So I’m headed off to Ricky Jay’s Congress of Wonders. I don’t ever do anything like this, not least because the train to this thing leaves from Track 8-1/2 at Penn Station and I am 100% muggle. Also because so many emails pile up when I stray from my normal routine. If Ricky Jay [...]
This article describes what happens when your plane taxis in to the gate, sits around to be serviced, and taxis back out. There’s a little mention of WheelTug at the end. With each such mention, each new airshow and conference, one has the sense that “e-taxi” is ever more inevitable.
How much if any of [...]
So the Koch brothers bought the Texas attorney general (now running against Wendy Davis to be governor, as the current governor, Rick Perry, runs to be President) and here is Rachel Maddow’s report on how thrilling this all is (unless you live near an unregulated chemical storage facility that could explode — or at [...]
There’s no excusing the management failures at and poor oversight of the VA — which, having come to light, are now being corrected. (Until Congress increases funding to meet increased demand, the correction will not be complete.) But it may be worth noting that “customer satisfaction” with the V.A., as recently rated in an independent [...]
I meant to offer you this Scientific American blog post when it first appeared:
God Controls the Climate, So You Can Relax
By Scott Huler | April 24, 2014 | 81
I know, he’s just a Tea Party candidate with almost no chance of election, but Greg [...]
Last Friday I offered a two-minute video history of the world (and a few words on slime-based intelligent life forms on other planets).
So the President has finally had enough with the Republicans in Congress — who in no way represent the will of the people on so many issues.
Issues like immigration and infrastructure and the minimum wage and universal background checks that could be signed into law today if only they would allow them to come [...]
Where were you October 28, 1970? I don’t know where I was, either, but if you click here, you can be in London’s Royal Albert Hall listening to a 26-year-old Joni Mitchell and a 22-year-old James Taylor for 74 wonderful minutes.
One of my favorites forever has been “The Circle Game” (at the 40-minute [...]
In the “How Exciting Is It To Be Alive Now That It’s All Coming Together Faster and Faster? (So, Can We Please Not Screw It Up?)” department — like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle near the end of the game, when it’s more and more obvious what fits with what (but your evil big [...]
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