14 November 2017

Some helpful suggestions to the New York Times scrolling news feed.
1d If you are old enough to collect Social Security, you should retire now and take it, underemployed young people advise. If you don't, here's how not to be a total dick about it in casual conversation.
2d When you want to ask the barista for a coffee that's "less acidic," try ordering tea instead. This content sponsored by Starbucks.

13 November 2017

Happy birthday, Jimmy.
Anderson said that, if elected, he would repeal the state’s personal income tax. Making up for that lost revenue would mean cutting back in other areas, particularly the Department of Corrections. Anderson would reform the criminal justice system, which would mean legalizing marijuana, getting rid of mandatory minimum sentencing, and “pardoning people who are in jail for victimless crimes.”
These measures would keep “honest, innocent” people out of jail and return them to their families and the tax base, he said.

Ladies and gentlemen: libertarianism at its purest.  Return drunk drivers, tax dodgers, defrauders of Medicaid and others guilty of "victimless crimes" to the community, where they can contribute to the tax base that needs to be eliminated.

09 November 2017

Telstar18 ?   So the Russia World Cup official ball will be named in honor of an obnoxious JRPG miniboss that blinds you, confuses you, and drives you berserk  ... or an obscure Kevin Spacey movie ... or (one hopes it's this one) a series of game consoles from the late 70s.

The more I think about it, though, the more likely the first possibility seems right.  Flying steampunk drone hiding in a treasure chest on Lord Kefka's base, and all that.  I hope it doesn't break Lukas Podolski's kneecaps.