Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fact of the Day: Cyborg

While cyborgs of fiction are often confused with robots and androids, they are organisms (in fiction often humans) that use both biological and artificial parts to their bodies. Thus cyborg is short for cybernetic organism.  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kevin McCarthy Gives Trump His Favorite Candy

A lot of those who don't follow politics very well might not know who Kevin McCarthy is. He's the House Majority Leader and was the heir apparent to John Boehner's House Speaker job until he said something to tick off the extreme-right and they chose Paul Ryan instead. If Republicans want to save their seats in the 2018 mid-term elections, they'd want to distance themselves with Trump. However we see that's not the case with almost all of them. Kevin McCarthy is getting on Trump's good side by giving him a jar that he had filtered out where Trump only gets pink and red starburst as all the other flavors are kind of meh. While I agree on the flavors (who really likes lemon anyway?), is this the best the Republican House of Representatives is doing with their time? 

Photos: First Bowling Trip of 2018

 Daisy and I had stopped bowling last year in the middle of the summer (I think) out of laziness I suppose, but we went bowling the other day. It was a rainy day and the place was almost empty. Which I prefer, I hate bowling around morons and chaos.

Question: Do You Like Traditional Family Dinners?

By that I mean when everyone gets to a proper table at home, there is a large meal with a lot different things, where the patriarch/matriarch asserts authority making everyone abide by their rules. Typically there is talking and no television. I hated these as a child as I always felt so small and insignificant during them. I guess I'm not the only one because I can't really recall the last time I was ever at one except when I was a kid. Even during Thanksgiving, most of the time there isn't a table big enough for everyone, and everyone is given the chance to have a little bit of freedom of when to eat and where. 

Do you like family dinners? 

Fact of the Day: Martin Luther's Powerful Friends

When Martin Luther formed the first wave of Protestantism, he made his break with the Catholic church in a very pro-Catholic Holy Roman Empire since he lived in what is now modern-day Germany. While most men in a situation like that would be executed or exiled, Martin Luther was protected by powerful German princes who considered themselves Lutherans.