Highlights From Yet Another Week Of Afflictor

This week, pumpkin-headed President Trump welcomed children to the Oval Office for Halloween.

I have larger hands than all you little shits.

I’m normally a germophobe, but in Russia urine is a delicacy.

One look at Eric’s face, and I really considered a vasectomy.

I gave all you brats candy, but did anyone bring anything for me?


Bigotry, not economics, appears to be the driving force behind the widespread nativism.

• Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is alarmed by the rise of the AfD.

• A lack of information can get you killed but so can the wrong information. Consider North Korea and Myanmar.

Garry Kasparov isn’t very worried about AI dominance in so-called open systems.

• Former New Yorker theater critic Mimi Kramer addresses the pernicious influence of former boss Tina Brown.

• In 1991, George H.W. Bush discussed decency, and Barbara Bush opined on sexual harassment.

• Physical beauty is, unsurprisingly, a focus of the contemporary fertility industry.

A note from 1845 about Samuel Morse sending a telegram at the Polk inauguration.

• This week’s Afflictor keyphrase searches: Ruth Brown Snyder, Marlon Brando, etc.