Dr. Spock ran for president in 1972 against
Richard Nixon and George McGovern. He received around 0.1% of the
McGovern, the losing major-party candidate, was utterly flattened by
Nixon, who won over 60% of the popular vote and 520/538 electoral votes.
Nixon, of course, resigned in disgrace in August 1974.
Today the School District of Philadelphia informs me:
All children are capable of reaching their fullest potential
This reminds me a little of the time I had to explain to someone on Math Stack Exchange why every function
is onto its range.
And by “the Michigan Supreme Court” I meant “the Wisconsin Supreme Court”.
- Six of the seven justices of the Michigan Supreme Court are women.
Catalonian nativity scenes traditionally include El
Caganer, a figure of a guy pooping with his pants down.
Another Catalonian Christmas tradition is Tió de
Nadal, the Christmast Log. This is a small log
with a happy face and a red hat, propped up on legs. In the run-up to
Christmas, the kids feed the log daily, and then on Christmas Day it
magically poops out nougats, hazelnuts, or other plausible log poop
objects such as dried figs.
To make Tió de Nadal defecate, one puts its end into the fireplace, or,
if no fireplace is available, beats it with sticks.
Tió (“trunk”) should not be confused with tío (“uncle”).