Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Being rebjørn, with news that the Swedish pop group ABBA has emerged from a 35-year retirement with new songs and plans for a “digital” world tour featuring four holographic “Abbatars,” modeled on the 1979 version of the group. “We thought we looked good that year,” said Bjørn Ulvaeus, 72.
Convoys, after 13 truck drivers positioned their 18-wheelers to make a de facto safety net beneath a man threatening to jump off a highway bridge near Detroit, thus saving his life.
Doing it yourself, after a Tennessee woman, relying on YouTube how-to videos for guidance, delivered her own baby in a hotel room. “I did a mighty fine job, if I do say so myself,” said Tia Freeman, 22.
Bad week for:
Lost arts, with news that some British schools are switching entirely to digital clocks, as fewer and fewer students know how to tell time from analog clocks.
Harold Bornstein, President Trump’s former doctor, who revealed that his office was “raided” last year by three burly Trump aides who carried off 35 years of the president’s medical records. Bornstein also revealed that Trump “dictated” the glowing medical report provided to the public during the campaign.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s legally embattled longtime “fixer,” after the National Enquirer, owned by Trump ally David Pecker, ran a cover story on Cohen’s “Secrets and Lies.” When asked if the story was a message that the president might turn on him, Cohen replied, “What do you think?”