Friday Five (May the Fourth edition)

And we’re into May!

The weather is doing it’s usual May thing already: some days that hint at summer, interspersed with cooling and drizzle. And, oh! That is pollen everywhere! I’m maxing out on my allergy meds and it’s barely helping!

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:

This 84-year-old Mayor, Bartender, and Librarian Is Her Town’s Only Resident.

White Supremacist Jacob Goodwin Found Guilty of Beating DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville Parking Garage.

Fake antifa posts reportedly tricked police into massive show of force for neo-Nazi rally.

LGBT Alarm As President Trump Signs ‘Religious Liberty’ Executive Order.

Police accidentally released this antigay terrorist from custody and now they can’t find him.

Geekery and Science!:

Gooey, Magma Ocean May Have Once Roiled Inside the Moon.

A new giant virus found in the waters of Oahu, Hawaii.

When You Should—and Should Not—Rescue Baby Birds.

Jenny and Maureen Solve the Genre Wars.


In Memoriam:

Charles Neville Of The Neville Brothers Dies At 79.

8-term Washington congressman Al Swift dies at 82. Best known for the Motor Voter law…

‘Golden Girls,’ ‘Partridge Family’ producer Paul Junger Witt dies at 77.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 4/28/2018: A lot going on here….

Now is the month of Maying….

A sneaky oral surgeon – or, adventures with the dentally anxious.


Alt-right Proud Boy gets beat by sign. May Day in Seattle.:

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Stephen Colbert (The Other One) On Michelle Wolf’s WHCD Speech:

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Trump’s Michigan Rally Goes Off the Rails: A Closer Look:

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Rudy Giuliani Fuels Trump’s Stormy Daniels Scandal | The Daily Show:

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Céline Dion – Ashes (from the Deadpool 2 Motion Picture Soundtrack):

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