ODE TO FORGETFULNESS
This is all too familiar to me and probably to many of you too.
Comedian Mack Dryden, who used to write for Bill Maher, has a whole lot more videos and his website is here.
SURPRISINGLY COMPLICATED PROP MONEY
Not just anyone can make fake money for movies and TV shows. As the YouTube page explains, it is a
”...highly regulated endeavor that is closely watched by federal authorities, so Rappaport has to be extra careful to ensure his fakes never make it into circulation. Still, when your prop money is the go-to for rap videos and has been featured in over 175 films and shows, we think it's safe to say that your cash is king.”
Take a look:
THREE NEW MONOPOLY TOKENS ANNOUNCED
Remember last month when I told you that Monopoly planned to kill the thimble token and a couple of others. Now they have done it. Here's the story:
The T-rex, ducky and and penguin tokens will be available in a new release of the game in the fall. In a statement, Jonathan Berkowitz, a senior vice president at Hasbro Gaming, said,
“The next generation of tokens clearly represents the interests of our fans around the world, and we’re proud to have our iconic game impacted by the people that feel most passionate about playing it,” according to The New York Times.
ELMO GETS FIRED
It's a long time – probably fall – until President Trump's budget will become final and many changes can happen between now and then. However, in the first draft, funding for PBS is being cut which means - Sesame Street's Elmo would be fired:
WHO SAID IT – STEVE BANNON OR VOLDEMORT?
Buzzfeed recently published a little quiz: Ten quotations about which you are asked to choose whether White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said it or if the Harry Potter character, Voldemort, said it.
I've read all the Harry Potter Books, I closely follow American politics in Washington, D.C. and I thought this would be slam dunk for me. But nooooo. I correctly identified only four out of ten.
You can test yourself here.
EXPERT INTERRUPTED DURING LIVE TV INTERVIEW
This video took the internet by storm last week. Watch what happened when Professor Robert Kelly was being interviewed by a BBC reporter about South Korea:
It was too delicious for Jono & Ben not to wonder what would have happened had it had been a mommy who was interrupted instead of a daddy. Here's their take:
Thank my friend Jim Stone for sending this.
THE PHYSICIST WHO MAKES AMAZING ORIGAMI
As the YouTube page explains:
”Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. He has also garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics...
“But in 2001, Lang left his job in order to pursue a passion he's had since childhood: origami. In the origami world, Lang is now a legend, and it's not just his eye-catching, intricate designs that have taken the craft by storm.”
I think you'll enjoy this:
EATING FOR A HEALTHY OLD AGE
One of the major cuts in President Trump's budget is to the National Institutes on Health of which the National Institute on Aging is a part.The website has a terrific section on healthy eating in old age, what changes are needed and how to make them.
“...as you age, some foods may be better than others for staying healthy and reducing your chance of illness,” they explain.
There are sections on important nutrients, shopping, changes in healthy choices as we get older. And much more. Take advantage of this while you can. Such information is likely to be the kind that is canceled and disappears with the Trump budget.
You'll find the NIA healthy eating in old age section here.
THE CUTEST THING: QUOKKAS
I only recently heard of quokkas – a marsupial native to Australia (home of Sunday's music columnist, Peter Tibbles). And it is the cutest thing you've ever seen. They call it the happiest animal in the world. Apparently it's friendly too. Take a look:
Bored Panda recently published a whole batch of cute quokka photos. Here's a mama with her baby:
How's that for leaving you today with big, warm hug? You can see more cute quokka photos at Bored Panda.
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
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