This Has Nothing To Do With Alan Greenspan | timiacono.com

Turns out, the last week was a pretty good stretch to have a nasty cold and not feel like doing much other than watching TV – from a riveting Final Four college hoops to Masters week that culminated in 21-year old Jordan Spieth donning the green jacket.

In addition to breaking or tying all sorts of records, what was most fun about watching this play out in recent days was that Spieth is a throwback to an earlier, simpler time when cultural norms, particularly in sports, were very different (think, the return of “humble”).

One of the best examples of how Spieth is so different than the man whose records he broke occurred over the weekend. I had to back up a few times to confirm that I actually heard what I thought I heard, but CBS confirmed it a few minutes later when they apologized for a Tiger Woods expletive (i.e., Oh my f#@king God) after hitting a poor tee shot.

Of course, who knows how Spieth will change over time – Tiger Woods approaching age 40 seems much, much different than the 21-year old version in 1997.

It’s Dry in the West

Ski season is rapidly winding down here in Southwest Montana (my first year as a ski instructor has gone well, for those who may have wondered about the dearth of activity here at the blog in recent months) but, from what I’ve heard, ski season on the entire West Coast never really got started, a point that becomes quite clear when looking at all the brown (i.e., rather than white) in this Bloomberg video about Heavenly Valley Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe.

Also completely unrelated to today’s labor report is this new speed climbing record that, for most of us who have relatively normal strength-to-body-weight ratios, is just unbelievable.

Turbo Encabulator

Gotta get me one of these (hat tip ES)…

For more, see the Wikipedia offerings on Turboencabulator and Technobabble.

Our Possible Futures

From time to time I’ve wondered how Mankind could possibly evolve into anything like what you see on just about any episode of Star Trek given how we seem to be reversing course in many ways in recent years. Others are apparently wondering about the same thing.

From the archive at The Cagle Post.

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