“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.” E.B. White

July 28, 2017

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/440683-explaining-a-joke-is-like-dissecting-a-frog-you-understand

“[In] Leonard v. Pepsico [Leonard attempted to] redeem 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for an AV-8 Harrier II jump jet (valued at $33.8 million at the time)…”

July 28, 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc.

A few days ago I learned of this 1999 case.  It seems I must have heard of this back in 1999.

Christo’s Valley Curtain – – Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard 1974, 24 mins.

July 24, 2017

https://nwfilm.org/films/christos-valley-curtain/

Back when we would to to Snowmass at Aspen for summer vacation, my father would tell us about this fascinating project.

“India’s arsenal includes the hypersonic Brahmos III, the world’s fastest cruise missile…”

July 24, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21725099-three-score-and-ten-years-after-their-acrimonious-split-india-and-pakistan-remain

“There are some 100 exorcist priests licensed by the [Catholic] church in France.”

July 22, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/business/21725320-catholic-church-has-left-big-gap-market-demand-exorcists-soaring-france