May rambling #3: A Steampunk Opera

2011: the Daughter, niece Alex, niece Rebecca

Antarctica’s ice sheet may be approaching an unstoppable collapse

John Oliver Goes For Blood To Rip Dialysis Companies

An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

On Memorial Day we ought to remember the dead, not celebrate the Empire

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu’s address on Confederate monuments

The complicated origin of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory

Did the Turkish President’s Security Detail Attack Protesters in Washington? What the Video Shows

Frank Deford, who wrote about sports with panache and insight, dies at 78

The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

AMONGST THE STARS by Kelly Sedinger is now available for purchase

Mamet Threatens Fines Over Post-Show Discussion of His Play

Why I Stopped Going to Movie Theatres: The Death of Etiquette

Jaquandor: The Force will be with you always

Uncle Sam’s gonna want my apples

I divorced my husband but forged a lasting bond with his ex-wife

The Sad History of Hydrox Cookies

Elaborate senior photos allow students to live out their fantasies in yearbook

Now I Know: The Kitchen Utensil that Woofed and The Mexican Art Tax and Room for Two

From Dan – Hebdomadal: “Spell checker likes it. Means something that happens once a week every seven days, used especially for organizations. It’s not considered archaic, although usage was more common in the 1800s. Saw it in a (paper) book first published in 1986 that I am currently reading, used without a trace of irony.” Wouldn’t “weekly” do?

Everyone Gets a ‘Trophe

Nobody Did It Better: Thank You, Sir Roger Moore, and from Maverick: Season 4

Rowan Atkinson interviews Elton John

Weird Minor-League Strikeout by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies pitcher

Arthur’s household hints

Cartoon: The JOKE’S ON US

Cruel Budget Breaks His Campaign Promises: A Closer Look

Stop Germans From Selling So Many Cars in US, Where They’re Made

Pompous boy, indeed

He wasn’t always so linguistically challenged – what could explain the change?

German news magazine calls him ‘unfit’ and ‘a danger to the world’

Stupid Watergate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

David Kalish SATIRE: Great news: Mexico offers to pay for the impeachment, instead of the wall; Nearly 400,000 views later, reflections on a viral post

Borowitz SATIRE: Paul Ryan Sets Google News Alert for the Moment Someone is Unpopular Enough to Betray

What is impeachment for?

MUSIC

Tin Foil Hat – Todd Rundgren and Donald Fagen

The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera

Paul Simon And Stephen Colbert Are ‘Feelin’ Groovy’

What a Wonderful World

Coverville 1172: Chris Cornell and Roger Moore Tributes including Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell

40 years of STAR WARS music

The a cappella group Voctave with an impressive movie medley

Wonder Woman vs Stevie Wonder: Epic Rap Battles of History

Ozzy v. Earth, Wind, & Fire

I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say – Edwin Hawkins Singers

Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69 and Warren Haynes Pays Tribute

Patti LaBelle has released her first studio album in 10 years

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