Stephen Colbert, Late Show, the first signs of Spring.

Stephen Colbert, Late Show, the first signs of Spring.

Did you think someone just woke up one day and said "It'd be fun to wash dishes in Newark!"

A commercial by 84 Lumber of Pittsburgh that the Fox network thought too pointed to run during Super Bowl LI. Ironically, it was part of a campaign to kick off expanded legal hiring by the lumber company.

 

After you see "Hidden Figures" (or read the book) check out Tom Wolfe's story of the same events. It's interesting to see the same events from a different perspective.

After you see "Hidden Figures" (or read the book) check out Tom Wolfe's story of the same events, sans mathematicians. It's interesting to see the same events from a different perspective; what's left out can be infuriating, but that's what's instructive. And fair dues to Wolfe, his book is a great read and he doesn't contradict the other version so much as leave it out -- possibly was unaware of it? -- concentrating on the story from the perspective of the astronauts, which is what makes the combination of these two versions a compelling, rounded history of this time and place.

 

 

Jonathan Goldstein's great show Wiretap is ending.

Jonathan Goldstein's great show Wiretap  is ending (has ended if you're following it in Canada) after 11 years. Hoping he comes up with another great idea.

Available as a podcast on iTunes, blah blah.