Monday, May 12, 2014

“I read the news today, oh boy ...” (Saints Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla V, and Pancras Edition)

There is one thing, and one thing only, that allows for the propaganda machine posing as a cable news channel known as MSNBC, any claim to being a credible source of reporting on current events. That would more often than not be former Congressman Joe Scarborough, who hosts “Morning Joe” every weekday, uh, morning. He excoriates the women who defended President Clinton, even as he took advantage of other women while Governor, and especially while President. (Mind you, Ms Lewinsky should have known better, even at the age of 22, but that's another story.) It sure is fun watching him go off.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on planet Earth:

Each month, a woman in South Carolina continues to receive a benefits check from the government for her father's service to his country, which is unusual in at least one respect. [The Wall Street Journal]

Speaking of getting things in the mail, some guy may or may not have ordered this, but some other part of the government will be contacting him soon. Go figure. [Gizmodo]

This ad for a band to play a wedding had to be pulled from Craigslist. One can understand why, but a lot of musicians who play the local circuit can identify with its rather mature content. Just ask one. [Tickld]

Something else with which to identify, is a study that concludes what millions of harried husbands have known all along. They just needed the data, and the veneer of credibility. Ladies, the next time he accuses you of this, he can back it up. [Time]

Someone finally made the ultimate portable toolkit that its inventor claims can pass through airport security. [Indefinitely Wild]

Finally, graphics standards manuals were the ultimate solution to yours truly while studying graphic design in college. You can see for yourself how life would be so much more orderly and serene (not to mention never get lost on the subway again), if only people would listen to the real professionals more often. [Gizmodo]

And that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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