We put Hank the octopus from Finding Dory in with Obi to see what he'd do. He checked it out and turned brilliant purple, which is a color I've never seen before and I believe indicates confusion. He got bored with the toy pretty quickly.
Below is a map of the only places left in the U.S. where you can see the Milky Way Galaxy. Because of permanent "skyglow", caused by light pollution from cities, 80% of Americans can no longer see this feature of the night sky, as well as a third of the entire world's population.
Today's long, must-read is Eric Alterman's piece about false equivalencies in the media. The media's need to cover "both sides" of every story makes no sense when one side has little regard for the truth.
This photo is making the rounds as the five still living ex-presidents who don't support Trump. My take on them is, from right to left: The best ex-president in history. The most effective president of the past 50 years. The stupidest human to ever occupy the white house. The steadiest and most sober commander in chief since Roosevelt. A man of no real consequence.
"To sum it up, the knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task—and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at that task. This includes political judgment."