A miscellany of minutiae ...
Here's an interesting news story about identical twins who both passed away, at age 92, within a few hours of each other.
I've been playing around with the idea that some of the ambiguities of paranormal phenomena might be best understood as occupying borderlands between states of consciousness. Not sure if there's anything to this, but for purposes of discussion, here's a chart I worked up. (Click to enlarge.) Note that I'm not claiming there's anything scientific about this hierarchy, nor am I claiming to know exactly what level of consciousness should be assigned to particular life forms.
As I say, I'm not sure there's any value to this, but possibly it may be a way of understanding how gradations in consciousness allow for "anomalous phenomena" on the margins (or at the transition points). The idea, such as it is, is not really worked out.
Speaking of charts, this chart-topping new single immortalizes the Weinergate scandal with wit, style, and aplomb. Yes, it's the whole package! Content warning, not suitable for work, may offend those who are easily offended, etc.