Most excellent. Most excellent. I could have done without the audio, but this is about the best viddy of the eclipse i could find, despite the slightly overweight scientists at the 7:44 – 8:05 mark. The music didn’t fit at all. Either silence or “Dark Side of the moon” here. Nothing else works here. But it only takes away from the eclipse peripherally. It is still one of natures most spectacular shows. As you have prolly heard, it is the longest one this century, and is nowhere even close to us here on the eastern seaboard of the United States.
We in the northern United States get gypped with these things. The closest we get in the next 40 years is one an eclipse that passes over northern New York state, among other states, on April 8th 2024. The last one to pass over New York City happened on January 24th 1925, and the next one to pass over the city won’t happen until May 1st 2079.
Your humble narrator would have to live to see nearly 112 summers in order to see it. All that can be done to do this is being done. One can hope.
A second video, that touches on healthcare for about a minute and a half from about the one minute point, from Lewis Black, talking with Bob Scheiffer. Bob is having a blast, look at the guy just giggle his ass of. Great reaction shots on him. Great bit by Lewis too, it’s funny, and painful and true.
That’s it for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, Via wikiquote: There are many examples of old, incorrect theories that stubbornly persisted, sustained only by the prestige of foolish but well-connected scientists. … Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experiment exposed their incorrectness. .. Thus the yeoman work in any science, and especially physics, is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest. Michio Kaku
I didn’t fucking spend my time living through the era of Vietnam to fucking come around to this fucking time and not having learned that the goddamn situation boils down to this: If you’re against the war it doesn’t mean that you’re f-for the other side! If people show up with signs that go, “GO IRAQ, YOU FUCKERS GO!” then you go, “Holy Shit,” then you beat the fuck out of them. Lewis Black