Friday Five (rich a-hole edition)

“Here's why it would be a mistake for the Democrats to do anything that inconveniences rich assholes by Some Rich Asshole”
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It’s Friday! And we’ve already reached the second Friday in August. My, how the time does fly.

Weather forecasts last week had implied (or in some cases explicitly said) the region is was in for a persistent cool down. I don’t know if they were being hopeful or just really f-ing wrong, because several days this week have been as hot as the record-breaking hot days of just over a week ago. Supposedly a cool down is on its way, but I’ll believe it when I experience it.

Let me present to you this week’s Friday Five: the top five (IMHO) science stories of the week, top five stories of general interest, top five stories of people behaving badly, top five stories of interest to queer people, the top five videos, and a notable obituary (plus my blog posts).

Science stories of the Week:

Sequenced fox genome hints at genetic basis of behavior.

The Ineffectiveness of Employer Wellness Programs, and the Importance of Randomized Trials.

Too Many Jobs Feel Meaningless Because They Are.

Men who wear boxers have a much higher sperm count, says study.

Pairs of small colliding galaxies may seed future stars.

Stories of the Week:

Counterpoint: I Don’t Hate Pineapple Pizza, Because It’s Pizza.

#BlackSpecFic is back for your fleeting attention but with better news this time!.

Why We’re Sharing 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets.

Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?

The Bayeux Tapestry with knobs on: what do the tapestry’s 93 penises tell us?

People behaving badly:

Pastor Convicted for Child Porn Now Arrested for Trying to Meet Teen Boy for Sex.

Cops Called On Point Boro Family – For Having ‘Library’ For Kids.

Apple Kicked Alex Jones Off Its Platform, Then YouTube And Facebook Rushed To Do The Same.

Twitter says Infowars hasn’t ‘violated our rules.’ It looks like that’s not the case.

Sen. Nelson Reveals that Russians Have ‘Penetrated’ Florida’s Voter Registration System.

Queer stories of the Week:

How Bob Mizer came to be the gay Hugh Hefner.

Man pours glitter into car after driver calls him a ‘faggot’.

Lights, camera, action! Not one but two iconic gay films are getting sequels.

‘Pose’ Is A Fierce And Flawed Addition To The Evolving Queer Pop Culture Canon. In my opinion, this review is infinitely more flawed than the show it reviews…

Ireland’s Gay Prime Minister Will Challenge Pope on Same-Sex Parents.

In Memoriam:

Bisexual Polyamorous Goose Love Triangle Ends In Tragedy.

Things I wrote:

Slippery slopes and projection.

Course Correction vs Necromancy—a follow up on exclusion at sf/f conventions.


Stephen Colbert: Looks Like Alex Jones Just Lost The War On Info:

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Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):

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The Spy Who Loved the NRA :

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Cher – GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A Man After Midnight) [Official HD Audio]:

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Jake Shears – Big Bushy Mustache (Official Video):

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2 thoughts on “Friday Five (rich a-hole edition)

  1. Regarding pineapple and pizza: I think you’ve heard this mini rant from me before, but I went to the comment section and basically said anyone who has complained about pineapple as being “wrong” but eaten a slice with pepperoni has no leg to stand on from a traditionalist view.

    1. I happen to love pineapple on pizza, but I am also well aware that the dish served in the U.S. called “pizza” bears virtually no resemblance to the Italian dish upon which it is supposedly based.

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