“What’s past is prologue,” said the Bard. It’s never been more true than of Nitwit Nero. A lifetime of venality is approaching crescendo and here, only here, we consider a possibility of truly Sophoclean dimensions. Let’s see how long it takes for this realization to reach the ForProfit Media. Meanwhile, a hurriquake in California and Nevada, and a glimpse of the “new normal.” MAGATS issue ransom demands to avoid a shutdown in forty days.