“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Linky Friday: Service, Server, Servant
[Mu1] Charles Bradley performs a soulful cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Changes’
[Se2] With more than 50 years of service now behind her, the ex-Enterprise is causing a big problem of a different kind, as no one seems to know how to scrap and recycle her. With the Nimitz-class scheduled to join her in the breaker yards, somebody better figure it out, quickly.
[Se3] Whoopsie…The United States Postal Service has taken the blame and apologized for sending a congressional candidate’s offical personnel file, including her time as a CIA operative, to a GOP super PAC by mistake.
[Se4] Amazon has other video streamers, especially Roku, nervous with the rumors of them launching an ad-supported “free” service.
[Se5] In countries like South Korea where military service is compulsory, conscientious objectors like Jehovah’s Witnesses are going to court, and jail, to reconcile the two.
[Se6] Service dogs are becoming increasingly popular, which means scams involving them are also on the rise.
[Se7] It isn’t just the USPS that is struggling to balance losses with protecting workers, as France makes changes to their own postal service.
[Se8] We’ve talked about various ideas for streaming services, but this is a new one: Brewing company launches video streaming service for their craft beer line.
[Se9] Not to be outdone, here is a music streaming service that is looking to be “the craft beer of the music industry.”
[Se10] Well, duh: Chat bots are killing customer service, and now there is data to prove it.
[Se11] Kroger is testing its new online grocery home delivery in the Dallas area, with an eye on Amazon.
[Se12] Jimmy Carter might have been one of our worst presidents, but his decades of community service and philanthropy should be weighed in the balance as well.
[Se13] Crowdfunding + Craft Beer + serving a niche to the Nth degree = the world’s first craft beer hotel, 32 rooms located within a Columbus, Ohio, brewery.
[Mu2] Arrested Development – Mr. Wendal (Live, In Living Color)
[Sr1] “Facebook patches critical server remote code execution vulnerability.” I know what all those words mean individually, as a phrase I’m not so sure but it doesn’t sound good.
[Sr2] Was it or wasn’t it? Trump vs The FBI on Hillary Clinton’s infamous email server, though even with all the links and references, the article admits with the redactions for classified info it’ll be decades before we probably know for sure if it was hacked or not.
[Sr3] If you are unfamiliar, “The Salty Waitress” is The Takeout’s Dear Abby-like column but with a server’s POV, and sass. This compilation of “best of the worst questions” might be enlightening if you’ve never considered the other side of your dinner service.
[Sr5] This could be a problem; “Atlassian has warned users of its Jira Service Desk toolkit to change their helpdesk email account passwords – after a glitch caused the credentials to be sent to strangers’ servers”
[Sr6] Server sales set a Q1 record with over $18B, so here is the list of the top five, including a new number 1.
[Sr7] This seems to be more rule than exception lately when these things go viral: server at Texas restaurant “completely fabricated” story of racist note and no tip.
[Mu3] Sugarland and Sara Bareilles cover “Come On Eileen”
[St1] And I’m telling you I ain’t going: This civil servant is suing to stay on the job past mandatory retirement age.
[St2] Terminal kid asked Ferrari for some stickers for his casket. They sent the whole race team and gave him a day at the track instead.
[St3] “Relatives of Sen. John McCain were etched into U.S. military history. His father, John Sidney “Jack” Jr., and grandfather John Sidney “Slew” McCain Sr., were the first father-son duo to reach the Navy rank of four-star admiral. His great-uncle William Alexander “Wild Bill” McCain took part in the chase of Pancho Villa as he fought in the 1916 Mexican Expedition.
[St4] Throughout “The Troubles” between Ireland and England, the civil servants tried to maintain shifting agreements that both sides hated. In a recently, and accidentally, declassified memo from one of the more noted of those civil servants, a fascinating portrait of working for something bigger through a current arrangement that you know isn’t working.
[St5] Too good to check: “Every time a citizen bowed down to greet the emperor or shouted a word of praise about his great deeds, Marcus Aurelius instructed the servant to whisper a few words in his ear. These were the words: “You’re just a man. You’re just a man.”
[St6] Ukraine’s biggest TV hit is “Servant of the People,” a satirical political comedy, played on a station run by an oligarch, and in which the fiction pales in comparison to the reality.
[Mu4] Andrea Bocelli – September Morn – Live
The “Tod Kelly asked for it so here it is” link
[TK1] “Physiologically, it would just be an immensely bad idea,” Jack Gilbert, the faculty director at the University of Chicago’s Microbiome Center and a professor of surgery, told me during a recent visit to his lab. “A terribly, terribly bad idea.” The Jordan Peterson all-meat diet plan. Apparently subjective truth is much more acceptable once it’s applied to dietary decisions.
The Will Truman Memorial “What could go wrong” Links
[Mu5] Mavis Staples Performs “I’ll Take You There”