Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

Slate (and The Atlantic) continue to prove why they are must read sources. I think I watched every episode of "Cheers" the first time around. This article gives insight into why it was addictive. This Early Cheers Episode Explains Why Everybody Still Knows the Sitcom’s Name By Nitish Pahwa June 22, 20204:52 PM Shelley Long … Continue reading Episode of “Cheers” shows why vintage TV series can stay fresh forever

COVID-19 may make survivors more subject to diabetes

The coronavirus is a versatile critter both in the symptoms shown by those who are positive and the after-effects of surviving it. This is just one of many. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01891-8? 24 June 2020 Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing … Continue reading COVID-19 may make survivors more subject to diabetes

15 Fascinating Books like Dune

https://bookriot.com/2020/06/22/books-like-dune/ Chris M. Arnone Jun 22, 2020 Originally published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune is a cornerstone of science fiction. In spite of that, we’ve never gotten a film or TV adaptation that we can all band together and love. The 1984 David Lynch movie was widely panned. The 2000 and 2003 SyFy series were better, but … Continue reading 15 Fascinating Books like Dune

Hamilton fans want to know — did Disney remove any of the profanity?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DSCKfXpAGHc?enablejsapi=1& BY PROMA KHOSLA1 DAY AGO With Hamilton on its way to Disney+, hardcore Hamilfans had a question about that PG-13 rating: What about the fucks? On stage, Hamilton contains exactly three f-bombs, two of which had to be sacrificed to avoid an R rating, Lin-Manuel Miranda explained on Twitter. He even took it a step further and immediately quelled … Continue reading Hamilton fans want to know — did Disney remove any of the profanity?

Maybe we can use our reusable cups and bags again after all

The mandate prohibiting the use of single use plastic bags became effective just before COVID-19 hit. At that point, everyone starting freaking out that perhaps out reusable bags could be carrying the virus and decided they could not be used. So back to plastic. Am hoping that the information in this article will spread and … Continue reading Maybe we can use our reusable cups and bags again after all

Who so many firework complaints in NYC this year?

The key respnse for most people will just be what will be a "duh" -- but only once it occurs to you. There are all sorts of noises that are more obvious in a much quieter city. This article includes a number of Tweets talking about where the fireworks have come from, who's setting them … Continue reading Who so many firework complaints in NYC this year?

Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

Such a wealth of entertainment available free this month in support of either Juneteenth or the protesters -- make sure you catch at least a few. https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2020/6/19/apple-offers-free-viewing-of-the-banker-film-to-celebrate-juneteenth Apple offers free viewing of ‘The Banker’ film to celebrate Juneteenth June 19, 2020/ Dennis Sellers To celebrate Juneteenth celebration, Apple has made its original film, “The Banker,” … Continue reading Apple+ offers free viewing of “The Banker” for the rest of June

Being recovered from COVID-19 doesn’t mean being well — WEAR YOUR MASK

This article is a compact summary including stories showing that recovery from COVID-19 doesn't mean your life will ever be the same. This is not a virus you want to get yourself or give to anyone else. WEAR YOUR MASK for everyone's sake. The next person you meet who isn't wearing one could give it … Continue reading Being recovered from COVID-19 doesn’t mean being well — WEAR YOUR MASK

Quarantine by NY, NJ & CT on travelers from high levels of community spread of COVID-19

This is the description of the announcement published at 11:45, Wednesday, June 24th in the Guardian U.K.. Wondering how this is to be enforced as people from the restricted states are not the type to take this as a directive. Subsequent info indicates the states expect this to work by residents asking newcomers if they’ve … Continue reading Quarantine by NY, NJ & CT on travelers from high levels of community spread of COVID-19

Surgeon answers every objection time wearing a mask

RETIRED SURGEON Sam Laucks, has this to say about wearing masks: “OK, here’s my rant about masks: I have spent the past 39 years working in the field of surgery. For a significant part of that time, I have worn a mask. I have worked with hundreds (probably thousands) of colleagues during those years, who … Continue reading Surgeon answers every objection time wearing a mask

Description of OMNY, NYC’s new contact-less fare setup

Have no idea what's happened to OMNY since this was published immediately before COVID-19 hit. Bad timing. https://ny.curbed.com/2019/5/22/18617849/nyc-subway-mta-omny-contactless-payment-system A guide to OMNY, the MTA’s new MetroCard-replacing fare system The tap-to-pay technology is rolling out on all Manhattan buses as well as more subway stations this month By Caroline Spivack Updated Mar 2, 2020, 1:51pm EST It’s … Continue reading Description of OMNY, NYC’s new contact-less fare setup