Friday Five (oopsie edition)

It's easy to shop for me, really (click to embiggen)

It’s easy to shop for me, really (click to embiggen)

It’s Friday! It is the second Friday in December, but tomorrow is that third Saturday, and that’s important, because it means our annual Holiday Party along with the Ghost Story Challenge is this weekend! Woooo!

And as I’m assembling this post on Thursday night, after two very long work days, I barely have any of the Ghost Story finished! Eeek! On the other hand, most years this is exactly where I am at this point. As one of m

Enough of that. Welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, bottom five stories of AWFUL peole, my blog posts, and the top five videos.

Stories of the Week:

This religious right group forgot which side they’re on in the War on Christmas.

Jury Clears Man Who Blasted ‘F*ck Tha Police’ at Cop.

Canopy cameras shed new light on monkey business in Brazil.

A Gay Las Vegas Couple Was Beaten And Stabbed At Their Home In An Apparent Hate Crime And Bystanders Did Nothing .

The Queer Importance Of Dazzler, Marvel’s Disco-Inspired, Rollerskating Superheroine .

Awful People:

Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years After Implicating Trump in Hush-Money Scandal. Something to keep in mind with this story. The federal judge, while passing sentence, stated as a matter of fact that the alleged President of the United States was complicit in the crimes Cohen is going to prison for.

‘This was a humiliation’: Report shows how Trump’s spiteful firing of John Kelly blew up in his face.

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Did Trump shut down HIV cure study to appease religious right stance on fetal tissue? The answer is yes: Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right.

Speaker Paul Ryan retires: his legacy is debt and disappointment .

Washington Post Introduces ‘Bottomless Pinocchio’ Factcheck Level for Trump.

Things I wrote:

Doubling-down isn’t how you make sf/f for everyone… and being southern isn’t a license to condescend.

Weekend Update 12/8/2018: Guilty men sometimes face consequences.

So today is our wedding anniversary….

How do you make sweet potato pie. Only later did I realize I should have titled this one, “How do I make sweet potato pie”

Videos!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live):

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United States Navy Band – Dueling Jingle Bells:

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AVENGERS 4 ENDGAME Trailer (2019):

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John Legend – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Official Video):

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The Minus 5 – “Christmas in Antarctica” (feat. Ben Gibbard) [Official Lyric Video]:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I used to publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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