Gongol.com Archives: October 2019

Brian Gongol


October 24, 2019

Humor and Good News What could we use to denote a cheerful period?

The period seems altogether too plain and droll for exclusive use in emails, but following every sentence with an exclamation mark seems all too much. There must be room for some kind of middle-ground punctuation -- a cheerful period, of sorts. We already have the interrobang to indicate a surprised question (‽), and the wildly underused irony mark (⸮). Another irregular punctuation mark is both possible and in order.

Weather and Disasters Southern California fires break out again

Winds are driving the spread

Threats and Hazards Nobody should toss around "civil war" lightly

An MLB umpire has earned scrutiny for tweeting his anger over the impeachment inquiry, mixed with an aspect of violence. The American Civil War killed more than 600,000 people. Nothing about that merits anything short of the utmost seriousness and solemnity.

News David Ross to skipper the Chicago Cubs

It's not great to have a sentimental attachment to management, but if he's willing to take a chance on the gig, then Eamus Catuli.

News Super 8 hotels to test bunk-bed arrangement

No tie-in with Tinder is reported; this is for friends traveling together


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