I was getting a little steamed. “What’s with those rich liberals Obama keeps picking for his cabinet? Why won’t they pay their taxes? What do they know that we don’t know? “Well,” the Mystery Woman deadpanned, “They don’t get the bonuses.”
Wait ‘till after lunch to read this next bit. It’s revolting. Today, I champion the cause of the turkey vulture. Unlike eagles and hawks, vultures wait a couple of days until the varmint’s soul has truly departed. (It says so in Slate.) And that’s where the public slander begins. The big birds are ugly. They can’t sing – unless you count hisses, grunts and rattles. But they do a great job. Would you rather have putrefying carcasses or nice, clean bones lying around?
The Pueblo people enjoyed liquid chocolate in early New Mexico even though they lived more than 1,200 miles from the nearest cacao trees. Yup. Yup. Trade routes. We know that the Maya were dipping into chocolate as early as 600 B.C. And we can date the chocolate residue in shards of drinking pots and pitchers from 1000 to 1125.
Media critic Nicholas Carlson says it costs the NY Times twice as much to print and deliver the newspaper as it would if they just gave every subscriber the new Amazon Kindle. If not the Kindle, no matter. The technology is there. And newsprint is inefficient in this e-age.