Interesting article today at the NYT, It Looks Like a Shell, but an Octopus and 40,000 Eggs Live inside. The incredible argonaut octopus. Who knew?
Seriously, after the Octopus Teacher movie, I can't eat them anymore. Not that cows are dunces but dolphins and octopi take it to another cerebral level.
My little sister Amie would have been fifty five today. Taken from us way too young, she will never be forgotten.
Kip is back from a trip to Italy with his family. He shares a great shot taken at a winery in Chianti.
Ricardo sends along a pithy saber thrust from Slate regarding Disney:
From Slate/Dear Prudence
I’m with Jim Gaffigan on Disney: “If you haven’t been to Disney as an adult just imagine you’re standing in line at the DMV. And that’s it.” Last year Disney CEO Robert Iger made $34.3 million. This was a crushing drop of 15 percent from the previous year, and probably due to people like you who pretended their 3-year-olds were 2-year-olds and didn’t pay the $93 kiddie tariff. Yes, that’s what it costs to bring a child into the park, one who later in life will have not one single memory of that $93 day. Or as Gaffigan says, “We hope you’re having fun. It was either this or send you to college.” Perhaps when you get to the ticket booth and say junior is only 2, your older children will be appalled to discover Mom and Dad are conspiring in a lie to defraud Disney. More likely they’ll be distracted by the tweens hitting puberty who are being pushed in strollers by parents claiming the kids are still toddlers. Tell your youngest to say, “Ga-ga, goo-goo,” as you enter and don’t worry about ripping off Disney—your group will be dropping a bundle. All age cut-offs are somewhat arbitrary, but that 3-year-old one seems positively exploitative.
Renee offers The Journeys of Harry Crosby.
A paraprosdokian or three from Paul :
Thanks for nothing!
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