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Donut Cred

Friends,

Gaining street cred can be elusive. Sometimes it just happens. Take the new Omicron variant: BA.D*… Hello?!? How B.A.D. is that? I mean, the name says it all. How are things going to turn-out, you ask? Well, BA.D, of course! Or Earendel. Located 12.9 billion light years from Earth, it’s the most distant star ever observed! And, as if that were not enough the planets surrounding it (Elros and Elrond*) are also named after J.R.R. Tolkien characters. Props! That said, being evil and distant hasn’t worked for Vladimir Putin. The west can’t sanction his invasion, so they’ve imposed sanctions on the invaders. Ukrainians wonder whether to hold fast or leave fast. Only the ones that haven’t left are left. The winner of the POO-TIN award* deserves no street cred for his narcissistic land grab. On the other hand, the name that does get street cred is Tim Horton’s. I had a chance to sample some of their delicious donuts this week (and that’s no April Fool’s)

 

Happy Friday.


*April Fools! The Omicron variant is actually named BA.2 (missed opportunity!); Earendel has no planets surrounding it (although those are the names Tolkien gave his sons); and I made-up the POO-TIN award (however, it would be perfect for the Poo-poo-tin).


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