A futile attempt to become smart by reading The Economist resulted in these 10 extremely dumb thoughts:
1. Why is that article about German Prime Minister Angela Merkel illustrated with a photo of her hands (presumably her hands?) in the same shape teenagers make to indicate a vagina, which is also, in the world of yoga, referred to as "Yoni Mudra?"
2. Should I write that professor at the University of Versailles who wrote a letter to the editor about tourist noise in Paris and say, "Hey, I also hate noise?" Will that make him feel supported or stalked?
3. Is there really, as an article in this issue claims, [...]
"Did you know you can see the International Space Station from your house? As the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, the space station is easy to see if you know where and when to look for it." —Uhh, no!? Well, did you know you can sign up for NASA to email you if it's a good day for a sighting in your town? Did you know your flying car and vacation home on Mars are never coming? Did you know we're alone in the universe?
HP: OMG tell me about yourself!
AA: Welllllll, I've been living in Mono Lake forever basically.
HP: Wait like literally forever?
AA: Hahaha, ummm.
AA: Hahahaha, LOLOLOL.