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Friday Links (cute dogs edition)

Retired astronaut Leland Melvin brought his rescue dogs, Jake and Scout to be in his official portrait. © 2009 NASA
Retired astronaut Leland Melvin brought his rescue dogs, Jake and Scout to be in his official portrait. © 2009 NASA
Well, it’s Friday.

It’s been another week of dreading to look at anything each morning for fear of what new horror will be reported. I really am trying to read other news, and I’m trying to limit how many links about the troompa loompa I collect. It’s still a crazy amount!

Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories.

Links of the Week

Woodland Park Zoo’s gift to the Internet: tiny otter pups. There’s video!

The Story Behind This Astronaut’s Viral Photo Is Even Cuter Than His Dogs.

Don’t Fuck with Librarians

Librarian tweets epic story of justice after student trolls framed a girl and got her grounded..

This week in Food

Northwest Farmers Say They Can’t Find Enough Workers to Pick Fruit. And the farmworkers who are here are afraid of being deported.

This week in awful news

Family of 4-month-old set to have surgery at OHSU impacted by Trump’s executive order.

This Week in Our Budding Dystopia.

Trump’s disastrous first military strike had previously been rejected by Obama.

News for queers and our allies:

Don’t believe the spin: Donald Trump will absolutely use the White House to attack LGBT rights.

LGBTQ Reads – New Releases: February 2017.


First African-American Crewmember To Join The International Space Station.

This Prehistoric Human Ancestor Was All Mouth.

Watch 4 Exoplanets Dance Around An Alien Star Not So Far Away.

Giant fossil found in Transylvania was a ferocious flying predator that could devour horse-sized dinosaurs.

Earth is sending oxygen to the moonv.

Nature Is Full Of Amazing Hermaphrodites.

The resurgent ritual of mocking people for crying is a suboptimal source of social validation.

The Unlikely Comeback of New Zealand’s Weirdest ‘Living Fossil’.

Reality Is Not What We Can See.


Is That a Turtle Under the Ice?

Heisenberg’s Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Thursday Comics Hangover: The soul of Snagglepuss. reimagining the Hanna Barbera cartoon character Snagglepuss as “a gay Southern Gothic playwright.”

What Peter Pan teaches us about memory and consciousness.

Arrival director Denis Villeneuve will tackle Dune adaptation.

It’s Time for Doctor Who to Change Television History for the Better.

JOHN SCALZI: In Which a Cover Strapline Does Not, Alas, Reveal a Vast Conspiracy For My Benefit.

2017 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Award Longlist, Part 1: Fiction Categories. Also Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

2016 Locus Recommended Reading List.

This week in Words

What’s a ‘Tweetstorm’?

This Week in Tech

Silicon Valley’s responses to Trump’s immigration executive orders, from strongest to weakest. How CEOs are reacting to the immigration ban

It’s time to admit Apple Watch is a success. 25 million sales is nothing to sneeze at. Or, as John Gruder also observed: “In September, Apple claimed watch revenues second only to Rolex. How can it not be considered a hit at this point?”

Six Colors: Apple’s record quarter by the numbers. What always amazes me about Six Colors is they start posted the awesome graphs while the analyst call is still in progress. And the graphs are just cool!

Watch: Comcast employees walk out to protest Trump’s immigration order. Not quite fair of the headline to call in a walk-out. The company okayed the thousands leaving and gave them paid time off. It’s becoming a very strange world when I find myself applauding Comcast…

Even Without A Headphone Jack, iPhone 7 Boosts Apple’s Sales. (boosted them through the roof, in fact…)

This Week in Inclusion

26 fantastic authors of Muslim descent to read right now.

Culture war news:

Conservative Christian leader expects Trump to advance ‘religious liberties’ on gay rights through executive order.

Neil Gorsuch’s Disturbing Record on LGBTQ Rights.

House Moves To Preserve Right of Mentally Ill To Buy Guns.

The Democrats Can Solve Their “Religion” Problem Without Pandering or Forgetting Their Values.

This Week in the Resistance:

The Nervous Civil Servant’s Guide to Defying an Illegal Order.

Bremerton councilwoman arrested in D.C..

This week in so-called Christians

Florida Pastor Flees Naked From Home of Mistress After Her Husband Comes After Him with Gun.

News about the Fascist:

A Clarifying Moment in American History. There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.

President Trump’s Muslim ban excludes countries linked to his sprawling business empire.

Trial Balloon for a Coup?

The man behind Trump? Still Steve Bannon.


How to Build an Autocracy.

A Reality Check of Trump’s first week in office. Warning: auto-playing video

How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions. I kept trying to explain to some people, he was never a businessman. He’s a con artist…

Paul Krugman Warns Either Trump or the Republic Will Be Gone Within a Year.

