Author Archives: WorldWideWeber

Assessment

I gave him four months to do something right in his catastrophically miscast role as president of the United States. It is now clear that Trump is the most ignorant, stupid, selfish, self-centered, self-absorbed, needy, cruel, unhealthy, churlish, uncouth, petty, insular, vindictive, vain, greedy, creepy, tasteless, shallow, incurious, inarticulate, illiterate, sleep-deprived, overcoifed, smarmy, lugubrious, amoral, miserable, […]

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Eulenspiegel’d

Our poor little language gets pranked again. It’s Thursday, and if you happen to be in Arlington, Virginia, and if you like oysters, you can eat raw ones at a certain restaurant, from 4:00 p.m. “til supplies last.” (I’ll wait while you squint at the photo to see for yourself. Or until you do.) Now, seeing […]

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Bicikl

He steals a bicycle and eventually has a run-in with a cop. Beyond that, I’m not sure what’s going on in this song by Leteči Potepuhi (The Flying Tramps). I have a funny feeling it’s not standard Slovene.

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TRiUMPh

front page of Hamburger Morgenpost

Now that the shock has worn off (and it was only a shock because the supposed pros who do the polls did a piss-poor job of it)—now that the shock has turned to mere wonder, I am filled with almost giddy curiosity about what this guy* is going to do, and how he is going […]

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Warmup

A great way to experience 22,000 years of global temperature fluctuations: From a recent article in the New York Review of Books: The “Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” … recognizes that “climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet.” Its objective is to put […]

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Quantum

Quantum was a wonderful student magazine published by the National Science Teachers Association from 1990 to 2001. Born in the heady days of perestroika, it was a collaboration with the renowned Russian journal Kvant. Sadly, just at its early adopters were graduating from college and heading into science careers or becoming teachers themselves, the magazine was euthanized. […]

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Alert

There have been reports of an old man driving around near schools trying to entice students into his car with promises of free tuition.

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Fontitis

Tenley Design Center

Would you entrust your design to the people who concocted this logo? You just know what would happen if they needed to add another word to their name …

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Impressive

plumber's truck

The original crotch rocket?

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Om

meditating from yard statue

Speaking of frogs (it appears we’re creating a subcategory to the Phone Photos category: Yard Fauna)—this taken in D.C. not far from home:

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman