A full show from Russia done in Yiddish. Pretty wonderful even if the only word you can make out is “l’chaim!” (Thanks, Mel!)
And Roger Cohen has this lovely column that basically says: we’ll get thru this. If you have time, there’s a lot of life wisdom here. (Thanks, Evy!)
In small part (that, […]
But first a few about infrastructure. I Amtrak-ed to DC this weekend, which — with Italian trains fresh in mind — made for quite a contrast. A friend, responding, writes: “Don’t get me started about our infrastructure! While our only big infrastructure project is building a wall that will dampen economic growth, China (as I’m […]
If you haven’t chosen your costume yet, Julio Torres offers Jimmy Fallon some terrific suggestions. Skip ahead to 2:35: Three minutes. Very funny. Happy Halloween! (I hate Halloween.)
But mainly, take a bit of your Friday or your weekend to read TIME Magazine’s cover story: The Wrecking Crew: How Trump’s Cabinet Is Dismantling […]
When I was six, a substitute school bus driver asked me for my address. How the hell was I supposed to know? You’re the school bus driver. I’m six! But I digress.
Forget longitude and latitude.
As described in this 5-minute TED talk, the earth has been divided into 57 trillion 3-meter squares, […]
Is here: “Daydreaming In Germany.”
On Yom Kippur, last month, I was in Berlin. I am not a religious Jew, but on the High Holy Days I like to be in a synagogue, listen to the ancient lilt of Hebrew prayer and allow my mind to drift from daily cares. It is a form […]
But first: billionaire Mark Cuban offers this investment advice on CNBC. Bless his heart.
Okay. Are you ready?
Occupy Florida tells it this way in a two-minute video. Executive summary: Florida’s Governor is a truly bad guy.
Rolling Stone tells it this way:
. . . Politically, Scott is Trump without […]
If you’re an investor, well worth the read (thanks, Pete): Smart Money And Dumb Money Are Moving In Opposite Directions. The smart money is heavily in cash.
(And if you have time, William O. Cohan, writing in Vanity Fair, says “the Bond King” is worried, too.)
One reason the market is high, some […]
So much stuff.
Did you see the one about Breitbart and Sarah Palin blaming an immigrant for the 12 Northern California wildfires? He had nothing to with any of them — read the story — but then again, neither did Hillary run a child porn ring out of a DC pizza parlor. In Trump/Putin/Palin […]
Before I get some of you really mad (Charles was frequently mad, but only occasionally “really mad” — a nerve-jangling concept with which I had not theretofore been familiar, may he rest in peace), let me share this, from the Guardian: “How Russia used social media to divide Americans.”
“Russian trolls and bots focused […]
Following up from yesterday, where we learned about qubits and quantum computers that may within the decade render today’s supercomputers quaint — Hurtling Toward The Future — here’s Wired: Google’s AutoML Project Teaches AI To Write Learning Software. More hurtling. After Trump gets “everyone great health care at a tiny fraction of the […]
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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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