ANOTHER GRAND YEAR
So long as you measure your income in fractions of a million or more (and have no conscience), this chart should make you feel terrific. It takes just a minute to absorb.
THE THINKING MAN’S CHESS
Tim Bonham: ‘Allen Brand wrote: ‘You might also find it […]
I hope you had a terrific Christmas . . . and I mean that in the most heartfelt secular humanist way. I did. I was surrounded by terrific nieces and nephews. I formed what I truly believe was a meaningful bond with our twelfth (give or take), Patrick, age 1, who seemed genuinely to […]
CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR
I loved this movie: a great (largely true) story, great acting, great dialog; funny, sexy, gripping, enlightening, important, relevant.
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
I loved this play: the story of the invention of television. Of course, seeing a play on Broadway costs about $1,000 more than seeing […]
Ralph Sierra: ‘We’re really holding car manufacturers’ feet to the fire – giving them 12 years to increase gas mileage 7.5 MPG! Gee, do you think they can do it?’
☞ One could cry thinking of the short-sightedness of Detroit’s executives over the last three decades and what it’s cost our country generally […]
So Congress has passed a bill requiring the average car manufactured in 2020 to get significantly less mileage (35 mpg versus about 45 mpg) than my neighbor’s big, comfy Prius gets today. Wow! That’s showing ’em! And all we had to give President Bush and the Republicans to go along was a […]
GIVE THEM THE WORLD
You could spend $15,000 going to the Arctic, waiting silently in one spot for weeks hoping to see a polar […]
A GRAND TIME TO BE RICH AND POWERFUL IN AMERICA
Thanks to James Musters for sending me this link:
. . . The average Forbes 400 member has $3.8 billion.
. . . We have a record 482 billionaires – and record foreclosures.
We have a record […]
JUSTICE IS BLIND (BUT REPUBLICAN)
From the McClatchy newspaper chain:
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s voting rights chief stepped down Friday amid allegations that he’d used the position to aid a Republican strategy to suppress African-American votes. . . .
SEX AMONG OCTUPI
Nick Altenbernd: ‘In between quadrupling and 16-tupling […]
I always thought I would miss immortality by about 50 years – which really pissed me off. I know, lots of people say they wouldn’t WANT to live forever, but I sure would, if only because it will take that long to successfully cancel my Norton Anti-Virus subscription.
It’s just immensely frustrating […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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