This and That
February 27, 2022
Carefully vetted options: Paypal: United Help Ukraine.
Catholic Relief Services: Donate to Help Families Affected in Ukraine
USA Today: These apps and websites can help you send money to Ukraine.
Another Love Song
Loving the Content, based on the poem of the same name, is up on YouTube and Spotify.
P.J O’Rourke Dead
I know it’s a little late to comment, but, I loved and admired the work of P.J. O’Rourke from his National Lampoon days onward (I owned all his books) and his death saddens me. It also reminds me of a great NatLamp parody; I thought PJ wrote Deteriorata, but it turns out it was Christopher Guest.
Great Quotes from Tom Rush
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
– Isaac Asimov, Newsweek, Jan. 21, 1980
“A big nose is no excuse for not wearing a mask. I still wear pants."
― a Pizza D'Action sign
From my friend Kevin Sullivan:
I ran across this British Medical Journal (BMJ) article (don't run away :-) !) on the use of evidence-based science. Having read and written a lot of academic articles, I found it well-done, highly professional, and appropriately documented, also very funny! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and it informs your appreciation of evidence based science.