Friday Five (bizarre limits edition)

And we’ve reached the second Friday in February (which is also Valentine’s Day), and tomorrow is the third Saturday.

The rain went away for a few days, now it seems to be back, and I’m quite happy with that. So long as we don’t get any more wind knocking over trees and leaving us without power for 16 hours.

Meanwhile, welcome to the Friday Five. This week I bring you: the top five stories of the week, five stories about science, five stories about politics, and five videos (plus some things I wrote).

Stories of the Week:

More high school students than ever are coming out, but their despair remains acute.

NBA star Dwyane Wade talks candidly about accepting and empowering his trans child.

An Underwater Art World That’s Helping to Save Our Oceans.

You Think We’re Self-Obsessed Now? The 19th Century Would Like A Word – the 150 Year Evolution of American Autobiographies.

‘They are my family’: Stolen bonsai trees mysteriously returned to Federal Way museum.

This Week in Science and Technology:

New Horizons spacecraft ‘alters theory of planet formation’.

Coronavirus’s genetic fingerprints are used to rapidly map its spread.

Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds .

‘Reaper of death:’ Fearsome new dinosaur species discovered in Alberta.

A Mystery Radio Signal From Deep Space Appears to Be Repeating a 16-Day Cycle, Scientists Say.

This Week in Politics:

Brazen Trump Shakes Down NY Governor In Broad Daylight.

Republicans think tampons need to be taxed to limit women from buying too many.

Bernie Sanders’s New Hampshire victory shows exactly how he could win the nomination.

The ‘swarm’: How a subset of Sanders supporters use hostile tactics to drown out critics.

Senate votes to limit Trump’s military authority against Iran.

Things I wrote:

Sunday Funnies, part 39.

“The End is the Beginning” takes Star Trek: Picard into space at last.

“Once you have their money… you never give it back,” or, Contradictory statements about acquisition and wealth in Star Trek.


CNN Host Destroys Limbaugh’s Anti-Gay Attack on Buttigieg: ‘What’s More Manly, Volunteering for Military Service or Avoiding It?’:

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Trump and Barr Corrupt the Justice Department as John Kelly Speaks Out: A Closer Look:

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Maddow urges viewers to ignore the DOJ ‘official lie’ defending Trump and Barr: ‘The truth is evident’:

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The Thing About Harry – the Gay Rom-Com Jake Borelli Wish He Had Growing Up| Official Trailer | Freeform:

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Jakk Fynn – Special (Official Music Video):

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