California’s Infrastructure Is Garbage (And Other Bad News)

Hey look! It’s another episode of The Monday Show! When will this long national nightmare end? Just joking, you love this show. You should just stop reading this and listen to it right now.

Oh shit! You’re still here? Fine, have a look at the notes from this week’s episode. They include links to articles you can read and everything! Make a day of it maybe! Here goes:

Are We Doomed? – California’s Infrastructure Is Garbage

Irony alert! The rain California has been begging for to end our drought is finally here, but now it’s wrecking our infrastructure. The state needs this so badly, but didn’t necessarily need it all at the same time. That’s a huge problem, because its dams and roads and bridges are all ancient artifacts that should have been replaced decades ago, and now the way heavier than usual rainfall this winter is causing that shit to crumble.

Case in point, two cars fell into a 20-foot sinkhole in Studio City the other day. But that’s a minor inconvenience compared to the Oroville Dam spillway collapse.

More than 188,000 people had to be evacuated because of that, and that was before the rain that happened this weekend. On the bright side, the California government has known this was a thing that was probably going to happen for over a decade now, they just never did anything about it.

If I Was King – No More Hobby Pilots

Listen, until Harrison Ford can stop crashing on golf courses and buzzing a commercial aircraft full of passengers because he mistook the taxiway for the runway, no more flying for recreational purposes.

Hey, do you know what they call the most sought after plane among flying enthusiasts? “The Doctor Killer.” They call it the doctor killer. You know, because doctors buy them and then die in them because it’s way too much airplane for an amateur to be flying.

Spoooooooky! – Winston Churchill Totally Believed Aliens Exist

He put it a little more eloquently, I reckon. Apparently, Winston Churchill, in addition to being good at beating Nazis, was also a man of science who contributed essays about things like evolution and cells to various publications. Researchers found an unpublished essay recently, and it sheds some light on Churchill’s thoughts on space and aliens. Here’s a quote:

“I, for one, am not so immensely impressed by the success we are making of our civilization here that I am prepared to think we are the only spot in this immense universe which contains living, thinking creatures, or that we are the highest type of mental and physical development which has ever appeared in the vast compass of space and time.”

Ha! He called Jeff stupid.

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