Time for another weekly Top Ten, and since we missed a weekend doing that food-based holiday and getting Yr Editrix hitched, it's actually more of a bit-more than a week that we'll cover. And yipes, what a week and change it was. Just in case you missed some of these while you were traveling or celebrating or just trying to obliterate the pain, here are our top ten recent stories, as determined by the number of times they were shared on the Facebook, which is of course how all determinations of excellence are made today.

10: In a rare bright spot during a mostly terrible week, a Florida judge told Fort Lauderdale to knock it off already and let a cool WW II vet feed the homeless without arresting him for being decent to people.

9: We learned from a homeschooling mom that zoos are full of liberal, anti-human bias, and that big game hunting makes for happy wild animals in a country she calls "Zambibia."

8: Our annual William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer was every bit as cheerful an affirmation of American Exceptionalism as ever.

7: Bernie Sanders has a plan to save America from itself, with socialism!

6: A long Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who choked Eric Garner to death got shared a lot, mostly with unbelieving, angry stares (See also William Burroughs at #8 and his observations on "a nation of finks").

5: After a day full of news related to cops murdering people and media idiots justifying it, we just needed some effing kittens. The popularity of this post speaks less to the power of kittens than to a shared sense that things were just plain off-kilter this week.

4: A rich white school district in the Bay Area decided a little girl was too not-white to really belong there. Surprisingly, this story ended OK, except of course for how it never should have happened at all.

3: A teabagger Congressman had a great idea to show Barack Obama who's boss: Take Air Force One away from him, or at least make him ride in the back row.

2: Our favorite creationist homeschooling mom disproved the theory of evolution by calling everything at a science museum stupid. Surprisingly, it's one of the most painfully entertaining videos of 2014.

1: Strangely, the gun humping crowd wasn't especially concerned about "open carry" rights for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who we guess wasn't doing open carry in the right shade of skin.

It was a terrible week that sucked. Hope your weekend is far better!

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.


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