Monday, July 03, 2017

Cyber Millennial-Pop Svengali: Tokhes Leker

In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.

— George Orwell, born during sad hours under East Latitudein in 1903

Trump to Meet With Putin at G-20 Gathering Next WeekNew York Times. Lambert: “This should cause some heads to explode.”

Trump to meet with Putin at G-20 summit next week Boston Globe. “What could go wrong?”

Black holes need love too. Astronomers detected a pair of supermassive black holes 750 million light-years away from Earth in a separate giant galaxy.


Misunderstand Jack Antonoff, Millennial-Pop Svengali, at Your Own Peril

Mensch - Nick Offerman Will Teach You How to Tell the Truth

Naomi Watts Breaks Down the Best Australian and British Slang

The Book of Henry star gets very flustered when you ask her to define the word “wanker.”

One major and fundamental guarantee of protracted freedom is the unfettered right of the man to write as he sees fit, as his conscience indicates, as his mood dictates, as his cause cries out for. The moment you begin to censor the writer — and history bears this out in the ugliest of fashions — so begins a process of decay in the body politic that ultimately leads to disaster. What begins with a blue pencil — for whatever reason — very often ends in a concentration camp.
It has forever been thus: So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms — all of them — may remain intact. And it is then that writing   becomes a weapon of truth, an article of faith, an act of courage.  
 Rod Serling (1924-1975)

Jillian Bell Has Been Ready for You to Laugh at Her for Her Entire Life


  • Walk softly but carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt 1900 in letter relating an old African proverb[27]
  • Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs[1]
  • Waste not, want not[1]
  • What cannot be cured must be endured[1]
  • What goes around, comes around
  • What goes up must come down[1]
  • What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts[1]
  • What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander[1]
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans doSt. Ambrose 347AD[28]
  • When it rains it pours.
  • When the cat is away, the mice will play[1]
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going[1]
  • When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak[1]
  • When three women gather, it becomes noisy.
  • What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over[1]
  • Where there is a will there is a way[1]
  • Where there is muck there is brass[1]
  • Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.[1]
  • While there is life there is hope[1]
  • Whom the Gods love die young[1]
  • Why keep a dog and bark yourself?[1]
  • With a responsibility comes great power
  • Woman is the root of both good and evil[1]
  • Wonders will never cease[1]
  • Work expands so as to fill the time available[1]
  • Worrying never did anyone any good[1]