February 4th, 2019


This morning's distractions

On ElectoralVote today there is the statement, "you casts your vote, you takes your chances." So i pondered, "Pogo?" That is, i wondered if it was from Walt Kelley's Pogo strip. I found the quotation only at an inflammatory (well, that's the banner image) pro trump "anarchist" site on 6 Nov 2016.

Turns out it's an evolution of an old (1840s) showmans pitch, "you pays your money, you takes your choice" per The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When By Ralph Keyes. The slow shift of "choice" to "chance(s)" is intriguing.

* have a cold
* brother's family about to head to Tampa
* taking time off work, but not feeling as vital as i need to be to do the yard work i wanted
* mourning over Duke power's contractors' collateral damage to a 6" diameter redbud and a 4" diameter cherry tree (and irritated someone took the cherry tree wood). And by collateral damage, intentional cutting down of those trees.