Deep Thoughts Edition :: Daily Grind #161

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. Oh, no, I said. Disneyland burned down. He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
— Jack Handey

If you grew up watching Saturday Night Live in the 1990's, often the best part of the show was when Phil Hartman would intone, "...And now, Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey". These were tiny interstitial segments between sketches narrated off-screen by Jack Handey himself. That's right, Jack Handey is a real guy not a made-up funny name like most assumed. He was a writer on SNL from 1985-1998 and then again during the 2001-2002 season. He's also written many humor books, the latest of which is ingeniously titled The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical AdventureIn this edition of Daily Grind, I'm alternating between Handey's Deep Thoughts and some actual deep thoughts happening all over the world and in the news today.

...And Now, Deep Thoughts...


Hitting the High Note - It's a note so high, it's never before been sung in the 137-year history of the Metropolitan Opera...until now.

"Get Away From Her, You Bitch!" - At long last, Ripley's superhuman strength controlled forklift from Aliens has come to life in the form or Sarcos' Guardian GT Robot capable of lifting 500 lbs. with each arm.

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they’d never expect it.
— Jack Handey

Circadian Rhythm is Gonna Get You - Three U.S. biologists share the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their research into the molecular mechanism that drives circadian rhythm.

Reimagining Media - Canada's Discourse Media is rethinking & recreating how journalism will evolve, grow and thrive for future generations.

"I AM A GOLDEN GOD!"...or are you? - Gasp! Does Almost Famous actually suck?

The Coping Method - From (un)Presidential tweets to EU uncertainty and the threat of nuclear war, the stress-inducing headlines keep coming. Therapists share tips on how to cope.

A Different Pressure - Here's a life hack to teach you how to clear your stuffy sinuses with the touch of your finger.

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.
— Jack Handey

Chinese Food For Thought - BBC asked Chinese citizens to describe Americans in one word:

Mental Yoga - Something is wrong on the internet by James Bridle:

"Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level."

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