Sad, but thought-provoking: At the very top of the reimagined page A3 in the New York Times, we get each day's "Noteworthy Facts" in the "Of Interest" section. (Hard copy only.)
This morning, we were offered seven such facts. The one shown below appeared first:
Of InterestWithin the modern New York Times, that counts, at least in one person's mind, as a noteworthy fact!
NOTEWORTHY FACTS FROM TODAY'S PAPER
Leeds Castle, in Kent, England, has a collection of dog collars dating to the 15th century.
The reimagined page A3 is like this pretty much all the time. In its spectacular daily dumbness, we're inclined to regard it as the sign of the end of a culture.
Coming tomorrow: Last Sunday's Washington Post best-sellers
Others of today's "Noteworthy facts:" These facts are also noteworthy today:
Pablo Picasso's lovers Dora Maar and Marie Therese-Walter had a wrestling match in his studio while he was painting "Guernica."Our own noteworthy fact would be this—no, we aren't making this up!
On the bill for the 2018 Youth Olympics are cross-country running, futsal (indoor soccer), beach handball and a basketball dunk contest.