I don’t know why, but I feel very tired today. My mouse stopped tracking evenly, and it’s driving me nuts! ARGH!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 7:29 (average 4:37). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From YouTube (a blast from the past): The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
Ah… the memories!! RESIST!!
From Huffington Post: Fox News and host Tucker Carlson are losing more advertisers.
Long John Silver’s will no longer advertise on Fox News, as confirmed to Media Matters’ Angelo Carusone.
Nestlé and HelloFresh, which have advertised on Carlson’s show in the past, told The Hollywood Reporter they were no longer running ads on the show. Nestlé said it had no plans to do so in the future.
On Friday, Stein Mart confirmed that it is no longer running ads on Carlson’s show.
A spokesperson for SoFi, a personal finance company that had recently been running ads with Carlson, told HuffPost that the company buys “programmatic advertising and [does] not purchase directly through the sponsorship of any shows.” Additionally, SoFi said it had “made sure our ads will no longer air during this program.”
Earlier this week, Carlson claimed on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that there is no white supremacy problem in the United States, and that it’s a “hoax” proliferated by the media.
Wonderful! Our voices matter enough to punch the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, right in the wallet! RESIST!!
From Daily Kos: When I spotted this tiny, dark booth, I surveilled it for a while, feigning to study the map of the fairgrounds for bearings on my phone. Minutes passed, and then a few more, and all the while this forlorn booth had no guests. Literally not a single one.
It wasn’t for lack of potential visitors. Friday was a perfect day for the popular fair – warm but not hot, and as comfortably cloudy as it was sometimes sunny. Ohio’s capital city of Columbus is centrally located – in the Heart of it All of the Heart of it All – which makes for only a few hours’ drive to its location from just about anywhere in this quite populous state. Understandably, the fair was crowded. Just about every booth got their fair (sic.) share of attention this day, but for that one – sparse, and sporting an overly tiny identifying sign – which seemed patently unable to buy a break…
…Now Ohio is a purple state, but even though the fair takes place in the big city (Columbus is Ohio’s largest), the fair is a rural-themed park which attracts more than its share of the red team. That pretty much holds true for both booth denizens as well as fairgoers, but the marketplace’s desire to make the sale puts a damper on risky political banter. That’s why I was surprised when I saw the undersized sign on the back of the lonely booth:
T R U M P
P E N C E
Make America Great Again
The two twenty-something booth caretakers were bored. Very bored.