Archive | December 1, 2017

THE SPHINX—-SCHADENFREUDE

                                                         

The Editor:   What language is that, LL ?

https://translate.google.com/#en/de/schadenfreude

Achtung Cat:    That’s German, it means enjoying the problems of other people.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=eroeWsLKGcLMmwHx647IBw&q=german+word+for+enjoying+others+misery&oq=german+word+for+enjoying&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l4.1918.13020.0.17024.24.14.0.10.10.0.339.1562.6j2j2j1.11.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..3.21.1839…0i131k1.0.sWMWCbZe_cg

TE:   I know it isn’t illegal to get some satisfaction from the misfortune of others. but isn’t it immoral or a sin ?

Karma Cat:  I have listened or read about a bunch of the recent people, fired, kicked out, or who retired to spend time with their families and grand-children.  Many have been in the news business or what passes for it in modern America.  Matt Lauer is the most recent.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/matt-lauer-fired-by-nbc-for-multiple-sex-misconduct-claims

https://pagesix.com/2017/11/29/matt-lauer-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-female-staffer-during-olympics/

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

I have enjoyed seeing the people associated with news get what they deserve.  The bunch of pompous, self-righteous creeps who give half-truths, lies, and fake news.  The fall-out has even reach Congress.  Hopefully it will reach the Super-Companies that own the so called news companies ( CNN  & MSNBC ).

What is a cat-puzzle is why are all of the revelations, some 20 years old and known for 20 years, are coming out now ?  Clinton’s buddies are even throwing her under her old campaign bus.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bus+partridge+family&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=M_cmRfPbYO2HhM%253A%252CemtJoGXdi13cSM%252C_&usg=__cnF0eOCX5O9luH3SnpFMSLUOwYo%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPx8-DrebXAhWH6CYKHZNEDBwQ9QEIQDAE#imgrc=mhwMbFW-LV_vkM:

Oh, look-Nancy is throwing Conyers under the bus.  She just said on Sunday that he was going up on Mt. Rushmore.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/nancy-pelosi-john-conyers-should-resign

What a bunch of immoral repulsive skanks.  It’s like a death by a thousand cuts.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

North America and the Pelican
Image Credit & Copyright: Paolo Moroni

Explanation: Fans of our fair planet might recognize the outlines of these cosmic clouds. On the left, bright emission outlined by dark, obscuring dust lanes seems to trace a continental shape, lending the popular name North America Nebula to the emission region cataloged as NGC 7000. To the right, just off the North America Nebula’s east coast, is IC 5070, whose profile suggests the Pelican Nebula. The two bright nebulae are about 1,500 light-years away, part of the same large and complex star forming region, almost as nearby as the better-known Orion Nebula. At that distance, the 6 degree wide field of view would span 150 light-years. This careful cosmic portrait uses narrow band images to highlight the bright ionization fronts and the characteristic red glow from atomic hydrogen gas. These nebulae can be seen with binoculars from a dark location. Look northeast of bright star Deneb in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend