Category: The strange and odd

Paranoia 101: Trump accuses Obama of Executive eavesdropping

  “Citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was ‘wire tapping’ his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. ‘Bad (or sick) guy!’  he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in ‘nothing found.'”  ... Read more »

Cruz can't be the Republican Satan; there already is one

“John Boehner sounded off a litany of insults for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Wednesday night, labelling the Texas senator ‘Lucifer in the flesh’ and a ‘miserable son of a bitch.'” [cbsnews.com]   Cruz is ‘Lucifer in the flesh’? The analogy temptingly limps. The meme has a much better mesh If Dick Cheney’s the Lord... Read more »

Mount Everest: The Highest Lavatory in the World

Author’s note:  Last week on MSNBC I caught Ed Schultz’s interview of two mountain climbers, a father and son;  the subject was  the increasing health hazard  of  human excrement on Mount Everest. It got me thinking about the Sir Edmund Hillary. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay were the first... Read more »
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Reflections on Sabermetrics and Modern Prophets of the Hot Stove League

  In the forum of baseball eristics, The fans nowadays use statistics Like tea leaves and palms Or the numbers in Psalms Or  the visions of Far Eastern mystics.