Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Fornicators, after Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that would repeal the state’s ban on sex between unmarried people, thereby providing more credibility to the state’s tourism slogan, “Virginia is for lovers.”
Teeing off, after a University of Missouri study found that playing golf just once a month reduces the risk of premature death by about half, likely because it provides stress relief, the stimulation of competition, and a bit of exercise.
Tailwinds, after a British Airways passenger jet made the trip from New York to London in slightly less than five hours, setting a new record for subsonic aircraft. Assisted by the transatlantic jet stream, the flight arrived 1 hour and 42 minutes early.
Bad week for:
Male grooming, after a photograph of a wind-blown President Trump on the White House lawn showed the graphic contrast between the pale skin at his hairline and the thick orange-bronze makeup on his face. “More Fake News,” tweeted Trump.
The mood of Democrats, after 64 percent of New Hampshire Democrats said in a poll they would prefer that “a giant meteor strike the Earth, extinguishing all human life,” rather than see Trump be re-elected.
Dialogue, after actor Michael Douglas, whose legendary father Kirk died last week at the age of 103, told a rally for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that in the final moments of his life, his father whispered the words “Mike can get it done.” ■