Keep in mind we are talking about Hostages (Hamas) vs Prisoners (Israel). This isn't exactly a hostage swap or prisoner swap. Aka... An innocent Israeli girl in exchange for an (accused) rapist or murderer, is not exactly a swap.
Didn't so much read this one as listen to it, but it was quite a hoot. It's a mishmash of roughly the following:
You wrap a wire around an iron nail and run a current through the wire, you can create an electromagnet. This works because there's a current running through the wire. Okay, so, instead of a wire, say you have a highway. And instead of a current of electrons you have a constant stream of souls with the power of free will, passing by other free-willed souls who are stationary on the side of the highway. This creates a kind of spiritual current, a kind of electromagnetism between our world and the afterlife.
Daedalus isn't dead, he's just been busy elsewhere.
The Minotaur is a place, not just a thing.
Seriously fun sci-fi. I was happy to learn that Powers follows a writing method similar to Ray Bradbury. Makes sense, too, when you compare how the plots of both writers unwind. There's a lot of "dream logic" going on.
Based on the recommendation from @Aqua-Letifer , I started to watch the Monty Python Flying Circus show. Lots of funny bits, but also lots of bits I don't understand due to British humor or British political figures/current events. But worth a watch. A lot of the stuff probably would not be allowed today. LOL About 1/2 through season 1
Below is an example of a funny sketch (funny song begins at 4:00 minutes)
1 pound russet potatoes, peeled
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pinch cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Cut each potato lengthwise into 3/8-inch-thick slices, then slice sections into 3/8-inch-wide sticks. Place potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Let soak to release excess starches, about 5 minutes; drain.
Pour boiling water over the potatoes until they're covered by a few inches. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer onto some paper towels. Blot off excess water and let cool completely, at least 10 minutes.
Place cooled potatoes in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil and season with cayenne; toss to coat.
Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Stack potatoes in a double layer in the fryer basket.
Cook for 15 minutes. Slide basket out and toss fries. Continue frying until golden brown, about 10 minutes more. Toss fries with salt in a mixing bowl. Serve immediately.
I left the potatoes unpeeled because ... skin.
In deference to the management, I skipped the cayenne
Before cooking I seasoned the fries with paprika, Mrs. Dash's seasoning, and a touch of Kosher salt.
I put them in a rotisserie for my air fryer so I wouldn't have to turn them. The rotisserie does a good job of mixing and exposing all sides.
Took about half an hour of cook time.
Yeah, the whole thing took about an hour to do, including prep, wait, cook.
But definitely worth the time. Very little labor involved. Came out crispy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. I imagine if I cut them into thicker pieces, I'd get more of that fluff.
... Trump is creating new political headaches for Republicans locked in a highly competitive battle to win back the Senate majority by making extreme statements on health care, immigration and other issues unlikely to play well with swing voters in key states.
Trump shook up Republicans on Capitol Hill over the weekend by declaring that if elected president he would make another run at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
The comments posted on Trump’s media platform, Truth Social, caught GOP lawmakers off guard because they haven’t had any serious policy discussions recently about getting rid of the landmark health care law, and there’s no consensus within their party on how to replace it.