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Timely Satire beyond SNL and the Late-Night Talk Shows

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I subscribe to the New Yorker and am very familiar with Andy Borowitz’s satiric pieces. But I did not think to put several of them together as they have been in the following … Source: Timely Satire beyond SNL and the Late-Night Talk Shows Advertisements

A Few Non-Scientific Reflections on Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Writing for Discover, Nathaniel Scharping seems to do a very creditable job explaining “What Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper Says (And Doesn’t Say).” I say “seems to” not becaus… Source: A Few Non-Scientific Reflections on Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper

Headline of the Day: In the Land of Unrealized Awards

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This headline is from today’s Wonkette newsletter: Michael Cohen’s Tell-All Book Has Been Cancelled. Sorry, Pulitzer Committee! Wonkette is available at: It is in the sa… Source: Headline of the Day: In the Land of Unrealized Awards

Image of the Day: A New Kind of Brain Surgery

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH I know that the artificial intelligence and the humanoid robots are on the horizon, if not already upon us, but this image is still unsettling: Getty, Matt Cardy This explanat… Source: Image of the Day: A New Kind of Brain Surgery

The Art of Demotivation

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The title of this post is the title of a book by E. L. Kersten. Here is the jacket summary: Motivation has become a multi-billion dollar industry, courtesy of the patronage of… Source: The Art of Demotivation

Image of the Day: The Power of Art

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Getty, Matt Cardy This explanatory caption was provided by Atlantic’s Photos of the Week for May 11, 2018, compiled by Alan Taylor: Artist Michael Pendry adds a white origami … Source: Image of the Day: The Power of Art

Images of the Day: The Season for Getting in the Water

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Here is a photo of city boys getting rooftop swimming instruction in the 1920s. This is a more recent photo identified as showing a man swimming in a river near New Delhi in I… Source: Images of the Day: The Season for Getting in the Water