Crashes and burns

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

"In fact, the four names that dropped the most were all variations of the same name: Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlynn."

Take that, Mom

Mouse running low?

Install those updates, and do it right away

The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here

It's not just British hospitals. A nasty strain of ransomware is sweeping the world. Read the full story

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All you need to know about seasteading

The Seasteading Institute – Opening humanity's next frontier

"I fell in love immediately." Talking to the incomparable David Frizzell, Leadership Consultant and host of the Team Guru Podcast, reminded me of how I felt when I first grokked

On presidents not inventing words

How to Sound Presidential | Merriam-Webster


One of the most droll (and certainly the most civilized) thing you can do on Twitter…

…is follow Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Dictionary tweets trending in this American political life - Chicago Tribune


Spectacularly Cassini

See stunning photos of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft - The Washington Post

A modest Modest Proposal

One Republican’s plan to save money: Turn 82,000 non-English-speaking kids over to ICE - The Washington Post

Where is Johnathan Swift when we need him?


Refreshingly disgusting, this day is turning out to be

Mom finds gross ‘squid-like’ horror in her coconut water | New York Post

“I still can’t believe this I’m so disgusted it’s the only water I ever drink I will never in my life drink it again … It looks like a freaking octopus just looking at it makes me sick,” Kline wrote in a Facebook post along with photos of her horrifying discovery.

History meets Orwell, and agrees

News release: Workers prepare to remove Jefferson Davis statue in New Orleans, 2nd Confederate monument to be removed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — News release: Workers prepare to remove Jefferson Davis statue in New Orleans, 2nd Confederate monument...

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A toad in your shoe? A toad?

Let's hope this is the most dispiriting thing you hear all day.

Australia warns travelers to not bring in hitchhiking toads

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian quarantine authorities on Thursday urged travelers through Asia to avoid…

The black-spined toad found by a biosecurity officer inside the shoe had only recently died and was probably alive when the passenger put the shoe on in Indonesia, O'Connor said in a statement.

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Me, I think it's wonderful

‘The Daily’: Which Investigation Got James Comey Fired? - The New York Times

Did he or didn’t he? Will he or won’t he? And what about her? I’m thinking Hillary is right this very moment busily re-writing her much anticipated(and much already paid for) book.

It’s glorious.

I really don’t care how it turns out. I’m just enjoying the show. This year has bee  pretty dreadful so far but I think it’s about to turn around.

And, Giuliani for AG? Christie?


OK that's a little ambiguous, but still

Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

In the past, rail cars full of radioactive waste were driven into the tunnels and then buried there, he said.

OMG we're all gonna freeze!

Scientists Found An 'Unexpected' Source Of Climate Cooling | The Daily Caller

"“These findings challenge the widely held perception that areas characterized by shallow-water methane seeps and/or strongly elevated sea−air methane flux always increase the global atmospheric greenhouse gas burden,” reads the study’s executive summary."

Or get bored to death.

(FYI, this is from that little Tucker’s former web site.)

So I'm just thinking here…

Jesse Jackson Jr. surfaces in Chinese billionaire's criminal case | Chicago Sun-Times

…after we’re done with the Russians why don’t we open an investigation of all the foreign influence in U.S. politics? Imagine what would crawl out from under that rock.


SPOILER: The Russians did it

Bill Clinton and James Patterson collaborating on new political thriller

The Washington Post

'The President Is Missing' will be published in June 2018. 

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If you really just can't wait to go through it again…

The 7 Signs That Someone Might Be Running For President In 2020


Donald Trump showed that the field of people who could be elected president is larger than just senators, governors and vice presidents. And his underwhelming approval ratings so far suggest that anyone who wants to be the commander-in-chief should run in 2020 — at the moment, President Trump looks vulnerable. 

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Soon to be another great reason for not watching TV

Clinton campaign tell-all may become TV series | New York Post

"Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign,"the best-selling book written by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, has been optioned by TriStar Television and Davis Entertainment as a limited television series, according to the New York Times.


Gibralter may crumble

Brexit holds the cards to Gibraltar's gambling future

"Britain’s looming departure from the EU, therefore, has cast a cloud over Gibraltar’s future because Brexit could see it shut off from the rest of the EU. That possibility is already having an indirect impact on Gibraltar, by magnifying the appeal of other low-tax jurisdictions such as Malta."