Year: 2021

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    TEPCO, operators of the flawed Fukushima nuclear power plant, announced that they finished removing all fuel rods from a second reactor. They hope to clean up the remaining two by 20231. Sakae Kato stayed behind in the Fukushima contaminated quarantine zone and spends $7,000 a month feeding the abandoned cats and wild boar. The publisher […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Scientists cloned a black-footed ferret from the frozen cells of another black-footed ferret that died 30 years ago when the species was declared extinct. The NYPD deployed a Boston Robotics “dog” into a tense hostage situation. “We can send it into complete darkness and get an idea of what’s going on inside” said a member […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Mardis Gris, how to escape lockdown, and Lulu’s fortune.

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A Canadian couple was fined $880 for violating lockdown restrictions and traveling outside on non-essential business. They were playing Pokémon GO. Bruce Springsteen had one of the more poignant Super Bowl ads featuring the Boss driving a Jeep. Then his recent DUI arrest came to light so they pulled down the commercial. Trump’s impeachment defense […]

  • Impeachment #2

    As we dive back into Impeachment Trial #2, let us all review where we left off last time. During Adam Schiff’s closing arguments he levels this charge at his GOP colleagues. History will not be kind to Donald Trump. If you find that the House has proved its case, and still vote to acquit, your […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A YouTuber with the handle of “Stephen Ignoramus” was arrested by the FBI who watched his videos of his “epic” tour thru the capitol and thought otherwise. A Russian man was disciplined by authorities for cooking shish-kabab over the eternal flame honoring soldiers who died in World War II. New Yorkers who fled the pandemic-inflicted […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    As the capitol rioters start coming before judges, we are seeing a variety of creative defense strategies. Former Houston police Officer Tam Dinh Pham says he broke into the Capitol “to see the art.” Cosplay is big business and Japan wants to cash in. Under a proposed extension of copyright law, Japan’s professional cosplayers would […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    I took last week off to reset. Both to shake out four year’s worth of fight-or-flight crouching and also to finish moving into a new home. I’m now a New Yorker! Feeling much more relieved and refreshed. Now back to the groove. Here’s some news I dropped in the basket over the past two weeks. […]

  • Amanda Gorman

    Amanda Gorman

    When day comes we step out of the shade,aflame and unafraidThe new dawn blooms as we free itFor there is always light,if only we’re brave enough to see itIf only we’re brave enough to be it The Hill We Climb

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    It’s tough to be pithy after this week but here it goes: The official hockey puck of the NHL will change for the first time in the league’s history. Each 6-ounce hunk of vulcanized rubber will be embedded with a battery-powered infrared light to help track the tiny puck to make it more visible on […]