“Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first single to chart in the UK. It reached the top five on its initial release and received the 1970 Ivor Novello Special Award for Originality. (Wikipedia)
“Oh, don’t slow down on this corner,” Jim said, as I took a slow curve at a light on the way to work this morning.
“No, you have to,” I said. “The students will just walk right out in front of you here. They don’t even look.” We were near the college.
“Well, yes, that’s what they do,” he agreed.
“I think they do it on purpose,” I snipped, making a face. “It’s like they want to die.”
“Sure,” Jim said. “They’ve figured out it’s the only way to get out of their student loans.”
I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
– Ray Bradbury
Weekend Reading List
- Ars Technica: Op-ed: Protect the Open Internet with a bipartisan law
- Hacker News: 94-year-old Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Solid State Battery
- The Wrap: Rachel Maddow on How She Doubled Viewership Under Trump: ‘I Stopped Covering the Twitter Feed’
- Empty Wheel: The Conspiratorial Game of Telephone in Bannon’s Rag That Made Left, Right, and PotUS Go Crazy
- Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s New Terrorism Guru
- ProPublica: How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules
- Lawfare: Ten Questions for President Trump & Ten More Questions for President Trump
- Just Security: Tapping Trump?
- Politico: Special elections spark Democratic hopes
- TPM: What If There’s No Affordable Health Insurance To Buy?
- Washington Post: Forget Milo Yiannopoulos. Charles Murray is the free-speech martyr to pay attention to.
- Ars Technica: To keep Tor hack source code secret, DOJ dismisses child porn case
- The Atlantic: The Clickbait Presidency
- Vox: How to combat Trump fatigue syndrome
- NPR: Public Clinics Fear Federal Cuts To Planned Parenthood Would Strand Patients
- The Atlantic: Should Journalists Be More Cautious of WikiLeaks?
- Ars Technica: After NSA hacking exposé, CIA staffers asked where Equation Group went wrong
- The Atlantic: Why Trump Is Accusing Obama of Wiretapping
- The Washington Post: Trump’s split screen: A two-hour virtual conversation between the president and ‘Fox & Friends’