It is not a promising start to a day to visit nytimes.com and notice, pretty much right of the bat, a headline like this:
Added to the Recall List: Millions of Frozen Mice
I mean, seriously. Can we manufacture, grow, or distribute anything anymore? Without making people sick or dead, I mean? Yes, yes, I know, confirmation bias and all that. Doesn't change the first emotion.
On the other hand, the very next headline …
Ellen DeGeneres Leaving ‘American Idol’
… actually made me feel kinda good. I was all, Dude, I didn't even know she was on.
The lede has it as:
Walking away from a five-year contract worth tens of millions of dollars, Ellen DeGeneres said Thursday evening that she was leaving “American Idol” on Fox after just one season because it was not a “right fit” for her.
Mice to know at least one person I admire retains some shreds of integrity.