Welcome To Another Wonderful Week Of Utah News
You Have Kids, Now What? Volume 1: Take Them To The Symphony. Really. (Meg Walter, The Beehive)
Meg takes her kids to the symphony. “I was just as skeptical as you when we were invited to bring our kids to the Utah Symphony performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture at Deer Valley. But I was assured that it was a casual, kid-friendly atmosphere and that THERE WOULD BE ACTUAL CANNONS FIRING.”
Utah could play key role in Space Force, Rep. Rob Bishop says (Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News)
Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced official plans for Space Force and Utah politicians are tripping over themselves with galactic giddiness. Rep. Rob Bishop is convinced Utah will be a major participant, which he expressed with quite the run-on sentence: “The fact that Utah has been a prime player in space and the aerospace industry and space exploration for so long simply means we have a lot of expertise here in the state that I’m pretty sure will probably be exploited and used.” Sen. Orrin Hatch is convinced that cosmic adventures await, saying the U.S. needs “to be in space because there’s an awful lot going on in space.”
These two BYU professors are going to help build a new super antenna on the 'Goldeneye' telescope (Alec Williams, Deseret News)
Utah politicians have a major case of space euphoria and now BYU’s professors are feeling similar sensations of zero gravity. Karl Warnick and Brian Jeffs are working on a $5.8 million super antenna that literally sits on James Bond’s telescope. It will be the world’s first full-sized “cryogenically cooled phased array feed” on the telescope, and The Beehive can’t wait for Orrin Hatch to weigh in on the prospects of extraterrestrial life.
Utah fans review Jack White’s cellphone-free show: ‘Ridiculous’ or ‘Friggin’ awesome,’ depending on whom you ask (Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune)
Jack White is a guitar prodigy who currently believes in phoneless concerts. He played to a packed house in Magna and people were flummoxed because they couldn’t take selfies. Others were flummoxed because they couldn’t tell what time it was. Many hard life questions were asked: “How am I gonna check my emails? How am I gonna take pictures? How am I gonna post on Instagram?”
Remember Overstock? It’s basically a crypto company now (Paul R. La Monica, CNNMoney)
Once upon a time, Overstock buried large amounts of gold in the Utah mountains in case of emergency. Now they’re all in on bitcoin, which will be harder to hide in the mountains due to lack of electrical outlets.
Utah Rep. Mia Love sent a mailer with a quote attributed to The Salt Lake Tribune. It was from an opinion piece she wrote herself. (Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune)
Quoting yourself is a baller move. Quoting yourself on a government mailer and attributing the quote to The Salt Lake Tribune? Supreme baller move. Now Mia Love is taking heat after her quoting hijinks have been discovered. Why didn’t she just take the high road and ruminate on the possibilities of Space Force like a normal politician?
The Beehive Podcast (Meg Walter, Chris Rawle, Clint Betts)
A discussion on the Utah symphony, college football, Space Force, and politicians quoting themselves while attributing others.
Hive Mind Podcast (Meg Walter, Eli McCann, Nick Morley)
A look at Titanic 20 years later, and an attempt to try and explain Netflix’s new worst series Insatiable.
2 Strike Bunt Podcast (Chris Rawle, Clint Betts)
Musings on the PGA Championship and Tiger.