Tweet of the Day, Best. Belated Christmas Present. EVER. edition.

It was a good day. It was a very good day. Here. Buy something to commemorate it.

It’s Christmas Eve!

It’s been a year, hey? But I have here an Irish coffee made with Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition*, and it’s smooooooooth. Presents are almost all wrapped, and the last two are two-minute jobs; the evening is drifting into night; and before I go to bed the standing rib roast will brought forth to make it to room temperature. I hope everybody has a good Christmas Day.

And may God bless us, every one.

Moe Lane

*It’s just what you think: Jameson made a barrel swap with an Irish brewery, and everybody involved is pleased with how things worked out. The Caskmates, according to my wife, is an excellent sippin’ whiskey: I’m certainly having no problem with it being in my coffee.

Tweet of the Day, This Demonstrates The Pre-Sapient Status of Octopuses edition.

Apparently they can be jackwagons. Maybe it’s the hefeweizen talking*, but isn’t that a good working definition for sapient behavior?

Via @CalebHowe.

Moe Lane

*We bought a remarkable amount of booze for Christmas. Beer, wine, whiskey because you can’t have Irish Coffee without whiskey, and this sherry bourbon thing that went to my sister-in-law so it probably doesn’t count.

Holiday posting this week…

…if it wasn’t already obvious. The kids have school until Thursday, but damned if I know what they expect them to learn this week. I don’t know if the school knows, either. We’re all quite keen to find out though, yah, you betcha.

Moderna [vaccine] approved by FDA.

Second one out, and already starting to be distributed:

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the second COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.

The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the coronavirus vaccine produced by Moderna for ages 18 years of age or older.

The Moderna vaccine can be safely refrigerated (the Pfizer vaccine needs a very cold freezer), which will be handy. It does have slightly worse side effects in some people than the Pfizer vaccine does, although not particularly severe ones. Everybody involved should be congratulated for their yeoman work. Well done!