THE BIG BANG THEORY is an endlessly rewatchable show: aside from the fabulous characters and the intertwining of their personal lives, the dialog is chock-a-block full of humor of all sorts, from the zany to the kind that requires the viewer either have a reasonable IQ or access to the Internet to look things up. And … READ MORE “those fabulous furless geek brothers (rendered unimportant by recent events)”
I'M NOT FEELING WELL. It could be some late-Summer thing or an advance taste of what the upcoming flu season has in store for us. But it's a low-grade headache and fever, sore and swollen throat (that makes me squeak when I try to talk, so I don't) (which some consider a blessing), and Grate Grommett in Heaven … READ MORE “trump and forbes and the one that got away”
WORDPRESS. I don't write about it because I am not technically qualified to say much. All my sites were built by me using WordPress and are maintained by me. I was able to follow most directions, even though many were poorly written. It took too much time and was unnecessarily difficult and frustrating — five years and … READ MORE “a glossary of terms for understanding wordpress”
MY SEVENTEENTH YEAR of this life-cycle opened with the Viet Cong launching the Tet Offensive, in which they put the lie to everything our government, our military, and our media had been telling us about the war "over there." This supposedly causes President Lyndon Johnson to announce that he will not seek re-election.
I SPEND SO MUCH TIME researching the various topics that I write about, I really don't have much time left to read others' blogs — which is a shame, because we are living through some kind of golden age of freedom of expression of whatever the hell you wanna say and have the actual possibility of having millions … READ MORE “and, lo, a bodhisattva savant rose in the west”
I START THE DAY with my usual mug of coffee and while there's usually too much on my mind, today it's simple: I can't get the song "Australia" from the Kinks' album ARTHUR out of my mind. My head bobs up and down and my body sways to the rhythm and melody and the delightful if … READ MORE “now ain't that a helluva coincidence?”
BLOODY HELL, but I am fed up with the racism and the homophobia and the misogyny and all the other hate-based ‘isms’ behind an endless stream of comments posted by rightwingnuts on Facebook and in the Comments sections of otherwise decent websites. Now we have to wade through their foul comments fueled by their latest … READ MORE “my facebook page is a rightwingnut hate free zone”
THE HEADLINE caught my attention, as it was supposed to: "Advanced OOP For WordPress." As should be obvious to most people familiar with newspaper, magazines, and now online articles, the headline is usually the first thing that most readers see in any article. Consequently, it is usually the first thing they … READ MORE “oops! I do not think that means what you think it means”
ON QUORA, a young man asked me to answer the burning question, “What do heavy metal music fans think about modern pop music?” my first thought was, "Wow! Did you come to the wrong person!" Then i though, "I can do this and have some fun along the way.
I'm posting my response here on Neal … READ MORE “a crusty old fart answers a question about today's popular music”
AFTER TWO WHOLE YEARS of lollygagging, dillydallying, pussyfooting, and plain old farting around, I finally (FINALLY!) got my new blog off the ground: The Endless Sixties is up and running and waiting for readers. There are half a dozen articles already posted plus the homepage, and everyone should read the introductory homepage first, of … READ MORE “the lollygagging is over and "the endless sixties" is up and running!”
BACK UP AN ARGUMENT by quoting something found on a website and, regardless of your intelligence or your research skills, you'll likely be told, “You can't believe anything you read on the internet.” My normal rejoinder is to point out that's akin to saying that you can't believe anything you read in the … READ MORE “look it up! (then research everything you looked up)”
I SKIPPED "MONSTER TALK" with Blake Smith as he prepared for CryptidCon in the latest Skeptic newsletter. The question “What does science have to tell us about monsters” didn't attract my interest. Nor did common misconceptions about the origins and development of identical and fraternal twins. But I did eye the key article … READ MORE “the hydra of hate bubbling beneath america's surface”
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"Looking for poems written by cats? A Star Wars travel guide? Maybe a book on how to survive a sharknado? You can find those and more at BLMF Literary Saloon. Books … READ MORE “blmf literary saloon (where used books come to be found)”
BERNI CAME HOME LAST NIGHT and immediately asked me to look up a video on the internet that had everyone's attention — at least where she worked. It was a local story that had something to do with a fox and an eagle. I went to my trusty browser and typed in "eagle fox" and there were tons of … READ MORE “big bad eagle steals dinner from baby fox who killed an innocent rabbit”
I RARELY PAY ATTENTION to the letters written in to the local newspaper. Too many letters are from misinformed individuals who almost always vote Rep*blican and actually believe that Limbaugh and Beck and O'Reilly are sources for actual “news.”
I am astounded by the people willing to put their name in print and claim credit … READ MORE “george zimmerman and self-defense”
I HATE BULLIES and I see internet trolls as bullies. So I hate internet trolls. But aside from Facebook, where I can keep them curbed by excluding them from my comment thread, I have little interaction on social media platforms on the internet. Consequently, I have little interaction with bullies and trolls on the internet.
Oh, I see them when … READ MORE “an experiment that actually curbed hate speech on the internet”