Friday, March 24, 2023

Taxing Nudity - Comedy of terrors

“Politics is show business for ugly people." 

"Due to economic cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off." 

"Put the politicians on minimum wage and watch how fast things change."

  • "Democracy is an awful way to run a country, but it's the best system we have."
  •  - Winston Churchill

  • "We need to create a Department of Common Sense."
  •  - Manuel "Mar" Roxas II

Sunak’s tax disclosures were half-hearted. He needs to do better.

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Most people think Rishi Sunak had a good day yesterday, so he slipped out details of his tax returns, hoping no one would notice. I
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Opinion | A former Fox News producer drops bombshell allegations

She claims Fox lawyers coerced her into giving testimony meant to be misleading in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News.

Opinion | BBC employees rallied around Gary Lineker after his suspension. Why doesn’t that happen in the US?

Plenty of American sports broadcasters have been suspended. Can you remember widespread boycotting or refusals to work in a sign of solidarity?

The Greeks had their myths, the Elizabethans had their plays. In the postwar period, pop music defined western culture in Britain and America. The communists had political jokes. Of course there was every other kind of imaginative activity under communism – films, rock, punk and classical music, plays and novels

And of course the communists told the usual gamut of jokes – including ones about sex, stupid people and racial minorities. Yet political jokes were the dominant form. “Anecdotes were our way of speaking the truth,” Gulag survivor Simon Vilensky told me. “I met people in the camps arrested for just listening to anecdotes.”

Comedy of terrors

Loneliness and the Trinity of Creativity: Ada Lovelace, the Poles of the Mind, and the Source of Her Imaginative Powers The Marginalian

Posed Riddles Drift Magazine