So, Monday [DOT 25/4/22]

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I sanded and stained my patio furniture and went to a memorial for a client. All in all, exhausting.

How about you?

Ukraine Updates:

Russia-Ukraine war: Blinken and Austin in Kyiv for Zelenskiy talks, says adviser – live

Good job

Victorious Macron vows to unite France after fending off Le Pen threat


For someone around here who might be interested…

Dan Stevens: ‘People thought I was crazy’

Umm, sprots?

Have a great day!



  1. Oh Dan. Dan, Dan, Dan. First of all, what are you wearing in that photo? Are pink slip-ons for men a shoe trend I don’t know about? Second, I didn’t know you read English at Cambridge, joined Footlights, and befriended Sir Peter Hall’s daughter and thereby got a big break by joining his touring Shakespeare company. Third, no matter how you wear your facial hair, scruffy/scrubby or full-on beard, you always look like someone who’s about to push someone into the path of an oncoming subway train.

    He’s right about being typecast in Britain though, I think. While Saturday’s Brain Drain was going on I was watching the Amazon Prime three-parter “A Very British Scandal,” about the explosive divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Carlyle in the early 60s. “The Crown”s Claire Foy played Margaret, the Duchess of Carlyle, and Phoebe Nicholls, who was Li’l Sis Delia on “Brideshead Revisited” and Cousin Shrimpie’s shrewish wife Susan on “Downton Abbey,” played Margaret’s shrewish mother.

    I feel like I can give Dan Stevens grooming tips because Donald Trump sat down with fellow Meghan-hater Piers Morgan and has been offering the Queen some tips of his own:

    If anyone knows anything about successful, happy marriages, and how to raise successful, happy children, it is Donald J. Trump.

    • Related:

      Donald Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump on Saturday called for meritocracy when it comes to the hiring of White House staff.

      Lara Trump made the comments while labeling Vice President Kamala Harris an “embarrassment.”

      “She was not chosen based on merit,” she said of Harris, who was a United States senator, California attorney general, and San Francisco district attorney.

      “She was chose based on virtue signaling and pandering to get votes from women and minorities. And what a bad way to ever chose someone for any position. It should always be based on merit, it should only be based on merit,” she argued.

      • Meritocracy is just another word for Nepotism.

        Back in Korea, my family ran on nepotism.  Might explain why a lot of them are/were shits.

        Been a victim of it here.  Not a fan.  Even more so when nepotism = Fucking Idiot/Trump spawn.

  2. Dipping a hot dog into beer is a waste of a perfectly good hot dog (assuming the beer is Budweiser.)

    I think the guy is strange, but that’s his business, hot dog and beer.

  3. Good stuff here. I doubt Democrats will listen, but maybe the fact that McMorrow’s video went viral will make an impression on them.

    If Democrats really want Republicans to pay at the polls for their reprehensible targeting of marginalized groups, they must take a page from the playbook of Sen. McMorrow. Yes, McMorrow took an impassioned stand against GOP hate, but she also very clearly named the trick Republicans are playing on voters.

    “People who are different are not the reason that our roads are in bad shape after decades of disinvestment, or that health care costs are too high, or that teachers are leaving the profession,” McMorrow explained, touching on several of voters’ key concerns.

    “We cannot let hateful people tell you otherwise to scapegoat and deflect from the fact that they are not doing anything to fix the real issues that impact people’s lives,” she later added.

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