Pinned toot

“But the big courage is the cold-blooded kind, the kind that never lets go even when you’re feeling empty inside, and your blood’s thin, and there’s no kind of fun or profit to be had, and the trouble’s not over in an hour or two but lasts for months and years.” -- John Buchan

HUFFER: Malaysian Primate ‘Borrows’ Phone And Takes Selfies

The phone’s owner told reporters that the suspect’s face “was plastered on the screen. It was hilarious.”

so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white

~ William Carlos Williams

“The demands on and the respect for the individual in the jazz band put democracy into aesthetic action. The success of jazz is a victory for democracy, and a symbol of the aesthetic dignity, which is finally spiritual, that performers can achieve and express as they go about inventing music and meeting the challenge of the moment.” ~ Stanley Crouch

NPR: Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74

mr: Brilliant memoir/tribute. This is the Stanley I remember.

New Cook Political Electoral College ratings:

Solid/Likely/Lean Biden: 290
Solid/Likely/Lean Trump: 187
Toss Up: 61

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude, Act.1 - Celibidache, Munich

Again, the mystery of how such a horrible little man wrote such glorious music ...

HUFFER: Jerry and Marge Go Large

Gaming the lottery seemed as good a retirement plan as any

mr: a helluva story, terrific read ...

BUSINESS INSIDER: A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon

"We know that the Trump campaign plans to launch legal fights across each vital state to challenge votes for Biden, but Shane Goldmacher at the New York Times today explained that Biden has now also assembled a big new legal operation overseen by Dana Remus, Biden’s general counsel on the campaign, and the brilliant Bob Bauer, former White House counsel for President Obama. Their team plans not only to defend Biden’s voters, but also to restore trust in the country’s electoral system." --->

"A half million people in Oregon evacuate as wildfires rage. Over 3 million acres in California burned. The western sky is red. An 800-mile derecho destroyed towns in Iowa. The Arctic topped 100 degrees. The Green New Deal has been called 'expensive.' Compared to what?" ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders on the climate change-fueled natural disasters gripping the US / Twitter

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