May 24, 2016

quote of the moment

"you can't save everybody, folks, just try not to be livin' next door to 'em when they go off."

-- Dennis Miller

May 23, 2016

datum of the moment

1 in 7 American children go hungry.

-- some governmental study I can't track down.  (it's referred to several places, one is here https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/27/obama-administration-announces-plans-to-increase-access-to-school-meal-programs/?tid=a_inl)

May 18, 2016

quote of the moment

global mass extinction is coming in the form of a giant meteor and preferable to electing either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

-- elise viebeck

May 17, 2016

quote of the moment

 I often tell people if you want to become an atheist, just read the Bible; that does a better job of converting people than anything else a person could read.

-- Penn jillette

quote of the moment

"Abraham Lincoln wouldn't have laughed about waterboarding."

-- penn jillette

May 16, 2016

headline of the moment

"Baby bison dies after Yellowstone tourists put it in their car because it looked cold"

Washington Post

{on the arch, we prefer the critter to be referred to by its scientific name, "bison bison bison"}

editorial choice of the moment (first ever on the archipelago!)

on CBSnews

the headline:
Aussie Olympians to get (near) Zika-proof condoms

with this photo:

headline of the moment

"woman heads to the hospital with shark still attached"

-- USA today

May 11, 2016

technical quote of the moment

"Nebraska technically held a Democratic primary, which Clinton won 53-to-46 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting."

-- foxnews.com

April 30, 2016

i hope your aspiration day...

... was full of wishes.

April 27, 2016

quote of the moment

"[in South America] the value of illegal gold exports now exceeds the value of cocaine exports."

-- report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

April 24, 2016

headline of the moment

"Man Pays Prostitute With Money From Girl Scout Jar, Throws In Primate As Tip"
-- HNGN

April 22, 2016

haiku of the moment

when the top levels leave us
marking the moment
is of utmost importance

https://m.soundcloud.com/teddy-ber-1/bob-george#c=223&t=0:00

April 18, 2016

headline of the moment

"Boaty McBoatface" wins UK poll for name of $280M research vessel

-- CBSnews.com

April 10, 2016

quote of the moment

"What's clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is."

-- axl rose speaking about slash

April 05, 2016

quote of the moment

"My name is Ronald Reagan, I'm the President of the United States of America. But you don't need to introduce yourself, because everyone knows who Pelé is."

April 01, 2016

headline of the moment

"The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round, Even When the CIA Accidentally Leaves Explosives Onboard"

-- gizmodo

March 29, 2016

snippet of the moment

this from the NYT:

In 2014, the median wealth of members of Congress reached $1 million, about 18 times that of the typical American household, according to disclosures tabulated by the Center for Responsive Politics. During the same year, real hourly wages remained flat or fell for nearly all American workers.

Ed McMullen, a public relations executive who worked for the conservative Heritage Foundation in the 1980s, watched the gulf widen between the Washington establishment and the working people in his home state, South Carolina.

"Thirty years later, the same people are sitting in Washington that I worked with, making a million a year, going to fancy dinner parties, and they've done nothing to move the ball," said Mr. McMullen, who has joined the Trump campaign. "Therein lies the great chasm between the think tanks, the ideologues and the real world."

In early 2014, a group of neighbors from a Florida mobile home community called Carriage Cove, near Daytona, took seats in a town-hall-style meeting with Representative Ron DeSantis, a Republican. It was a mix of Republicans and Democrats, almost all of them seniors living on fixed incomes.

They had come to ask Mr. DeSantis why he had put his name on a letter urging Republican leaders to take up Mr. Obama's offer of a deal to overhaul Social Security. Mr. DeSantis seemed caught off guard, neighbors who attended the meeting recalled. He did not necessarily agree with everything in the letter, he told them. When they persisted, Mr. DeSantis left, explaining that he was not feeling well.

March 23, 2016

closing paragraph of the moment

first ever!

"Seattle Department of Transportation officials will review the health of the tree, believed to have been there since the 1970s, once the incident is resolved, police said."

-- story about the "tree man," on CBS news (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-climbs-tree-shuts-down-seattle-streets/)

March 14, 2016

quote of the moment

"children deserve a genuine listener, not a robot."

-- commercial free childhood on the subject of "hello Barbie"