Netflix’s film library has been likened to the bargain bin of an old Blockbuster. But there are at least two genres the streaming giant has nailed: true crime and stand up comedy specials. (Incidentally, both appear on this list.) Here we have the latest special by the African American and Jewish Tiffany Haddish, who celebrates her unique identity right there in the title, kickstarting her hour long set by singing “Havah Nagilah” and being carried in on a giant chair.
The story is told by Ellie Cooper, a former medic in the Iraq war who has moved to Beijing to get over a failed marriage and rediscovers herself in the milieus of modern art and video gaming. One day, while Cooper is hanging out in the studio of her sometime lover, the controversial artist Lao Zhang, she encounters a renegade Uighur. When the Uighur and Zhang disappear, she becomes the target of an inquiry by Chinese and US intelligence operatives whose intertwined purpose remains opaque until the end..
I knew a lot of the price of sunglasses is about the name plastered across the frame or the lens, but I had no idea my “Made in Italy” Ray Bans had so much company. There’s a lot more in Arends’ piece about Luxottica’s reach and profits, and he closes with an important caveat. If you tend to leave your sunnies on the beach, or just replace yearly to follow trends:.
India did take this into account and mostly minimized debris:According to Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, some debris might persist for a year, but most should burn up in the atmosphere within several weeks. Brian Weeden of Secure World Foundation agreed, but warned about the possibility of some fragments getting boosted to higher orbits. US Air Force Space Command said that it was tracking 270 pieces of debris from the test, although as of 26 September only 125 objects have been catalogued. A Dutch Space Situational Awareness consultant Marco Langbroek disputed DRDO claim that the test was responsible. He said that the intercept was not “head on”, which would have minimized debris ejection to higher altitudes, but was instead conducted at an upwards angle. He added that most of the debris would be cleared within days, but some might last a year or two.But I do agree that any debris added is bad.Compared to the India test, though, the China one was much worse:This event was the second largest creation of space debris in history after Project West Ford, with more than 2,000 pieces of trackable size (golf ball size and larger) officially catalogued in the immediate aftermath, and an estimated 150,000 debris particles.