By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, this is an open thread for those of you who are not tied up with travel, or wrapping presents, or doing last minute shopping, or whatever it is you do for the holidays. I will take Christmas Day off, and then return Wednesday, though probably not at full force; it’s nice to have a vacation! Enjoy the day! –lambert
Some conversation starters–
I love “Poorly Drawn Cats” as a business concept:
Thank you, Heloísa, for perfectly capturing Dot's weird paws! pic.twitter.com/45c7CecKI4
— Avril Mansfield (@AvrilMansfield) December 22, 2018
And speaking of Steve Mnuchin:
“I will be away from the office until January 4th. In the event of an #18thcentury emergency, please sell your shares in the South Sea Company and distance yourself from the Walpole regime. I will respond via weekly paper, available at Lloyd’s, when I return.”
— Seth Rudy (@SethRudy) December 22, 2018
Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal, and (d) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. Today’s plant (AA):
AA writes: “Nest year’s basil and sweet potatoes in the windowsill.” This is the kind of kitchen it would be nice to come home to.
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