The Pitcairn Autogiro. Fortune magazine, June, 1932. Via Reddit
1946 ad. Via Reddit
New Hampshire, 1972. Via Reddit
I started dating a semaphore instructor, but right away I noticed red flags.
— Uncle Duke (@UncleDuke1969) August 22, 2018
A blistering condemnation of McCain’s political career and personal life.
Neil Simon remained a busy writer for most of his life. All in all, he wrote more than 50 plays and screenplays. In a 1996 interview with NPR’s Fresh Air, Simon said there was never any doubt what his vocation would be.
“I don’t think I would have liked to be anything else in life but a writer,” he said. “But I also don’t think I could have been anything else.”
“Did you ever try?” asked host Terry Gross.
“Well, no,” Simon said. “I’ve been too busy writing.”
“Tuesday was the day that plausible deniability died for Republicans with a pulse and a conscience.”
I organize my books according to where there aren't any books and I put books.
— Lucie Britsch (@LucieBritsch) August 25, 2018
McCain was a conflicted figure. He helped create today’s paranoid political climate and the white supremacist GOP, while also fighting against it.
In a famous 2008 exchange, McCain defended Obama against a bigoted woman. But that bigotry was fueled to a large part by Sarah Palin, whom McCain named as his VP candidate. McCain and Palin played good cop-bad cop.
Also, McCain failed to point out that being an Arab is not something that’s wrong. It’s just an ethnic group, like Italians or Irish or Jews or WASPS. And there are, I bet, more Arab-Americans serving honorably in the US military than are terrorists or terrorist sympathizers.
Later, McCain spoke out against Trump, but he voted the Republican party line much of the time. And in his last months, rather than resigning office so the Senate seat would be up for election, he held on so the seat would be held by a Republican appointee. He put his party above his state or country. As Republicans today do.
McCain did significant evil in his time in elective office, but he also did significant good. I’m not mourning him today, but I’m not inclined to shit on those who are.
The Real Story Behind John McCain’s Famous Campaign Rally Moment, Carla Herreria/HuffPost
“What could be the world’s first complaint about shoddy service is on a clay tablet that was first sent about 3,800 years ago in southern Mesopotamia from the city of Ur, which is now Tell el-Muqayyar in southern Iraq.” Kabir Chibber/Quartz
You can own the “Mother Ship,” a flying saucer shaped house built for Jackie Gleason in 1959, for sale for $12 million. Miss Cellania/Neatorama
Do people really giggle while they shit? When I am having a sit-down in a public restroom, am I surrounded by people who are all laughing quietly to themselves? Are they laughing at me?
He reportedly grabbed her butt one time in his apartment. She was his friend for 30 years.
I wonder if there’s more here than is being reported. Involving the criminal justice system seems excessive – though his behavior, as reported, is absolutely, seriously wrong.
Lyft has teamed up with the Urban League, Voto Latino, the Urban League and the National Federation of the Blind to offer free and half-price rides to the polls for voters on November 6. Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing
Harvard grad student Zainab Merchant is detained and invasively searched every time she flies. Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing