Thursday, November 09, 2017

We had us a blast of optimism, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers

Donald Trump attended a Chinese opera. Afterwards, Trump needed to be treated for an ADHD flare-up.

On this date in 1839, the first selfie was taken. It was taken for a before-and-after photo of Cher’s first facelift.

Donald Trump’s approval rating with African Americans is 4%. African Americans like the Country Music Awards more than Trump.

A poll claims 82% of Donald Trump’s voters said, if given another chance, they would vote for Trump again. 50% however, were undergoing concussion protocol.

A “New York Times” article claims 5 women accuse comedian, Louis C.K. of sexual harassment. Apparently C.K. stands for Cosby Kinship. 

A “New York Times” article claims 5 women accuse comedian, Louis C.K., of sexual harassment. “Five? Just five? That is so cute,” said Bill Cosby.

There was an awkward moment in China when they pointed out the factory where Donald Trump’s ties were made and Trump said, “I thought all ties were made in Thailand.” 

Since you asked:

Cannot get enough of CNN today. Bickering over a lousy congressional budget plan encased in commercials about the most depressing and debilitating old-age illnesses. 

Love me some Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style.” Three of my problems are affect and effect, further and farther and less and fewer.

Farther you can measure with a tape measure, further is more philosophical.

Less is an amount, fewer is a number. With fewer decibels we will have less noise. 

Affect is a verb and effect is a noun. Usually. Effect as a noun means result. Affect as a verb is to influence.