The last person to have been seen with hitchBOT was YouTube prankster and personality @Jessewelle: http://t.co/Rb2N8M9yoM— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 4, 2015
"WE are currently enjoying a master class in the art of political stupidity.…"
According to the New York Times, "Mr. Obama was the fifth-youngest U.S. president when he took office in 2009. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest, followed by John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Ulysses S. Grant."
I’m always amazed that Boston is only 0.5 degrees of latitude north of Rome.
"For modern couples looking to replicate Smith and Sanger’s aquatic ceremony, several of their tricks are well worth noting…"
"Eco-friendly Honest Company’s sunscreen may be “naturally derived,” “unscented” and “non-toxic,” according to the company’s website, but now some users on social media are claiming that it doesn’t work."
Guy has so much money he can’t even count it to ± $10 million?
"For 27 years it's been up there on the flat roof of Mark Gubin's building in the flight path of Mitchell International Airport [in Milwaukee]. A sign painted in letters 6 feet tall tells people arriving here by air: "WELCOME TO CLEVELAND.""
"The hitchhiking robot is an experiment to see how humans interact with robots. HitchBOT previously journeyed across Canada and Germany without incident, in addition to enjoying a three-week vacation in the Netherlands."
Although I did do laundry, so that's about one mile. And I might go to the bank to deposit an $18 check from Verizon. No kidding. When's the last time Verizon sent you money, Bunky?
Otherwise, I've got a book.
“… We recently watched a video in which Rand Paul took a chain saw to a pile of papers meant to represent the federal tax code. We watched another video in which Lindsey Graham put his cellphone in a blender, dropped a concrete block on it and tried to light it on fire.
"We cackled at Scott Walker’s incompetence in the presence of cheesesteak. And we listened to Rick Perry challenge Trump to a duel of deltoids: Which man could do more pull-ups?
"This is the magnitude of dignity being brought to the 2016 presidential contest. And it’s the context in which Trump isn’t surprising but rather inevitable."[Noted by our Midwest and Elsewhere bureau.]
"Meanwhile, pranksters in New York found another solution for phone-distracted pedestrians. Wearing jackets labeled 'Seeing Eye People,' they used leashes to guide people who were engrossed in their cell phones."
"The AP study showed that the spot where athletes were entering the water on Copacabana Beach on Friday had a minimal reading of over 2 million human adenovirus per liter — that's 2,000 times the reading that water experts in the U.S. say would be considering highly alarming if seen on beaches in the U.S. or Europe."
“…while tech vulnerabilities may make headlines, exploiting people's trust is actually one the most common way [sic] people and companies are hacked."
“No matter how well I do,” he said, “everyone will say I lost.”
"'As far as areas that people think physicians don’t know anything about, like economics and foreign policy, I think some people are going to be pretty surprised,' Carson said."
"Clinton’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment."
"Among the approximately 2,000 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has released from her private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. There are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead."
[For the young-uns, I’m referring to “Tricky Dick” Nixon.]
"Every year since 2000, Tyson Manker has voted for the winning presidential candidate."
…we sorta hope they’re more impressive than that.
"'The Daily Show' isn’t enduring political satire. It’s more like sports talk radio for liberals. Liberals watch it not to be informed but to get caught up in team spirit, a big part of which is simply mindlessly razzing the other team."
"It was a no-brainer statement in support of a no-brainer policy that’s widely popular, even among gun owners.
Yet it qualifies Jindal as the brave exception in a GOP pack that shakes in its boots at the thought of crossing the National Rifle Association."
Don't worry. It's not clickable (above), but it is on the New York Times and, I presume, many other places it's running this morning.
Maybe it's just me, but if this Clinton campaign gets any spookier I'm getting myself a tinfoil hat.