Welcome to this week’s Twist, America’s only clothing optional podcast. On the menu this weekend with co-hosts Rick Rose and Mark McNease: Big Cup – a look at the week’s top headlines, two (count ‘em, two!) hot potatoes, some final thoughts and an end quote to live by.
QUOTES AND QUOTABLE
“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win.”
– Donald Trump, clarifying his position on the election results
BIG CUP: THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Donald Trump appeared to throw the election to Hillary Clinton in the third presidential debate, creating an instant internet meme by calling her a “nasty woman” and then, to the sight of jaws dropping across the world, refusing to say he would accept the election results. In the subsequent days he appeared to be sullen, stunned, and contemplating defeat.
On Friday, hackers gummed up Twitter, Netflix and other quality-of-life sites Americans depend on, apparently in a fit over the criminal and accused rapist Julian Assange having his internet turned off by the Ecuadoran embassy.
By Mark McNease
It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all.
I’ve always been able to identify the lowest points of my life by an inability to find anything funny. My sense of humor is a remarkably reliable barometer with which to gauge my well-being: The less I’m able to laugh at myself and the world around me, the more I’m in need of immediate therapy. Someone needs to talk me off my ledge of despondency. In those dark times I neither smile nor appreciate the smiles of others. I find them grating, in fact, and may even want to wipe them from people’s faces, gently. But then it passes; the clouds reveal a sun that has always been behind them. I appreciate the phenomenon of consciousness again, and find myself engaged in a world that is generally as marvelous as it is overwhelming.
I’m in the process of finally getting Q Audiobooks off the ground (look for the launch in the new year). Searching online, I found Bookshare, which offers hundreds of thousands of audiobooks for people with visual, physical and learning disabilities. – Mark