Cockburn Edition

The Weekly Click 028

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Linky Goodness

An aggregation of five favorite links directly from the information superhighway.

Kofi Cockburn staying with Illinois after entering transfer portal

Kofi Cockburn is coming back to the University of Illinois to play college basketball. I am relieved and not surprised. When Kofi declared for the draft, I was confident he was not going to hear what he wanted to hear regarding making an NBA team. I thought he would just come back to the fold and see what Name/Image/Likeness money could be generated. I had no idea the amount of drama this would ultimately entail.

Instagram Has Become SkyMall

This is so true. I never ordered anything off of SkyMall mostly because I never flew when SkyMall was a big deal. However, buying things off of Instagram ads is a thing. I bought a Mother’s Day present and my wife bought me a Father’s Day present straight off of Instagram ads.

Shohei Ohtani Is the Present and Future of Baseball

I love this quote: “He just hits the ball farther than everyone else and also throws it harder than everyone else and also runs faster than everyone else. And he looks like a superhero doing it, and seems to be having the time of his life. The beauty of Ohtani is that, in the purest sense, he is baseball: He personifies how truly gorgeous this impossible and often plodding game can be at its best. Ohtani is reinventing the game not by changing its traditions or trying to make it something that it is not. (Not that it isn’t just as much fun to watch Tatis Jr. blow the whole thing up, for what it’s worth.) Ohtani is reinventing baseball by doing things.”

There's a Word for What Trumpism Is Becoming

Becoming? Seriously? Come on now Mr. Frum. You know better. Quit dancing around the word.

Delta Is Driving a Wedge Through Missouri

“Almost every COVID-19 patient in Springfield’s hospitals is unvaccinated, and the dozen or so exceptions are all either elderly or immunocompromised people. The vaccines are working as intended, but the number of people who have refused to get their shots is crushing morale. Vaccines were meant to be the end of the pandemic. If people don’t get them, the actual end will look more like Springfield’s present: a succession of COVID-19 waves that will break unevenly across the country until everyone has either been vaccinated or infected. “You hear post-pandemic a lot,” Frederick said. “We’re clearly not post-pandemic. New York threw a ticker-tape parade for its health-care heroes, and ours are knee-deep in COVID.”” Some people are just too stupid.


From Me to You

My latest essays and stories on fightingillini.com and in The Multiverse.

Crisis on Infinite Marvel Universes

Loki was an interesting show in that it was for all intent and purpose self-contained even though you really needed to see a few Marvel movies prior to understanding some things early on and that it set up so much for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not just the next series or the next movie, but what is probably going to be the big bad for the next few years. Impressive.


Caught My Eye

Stuff around the web that made me pause, smile, or think.


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