Happy Passover. Happy Rites of Spring. Happy whatever it is you celebrate this time of year. Happy me now that my Internet is back up running. Now I can be a nuisance here again. Aren't you glad? (Don't answer that.)
Well, except for being back on-line, no news of great import re yours truly, so a few bemusing if not amusing tidbits
Tired of being a starving artist? Looking for a patron, a benefactor? Well, come hustle yourself in San Francisco. My city gets a lot of awards for being the "best," "most liked" or "notorious" for this or that, but here's the latest most curious: San Francisco has now been given the dubious title of "sugar daddy capital of America." (Why are people paid to do this kind of nonsense research? Bored PhDs needing to justify their jobs, I guess.) Anyway, according to the study, there are 3.50 sugar daddies for every 1,000 adult men here; average yearly income, $250k per; average net worth, about $6-million; average amount spent per month on their paramours, almost $4k. Oh, yes, and almost half of them are married. Enjoy the flight if you take it, but bring a parachute.
Speaking of S.F. happenings, being "Sin City" at least means the "religious" have a harder time getting away with it here. The San Francisco district attorney has just successfully prosecuted a Christian radio show host to a sentence of 15 years in state prison for defrauding at least 31 people out of more than $2 million. Jesus saves.
ET stay home? NASA scientists made a rather interesting advisory recently. They wondered if our efforts to contact ETs might be unwise. Given the history of human behavior, it's not improbable they could see us as a kind of insane intelligent virus. Like cancer, we are consuming our host (the planet) to death, consequently killing ourselves, and we're doing this knowingly & willingly. And now that we're becoming able to spread our "disease" to other worlds, they may see it their "moral duty" to exterminate us before we do. So much for the Rapture.
Do you look at porn on the Internet? Is the pope Catholic? Well, we're hardly alone. According to the latest data, porn sites are at the top of the most viewed sites on the Internet. This was not really a surprise; rather it was the vastness of it tens of billions of page views per month dwarfs almost everything except giants like Google & Facebook. Cool! Yet, that it's all virtual sex is both poignant & ironic. C'est la vie. More, please.
Well, enough of my babble. Hope you all are well & happy. Now, I'll try to catch up here. Apologies in advance for not being able to comment on all. More as it happens. Oh, and thank you again truly for your friendship