The New Yorker 01 January 2018
- I’m trying to keep up with my subscription of the New Yorker.
- Abandoned the hope of reading it in the week it arrives…
- I’ve settled for ….reading it in the month it arrives!
Who is the cartoonist George Booth?
- Cartoonist George Booth has spent four decades at the
- …New Yorker constructing a distinct universe.
- In Booth’s world a bare lightbulb dangles precariously . . .
- a frayed carpet barely covers the living room floor…
- flies buzz . . .
- a man looks up from behind his newspaper.
- And somewhere, in the foreground or off to the side,
- a crazed dog twitches involuntarily and there is an
- …unruly profusion of cats.
- Here is one of my favorites:
- Today I took time to learn more about the cartoonist (94 years) George Booth.
- Finally after all these years of laughing at Booth’s cat’s and dogs.
- …I now know the man behind the cartoons!
- George Booth (born June 28, 1926) is a New Yorker cartoonist.
- Over time, his cartoons have become an iconic feature of the magazine.
- In a doodler’s style, they feature everymen beset by
- modern complexity, goofballs perplexing their
- …spouses, cats, and very often a fat dog
Teens trapped between a gang and the law – J. Blitzer [shocking…]
- I am left speechless about the situation in Long Island, NY
- ….that you never hear about.
- Gang violence is seeping over the border
- ….and terrorizing innocent young immigrant Hispanics.
- There are roughly 400 MS-13 gang members on Suffolk County Long Island.
- MS-13 has more than 50.000 members in Central America and 10.000 in the U.S.
- Unsurprisingly, MS-13 has become an obsession of Donald Trump.
- He talks incessantly about the gang,
- …portraying it as representative of a wave of immigrant crime.
- After reading this article….I’m not surprised Trump was elected.
- People are terrified and fed up with this situation!
A Tech Pioneer’s Final, Unexpected Act by J.B. Stewart [heartwrenching…]
- Upon receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer
- …Eric Sun set out to achieve some lifelong musical goals.
- After reading this article….I was very quiet for a few moments.
- My worries, complaints all vanished before my eyes…
- It was this that hit me the hardest:
- “..it is hard to accept that modern medicine isn’t able to fix me.”
- At the same time, he wrote, “Every day I wake up not-dead is a gift.”
- I couldn’t read anymore….I had to go to bed and have a long hard think.
The Dark Bounty of Texas Oil by Lawrence Wright [Ho…hum…yawn]
- Situated in west Texas, eight miles south of Midland,
- …the 26,000-acre Yates field still holds the largest oil reserves in US
- outside of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay.
- If TEXAS were an independent country
- …its economy would settle in around 10th
- larger than Canada and Australia. California!
- 50% of this article recaps the history of 3 important oil fields in Texas.
- The rest tells us that fracking gave Texas an economical boost...
- …that Hurricane Harvey had little impact on the oil fields.
- Nice to know…but not that interesting.