New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became another casualty in this bizarre, if not fascinating in a can’t-look-away fashion, presidential campaign, but he did manage to provide one last bit of entertainment.
With a developer/reality TV star leading in the polls, Christie sought to gain ground with a good finish in New Hampshire. It didn’t work. He placed a dismal sixth in the first primary. The writing, as it has been for others, was on the wall. Pundits are now batting around the reasons why. Maybe he was too moderate. Maybe Bridgegate was the roadblock.
Whatever, the debacle upset more than a few, including Christie’s idol, Bruce Springsteen, who took the stage with late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon in a hilarious satirical turn. To his credit, the governor took it in stride and later joined Fallon in his own star turn as a “dad dancer,” showing that at least he hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
It was fascinating news this week that physicists heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding 1 billion light years away and, in doing so, proved the last remaining prophecy of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
The fleeting chirp that the collision produced was produced by gravitational waves that show the universe acts like a giant piece of fabric, changing shape as forces are unleashed.
Of course, anybody who had been paying attention has known this since 1977, when the noted philosopher Obi Wan Kenobe discussed “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” May the gravitational energy be with you.
It seems that Brianna Fugate and Dennis M. Bernhard were a little ahead of their time. In addition to delivering the mail, the two postal workers – make that former postal workers – were also delivering boxes of marijuana, sent here from the West Coast. Both have pleaded guilty to crimes.
Postal workers are federal employees and on-the-job misconduct can – and in this case, did – attract the attention of the FBI.
What is more, while Buffalo has become a hip place to be, it remains firmly ensconced in the state of New York, which is nowhere near Colorado, Oregon or Alaska, where recreational use of marijuana is legal. Although maybe by the time they’ve served their sentences there could be legal work for them in the pot industry.