Jan 24, 2017

Still In Our Hearts

"I'm hiding in Honduras
I'm a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns, and money
The shit has hit the fan"

Warren Zevon
Lawyers, Guns and Money (1978)
Today would have been his 70th birthday.

Jan 23, 2017

The Gender Revolution

National Geographic
January 2017 issue
Like most highly politicized issues, I feel like both sides have gotten lost in the ideology and the truth is somewhere in the middle getting shouted over by the loudest and angriest voices.  However, I'm extremely happy that we're getting closer to a country where everyone can be happy and feel comfortable in their own skin.

Jan 18, 2017

Do The Math

Atari Jaguar demo kiosks
Atari Corporation (1994)
I worked at Wal-Mart in 1996-1997 when stores were selling off their stock of Jaguar merchandise at bargain basement prices.  I think I paid $20 for a brand new console, not including my employee discount.  I only had two games for it and neither were very good, but I was always intrigued by its potential (photo source: @ausretrogamer).

Jan 7, 2017

Marenghi Rhapsody

Bill Nunn
Bohemian Rhapsody
The entire Queen classic has been written onto punch cards and played on Mr. Nunn's Marenghi Organ from 1905.  It sounds pretty amazing.  I'd love to hear this on the carousel at Knoebels.