A Herd Already Immune

A Herd Already Immune

We keep hearing that our society won’t be able to return to anything approaching normalcy until enough people are inoculated with an effective vaccine for COVID-19. The problem is the minimum milestone for achieving herd immunity is 70% of the population, and I...
As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

It’s extremely improbable that there’s a parallel universe where positive is negative, left is right, and time runs backwards.   But if there is, in that universe, every movie is “Memento.”   Except...
No Ventilator For You!

No Ventilator For You!

On March 25, I wrote a piece suggesting that all those who insist on re-opening the country should first contact the Carnival Cruise people and book a trip that will only include others like them — the ones who won’t wear masks and don’t socially...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today: North Pole Time

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: North Pole Time

As I browse around the internet looking for interesting articles, I occasionally come across a lead paragraph or two that absolutely sucks me in. Here’s a perfect example, from a Scientific American piece by Katie Weeman… In October 2019 the icebreaker...
An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

Vanity Fair has a video series featuring people critiquing movies based on their own areas of expertise. Among the best are: an undercover FBI agent talking about mob movies; choreographers breaking down the “Dirty Dancing” finale; scientists fact-checking...
Coronavirus Con

Coronavirus Con

Jim Bakker is being sued by the Attorney General of Missouri for selling what he claims is a Coronavirus cure. From an NPR report: Televangelist Jim Bakker held up a blue and silver bottle, gazing intently at the label, as he questioned the woman sitting next to him....