Tuesday, January 3, 2017


  • North Korea claims to be ready to test their first intercontinental ballistic missile. Trump Tweets that it will never happen, no thanks to China. China leans back with its arms folded over its chest, and smiles. What a show!
  • It's probably just a coincidence that many of the Congressional Republicans who held a secret vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics also happened to be under investigation by that selfsame body, right? I'm sure their intentions were pure.
  • You know, it occurs to yer old pal Jerky that he should probably just suggest to anybody reading this for a thorough rundown of current events that they subscribe to the New York Times' daily briefing. It does a much better job than I could ever do, and it's even got recipes.
  • Don't hold your breath waiting to find out what Trump says he knows that others don't about the Russian hacking scandal. Spokesmen are already walking back his promise to reveal more by "Tuesday or Wednesday."
  • Canadians, check this out. It seems the average Canadian CEO earns more by January 3rd than the average Canadian worker earns for the entire remaining year. That's how far we've wandered down the road to greed-induced civilizational collapse.

1. Today, you should take the time to learn about Tyrus Wong, Chinese-American artist responsible for the iconic look of Disney's Bambi, who recently died at the age of 106.

2. I dunno about you guys, but these experimental brain implants they're working on to increase (and potentially digitize) human memories seem a tad invasive to me. I don't think I'll be among the early adopters this time, thanks.

3. Here's a Cracked.com video, the first part of a series looking at some of the "overlooked deaths" of 2016!


"Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time."

Donald Fucking Trump tries and fails to answer a simple question about Abraham Lincoln, posed by Bob Woodward, of Watergate infamy.


I think I need to rethink this "Executive Summary" thing. I'd like to work on more substantial projects for my sites, but prepping the ExecSum has been taking up all my time. We'll see how things go. But regardless, you should sign up for the NYT daily briefing. It really is quite good.

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