Saturday, January 27, 2018

I’m gonna eat you up

It turns out that baby smell triggers endorphin rewards
in a Mother’s brain.

It doesn’t even have to be her baby.

Those rewards are identical to the rush we get when we eat great food
and we can get the signals mixed up.

And so the desire to make nom-nom sounds while munching on a baby’s arm is based in science.

Rubens painted this.

So did Goya.

Actually, even the USDA says babies are delicious.

Presentation may have something to do with this, too.

Friday, January 26, 2018

who needs phoney fans?

For well over a decade “fans” with smartphones 
have been fucking over artists.

They take away and instagram their best material and
 distribute free what the artist had to sell.

In live performance, music or comedy or Broadway, they won’t even be quiet or actually pay attention.

Now artists like Jack White, Alicia Keys, Childish Gambino, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong and Louis C.K. are fighting back with YONDR.

You surrender your phone to a locked pouch 
or you don’t get into the concert.

Guns and Roses just announced they’ll use Yondr on their next tour.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

while the rest of us take a bath

The Breakers Mansion, home to the Vanderbilts of 1895,
 has 70 rooms spread out over 65,000-square-feet. 

Back then it cost $7 million to build, 
equivalent to just under $200 million today.

Mr. Vanderbilt’s bathtub was carved from a single block
 of imported, Italian marble.

He had four faucets. 

Two were for hot and cold fresh water, and two for hot and cold salt water.

The architect was Richard Morris Hunt who designed among other things,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue.

Monday, January 22, 2018

I was a progressive child of the 1960’s

But even I would work on free education 

and free healthcare 

for all American citizens. 

I'd address the opioid crisis, 

and even fix the subway system, 

before I’d spend time and money granting rights 

to people who are here illegally.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

hung out to dry

Pope Francis campaigned on a simple promise, to be sex abuse victims greatest defender.

He flew to Chile to apologize for Rev. Fernando Karadima,
 found guilty by a Chilean judge.


Karadima’s victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in his swank Santiago parish. 

The local parishioners wanted his protogé gone, too, a Bishop they say knew of the abuse and saw it personally, but covered it up until the parishioners reported them both.

But Francis was having none of that.

Instead of apologizing to the victims he accused them of slandering the accomplice.

The locals are heartbroken and outraged while Catholics world-wide
still pour cash into the Vatican.