Quick Hits, Vol. 20

We did it! We got to twenty installments of our Quick Hits series. I’ll keep it going, but this feels like a milestone, right?

Anyhow, today is Wednesday, June 9, 2021, and that means it is time for the twentieth Quick Hits. For the full archive, click here.

Quick Hits

I really appreciate any food which, when asked for a flavor, the correct response is a color (with the exception of orange, which fits both categories). Like Popsicles, Starbursts, or Gatorade. If anyone ever tells you they want a raspberry Popsicle, they are 100% a psychopath. If they tell you they want a blue Popsicle, they’re alright.

The funny hats people wear to the Kentucky Derby get a lot of credit, but the funny hats people wear to play golf every day are wildly underappreciated.

Every cooking video you see on social media talks about how easy a recipe is, then uses a million mixing bowls, specialized equipment, top-of-the-line utensils, multiples of things like ladles, spatulas, tongs, and spoons, and an entire crew to clean up.

With the possible exceptions of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, every single federal-level politician in the United States is or had been a complete slime ball product of political institutions.

Watching sports is getting a bit tough for me because they talk about guys who are “beaten up veterans” and “making up for their advanced age with game intelligence” and the guys they’re talking about are younger than me, but only just. I feel positively ancient every time I watch sports now.

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It’s funny to me that here in the States people sometimes talk about using an SAT word (e.g. ubiquitous, salacious, perfunctory, aplomb, quixotic, etc.), but so few people actually use those words with any regularity. You’d think a word like ubiquitous would be heard and found everywhere. (Thank you for allowing me that little bit of wordplay).

This isn’t an original idea, but No Child Left Behind really brought a lot of good students down to the level of bad students instead of vice-versa. It feels like each group of incoming college freshmen is just a little less prepared for college than the one before it. Maybe we should just face the fact that some kids aren’t going to succeed at education and do what we can to make sure that something other than “traditional” smarts can help them be a contributing member of society.

What brave soul was the first to try eggs? “Hey, did you see that thing what came out the back of that bird? I’mma eat it.” Glad they did, though. I love eggs.

Drinking beer in the morning during summer makes you feel like you’re about to have a good day of relaxation or outdoor time. Drinking beer in the morning during winter makes you feel like a degenerate.

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Activities that are considered “leisure” activities that are not nearly as relaxing as their reputations would have you believe: golf, fishing, puzzle-assembling, snow skiing/boarding, certain types of hiking.

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