If you have Apple Music, the “For You”, “Explore” and “Radio” tabs are all a shared playlist of black artists all day today. That seems … pretty appropriate? I approve of this.
I was explaining different base number systems to my 11yo, as you do … we experimented with many systems, and when we got to 1-based, I was stunned when he immediately surmised that “it’s tally marks”. I had never thought of a 1-based system but it checks out!
I explained to my kids that 4-leaf-clovers are “not that uncommon.” Then I looked it up and learned they are about 1 in 5000. A few minutes later my 8yo found one!
A police station or a store never had a wife, husband, parents, or children. Never equate destruction of property with killing of people.
Black Lives Matter.
In my opinion, Black Americans deserve a “get out of jail free card”, today more than ever. Burn it down until we stop killing you!
Brian Thomas, who made today’s NYT crossword, also publishes free crosswords “every day that ends in 8”. Download the PUZ file to solve in Black Ink! puzzlesthatneedahome.blogspot.com
If you contend that people protesting, rioting, or looting are serious problems in the context of what this country is going through then I have no respect for you.
Since the quarantine, I’ve been referring to anything at all that I’ve stocked up on as “the national strategic stockpile.”
Anyway, I dipped into the national strategic tater tot stockpile tonight.
Blast from the past. It’s hard to believe that 14 years later, bountifulsphincter.com is still available! red-sweater.com/blog/187/…
Portable jumpstarter came in handy, as our car battery finally gave up the ghost in spite of us driving semi-regularly for errands. I was impressed to see that we had never replaced it before. Ten years on one battery, not bad!
I’ve been on antibiotics for 4 days now and everything is improving. I have to assume it’s a victory for antibiotics and medical science in general. Gotta love the millenia of research that keeps us healthy today.
In the early days I think many of us imagined we’d be through this “by summer.” Sorry, ain’t so. Warmer days are luring people into bending the rules. We simply can’t hang yet. It’s too risky. We’ll pay the price later.
Andrea Carla Michaels, co-author of today’s NYT puzzle is famous not only as “Miss Monday” in the crossworld world, but as “The Pizza Lady” among San Francisco’s homeless population: www.nytimes.com/2018/09/1…
Hartwell Tavern, Minuteman National Historical Park. Love this sign.
I want to thank everybody for their kind words and empathy about my diverticulitis diagnosis. I have learned that this can be much worse than what I’m suffering. Just to be clear: it’s not that bad for me. Knock on wood. Just hope the medicine works!
Another Saturday miracle. 13:28 for today’s New York Times crossword!
I’m on a liquid diet for 24h and then low fiber for 3-5 days. I’m glad my last solid meal was a delicious Chicago style pizza made for my birthday by my wife! Delish!
If I were Christian, I would be horrified that the President of the United States is fighting so hard to ensure I go back into close quarters with potentially infected people during a pandemic.
Actually, I’m still horrified.
Follow-up: sometimes it’s not “just gas”. I’m glad now that I contacted my doctor, out of what I thought was a bit of paranoid concern for the worst.
On my 45th birthday I tried to celebrate as well as I could with … as it turns out … diverticulitis. Everybody take heed, colon problems might strike a lot younger than you ever imagined. (I’m being treated now.)
TFW you order six separate pieces of clothing through the mail and THEY ALL FIT.
You can tell I’m a programmer because I got inspired to try to make my own crossword puzzle, and the first thought to come to mind was “I have to design and develop a crossword construction app.”
Just played the hell out of some Billy Bragg and Lucinda Williams, so this weekend is going OK.
Rich Americans should be hoping things go back to normal, when they could get away with everything WITHOUT being associated with Trump.