The “An Anthony Weiner with Comey Sauce” News, 31 October 2016

Note: Inclusion does not equal endorsement or confirmation.

Today in Quotes from the News

“So Hillary's emails are intermingled with Anthony Weiner's sexting. No wonder why she had her server wiped. I'd have it boiled.” Bill Maher (HBO, Real Time)


“They denied me for [social security] disability [insurance] before my last two breathing tests were back from the doctor. It's crazy. If I had carpal tunnel syndrome and lived in Kentucky, I'd already be on it.” Overheard in Indiana

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.” Donald Trump Jr, in 2008. As Politico points out, “If we saw Trump's tax returns, we could check his Russia connections for ourselves.” (Washington Post, Politico)

“#smog” Trending hashtag on Twitter India after Diwali firecrackers contributed to air pollution that was measured as 30 times the World Health Organization's recommended levels (BBC)


Today in Numbers

6.6: The magnitude of the earthquake which struck in Italy seven kilometers from Norcia on 30 October 2016. Approximately 15,000 Italians are currently in shelters (CNN)

Nearly Half: The proportion of the Russian population that fears World War III will occur because of their involvement in Syria (Newsweek)

>10,000: The number of civil servants who were fired over the weekend by the Erdogan government in Turkey. More than a dozen media outlets were also closed down. Thirteen journalists have been detained (CNN)

>100,000: The average number of new cars registered in India every day (BBC)

66 Million Dollars: The approximate amount Donald J. Trump has invested of his personal money into his presidential campaign (Five Thirty Eight; Politico)

Today in Links: Diwali Fireworks Choke Delhi” (BBC); “Trump Has No Health Plan; Clinton's Might Work” (The Atlantic); “Halloween's Gift to Urban Planning” (Slate)

Today in Holidays: Halloween (All Hallow's Eve) is today. In addition to Samhain, it was also once known as “Snap Apple Night” and “Nut Cracking Night.” In the mood? Click for witches, ghosts, and psychics.

Today in Gendered Expectations:

Wake Up Pretty


Today in Recipes: Salad with Harvest Grain Vinaigrette

Salad with Corn-Barley Vinaigrette

Corn, barley, and rye in that vinaigrette.


Today in Tiny Kittens Eating Tiny Pancakes:

Tiny kitten eating tiny pancakes.

The most adorable photo that has ever photo'd.


Today in History: 802- The Empress Irene is driven from the Byzantine Empire; 1517- Martin Luther posts his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the cathedral in Wittenburg; 1838- A mob of nearly 200 people attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing twenty; 1846- The Donner Party is trapped by heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevadas and begins building a winter camp; 1952- The US explodes the first hydrogen bomb at Eniewetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean; 1984- Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated in New Delhi; 1992- Pope John Paul II admits that the Church erred in convicting Galileo of heresy; 2000- The Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first crew to the International Space Station

Today in Historical and Celebrity Birthdays: Jan Vermeer (1632), John Keats (1795), Marie Laurencin (1883), Chiang Kai-Shek (1887), Dan Rather (1931), Michael Landon (1936), Sir Peter Jackson (1961), Vanilla Ice (1967)



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