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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed

mamamusement:

Everyone who thinks NDT is amazing needs to stop and think about his message re: what he had to overcome to get to where he is today. If you think genetics are what keep women and people of color out of STEM fields then you are probably part of the problem. 

This is brief, thoughtful, and worth spreading around.

onmilwaukee:

MAM announces Plan for the Future

…After spending two years preparing a new campaign to bring the Milwaukee Art Museum into the future, museum officials have released its plan for the future, called, well, Plan for the Future.

The campaign – for which the museum will seek financial support from the public – aims to re-install the museum’s galleries and to restore Eero Saarinen’s 1957 War Memorial and the 1975 Kahler building to the east of the War Memorial…

Does this help marry the Saarinen and Calatrava structures, or does it just make it worse? Continue reading “MAM announces Plan for the Future” on OnMilwaukee.

I didn’t think anything could detract more from the unique Saarinen building than the gloomy Brutalist bulk of the Kahler addition, but crowding the lakefront with a committee-defined box inspired by an airport gate would do it.

davidkendall:

Dave’s retiring.
I’ve followed him from the beginning. He was never “like” Carson, at least for me, but, for the most part, I always enjoyed him. Oh, sure; he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and there’s a lot of stuff he does that I don’t find particularly amusing. But he’s an icon, and probably the last icon we’ll see like this. He remembers the “golden age” of television, and he remembers and honors the likes of Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, and Ernie Kovacs.
Kimmel is good, and Fallon has a reasonable chance of being the “icon” for the next generation of talk-show hosts. But there’s only one Dave, and he will be missed.
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Dang. Times are changing. I haven’t seen much late-night TV in recent years, but I always liked Dave.
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davidkendall:

Dave’s retiring.

I’ve followed him from the beginning. He was never “like” Carson, at least for me, but, for the most part, I always enjoyed him. Oh, sure; he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and there’s a lot of stuff he does that I don’t find particularly amusing. But he’s an icon, and probably the last icon we’ll see like this. He remembers the “golden age” of television, and he remembers and honors the likes of Steve Allen, Sid Caesar, and Ernie Kovacs.

Kimmel is good, and Fallon has a reasonable chance of being the “icon” for the next generation of talk-show hosts. But there’s only one Dave, and he will be missed.

(more info, and picture source, here)

Dang. Times are changing. I haven’t seen much late-night TV in recent years, but I always liked Dave.

I spent 47 minutes on the phone today with a tech support guy who should be restricted to live chat only.

"Wheeze, gulp, wheeze, snuffle, wheeze, wheeze, gasp, gulp, wheeze."

I was afraid the effort of using a keyboard was going to give him a heart attack.

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