The Weekend Almanac pickings this week are as lean as a stripped Thanksgiving turkey carcass.
- An entertaining description of what it was like to be a female sportswriter in 1992. I’m not sure that things have changed much. (Adult content warning.)
- A lot of talk lately about police shootings. Here’s a story about a guy who is trying to document them all and the walls he’s running into. I think the larger question we need to start asking is why the government deserves respect when it doesn’t respect it’s own laws.
- More space news this week with the first flight of the Orion spacecraft. A short flight of two orbits and two trips through the Van Allen radiation belts to test the shielding. All went well.
- It is December now so you can listen to holiday music and watch holiday music videos completely guilt-free. You can also watch the video of oddest duet in the history of Christmas music. The interesting backstory here and here.