Happy Tuesday! Today is National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day (seriously it is). I’m going to pretend it’s 2022. Enjoy 2020, I’ll see you in two years.
In Case You Missed It.
Wrestler and coach Dan Gable was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday by the President who issued the honor and walked out awkwardly immediately after. (above)
A third recount of the Presidential Election votes in Georgia once again confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden won the state.
President-elect Biden is expected to pick retired General Lloyd Austin, a Raytheon board member, as secretary of defense. Famously he helped spearhead the Iraq invasion and he is a member of the same private equity fund which invests in defense contractors.
Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at the age of 97.
You can watch James Bond movies for free on YouTube with all the Bonds, except the current Bond, Daniel Craig.
Ikea will stop printing catalogs as more customers use the Internet to re-imagine their spaces than the phone-book sized books.
Coronavirus Update: Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 7 p.m. ET Monday: 14,909,148 — Total deaths: 283,568 — Total recoveries: 5,624,609
- Dr. Fauci is warning that Christmas could be an even bigger superspreader event than Halloween and Thanksgiving and again is pleading for “modest-sized gatherings.”
- Law enforcement in Florida raided the home of Rebekah Jones, a data scientist who has been publishing Covid statistics that Governor Ron DeSantis did not like.
- The UK gave its first dose of the Covid vaccine to Margaret Keenan, a 91-year-old woman. The second patient to receive the vaccine is actually named William Shakespeare, an 81-year-old man from Warwickshire.
- A Nevada hospital is now treating Covid patients in the parking garage because they’re so overrun.