Tidbits, Soft & Hardboiled
Headline from nypost.com: “NASA to launch naked pictures of humans to space in hope of ‘attracting aliens’.” Will the choices be subjected to political correctness? It seems shots of beauties would have the best chance of attracting ETs. Then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if aliens look anything like those depicted on TV and in movies, who knows what they’ll think.
No joke, headline from newsmax.com: “Comedian Dave Chappelle Tackled Onstage at Hollywood Bowl.” Fortunately, it doesn’t appear he was injured. The creep was dragged away and pummeled by security. Let’s hope this isn’t the start of a trend.
NM headline: “Labor Department: Record Number of Americans Quit Jobs in March.” It seems working remotely is becoming more and more attractive. I would have preferred it had I been in jobs conducive to it — more time for oneself, money saved on commuting.
According to an article by Greg Norman at foxnews.com, dead bodies of Russian soldiers were arranged in the shape of the letter Z, which has become a symbol among those who support the invasion.
I just heard a fascinating discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show, a tidbit from Bill O’Reilly’s new book regarding terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who, according to Wiki, on 10/26/’19, after being cornered by U.S. forces in a tunnel, died by self-detonating a suicide vest, killing three children as well, reportedly his own. According to classified documents, the fiend’s location was pinpointed due to enhanced interrogation techniques, namely torture, which, allegedly, doesn’t work. Since it is illegal for Americans to perform them, people of other countries were hired to do it. Kudos all around.
The floating book shop lost an hour or so to rain. I put out only 25% of the wares, as the skies were threatening. My thanks to Wolf, who bought The Ragman’s Son, an autobio by Kirk Douglas; and to the woman who purchased Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon and First Impressions by Nora Roberts; and to the one who took home two novels by Belva Plain: Whispers and Carousel.
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