Monday, December 2, 2019

Hyperspace ~ "Gentle Existential Duress"

Beck always seems to be contemporary music's outlier. In and out, but when he's in he's in a league of his own.

More in The New Yorker ~ Beck is Home, by Amanda Petrusich.
"He's a smart guy – he understands the seasons, he understands the public temperament, he knows exactly when to show up," Pharrell Williams told me of Beck. "And it always feels good, because he delivers it his way. I've always loved that about Beck. He's out-careered all of his contemporaries. He was never really in the same lane as them. He was always this guy walking in a green pasture. They were on a highway in Los Angeles or Seattle, and he was in a green pasture in his mind."
Beck ~ Hyperspace – Chemical

Monday, November 25, 2019

Gahan Wilson ~ RIP

Gahan Wilson was one of my favorite New Yorker magazine cartoonists. Like Charles Addams, Wilson had a keen eye for humor and the macabre. He died last week at 89.

Gahan Wilson ~ The New Yorker
Fellow New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast shared this cartoon and Gahan back story.

Roz Chast ~ The New Yorker

Friday, November 15, 2019

Deep State

Drove up behind this driver this morning at a red light in Mount Kisco, New York.

Why isn't he testifying today in the House Impeachment Inquiry in Washington, DC?


Who is Michael Avenatti?

Last night during the semi-final of Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions with the best players of the season, all three were stumped by this clue.

It wasn't that long ago that Michael Avenatti appeared hundreds of times on CNN and promised a run for U.S. president.

Who?

Jeopardy ~ November 14, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

OK Boomer

When I was a teenager we said: "Don't trust anyone over 30."

Don't Trust Anyone Over 30 - Jack Weinberg

Nowadays, the president and most of the candidates for the Democratic Party nomination aren't only over 30, they'll be well over 70 on Election Day, with three pushing 80:

  • Bernie Sanders – 79 years, 1 month, 26 days
  • Mike Bloomberg – 78 years, 8 months, 20 days
  • Joe Biden – 77 years, 11 months, 14 days
  • Donald Trump – 74 years, 4 months, 20 days
  • Elizabeth Warren – 71 years, 4 months, 12 days

Shannon O'Connor ~ OK Boomer Hoodie