"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.
"Brady destroying his cell phone before he met with investigator Ted Wells was the crux of Goodall’s ruling."
I am hooked on the New York Times crossword app. Can’t keep my hands off the thing. You can buy puzzles for it for what works out to be about ten cents per puzzle, or subscribe to the current puzzles for eight bucks a month or $40 per year (this is the entertainment bargain of the century).
Just be sure you have time to spare.
After I got home it started to rain a little harder.
"'Our candidates should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate,' Priebus said on NBC’s ‘Today' show.'
"The natives grieve
When the white men leave
Because they're obviously
"Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Go out in the midday sun"
Me too, of course, although today, if the morning so far is any indication, it’s more likely to be midday haze. Hot and humid is the forecast.
Which reminds me. If the humidity gets to 100 percent do we need a boat?
[Bugs’s first movie is here. Runs about 12 minutes. The thing you have to remember if you watch it is, there was no computer animation 75 years ago. The whole thing was done with hand-drawn cels.]
“[Toad toxins] led to an Indian man’s weeklong hospitalization in 2011, after he ate five to six toads over the course of 'an eventful morning.’"
"In 1418, Henry V's government purchased 150,000 arrows; in 1421, it acquired nearly 500,000. Several years' supply would be stockpiled for a major campaign. Half a century earlier in 1360, Edward III's accounts reveal that 566,400 arrows (and 11,000 bows) were stored in the Tower of London alone."
"A Colombian columnist called Donald Trump a "lab rat," for testing the U.S. tolerance of toxic political debate. In India, a commentator writes dismissively that the "self-declared 'greatest' democracy is descending into a farce.""
"The plan would create what officials from both countries are calling an Islamic State-free zone controlled by relatively moderate Syrian insurgents"