I’m working on something else for Wednesday. So today, this!
p.s. RIP HAL (David Rain) and Stan Lee. A tough day in a year of tough days.
We acted this weekend in the interests of the
Because we are good little consumer-units who do what we’re told and pretend it’s an hour earlier or later than it really is when we are told to.
The candy industry, for example, was behind the latest change, in 2005, to push the “fall-back” into November because (and you have figured it out by now) more kids trick-or-treating until later that last day of October might boost their sales 0.17%! So what matter a few thousand heart attacks or auto deaths?
And of course, the petroleum industry (motto: Destroying the habitability of this planet since 1880) knows that with an extra hour of “daylight” people go driving more and gasoline consumption spikes. So what matters the future of the species? They are gonna have a few more swell fiscal quarters, then go f* up
And this, the best perk of all for those ratf*ers in power: it gets dark an hour earlier on Election Day, suppressing turnout and helping feudalism and racism stay in the driver seat. So screw that: go vote! Vote like it was noonday sun out there!
Today’s waltz is an old classic, literally.
Some people associate this with Christmas because the melody was pinched for the carol, “What Child is This.” But then I love the pearl-clutching of this Forbes article. Oh, noes! Two people who like each other do sex things! Without any paperwork from the Church! OUTDOORS! Won’t someone think of the children?!
Screw that. heh. I love the connection to the land and the seasons. One of my disappointments in doing Waltz Wednesday is that Jethro Tull’s oeuvre does not contain much in triple meter. Oh well. Here’s autumn for you, anyway
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