If you can’t drive, fly

BY JOE GENCO

–Brunei pilots women might not be able to drive in Saudi Arabia, but they can fly. In fact, the first all-female flight crew recently traveled from Brunei to Saudi Arabia. Thanks Jim-Jill Trowbridgehttp://www.independent.co.uk/…/royal-brunei-airlines-first-…

–As empowering as that story is, a Muslim-American journalist who identifies as liberal published this research on the women’s march on Washington. If it seemed inauthentic that many people coalesced in a grand act of civil disobedience, it may have been. As always, follow the money. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/…/billionaire-george-soros-has-…/

–Charles Blow from the NY Times opines about Trump and concludes there is a good chance the new president has done something neither Hillary, nor Obama could. Reunited the left. I disagree, but his logic is interesting even if controverted by the demographics of Trump supporters. https://mobile.nytimes.com/…/we-are-dissidents-we-are-legio…

–Meanwhile, “Alternative Facts” is an awesome set up for any number of funny lines. I looked out the window at the clouds yesterday and remarked “what a beautiful, sunny day.” http://www.cnn.com/…/video/playlists/stories-worth-watching/

–The 10 white men and 1 woman of the British Supreme Court ruled Parliament must vote before the government of Theresa May can move forward with the Brexit. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38720320

–Sara Benincasa weighs in on Trump, alternative facts and the cycle of abuse. Some things work in predictable patterns. https://medium.com/…/trump-alternative-facts-and-abuse-52b3…

–Boyd Curiosity: Have the New England States ever had an earthquake? Not since the last Ice Age.

–Using pencil and paper to write cursive notes appears to be a rising hipster trend. Most non-working days, I have paper folded in 8ths in my pocket, with a pencil. This blog often grows from it. This is the most affirming trend since I went to that music festival and realized nearly everyone else was wearing Hawaiian shirts with bandanas around their neck, too. http://www.bbc.com/…/20170120-why-paper-is-the-real-killer-…

–So you want to be an astronaut? Try living even 48 hours on such a tight, demanding schedule, monitoring all your activity and living on prepacked dehydrated food. Ughhh. http://www.bbc.com/…/20170117-how-living-like-an-astronaut-…

–Art Voice had more people pay attention than ever would have otherwise thanks to its choice to publish Carl Paladino’s ill-humor. Tony Farina uses the First Amendment to put it in context. http://artvoice.com/2017/01/19/defending-right-free-speech/…

–Monster waves pounded Monterey, Calif., setting records at more than 35-feet. http://www.sfgate.com/…/Monster-waves-pounded-NorCal-coast-…

–Three mountain lion cubs were photographed recently relaxing on a Boulder, Colo. deck. http://www.denverpost.com/…/once-in-a-lifetime-shot-boulde…/

–Beer pong can be fun and profitable. Check out this insane video. http://www.cbc.ca/…/calgary-beer-pong-viral-videos-1.3947544

–Only 5 of 30 NHL teams have losing records. I think the whole loser point for regulation ties is annoying.https://www.nhl.com/standings/wildcard

–The receivers coach credited with a large portion of Tyreek Hill’s success, David Culley, is joining the Bills as quarterbacks coach. Culley has spent his whole career with Andy Reed. http://www.kansascity.com/…/kansas-ci…/article128354399.html

–Interesting read about the growing parallels between basketball and NFL passing games. It’s the reason Brady* is still excelling. The game has become more cerebral, with presnap reads and quick ball delivery. https://theringer.com/nfl-playoffs-packers-falcons-steelers…

–Interesting to note the Sabres injuries have come to defensemen who shoot left. Hopefully Bylsma has finally realized Zach Bogosian deserves more ice time and will only get better. http://www.buffalohockeybeat.com/depleted-sabres-defense-t…/

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