Clip and Save

Ah, the never ending joys of click bait. Those links that you HAVE to click to find out the WHOLE story that no one else wants you to know. Because you’re the only human on earth who has the internet what they’re sending you is a big secret. Usually a secret that comes with one of three requirements; (1) send money now, (2) try this useless product (often by sending money now), and (3) share this with your friends before something horrible happens to you and them. The latter ones…

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Radio Ta-Tas

Last week, at the behest of a few listeners, I popped up a summary of what was to come on the radio show and a few extra bits for folks at home to enjoy. That turned out to be mind numbingly popular so I’m going to do it again. I’m easy to manipulate. Also, for the right fee, I will do children’s parties. Ah, just kidding, I’m not even sure if it’s legal for me to be near kids in the first place. Bachelorette parties, on the other hand, are…

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Ogg Like!

When people think of cavemen they usually think of people who lived in caves. That would seem to make sense with the term. But, in reality, very few lived in caves. They worshiped in them, buried their dead in them and used them for storage but, otherwise, lived outside. In huts. We also tend to think of them as scared, cretinous, savages. That is a hold over from 18th and 19th century scientists who imposed a very Euro-centric view on our ancestors. If people weren’t blue eyed and white how…

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Radio Stuff

While I will discuss emails on our weekly radio show on The Big Wake Up Call, I never do it here. The reason is simple, while listeners to the show may be asking questions that I can answer on air, readers of the blog are usually just offering commentary. In other words printing them would be kind of needy. Oh look, someone read me. Will you read me too? It’s the main reason we got rid of the comments’ section years ago. You just are sharing a mix of fawning…

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Destiny “The Taken King” – Honest Review

By @ChayseLove I am currently typing this from my hotel room. A room I have been cooped up in for the last 2 weeks. So I wasn’t able to download TTK & its accompanying 17 GB patch to my XB1. However a Friend with wifi is a friend indeed & I was able to experience this game outside of my fancy prison of elder-scrolls. (Very Bad Gamer Joke.) Either way I am still restricted to the page , as I usually would do this in video form. Who knows I…

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Some Surprising Things That Won’t Kill You

Before I get to today’s topic I’d like to address some things that can kill you. Stuff that you see in your email every fucking day that will do way more harm than good. Pomegranate juice has been touted as a cure for everything from skin cancer to depression. While it is a fine source of anti-oxidants and has been shown to slow one type of cancer, prostrate in men, it is not a cure for anything. People who avoid medical treatment to just use this as a cure, and…

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Never Forget

This seems like a good time to repost this. Originally written on September 11, 2013. *************** On September 11, 2001, I was starting my day as I usually did. I was at Richard’s, at the corner of Halsted and Grand, drinking grapefruit juice and coffee. Some mornings Gene Siskel would be there. This morning he wasn’t. The news was on because that’s how we rolled back then. They were showing the first tower as it burned. Details were sketchy. All anyone knew was that a plane may have crashed into…

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Super Cool Groovy Stuff

Okay, let’s take a break from all the “end of the world” stuff to catch back up with all of our fantasies. No, not those, you perv. I’m talking about the cinematic ones. And, no, Foreskin Gump doesn’t count as real cinema. Geez, what is in your browsing history? No, I’m talking about the plethora of super hero movies that will soon festoon our screens. While Stephen Spielberg recently predicted that this genre will go the way of the western, and I tend to agree, I would like to note…

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Thingamapoopies

We all live on the same round world. Carl Sagan’s famous Pale Blue Dot. Or, if you prefer, Bonnie & Terry Turner’s Third Rock from the Sun. No matter what we only have one world to work with and we need to figure out how to coexist on it. Or, at least, survive on it. Science, long ago, proved that there is no such thing as race. We all have the same organs, bleed the same blood and breathe the same air. And yet there are those who can’t get…

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Welcome to the Human Zoo

Greetings human. I’ll assume you’re human, at least for now. I’m sure that once the world’s data is absorbed by the veritable Omnius that this little sliver of organic thought will be duly noted, cataloged and forgotten. Maybe one of our cybernetic progeny will chuckle and say “Hey, guys, look here. This dude wrote about great grandpa.” But that will be about it. After all, what interest will we be to them? Other than some historical reference point. Maybe a softly spoken prayer “Yeah, there but for the sake of…

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