ICYMI: SpaceX Plans To Send Two Rich People On A Trip Around The Moon
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- On Friday, the Huffington Post explored an interesting hypothetical: what would happen if a presenter announced the wrong winner at the Oscars? Their uncannily prescient post, which explains the PricewaterhouseCoopers process, makes for especially fun reading given, uh, recent events.
- SpaceX announced plans to send two rich people on a trip around the moon, because why not.
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- It's Monday, so here's a fun "Did Margaret Thatcher say that?" quiz for you to test your knowledge of the Iron Lady's one liners.
- I'm supposed to put a video next, but instead here is Raymond Carver's poem "Happiness" in its entirety:
So early it's still almost dark out.
I'm near the window with coffee,
and the usual early morning stuff
that passes for thought.
When I see the boy and his friend
walking up the road
to deliver the newspaper.
They wear caps and sweaters,
and one boy has a bag over his shoulder.
They are so happy
they aren't saying anything, these boys.
I think if they could, they would take
each other's arm.
It's early in the morning,
and they are doing this thing together.
They come on, slowly.
The sky is taking on light,
though the moon still hangs pale over the water.
Such beauty that for a minute
death and ambition, even love,
doesn't enter into this.
Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.