Friday Five (market crash edition)

Shutdown solution seems unlikely before Dems take House
Shutdown solution seems unlikely before Dems take House:
It’s Friday! It’s the final Friday in 2018, and I’m not quite ready for the new year to begin.

I’ve been on vacation all week, and that will continue until after New Year’s Day… but I’ve also been sick since Tuesday, so it hasn’t exactly been all fun and frolics. But we had a nice quiet Christmas at home and we’ve cooked some fancier meals than usual, so it’s all good.

Anyway, welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: the top five (IMHO) stories of the week and five videos (plus notable obituaries and things I’ve written).

Stories of the Week:

Many Stories Are Told Through the Typography in Science Fiction Films.

Why I Buried My Siblings Alive. This is actually a story about how child abuse survivors deal with adulthood.

Markets stage one of worst Christmas Eves ever, closing down more than 600 points as Trump blames Fed for stock losses in a tweet.

A push for compromise on LGBTQ protections may tear evangelicals apart. I feel as if I’ve read this headline many times before, and so far, no.

Merry Christmas, the Seahawks Are in the Playoffs.

In Memoriam:

Donald Moffat, Commander Garry in John Carpenter’s The Thing, passes away at 87.

Larry Eisenberg, 99, Dead; His Limericks Were Very Well Read.

Things I wrote:

On the first day of Christmas Vacation, I drove into Trump Country….

Three Considerations On the Third Day of Christmas Vacation (or the Eve of Christmas Eve).

Christmas time is here, have some Christmas cheer—and jingle until you’re upsot.

Rainbow Christmas – Ho! Ho! Ho!.

Santa Baby, just slip a sable under the tree for me….

Embracing many realities, or why sf/f is about more than just ideas.


This Beautiful Rendition Of Cher’s “Believe” Is Adam Lambert’s Gift To Us All:

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The Modern Strangers – Red Strip Lights:

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Temptation // All Hail The Silence:

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Leland – Middle Of A Heartbreak (Official Video):

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O’Leary Car Ride: Showtunes 2018:

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3 thoughts on “Friday Five (market crash edition)

  1. I did not previously hear of Don Moffat’s passing. I didn’t know the exact relationship, but he was always mentioned as the “distant relative” on Mom’s side of the family who was in movies and television. I remember him as Rem from the Logan’s Run tv series and as the tax collector in Popeye.

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