On the seventh day of the seventh month, women traditionally competed in threading needles as part of the festivities celebrating the one night each year when the Herd Boy and Weaving Maid, legendary lovers immortalized as constellations, are allowed to meet.

The New York Times is as pernicious as FOX News if not more so. It clads middle-brow stupidity in an ass’s skin of cultured intellectualism, and tarts up the short-sightedness of self-satisfaction to look like thoughtful analysis.

Both suspending and engaging the senses,
Both preceded and followed by flowers,
He penetrates the gates of all dwellings.