Month: June 2018

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Trump’s trade war backfired spectacularly when Harley-Davidson announced that it was moving production overseas to avoid crippling tariffs levied by the EU in retaliation. Shawn Mendes, Bryan Adams, Foo Fighters and the Dave Matthews Band were facing delays because a protected bird built a nest and laid her eggs on the exact spot where construction […]

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign ad

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked everyone last night with her huge upset the in New York’s 14th congressional district primary. The 28-year-old newcomer unseated Democrat Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent and one of the more powerful old guards of the party. Not only that, headlines screamed, she was a socialist. She was outspent 18-to-1 and Congressman Crowley […]

  • Border Wall

    My twitter feed blew up last weekend. I had to turn off notifications and, even now, four days later, the number of retweets, likes, and responses are still coming in above the usual trickle. I clearly touched a nerve. A jogger, visiting Canada from France, accidentally crossed the border, was apprehended by US Border Patrol, […]

  • The best political ad anyone’s ever seen

    Lin-Manuel Miranda calls it “the best political ad anyone’s ever seen.” M.J. Hegar’s ad is simply titled, “Doors” I’m sure the Rolling Stones will not mind their Gimmie Shelter riff being used in the background for this campaign.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico said an “artificial quake” was registered in Mexico City, possibly caused by “massive jumps during the goal from the Mexico national soccer team.” One of the oldest and biggest names in cannabis, High Times, announced that it is officially going public on the NASDAQ. Multiple people in […]

  • two mountains

    Fell into a Reddit hole and found these.

  • Man of Glass

    World Cup ending injury for Portugals Pepe from r/sports

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A New York apple orchard was the first to have it’s trees pollinated by unmanned drones. A shopping mall in China set aside walking lanes for people glued to their phones to keep them from bumping into other shoppers. Bloomberg writes about a new breed of real estate agents selling virtual plots in Genesis City, […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Researchers recommended that humming the Spanish dance song Macarena while performing CPR will help keep you on rhythm. Renovators discovered secret diary written by a worker on the underside of the floorboards at a French chateau uncovered a tale of infidelity and infanticide and gave historians a unique record of village life in the 1880s. […]

  • Congratulations Capitals

    Congrats on your first Stanley Cup win in 44 years. You deserve it! That’s one special #StanleyCup Playoff moment. ❤ pic.twitter.com/Jr9RGqFPGh — NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2018

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