2:00PM Water Cooler 8/17/2023 | bare capitalism


By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Readers, I’ve already levied calls for in your endurance twice this week, and I need to accomplish that once more immediately. I’ve undertaken an enormous assault on CDC’s HICPAC, and I ran about two hours late, owing to a sophisticated cascade of home disasters (no everlasting hurt executed). So, I need to ask you to speak amongst yourselves once more! –lambert P.S. I’ve included the chook tune, since individuals actually do appear to love them, and a plant. P.P.S. However do give the HICPAC publish a learn.

Fowl Tune of the Day

Bobolink, Kellys Slough NWR, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. This one has some background noise, because the particular person fiddles together with his recording gadget, but it surely sounds very summery, and the additional noise provides authenticity, like scars in high-quality leather-based.

Contact info for crops: Readers, be at liberty to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) learn how to ship me a examine in case you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to learn how to ship me pictures of crops. Greens are high-quality! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary crops! If you need your deal with to seem as a credit score, please place it at first of your mail in parentheses: (thus). In any other case, I’ll anonymize by utilizing your initials. See the earlier Water Cooler (with plant) right here. From TF:

TF writes: “Ponderosa pine (I feel) @ Bryce Canyon Nationwide Park. How does it survive with its roots uncovered like that?” Wow! I feel I used to be muttering one thing about “depth of area” within the latest previous.

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Readers: Water Cooler is a standalone entity not lined by the annual NC fundraiser. So in case you see a hyperlink you particularly like, or an merchandise you wouldn’t see anyplace else, please don’t hesitate to precise your appreciation in tangible kind. Keep in mind, a tip jar is for tipping! Common constructive suggestions each makes me really feel good and lets me know I’m heading in the right direction with protection. After I get no donations for 5 or ten days I get fearful. Extra tangibly, a continuing trickle of donations helps me with bills, and I consider that trickle when setting fundraising objectives:

Right here is the display that can seem, which I’ve helpfully annotated:

When you hate PayPal, you may electronic mail me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, and I gives you instructions on find out how to ship a examine. Thanks!

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