San Francisco Plans to Sue Donald Trump for Sanctuary City Policies.

Jon Stewart Rips Apart President Trump: ‘The New Official Language of the United States Is Bullshit’.

‘This was the worst call by far’: Trump badgered, bragged and abruptly ended phone call with Australian leader.

Plausible theory on why Trump rage-dialed Australia’s PM .

Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources.

A Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Was Leaked.

This week in Politics:

Poll: After 2 Weeks, Voters Yearn For Obama. Lots of interesting things in this…

Paul Ryan Gets Added to Wikipedia Page on Invertebrates. Well, he is spineless!

Democrats unanimously reject Trump’s racist pick for attorney general.

How many fatal terror attacks have refugees carried out in the US? None.

Confronted with talking to constituents about health care, these GOP lawmakers chose to hide.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 1/28/2017 – A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.

Card-carrying member of the ACLU, and proud of it!

A writer writes, always.

Goals, damn goals, and resolutions.

Crime Does Not Pay (but the hours are good)!


Max Canada Lynx – I’m a Big Baby
Max Lynx, the educational animal ambassador takes a moment to get some good scratchin’ before he sits down for his meal. He was born at a zoo in May 2011. He’s not completely domesticated but not wild either. He educates the public on the endangered Canada Lynx in hopes that people will be driven to conserve our environment and protect our wildlife. He is NOT declawed. During the winter he weighs 40 pounds and summer about 34. He has about 4 inches of fur in this video which makes him look fat….I mean fluffy! This video is not taken in my house. Max has his own indoor and outdoor housing.:

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Friday Links (Shocked! Shocked! edition)

It's a lynx! On Friday! (network54.com)
It’s a lynx! On Friday! (network54.com)
It’s Friday! The third Friday in September, in fact! Don’t forget, September birthdays are extra special, because September babies are superior. It’s a fact. No, really.

Anyway, in honor of this third Friday in the glorious month of September, here is a collection of news and other things that I ran across over the course of the week which struck me as worthy of being shared:

A Pennsylvania teenager is facing criminal charges after posting pictures to Facebook of him simulating a sex act with a statue of Jesus.

After 13-Year Search, A Woman Reportedly Tracked Down The Owner Of A Photo Found At Ground Zero On 9/11.

Nothing is scarier than a pack of white dudes drunk on privilege and microbews within spitting distance of my sofa.

5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person.

I love reading anything Stephen Fry writes: Apple Hit Successive Sixes.

Texas Law Enforcement Groups Come Out for Gay Marriage.

Dear DC Comics, This Is Why You Shouldn’t Leave Creative Little Girls Behind.

Lawmakers unveil bill to de-militarize cops.

New York pastor’s wild ‘rectum’ rant: NASA Voyager probe proved ‘homos’ are perverts.

“Wretched, disgusting commie leftists”: My nightmare fighting gun nuts in a red state.

CBS Sports’ James Brown: ‘More than 3 women per day’ are killed by their partner.

How Attending a Gay Wedding Impacted My Straight Marriage.

You have to read this just to click through to see the crazy web page, still active but unchanged 17 years later: The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind.

Philly Hate Attack Mob Claiming Self Defense After Brutal Beating Sends Gay Men To Hospital.

… and: Catholic High School Coach Fired For His Role In Beating Of Philadelphia Gay Couple.

… and :Alleged Hate Attack Group Members Reportedly Claiming Self-Defense [UPDATED].

… and: The Catholic Church Is Shocked—Shocked—to Learn That Catholics Are Attacking Gay Couples.

Adrian Peterson: The excuses we hear for inexcusable violence.

Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers.

Pat Robertson loses it after Air Force nixes ‘God’ oath for atheists: ‘How can they fly?’ – I want to know what form of black magic is keep this fossil breathing.

Seattle Tunnel Tops “Highway Boondoggles” List.

NASA Finds ‘Big Surprise In Teeny Tiny Galaxy’ (PHOTO).

Listen To A Fox News Hero Lash Out At Gay People On A Conference Call.

‘Queer People Don’t Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories’.

Facebook ‘Name Change’ Policy Disproportionately Affecting LGBT Community (UPDATE).

Brazil Selects ‘The Way He Looks’ For Foreign Language Film Oscar, Adding To a Very Queer Race This Year.

Europeans drawn from three ancient ‘tribes’.

#WhyIStayed #WhyILeft.

The internet rage machine.

Homo devils in space! (though I really should have titled it, “Homo Devils in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!”

Meet Billy, Rescued From a Puppy Mill – 2013 CINE Award Winner:

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Branden Urie and Panic! At The Disco: Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE):

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Erasure – Elevation:

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Annie Lennox – I Put A Spell On You:

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Huntington – Secret:

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