It's from Thomas Piketty's book Capital In The 21st Century, which was a strong piling planted in the swirl of news and information, still visible but getting smaller as the great Collective Unconscious chugs upstream. I often repeat the fact that wealth and income inequality are back at 1920s Gilded Age levels, so what caught my attention in the chart is that's it's worse than in 1913, which Piketty shows to be the peak of the "Gilded Age."
A couple weeks ago while getting loaded on Chappell Street (or Chappel Street depending on the street sign) I looked up the Wikipedia article about the Beatles transformative 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band. It's a very thorough article and tells a great story of the album's conception and recording, its influence and even has some high level analysis of the music, which is higher than what I can understand. Their next album was Magical Mystery Tour and the next, Abbey Road, included the song Octopus's Garden (the only song written by Ringo Starr they ever recorded), a lyric from which I used as the title to this post.
When I just now went to look up that Wikipedia article and started to type in the name in my search box, as soon as I typed in "Sgt", the complete name of the album came up first on the list of possible suggestions, which is an indication of something's presence on the web. Same with "Magical". First item.
When I type in "Frank" my first name, it comes up with Frankie Valli. That surprised me. Frank Sinatra was down at number 3. He's a chunk of driftwood almost to the sea.
|Buddy Greco, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra at Lake Tahoe|
This is supposed to be one of the last photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken the weekend before she died. There are several other pictures taken that day here.