Theresa Hanafin writes a feature each morning in the Boston Globe called “Fast Forward.” It summarizes the latest news and weather. She often starts with a story from the Old Farmers’ Almanac. Today’s anecdote: an editor of the San Francisco Examiner wrote a young Rudyard Kipling in 1889 to tell him that he didn’t know how to use the English language.

And here’s another joke:

While you were sleeping: Trump sarcastically joked about Russia’s attempts to undermine our democracy just before he and Putin were set to meet privately at the G-20 summit in Osaka. At a press conference before the meeting, a reporter asked Trump if he was going to warn Putin not to meddle in American elections again. “Yes, of course I will,” he replied. He then turned toward Putin with a smirk on his face and said, “Don’t meddle in the election, president. Don’t meddle in the election.” Putin smiled.

Why must our president be do obsequious to Putin?