Saturday, January 23, 2016

Snowed in

The Saturday NYT crossword is supposed to be the hard one, but today's was easy.  Hence, some comments on things not usually subject to comment:

Sarah Palin
Yes, her speech plugging Tr*mp was mind boggling.  I spent some time today trying to figure out what language it passed through in transition from English to Google-translator-output English.  Maybe Telugu?  Igbo?

The Oscars
Clearly, the Academy is suffering from history — basically, too many old white men.  Of course, the same is true of just about every other institution that predates the internet.  Come to think of it, I'm kind of suffering from history myself.

Michael Bloomberg
The fact that Bloomberg thinks he might be able to mount a successful third-party candidacy is strongly indicative of the total bankruptcy of our political system.  Me, I'll stick with Bernie, even though he might never get a single idea past Congress.  Neither could anybody else.

That Ninth Planet
It makes me happy to think of some scientists spending years and vast amounts of intellectual effort on problems that have virtually no political nor economic impact.  Wouldn't it be nice if more of us could have that kind of fun?

The Litvinenko Inquiry

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