Tweet of the Day, This Sort Of Thing Ends With Directed Bazooka Fire edition.

I’m just making a basic statement about reality, here. Eventually somebody’s going to shoot a missile specifically at the statue of the dog, probably because he’s been dreaming about doing it for years and all the other parts of Ashgabat are in flames anyway. It will simply happen; so I feel that this thus does not quite qualify as a political post, and as such is not over the Line.

Via @RobinDLaws.

Tweet of the Day, I Am A Knight Without Armor In A Savage Land edition.

I see that map, and I see… madness. Madness, and discordance, and a world where people inexplicably think turkey gravy is its own side dish.

God help me. God help us all.

Pfizer announces their vaccine is 90% effective.

They were hoping for 60%, so this is extra-welcome news:

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, hailing the development as “a great day for science and humanity.”

“I think we can see light at the end of the tunnel,” Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla told CNBC’s Meg Tirell on “Squawk Box.” “I believe this is likely the most significant medical advance in the last 100 years, if you count the impact this will have in public health, global economy.”

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RIP, Alex Trebek.

Very sad news.

Jeopardy! was one of the game shows that my family regularly watched, growing up (along with Wheel of Fortune). He was a good dude and I am very sorry for his loss. My prayers for his family and loved ones.

Moe Lane

Tweet of the Day, Excuse Me, But I Thought This Was AMERICA edition.

(H/T: @BrianFaughnan) If they don’t come to some kind of accommodation here, then what is this guy even paying taxes for, anyway?

Read the article, and you’ll see: there is apparently an ongoing demand for geothermal-fried chicken. Yellowstone should rethink its strategy. Perhaps one of the smaller vents could be repurposed for local-retail use? I imagine that it’d be a hit with tourists, and then everybody can stay safe.

Moe Lane

PS: Dagnabbit, now I want fried chicken for lunch.

Tweet of the Day, I Questioned The Used Of The Word ‘Taken’ Here… edition

…but when I clicked on the link I was forced to concede that, yes, this case keeps getting weirder and weirder. And, dare I say it? The elements are proving to be steadily less… savory.

Halloween, 2020.

Tossed this off earlier tonight. Thought I’d fix it up some.

Even if no mortal comes this night
To thump up stairs with chill delight
And knock on doors to claim their prize
With breathy laughs and ritual cries...

For even if no life-warm hands
Reach out to make happy demands,
We still will have sweet bounty here:
The Pact we keep, so do not fear.

Come, ye spooks and ghosts in flight,
Attend, you children of the night:
Do not weep, lonely. Take your due;
For at this House, we welcome you.