I had a nice long weekend. I caught up on films — “Parasite,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “The Favourite,” “Knives Out” — saw a Cirque de Soleil Alegria performance (the first time I’ve seen a circus in a tent), wrote a ten-minute play, and basically ignored politics and the major media except the crossword puzzles.
In doing so I missed hearing Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas put forward the theory that the corona virus was a Chinese plot because it originated in China; that Trump wowed the crowd at a rained-out Daytona 500 and his press office put out a picture from 2004 of Air Force One photobombing the bleachers; that topless anti-dairy industry protestors took over a Bernie rally in Vegas; that all that kerfuffle about Bill Barr slapping down Trump for tweeting was all staged so he could sound independent even if he didn’t clear it with Fox News. But the peacocks in my neighborhood are in raging heat. That I did hear.