Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00am

Friday Tunes: ‘Uptown Funk,’ Mark Ronson, ft. Bruno Mars

‘Uptown Funk’ is a song recorded by British record producer Mark Ronson and American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). […] ‘Uptown Funk’ spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand. (Wikipedia | Lyrics)

Of course, if you prefer, there’s also “Downton Funk,” “Dark Lord Funk,” or the version sung in cartoon voices.

Weekend Reading List

Vox: We overanalyze Trump. He is what he appears to be.
“Why is it so hard to accept that Trump is acting out of pique, on impulse, because Comey on his TV gave him bad feels?”

Rolling Stone: Why Trump Is Not Mentally Fit to Be President
“It’s now abundantly clear that Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail was not just a ‘persona’ he used to get elected – that he would not, in fact, turn out to be, as he put it, ‘the most presidential person ever, other than possibly the great Abe Lincoln, all right?'”

TPM EdBlog: Learning Eye-Popping Details About Mr Sater
“As I noted in my previous post, I’ve been keenly interested in Donald Trump’s association with Felix Sater going back to last Spring. I also knew he had been an FBI informant and leveraged that status to dramatically reduce his sentence in a major financial crime. I didn’t realize until this evening that there were more details about this part of the story in the public domain than I’d realized. It’s rather mind-blowing.”

One Hot Mess: The United States Presidency for Dummies
“There seems to be a lot of confusion about this lately, particularly among our current President and his cohorts. So I wrote up a helpful primer on basic American civics.”

The Atlantic: My Family’s Slave
“The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size of a toaster. It weighed three and a half pounds. I put it in a canvas tote bag and packed it in my suitcase this past July for the transpacific flight to Manila. From there I would travel by car to a rural village. When I arrived, I would hand over all that was left of the woman who had spent 56 years as a slave in my family’s household.”

Vox: “I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out the scandals
“‘I tuned it out,’ Michele Velardi, a 44-year-old in Staten Island, told the AP of the recent news. ‘I didn’t want to be depressed. I don’t want to feel that he’s not doing what he said, so I just choose to not listen.'”

New York Times: Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance
“Mr. Comey — who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day – told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. Trump would not spot him and call him out.”

'Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.' - Nolan Bushnell

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” – Nolan Bushnell

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