Friday Five (heroes edition)

Good guy without a gun (click to embiggen)
April is nearly over. Wow.

It has been a very weird month, weather-wise. First couple of weeks temperatures were about 10 degrees below normal and we had a whole lot more rain than usual for this time of year. Then it dried out and for most of this week temperatures were at least 10 degrees above normal. The rain is supposed to come back this weekend.

It’s Friday! That means it’s time to present my Friday Five: This week you get the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, plus the top five stories of interest to geeky people, and top five videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

Man fought gunman: He ‘was going to have to work to kill me’. Waffle House Hero.

Man In Underwear Saves Woman From Kidnapping, Knocks Out Attacker’s Tooth. Boxer Short Hero

Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel admits Voter ID a scheme to suppress democratic voters.

The Truth About the 7,000: Why are there still so many AIDS-related deaths?

‘Imploding’: Financial troubles. Lawsuits. Trailer park brawls. Has the alt-right peaked? (Remember the rule of headlines that ask a yes/no question…)

Geekery and Science!:

Back to the wild! How letting Mother Nature reclaim prime farmland and allowing cattle and ponies to run free produced breathtaking results.

Scientists accidentally found this octopus nursery deep in the Pacific Ocean.

It Be Your Own People: On Universal FanCon and the Perversion of Community.

Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light.

Space-Hopping ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Raises The Stakes To Infinity — And Beyond. This is actually an NPR portal to a group of non-spoilery reviews they’ve targeted to people with varying degrees of geekiness. It’s an interesting idea…

In Memoriam:

My Best Friend.

Come Thou.

She spoke to the soul.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 4/22/2018: Attacking child survivors of school shootings.

My young man.

Water for the temple plants.

Oppressed Oppressors: Hateful, Angry Men.


Homophobia In 2018 | Time For Love:

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Seth Meyers: Trump’s ‘FOX & Friends’ Rant Was ‘the First Time a TV Show Had to Change Its Number Because of a Stalker’:

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Patton Oswalt Talks About the Golden State Killer:

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‘We found the needle in the haystack’: Golden State Killer suspect arrested after sudden DNA match:

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TOP POP, VOL. I MEDLEY – Pentatonix:

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