Occupational hazards everywhere

America's Top Fortune Cookie Writer Is Quitting Because of Writer's Block

Submitted by the Wind Man.

Partly cloudy

The White House should sell advertising and maybe we could retire the debt

New York Post spoofs Trump administration with ‘Survivor’ cover | Boston Herald

"'Trump hates Sessions. Scaramucci hates Priebus. Who will survive the administration that’s become the biggest reality show on television?' reads the cover line."

I’ve been saying for a long time we should run elections this way: Vote a candidate off the island every week until only one remains. Imagine now much fun last year’s Republican primary would have been. 

We could sell advertising, and nobody would need any money to run for anything. 

And who knows, maybe it would be good to have a President who was willing to eat bugs.

Obamacare is Democratcare now

The night John McCain killed the GOP's health-care fight - The Washington Post

The bold move by the nation's most famous senator stunned his colleagues…

"I've stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict party-line basis without a single Republican vote," he said in a statement explaining his vote. "We should not make the mistakes of the past."

Remember that senile old guy who ran against Obama about eight years ago with Sarah Palin
as his wing man? That John McCain. He's a hero again – at least in the Washington Post.

I am sufficiently persuaded now that Democratcare is better then whatever contraption the Republicans have been trying so hard to create, but I've never been a big fan of it because I don't think it goes far enough. 

So, let it now said for the record, I am greatly disappointed with the Democrats for refusing to lift so much as a finger to try to make it better.

There may be plenty of things to disagree with Trump voters on but I wholly agree with their impulse to throw the rascals out of Washington, every one. Every one. 


Last night I finally got around to watching…

…that movie about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, the movie called “The Social Network.” I found it eerily dull.

It’a “Animal House” for nascent billionaires; it’s Harvard jargon, almost hot, almost but never quite sex, and lawsuits. And a lot of techie mumbo-jumbo (coding! coding!). I’m a little techie myself and already knew the broad outlines of the story and even then I could’t understand it, or much care.

Full disclosure: I don’t do Facebook, nor plan to.

“The Social Network” gets the standard-issue 7.7 stars on IMDB.  I think their star machine is broke.

From our culinary editor

You can eat all you want on a rainy day. The moisture in the air shrinks the calories. Also, any time the temperature is below 40º, which isn’t true today of course but you can never tell about tomorrow.

Mostly English-speaking sperm, it turns out

Human race in danger as sperm counts drop - NY Daily News

Move to Bolivia, you’ll be fine.

How can you not like this?

Coca-Cola is replacing Coke Zero with a new drink

Coke Zero will be replaced by a new sugar-free drink called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coke announced Wednesday.

Maybe we should cheer up those nuclear engineers a little

The Occupations With The Most Pessimistic Employees 2017

Laundry workers, too. People aren’t going to start walking around dirty, are they?

Are they?

A pretty short book

Hillary Clinton’s election book titled 'What Happened' - NY Daily News

"Hillary Clinton is promising to explain 'What Happened' with her unexpected election loss."

Two words: Trump won.

They should both quit trying to re-play the election. Let’s talk about what we’re going to do to survive this.

Scary Moochi

Scaramucci goes to war with Priebus over financial form leak - NY Daily News

" He called the latest leak 'so treasonous that 150 years ago people would have been hung.'"


I think I saw this movie!

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

I wonder if they found my umbrella

With New Vacuums, M.T.A. Workers Make Grimy Subway Tracks Shine - The New York Times

"Since December, the two shopping-cart sized vacuums have filled about 69,000 bags — some 1.7 million pounds of dirt — from all of the E line and parts of the F and A lines."

Klinger was way ahead of his time

Trump announces ban on transgender people in the military | New York Post


A cultural disaster…

… sort of like saying drawing will no longer be allowed on the cave walls.

Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years | Technology | The Guardian

It's another rainy day so we thought we'd just spend some time online…

Watching Grass Grow - WOW!


Dems introduce a new advertising slogan, just like your favorite fast-food joint

"A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages," it is. 

Of course, as everybody knows, a new slogan doesn't mean the product's going to change, the service is going to change, or the price is going to be any different (unless it goes up). But it might make us all feel a little better for a little while.

We'll see. 

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