Archive for the ‘Popular Culture’ Category

“In his old age, Dad enjoyed watching police show reruns, the volume on high.”

December 6, 2018

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/05/george_w_bush_eulogizes_father_at_state_funeral_for_george_hw_bush.html

I did not watch much of the coverage of the funeral services and other memorial events for President George H. W. Bush, but I did catch a snippet of the talk given by George W. Bush.

“I love the land, I love [Israel,] I love the people…They don’t obey, they do what they want, they drive like mad, shove while waiting in line and don’t listen to anyone. Just like me.” “

November 27, 2018

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/744716/noahs-ark-israel-sail-built-holland-biblical-news

“31 of the Funniest Comebacks in History”

November 26, 2018

https://rewind.topix.net/slideshow/20423

“[Many] Chinese cities [identify jaywalkers by means of AI] and [shame them] by displaying their photographs on large public screens…”

November 26, 2018

https://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/2174564/facial-recognition-catches-chinas-air-con-queen-dong-mingzhu

“[The] share of Americans who never go to church has risen from 10% to 27% since 2000.”

November 26, 2018

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2018/11/24/what-explains-americas-mysterious-baby-bust