Sunday, September 03, 2017

Amazon and Father's Day

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.’
 – By Jerry Lewis

No Dad joke: Father's Day now too 'political'

Study: 69% Of Aussies Think Father's Day Is A Corporate Sham!

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SCIENCE: Study: Drinking four cups of coffee daily lowers risk of death. “The findings back up a pair of studies published earlier this year touting the benefits of drinking coffee. One of the studies found coffee was linked to a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.”

 Retracing Willa Cather's Steps in the South of France | Literary Hub
“No books have ever been written about Lavandou, no music or pictures ever came from here, but I know well enough that I shall yearn for it long after I have forgotten London and Paris,” she writes. “One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world’s end somewhere, and holds fast to the days, as if to fortune and fame.”

An accent in “élite,” a diaeresis in “reëmerge.”The New Yorker style, arbitrary and peculiar, somehow overshadows the substance of the  writing  

Ask Not for Whom the Doorbell Tolls. They Won’t Answer It. - WSJ.
“Electronic communication supplies some feelings of connection, but studies find it does not equal face-to-face interaction for emotional closeness or mental health,” says Ms. Twenge, whose book “iGen” is about how smartphones may contribute to an epidemic of anxiety and unhappiness in young people...

  • Yaël break

    You’d know a Yaël Farber production at 100 paces. The air sweetly smoked and full of noises. The lighting crepuscular but sharded with moonlight. The movement deliberate, registering the actors’ full body weight. And ... read more

Apple Iowa Jobs:Tim Cook speech reveals $1.3 billion data center CNBC. Resilc: “It will create 50 permanent jobs.”

Amazon Clobbers Grocers With Price Cuts at Whole Foods Wall Street Journal

Amazon to Cut Prices at Whole Foods After Acquisition Closes Bloomberg.