This week’s intro will have to be a bit short (and tame) as the seamless transition promised by my woke editorial overlords has been delayed a week.

I am enjoying the public discourse over exactly what type of occupation qualifies one for the vaccination. I’m not taking a stance. I simply find some of the justifications, including these specific examples of a luxury real estate agent and 100% remote 30-year-old college professor, amusing:

“When I show an apartment to couples, it can be stressful. They scream at each other, leaving droplets in the air.”

“I may be teaching “Demystifying the hipster” remotely, but I have to frequent Staples for printer paper or to replace my ring light. It has been long known that Big box retailers incubate the virus."

I don’t judge. If you believe you qualify for the vaccine, just go get jabbed quietly—we don't need the post-jab rationale.

Separately, I am taking great delight watching the news media over the past few days squeeze and roll and fold that tube of content for the last smidge of “Must See Political TV.” As of today, they are now searching for the complicit dentists who cleaned the teeth of relatives who supported the previous administration.

My prediction is by next week the lead story will be a leaked audiotape proving that Alec Baldwin’s wife has completely reverted to a New Yorker accent. And how exciting that will be. Just another banner news day.

Apologies for my meandering. Stay warm. Stay safe. And enjoy our curious content below.

The Internet Is Gleefully Superimposing Bernie’s Inauguration Look Onto Works of Art

From the Phillips Collection to Marina Abramović, Bernie Sanders became part of a lot of art history yesterday.
[From: Artnet]


Dry Ice, No Longer Needed for Miami Nightclubs, Now en Route to Vax Distribution Sites

From a commodity standpoint, dry ice has never been hotter; industrial suppliers have seen their inventory fly off the shelves as orders from hospitals and other vaccine distribution sites pour.
[From: Quartz]


"My Way" Has Always Been the Anthem of Alpha Males

The Frank Sinatra standard, which he hated, and didn’t even write, is the soundtrack to countless funerals and Donald Trump’s presidency. Why do guys get off on its endless self-pity?
[From: Mel Magazine]


Straight From the “Nevada Should Have a State Income Tax File”: Las Vegas Businessman Offers $1 Million in Prizes for Evidence of Life After Death

Robert Bigelow has invited scholars and scientists to write an essay that proves the afterlife exists.
[From: Independent]


Yes, We’ve Already Been Visited by Aliens—but You Knew That Already

An eminent astrophysicist argues that signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life have appeared in our skies. What’s the evidence for his extraordinary claim?
[From: The New Yorker]


America Minted a New Billionaire Last Night, and He Didn’t Even Start a Hedge Fund

Yes. The $1 billion lottery was won by a single individual who purchased a ticket in Michigan.
[From: NBC]

Quote of the Weekend

"When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.”

—Fran Lebowitz

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