Welcome to the end of the week!
Today in 1974 thousands marched in Washington DC to impeach President Nixon as a result of the Watergate scandal. It would be barely three months later that he resigned.
“He shows a lack of concern for morality, a lack of concern for high principles, a lack of commitment to high ideals of public office that makes the transcripts a sickening exposure. Richard Nixon is humorous to the point of being inhumane. He is devious; he is vacillating; he is profane; he is willing to be led; he displays dismay and gaps in knowledge. He is suspicious of his staff, his loyalties minimal. His greatest concern is to create a record that will save himself and his Administration.” – Rep. William Hungate
Also today in 2011 President Barack Obama produced his detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an attempt to convince tin-foil-hat-wearing idiots and very stable geniuses that he was in fact a natural-born American citizen.
On Twitter today:
I’ll take two.
— Trick, Bobby (@Dr_Trick) April 25, 2018
The response this NYP headline deserves.
A bit of history. Be sure to click on the white arrow and enable sound by clicking on the speaker icon.
Ernie Wright, the data visualizer extraordinaire who recreated the moment when the Apollo 8 crew first saw and photographed the Earth rising from behind the Moon… https://t.co/G4p91w2HmZ pic.twitter.com/FIx44DDrsE
— NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (@LRO_NASA) April 26, 2018
And a little bit of science.
— Diana S. Fleischman (@sentientist) April 27, 2018
Even more science solving a case that was assumed originally to be several unrelated cases.
How the Golden State Killer was found— through a family member’s DNA info available on a genealogy website. Fascinating. https://t.co/FhbjTwWrao
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) April 27, 2018
More cats because we don’t have enough of those on this website.
I got distracted on the internet and found this medieval cat washing his bottom pic.twitter.com/JZdSEhiPMi
— Prof Francesca Stavrakopoulou (@ProfFrancesca) April 26, 2018
A spider-cat does
The real reason we all had to switch over to digital television… pic.twitter.com/OEQN2gt5Nw
— Mothra P.I. (@Hardywolf359) April 26, 2018
Finally, Hili is being curmudgeonly today.
Hili: This bush has spikes.
A: But it has beautiful flowers.
Hili: That’s not helpful.
Hili: Ten krzak ma kolce.
Ja: Ale pięknie kwitnie.
Hili: To nie jest pomocne.