People who know better shouldn’t pretend not to.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday from Ordinary Times. Happy New Year Everyone!
Not everyone can win the fight.
The follow-up stories to the headline grabbing viral ones never receive as much attention. This one, where Der Spiegel’s Christoph Scheuermann went to the town at the center of the Claas Relotius scandal, should.
One of the most thrilling BCS games I can remember was the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when an outmanned and outranked Boise State team upended the mighty Sooners. That’s the kind of thing I would want to see in an expanded playoff system. Not another chance for Georgia to blow a big lead against the Tide.
Your Ordinary World for 7 January 2019 featuring links to stories and points of views you need to start your Monday Morning off right from Ordinary Times.
Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on again?
The Punisher: Season 2
Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Links is Ordinary Times’ Sunday Morning tradition of bringing you links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
Not a dime.
The swiftness with which Dazia Lee was charged, compared to the months that went by before it was decided that the deputies would face prosecution for essentially the same thing, certainly raises some questions as to the disparate treatment of differently situated individuals in society.
Not everyone can be so honored.
Also Not Included: Instructions
Rashida Tlaib called the president a “motherfucker.” Conservatives are pretending to be outraged about it.
“Face it, Republicans. Trumpism is a slapdash replicate of P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth. Moreover, like a ringmaster’s illusion, Trump and his sideshow of insatiable propagandists on a grander scale, consciously sold fake news, and hyper-partisanship to a trusting audience. Mike Pence as president, restores faith and sanity to our governmental institutions while providing an opportunity to salvage a doomed 2020.”
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss
Let me draw a diagram…
Holy cow, is it 2019 already?
Indeed it is.
The excellent “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” accomplishes something that few superhero movies can manage: it makes us care.
To dive deeper into the implications of Mark Greif’s “Against Everything,” Roland Barthes’ “Mythologies” is required.
Your Ordinary World for 3Jan19 with links to stories on history, religion, housing, and lawns.
Looking at the &@$%ing Bright Side.
Todd VanDerWerff, a cultural critic and journalist, says (somewhat unsurprisingly) that we need cultural critics and journalists, a group of writers that have been let go from numerous media outlets over the past few years as all media coverage is gradually sucked into the Trump Singularity.
What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.
The treatment of honesty on “Better Call Saul” is fascinating because it is REAL.
Your weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web, including bad lawyers, dumb criminals, elephants in court, Al Pacino, and more.
It’s about having a plan.
Happy New Year from Ordinary Times! To start 2019, a look back at some of the most read, most discussed, and most important writing from the year that was from our great contributors.
In a move that was surprising only in the timing, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) released a launch video and a notice of forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 White House bid. The later move allows her to officially begin fundraising, staff a campaign, and become the first of the known name candidates to declare.
Death is an alarm clock: love them NOW, before it’s too late. And maybe we do, maybe we go hug our significant other, tell our children we love them, vow to be more appreciative of the people in our lives. For a little while.
Trump’s re-election numbers look worse than his predecessor’s, in more ways than one.
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