Surprise: A viral study is junk science. No, 13 Reasons Why Is Not Making Tons of Teens Commit Suicide “Unfortunately, the study is bunk. […] The problems are myriad.”
“I’d tell you to go to hell, but I never want to see you again.” — Mack “Uncle Mac” Johnson, speaking to a preacher as he’s throwing the preacher out of his whorehouse, Mad Men, S6E13, “In Care Of” (June 23, 2013). #MadMen #TVquotes
Just re-watching The Post (2017), and I keep feeling like I’m watching Tom Hanks guest hosting Mr. Show with Bob and David!
“Karate! Karate-karate! Regular punch! Just kidding, that was karate…” —DJ Slizzard (a.k.a. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne), Party Monster: Scratching the Surface(2018) #MovieQuotes
“For me, it turned out that without Facebook, there wasn’t much I really missed out on — except targeted ads.”. Hear, hear. I quit Facebook about 3 months before the NY Times’ personal tech columnist and don’t miss it one bit.
“What I can tell you is this: this is not Stu’s first marriage. There was a whore in Las Vegas a couple of years ago…” —Alan, The Hangover Part II (2011) #MovieQuotes
R.I.P. Albert Finney. Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82
“Alright, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?”
“I’m Penn Jillette, and along with all the Moxie Games event organizers, hosts and commentators, we thank you for watching. This has been a Moxie Games production: the worldwide leader in… this type of stuff.” The Moxie Games on ESPN
Ok, so 3 days in and I can see that I’ll soon be acclimated to the Touch Bar, I love—LOVE—being able to unlock my MacBook Pro with Touch ID or my Apple Watch, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the butterfly keyboard…Ugh!
Popular Science: “Your super liberal and super conservative relatives might all have one thing in common.” People with extreme political views have trouble thinking about their own thinking.
“Getting fired for ethics violations in the Trump administration is like being fired from the Rockettes for kicking.” Stephen Colbert, Late Show monologue, Monday, December 17, 2018.
“WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a tense meeting on Monday, leading Cabinet members warned Donald J. Trump that shutting down the federal government would make it exponentially harder for them to steal from.” Cabinet Warns Trump That Shutting Down Government Would Make It Harder to Steal From
CBS Sunday Morning: “Of all the letters to Santa, it’s this one about Santa that stands out. You probably know it, printed in the New York Sun in 1897” — “Yes, Virginia”: The story behind the letter about Santa Claus
Sports Illustrated: Epic ending in Chargers-Chiefs overshadows poor job by officials. Bad and missed calls are a part of the game, but some games ARE WORSE than others… #nfl #chargers
HBO: A Vice Special Report — Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Fascinating.
“Those who travel the high road of humility in Washington, D.C. are not bothered by heavy traffic.” — Former Senator Alan K. Simpson, State Funeral of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.
The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2018.