Author Archives: Pat Ryan

Truthiness

Today Stephen Colbert retires “Stephen Colbert.” Since October 2005 Colbert the comedian and satirist has launched “Colbert” the character on a mission to entertain us by shining a light on the hypocrisy and evil intentions of people who profit from … Continue reading

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Some perspective on landing on a comet

The world hasn’t seemed very excited that the European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet last week, me included—even after learning that it bounced, twice (when it wasn’t supposed to have bounced at all), before settling down.  Landing … Continue reading

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No news is actually excellent news

It’s not that nothing happened…but today, when the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States decided not to take up any of the pending cases on same-sex marriage, as they were expected to, the decision not to decide—at … Continue reading

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#FairyTaleEnding

Derek Jeter played his last game in Yankee Stadium last night, and the final play of the game tried like hell to live up to the unbelievable hype that his year-long retirement tour generated.  Click below and see for yourself … Continue reading

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The odd obsession of CBS Sports

There is so much going on right now; what should I write about: hard on the heels of a toothlessly transparent gesture to militarize our border with Mexico, my governor has been questionably indicted…I’m enormously pleased for his discomfort, if … Continue reading

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