July 20, 2016

quote of the moment

"Pokémon Go is the latest tool used by spy agencies in the Intel war, a cunning despicable app that tries to infiltrate our communities in the most innocent way under the pretext of entertainment."

-- hamdi bakheet, member of Egypt's defense and national security committee

July 12, 2016

quote of the moment

"The size of RR245 is not yet exactly known, as its surface properties need further measurement. It's either small and shiny, or large and dull."

-- Michele Bannister

July 06, 2016

quote of the moment

"A Public Policy Research Poll found that 13% of Americans say that if the choices for president were Clinton, Trump, and a giant meteor hitting the Earth, they'd go with the meteor."

CNN.com

July 03, 2016

trivium of the moment

every year, more people are killed by crows in the US than alligators

-- Orlando sentinel

June 27, 2016

statistic of the moment

it costs larger US air carriers 14¢/mile to fly a passenger.  it costs spirit half that.

-- US DOT

headline of the moment

"West Virginia flooding: Residents can return to homes, if homes are still there"

-- CNN.com

June 18, 2016

quote of the moment

"Stephen Howard, 44, was arrested Thursday on felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and shooting a gun where people might be endangered, as well as two unrelated traffic warrants."

-- Rachel Crosby, LVRJ

June 16, 2016

quote of the moment

"If you expect nothing from life, you'll never be disappointed."

-- Harpreet Singh

June 07, 2016

headline of the moment

Another Florida alligator discovered gnawing dead body

CBS news.com

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