The most watching-the-Olympics-on-TV quotes of the week

“Many individuals have been wanting ahead to watching the video games at the venues, however I would love everybody to totally take pleasure in watching the video games on TV at residence.” — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, after asserting the metropolis will ban followers from the Olympics, which open July 23, as Japan declared a state of emergency as a result of of rising COVID-19 instances. (Thursday, The Dallas Morning News)

“Herd immunity isn’t a uniform distribution. … If there are ZIP codes that haven’t reached 50%, we’re all nonetheless in danger.” — Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha, director for the HSC Texas Center for Health Disparities in Fort Worth, on information that Dallas County has reached herd immunity in opposition to COVID-19, however some areas nonetheless have low immunization charges. (Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News)

Financially hobbled for all times. That’s the joke.” — Matt Black, who graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with an MFA in movie and $233,000 in federal loans that he struggles to pay. (Thursday, The Wall Street Journal)

“I believe this actually brings into query the assumption that we will depend on 95% output from these growing older gasoline, coal and nuclear crops. Of the thermal capability in ERCOT, 30% of it’s greater than 40 years outdated.” — Daniel Cohan, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Rice University, after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas launched the checklist of energy crops that failed final month when the grid got here shut to a different outage. The checklist consists of many growing older crops. (Friday, The Dallas Morning News)

“One benefit of crypto mining is it’s including flexibility to the system. But the drawback is it’s consuming actual sources, doing a operate that has no worth.” — Former ERCOT board member Peter Cramton, on crypto mining operations in Texas that devour huge quantities of electrical energy, but additionally take part in a program that pays money to industrial energy customers to close down throughout grid emergencies. (Thursday, The Washington Post)

“The trial conclusively established that no different particular person — not even Kelley’s personal dad and mom or companions — knew as a lot as the United States about the violence that Devin Kelley had threatened to commit and was succesful of committing. Moreover, the proof exhibits that — had the Government executed its job and correctly reported Kelley’s data into the background test system — it’s extra doubtless than not that Kelley would have been deterred from finishing up the Church taking pictures.” — U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez in a choice on a civil lawsuit introduced by survivors and households of victims of the bloodbath at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. (Thursday, The Wall Street Journal)

Legally Blonde “is extra related in a deeper means now than ever earlier than. Women, equal pay and the #MeToo motion, a lot has come round in the final 20 years that didn’t exist when these women have been creating this film.” — Toni Basil, who choreographed the bend-and-snap scene in the movie that hits its twentieth anniversary this yr. (Thursday, The New York Times)

“For weeks, I’ve been researching RVs for, actually, no motive. I’ve zero curiosity in proudly owning one and even touring in a single. This is the lamest mid-life disaster ever.” — Comedian Michael Ian Black (Thursday, Twitter)

“I type of thought I might by no means be into spelling once more, however I’m additionally comfortable that I’m going to make a clear break from it. I can exit, like my Guinness world data, simply depart it proper there and stroll off.” — Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avante-garde, who holds three Guinness world data for basketball dribbling, and, now that she has conquered Guinness and Scripps, plans to maneuver on to new adventures. We can’t wait to see what she does subsequent. (Friday, ESPN)

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