Headline at nypost.com: “Rich people are buying homes just for a place to park their yachts.” Must be nice.
Here are interesting snippets from an NYP article: “NASA scientists have found more water on the moon than previously thought — a crucial discovery that could help greatly fuel deep-space exploration… possibly trapped in “glass beads’’ about the size of a pencil tip in the soil… Enough water was detected in a cubic meter of sunlit soil to fill a 12-ounce bottle.” I bet those brands that sell bottled water would love to separate those beads from the soil. Maybe somebody like Elon Musk could do the job. Trouble is making it cost effective. Then again, there are probably a few yacht owners willing to pay thousands for a taste, to mix it with hundred-year-old scotch.
And here’s a common sense headline from NYP: “The COVID-19 surge is global — stop politicizing it to bash Trump.”
This headline from foxnews.com is self explanatory: “Protesters raid shops, ATMs after Philadelphia police shooting.” Some would call it reparations.
Last night Movies!, channel 5–2 on over the air antennas in NYC, ran Horror Express (1972), a Spanish-English production starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Telly Savalas shows up in the final third, no doubt a quick paycheck. The plot is simple. An anthropologist discovers a frozen entity in China. While being transported by rail, it thaws and mayhem ensues, ala The Thing (1951). The explanation of its origins is clever, but it also had me wondering why it killed. Then again, as a 70-year-old given to nodding off, I may have missed something. I enjoyed Alberto de Mendoza’s performance as a mad priest.
My thanks to the two women who bought seven books in Russian between them, and to the Frenchman, who purchased Camus’ The First Man in French — Le Premier Homme; and to my constant benefactress, who delivered a handful of non-fiction; and to the woman who donated about 40 books in Russian.
My Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Vic-Fortezza/e/B002M4NLJE
Read Vic’s Stories, free: http://fictionaut.com/users/vic-fortezza