Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Globes at a Glance

The cup of coffee smelt bad today, so....

"Here is the intersection of law and broken humanity, where so much police work happens, and where the things people say — furious, sad, threatening, profane, sometimes unintentionally hilarious — are its gritty transcript. Officers spend long stretches watching, waiting, sometimes not doing a whole lot of anything."

"[He] sponged down sinks, scrubbed toilets, and polished mirrors, pushing a yellow cart loaded with a mop, broom, and cleaning supplies." 

So did I.

The recently deceased force of nature is paired with a long-dead demon who keeps getting dug up. Found him in the Pacific this time, hiding out on a remote island still under Japanese occupation.

"The United Nations Security Council’s five permanent members — the United States, Russia, China, Britain, and France — have veto power over the candidates. That will not change, but...." 

He's a powerless nobody anyway, and serves no purpose other than public relations.

The ugliness hit a sour note right from the start, and alarm bells went off when I saw the talk of nuclear war with Russia and China. At least you know where Ash Carter and Obama are taking you. All part of the global chessboard I suppose, as the immigrants arrive in Pintos. At least they are holding down a couple of jobs.

Well, looks like it is time to start rowing and get out of here.


Success of ‘Neapolitan Novels’ stranger than fiction

I closed the book on it because it is fiction.