Friday Five (unearthed artifacts edition)

This cartoon by Herb Block  (Herblock) was first published in The Washington Post in 1968. It is
This cartoon by Herb Block (Herblock) was first published in The Washington Post in 1968. It is
It’s Friday! Already the third Friday in July.

My writing continues quite slowly. I didn’t have a superlong work week this week, though since I worked late into Friday, the weariness bled through the whole weekend and I don’t quite yet feel recovered.

But enough about me. Let me present to you this week’s Friday Five: the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, five stories of people behaving badly, the top five videos, and a couple of notable obituaries (plus my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

Authorities Were Called On A 13-Year-Old Selling Hot Dogs, But His City Had His Back. They helped him get his food safety certification, officials paid for his business license of out their own pockets, the put him in touch with a non-profit that helps “underserved entrepreneurs” become business owners.

Ethiopia claims Ten Commandments tablet hidden in Westminster Abbey.

Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria.

The Incredibles’ Syndrome is the ultimate cautionary tale for toxic fandom.

The Alternative Nobel: vote opens for a surprising new literature prize.

People behaving badly:

Brian Shared His Steam Account With His Dad. Then His Dad Stole It.

Lane Davis was a far-right, pro-Trump media figure looking for his big break. Then he stabbed his father to death. The more hate you spew and repeat, the more hate you feel…

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States.

Zuckerberg’s comments give Holocaust deniers an opening.

Alleged Russian Spy Was Working to Infiltrate Religious Right As Well As Gun Groups.

In Memoriam:

Tony Winning Gay Actor Gary Beach Dies At Age 70.

Nancy Sinatra, first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101.

Henry Morgenthau III, 101, award-winning WGBH producer who turned to poetry.

Things I wrote:

Can I offer y’all some tea?

Millions of Voices Cried Out in Terror — or, That’s Not the Force You’re Feeling, Guys.


A VERY STABLE GENIUS – Randy Rainbow Song Parody:

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Bohemian Rhapsody | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX:

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Andy Cohen Kept Texting Anderson Cooper During Trump’s Helsinki Fiasco:

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I am what I am – Gary Beach LA_CAGE [BDWY_200:

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David Guetta & Sia – Flames (Official Video):

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