'The Font' gets this mornings wordle in 3. This prompts a shout of ' I've got it ! ' over the oatmeal and strawberries. In the papers a story about a tourist who has carved the words "Ivan + Hayley 23" into the walls of the Colosseum with a key. This act of desecration has upset the Italian government who want him found and charged. A fine of $17500 is the penalty for defacing a historic monument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGYe1Z4EbQ0 The newspaper pedantically tells me that 'the subject has not yet been identified but there are strong suspicions that his name is Ivan'.
The three seagull chicks are up and about at five. They're making it clear that they're hungry. First light is the perfect time for the father to go scavenging in the rubbish before the dustbin men arrive. The mother watches her brood as they get close to the edge of the neighbours kitchen roof. Seagulls, it has to be said, are noisy - and early rising - neighbours.
How's this for modern technology ? https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1673720015793582081
Gloom rather than anger drives support for populist politicians . There may be something in this : https://www.nber.org/papers/w31383