The Courage of Andrea Constand

I believe her.

New detail: apparently mega-agency William Morris was involved in sending a payment to an unnamed victim. I wonder how long until former Cosby physicians come forward? Many of the stories mention the use of pills.

The Former Basketball Player Who Brought Down Bill Cosby
Without Andrea Constand, none of this happens. Bill Cosby is still America’s No. 1 dad, still beloved for giving us the Huxtables and Fat Albert, still embraced in too many corners of the country for telling young black men to pull up their pants, still selling out arena after arena.

Lamb Chop Launch Successful!

Lamb Chop Launch Successful!

Watch these humans launch a lamb chop to space because why not
Why send this tandoori lamb chop to space when it can be in my belly? I don’t know, but Nikesh Shukla and Nick Hearne thought it was a good idea to put it in a weather balloon and film its flight to the stars—or at least 25,000 kilometers up there. I can imagine ISS astronauts looking at this video and weeping.

The People Who Make Travel Possible and Somewhat Less Unpleasant

I never knew this about airport service workers; I had naively assumed that the people who clean aircraft and airport bathrooms were better paid, possibly with collective bargaining and a union to protect their rights. Not so; many of them are employees of companies who contract to do the service work at the lowest possible wages.

Remember, if you or a family member use the common "wheelchair service" at your airport this weekend, please tip the person who pushes the chair. They're working for peanuts.

The Secret Life of the American Airport Worker
I’ve spent the last six months investigating the lives of America’s airport workers: the wheelchair pushers, the cabin cleaners, the baggage handlers, the people who will—instead of heading back to their own family members—assist ours as we travel this week. If you ask airport workers what they’re doing for the holidays, or any holiday, they’ll nearly always respond that they’re working. What they never say is that they’re doing so for almost not…

It's getting tense

Vest: How Reverend Ragland was dressed for the demonstration. She went towards the front, she said, to de-escalate the situation but was arrested 

Female Ferguson pastor dragged and grabbed Michael Brown protests
The Episcopal clergywoman was at a demonstration outside a Ferguson, Missouri, police station when she was arrested and told MailOnline she was dragged along the ground.