenworthy shared some of his worst hate mail and made a powerful point: Homophobia is very, very real.

In Memoriam:

Emma Chambers, The Vicar of Dibley actor, dies aged 53.

Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV’s ‘One Day at a Time,’ dies at 97.

Marty Allen, Wild-Eyed Comedy Star, Is Dead at 95.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 2/24/2018: Mutually Assured Massacre.

Ill humours and untangled threads – more adventures in dictionaries.

You’re a storyteller, so paint pictures with your words.


Survivors of Pulse, Parkland Mass Shootings Stand Together in Solidarity:

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Trump Discusses Guns; Hicks, Kushner and Carson Under Fire: A Closer Look:

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Trump Claims He Would Have ‘Run’ Into The School:

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Gal Pals. Just girls being friends. Just sleeping in the same room and scooting the beds closer together while they use their ‘portable massager’ after a hard day:

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Kendrick Lamar, SZA – All The Stars:

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Hayley Kiyoko “Curious” | BOY VERSION with Donald Romain:

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