Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Something to Know - 17 December


My thanks to those who wondered about my health of late.  No, I was away on a cruise, and am too cheap to pay exorbitantly sky-high charges to get internet service on the high seas.

1.  In trying to spool up to matters (local and otherwise), the only really interesting discussion is about the difference in importance between Snowden and the Pope.  Then we have the Keystone GeeOpie and their internal jousting on policy and mission matters and leaving the Tea Baggers holding a bag of ashes.  With all that in mind, please settle for this piece from David Brooks, which probably makes more sense than all of the other stuff around:

2.  The New Yorker magazine has a swell way of letting us know just how wonderful things can be.   Look at it this way - Isn't it wonderful that a product exists that eliminates the odor from the baby's diaper?:
Never get a mime talking. He won't stop.
-- Marcel Marceau

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