By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Patient readers, I’m engrossed in what I hope is another inspirationally brutal stomping of HICPAC, and so this is an open thread. UPDATE Here it is, I hope it lives up to the billing.
However, as a conversation starter — and I highly recommend that you read this brilliant piece by Thomas Frank, “Nor a Lender Be,” as a contextualizing appetizer — I include this video of Hillary Clinton speaking at COP28. Better move that coffee to one side:
Please don’t tell me she’s running. I can’t even.
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral 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. From TH:
TH writes “My interest was backlighting on the dried wild flowers—aka weeds. One might look at this and think, hmmm, what’s so special about weeds? I could have cropped it so there was just the contrast of the backlit weeds against the dark green creosote, but for some reason I like it this way.”
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