What are songs that have the lyrics of other songs?

Posted 11 Aug 2017. I am sure that there are many that either intentionally or unintentionally plagiarize other songs, but the first one that came to mind is also a fairly good indication of my eclectic music tastes: “Uneasy” by Laika. “You never miss the water till the well runs dry You never miss the …

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What is your favorite album to listen in its entirety with a good pair of headphones?

Posted 1Sep2017. My retirement present to myself was a lovely one, indeed – JBL Everest Elite 700’s… something that I could put on and possibly tune out anything short of a seismic event or the random pair of F-15’s breaking the sound barrier over the Chattahoochee (jerks). As my academic pursuits filled the void once filled with Blackhawks, historical …

What are the most unrealistic parts of Arrival (2016 movie)?

Posted 10Sep2017. To start off, I thought it was a great movie full of thought, inspiration, and intrigue. However, I paused it and began a running Facebook commentary due to the inconsistent portrayal of several details: Watching “Arrival,” and the Army's influence still interferes with enjoying movies. As the scientist arrive and get in-processed, I'm sitting here …

What dystopian science fiction future is the most plausible?

Posted 24Nov2017. I’m quite surprised that no one has suggested 2009’s Surrogates… especially since we are all sitting at computers and interacting without contact. It is an interesting concept – sort of a cross between the “Sims” and drones. Artificial and customizable “surrogates” have taken the place of actually being present for everything from the mundane …

Will the world be a peaceful place if all soldiers of all countries decide not to fight with each other?

Posted 28Oct2017. This is an easy question to answer: no. Name one time, people, or society in the history of mankind which lived in blissful peace with themselves and their neighbors. There is none. We love each other, and we hate each other. We want to help, and we want to inflict atrocities. The title …

What are the odds that President Trump will order a preemptive strike on North Korea?

Posted 11 Aug 2017.  The answers provided by others are very interesting, however many have not cast light upon one individual in the whole decision-making process who has (from my perspective) a bit more “pull” than is typically considered: the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. A quick Google search shows that Mattis is very much …

Yeah, I See You

Posted 29May2012. This was a much earlier and... colorful... blog post. Enjoy. You’re hard to miss, you’re right in front of me… …Driving too slow. Don’t mind me, I’m composing a scathing commentary on your lack of urgency. Really? Twenty-eight… no… THIRTY miles per hour in a posted forty-five. Yep, there’s another sign…very clear, since …