Politifact has looked into 42 of Limbaugh’s controversial statements, and found zero of them to be entirely true. Thirty-five were rated Mostly False, False, or Pants on Fire.
Son rebukes his racist dad who asked immigrant, “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?”
Amy Biancolli on Daniel P. Richardson.
Science and technology
TED talk: “Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax.
Verizon’s latest dirty trick. Planned obsolescence.
In response to a Facebook meme about putting up pictures of sci-fi shows, I posted one from The Wild, Wild West, which we decided was steampunk. Just a couple days later, Robert Conrad had died at 84.
Actor and game show panelist Orson Bean, born Dallas Frederick Burrows, has died. He was the correct response that I got on my first JEOPARDY! appearance. Later, one of the competitors I did not play was happy for that fact, because he had no idea who Orson Bean was.
Now I Know
The Anti-Labor Origins of the Oscars and Why Are There Random Colored Squares on My Box of Almond Milk? and A Creative Way to Pay the Czechs and A Frank-ly Kind Act and The Drones With Brains of Their Own.
Overture to Hector Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini.
Hoopla: A Touch of Glee by George Walker.
Everybody Wants To Be Sondheim – Alan Chapman.
Non nobis domine by Patrick Doyle from Henry V.
Hooked on a Feeling– Swedish Royal Guards.
Top photo: copyright Rebecca Jade, 2020