There is a fly or some kind of flying insect in my office. Dog is extremely interested. I would not describe her as entertained — this is serious business!
Cars have done more harm than good. We’ve remade our cities and suburbs to give priorities to cars, forcing pedestrians to the edges. Particularly in cities, streets used to be common areas, shared by pedestrians and vehicles together. Now they’re dangerous Road Warrior zones. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/was-the-automotive-era-a-terrible-mistake
Couples in their 60s, 70s and 80s in long term committed relationships are choosing to live separately https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/more-older-couples-stay-together-because-they-live-apart-11564311602
King Kong says being called a “midget” is hurtful.
Bruce Hay, a 52-year-old Harvard professor who taught a class in “Judgment and Decision-Making,” let himself get picked up by a pretty stranger in a hardware store. It was the worst decision of his life. https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/bruce-hay-paternity-trap-maria-pia-shuman-mischa-haider.html
AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes. (Me/Light Reading) https://www.lightreading.com/carrier-security/mobile-security/atandts-$934m-justice-department-deal-heats-up-rivalry/d/d-id/753095
VMware scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. (Me/Light Reading) https://www.lightreading.com/cloud/infrastructure-and-platform/vmware-expands-to-google-cloud/d/d-id/753096
(Mike Dano/Light Reading) https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/5g/how-mobile-5g-could-affect-in-home-broadband/a/d-id/753029
Following the partition and independence of India in 1947, the government created Chandigarh, a town that was supposed to be a work of art. They also created a line of chairs intended as inexpensive furniture for the people, that now fetches a high price at auction. (Nice Try, a podcast about the perpetual search for utopian living) https://www.curbed.com/2019/6/6/18654337/nice-try-podcast-chandigarh
A decade before she became known as the “welfare queen,” Linda Taylor put herself at the center of a different Chicago scandal. Upon the death of gambling kingpin Lawrence Wakefield, Taylor posed as the heir to his sizable fortune. The hearing revealed Taylor’s real identity and opened a window into her troubled past. (Slate Presents: The Queen – The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth) https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/slate-podcasts-915/slate-presents-standoff-what-happened-at-ruby-ridge/the-queen-ep-03-constance/72acf5e3-342f-41a5-982b-f4c93e324e8d
Soooooo I have been writing reviews for about ten years. My wife's review of Alien puts everything I have ever written to shame.
"Alien is a movie where nobody listens to the smart woman, and then they all die except for the smart woman and her cat. Four stars."
— Adam Shaftoe (@AdamShaftoe) May 1, 2019