By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Patient readers, as Yves approaches escape velocity from New York this week, I will be taking on more posting duties, and so Water Cooler may appear at odd times; and today is one of those days. After I finish a post on the gig economy, I’ll return, probably after 4:00. –lambert UPDATE Make that 5:00.
In the mean time, here is a conversation starter:
When a grid’s misaligned
With another behind
That’s a moiré
Are there more verses? https://t.co/bVgmwoN00h
— Simon Stålenhag (@simonstalenhag) June 20, 2019
UPDATE The evil Norway maple in front of the house came down during a squall the day before yesterday — falling at the exact angle where it would cause no damage, except to the internet connection — and I had to deal with the tree guy this afternoon. So I am afraid you will have to content yourselves with some pictures of the cat:
The cat seems to be expecting something. I will return in full force tomorrow.
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 (PM):
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