There Should be Six Seasons: What I Learned Today – Thursday, October 8

From a Kurt Vonnegut speech which I agree with completely:

One sort of optional thing you might do is to realize that there are six seasons instead of four. The poetry of four seasons is all wrong for this part of the planet, and this may explain why we are so depressed so much of the time. I mean, spring doesn’t feel like spring a lot of the time, and November is all wrong for autumn, and so on.

Here is the truth about the seasons: Spring is May and June. What could be springier than May and June? Summer is July and August. Really hot, right? Autumn is September and October. See the pumpkins? Smell those burning leaves? Next comes the season called Locking. November and December aren’t winter. They’re Locking. Next comes winter, January and February. Boy! Are they ever cold!

What comes next? Not spring. ‘Unlocking’ comes next. What else could cruel March and only slightly less cruel April be? March and April are not spring. They’re Unlocking.

208 years of non-partisanship down the drain.  The New England Journal of Medicine has condemned Trump.

Speaking of President Roid Rage, he had a phone interview with Fox this morning that was even crazier than usual, and apparently that is possible.  I really don’t have the time to delve into the garbage this morning so here’s a link if you really want to wade in.

Cynics, I know you get bored of me trying to find new ways of calling Ron DeSantis an idiot  but……. he’s done something really fucking dumb again.

34 people connected to the White House have now tested positive for COVID-19. To put this in perspective:

If you want a wrapup of the debate last night, the only thing you really need to know is the condition of the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head:

McCauley Culkin’s mask is amazing:

Explaining the pandemic to her past self, part 3: