As Mr. Parrot pointed out: “Why on earth didn’t we [the UK] follow the Code of Good Practice on Referendums which the UK signed up to in 2006? This advocates a referendum as a two-part process, starting with an advisory vote and proceeding to a detailed proposal, with a second vote by either parliament or the people. They also advise that a vote below 55% in favour should be ignored.” (Brexit passed with 51.9% of the vote.)
When Did Faith & Science Become Enemies? Lessons from a Christian Physicist with Dr. David Larrabee.
“I’ve lived long enough to see the triumph of zealots and absolutists, to watch money swallow politics, to witness the rise of the corporate state. See the party of working and poor people become a sycophant of crony capitalism.
Watch the union of church and state become fashionable again. Witness the coupling of news and entertainment. See everyday people cast overboard as the pirates and predators of Wall Street seized the ship of state. I didn’t drift; I moved left just by standing still.”
- Bill Moyers, from an interview at The Progressive in 2014.
Why James Holzhauer Is Bad for JEOPARDY! “If every episode is a blowout in which two of three contestants are basically never competitive, does that not grow uninteresting over time?”
The Tragic Story of Bob Fosse’s Second Wife, Joan McCracken.
We stan: Merriam-Webster just added 640 new words.
Wayfaring Stranger – Rhiannon Giddens.
My World is Empty Without You/Maneater – Hall and Oates and The Supremes.
Hail Mary, Gentle Woman – Jamie Biller.
Coverville 1258: Cover Stories for Indigo Girls, Dave Edmunds and Dusty Springfield.
The Grande symphonie funebre et triomphale – Hector Berlioz.
O Mio Babbino Caro Darci (Italian Opera) – Darcy Lynne and Petunia.
Triumphal March from Aida – Verdi.
Greg Burgas: The Unsung – the weirder end of the Phil Collins musical spectrum.
K-Chuck Radio: The many branches of Bruce Channel’s one-hit wonder.
Jupiter from The Planets – Gustav Holst – Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Sh-Boom – Sh-Pony.
Top Ten Most Worthless Records, and I own half of them.