1. Hillary Clinton this month again confirmed that she doesn’t know whether she will run for president in 2016. It’s funny how everyone in the world knows she’s running — only she doesn’t know she’s running. Is that the kind of vision we want in a leader?

2. Also this month, when a gust of wind revealed that Kate Middleton doesn’t wear underwear and a photographer snapped a shot of her bare bottom for all to see, the chattering classes tried to paint the incident as a bold fashion statement that Kate chooses to avoid panty lines. But I sense a car accident in a tunnel in her future.

3. According to the May 22-28 Vegas Seven magazine’s “Tweets of the Week” section (@7Vegas ), @alexandergold posted the following on Twitter: “Every time Lorde is on a stage, I get a little worried that she’s going to go all Carrie on us all. #BBMAs”

Well, she is after all Croatian.

4. Why my husband watches the new “Cosmos,” legacy of the late Carl Sagan and now hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It’s for lines like the following (a close paraphrase) about our universe. See if you can catch the inconsistency, contradiction, and incoherence in it:

People thought that such perfect machinery, such perfect organization…the only answer must be god. That, however, closes the door on further questions.

Along came Isaac Newton. He was a god-loving man, but he was also a genius. Newton, of course, discovered gravity.

Can you imagine?! Believing in god — and being intelligent — all at the same time!

So what Tyson has just said is that a man who knows that god was responsible for everything, also had a lot of questions. And he went about finding the answers. Thus, god being the answer didn’t exactly shut the door on further questions, did it?

This, then, led to a discourse on Halley’s Comet and how it inspires awe and curiosity while going around the sun at a very wide orbit so as not to get sucked in.

To illustrate the awe and curiosity, the program cuts to a mosque-dotted skyline, panning to an apartment, and to a girl in headdress looking out her window to catch sight of this once-in-a-lifetime marvel.

Thus, what we have is that ubiquitous but still priceless compulsive inclusion of things Islamic where they have no place, given that the Muslim world is compelled by its imams specifically to be uncurious. The very deliberate choice of Muslim character, meanwhile, was a girl. A girl, incidentally, wearing glasses so as to make her look studious, thereby telling you she’s one of those Muslim girls who’s allowed an education. Therefore this a relatively ‘enlightened’ place in the Islamic world.

In terms of Space curiosity — and Malaysian astronauts and interplanetary tea parties aside — if there’s a Muslim aboard a shuttle, chances are the spaceship is being hijacked.

Or the Jews have finally left the Middle East for another planet.

5. In closing, a conversation between my husband and a young new consultant his company has just hired:

Consultant (pointing to a bust on Hubby’s desk): Is that Reagan?

Hubby: Yeah.

Consultant: That’s cool. And is that one Napoleon?

Hubby: Yeah.

Consultant: That’s cool. You’re from Russia?

Hubby: Yeah.

Consultant: Well, I don’t know how you feel about Putin. I know he’s not a good guy. But I think he’s the only real leader left in the world.

Hubby: Yeah.