Right now, I’m furious over what I see as a strictly pro forma objection to something I wrote on Facebook. Facebook fills me with dread at the best of times, but this… This post branched on so many false assumptions it would have taken thousands of words to adequately rebut it.
Life is too short for such nonsense.
Which reminded me, of course, of “The Toxoplasma of Rage,” by Scott Alexander, one of the best essays on how net discourse so often leads to rage I’ve ever read. It’s long, but worth it.
Getty Images has announced a new method where a blogger can embed an image from their library, without charge, as long as you let them caption it.
So, here… Have a picture of two Goons and a buffoon:
(Since their caption isn’t terribly detailed, from left-to-right that would be Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, and Charles Mountbatten-Windsor, in 1973.)
Today’s addition to the site is a widget at the bottom of the right-hand column. It lets you play the admirable P2 VÄRLDEN (the world music channel) from Sveriges Radio.
In 1909, my great-grandmother wrote:
“This is my twentieth beginning of a journal. All the other beginnings are in limbo.”
And so it goes, yea, unto the seventh generation.