Japan loves cats. Japan is obsessed with cats. There is Lucky Cat (Maneki Neko ), robot cat (Doraemon), and of course Hello Kitty. Japan has cat cafes. Now Japan’s cats are running Pizza Hut.
Image (“Pizza Cats, after Utagawa Kuniyoshi”) by Mike Licht.
If you go to Ferguson Missouri, don’t jaywalk or shoplift cigars. The punishment is summary execution. And don’t sit in your own car in your aunt’s driveway or you’ll be arrested. And police will stop you when you drive or walk away, too.
If you’re black, anyway. And not just in Missouri.
Smokey Bear is 70 years old today. Careful with his cake — that’s a lot of candles.
The 113th Congress is taking a five-week recess after the exhausting labor of not passing hundreds of bills, and is among the least productive in history. Of course, Congress only spends three days a week in DC even when it is in session.
Hardhats for Highways
Transportation funding means jobs, economic growth, fewer traffic jams, fewer car repairs. You can’t replace our crumbling bridges with a stop-gap bill.
A copy of Das Kapital by Karl Marx recently sold for $40,000.
Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin: an artificial flavor. Yum. Nutella turns 50 this year.
Image (“Still Life with Pewter Jug and Nutella, after Cezanne”) by Mike Licht.