Eat Your Dirty Laundry!

Eat Your Dirty Laundry!

Okay, I admit that this time of year does little to ease the growing cynicism eating away at my soul. But seriously, it’s hard for me to see how anyone can feel happy after today’s CIA brutality revelations are layered on top of all the police brutality revelations we were already drowning in. Oh wait, I can think of one group who might…

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My Adventure In Hostage Land!

A funny thing happened over the weekend, that is “funny” as in “embarrassing.” You see, I’d been experimenting over the last week or so to gradually reduce the number of things running in the background on my PC to see if I might get a better picture of what might be behind the recent increase in freeze-ups I’ve been experiencing. Well, I got tired and, worse yet, I didn’t think to turn my security settings back up before allowing my son to use my PC to do a little social networking. Nevertheless, I was still shaken to the core when he called me to come see the strange “pop-up” that had suddenly appeared on my screen announcing the horrible truth that my PC was no longer under my control!

Alas Ferguson

Alas, Ferguson…

Well my friends, to the surprise of almost no one I’m sure, a St. Louis County grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, thus sparking – again to no one’s surprise – yet another addition to the already horrendously long list of American incidents of civil unrest.

I’ve been having flashbacks all night of other civil unrest nightmares that have occurred within just my memory, and I, for one, am pretty damned sick of all the madness. To tell you the truth, I’m pretty damned sick of America right now too. And yet… I’ll be damned if I can think of any place else I’d rather live…

Veterans Day 101

Veterans Day 101…

I know I’m getting older, and I know that my “mental issues” can confuse my sense of time, but I swear that we’ve celebrated Veterans Day at least once already this year – just as I did last year and the year before. The thing is however, if it’s just my mind going bad, then why does it just affect my memories of Veterans Day? I mean, it’s not like I remember a previous Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday this year…

So I decided to do a “more than one veterans day?” search and found only references to the one that happens today. Maybe I phrased the question wrong. Or perhaps there are celebrations specific to my location that Google didn’t pick up on. Hell, I don’t know, maybe I’m just freaking crazy. At any rate, that search did produce a link to a History Channel page that opened with this cool video:

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The Road Best Traveled In Life…

I was watching last night’s episode of Elementary from my DVR this morning while, at the same time, trying to figure out how to embed a video from last night’s episode of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell in this post. I’m not sure what it says about my fading mental capacities and willingness to endure pain, but the irony was definitely not lost on me when Sherlock made this statement just as I was giving up on that embed…

Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Don’t You (Forget About Me)…

Had to do a major cleaning inside my PC earlier today, after the noises my processor cooling fan was making became disturbing enough to force my hand. Mind you, this happened only days after my son’s much newer PC completely crapped out on him and, well, you know, my hunk-o-junk does have a history too…

God Only Knows – this is just so AWESOME

Originally posted on Erotixx:
This gotta be the coolest cover of the Beach Boys’ iconic “God Only Knows” in the below promotional video for BBC’s launch of their new music initiative A list of all the musicians in the video: Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Lorde, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue,…