Somewhen, I forget when, my Firefox browser started offering me articles from “Pocket: part of the Firefox family.” I believe they mean “Pocket: a company owned by Firefox” but let’s let that go, shall we? Not every hill can be one to die for.
Anyway. In curating THE MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING ARTICLES, per their website, Pocket recommends ARTICLES on a curiously wide range of THOUGHTS. In my most-recent assortment . . .
Could Bruce Lee Win a Real Fight?
You know, this very question often dominates our dinner table. Maybe now we can get it settled. But I don’t want to give the impression that Pocket is low-brow. Oh no.
The Grandmaster Who Got Twitch Hooked on Chess
Is Twitch a rapper? Is chess now seen as having the potential to addict? Or am I missing the point entirely? Is “chess” some new synthetic drug? I am *so* out of touch. And *so* depressed: All the news seems bad bad bad.
Bad on the environmental front . . .
The 8 Most Endangered National Parks
Bad on the health front . . .
Coronavirus 2nd Wave?
Nope, The U.S. Is Still Stuck In The 1st One
Bad on the world-order front . . .
The Ungoverned Globe
This one is The Most Bad-Thought-Provoking Article in my options. Maybe The Most Bad-Thought-Provoking Article ever written. The way-ahead choices are “unleashed chaos” or “unconstrained economic suffering.” Gack! Can I have Door #3, Monty? I wonder in passing whether chaos is ever leashed. But I digress. Focus, Isabel, focus.
Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked
Oh, see now, that’s not good either.
But I guess in a perverse way there is *some* good news. Ross Perot, please take note: That giant sucking sound is not, after all, our jobs leaving for Mexico.
Aboard the Giant Sand-Sucking Ships
that China Uses to Reshape the World
OK, on balance, maybe that’s not any better. No wonder I have trouble sleeping.
Read This if You Keep Waking Up at Night
Just as I’m about to click, I consider an alternative. Maybe I’ll just stop reading what Pocket recommends. Or figure out how to disable the app altogether. Could Twitch help with that, do you suppose? Once he kicks that chess habit and gets straight, I mean.